Daily Devotions

Accusation

Melissa—I recently heard a message that shook me to my core.  It was one of those messages that you just know God is putting His finger on something in your life and giving you the opportunity to deal with some things and walk over a threshold into the next season.  This message was about the power of accusation.  I suspect that accusation is what has taken out some people before their time.  And I know it is something we deal with personally and in our churches.    

We should start here: Revelation 12:10-12,17 — 10 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. 11 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.12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.  17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman (symbolic of the church) , and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. 

I want to hone in on these sections of the scriptures:

-“for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”

This is talking about us.  The accuser of the brethren accuses us day and night, and because of his anger he continues to accuse and make war against us in this way.  But the devil has been defeated so how can accusation be an issue? It’s about agreement.  For accusation to become an issue he needs agreement from those that have more power than he does. So he is looking for Christians who will verbally agree with the accusations he is hurling.  He can accuse all day and all night by himself, or even with the agreement of an unbeliever but when he can get a Christian to agree with his accusation against someone and speak it out of their mouth that is where the power comes from.

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