Good Friday Devotional: Revelation 12:7-12

by Jonathan Haefs

Revelation 12:7-12 (click here)
And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. 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. (Revelation 12:10-11)

Reflection
Good Friday.

Good…

What makes this Friday good?

The Friday of the crucifixion was the day in which the sinless son of God was ruthlessly murdered. The evilest, vilest act that has ever been committed took place on that day… and we dare to call it “good?”

Good Friday?

What makes this Friday good?

Look harder… look closer at the cross… look underneath the evil to see the sovereign love of God subverting it, turning it to good. Look and see God beat evil with its own actions… good! Look and see God defeat death with death… good! Look and see Christ conquer in the very moment he appears to be conquered… good!

O’ this Friday is good, for our sovereign God ruled over the evilest, vilest act for the most glorious, gracious purpose! Through Christ being slain our salvation was accomplished! Satan was defeated! Sin, evil, and death itself died! Through Christ’s sacrifice we have overcome all!

Yes… we still live awaiting the final completion of redemption. Yes… that means we still fight sin, evil, and we may even have to face death… but it has all been conquered and the final day of salvation will come and prove that to be true!

The day will come when what Christ accomplished on the cross will be brought to completion and have its final effect! On that day it will be said of us that we have conquered by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony! For we faced all of life, sin, suffering, and even our deaths with a confidence in Christ’s victory!

What makes this Friday good?

Christ’s conquering cross!

Truly, this is GOOD Friday.
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