During this conference, I realized how blessed we are to be in this age where the Lord’s second coming is just around the corner. He is returning soon to bring in the age of the kingdom! However, to end this age, He needs to gain a group of overcomers who hear His calling and respond to His calling. The Lord is seeking to gain those who would live Him and work with Him to bring in the King and His Kingdom.
How can we be the overcomers then? In my experience, overcoming is barely possible – even impossible. No matter how much effort I put in, I would always fail, and eventually I would tell myself that it is not for me to be an overcomer. But praise the Lord, through the Lord’s speaking, I see that it is our destiny to be an overcomer! And the secret to live an overcoming life is simply to take Christ as the unique Overcomer. The overcoming life is just this person Christ who is living in us today!
Galatians 2:20 shows us “No longer I…but Christ!”. We need to realize how hopeless and useless we are, and we need to even give up trying to overcome with our own self effort. In our failures, we should just praise the Lord that we are not able to make it. Just believe that He is the only victorious One in the whole universe and we are joined to Him in His victory!
I really enjoyed 2 Chronicles 20:15b which says “For the battle is not yours but God’s”. It was such a joy for me to realize that it is not for me to fight the battle but the battle is the Lord’s. We don’t have to use our natural strength and effort to strive to be an overcomer. Why even bother trying? All we need to do is to step aside and let the Lord to have the opportunity to fight the battle for us. Let Him be the overcoming One in us! Let Him gain the glory!
Lord, make us overcomers of this age! We don’t want to depend on ourselves anymore, be the overcoming One in us. No longer I, but Christ! Gain us to be those who will bring in the kingdom and bring You back!
Sharing from the 2013 Fall University Conference in London, UK, by sister M. J. (Glasgow, Scotland). General topic: The Producing of the Overcomers.