"These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world." John 16:33 nasu
Overcome: from the Greek nikao (nik-ah'-o) G3258 from the Greek root word, nike meaning conquest and the means of success. Subdue (literally or figuratively) Strong's Greek Definitions to Conquer Thayer's Greek Definitions to win a Victory over- to be Victorious over, to be a Victor, to Conquer, Victory Louw and Nida Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testiment to be Victorious, to Prevail: From the Hebrew Zakah (zaw-kaw) to be translucent, to be innocent. H2135
What does it mean to be an overcomer? We live in a world that at one moment is filled with forbidden delights and things we dread the next. But now we live in the world as new creations, fresh and clean in heart by the blood of Y'shua (Jesus). Daily we feel the pull to go off of The Way of life because the way of the world, the broadway to death, seems easier; after all, everyone is doing it.
How can a young man keep his Way pure? Buy guarding it according to Thy Word Psalm 119:9 rsv
In Hebrew, the word that comes to us as "overcome" (from the Greek word nikao) is zakah and means to be translucent, innocent. The Almighty has created a clean heart within us (Ps 51:10) and set our life on the difficult, narrow Way of life. How do we continue on that Way? By living according to the Word of the Almighty. (Ps 119:9) That is what overcoming is all about.