Learning how to fight
By Marcel Rebiai
“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.”
In the desert God teaches us about the real battle against the enemy. He teaches us how to overcome through a strategy that will lead us to the final goal. The first part of this strategy is “through the blood of the Lamb”. At this point we don’t have to do anything; Jesus has already poured out His blood for us. When the Devil calls out in the desert to us, “Look at your heart! Look how broken and sinful you are, and how futile this all is!”, we can answer: “You are right, I am sinful, I am weak” (the devil is best confronted by the truth, as he cannot withstand it), “but the blood of the Lamb cleanses me and there is nothing in this creation that can oppose the blood of Christ. No sin is too great within me, or even in entire nations, that it cannot be forgiven through the blood of God’s Lamb.”
This silences the enemy. If we truly believe that the blood of the Lamb is stronger than any trait in our lives, any trait of an entire nation, stronger than any tradition or power, we no longer need to fear any of the enemy’s accusations. During our desert time, the meaning of the blood of the Lamb gains incredible value and importance, as it is our only means of fighting the enemy.
This devotional is taken from the book To See God by Marcel Rebiai. If you would like to order your own copy, please email us here, [email protected].
Marcel Rebiai is a board member of Revive Israel, and is inspiration for our community. Marcel was born in Algiers in 1953. He came to Switzerland as a war orphan and received faith in Jesus in his youth, which changed his life and made him a messenger of God’s love in Jesus. Since then, he has been faithfully working for the building of the community of Messiah. Marcel is the founder of the “Community of Reconciliation”, an organization that works for reconciliation between Jews and Arabs based on God’s forgiveness and love in Christ. Marcel teaches in various settings around the world about the love that God revealed to us in Jesus, a love that enables reconciliation. Marcel has been living in Jerusalem for the last 30 years, is married to Regula, and has four children and eleven grandchildren.