Daily Devotional
You Have Overcome. Why?

“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world”

1 John 4:4


Ponder This

Praise God, Satan is a defeated foe! Satan's back has already been broken at the cross. When Jesus Christ prepared to go to that cross in anticipation, He said, “Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out” (John 12:31).

“Is cast out.” Satan has already been defeated, not will be defeated. We as Christians need to learn that! The devil hopes you never fully grasp that “He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” He hopes you never find out that his power has been stripped away from him by Jesus, King of Kings, who conquered death and Hell (Revelation 1:18). Charles Haddon Spurgeon offers this reassuring word:

Hell and death, terrible powers as they are, are not left to riot without government. Death is a land of darkness, without any order, yet a sovereign eye surveys it, and a master hand holds its key. Hell trembles at the presence of the Lord, and there is a throne higher than the throne of evil. Let us rejoice that nothing in heaven, or Earth, or in places under the Earth, is left to itself to engender anarchy. Everywhere, serene above the floods, the Lord sits King for ever and ever. No province of the universe is free from the divine rule. Things do not come by chance. Nowhere do chance and chaos reign.

Jesus said, “I give you authority…over all of the power of the enemy” (Luke 10:19).

Practice This

Satan is a defeated foe; and when you pray, you do not pray for the victory, you pray from the victory.

FOR YOUR GIFT TO THE MINISTRY

Read the New Adrian Rogers Biography

Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

This biography, written by Dr. Phil Kramer, covers Pastor Rogers’ early years of ministry in Merritt Island, Florida. Merritt Island, nicknamed the “Moon Port,” was a major hub for scientists and astronauts during the race to the moon in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Pastor Rogers saw his purpose to “point men beyond the stars" and soon he became known as the “Moon Port Pastor.” As you read how these ministry years became foundational to Pastor Rogers' leadership development, your commitment to the Word of God will be fortified and your leadership skills will challenged and encouraged.