When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour. For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.

Matthew 10: 19, 20

 

Although it is possible to be arrested and people do face formal hearings in courts and before tribunals for their faith in Christ almost every day, this is not the reality that the majority of us have to consider. However, if we are truly living for Christ and letting our world know who we are and why we are that way, there will be many times when we will wish that the attacks we are undergoing were as defined and orderly as those that come in a court of law. Evil comes at us from every conceivable direction, and there is no end to the cunning and the force of these assaults.

 

The first thing that I tend to do when this happens is to try to defend myself. This can be a very frustrating and often futile endeavor, for hurt, fear, and anger take over my reason. Thus, the peace, joy, and love of Christ are pushed to the back of my mind. When this is my operating state of being, it becomes almost impossible to be a living testimonial for the God that I serve, and Satan wins that round of the fight.

 

A moment here, a situation there, this is all that evil gets in my life, for Christ has already claimed the eternal victory. I am His, and He is in me; yet, Satan still tries to crush our effectiveness as servants of God under the weight of guilt, failure, accusation, and overt aggression. When the crushing pressure and the disabling anxiety start to become overwhelming, it is time to stop trying to create my own defense. It is time to go deeper into my knowledge and understanding of Christ. God’s word and His Spirit always speak truth to my agitated and scrambled mind, and He always provides the necessary words plus the timing and method for delivery of those words.

 

Christ is my lawyer, He advocates for me; yet, unlike attorneys in this world, He has provided me with a total coverage, nothing left out, and nothing extra legal services plan. He wrote the check for the fee with His own blood. When the accuser comes after us, and he will, I need to be still, open my mind to the voice of the Spirit within, seek God’s unchanging wisdom and council from His word, and allow my undefeated and unbeatable advocate the opportunity to speak in His voice of truth. Then, in Christ, we are all unbeatable!