Those who conquer the beast- sing to the Lamb

Church family: Do you live your life as if God nor spiritual beings are active in your daily life? Do you live your life as if God and His angels nor Satan and his demons have any sort of genuine, influence or interaction with you? As we continue to make our way through the book of Revelation, we see clearly that we are in a fight as citizens of the Kingdom of God against Satan and his kingdom.
 
As we experience Satan, the great red dragon (Revelation 12), making war against us (Revelation 12:17), every day in our scheduled mundane lives. Satan wants more than anything to deceive the children of God through his satanic global influence that is anti-Christ. Satan uses the world system to wage war against us spiritually. His desire is to wear us down spiritually so that we grow weary and just give up the fight of faith. Satan desires to sow seeds of doubt in our mind about God’s goodness. Satan wants us to think that God does not have our best interests in mind and that we should not trust Him when as we endure trials and tribulations that are testing the genuineness of our faith (1 Peter 1:7). Satan wants you to believe that God is physically and spiritually denying you blessings. Satan wants you to think that God is stingy and unloving. Satan is very creative in his fight against us today, this hour, this week.

There are millions of other ways that Satan will strategize to break us down to conquer us. Whatever way Satan decides to confront us we can be certain that he will not confront us as Satan himself. He is the great deceiver. He will always approach us disguised as something or someone who is more likely to win our approval and trust. Satan speaks to us through the prevailing cultural norms in society that have become anti-Christ. He speaks through movies, songs, social media, laws, politicians, executive orders, professors, teachers, organizations, movements, philosophies, books, an angel of light and even well-meaning friends. What is Satan’s most effective strategy in your life?

Because of these attacks by Satan to destroy us, Jesus calls us to endure in faith and He calls us to wisdom so that we will be victorious to the end against Satan’s attacks (Rev. 13:10, 18; 14:12). We endure by the power of His Holy Spirit being active in our lives and informing us of Christ in His Word and doing His work in this world. We have also been given the gracious gift of fellow believers to call us to endurance through encouragement and edification. Fight victoriously! Fight with passion! Fight with strategy! Fight with faith! Fight with love! Fight with determination! Fight side by side with fellow fighters! Fight spiritually!
 
And then beautifully, in Revelation 15:2-4, Jesus gives us a glorifying glimpse of all of those who remained victorious against the attacks of the unholy Satanic trinity. Before the throne of God and a sea of glass we are singing the song of Moses and of the Lamb, saying,

“Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty,
Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations!

Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name?

For you alone are holy.
All nations will come and worship you,

for your righteous acts have been revealed.”
 
Can you sing that song today with all your heart? Endure! Be victorious in Christ against the attacks of the kingdom of Satan! And they have conquered him (the beast) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. – Rev. 12:11 In Christ we are more than conquerors against Satan and his kingdom – live victoriously today.
 
I look forward to worshiping the Lion and the Lamb, Jesus Christ, with you Sunday. – Steve

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