Rev 12:10: 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.
The word accuser means: “one who accuses before a judge”
WE GOT TO KNOW WHO THE REAL ACCUSER IS
Psalm 55:12-14: For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him: 13 But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. 14 We took sweet counsel together and walked unto the house of God in company.
- The devil works powerfully amongst people we familiar with (talk)
- We got to be able to identify who the real enemy is
The Bible declares that our enemies are not flesh and blood as we suppose.
Eph 6:12: For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
• Churches destroyed,
• families destroyed,
• leaders destroyed
• We have got to know who is behind these accusations
SATAN IS THE ACCUSER OF THE BRETHREN
Example of the accusations: The Pastor didn’t speak to you today! He was aiming his whole sermon at you. Or, why didn’t the Smith family invite you to lunch? Maybe they don’t like you!
We have all experienced this type of attack in our minds.
2 Cor 10:5: Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
• We know the Battle of the Mind
• Get it under control.
• Rather than listening to the lies of the ACCUSER
• Before it controls our whole life
Mark 11:25: And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses
HOW WE PRAY IN OUR PRAYER CLOSETS REFLECT OUR HEARTS:
THE PRAYER CLOSET IS SUPPOSE TO BE A HOLY PLACE
Matthew 6: 1-6: Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. 2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward.3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
• Let the Lord wash away the bitterness and Hurt
• When we do it His Way
HOW WE ARE IN THIS HOLY PLACE OF PRAYER SHOWS WHO WE ARE SERVING
WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY AS BELIEVERS TO COVER ONE ANOTHER—NOT ACCUSE ONE ANOTHER.
OUR ROLE MODEL IS JESUS CHRIST:
Jesus Came to Save the World Not Condemn
John 3:17: For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
He is sending His Body into the World
John 20:21: Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
Jesus can Help us Heal from Past Hurts and Disappointments
Psalms 147:3 “He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
Psalms 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Isaiah 41:10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Give your heart to Jesus today by saying this prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for dying on the cross for my sin. Please forgive me. Come into my life. I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Please, help me to live for you the rest of this life. Fill me with your Holy Spirit. In the name of Jesus, I pray.
WE HAVE SOMETHING THAT THE OLD TESTAMENT BELIEVERS DIDN’T HAVE We have the Trinity living inside of us according to the Bible John 14: 16