Then the angel showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD. The Accuser, Satan, was there at the angel’s right hand, making accusations against Joshua. And the LORD said to Satan, “I, the LORD, reject your accusations, Satan. Yes, the LORD, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebukes you. This man is like a burning stick that has been snatched from the fire.”
Joshua’s clothing was filthy as he stood there before the angel. So the angel said to the others standing there, “Take off his filthy clothes.” And turning to Joshua he said, “See, I have taken away your sins, and now I am giving you these fine new clothes.” (Zechariah 3:1-4).
The name Satan means adversary and Joshua (Jesus in Greek) means “The LORD saves.”
In Revelation 12, Satan is referred to as “the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night . . . ”
Satan, our adversary, fights against us, but God, our Father, saves us.
The passage from Zechariah (Old Testament), coupled with that from Revelation (New Testament) manifests the relentless battle Satan and his cohorts wage ceaselessly against the children of God. Satan accuses God’s children day and night of various sins, perhaps, with the objective of securing divine permission to attack God’s children as he did in the case of Job! There is a real ongoing battle in the spirit realm.
It is comforting to know that the constant accusations of Satan against us carry no weight because God Himself rebukes Satan and rejects his accusations by reminding Satan that we have already been snatched from the fire. In other words, we have been saved by the blood of the lamb. We have “defeated him by the blood of the Lamb . . . ” (Revelation 12).
So don’t be afraid, child of God. No weapon formed against you by Satan will prosper. Be confident because God Himself is your defense against the Enemy. Jesus Himself is seated at the right hand of our Father, interceding for you. Be confident because God is your defense.
Prayer: Father, I thank you that you are my defense against the adversary. I thank you that none of his weapons against me will prosper because I am covered by the blood of Jesus. Amen.