Revelation 17:14 Jesus Will Have Victory

They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is the Lord of lords and King of kings–and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers. Revelation 17:14

Wars and battles have been fought by many nations and groups of people all over the earth for centuries. As these battles are fought, there are those who win and those who lose in the end.

On some occasions, the group that appeared to be weaker of the two ended up winning the battle. Some appear to be weak but are stronger than the opponent.

John states that there are ten kings who will wage war with the Lamb–Jesus, but Jesus will win in the end because He is The Lord and King of all. Those who are faith and chosen will be with Him in the winning.

It is easy for people to see physical battles and wars going on between nations. The bombs and killings are easy to see. Different groups are fighting for victory over someone else.

While these physical battles are going on, there is another war that is occurring that many do not fully see. It is more subtle at times. This battle is against Jesus and those who are for Jesus–all believers who obey His commands.

Satan and the world are out to destroy all belief in Jesus and the works that He and His followers are doing. They will use lies and deception in their attempt.

At times the world appears to be winning the war, but in the end Jesus and His followers will win. Jesus has already overcome death, so there is nothing or anyone who can overcome Him. All who believe in Him and follow Him will also have victory with Him in the end.

As a believer in Jesus the world is out to stop you and destroy you. Attacks will come at you from all sides and in all forms. You are in a war for your life and the lives of those you meet.

Do not lose your focus upon Jesus. Continue to trust in Jesus and obey His every command. Despite all of the attacks and wounds that you may go through, you will be on the winning side in the end.

Jesus will triumph against the world and you with Him.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will remain faithful in following Jesus; that you will obey the commands of God; and that you will see victory in Jesus over the enemies of God.

1 Thessalonians 1:4 God Chose You

For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you, 1 Thessalonians 1:4

Every person likes to be wanted or chosen. It gives them a sense of value and worth. It encourages and strengthens a person to continue moving forward.

Deep hurts have scared people for life, when as a child, they were not chosen on a regular basis when playing games or sports. It gives the person a sense that they have no value and that no one wants them at all. This often creates problems that continue into adulthood.

Paul tells the Thessalonian church that he knows that they are loved by God and that He had chosen them.

Some, with a selfish pride, feel as if they are the one who had chosen God. It is placed completely upon what they said or did, leaving God out of the picture.

While a person must choose to believe in Jesus, God has to choose the person first. In His perfect and eternal love, God ALWAYS chooses everyone first.

God does not want anyone to perish, but all to be saved. His love begins before any person can possibly begin to love Him. It is started when the person still hates Him and is against Him. This love started before the creation of the world and continues to this day for each and every person that walks upon this earth.

However not everyone recognizes God’s great love for them. Some do not see that God has already chosen them to forgive them and save them. These people chose to live in selfish pride and sin, rejecting the one who died for them to save them.

Those who have chosen to believe in Jesus, have chosen to recognize that God loves them and has already chosen them. This is why they put aside selfishness and sin to follow Jesus.

Whether you believe in Jesus or not, God has already chosen you. He loves you with an eternal and perfect love that cannot end, regardless of how you live your life.

Take a moment to think about how much love God has for you, in that He, Creator of the universe, has chosen you while you still hated Him. As you allow that thought to sink in, choose today to believe in and follow Jesus, because of His great love for you in choosing you. Know that you are of great value to God.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know that God has chosen you; that you will know God’s great love for you; that you will choose to believe in and follow Jesus; and that you will know your value in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 1:4 God Chose You For A Purpose

For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. Ephesians 1:4

One of the things most people need is purpose. They want to know the purpose for what it is that they are doing or have to do.

People will get frustrated and give up when there is no purpose or reasoning for the actions being required. Having purpose gives a person motivation to keep moving forward with what is required. It helps him keep going, when things are difficult.

As Paul opens his letter to the Ephesian church, he tells them that they and he were chosen by God to be holy and blameless before Him. This was done before the creation of the world.

When a person looks at all of the commands God has given throughout the bible, he may often wonder why they are there. All of the commands God has given are given out of love for every person. It is to guide them on how to live a holy and blameless life before God and before man.

The world looks at life and sees it as to eat, drink and be merry today, with no regard for eternity or God. Without God there is no moral standard of right or wrong that is universal. Anything goes in the moment and there is no such thing as sin.

