As believers, we know that we fight an invisible enemy in Satan as he tries to distract us from being faithful to God in our lives.
He tempts us with lust, with anger, with pride and with fear. He knows our weaknesses and he will use whatever he can to sway us from following the Lord.
The good news is that we do not have to give in. In fact, Jesus says that we are “overcomers” if we continue to trust in Him for strength and endurance. And that is not just a theory—it is a reality.
In Revelation 12:11, John talks about those who will remain faithful through the worst temptations and persecution that Satan can dish out during the Great Tribulation:
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”
The verse before this speaks about how Satan likes to accuse believers before God for all of our failings. But Jesus pleads their case before God, claiming his blood as the payment for all of their sins. So even their actual sin cannot bring them down as overcomers by Christ’s blood. And since they are overcomers in Christ, they will maintain a consistent testimony of Christ in their lives, even when it means almost certain death.
What does the testimony of your life say about you? Are you an overcomer in Christ? Or have you given in to the wiles of the devil to protect your own life?