I Want to Know My FutureRevelation 12:10-12: “Then I heard a loud voice in heaven saying, ‘Now God’s salvation has come! Now God has shown His power as King! Now His Messiah has shown His authority! For the one (Satan) who stood before our God and accused our brothers day and night has been thrown out of heaven. Our brothers (Christians) won the victory over him by the blood of the Lamb (Jesus) and by the truth which they proclaimed; and they were willing to give up their lives and die. And so be glad, you heavens, and all you that live there! But how terrible for the earth and the sea! For the Devil has come down to you, and he is filled with rage, because he knows that he has only a little time left.’”
It was the loudest thunderstorm the world had ever heard when Satan was thrust out of heaven and became the god of the earth. Satan took a third of all angels who had pledged their allegiance to him. They were demons and evil spirits that filled the world with every kind of depravity. Their mission was to deceive people and separate them from the love of God. They did this by convincing them to sin. The sky quickly filled with ominous clouds that spewed lightning bolts of demon angels all over the earth to perform their evil missions.
As quickly as the sky blackened, the Messiah pushed through the darkness of Satan’s evil lies and shone like the brightest star the world has ever known. Jesus brought the truth of God so that men would have the power of the Holy Spirit to help them know what is right and what is wrong when they go through the hard tests they will face in life. His angels fought against the devil’s angels and the war of the gods was played out in the lives of men!
Hebrews 2:11-13, “He (Jesus) purifies people from their sins, and both he and those who are made pure all have the same Father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them His brothers. He says to God, ‘I will tell my brothers what you have done; I will praise you in their meeting.’ He also says, ‘I will put my trust in God.’ And He also says, ‘Here I am with the children that God has given me.’”
When Jesus rose from the dead, he was given the power to fight every bad thing Satan did to people. He appointed Christians to know His will and to fight for God’s truth. He gave them His commandments and laws so they would know God’s will. He was a commander that knew some of His Christian soldiers would die, just like He had died, but their sacrifices would be rewarded with eternal life.
Revelations 12: 17 & 18: “The dragon (Satan) was furious with the woman and went off to fight against the rest of her descendants, all those who obey God’s commandments and are faithful to the truth revealed by Jesus. And the dragon stood on the seashore.”
The battle of the gods was set in place. Jesus, the lover of people and the Savior of the world fought against Satan and his followers. The world was thrust into a battle of good versus evil. It would play out on earth in people’s lives. People were given the opportunity to follow Jesus Christ, yet many denied Him just like Cain did at the very beginning of time.
Genesis 4:7: “If you had done the right thing, you would be smiling; but because you have done evil, sin is crouching at your door. It wants to rule you, but you must overcome it.’”
Cain was the first son of Adam. He turned away from God and made a choice to follow Satan. He murdered his brother Able. He began to develop the world by building cities so that people would be led astray and indulge in every kind of earthly pleasure. His descendants were the ancestors of all tools that were used to build kingdoms and make weapons for war.
Genesis 4: 17: “Cain and his wife had a son and named him Enoch. Then Cain built a city and named it after his son.”
Adam and Eve had a son that replaced Able, who Cain killed. His name was Seth. Seth made a choice to follow God and from his descendants came the Son of God (Jesus Christ).
Genesis 4: 26: “Seth had a son whom he named Enosh. It was then that people began using the Lord’s holy name in worship.”
Now the battlegrounds were set. It was Satan’s children against Jesus Christ’s followers. It was the battle of the gods. It was the fight that would lead people to understand the difference between good and evil; love and hate; truth and lies. God’s children would be given jobs on earth specifically designed to stop Satan’s corrupt practices and bring love into the world. They would become the peace makers that opposed war. They would be the good teachers and ordinary men who choose to do what is right. They will fight for what is right even if it means they must give up their lives. They will fight diseases and be examples to others of God’s great love. They will stand up to those who persecute them and turn the other cheek. They will feed the hungry and take care of the poor. Their love for all people will prove they are Christians, because they will make a choice to do what is right.
Satan and the evil children of men will be pitted against Jesus Christ and His followers. It will be the war of the gods, but Christians will be victorious and win eternal life. The world will end. Satan and his followers will no longer exist and they will be thrown into the fiery pit of hell.
Revelations 22: 12-17: “‘Listen!’ says Jesus. ‘I am coming soon! I will bring my rewards with me, to give to each one according to what he has done. I am the first and the last, the beginning and the end.’
Happy are those who wash their robes clean and so have the right to eat the fruit from the tree of life and to go through the gates into the city. But outside the city are the perverts and those who practice magic, the immoral and the murderers, those who worship idols and those who are liars both in words and deeds.
‘I, Jesus, have sent my angel to announce these things to you in the churches. I am descended from the family of David; I am the bright morning star.’
The Spirit and the Bride say, ‘Come!’ Everyone who hears this must also say, ‘Come!’
Come, whoever is thirsty; accept the water of life as a gift, whoever wants it.”
The stage for the war of the gods is set on earth. The victory is given to Jesus Christ and His followers! We must forget ourselves in this world, because it is a temporary world. Satan is the evil god of this world and that is the reason why bad things happen to good people. Call out to Jesus Christ and He will give you the power to win the victory over the world.
Linda C Dipman author of I WANT TO KNOW MY FUTURE http://lovinghandsministry.com presents I WANT TO KNOW MY FUTURE it will put you on the edge of your seat as you read each vivid detail. You will feel terror and experience love like nothing you have ever read before. Find out what happens when God fights for you! 5.0 out of 5 stars a powerful and very much recommended read. Midwest Book Review: I Want to Know My Future With nothing left, not even family, God may be the only thing left. “I Want to Know My Future” is a Christian memoir from Linda Dipman who ponders her rough journey when she was thrown in jail and forgotten by her church and family. When all seemed lost she relates how God was still there for her and she hopes her story will help other readers remember this important fact. “I Want to Know My Future” is a powerful and very much recommended read. The Christian Author Radio Show http://www.wnbnetworkwest.com/WnbAuthorsShow-LDipman.html