Faith is the Victory #816

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” (1 John 5:4–5, NKJV)

The whole system of evil that opposes God and tries to overwhelm the children of God, is deposed and defeated by our faith. The victory of faith is not merely some future anticipation, it is the victory that “has” overcome the world. The world has already been defeated by Christ, and that defeat continues to be felt to this present hour (1 Jno. 3:8). Our faith in Jesus as the Son of God destroys every effort of the devil (the god of this world) to overthrow those who are “born of God” (1 Jno. 5:1). Christians love God and one another by keeping His commandments (1 Jno. 5:2-3). This is faith that Jesus is the Son of God. The person with this faith “overcomes the world.”

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