Do you realize that Satan still has a voice and a standing before God whereby he can accuse us believers?
“Wait a second!” you shout. “Satan has been cast out of heaven, along with his followers?”
Yes, that’s true in part, but let’s look at Scripture for our answers.
Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them. (Job 2:1)
Obviously, Satan had access to the courts of God. So, what did Satan do after the Lord mentioned Job?
He accused Job of serving God just because of His blessings. And we know how that turned out for Job: a long trial.
The prophet Zechariah had a vision:
Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him. (Zechariah 3:1)
The Angel of the Lord in this verse is understood to be a theophany or a visible manifestation of the Lord. Satan stood at the Lord’s right hand, which is the place for the prosecutor or an accuser before a judge.
Lets look at the main evidence –
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)
If you look at the three verses before this one, you will learn that war broke out in heaven with Michael and his angels fighting against Satan and his group. Satan loses the war and is then cast down to earth.
But when does this happen?
and the woman [Israel] fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, in which she is to be nourished for 1,260 days. (Revelation 12:6)
The words –”for 1,260 days” – refers to the midpoint of the Tribulation, which has not happened as yet. Thus, because of the context, Satan still has standing before God’s throne to accuse us believers.
What about the words of Jesus?
And Jesus said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. (Luke 10:18)
This is the “in part,” I mentioned earlier. Yes, Satan and his rebel horde no longer have access to God’s third heaven and are banished to the second heaven and below where the principalities and powers are located, but at the same time, Satan somehow has a standing before God.
My guess is that it has to do with different dimensions…but that’s only a guess on my part.
Now, for the gays, Satan’s position as a deceiver and an accuser is a double blow for them.
(Continued in Part 9...if you’re interested, the full series to date can be seen here.)
6 responses to “If We Just Ignore Gays, They’ll Go Away, Right? (Part 8)”
I really appreciate the time and care you take to show us the scriptures and explain what they mean. God bless you!
That’s a polite way of saying I’m slow. God bless you.
No, it’s a polite way of saying I’m slow and need help! 🙂
Amen, Larry. He comes to my prayer closet pretending to be the Holy Spirit. Aren’t we glad God has a deaf ear to his accusations?! Romans 8:1.
So, we’re thinking polite today. Amen.
I’m thankful for the Advocate. God bless you.