Definition of overthrow: “Remove forcibly from power”
Synonyms: depose, topple, oust, displace, dethrone
The definition and synonyms imply that there was a position of authority and power from which one is ousted when sin reigns in one’s life.
Jesus spoke of this authority that He gave to us (his disciples and future generations of believers):
“I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.” Luke 10:19
We may treat sin lightly, saying to ourselves, “Oh that was just a white lie — completely harmless!” or “Who’s gonna know?” However, when we practice sins such as those mentioned in Galatians 5:19-21, fully knowing what we’re doing yet dismissing the gravity of sin in God’s eyes (Isaiah 59:1-2), not only are we endangering ourselves eternally but we also forfeit the power we could have on earth.
Jesus promises that you could do great things — even greater things than He did:
“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these…” John 14:12 (emphasis added)
In Christ, you have the authority to overcome evil and to help turn others to God. Why forfeit that power and jeopardize everything you have here on earth and your eternal future?
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