"Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation , or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Just as it is written, "For Your sake we are being put to death all day long; We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered." But in all these things we OVERWHELMINGLY conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
I'm sure that you've read those verses before. I know that I've read them over countless times. One thing that I absolutely LOVE about Scripture is that I can read it over and over again and still find new things to learn. I read those verses today and I was absolutely astounded by the beauty of the words. I was especially struck by that word: OVERWHELMINGLY. We OVERWHELMINGLY conquer through Christ. That is SO crazy and SO encouraging especially in regards to fighting sin and temptation. My friends, we OVERWHELMINGLY conquer! Sin has been conquered! Death has been conquered! The battles has been won. Jesus rose. Satan has already lost! "Death is dead. Love has won. Christ has conquered ALL." Can I get an Amen? ;)