And 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 brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. (Revelation 12:10 ESV)
This verse speaks to where we personally feel the battle for our soul. We feel the weight of he accusers attacks on our soul. He whispers in our ears of our guilt, reminding us of each broken promise we’ve made, of each outburst of anger, of each choice of regret. The good news is announced in this verse, “the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down.” The voice may still ring in our ear, but that is the limit to its reach. It no longer reaches the judges ears for the accuser has been thrown out of the court because Christ now has power to throw him out by his perfect sacrifice. This is what is now true.
And yet, we still struggle with the voice. If we listen it will undo us and build up a barrier of guilt between us and prayer; between is and God. There is a way to take the sting from the voice, and that is to remember the gospel. Remember it is by grace you are saved and not by works. Remember that God has raised you from the miry pit. Remember that nothing can separate you from the love of God. Remember that you are holy and righteous in God’s sight. This are the facts of your case made true by Jesus.
Lord, help us to live in light of the gospel; by the words of our savior rather than the words of the accuser. Help us to come boldly before your thrown of grace through Jesus. Amen.