Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional _Pastor Chris Oyakhilome PhD_ _Tuesday, 12th December 2023_ BORN INTO THE VICTORIOUS LIFE

_Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?...Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us_ *(Romans 8:35-37)*

You could have trials and challenges, from inflation to economic recession, health issues, family problems, etc. The good news, however, is that it doesn’t matter the challenges you face or the situation in your country, the Word says, in all these things we’re more than conquerors through Christ. This should give you comfort, peace and joy.

Knowing we would encounter challenges in this world, the Lord Jesus assured us of victory when He said in John 16:33, *“...be of good cheer: I have overcome the world.”* Distressing situations abound in all human societies because of man’s fall and failure, but the Word declares *“...in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us”* (Romans 8:37).

You’ve been lifted over and above the depravities and corrupting influences this world. Recall our opening verse again; it states clearly that neither tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril, nor sword can separate us from the love of God, because in spite of them all, we are more than conquerors.

Now, if this meant that you’d conquer no matter what you face in this world, that would have been wonderful. But it means much more than that. It means you’ve gone past conquering, because you conquered in Christ! You’re now living in the victory of Christ!

That means there’s nothing to struggle with try to overcome anymore, because you’ve already won. Don’t allow the circumstances of life or the economic situation in your country make you a victim. You were born into the victorious life when you were born again.

Now you can understand why the Apostle Paul, in spite of the great persecutions and adversities he faced dismissed them as light affliction: *“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory”* (2 Corinthians 4:17). Then in Acts 20:24, he said, *“...none of these things move me....”*


_Dear Father, I thank you for the victorious life that I have in Christ! The greater One lives in me; therefore, I live in triumph over circumstances, in total fulfilment, joy, glory and dominion! I reign and rule by your Word, irrespective of what I feel, see, or hear, in Jesus’ Name. Amen._


*1 Corinthians 15:57* But thanks [be] to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 

*2 Corinthians 2:14* Now thanks [be] unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. 

*1 John 4:4* Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. |

*1 Year Bible Reading Plan :* Revelation 4 & Hosea 11-14

*2 Year Bible Reading Plan :* John 19:38-42 & 2 Chronicles 25
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