Dealing with the Devil :: By Terry James

We who see things developing from truth found in God’s prophetic Word can, I think, agree that secular (humanistic) efforts at dealing with the principalities and powers of Ephesians 6:12 aren’t working.

Man trying to hold back the evil of this world has failed miserably at every level. Therefore, God’s next catastrophic intervention into earth’s history is imminent. Bible prophecy overlays the issues and events of this troubling day in an astonishing presentation that provides the forewarning.

Something stupendous is about to happen!

An unidentifiable, pent-up energy pervades the atmospherics of these ominous times. Every indicator that exposes the human condition points to a coming moment of truth—an impending transformation—that will alter the way things are forever.

Evil permeating the current generation of earth’s inhabitants, one can sense, creates a demand that things be set aright—calls for a change that judges the bad and sets at liberty the good.

Man’s Failure

Winston Churchill, one of history’s greatest leaders and thinkers in the quest for world peace, framed humanism’s core hope for mankind following World War II.

“A world organization has already been erected for the prime purpose of preventing war. UNO [United Nations Organization], the successor of the League of Nations, with the decisive addition of the United States and all that means, is already at work. We must make sure that its work is fruitful, that it is a reality and not a sham, that it is a force for action, and not merely a frothing of words, that it is a true temple of peace in which the shields of many nations can someday be hung up, and not merely a cockpit in a Tower of Babel. Before we cast away the solid assurances of national armaments for self-preservation, we must be certain that our temple is built, not upon shifting sands or quagmires, but upon the rock.” (Robert Rhodes James, Winston S. Churchill: His Complete Speeches 1897–1963, vol. VII [NY and London: Chelsea House, 1943–49] pp.7285–7293).

Churchill didn’t realize the prescience of his final words of this excerpt. The British prime minister was wrong in the first part of his statement about how to assure peace on earth, but he was on the mark—even if unwittingly—in the last part. The only way a truly peaceful world will ever be built is not on human government, not upon military might, but “upon the rock.” True, lasting peace will, in fact, be built upon the stone of Daniel 2:34, 45—the stone cut without hands that will smash to pieces the anti-God, man-made governmental system of this fallen world. That rock is none other than Jesus the Christ. Christ, alone, is able to deal with the devil as is necessary to bring all to a conclusion appointed by God.

Jesus told His disciples this unalterable truth as recorded in Matthew 16:13-18.

The humanistic roadmap for achieving mankind’s loftiest goals isn’t working out. Human government, as a matter of fact, is taking the world on the fast track to destruction.

Babel-like Rebellion Rules

Mankind exhibits the hubris of Lucifer the fallen one. Pridefulness grows in geometric progression while humanity proceeds deeper into history. Pride and rebellion in this sin-immersed world are synonymous. The world of rebels has come full circle and stands again where the tower builders of Babel stood in the Genesis account of God’s intervention into the evil affairs of man following the Flood. Heaven’s judgment thus cannot be far in the future.

The Genesis record frames the problem God confronted.

“And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth” (Genesis 11:4-9).

Modern-day one-world order builders have been able to circumvent the language barriers the Lord set in place to prevent the ancient tower builders from constructing the Tower of Babel. Technology makes possible instant communication from any place on earth to most any other place around the globe, no matter the language.

The neo one-worlders are every bit as set on trying to usurp God’s control over mankind as were Nimrod and his cronies of that ancient time.

The globalists elite today are observed at work within the United Nations, the nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and deceptive entities like the World Economic Forum (WEF). These and others engage in constant efforts to formulate a new world configuration. Their grasp for power is joined by the many social engineers and scientists who seek to foist the global-warming hoax upon the rest of humanity. Their climate-change conferences — which thus far have not reaped the economic windfalls they hoped for — and lockdowns through contrived, engineered pestilences have failed miserably. Their pseudoscience, which was proved to be based upon fraudulent and contrived climate data, exposed their hubristic grab for power.

Warped Worldview Pervades

This generation, represented by the globalist-elite drive for one world order, fits well the description of rebellious earth-dwellers given in the final book of God’s recorded Word—Revelation. The neo-Babel builders exhibit hatred for those who want governance from the God of Heaven, not from humanistic reprobate thinking. Saints of the Tribulation era will appeal to the Lord against such “heathen,” “kings of the earth,” and “rulers” that “imagine a vain thing,” as outlined in Psalms 2:1-4.

Those who will have been martyred for the cause of Christ will ask the Lord a heart-wrenching question in that future time of horror:

“And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?” (Revelation 6:10).

These who “dwell on the earth” today mock God and embrace Antichrist concepts. The Antichrist spirit is alive and well and is growing stronger in its influence.

The generations that have grown with the fantastic scientific breakthroughs have a visceral pride that makes them pull from the traces that God has designed for the moral governance of humankind. Humanity, in cultures and civilizations, always seems to go through the same kind of cycle of deportment toward total rebellion and judgment.

At this moment, we who “watch” things going on are like Lot of his day. We are “vexed” while the wickedness, deception, and unalloyed evil grow amongst us.

God’s Word, as always, tells us how to deal with the devil and the rebelliousness while we wait for and look for our blessed hope (Titus 2:13). Here is assurance from God’s Holy Word. The devil and his minions that have plagued mankind – including perpetrating their evil against Christians who are now, like Lot, vexed from day to day with their wickedness – will be dealt with in judgment.

“Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb….The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth. The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming. The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation. Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken. A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous” (Psalms 37:1-2, 12-17).

All evil we see accumulating, with Antichrist’s foreshadow now darkening the immediate geopolitical horizon, means the Lord is about to intervene with promised judgment and wrath. Jesus told of the exact times in which we now live in His “days of Noah, days of Lot” prophecies recorded in Luke 17:26-30.

It is the Rapture of all born-again believers that will begin the process of instituting that judgment and wrath.

Folks, that great event, when God will deal with the devil and his minions, both human and demonic, is on the very cusp of becoming a reality in our time.

“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh” (Luke 21:28).