“”Then I heard a loud voice in heaven saying, “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Anointed One, for the accuser of our brothers and sisters—the one who accuses them before our God day and night—has been thrown out”—Revelation 12:10
Our adversary is called by other names in scripture. He is the Satan, the Adversary, the Deceiver, and the Accuser of the brethren. He has one goal, that is, to destroy God’s creation and those who are faithful to Him. Satan continues to leave a trail of death and destruction in his path without any plan to stop until all God’s people are destroyed; if that was possible.
The book of Revelation is a prophetic look at the consummation of our long betrothal to Adonai and the gathering of His people to Him. It also tells us what will happen to our accuser, whose goal is to rip us from the loving arms of Yeshua. Yes, Satan, too, has his lot. His days are numbered, and he knows it well.
Still, we do not have to wait until then to silence him and to mount a defense against his assaults. We must stand “strong in the Lord and in His mighty power” every day and “put on the full armor of God, so that you are able to stand against the schemes of the devil” (Ephesians 6:10-11). We must never forget that “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the worldly forces of this darkness, and against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesian 6:12).
At the same time, we can rejoice, knowing that we have the power to silence the enemy and send our accuser fleeing—”Submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). “Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, so that He may lift you up at the appropriate time. Cast all your worries on Him, for He cares for you. Stay alert! Watch out! Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, searching for someone to devour. Stand up against him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being laid upon your brothers and sisters throughout the world” (1 Peter 5:6-9).
Finally, remember that “the accuser of our brothers and sisters—the one who accuses them before our God day and night—has been thrown out” (Revelation 12:10).