“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4
Greater simply means more. The One who is more than enough is in the inside of you. If you are in Christ Jesus, the Holy Spirit - Who is more, is on the inside of you. As a result of this you are an overcomer. The One who is more, the greater One is on the inside of you. The greater One lives within you. It is because of the greater One that lives within you that you are victorious. It is because of the greater One that lives within you that you are successful. It is because of the greater One that dwells within you that causes you to triumph in every circumstance of life.
We should make it a habit to continually declare that the greater One makes us victorious. When we declare this, we are lining our words up with God’s words. We are giving God a place to work in our lives when we speak what He has told us to speak. This is not presumption it is obedience to His Word. Presumption is to assume something, and I am not talking about that at all. I am talking about acting on knowledge. We are acting on what we know to be true and declaring it to be so. Start to declare in obedience the greater One will cause me to succeed. I will not fail but will put my faith in Him. His Word says in 2 Corinthians 4:13 “But since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, I believed and therefore I spoke, we also believe and therefore speak”
This will open the way for the greater One to rise up inside of you. When you do this you magnify Him and open the door for Him to give you enlightenment, direction, and revelation to your spirit, healing to your bodies, and help and comfort you in every situation of life. Hebrews 4:16 says “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need”
He’s telling us in His Word to come boldly and ask for this help, it’s there when we need it. Some people would say I don’t know if I can do that or not, yet we are told to come boldly and ask. God wants us to have His help. We should receive it and begin to walk in it. We must come to the realisation that He is always with us. Hebrews 13:5 says “Let your conduct be without covetousness, and be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you.’’
When faced with life’s trials, we must learn to take and receive comfort in the fact that the Holy Spirit of God has taken up residence within us. He’s always present to help, not just when we feel like it but always, whether we feel like it or not. Our faith cannot be based on our feelings. It must be based on what we know to be the truth of God’s Word. I would encourage you not to look to the circumstances but to look to the greater one within. The Holy Spirit will quicken God’s Word to your spirit and make it real. It is all too easy to take our eyes off of the one who has set us free and to dwell on the negative circumstances that come at us in life. Look to the inside where the greater one dwells, not to the circumstances. We can know that regardless of the circumstances we have victory on the inside of us, if we will just give Him the opportunity to work on our behalf.
As our opening Scripture declares. You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. We are of God. Begin to meditate on this until it is so real that nothing can take it from you, and know that as God’s child you have been called to succeed. God doesn’t want His children beat up and run down. Just the opposite is true. However we will just begin to realize it and walk in the light of it. Let Him speak this quiet assurance into your spiritual being and allow the One who is more to rise up in you, and begin to see yourself as the Holy Father see us in Christ. We can then say with confidence, greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.
God’s Word tells us that the same spirit that raised Christ from the dead dwells in us.
Romans 8:11 says “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you”. This is not some different spirit but the very same Spirit dwells in us and will give life to our mortal bodies. You might say I don’t know about that. It is absolutely so. This is talking about the here and now, our mortal bodies not our resurrected bodies that we will have in Heaven. We won’t need our bodies quickened when we are in Heaven. We need it now. This is part of the Covenant that has been purchased for us. Along with the forgiveness of sin we also have the healing of our bodies. Acknowledging this fact is what brings the manifestation. We will not receive it if we won’t believe it and acknowledge it to be so. This is the same way we get born again. We have to believe it and acknowledge the fact. This is the way God allows our faith to manifest the promises of His Word in our lives.
Start to declare it out of your mouth and believe it in your heart. How can we expect to walk in God’s best if we won’t acknowledge God’s best? God’s best is here for us. It has been freely given. Let us acknowledge it to be true and begin to walk in this new creation reality. The Apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians 13:11-12 “When I was a child, I spoke as a child; I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known”.
We don’t have all revelation now, but we can begin to get God’s revelation and start to walk in it. We must start somewhere, and now is as a good a place as any to begin. The Apostle Paul had great revelation of the mystery of the Gospel, yet this mystery was not just for him. It was given to him for us all, so that we can know who we are and walk in the reality of what God has called us to be.
I truly believe that most Christians ignore the supernatural in search of the spectacular. Right on the inside of them is the Supernatural Helper - the One who has all the answers. Isaiah 1:19 says “If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land”