God, Hope & Helping Others
Imagine the scene: It takes place moments after you were saved. After you were conciliated with God. (2 Cor 5:18-21)The CEO and chief strategist of the Devil are in emergency session. It all concerns you:
"When did this awful tragedy occur?"
"I just got word from the Dept. of Darkness (Eph 6:12) that light had exploded in him and he was instantly whisked away ..."
But can we still grasp him, drag him back down here?"
"Not a ghost of a chance! You see when that light makes contact the damage is already done: He literally left our area of jurisdiction at 4:18 pm. The only way to retrieve him now is to declare war on heaven and remember how that turned out last time. No way!"
"So he is now in a totally new kingdom and under brand new jurisdiction? How could he have escaped us? I understood you had him under special surveillance: You assured me he was safe""
"Yes CEO!: Ever since we detected that he may be one of those chosen for this period we kept a keen eye on him. In the last few months however the calling on his life became more and more intense: Like a pregnancy that had to come to the birth"
"Yes, yes .. but a heralder had to make contact some way with him for that seed birth to happen: You know as well as I do how the Father has ordained it to rub our noses in it" (Romans 10:17)
Look! there are at least 127 heralders in this area alone. Hard to keep all under surveillance day and night. Full of rivers of life and bursting with living Rhema words we need special armour to even come near them! They don't rely on any of our systems like TV or Radio. As far as we can gather it was a thin sliver of a young girl: She met him: Spoke for about 20 minutes about how God would leave the 99 and go in search of the last lost one! Told him of God's love for him etc.. ... and then she was gone: Simple as that"
"O.K, O.K. I get the message: No need for the sordid details. But what can we do now? Surely there's some retaliation plan"
"We figure he will probably be here on earth for 28 more years:During that time he is under two headships: Headship of Adam lacking glory and prone to sin and the headship of Christ bursting with life and light and victory:We are going to work on feeding the Adam nature so the other is diminished"
"And what good will that do to get him back?"
"You still don't get the picture: You will never get him back: All we can do now is limit or neutralise his effectivenes as a heralder:
"So we make him ineffective: But how?"
"It is imperative first of all, I repeat imperative, he never comes to the full realisation of who he really is now: If he grasps his new identity in Christ then I fear for the whole area and generations of darkness could be destroyed. This one is dangerous: Full of life!"
"What are you implying? We have had total control here for over 5700 years. Look around you: Fear and superstition and idolatry"
"Listen to me and listen well: There is an intensity of light shining out from this one I have never seen before. If he comes to know ..that he no longer lives but Christ lives in him ..and yields to Gods instructions then we are finished"
"So what! We have met his type before and neutralised them totally. remember Samson and how we destroyed him. You are my strategy officer: What steps do you propose to destroy this one?
Of prime importance is to contact our F.O.G Dept"
"F.O.G? What is that?"
"International Groups using the name of Christ, having a Form Of Godliness ... but without any real power: In other words .."A fake form of Christianity"
"Are there branches of this F.O.G institution locally?"
"You are joking I presume. We have over 1470 in this country and several in this locality. I have already identified the one I will use"
"What's it called?"
"Oh God something over the door: Christ posters on the walls! Steeples and crosses and ceremonies but none of this living flow of the spirit ..and of course death on the menu in the pulpit"
"Wonderful work! But I hear from my sources that huge rivers of living waters are already gushing out from this one! These rivers must be closed off immediately do you hear. Immediately"
"We are at work but my agents have no protection against that Name He is using and the power of the blood and that armour of God he is wearing: (We are being destroyed) Three of my best agents blinded and already and one actually asking questions about Calvary and why his powers are greater than theirs"
"Don't even mention that Calvary Fiasco in my presence: Biggest mistake we ever made. We were humiliated and lost everything except the ability to deceive! "
"Understood master but rest assured, once he becomes settled in one of our F.O.G institutions all that nonsense about pulling down strongholds will fade away and he will become like all the rest.
"Fine! Shall we say 6 weeks to stop this rot or lasting damage can be done. You were going to say ...?"
"We also of course will be boosting his old Adamic Ego and self image: As the father moves in to crucify the flesh this should be easy pickings for us:You know "God is so unfair" type of thing
"Next 6 months is critical: Can you rob him of all power in that time. Can I rely on you"
"We have a long history of major successes but some notable fails too. Remember that guy Stephen who was facing a mob ready to lynch him: Then suddenly he seemed to step aside and saw a new reality and died almost destroying us with joy on his face and praying and forgiving his tormentors: Did untold damage to us"
"Yes I remember: We had it all set up so he would die angry and cursing all around but it backfired on us. He was the spark that brought thousands away from us, including that turn-coat Paul "
"Also Elisha's servant comes to mind"
"Little we could do there as God just opened his eyes when Elisha prayed for him and the game was lost"
"Hope you have learned from these disasters: This must not happen here: Keep him focussed on how unfair and awful his life now is: How hard it is to be alone and all friends and colleagues gone:
"Swamp him in meetings and verses and good works for fear he would ever learn that "it no longer is himself but Christ who is doing the living" If that realisation breaks thro' we coiuld be seeing the great work of generations undone.
"Put a stop to this 1-2-1 WIFI or whatever he has with heaven. Replace it with F.O.G bible studies and discussions and parties"
"Good idea! That 1-2-1 is the powerhouse so we will shut it tight"
"That KIC programme is excellent: (i.e. keep it complicated.) Our trained men will soon have him discussing -isms and dates and philosophy so he forgets where his power source really is"
O.K All sounds good: Any final words"
Blind him! Blind him! Never let him see who he really is in Christ. Keep him trying to perfect the old man: And stop any Elisha type praying for him or his eyes could be opened in spite of us.
"Hope it works
"You hope? It has to or this one will destroy us"