The Greater One Within
1 John 4:4
1 John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
Greater is another way of saying more. The One who is more than enough is in the inside of you. If you are in Christ Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the One who is more is on the inside of you. Because of this, we have overcome. To hear many Christians talk, you would think the One who is less is on the inside of them. NO, the One who is more, the Greater One is on the inside of us.
This should be the heart cry of every believer. The Greater One lives within me. It is because of the Greater One that lives within me that I am victorious. It is because of the Greater One that lives within me that that I am successful. It is because of the Greater One that dwells within me that causes me to triumph in every circumstance of life. Some people would say this is bragging. This certainly isn't bragging on yourself, it is bragging on God and His ability. You're not saying what you can do in and of yourself, but what God is doing through in and through you.
We should make it a habit to continually declare that the Greater One makes us victorious. When we declare this, we are lining our words up with God's words. We are giving God a place to work in our lives when we speak what He has told us to speak. This is not presumption, it is obedience to His Word. Presumption is to assume something, and I am not talking about that at all. I am talking about acting on knowledge. We are acting on what we know to be true and declaring it to be so. Start to declare in obedience the Greater One will cause me to succeed. I will not fail but will put my faith in Him. His Word tells us to do this in 2 Corinthians 4:13.
2 Corinthians 4:13 But since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, I believed and therefore I spoke, we also believe and therefore speak,
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