FAITH IN JESUS OVERCOMES THE WORLD HELD IN SWAY BY SATAN
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. —I John 5:1-5
Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son. And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. —I John 5:10-13
We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. —I John 5:19-20
Have we believed that Jesus is the Christ? The He gives us understanding and we have been born again. We have eternal life! We who have called on Jesus now know that we are from God and “the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.” Don’t forget that— this world is in the power of the evil one— Satan himself. We are in spiritual warfare and that will never end until we die or Jesus comes back. So, “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (I Peter 5:8). Don’t be surprised by the evil in this world. Be saddened… but with the evil one over this word evil will occur.
Those who do not believe the testimony that God has given of His Son are calling God a liar. The testimony is that “God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.” Those who do not believe this are making God out to be a liar. Think about that! Calling… God… a liar! But for we who have believed we have absolute confidence that we have eternal life because of what God has done for us through Jesus!
Do we love the Father, then we love those who have been born of Him. By this we know we love the children of God— when we love God and keep His commands which are not burdensome. Praise God that we have victory over the world— that victory is our faith in Jesus! Only those who put their faith in Jesus overcome the world that is held in power by Satan.
Dear Father I am so grateful for allowing me to understand who Jesus is and to be able to overcome this world and the evil one through Him. May I faithfully live for You by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority I have through Your Precious Son and my Lord Jesus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rKKybs7o2Q