In the word of God we read about Satan’s pursuit of a woman who had given birth to the male child.  This woman was given 2 wings of a great eagle so that she might fly to the place prepared for her, a place she was to be taken care of…in the desert out of the serpent’s reach.Satan’s extreme anger because the woman eluded his attack is expressed in a flood of water out of his mouth, intended to engulf and drown the woman.  Failure to drown the woman, he turns his fury on the offspring of the woman(Revelation 12).“Those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus”are the woman’s offspring and thus the target of Satan.

In the ongoing battle, the enemy will hit those who have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ with deceit, distorted thinking, lies to partake in disobedience; but you and I can purpose to stand for Truth and fight a good fight.  Our basis in this battleground isRev.12:11 which says“they triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.”

These overcomers loved their Lord and were driven by a passion for His gospel.  Does this describe you?  Genuine disciples are those who take up their cross and follow Jesus, in spite of potential risks.  Jesus warned us that, “For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.”  Do we have a testimony that shows that we are not ready to shrink from lifting the name of the Lord higher in words and actions?  It does have its consequences.  God did not promise us a life without suffering or hardship; but the certainty of HIS provision and protection.  God is faithful to His promises.  If you belong to him, you will find security in God evenin the most distressing circumstances.

Although Satan may have power as seen in Revelation 12 and 13, this power is destroyed when a Christian exercises faithful endurance in the Lord Jesus Christ.  Christians are called to godly discernment to enable one identify ‘elusive’ lies of the enemy and counter the enemy’s lies with truth.

…..the night is far gone, we need to take a firm position and deny Satan victory over our lives by doing what is right before God.