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The Daily Word of Righteousness
A Basic Concept, #22
. . . 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. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. (Revelation 12:10,11)
The anthems of worship and pure joy will pour from every corner of Heaven:
"They overcame him"!
Total victory now is at hand. The wrestling match is approaching its conclusion. Satan will be crushed under the feet of the saints. Thus it is written. Thus it shall come to pass and no power can prevent it.
Victory over all the powers of darkness will be gained by those who have been formed in the image of Christ and brought into total union with one another and with the Father through Christ.
The governors of the nations. Many of the problems of the world today arise from poor government. The rulers and leaders often are filled with the love of the world spirit, the lusts of the flesh, and self-seeking. They are not seeking God nor are they humble before Him. They trust in money, military strength, and education to save them. They are seeking their own glory and profit.
Meanwhile those who are being governed are suffering. There are ample resources on the earth to feed and shelter many times the present population. Because of the avarice of the rulers, the resources of the earth are overabundant in some areas and lacking in others.
Democratic government is being heralded in many place as the solution to the problems of people. However, people have not been created with the ability to govern themselves and so the so-called "free" nations are chained in every kind of Satan-inspired corruption. The socialistic, totalitarian and feudal systems are just as bad if not worse, in terms of an equitable application of earth's resources.
In the meantime there are wars, revolutions, famines, economic distress, while all the governments promise liberation to those who will accept their philosophy.
At the present time in the United States of America a presidential election draws near. It does not matter who is elected. Crime and other forms of social disintegration will become increasingly prevalent unless the nation humbles itself and turns to God.
When the world began, man was placed in a garden, in a situation that contained every element needed for a totally joyous existence. Before the Lord returns, the whole earth will become as Sodom and Gomorrha—indeed, far, far worse than Sodom and Gomorrha. From the large cities the scream of demoniac laughter, the piercing cries of children being molested, the agonized whisper of the fetus being aborted, the jungle-beat of drug-inspired music, the foul stench of raging, cursing, drunken men and women will ascend to the heavens.
The democratic governments understand their role to be that of pleasing of the citizens. But God's plan for civil government is that it regard sin as crime and enforce compliance with weapons.
To be continued.