In a spiritual world of quick fixes and vague emotion, is it crazy to believe there is still a place for insights based on simple, basic, theological understanding. I believe it is worth exploring.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
The resurrection is the best proof that Satan and his minions are not all-knowing and all-powerful. We should have a certain amount of respect for Satan's power and shrewdness so we do not try to face him without the help of the power of God (1 Peter 5:8,9; James 4:7; Ephesians 6:10-13). But Satan helped orchestrate the crucifixion (John 13:2; 14:30, Luke 22:3), which ended in his ultimate defeat (Colossians 2:15; 1 John 4:4; John 16:11). So we need to realize that Satan, for all his cleverness, cannot out-smart God. And God's plans will always work out in the end. Often in spite of Satan's cleverest schemes, which will be used to serve God's purpose. The crucifixion and the resurrection are proof of this.