Have you ever been in the situation of ‘He’ said, ‘She’ said?
This was my experience recently which led me to writing this article.
I Had to intervene in a situation between friends who happen to be a married couple.
He had a lot to say about his grievances towards her and what led up to this recent row.
She also had her bit to say but what struck me most and sent shivers down my spine about hers was that she did not dwell much on all but laid emphasis on the fact that he showed a very strange and sinister side which leaves her simply cold and empty about the relationship.
She said, “whenever I had a relationship ‘fall-out’ with friends, family, brethren, colleagues et al, he was always so happy and smirked at every one of these, he even probed to make this happen at times by calculatingly and sneakily talking BAD about me to people who seemed to love and were loyal to me ”. “He is never happy to see me in any fulfilling or rich relationship”.
Whilst she went on and on about her MAJOR pain and heartache in this seemingly entrapping relationship (marriage), I drifted off in my mind and these words suddenly started resounding in my head, ACCUSSER OF THE BRETHREN!
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.
Yes! The devil is the number one accuser of the brethren, he lures us to sin but he it is who first calls everyone’s attention (even the ALMIGHTY!) to look; magnify and shame us in the sin, like a friend says always, “THE DEVIL IS A V-E-R-Y BAD DEVIL”(I believe that’s putting it mildly)
As we are often made to believe,the devil does not manifest in red costume with an evil grin, horned with a forked tail and a pitch fork in hand but he has those that he has groomed VERY well and of course those that he regularly manifests through, who are willing (some unwilling and ignorant, though) to hurt and inflict pain regularly in the lives of God’s children, God help us if these are VERY close UNAVOIDABLE relationship like spouses, parents, siblings, ‘close’ friends, colleagues…
THEN YOU REALLY ARE IN HOT SOUP!
As the Bible verse in the book of revelations declares, it is only JESU THE CHRIST who can deliver us from the enemy within, the one who watches our every move so as to quickly scream out on top of a hill, at the top of their voice, “look, he/she has slipped up!”
This is to rob us off of God’s many mercies because He is also a principled God.
In our power can we not excel and win this type of battle but in the strength of the most High who knows that we wrestle not against flesh and blood (even when they appear in FLESH and BLOOD) but against cunning spiritual calculations to make us lose hope and faith, eventually lose the bond in relationship that will lead us to eternal life with our maker.
The road is indeed not a smooth one but keep on moving by his Grace and loving mercies WE SHALL CONTINUALLY OVERCOME the accusations of the accuser of the brethren!