We Overcome the World
Everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.1 John 5:4
This verse is a promise of God that can be extremely powerful in our life. Satan tempts us to live according to the pattern of this world, however, we know God’s truth. We live according to the pattern of God because we have overcome the world. The world has no control over our soul, and we control our flesh to avoid evil.
The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. (Romans 8:6) Satan will win a victory when he has our minds governed by the flesh which means we are controlled by the world. If our minds are governed by the Spirit, we interface to the world through the Spirit, and we have overcome the world.
The world lives in Satan’s deceptions and we live in God’s truth. We must know God’s Word so we can know Satan’s deceptions. If we cannot recognize Satan’s deceptions, we can never overcome the world. To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32) The truth will set us free from Satan’s deceptions.
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8) We must always be on alert because Satan is always looking for a way to pull us into the world. He normally does this by triggering our emotions which can drive our thoughts, words, and actions. We must let the Lord change our thoughts and emotions so they can override Satan’s temptations.
Today, know the Lord is with you and his power will enable you to overcome the world. Pray that Satan cannot trigger your emotions and for the faith to change your emotions to support the Lord.
Prayer: Lord, guide me in your love and power to overcome the world, and may I never be controlled by Satan. In Jesus name, Amen