Power in the Blood – Revelation 12:10-11

BloodyJesusOnCross“For the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death” (Revelation 12:10-11, ESV).

Some people try to turn the source of evil in the world, Satan, the devil, into a fairy tale. But, the Bible makes it clear that he exists and that he hates those who have been saved by the blood sacrifice of Jesus dying on the cross. He hates Christians so much that he accuses them before God 24/7.

The book of Revelation assures us that he will ultimately be silenced, defeated, and expelled from God’s new creation.

Meanwhile, Satan is at work in this world and where you live.

But you can conquer the evil influences Satan attempts to exert over your life and verse 11 tells you how.

The first and most obvious way you conquer the influence of the devil over your life is by the blood of Jesus Christ. The fact that you claimed the power of the blood of Jesus, the Lamb of God, to cleanse and purify you from all sin when you believed and were saved is your main weapon against Satan’s evil influence.

Next, if you are cleansed and purified from sin by the blood of Jesus, then your testimony of the gospel–that is, your life and the way you live it according to God’s will–enables you to disprove the accusations of the devil.

Finally, faithfulness to Christ no matter what circumstances confront you indicates a blood-soaked life in Christ against which the devil is powerless.

Yes, there is power, wonder-working, devil-conquering power in the Blood of the Lamb! Let your life be a demonstration of the power of the Blood to conquer evil.

“Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil.” (Hebrews 2:14, ESV)

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