Over and over again in Revelations 2 and 3, we read the words “him that overcometh”. The churches named in those chapters experienced hardships, pressures from cults, pressures from a life of ease, pressures to succumb to a false faith.Yet, John was told to write to these churches and tell them that those who overcame would be blessed, would not be hurt in the second death.
In Revelations 12:10-11, we are told how the brethren overcame Satan and his attacks on them, v11 “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb,and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto death.”
Have you overcome by the blood of the Lamb?
Hebrews 9:22 tells us “…without shedding of blood is no remission.” The shed blood of Christ covers our sins…that which separates us from God.
When we repent, believe, and confess our faith, we overcome.
So tragedy strikes. Now we face the truth of our faith. Did we really believe, or did we just say words in order to make someone else happy? Did we really believe, or did we just want fire insurance?
If we truly placed our faith in the shed blood of the Lamb,we already have the victory. No tragedy, no trial, no disaster will keep us from Him. We prove that faith in how we live through those times. We prove that faith by showing what we lost in our trials is not what where our hearts are, but that we love God more.
Trials put us in the position of proving us. Judges 2:21-22 says, “I also will not henceforth drive out any from before them of the nations which Joshua left when he died: That through them I may prove Israel, whether they will keep the way of the LORD to walk therein, as their fathers did keep it, or not.”
What will your trials say about your faith in Christ? Is it real?
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