“In whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” “Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God.?” (I John 5:4, 5)
It was refreshing last Sunday to hear Johnny Moffitt describe how becoming a disciple of Christ has delivered him from the “dark side” of life to a life of freedom in ministry with God’s provisions and endless opportunities to lead others into the light of Christ. It is evident that he truly believed that Jesus is the Son of God and that He rewards those who are committed to serving Him.
Hebrews 11:6 says, “but without faith it is impossible to please God: for he that comes to God must believe that He is, and the He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.” It is true that for faith to be real, it must have an object. People can put faith in most anything they choose to. But for the believer the only object in which we place our faith is in the person of Jesus Christ! There cannot be any other choice to obtain a life of victory over the world than to choose Christ Jesus who Himself is victorious over death, hell, and the world.
- He rose again from the dead the third day - I Corinth. 15:4
- He holds the keys of hell and death - Revelation 1:18
- He has overcome the world - I John 5:5
We overcome the world, flesh, and the devil only through our overcomer, the Lord Jesus! Praise God, we are not orphans! We are sons and daughters of Almighty God! “As many as received him, to them gave he the power (right and privilege) to become the sons of God, even to those who believe on the Lord Jesus.” John 1:12
The right of sonship is an exclusive right of only those who believe and call upon the saving Name of the Lord. Acts 2:21 says, “Whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved.” You and I belong to Jesus! He bought our redemption and paid the supreme price to deliver us from darkness into his marvelous light. I Peter 2:9 We stand by faith. We walk by faith. We “live by the faith of the Son of God.” Galatians 2:20 The hope of righteousness is by faith. Our eternal salvation is through faith. Jesus Christ is the author and finisher of our faith. Hebrews 12:2
Your faith and faithfulness to God will gain a reward that is everlasting. We are overcomers in this world because our faith is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness!