I have been asked, why I would think I am an overcomer? This is my answer–
Because of the power of God that lives in each believer, we are empowered to not only overcome obstacles but to identify them. Obstacles are the things that would come between myself and my Creator. Anything that would go against HIS word, is setting us up for distance in our relationship with God.
John 16:33 …Take heart! I have overcome the world! (Jesus words, and as believers HE lives in us)
Romans 12:21 …Don’t be overcome by evil, but overcome evil…
I John 5:4,5,6 …This is love for God: to obey his commands. And His commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it who overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
Revelations 2:7/2:11/2:17/2:26/3:5/3:12/3:21 (this is a good list to read..but not conclusive)
Revelations 21:6,7,8 … HE said to me: It is done. I am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolators and all liars–their place will be in the lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.
The Word is talking here about the Overcomer inheriting Heaven and being in perfect fellowship with her Creator. God know we can not overcome by our own strength, that is why HE has made a way for us. We have the all surpassing power of HIM self dwelling in us. Out of our love for HIM we have to identify those things that would be permissible, but would have no benefit in staying in HIS shadow. In Rev.21:8 I was stunned by the fact that even liars are listed to the list of cowardly, unbelieving things that must be overcome. Actually this is a very interesting study, and one that I encourage each believer to do and take to heart. God is not just writing books for something to do…Revelation is written to the Church as a believer it is written to you. Peace and be an Overcomer!