I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.] John 16:33 AMPC
I had to read this passage several times to let it sink in deeply; He overcame the world (deprived it of power to harm me and conquered it for me). I believe that each and every Word was spoken to me personally, so I put it in personal form when reading it. I hope you do that too, because something happens when you personalize the Word of God.
So in this passage, Jesus tells me that I’m going to have tribulation, trials, distress, that things will indeed frustrate me, Well, He was sure right about that! And if He was right about that, He is also right about the perfect peace and confidence I can have as I go through all of that.
I can be confident, certain and undaunted that because Jesus overcame the world in all of it’s craziness, that when I remain in that place of perfect peace He provided, He who took away the worlds power to harm me, is able to deliver me from anything that rises up around me.
I don’t know about you, but personalizing this gives me a greater confidence in the God in me than he who is in the world. I have the Overcomer in me! He who sent Jesus, sent His very own Spirit to live in me, so that the same power Jesus possessed, I now possess.
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say, I am one with the very Spirit who was in Christ Jesus. No, I don’t say that in a haughty way, I say that in a humble sense of knowing that He is the essence of the very power Jesus walked in when He was on the earth.
Living within you is the Christ who floods you with the expectation of glory! This mystery of Christ, embedded within us, becomes a heavenly treasure chest of hope filled with the riches of glory for his people, and God wants everyone to know it! Colossians 1:27 TPT
It is my prayer today that you discover the heavenly treasure chest that’s embedded in you, so that you may also rest in that peace and be confident in the knowledge that He indeed deprived the world of it’s power to harm you. Victory! It’s yours and it’s mine! Now raise your shield of faith and get to moving!