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Topic: Acts 25:16
S.But I replied to them that it was not the custom of the Romans (Strength, Power) to give up freely any man for punishment before the accused had met the accusers (satan) face to face and had opportunity to defend himself concerning the charge brought against him.
O.Festus told the king the history behind Paul's case and why he was being charged. He also told how Paul's accusers had no power in charging Paul with any crime until they came face to face with them.
A.There is no power in an 'accuser' unless you give him that power. Until the 'accuser' can come face to face with the 'accused', there is no accusation that can stand. That's where the 'Agent' comes in. When we stand behind the 'Agent/Attorney' and allow Him to defend us, no accusations will ever hit us. We give the 'accuser/satan' no handle to hold onto....no leverage to use in overpowering us with guilt or shame, fear or control. That is why it's so important to confess sin quickly. Jesus steps in between us and satan and destroys satan's handle on our souls. He has nothing to hold on to to accuse us with. Jesus has broken off that 'handle' of control.
P.Jesus, THANK YOU that You are my Divine Attorney! Thank You for taking my sin on the cross and breaking satan's handle off my life. Forgive me, Jesus, for my sins...ALL of them. I don't want any handles on this utensil that satan can use! ONLY broken stubs!