October 22, 2021
Experience Violence and Force
Matthew 11:12 (KJV) And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
It is easy to get caught up in the violence reported today in the news and think that this world is falling to utter corruption swiftly. It is vital to place the evil at work today in the proper context. Brutality and carnage on this earth have been at work since the moment sin entered into this world. This scripture above mentions the hostility at work since John the Baptist. What is happening today has taken place in ancient times, though this world is deteriorating; according to scripture penned by Paul in 2nd Timothy, the tactics the devil uses will increase in intensity.
If you read the book of Ecclesiastes, you will see that there is nothing new under the sun. Solomon comprehended that the devil is up to the same ploys and tricks used when he was kicked out of Heaven, falling to this earth and bringing his corruption and deceit with him. This violence and the dark forces rise with force and fall for short periods, only to rise again. Towards the end of time, as we know it on this earth, we can expect the carnage to ebb and strengthen at levels not experienced prior throughout the planet, affecting nature, creatures, and humanity.
Those souls who personally know Jesus Christ can rest in the knowledge that God has our every day, our every hour, and moments under His control. We know that in the final battle, God wins, and the devil loses, period the end. Though vitriol and violence will continue, for now, with some days worse than others, one day, God will send Jesus Christ to remove His spiritual family before the ultimate extreme carnage begins and this earth is destroyed.
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