I awoke on the morning of 1 July to see a vision of a man in silhouette seated in a Buddha-like meditation position hovering above me in the air. When I asked Yahweh what this represented, He spoke to me and said that it was the Spirit of Condemnation.
The night before, my wife had had a dream of a man we know and are ministering to in which she was lying on the ground and he had his foot on her neck. He was demanding that she admit that his condemnation of her was correct which she refused to do, instead declaring that she loved him in Yah'shua (Jesus). She had previously been terribly oppressed because of this man's unfounded and unjust accusations against, and condemnations of, her and had been struggling for a long time as to how best to deal with his overwhelming and unrighteous sense of hatred against her. That night Yah'shua (Jesus) gave her the answer - to simply love and reject the accusation.
Satan is the accuser as the scripture reminds us:
If he has a legal ground to accuse us, for example, if we willingly and persistenly break a commandment in Torah, then Satan's demons have the right to enter and oppress us, building up a stronghold over time that entrenches the demonic system more firmly. We break a commandment when we first believe in Satan's lie that the commandment does not matter, like believing that adultery is OK, for instance, and dismissing Yahweh's position that it matters very much.
"Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our Elohim (God), and the power of His Messiah (Christ) have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our Elohim (God) day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death" (Rev.12:10-12, NKJV).
Satan, however, does not restrict himself to accusing the brethren who have sinned but accuses those who have not sinned too. He does His best to convince us that we are guilty of sins that we are not. When we believe the lie we have sinned when we have not, it has the same effect as belieiving a lie when we actually have sinned. It is the lie that opens demonic doors to our soul.
I am quite sure that you have experienced a false accusation and felt a sense of guilt. The guilt comes not because we are guilty of sin but because we believe the lie and reject Yahweh's truth. In doing this we lower our spiritual defences and start actively listening to what demons tell us. Thus it is critically important that we not only know what the truth is but cultivate an attitude of defensiveness about it in the right spirit of charity - we must defend what we know to be right unapologetically in a militant but loving way and not feel that we must appease any lie that others are directing towards us. That militancy does not need to be verbal but can be silent trusting in Yahweh.
One of Satan's favourite activities is accusing Christians through others to cause them to doubt their salvation and testimony. He loves to accuse Christians of being "weak" or "stupid" because they don't indulge in the culture (cult) of 'toughness' and immorality (on the one hand) or because they don't understand or accept worldly philosophies like evolution. They like to dishonestly attack the Bible (usually without understanding it and by deliberately twisting it) and love to accuse Yahweh of such things as child-slaughter, rape, and misogeny (women-hating), which are in fact the traits of Satan. He particularly likes to accuse new Christians who are still weak in the faith and are still learning. He also loves to set Christians up against one another by exploiting the disobedience of lawless Christians, for instance, by making them accuse Torah-observant ones, or he can use Torah-obedient believers to attack lawless ones by making the latter offenders for a word because of their prioritising obedience before spiritual rebirth. The enemy has tens of thousands of such devices and is relentless is nibbling away at our weaknesses with a view to turning us against our own brethren. Because of the hedonistic background most new believers are coming from, where youth and women rule in place of the proper patriarchal order, he will often use these to attack the elders and sow division (1 Tim.5:19).
We have a promise that those who are obediently walking in Yah'shua (Jesus) in the Ruach (Spirit) are no longer under condemnation:
There is only one condemnation from heaven, and it moreorless covers everything:
"There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Messiah Yah'shua (Christ Jesus), who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Ruach (Spirit)" (Rom.8:1, NKJV).
It should not be assumed that darkness is 'naked evil' - those who refuse to hear the truth about themselves, in order to protect sin-issues, for example, are under the influence and power of evil to one degree or another, especially if the driving force behind a refusal to embrace the light is pride. Since pride was the precipitating agent of the angels in heaven, which led to darkness and evil, then it follows (as is confirmed by the Word) that the principle obstacle to deliverance and salvation is Pride:
"And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in Elohim (God)" (John 3:19-21, NKJV).
