Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

While the Devil persecutes believers on earth, he persecutes believers in Heaven.

Sunday, October 5, 2003

When you can get rid of the accusers in your life, or those who constantly make accusations against others, it is inevitable that even your environment improves.

This passage is dealing with the accuser, not the accused.

He has to have done to him what he tried to do to the accused.

When you can get rid of the accusers in your life, or those who constantly make accusations against others, it is inevitable that even your environment improves.

PSA 12:2 “They speak emptiness one to another with flattering lips; and with a double standard they speak.”

JAM 4:11 “Do not speak against one another, brethren, he who speaks against or slanders or maligns a fellow-believer or judges a fellow-believer, slanders and judges Bible doctrine [the Law of God].”

JAM 5:9 “Do not complain, brethren, against one another that you yourselves may not be judged. Behold, the judge is standing right at the door.”

JOB 15:35 They conceive mischief and bring forth iniquity, therefore their mind prepares deception.

Causative conjunction hoti – o@ti = because, or since.

This time Satan is called the kategor.
Kategor = accuser, betrayer; a prosecuting attorney.

Genitive plural of relationship – adelphon – ajdelfwn = the royal family of God at the present time.

Satan is inconsistent and his inconsistency is manifested by the malfunctions and failures of unbelievers since they are under his control and under his kingdom, and obviously no mention is made of them.

Accuses – pres-act-part – kategoreo = making accusations, to charge with offenses, to speak against someone.

Ballo = “to be thrown out.”

Satan will no longer be allowed to accuse believers in the court of heaven, not during the last half of the Tribulation, and not during the Millennium.

Passive voice –
Satan receives the action of the verb, he is excommunicated from heaven.

While the Devil persecutes believers on earth, he prosecutes believers in heaven.

Satan has a whole system of evangelism, whereby he gets us to enter cosmic one – arrogance, pride, jealousy, bitterness, vindictiveness, implacability, hatred, self-pity, guilt complex.

Cosmic two – the believer becomes judgmental, legalistic and involved in self-righteousness.

Satan always started the courtroom session by making it clear that while God had put Adam in charge of the world as its ruler, Satan had recovered it.

When Satan and the fallen angels were sentenced to the lake of fire, one of the things God did was to shut down Satan’s headquarters, planet earth, GEN 1:1-2,
JER 4:23-26.

Man’s occupancy on planet earth did not last too long before Adam and the woman fell and then Satan became the ruler of the world again.

Arrogance is unteachable.

REV 20:7-8 And when the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison, and will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for the war; the number of them is like the sand of the seashore.

He is not sinless, but one thing about a mature believer, he stays away from evil.

Verse 6 – there is a courtroom in heaven, the Supreme Court of Heaven.
Verse 7 – Satan acts as a defense attorney.
Verse 8 – Job is entered into the courtroom as a witness for the prosecution.

Verses 9-10 – Satan’s defense against God, accusing Job.
Verse 11 – the motion of the defense, “Put forth Thy hand now and touch all that he has; he will surely curse Thee to Thy face.”
Verse 12 – the motion is granted, “All that he has is in your power, only do not put forth your hand on him.”

ZEC 3:1-2 – we find Satan prosecuting Joshua the High Priest, and others in Israel.

God was about to reestablish the priesthood in Israel, and Satan found out about it and objected because of the sins that were found among the priests.

If we go astray in any area, Satan will be sure to aggravate it and make the worst of it.

Whenever we stand before God to serve His interests, we should expect all the resistance that Satan’s subtlety and malice can give us.

JAM 4:7 Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Satan – waha SaaTaan – a transliteration = the accuser, the prosecutor, the opponent, the adversary.

ROM 8:31 If God is for us, who is against us?

ROM 8:33-34 Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died,

It is part of the happiness of the believer that the Judge is their friend.

Those that belong to TLJC have Him ready to appear vigorously for them when Satan makes his accusations and is most vehement against them.

Satan is told that he may resist the priest, but let him know that his resistance will be fruitless; it will be to no purpose to attempt anything against Jerusalem, because the Lord has chosen it, and he will abide by His choice.

You are a priest,
1PE 2:5,9, and you are also the elect and chosen by God, ROM 8:33, and the Lord will abide by His choice.

Whatever is opposed against God’s people, God saw it billions and billions of years ago; He foresaw it when He chose them and yet He still chose them.

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