“And they overcame him (the devil) by the blood of the Lamb and by the Word of their testimony…” (Rev 12:11)
The devil is called by many names. One of them is the ‘Accuser of the brethren’. One of his works is to slander or to mock the Christians. This is one of his most common strategies: he reminds the believers of their past of sin. He charges them with faults, true or imaginary, trying to weaken their faith. The devil is very skillful at that! He uses his human agents or he speaks directly to your mind. As a believer in Christ, you cannot fight him with your personal strength. He is stronger and more experienced than you. Your only defense is to plead the Blood of Jesus shed for you on the Cross of Calvary. Simply said: under attack, remember the Blood!!! The second weapon is the confidence that the Word of God works in your life. If the Bible is just ‘a book’ to you, you will fall under the attack of the devil. You need to have a personal testimony of sanctification to use it as a weapon against the accusing tongue of the enemy. The deeper the level of sanctification, the more you have the strength to achieve victory against any form of evil attack, coming as doubt, intimidation, foolish pride or mockery. Sanctification, practical godliness, destroys all inferiority complexes. You need to be confident of the grace and love of God in your life! The argument of the devil is that no one has the right to go to heaven. He is right- if it is not for the grace of God!
If attacked by the accuser of the brethren, what is the solution?
The solution is not to deny the past of sins! You can never have peace like that!
The solution is not in arguing that we are not as bad a sinner as the devil says!
The solution is not in punishing yourself for past sins!
The only solution to stop the accusation of the devil is this “Holy formula”: the Blood of Jesus shed on the Cross and your testimony that the Word of God works in your life! The Blood of Jesus must be powerful, for it defeats satan! Christ died for you! The Lord receives no accusation against the believer in Jesus Christ! This is the eternal Word of God! Read it again and again until you believe it!
“For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him” (Rom 5:6-9)
In other words this is the solution: bring the accusation of the devil to the Cross! Preach the Cross to yourself! Bring to the Cross every deed, every thought, everything! Even if I repent, I mourn, my cry cannot stop the devil! It is the Blood of Jesus that stops it! Plead the Blood in your praying! Ask the Lord to give you the victory! The crazy noise of accusation must stop! Peace must prevail! You can see that there is no mention of an army or swords!!! The Blood of Jesus is the only sure weapon to destroy all lies against you!
In Christ I declare:
I bear testimony that the Word of God is true and works for me! I believe the Word! The Word becomes part of my very soul! I am one with Christ! The Blood shed on the Cross releases the free abundant grace to make me free!
I am an overcomer!
All slanders, mockery and lies are destroyed by the Blood of the Lamb and by the Word of my testimony!
I am free! I am happy! I fulfill destiny!
I am who God says I am!
To the glory of God!
In Jesus name, amen!
Glory to the Lamb who seats on the Throne forever! May your faith increase! Jesus is Lord!