Conquered by the blood of Jesus

Revelation 12.11

Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. 11 And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. Revelation 12:7-11

Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said,
“Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired,

    but a body have you prepared for me;
in burnt offerings and sin offerings
    you have taken no pleasure.
Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come to do your will, O God,
    as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.’”

When he said above, “You have neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings” (these are offered according to the law), then he added, “Behold, I have come to do your will.” He does away with the first in order to establish the second. 10 And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.  Hebrews 10:5-10

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Hope for today: I no longer live

Hope

“For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”
Galatians 2:19-21

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Wisdom Wednesday

Encouragement 6

I pray you will be blessed with this reblog…

Blessings today! The Word is our encouragement for life and I pray you will join me in reading a few Scriptures as we listen to an encouraging song, “You Are Mine.”  Encouraging not just in death but for the all of life. I pray you hear the voice of the Lord, experience His presence and find a blessing here today.
Please feel free to leave a comment if you like.

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You are Mine (David Haas)Encouragement 12I will come to you in the silence
I will lift you from all your fear
You will hear My voice
I claim you as My choice
Be still, and know I am here.

2 Cor 12.9

I am hope for all who are hopeless
I am eyes for all who long to see
In the shadows of the night,
I will be your light
Come and rest in Me.

Encouragement 8

Chorus:
Do not be afraid, I am with you
I have called you each by name
Come and follow Me
I will bring you home
I love you and you are Mine.

Encouragement 9

I am strength for all the despairing 
Healing for the ones who dwell in shame
All the blind will see, the lame will all run free
And all will know My name.

Encouragement 1

Chorus:
Do not be afraid, I am with you
I have called you each by name
Come and follow Me
I will bring you home
I love you and you are mine.

Encouragement 2

I am the Word that leads all to freedom
I am the peace the world cannot give
I will call your name, embracing all your pain
Stand up, now, walk, and live.

Encouragement 10

Chorus:
Do not be afraid, I am with you
I have called you each by name
Come and follow Me
I will bring you home
I love you and you are mine.

Encouragement 5

Encouragement 4

I am praying the above verse for all who read this page!
May our hope abound in Christ today and forever!
Please share in the comment section as the Lord directs your heart.
Grace and peace in the Name of Jesus!

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Nobody but Jesus!

Isaiah 46.9

For He is unique in his incarnation (the one and only God-man),

unique in his atonement (only He has died for the sins of the world),

and unique in his resurrection (only He has conquered death).

And since in no other person but Jesus of Nazareth did God
first become human (in His birth),
then bear our sins (in His death),
and then triumph over death (in His resurrection),
He is
uniquely
competent 
to save sinners.

Nobody else possesses His qualifications.

~John Stott, The Radical Disciple

“remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other;  I am God, and there is none like me…” Isaiah 46:9

I am the Lord, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God.” Isaiah 45:5

“You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord,
    “and my servant whom I have chosen,
so that you may know and believe Me
    and understand that I Am He.
Before Me no god was formed,
    nor will there be one after Me.
11 I, even I, Am the Lord,
    and apart from Me there is no Savior.
12 I have revealed and saved and proclaimed—
    I, and not some foreign god among you.
You are My witnesses,” declares the Lord, “that I Am God.
13     Yes, and from ancient days I Am He.
No one can deliver out of My hand.
    When I act, who can reverse it?” Isaiah 43:10-13

“I and the Father are one.” John 10:30

“It is finished.” John 19:30

“My Father, who has given them to me,
is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch
them out of the Father’s hand.” John 10:29

Praising God for His special, unique Son who acted on my behalf with the ultimate finished work! Amazing grace and love poured out even when I was His enemy! For  Once you were [I was] not a people, but now you are [I am] God’s people; once you [I] had not received mercy, but now you [I] have received mercy (1 Peter 2:10).”

Isaiah 43.11

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O taste and see!

Psalm 34.8

I will bless the Lord at all times;
    His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul makes its boast in the Lord;
    let the humble hear and be glad.
Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
    and let us exalt His name together!

I sought the Lord, and He answered me
    and delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to Him are radiant,
    and their faces shall never be ashamed.
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
    and saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord encamps
    around those who fear Him, and delivers them.

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
    Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
Psalm 34:1-8

The song is true, “When I think about the Lord and all He has done for me, my soul shouts Hallelujah! Thank you, Lord, for saving me!”

When I think about the Lord and Who I know Him to be as revealed in His precious Word, my soul shouts Hallelujah, so very thankful that He has chosen me! I mean, it is just absolutely amazing that the Holy, Righteous, Pure, Perfect, Supreme, Most High, Sovereign, Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent God who is Truth, Wisdom, and Glory included you and I in His plans.

