Text: Revelation 11-12; Isaiah 61
Revelation 12 brings visions of the end times war upon earth and in heaven. Satan’s defeat begins to unfold. He is described in verses 9 and 10 as the deceiver of the whole world, and also as the “accuser of our brothers (and sisters)”. There are powerful words in Revelation 12:11 regarding the believers who have overcome the enemy, Satan:
“…they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.”
Victory in Jesus, for us as believers, has three components:
- Our ongoing trust in what Jesus did for us in His death on the cross;
- Our ongoing witness to what He has done in our own lives; and,
- Our willingness to make any sacrifice to serve Him, including our own death.
Pretty sweet to see how we defeat the devil… and very challenging for our lives in Christ.
in Him, Mike