What is overcoming?


In our last devotion titled "Vengeance" we stated, "Our overcoming process completes vengeance, and then all of the following promises can be activated. In addition, we give the demon an early retirement to the Pit."


If we are to partake of the promises listed in the last part of Isaiah 61 and are to be used of God to take vengeance on His and our enemies, then we need to understand overcoming.


In order to keep this short, I will attempt to give a brief definition of overcoming.


Overcoming is understanding our position with Jesus to the extent that we can walk with Him in everyday life in the midst of sometimes difficult circumstances which are most likely caused by curses, sin and generational inheritance, knowing all the while that Jesus took our sin and bore our curses.


While we may be feeling the affect of the curse, we know that what we are going through must turn out to be a blessing because of the absolute work at the Cross. We are only feeling the affect of the curse, however Jesus truly bore the consequences of the curse. We need to know that in God’s courtroom of justice, which is the Supreme Court, there is no such thing as sentencing two people for the same crime. Jesus was sentenced and executed for whatever it is we are going through. He was also raised from the dead to act as our lawyer to make sure we are given the not guilty verdict!


Overcoming also requires the discipline of standing on the facts of the Cross even though we cannot experience the victory presently.


Standing involves standing against our spiritual adversary who is doing his best to cause us to believe the truth of the circumstances and forget the truth of the absoluteness of the Cross.


The truth of the Cross is powerful, but so is the lie.


Satan’s tactic is to wear us out. "And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time." (Daniel 7:25)


Actually Satan is the one who is the one who will compromise, and if we continue to resist him by speaking God’s Word against him in prayer, we will wear him out! However it takes time, patience and a consistent real-time fellowship with God. If we do not hear God speak during the time of overcoming, we will be the ones to wear out.



Larry Chkoreff


February, 2001