Teaching on Accusing Spirits
Pastor Caspar McCloud – Upper Room 2009
Papa God we thank you for today and for Jesus and for the Holy Spirit. We thank you for eternal life and for eternal identity and inheritance. We thank you that you made us in your image and likeness. We are so grateful and thankful that you allow us to partner with you today.
Thank you that we can be salt and light and joint heirs with Christ; covered by His precious blood. That you love us with an everlasting love; that you saved us and tell us we are the apple of your eye; that we are a chosen generation, a Royal Priesthood, a blessed people. We want a heart after your own heart just like King David had. We want to be quick to repent when you show us any place we need to; that we may be covered in your precious blood and cleansed and forgiven from all our sins and iniquities.
We are so grateful you have gathered us together to be of one accord. To be able to learn of your ways and have intimacy with you; that we can come boldly anytime of day into your throne room and make our request known to you, even as you know our request before we can even ask.
That you are full of mercy, grace, and love, that your love endures forever; that you are so long suffering and patient with us. Help us Lord to chose your blessings and walk out of the devil’s curses.
Help us now that we can put on the mindset of Christ and according to John 14:12 this and greater things shall we do because Jesus went back to be with you and sent us the Holy Spirit to direct our steps.
That we can watch and pray always; that we may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass and that we can stand before you Lord before the Son of Man.
We invite you Holy Spirit to come now and teach us and take us over. We ask that blessings overtake us and chase us down in Jesus of Nazareth’s name. Amen.
Satan is called the accuser of the brethren and he even accuses God in the book of Job. Satan wants most of all to separate us from God, from ourselves, and from others so we will feel lonely and miserable like he must feel each day. Satan is walking about this world looking for anyone he can devour, to steal from, kill, and destroy. Unfortunately he has accomplished that goal too many times from believers being destroyed from lack of knowledge.
As Psalm 103:2-3 tells us-“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases”.
There are benefits that we have as children of Papa God that you must know to be able to use. One of those benefits is that you have been given power over all the works of the enemy.
Luke 10:19-20 “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven”.
Papa God’s will is perfect towards us, and when we pray according to His will, according to His promises, and meeting His conditions, nothing shall be impossible because all things are possible with God.
Psalm 138:8 “The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands”.
Psalm 121:7-8 “The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. 8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore”.
The more information you have as the priesthood of believers when you are sharing with someone and teaching them the gospel truth, teaching them about the world of spirits, and about the strongman of Accusations, the easier it will be for them to begin to identify this spirit messing with them.
A spirit of accusation wants to become one with you in your thinking so you believe the lie that this is just the way you really are. Only it’s a lying spirit from the pit of hell.
In Revelations 12 we see that Satan was thrown out of Heaven with his army of rebellious fallen angels. You know how a spirit of accusation wants to butt in, well it was butt kicking out time here in this passage.
Revelations 12:9-11 “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
10 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.
(But the next verse tells us the antidote to dealing with these fallen angels who come to mess you up anyway they can)
11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death”.
We have to get this part down, just believe the Lord. He says what He means and means what He says. Be all you can be for God and trust Him leaning not on your own understanding. Just trust Him. All things are possible when we have faith in God.
I recall a definition of faith as being “unquestioning belief”. Most Christians accept that after you become converted that you are going to a place called Heaven for eternity after we leave here. Because we have been taught so many scriptures like;
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”.
Or John 6:47 “ Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life”.
We know that in John 14:1-3 “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also”.
Or Acts 2: 21 “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved”.
If we understand all that, why don’t we accept the rest of the promises?
Like John 10:10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly”.
And 1Timothy 6:17 “Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy”.
After Jesus and the disciples came back the way they had went the day before they saw that the fig tree that Jesus had cursed because it gave no good fruit had now withered away. The Apostles were stunned at this.
Mark 11: 22 “And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God”.
People are like that fig tree. That fig tree is supposed to represent God’s kids. We are supposed to be giving some good fruit, because the Bible says we will know them by their fruit.
Mathew 7:19-20 “Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them”.
So you are here getting built up in the Word and equipped because you want to make a difference in your world and you want to share the good news to people and the world around you.
As you go about and minister to people along the path of life you will meet you will hear their cry for help. They will often be stuck in their stuff and you may hear them say how they can’t read the Bible and it’s hard for them to pray. Not knowing why their prayers are seemingly being answered. They are being destroyed from lack of knowledge. The Bible tells us because of sin and iniquities the Lord will not listen to us.
