‘Period of Tribulation – Fifth Seal’
Rev 12:11 And they (Christians) overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Here our Lord showed us how to overcome Satan and his deceptions.
Message of the Cross
1. His blood cleanses our sins
Rev 1:5b To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood.
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
The day anyone sincerely accepts Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Saviour, the blood of the Lamb cleanses him of all his sins along with the removal of all the associated curses and he then becomes a Christian.
2. Temple of God
Once his sins are cleansed, his physical body is then holy and the Holy Spirit will dwell in Him.
1 Cor 3:16-17 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.
Every Christian is the temple of God and cannot be demonized or demon possessed.
God is holy and He will not share His holy temple with unclean spirits. Every Christian must ensure that his body is also the temple where the Holy Spirit is Lord and finally King, then the kingdom of God is within him.
3. Child of God
Every Christian then becomes the child of God and no one including Satan can hurt him.
Rom 8:15-16 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
Since we are children of God, the Devil cannot hurt or harm us. Which father will let the enemies harm his beloved children?
Therefore, do not fear the Devil nor give him the glory.
4. Delivered from the power of Satan
Col 1:12-13 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,
.. but deliver us from evil is wrongly interpreted to the evil one. Jesus has already delivered us from the evil one including idolatry, witchcraft and animism the day we are saved. The love of money (covetousness) is the root of all evil and we only need to be delivered from the evil in us by crucifying our old man
(flesh). We can even cast Satan out in Jesus Name. So why fear him.
Do not glorify Satan anymore, as though he is still controlling you and messing up your lives.
5. The Name of Jesus
God then allows us to use the power of the Name of Jesus to:-
1. Cast out demons
2. Heal the sick
3. Perform miracles and;
4. Pray, intercede, praise, thank, fellowship and love God.
Brethren, we have the Name of Jesus. Please do not misuse the blood of Jesus to cast out demons. Otherwise we are using the bow to
shoot bullets; making our prayers, preachings and teachings ineffective.
These are some basic Christian doctrines. Feed on His pure words (bible). Hold fast to sound doctrines and avoid worldly wisdom, distorted truth and heresies.
Brethren, the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1 Cor 1:18