Pocket Sized Thoughts – 1 John – Part 18

Greater is He that is in you that he that is within the world.” (4:4)

This is an enormous comfort to every true believer, no matter how insignificant they think themselves to be. It is not that they themselves are greater, but that there resides Someone within them who is the Greater One. It is incredible to think that whatever powers that there are in the world, over the world and even ruling the world, that all their combined forces are no match for Christ Jesus. He is the only One who has all authority. All nature, whether on earth, or in space is subject to Him. Ultimately, to Him, all things, even supernatural things, must bow their knees and confess Him as Lord to the glory of God, the Father (Philippians 2:10-11). To make it more personal, whatever onslaughts you may face, whatever legacy, or upbringing you have had and whatever sins (yours, or someone else’s) that will have helped shape your personality, Jesus Christ within you is greater than them all. As Elisha said to his servant, “Fear not, there are more with us than there are with them.” (2 Kings 6:16). The servant just needed eyes to see it. Do not let he who is in the world dictate fear into your life. We are not promoting presumption but we are to realise afresh that the Lord of all creation lives within us and has cast down every enemy of your soul.

PRAYER :- “Lord, thank you for the amazing victory that you have accomplished for us in Christ Jesus.”