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Sympathy From the Devil


I found this to be very appropriate in light of recent events.


"And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness." I John 5:19

These are days that will test what we think we know and believe.  The "whole world" lies in wickedness.

wickedness:  Greek word pon─ôros meaning full of labours, annoyances, hardships; of an evil nature or condition; bringing toils, annoyances, perils; of a time full of peril to Christian faith and steadfastness; causing pain and trouble.
Do we believe that? Do we believe that everything of the world is grounded in evil?

"But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them." II Corinthians 4:3-4

Do we truly believe that Satan is the god of this world? That every single world system is under his jurisdiction and influence?

If we believe the word of God, then isn't it illogical to seek sympathy from the devil?  Why seek retribution, understanding, compassion, equality, and justice from the devil?  Why appeal for mercy to the one who is determined to steal from, kill. and destroy you? Why expect Satan to do what is right? What sense does that make? Absolutely none.

I expect those who are of the world to turn to the world for answers.  They will march, protest, petition legislators, host sit-ins & boycotts, and even seek their own brand of justice by their own hand.  They are making their frustrations known to their god.  Yet, what about those who claim to belong to Christ?  

We all have our own individual trials.  However, as the world transitions into these last of the last days, it is also in tribulation. The world is in birth pains. The Scriptures say there are two natures being brought to full manifestation during this time: the nature of Jesus Christ in His sons (Galatians 4:19; Romans 8:19) and the nature of Satan in his (Revelation 13:4-18, 17:8-14). Which one are you? One indication is certainly the one to whom you turn in times of distress.  Don't fool yourself.  If you are seeking justice from this world, it is because you are still to some degree of the world.


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