Isaiah 59:1-4 “Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: 2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. 3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. 4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity”.
We have so many people we meet in a terrible way, in a terrible situation, where they seem trapped by the enemy. Their own families are accusing them. Children are accusing parents; husbands and wives accusing each other.
If you can just get them to understand that there is a spiritual dynamic working against them, they may begin to see the light of hope at the end of their dark tunnel. So they begin to walk in some faith that they can actually get free someday in the near future.
2 Timothy 2:24-26 “And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will”.
In Genesis 3 we see the opening act of how the devil has brought in these horrible evil spirits like the spirit of Accusation.
Genesis 3:3-5 “But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil”.
Notice this passage says little g in gods, meaning you will know good and evil like us devils. Adam and Eve rebel and break the only commandment that they had in their Bible. When Papa God shows up and confronts them, Adam speaks truth but his statement has a spirit of accusation in it.
12-13 “And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat”.
Adam should have said, I have disobeyed you Lord and I did the wrong thing. Instead he is saying Lord it’s all your fault. If you had not given me that women, none of this would have happened. Do you see how subtle that stinking accusation spirit is? It can tell the truth and distort the facts all at the same time. Eve does the same thing. Instead of admitting she was wrong and repenting she blames the serpent. That is how dangerous the spirit of accusation is and it came in right here in Genesis.
A spirit of accusation is a very legalistic spirit, probably the same kind that gives lawyers a bad reputation when they help someone who has done wrong get off the hook.
When we can explain this to people and teach them the truth here, hopefully they will see how this stinking evil spirit has been messing with them.
They can repent for entertaining this spirit of accusation and also forgive the ones who have accused them. Then you will begin to see victory in setting the captives free. 2 Timothy 2:26 “And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will”.
This spirit like the other spirits has a personality. The one common thing is how it will work in the mind and continuously replay and rehash words and situations. It wants to hold a record of wrongs.
As I have shared many times, true love never keeps a record of wrongs. The spirit of accusation will not only replay those records of wrongs it will employ a spirit of murder with the tongue, such as gossip or slander.
Most of the curses that came on Israel were because of misuse of the tongue. Just like it is today. Bridle your tongue, if you can’t say anything good, do not say anything at all.
So not only gossip which is still sin in our Bible, but this spirit will bring in chaotic thinking, like when you take an egg and scramble it. It will scramble your thoughts up. Causing confusion in thought patterns. Misunderstanding will take place, and then a spirit of fear can enter in.
Accusing others of your own sins, which psychologists like to call “projecting”, is projecting your sins onto someone else. Like women who watch, “As the World Squirms”, then they start causing problems in their own families feeling like they have the same problems they watch on the television show even though it is unfounded. So mistrust comes in with self- condemnation, or they get co-dependant on someone else’s sins.
Then they will refuse to allow and believe someone has changed. They want to hold them to past failures and mistakes. Not able to forgive.
I do not know about you, but I know I am not the same person I was 30 years ago. Yet I sometimes have been confronted from people in my past who want to try and hold me to things and events from my rock and roll past. Things that no longer have any value to me, because I have found the Lord and a more excellent way.
Once is a while someone from the past will try and lure me back into show business with various offers. One came in just the other day, and before they could even give me any details I made it quite clear that I can not go back there. No matter how much fame and fortune they try and offer me. I have been bought and paid for by the Lord; whether I live or die I belong to the Lord.
When that spirit of accusation comes in, there is guilt and shame and unworthiness. What a mess! All from the spirit of accusation who wants access to your memory bank so he can use moments from your memory for his gain, bringing you into a place of self –pity. It will feed you thoughts like, “If only I did things differently I would not be in this mess right now”.
Self-pity is there to try and bind you to past mistakes like superglue so you can not get your freedom.
Your mind is like a computer what you program in is what you will be able to bring out. The issue is that when we cast out an evil spirit in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth often there are still old programs running in the back ground that the enemy set up in you.
That is why it is so important to go with the Word of God, not by feelings. We need to recognize the lies of a spirit of accusation and stop believing them. We always have a choice in whom we believe and what we believe. Let the Holy Spirit and the Holy Word of God always direct us.
Accusation is in all the evil strongmen that come to try and tempt you into accepting their lies as truth. Accusation will not only accuse, it feels right at home with Bitterness, and Envy and Jealousy, Fear and Occultism. That Unloving spirit and every other work of Satan controls them because Satan is the accuser of the brethren.
