The battle is over! Read my latest blog post.
Theologians tell a story to illustrate how Christ's
triumph presently benefits our lives: Imagine a city under
siege. The enemy that surrounds the city will not permit anyone to
enter or exit the city. Supplies are running low, and the citizens
are fearful. But in the dark of the night, a spy sneaks through the
enemy lines. He has rushed to the city to tell the people that
in another place the main enemy force has been defeated; the
leaders have already surrendered. The people do not need to be
afraid. It is only a matter of time until the besieging troops
receive the news and lay down their weapons.
Similarly, we may seem now to be surrounded by the forces
of evil -- disease, injustice, oppression, death. But the enemy
has actually been defeated at Calvary. Things are not the way
they seem to be. It is only a matter of time until it becomes
clear to all that the battle is really over.
Uncommon Decency, Richard J. Mouw,
Take heart pilgrim, Jesus will return to this earth to correct all the
wrongs and injustices that we presently grapple with. Until then, He has promised to keep us. 2 Thessalonians 3:3, “But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you, and keep you from evil.”