Shift Your IF 

More Than Conquerors 

April 25, 2021

 

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus…If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:1,31)

We are more than conquerors through him who love us. (Romans 8:37)

Pride is believing something about yourself that is not true. False humility is not believing something about yourself that is true.

To him who overcomes, I will give a white stone with a new name written on it known only to the one who receives it. (Revelations 2:17)

…in all these things we are more than conquerors. (Romans 8:37)

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

You are not defined by what others have done to you. You are defined by what Christ has done for you.

As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered. (Romans 8:36)

After this, I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” (Revelation 4:1)

What John sees is that God sits on the throne, and because He sits on His throne the church will be able to stand.

Worship combines the experiences of being “on Patmos” and being “in the Spirit.” God is still on His.
BECAUSE God stays seated, we can stay centered.

Let all creation rejoice before the Lord.” (Psalms 96:13)

Worship does not divide the natural from the supernatural; it coordinates them.

… every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them singing. (Revelation 5:13)

“Do not weep! See, the lion of the tribe of Judas the Root of David, has triumphed (hupernkao). He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.” Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne. (Revelation 5:5-6)

The victory won by the Lion is accomplished through the sacrifice of the Lamb. On the cross, Jesus conquered through sacrifice.

So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. This is the passage of Scripture the eunuch was reading: He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he did not open his mouth. In his humiliation he was deprived of justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth. The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?” Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus. (Acts 8:31-35)

You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth. (Revelation 5:9-10)

Is He worthy?

Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise! (Revelation 5:12)

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