Revelation 12:11 (NKJV) “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death”
How do we overcome the enemy of our soul the devil? Apostle John writes in the book of Revelation and introduces to us a group of believers who were able to “Overcome” in today’s reading. They overcame the devil by the blood of the Lamb. Apostle John wrote also about Jesus being also known as the lamb who takes away the sins of the World in (John 1:29).
The next time the devil tempts you to think that you are not worthy to approach God, here is what I suggest: Agree, and Say, “You are right. I am not worthy to approach God. I never was worthy to approach God. I never will be worthy to approach God. My access to God’s presence is not based on my worthiness; it is based on what Jesus Christ did for me on the cross.
Sometimes we get into the mentality as people of God that if we are doing well spiritually, then we can approach God in prayer. If we get up in the morning, read four chapters from the Bible, give thanks for our meals, and share our faith with someone, then we think we can approach God. But if the next day we sleep in and don’t read the Bible, if we forgot to say grace over our meals and didn’t share our faith, commit a sin of some kind then we think we are not worthy to approach the Lord!
While doing those things is imperative to our Spiritual life, the point I am making here is: Your access to God is there unconditionally. If you have done well, then great. Approach God. But if you have sinned, then still approach God and say, “Lord, I have sinned. This is why I need the blood of the Lamb.” The devil will always try to keep you away from this Spiritual Truth. But the Holy Spirit always will bring you to it. We are overcomers’ brothers and sisters in Jesus!