JESUS was accused. The drawn weapons of words can tear the soul and render the power of strength from both the inner man and the physical man. He was accused and opened not His mouth. When someone accuses us our natural reaction is that of denial, saying simply that is not so and there is no truth in it. It is written, every tongue that rises against us in judgment thou shalt condemn.
Yet, still we must see Jesus deeper. Jesus was accused for each of us. Each step to Calvary was a step against the darkness of men's hearts and this brought accusation from the religious men of His day, and even those He healed and helped. He was accused and denied by those within His inner circle.
Jesus was accused and yet He opened NOT His mouth. How silent is God within us when we are wrongfully and deceitfully accused? Our natural nature is to rise up and defend. Jesus could have called legions of angels to defend Himself because He had right standing in His Father. He was accused and we who follow Him and believe in Him will also be accused. The servant is not greater than his Master.
The question is will we defend ourselves in righteousness of proof or will the deeper work in us show that the “self” is truly dead and opens not it’s mouth to render railing for railing, criticism for criticism, truth for lies, defense for innocence. Accusers are always liars. The periods on their sentences are often to later deny their own words of accusation. There is really only one accuser and he uses the mouths of men to speak for him from the depths of evil from their hearts.
When death is near all people grow quieter and speak less. Most at this time do not defend their lives or their wrongdoings. They are dying. If we are truly dying to our “selves” what is there to defend? It is promised men will speak all manner of evil against us. We must see Jesus. He was accused for each of us. Each step to Calvary He was jeered, mocked, scorned, accused and He opened NOT His mouth. Will we deny Him? NEVER, is the answer of the over comer. Will we defend our selves, our reputation, our good name, our righteousness in the face of evil, or will the molding of the acceptance of His will be formed in us to walk as living dead men opening not our mouth to obtain that which is birthed when denial is not voiced?
There will always be evil speakers. It is the nature of the beast within men. The accuser, satan exists to constantly accuse. It is his way of being. We must see the enemy but we must also be able to hear him as he speaks among us through the mouths of our brothers and sisters in Christ.
We can defend our selves or remain silent. When we are purposely silent as lambs The Shepherd of Glory is our defense. He knows what it is to be accused and he also knows that as we surrender this one area to Him, He is our only Defender. He is both The Shepherd of Israel and The Lion of Judah. We must surrender our own defenses and allow the nature of the lamb to quietly come forth and as we do this, The Lion of Judah will roar through the universe in defending each of us. Let The Lion of Judah roar for the silent lamb. 8-24-2006
like sheep have gone astray; we have turned
every one to his own way; and the LORD hath
laid on him the iniquity of us all.
oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened
not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the
slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers
is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was
taken from prison and from judgment: and who
shall declare his generation? for he was cut off
out of the land of the living: for the
transgression of my people was he stricken.Finally,
[be ye] all of one mind, having compassion one
of another, love as brethren, [be] pitiful, [be] courteous:
I Peter 3-9) Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.
And I heard a loud voice
saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and
strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the
power of his Christ: for the accuser of our
brethren is cast down, which accused them before
our God day and night.