The Bible make it very clear that we are in a war and that our enemy is
Satan, the devil. Even better, the Bible tells us how to beat him! Think
carefully on today’s attached devotional, and as you meditate on it may
it see you win the war! God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Revelation 12:11 (ESV)
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.
“See the old dragon from his throne
Sink with enormous ruin down!
Banished from heaven, and doomed to dwell
Deep in the fiery gloom of hell!
Ye heavens with all your hosts rejoice:
Ye saints, in consort lend your voice:
Approach your Lord’s victorious seat,
And tread the foe beneath your feet.
But when a conquest so divine
Gained by such feeble hands as mine?
Or when can sinful mortals boast
O’er Satan and his rebel host?
‘Twas from thy blood, Thou slaughtered Lamb,
That all our palms and triumphs came;
Thy cross; Thy spear, inflicts the stroke,
By which the monster’s head is broke.
Thy faithful Word our hope maintains
Through all our combat and out pains;
The accents of Thy heavenly breath
Thy soldiers bear through wounds and death.
Triumphant Lamb, in worlds unknown,
With transport round Thy radiant throne,
Thy happy legions all complete,
Shall lay their laurels at Thy feet.”
[The Hymns of Philip Doddridge compiled and edited by Graham C. Ashworth, (Grand Rapids: Soli Deo Gloria Publications, 1766), p. 245]