TSP DAILY DEVOTIONAL
23rd January 2020
Dr. Phil Ransom-Bello
KEY SCRIPTURE/MEMORY VERSE: Revelations 12:10(NKJV)
“Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.”
In our text today, Satan is first regarded as the accuser of the brethren not a killer. The truth is, accusations are stronger than swords and knives or guns and bullets. An accusation is an attack on your identity. It is designed to get you to question if you are really what or who you say you are.
Satan will not come to you throwing a jab at you but he will try to accuse you. Satan will try to accuse you because he doesn’t want to fight you in your strength but accuse you so that you are weak and shaky in your conviction of who you are in Christ, and then you doubt God’s love.
Do you remember when I told you about one of my favourite sports- boxing and how that the fight doesn’t really start in the ring? The fight first begins with words to get you to doubt your ability.
A man who feels accused is already weakened by the words of the devil because the first thing accusation will do is to stop you from seeing yourself in the light of who you really are.
Goliath accused the people by defiling the army of the Living God and saying, “Can you bring a champion out of you?”
He downgraded the army of the Lord and that not only weakened their hands, it prolonged the battle.
Whenever an accusation comes, you must remember that Romans 8:1 says there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ.
If the Bible says there is no condemnation, it means you are to make shut down every thought that poses as an accusation/condemnation. Condemnation is so dangerous for the believer. Never allow it take root.
Have you met a parent who loves and believes im his or child? It doesn’t matter the negative report you bring against that child? It cannot stand.
There is no condemnation for the believer because you are loved by God.
The message translation of Romans 8:33 says, “Who will dare point a finger against us?”
Listen, you are not just loved, you are accepted in the beloved. (Ephesians 1:6)
So the next time you hear words or accusations and condemnation, you must remind yourself of who you are in Christ and boldly declare that there is no condemnation for you who is in Christ Jesus. This should make you rejoice! Hallelujah!
What area of your life have you doubted God’s love or acceptance because of accusations? Address it now.
I am loved!
I am accepted in the beloved.
I am eternally forgiven
I am set free from every condemnation.
Christ has qualified me for every advantage that the believer has.
Therefore, no weapon of accusation/condemnation fashioned against me can prosper.
I am blessed!
I am highly favoured.
HEARING BY THE WORD
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