1 Peter 2:9
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that he should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light: KJV
But you are not like that, for you have been chosen by God himself- you are priests of the King, you are holy and pure, you are God’s very own- all this so that you may show to others how God called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light. The living Bible (paraphrased).
Welcome back to my blog. We are back to the series; The Overcomers. Before I continue, I got some messages, some said they do not understand the King James version of the Bible. By God’s grace, I will be using two or more versions of the bible for everyone to understand regardless of your religion. Some said they didn’t even understand anything that was written in the first part of the series . I pray that henceforth the eyes of our understanding will be opened to understanding God’s Word in Jesus name. John 1:1 says
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.
Before anything else existed, there was Christ(the Word), with God. He has always(in the beginning) been alive and is himself God. The living bible( paraphrased).
The verse up there implies that The Word there is Christ. The Word was not only with God but the Word is God and that is why we are not to read the Word using our own understanding. The bible says we should trust in the Lord with all our hearts and we should not lean on our own understanding instead in all our ways, we should acknowledge Him and He will direct our paths (proverbs 3:5-6). We should always pray to God that He should teach us His Word, we are also expected to have faith that our prayers have been answered. The reason why atheists argue with the Word is because they read with their own understanding. They do not understand the Word of God and it will be more difficult making them understand because they do not have the Word (Christ) in them. You can now go back to the last series. God has given us understanding already.
Back to the post now, what does it mean to overcome? According to the Oxford Dictionary of Current English, to overcome means to succeed in dealing with a problem. What’s the biggest problem in the world? The answer is SIN. Sin is the biggest problem in the world and that’s the major reason why Christ came in form of man to die for our sins so we may overcome because He overcame.
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Who you really are.
You are AN OVERCOMER. It’s as simple as that. You have The Overcomer in you hence you are an overcomer. In John 15: 5, Jesus said He is the Vine and we are the branches. I got to understand a different interpretation of this while I was reading the book BEAUTY FOR ASHES by Pastor E.A Adeboye and I will gladly share. He said in the book and I quote
If He is the Vine and I am the branch, since the same fluid in the Vine flows into the branch, it follows that the blood that flows in Jesus Christ is the one flowing in me. It follows therefore that any sickness that cannot stay in the body of Jesus cannot stay in my body.
In botany( the study of plants), there’s something called the apoplastic pathway. In simple terms I’d call it the flow of water through the apoplast to the plant tissues. Relating it to what I have to say, the apoplast is Christ, we are the plant tissues. Anything that flows from the apoplast flows to the tissues but there’s something called a casparian strip that prevents the upward flow of water from the roots to those tissues and that’s sin. Sin prevents us from getting everything that comes from the Vine. This barrier called sin is what prevents us from being Overcomers. Isn’t that sad?
We should learn to let go of the barrier called sin and take up our true identities as Overcomers. This post is getting too long so I have to conclude.
In conclusion, if you aren’t an overcomer then you are taking the wrong path completely. It’s not too late to join the journey of the Ovrcomers. Accept that you’ve been taking the wrong path and pray to God to remove the barrier called sin in you. May the Lord forgive all our sins. I’m an overcomer, are you?
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