We have all experienced the work of a spirit of accusation. It will come to accuse ourselves, to others and to God. We need to find out the door points where the enemy was given entry for accusing spirits to have a legal right to indwell in us.
I want each of you to be able to identify the Accuser of the Brethren. Recognize and understand the personality of a spirit of accusation. I want you to be able to recognize that this is another battle that is fought in our minds first. At that point you may participate at the end of this meeting to be delivered from this antichrist spirit which needs to leave you.
If we look at a definition of accusation we would uncover things like ‘to accuse, call into account, find fault, blame, formal charges, complaint, criminal charges, condemnation, damnation, judgment’.
Matthew 27:37 “And they set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KIND OF THE JEWS”.
The Jewish leaders were not happy with that and begged to have it changed that it be written, it is said he was the King of the Jews, but Polite refused saying what I have written I have written.
Sometimes even as a child of God we might feel like there is an invisible sign over our heads that reads “I am failure, I’m the sick one, I am abandoned, No one really cares about me etc. Poor, poor pitiful me!” Satan the accuser of the brethren will accuse and lie to us as often as we will receive his rubbish.
In Romans 6:6 it says “Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin”.
It does not say that sin is destroyed as many churches seem to teach once you are a born again believer. It says that it might be destroyed if; there is that word ‘if’ again. We appropriate what Christ has done for us and we do not serve the body of sin.
That we do not engage in those sinful acts with those principalities and powers of wickedness’ in high places we learned about in Ephesians 6:12.
If we open the door of our hearts for an evil spirit to enter in, it will indeed act out its evil nature in us all the time trying to convince you that this is really your own thoughts and feelings and way of expressions. Remember that not every thought you have is your own as we have been teaching you.
This is an on going battle and you have no choice but to fight back in faith and keep your sword of truth sharp as you can as you march forward Christian soldiers. Be Berean and study your Bible; all the answers to life tests are in it.
Remember 2 Corinthians 10:5 instructs us to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. Again there are only three places thoughts come from; yourself, God or the devil.
You have freedom to choose this day whom you will serve.
One thing I have learned the hard way is that an evil spirit will size you up, then try and set you up. It will watch your reactions and keep attempting to influence you to walk down the wrong path. If you recall the teaching we did on how thoughts are created. Every thought has to go down a pathway of faith or it goes down a pathway of fear.
We are under no obligation to accept every thought we have that enters our minds. Have you ever asked yourself “where did that thought come from”?
Conversations occur in our mind, in our thoughts and we do this frequently. To take every thought captive we need to identify and expose them to our knowledge of God to help verify their authenticity. Every thought should line up with the Bible.
If we will simply do this we will teach ourselves to walk down a pathway of holiness. We will start to recognize those dark thoughts from the wholesome ones.
You are driving down the road and thinking what a beautiful spouse the Lord gave me. Suddenly your spouse says something that is not from her or of the Lord and you are now struggling with your own evil spirits trying to bring you into a dark place of evil thinking. You want to accuse her back. If you do it will be another game of verbal ping pong, and you have just played into the enemy’s hands.
Remember our Lord Jesus did not answer back his accusers. He could have of course ripped them to shreds with a few statements. But He came to show us the way the truth and the life. By example He did not answer then back and neither shall we if we are a child of God. Let’s us act like one. Amen?
We need to examine every thought. You say that is a lot of work.
Yes, but not examining every thought will be more work in the long run. Examining our thoughts can help prevent diseases and mental illnesses. It will keep you from being double minded.
James 1:8 “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways”.
Personally I think if more people would learn to ride horses this world would be a lot more stabilized!
Some people lose the thought war even before they learn to fight back. They did not learn to discern whose voice they are listening to, learning to separate truth from lies. Often doctors who are not taught about this spiritual dimension will then diagnose these people as Schizophrenic, or manic depressive. Labeling someone only makes its much worse. A diagnosis like that will bring additional condemnation or provide them with an excuse so they never have to deal with evil spirits that actually are causing the disorder.
The only solution the medical community is offering is to mask the real problem by prescribing to you a mind –altering drug. That is like going to a mechanic and telling him your oil light has come on. So the mechanic simply unplugs the wires that connect to the oil light and you drive merrily away until some day in the near future when your motorcar simply quits running all together. The moral of the story is to deal with the built in warning signs. Use discernment.
God wants you to develop and use the gift of discernment. If every thought we have is truthful and good we would not have been given the gift of discernment. If you could trust that every politician was always telling you the truth and was going to honor their campaign promises, you would not need the gift of discernment. I rest my case!
