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Recognizing Accusation

On the subject of Accusation and Accusing Spirits, it's easy to see how Satan tries to manipulate us by accusing ourselves, God, and others. Personally, I have experienced instances where Satan tried to convince me that God was withholding blessings from me, and that I deserved to be in a better place. He would show me other people who were being blessed, even though they didn't follow God as faithfully as I did, or as I THOUGHT I did. This made me almost give up on the blessings that God had in store for me, as Satan would constantly make me focus on what I lacked, instead of what I had. Envy and jealousy also play a role in this, which we can discuss in another session.

When Satan accuses God to us, he tries to make us believe that God doesn't care about us, or that He's only doing things for others. However, this might not be true. We might not be listening to God, or we might be trying to obtain His blessings by disobeying His word. It's like putting an empty loaf pan in the oven, and expecting bread to magically appear without following the instructions for making it. Instead of listening to Satan's accusations, we need to turn to God's word and seek His truth. A curse without a cause cannot stand, so we need to ask the Lord to show us where we're missing something.

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:32, KJV)

Satan is known to accuse believers of their past sins or the person they used to be. Even if they have genuinely repented and moved on from there past life, Satan can still try to push guilt, shame, and condemnation on them. This happens when he fails to make the person sin in that area again. Replaying past sins and failures in our minds can make us feel heavy and hopeless. The accusation may have an aspect of truth that we can relate to, which makes us agree with the condemnation, thinking that we deserve it for the mistakes we made in the past. However, by doing so, we reject the effectiveness of the blood of Jesus. We need to be aware of the enemy's tactics and reject all self-accusation. Instead, we should come into agreement with who we are in Christ - a new creation.

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." (2 Corinthians 5:17, KJV)

Accusation not only involves accusing others to us, but it also brings with it negative thoughts about others, which aim to degrade and devalue them. This can lead us to agree with those thoughts and even share them with others, resulting in us being guilty of gossip, slander, and accusation. It is important to remember that such thoughts never come from God. We must take every thought of accusation captive and bring it in line with God's word.

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