The war between good and evil, love and hate, has been raging since the devil’s demonic attack on mankind back in the Garden of Eden. (See Genesis 3:1-6.) Still today, we are experiencing the aftermath as sparks continue to ignite hellfires around the world. The most destructive spirit in the enemy’s arsenal is hatred. And we know it’s lethal because once it’s internalized, some people are willing to sacrifice their well-being and the well-being of those they love—just to do hateful deeds toward their fellow man whom God commands them to love.
If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? (1John 4:20)
It might seem like the enemy is winning—but he’s not!
With hate on the rise, it seems like the enemy is winning—but he’s not! Think about this: There was a time when hatred could hide behind insincere platitudes of admiration and false smiles. However, now, hypocrisy, injustice, and other forms of this vile spirit are no longer concealed; but broadcast around the globe for everyone’s viewing. This exposure is good news, especially for those who want to do right by God but have no idea they’re harboring such deep-rooted animosity that keeps this fire fueled.
Know who the real enemy is.
Imagine the military fighting against their unit instead of the adversary. That’s not what you would call a winning strategy. But that’s precisely the devil’s game plan to get our focus off him, the real enemy. He knows he lost the war. He also knows how much God loves people and wants no one to perish. Therefore, the devil’s mission is for multitudes to join him in hell.
… [T]he devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever (Revelation 20:10).
By faith, stay encouraged; know when hate flickers its flames—God is Love, and Love Won!
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).
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