At the time of Jesus’ birth, the spiritual battle going on would have been epic. Imagine Satan’s fury when God upped the ante by invading his territory in person through His son, Jesus. It would have sent him into panic mode. So he set out to have Jesus killed, not realising that the death of Jesus was God’s plan for eternal salvation. Nevertheless, Satan doubled up in creating havoc and winning as many souls as he could to eternal damnation.
All the unrest we’ve been experiencing over the last few years is making people think that Satan is winning, but the last book in the Bible paints a different picture. The book of Revelation is as powerful as the crucifixion of Jesus. It reminds us that this world belongs to God, and Jesus will return to set all things right.
‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.’ Revelation 21:4 NKJV
To overcome trials, we must hold on to the promises Jesus gave in Revelation to the seven churches. These are: We will eat from the tree of life in God’s paradise, we will not be hurt by the second death, we will be given manna from Heaven and a white stone with the overcomer’s new name written on it, we will rule with Christ in His Kingdom, we will not have our names erased from the Book of Life, we will be a pillar in the temple of God, and we will sit with Christ on His Throne.
Stand firm on those promises, for the battle is won!
Chief Executive Officer
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