Sunday, November 16, 2008

They Won the Battle...

Luke 22:3: "Satan entered into Judas..." leading ultimately to the crucifixion of Jesus. Satan won that battle, and he thought he won the war. But what he actually did was to further God's cause, only he was too stupid/prideful/arrogant to realize that God would use his own wickedness against him. I see a parallel here.

There were many, many times throughout history that God used ungodly leaders and even other enemy nations to bring His own people back to their senses. Perhaps we have finally come to that point ourselves. As a nation we have certainly become a shame and a disgrace. Well, at least some of us; there are *some* of us that still get it. The trouble, of course, is that the ones that get it are going to have to pay along with the ones that don't. It has been a habit through history that the innocent pay for the guilty. To go off on a tangent, it's why Jesus took the hit for us. With all due respect, on a whole different level, I see a parallel here, too.

I am not saying that Obama is the Anti-Christ, but whoever he may be, we may be assured that God will use him to His purpose.

...but they didn't win the war.

2 comments:

Civilla said...

Yes, I agree. And, you are right, the innocent do pay. Remember that Daniel and the Three Hebrew Children (Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego) went into Babylonian captivity along with the rest of Israel, even though they were righteous. We tend to focus on the ways that God delivered them (from the fiery furnace and the lion's den), but fail to remember that they were in Babylon in captivity. They had to go, too, and although God was there for them, I'm sure their lives were not very happy. No, it seems like they were continually persecuted, which is why they got thrown in the fiery furnace and lion's den in the first place.

Marytoo said...

Yes, and I just hope it doesn't come to that for us...