Our Accuser

The Book of Job tells of Satan bringing accusations against Job. He said to the Lord, “Doth Job fear God for nought?” (Job 1:9) Then again, “Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.” (Job 2:4) But Job is not the only one whom Satan accuses before God. In Revelation 12:10 Satan is referred to as “the accuser of our brethren.”

Imagine that – Satan in the presence of God to accuse each of us. Do you think maybe he might be able to dig up some dirt from our past? Maybe find a skeleton or two in the closet. The reality for all of us is – “All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)

So where does that leave us? Can Satan really bring an accusation against Christians and make it stick? No! Listen to this reassuring passage: “Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifies. Who is he that condemns? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is ever at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.” (Romans 8:33-34)

How then does one receive this salvation from sin? The Bible puts it this way: “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 2:38)