The other day I was teaching a reading group in my Basic English class. I looked up to respond to a question one of my students asked. My student is 18 years old, and he is a precious friend to me. I have been praying for his salvation for over a year, and he is the main reason that I am working to start a Young Life branch at my school. I want to share the good news with him and his family.
But as I looked up to respond to his question, I heard an almost audible accusation.
“Shut up! You are nosy and presumptuous. Who are you to interfere in this young man’s life.”
I have really become accustomed to accusation ever since the Lord has lead me to birth an evangelistic ministry. I feel accused every single day. Remember, Satan accuses the saint both day and night. It is a constant onslaught. (Revelations 12:10)
Recognizing where the accusation comes from is so crucial in not falling prey to it. We are not really that insecure. Satan is trying to stop us.
My little daughter endured the heaviest opposition on our family mission’s trip to Rwanda. At the time she asked me when it would stop. I led her to James 4:7 where we are instructed to resist the devil until he flees. And he will flee, for a time, only to return and accuse us some more.
I broke the news to her the other day while the two of us were enjoying a meal together. Spiritual opposition does come and go. The evil one will flee; it is true. However, accusation is something we will live with our whole lives as Christians. We just get really really good at ignoring it.
We are overcoming him though, through the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony. (Revelations 12:11) And some day he will be locked up forever.