Sunday, August 22, 2021
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” (Revelation 12:11)
This verse is one of the most powerful and it has more than one thing to say about those serving the Lord as we approach the “last days” battles and the “catching away.” “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.” This is the phrase I want to look at today. Who did the Christians overcome? The devil! How did they do it? By the blood of Christ and their testimony!
This passage portrays Satan as cast down to the Earth, confronting and accusing the citizens of the kingdom of God. The primary weapon of the people of God against Satan is the blood of the Lamb. The blood of Christ, the Lamb, causes the people of God to prevail because it answers all of the Enemy’s accusations.
Satan controls and defeats humankind through guilt and accusations. He is a “blackmailer.” However the saints know that his blood has satisfied all of the charges against them, joined them to God, and provided them with every necessary provision to defeat Satan.
The blood has established an unassailable bond with a sovereign God that prevents Satan from separating the embattled Christians from God’s eternal and complete resources. God has declared us righteous and victorious through the blood of Christ.
You are loved, Pastor Don