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Dealing With Accusation

Melissa—How do you deal with accusation if you feel like this is a force against you? The message I heard offered 4 steps to deal with the power of accusation.  (Important note: This force was built using words so you will need to use words to break it.)

1. Forgive and bless.  Things won’t change if you don’t forgive.  Wash your accuser with blessing.  “I’m asking you to bless them, their family. May your mercy come on them.”  Forgiveness and blessing are foundational for victory.

2. Realize and confess you do the same thing.  If you don’t confess you won’t have the authority to break it over yourself.  Simply ask for forgiveness then break your words off of people.  Don’t worry about going down the list of everyone you know to break words off of them.  The Holy Spirit will bring faces before you if there are specific things you need to break.  Also, it would do good for all of us to realize we have accused ourselves of all sorts of things.  I feel it’s important to break those words we’ve spoken over ourselves!

3. Be grateful.  Gratitude is important because it is the opposite of resentment.  Begin to think of the things you can give thanks for and let it out of your mouth.

4. Break those words off of your life.  This is a curse (witchcraft) sent against you (Galatians 5:19-20). You have to break it.
We are at a threshold of phenomenal breakthrough and I believe this is one big nasty force that is trying to keep us out of the next season.  It can’t.  It is not as powerful as the original intent of God.  So, if you don’t break through you just keep working at it! Be vigilant and keep working at it until you have victory because victory is God’s original intent for you.


What’s the Antidote to Accusation?

Melissa—What’s the antidote to accusation? The opposite of accusation is intercession.  The enemy accuses (Revelation 12:10) and Jesus intercedes (Romans 8:34).  Instead of accusing, criticizing, gossiping and leaving it there, it needs to be turned into intercession. Now, in the south we like to put “bless their heart” at the end of a good ol’ accusation… THIS IS NOT INTERCESSION. Perhaps an example of intercession would look something like this, “Open their eyes Lord, Your grace is sufficient for this issue.”


What Does Accusation Sound Like?

Melissa—So, what does accusation sound like? Literal accusation is a claim that someone has done something wrong or illegal. Criticism is an opinion or judgment of what is wrong or bad about somebody. Slander is saying something false or malicious that damages somebody’s reputation; it is also gossip or rumors.  It is even words spoken out of skepticism, bitterness, resentment or offense.
Here’s how this works: It’s repetition that builds a force against someone.  It is when the issue is rehearsed and it’s rehearsed with multiple people, when there is continual mouthing of accusations day after day, week after week.  When it’s shared and rehearsed with others it builds a force.  Some things said might be true, but words compound the issue if they are not dealt with.  Again, this is the epitome of using your powers for good and not evil.  Our words are intended to make a difference and we tend to forget that it goes both ways.


Accusation and Agreement

Melissa—Here’s what accusation does: It builds up the power of a demonic force through agreement.  Our enemy is looking for those that carry power in their words to agree with his wrath and build a demonic force against an individual, a family, a church.  Here’s what accusation can cause: sickness, burdens, bondage, complacency, ineffectiveness, a sudden halt to progress, to name a few.  Unless it’s dealt with you will go no further or possibly get worse! 


Power of Accusation

Melissa—This is where the power of accusation comes from: Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Proverbs 11:9 “An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbor” Prov. 15:4 (MSG) “Kind words heal and help; cutting words wound and maim.” It is the epitome of “using your powers for good and not evil”.  There is power in our words because God intended it that way so we can make a difference when we speak. The problem is that we tend to forget that it goes both ways.


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.


Accusations

Melissa — 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.


Real Judge’s Chambers

Weapons of accusation hit when we are addressing basic needs like the need to be Judgecourtroomloved, affirmation or security. I pray God stir us up to stop forfeiting destiny because of legal technicalities. We must get out of the witness stand and step down from the judge’s bench. Instead, let’s go to the Real Judge’s chambers and crawl up into His lap and trust His love to bring us to His Righteousness and Grace.(1Co4:4) —Kathy Gabler


Accusation and Condemnation

pointing at personAccusation and condemnation flooded into man’s thinking in such abundance that the devil and people rarely have to lift an accusing finger at us. We have such intricate lists of what is good and what is evil, that we accuse and condemn ourselves without even looking for a lawyer. The problem with this legalistic lifestyle is that we assume our shortcomings are more powerful than the Christ that lives in us. (1Jn.3:20)— Kathy Gabler


Back-handed Accusations

HandKnockDoor(Kathy G.) The reason the Father/son relationship is pivotal is because that relationship provides what every son needs to function effectually in their lifetime.  These function essentials are spelled out in Romans 8– 1) the strength of identity, 2) the empowerment of affirmation and 3) the protection of boundaries built into relationship.   Our adversary knows this and consistently targets the Father/Son relationship and attempts to make you feel de-sonned or de-daughtered.  Every temptation that the devil threw at Old Testament Adam in the garden and then at New Testament Adam in the wilderness was an attempt to sabotage the Father/Son relationship.  He used doubt to knock on the door of their minds and then demanded they take action to prove him wrong.  The doubts were back-handed accusations concerning God’s motive or commitment or planning.  The doubts and accusation were aimed at causing friction and distrust between Father and son.
(This is the fifth excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Bringing Sons to Glory“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)


 


Sanballat The Accuser

AccusationFinger4.) SANBALLAT—Sanballat represents those who misrepresent change.  Sanballat is the “accuser of the brethren.” Nehemiah was doing great. He had a mandate from God. Changes had to be made in order to stay in alignment with that mandate. It didn’t make Nehemiah popular but at least he was obedient to God. Not only did Nehemiah have to labor under the stress of wall-building, he was also dealing with false accusations. Just as the new changes were really making a difference, Sanballat begins to point the bony finger and yell, “Rebellion!” (Neh 2:19). The changes were building up the wall and filling in the gap that left the Israelites exposed to the enemy but the good changes were misrepresented and called “rebellion against the king.” They were called rebellious against the present order of things. For those who are the guardians of “status quo,” any change is considered rebellion. Those who change what has been done redundantly for years or decades are called rebellious. Since no one wants the label “rebellious” and since there are such severe warnings in the Bible for those who are “rebellious,” that name-calling becomes an ominous intimidation. The implication is, “Back off or you will suffer the consequences of rebellion.”
(This is the fifteenth excerpt from Marty’s article “Giants, Athaliah and Michal“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)


The Account Is Closed

account bookDeclaration 3.—THE ACCOUNT IS CLOSED 

Our God is declaring that the account is closed where the enemy has been depositing fodder to shoot at you and depositing currency to spend against you.  

(fodder:  criticisms, faults, failures, accusations, short-comings).

Rom.4:25 “Who was betrayed and put to death because of our misdeeds and was raised to secure our justification (our acquittal), [making our account balance and absolving us from all guilt before God].” (Amp)

You may read the 2015 Declarations in their entirety at:
https://martygabler.com/2015-declarations/