A Phony and Short-lived Victory :: By Edwin Tan

A Phony and Short-lived Victory :: By Edwin Tan

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It is not the new normal that many would look forward to. Rather, a dystopian society instead of a utopian one. The masses moan and frown while that vicious few rejoice, popping the champagne as they cheer their diabolical dreams come true!

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20).

More than a mixed-up and upside-down planet many live in. Extremities are part and parcel of the unwelcome new normal. The stability which mitigates societal stress points has been vaporized. Uncertainty looms; what comes next becomes a nerve-wracking guessing game. That defeatist feeling amidst surging sadness permeates almost every strata of society across the globe.

A seemingly powerful misnomer mesmerizes the multitudes; goodness has gone away for good, while wickedness is the new order of the day. This distorted line of reasoning brings the worst out of many individuals, whether they are those who call themselves Christians or those who believe in something else! Confused, frightened, petrified, angry, and even suicidal – this is the typical snapshot of present-day people.

Has evil won? The ignorant who do not believe in the Living Word say so. The same goes for those Christians that have rock-bottom ratings for Bible literacy. These folks are easily conned by the father of lies. The venomous threats and narratives which spit out half-truths cause them to shudder — enough to make them bury their heads in the sand when this cruel torrent proves unrelenting. They are incapable of a rebuttal, if not a refutation. They accept their fate as if it is sealed.

“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of thoughts and the intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).

Put in another perspective, when the complete and inerrant Word of God is absent, the adversary can be like a knife that cuts through butter. This stifles any means of mounting an offensive against the enemy. Worldly wisdom is of no use; the same goes for material wealth. The evil one is elated when he sees many turning their backs on the truth and, in turn, falling for his lies. About everything that is of the fallen nature has some degree of untruth. All this negates the Word of God, which is a hundred percent true!

“You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it” (John 8:44).

The devil has no problem with the crowd that falls prey to his nefarious narratives. He enjoys every bit of it, especially when the helpless ones take those lies for the truth. But he has a serious issue with the remnant that vehemently clings to the inerrant Bread of Life; they can see through the smokescreen. The people that put their trust in the Living Word know something, that something which the muddled-up masses missed. This Godly knowledge and understanding is not just restricted to the remnant. That faithful lot is aggressively on the warpath, pulling the wool off of many eyes, which enables the sweetness of the truth to be savored.

The author of confusion fumes when the uncovering of lies is in overdrive. Scriptural passages which were hidden become a source of hope and inspiration for the spiritually downtrodden. Eyes are wide open when the truth is given free course. When it comes to separating the Biblical from that which is not, it only signals to the evil one that his game is over in the not-too-distant future!

For quite a long time, those who believe in the Bible from cover to cover have borne the brunt of fiery arrows from the father of lies. The people that talk genuinely about the latter days and the Blessed Hope causes the devil to go ballistic. They are able to see through the thickest fog of deceit. They are also teaching others to do so!

Despite scoring substantial victories, the evil one is still raging at the inerrant truth still circulating around the globe, so much so that he has directed his minions to wage war on the truth by way of their earthly stooges. Of late, everything concerning the inerrant Counsel of God has seen a repudiation like never before.

Scripture has been designated as a false narrative and earmarked for misinformation suppression endeavors. Search engines like Chat GPT are being primed in a manner that twists and truncates Scriptural truths. All of this is in lockstep with an anti-God movement that is gaining significant momentum. The dark forces behind this wicked tide deceive gullible humans into believing that the omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent God is beatable by man. Baloney!

By sniffing out the truth in the Living Word, the evil one is hell-bent on replacing genuine hope with manufactured doom and gloom. Deep down, he knows he has a limited time to make the most where collateral damage is concerned. This means taking as many souls with him to a place of eternal damnation!

The Body of believers knows this; the Heavenly Father is one hundred percent correct.

“…in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began” (Titus 1:2).

He or she who believes in every word from the Heavenly Father is guaranteed an eternal joy that is beyond the wildest imagination. The enemy will have his moments of fleeting supremacy. All those individuals who believe in his lies will endure great pain under his dastardly dominance. This would indeed be that pathway to perpetual fire, brimstone, and sulfur!

What is taking place right before many eyes precedes that moment that would reshape the history of mankind. For those who believe in the inerrancy of God’s Word, it is a time of great joy. They will be taken out of this fallen planet in a fraction of a second. They will be with the Lord forever.

But for those who wallow in disbelief and choose to succumb to deceptions from the pit of hell – their fate is sealed. These folks who live the lie will have to live with the consequences of so doing for all eternity.

“But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive” (Genesis 50:20).

No questions asked, people are genuinely saved despite the darkness. It is through these trying times that they find comfort and joy in the Living Word. You could be like them, finding the peace that surpasses all human understanding in the inerrant Word of God.



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