In the original order of creation, Satan and his host were above humanity. For this reason, he controlled the abode of the dead as well as the abode of the living (he is “the god of this world” – 2 Corinthians 4:4). In the kingdom of God, however, resurrected humanity is above Satan. That is why Satan no longer controls the dead – they have a higher authority than he does.
God created this universe to demonstrate His righteousness to the entire angelic realm – both the obedient and disobedient. Through this creation, God demonstrates the superiority of faith, hope, and love as governing values – especially love. He demonstrates that through mercy and forgiveness, true righteousness can be achieved. He demonstrates in the most powerful way imaginable that good overcomes evil. There are many other things He demonstrates as well, including the idea that trust in God trumps any knowledge that one might have. This creation is all about teaching the angelic realm about the nature of God.
You and I have important roles in this drama. What qualifies us? We are human beings! We are able to trust God. We are able to personally demonstrate the power of faith, hope, and love in this world. We are able to triumph over any obstacle that faces us through trust in God. And that trust protects us in any area about which we are ignorant of God.
Jesus Christ is the central figure in this drama. Through Him the order of the universe was rearranged – a new heavens and new earth, you could call it (in fact, that’s exactly what the Scriptures do call it – Isaiah 65:17; 66:22; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1). Many who were first are last (e.g. Satan), and many who were last are first (e.g. humanity). All praise to Jesus Christ who has lifted us from the ash heap of earth…to an eternity in heaven.
Satan began falling the moment God said “Let there be…” You have no enemies in the human race, no matter what they or you may think. Your only enemy is in the unseen realm, and it is Satan and his host. Yet, he has fallen and you have more authority than he does. Evil may triumph for a day, but mercy endures forever.
The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in biblical terms.