“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world”.

1 John 4:4

The Christian is born of God and has the same life and nature as God. It’s important to note that the verse doesn’t say you shall overcome them; it says you have overcome them. This is not a promise; it is a statement of fact. You’re not trying to overcome; you have overcome already! Also, observe it doesn’t say you have overcome them “because you’re strong” or “because you’re very spiritual!” No! You have overcome them because the One in you is greater!

Colossians 1:13 says, “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.” The natural man is under the dominion of the devil and therefore requires deliverance. But the new creation man who has been brought out of the dominion of the devil into the kingdom of God’s dear Son doesn’t need to be delivered again. He has already overcome the devil.

When a man is born again, the life of the first Adam that is subject to sin, sickness, disease, and death is supplanted by the life and nature of Christ. In 2 Corinthians 5:17-18, the Bible says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God…” In reality, the new creature has his origin in God. His life comes from God and this life can never be defeated, destroyed, or brought down.

“And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover” (Mark 16:17-18). It’s important to note that this is not a promise but a statement of fact unveiling your true description. In other words, by virtue of your new birth, you’re no longer subject to diseases and infections. You now have within you the overcoming life of God and that life cannot be brought down by any infirmity.

Romans 8:11 declares, “But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.” Therefore, live every day in the reality of who you are. The life of God within you is greater than any infirmity. It is superior to the devil, demons, and all manner of diseases!

Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge…” Many are oppressed and afflicted by the devil because they lack the knowledge of God’s Word. This is the reason you must take your study of God’s Word seriously. It will show you who you really are and what belongs to you in Christ Jesus.

The truth is, the more of God’s Word you receive into your spirit, the greater insight you’ll have into the life of God in you and consequently function in. That life will become so real to you and it’ll be impossible for sickness to dominate you.

Make up your mind not to have a casual relationship with God’s Word. Go after it like you would go after a treasure; it will transform your life and cause you to walk in the reality of eternal life!


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