Behind the Music: Overcome
On the Island of Patmos, John penned these words:
"Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.”
This passage, found in the book of Revelation chapter 12, is a picture of our hope that Satan and evil will eventually be struck down and defeated. The passage speaks of triumph. The triumph is brought about by the blood of the Lamb and our testimony about the blood of the Lamb. All the victory accolades point back to Christ, our eternal hope.
The song Overcome embodies the triumphant hope and compels us to sing our praises back to our Eternal Hope. Below you will find an arrangement from the original authors. Check it out!