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Summary: There are some things that the book of Revelation tells us about the victory we have.

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4/23/2017

Morning Worship

Text: Revelation 12:10-11

Subject: Victory

Title: Overcomers – Lessons from Revelation Part 7

Last week we celebrated the resurrection. Do you ever take the time to stop and think about all the things that were accomplished at the cross and resurrection of Jesus? We know that it is the source of our salvation…

Revelation 7:10 (NKJV)

10 … "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!"

But, do we ever take the time to reflect on exactly what that means?

If we do a word study on “salvation” we really get a clearer picture of what the normal experience should be for every Christian…

The word we see translated as salvation is the Greek word…

soteria (so-tay-ree'-ah) n.

1. rescue or safety (physically or morally)

[feminine of a derivative of G4990 as (properly, abstract) noun]

KJV: deliver, health, salvation, save, saving

soter (so-tare') n.

1. a deliverer, i.e. God or Christ

[from G4982]

sozo (sode'-zo) v.

1. to save, i.e. deliver or protect

{literally or figuratively}

[from a primary sos (contraction for obsolete saos, "safe")]

KJV: heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole

So:

We have rescue or safety in a physical and moral sense… including deliverance and health. And if that is so then we must belong to a Deliverer… and that Deliverer (Jesus) protects, heals, preserves, and makes whole… One aspect of the original root word means to save (self)… I ask the question, “does that mean we save ourselves or does it mean that we are saved from ourselves?”

Turn to Revelation 12:10-11

Revelation 12:10-11 (NKJV)

10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, "Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.

11 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.

I believe this is God’s word…

I believe it is for me…

I accept it as mine…

I will appropriate it to my life today…

I. Good things have come… Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come… is it true that all those things have already come? All the things pertaining to the word salvation – heaven, healing, protection, deliverance… have those things come or have they not? The Word says that they have already come. Has salvation already come for all mankind? Is God going to do anything more to save people from their sin? NO! There is no need for Him to do anything else. Jesus said, “It is finished!” Salvation and all the benefits that go with it has come… Strength has come… this is the Greek word dunamis. The NIV correctly translates this as power. Revelation 12:10 (NIV2011)

10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. That word dunamis is one of the great “Christian” words in the New Testament. dunamis (doo'-nam-is) n.


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