Paul was Saul the accuser who turned to the preacher. He was accused by the early church of having impure motives and seeking approval of men.
God gave him Joses, "the exalted one" who was nicknamed as Barnabus, son of encouragement. He took Paul under his wing when the disciples were afraid of him and didn't trust him. After Barnabus took him under, Paul had free access.
What young person are you taking under your wing?
Cleddie Alton Keith
ACCUSATION REPLACED WITH FORGIVENESS
Devil has always been the adversary, the accuser. Rev. 12:10 - the accuser is thrown down at last. Charges of simple behavior before God night and day. Accusing you of all your sinful behavior night and day. Don't give him any ammunition.
You're not beyond accusation after you get saved. The closer you get to God the more accusations you may experience.
Joshua stood in filthy garments before the Angel of the Lord, devil showed up on his right hand as his accuser. The Lord said "the Lord rebuke you, satan." He clothed and beautified him with rich robes of forgiveness. Those robes were costly.
Zechariah 3:1-7 Then the guiding angel showed me Joshua the high priest representing disobedient, sinful Israel standing before the Angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at Joshua’s right hand to be his adversary and to accuse him. And the Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you, Satan! Even the Lord, who now and ever has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is this not a log snatched and rescued from the fire?”
Now Joshua was clothed with filthy nauseatingly vile garments and was standing before the Angel of the Lord. He spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, “Remove the filthy garments from him.” And He said to Joshua, “See, I have caused your wickedness to be taken away from you, and I will clothe and beautify you with rich robes of forgiveness.”
And I Zechariah said, “Let them put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him with rich garments. And the Angel of the Lord stood by. And the Angel of the Lord solemnly and earnestly admonished Joshua, saying, “Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘If you will walk in My ways that is, remain faithful and perform My service, then you will also govern My house and have charge of My courts, and I will give you free access to My presence among these who are standing here.
ACCUSE or ACQUIT?
It's easier for some people to CRITICIZE than HARMONIZE. The adversary of our souls is the accuser of the brethren. Some mothers are overly critical of their own daughters.
Satan's job is to accuse you. Holy Spirit reminds you of every good and perfect thing God has done for you. God is the acquitter.
Cleddie Alton Keith