And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Revelation 12:11 KJV (emphasis mine)
Are you fighting an ongoing battle that is making you weary? Do you find yourself feeling helpless against the attacks of the enemy? I felt that way too. I was overwhelmed by the constant struggles and felt helpless to overcome them.
Until I began studying the Word.
The more I searched through scriptures, the more I began to understand Jesus’ sacrifice and the freedom it supplied me. But it wasn’t until I came across Revelation 12:11 that I began to fully comprehend my ability to overcome. In this scripture, God gives us a clear strategy for overcoming the enemy and all the fiery darts he shoots at us.
Whether it’s rejection, a broken relationship, a disappointment, an embarrassing situation, a shot at our identity, fear, doubt or any other circumstance he would try to use against us, we can rest assure that we have been given the power to defeat it. In this series we are going to focus on the word of our testimony.
Each week several friends will be sharing their testimonies of overcoming in critical areas of their lives.
I love their bravery. For many of these women, it will be their first time publicly sharing this part of their story. It takes courage to expose hurts, insecurities and weaknesses. But these women know the power their stories can bring to those who are hurting. Our prayer for this series is that you will be encouraged. Not just inspired by their stories, but empowered by what God has done in their lives, knowing He wants to do the same in yours. However, sharing our testimonies isn’t just for the benefit of others, it also helps us.
3 benefits to telling our testimony:
Gives us confidence When we share what God has done in our lives, we gain a confidence in who He is. The more we tell our stories, the more we are reminded of His grace that has been worked out in our lives. When the enemy seeks to remind us of past hurts, we can confidently declare that God’s grace has abounded in that area. We are no longer slaves to any bondage, but have overcome through the power of God.
Silences the voice of the enemy The enemy seeks to devour us through fear and intimidation. He wants to convince us that we are not worthy of God’s best, that we don’t have the power to overcome and that we are destined for failure. But we know better. Guilt and condemnation have no control over us; Jesus died to set us free. When we share what He’s done for us, we silence those accusations and affirm the truth of who we are and what’s been done for us.
Gives us unshakeable faith There is no greater message to the world than to declare what Jesus has done in our lives. When we share what’s been done for us, it gives us unshakeable faith in the face of adversity. We testify to who Jesus is, by what He’s done in our lives. We can boldly claim, “He rescued me before, He will do it again.”
We would love for you to join us for this four week series. You will be encouraged, inspired and led to the Word. I believe God is going to heal hearts and set people free over this next month. You can find each of the posts listed here. If you want to go deeper, I invite you to sign up for the Overcome Study Guide. It dig a litter deeper into the scriptures, discovering the power we have in the blood of the lamb and what it looks like to love not our lives unto the death. If you want to overcome in any particular area, this study guide will be a great tool!
We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to share your prayer requests, questions about the study or share a testimony of what God is doing in your life through this series.