Read this with a bit of the hipster going on your head…
The accuser of the brethren
has been getting down on me,
‘cuz he’s always pointing out my sin,
and just won’t let me be,
But I know that he’s a liar,
Jesus came to set me free.
And when I overcome him,
I will live eternal-ly.
Note – this is a little ditty, parts of which ran through my head during college days. Honestly, I think I came up with it (not that it’s going to win any awards soon), but as I was about to claim authorship, a little voice in my head said, “Are you sure you wrote this?” And I’m not – maybe I heard it somewhere – who knows? This next part, however, someone else definitely wrote…
And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world–he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death…” Revelation 12:9-11 (ESV)