2020 05 03 - Faith&Fear - Fear Not...I Have Overcome the World
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Fear and faith have a lot in common, but… you get to choose which has power in your life.
Fear not… I have defeated death
Fear Not… I am with you
Fear Not… I care for you
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Fear Not… I have overcome the world
39.57 νικάω; νίκη, ης f; νῖκος, ους n: to win a victory over—‘to be victorious over, to be a victor, to conquer, victory.’
νικάω: πᾶν τὸ γεγεννημένον ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ νικᾷ τὸν κόσμον ‘every child of God is victorious over the world’ 1 Jn 5:4. In 1 Jn 5:4 ‘the world’ must be understood in terms of the value system of the world. In a number of languages the closest equivalent of ‘to be victorious over’ is ‘to defeat.’
1. nikao (νικάω, 3528), “to overcome” (its usual meaning), is translated “conquering” and “to conquer”