Evil is real. Satan, his demons and all that. Real. Most commonly they manifest themselves in accepted “personality” traits. A person who is constantly angry is not simply “born that way”. There is a “spirit of anger” that must be overcome. We are all battling something that needs to be overcome through Christ. Christ is REAL and LIVING.
He is greater and more powerful than everything.
In fact, the war we face is already won. It was won before the creation of the earth. What we are dealing with is the battle. The battle for our time, our mind, our heart, our emotions and ultimately our soul. Where is your soul destined for? There are two destinations but only one way that leads to life.
The book of Revelations is one of the most profound and difficult books to interpret. Full of realities, metaphors, symbolism and it transitions between past, present and future.
But it’s easy to sum up.
Jesus wins. Evil is overcome.
It’s already written and will be done according to the will of God. I repeat, IT.IS.WRITTEN. It is done. It was accomplished by the finished work of Jesus on the cross.
In the meantime, there is no doubt that evil is widespread in this fallen world. God’s perfect creation became fractured when man first sinned (Rebelled against God) in Genesis. But God is still faithful and can change every situation and work it out for the good of those who love him. His plans are to prosper you and to bless you…if you let Him into your heart.
So if the battle of good and evil is clouding your vision, start by choosing God. Call on the name of Jesus and make your requests known to Him. “Jesus I want to get to know you”. Keep asking and be patient, never giving up hope and praising Him simply because He is worthy. Spend time reading the Bible and developing a relationship with Him. Prayer is simply talking to God. Talk to Him and make it known that you choose the side of love, forgiveness, mercy, grace, hope, salvation, blessing and eternal life #TeamJesus.