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The Blood of the Lamb and the Word of Their Testimony

In the Gospel of Matthew, the Lord Jesus prophesies about the future for His Church. He sees the Church, not as a city under siege by the forces of evil, but rather as a great army, besieging the capital city and headquarters of the enemy; and it is the forces of evil who are defeated by the onslaught of the Church. “The gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18). The people of God are the aggressors. They take the initiative in the warfare, and are successful in their assault on the gates of hell.  Satan and all his forces are not strong enough to defeat the Church as it moves in the power and authority of the Holy Spirit.

 I. The war began in heaven… Revelation 12:7-9; Isaiah 14:12; Luke 10:18 

II. The victory is ultimately won on earth… 

  • The Blood of the Lamb… Isaiah 53:3-5, 8, 10-11; Philippians 2:5-11 
  • The Word of Testimony…1 John 1:1-4; Acts 3:6-7; 4:19-20, 29-31, 33; 5:14-16, 27-32

III. When the Church fights, the Church wins… 1 Peter 5:8; Ephesians 6:10-17; James 4:7

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