1 John 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.
I may be in the world, but I am not of the world. I am of God. My citizenship is in Heaven. And while I am in this world, I have the Greater One living in me. "Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world" (1 John 4:4).
Who is in the world? The devil. He's called the god of this world in Second Corinthians 4:4.
What is in the world? Sin. But the Greater One in me is greater than sin. The Greater One conquered sin.
What else is in the world? Sickness. It's not of God. It doesn't come from Heaven. There's no sickness up there. Sickness is of this world. But the Greater One in me is the Healer.
What else is in the world? Trouble. Adverse circumstances. Seeming impossibilities. But when I've faced such things, I've just remembered who is on the inside of me and what the Bible says. I didn't even have to pray about it. I just looked that circumstance right in the face and laughed as I said, "If I don't make it over you, I'll make it around you. If I don't make it around you, I'll make it through you, because the Greater One is in me!" Even while I laughed, that circumstance ran off and hid!
The devil is not in control of my body, I am in Christ. No weapon formed against me will prosper. Get mad at the devil and take your place seated at the right hand of God.
Confession: I am born of God. And by releasing my faith in words through my mouth, I overcome the world!
The Daily Bread
A devotional to equip, exhort, motivate and feed your spirit.
Pastor Larry Smoot is Senior Pastor of Church on the Rock in Stafford County, Virginia.