DATE: Monday, January 29, 2024

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? (1 John 5:4-5).

READ: Revelation 12:1-17

1. Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars.

2. Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.

3. And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.

4. His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born.

5. She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne.

6. Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.

7. And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought,

8. but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer.

9. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

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.

12. Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”

13. Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child.

14. But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.

15. So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood.

16. But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.

17. And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ

Victory over Satan is a guarantee that God has made that each and every follower of Christ will receive. It came prior to man’s expulsion from Eden (Gen. 3:15). The promise is reiterated in our Lord Jesus Christ (Matt. 16:17-19; Lk 10:17-29; Jn. 12:31). The Seed of the woman is our Lord Jesus Christ. He overcame the devil by His incarnation, humiliation, holy living, vicarious suffering and death as well as victorious resurrection and ascension. Through Him, we believe that we have total victory over the devil (1 Cor. 15:57). Our devotional reading for today confirms this. The woman typifies Israel as a nation. The male-born child is Jesus Christ, who helped us solve all life’s puzzles, as today marks National Puzzle Day & World Leprosy Eradication Day.

The remnants of the seed of the woman with whom Satan continually wages war are believers in Christ. By the blood of Jesus Christ and their testimonies, they defeat Satan. They possess the Kingdom’s keys and the power in Jesus’ name (Matt. 16:19 and Phil. 2:5- 11). By divine provision, whatever the circumstance, you will prevail. You are God’s project. Jesus endured all of His suffering for your benefit. It can’t be for nothing! Simply hold on to your faith and focus on the promise. A songwriter says: “From His throne the Father sees us, Angels help us to prevail: Our true leader is JESUS, And we shall not, cannot fail.”

1. Trust on, trust on, believer!
Though long the conflict be,
Thou yet shall prove victorious;
Thy God shall fight for thee.

Trust on! Trust on!
Though dark the night and
Trust on! Trust on!
The morning dawn is near.

2. Trust on! the danger presses,
Temptation strong is near,
Over life’s dangerous rapids
He shall thy passage steer.

3. The Lord is strong to save us,
He is a faithful Friend;
Trust on, trust on, believer!
Oh, trust Him to the end!

1. Thank God for your long divinely-ordained, blood-bought victory through Christ Jesus (1 Corinthians 15:57).

2. Claim your total victory, rebuke and shut forever, every gate of hell over your life, in Jesus’ name.

3. Oh Lord, shut the doors of our churches and pulpits against the devil, his cohorts and their cunny and nefarious activities.


Exodus 32, 33, 34


Content Credit: C.A.C Daily Devotional

Picture Credit: Christ Apostolic Church Nigeria and Overseas


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