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Sermon Outline, July 8, 2018, “Answering Satan’s Accusations”

Answering Satan’s Accusations

Romans 8:33-34

 

Revelation 12:9-10 can help us understand Romans 8:33-34.

Revelation 12:9-10      And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.

Romans 8:33-34        33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.

 

Satan is called the “accuser.”

 

Satan launches accusations at us.

John 8:44         44 You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. 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 out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

He is a liar.

He knows how to most effectively press us.

 

Satan accuses us day and night before God.

Revelation 12:10         10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers[a] has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.

Satan’s accusations against us before God are true.

We are guilty.

 

It is God who justifies (v. 33).

Romans 8:33   Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.

We do not justify ourselves.

God is actually saving us from himself.

Micah 7:8-9     Rejoice not over me, O my enemy;
when I fall, I shall rise;
when I sit in darkness,
the Lord will be a light to me.
I will bear the indignation of the Lord
because I have sinned against him,
until he pleads my cause
and executes judgment for me.
He will bring me out to the light;
I shall look upon his vindication.

 

 

Christ Jesus is interceding for us (v. 34).

Romans 8:34   Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.

Satan’s accusations may be true, but they have no power because Jesus died for our sins.

We must preach the gospel to ourselves rather than listen to Satan.

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