And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength…. for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night (Rev. 12:10 KJV).
Satan is the accuser of the brethren. The scripture above indicates that, before Satan was cast down, he accused God’s people day and night! The case of Job is a clear example of this. Job 1:9 says “then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?”. Satan brought about false accusations in hopes of ensnaring Job into living in condemnation.
Have you ever been around someone who always seemed to point out your weaknesses? At every opportunity, they would bring attention to your faults and failures, with no mention of your victories and virtues. It is terrible to be in such company, and certainly, we should never do this to anyone. However, this is only a foretaste of what Satan is trying to do to us.
To accuse someone means to charge them with an offense before a judge. Satan can’t take away your salvation, but he will do anything to keep you from living the life Jesus died to give you. If you believe his lies, you will live in guilt and shame, rather than the victory and joy God wants for you.
The minds of many believers are consumed with quenching Satan’s fiery onslaught of lies every day. A believer living in the defeat of condemnation has little time or energy to devote to God’s kingdom. If Satan is successful in distracting your focus from Christ, to instead drain your energy with self- condemnation, then the battle is almost won. Keep your eyes on Jesus. That is your key to defeat the accuser of all accusers.
Why do you think Satan wants to occupy your thoughts with shame and defeat? What does he have to gain from your loss?
APPLY THE WORD
The next time the accuser whispers in your mind, cut him through with the sword of God’s Word by declaring what the Lord has said!
Thank the Lord for becoming sin in your place so that you can be God’s righteousness in Him, beyond any reproach and accusation.
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