I will be your defender but learn to let your yes be yes and no be no. When others falsely accuse you, your natural reaction is to protect yourself by sharing your side. The moment you endorse yourself, your actions are under the spotlight. (The Sting of Being Misunderstood)
The more you discuss, the more doubts you create in the thoughts of the listener. When Pilate asked, are you the King of the Jews, I said, you have said so. Your many words place a target in the middle of your back as they cause unnecessary questions. The fewer statements you make, the less ammunition your accusers can use against you to justify their case.
You promote mistrust when you defend yourself, even though it is the truth. You stop the rumor by merely saying yes or no to a given question. I understand your desire to defend yourself, but it provides the father of lies the opening that your enemies can use to discredit you.
When the onslaught begins, always remember to limit your response. At that moment, know I am standing beside you. I know the pain of being falsely accused. There will be an appropriate time for others to listen to the story. Then when you speak, do it with confidence, for the truth is on your side.
However, understand there will be those who continue to believe the lie. Your confidence is that I know the truth, and I overcame the lies that sent me to cross. Let my victory over the grave and the lies be your victory too at that moment. People will believe what they want but know I love you despite what others may think. I will always be your defender. (The Root of Bitterness)
All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one. Mathew 5:37 NIV
So Pilate asked Jesus, “Are you the king of the Jews?” “You have said so,” Jesus replied. Luke23:3 NIV
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