DCLM DAILY MANNA DEVOTIONAL FOR SEPTEMBER 24, 2023 (CHRIST VICTORY OVER SATAN )
TOPIC : CHRIST VICTORY OVER SATAN
Text: Revelation 17:9-14 (KJV)
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
KEY VERSE: “These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.” – (Revelation 17:14)
In 1999, a Christian preacher entered a local community for mission work. In that remote village, a native doctor, who had held the people hostage for two decades, asked him to leave. The missionary insisted that he was there to do God’s work and nothing would stop him. At night, right inside a dingy room provided for him, the missionary noticed that a crawling object was moving towards him. He lit the candle and behold, it was a snake. The missionary and his host killed it. In the morning, news filtered that the native doctor had drowned in the village river.
The war between light and darkness always ends in favour of light. Such will be the case found in today’s text. This is about the end-time judgment of the great prostitute, the beast and their accomplices who will cause the world to wander in iniquity and all forms of abomination. Their stooges – ungodly kings of the earth – will have the same satanic mindset and shall hand over their royal and political powers to the beast, who will wage a war against Jesus Christ and the Church. However, Jesus will overcome them and have them and their followers thrown into hell.
Though these events are still in the future, the agents of Satan are already in the world taking their positions. Some of them are leaders in their domains championing demonic laws that will enslave many and put them on the side of the Antichrist. Some are seducing others, especially Christians. Some are waxing songs mixed with Christian and worldly lyrics to draw both children of God and the worldlings to their ungodly worldviews. Only be watchful and prayerful! Regardless of the activities of Satan and his forces, always ensure that you remain on the side of Jesus Christ, the victorious One.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
No matter what comes your way, be on the side of Jesus, always!
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Daily Manna is the daily devotional of the Deeper Christian Life Bible Ministry (DCLM) written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi. It is an extraction of God’s Word designed to draw the sincere seeker closer to God on a daily basis through an insightful exposition and analysis of God’s Word.