By: Dr. Johnny Moffitt
This passage of scripture is one of my favorites. Paul is telling us who we are when tough times come or hard things happen. “We are more than conquerors.” He could say that because he had experienced persecution, distress, calamity, suffering, hunger, affliction, and tribulation; and those experiences qualified him to speak out. In all this he was victorious…an overcomer…more than a conqueror.
Paul knew Christ lived in him, and Christ in him was the hope of glory. We have that same Christ in us, which becomes our hope. We do not have to be afraid of what may come. Perfect love casts out fear, and Christ in us is perfect love. Yes, even in the midst of all that is going on in our lives, we can have peace, just like Paul.
God’s perfect love removes any and all fear in the midst of our troubles. Do not be afraid. Take your eyes off of your situation or what is to come, and look to Him who loves us. Nothing in all creation will be able to separate you from His love. It is His perfect gift to you, and it never fails!
This month has been a special time of blessing for WVIW.
I conducted a Manhood Seminar in the LaBlanc Prison in Beaumont, Texas. Although this was my first time in this prison, I saw many men I had met in other Texas prisons. When you have been going to these prisons as long as I have, you are bound to see men in different prisons. They become not only people we minister to, but also friends.
We try to live lives victoriously before these men so that they might see that Christ in them can bring them that same hope. They can be more than conquerors…victorious…and overcomers. That same God who lived in Paul, lives in us, and can live in them.
Pray for us as we host a Marriage Seminar in the Gibb Lewis Prison this month. We are also getting ready to take a team back to Cuba in December, and a team to the prisons of Honduras in February. We know in all this we are overcomers…victorious…and more than conquerors.
Thank you for all you do to help WVIW carry the love of God and the message of Jesus Christ to the least of these—the oppressed—and the special gospel workers in very tough circumstances. It is because you care that we are able to go. May God richly bless you.
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