We are not going to enjoy the peace of God in our lives if we do not use godly discernment and the subsequent rejection of ungodliness in our lives.
In Revelation 12:10 we learn that Satan not only lies to us but also accuses us.
Revelation 12:10 “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”.
All day and night Satan stands before God and accuses us. If we really know this, perhaps we would not be so quick to sin and let Satan make a mockery of us. Putting Christ to an open shame when we say we are a child of God and then act like a devil. Or have fellowship with an unclean spirit or demon like a spirit unforgiveness and bitterness.
We also know that there is only one devil and he can not be everywhere at once. He is not omnipresent. He has to walk everywhere he goes according to what we read in the book of Job. When the Lord asked him where he has been and he replies walking up and down in the earth. Satan has a whole army he employs to attack us and put toxic negative thoughts into our minds. Isn’t it like Satan to have others do his dirty work?
It goes on to say in verses 11-12 “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. 12Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time”.
Who would not agree we are in the last days now? So defeat the enemy with your testimonies.
Thoughts that enter our minds create all sorts of chemical reactions as we have previously taught on. Thoughts create an energy that causes us to say do or think something about ourselves, others or God. Discernment is like having a filter or governor in our brain, slowing us down to stop and consider and examine each thought and action to see if it lines us with the Bible.
It’s like a built in traffic signal that helps us as waiting for the light to change, to see whether it is safe to proceed down a particular intersection of our thought life. Interestingly we often show more sense when driving the highways than we do while driving down the pathway of thoughts.
Just like in traffic we must obey the rules or we will suffer the consequences. God’s holy Word is to be obeyed. He has given us His rules for our own safety and protection. But we still have freedom of choice. To choose this day whom you will serve.
Hebrews 5:11-14 “Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. 12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat”.
How many people are really getting to the truth in a seeker friendly fellowship? It goes on to say….
13 “For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil”.
So right here we see we need to be able to discern good from evil. If you exercise you will improve and get stronger. A mature Christian is one who uses all their senses to discern good from evil; your eyes, ears, nose, tongue, taste, touch. You use your entire nervous system with all the spiritual sensory organs properly exercising and distinguishing good from evil.
In the Gospel there are many examples of unclean spirits or demons speaking through a person.
In 1 Corinthians 12:1-13 “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. 2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led. 3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. 4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. 6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. 12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit”.
In 1 Corinthians 12:10 we see we should have the ability to discern whether it is a person speaking or an evil spirit expressing itself through that person.
When we come together as a body of believers all the gifts should be in operation.
I have seen this many times as I minister with others who are able to add to what I am begin lead to say and do. In Roman 3:20 we find it tells us that through the law came the knowledge of evil to help us know and recognize what is good.
Romans 3:20 “Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin”.
One of Satan’s big tactics is to show us something that looks good, when in fact it is evil. That is an old military tactic, divide and conquer something that just happened in this last election, and in elections past. Accusing Spirits build on our ignorance of who we are in Christ.
Accusing Spirits are often subtle and will give us 90% truth but it’s that 10% lie that will take us down.
For example it will tell you that you are a born again Christian and that you know the Word of God. How wonderful that you love Jesus and He saved you. Then in a flash it will show you words and pictures in your mind to tell you that you still do not measure up. You’re not as good a Christian as your brothers and sisters. Just look at those secret sins that you are trying to cover up.
It’s so wonderful where you’ve come from and who you are in Christ. BUT…. Accusing Spirits love to but in!
An accusing spirit will say things like “what a good pastor the Lord has given you. He is full of wisdom and mercy, grace and love. BUT well he is just another man; I mean he did not get such and such right. Sometimes I need to talk with him and someone else gets all his attention etc. besides I need prayer right now, he should just stop what he is doing and pray for me.
Thoughts like that will make people abandon their fellowships and even leave families if left unchecked.
Matthew 10:16 tells us to be wise as serpents and harmless as a dove. Serpents are always ready on the alert, ready to strike.
Accusing spirits constantly want to destroy Christ’s work in our lives and create havoc in God’s kingdom.
Revelation 7:7-10 “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
10 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”.
In Greek, words translated Satan or devil mean accuser. Satan’s nature is described by his name. He accuses. His greatest power comes from his lying accusations.
In Genesis, he calls God a liar and tells Eve surely ye will not die “if” ye eat from the tree of good and evil.
