VICTORY OVER FALSE ACCUSATIONS

SCRIPTURES

  1. Rev. 12 v 10

“And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.”

  1. Matt. 5 v 11

  “Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.”

  1. Exod. 23 v 1

“Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.” 

  1. Prov. 12 v 19

“The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.” 

  1. Prov. 11 v 9

“An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.” 

  1. Exo. 20 v 16

“Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.” 

  1. Prov. 6 v 16 – 19

v.16 “These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him”

v.17 “A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood”

v.18 “An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief”

v.19 “A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.” 

  1. Psalm 64 v 1 – 8 (NIRV)

v.1 “God, hear me as I tell you my problem. Don’t let my enemies kill me.”

v.2 “Hide me from evil people who talk about how to harm me. Hide me from those people who are planning to do evil.”

v.3 “They make their tongues like sharp swords. They aim their mean words like deadly arrows.”

v.4 “They shoot from their hiding places at people who aren’t guilty. They shoot quickly and aren’t afraid of being caught.”

v.5 “They help one another make evil plans. They talk about hiding their traps. They say, “Who can see what we are doing?”

v.6 “They make plans to do what is evil. They say, “We have thought up a perfect plan!” The hearts and minds of people are so clever!”

v.7 “But God will shoot my enemies with his arrows. He will suddenly strike them down.”

v.8 “He will turn their own words against them. He will destroy them. All those who see them will shake their heads and look down on them.”

WHAT IS FALSEHOOD?

  • Prov. 19 v 9

“A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.”

Falsehood is making statements that are untrue, telling of lies even in the face of obvious truth and making people believe what you are not or what is not in existence, reality or available.

 WHAT IS AN ACCUSATION?

It is the claim or charge that someone has done something wrongly or illegally. It can be true or false.

 FACTS ABOUT FALSE ACCUSATION

  1. They are lies from the pit of hell.
  2. False accusations are hurtful, untrue things said about you or your organisation to other people who in turn judge or punish you.
  3. False accusations will not last. Truth will overpower it at last.
  • 2 Cor. 13 v 8

“For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.”

  • Job 20 v 5

“That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?”

  1. Don’t get angry and bitter at the human agents that levied the accusations but pray against the forces behind the accusations.
  2. Process anger from a Godly perspective so as not to lead to resentment, hatred and bitterness.
  3. False accusations can be against your person, your business, your position or your products or services.
  4. They peddle false accusations to:
    1. Distract you
    2. Make you lose focus
    3. Make you feel worthless
    4. To lower your self-worth/self-esteem/self-confidence/self-value.
    5. To make you a reproach
    6. To make you stop the good things going on in your life. (Remember Nehemiah vs. Samballat and Tobiah)
    7. To make you give up too soon because they know if you continue, you will explode.
    8. To make you feel that your God is powerless.
    9. To tamper with your destiny journey.
    10. To tarnish your image, reputation and brand.
    11. To ensure you die before your time.
    12. To make you a bad history while still alive.
  1. SATAN IS AN ACCUSER

Rev. 12 v 10

“And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.”

  • The devil is an accuser.
  • He is the author of false accusation.
  • He inspires those peddling unverified rumours, false accusations
  1. BE CAREFUL WITH THE WORDS OF YOUR MOUTH

Matthew 12 v 37

“For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.” 

  • You will be justified with the words of your mouth.
  • Also, you will be condemned with toxic words from your mouth.
  • Be careful with what you say.
  • Death and life are in the power of the tongue.

Prov. 18 v 21

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”

  • Words convey spiritual power that can impart or destroy life.
  • Words can invoke blessings or curses.
  1. GOD HATES FALSE ACCUSATIONS

Prov. 6 v 16 – 19

v.16 “These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him”

v.17 “A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood”

v.18 “An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief”

v.19 “A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.”

  • God abhors false accusations, false witnessing, rumour peddlers, rumour mongers.
  • In the Ten Commandments, God said it emphatically that we should not bear false witness against our neighbours.
  • Exo. 20 v 16

“Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.”

