A couple days ago the Lord whispered an encouraging word to me. I was by myself praying about a lot of things. I was also asking the Lord to rebuke the evil one away from me and rebuke his lies, temptations, discouragements, and accusations away from me and our family. If you believe in Jesus, chances are that the evil one tries to discourage you about your past mistakes and sins too. That is what he does! The evil one stands accusing us before God day and night. Just remember this, he is defeated by the Blood of Jesus Christ and we who believe are covered by His blood and we stand forgiven and free, fully justified by faith in Jesus Christ! This is the word I heard the Lord speak to me like a soft whisper in my thoughts: “Walk in forgiveness.”
“Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
“Now have come the salvation and the
power and the kingdom of our
and the authority of his Christ.
For the accuser of our brothers,
who accuses them before our God
day and night,
has been hurled down.
They overcame him
by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony;
they did not love their lives so much
as to shrink from death.
Therefore rejoice, you heavens
and you who dwell in them!
But woe to the earth and the sea,
because the devil has gone down to you!
He is filled with fury,
because he knows that his time is
Walk in forgiveness brothers and sisters in Christ! The evil one is defeated and he knows it! We have overcome him by the Blood of Jesus and by the word of our testimony in Him! Jesus has washed us and we are clean! He stands as our Advocate and speaks in our defense when the evil one accuses us! The Lord does not keep a record of wrongs on us. He is not in Heaven remembering our sins and counting them–He remembers them no more! Live in that wonderful healing grace of God and offer that same forgiveness and grace to others!
“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.
My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense–Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.”
1 John 1:8-10-2:1-2
The reason Jesus came was to destroy the work of the evil one and Jesus finished His mission at the cross! Be encouraged, God will crush the evil one very soon!
“He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.”
1 John 3:8
“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.”
Walk in the beautiful forgiveness of Jesus every day! If you fall, get back up immediately, repent, and keep moving forward with the Lord! If you believe in Jesus, then you are redeemed, justified, and completely and perfectly forgiven and no amount of accusations from the evil one can ever come against you! Jesus stands by your side and He is all the defense you will ever need!
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.”
“For I will forgive their wickedness
and will remember their sins no
“The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says:
“This is the covenant I will make with
after that time, says the Lord.
I will put my laws in their hearts,
and I will write them on their
Then he adds:
“Their sins and lawless acts
I will remember no more.”
Just like it says in 1 John 2:1, when you believe in Jesus, He speaks to the Father in your defense! Other translations of that verse say we have an advocate. The word “advocate” comes from the Greek word “paraklétos.” It literally means “called to one’s aid.”
“Strong’s Concordanceparaklétos: called to one’s aid
Original Word: παράκλητος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (par-ak’-lay-tos)
Definition: called to one’s aid
Usage: (a) an advocate, intercessor, (b) a consoler, comforter, helper, (c) Paraclete.
That is what Jesus does for us! He comes to our aid and He is our advocate, intercessor, consoler, comforter, and helper as He speaks in our defense! He stands up for us and stands by our side! Praise God forever!
“For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men–the testimony given in its proper time.”
1 Timothy 2:5-6
“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.”
“Blessed are they
whose transgressions are forgiven,
whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the man
whose sin the Lord will never count
Rejoice in the hope you have in Jesus! Rejoice! Rebuke the discouraging accusations from the evil one regarding your past in the Name of Jesus! Take hold of the victory and authority you have in Christ and stand strong in His grace as He stands by your side protecting and defending you!
“I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.”
Jesus comforting us in John 5:24
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”
“What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
If you believe in Jesus, you are forgiven and you will never be condemned! You have crossed over from death to life! Who can be against us? No one! Not even the evil one with all of his sinful accusations! We who believe in Jesus have overcome the evil one and we have overcome the world! Thank You Jesus, we glorify Your Holy Name!
“for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.”
1 John 5:4-5
We are victorious in Jesus! Walk in His forgiveness!
Grace and peace to you all!
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
Jesus comforting us in John 14:27