Revelation 12:11, “They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.”
When everything in this life is said and done, we will all appear before the judgment seat of Christ. And the only ones who will given eternal citizenship in the Kingdom of God will be those people who have their names written in the “Lamb’s Book of Life.” Plus, the Bible clearly teaches in Revelation 20:15 the fate for those not in the book, “Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.”
Therefore, as Jesus stated in John 3:16-18 the only major difference between those who have everlasting life and those who perish is believing or not believing in the name of God’s one and only Son. As a matter of fact Revelation 21:8 boldly declares, “But the cowardly, the unbelieving, … they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” So being “cowardly” and “unbelieving” is punishable with fire for eternity!
I write these things humbly and with the fear of God to proclaim to all who read this lesson- if you think letting the devil defeat you and not walking in faith is an option, then please seriously think again. All of us who are presently saved should consider the admonition Jesus gave the church of Smyrna in Revelation 2:10, “Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown.”
In other words, according to the verse mentioned above we are promised victory over the devil by the blood of the Lamb, the word of our testimony, and not shrinking back from death (martyrdom). Thus, I pray that you and I will keep our testimony to the end and not grow weary in doing good. May all who read this lesson be numbered with in those in heaven who are given the eternal Kingdom of God. Let us not be cowardly and unbelieving, but rather be courageous in our faith and live a life of total victory in Christ!
Are you going to overcome the devil?
- Repent if you are cowardly or unbelieving in any way.
- Keep your faith and testimony unto the day of Christ.
- By faith, overcome the devil!