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Overcoming By Your Testimony, By Boaz

03 Sep

Good morning

“They overcame him by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony”, Revelation 12:11

The above Scripture is talking about three things: the saints, their enemy (Satan) and two powerful weapons of spiritual destruction (blood of the lamb and believers’ testimony). The “they” who overcame refers to the believers, who despite the trials and tribulations they went through, stood their ground and used their weapons to overcome and destroy the power, will and evil strategies of Satan, so they could not be destroyed by him. The “him” is referring to Satan who was cast down from heaven and came down on earth full of hate, anger and determination to oppose God and to destroy the people of God as we see in the following Scriptures: “How art thou fallen from heaven, Oh Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations!” Isaiah 14:12, “He comes to steal, kill and destroy” John 10:10. The mission of the devil is to defeat believers. He will do anything he can to achieve that goal. He hates the abundant life Christ has given us. He is terrified by the weapons we have been given to use against him, if we use them correctly. He schemes day and night to tear us apart. He threatens with fearful words. He yells at times. He intimidates with fear. He inflicts pain and hoping that we will surrender and turn away from our God. Left unchecked and uncomforted, Satan will do havoc in your life and will live you lead a miserable life, with the possibility of missing heaven. That is where he does not want the Christians to go to.

How then can Christians confront this enemy of their soul and prosperity? What weapons can we use against him to defeat him? There are many things we can do and many weapons we can use, but there are some of the weapons of spiritual destruction he cannot resist: the blood of the Lamb and testimony. Today, I want to emphasize the importance of “testimony” as a weapon in the hands of a Christian, for overcoming any satanic attacks on your life and God ordained destiny. Your testimony is powerful. One, because its personal; it is an experience and it is a conviction and confession of what you know, believe and of what God has done in the past and can do again. The word testimony simply means confession. Saying what is or what you believe or know. The war between the devil and believers is mostly verbal. There is a lot of exchange of words. The strategy of the devil has not changed from Christ’s time. In the wilderness of temptation, he confronted Jesus with words (distorted quotation of scripture) hoping that he would destroy him. But, Jesus won by using a more powerful and truthful testimony of God’s word. He said, each time, “It is written” and quoted the truth. Satan was defeated by Christ’s testimony. He cannot stand the Bible truth. You too can defeat the devil by your testimony. When faced with a challenge, problem, pain, discouragement, confusion, temptation or trials and you feel threatened and overwhelmed, pull out your testimony. Remind yourself of the victories of the past God had given you. Remember how, for example, you got healed once; how you were encouraged once when you were terribly discouraged; how you got the job or marriage you have; how some of your prayers had been answered; how God has been good to you in the past. The doors of prosperity and advancement he has opened for you. The victories he has given you over big and small challenges. Talk about these things in the face of a challenge. It could be bad marriage, health problem, worries and anxiety, discouragement or depression. Or, it may be recurring failure or loss of joy, opportunity, property or relationship. Whatever the case or situation may be, give a powerful testimony of yesterday and a powerful confession that “God who did it then, He will do it again”. Don’t be intimidated by the threats of the devil. His words are powerful, yes, but your testimony is more powerful, and will overcome anything he tries to fashion against you. You can destroy him by the blood of the lamb and your testimony. Start to verbalize more of what God has done. Tell every circumstance in your life that God is great and is able and that you cannot be defeated by anything. That is exactly what David did when he faced the giant, Goliath. He was small but he did not let Goliath intimidate him and insult the Lord God of Israel. He remembered the victories God had given him in the past and from that remembering, he gained courage, strengthened himself against Goliath and went after him, knocked him down, cut off his head and brought his head to temple of God as a testimony and confirmation that he had overcome him by his testimony and the help of the Almighty God. You too can behead and hang the heads of all giants in your life on the walls of your heart and mind, as a testimony of your victory, won by the blood of the Lamb and the word of your testimony. Arise and testify! Overcome and testify again! Victory is yours! Amen!

Blessings

Boaz

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Posted by on September 3, 2010 in HistoryMaker

 

7 responses to “Overcoming By Your Testimony, By Boaz

  1. longstephen@hotmail.com

    April 3, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    I found this out by personal experience. Whenever I was experiencing a personal attack fromt he enemy I would go out on the streets & pass out bible tracts on how to get saved. It was my personal testimony & of course I am covered by the blood of the Lamb , This works. The bible say’s that if you sow in tears you will reap in Joy.

