Bible Reading: Revelation 12.
《Today’s spiritual meditation》: “They triumphed over him (devil, Satan) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.” (Rev 12:11)
Meditation one: How can Christians triumph over Satan who accuses us before our God day and night? It is through the blood of Jesus and our own testimony in our lives. Whatever sin that we have committed, if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.(1Jn 1:9) We can triumph over Satan because of the power of Jesus’ blood. What Satan fears about is not the broad knowledge that we may have in Bible and theology, but the word of our own testimony.
Meditation two: Why does Satan intensify its persecution of Christians? It is because it knows that its “time is short”. The devil who holds the power of death uses the fear of death to enslave us, but the power of Jesus Christ who has been resurrected from the death has broken the power of Satan who holds the power of death (Heb 2:14-15). As we are living in this world, God’s only demand on us is to be faithful even to the point of death. (Rev 2:10)
Prayer: God heavenly Father, thank You for everything you have accomplished on the cross through Jesus Christ. In the spiritual wrestling, the devil’s wile is to seek whom it may devour, but I am confident that the promised triumph is: there is no one, including the devil, who can accuse Your chosen ones. No one can condemn the children of God, and no one shall separate us from the love of Christ. (Rom 8:31-37) My Lord! Strengthen my faith until that day. I pray in the victorious name of Jesus. Amen!