  1. FALSE ACCUSERS SHALL RECEIVE JUDGEMENT ARROWS FROM GOD

Psalm 64 v 1 – 8 (NKJV)

v.1 “Hear my voice, O God, in my meditation; Preserve my life from fear of the enemy.”

v.2 “Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, From the rebellion of the workers of iniquity”

v.3 “Who sharpen their tongue like a sword, And bend their bows to shoot their arrows—bitter words”

v.4 “That they may shoot in secret at the blameless; Suddenly they shoot at him and do not fear.”

v.5 “They encourage themselves in an evil matter; They talk of laying snares secretly; They say, “Who will see them?”

v.6 “They devise iniquities: “We have perfected a shrewd scheme.” Both the inward thought and the heart of man are deep.”

v.7 “But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; Suddenly they shall be wounded.”

v.8 “So He will make them stumble over their own tongue; All who see them shall flee away.”

  • False accusers shall be judged by God. It is a matter of time.
  • The havoc they wreck will backfire upon them.
  • God will suddenly wound them with an arrow of judgement.
  • They will tumble over their own tongue.
  • Jer. 20 v 11

“But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.”

  1. FALSE ACCUSERS WILL REAP WHAT THEY SOW

Gal. 6 v 7

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”

Isa. 33 v 1

“Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! when thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; and when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee.”

  • They will not go scot free.
  • They will reap the seed of treachery sown.
  • They will be correspondingly spoiled as they have spoiled with their mouth.
  • Those who join them in fanning the embers of false accusation will equally be punished by God.
  1. A FALSE WITNESS WILL BE PUNISHED

Prov. 19 v 5 & 9

v.5 “A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.”

v.9 “A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.”

Prov. 12 v 7 & 19

v.7 “The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.”

v.19 “The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.”

Prov. 14 v 5 & 11

          v.5 “A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.”

v.11 “The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.”

BIBLICAL CASES

  1. OUR LORD JESUS
    1. Mark 14 v 55 & 56

(NLT)

v.55 “Inside, the leading priests and the entire high council were trying to find evidence against Jesus, so they could put him to death. But they couldn’t find any.”

v.56 “Many false witnesses spoke against him, but they contradicted each other.”

(KJV)

v.55 “And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none.”

v.56 “For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together.”

  • Many false witnesses spoke against Jesus.
  • They contradicted themselves.
  • They tried finding evidences against him to put him to death.
  • They could not find any.
  • God will deliver you from the council of false accusers in Jesus name.
  1. John 19 v 16 – 22

v.16 “Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away.”

v.17 “And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha”

v.18 “Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.”

v.19 “And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS.”

v.20 “This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin.”

v.21 “Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews.”

v.22 “Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.”

  • The chief priest wanted to discredit Jesus’ validation.
  • They lied against him.
  • Pilate didn’t co-operate with them.
  • Any attempt to falsely discredit you shall be aborted in Jesus name.
  1. NABOTH VS. AHAB

1 Kings 21 v 7 – 10

(NKJV)

v.7 “Then Jezebel his wife said to him, “You now exercise authority over Israel! Arise, eat food, and let your heart be cheerful; I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.”

v.8 “And she wrote letters in Ahab’s name, sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters to the elders and the nobles who were dwelling in the city with Naboth.”

v.9 “She wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and seat Naboth with high honor among the people”

v.10 “And seat two men, scoundrels, before him to bear witness against him, saying, “You have blasphemed God and the king.” Then take him out, and stone him, that he may die.”

 (MSG)

v.7 “Jezebel said, “Is this any way for a king of Israel to act? Aren’t you the boss? On your feet! Eat! Cheer up! I’ll take care of this; I’ll get the vineyard of this Naboth the Jezreelite for you.”

v.8 “She wrote letters over Ahab’s signature, stamped them with his official seal, and sent them to the elders in Naboth’s city and to the civic leaders.”

v.9 “She wrote “Call for a fast day and put Naboth at the head table.”

v.10 “Then seat a couple of stool pigeons across from him who, in front of everybody will say, ‘You! You blasphemed God and the king!’ Then they’ll throw him out and stone him to death.” 

