ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

ALL THAT WE DON'T CONQUER, WE CAN WITHSTAND

Updated on December 30, 2008

We Are More Than Conquerors

 

ALL THAT WE DON’T CONQUER, WE CAN WITHSTAND!

 

“…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.

 

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Wehzo profile imageAUTHOR

      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?

    • G-Ma Johnson profile image

      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 go...butt...to 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

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)