Have you wondered at all the unrest in the world? Why things seem to blow up and scatter hell every once in a while?
From the beginning of time for us, in the Garden of Eden, when Satan tricked Eve and Adam into sinning…
God declared that Satan would get his comeuppance, would ultimately be defeated.
Think about this. Satan knew that God had never been frustrated for a single moment of eternity. Though he had aspirations, he knew from that day forward that God was going to destroy him, that the fires of Hell were being created for the singular purpose of being his torture.
Imagine knowing your fate, and being incapable of changing it. Imagine knowing that it is only a matter of time until you are thrown into that fire. No pleading, no begging for mercy will work-you have a death sentence, and it will be executed.
The rage that the ‘king of this world’ feels towards God and His Just judgment is expressed through the unrest we witness every day. If Satan cannot touch God, he can at least wreak hell on God’s creation, trying to hurt God by attacking those whom He loves.
Satan cannot separate God’s people from God. Not a one will be lost. Rage as he might, he is a loser, and a contemptible fool.
“3And it will be in the day when the LORD gives you rest from your pain and turmoil and harsh service in which you have been enslaved, 4that you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon, and say,
“How the oppressor has ceased,
And how fury has ceased!
5 “The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked,
The scepter of rulers
6 Which used to strike the peoples in fury with unceasing strokes,
Which subdued the nations in anger with unrestrained persecution.
7 “The whole earth is at rest and is quiet;
They break forth into shouts of joy.
8 “Even the cypress trees rejoice over you, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying,
‘Since you were laid low, no tree cutter comes up against us.’
9 “Sheol from beneath is excited over you to meet you when you come;
It arouses for you the spirits of the dead, all the leaders of the earth;
It raises all the kings of the nations from their thrones.
10 “They will all respond and say to you,
‘Even you have been made weak as we,
You have become like us.
11 ‘Your pomp and the music of your harps
Have been brought down to Sheol;
Maggots are spread out as your bed beneath you
And worms are your covering.’
12 “How you have fallen from heaven,
O star of the morning, son of the dawn!
You have been cut down to the earth,
You who have weakened the nations!
13 “But you said in your heart,
‘I will ascend to heaven;
I will raise my throne above the stars of God,
And I will sit on the mount of assembly
In the recesses of the north.
14 ‘I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High.’
15 “Nevertheless you will be thrust down to Sheol,
To the recesses of the pit.
16 “Those who see you will gaze at you,
They will ponder over you, saying,’
Is this the man who made the earth tremble,
Who shook kingdoms,
17 Who made the world like a wilderness
And overthrew its cities,
Who did not allow his prisoners to go home?’”