We read some pretty apocalyptic things today, didn’t we? There is coming a day when God’s judgment will no longer be held back. Since the fall in the Garden, He has seen all of creation groan under the curse of sin, and one day He will say, “Enough!”
I know that it is not popular to talk about or consider that God is a God of judgment. We like to speak of His love and His grace. We emphasize Jesus’ telling us that God is our Abba, “Daddy”. And yes, that is true for those of us who have responded to His invitation to follow Him.
But there are two types of people in the world, isn’t that right? Those who serve God, and those who don’t. Bob Dylan wrote a song several years ago called “Gotta Serve Somebody”. Those who have chosen not to serve God serve…who? Themselves? Money? Power? Fame? A political ideology? Whatever you choose, it is only a manifestation of the liar of liars, satan.
Yes, satan is real. He is as real as real can be. He exists, just as you exist. And we know from scripture that he is roaming the earth, seeking whom he can destroy. He is the reason for man’s rebellion and for the evil that is all around us.
In today’s reading we found out that there is coming a day when God will no longer allow him free reign. Yes, God will bring down the corrupt and evil nations of the earth, but not before dealing decisively with the enemy of mankind, which is the object of God’s love, satan.
That will be a glorious day for those who love Him, but a dark day for those who reject Him.