I’m often asked, “What is the key to living a life without fear and compromise?”
Here is the scripture I’ve believed and lived by since the first day I met Jesus:
“They conquered him (satan) completely through the blood of the Lamb and the powerful word of their testimony. They triumphed because they did not love and cling to their own lives,
even when faced with death.” - Rev. 12:11
It is very important for anyone who claims they are followers of Christ to understand that at one point in their life they will go thru persecution...and that the only way to overcome is by having a personal relationship and revelation of Christ and His victory over the enemy sealed thru His crucifixion and resurrection!
There is a big difference between knowing Christ in our mind (head-knowledge) and believing in Christ because we have experienced His love, healing and redemption.
Notice the key points in the verse: 1. The blood of the Lamb 2. The word of their testimony 3. Not loving their life even when faced with death
There is no “OR” between these three points in the verse, which leads me to the question we all should ask ourselves each day, “Is my earthly, temporary life of more value to me, than my eternal life with Christ?”
And if you and I are ever asked to deny Christ in order to save our earthly life, it is my prayer that we all would say, “For me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” - Phil. 1:21