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MORE THAN CONQUERORS (2 of 2)
Jesse M. Hendley
All the Bible is precious and profitable but there
are some chapters in it that lift our hearts to
higher heights than others. Such is the 8th chapter
of Romans, and I want us to consider carefully
The key thought, to me, is found in verse 37 in the
startling statement "WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS."
It is such a magnificent, powerful, breathtaking
thought that it astonishes me and I want to say,
"Who me? Does it refer to me?" Can I be called a
conqueror-plus? Truthfully? I am not even living and
acting like a Conqueror. Now much less than a More-
Than-Conqueror! Now the wonderful truth is, it is so
because Paul is not talking about our lives as
Christians, but he is rather talking of the
wonderful position in which God has placed the hum-
blest believer on His Word and His Son. The battle
is not ours but God's and in this amazing statement
we are looking at ourselves through God's eyes and
realize He is saying "You do not have to fight in
your everyday life because I, The Lord of Hosts, The
Creator of the armies of heaven, am fighting your
battles in this life and every enemy will go down in
total defeat." Dear friends, how wonderful to come
to the understanding that our only business is "to
fight the good fight of the faith "to believe what
God says in His Word!
Now here He says, "We (believers) are "MORE THAN
CONQUERORS." The Greek word HUPERNIKOMEN. In the
early days of my ministry I had the privilege of
speaking in a church where a seminary professor was
pastor. He left me in his study for a few minutes
before the Sunday morning service. The first thing I
saw on the desk of this man of God was a little
plaque with this single word HUPERNIKOMEN! Maybe you
would like to write it out and place it where you
would see it daily, perhaps at the beginning of the
day, during the day, and at night whe ...
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