You Have Been Exonerated
Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
“Now have come the salvation and the power
and the kingdom of our God,
and the authority of his Messiah.
For the accuser of our brothers and sisters,
who accuses them before our God day and night,
has been hurled down (Revelation 12:10, NIV).
Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us (Romans 8:33-34).
And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross (Colossians 2:15).
We often focus our attentions on how the enemy is doing this or doing that in our lives. If you are a Christian, know this: Yes, the enemy despises you. Yes, the enemy wants to steal your joy. Yes, the enemy’s plan is to make your life miserable. However, you don’t have to let him. The book of Revelations tells us that the one who accuses you has been hurled down. And because Christ has disarmed the powers and the authorities of the accuser, that same power resides in you as a Christian.
When the enemy strikes, you have all of the defenses you need in Jesus Christ. James tells us, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you” (James 4:7-8). You can draw your attention to the enemy or you can draw your attention to God. Remember that Jesus Christ is interceding on your behalf. His work on the cross has disarmed the enemy, while at the same time arming you. May the enemy flee from you as you draw near to Christ. May your focus be on the redemption you received from Christ and may the accuser be reminded that he can bring no accusation against those who plead the blood of Christ.
Be blessed in all you do!
Your brother in Christ,