Revelation Explained

This site contains my personal views on Revelation. I will be teaching through the book verse by verse. My teachings will be from a conservative evangelical background.

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Saturday, September 30, 2006

Heaven Rejoices

"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 - New King James Version)

Heaven will rejoice that God has finally shut the door to Satan. The accuser has been silenced. It is another step towards the final victory of Jesus over the powers of evil.

We are told in this passage how to overcome Satan. He is defeated by the blood of the Lamb. We cannot defeat the devil in our own strength. It is what Christ has done for us that gives us victory. We must hide ourselves behind the cross of Calvary.

We are not good enough to enter heaven. Satan can truthfully accuse us of many sinful thoughts and actions. However, true Christians are not trusting in their goodness to satisfy God. They have asked God to forgive them trusting Jesus as their Lord and Savior. It is the blood of Christ that washes away our sin. It is what he has done that allows us to approach God, not what we do. So Satan is defeated by the blood of Jesus.

For those who have trusted Jesus, we can daily defeat the powers of evil through the word of our testimony. When a Christian is seeking to be a daily witness to the goodness of God and the power of the cross, he will find it easier to resist sin. He will realize that if he commits public sins, he will lose his testimony and his witness will be in vain.

Another help in defeating Satan is not loving ourselves. If our love for God and others is greater than our love for life, than Satan will find it harder to defeat us.


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