Overcomer

He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. –1John 4:4

Overcome by the Lamb
By the blood and a word of testimony
Full of grace and truth!

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. –John 16:33
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Word Study
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From NetBible Rev 12:11
They overcame him{enemy} by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.

  • overcame[3528] = to conquer, prevail, get the victory
    **1John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome[3528] them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
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  • blood[129] = atoning blood of Christ
    Isaiah 1:18 Amplified Bible (AMP)
    18“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord.
    “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, they shall be like wool.

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    Footnotes:
    Isaiah 1:18 There was a legend among the rabbis that on the Day of Atonement a scarlet woolen thread was tied to the door of the temple, and when the scapegoat reached the wilderness (Lev 16:10), if the sins of Israel were forgiven the thread would miraculously turn white.
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  • testimony[3141] = witness as if before a judge
    *from [3144] = those who after his example have proved the strength and genuineness of their faith in Christ by undergoing a violent death
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From NetBible John 1:14-16
And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. John *testified about Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is greater than I, for He existed before me.’ For of His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.
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From NetBible John 16:33
These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome[3528] the world.

  • be of good cheer = take heart, be of good courage
  • Matthew 9:2 … And they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralytic, “be of good cheer/courage, son; your sins are forgiven.”
  • Matthew 9:22 … But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, “Be of good cheer/courage, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour.
  • Matthew 14:27 … But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer/courage! It is I; do not be afraid.”
  • Mark 10:49 … So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called. Then they called the blind man, saying to him, “Be of good cheer/courage. Rise, He is calling you.”

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From Biblehub John 16:33

  • Peace belongs to the heart “that is not troubled”
    =>The heart that is “of good cheer/courage” in which Christ dwells
    **John 14:27Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
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  • be of good cheer = take heart, be of good courage=>This is the practical uprising of the soul into the joy of the Lord

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2 Responses to “Overcomer”

  1. khollandsblog Says:

    John 1:16 Amplified Bible (AMP)
    16 For out of His fullness [the superabundance of His grace and truth] we have all received grace upon grace [spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing, favor upon favor, and gift heaped upon gift].

  2. khollandsblog Says:

    1 John 5:4-5 Amplified Bible (AMP)
    4 For everyone born of God is victorious and overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has conquered and overcome the world—our [continuing, persistent] faith [in Jesus the Son of God].
    5 Who is the one who is victorious and overcomes the world? It is the one who believes and recognizes the fact that Jesus is the Son of God.

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