After many years of serving the Lord, I have developed such a level of maturity, wisdom and discernment that I understand what is wrong with everyone else: members of our congregations, ministry partner’s and spiritual leaders. I have collected and categorized all these people’s faults in innumerable mental files in my memory.
Many of my discussions with other leaders examine the faults of those we work with. Much of my prayer life rehearses these problems before the Lord. Often my thoughts are concerned with the faults of others. This reminds me of a verse of Scripture:
Revelation 12:10 – Now salvation, strength and the kingdom of God, and the power of His Messiah have come, because the accuser of the brethren, who accused them before God day and night has been cast down.
Oh my God! Is what I have been calling spiritual maturity actually servitude to Satan? (The word “Satan” שטן in Hebrew means “accuser.”) What percentage of my conversations deal with other people’s faults? What percentage of my prayers? My thoughts? Perhaps you should ask yourself the same questions.
According to the verse above, if we could just stop accusing and condemning one another, great spiritual power would be released. Let’s pray this together: “Lord, cleanse me of all satanic sprits of accusing my brothers and sisters! Help me to be their advocate before you like Yeshua (I John 2:1) and intercede for them, not against them (Romans 8:34).”
Asher serves as president of Tikkun Global family of ministries and congregations, dedicated to the dual restoration of Israel and the Church. He is founder of the Revive Israel five-fold ministry team, and oversees both Ahavat Yeshua and Tiferet Yeshua congregations in Israel.
He and his wife Betty share a passion for personal prayer and devotion, local evangelism and discipleship in Hebrew, and unity of the Body of believers worldwide.
Asher was raised in a conservative Jewish home and holds degrees from Harvard University, Baltimore Hebrew College and Messiah Biblical Institute. He has authored numerous books, tracts and articles.