Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. “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.
– Revelation 12:10-11
Many of us believe that the words of Revelation 12 have not yet come to pass. That means that the accuser of the brethren (the Devil) still has access to God, before whom he accuses us day and night. How do we overcome such constant testimony against us? “By the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.”
Face it; the word spoken against us by the accuser of the brethren is pretty much all true. We are wicked through and through. We have no standing in and of ourselves. But we have been justified, because Jesus died for our sins (1 Corinthians 15:3). That’s our testimony, and in the court of Heaven, that’s sufficient evidence to acquit.
Stand firm in the liberty by which Christ has made you free. (Galatians 5:1)
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Additional Daily Devotionals
My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers
Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon
Books on Revelation
If you’re interested in further materials on Revelation and Eschatology, check out the following:
- A night of eschatology (video) – Desiring God
- Revelation: The Spirit Speaks to the Churches — by James M. Hamilton Jr.
- A Case for Historic Premillennialism — by Craig L. Blomberg (Editor), Sung Wook Chung (Editor)
- A Case for Amillennialism by Kim Riddlebarger
- Heaven Misplaced: Christ’s Kingdom on Earth — by Douglas Wilson