Good morning and welcome. This is pastor lucy painter with your daily insights. What a wonderful, wonderful series and season. We have covered battles frontline. We have seen action packed battles, strategies of war and if you have missed any episode I just add you to go back listen interesting was that we have covered in this series and as we come to the conclusion of this series on battles frontline, I want to assure you of one thing that no matter how fierce or how continuous the battle or prolonged the battle scenes, we are more than conquerors.
The struggle, the restaurant, the warfare may seem like it's ongoing. Today you are on the mountain tomorrow you are on the valleys. The smooth sailing is just for a period of time and then the struggle the restaurant continuous. I want you to know that we are more than conquerors. Victory is promised. Victory is assured. And so as we come to the conclusion of this season of battles frontline, I want us to hold dearly. How do we remain conquerors? How do we remain in that place of victory and wavering victory, No matter what the situation dictates. The Bible says in the book of Revelation, chapter 12 I will read from verse seven then there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels fought against the dragon and his angels and the dragon lost the battle and he and his angels were forced out of heaven.
This great dragon, the asian serpent called the devil or certain the one deceiving the whole world was drawn down to the earth with all his angels. We need to understand that our world. Warfare is not against flesh and blood. And so any time you find yourself having a conflict to strive with the fellow human being as a believer. It is important for us to understand that the source of our conflict is this asian serpent called the devil or certain and he uses the tactics of deceiving he's the father of all lies. He deceives the whole world and there was this war in heaven as the word of God is saying and Michael and his angels fought against the dragon and he lost the battle in heaven.
He was drawn down here on earth with all his angels, the fallen angels and then the bible says and I had a loud voice shouting across the heavens. It has come at last salvation and power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his christ. It has come at last. I want you to be assured the reason why I did this season and this series was not to scare you. We are not using fear tactics to frighten you to make you afraid about spiritual warfare, but it is to equip believers, it is to empower you as a believer, is to empower myself as a believer. To understand that in as much as we are in warfare, we there is salvation, they're espera and the kingdom of our God and the authority of christ is here with us for the accuser of the brethren and sisters has been drawn down to earth, the one who accused them before our God, day and night.
We understand this tactic. The accuser of the brethren every day, day and night. The work of the enemy is to accuse you is they're trying to say things like the time of job. When when God asked him have you seen my faithful servant job? He was ready with an accusation. It's because you've protected him. It is because there is a hedge around him you think he loves you. If you just remove that head, he wouldn't even worship you. And I'm sure even today the accuser of the brethren and still accusing us before God day and night. But I want to tell you my listen as we come to the close of the service, let us not be ignorant of the devil's devices now that we know that we have an accuser, how do we overcome that battle of accusation?
Because that is a battle that is a battle that has crippled meaning I would not like to completely end this series without talking about this battle. The battle of accusation where you where you you live your life and there is accusation right and left. How do we overcome that battle of accusation? The bible says and they have defeated him by the blood of the lamp and by their testimony we thank the Lord jesus christ because of the blood that was shed, the blood that speak at better things than the blood of Abel the blood that speak redemption, the blood of the lamp. And then the testimony, the testimony, the words that we proclaim from our mouth. The bible says that out of the Abbot and silver heart, the mouth speaks so as we continue to march for them to continually live in the place of victory.
Let the words of our mouth, the testimonies that we share from our mouth be the testimony of victory. And then there is an important weapon right there and a statement that I want us to consider the bible says and they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die. You know this is a level of loving God to the extent of even if you die, you don't you don't you don't you don't treasure your life as so much as if you were to put a scale your life and the love of God. Um I don't know where the scales would fall, you know, and whenever I talk about this, I think About the three young men, they were told, you know, Shadrach meshach and Abednego uh if you Don't bow down, the fire will be added seven times and you'll be thrown into the fire and they were so brave in their testimony, they said, you know what King long live the king, but we are not ready to bow down to your idol because we know our God is well able to deliver us from the fire.
They had a testimony of who their God is and what their God is capable of. And then they added something that is so powerful and that proves that they did not love their life so much that they were afraid to die they said. And even though our God does not deliver us from the fire, we are not going to bow, we have decided, our decision is absolute. We are not going to bow and I pray in the name of jesus as we continue to stand on strong in the place of victory, we will continue to conquer by the blood of the lamb by the words of our testimony and that we will not love our lives so much that we are afraid to die. We can make such a declaration.
We know our God is able and even though he does not deliver us, our hearts are fixed on him. We're not gonna let go. You know to the extent where Job his wife told him, Why do you still trust in this God? Why don't you just cast him and die? But Job just looked at the wife and said, you've spoken like one of those foolish women and didn't give up. He continued trusting in the Lord. It is my prayer because we are standing from the place of victory that we will continue prevailing by the blood of the lamp, by the words of our testimony and not loving our lives even unto death. In jesus name Shalom, this is Pastor, lucy painter and today brings, brings us to the conclusion of this series battles Frontline, See you next month as we start a new season shalom.