  • Ahab coveted Naboth’s Vineyard.
  • Naboth refused as it was his inheritance.
  • Jezebel arranged the sons of Belial to bear witness against Naboth; that led to his death.
  • Any personality hiring false accusers against you to contend with what belongs to you shall be disgraced in Jesus name.
  • False accusations against you, your family, your work that may lead to death, be aborted in Jesus name.
  1. JOSEPH VS. POTIPHAR’S WIFE

Gen. 39 v 7 – 21

Note 11 – 21

v.11 “And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within.”

v.12 “And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.”

v.13 “And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth”

v.14 “That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice”

v.15 “And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled, and got him out.”

v.16 “And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home.”

v.17 “And she spake unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me”

v.18 “And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out.”

v.19 “And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled.”

v.20 “And Joseph’s master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king’s prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.”

v.21 “But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.”

  • Joseph was innocent but was implicated.
  • Potiphar’s wife lied against him.
  • Joseph’s masters didn’t give him room for explanations but jailed him.
  • God showed Joseph mercy and favour in the prison.
  • Through this false accusation, God promoted him to the Palace.
  • Any false accusation against you shall lift you to your next level in Jesus name.

HOW TO HANDLE FALSE ACCUSATIONS

CASE STUDY

  • Joseph in Potiphar’s house
  • Gen. 39 v 7 – 21 
  1. Ensure you truly do not compromise.

John 14 v 30

“Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.”

  1. Hand over to God in prayers.
  2. When given the chance to defend yourself, say the truth and if not given any chance for defense, ask the Holy Spirit your advocate to take over.

PRAYERS

  • Isaiah 8 v 9 & 10

v.9 “Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces.”

v.10 “Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.”

Song:

O! Lord defend me /4x

You are my Lord and saviour

O! Lord, defend me.

  1. Anointing for victory over false accusations, fall on me in Jesus name.
  2. False accusation against ……………………………………………., blood of Jesus cancel them in Jesus name.
  3. My Person
  4. My family
  5. My work
  6. My image
  7. My reputation
  8. My brand
  9. My products
  10. My services
  11. My position
  12. My endorsement
  13. My recommendation
  14. My validation
  15. My promotion
  16. My elevation
  17. My efforts
  18. Those sponsoring false accusations against me and my organisation be exposed and disgraced in Jesus name.
  19. Mark 14 v 55 & 56 (MSG)

v.55 “And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none.”

v.56 “For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together.”

  1. Assembly of false accusers against me and what I stand for, scatter by fire in Jesus name.
  2. Conspiracy of false accusers against me and my work, scatter now in Jesus name.
  3. Council of false accusers levying wrong allegations against me, scatter by fire in Jesus name.
  4. Association of false accusers waiting to bring me down, be disgraced in Jesus name.
  5. Any on-going evil consultation by the false accusers against me, be nullified in Jesus name.
  6. Habitation or meeting places of false accusers to discuss sinister plans against me, scatter by thunder in Jesus name.
  7. Diviners and Altars behind false accusations against me and my work, be consumed by fire in Jesus name.
  1. I command and prophesy that those accusing me wrongly shall be victims of their wrong accusations in Jesus name.
  2. Every wrong allegation against me, backfire in Jesus name.
  3. Satanic lies against me, be nullified by the blood of Jesus in Jesus name.
  4. Any plan to jail me, to inaccurate me, to cripple me with false accusations, be aborted in Jesus name.
  5. Holy Spirit, arise in your power, defend and deliver me now in Jesus name.
  6. I decree that I shall not be put to shame in Jesus name.
  7. I will shout Victory at last and overcome all the false accusers in Jesus name.
  8. Thank you Jesus.

Jesus is Lord!