Each day, we check the news and something more shocking seems to have happened.
- Something that grieves our hearts…
- Something that rocks a family, a community, a country to the core…
- Something that makes us stand in awe, jaws dropped to the floor, wondering…”how can this possibly be happening?”
- Something….. more.
Something more evil than we can even wrap our minds around.
- It breaks our hearts and tries to steal our peace, our love.
- It incites fear, fighting, and tries to take our eye off the ball.
Evil, and the one behind it all prides itself on being a great magician ~ a master of deception.
And it has always been here.
Evil tries to masquerade as many things ~ anything but the pure dark and sick and twisted thing that it is. It doesn’t want you to see who the driving force behind it really is.
- It tries to fake us out.
- It tries to put us into fight or flight and keep us there.
- Evil feeds on FEAR.
And fear breeds lots of even uglier things. It is a catalyst for all kinds of ugly..
But evil can NOT be allowed to be the winner.
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4
WE can not allow evil to take center stage, friends. Sure, it’s impossible to deny that it is here ~ I am certainly not talking about doing that. (That ~ causing us to simply look the other way ~ well, that’s another tricky tactic that is often used to cause apathy or compromising of our values ~ of love).
Yes. LOVE through the power of Jesus Christ is the true, most powerful thing we have in our arsenal against evil.
But even more importantly, we MUST remember Who is the One, True King!
He has not only always been here ~ He has always been and is!!!
Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. The ONE TRUE KING!
Don’t blame God for “allowing” evil to be present on this earth, friend. Cry out to him instead.
Remember to assign blame where it is due. Then ask the Lord to fill you up with more of Him and His love, His comfort, His peace.
There’s a prince of this earth and his sad little name is “Satan.”
But over ALL the earth, over ALL the universe, over ALL eternity, there is only ONE TRUE KING.
He is coming back for us soon…
Soon and very soon!
And there shall be no more evil. There shall be no more tears. Every single knee shall bow to the One True King!
For those of us who have accepted Christ as our One true love and our One true King, we know this.
- Evil hurts us.
- Evil causes grief, pain, and absolute outcry.
- Evil takes temporary victories and tries to fake us into believing that it’s time to throw in the towel and surrender to it.
But let us remember the love of Christ. Let us remember who the King really is.
Let us remember we are royalty ~ Christ’s children.
And most of all: let us remember just Who has already won.
We are not the captives of evil. We have been captured by Jesus Christ, our Lord. And thanks be to HIM!
But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. 2 Corinthians 2:14