Faith Overcoming Fear

And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.
 (Revelation 12:11 NASB)
We live at a time, because of COVID-19, that fear is everywhere.  We are afraid that we might lose our livelihoods or even our very lives.  Christians are not exempt from fear, but through the word of our testimony we can overcome it.
At the time that the Apostle John wrote this Biblical passage, Christians were losing their lives because of their refusal to renounce Christ.  Due to the coronavirus, though in a different manner, we are facing the same enemy, death.  The first-century believers overcame the attacks of the Devil.  We, as believers today, will overcome in like fashion.
How were they victorious?  First, it was because of the blood of the Lamb.  They knew that no matter what happened to them, they were covered by the blood of Christ. As the old song says, There is Power in the Blood.  Furthermore, their testimony remained firm in the face of death because they loved Christ more than there very lives.  When Christ remains supreme in our lives, even above death, there is no way the Devil can defeat us.
Am I ready to die for my faith in Christ?  Honestly, I am not sure.  A crisis does not make us who we are, but it does reveal who we are.  Anyone who says they have no fear is either a fool or a liar.  There is a difference between having fear, and fear having you.  Many today, even Christians. seem to be controlled by anxiety because of coronavirus. If our testimony remains strong, our faith will overcome our fear.
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Ken Barnes, the author of  “The Chicken Farm and Other Sacred Places”  YWAM Publishing
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