The Accuser of the People:
August 7,, 2020
And I heard a loud voice from Heaven saying, “Now Is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of the brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.” (Revelation 12:10 KJV)
The Accuser has arrived at his daily destination to stand before God with a detailed list of accusations against God’s children. As much as it gave him gratification to bring charges against the ones who professed being Christians, he simultaneously detested being in a place he no longer resides in.
As he continues to his appointed place, he tries in vain to shut out what he hears growing louder and stronger as he proceeds. He sees a great multitude that no one can count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne in front of the Lamb. “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne and to the Lamb… Amen! Praise and glory, wisdom and thanks, honor, power and strength be to our God forever and ever. Amen!” 1.
How he wishes he could block out their praises. But he chose to be here daily to prove that everybody didn’t love God. There were twenty-four elders casting their crowns before the throne saying, “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power, For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.” 2.
Finally, he is at the place to be face to face with God, but cannot look God directly in his countenance. When his turn comes, he presents a list of the charges against the family of The One on the Throne. Charges of the conversations they have spoken causing their lives to be beneath that of The Children of the King. He shows the names of ones who have denounced God. On his list are ones who have used God’s name for personal and financial gain. They have led the people to put their trust and love into the hand of man. God doesn’t judge the leader by the people, but God looks at the heart of the leader to see whether they look at the people as their own or as God’s. It grieved God that people still required a physical god (idol) and sadly this extended to entire nations.
But the group he saves until the end is worth the anguish he was experiencing as he comes before the throne with his indictments. It was of those who had fasted and prayed; but walked away believing they never received an answer from God. Those that thought God had forsaken them. He wants to show his pride, but knew how far he could in the presence of God. Because of who he is, the Accuser can see the answers to their prayers as it becomes closer. Answers that will transform their courses but may not have appeared as they expected. Many went around fearfully as the answer was right beside them. He laughing at how foolish humans are to assume they knew better than God on what is best for them. And with this view, they drifted away from God to settle into a life on their terms… but without God.
He calls off the names of groups who in the face of tests and trials displayed responses different from what they professed. He stands now, silent, but his thoughts continued echoing inside his head. “These people talking the talk yet through their actions of living life portrays him as a God that doesn’t answer his people. They claim to be yours, but their very behavior has bought me more praise than you.” He takes pleasure in his thoughts, and as such continues his internal dialog. “They report my work more than they tell about what God was (is) doing for them. By their words they have erected an existence for themselves that has basically kept God out. Their life continues as a witness against you.” He was proud of this list of names more than he had been in a while. There has been trouble on the Earth and the humans were in a panic. The Earth was experiencing something that most would had thought wasn’t possible in their lifetime.
When he turns to leave, he sees the twenty-four elders still before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are in actuality the prayers of the saints.3 The Accuser who formerly dwelled here in the presence of God, knows that God is always moving on the behalf of his children and that no word spoken by God would return void, 4 The Accuser despises humans and he walks around as a roaring (hungry) lion seeking whom he may devour. 5 People forget that The Accuser who once too lived in the presence of God knows that nothing was too hard for God. 6
The Accuser walks away from the throne stepping back into the present realm not as confident as before after seeing the prayers of the people the elders had set before the Lamb. He who had lived in this presence before, knows that no prayer goes unanswered. This has caused his task to be harder because he has to create circumstances to shift people from God’s answers and will for their lives!
1. Revelation 7:9-11
2. Revelation 4:11
3. Revelation 5:8
4. Isaiah 55:11
5. 1 Peter 5:8
6. Jeremiah 32:27
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