Satan is a powerful deceiver and very effective at accusing us. By appropriating what Christ has done for us we can overcome the devil and his evil ways.
Accusing spirits possess definite characteristics like suspicion, bitterness, mistrust, or always believing the worst about someone. Any of those kinds of thought are like the oil light coming on. Take care of it, don’t just shut it off.
Suspicion is easily offended and very easily offends others. Have you ever had a chat with a spirit of suspicion? I think we all have at some time and it tried to offend us.
Galatians 6:1-2 “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. 2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ”.
Who hasn’t fallen short of the glory of the Lord yet?
After Jesus tells us about the end times in addition to wars and pestilence and famine, He went on to tell us in Matthew 24:10 “And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another”.
During these last days it will be common for people to offend each other. Most of the things that offend us seem rooted in a spirit of jealousy. Jealousy hates another person because they posses something that we want or would admire if it were ours to have.
A spirit of jealousy brings a sense of unworthiness; the other person has more, or is in better shape, or can do some things better than we think we can etc.
A spirit of jealousy will even manifest when someone is healed and that unclean spirit will ask why not me, why wasn’t I heal too? So when they witness someone else healed they do not rejoice with them, but become suspicious and allow that accusing spirit to take root in their souls. If you allow that accusing spirit in your soul it also brings with it other curses.
Matthew 18:6-7 “But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh”!
The woe falls on you that is a curse and believe me you do not want any part of it.
Lets read again Galatians 6:1-2 “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. 2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ”.
We are not the judge and jury. Allow people some wiggle room. We are to help restore with understanding and care for each other.
I John 1:6-10 “If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us”.
An accusing spirit will say I cannot fellowship with you and you cannot fellowship with me, because I do not agree on the kind of worship music you do. Accusing spirits want to divide and conquer, separate us from God, each other, from family and friends.
But if we walk in the light as He is in the light and confess our sins the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin.
One way an accusing spirit will try and mess with you is by bringing a false accusation. Another way is by bringing a true accusation. In either way the accusing spirit will tell you that you are simply not worthy of fellowshipping with the Saints or that you are not worthy because you are still a sinner. So fellowship is cut off if we do not walk in the light
Accusing spirits will keep us from walking in fellowship with someone even after they have repented and asked for forgiveness. So we just keep thinking about how they once sinned against us; that will keep us in sin because we do not want to forgive them.
It will tell you stuff like I can forgive them but I will never forget what they did to me. That is the kind of thoughts that bring joy to the devil and makes the Holy Spirit grieve.
Accusing spirits will try and prevent God from healing you if at all possible so it can keep you in sin forever. Just look at some of the issues with many churches across this country, at best they are spiritually dysfunctional. People taking communion each week together yet they will not even speak to each other or sit in the same pew. Our church fellowships should be a safe place where we act like, think like and do the things Jesus of Nazareth did; putting on the mindset of Christ each day being changed more into His image daily; working out our own salvation.
Of course outside the church is also Satan’s target bringing in false teachings and religions, causing wars and rumors of wars.
You must understand that Satan is loose in this world and he comes only to kill steal and destroy. That he is the father of lies and was a liar from the beginning.
Accusing spirits want to get us judging each other, and that will only cause problems in the end.
Romans 2:1”Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things”.
It’s easy to judge someone else’s behavior, but not our own. Probably because we so often have a plank in our eye as we try and take the splinter out of our neighbors’ eye.
Verse 2 “But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things”.
God means what He says and says what He means so we better listen up. We need to exercise extreme caution as it concerns accusations towards others.
Verse 3-4 “And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God”? 4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance”?
Satan constantly points out our flaws and weakness to ourselves and others. So we must always be guarding our hearts against seeing the wrong in others. Let him without sin toss the first stone!
Some people listen to this unclean spirits and accuse God of not being faithful and good. Like people who say I believe God can still work miracles, but if he really loved me He would have never let all those bad things happen to me. Or God is too busy running the universe to bother with little old me. I talked with a Christian yesterday that is full of faith for her healing and God did not heal her. If He is no respecter of people maybe He really does not care about her or me.
Do you recognize these lies from that accusing spirit talking? Sometime people accuse themselves. They go into self –condemnation. It is easier to forgive others than to forgive ourselves if an accusing spirit is messing us over. It will make you feel like you’re not one of God’s favorite kids and that He does not love you as much as He loves someone like Billy Graham or Reinhart Bonke.
