Why would God tell us to make sure these things— truth, righteousness, peace — are put on daily like a soldier with his armor if we didn’t have to
Through Jesus we can stand strong and secure in
over our enemy.
far more than we think.
Words have power. Words create beliefs. And what we believe deep within will determine our
we make in life. (Pr.18:21)
Jesus connects lies — and accusations are merely lies about humans — Jesus connects lies to
. That’s how destructive they are. (John 8:44)
Joshua the priest had a change of
(vv.4-5), the image of his standing before God changing.
And the accusations, much of which were previously true and made him guilty before the judge, they are
When the enemy accuses you, you stand in the truth of God! We wield the
. (1 Cor. 6:9-11; Gal. 2:20; 3:27)
It is time to stand against what the accuser says about us by standing in the absolute
of what Jesus did and says about us.
The enemy uses
We so easily move from
on an issue to accusation against a person.
We view no one from a
of view. We view everyone through the lens of Jesus, and we treat them in thought, word and action as Jesus would. (2 Cor. 5:16)
If we’re supposed to
, how should we treat someone who merely disagrees with us on a matter? (Mt. 5:44; Rm. 12:14,17)
It is time we
the accuser in the name and authority of Jesus. (Rev. 12:10)