Love, compassion, and grace so great and pure that despite our sin and rebellion that He is Savior, Redeemer, Deliverer, Immanuel – God with us, and ! Yes, absolutely amazing!

Surely, He is sweeter than the honeycomb and more precious than silver or gold! Surely, the greatest Treasure that any man can ever have is God, Himself. He is the True Bread that satisfies all hunger and the Living Water that satisfies all thirst!

Day by day He teaches me as I “taste and see” to delight myself in Him…everything and everyone else pales in comparison, including myself. The steadfast love of God is better than life (Psalm 63:3) and all it offers. Yes,I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth (Psalm 34:1)” because He is worthy of my love, devotion, and praise. Glory to His Holy Name! 

Psalm 34.1a

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Wisdom Wednesday

1 John 1.9

Blessings today! It is Wisdom Wednesday and today is a blessed day to hear the Word of the Lord regarding God’s great forgiveness of sin which is available to every man. May we go tell someone! Blessed is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

2“I, I am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake,

    and I will not remember your sins.

26 Put Me in remembrance; let us argue together;
set forth your case, that you may be proved right.
Isaiah 43:25-26

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Surely He has borne our griefs

    and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
    smitten by God, and afflicted.
But He was pierced for our transgressions;
    He was crushed for our iniquities;
upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
    and with His wounds we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
    we have turned—every one—to His own way;
and the Lord has laid on Him
    the iniquity of us all.  Isaiah 53:4-6

Acts 3.19

37 Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart,
and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”


38 And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.


39 For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” 40 And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” 41 So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. Acts 2:37-41

2 Corinthians 5.21

13 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred
us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,
14 in whom we have redemption,
the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:13-14
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but God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners,
Christ died for us.
Since, therefore, we have now been justified by
His blood, much more shall we be saved by Him from the wrath of God.
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For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death
of His Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved
by His life. Romans 5:8-10

Isaiah 1.8

18 Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity
    and passing over transgression
    for the remnant of his inheritance?
He does not retain His anger forever,
    because He delights in steadfast love.
19 He will again have compassion on us;
    He will tread our iniquities underfoot.
You will cast all our sins
    into the depths of the sea. Micah 7:18-19

Luke 5.20

Whoever believes in Him is not condemned,
but whoever does not believe stands condemned
already because they have not believed in the
name of God’s one and only Son. John 3:18

Matthew 26.28

18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to Himself
and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;
19 that is, in Christ God
was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses
against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19

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Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and forget not all His benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
    who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
    who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy…
Psalm 103:2-4

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34 And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor
and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for
they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest,
declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will
remember their sin no more.” Jeremiah 31:34

Psalm 103.12

After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”11 And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.” Revelation 7:9-12

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Hope for today: joy in spite of…!

Hope

Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, 18 yet I will rejoice in the LordI will take joy in the God of my salvation.
Habakkuk 3:17-18

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Hope for today: saved by grace

HopeBut God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love that He had for us, made us alive with the Messiah even though we were dead in trespasses. You are saved by grace! Together with Christ Jesus He also raised us up and seated us in the heavens, so that in the coming ages He might display the immeasurable riches of His grace through His kindness to us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:4-7

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The suffering Servant

Isaiah 52.12

“See, my Servant will act wisely;
    He will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.
Just as there were many who were appalled at Him—
    His appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being
    and His form marred beyond human likeness—
 so He will sprinkle many nations,
    and kings will shut their mouths because of Him.
For what they were not told, they will see,
    and what they have not heard, they will understand. Isaiah 52:13-15

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Growing measure of faith

Romans 12.3

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves,

it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

“Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.


So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”
So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.
He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in.


Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there,


as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen.


Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed.


(They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.)


10 Then the disciples went back to where they were staying.”
John 20:1-10

Peter and John left the crucifixion site fearful, full of sorrow, defeated, without hope BUT God was still at work. They did not believe the promise Jesus had made that He return. BUT GOD is at work and their faith will grow.

Now, I am no Greek scholar but have been taught that John used three different Greek words for “seeing” in the above passage of Scripture:

verse 5 –  “to glance in, to look  in”

verse 6 – “to look carefully, to observe”

verse 8 – “to perceive with intelligent comprehension”

being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6

May the following verses help us to understand God’s expectation that we grow in our faith as well. Faith is the economy of the Kingdom and without it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6).

Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. 1 Peter 2:2-3

 I pray that out of his glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, Ephesians 3:16

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever! Amen. 2 Peter 3:18

We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing. 2 Thessalonians 1:3

Thanking God for the measure of faith that He has given and is maturing!
Hallelujah to the Lamb of God for making it possible!

Philippians 1.6

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