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Monday, September 2, 2013

Revelation Overcomers

The book of Revelation strongly emphasizes "Overcoming" during the tribulation.  God has promised His church that He would deliver us from this hour of the wrath of Satan coming during this time.  The word "deliver" does not mean "escape" as so many have taught!  Deliver means going through with victory.  The escape theology has ill prepared the Bride of Christ for what is coming. John wrote this powerful verse for the saints that will be on earth during the tribulation.... "They overcame Satan by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony" (Rev. 12:11).  The death angel passed over every home in Egypt that was covered by the blood of the lamb. The plagues were falling all around them, but Israel was not touched! We can apply the blood of Jesus through communion and during this time of great tribulation most will be daily practicing communion and applying the blood of Jesus. Another powerful tool of deliverance is the "word of your testimony".  Declarations are one of the greatest keys of the kingdom ever given to the church of Jesus Christ.  Jesus said He would build his church on just one such declaration that the Apostle Peter gave.  Jesus made a declaration at the end of the book of Matthew 28 when He said, "All power is given to me in heaven and earth.." (verses 18).  The key is, "What are we to declare?"  What is the word that will bring absolute deliverance?  It is the unshakable, confirmed, anointed, inspired "Word of God".  Jesus overcame Satan three times in the desert with a simple..."It is written".  This word will constantly be in our mouth and upon it's confession and declaration every demon from hell will flee as well as Satan himself!  How will we know what word to speak at the right time to be an overcomer?  7 times in Revelation 2 & 3 John writes, "He that has ears to hear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying.."  And 7 times it says, "For he that overcomes, I will give..."  The Holy Spirit will give the exact word to speak at the right time if you have ears to hear and you know the word in your heart!  One of the greatest immunizations against Satan's attack is filling your heart and mind with the memorized word of God!  Your tongue will be a weapon like Jesus has as a sharp two-edged sword.  It will come out of your mouth devouring the enemy with anointed, appropriate declarations over your family, your business and your affairs.  Hey church, this is your finest hour of great victory under great attack.  You opportunity to position yourself for kingdom rule in the coming kingdom as a king under the "King of kings" is unsurpassed during this great time of tribulation on the earth.