10.7 Believer Should Maintain Neutrality to Accusations Until Source Proved


Chapter 10: Victory in Conflict

from War On the Saints
by Jesse Penn-Lewis

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1 Jn. 1:9

The believer should maintain neutrality to accusations, until he is sure of their real source, and if the man knows he is guilty, he should at once go to God on the ground of 1 John 1:9 (top), and refuse to be lashed by the devil, as he is not the judge of God's children, nor is he deputed as God's messenger to make the charge of wrong. The Holy Spirit alone is commissioned by God to convict of sin.

The steps in the working of evil spirits in their accusations and false charges, are these, when the believer accepts their accusations:

1) The believer thinks and believes he is guilty;

2) Evil spirits cause him to feel guilty;

3) They cause him, then, to appear guilty;

4) They cause him then to be actually guilty through believing their lies, it matters not whether he is guilty or not in the first instance.

Malicious spirits try to make the man feel guilty by their nagging accusations, so as to make him act, or appear guilty before others; at the same moment flashing, or suggesting to others the very things about which they are accusing him, without any cause. All such "feelings" should be investigated by the believer. Feeling wrong is not enough for a man to say he is wrong, or the Accuser to accuse him of being wrong. The man says he "feels" wrong. He should ask "Is the feeling right?" He may feel wrong, and be right; and "feel" right, and be wrong. Therefore he should investigate, and examine the question honestly, "Am I wrong?"

[10.6] Victory Over Satan as Accuser
[10.8] "Feelings" Injected by Evil Spirits
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