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A Day in the Life of an Overcomer

By Missey Butler
CBN Staff Writer

CBN.com -- It is the dawning of a beautiful September morning. I feel the crisp fall air as it gently nudges away the remaining days of summer. I must admit, it is a welcomed change.

I want to share with you another welcomed change. It all took place in a split second, a defining moment of clarity. It was like a misty fog that instantly evaporated into a crystal clear sky. It happened the moment I entered the realm of revelation understanding.

I looked up the word “revelation” and found it to mean the unveiling of something that before had been hidden (out of sight), or to bring into view. Another definition in Webster’s states it as “an enlightening or astonishing disclosure.”

Jesus Christ began to reveal to me a truth that the enemy of my soul had worked very hard to keep from me. He pulled back the curtains that held the secret of who I really am. He showed me that I am an overcomer.

That’s right. I am an overcomer! This is not to be confused with “I hope to be an overcomer,” “I want to be an overcomer,” or “maybe some day I will be an overcomer.” No, I am an overcomer today!

At one time I thought I had a good understanding of what that word really meant. As it turns out, that’s all I had… a good understanding. I realize now that all I did was mentally assent to the knowledge of it. What was the result? I was unable to demonstrate it in my day-to-day living. So, you might ask, what is the difference now?

I’ll tell you what the difference is. It is 6:30 a.m. Monday morning, and before my day has even begun, for the first time I can see (with eyes of faith) that I am already an overcomer in every circumstance that awaits me. I am completely victorious as I sit here sipping my coffee. I am because He Is! The strength is in the seeing!

Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word (Jeremiah 1:12, NIV).

I already have victory over every obstacle, every problem, and every situation. I have discovered a “treasure in the field,” a “priceless pearl”. I have found the redemptive truth of what Christ did for us when He uttered the words, “It is finished.” I never saw the full significance of what those three words held. I could not have imagined that what He did 2,000 years ago on the cross could directly affect how my day would go today.

The next step is where our faith must kick into gear. But first, a clarification has to be made. Faith is not a power that we exert in order to change our circumstances. It is the assurance we have inwardly even if our circumstances do not change. Living independently of our circumstances is what makes us overcomers. I think that’s worth repeating: Living independently of our circumstances is what makes us overcomers! It’s a matter of putting legs and feet to the promise that we find in Romans 4:17, which says, “Calling those things that are not, as though they were.”

In other words, if I have no money, I still believe that God is my infinite supply. If I am still sick and not healed, I can believe that God is the life of my body. If I am attacked and even defeated, I still believe that today Christ is my victory!

Christ is our all in all no matter what the outcome. We have already won by simply standing on His side.

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – your faith (1 John 5: 4, NKJV).

Father, we ask that You would continue to open the eyes of our understanding by the mystery of the revelation of Your Spirit. Reveal Your Son to us afresh. God, give to us an open heaven that we may ascend to greater heights as You transform us into Your holy remnant, Your called out ones, your… overcomers.

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