The King is Coming to Town
Luke 9:51, 19:28-44
It was in the Garden of Eden where the first word was given that a Messiah would be sent. God said to the serpent, ''I will put enmity between you and the woman and between you and her offspring'' (not plural); HE shall bruise your head and you can only bruise his heel.'' Here's my 'Watts' translation; Satan, you may take His physical life, but He going to strike you a mortal blow from which you will not recover.'' When you grasp the full meaning of this encounter and the words of God Himself, the historical stage is set for the divine battle between good and evil, right and wrong, God and Satan.
Most of the time, we don't give this evil one (I.E Satan, Lucifer, the prince of demons or the power of the air, the DEVIL) enough thought. He not omnipotent, he's strong but not omnipotent, he's not omnipresent, he's fast but not omnipresent, and he's not even omniscient, he's smart but not omniscient. That said, he's uses his smarts for a dumb goal. He's smart enough to pull you and me, mankind, deep into sin and punishment and eternal damnation, but he is obviously not smart enough to see the futility of his actions. In his arrogance, he believes that one day he will defeat Jehovah God and rule the universe. (Kind of like 'overthrow the boss) He knows God but don't believe God.
So since the Garden of Eden this divine battle has raged (and Satan has used us for his pawns). All during the Old Testament Jehovah God has sent one warning after another that a Messiah (Jesus) would come at just the right time and defeat the power of Satan once and for all. God's gift to this world, Our Messiah and Savior - Jesus, came to this earth wrapped in cloths and laid in a manger.
At age 30 Jesus began His public ministry. For 3 years He healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, made the lame walk, the death to hear, and the mute to speak. He raised people from the dead and kept others from dying. He fed thousands ...
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