Rising Joy, by Vicki Matheny
because everyone who has been fathered by God conquers the world. This is the conquering power that has conquered the world: our faith. 1 John 5.4
Three times. A form of the word conquer is used three times. God has conquered the world. He created it and it is in His power to destroy it. He rules. He has given His children the power to conquer the world. If I have been fathered by God then I conquer the world. That is power! From where does that power come? It is my faith that I have in the one who fathered me. He gives it to me! However, my faith has to be informed and knowledgeable. It matters where I place my faith if I want to conquer. Romans 10.17 states that faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of God. So if my faith comes from God’s word, it has the power that conquers. If I place my faith anywhere besides God’s word, I am not connected to that power and consequently deny myself the conquest. God gives me the ability to choose where I put my faith. Choose wisely. Be a conqueror!