Pride, however, never acts alone, and is allied to two related principles. It first allies itself to stubbornness which births rebellion. This unhold trinity always leads to spiritual death, the symptoms of which are mental/emotional gluttony and drunkardness, resulting in a loss of discernment:
"Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall" (Prov.16:18, NKJV).
So serious is this spiritual malady that under the Old Covenant sons who openly rebelled against their parents were put to death even if they continued in business dealings or, in the absence of the father, in family matters (for example) to act in their father's name. To such Yah'shua (Jesus) says in the New Covenant: "I never knew you" (Mt.7:23).
"If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and who, when they have chastened him, will not heed them, then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city, to the gate of his city. And they shall say to the elders of his city, 'This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious; he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.' Then all the men of his city shall stone him to death with stones; so you shall put away the evil from among you, and all Israel shall hear and fear" (Deut.21:18-21, NKJV).
When fear disappears in a father-son relationship then you know that pride has ascended and before long the son begins to assert his own independence and acts in vain confidence.
When this happens, he has started moving out of the light and into darkness. Recall also Yah'shua (Jesus) warning those who acted in His Name, even to the performing of miracles, that unless they operated in His will, they are not recognised by Heaven: "'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice Torahlessness (lawlessness)!'" (Mt.7:22-23, NKJV).
The first principle of Torah is love, which is a concatonation of to "love the Yahweh your Elohim and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul" (Deut.11:13) and "You shall love your neighbor as yourself" (Mark 12:31) which are themselves a concatonation of the commandment to "keep His charge, His statutes, His judgments, and His commandments always" (Deut.11:1) as summarised by the Ten Commandments. To love, then, is to love Yahweh first and then your fellow man. How can we know we are doing this?
Why, under the Law of Moses, was a son's rebelliousness considered a capital crime? Simply because that tendency always reflects on every levels, and not just interpersonal relationships on the horizonal, but with Yahweh Himself. His Order is, was, and shall always be, patriarchal, and is one that should be deeply respected and feared because Yahweh has set His hand on it. Those who rebell against it do so at great peril to their own soul even if on the outside everything appears to be calm and orderly. No doubt those who were doing many 'good works' in Yah'shua's (Jesus') Name, who though they were the apple of God's eye because of their 'fruits' on one level, were surprised to be told by the Master that He not only didn't know them but that they were going to hell itself: "Depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity" (Luke 13:27, NKJV).
"By this we know that we love the children of elohim (God), when we love Elohim (God) and keep His commandments. For this is the love of Elohim (God), that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome" (1 John 5:1-3, NKJV).
The Patriarchal Order is not only essential for daily family and assembly (church) life but for deliverance ministry too. The Parable of the Prodigal Son illustrates what happens when sons get hot-headed and try to do things their way - their fate is with the swine until they come to their senses and return home (Lk.15:11-32). There are many people doing 'deliverance' who are not under proper authority and who frequently get deceived who are nevertheless throwing out demons. In His mercy for the victims Yahweh often allows deliverance to take place (up to a point) but when pride enters the equation of ministry the minister soon feels His condemnation. Worse, the one being delivered develops a trust-bond with the minister and becomes, by spiritual osmosis, a partaker of his pride and rebellion so that the two eventually end up feeding each other. When this happens, certain demons remain and conceal themselves, to resurface later once the state of illusion of full deliverance has set in - and because pride is present, a spirit of recklessness and vain confidence takes over and the errors of the past are invariably repeated. This is why young ministers must be under strict apprenticeship and obedience to older, maturer ministers in a father-son relationship.
Are you walking according to the flesh or according to the Ruach (Spirit)? If you are walking according to the Ruach (Spirit) and are proving it by obedience to Torah, then you are under no condemnation, even if Satan accuses and comdemns you. If people judge and condemn you when you are innocent, place the blood of Yah'shua (Jesus) on their condemnation and let Yahweh be the judge.