Today’s Reading: 1 John 4:1-6

You are from God, little children, and you have conquered them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.


1 John 4:4


We are more than conquerors because of Jesus Christ! While there are many spirits present in the world which are not of God, the Apostle John reminds us to be assured that the Spirit of God is far more powerful than these that the LORD has conquered. God’s Work has made us victorious. God Himself has done all that was needed to conquer Satan, sin, and death. God alone has accomplished this Victory, and yet it is also ours to claim. Why? Because of our union with God through Jesus. Since God lives within us His people, the powers of darkness have no control over us. We are God’s and God is ours. And we have become those who celebrate their King Who has returned victorious from battle. We rejoice, assured of our well-being and safety, and have our Lord to thank for it.

Paul reminds us to be on our guard against spirits of darkness, entities which are not of God. Since he cannot conquer us, Satan tries to tempt us away from the Conqueror. But as we stay with God, we stand in His unshakable Victory. Test all things against the Spirit of God and know that as God’s people, we are secure with Him. He by His great Power and Love has made us more than conquerors.


Lord, thank You for the Love that You have first shown to me. Thank You for the reminder today that I belong to You. Please help me to love others in deed and in Truth as You call me to, that others would see and know You more clearly. I pray all of these things in Jesus’ Name,  AMEN.


Thru the Bible in a year (credit: 1 John 3; 2 Chronicles 36; Psalm 90