"More Than A Conqueror" Shirt
The "More Than a Conqueror" Shirt is inspired by the Truth of Romans 8:37.
Romans 8:37 tells us that “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” This is one of the great verses of scripture that Christians love to tattoo on their hearts and minds.
ABOUT THE SHIRT
Comfortable and light, this premium fitted short sleeve is a classic choice. High quality print adds a statement to one's workout or everyday routine.
.: 100% combed ringspun cotton
.: Light fabric (4.3 oz/yd² (146 g/m²))
.: Premium fit
.: Tear away label
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ABOUT MORE THAN CONQUERORS
While the verse has a truth that can encourage and bolster our confidence in Christ, the verse is often used by the enemy to keep Christians from living under the power of the love of God. (Remember, the Devil knows scripture, too. And he is a master at taking verses out of context to use against us).
How does the enemy use this verse to trap us and fill our minds with wrong thinking?
The lie is that often plaques contemporary Christianity is that a believer must be perfect. The Devil zeros our attention in on the phrase “we are more than conquerors” to force believers not to live by faith but by works. If we get the idea in our head that our righteousness in Christ is based on something we do (overcome) than it is an easy step toward legalism and pride.
A believer who works hard for God will sometimes feel a sense of pride about all they are doing for God. The Christian life becomes reduced to a series of actions.
Basically, our daily walk with Christ becomes a checklist of ‘to do’ projects. Read my Bible? Check. Had a prayer time? Check. Witness to a person? Check. Random act of kindness? Check and double check. Before we know it, we have become legalistic, prideful Christians who are well on our way to becoming a religious Pharisee.
If you look at the context for the passage in Romans 8:31 – 39, you will find that Paul isn’t talking about being perfect at all. He is trying to find a way of encouraging the believers to endure hardship.
The church was suffering at the hands of the authorities, and some were abandoning the faith. Notice the suffering Paul refers to in the passage. Charges against God’s elect (v. 33). Condemnation (v. 34). Separation. Distress. Tribulation. Persecution. Famine. Nakedness. Sword. (v. 35). Paul even mentions death (v. 36 – 37).
The point that Paul is attempting to make is that a believer can endure anything that gets thrown their way if they live under the power of God’s unending love. If your life becomes hard and weary, the strength of God’s deep love can keep your eyes focused on Him.
Paul writes that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. “Not life nor death, not powers or principalities, not angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,” (v. 38). The truth is that what we face today or even tomorrow will not keep God from loving us. His love is the true constant of the universe.
So today, stop for a moment and remember what this phrase “More than conquerors” is all about. Embrace this truth as a way of cementing your heart to Christ, rather than a way to justify your own works. Because “For by grace you have been saved through Faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, (Eph. 2:8).