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December 22, 2015 | Daily Devotionals | December 22, 2015

Expect Accusations from Within

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21

A prosecuting attorney asks the witness, “Do you see the person responsible for the crime in this room?”  “That’s him right over there.”

The attorney then says, “Let the record reflect that the witness has identified the person at the scene of the crime.”  It may not be conclusive but it’s very persuasive. It plants an image in the jury’s mind that they won’t be able to easily dismiss during deliberations.  Every chance a prosecuting attorney gets to weaken the character of the defendant, the better his case gets.

For Satan, taking potshots at the character of God’s man is an art form. Hitting below the belt? Definitely, whatever it takes to undermine his reputation before God and man.

Don’t miss this: When Satan presents in the court of divine opinion nothing sticks. However, when Satan puts man on trial in front of man, it’s a different story.  A lot of us have a past, we all have regrets, and everybody owns hidden self-doubts, insecurities, frailties, wounds, defects, and fears. Man does not see us as God sees us. Jesus, the advocate, says to the Father, Hey, this guy is OK, I will vouch for this guy, he is my friend. In fact, I have paid the penalty for every grievance the court will ever have against this man.

Satan will do everything possible to condemn you. Look at what he did to Job. God said, “There is no one on earth like him”. Satan and Job’s “friends” did everything in the “book” to condemn him. Your effectiveness as a guilty man won’t work in a spiritual battle, guilt defeats. See yourself as God sees you, now your efforts are not out of guilt but gratitude. Thank you Jesus.

Father, when will I totally understand how much you love me?

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