“Then I heard a strong (loud) voice in heaven, saying, ‘Now it has come—the salvation and the power and the kingdom (the dominion, the reign) of our God, and the power (the sovereignty, the authority) of His Christ (the Messiah); for the accuser of our brethren, he who keeps bringing before our God charges against them day and night, has been cast out! And they have overcome (conquered) him by means of the blood of the Lamb and by the utterance of their testimony, for they did not love and cling to life even when faced with death [holding their lives cheap till they had to die for their witnessing].” Revelation 12:10-11 ->me: These 2 verses come after the dragon has been defeated by the Angel armies and cast out of heaven and down to earth. There are 2 very impactful statements in these 2 verses that have been on my mind yesterday and today. 1) ‘he who keeps bringing before our God charges against them day and night, has been cast out!’ – What stood out at me is that satan is busy and unrelenting in his pursuit to accuse us of our sin before God. I have this visual in my mind of satan looking and God and pointing his finger down at me, saying ‘See that sinner Ben down there, strike him down! He chose his pride over You!’. But then…in the next sentence it says 2) ‘And they have overcome (conquered) him by means of the blood of the Lamb and by the utterance of their testimony’. How amazing and comforting is this! By the blood of my Savior Jesus Christ, my witness, and declaring God’s work in my life, I ‘have’ overcome through the power and might of the Almighty God. This added onto Pastor Jeff’s message today is a confirmation and exhortation to ‘tell my story’ of BEFORE CHRIST I WAS___________, BUT NOW IN CHRIST I AM___________.