After reading the story of JESUS in the Garden of Gethsemane, I have come to this conclusion; "satan never saw it coming"! Satan, thought he was destroying JESUS and therefore he would win a victory from GOD! I have heard that satan knows scripture better than me; but even I am not "stupid" enough to mess with Isaiah 14:24, "As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand." Or what was satan thinking when he read Romans 8:28, "...we know all things work together for good to those who love GOD, to those who are called according to HIS purpose..." GOD did not go around telling everyone "how" he was going to "give all of us Salvation and Eternal Life", HE just did it! Satan had no clue! I don't know all of the "WHYS and WHATFORS", and I don't know why GOD lets satan keep hurting people or why HE just doesn't get rid of satan (probably my answer to the problem). But I do know from the lesson at Gethsemane, that whatever GOD has planned for satan, that plan will be the best one possible; resulting in GOD'S perfect wrath and justice being satisfied and HIS righteousness Glorified. What about all of the pain and suffering we see now? It is nothing compared to the Heavenly rewards GOD has for us! We are the ones that are deceived by satan that all of this is bad. "What satan means for evil, GOD means for good". Psalm 18:30, "As for GOD, HIS way is perfect"! Just think how the events in the Garden of Gethsemane has affected us in our everyday life (nothing is greater than what JESUS did for our salvation) aside from the obvious (now it is obvious, as I never saw it coming); in the 16th century the composer Bach wrote two Oratorios based on the account of Matthew and John. Even our language has been affected today; "...he who lives by the sword dies by the sword..." (Matthew 26:52; "the Spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak..." (Mark 14:38); Luke 22:24, "...sweating drops of blood.." I don't know about you, but I am already doing the Victory Dance! Whether we understand it or not, we know HIS timing for satan's demise is THE BEST POSSIBLE PLAN because it's GOD'S plan. My part is easy, I don't have to ask why or when, I just have to obey; that's about all I can handle anyway.
Psalm 139: 23-24
GOD IS GOD!
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