I love that verse in Romans and I think about it often! It is famously known as the “more than conquerors” verse, and it is very important to know what you have conquered if you believe in Jesus! These promises are for every believer in Jesus Christ and they are offered as a free gift to anyone in the whole world who will believe in Jesus, so let’s take a look at the encouraging things the Word of God has to say about it!
Here is the section of Scripture Romans 8:37 comes from for context:
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
That is a powerful description of many seemingly impossible challenges we have conquered in Christ! Nothing is impossible for God and nothing can separate us from God’s love–not even death! No spiritual warfare, trouble, hardship, or anything else in this whole world can ever overcome our victory in Jesus!
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Jesus speaking in John 16:33
So, because Jesus overcame the world, those who believe in Him also overcome the world!
“Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.”
1 John 5:1-5
That is awesome! What is “the world” exactly? The world is satan’s kingdom. It is a place filled with sin and death and we see this in the world every day!
“As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath.”
Did you know that? Before you believe in Jesus, you are an object of wrath, which God will pour out on the earth in the end. Take a look at what Jesus said in John 3:16 and pay attention to the two verses after that famous verse.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”
Jesus speaking in John 3:16-18
When you receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you escape that wrath and you are saved and made alive in Jesus!
“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions–it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.”
Did you catch that?! Through Jesus Christ you overcome the world and God raises you up and seats you with Him in Heaven! What a kind and gracious Creator we have! We escape His wrath through Jesus and we are not condemned! That is a mighty spiritual blessing and free gift from God!!! Through Jesus you are no longer under the bondage of sin and death that satan enslaves people with in this world! You are free!
“Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death–that is, the devil–and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.”
I was most definitely afraid of death before I knew Jesus, but through Jesus I conquered death, the devil, and this world and so did every other person who accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior! You see, Jesus came to destroy what the devil has done to us! He also came to crush him under our feet! Talk about overcoming the world!
“He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.”
1 John 3:8
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
Jesus speaking in John 10:10
“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.”
Check out what happens to you when you believe in Jesus Christ!
“I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.”
Jesus speaking in John 5:24
Do you want to cross over from death to life and be delivered from the bondage of satan?! I sure hope so, and Jesus is the only One who can do that for you! Receive that free gift of eternal life today!
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
“In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”
You are “born again” by the power of the Holy Spirit when you choose Jesus by faith! The Holy Spirit is the “streams of living water” Jesus talked about and the Holy Spirit guarantees our salvation inheritance!
“Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”
Jesus speaking in John 7:38
“By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive…”
“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession–to the praise of his glory.”
“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
All of those amazing truths combined are the reasons the Apostle Paul wrote “…we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Romans 8:37)! Through Jesus Christ you overcome the world, which means you overcome satan and all the trouble he causes, you overcome sin, and you overcome death! The fear of death has no hold on those who are free in Jesus! We are no longer slaves to the evil one! We are more than conquerors!
“Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.”
Amen! Come Lord Jesus! Hallelujah!
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Jesus speaking in Revelation 1:8
“On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”
“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”
Hold onto your hope brothers and sisters! Jesus is faithful and He will will remain faithful to the end! The redeemed in Jesus are more than conquerors!
Grace and peace to you all in the Name that is above all names, the Name of Jesus!