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.

Revelation 12:17 There Is A War Going On

Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring–those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus. Revelation 12:17

People all over the world are desiring peace and an end to wars. Yet, wars are occurring on a regular basis around the world.

Nations are fighting against nations for control and power. Inside every nation people are fighting against other people for many different reasons. The fighting is occurring from a national level all the way down to inside of homes and families.

John describes a woman, (believed to be the church), being protected from a dragon, (Satan). Since Satan could not get the woman, he goes after her offspring who are all the believers that keep God’s word and their testimony about Jesus.

As the world is focused on various physical wars occurring all over the world, there is a greater war going on that is not always physical. It is a war against believers in Jesus.

Satan has come to steal, kill and destroy everyone and everything he can. He hates anyone who has life, joy and peace and will do anything he can to destroy that person, thus warring against every believer.

This war begins in the mind and will of each person. His ammunition is not physical bullets and bombs, but temptations to sin and doubt. Every sin is a direct disobedience to God’s will. Doubt is a result in not believing the word of God and the work of Jesus in one’s own life.

Knowing that Satan is on a warpath against every believer, it should cause the believer to be aware of it and ready to hold on to what God has said as truth. The believer must also stay focused on obeying every command of God, despite the war waged against him.

You are in a war for your soul from the moment you chose to believe in and follow Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Neither Satan nor the world likes what you are doing and will do whatever it takes to try and stop you and defeat you.

Do not be surprised when trials and temptations come your way, Satan wants you to lose. Do not give up or give in on your obedience to God and holding onto the promises of God through Jesus.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that God will make you will be aware of the attacks of the enemy; that you will obey the commands of God; that you will hold on to your testimony about Jesus; and that God will give you victory over the enemy.

Romans 16:20 Victory Is Coming Soon

The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. Romans 16:15

The world is always looking for victory. People want to win and be on the winning side of any battle. However, many do not get to see victory.

For many people, the battles in life are so overwhelming, that they feel they will never be able to win. All their peace is lost, because all they can see is defeat coming with no real hope of victory. Some will give into the battle and quit fighting and moving forward.

As Paul brings his letter to the Romans to a close, he tells them that soon God will crush Satan under their feet. He then prays that God’s grace will be with them.

While the world is often in physical battles, the believer is constantly in a spiritual battle. Satan and the system of this world desire that the believer be destroyed. This battle can be in the physical, but is often in the heart and mind. The world wants to pull the believer away from Christ Jesus and remove all hope.

Although the world appears to be winning the battle, with sin being accepted and promoted more and more, there is coming a day when they will lose. Every day is one day closer to when Jesus will return and wipe away all sin for all eternity. At the moment He does that, He will also wipe away all tears, pain and suffering for every believer for eternity.

Satan and sin will be crushed under the feet of believers in the final battle of victory over sin.

Until that day, God’s grace will be with the believer who is focused on Him, keeping him in His will and peace. The believer will have peace, knowing that some day the battle will be won and finished.

Every day Satan is out to break you down and destroy you. This is a battle for your soul, that will last for eternity.

Focus your life upon God and His word. Know that there will be a day when Jesus will return to take you home with Him for eternity. Understand the peace that God gives you with His presence by your side.

It may be today, tomorrow or in a number of years, but some day you will step across the victory line with Jesus.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the peace you can have in God; that you will have the hope of the return of Jesus; that you will continue to fight the Lord’s battle in this world; and that God’s grace will be with you to guide and strengthen you in the fight.