Revelation 12:11 No Shrinking

“They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.” Revelation 12:11

Right before this verse you are told that the Kingdom of God has come and Satan has been cast down. There had been a great war in heaven and God wins the battle. Satan is defeated. All believers are now triumphant.

Two ways are shown for a believer to be able to triumph over Satan. The first is by the blood of the Lamb. Jesus is called the Lamb of God.

It was His shedding of the blood of Jesus on the cross that defeated the power of Satan. Prior to that blood being shed, every person was guilty of their sin. The law stated that the one who sins must die. Once the blood was shed, God was able to forgive the person of all sins. This destroyed the power of Satan’s accusations of guilt.

The other way to overcome Satan is by the word of their testimony. Each believer has a testimony of how they came to believe in Jesus and what He has done for them. This testimony defeats Satan’s accusations.

You can also claim the blood of Jesus over the sins of your life. His blood will remove all accusations. You, then, also have a testimony of what God has done. Speak that testimony out loud to everyone. Share what God has done. Do not believe the lies of Satan.

With the blood and the testimony, the believers no longer loved their lives so much as to shrink from anything, including death.

When you know that you stand clean before God, you can know that nothing can defeat you or destroy you. Satan will try to accuse you, but you are set free by God. There is nothing that Satan can do to you to harm you.

In knowing this, do not love this life so much that you do not live for God. Be willing to tell the gospel message of the salvation by Jesus to everyone. Do not fear any threats. Do not shrink back from speaking, even if it will cost you your life. It cost Jesus His life to save you, what less can you give Him?

I pray that today God will help you to speak your testimony to the world; that you will not back down in being His witness; that God will reveal to you the triumph you have in Jesus; that you will no longer fear those in the world; and that God will use you to build His kingdom.

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