VICTORY IN JESUS
REVELATION 12:10, 11
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JESUS CHRIST said, "These things I have spoken to you,
that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will
have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have
overcome the world" (John 16: 33). Hearing that we are
prompted to say, "Jesus, you sure did know what you
were talking about. Problems I have. Help I need."
Our predecessors in the faith had problems also. They
had major financial problems. If they were turned in
for having faith in Christ, their worldly possessions
were sold and the person turning them in given 10% of
the value. They had financial problems.
They had emotional problems. Duress caused stress.
Their duress was caused by such things as gladiators,
lions, and torture. They knew loneliness. It often was
caused by exile, deportation into slavery, banishment,
Hear the testimony of one persecuted saint who later
was beheaded, (READ ROMANS 8:35-39).
Verse 9 defines and describes the one defeated. He is
"that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan who
deceives." In verse 10 "SALVATION" is a reference to
the great act of rescue and the resulting safety for
you as a believer.
"STRENGTH" that effected this salvation through the
miracles of incarnation and resurrection belong to you
as a believer.
"KINGDOM" rule of grace by God in the lives of those
experiencing His salvation.
"POWER" is the word for authority. This is the
authority spoken of in Matthew 28:18, "All authority
in heaven and earth..."
First he tempts us to do evil by deception. In verse 9
he is spoken of as the one "who deceives." Once he is
successful he instantly becomes our accuser, according
to verse 10. Once he has deceived us, he then
broadcasts news of our sin and demands God's justice
This one, the Devil, has been "cast down." We have
VICTORY IN JESUS!
THAT IS SUMMED UP ...
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