The Lord of Life

I resist the tin foil hat.  I really do mainly because there are certain “tin foil things” that make me go “Hmmmm…”

I look at the world and agree with a few radio hosts who say, “There are no conspiracies, but there are also no coincidences.”  Just because all things line up a certain way and I notice it, doesn’t make me a candidate for the tin foil hat. 

Shouldn’t it make any discerning person pause and ask why events all line up? 
Discernment is imperative these days.

The idea that someone actually wants depopulation falls into that “Hmmmm…” category. 

But consider these cultural happenings that are depopulation-oriented: 

  • COVID, a bioweapon designed to kill certain population groups? I don’t know but it looks like Death…and perhaps intended as a weapon to do that very thing.
  • A pandemic killer as some want to portray it. An automatic death sentence if you get it. Which really isn’t true at all, or science, but the legend lives on. It did kill many elderly and vulnerable people which–unthinkably—hints to a purposeful sending of infected people into nursing homes or assisted living centers. Death.
  • Indirect effects of COVID—lockdown suicides, opioid overdose, death by depression. How could those demanding lockdowns not see it coming? Why do they continue to push it, knowing this is happening even to teens? Seriously.
  • Prophylactics/treatments like Ivermectin. Is it a killer or is it helpful? Everyone has an opinion…and it’s not “settled science” in the eyes of all physicians, so many refuse to prescribe it. Resulting in…you’ve guessed it. Death, preventable death. Not exactly the Hippocratic Oath.
  • Worse, prohibiting communication of home remedies and prophylactics which could keep hospitals from being overrun. And what do we get? Other illness in need of treatment never got it because there was no room at the hospitals and a publicized risk of going there. Death.
  • The vaccine. To some you need it to keep from dying, so they’ll mandate a passport, and you can’t buy groceries or keep your job. Doesn’t that starve out or economically ruin people? Destruction to death. Why are businesses and institutions so ready to embrace this self-destruction?
  • To others, it’s a killer vax and the truth is that plenty have died from it. Death. (Shhhh, we’re told. Don’t tell anyone.) Seriously?
  • And vaccine side effects include miscarriage and infertility among young women. Limit of population growth and Death.

We could look at all that death, depopulation, and see it as mere coincidence.  Or we could see it as a plan.  Satan’s plan. 
And why?  Because he seeks to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10).  He hates God’s Image being replicated over the face of the earth.  He hates God’s blessing humanity, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it” (Genesis 1:26-28).

Satan hates God.  He hates God’s Image.  He hates life.  Satan desires three things: (1) to engage in depopulation through death of those who survived the womb, (2) to engage in depopulation through infertility, miscarriage, and abortion, and (3) to take as many people with him to hell as he possibly can. 

Fine, that’s Satan, you say. 
But why would any rational person want what Satan wants?  It doesn’t compute. 

Then it occurred to me.  Of course, it makes no sense to me as a Christian!  I follow the Lord of Life.  The One who blesses.  The One who wants all His Image-bearers to be multiplying, fulfilling that blessing throughout the whole earth, and everyone coming to true life in Christ. 

Such good news that Jesus is the Lord of Life!

Stick with me.  Does it mean I wear a tin foil hat because I see that everything Satan wants is at odds with God’s will?  No. Satan likes death. 

Does it mean that people can’t be carried away thinking they’re do-gooders when they’re really against God? 
(Get ready, Yikes…)
Jesus told us to expect that very thing.

“In fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God. They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me. I have told you this, so that when their time comes you will remember that I warned you about them.”  (John 16:2-4)

They don’t know God.  So deluded that they don’t know that their aims are furthering the plan of Satan…and they think perhaps that depopulation will help food supplies, limit overcrowding, or save the planet.  They plan their trips to Mars because they don’t believe in our God who can save the planet without their help. 

Step back from the chaos and noise and make sure you’re aligned with the Lord of Life!  He came that we may have life and have it to the full. (John 10:10)

Lord Jesus, thank You for being the Lord of Life!  Thank You for the breath of life each day and for the new life You give us as Your followers.  Help us to see matters of life and death as You see them. Embolden us, encourage us, and make us fearless proclaimers of Your truth as we see the Day approaching.  Help us to communicate the Gospel clearly and to thwart the work, the will, and the plan of our adversary.  He’s a defeated enemy, and we praise You for Your victory on the Cross!  We praise You for eternal life that comes by Your shed blood! We stand amazed at Your victory over death and the grave!  Give us a powerful renewed urgency to speak life into our world through proclamation of Your Word as the Lord of Life.  Amen! 

Categories Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals | Tags: | Posted on September 6, 2021

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