How to Answer Satan’s Accusations
post date: June 14, 2012
In answer to the devil’s accusations, we must keep several things in mind. Apart from the grace of God, Satan is absolutely right about who we are. We are truly sinners through and through. Think about the last seven days. You have given the devil plenty of grounds to accuse you. And in yourself, you have no answer for him at all. Your answers to him are just excuses, the rags of your self-righteousness. Does that sound too harsh? I think it is plainly biblical. But it is not the end of the story. God has already made a way for all our sins to be forgiven. “The blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from every sin” (1 John 1:7). When God forgives our sins, he remembers them no more (Hebrews 10:17). He casts our sins in the deepest sea (Micah 7:19) and he removes our sin from us as far as the east is from the west (Psalm 103:12). When we cast ourselves on the mercy of Jesus Christ, our sins are taken away forever.
We should answer the devil as Jesus did, with the Word of God. Every time the devil tempted him, he replied with, “It is written,” and then quoted Scripture (Matthew 4:1-11). Jesus the Son of God, led by the Spirit of God, fought the devil with the Word of God.
His plan still works today.
When the devil accuses us, he attacks us over and over about things that have already been confessed and forgiven. You cannot change your past, but you don’t have to stay there reliving your sins over and over again. When Satan comes knocking, don’t answer the door. Believe what God has said. Quote the Bible. Remember the promises of God. The devil has no answer for a believer who stands on the Word.
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