Satan is the Accuser of the brethren. (Revelations 12:10)
We can see this when he accused Job of being blameless and upright because God had made a hedge of protection around him, his household and all his possessions, blessed the work of his hands and ensured that his possessions increased. (Job 1:9-10)
Joseph was also falsely accused of attempted rape by Potiphar’s life and he suffered in jail for several years because of it. (Genesis 39:1-20)
The enemies of the Israelites also wrote accusations against them during the reign of King Ahasuerus. (Ezra 4:6)
Nehemiah and the Israelites were also falsely accused of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem so that they could rebel against the king. (Nehemiah 6:5-7)
How to Deal with Accusations
If you are being attacked with this device of false accusations do the following:
When Nehemiah was sent the open letter with the false accusations, he prayed and said, “O God, strengthen my hands”. (Nehemiah 6:9)
Therefore if you are being attacked with false accusations, pray and ask God to help you so that you can continue doing what He has called you to do without being afraid of the consequences of the false accusations.
Confess the Word of God
The sword of the spirit is the Word of God (Ephesians 6:17) and confessing Bible verses like the following can help you win your battle against this device of accusations since The tongue has the power of life and death. (Proverbs 18:21)
God shall judge the righteous and the wicked. (Ecclesiastes 3:17)
Let justice flow like a river and righteousness like a mighty stream. (Amos 5:24)
The Lord is a God of justice and blessed are those who wait for Him. (Isaiah 30:8)
When Joseph was falsely accused and imprisoned, he continued to be faithful to God. He exhibited his faithfulness when he found Pharaoh’s incarcerated butler and baker looking sad because they did not have an interpreter for their dreams by praising God and glorified Him by saying all dream interpretations come from God before he interpreted their dreams correctly. (Genesis 40:5-22)
As a result of his interpretation, when Pharaoh dreamt a dream that his wise men and magicians could not interpret, his now freed butler remembered Joseph and recommended him to Pharaoh for his dream interpretation skills. Joseph impressed Pharaoh with his skills and wisdom and he was instantly promoted to be the Prime Minister of Egypt.
Therefore even if you are suffering because of the effects of false accusations, continue being faithful to God. Praise Him and use the gifts and talents He has given you to glorify Him because He can use them to help you the way He did for Joseph.
Wait in Faith
When Joseph interpreted the dream of Pharaoh’s butler correctly, he asked him to mention his case to Pharaoh because he had not done anything that deserves imprisonment. (Genesis 40:14-15) However, when the butler was released, he forgot about Joseph (Genesis 40:23).
Therefore even if you ask people to help you as you suffer from the effects of the false accusations, always place your ultimate hope in God because people can disappoint you but The Lord is a God of justice and blessed are those who wait for Him. (Isaiah 30:18)
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