BIBLE READING: REVELATION 11:3-6; 1PETER 5:8-9; JAMES 4:7
“And I heard a loud voice saying in Heaven, Now is come Salvation, and Strength, and the Kingdom of our God, and the Power of His Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the Blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” Revelation 12:10-11(NKJV).
The Bible predicts that just before the rounding off of this age, the devil is going to be cast down from the planetary heavens, where his abode currently is, to the Earth (see Rev. 12:12). He is going to unleash his greatest onslaught ever on believers at that time. But the Bible also promises us the Victory.
Our Victory both now and then is tied to Three Powerful Weapons that the Bible mentions in Revelations 12:11. They are as follows:
1.The Blood of the Lamb: Just like in Egypt when the children of Israel were protected from the onslaught of the angel of death, the Blood defeats satan any day anytime (see Ex.12:12-13).
2.The Word of their testimony: This is the Proclaimed Word of God (see Ps. 107:20).
3.They loved not their lives unto death: This involves living a sacrificial lifestyle and dying to self even to the point of offering the ultimate sacrifice if need be (see 1Jn. 3:16).
These weapons have worked in the past, are still working today and will continue to work in the future when the Global End Time Persecution of believers begins. Let us all prepare and equip ourselves for what is coming just like the five wise virgins (see Matt. 25).
Father, we thank You for these Weapons of Spiritual Warfare that You have given us. We repent of our negligence towards them and we ask You for the grace to be ready for the coming ultimate battle between good and evil and to come out victorious at the end in Jesus’ Name. Amen.