How to Handle Accusations
It’s one thing to be falsely accused; but what about when the accusations are accurate?
The Apostle John describes satan as both a liar (John 8:44) and the “accuser” (Rev. 12:10). There are times when satan will accuse you falsely, and even attempt to get you to believe his lies. But there are also times when his accusations are indeed accurate, and his goal is to ensnare you in shame, fear, and hopelessness.
John’s revelation shows that Jesus is the One who was, who is, and who is to come. In other words, as it pertains to your life, Jesus is Lord of your past, Lord of your present situations, and Lord of your divine destiny! And Jesus has conquered the accuser who would say otherwise.
And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. Revelation 12:10 ESV
The day is coming when the enemy will be eternally defeated and rendered powerless. All injustices will be brought to justice and every person will be accountable for his/her acceptance or rejection of the only Savior, Jesus Christ.
Until then, God desires to give every person the opportunity to choose life through Jesus. Meanwhile, the enemy relentlessly accuses.
How, then, do we overcome these accusations, especially when they are true?
- Remember that your past is not just YOURS anymore – Jesus bore your sins, carried them to the cross, and paid for them with His blood. Your past is covered, and you are clean!
- Remember that God’s grace empowers you to overcome!
- Testify of Jesus’ work that has made you “the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.” (2 Cor. 5:21)
In fact, after John describes satan as an accuser, he follows it with this powerful truth:
And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. Revelation 12:11 ESV
Today, don’t allow the accuser to determine your outlook on life. You are who Jesus says you are!