TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
No matter how much evil is in the world, or how evil tries to overtake you, there is more of God’s grace than evil. He will not let the evil go unpunished. But it is His desire that all come into the light of His goodness before that time. Revelation 17:14 tells us the end of the story. It says they will make war against the Lamb (Jesus), but the Lamb will overtake them because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and with Him will be His called, chosen and faithful followers. Today is the day of salvation. Come on and join the winning team!
THE MYTH OF GREATER LEVELS OF EVIL
We believers need to be intentional to not make a big deal out of the devil.
I say that having seen darkness and evil that, for lack of a better term, is impressive. Really scary stuff that, if I wasn’t careful, could become toxic to my kingdom advancement.
I have been in the torture chamber under Idi Amin’s palace in Kampala, Uganda. It was a murder factory where over 100,000 people had their lives stolen in unspeakable horror.
Remember, Amin was a muslim and declared Uganda a muslim nation despite only six percent of citizens sharing his beliefs. Christians, the vast majority, were the top of his list for torture and execution — really demonically creative ways to terrorize people.
I know from firsthand accounts what happened to my friends in Mexico who survived being kidnapped by the cartels. I know what happened to their kids and I will not write about it. I have been to the torture chambers of Pablo Escobar, the drug kingpin who brazenly had federal judges murdered.
I have stood on a mass grave of over 250,000 people who were hacked to death by machetes in Rwanda. I walked past padlocked doors in a brothel in India where I knew girls were being held against their will. I bought a 12-year old for $60 and took her to our orphanage so no one would ever hurt her again.
I know what I’m talking about when I say it’s easy to give in to the compulsion to have a reverence, or horrible wonder, at knowing such evil. It is a huge mistake. It’s a lie from the father of lies himself.
While people’s suffering is a big deal, the evil that causes it is not. In believers like you and me, it should cause us to appreciate goodness. It should cause you to get down and dirty about spreading the Gospel of love and the savior who defeated death and stormed the gates of hell. Jesus is worth our wonder.
“These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO BECOME FASCINATED WITH GOOD
AND KEEP EVIL IN ITS PLACE — HELL.
From my book: GOOD OVERCOMES EVIL