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Scripture tells me I have an adversary that “prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” (I Peter 5:8) He also “accuses me before my God day and night.” (Revelation 12:11) Our response to this enemy is to stay alert, be ready with a testimony and proclaim the blood of the lamb over our lives.
There is another scripture in the writings of the minor prophets that has given me much hope today. Zechariah was a prophet to the people who returned to Jerusalem from captivity in Babylon to rebuild the city and particularly, the temple. Read this from one of his visions:
Then the angel showed me Jeshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord. The Accuser, Satan, was there at the angel’s right hand, making accusations against Jeshua. And the Lord said to Satan, “I, the Lord, reject your accusations, Satan. Yes, the Lord, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebukes you.”Zechariah 3:1-2
There are times in my life when I need someone to come to my defense. As I pondered on this scripture, my heavy heart was lightened. I put my own name in this verse and imagined the Lord rebuking Satan for me, coming to my defense as his chosen daughter rejecting the accusations of the enemy. He knows and accepts only what is true!
If the accusations of the enemy resound in your ears, I invite you to do the same. Hebrews tells us we have an advocate (Hebrews 4:14-16), someone who speaks on our behalf before the Father. I believe his advocacy extends to the accuser. Don’t try to do it on your own. Be alert and then take shelter in the love of Jesus for you as his chosen one!