Accusation Unaccepted!

There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1)

The great enemy of God and His people is Satan, who is also known as “the accuser.” Once a holy, beautiful, and righteous angel, Satan rebelled against God and was cast down out of heaven; he is now busily engaged in accusing believers in the hopes of destroying their testimony and discrediting them before God. But this Satan, who prowls around the earth like a roaring lion, has no teeth and his accusations are not to be accepted.

Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation. (Colossians 1:21-22)

This passage from Colossians would come under the heading, “The Beautiful ‘BUTS’ of God.” For all those who have, by grace through faith, trusted in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, the assurance of God’s forgiveness and love is absolutely assured. Now, you can’t top Satan from accusing you and you can’t stop others from accusing you, but God will never accuse you. Because you are clothed in the righteous robes of Christ, you are totally and completely and eternally free from accusation. Because God pronounced judgment upon Jesus, who took our sin and nailed it all to the cross, there can never be any judgment against us. Because God pronounced the “guilty” verdict on Jesus, who paid the penalty for our sins in full, He will never make the “guilty” pronouncement on us.

Remember, all our sins have been removed from us as far as the east is from the west, and that is a distance that simply cannot be spanned! We have been cleansed by the saving blood of the Lamb of God, and every one of our sins was wiped away the moment we trusted in Him for our salvation. We are free because of Jesus, and when Satan or anyone else sends an accusation our way, we are to promptly respond “ACCUSATION UNACCEPTED!”

This is the Gospel.  This is grace for your race.  NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!

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