Psalm 110:5-7

The Lord stands at your right hand to protect you. He will strike down many kings when his anger erupts. He will punish the nations and fill their lands with corpses; he will shatter heads over the whole earth. But he himself will be refreshed from brooks along the way. He will be victorious.

Nice imagery, right?

Remember King David is a warrior and a poet. He uses this violent and descriptive imagery for a reason. Satan and his evil ways will not stop God from restoring the world. It is already happening and God has already won. The victory is God’s. But, in the meantime there are battles until there is lasting peace for good.

Think back to WW2. The allied forces pretty much started the ball rolling to defeat Hitler and his forces for good, beginning with the Normandy invasion, on June 6, 1944, D-Day. However, there were horrific battles in the meantime, until the Germans surrendered on May 7, 1945. Prior to that, the war was won, but battles continued.

This is what it is like now. The enemy, Satan, has been defeated, but the suffering continues. Jesus is victorious, but the battles still rage. We are the priest/kings who rule with Jesus and as we represent him, we bring his joy and peace and goodness in the midst of all the suffering and pain the devil tries to bring into the world. Satan’s days are numbered and as we move forward, bringing blessing into the battle along the way, we are victorious.

ME

Ask God what you need to be more confident in his presence and power in your life. Ask for this.

2 Responses

  1. Interesting you would talk about this today as yesterday I was thinking about this and asking God why evil seems to me to be winning as I thought of the kind and good professor who was killed at UCLA. I “feels” like evil is winning with ISIS, Chicago, the Middle East instability, more and more killing. This is way above my ability to understand. But I’ll keep trying.

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