If you are trying to live the Christian life and still feel unworthy, guilty, unclean, and unacceptable to God you might have an accusing spirit!
Many times these lies begin in childhood and continue throughout our life if we do not get before the Lord and deal with it. You may feel unworthy, but that does not mean you are unworthy. You might feel condemned but that does not mean we are condemned.
Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit”.
If you have confessed your sins and turned away from them, and are walking after the Spirit of the Lord there is no more guilt and condemnation. If you still feel guilty and shameful then there is a spirit of accusation that needs to be cast out of you. Feeling like you do not fit in is another lie of accusing spirits. Or feeling like that people only like you for what you can do for them with your talents, money, and service, etc.
If you want victory over this accusing spirit then let’s get to work according to 2Timothy 2:24-26 “And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will”.
Accusation is a spirit and needs to express itself if it is allowed in your body, it will keep replaying and rehashing words and situations. It will make you a victim and it will make others a victim. If you have had that spirit for years or even in your generations, you might not know you have it, but other around you will know it because you show it.
The fruit of accusation is holding a record of wrongs, murder with your tongue as with gossip and or slander, mind control, scrambling your thoughts, chaotic thinking, jumbled thought patterns, misunderstandings, projected fear, accusing others in your sin, false burden bearing and codependent in another’s sin by being their Holy Spirit.
It will mess with your memory, as it wants to store all the emotional hurts along with their words of accusation. This goes into your long term memory bank ready to be brought out when a spirit of self-pity needs it. Accusation and self-pity also stay in short term memory banks so it will be useful against you. If we keep our long term memos with evil and memories of sin that is always fuel for a spirit of accusation.
We are not a defeated people but we are victorious through Jesus Christ of Nazareth. The Word of God is our instruction manual. In Hebrews we learn that God wants us to be full of age. To be a mature Christian knowing how to pray and share our heart’s desire to have a mature relationship with Him and be in His Word. Amen?
Hebrews 5:12-14 “For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil”.
This is our great need to discern good from evil, we need to recognize the lies of accusation and not receive them or live in them any longer. The accusing spirit has caused such great hard ship for all of us who fall under its control. Many families have felt the brunt of its work, but when we recognize it, repent for allowing accusing spirits to be part of our life, and then renounce and cast it out we can then stand in God’s truth and receive our victory.
As I have been studying for this teaching I find there are still times I fall into this mess with accusation. I’d like to tell you I don’t but sometimes I still do. However, the Holy Spirit is quick to convict me and I am quick to repent for it as I know how dangerous it can be if you do not attend to it and cast it out.
Please repeat after me if you are ready to get rid of this evil spirit that has been holding you down and disturbing your life such a long time.
Papa God, I renounce in my generations all the way back to Adam and I repent and renounce in my life for fellowshipping with a spirit of accusation, either accusing others or feeling accused by others. I renounce and repent in my life for all condemnation and gossip and murmuring; for all accusation towards God, self, and others; for bitterness with all its underlings.
For offense, rebellion, programming, control, manipulation, and a personality of accusation.
For prefabricated personality, comparing yourself to others, competition and replay.
Suspicion, judging others, misunderstanding, racism, envy and jealousy and scapegoat.
Unworthiness, shame, guilt, isolation, division, self-pity, fear, lying and perfectionism.
Torment, destroyer, all Luciferian Spirits of Accusation.
I thank you Papa God for your forgiveness and I choose to receive it. I choose to walk in freedom this day In Jesus of Nazareth’s name. Amen
Just receive this now as I pray for you.
In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I take authority over all the works of the enemy and I bind and break its powers. I cancel the assignment of every stinking spirit of accusation.
I bind all judgment and criticism, all condemnation, all gossip and murmuring. I bind and break the powers of all accusation and criticism that would come against you through the mouths of other people.
It is written, “No weapon formed against you shall prosper and every tongue that rises against you in judgment you shall condemn for this is the heritage of the servants of the Lord! Their righteousness is of me saith the Lord.”
I take authority over self-accusation where we accuse ourselves, feeling we’ve not done enough, or not done it well enough.
I command every stinking evil spirit of guilt, shame, condemnation, false burden bearing, false responsibility, people pleasing, and drivenness to go right now into the dry place in the all mighty and all powerful name of my Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
I have been given authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the powers of the enemy and nothing will by any means harm us.
The word of God is clear that we have as children of God been given the fruit of the spirit which is love, joy, and peace in the Holy Ghost. And this is what we are willing to walk in from this day forward. Be released now in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen.