The devil is a liar. But that is not all. He is a defeated liar! Though he accuses us before God for our weakness and sin, Jesus answers on our behalf in an instant, “Father, forgive them.” Denied in heaven, the work of the accuser seeks to find a footholf among the fleshy ears of those who are vulnerable to criticize others in the Body of Christ. His words seek to be heard in the minds of those downcast and disocuraged by failure in their own lives.
But rejoice, beloved. “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1). The accuser has been defeated. Confess your sins and be healed, and reject the lying words of a defeated foe. Our debt has been paid. Our ransom is complete. Our shame has been covered by the grace of God. Rejoice, the One who saves you is the same One who accepts you, and by the work of the Holy Spirit continues the process of His renewing work in you!