Throw Down the Accuser
Delivered By
Pastor Bob Petersen
Delivered On
September 4, 2011


Revelation 12:10-11 (NAS)   10  Then 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 brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night.  11  “And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.
Accusation is vented through a religious spirit.
$$ woman caught in adultery
Luke 6:7 NAS  The scribes and the Pharisees were watching Him closely to see if He healed on the Sabbath, so that they might find reason to accuse Him.
Accusation is the whip of religion.
Accusation uses fault finding
Jude 16 NIV  These people are grumblers and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires; they boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage.
Accusation focuses on the one thing wrong
Here’s a sign that the voice of accusation comes through you…you’re quick to pick out the mistakes or faults in a success or victory.
1 Corinthians 13:6 NAS  does not rejoice in unrighteousness (KJV iniquity)
Those who are used in accusation are immobilized in their christian walks by the voice in their head. - As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.
Our view of failures must always be to edify, cover and restore.
Ephesians 4:29 NKJV  Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.
Romans 14:19 AMP  So let us then definitely aim for and eagerly pursue what makes for harmony and for mutual upbuilding (edification and development) of one another. 
1 Peter 4:8 NAS  love covers a multitude of sins.
Galatians 6:1-5 NAS  1 Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted. 2 Bear one another's burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ. 3 For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4 But each one must examine his own work, and then he will have reason for boasting in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another. 5 For each one will bear his own load.
The door opener in us to receive accusation is shame and the desire to hide failure.
I don’t say this so you will comfortably acknowledge this in you but that you will see it and not allow it through you.
A full revelation of the finished work of the cross will rid you of the voice of accusation.
The key to keeping accusations from coming through you is to look at your own failings.
John 8:7 NAS  He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.
Matthew 7:1-3 NAS  1 "Do not judge so that you will not be judged.  2 "For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.  3 "Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?