“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” (2nd Cor. 6:14)
The accuser of our souls can do nothing to one who is a child of the Living God, one who is hid in Christ, unless the Lord of glory allows him to, he loses all power over that person when they are born-again.
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)
With this truth in mind, the revelation of the truth of Romans 14:12 becomes self-evident, “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.”
You may offer any excuse you desire; you may rationalize in your mind the reasons behind your actions or inactions, but you will not be able to place blame at the feet of our adversary.
If you have been saved by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, you have been noticed by the devil, how much time he needs to spend on you, and thereby standing before the Almighty and accusing you, is up to you. Free will determines our service to the Lord, our free will decides how much of our lives, our love and trust in Him will be given. A life not lived in accordance to the complete will of God has no need for extra attention from our adversary, the simple temptations that were placed thousands of years ago will suffice, but for those who have determined to die to Christ, to deny self for His glory, they will be noticed, they require, shall we say, extra attention.
This cannot be judged by the size of the church that man of God leads, it cannot be judged by the number of views on YouTube, or the likes received on any social media outlet. “But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.” (1st Sam. 16:7)
I do not believe it is disrespectful to look at this in a Spiritual analogy, the height of the hedge is what Satan sees, the light of the Holy Spirit revealed in the Spiritual realm in the one called by the Almighty to serve Him with vigor and great desire. Satan notices this man, and these are those he spends his time accusing to the Most High.
The world at this time belongs to Satan, he can do with those who have not the light of Christ in them as he pleases. “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;” (Heb. 2:14)
In every generation of mankind our adversary empowers men by temptation and other selfish desires to fulfill his own desire to see the name of the Almighty blasphemed, besmirched and brought down in the eyes of men. This time, these dark days that we are living in, is nothing new, save that the hedges have been lowered. Many, including those who have been born-again, are falling for each days new diversion, they have lost sight of the straight gate, and are spending their time looking at all those side roads, all those things of the world, all those so-called important worldly events, and have lost the knowledge of the purpose of their lives, to glorify God, to lift up the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, to warn all who will listen of the danger of eternal damnation if they do not repent.
And on their day of accounting, they will try to blame Satan.
He is very subtle, my friends, but he has no new tricks up his sleeve, but many have forgotten this.
What care you of these approaching events save to warn of the wrath to come, and the loss of all hope?
“Look over here!”
“No, don’t, keep looking at Christ.”
If you don’t, you will have no one to blame but yourself.