Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him who loved us (Romans 8:37)
Have you ever been in a battle that you felt was never ending? An exhausting spiritual battle that seemingly went on forever. I have. Today, I was meditating on a specific period of my life where I struggled with depression. I remember when I was in that trial, I saw it as only one thing: dark.
After my battle with depression was won. I remember thinking that the day would never come where I would once again see the light, and here I am.
As I was meditating on the verse, “we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him who loved us.” (Romans 8:37) I realized that as a Christian, we are not only victorious, but we are MORE than victorious through him at the end of our long spiritual battles. Not only is the victory WON, but God desires for us to gain a surpassing victory through Him. What does this mean?
God desires that we not only win the victory, but that we bring back spoils from the battlefield. We gain, we conquer, and we bring back splendors from our fight. “From spoil won in battles they dedicated gifts to maintain the house of the Lord.” (1 Chronicles 26:27)
You see, when David won a battle and took home the spoils of war, he immediately dedicated them to building the temple of God. You see, there are some spoils that can only be won in a battle, and when God gives you these spoils, what are you going to do with them? Are you going to use them to further the kingdom of God? Are you going to use them to build his temple? The temple, the people of God, the church will gain and be built and sustained through the spoils of war, and because of that, we are more than conquerors.