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  • Writer's pictureHeather Roberts

More than Conquerors

More than Conquerors

I saw an old-fashioned black briefcase made of a dark metal sink to the bottom of the ocean.

It hit the sand below with a thud but stayed upright.

The Lord flooded me with the understanding that it was a short-term memory hitting the lowermost portion of my mind, forming a long-term memory.

The details of the memory and the interpretations of its meaning were permanently (or relatively permanently) written in my brain.

Then seismic waves and currents moved and swayed the briefcase.

These are the shifts in our interpretation of reality as our emotions mold the memory. Our memories are only reliable if we submit them to Christ.

God then told me He would drain the entire ocean to pull out one memory to heal it.

“Expose it to the Light and it will disintegrate. Expose that one detrimental memory or, more specifically, that interpretation of a memory (your thoughts and feelings about it). What I want you to understand is some of your memory interpretations are accurate and you could call them reality others the enemy has laden them with lies. Either way, whether reality or a lie, both are under submission to the Truth.”

God’s truth written in the Bible trumps it all.

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14, ESV)

We can live in freedom because we are more than conquerors.

We can live from a place of victory in our identity as Christ’s followers.

We don’t have to subject ourselves to our past and the lies of the enemy attempting to tell us who we are and what we can do.

We can choose to believe the truth.

More Than Conquerors

“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen?

It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:

“For your sake we face death all day long;

    we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

No, 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 8:31-39, NIV)

These last few weeks, I’ve been asking the Lord to reveal any memories or beliefs I may carry that need to be healed by His truth.

Do you have any unhealed memories? Or thought patterns that cause you pain?

The Lord wants to heal you. He would drain the entire ocean to heal your heart. Exposing your innermost being to the Lord might be scary at first, but soon you will see the results of His work. Peace, mercy, and grace toward others, and even joy.

I’m trying to submit to the truth that I am more than a conqueror. It may take some time to work the scripture into my understanding. But I am submitting myself to Him for His transformation. I don’t want to believe any lies anymore.

Prayer for you and me: Lord, we submit our memories to You. Burn up the lies and teach us who we are and Your plans for us. We reject the enemy and anything he desires to do. Instead, we dive into what You desire for us to be more than conquerors. Thank You for Your mercy and grace. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


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