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The Accuser

The Accuser

It is a sobering thought to think that Satan has daily access to the throne of God for the sole purpose of telling God how bad of a Christian you and I are!

Revelation 12:10-11 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

The Accuser

It is a sobering thought to think that Satan has daily access to the throne of God for the sole purpose of telling God how bad of a Christian you and I are!  I hope you are not his brother and assist in his daily task by being assistant accuser.  He is there telling God everything bad you did today.  But the same thing happens day after day.  Jesus comes up and says, “Woe – I already paid for that sin, it is under the blood.”  Then Satan goes away with his tail (if he has one???) between his legs until he shows back up again and give it another go.

The Blood of the Lamb

Christ’s power is manifest when Satan is finally cast down to hell for the last time after the tribulation.  Praise God!  If we are going to overcome the Satan, we need to do it by the blood of the Lamb first and foremost.  The blood is what provides protection against the evil thoughts he puts in our mind.  It is the only thing that has the power required to meet him head on.  Do you claim the blood of Christ when you get evil thoughts and the accuser tries to take you down?

Word of Their Testimony

They also overcome Satan by the word of their testimony. Your testimony is the main thing Satan is trying to take out when he accuses you.  He wants you to quit or mess up.  But a strong testimony is also your protection.  Living godly in Christ Jesus will help you through.  You should guard your testimony.  Your reputation as a Christian is often the means you have to reach the lost.  It also is what helps your church and family have something to look to for an example of how to live godly.  A strong testimony is what the devil hates.  Why do you think he was out to get Job?  It was because he had the strongest testimony of any man alive at the time.  He wanted to destroy that testimony by trying to get Job to curse God.  It did not happen though.  Job’s testimony was still their in the end.

Not Loving This Life

If you love not this life, even unto to death, there is really nothing the devil can take from you.  There is nothing that this life can hold over you.  The things of this world need to grow strangely dim to you.  When you start to value things in this life, the devil can destroy your testimony.  You need to keep your eyes on Jesus and not this life.  You need to value the next life in heaven way above this life.  I really don’t think you can get too heavenly minded such that your are no earthly good.  Any value you have on this earth is because you are always looking at heaven, your future home.  When you look at heaven, you look at Jesus.  You then live in light of eternity and the decisions you make are right.  That is not loving this life.  That is how you deal with the accuser.

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