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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Exhibit G: Conquerors

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? ... Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
~ Romans 8:35,37 (NKJV)

"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son."
~ John 14:12-13 (NKJV)

Paul now brings forth testimony greater than Christ's—what Christ Himself calls "greater works."

When Jesus Christ walked the earth, He could be but one place at one time. But once He puts His Spirit in us, each CHRIST-ian is a little Christ—speaking His words which testify of the Father, showing His love, even working His miracles.

Meanwhile, back at the throne, Jesus is pulling for us with His Father. He is our Advocate for all we "ask in His name"—all that is consistent with Who He is, which glorifies the Father.

We are now conquerors, who glorify the Father with the victories He gives us. We overcome sin, despair, hatred. We stand down tribulation, distress, persecution. We do not fear famine, nakedness, peril, or sword. We do so in every corner of the globe, all compelling evidence of God—of God with us.

Do we always prevail? No. We are still being perfected, day by day, moment by moment. But we keep on asking for what Jesus wants, grounded in our love for Him. We ask for greater faith, greater hope, greater love. We become increasingly dependent on Him. And in such prayer:

Father in Heaven, we come before Your throne with Your Son's blessing. We do not know what we should pray for as we ought, and rely on Your Spirit to help in our weaknesses, to make intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered, according to Your will—all for Your glory.

"A faithful prayer in the hands of love
is the most powerful force on earth."
~ Doug Spurling

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  1. I'm so thirsty for more of Him and to do His perfect will in my life, thank you Anne, the prayer at the end was beautiful! I so look forward to your posts each day. I pray God bless you abundantly.

  2. T. Anne, the "beautiful prayer" was mostly from Romans 8:26. Keep praying for me? (Though God DOES bless me abundantly already.)

  3. I loved this post. Be blessed as you always bless others. I love you.

  4. This is my favorite post so far...These posts could be a devotional book like "My Utmost"

    I gotta go conquer some stuff now.

    Thank you!

  5. Denise, I've been so blessed that I'll forever be a debtor to the grace which enables me to bless.

    Doug, your quote has stuck with me and impacted me, for sure. I trust you don't mind me repeating it again so soon.

  6. I really loved this post, mom. Very encouraging.
    - Michaelle ♥

  7. Thanks for saying so, Michaelle. I especially love knowing when my posts inspire or encourage YOU!

  8. Actually allowing myself, nay, forcing myself to be dependent on God and not my own strength is one of my biggest struggles yet I know that when I do, I am a conquerer through Christ!

    Great post, Anne.

    (and yes, I did use the word 'nay'!)

  9. Peter, the easiest way to be dependent on God has always been when I'm reduced to nothing. Quite painful. So I'm motivated to do it, difficult as it is.

    (And you're welcome to use the word 'nay' around here anytime you'd like.)


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