Satan is the big accuser. Jesus Himself calls Satan a liar and deceiver. 1 I refuse to accept Satan’s lying accusations against me. I refuse his false depiction of me. I am not what he says I am.
I am what God says I am. God says I am a brand new creature — in Christ. I am not the sum total of all my sins. Why? Because all my sins are gone gone gone gone. Because God Himself has declared me clean, cleansed by His judicial court. If (since) God has removed my sin “as far as the East is from the West…” then who but the Accuser would bring it up again, and attempt to lure me back to that old self? Do you?
I stand on the promises of Christ my Savior. I refuse the Enemy’s attempts to make me his slave to sin. 2 My citizenship is in Heaven, and God is my Father. He is the Champion of my soul.
Therefore I will daily put on His robes and identify myself as one of His own. Like an army arrayed in its own colors, I am part of the body of Christ, and I will put on His colors, identify myself as His.
I refuse to think of myself as the sinner Christ hung on the cross for. I am what God says I now am. I am His prodigal son. My Father received me into His family with great joy. I am a child of the King, so I will not wear my sin rags of my past.3
1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you [before you believed]. But you were washed [by the atoning sacrifice of Christ], you were sanctified [set apart for God, and made holy], you were justified [declared free of guilt] in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the [Holy] Spirit of our God [the source of the believer’s new life and changed behavior].
When the prodigal son renounced his sinful self, and turned back to his father, he was received in great joy and given clean robes. He was welcomed as an heir. That is the picture Jesus painted, teaching us the truth about who we are. We are of great value to Him. We are loved by Creator, God of the Universe.
Whatever our past, wherever we roamed, however we strayed, in whatever we wallowed, whatever pigsty or brothel or pagan place of worship, whatever the degrading experiences of living away from God’s plan for our life, whatever we became, whatever we are now — the Father wants us. No punishment awaits the penitent sinner, only a BBQ celebration! (Luke 15:11-32)
As a slave to sin (Romans 6), we have no power to change. Change comes through confession (acknowledging it all) and repentance (turning around and away from it all). Coming to Jesus, agreeing with Him… brings us into the realm of change.
He changes us so completely its called being born again. He doesn’t wash us up. He gives new life. He gives us a brand new life. It’s not a “renewal”. It’s more like an exchange: give Him your old, useless washed-up one, and He promises a new one, totally brand new inside. Same outside, but now with a new outside countenance and living spirit inside.
I’ve been born again. Changed by an act of God upon me, not by any act of my own. When I turned and acknowledged the reality of my need for His grace – that changed it all.
And every day is a brand new beginning, a sunrise of newness, where I declare myself a pilgrim on this earth, destined to live forever in another place where time will be no more. And evermore I’ll then know as I know myself – what now I can just imagine.
So Satan has no grip on me. I get a grip each day on what I am in Christ. I sing the tunes of saving grace. I talk the talk of words from God. I talk clean self-talk.
I refuse the talk and tunes of false religion, gaming blaming guilt, Satan-induced slanders in my mind, slave talk, foisted robes no longer mine, damning me for where I used to live. I’ve been redeemed by the One and Only Jesus Christ, Maker of all that is. I refuse to stay and play his games.
I’ve fallen, tripped-up, messed-up, I’ve acted like I’d never been born again. But I then repented, turned around, confessed it to God… and He set me back on a solid rock.
I’m workin’ to NOT — but I could loose my way. However I know His Word says He’s got me in His Hand, and He’s never gonna let me go. Still learning to be what He wants me to be. But I’ve been born again. Never ever again will I be under His condemnation — because I’ve been made His Child, forgiven.
Satan cannot whisper in my ear. He has no voice in me. In me is Christ alone, His Spirit, and “greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world”. Christ is alive in me, not Satan. Christ does not share His Throne inside my soul.
[of sinful mankind].
My head itself is full of thought from where I’ve been, from where I go. Thoughts are thrown each day into the cavern of my brain. Thoughts come through my senses, all I see and learn from sin itself, the world of evil, from my flesh, and all that Satan throws at me (“the world, the flesh, and the Devil”). But no one is in my head but me myself and the Holy Spirit.
Creator God made this game called life, and I refuse to play it as it’s taught outside His word. I’ll not be pushed around by what comes around, with every “next thing”. So I’m in training every day by the Book. I consciously ask God to restart my game daily, retrain my habits, rethink my think.
The Bible is my training manual for life. I play better when I know His strategies and His best practices. After all – He’s the Maker of us all.
with Me] you can do nothing.
8:44 Amplified Bible (AMP) 4You are of your father the devil, and it is your will to practice the desires [which are characteristic] of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks what is natural to him, for he is a liar and the father of lies and half-truths.
Romans 6: Verses 1-4:
What shall we say [to all this]? Should we continue in sin and practice sin as a habit so that [God’s gift of] grace may increase and overflow? 2 Certainly not! How can we, the very ones who died to sin, continue to
live in it any longer? 3 Or are you ignorant of the fact that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4 We have therefore been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that just as
Christ was raised from the dead through the glory and power of the Father, we too might walk habitually in newness of life [abandoning our old ways]….
Romans 6: Verses 12-14:
12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts and passions. 13 Do not go on offering members of your body to sin as instruments of wickedness. But offer yourselves to God [in a decisive act] as those alive [raised] from the dead [to a new life], and your members [all of your abilities—sanctified, set apart] as instruments of righteousness [yielded] to God. 14 For sin will no longer be a master over you, since you are not under Law [as slaves], but under [unmerited] grace [as recipients of God’s favor and mercy].
- 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate [by perversion], nor those who participate in homosexuality, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers [whose words are used as weapons to abuse, insult, humiliate, intimidate, or slander], nor swindlers will inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God.
a. synonyms: deliberate, willful, malicious, malevolent, spiteful, vicious, wicked, evil, cruel; unprovoked, unmotivated, motiveless, arbitrary, groundless, unjustifiable, unjustified, needless, unnecessary, uncalled for, gratuitous, senseless, pointless,
purposeless, aimless, useless, meaningless, empty, vacuous
b. synonyms: promiscuous, immoral, loose, immodest, indecent, shameless, unblushing, unchaste, unvirtuous, fast, of easy virtue, impure, abandoned, lustful, lecherous, lascivious, salacious, lubricious, libidinous, licentious, libertine, profligate,
dissolute, dissipated, debauched, degenerate, reprobate, corrupt, sinful, whorish, disreputable
c. careless, heedless, impulsive, impetuous, rash, reckless, abandoned, audacious, cavalier, devil-may-care
d. Noun: behave in a sexually unrestrained way. ‘rebellious, lacking discipline’