Today, the next message in our Spiritual Warfare message series is entitled “Overcoming Our Accuser.” As we’ll see today, our accuser is Satan and his demons. Satan accuses us before God and he accuses us directly, in our own minds and hearts. He seeks to discourage believers, by magnifying their faults and minimizing God’s grace working in their lives.
Today, we’re going to learn how to overcome Satan, our accuser and live our lives in the victory won by Jesus Christ on the cross. In the Old Testament, there’s not much said about Satan and his demons. They were present, but hidden, as it were in the shadows. But when Jesus came to this earth and began His ministry, everything changed. Jesus began to confront both Satan and his demons. We see the stories of those battles which Jesus always won in the pages of the Gospels.
1 John 3:8b (NIV) The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.
Jesus came to this earth to destroy the devil’s work in the lives of people and set them free. We see Jesus destroying the devil’s work in healing the sick, casting out demons and spreading the truth of God’s kingdom. Jesus definitively defeated Satan by his death and resurrection.