Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
Text: 1 John 4-5; Isaiah 31
Every day we are engaged in spiritual battles – in our desires, our thought life, our words and deeds. There are dark forces arrayed against us, intent upon defeating the advance of the Gospel and the destruction of all that is good. But, we already have the victory along with guaranteed protection. 1 John 4:4 says this clearly:
See how it says “have overcome”? That is a past event and a present reality. The Holy Spirit within us is indeed always greater than the enemy without – Satan. Knowing this truth, we can live boldly and without fear – even when we are in enemy territory (which is every day – check out 1 John 5:19). What great news!
in Him, Mike