THE ACCUSER OF BRETHREN
I thought we would examine the personality which is often affected by the characteristic of the Accuser of the Brethren. Many do not realize that they are displaying the personality or attribute of Satan when they continue to blame others for everything. They often take a victim’s role and begin to blame someone; honestly anyone for things that they themselves have or maybe doing.
They are extremely persistent in telling or exposing others. Now please understand that it is fine to expose the TRUTH but with the correct motives. If you decide to expose someone’s wrong doing to help others, the person who is creating the fault or even yourself. Your motives are correct, but if you are exposing, accusing this person to create trouble for them than well you are in error.
Read below the portion of scripture used to show how Satan accuses….
Job 1:5 – 12
It was so, when the days of their feasting had run their course, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, “It may be that my sons have sinned, and renounced God in their hearts.” Job did so continually. Now it happened on the day when God’s sons came to present themselves before Yahweh, that Satan also came among them. Yahweh said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Then Satan answered Yahweh, and said, “From going back and forth in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.” Yahweh said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant, Job? For there is no one like him in the earth, a blameless and an upright man, one who fears God, and turns away from evil.” Then Satan answered Yahweh, and said, “Does Job fear God for nothing? Haven’t you made a hedge around him, and around his house, and around all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. But stretch out your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will renounce you to your face.” Yahweh said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your power. Only on himself don’t stretch out your hand.” So Satan went out from the presence of Yahweh.
Also read below how another spiritual leader expresses this persona..
Exposing the Accuser of the Brethren, Francis Frangipane, Senior Minister
River of Life Ministries located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The faultfinder spirit’s assignment is to assault relationships on all levels. It attacks families, churches and interchurch associations, seeking to bring irreparable schisms into our unity. Masquerading as discernment, this spirit will slip into our opinions of other people, leaving us critical and judgmental. Consequently, we all need to evaluate our attitude toward others. If our thoughts are other than faith working through love, we need to be aware that we may be under spiritual attack.
The faultfinder demon will incite individuals to spend days and even weeks unearthing old faults or sins in their minister or church. The people who are held captive by this deceitful spirit become “crusaders,” irreconcilable enemies of their former assemblies. In most cases, the things they deem wrong or lacking are the very areas in which the Lord seeks to position them for intercession. What might otherwise be an opportunity for spiritual growth and meeting a need becomes an occasion of stumbling and withdrawal. In truth, their criticisms are a smoke screen for a prayerless heart and an unwillingness to serve.
That someone should discover the imperfections of their pastor or church is by no means a sign of spirituality. Indeed, we could find fault with the church before we were Christians. What we do with what we see, however, is the measure of Christlike maturity.
Remember, when Jesus saw the condition of mankind, He “emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant . . . He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross” (Phil 2:7-8). He died to take away sins; He did not just judge them.
No One Is Exempt
It is of some consolation that Christ Himself could not satisfy the “standards” of this spirit when it spoke through the Pharisees. No matter what Jesus did, the Pharisees found fault with Him.
If you personally have not consulted with and listened to the individual of whom you are critical, how can you be sure that you are not fulfilling the role of the accuser of the brethren? Even the “Law does not judge a man, unless it first hears from him” (John 7:51).
The enemy’s purpose in this assault is to discredit the minister so it can discredit his message. I have personally listened to scores of pastors from many denominational backgrounds, and I have found that the timing of this spirit’s attack upon their congregations was almost always just prior to, or immediately after, a significant breakthrough. The unchallenged assault of this demon always stopped the forward progress of their church.
When this spirit infiltrates an individual’s mind, its accusations come with such venom and intimidation that even those who should know better are bewildered and then seduced by its influence. Nearly all involved take their eyes off Jesus and focus upon “issues,” ignoring during the contention that Jesus is actually praying for His body to become one. Beguiled by this demon, accusations and counter accusations rifle through the soul of the congregation, stimulating suspicion and fear among the people. Devastation wracks the targeted church, while discouragement blankets and seeks to destroy the pastor and his family, or other servants of God in the church.
Nearly every minister reading this has faced the assault of the faultfinder spirit at one time or another. Each has known the depression of trying to track down this accusing spirit as it whispers its gossip through the local church: trusted friends seem distant, established relationships shaken, and the vision of the church is quagmired in strife and inaction. http://www.reconciliation.com/n_frangipane.htm
Examine yourselves, see if you have any characteristics of the enemy. If so make it your first priority to change..
Now if you have not accepted Christ as your Lord and Savior, but would like to. Please recite this prayer
” Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. I am asking you to come into my life and make me whole. Forgive me for all of my sins. Allow me to become a son or daughter of GOD thru the Spirit of Adoption. I thank you Lord Jesus for saving my soul….”
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