Monday, May 2, 2011

"Before You Get Too Carried Away..."

Bin Laden is dead. That is good news today. Any time the face of evil is vanquished it is a good thing.

Proverbs 11:10 (AMP) - "When it goes well with the [uncompromisingly] righteous, the city rejoices, but when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy."

I would suggest that we rest in the brief victory over evil and then move on.

Only a REPRESENTATIVE of evil is gone. Evil itself still flourishes.

Our battle is in the spirit. Until Jesus has Satan chained and disposed of evil will continuously display itself in every conceivable fashion.

Many people will sigh in relief this morning thinking that the death of Bin Laden will be some magic balm applied to all of the evil in the world.

How quickly will people forget that it was never about Bin Laden in the first place. In fact, I believe the devil uses pawns like Bin Laden to occupy the attention of people while even more heinous and dispicable work continues around the globe.

Remember what Paul wrote?

Ephesians 6:12 (AMP) - "For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere."

Bin Laden, Hitler, Stalin, Manson, etc. They come and go. Cheap knockoffs of the true evil behind it all.

Don't get me wrong. My heart rejoiced a bit this morning when I heard the news. I remember what he did 11 years ago. It's good that he's gone.

I look forward to the day that the bible encourages us with:

1 Thessalonians 4:16 (AMP) - "For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a loud cry of summons, with the shout of an archangel, and with the blast of the trumpet of God."

Until then, we adhere to the words of Jesus, and we continue to advance the Kingdom.

Matthew 16:18 (AMP) - "...I will build My church, and the gates of Hades (the powers of the infernal region) shall not overpower it [or be strong to its detriment or hold out against it]."

The Bin Laden's will come and go. There will never be a shortage of people to do the will and beckoning of Satan himself. Enjoy these brief and momentary victories of the flesh over these satanic disciples, but never rest. We must continue to advance Heaven against the gates of Hell itself. Never let the enemy be comfortable and gain a foothold. Be vigilant in the spirit because ultimately this battle is spiritual.

God bless the United States of America. God bless the men and women who fight to protect us. We thank you and pray for you for your vigilance in bringing to justice those who seek to interrupt and destroy our freedom.

Keepin' it Real,

Pastor Kevin <><

1 comment:

  1. I don't believe he's dead. ::shrug:: Not even for a minute.