Weekly Inspiration

God is your defense

Be confident because God Himself is your defense against the Enemy.

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.

Sarah Hearn
the authorSarah Hearn
Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of PositivelyGospel.com. Sarah founded the site to serve as a positive platform for gospel music news, to share all of the good things happening within the Gospel and Christian music industry. In 2017, the site was named one of the Top 50 Gospel and Christian Music websites. Sarah is widely known for her on-the-scene reporting which includes the GMA Dove Awards, the Stellar Awards, Grammys on the Hill, Gospel Music Heritage Month Celebration Concert, McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour, St. Jude Celebration of Hope, the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference and many more. For more than 5 years, Sarah served as the DC Gospel Music Examiner at Examiner.com  where the site garnered more than 150,000 readers in the US and around the world. Sarah was named one of the Top Ten Heroes in Gospel Music in the Washington, DC area in 2012 for her extensive coverage, support and commitment to artists within the D.C. metro region.  In 2016 she was named Person of the Month by IndiMogul Magazine. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.

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