There will always be those who accuse you. It’s just how it is in the Kingdom of God. Especially when you are walking in the Way. Fault-finders, those who are jealous or envious, and those who point the finger and try to disqualify you. Don’t receive it. And don’t disqualify yourself either. God has already qualified you by putting His Spirit within you. Your anointing is from Him. He is your teacher and comforter. I wrote about that here: Don’t Disqualify Yourself for What God has Qualified You For.
I came across the word ‘vindicate’ in my reading yesterday. I had to look it up, I wasn’t sure what it meant. And then I searched it out. What great news! God will vindicate me. He will clear my name and protect me, no matter what others say about me. The truth will come out, it always does. It is hard though when your enemies are laughing over you. Some people love to kick you when you are down. And they want to keep you there too so they can feel extra ‘spiritual’. It’s not you, it’s them. It’s fear and insecurity. They are afraid. Pray for them, love them. But their words do not have to come into your spirit. Let them fall to the ground.
Thank you Lord, that You justify us and deliver us from the enemies. I guess I could look at all those accusers as confirmation that I am in the will of God. He said troubles would come. But He also promised to lead us through it and protect us on the journey. Always gonna be the haters. Love ’em anyway.
1. To justify, prove or reinforce an idea
2. To absolve from guilt
3. To lay claim to
4. To clear from accusation
5. To show that someone should not be blamed for a crime, mistake, and to show them as not guilty
6. to show that someone or something that has been criticized or doubted is correct, true, or reasonable.
7. to show or prove to be right, reasonable, or justified
8. To deliver or avenge
QUOTES ON VINDICATE
Psalm 26 :1
Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity; I have [expectantly] trusted in, leaned on, and relied on the Lord without wavering and I shall not slide.Psalm 35:24
Judge and vindicate me, O Lord my God, according to Your righteousness (Your rightness and justice); and let [my foes] not rejoice over me!Psalm 43:1
Judge and vindicate me, O God; plead and defend my cause against an ungodly nation. O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!
Save me, O God, by Your name; judge and vindicate me by Your mighty strength and power.
For the Lord will judge and vindicate His people, and He will delay His judgments [manifesting His righteousness and mercy] and take into favor His servants [those who meet His terms of separation unto Him].
Psalm 55:16, 22-23
As for me, I will call upon God, and the Lord will save me. Cast your burden on the Lord releasing the weight of it and He will sustain you; He will never allow the consistently righteous to be moved made to slip, fall, or fail. But You, O God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of destruction; men of blood and treachery shall not live out half their days. But I will trust in, lean on, and confidently rely on You.
Here is a great FB post from Chuck Pierce that gave me strength yesterday, and another from Graham Cooke that helped me remember: