Vindicate: To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt.
So rejoice, O sons of Zion,
And be glad in the Lord your God;
For He has given you the early rain for your vindication.
And He has poured down for you the rain,
The early and latter rain as before.
And the threshing floors will be full of grain,
And the vats will overflow with the new wine and oil.
“Then I will make up to you for the years
That the swarming locust has eaten,
The creeping locust, the stripping locust, and the gnawing locust,
My great army which I sent among you.
“And you shall have plenty to eat and be satisfied,
And praise the name of the Lord your God,
Who had dealt wondrously with you;
Then my people will never be put to shame.
“Thus you will know that I am in the midst of Israel, (this includes us)
And that I am the Lord your God
And there is no other;
And My people will never be put to shame.”
I am seeing several attacks going on around me. It has been quite discouraging. Maybe you are facing them too. We have much to be excited about in the coming days. I believe the enemy is on the defensive looking for ways to steal and kill and destroy. He is the accuser.
“And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even to death.” Revelation 2:11
When we were in the process of loosing Jessica, there were accusations made against me. A parenting aid and a therapist for the birthfather did not like me for whatever reason. A two page typed report was written about me. It was full of lies and half truths. When I read it I screamed! I felt as if I were being attacked by satan himself! Well, we know the bible says our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6: 12
In the end they looked like fools and Jessica was ours! The Lord showed himself strong on our behalf. He vindicated us!
The Lord will bring vindication to those who have been attacked by the accuser!! Thank you!!!!
1 A Prayer of David. Hear a just cause, O Lord, Attend to my cry; Give ear to my prayer which is not from deceitful lips. 2 Let my vindication come from Your presence; Let Your eyes look on the things that are upright. 3 You have tested my heart; You have visited me in the night; You have tried me and have found nothing; I have purposed that my mouth shall not transgress. 4 Concerning the works of men, By the word of Your lips, I have kept away from the paths of the destroyer. 5 Uphold my steps in Your paths, That my footsteps may not slip. 6 I have called upon You, for You will hear me, O God; Incline Your ear to me, and hear my speech. 7 Show Your marvelous lovingkindness by Your right hand, O You who save those who trust in You From those who rise up against them.