Satan knows he will be ultimately defeated. However, as every Christian is experientially aware, this knowledge has not deterred him from his malicious endeavors.
This powerful, disgruntled entity is still fervently engaged in warfare against God and his blood-bought Bride. He is utilizing every second of his remaining time to hinder the spread of God’s glory in the earth. And we — as carriers of the message that magnifies God and transforms sinners into bearers of divine glory — are his primary targets.
Do we realize that Satan’s opposition against us is more about God than it is about us? I don’t know that we do.
The way I often hear people talk about spiritual warfare seems to indicate that they believe Satan’s end-all goal is merely to make their lives difficult. Does he want to make our lives difficult? Absolutely. Does he glean some perverted kind of joy from our misery? Undoubtedly. But he doesn’t oppose us simply for the sake of opposing us….. [read more]
“Well, let me clarify that statement: he wants to silence us as regards our proclamation of the gospel. He’s not at all concerned about us voicing our conservative political positions. Our “We need a President who will put God back in the White House!” social media shouting doesn’t bother him. I’m sure he sits back and laughs at those who equate the Great Commission with “making America great again.” The proclamation of the sin-canceling, soul-ransoming power of God in Christ is the speech against which Satan snarls.”
Jesus Christ was crucified to stop Him. What a shock it must have been when He arose on the third day.