Seizing our Crown

We overcome Satan by the blood of the Lamb and

the communication of our testimony.

Rev. 12:11

War broke out in Heaven. Michael and his Angels fought the Dragon.

The Dragon and his Angels fought back, but their no match for Michael.

They were cleared out of Heaven, not a sign of them is left.

The great Dragon— this ancient Serpent, the one called the Devil and Satan,

the one who led the whole earth astray— is thrown out,

and all his Angels thrown out with him, thrown down to earth.

God’s voice is saying, Salvation and power are established!

The Kingdom of our God, the authority of His Christ is set!

The Accuser of our brothers and sisters is thrown out,

The accuser who accuses us day and night before God.

We defeat him through the blood of the Lamb and the bold word of our witness…

For the Devil’s come down on us with both feet; because he’s had a great fall;

He’s wild and raging with anger; he hasn’t much time and he knows it.

Rev 12:7-12 the message

When James and John came to Christ with their mother,

They asked Jesus for the best place in the kingdom,

Jesus didn’t refuse their request, but said it would be given to them

if they could do Jesus work, drink His cup, and be baptized with His baptism.

The greatest things are hedged about by the hardest things,

We, find impossible mountains and dense forests and chariots of iron.

Hardship is the price of regaling the crown.

Triumphal accolades and honors

are not woven out of rose blossoms and silken cords,

but of hard blows and bloody scars.

The very hardships that we are enduring in our life today

are given by the Master for the explicit purpose of enabling us to win our crown.

As MacDonald notes: we’re in training time for reigning time

Do not wait for some ideal situation, some romantic difficulty,

Do not wait for some far-away emergency;

but rise to meet the actual conditions

which the providence of God has placed around us today.

Our crown of glory lies embedded in the very heart of these things-

those hardships and trials that are pressing us now,

The hardest things are not those observed by others.

It’s those things down in our secret soul unseen and unknown by all but Jesus,

there are trials we don’t mention,

This is our crown. God help us to overcome, and wear it. —

Adapted remix

We fight the battle,

Faith is the victory

We Fight on!

Tomorrow there’s the song

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