Confession – disarming the enemy

Posted: October 15, 2013 in Weapons of Warfare
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“Then I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens, ‘It has come at last–salvation and power and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ.’  For the accuser of our brothers and sisters has been thrown down to earth–the one who accuses them before our God day and night.” Revelation 12:10

“When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away and I groaned all day long.  Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me.  My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat.  Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt.  I said to myself, ‘I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.’ And you forgave me!  All my guilt is gone!” Psalm 32:3-5

Our Father’s hand of discipline is on us day and night so we will confess our sins because our enemy stands before Him day and night accusing us.

Accuse: verb, action–To blame someone for something wrong or illegal; to say that someone is guilty of a fault or crime judicially or by a public process.

Satan is announcing our sins to the entire heavenly realm day and night.  Our sins are known by all in the heavens and are on full display.  Because of this, our relationship with God is frayed for as long as we stay silent.

We disarm our enemy, the great accuser, when we confess our sins to God and repent of them.  Because of the precious blood of Jesus Christ which was shed for our sins, when we confess, repent, and ask for God’s forgiveness, we are made blameless in His sight (Colossians 1:22).   Satan’s accusations are instantly invalid.  Therefore, confession is a mighty weapon of warfare and we should be ready and willing to respond to God the very moment we are convicted of sin.


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