1 John 5

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for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
1 John 5:4-5

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Now as children of God, we overcome the world. Overcoming the world is a pretty big statement to make. David Guzik in his commentary of 1 John 5 describes this as ‘overcoming the pressures and temptations of this world.’ We overcome the world not because of what we do, but whose we are – Born of God. I love the popular phrase, ‘Love Wins’. I am convinced that love has the power to break every curse this world has to offer. In Christ, we learn what true love really looks like and as his children, have the power to love like he does. In this way, we can tackle anything the world throws our way.

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 Christ is the only way we can bring wholeness to this broken world, and hope of restoration. What areas of your life feel too far gone even for God to restore? What situations, relationships, hardships feel too broken for even Him? We need to remember that Christ has already conquered sin and death, and his LOVE for us was what did it. LOVE conquers all. The goodness of Jesus is that anything we have experienced, He experienced too, as a man, flesh and blood. He gets it. And he wants us to ask him for help.

God, give me faith to believe that in you, I can overcome the temptations and struggles of this world. Only in YOUR name is there the opportunity for restoration and healing. Thankyou that through your son, we have the victory over sin and death, and our inheritance is in a greater hope than what our eyes can see, and our mind can comprehend.

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