Now we do speak wisdom among the mature, but not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are perishing. Instead we speak the wisdom of God, hidden in a mystery, that God determined before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age understood it. If they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. – 1 Corinthians 2:6-8
It never really occurred to me until recently that good vs. evil, yin and yang, well … they really aren’t.
We’ve been duped into thinking that the laws of physics apply to this “battle” between good and evil. That law that is very true in this physical world that “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction” just doesn’t apply to the spirit world.
The verse above gives some great insight into the limitations of satan. This verse makes it very clear that although he has access to the scriptures, he doesn’t understand them. Which makes perfect sense when you think about it because he doesn’t have the Holy Spirit to reveal the scripture to him as he studies it. Christ’s sacrifice was very much foretold in the scriptures but satan didn’t see it. If he had seen it he would never have guided the steps of Judas to betray Jesus, he would never have caused the Jewish people to want to crucify Him. Satan’s actions made no sense unless he didn’t know about the sacrifice.
Satan simply didn’t know God’s plan. He can’t predict the future. He is a created being, NOT equal to the Creator! He does know that he will be defeated in the end, he knows he doesn’t win against God, so why is he trying so hard?
I don’t believe that he is fighting to win. It’s more like a 3 year old who can’t have their way: They go kicking and screaming all the way to their defeat. Satan isn’t trying to win, he can’t. He is trying to take down as many of the creatures that God loves so much with him because he knows that is the only way he can hurt God.
Satan wants us to believe that good vs. evil is an equal fight because it makes it sound like he’s got a fighting chance against the Creator. He’s been orchestrating lies that slowly, we as a human race have come to accept as fact.
We need to examine very closely the lies that we are believing that satan has been feeding us and we’re buying it! It’s why we’re instructed in 1 Thessalonians 5:21 to “examine all things; hold fast to what is good.
Stay away from every form of evil.”
We need to shake free from the lies we’ve been believing because once we realize that God is the only one who is in control of EVERYTHING then we can live a life without fear, we can listen to the promptings of His Spirit and act in confidence that what he asks will not bring us into harm but will accomplish His will.
Even satan himself helped God accomplish His will for His son, so why are we so reluctant to do His will? It’s not an equal battle, and we are on the winning side! YOU CAN’T LOSE!