From Victim to Victor

Victory Through Light 


The Word of God tells us that “we are more than conquerors [victors] through him [Christ] who loved us” (Romans 8:37 KJV).

With that assurance, we can face whatever comes against us. We do not have to be victims.

But what does light have to do with it (as in the “Victory through Light” website)?

The Word tells us that Jesus is the true Light:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were created through Him, and without Him nothing was created that was created. In Him was life, and the life was the light of mankind. The light shines in darkness, but the darkness has not overcome it.

There was a man sent from God whose name was John. This man came as a witness in order to testify concerning the Light, that all men through Him might believe. He was not this Light, but was sent in order to testify concerning the Light.

The true Light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. (John 1:1–9 MEV)

Furthermore, Jesus said,

This is the verdict, that light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that it may be revealed that his deeds have been done in God. (John 3:19–21 MEV)

Jesus is the light, and we must choose either to come to that light or turn from it and remain in darkness. The light brings victory. The darkness brings defeat and victimhood.

When Jesus pardoned the woman taken in adultery, he told her to “Go and sin no more” (John 8:11 MEV). And he announced for all to hear just how we can “Go and sin no more”—“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12 MEV).

Thus, Jesus—as the Light—makes us more than victors. He preserves us from victimhood. And if we’ve ever been victimized, he transforms us from victims to victors as we trust him and walk in his light.

He is our guarantee of victory if we have faith in him—for “the victory that overcomes the world is our faith” (1 John 5:4 MEV).

Light and faith bring victory. We should proclaim that victory with our voice. Proclaim it even to a culture consumed with identity politics and hatred, a culture that seeks to make victims of large groups of people, a culture that demands our silence. When we proclaim God’s truth and love with our lives and voices, we will have victory through voice.

May you fully experience this victory!


Click here for an in depth discussion, “Victim to Victor,” in the Free Resources section.