GREAT SECRET OF OVERCOMERS
Memorise: And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:15
READ:- MATHEW 4:1-11 (KJV)
1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.
3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR JEREMIAH 9:-10 LUKE 8:40-9:6.
The term ‘overcomer’ is use in Christian parlance to describe a champion, victor or conqueror. It describes a person who has run the Christian race and finished it triumphantly.
In his letters to his seven churches of Asia, the Lord revealed seven different rewards He would give to those who fit description (Revelation 2-3).
Beyond these seven rewards, in Revelation 21:7, the Father Himself promised one final reward for overcomers, saying: ‘’He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son”
How amazing if I were you, I would strive very hard to partake of these rewards. To qualify as an overcomer, I recommend that you first take a look at the life of those that ran the Christian race before you and overcame.
This will help you understand how the secrets of how they succeeded, and then you can apply principles in your own heavenly race. Let’s take a look at the greatest of these overcomers, in the person of our Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 3:21). Of all the battles He won, he triumphed over the devil in two spectacular ways that are worthy of mention.
First, in our Bible text, He was engage by the devil in a crucial contest knocked the devil out through the power of God’s word. Secondly, although the devil masterminded His arrest, trial and execution, the Lord still triumphantly worked out the miracle of His resurrection from the dead.
Colossians 2:15 says, ‘’And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.”
Through his death, the Lord defeated the devil in hell and paraded him and his cohorts in an open show of shame, confirming His supremacy over the kingdom of darkness. I pray that you will comprehend and begin to work in the victory of Jesus from today in Jesus‘ Name.
While He was in the world, what was the main weapon used by the Lord in overcoming? It is God’s word. Several times’ He quoted the Scriptures as a weapon against the devil. God gave us his word as a tool of developing strong faith and confidence in Him.
We are nurtured in faith and brought to spiritual maturity through his word. Remembering God’s great deeds in the past build up our hope in Him (Romans 15:4). Besides giving us hope, God’s word is also potent weapon of warfare against the kingdom of darkness (2nd Corinthians 10:4).
It is powerful to pull down the strongholds of sin, sickness, generational curses and death. It also has the power to break the yokes of failure, barrenness and poverty I therefore degree that the power in the word of God will completely destroy every yoke in your life today in Jesus ‘Name.
Prayer point: Father, please grant me grace to finish the race as an overcomer in Jesus’ name.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God