Satan turned God’s creation into a battle ground

Last updated on May 16, 2021

Why do people love darkness more than light?

“And the dragon and his angels fought back, but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world.” (Revelation 12:7-9)

When God had created everything, He concluded that it was “very good”. But this ideal situation did not last long. The first humans were tempted by Satan (who presented himself as a serpent). He made them doubt God’s goodness and suggested that disobedience to God would make humans like God themselves! Adam and Eve believed his lies. But they
quickly realized that they had been deceived. Disobedience to God did not make Adam and Eve divine. Instead, it severely damaged their relationship with their loving Creator and resulted in death and destruction.

From that moment on, the world has been a battle ground. For God has not written humanity off. He does not sit and watch how Satan destroys his good creation, but fights back. The book of Revelation gives us a glimpse of the spiritual battle that is going on between God and Satan. We read that Satan has been defeated and is thrown out of heaven. One day he will be totally destroyed.

Are you aware of the spiritual battle that is going on? Do you see the signs of this battle in the world around you?

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