Jesus Has Overcome the world
These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. John 16:33
This is what I call good news. Jesus has overcome the world. John 16:33 has been a source of strength and encouragement to Christians for nearly 2,000 years and it still speaks to us today as we face difficult periods in our lives. Jesus assures us, In the world you shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
Think about that! Regardless of what challenge or trial you or I face in the days to come, Christ declared that our most correct position of faith is to be of good cheer because He has overcome it already.
You may say, but you don’t understand the difficult time I’m facing right now, Has Christ really overcome everything that I will face in life? Yes, everything, including the most difficult moments of your life.
To make the point, John 16:33 uses the word “tribulation”. Let’s look at the word “tribulation” to see exactly what Jesus was saying to us. In Greek, it is the word thlipsis, a word that describes distress, affliction, or trouble that is very intense. Jesus declared that He had overcome all of these.
However, by using this word, Jesus recognized that times would not always be easy for those who choose to follow Him. Yet regardless of what the world or the devil tries to throw at us, Christ soundly declared and still declares today, But be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
Let the memory of these words provide great encouragement and strength to you whenever you face difficult times. Even if it seen that the entire world is trying to wipe you out, you can hold on to the promise that Jesus has overcome the world; he is overcoming the world; and He will always overcome the world.
So regardless of what you are facing today, you can hold fast to that knowledge by faith, Jesus has already overcome the world and He is with you to help you enforce the victory you possess in Him in the midst of whatever you are facing.
So instead of letting the devil discourage you with thoughts that there is no hope or that you cannot overcome the struggles that seem to be attacking you from every side, grab hold of the truth and declare that Jesus is with you and that you will, with Jesus help overcome the world too!
My Prayer for today
Father, I thank you that you sent Jesus, and that Jesus has overcome the world in every respect. Regardless of what the devil tries to do, Jesus has already overcome it. I do not have to lose heart or be discouraged. I can lift my head, throw my shoulders back, and rejoice, because Jesus has overcome the world and deprived it of its power to harm me. I am more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ, who has given me His overcoming power to make me triumphant in this life.
I Pray in Jesus Name.