This is hate mail just to remind you of something important. You’re gonna lose!
I am feeling especially salty today so prepare for an earful.
I see you hurting my friends. I notice your attacks on my family. You think you can hide behind cancer, death, accidents, mental illness, and crime. But I know it’s you. You worm your way into marriages. You cause division in the work place, in governments, and yes, even in churches. Bring sin into the world and boom! Disease, death, destruction, and division run rampant. You wreak a lot of havoc and seem to enjoy it.
But you’ve always been like this. What’s new? Why do I feel the sudden need to let you know exactly what I think of you?
It’s because this week, I read two heartbreaking accounts from a couple of my friends detailing your latest activities in their lives. You are probably doing an evil happy dance because in both cases it appears that you have succeeded in your attempts to hurt and destroy.
But for the saints? Us Christ followers? For us, death doesn’t have the final say. In fact, death has ALREADY been defeated. The cross put Jesus to death and with it all of our sins. The resurrection put death to death and raised us up with Him.
So, in my best Stillwell Angel impersonation (A League of Their Own), I say, “You’re gonna lose. You’re gonna lose.” Sure, you can tempt someone to throw a metaphorical (or an actual) baseball glove at my face for saying so, but it won’t change the truth. And it won’t shut me up.
I want everyone to know that as bad as things seem, you won’t win this war. Because while I see you messing with people, I see Him even more. Saving His people. Comforting His people. Strengthening His people.
I see Him in the meals brought over to grieving houses. I see Him in family members and friends who joyfully serve with babysitting, house cleaning and gift giving. In every prayer prayed, in every hand held. In every song sung with sincere praise despite a broken heart. In every sacrifice someone selflessly makes on behalf of another. Christ is fighting back though His Body, the church. His people.
And a day is coming for you, Satan. A day of ultimate defeat for you and ultimate victory for those of us in Christ. You’re gonna lose. I can prove it to you with Jesus’s very own Word. A Word that has never been wrong since the beginning of time.
Do you remember what the LORD God said to you about Jesus in the garden at the beginning of this mess?
Because you have done this, “Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers, he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” ~Genesis 3: 14-15
The blow will be fatal, Satan. It will also be eternal. Revelation 20:10 says that when Jesus returns, you will be judged.
And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
I could go on and on listing prophecies that tell of His victory and your defeat. Many of them have already come true in Jesus. Because of that, you can be sure that the rest of them are coming true, too. From the beginning of His book to the end and to this very day, you cause so much pain and suffering. But I’ve read His book, from beginning to end, and I know the truth. The whole book points to Jesus. The entire Bible assures us that He wins, not you.
I hope you know what you got yourself into. He’s coming for you.
-One of His