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- God Wins & He Was Never Losing

Hopefully at this point you have read much of what this website has to offer. And when we see the world for what it is and all the evil that is encompassed all around us, it is easy to be discouraged and fearful as if Satan is winning and God is losing. But nothing could be further from the truth. Let me state emphatically that God is in complete control and he is sovereign over the whole earth and universe. Perhaps even Satan himself believes that he is winning. After all Satan has deceived the whole world and enslaved the whole world in and under his worldly kingdoms in which he rules at this time. But those of us that know the truth and authority of the scriptures and the multitude of reasons for which we can trust that the scriptures are true, we know, trust, and believe that God wins in the end. 

But you know what else? He is winning now, and he was never losing. Satan may be very intelligent far beyond our human capabilities, but God puts Satan's intelligence to shame with far surpassing intelligence. God allows Satan to do what he is doing in order to fulfill his own purposes. So Satan is being used by God in his futile attempt to win a battle that he never stood a chance at. God's ways are higher than our ways and his thoughts are higher than our thoughts, and that goes for Satan as well. 

God’s purpose in this life is to make ready those that will rule with him in his kingdom. This life is going to be one big history lesson for mankind that Satan’s way only leads to destruction. With these lessons firmly planted in our minds, along with our sorrows for falling short, we will finally give our allegiance to God with joy and stop our rebellion. We will be filled with his Spirit which will enable us to do this as our fleshly bodies are cut off. God’s mercy and grace will be on display in the end. Mankind has been rebellious and God’s wrath and anger will be triggered, but he will restore us because of his love for us. Only those that willfully reject his call will be cast into the lake of fire with Satan, the beast, and the false prophet. God gave mankind free will to do as he so chooses. God seeks a loving relationship with his children, for this is the reason he created us. But not a relationship that is by demand and force, but one that is mutual. God is showing us that his ways lead to life, peace, abundance, and happiness. But Satan's way leads to sorrow, pain, wickedness, and death. Our world is full of injustice, oppression, and greed. But thankfully, the gospel is the good news of the coming Kingdom of God to this earth to rule. By this time, perhaps we will finally be willing to submit to God and not reject him. We will see, but we will be without excuse. God will have provided every avenue and every effort to save us. It will be our free will choice.

Everything Satan is doing today and throughout history is being allowed by God to fulfill these purposes. Satan thinks he can actually defeat God and replace God with himself. Satan has tried and failed over and over again to prevent God's plan from coming true. The sovereignty of God becomes apparent when we put all of Satan's failures into perspective. And we receive further assurance of Satan's future failure and defeat by retracing the ongoing battle between God and Satan that began long ago. Let's review this battle and see the sovereignty of God and the failures of Satan. We will see that God is winning now, he has been winning from the beginning, he was never losing, and of course we all know that he wins in the end as well.

Satan's Rebellion Against God
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Isa. 14:12-14 (Satan sought to dethrone the most High God of the universe. You can learn more about this on page Satan: His Rebellion & His Agenda.)

Also read my page The Synagogue Of Satan and you will see that Satan sought to create man in his image just as God was seeking to create man in his. Satan produced his own seed upon the earth through Cain. Now God must respond to this attack.

God Wins
And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. After he drove the man out, he placed on the east sidee of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life. Gen: 3:22-24 (Man was banned from eating of the tree of life due to Satan's seed corrupting the seed of man.)

And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Gen. 3:15 

War is declared on Satan.  We are told that the head of the serpent would be crushed and complete victory for the seed of the woman would follow.  War is declared and Satan now learns how he will be defeated.  The seed of the woman is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.  This phrase "the seed of the woman" indicated unmistakably the fact that this coming Redeemer and this coming seed would have a human mother, but not a human father.  The reference is to the virgin birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. Satan's only hope of victory lay in the prevention of this "seed of the woman" from being born, or to destroy it after it did come.  If Satan could only interrupt the line of this coming promised seed, who is Christ, and prevent His coming, he would gain the victory without even a battle. So now Satan concentrates on the birth of the children in the line of the seed of this coming Redeemer.



Cain's Murder
Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. Gen. 4:8 (Although it was Cain that killed Abel, it was inspired by Satan to do so in order to destroy the promised seed that would ultimately destroy him.)

