Topic: Evil Will Not Last!
[DCLM Daily Manna 16 October 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Revelation 17:15-18 (KJV)
“And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire” – (Revelation 17:16).
One truth that cannot be denied is the fact that evil will never last. It may have a moment where it appears to be going very strong, pervasive and seemingly irresistible; but a time will surely come when it will collapse completely with nothing to hold it up. This fact is attested to by so many historical accounts. There have been world empires and emperors who have reigned with unquestionable power and terror but today have become totally forgotten.
The text today presents to us, the sudden destruction of an evil power that had such a control and influence over the whole world. In this passage, the angel gives the explanations of the symbolic elements used to describe this world evil power and the influence she had.
The lessons for believers are clear. The Christian must not allow himself to be controlled by the love of the world. No matter how promising and certain Satan’s offers may be, it will just be for a moment. The devil cannot give long-lasting joy and satisfaction. Again, Christians suffering under the cruel and tyrannical oppression of the wicked should be consoled by the fact that the reign of terror will be just for a while. Ultimately, good shall triumph over evil and the believer’s joy will be an unbroken one all through eternity.
The wealth, children, position, power, fame, influence, etc., that the devil will offer will be at a price too much for you to pay. And the worst of it is that it will never last. You have to make the right choice today by seeking the Kingdom of heaven and its righteousness first; then will all that you truly need be added to you. Choose right; hold God’s unchanging and eternal hands.
Thought For The Day: Build your hope on things eternal; hold on to God’s unchanging hands!
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