1 John 5:4 —— For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
Who is born of God? The answer is in 1John5:1 — Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God.
Who overcomes the world? The one who is born of God.
When you become a child of God, the victory begins. You are saved, eternally saved. All the essentials for victory are in your possession. John tells us that no one can overcome the world except the person who is born of the Spirit.
Are you born of God? Then you are an overcomer. But how do we overcome? The answer – BY FAITH.
By the same faith through which you were saved, you overcome the world. This victory is not accomplished all at one stroke. It is a lifelong business. We are to be overcomers day by day as we exercise our faith.
Now here is the important verse that we need to remember – Romans 10:17 —–So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
As we turn to the Word of God to receive faith and to have the increase of our faith, we understand the promises of our eternal God and know that what God says He means, and what God says is eternally true.
It is strange we trust each other,
And only doubt our Lord;
We take the word of mortals
And yet distrust His Word.
But, oh, what light and glory,
Would shine for all our days,
If we always would remember,
God means just what he says,