Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

Seated above
Enthroned in the Father's love
Destined to die  
Poured out for all mankind
God's only Son
Perfect and spotless One
He never sinned  
But suffered as if He did
 
All authority, every victory is Yours
All authority, every victory is Yours
 
(Chorus)
Savior, worthy of honor and glory
Worthy of all our praise
You overcame
Jesus awesome in power forever
Awesome and great is Your name
You overcame
 
Power in hand  
Speaking the Father's plan
You're sending us out
Light in this broken land
 
All authority, every victory is Yours
All authority, every victory is Yours
 
Chorus
 
We will overcome  
By the blood of the Lamb
And the word of our testimony
Everyone overcome
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TID-bits

 

  • So are you a hand raiser when you worship?
  • Some people put their hands up when they sing a song like this.
  • They do it for the same reason that an escapee puts his hands up when caught by the authorities.
  • It is a matter of surrender.
  • This (that) song talks about Jesus being the ultimate authority
  • Have you surrendered to Him?
  • The thing is - He won’t take you captive unless you allow it.
  • But being held captive by the all-powerful creator of the universe who is all-loving to you, is the best thing anyone could do.

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  • Someone I know has a car that’s making a loud screeching noise.
  • You can hear it coming from a block away.
  • When this song says “we will overcome, by the blood of the Lamb, and the word of our testimony” I think of that car.
  • Because our testimony - the way we live our lives - should be loud and clear.   It should draw attention.
  • But unlike that car, it shouldn’t be annoying.
  • Our testimony shouldn’t draw attention to ourselves.   It should draw attention to Jesus, and how He helped us overcome.

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  • There is a difference between getting something free and setting something free.
  • Except when it comes to Jesus.
  • Because He gives you what will set you free, absolutely free.
  • These are some words you can use to give thanks for that, from Jeremy Camp...

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  • When you go to a Christian’s funeral, you leave hopeful
  • Because no matter how they died, they have now overcome.
  • That is the model Jesus has given us.
  • When you die to yourself, you overcome through Jesus.

    Scripture References

    1 John 5:4

    for everyone born of God   overcomes   the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.

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    Romans 12:21  

    Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

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    Jeremiah 1:19

    They will fight against you but will not overcome   you, for I am with you   and will rescue   you,” declares the   Lord.

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    1 John 4:4  

    You, dear children,   are from God and have overcome them,   because the one who is in you   is greater than the one who is in the world.

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    Revelation 17:14

    They will make war   against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome   them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings   –and with him will be his called, chosen   and faithful followers.”

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    John 16:33  

    “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.   In this world you will have trouble.   But take heart! I have overcome   the world.”

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    Jeremiah 15:20  

    I will make you a wall   to this people,   a fortified wall of bronze;   they will fight against you   but will not overcome   you,   for I am with you   to rescue and save you,”   declares the   Lord.

    Your Own Experiences

    What was a fear you had that you were able to overcome with the help of Jesus?

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    How has God taught you to submit to authority?   Do you fight it or surrender to it?   Which do you think works best?

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    Have you ever overcome evil with good?   Maybe with a bully?   Talk about how love ultimately wins.

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