The Accuser’s Playbook
We may be dismayed by the behavior of the politicians and their protesting allies attempting to disrupt the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, but there is a bigger lesson here for Bible believing Christians.
The lesson for those who stand for biblical convictions, beliefs, and doctrines is simple – “the accuser of the brethren” will use these same tactics on us.
In case you’ve forgotten, Revelation 12:10 reminds us that accusations is one of Satan’s means of instigating destruction (John 10:10) and he does that through lies (John 8:44).
Don’t think that because we are not nominated to a high office in government that we won’t have to be confronted with accusations and lies. Our days in this part of the world are still safe compared to other areas of our nation, but the winds of strife will not be held forever. If we live long enough and the rapture delays, we will likely face the same opposition by neighbors, coworkers, and in day to day commerce.
The book of 2 Timothy has some prophetic warnings in regard this demonic behavior. 2 Timothy 3:12 warns that “all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (ESV) and 2 Timothy 3:1-4 describes “that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God” (ESV).
So what are we to do now?
First, confidently know that you are saved in the righteousness of Jesus Christ and are growing in grace. We don’t have to worry about the exposure of our past when we can confidently point to the power of grace and forgiveness in our lives since. Ephesians 2:8-9; 2 Corinthians 12:9
Second, know that accusations, lies, and attempts of destruction can not alter the Lord’s saving gift of eternal life, and that includes death itself. Romans 8:31-39; 2 Corinthians 5:6-8
Third, know that any person or entity that may assail you because of your faith in the Word of God are merely doing so out of demonic behavior that hates Jesus Christ, not you. Ephesians 6:10-12; 1 Corinthians 10:13
Fourth, it’s time to stop playing church and start being the church. It’s time to walk close with the Lord Jesus and with open ears and hearts toward the Spirit of God. Romans 13:11; Colossians 1:10
As the Brett Kavanaugh hearings go on, don’t despair about this lawless opposition, but take note from this open display of the accuser’s playbook. We are being shown the devil’s tactics and he is exposing himself to the majority of citizens who are repulsed by these corrupt antics.
There is an interesting verse that follows Paul’s admonition of last days demonic behavior in 2 Timothy 3:1-4 and its this: “for their folly shall be manifest unto all men” (2 Timothy 3:9).
After Paul warns us about the prevalent bad behavior of the opposition of the godless he illustrates with two individuals who openly opposed Moses, citing that they “resist the truth” and were “men of corrupt minds” (2 Timothy 3:8).
In the words of Solomon, “there is no new thing under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9).