100-Day Identity Makeover: Day 30
You Are More Than A Conqueror (Romans 8:37)
We easily adhere to the identity of more than conqueror on those days when we feel especially accomplished. Like when we met the weight loss goal or finished a six-month project at work. But what about the days we trod along the rugged path feeling as though the world is against us? Do we just as easily declare we are more than a conqueror on those days? Days when we struggle to get along with members of our household or to make a dent in the pile of laundry… What about the days when we meet with our child’s teacher over a reoccurring problem in the classroom? Do you feel especially victorious those days?
In the moments of realization that you fall short of the full potential of Jesus Christ within you- do you don a victor’s crown then, even though you made an agreement with fear that overruled love? The substance of our human existence brings questions such as these, yet the answer remains firm.
You are more than a conqueror.
On your best day and on your worst day, you still carry the title of more than a conqueror. Not just conqueror. More. Hypernikao- to thoroughly conquer, go beyond conquest.1
Child of God, you are more than a conqueror in spite of the troubles, hardships, persecution and danger. Your identity as such rests totally upon Jesus Christ; it is “through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37).
God loves you and demonstrated it. You are a conqueror through Him who loved us.
God is for you, so who can stand against you (See Romans 8:31)? You are more than a conqueror.
God did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all… and, along with Him, He graciously gives us all things (See Romans 8:32). You are more than a conqueror through Him.
“Jesus, who died- more than that, was raised to life- is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us” (Romans 8:34). You are more than a conqueror through Him who loved us.
Walk It Out Hear God’s Word and put it into practice (Luke 8:21).
Write the following statement in a journal: Because God loves me, because God is for me, because He gave His Son for me and graciously gives me all things in addition to Jesus, because Jesus died, because Jesus resurrected, because Jesus is at the right hand of God interceding for me… I am more than a conqueror through Him who loved me.
Now list past and present struggles under the statement. Pray over each one declaring the Roman 8 truths that you wrote first.
1 Kohlenberger, John R. III and James Swanson. A Concise Dictionary of the Greek. Zondervan Corporation, Grand Rapids, MI. 1996.