Date: Thursday, December 12th 2019
Topic: Becoming a successful overcomer 1
Text: Jn 3:1-9
Key verse: “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”Jn 3:3
Now, having identified the problems, we are left with the question of what to do. What are the steps a person can take in changing his life for the better?
What, precisely, can we do to become successful overcomers? There are several important steps you should take if you are serious about joining Christ's army of overcomers. Let's look at each one of them in the next few days.
ACCEPT GOD’S PROVISIONS: Unless you are a disciple of Jesus Christ-a true Christian, or one in whom the Spirit of God dwells-you cannot be a successful overcomer. Anyone from virtually any faith can make positive changes in his life, and should be commended for it. But the promises to the overcomers (Revelation 2 and 3) apply exclusively to the followers of Jesus Christ. Therefore, your first step is to either become a Christian by accepting God's provisions for salvation or make sure you are a true Christian.
The true gospel is made up of several essential truths, including the preexistence of Christ, the incarnation and virgin birth, the divinity and humanity of Christ, His death, resurrection, and ascension, and His future return to this earth as King and Judge. Of course, simply believing that these things are true is not sufficient. That's a form of faith, but is not the faith that God requires. The faith through which a person is justified in the sight of God is an obedient and trusting faith. Such a faith produces genuine repentance, which is a yearning to turn from a life of disobedience to one of obedience. It involves a new respect for God's everlasting law, a deep-down desire to obey His commandments, and a true commitment to the way of life to which He calls you.
The grace that is sufficient to walk with you gives it to me in Jesus name.
AYO NI O.