by Tammy Phillips
April 22, 2021
He is near who justifies Me; Who will contend with Me? Let us stand together. Who is My adversary? Let him come near Me. Surely the Lord GOD will help Me; Who is he who will condemn Me? Indeed, they will all grow old like a garment; The moth will eat them up. (Isaiah 50:8-9 NKJV)
There is power, courage and boldness in these words from Isaiah spoken by our humble, merciful Lord. He justified Jesus. We are justified through the blood of our Savior, Jesus. (Romans 8:30) We can then boldly proclaim…
He is near who justifies us.
He is near who aligns us.
He is near who makes us upright.
He is near who makes us straight.
He is near who declares us right and plumb.
He is near who declares us innocent, absolved and acquitted.
I do not know if you have ever been falsely accused. I bet you have. I have. To put it mildly, it’s not such a great feeling. It is actually sickening. Know this, the false claim was born in the pits of hell by the father of lies. Remember, Satan is called the accuser of the brethren in Revelation 12:10. Satan’s name means adversary and enemy. He is also called the Devil, which means calumniator, false accuser, slanderer, traducer, and condemner. If we have been falsely charged, our accusers have made the choice to turn their backs to the truth, believed a lie and joined forces with the Devil, himself, in propagating his agenda, plans and purposes.
BUT GOD…The Lord says, “Let us stand together.”
Expounded this means:
In union, wholly, joined, united, together as a unit, let us…
- stand upright
I hear the Lord saying it like this… “LET US BE RESOLUTE TOGETHER. We are not moving. We are not going anywhere. It is you and me against the world, baby!”
I don’t know about you. I want the Truth to be on my side. I would rather have Father, Son and Holy Spirit stand with me, more than anyone else. What a trifecta guard of body, mind and spirit! With the Lord near, by our side, we can then also courageously say, “Who will contend with me? Who is my adversary? Who is he who will condemn me? Let him come near me. Surely the Lord GOD will help Me!”
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31 NKJV)
I enCOURAGE you not to be discouraged by the reproach of any group, media outlet, man, woman, family member, friend nor foe. “Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? IT IS GOD WHO JUSTIFIES. … Yet in all these things WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS THROUGH HIM WHO LOVED US. (Romans 8:33, 37 NKJV). And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”(Romans 8:28 KJV)
Drop the mike! I hope you feel better. I do. Satan has no right to say that we made the wrong choice or did the wrong thing. It is the Lord who justifies!