Our Defense

Our Defense

Our adversary, satan, is known as the accuser of the brethren. The accusations come to hinder our resting in the Lord. The stand we take when this type of fiery dart comes our way is the stand for who we are in Christ. At times nothing is said to us specifically, but we can sense a spiritual battle taking place. We resist by resting in the Lord with passion and a vision of His glory.

When accusations came against Jesus, He answered not a word. He easily could have blown the accusers away, but He said nothing. He is our example. The problem with defending ourselves is that we would never be able to stop. Because we believe our justification is in Him, we let the Lord be our defender. He lives to make intercession for us. Our Lord, who chose not to defend Himself, lives to defend us and He never fails, Hallelujah!

We are led by the Spirit of God and obey Him without knowing the details of His plan. We cannot explain to others what only can be understood spiritually. We trust the Lord and rest in Him to reveal His will, from glory to glory

Psalm 62:2 “He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.” 

 

Self Offense

Self Offense

The offense least confronted is the offense we have with self.  We feel like  we shouldn’t have done this or said that. When not handled, it can be a stumbling block. It’s self-condemnation and we have been freed from self-condemnation in Christ Jesus. We often judge, convict and declare ourselves guilty, when we have already been declared innocent by our Lord.

Being free from condemnation helps us walk free from addiction, low self-esteem and many other issues. We no longer seek  the destruction we feel we deserve. Freedom in Christ means we no longer have to cover the wrongs or the shame that comes naturally with damaging ways. God frees those He forgives. Satan accuses us constantly, and when we battle self-condemnation we come in agreement with his lies. In Christ we are free from the accusations, insecurities and lies that caused us to get stuck. We are no longer bound to anything that tries to hold us down.

Trust what Christ has done. We do not have to deal with what was already dealt with on the cross. Disregard the problems we see in ourselves because God sees us clothed with righteousness. We do not accuse ourselves; we have already been declared not guilty. When the Holy Spirit convicts us of something that needs to be changed in our ways, He comes with healing and comfort. We seek and set our minds on the things of the Spirit, not the flesh, from glory to glory!

Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”

 

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