In John 16:33 Jesus said, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart [Be Strong]! I have overcome the world.”
Undoubtedly, Jesus is the only person to walk the face of the earth and not sin. He is the truest example of an overcomer. The Greek word most often translated “overcomer” stems from the word nike which, according to Strong’s Concordance, means “to carry off the victory. The verb implies a battle” and Ephesians 6:12 confirms this battle is not against flesh and blood [people], but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”
The good news is that we can rejoice because Jesus defeated Satan in the garden of Gethsemane and He sealed the deal on the cross at Calvary! Therefore, despite the trouble we experience in this world , we can be confident and courageous based on the knowledge that Jesus Christ has overcome the world. As Christians, our lives are “hidden with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3). We are born of God (1 John 5:1), and “everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith” (1 John 5:4; see also 1 John 2:13–14).
True peace is ours in Jesus (John 14:27) and this peace is what enables us to be of good cheer because we’ve learned or we’re presently learning how to trust the Father in every situation (Romans 8:28). We don’t have to live in fear because we are secure in His love (1 John 4:18). We know that, if God is on our side, no one can stand against us (Romans 8:31). And nothing can separate us from His love—no trouble, hardship, persecution, famine, poverty, danger, or conflict (Romans 8:35–39).
Hallelujah, nothing in this world can harm us because we will always triumph through our Lord Jesus Christ (Overcomer) in the end!