Spiritual Warfare // Part 4
Bible Text: Revelation 12:11 | Speaker: Parkey Cobern | Series: Spiritual Warfare | Today, we continue our study of spiritual warfare with a look at another weapon given to believers: the word of our testimony.
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. /// Revelation 12:11 (NKJV)
The word of our testimony is one of the weapons through which we overcome the enemy.
But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. /// Romans 10:8-10 (NKJV)
We have long been taught that the scripture we just read teaches us how we are saved. But, think of this: what spiritual victory do we win in our lives that is greater than salvation? Now, the word translated as “salvation” and “saved” in these passages are the words:
The “salvation” that is spoken of here is related to other victories such as: when Jesus calmed the stormy sea – when Jesus healed the woman with the issue of blood – when Jesus spoke of overcoming hatred against you because of your relationship with Him. So, this is not just a scripture that teaches us how to be saved but how to win spiritual warfare. Remember what it said the keys are?
Believe in your heart.
Confess with your mouth.
The word of your testimony is a part of your weaponry.
This is not just an aimless confession but a “legal record” founded upon faith. Faith is the power behind the words which releases authority. Negative, unbiblical testimony spoken in faith (belief) enforces what is spoken. Biblical testimony spoken in faith enforces what is spoken.
“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” /// Isaiah 55:10-11 (NKJV)
Remember David? He defeated Goliath but spoke it and then it occurred:
This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you… The battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into my hands. /// 1 Samuel 17:46a, 47b
By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God. /// Hebrews 11:3
Jesus says to us:
“Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” /// Mark 11:22-23
Numbers, chapter 13 tells us about the value of a good report. Moses sent the spies into the Promised Land. They brought back a bad report – a report contradicting what God had said. This was more than a situational analysis – this was an opinion – a belief. Joshua and Caleb believed God’s report and entered the Land! This type of victory begins with knowing God’s word and meditating on it. You know what the definition of meditating is?
Talking to yourself!
Talk to yourself about it and remove your doubt by making you and the Word one! Let’s see “mountain movers”!
Revelation 12:11 (NKJV)
Romans 10:8-10 (NKJV)
Isaiah 55:10-11 (NKJV)
1 Samuel 17:46a, 47b
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