Dealing With The Spirit Of Accusation
Dealing with the Spirit of Accusation
Nehemiah experienced accusation from Sanballat and Tobiah as he was doing the Lord's work and re-building Jerusalem. Over and over again, they sent messengers to him to get him to stop what he was doing to talk with them.
The spirit of accusation intends to discredit you or harm you. It will speak ill against you and try to build a conspiracy against you to hinder you from moving into your full destiny.
The spirit of accusation will come at the time when you are actively building. This diabolical enemy wants to frustrate you and the work of the Lord.
This spirit is also persistent. Sanballat sent messengers to Nehemiah multiple times to discredit his work or to stop him from building.
I love Nehemiah’s response after the fifth time Sanballat's messengers came:
Nehemiah 6:8-9: Then I sent to him, saying, “No such things as you say are being done, but you invent them in your own heart.” For they were trying to make us afraid, saying, “Their hands will be weakened in the work, and it will not be done.” No therefore, O God, strengthen my hands.
Nehemiah didn’t waste time by validating his enemies’ numerous attempts at distracting him from the mandate of God on his life. After the wall of Jerusalem was built, it was a testament to all the surrounding nations that the Jews finished this with God’s help. It showed that God was truly with them.
By not letting accusation distract us, we are free to complete the task at hand. Do not let someone’s false words or hurtful actions derail you from fulfilling God’s purposes, plans and callings on your life.
On the flipside of the coin, maybe you did fail. Maybe you messed up royally and the accusations are true. I want you to take a deep breath and thank God for the blood of Jesus. Just because you failed doesn't mean that God's love has. He is faithful and just to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
The spirit of accusation will condemn you to stop you from pursuing God's plan. The love and grace of God will confront you and show you who you are in Him, so that you can fulfill God's plan for your life.
Revelation 12:9-11: Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of His Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. They triumphed over 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.
Today I want to encourage you not to allow the spirit of accusation stop you from building. Take your authority over it in Jesus’ name. Don't come down from the wall to have a conversation with it. Rather, like Nehemiah, say, "O God, strengthen my hands!"