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Revelation 12 - Key

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And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

The loud voice in heaven called the devil, the accuser of our brethren. It says that he accused them day and night. Since the devil is the one who's called the accuser, we better make sure we're not characterized by accusing people who are brethren in the Lord.

This doesn't mean that we should never talk to people about their faults. But, we shouldn't be accusers, constantly calling people to account for faults or offenses.

Application

Sometimes I find my mind thinking of all kinds of faults with a brother in the Lord, especially things in the past that were supposed to be forgiven. Usually it seems like it's OK, because it's true. Sometimes I imagine myself voicing the thoughts, or even saying them to myself under my breath. Of course, if I open my mouth to speak with the person, what will I think of to say, but what I imagined myself saying?

I've been realizing, These thoughts aren't from the Lord. I don't really want to have them, but the devil has been tempting me to put them into my mind.

2 Corinthians 10:5
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

When I'm tempted to be an accuser in my thoughts or my speech, I'll remember that the devil is the accuser, and I'll fight to refuse those thoughts and forgive my brethren.

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