In Romans 8:34, the apostle Paul wrote to the church in Rome, “Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.”
Satan the Accuser
It is Satan, the devil, who accuses the believers. He brings up all the sins they’ve ever committed as evidence that they do not deserve to live forever in heaven. “The Devil, … the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night” (Revelation 12:9, 10).
Satan was the accuser of the brethren in Old Testament days (Job 1:8–12; Zechariah 3:1). This role he has persisted on since the cross, but in a limited sense (John 12:31). Rabbinical teachings often represent Satan as the great accuser (Talmud Sanhedrin 89b, Soncino ed., p. 595; Midrash Rabbah, on Ex. 32:2, Soncino ed., p. 494).
Jesus Man’s Defender
The Bible says that God the Father has given Jesus the right to Judge His children. “The Father … hath committed all judgment unto the Son” (John 5:22). The Son of God is our advocate. “We have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous” (1 John 2:1). Therefore, Jesus is our attorney in the heavenly court! What a blessing when our Judge is also our Attorney!
Favor to God’s Children
The Lord promises that judgment will be “given in favour of the saints” (Daniel 7:22). And not only would judgment be given in favor of the saints, the saints will assist in the work of the judgment during the 1000 years. Paul wrote, “Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?” (1 Corinthians 6:2, 3).
John the Revelator gives the same message “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years” (Revelation 20:4). The work of judgment will involve a through investigation of the records of the wicked, so that every man will see the fairness of God in destroying the sinners.
In His service,