Friday, January 3, 2014

God Through Christ Has Been Overcoming Since the Beginning

"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."

"And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters." (Genesis 1: 1-2)

As written yesterday,  further study confirms that the second verse more accurately reads:

"And the earth became without form and void."

What happened?

Jesus gives us an answer:

"And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven." (Luke 10: 18)

Lucifer, the only Angel in God's panoply with two offices, yet he rebelled against God, and was cast from heaven:

"12How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

"13For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

"14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

"15Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit." (Isaiah 14: 12-15)
This Satan accuses us for our sins:
"And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night." (Revelation 12: 10)
In Christ, we receive God's own righteousness (2 Corinthians 5: 21), so that His accusations cannot fall on us.
In fact, we are more than conquerors in Christ (Romans 8: 37), yet from the Beginning, when Lucifer fell to the earth and made it without form and void, God the Father with His Son and the Holy Spirit began redeeming the earth, and overcoming the evil of the Accuser.
Trust in the Overcoming power of Christ, for He has been redeeming since the beginning!

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