Living the Dynasty
“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”
In the sports world, there are teams that many say were a dynasty because they have won so many championships inside of a decade. Just in my lifetime, some of the teams that were dynasties were the New York Yankees, New England Patriots, and the Alabama Crimson Tide. These teams were not always winners, but they turned a losing team into a team that won multiple championships in one decade.
However, the greatest dynasty that is never discussed is the dynasty the believer has with God. The Christian’s dynasty is not one that is only measured in a decade, but it is measured in a lifetime and in eternity. God talks about the Christian’s dynasty in the verse above. He says, “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”
The believer is not conquering other people; rather, the believer is conquering themselves and every power and obstacle that tries to stop them from serving the LORD. God is saying that there is nothing that can stop the believer “in all these things.” What are these things that the believer can conquer? Verse 35 shows us when it says, “…tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword…” In each of these areas, the believer has the power to conquer themselves, their desire to quit, and the obstacle that is trying to defeat them. My friend, there is no reason for you to live a defeated life when you have the power within you from Christ to have a dynasty over these things. If you are going to live the conquering life, three things must be done.
First, living the conquering life is a mindset. You will never have a dynasty over your flesh and the world if you have a defeated mindset. Believer, you are going to have to believe that the power of God inside of you is stronger than anything Satan and the world can throw at you. Half of the battle for the believer in becoming a conqueror is to have a conquering mindset.
Second, living the conquering life is a confidence. The verse above says, “…we are more than conquerors…” Notice the confidence the believer has in this verse. You must not only have a mindset that there is nothing that can defeat you, but you must have the confidence that the Christian walk is more powerful than the world and its powers. The conqueror lives like a conqueror, and the believer should live as if they are a conqueror because they are. There is something about the confidence of a winning team that they are never too far behind in the battle to win. You must have the confidence that no matter how far behind you are that you are still going to end up on the winning side.
Third, living the conquering life is a trust. You will notice that the believer gets their confidence “…through him that loved us.” The believer can have this confidence because God promises, “…that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” The reason you win is not because of who you are, but you win because of Christ. Without Christ, the believer cannot win, but with Christ, they can never lose. Let me just encourage you that no matter what you face, you will win if you don’t quit.