Jesus, of course, is the original Overcomer. He overcame sin, death and the grave. Many times while here on earth He gave His disciples glimpses of how He would be remembered. Right before He went to the cross, He had a heart-to-heart with His buddies, those who’d traveled the last three years with Him.

He told them very encouraging things like they would be hated, people would try to kill them, they would be persecuted and hated. Not the best things to hear during pep talk with your coach.

Then He said, “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have perfect peace. In the world, you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous, be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy. I have overcome the world. My conquest is accomplished. My victory abiding.”1

Holy Spirit Power

Earlier, He had explained to them that He was leaving, but for them to be sad, but happy. “For if I do not go away, the Helper, Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him, the Holy Spirit, to you [to be in close fellowship with you.”2

In just a matter of hours, Jesus would be betrayed, hung on a cross until dead, buried in a borrowed tomb and then raised from the dead. Jesus, who came to earth as a man, would be raised from the dead. How? By the power of the Holy Spirit and the best thing is, that same power is available to help us as well.

“And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit, who lives in you.”3

The Jesus Connection

Do you see what’s going on here? Jesus showed us how to live in the world and told us we would overcome the world by the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus made a way for us to live in this world and the Holy Spirit came to teach us and empower us to follow through on that. It was and is all in God’s plan.

Living in this world without giving in to all its temptations is difficult without allowing God to lead us. Even though we think we can handle just one bite of our favorite dessert, we find ourselves eating everything that’s left after the guests leave, of course.

Overcoming Sugar Addiction

God has taken me on an amazing journey out of sugar addiction. I’ve lost over 250 pounds and my life has turned around. I have become an overcomer, but only because I have the Spirit of the Overcomer living inside of me.

I’ve written four books and two study guides about how you can do the same thing. I have two Christian weight loss groups, along with doing one-on-one coaching. Those in my groups are getting breakthroughs, but I knew God wanted something more.

One day after doing a teaching video called “What Do You Want,” God asked me the same question. It took a minute for me to realize it, but what I want is for more people to understand that they can overcome their sugar and food addictions, or any addiction, with Christ’s Overcoming power. That’s when He solidified in my mind this very courageous, daring, creative step of faith I’m taking right now.

Be An Overcomer

I’ve morphed both of my weight loss groups into one group, slashed the price and added more resources. Today is an exciting day for me because I get to announce that the Overcomers Christian Weight Loss Community page is open for signups on the waitlist.

Those on the waitlist will be invited to join the group as soon as the buy button is open, most likely on Dec. 30. There will be 72 hours to join and then the group will close to new members. It will open again for new members at the end of each month.

This helps us administratively not be overwhelmed by who’s in the group and who’s not. The numbers God is whispering in my ear seems huge to me. But the first time He told me 25, then 50, then 100 it all seemed too big as well. Nothing is too big for God.

I know this journey God has taken me on is not just for me. It’s for you as well. Every day I see that truth more and more. He is using our weight issues, food and sugar addictions and other things we can’t say no to, in order to lead us closer to Him. He wants us to learn we can’t do this without Him. We must allow Him to lead us. We must draw from His strength. We must understand God does care about our total health—body, soul and spirit.

Experience His Truth

Here’s what I see God doing. He’s throwing the doors wide open for His children to understand how to be healthy in body, soul and spirit. He wants to accelerate us to not just understand truth, but to experience it so we can be fit warriors for His Kingdom.

This group will open with members having access to over 160 Christian weight loss videos divided into 20 courses. As we do teaching videos, Q&A videos and live webinars, all will go into the members area as well. Those in this community will have access to an abundance of information that will be constantly updated.

All of this for a really crazy low price of $27/month! This is $100 off the value of $127! It will stay the same price for as long as you stay in the group. Later, I may raise the price, but as long as you stay, you’ll never have to pay more.

Many need support and direction while losing weight, but they also need it when they’ve reached a certain goal and just go back to the way they were eating. So I’m making it easy for you to stay as long as you need the support.

Get On The Waitlist

So what are you waiting for? Go to the page, read all about Overcomers. Then, sign up on the waitlist. This puts you at the top of the list to be notified when the group opens, which will be Dec. 30. Then you’ll have 72 hours to join before the group closes.

Jump into 2018 becoming healthier. GO HERE to sign up: bit.ly/2BOvercomer

I can’t wait to see you in the group.

1 John 16:33 AMP
2 John 16:7 AMP
3 Romans 8:11
4 Phil. 4:13 TPT

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Teresa Shields Parker
Teresa Shields Parker is a Christian weight loss author, coach and speaker, who has lost more than 260 pounds. Her book, "Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God's Favor", is the number 1 Christian Weight Loss Memoir on Amazon. She has three more books, "Sweet Freedom: Losing Weight and Keeping It Off With God's Help", "Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation" and "Sweet Hunger: Developing An Appetite for God." Sweet Grace and Sweet Freedom study guides are available as well. All books are on Amazon. Her Coaching Programs can be found under the Weight Loss tab at TeresaShieldsParker.com. To book Teresa for your next event, check the Speaking Tab.