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Way More Hope than Fear

“The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.” (1 John 3:8); “He (Jesus) disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.” (Col. 2:15) 

Lord Jesus, though the eradication of all evil will require your return, you have already destroyed the devil’s pernicious work by your finished work on the cross. Satan’s crushed head and broken dominion bring …

Sweetness to our souls

Power for our mission

Peace in our storms

Hope in our fears

     When you bore our shame, you shamed evil. By your willing “defeat,” you secured an expiration date for all darkness, meanness, and wickedness. Terror is now terrified of you. Demons tremble and run. The devil is filled with fury, because he knows his time is short (Rev. 12:12). We crave the Eternal Day of …

No more broken relationships, broken hearts, or broken anything

No more racism, or racing to make a name for ourselves

No more trafficking people, drugs, or pornography

No more wars, abuse, or angry outbursts

No more disease, dismay, or dissent

     Hasten that Day, Jesus. Until then, free us to live and love to your glory. Life is too short, and grace too plenteous, for us to linger in self-pity, selfishness, or self-anything. So very Amen we pray, in your exalted and majestic name.

 

 

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