- To overcome or surmount by physical, mental, or moral force
- To gain or secure control of by or as if by force of arms
- To be victorious, a winner
So . . . what does it mean to be more than a conqueror? Let’s take a look at the phrase in its context and see if we can find a deeper meaning.
In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:37-39)
To be more than a conqueror is to be in Christ. Those who know not the Christ know nothing of this biblical truth. To be sure, they can be conquerors (as even a cursory reading of history will attest) and overcome by physical, mental, or moral force. But they cannot be more than a conqueror without Christ.
For the Christian, being more than a conqueror is their mark in this life. Regardless of the problems or obstacles they face, Christians can know that they can and already have overcome through Christ. Christians live confidently in Christ, knowing that regardless of what obstacle or enemy we face on this side of the grave, we are eternally loved and secure and can never be separated from “the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
You see, when this truth of being more than a conqueror rules our hearts, it shapes our lives. It’s not that we won’t have to face storms and sorrows; we will! But even in the midst of these trials, we know we will get through them all because of the One who loves us and laid His life down for us. So regardless of what you are going through, remember that Jesus is with you every step of the way and will bring you safely through to the other side.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!