“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.”
The verse above is one of the most encouraging verses in God’s Word. This verse is encouraging because the believer knows that one day Satan will be gone. Satan has filled time with accusing the brethren. Yes, he accuses the brethren with false accusation, but he has also been guilty of accusing the brethren with the truth about the believer’s past.
There are two ways Satan accuses the brethren. First, he accuses the brethren from without. Satan takes people who have an agenda against others and uses true or false information to accuse them so that it will hamper their ability to spread the Gospel. I would hate to be the tool Satan uses to accuse the brethren and weaken their ability to be a witness for Christ. The false narrative that people use to accuse brethren so that they can stop a cover-up is nothing more than a facade to hurt someone they don’t like. Sadly, Satan has used believers as his tool to accuse God’s people.
Second, Satan accuses the brethren from within. Now, I know that once a person gets saved that Satan cannot dwell inside of the believer, but he uses their past to accuse their conscience so that he can get them to lose confidence in the fact that God can still use them. My friend, it doesn’t matter which of these two areas Satan uses against you; you must cast down the accuser so that God can use you mightily. You must always remember that God has never used us because we are good people; rather, He uses us because His power is greater than anything we have ever done in the past. When you learn to cast down the accuser in your life, you will find four things will happen to your Christian walk.
First, you will find salvation. I am not talking about salvation from sin, but I am talking about reclaiming your confidence in Christ so that He can use you. Just because you have done something wrong doesn’t mean that God can’t use you. Stop listening to the accuser and start listening to the Restorer, and you will find the confidence you need to serve the LORD.
Second, you will gain spiritual strength. Not only did the angels cry that salvation has come, but strength as well. When you learn to leave the past in the past through the power of Christ, you will find the strength to step out by faith and see what God can do with your testimony. The only way you are going to get the strength to go on is through the strength of Christ. The strength of Christ will help you to throw the past away and start looking at the bright future that He has for you.
Third, you will become a great witness for Christ. The kingdom of God necessitates you to stop listening to the accuser from within or without. Always remember that God’s power to save has always been greater than your power to sin. God can use you to be a great witness if you stop allowing the past to be your hindrance to serving Him.
Fourth, you will discover the power of Christ. The only way you can overcome accusation is through the power of Christ. When God’s power rests upon you, you will find that His ability to use you will silence the accusers from within and without. Don’t let accusation stop you; rather, let it be the catalyst to be a greater witness for Christ.