1 John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
You are of God is a description of those of us who have received Christ as Savior. It is us who have been given the power of God to become the sons of God, even them that believed on His name.
As the children of God, we have overcome them. The them is the world, the flesh and the devil. We have been given the power to overcome the forces of satan that comes against us because of God's Holy Spirit that dwells in us.
When we got saved, we were sealed with the Holy Spirit who indwells in us.
1 Corinthians 5:19-20 What? Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God, and that you are not your own? 20 You were bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
It is the Spirit of God on the inside of us that is greater than anything that could and would ever come against us.
Daily we struggles with the desire and lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life which is of the world system and not of God, BUT, God has given us a helper called the Holy Spirit.
Daily we must remind ourselves of the power of Him who is on the inside of us as God's people.
Yes, satan daily presents us with one opportunity after another with the things of this world to tempt us away from God's will for our lives, BUT, God has sealed us with His Holy Spirit who daily helps us overcome by the blood and the word of our testimony.
As David declares, we too must declare these words too that are found in Psalm 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Jesus, after having spent 40 days and nights in the wilderness was tempted by satan and He used the Word of God as His weapon against Him.
People of God, stay in the will of God and nothing can stop the plan of God for your life.
What is the will of God for you and I? It is God's will that none perish but that all come to repentance through Christ Jesus.
It is also God's will that we overcome sin by the washing of our hearts and minds daily with the Word of God which in turn helps develop a righteous character within us as we daily strive through prayer and the Word of God to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Jesus Christ came to earth to seek and save that which was lost. Yes, Jesus came for you and I and all who would believe by faith that He shed His blood as atonement for their sins too.
Jesus came to destroy the works of sin and Calvary is proof that He did just that for us. Yes, we overcome because Christ overcame already on our behalf.
John 16:33 “I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.”
Apart from God's Holy Spirit dwelling on the inside of us we are guaranteed spiritual defeat.
This text is our reminder and assurance that He who has begun a good work in us will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
Regardless of the temptation we have to face, the power needed is on the inside of us to overcome for Greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world.
Revelation 21:7 He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.
People of God, greater is He who is in you than he that is in the world. He that is in you is God's HOLY SPIRIT and he that is in the world is not of God but of the adversary.
The power needed to sustain yourself in the will of God for your life is already in you. USE IT!
James 4:7 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Our enemy only has the amount of power we give him.
Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world!