“Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.” (1 John 5:1-5 ESV)
Everyone! No exceptions, no buts, no ifs; Everyone!
Everyone who believes. Everyone may not understand everything, or be able to explain it all, but believes. Believes to the point of confessing allegiance to a new “Owner”, a new Lord.
Believes Jesus is the Christ. The Messiah, Savior, Redeemer, Substitute. To believe He is the Christ is to believe, and confess, one’s need for such a Savior. “I needed Him, that’s why God sent Him”, is the cry of the heart of the one who believes.
Is born of God. A new creation is the one who is born of God. A new nature, new “DNA”, new hope, a new purpose; born of God! A new Father, new family, new future. Born of God!
Everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of Him. What a wonderful way of recognizing the family. They look like Father! The family loves like Father, talks like Father, walks like Father. And, does what Father desires!
And EVERYONE who is born of God, overcomes the world! There is nothing in this world, nothing, that can keep the one born of God in defeat, in sin, in hatred, in turmoil, in confusion. The world’s systems; its political, religious, financial, and educational systems cannot keep the child of God down!
Those who are born of God OVERCOME THE WORLD! Regardless of the country they are from, or their sex, financial status, or whatever. God makes the difference! Faith in God delivers from the trappings and the chains of the world. And though there may be struggles, battles, conflicts, or whatever; those born of God OVERCOME!
“And this is the victory that overcomes the world; even our faith.”
No longer a slave to sin and death. No more bound to the dictates of the world, the flesh, and the devil.
Overcomers, that’s who we are in Christ! “…thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:57 ESV) “And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.” (Revelation 12:11 ESV)
The VICTORY IS YOURS through Jesus Christ our Lord. DON’T SETTLE FOR ANYTHING LESS!