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Summary: Understanding what it means to be more than a conqueror!

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A few years ago, there were many groups of young Christians that would go out into the streets of New York City, preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ without fear of no one. These young Christians would set up tents in many parts of the city and preach the gospel to many people and they would hear the testimonies that these young Christians had and many accepted Jesus Christ as there Savior. They ran around singing and shouting with great joy saying "Who shall separate us from the love of God", others would say "When the devil start messing God starts blessing". But out of all that they were saying, there was one phrase that seriously caught my attention "We are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ".

One thing that Christians must realize is that we are not super human and we are not gods. We will suffer and pass through some hard times, but what we should always remember is that God is for us and nothing shall separate us from the love of God that’s in Jesus Christ. This is the promise we find in Romans 8 which is one of the most hopeful and comforting passages in the Bible. The Holy Spirit is the central theme, and Paul defines the Spirit’s role in our lives.

Dr. John F. MacArthur, Jr. states the following:

Paul was certain that the Holy Spirit would grant him whatever was necessary to sustain him in any situation. The Greek word translated “provision” in Philippians 1:19 means “bountiful supply” or “full resources.” Paul understood that he could rely on the complete resources of the Holy Spirit, based on what Jesus promised (Luke 11:13; John 14-16; Acts 1:8). That truth is a source of confidence–not just for Paul, but also for us. Every genuine believer possesses that same source. Romans 8:26 says: “The Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.” That’s how things work out for good (v. 28). Trials, tribulations, and sufferings don’t resolve themselves for us in some vacuum. But we are able to endure them through the provision of God’s Spirit – a provision we can know by faith and obedience (Dr. John F. MacArthur, Jr., The Power of Suffering [Wheaton, Ill: Victor Books, 1995], 77).

The Spirit works alongside us as we relate to God, even praying for us when we don’t know what to ask (8:26). Mainly, the Spirit teaches us the benefits of being a child of God.

The circumstances of a believer’s life are ordained by God. In the life of the believer there is no such thing as chance. God by His providence brings you into circumstances that you cannot understand at all, but the Spirit of God understands. God is bringing you into places and among people and into conditions in order that the intercession of the Spirit of God in you may take a place. Never put your hand in front of the circumstances and say, I am going to be my own providence. All your circumstances are in the hand of God, so never think it strange concerning the circumstances you are in.


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