The Accuser met him in the Wilderness

In the voice of: The Accuser

I am nothing if not beautiful. I was created for this. God even reminisced about me in my glory; the seal of full measure, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

I was in Eden, the garden of God. Precious stones were my clothing, my skin. I was the chosen cherub who covers. Yes – cherub like the beings who are sculpted over the throne of I_AM’s ark of the covenant… and I am the one who covers. I have walked up and down in the middle of the stones of fire on the holy mountain of God. Perfect in my ways from my first day.

He says unrighteousness was found in me. He calls it un-righteousness; I call it brilliance. He says I invented lies, and I say, “If what I said was wrong, why have I gained power since I accused God of lying.” The job I was created to fulfill is to cover, and I have covered the world with activity. I_AM makes a distinction between violence and peace. I make a distinction between what one can do, and what one will do. Strength, force or whatever it takes to feed the appetite of power – that is the commodity of my realm.

We (my followers and I) may have been thrown off his mountain for being “profane”; but I am the covering cherub from the middle of the stones of fire… my heart was lifted up because of my beauty; that’s not my fault. I have owned my wisdom because of my brilliance.

I pick up where this all started – the garden’s baseline of doubt mixed with appetite for more (which feels natural and right). The Christ hadn’t eaten since God’s spirit filled him. I begin with congratulations for completing his right of passage, “If you are the Son of God, speak so that these stones might be loaves of bread.”

Jesus answered out of the fifth book, “It is written, ‘Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes out of God’s mouth.’”

He followed me into the holy city, Jerusalem. I set him on the very top point of the temple, and assured him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, ‘He will put his angels in charge of you.’ and, ‘On their hands they will bear you up, so that you don’t dash your foot against a stone.’”

Jesus retorted, “Again, it is written, ‘You; do not test the Ruler, your God.’”

I brought him to an exceptionally high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory. I extended my offer to him, “I will give you all of these things, if you will fall down and worship me.”

Every answer came out of the same part of the fifth book, “Go away, Accuser!”, he said “Because it is written, ‘You are to worship the Ruler your God, and you are to only serve him.’”

I left him there.

  • The Accuser met him in the Wilderness

  • In the voice of: The Accuser

  • source text: Matthew 4:1-11, Mark 1:12-13, Luke 4:1-13, Ezekiel 28:12‭-‬19

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