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The Satan

"Clothe yourselves with the full armor of God so that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil."
Ephesians 6:11



Oh, that crafty devil.  

Whenever the Scripture uses "Satan" it's actually ha satan, which means "the accuser."  Satan just means accuser.  And it's the same picture as being in a courtroom with "satan" being the prosecutor against you and I.  He is offering his best argument against us before the Judge--God.  

Oh, that crafty devil.

He is always scheming, trying new arguments against us.  Trying to dig up dirt.  Searching through our internet activity, recording our conversations with others, twisting the truth to have us condemned.

I get it about the "full armor of God."  I've learned about it in church since I was a child.  We colored pictures of a roman soldier in a little soldier skirt and sandals.. 

I know that I am to put on love and truth and faith, etc.. and I try, truly.  But I think most of the time I end up walking out the door with my helmet and sword but ooops.. I forgot pants.. or I'm only wearing one shoe...

My only true defense is my defense attorney.  That's Jesus.  I can't defend myself agains "the accuser's" schemes.  He simply waves his hand and disregards him.  It doesn't hurt that my defense attorney is the Judge's son.  

That craft devil is constantly dragging me to court.  He always has a new argument.

But I am never condemned.

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