Confronting Your Accuser

“You are rubbish. Honestly you are a total idiot. No one else would waste so much as successfully as you do. No one else would use their time for such idiotic escapades. Who else do you know that abuses grace so profoundly as you? To be honest mate, why don’t you just jack it all in? You lack discipline and you’re probably never going to have enough to be good enough! Yes there’s always grace, but don’t you think you have pushed it a bit too far? How many times can someone like you be forgiven? Does God really forgive everything?! You’re not so sure are you? Why don’t you go out and spoil yourself – there’s a whole world out there to make you feel better – go for it kid. After all if you’re going to ruin everything you touch you may as well have fun doing it.”

This is why satan is called the accuser.

Revelation 12:10-11 (NIV)

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 Christ. For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.

“Do not be disheartened. Nobody is more sinful than anyone, but not everyone tries to follow Christ like you do. The fact that you try brings me great joy. Sometimes you need me to give you a nudge when you’re drifting off the path, but that’s how I show you I care about your adventure. You claim you don’t understand grace, but your life, your determination and your resilience tells a different story. It’s a story of me teaching you the ways of your saviour Jesus.

I was sent to remind you of the good when all you can see is the bad.

Do you realise what a privileged position you hold? At your best you reflect God’s light into the darkness, at your worst you are an example of God’s grace.

I know what has been said to you by the accuser. But listen to me. God really has forgiven you for everything. This forgiveness is free to those who believe and follow Jesus, the Way the Truth and the Life. I know what you’re thinking; what about the times when you find it too hard? Well, it’s those times that I am here to have the last word.”

This is why the Holy Spirit is called the comforter.

 John 14:15-18 AMP

“If you [really] love Me, you will keep (obey) My commands. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever – The Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive (welcome, take to its heart), because it does not see Him or know and recognise Him. But you know and recognise Him, for He lives with you [constantly] and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans [comfortless, desolate, bereaved, forlorn, helpless]; I will come [back] to you.”