Unlimited: In the Kingdom We Call Out Satan’s Lies
Feb 9, 2022 209
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 Messiah” (Revelation 12:10, NIV).
The middle verses of the book of Revelation are found in chapter 12. These middle verses are the heart of the Bible’s last book, and they are rejoicing in what the Cross of Christ has done:
for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down (Revelation 12:10, NKJV).
This is an allusion to the words of Jesus in John:
Now is the judgment of this world: now the ruler of this world be cast out (John 12:31).
At the Cross, Satan is cast out, and he is called the “accuser of the brethren.”
Don’t believe the lies.
My friends, the worst hours that any of us have are when the devil whispers to us, “You’re no good. You’re a failure. How can God bless such a loser? Look at your track record.” And you, my friends, by faith are able to say, “You’re a liar from the beginning, according to the Holy Word of God. But you are a conquered liar. You have been cast out and cast down. The Cross is the answer to your accusations.”
When your conscience echoes the devil’s accusations, that’s when you must flee to the Cross, and say, “Satan, you are a liar, for the blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, cleanses us from all sin. All sin.” – Des Ford (adapted)
Reflection: Reflect on this carefully and specifically. What are the lies that Satan wants you to believe about yourself? Call them out in prayer, and claim your identity in Jesus!