Nov 29, 2021

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

The devil (adversary) hates you because you are the only creation made in the image of God and propagates His agenda. ( Genesis 1:26, Luke 11:2, Matthew 6:10)

So he fights you at every chance but one of your assignments is to destroy all his works.

1 John 3:8… For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.

Revelation 12:7-9 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels FOUGHT, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

The devil was cast here on earth and he loves fighting. So, don’t be surprised when wars break up in your home, family, workplace.

Put on your warrior attitude and confront him. He can’t prevail. You will always win. He has no place in your life.

God knew that man would sin. So He went ahead of satan and made a plan of redemption for us by the blood.

1 Peter 1:18-20 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things,…but with the precious blood of Christ,…He indeed was foreordained BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD, but was MANIFEST IN THESE LAST TIMES for you

Revelation 13:8…All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb SLAIN FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD.

Jesus was slain before the earth was created though manifested later. The earth was laid on the foundation of His blood.

It was shed to secure our victory long before we ever sinned.

Luke 22:19-20 And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” Likewise, He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.

Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony…

The blood is the solution. It was God’s fundamental plan to redeem man.

The blood and the Word agree.

And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one…1 John5:8

Abraham connected to this covenant blessing by fulfilling the promise to sacrifice his son Isaac. ( Genesis 22:10-13)

Hebrews 12:22-24 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn [who are] registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than [that of] Abel.

The blood of Jesus speaks for you. It speaks victory over your life.