Unlike the world, the believer has a standard he is expected to live by. This standard is God’s standard and it was set before the world was created. God wants His followers to be holy and blameless.

Being holy and blameless means one will not do any harm to any other person, nor to God. It is all about love for others and for God, the whole purpose God has for people.

Going through life on this planet, you may wonder why God has you there and in situations that you are in. Everything that God puts in your path of life is to form you into the image of Jesus, who is holy and blameless before God and man.

Learn from God how to live your life in a holy and blameless way. Instead of focusing on sin, focus upon living for God according to His standards. Living in that way will guide you in what God expects of you and give you purpose for your life.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know God’s purpose for your life; that you will live holy and blameless before God and man; that you will find your value in Christ Jesus; and that God will strengthen you to turn from the ways of this world.

Revelation 17:14 Will You Win With God?

They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings–and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers. Revelation 17:14

Battles and wars occur on a regular basis all over the world. Every time there is a battle there are two sides to the battle. In the end, one side will win the battle.

A choice has to be made for every person involved as to which side of the battle one will choose to be on. On the battlefront there is no neutral ground, one has to be on one side or the other.

John gives a prophecy of a group of kings who wage a war against Jesus. In the end He wins, because He is King over all kings. By His side will also be all those who are called, chosen and faithful followers of Him.

Along with the many physical battles that are occurring all over the world, there is a separate spiritual battle occurring in the lives of every person. This is a battle for the soul of a person against God.

Satan and this fallen world are set to try and destroy everything about Jesus. At times it appears as though the world is winning the battle. Promotion and acceptance of sin is rampant and acceptable by most people. It appears as though God is losing the battle.

In the end, however, God will win the battle. Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords. Every knee will bow to Jesus in the end.

Every believer who is a faithful follower of Jesus, will be on the winning side in the end. Alongside Jesus, they will win the battle for their souls and live for eternity in heaven with God.

Every day there is a battle for your soul. Satan is out to destroy you as he fights against Jesus. God has called you to be His child. He has chosen you to be His child. Remain faithful to Him, following Jesus in all of His ways.

As you are faithfully trusting and following God, He will hold you up and protect you against the attacks of the enemy. Though the battle may be difficult and long, in the end you will be on the winning side as God triumphs of sin.

Do not give up or give in, but remain faithful to God.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will follow Jesus with all of your life; that you will see God fighting for you; that you will stand with God against all sin; and that you will see the victory of God against sin and the enemies of God.

1 Thessalonians 1:4 You Are Chosen And Loved

For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that He has chosen you, 1 Thessalonians 1:4

Most people know what it is like to not be chosen. It often starts when a person is in school and playing a game in a gym class. Others are chosen first, while a few are chosen last and only because they have to be chosen, not because they are really wanted.

This type of action continues into adulthood. People often get overlooked in the workplace, while others get chosen out of special treatment. Millions of people live in depression, because they feel they are not loved nor wanted.

Paul tells the Thessalonian church that he and his companions know that they are love and chosen by God.

In a world that is focused upon self, it is easy for one to feel rejected, unwanted and alone. No one has time for others in the busyness of his own life and goals. When a person chooses someone else, it is often for selfish reasons.

What the world does not know or understand is that God loves each and every person and desires to choose them. God longs for a deep relationship with each and every person. It is the entire purpose that He created mankind in the beginning.

Even though God loves and chooses every person, not every person will love and choose God. A few will see the truth and turn away from this dark world and its ways, and choose to love and serve God with all of their heart, soul, mind and strength. They will know the true love of God in their lives.

Some believers will even struggle with knowing that God loves and chooses them. They will believe the lies of the world that they are worthless. However, according to God, this is not true. God does love and choose them.

You may be one of those who question the love of God for you. You may wonder if He really wants you, because of all the mistakes you have made.

Do not believe the lies of this world, God does love you and chooses you. He wants to have a loving relationship with you. That is why He sent Jesus to die for you. Jesus went out of His way to save you, so know that He really does love you and want you, despite your faults.

Live in His love and choosing.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the love God has for you; that you will know that God chooses to be with you; that God will provide abundantly for all you need; and that God has a purpose for your life.