Victory Runs In Our Bloodline TREM Devotional 28 October 2020
“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world, and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith”. 1 John 5:4 (KJV)
A tiger will produce a tiger cub and a lion gives birth to a lion. In the same way, when you are born again, you are born of God. When you are born-again, you become the child of the Most High. That is why Jesus said in John 3:3 “…except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Why do you need to be born again? Because the first birth you had from your parents carries with it problems. Whether you like it or not, you had problems on your head. Just like an innocent baby that came out of the mother’s womb that can’t talk and probably can’t see is born a sinner. But because the loving Father does not want you to partake of the curse that was released as a result of the fall of our first man: Adam, He now said you must be born again, so that you will not partake of those things.
Sin came with sickness and disease. Sin came with weakness of the body. It is sin that brought poverty, hardship, death, and all the negatives. I am sure you may have heard doctors in the hospital ask questions like if a particular disease runs in your family? That will assist them to know the history of your family. Also, you may have heard people say things like, in that family, they don’t get married on time. And even when they get married, to have a baby is a challenge. It runs in the family! And they give you examples of people it happened to.
In the same way, when you became born again, you joined a new family. And victory runs in your new family. What happens to you in this new family is superior to what goes on in your natural family. Your present situation cannot determine your future outcome. Your ugly past has nothing to do with what God has for you. If you had an ugly past, that should not intimidate you. If you are with God, He knows how to turn a mess into a message. That is why I know that you are a world overcomer in Christ Jesus. Your testimonies are guaranteed in Him!
Further Reading: 1 John 4:4-14; 1 John 5:1-8
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Jeremiah 15-17; Evening- 2 Timothy 2
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.