Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgement; because as He is, so are we in this world. 1 John 4:17
This is absolutely one of my favorite verses in all of the Bible. It is so full of revelation that enables us to overcome at all times regardless of the circumstance. Aren’t you glad that God does not judge you based on your performance today. Actually, He looks at Jesus, and as Jesus IS, that is exactly how He see’s you. The last part of our text says, “AS HE IS, SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD.”
We are new covenant believers who do not have to fear the day of judgement simply because all our sins have been completely judged at the cross, and as JESUS IS, SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD. I also want you to understand that the scripture doesn’t say, “AS JESUS WAS,” but AS HE IS. So that means as HE IS RIGHT NOW, so are WE in this world. As he is RIGHT NOW, RIGHT NOW, RIGHT NOW. Are you with me?
Getting that revelation will absolutely revolutionize your life. Think about where Jesus is right now, today. We’re told in Ephesians 1:20-23 that He is SEATED AT THE FATHER’S RIGHT HAND. Far above all principality, power, might, dominion and every name that is named. All things have been put under His feet. Now, think about scripture text, “AS HE IS RIGHT THIS VERY MINUTE, SO ARE YOU.” We all need to meditate on this powerful truth until we get a true understanding of it.
Jesus also is in a position of power and authority. So, that means you also are in a position of power and authority because you are IN CHRIST. You are right now what He also is right now. Confess that over and over until it registers on your heart. Jesus is far above every principality and power, every disease and sickness. Far above all fear of any kind, depression and even addiction.
Because Jesus is far above these things, SO ARE YOU. You have to believe that. We are always tempted to look and think about ourselves the way our situation and circumstances appear to be. We even will speak those circumstances at times because we feel so overwhelmed. But friends, we need to get overwhelmed with the truth of God’s Word that tells us that AS HE IS RIGHT NOW, SO ARE WE.
We simply need to agree with the Word and establish that agreement instead of agreeing with the sense realm. We walk faith in what God’s Word says instead of what the sense realm says. Praise God, because Jesus is an OVERCOMER today, we also are OVERCOMERS. His Word declared it. Thank you Jesus.