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The Accuser and The Orphan

Updated on June 3, 2011

Do you feel guilty all the time? Do you feel like you never measure up to God's standards? I used to feel that way, too. Life seemed like you were always living to apologize or to cower in lowly fear before an austere God. Many in the world feel this way. Many in the church feel this way. Why?

Could it just be that God is not behind those feelings? Could it be another voice? Revelation 12:10 states, "Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now, the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night."

God never accuses. He convicts. He convicts the world of sin and judgment in order to turn people toward hope (John 16:8, 2 Cor 7:10). Satan constantly accuses unto despair and hopelessness (Zech 3:1). God never condemns the believer (Romans 8:1). Satan always condemns. He condemns night and day. He destroys night and day.

The Lord directed me to Romans 3:24 one morning. It reads, "being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus." What does being justified mean? It means that the believer is completely innocent of all past, present, and future charges (Romans 5:1). It is also a gift. You cannot earn justification; you just accept it by faith. A gift is a gift, not subject to any fine print clauses, or stupid rules on the back of some sweepstakes ticket. It's pretty straightforward and legitimate. Too good to be true? Still not feeling the love, yet?

Think about it this way: if living a perfect life was the only way God would love you, then no one would be loved. Why? No one on this planet, including Christians, can live a perfect physical life; therefore, no one would be loved. Jesus did not die on the cross so that no one would be loved (John 3:16). Love is key (1 Cor 13:13). That's what sent him to the cross. Without it, no one could move into freedom or even live. Unconditional love unlocks the shackles and removes the bondages over our broken emotions and lives. He can now love us perfectly because he has made us perfect forever (Heb 10:14). He loves us forever (Rom 8:38-39, Ephesians 2:1-10).

If you cannot think of any sin or wrongdoing on your part, but still feel this uneasy guilt of some hidden thing that alludes you, then you are hearing the voice of the devil. Rebuke it in the name of Jesus (Zech 3:2). He is doing what he does best: accusing the saints. If he cannot kill you, he will try to immobilize you through guilt and shame. God will always communicate clearly about what he wants you to confess, release, and repent of. He will supply this need (Phil 4:19). If you have to confess, confess it and be free (1 John 1:9). Please understand that you are a saint who sins, and one who belongs to God's family. You are not a wretched outsider, but beloved of God (1 John 3:1).

The orphan spirit is rampant throughout the church of Jesus Christ. People feel inadequate and unloved. They constantly feel outside the family of God when this is far from the truth. John 1:12 states, "Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God." We are his beloved children (1 John 3:1). The debate on whether this is an actual spirit or an emotional stronghold doesn't really matter. It is both. The devil accuses and people believe the lie. A spirit and the unbelieving mind keep many in bondage.

It's time to rebuke and believe again. Ephesians 6:13 states to stand firm against the evil forces hiding behind the veil of the spirit world. Please remember that the devil is good at making people feel guilty. He has many years of experience. He has perfected the craft of stealing, killing, and destroying people. He is persistent, so stand firm and don't give into the lies.

I would venture to say that the accusatory voice you are hearing each day is not God, but the devil. God loves you (Rom 8:38-39); he perfected you (Rom 5:1, Heb 10:14); he calls you his child (1 John 3:1); he forgave you (Eph 1:7); he gave you eternal life (John 5:24); he chose you (Eph 1:4); he gave you the Holy Spirit (Eph 1:13). We are set to live a very victorious and emotionally stable life. We should walk like royalty (1 Peter 2:9). God bless you all. It's time to be free.

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    • The Minstrel profile imageAUTHOR

      The Minstrel 

      7 years ago from Hawaii

      Dear Lifegate, Tamarajo, and Kristeen,

      God bless all of you. We all succumb to the enemy's voice at times. Thank you for your comments.

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      Christine 

      7 years ago from Michigan

      Great insite on the meaning of forgiveness through Jesus. I think we have all had these feelings at some point in our lives. I know I have. I have spent time wondering what is bothering me and what I have done to feel bad about, but can't pinpoint any specific thing I did. I will remember this hub the next time it happens. Be blessed Minstrel!

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      Tamarajo 

      7 years ago

      Encouraging hub. Needed to hear that today.

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      William Kovacic 

      7 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Excellent thoughts my Brother. I know of too many people that disregard true guilt and wallow in the mire of false guilt. Thanks I feel a hub coming on!

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