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Press In With Faith
September 26, 2014
John 15:7 – The Fruitfulness of Abiding
September 28, 2014

Romans 8:37 – More Than Conquerors Through Him

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Romans 8:37

37 But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. (NASB)

Prior to this verse, Paul list several troubles he was facing such as tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril, or sword (Romans 8:35). Yet in all this things he was a hypernikaō—a super conqueror. Again with the Greek word – hyper. This time it’s teamed up with “nike” for a hyper conqueror.

God does not do things to get by. He doesn’t do things to barely make it by the skin of His teeth. Everything He does rings of abundance. Paul did not say that he survived all these things, but barely. It was not a nip and tuck, squeaking by experience. He didn’t just barely win where it could have gone either way. He was more than a winner. He was a super conqueror.

Of course, this was not accomplished on his own merits. He was a super conqueror through Him who loved Him. In fact, he came to know an important thing. Nothing could separate him from the love of Christ (verse 35). God so loved, He sent His son who so loved us. Through love came grace. By grace we receive everything God has for us both in the here and now, and the sweet by and by.

When you are facing some peril, how do you see yourself? Do you see yourself as the conquered? Do you see yourself and helpless, hopeless, despairing, and despondent? That doesn’t much reflect the idea of being a conqueror. Do you see yourself fully prepared with the full armor on and standing to face any problem as the conqueror God says you are?

I’m glad Paul used the present active indicative first person plural for the verb to conquer. That’s a “we” if you aren’t a Greek enthusiast. It is also a continuous tense. We are conquering today, tomorrow, and the next day. We are continually super conquerors every day.

The King James uses “more than conquerors.” I’m not sure what it means in God’s eyes to be more than a conqueror, but I’m all for it. See yourself as a super conqueror every day and face every problem in victory.