Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night.
Revelation 12:10 (NASB)
This Triad Will Point The Finger At Your Record In
Though none of the triad have any actual realm of dominion, their success is in constantly sustaining a lie. Sometimes we can find ourselves buying into the case these enemies makes against you. A sequence of altar-like experiences occurs in Abraham’s life (Genesis 12-22). These were landmark events. They are places of both surrender and warfare—places where Abraham is surrendering to God, and that surrender is being tested in conflict with the devil, flesh and the world. There is an unfolding revelation happening in a man who is coming to know God at greater and deeper dimensions.
A delicate balance exists between the difficult times we face pressing on through the struggles, and the triumph happening by the power of the Holy Spirit. In the last part of Genesis 12, Abraham has an encounter with circumstances that cause him to opt to go to Egypt for a season. He doesn’t ask God for direction; instead of trusting God who said This is the land, he just decides to solve the problem of a temporary famine by going somewhere else where there is food. It’s while he’s in Egypt that there is such a compromise of everything that would characterize faith.
Have you ever had the Lord tell you what to do, and then thought, Okay, but right now I have another problem to deal with, and I’ll come back later and do it. We go our own way doing something that’s not necessarily evil, but it is undirected by God. Have you ever tried to take care of your own problem and got yourself into another one? Abraham does some dumb stuff when he gets to Egypt. The beauty of it is that the Lord delivers Abraham out of it, bringing him back better than he was before. Scripture says Abraham returned to the place of the altar.
When your record in God’s sight has been hampered by an excursion into the flesh, the summons of the Lord is to return to the One who loves you, who cares about you; to return in the confidence of His grace to you.