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Explain Revelation 12:11

Please give your interpretation of Revelation 12:11" and they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death." a reader

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There is only one way to over come and that is to follow Jesus Christ to the letter. So many play Church and do not really understand about God, Who He really is and what He expects us to do.

He is real and His words are real but many are not seeking out the truth of God and are very confused about some of His teachings.
---Leo_Holley on 3/21/13

They overcame: to oppose with a greater force.

-him: he that's in the world, the devil, the antichrist.

-by the blood of the Lamb: the shed blood of Jesus on the cross on behalf of all sinners. And everyone who believes and is saved is an overcomer.

-and by the word of their testimony: declaration of salvation in Christ Jesus.
---jan4378 on 12/6/12

Wow! Praise God! Alaba a Dios!
my 1st time see this one.That has been my favorite verse long time.For me, it means much God gave His best! His only son to be given as a we get a chance especially after Adam & Eve as we say in Spanish " un. gran "fracaso!' Big mistake! So, then there the day we don't know when but. It going for real.God going to see who really.genuinely love Him.
It going down to.have maybe even up all you have for JESUS" ultimate our lives! Give glory to the Lamb of God! Amen. ELENA

---ELENA on 12/1/12

The servants of God over-came satan: by a resolute powerful preaching of the everlasting gospel. By their courage and patience in sufferings, their love to their own lives was overcome by stronger affections of another nature. Note: The dragon and his angels fought and prevailed not. [satan who deceived the whole world]. The victory fell to Christ and His church, and the dragon and his angels were not only conquered, but cast out [Rev. 12:7-9].
---pat on 11/5/12

Revelation 12:11
When we keep our faith exclusively in the Cross of Christ which is the only way to become a Christian and stay a Christian (1 Corinthians 2:2) the Holy Spirit will help us in our lives in all situations. But this also means our faith must never waiver even if it means death.
---Patricia on 8/26/12

This passage applies to the Jews who will be present prior to the advent of the Lord to Olivet.

Those of Israel who believe the Scriptures written by Peter and the other apostles of the Lord will suffer at the hands of both the Gentiles, and their own brethren during this time of tribulation (Matt 24).

The Unveiling (Revelations) is a scroll written for the end time Jews, who obtain the faith of Christ through His word.

It is for us to know and understand.

It is not written to us, the Gentiles.

The Unveiling is written to the Jew. The Body of Christ is not mentioned anywhere in it.
---Phil on 8/25/12

Hi Barb, Oooops, my mistake, I knew that John wrote the book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ. I also agree with about John's writings. I do not agree with you on "those who have completed the justification and sanctification process. This "process" as you call it is done by God. We are sanctified by the Holy Ghost, 1st Pet 1:2, & Rom 15:16. I do believe that we are to sanctify ourselves as stated in the scriptures, but this is not for our eternal salvation, but for our timely salvation.
We are justified eternally by the blood of Christ Rom 5:9.

Barb, I do appreciate you correcting my errors. Now please consider my words to you. Lord bless you.
---trey on 8/16/12

Trey, the apostle John wrote Rev. not Paul. John was not prophesying he was writing down what the angel told him to write, Rev. 1:1 and Rev. 1:11. God knows the future, He does not predict.

Rev. 12 is a history of the Kingdom of God. We see Jesus being born and we see Satan trying to devour Him. We then see Jesus triumphing over sin and dying for His Kingdom and being caught back up to the thrown of God. Then we see Satan thrown out of Heaven. In verse 10 we see the Kingdom of God (those who have completed the justification and sanctification process by keeping the commandments of God and abiding in the testimony of Jesus Rev. 12:17) overcome Satan by the blood of the Lamb and by their testifying to the truth even unto death.
---barb on 8/16/12

Rev chapter 12, Paul is prophesying of the time period of Christ, his birth, his death, and his resurrection, and the early church as it fled from persecution from Satan and the RCC. How that the Kingdom of God/Kingdom of Heaven age has now been ushered in with the destruction of Jerusalem and of the faith of the early saints.
Rev 12:11 And they (the early saints) overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb (Christ), and by the word of their testimony (their lives bearing record that they were children of God), and they loved not their lives unto death. (They loved God more than life itself and realized that the cause of Jesus is worth more than their lives! Many of them made the ultimate sacrifice because they would not deny Christ!)
---trey on 8/15/12

This is talking about the triumph and victory we have IN CHRIST TODAY!

Those who are Christ's HAVE overcome! 1st John. PRESENT TENSE!

Revelation 2:11
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches, He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

1 John 5:4
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
---kathr4453 on 8/14/12

"Please give your interpretation of Revelation 12:11" The way I personally understand it, the atoning sacrifice and death of Jesus warrants the complete destruction of the one who has the power of death, and delivers "them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage." Heb.2:14,15 And If that word abides in you, and is allowed to emanate from you, you have overcome the wicked one. 1Jo 2:14 Therefore the overcomer overcomes Satan via that atonement and their testimony concerning the sufficiency of that sacrifice to secure their salvation and redemption. The overcomer believes that so vehemently, with such conviction, that they do not love their present lives so much that they are afraid to die.
---Josef on 8/14/12

They overcame Satan, by means of the power of the blood of Jesus. And "the word of their testimony" is God's word. And God's word, He says, "shall accomplish what I please" (in Isaiah 55:11). So, God's word has His power to do all that He means by His word, every bit of it. And they loved not their lives > "'He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.'" < this is what Jesus has said (John 12:25). And we have, "You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin." (Hebrews 12:4) So, this is for us to do, now.
---willie_c: on 8/14/12

As Paul says in Romans "It is not I who live but Christ that lives in me"
Rev 12:11 "and they (Christians) overcame (final victory) him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb (Christ sacrifice), by the word of their testimony (Christ glory in christian lives), and they loved (cherished) not their lives (well being, security) unto the death (to be like Christ)."
---Scott1 on 8/13/12

This is talking about the triumph of the martyrs in the World to Come.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/13/12

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