When we were kids we would sometimes go to Canada for vacation. One of the differences we found there was the butter: It came in a clear plastic bag; it was white but had a dime sized dot of orangish dye in the middle. We would have to squeeze the bag continually until the orange was dispersed and changed the butter to a yellow color.
Squeezing the butter compares well to the spirit of evil and destruction becoming more and more active in our world today.
This evil spirit has a goal to take over the world with fear and violence as happened in Paris and now in Brussels. The devil is squeezing it’s odious dye of hatred with wicked abandon, spreading its malignancy everywhere it can. its deceitful lies are infecting many people of today as it tries to adopt them into it’s camp of diabolical malevolence.
Evil has been around since the sin of Pride tempted Lucifer to defy God. He was booted out of heaven and now we must open our eyes to see what is really taking place in this world. It’s another level of seeing~ seeing into the realm of the spirit, for the evil ones are active in their work to seduce any vulnerable people they can find. However, this is not a lost cause! God has brought forth His plan of victory!
We serve a mighty God who never has been caught unaware, and never will be. From the beginning God had a plan to save us from evil. He sent His very own Son to earth to teach us about Him and to take on our punishment due for our sins. This weekend we celebrate Jesus suffering and dying for us then rising from the dead and overcoming the evil one. Evil thought he had won, but the victory goes to Jesus!
Easter is a celebration of freedom! Jesus won this freedom for us. Sin no longer binds us when we choose to repent of our sin and invite Jesus to be Lord of our life. Goodness will rule our life instead of treachery.
John 3:36 (AMP)
36 He who believes and trusts in the Son and accepts Him [as Savior]
has eternal life [that is, already possesses it];
but he who does not believe the Son and chooses to reject Him,
[disobeying Him and denying Him as Savior] will not see [eternal] life,
but [instead] the wrath of God hangs over him continually.”
Jesus came and made a tremendous sacrifice of pain and shed blood to bring this freedom to us. So it’s up to each individual now to choose to accept His gift or not. In the Old Testament God says, “Choose life”. That is what makes complete sense to me. I choose Jesus as my Savior, my Lord, and my God. Life is good in God’s care.
If you have not made the choice, please give it close consideration now. This Easter is a good time to reject the lies of the enemy, find truth, and live a bold life on earth and enjoy a wonderful eternity! Brussels is a reminder that we never know when our time to pass into eternity will come.