The Accuser Has Been Cast Down.
This is a phrase from The Revelation of Christ Chapter 13 Where it says “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren Has been cast down.
As with all scripture. It is given to make visible and understandable invisible realities already available to us for our understanding in the spirit of our minds. After all this is where the fall of humanity took place and not in the flesh or Adam and Eve would’ve needed cuts and broken bones mended. That this is an event that can happen to each believer whereby it can be said of each one of us too that “they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death (to feel the need to defend it)”. Showing us that this is not associated with some supposed second coming event, but a realization that happens in the “The Spirit of the mind“. That we are washed by the blood of “The Lamb of God who takes away the sin (sorrow and guilt) of the world! John 1.29.
If this was not true then Christ would only be a partial Savior, but“He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world”. (1 John 2.2).
You see some people think this type of overcoming this age as a work for a second coming Messiah/Savior. But we know this type of Saving came when Christ was crucified. And this is only partially correct because that is when our payment was rendered for our sin and death to receive the gift of Eternal life, and where our victory over Satan, sin and death was visibly secured. But because Christ is Eternal, meaning “the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13.8).
His payment is rendered effective and implementable from the beginning of time. For this reason He is also called ” The Lamb slain from the foundations of the world. And “known to God from Eternity are all His works. (Acts 15.18)
So nothing is done as an after thought or a just in case as though God wasn’t quite sure of the outcome.
The point is that victory over Satan, the accuser, is not a one time singular event to witness with your physical eyes, but with the “eyes of your understanding”, for those “who have eyes to see and ears to hear” of a different nature”. Because “ all the promises of God are Yes in Him and Amen, to the glory of God through us. (2 Corinthians 1.20) for those of us who are “in Christ” and not at the end of the world or a second coming.
We see this gift in action with the early disciples as a elementary principles from the beginning in this next text.
17 Then the seventy (disciples not yet apostles) returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” 18 And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven (not a physical event but learned and applied principles). 19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Does this look like they had to cower for anybody or anything? Or that we need to hide or just get by in hopes that Jesus comes again in a physical way to help us again? As though His saving at the cross was only ceremonial till He comes again? Doesn’t He come again to harvest what is already saved?
This is what salvation is. The life God gave you to develop your abilities to do what He does and say what He says with the same outcome. This is “doing the deeds of your (Heavenly) Father”. Looks like, sounds like, just like.
So we “behold Satan fall from Heaven”, the Heavens of our minds, the place of our own personal transfiguration (Romans 12.1). And by seeing this in its proper context, we have learned how to implement this and every promise from the Father in their respective order. At the point of battle, we did what our protege did. He said “get behind Me Satan for you are not mindful of the things of God but of the things of men”. Like peoples immediate and personal needs, their safety, security and peace of mind and comfort (God of all comfort). These are all under attack, well that is until we learn this truth and put it to use in our way of thinking because “we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of [a]the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6.12). And through Gods word, we have our own “plug in and play” tools to fortify ourselves against the god of this age and it is so simple to the re-spirited mind of faith. This is our battle zone and our “Galgatha” meaning “place of the skull”.
As you weigh out the concept of salvation and what all it entails, to come to a conclusion, that can take a lifetime to unwrap.
To see scriptures that promise you something seemingly contradictory in your life, and you think in your mind “has God really said”? You find yourself siding with the enemy of your soul who said the same thing to Adam and Eve in the Garden. This is where the fall began with questioning the authenticity of Gods Word. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.. He was in the beginning with God”. (John 1.1)
But Satan who seeks to keep you engaged with facts and proofs in his realm as “the god of this age” of whom Christ said “the god of this age comes and has nothing in Me”. And we are in Christ? As Paul put it “now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage? (Galatians 4.9) . And as long as you let your doubts lead you? You let them rule you. And subscribe, sign up for and just give in and accept help of all sorts when your provision is there for the taking by faith? Like Abraham the father of faith, “walked out to a land not knowing where he was going? as one of his first acts of faith (trusting God)? For when the still small voice inside your head says “has God really said”, you answer with a resounded, YES HE HAS! Then you quote silently think upon the scripture that says “get behind me Satan for you are not mindful of the things of God but the things of men”, Because you conversely think about the things of God. And you know what? If you are truely in Christ? Satan is not there. And any residual fears or accusations that come up? Do not answer them. Because if you do, you empower Satan to continue because you just gave him access again to entangle with because for us on the north side of the cross? There are no boogie men.
It is here that you expire that part of your consciencness that keeps you focused on self preservation, safety and a good self image because that is Satans play ground. He is the god of this age and the ruler of those driven by fear.
So we overcame him by the blood of the lamb and loved not our “carnal” lives till the end”. So much so in fact that WE QUIT ANSWERING SATAN YEARS AGO, in our conscience. And as the first disciples said be ye filled with the spirit, there can be no room for darkness because darkness cannot abide, interact or interject where the Holy Spirit fills that void. No way, not gonna happen. You have to turn from your new posture to arouse him and that is a proof that the resurrection power resides in you too, so think twice about what you think and say.
However there is one more aspect of this promise to implement, and that is to ignore any attempt by any accuser to put your thinking into a tail spin as though our Heavenly Father had left us unprotected and uncovered. Because the covering that He has for us is like a cloaking device. Just as when the Jewish leaders were seeking to apprehend Him? Scripture says He walked out by walking though their midst”. That is unlike Paul who in the beginning before his mastery of these things was let down from a window in a basket. To in turn say later on say that “God has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.
So really then, what are we waiting for in our day? Another invitation? That Christ came preaching the Kingdom of God at hand”, then told the disciples to “saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go [a]therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age”?
To which we say “28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He is the firstborn among many offspring. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for (the redemption of) us all, how has He not with Him also freely give us everything? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justified. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from this love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? (No but our ignorant thinking does) 36 As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” 37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
Because those are the cracks that let the enemy of your soul back in.