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Know God in a Year #3 The Unraveling

We are living the unraveling of events after the climax of the plot—also called the denoument in literature–when everything becomes clear.

Satan has misrepresented God as scary, exacting and vengeful, saying, “He demands ‘Serve Me or I’ll kill you’.”

That is why God had to keep Satan and his sympathizers alive. Separated from God they would have died. And because no one in the universe had seen death, they would have wondered if God had killed them. Fear would have left bigger questions than watching defectors develop evil characters and the world die from entropy.

Jesus came to undo Satan’s work. He was a man connected to God just as we can be. It was God taking responsibility for creating a system that runs on freedom, where choice is honored, and evil is allowed until choices are clear.*

Jesus’ giving attitude contrasted sharply with Satan’s grasping attitude. He vindicated God’s government and Their right to rule. Jesus is God’s incredible gift–“God with us”–unjustly treated as the worst evil, so we might receive His honor.

Our world, which Satan claimed as his, has been ransomed, and will be forever honored in God’s vast universe. It is where the war was won.

Because of Jesus we will always be special to Abba, his Father, and to Ruach. Here God fathered a son: He was born, grew into a man, and by dependence won back the world Adam forfeited.

By Jesus’ loyalty, trusting God even when going through death, the universe sees who is telling the truth. Clearly there is a difference between God’s purpose and Satan’s purpose–between God’s character and Satan’s.

John 1:1-18,  Philippians 2:5-11,  Isaiah 52:5-10


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