Message by Pastor Hanson – Be Transformed Temple
Good morning Dear one, 1 John 5:4 (NIV) says “For everyone born of God overcome the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.”
It’s possible to be born of God, it’s a spiritual birthing, God is a spirit, so any birthing on his part can only be spiritual. Anytime someone gets born again, it’s the person’s spirit that has responded to God who is a spirit. Therefore at the new birth, it’s a spiritual transaction, one that opens up your spirit to the realm in which God dwells.
This makes you a world overcomer, the word world here means the systems and structures in place to run this planet, the Earth. Because of the fall of Adam, the systems and structures are mostly rebellious towards God. Sin’s greatest effect on creation is to incite the created against the Creator. But when you give your life to Christ, spiritually you become an offspring of God, a child of God just the way you are a child of your biological parents. As biological parents will pass on genes with peculiar DNA to their offsprings, so also the genes containing the DNA of world overcomer were passed on to you as a child of God.
Without any effort on your part, you are a world overcomer, a child born of royal parents has royalty running through his or her blood. Assuming this child is never exposed to the truth of his or her parentage. This child will live a life as a commoner, that’s a classic example of someone living with a false identity. The word says my people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge, you are born a world overcomer live up to it!
Then he goes on to say that this is the VICTORY that overcomes the world even our faith. In other words, the faith that you received at a new birth is also called “Victory”. Just as faith is in your spirit so is victory, the ultimate destination of this victory is to be made manifest in your life.
Jesus Christ said out of your belly shall flow springs of living waters, let the spring of living victory flow out of you into the challenges that the world has thrown or throwing at you. Bring out the victory by talking over those adversarial happenings around. Speak boldly, with confidence and authority, because indeed you are a world overcomer manifest yourself as such today.
Have a graceful day.