Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, now salvation and strength and the kingdom of our God and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our Lord day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony and they did not love their lives to the death. Therefore rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and sea. For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time – Revelation 12 : 10 – 12.
At times when we fail in our obligations, we think that the accuser is still in heaven that accuses us day and night. Brethren, there is no more room for the accuser in heaven because Jesus Christ has taken absolute control. Instead of accuser what we have now is grace, favor, love and peace. We are no more slaves to sin. If you commit any sin what the Father want to see us do is come to Him and plead for forgiveness and continue your normal obligations instead of weeping and thinking that you have been condemn to death and there is no more opportunity for you. Our God is a God of opportunities because we have a Great Lawyer – Jesus Christ who is ready to remained the Father the sacrifice He has paid for you no matter what you think about yourself.
The scripture says that they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony. The blood of Jesus Christ is our banner, is our instrument of reconciliation which we need to always cover ourselves with and we should always declare the word of the Lord against every work of the accuser- the devil. That is why the bible says ”For with the heart one believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” – Romans 10 : 10. So to overcome him, believing is not enough it must be followed with confession of the word of God with our mouth.
It is time we should start laying treasures in heaven if we have not being doing so. ”Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth. where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” – Matthew 6 : 19 – 21. We should stop waisting time on irrelevant things or giving excuses because the bible says rejoice O, heavens. That is those that will inherit the kingdom. And it says woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea because the devil has come down.
I believe it is better we make heaven our priority because here on earth, we are just for a while. Here is not our destination although we are leaving here.
Father Lord, I thank You for the knowledge You give to us about Your kingdom. Help us to always remember to lay our treasures in heaven where no moth and rust can destroy and where thieves cannot break in and steal in Jesus name.