Do you wake up every morning to a world that has been overcome, or a world that is overcoming you?
Because he has overcome the world, we should also be found in that overcoming that he has already achieved. To deny his overcoming of the world for us, is to deny him.
If the world is overcoming you, then another look has to be taken at what he has done for us. It is not in our own strength that we overcome, but in the strength of HIS overcoming, that is already in place.
The world HAS BEEN OVERCOME. It is our position of faith in this that is important, not so much our own individual striving TO overcome, as our exercising faith that this is the foundational fact of the reality he has brought into existence.
“Take courage, I have overcome the world” John 16-33