God desires his children to overcome the world, and this is one of the reasons why he wants them not to conform to the world but that they should be transformed by the renewing of their minds, so then they can prove things that are good, acceptable, and also the perfect will of God, and by renewing their minds through the word of God, they obtain the faith that makes them overcome the world.
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While 1John 4:4 reveals that he (Christ) is in you and that he is greater than he (devil) that is in the world, 1John 2:16 tells us that the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and also the pride of life are not of the Father(God) but they are of the world. This means that the devil who is in the world uses the things of the world (lust of the flesh, eyes, and pride of life) to deceive, overcome, and put people in bondage, but those who believe in the Son of God (Jesus Christ) and are transformed by God's word overcomes by their faith, and 1John 5:4 says something deep about it which I want to share, and I want you to read through the entire article as I discuss in details.
Here is the deeper meaning of 1John 5:4.
" For whosoever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith."
" For whosoever is born of God overcomes the world.", this means that anyone regardless of his gender, race, nationality, or disposition, that receives Jesus Christ, believed in him, and confessed him as Lord, is born of God and has also by that singular act, overcomes the world, and according to John 1:12, he (Christ) gives those who believe on his name the power to become the sons of God.
"And this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.", this means that the victory that makes us overcome the world, is by our faith which is gotten from the word of God that we hear and believe every day, and being persistent in what we believe and continued to do what God's word says, we will overcome every temptation that is in the world which the devil brings against us.
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