Revelation 12:10 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. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.
I have had a series of encounters in prayer lately that has left me confused. I have directly encountered the words Satan has been accusing me of! At first I thought, “God is convicting and revealing the sins of my heart!” Yet as the month progressed I kept hearing new things within my spirit. It was a cry of revelation, refreshing, and an outpouring of the Spirit of God. It began to incite within me a cry for justice, restoration, and balance of all things! I began to cry out to Jesus to heal and restore all the wrong that has been done in my life. I began to cry out for honor, recompense, and what the enemy has stolen. We all have things the enemy has stolen.
I am taken back to a prophetic dream I had several months ago. In the dream I woke up in the middle of the night. I went downstairs because I heard voices. Downstairs were unexpected loved ones, but also an enemy. I began to scream, yell, and curse the allowance of the enemy in my house! I verbally pushed him all the way out of my house. I am the temple of the Holy Spirit and any place the enemy is within my life is stolen ground. (2 Cor. 6:16) In many Christian circles we think sin and an allowance of sin allows the enemy within our lives. This is true yet I also think there is one who comes to kill, steal, and destroy. (John 10:10) Where are the places within our own lives the enemy has stolen? Have we lost money, honor, influence, a good name, or simply joy? Has our relationships in the workplace, at home, or within our ministries taken a hit? What has been taken? For me I began to grasp that the enemy had stolen my worth and honor within the Kingdom of Christ. Though I am a full-time minister the enemy stole from me. He may keep trying to steal from me. I believe he has stolen from you and from every single believer.
There is one who stands continually in front of the throne accusing us day and night. There are Christians who let the accusations stand. For many years I was that Christian and not even aware of the accusations against me. Today I am aware and know better. Any area that does not align with the Word of God over my life is out of order. I have full allowance into the things of Christ, identity, provision, and recompense. I am made and built in the image of Christ and like him I carry an identity that is full of honor.
In prayer I began to argue with the accusations that I heard. I began to contend in the spirit about my place in the Kingdom of God and my identity. I began to call into existence those things the Lord had proclaimed over me to begin to live it out with noticeable effects in the physical realm. I began to call the devil a liar and sort out every word said against me. I began to accuse the devil of stealing, killing, and destroying in my life where he had no influence or authority. The accuser had no right to do any of the things that had been done! Every accusation I took under consideration and if there was no area of sin within my life I began to contend against the enemy as a thief and a liar.
Today I am not through warring in the spirit for my identity in Christ. Yet I can tell you this… I put the enemy to flight. I began to release within my own life the realization of salvation through grace that we each have access to. Today I bless you in the Name of the Lord to call the devil a liar and to begin to refute the accusations of the accuser. All authority under heaven and earth has been given to Jesus and we have the right to refute every accusation. (Matt. 28:18) May we have wisdom to know how to contend. Amen.