Revelation 10-12

“And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death” (12:10-11).  John lived during at time of persecution, and he assured believers that they could defeat their enemies “by the word of their testimony.”  In visions, John saw war raging in the heavens and a dragon pursuing the Church, yet believers remained steadfast – even at the cost of their own lives. 

“Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come” (12:10).  Jesus broke sin’s power and showed us how to overcome: not by worldly weapons, but steadfast faith in our Savior.