An Overcomer

An Overcomer

A brand new year has begun! Do you feel confined already? Do you feel overwhelmed at work? Are you constantly outnumbered?

There is nothing new under the sun. From the beginning, evil has sought to destroy good. Your combats are very intense and dangerous. Despite overwhelming odds, you are among the overcomers!

Let’s begin with Deborah in Judges 4. Yep, the children of Israel sinned against God. The Lord allowed them to be sold in the hand of Jabin the king of Canaan. Sisera, the captain of the host, had nine hundred iron chariots and for twenty years Israel was oppressed.

Whom did God choose for Israel? Barak was a timid warrior who would not go into battle without Deborah. The message from God assured her He’d deliver Jabin’s army with his chariots and his multitude into her hands – and they were.

The account in II Kings 6 tells of the Syrian king’s war against Israel. He and his counselors made their strategy in the privacy of their camps, but God revealed them all to Elijah. Traveling by night with their horses, chariots, and the Syrian’s mighty host, they surrounded the city of Dothan. After waking up early, Elijah’s servant was alarmed to see the city surrounding him. He aroused his master in horror! Calmly, Elijah told the servant not to fear, then prayed, “Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see.” The mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire! The enemies were struck blind and never returned to the land of Israel.

In addition, in chapter 14 of I Samuel, Jonathan and his armor-bearer conquered 20 men. You know of David and the lion and bear in 1 Samuel 17. He and his mighty fighting men slew 500 men. Zeruiah alone defeated 800.

Wherever you find yourself with God you are the majority!

The greatest battle took place on Calvary. The world of sin against the spotless lamb of God. For three days that conflict raged, and on the third day, the earth trembled, and the Lord rose and defeated sin, death, and the devil. ALL POWER was given to Him in heaven and earth.

He took His place at the right hand of the Father and then sent the Comforter to provide power for peace and war. In every situation, he is all we need to teach our hands to fight and our fingers to fight. He’s our goodness, and our fortress and shield (Ps. 144)

If you remain faithful until the end, you will come out like fine gold because greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. (I John 4:4)