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Updated on December 30, 2008

We Are More Than Conquerors




“…My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness”

2 Corinthians 12:9 CSB Translation


Is it true that we are more than conquerors? Yes, it is true. It says so right there in Romans 8:37: “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” So, we should be victorious in ‘every’ area of our lives, right?

We should be careful how we ‘handle’ Gods’ word. How we understand Gods’ word is critical to how we apply it to our lives. How do we understand this verse? How do we apply it to our lives?

Look at how the Geneva Study Bible says it: “We not only overcome so great and many miseries and calamities, but are also more than conquerors in all of them.” This translation broadens our view of what God is saying to us. This, understandably, can be applied to our ‘individual’ lives.

As we look farther into this verse we can see that God is telling us that whatever situation we find ourselves in we can stand firm in our commitment to him, in spite of what’s going on all around us. We can stand even if God does not personally intervene. Remember the three Hebrew boys, Shadrach, Meshach and, Abednego how they responded to King Nebuchadnezzar in his rage against them? This is what they said:

“..O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto to thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.” Daniel 3:16-18 KJV.

They said even if God ‘Did Not’ deliver them, they still would not worship idols. They were ‘conquerors’ whether God delivered them from the fiery furnace or not. Victory does not depend on our circumstances, therefore, Victory should not be measured by them either.



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      Nathaniel Stalling Jr 9 years ago from Detroit, MI

      Happy New Year G-Ma Johnson,

      Certainly, living in such a diverse world causes one to pause, if for no other reason, to at least catch our breath and start again. I can understand your dilemma with your heart and mind. I find myself there occassionally, even now. What we need to remember is that our minds need to be trained, as it says in the book of Philippians. Being Christians, our hearts have changed. Our mind need to catch up. That's easier said than done when so many things are vying for our attention. That's why Jesus told the disciples to go off to a quiet place to rest, meditate and, pray. Is this a quiet place time for you?

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      Merle Ann Johnson 9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Well we can certainly depend on His support...and Knowlege and above all Love...but reading what He passes to us can be difficult...or should I say hearing the words correctly?? Understanding in an un-selfish way what we are to do...which road to follow or take to bring us closer to Him...I am in that crossroads now...Help...My heart says one thing and my mind says another...and both seem right...I must say I opened my heart and let all fear no avail...and now am whallowing in pain and despair...can I be forgiven? can I be saved? can I even be anymore?  and why? what for?...G-Ma :o) Hugs & Peace