“To him that overcometh…” – from the Bible. This is addressed to every Believer who overcomes the temptations of his particular age. The Bible is clear – it is YOU that has to overcome. I cannot overcome for you, not even Jesus Himself can overcome for you!
Observe what Brother William Branham (1909-1965) spoke in a sermon titled THE MARRIAGE OF THE LAMB; “So many says, ‘If the Lord will take this evil spirit from me, from drinking, or from gambling, or from lying, or stealing, I’ll serve Him.’ But that’s up to you. You got to do something too. ‘They that overcome shall inherit all things,’ they that overcome. You have power to do it, but you must be willing to lay it down. She has made herself ready. I like that Word.
You see, God could not push us through a little pipe, pull us out on the other end, and then say, ‘Blessed is he that overcometh.’ You had nothing to overcome; He just pushed you through. But you’ve got to make decisions for yourself. I have to make decisions for myself. In doing that, we show our faith and respects to God.” – unquote
Oh LORD, help ME to show my faith and respects to you, by overcoming the battles of life which come to me!
May Christ do the same for you! Know your enemy, know where you are weak, and hold the Word over that place and continue to move forward in the Grace the LORD Jesus has given you to be an overcomer!
Pastor Bill Ivy – www.livingwordtabernacle.com