"They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.." - Revelation 12:1 (NIV).
Our leading verse is one of the most important there is for any believer. In almost all cultures blood offerings were the gateway to God and blessings. Among the Hebrews we see Isaac was once slated to be sacrificed; but God substituted him for a lamb (Genesis 22:1-8). Moslems still celebrate this occasion as Eid al Adha where they engage in ritual animal slaughter. Ancestral cultures always insist on blood sacrifices- from fowls, animals and even humans. Yet for believers Jesus has paid the full price through his own blood- the believer has already overcome any threat or foe- through the the "blood of the lamb"!
This is the power from which all our victory springs. And who has not seen how demons tremble once there is mention of the "blood of the lamb"! The "blood of the lamb" is our cover - in all situations. It is not amulets, as for some, or sacrifices, as in many religions, but the "blood of the lamb!"
Whenever a believer overcomes the enemy, he, must give testimony of that victory. The enemy hates the testimony of believers because it strengthens the body of Christ and also inspires faith. When people know that by the "blood of the lamb" victory is theirs, it scatters the enemy.
What is your challenge? Unlike other faiths which exert on followers to engage in blood sacrifices- Christ has done that for you. Claim the "blood of the lamb" to cover that troubling situation. And with victory never hesitate to share your testimony, for in so doing, you further "overcome him"!
Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, with the "blood of the lamb" I cover all my affairs, seeking protection from you, that I may testify of your goodness and power, this I pray in Jesus's name.