SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR SEPTEMBER 16, 2022 (OUR VICTORY IS CERTAIN IN CHRIST)
TOPIC: OUR VICTORY IS CERTAIN IN CHRIST
OPENING PRAYER: Sanctify my life dear Lord as I study your word in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE: Revelation 12:1‐18
Our text tells of the fierce battle that took place in the heavenlies. The woman stands for Israel, the dragon represents Satan and his agents or his earthly agents, which at the time may have represented the Roman Empire. The Man‐child speaks of Jesus and the offspring of the woman represents the Gentiles who come to faith in Christ.
The battle is fierce but also notice the provision for safety for the woman and her Son. Compare the description of the accuser in v.10 with the accusations the enemy levied against Job (Job 1:6b; 2:4).
Despite all that the enemy does, just like in the case of Job, God sets the limits. He also provides for our victory as in v.11. The dragon did not only fail, he received a resounding blow. The victory of the church is certain because she has Jesus as the head. The victory of the believer is rooted in our trust in Christ and our confession of faith.
A total surrender to the will and purpose of God is a prerequisite to our victory. Compare v.12 with Job 42. As the battle becomes intense, God’s people can rest in the confidence that the one who has conquered for them remains faithful even in the light of eternity
Question(s) for Reflection
• What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?
• Is there any other Biblical passage that can help me understand this passage better?
Thought: What is our part in the run up to victory?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 16th September Closing Prayer
• Pray for Christians undergoing trials of all sorts, that the Lord will keep them strong and faithful.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Genesis 18:14
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Daniel 3, 4; Job 2; Psalms 119:33‐48.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.
THANK GOD FOR:
☀ Being our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble.
☀ The confidence we have because our God is our helper.
☛ Strength and courage as the Lord our God has promised to go before us each day.
☛ Deliberate decision to follow the path God has planned for your feet daily.
☛ Grace to remain in the refuge of God to continue to have Him as your shield.
⚠ Every weapon the enemy may want to forge against us.
⚠ All forms of imperfection that will bring flaws and expose us to danger.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 16th September 2022. Scripture Union is an international, interdenominational, evangelical Christian organization. It was founded in 1867, and works in partnership with individuals and churches across the world. The organization’s stated aim is to use the Bible to inspire children, young people and adults to know God. Scripture Union Daily Guide 16th September 2022