1 John 4:4 Little children (believers, dear ones), you are of God and you belong to Him and have [already] overcome them [the agents of the antichrist]; because He who is in you is greater than he (Satan) who is in the world [of sinful mankind].
We have already overcome because of the victory we have in Jesus Christ—and we will always be over comers, victorious and conquerors in Christ Jesus because Jesus is greater than Satan. Jesus is victorious, Satan is defeated!
We belong to the Mighty One who saves. We belong to the One who has already conquered death and the grave. We belong to the One who leads us in a triumphant victory procession (as trophies of Christ’s victory). We belong to the One who is the Resurrection and the Life. Satan will always remain defeated, and his acts of evil destruction will always be swallowed up in Christ’s resurrection victory. Christ crushes and abolishes sin and death for those in Christ Jesus, because greater is He who is within us than he who is in the world.
All who come to Jesus and have received Him as Lord and Savior, no longer carry defeat, but share in Christ’s victory as a conqueror. We no longer give in to defeat but stand in Christ as a victor.
There is so much ‘anti-Christ ideology’ in our world these days—more so now than ever! It’s almost like it’s the ‘norm’ for the majority in society, and if you stand up for the truth of the gospel in any area, you are treated with contempt. It seems that a lot of society just goes along with the flow, not really with any real understanding or even being in full agreement, but only because they don’t want to be seen as going against the social current—having more of a stick with the majority viewpoint! This is a real battle for Christians. It takes a lot of courage to stand up for the truth in a world so devoid of it.
Remember, greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world—and you can be assured that Jesus is always with you and walks with you.