Sunday, February 21, 2010

We Are Overcomers!

We are overcomers! We have overcome! So why do we still wrestle?
As praise and worship leader I've led this song:
John saw the multitude of the over-comers, and all of them were worshipping the Lord.
Some of them were singing
Some of them were shouting
But all of them were worshipping the Lord…

(Revelation 7:9-17; Revelation 12:10-12; and Revelation 19:1-16.)

One day it dawned on me; we are those over-comers. If we're washed in the blood of the Lamb - redeemed by His grace - we are those over-comers! We've overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. (Revelation 12:10-12)
John writes that he has already seen us.
God tells us He's seen the end from the beginning. (Isaiah 46:9-11)
Unlike God, we live on this side of the veil of eternity. Our finite brains wrestle with thoughts of infinity. But God has seen us overcome and He showed it to John. He's already seen us overcome - that means we are over-comers! No ifs, ands or buts about it!
So if we're already over-comers, why do we still wrestle? Here’s one point to ponder.
I dreamed a woman stole my bags. We left an airport in a hurry. She'd picked up my things and scampered ahead of me. I caught her and explained she must have mistakenly picked up my computer bag and purse.
'Oh, here!' she shoved my bag at me, still walking.
'My purse?'
Fumbling through a tote bag containing several purses, she grabbed one and threw it at me.
'Wait, this one isn't mine.' It looked like mine, but had an ID badge clipped to it. 'It must be yours,' I insisted.
She ran. I grabbed her coat sleeve....

I woke up angry. She'd taken purses from others, too. Her bag was full of them.
God showed me that Satan is out to steal my identity. (John 10:10) Without my legal identity – I will wrestle for everything in life that is legally mine.
My true identity in Christ gives me the victory over Satan, makes me an over-comer. Satan is out to steal my identity so that I’m forced to wrestle for what God has already given me.
Ponder this – and let me hear from you!


  1. Your post made me think of Genesis 15:11. (God was making a covenant with Abram.) "The birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away."

    Even when we're given a promise/blessing, the enemy tries to steal it from us.

    A prisoner of hope,

  2. You are so right that we are overcomers and have overcome but we don't demonstrate it. Fear and timidity keeps us from it. It must make God sad that His people don't get it.
    So glad you got it, hope that I've got it and can demonstrate it.

  3. Helen,
    Thanks for the reminder that we have overcome and we must NOT allow God's blessings to be stolen right from under our noses!


  4. Hi I was trying to find that sdong on you tube or somewhere to post on facebook to encourage some believers to use praise as a weapon against the wiles of the devil who tries to discourage us...praise is like a R.P.G.! And yes the Lord has been showing me of our I D in Christ for some time we are not being taught it as a whole in the church we are Sons and Daughters of the most high we are not sinners we are saints ! we have an inheritance and we have authority !

  5. I looked on youtube, too - and nope, I couldn't find it either. I guess one of us just needs to record it and put it out there!

    It stirs me up as I seek out my identity in Christ. I can almost feel the power growing inside of me. If we, the Church, walked in our authority, oh what a glorious thing that would be. Once we walk free of the invisible shackles that Satan uses to hold us back, others will follow. We are a mighty multitude and we need to get up and declare the power of Christ by living the power of Christ! Amen!