8th January 2024
'Robert Shaw offers'
Confession and Declaration
Revelation 12: 11 states that
"they overcame him by the Blood of the Lamb and by the Word of their testimony..."
The question is what is their testimony, and how do you overcome the enemy through it?
Let's begin with 1 John 1:7
But if we are living and walking in the Light, as He [Himself] is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses (removes) us from all sin and guilt [keeps us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations].
The Amplified translation does a great job of bringing out the original language's nuances of the word "cleanses."
It is removing us from all sin and guilt.
It has removed, is removing and will continue to remove us from all sin and guilt.
There's a couple of things going on through the Blood that's very powerful.
Jesus often referred to Himself as "I AM." This is the formal Name of God.
Jesus is indicating that He exists outside of time.
Yet He came as a man into our time.
The God Who is limitless, and infinite, and exists outside of time chose to limit Himself to time to save me.
That's pretty powerful. But it gets even better than that.
Since God is outside of time then He can see all events at the same time - all the time.
What this means for you and I is that the Father sees the event of His Son crucified as fresh, and new as He sees the day you and I trusted in Jesus' Blood to wash away our sins,
be born-again, and come to life.
The day you trusted in Jesus' Blood to save you is the day that His Blood was activated in your life to wash and cleanse you from all sin.
All we have to do is receive the gift, activating it on our behalf through trust.
Thus, Jesus' crucifixion never get's old to God, but neither does the day you and I trusted in Jesus.
That's why our trust is to be timeless.
It's not something we did in the past - it's something always in the present.
It's an active ongoing exercise in trust.
That's powerful. Not only that. The day you activated the Blood is the day that Jesus' Blood began washing over you - cleansing, freeing, healing and transforming you.
Now that' some declaration.
I have a testimony, and through that testimony, will continue to overcome the accuser of the saints by the Precious Blood of Jesus!
Don't forget your Bible reading from your bookmark: John 14:6.
Please don't forget to pray through the devotion for your "one" - their salvation, and the day you present the Gospel to them.
Have a great day!
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Bethany Church exists to glorify Jesus through wedding the Spirit and Word;
watching and learning how to be students of Jesus;
walking it out in love to the ends of the earth.
My Holy, Precious and Loving Father, I bow down to Your Mysteries.
In Your great Love You saw me and drew me to Jesus to Know You, and to be joined to Your Forever Family.
I praise, worship and declare my undying love and gratitude.
I thank You that I overcome the accuser of the brethren through the Precious Blood of the Lamb.
I praise and worship You with the angels in Heaven for Your Great and Mighty Gift of Love and Salvation.
I thank You Father that the Blood of Jesus is cleansing, removing all sin and guilt, and that it is keeping us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations.
Hallelujah! I praise and worship Your Holy Name that the horrific event of Jesus' crucifixion is still as fresh to You now as it was the day it occurred.
But precious Father thank You that my trusting His sacrifice is just as fresh to You today as it was the day I first began to believe.
"Thank you's" are not enough.
By Your Grace and Holy Spirit my "thank You" will be a life of gratitude that seeks to live a life of obedience to Your Spirit and Word.
Thank You that Jesus' Blood is always washing, and cleansing me from sin empowering me to move forward in obedience to You.
I overcome the accuser, and conquer sin, because Your Blood is constantly washing me. Thank You for the Gospel.
It really is the Good News I've never heard.
I love You and Praise You for giving me Yourself.
In return I give You myself.
Hallelujah praise Him all creation!
Hallelujah praise Him all you saints and angels!
He is worthy of all praise, glory and honour.
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain!
What a precious thought: I am washed in the Blood of the Lamb!
I have a testimony, and my testimony is that all my sins are being covered by the Blood Of Jesus.
I have a testimony, and my testimony is that all my sins are being washed away, forgiven and forgotten forever.
Thank you, Jesus, for the Testimony of Your Blood.
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