The Accuser: Ephesians 6: 10-24

Ephesians Bible Study Lent


The Accuser

He lurks in dark corners of neglected rooms

Often his presence goes unnoticed

Though the cold of imprint of his power doesn’t easily fade from memory

Just when I think he has vanished for good…

He crawls out from behind veiled thoughts

Slowly, subtly, barely noticeable

Waiting for the moment

With defenses down and weakened state

He attacks

He jabs his claws deep into wounded flesh

He is not easily shaken off or dismissed

His weapons are fear, guilt, shame, regret

His aim is strong and precise

His dark presence is all consuming

I feel him suffocating my hope

I can’t breathe


Too weary to fight, I choke out a whisper   

“You will not win”

Like a brave warrior of old, shot with many arrows

I stammer, limp, stagger; finally struggling to shaking feet

I stand to fight once again

A strength not my own wells up with assurance of hope

I find my voice from deep down in the caverns of my soul

I bellow this time with gleaming sword of truth held high.

“You will not win”

The accuser is silenced


As we see in Ephesians, our battle is not against “flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” We sometimes forget that we are in a battle. Do not stop fighting. You are on the winning team!



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