God Wins
And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew. Gen: 4:25 (God replaced Abel with Seth. Seth would now carry on the lineage through which the promised seed would come and destroy Satan.)



The Nephilim
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown. Gen. 6:4 (Satan deceives angels in following him and those fallen angels corrupt the seed of mankind by baring children with human women. You can read more about this on page Fallen Angels, Demons, And The Nephilim.)

God Wins
So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. Gen. 6:7-8 (God destroys mankind due to their wickedness and corrupted seed, yet he preserves Noah and his family through which the promised seed would come and destroy Satan.)



The Tower Of Babel
Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” Gen. 11:4 (Satan builds his kingdom upon the earth against God. Satan also establishes his mystery religion upon the earth that will counterfeit the ways of God.)

God Wins
But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.” So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. Gen. 11:5-8 (God put an end to Satan's plan, or at least postponed it for a later time by confusing the languages and scattering the people. The people were prevented from uniting against God until God's purposes were fulfilled.)



Sarah's Barren Womb
Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. Gal. 3:16 (Satan knows that the promised seed, which is Christ, is to come through the lineage of Abraham. So what does Satan do to prevent this?)

But Sarai was barren; she had no child. Gen. 11:30 (It doesn't say that Satan was directly responsible for Sarah's barren womb, but it certainly seems plausible considering that not only was Sarah barren, but also Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah. But Satan finally figures out that this strategy to prevent the coming Messiah was not working because God continued to open the womb of these women in order for the Messiah to come as promised.)

God Wins
Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised. Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him. Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him. Gen. 21:1-3 (God opened the womb of Sarah in order to fulfill the promised seed to come.)



Rebekah's Barren Womb
And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: Gen. 25:21 (Did Satan cause Rebekah to be barren in order to prevent the coming of the Messiah?)

God Wins
and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. Gen. 25:21 (Satan loses again. God continues to defeat Satan and nothing can stop the sovereignty of God.)



Rachel And Leah's Barren Wombs
And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren. Gen. 29:31 (Rachel was barren, but so was Leah because God had to open her womb.)

God Wins
Leah's womb was opened by God and she bore Judah, through whom the promised Messiah would come. Rachel's womb was also later opened and she bore Joseph who would later receive the birthright blessings. God continues to destroy the objectives of Satan and Satan continues to fail over and over again.




Haman's Plot
When Haman saw that Mordecai would not kneel down or pay him honor, he was enraged. Yet having learned who Mordecai’s people were, he scorned the idea of killing only Mordecai. Instead Haman looked for a way to destroy all Mordecai’s people, the Jews, throughout the whole kingdom of Xerxes. Esther 3:5-6 (Satan was behind this plot to kill the people through whom the Messiah would ultimately come. As it is Satan's goal to prevent the coming of the Messiah for his own self preservation.)

God Wins
God preserves the people of Judah through Esther the Queen. The whole book of Esther is centered around this story of Haman's plot to destroy the tribe of Judah and how God worked behind the scenes and through a few select people to destroy this plan. The preservation of Judah keeps the promised seed alive and well through whom Satan would be destroyed.




Herod's Edict
When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. Matt. 2:16 (This is a blatant attempt by Satan to kill the promised seed of the Messiah.)

The dragon(Satan) stood in front of the woman(Israel) who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child(Jesus Christ) the moment he was born. Rev. 12:4 (So now we know for sure that Satan was the one behind Herod's edict to kill Jesus.)

God Wins
When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.” So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, where he stayed until the death of Herod. Matt. 2:13-15 (God provided a place of safety for Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus to escape Herod's edict. And once again, God's will triumphs over Satan's plans to destroy the promised seed of the Messiah.)



The Crucifixion Of Jesus
Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified. John 19:16
With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last. Mark 15:37 (Ultimately it was Satan that killed Jesus orchestrating events through various people such as the Pharisees, the Romans and Pilate. Satan must have thought that he had finally done it. That he had finally defeated the promised seed of the Messiah by crucifying him on the cross.)

God Wins
Jesus is the One who said, "I am He that liveth, and was dead; and behold, I am alive forevermore (Revelation 1:18)."  Also, "Verily, verily, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life (John 6:47)."


To be continued...
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