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Emanna for 05/24/2019

Overcoming the Accuser By the Blood

Bible Verses

Eph 6:14 ...having put on the breastplate of righteousness Rev 12:10 ...the accuser of our brothers has been cast down, who accuses them before our God day and night. (11) And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb...

Words of Ministry

To be covered by the blood of the Lamb is mainly to have upon us the breastplate of righteousness. Righteousness is in the blood, and the covering of the blood is the breastplate. Whenever we intend to fight against the powers of darkness, Satan, through his accusations, causes our conscience to become very sensitive. These feelings actually are not the sensitivity of the conscience, but the result of Satan's accusations. Immediately our response should be, "I overcome Satan, the accuser, not by my perfection and not even by a conscience void of offense, but by the blood of the Lamb. I am defended against his accusations by the breastplate of righteousness." The righteousness that covers our conscience and that guards us from Satan's accusations is Christ Himself. He is our righteousness. Thus, Christ is the truth that girds our loins and also the breastplate of righteousness that covers our conscience. We are covered not by our own righteousness, but by Christ as our righteousness. Some may wonder how the breastplate of righteousness can be related both to Christ and to the blood. In experience we cannot separate the blood from Christ. Apart from His blood, Christ could not cover us. Under the cleansing of His blood, He becomes our righteousness. Whenever we are about to take part in the spiritual warfare, we need to pray, "Lord, cover me with Yourself as my righteousness. Lord, I hide under Your blood." Furthermore, we must tell the accuser, "Satan, I overcome you, not by my merit, but by the prevailing blood of the Lamb."

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Ephesians, pp. 539-540. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 1/24/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.