    STeven

     
  2. matt

    August 8, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Thanks a bunch man I was trying to find this verse and you were the one that found it! :D PTL

     
  3. Alene Washington

    December 17, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    I found this so up lifting I thank you

     
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    March 24, 2014 at 8:58 PM

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  6. Eunice Leow

    July 16, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    RE: My 1st Testimony to my Priest – The Unfeigned Faith, by Eunice Leow

    2Ti 1:5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

    Full Definition of UNFEIGNED – : not feigned or hypocritical : genuine

    2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

    Rev Fr Joseph,

    You’re right, I’ve gone through much of human’s problems and sufferings, and the experiences are invaluable.

    I’ve gone through poverty, the lost of loved ones (my mother and my 2 sisters).

    My dad was a rubber tapper and a farmer, life was very tough for him, especially after my mom and my 2 sisters passed away, I was 4yrs old, when my mom left us. We lived in an ‘atap’ wooden house with the ground as a floor (without cement/tiles). I saw he how sufferred, being bullied and looked down by others, I had pity for him. I wanted to the best for my father. So, one day I asked God, why I see only suffering in our family? God, where are you?

    I was educated at a local Malay school, mixing with muslims for 12 years, and learned some of their religious teaching. I learned about the life of Prophet Mohammad which was quite interesting, I didn’t quite like the ‘Holy Quran’ teachings, it was too difficult for me, so I quit learning.

    I was an introverted girl since I was a child.

    At 22 years old, I got married, and had 2 daughters but the marriage didn’t work out well, I saw much hardship in the family. I got to know that my husband got involved with another married women, so I left my marriage, with my 2 daughters following me until today.

    I had working experience in a hotel as a receptionist, in a shopping mall as a cashier, in a factory as administrative assistant, human relation, payroll, and as sales agent in life insurance and investment company.

    During my working life, I had faced much obstacles, being misunderstood much by my colleagues and boss, friends and by my own relatives. When you’re a divorced woman, people will mistreat you and looked at you differently. I also saw many unhappy and angry people around me, so I started to learn how to pray and started searching for the meaning of life…

    I studied the life of the Buddha, the eight fold path to enlightenment. It gave me much interest. I learned about meditation, mantra, chanting , and also studied and practiced Hinduism teachings.

    I learned and practiced new age teachings, Theosophy and many others spiritual teachings.

    About 25 years ago, Mother Mary images, came to my dream several times on the sky, so I started searching for who she was, and that’s how I learned about my loving saviour, Jesus Christ. I was so in love with my saviour, I spent many hours, many days and for many years to study about him and his teachings, in the bible and in many Christian sites in the web. I rarely go to church, because of my divorced status and I found that, I could learn much more from the web and Christian sites as compared to the church. I quit my full-time job, just to spend time with my Lord. I ignored most of my friends, in order to sit at Jesus’ feet and heard His Word like Mary did.

    Whenever I fell into sins, I kept coming back to the Lord for forgiveness, guidance and strength. At times, I felt like giving up, I was so tired and weary, fighting with the enemies of my soul, who kept attacking me without mercy, in every part of my life. I have experienced sexual abused, oppression by others, being cheated financially and emotionally, ridiculed, being accused falsely, and many unthinkable acts by others towards me. God allowed all these to happen to me for a reason…to glorify Him and be the light to guide others out of darkness.

    Today, I’m a very happy, grateful and peaceful divorced woman. I’m so thankful to God the Father/Son/Holy Spirit. The Lord is my Shepherd, He guided me and taught me, through the narrow path… to be an overcomer!

    Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

    Mat 16:23
    But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

    1 Corinthians 15

    47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.

    48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.

    49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

    50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

    51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

    52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

    53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

    54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

    55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

    56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

    57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

    58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

    Psalm 23 King James Version (KJV)
    1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

    2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

    3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

    4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

    5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

    6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

    Luke 10

    38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.

    39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.

    40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.

    41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:

    42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

    Philippians 2

    3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

    4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

    5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

    6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

    7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

    8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

    9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

    10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

    11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

    12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

    13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

    14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

    15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

    Thank you Fr Joseph, for trusting me, the first time you met me at the hair salon. Our God is a Great and Mighty God!

    Sincerely,

    Eunice

     

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