Original Word: ὑπερνικάω
Phonetic Spelling: (hoop-er-nik-ah’-o)
Short Definition: I am more than conqueror
Definition: I am more than conqueror, prevail mightily.
NAS: these things we overwhelmingly conquer through
KJV: these things we are more than conquerors through
INT: these things all we more than overcome through the [one]
Different Biblical translations of this phrase all essentially mean the same thing – to achieve victory that is beyond possibility. Only our spiritual identity matters, because that’s what lives on forever. Our earthly identity in worldly things will fade and wither, but if we remind ourselves of this, that in God, we have already achieved victory, we can approach life’s ups and downs with a new perspective knowing it will all be used for good & that when we look to God and trust Him, we’ve.got.this. The sooner we realize that apart from Him, we are NOTHING – the better. Because if we ever forget that God is all we have, we will have to be taught some very hard lessons. Not that God’s lessons are bad – on the contrary! Those things produce our character. But we need to be mindful always that God is who He says He is – and that in Him, we are more than conquerors.
There is no other way. The way of the world is driven by evil and produces death. The way of God is eternal life forever. It’s black, and white y’all! There is no grey, there is no politically correct, there is no dispute against the word God has graciously gifted us.
College Psychology class taught me something verrry useful: That if you act like you believe something, you will eventually believe it. For example, if you wanted to believe God loves you – how would you act differently? Maybe you’d be a little happier when you think of Him, maybe you’d spend more time praying – praying without ceasing and notice the positive things more, maybe you would tell yourself that though you wish you could change X & Y about yourself, God loves you exactly the way you are. There’s your answer at how you should act!
Start looking at challenges as opportunities & each mistake as a lesson that is even more valuable than the best days. Start seeing everything that causes you anxiety or pain as a way for God to be mighty in your place.
If God is for us (and He is! He is SO for you, it’s not even funny) then nothing, no person, no fear, NO NOTHING can be against us. We are His and He is (and always will be) ours. Do you believe that? This is why Jesus is good news. He gave it all to make us victorious over death. He conquered the grave. So whatever your grave is (anxiety, addiction, guilt, domestic violence, sickness, anything) – it is conquered. It is finished.
Everyday you can choose to lay it at the feet of our Savior.
It’s on the cross.
“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 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.
Tell us in the comments… Do you truly believe this? How will you live differently & see your life according to Christ?