The accuser of the faithful of God

By Makko Musagara

God is always proud of his faithful children on Earth.

Our Heavenly Father is always pleased with his faithful children on earth. Those who are hungry and thirsty for righteousness (Matthew 5: 6). God always mentions the names of these people before the heavens. In the book of Job, as soon as Satan appeared in heaven, the Lord mentioned to him the name of a righteous person on Earth. God told Satan that he was proud of Job because he lived a blameless life, that he was a faithful servant, and no one on earth was like him. This continues even today because our Father always mentions the names of Christians faithful to him.


Satan, the accuser of the faithful of God.

While God’s purpose today is to see that no other soul is condemned to Hell, where the devil and his fallen angels are destined to go, Satan’s goal is to tarnish the names of the faithful children of God, so that it is authorized by God to tempt them.

Why does Satan continually go to God in heaven and why does he speak to him?

Part of the answer is found in the name of Satan. According to the written Word of God, the name Satan means “an accuser” (see footnotes for Job 1: 6 NIV). Is Satan really an accuser? Yes it is. This is why he goes day and night to our Heavenly Father. Because he is the enemy of Christians, Satan continually tells God that they have done wrong and he seeks permission from God to tempt them.

The first evidence presented by the Word of God showing that Satan is an accuser is found in the book of Job. God was pleased with his servant and he proudly told Satan that no one on earth was like Job. Job was flawless, upright, he feared God and turned away from evil. Satan was looking for a way to tarnish Job’s image and tempt him into sin. He began to lay false charges against this righteous man. Hear what Satan said to God.

Then Satan answered the Lord, “Does Job fear God for nothing? 10 Have You not put a hedge [of protection] around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands [and conferred prosperity and happiness upon him], and his possessions have increased in the land.”  Job 1:9-10

[This was the fourth, out of the seven Scriptures God presented to me in this Vision]

I had read these two verses several times before, but I did not know that Satan was making an accusation, until the Holy Spirit emphasized it in this vision. Satan accused Job of not being faithful as God represented him. Satan told God that Job was faithful only because God had protected him and blessed him with riches. A simple way to make this accusation is as follows:

“Job doesn’t really love you from the bottom of my heart. He only loves you thanks to the protection and the riches you have given him ”


Satan wanted God’s permission to tempt Job by destroying his wealth and causing other catastrophes in his life. God knew Job’s heart. He was sure Job was a very loyal servant. God wanted to prove this to Satan so he offered to remove his protection from Job. God wanted Satan to prove for himself that Job was a faithful man. He did not hesitate but he allowed Satan to tempt Job. Hear what God said to Satan:

“Behold, all that belongs to him, I deliver it to you; only, do not lay your hand on him. Job 1:12

God gave Satan authority over Job’s possessions and the devil destroyed them. Today, whenever Satan comes to heaven, he accuses Christians of not being faithful to God. Satan’s accusations are not always untrue, particularly regarding Christians who are not faithful in their walk with Jesus Christ. Satan charges faithful believers by seeking that God allow him to trap them with Ill-gotten riches, Inappropriate sex, anger, revenge, lies, doubting God’s written Word, hatred, jealousy, drunkenness, murder and other similar sinful acts.

Satan continues to accuse believers today.

The second evidence that the Word of God presents to show that Satan continues to accuse believers today is found in the Book of Revelation:

10Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying,

“Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom (dominion, reign) of our God, and the authority of His Christ have come; for the [a]accuser of our [believing] brothers and sisters has been thrown down [at last], he who accuses them and keeps bringing charges [of sinful behavior] against them before our God day and night.”  Revelation 12:10

 [This was the fifth, of the seven Scriptures that the Lord presented in this Vision]

It is a very important Scripture for all Christians. Five observations can be made about this verse:

Observation 1

This scripture speaks of the events that will take place in the future. Like much of the book of Revelation, it is a prophecy of what will happen in the End Time.

Observation 2

It is not Scripture that refers to the fall of Lucifer when he served God in heaven. Satan fell before the creation of man (Job 38: 4-7). Isaiah 14: 12-17 and Ezekiel 28: 12-19 give us a clue to the fall of Lucifer.

Observation 3

Until this Scripture is fulfilled in the End Time, Satan will continually accuse Christians before God in heaven. According to this scripture, the devil accuses us before God not only during the day when most believers are awake, but also at night when most of them sleep.

Observation 4

Until this prophecy is fulfilled in the End Time, the holy inhabitants of heaven will always watch with sorrow whenever they see Satan accusing their brothers and sisters on earth before  the Heavenly Father. This is why all the heavens and all who dwell therein will rejoice once this prophecy is fulfilled (see Revelation 12:12).

Observation 5

When the appointed time comes, God will command his angels in heaven led by Michael to deny Satan any more access to Heaven.  He will no longer accuse Christians before God.

Do not take Satan’s accusations lightly.

Our Lord Jesus told all his faithful disciples not to take Satan’s accusations lightly. Here are four reasons.

  1. Through these accusations, Satan can succeed in inciting God against you, even if you live a blameless life. This is exactly what happened in Job’s life. Job was a blamesless and righteous man. God honored him more than any other person on earth. But Satan accused Job and succeeded in inciting God against this innocent man. When God is incited against anyone, it means that he can temporarily deny his mercy to that individual (Psalm 40:11)
  1. Because of Satan’s accusations, God can temporarily remove his protection from you.

When this happens, you find yourself at the mercy of Satan and your enemies. God removed Job’s protection and, as a result, all of his wealth was destroyed and other catastrophes followed. Likewise, God temporarily removed this protection from our Lord Jesus Christ. God commanded the angels who guarded Jesus to withdraw for a moment. They did not return until Jesus overcame Satan’s temptations. As a result, the devil found it easy to tempt Jesus by taking him wherever he had already prepared temptations. Today, after Satan’s accusations, God sometimes withdraws protection from some powerfully anointed ministers and the enemy  has done shocking things in their lives and in their ministries..


  1. Because of Satan’s accusations, God can even send his own terror against you .

During Job’s temptation, God sent his own fire to burn Job’s seven thousand sheep (Job 1:16).

  1. Through these accusations, Satan can convince God to allow him to tempt you.

After accusing Job the second time, God said to Satan:

The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, then, he is in your hands; but you must spare his life.Job 2: 6

While making these accusations, Satan’s goal is to bring dishonor, disgrace, shame, humiliation, scandal, reproach, torment, and disrespect to the faithful servants of God. Satan’s goal is to weaken and demoralize the men and women of God who seek God with all their hearts, the Servants of God who have lived blameless lives. Men and women who have brought many souls into the Kingdom of God.