Our Daily Bread: Day 32: Get a Testimony:
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
1 JOHN 4:7
DAY 32: Get a 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 death…
This passage beginning at verse 7 is an interlude describing Satan’s role in stimulating persecution of the Church...The war with Michael and the good angels is usually interpreted to picture an event before the creation of the world, and it could very well be this case...However, the context places it just before the end of the world, It seems St. John is having a revelation of how all this started in the beginning...Satan has been accusing the brethren (v. 10), the Christians, and his downfall (Luke 10:18) presages the consummation of the Kingdom (v. 10)...Satan is overcome by Christ’s self-sacrifice and that of the martyrs (v. 11)...Those who did not love their lives to the death...The short time (v. 12) Satan has is the period of tribulation just prior to the end…
“Through the blood of Christ we can overcome evil just like Michael and all the good angels did years ago against Satan...I’m a walking testimony to what the Blood of Christ can do when we finally and truly give ourselves to follow Christ, and to live Christ like...This road isn’t easy and traveling this path is definitely getting used to different, but I have always been a man to seek truth, justice, wisdom and above all humility even in victory!!!”
-JPCE Spiritual Talk
It is a joy for the just to do justice,
But destruction will come to the workers of iniquity.
My Personal Daily Prayer Journal
I will both lie down in peace, and sleep;
For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
GIVE ME SOUND AND refreshing sleep: Give me safety from all perils: Give me in my sleep freedom from restless dreams: Give me control of my thoughts, if I should lie awake: Give me wisdom to remember that the night was made for sleeping, and not for harbouring of anxious or fretful or shameful thoughts...Give me grace, if as I lie abed I think at all, to think upon Thee…
-John Baillie, A Diary of Private Prayer
“I say a prayer at night asking the Lord of the Most High to shield me from all evil thoughts and anxiety...Ask Him nightly to strip away the evil demons that lurk in the night seeking to devour those who remain close to the pit, so flip your cross and get away from the pit...Ask the Lord of the Most High for squash all of your earthly and worldly thoughts at night, and He will because the pit is just too hot to bear if you are a children of the light...So stop playing Satan’s game and get on the winning team!!!”
-JPCE Spiritual Talk
giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
The Father is my hope. The Son is my refuge. The Holy Spirit is my protection. Holy Trinity, glory to You!
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Yours is the Kingdom, the power and the glory of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen!
May YAHWEH Bless you all,
Jared W. Campbell
US Army Retired