11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice. His blood is the proof of God’s love and the hope for our future. His death gave us access to overcome every plot and plan developed to destroy us. Although His blood carries all the power to destroy evil, we still have to play our part. God’s love and grace are given freely, but victory comes when we co-labor with God.
The Word of our testimony can only come if we endure the battle to the end. If we give up before God’s will is produced, then there is no testimony to share. Our testimony should be one filled with faith, knowing and proclaiming that God delivered us. He must get the glory. True victory can only be established when our testimony rests in Him.
We cannot love our lives unto death. This means that no matter what people say, think, or do, we must choose to be obedient to what God has instructed us. We must be willing to kill all of our flesh that stands in the way of fulfilling our purpose.
Take Up the Cross and Follow Him
24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.
We must die to sin. We must be willing to suffer for what is right. We must be willing to stand against evil until deliverance comes. We must pick up our cross daily! Every day that we wake up there is battle before us that is seen and unseen. Victory is ours, but we have to be willing to bleed with Jesus in order to overcome.
The world is waiting for our testimony. They long to see the supernatural power of the blood. Let’s match His blood with our daily cross. Let our testimony pierce people’s hearts with the love and sure deliverance of our Savior!
Father, we thank You that You loved us so much that You gave Your Son as a sacrifice. Thank You for establishing victory in us by Your Word. Forgive us for giving up too easily and not completely giving up our flesh. Show us how to take up our cross daily. Let the testimony of Jesus be on our lips continually. Teach us how to overcome in every situation. Today we proclaim victory. We speak destruction to the evil plans of the enemy against our lives and ask for strategy, endurance, and a new level of faith to defeat every demonic system that comes against us. Your blood was not wasted! We know that it holds all power. Teach us how to use it in every situation. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.