I have derived this post today concerning each faction of the title from four verses in the Biblical Gospel Book of Luke, the gentile physician. These verses are at 3:22, 4:1, and 4: 5-6. Do you personally have questions about any of these three ‘subject matters’? I will show you some things so that you can read it if you wish, and receive broader perspective, or maybe, a more narrow one.
Let’s take these four verses apart and see what they say, they are short verses so for the sake of your time not having to physically go get your Bible I will put them down here for your convenience. Luke chapter 3 verses 21 & 22 (3:21-22). This starts where Jesus comes up out of the water after He was baptized by John the Baptist.
#21 “…it came to pass that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven (sky) was opened,”
#22 ” And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from Heaven, which said, You are my beloved Son, in you I am well pleased”.
Verse 4:1 I added this to this short list today just to show that ‘the Holy Spirit, God’s Spirit” is still upon Jesus.
4:1 ” And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan (where He was baptized), and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness”.
The last two verses run together, they are found at 4: 5-6. This event takes place just after Jesus had spent 40 days in self-imposed seclusion in the desert.
4: 5-6 ” And the Devil, taking Him (Jesus) up into a high mountain, shewed unto Him (Jesus) all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time”. ” And the Devil said unto Him, All this power I will give you, and the glory of them: for they are delivered unto me (the Devil); and to whomsoever I decide to give it too”.
Like most of my posts this one is designed to get folks to think about what you just read. The Devil’s goal was to get Jesus to bow to him, think about it, God bowing to him, really, damn, the Devil has a hell of an ego doesn’t He? This is not the point I was trying to make today though. The issue I want you to look at is the fact that the Devil owned the worlds governments at that time (1,990) years ago. I know that it only makes sense, if you are the Devil or one of His underlings that since they are stuck here on this rock they might as well rule it, right? Why wouldn’t they? Do you think that these same shipwrecked Demons crave no power today? Their time is getting shorter and they know it, do you think they are getting nicer? Do you think they are more ignorant today than they were back then?
If a person puts all their trust in a government, any government, or any human creation we are setting ourselves up for a massive personal collapse as well as a national/global up-evil the likes of that humans have never seen. Folks, it really does matter who leads our countries. Good, honest, God-fearing leaders can help delay the wrath of God’s judgement on past our own generations. I did say delay not stop, the end that is coming for the human race is scary. Personally I wish that the whole world would quit the violence and act more God like each day,this in-turn would delay God’s wrath on our loved ones. We humans are not going to win in this human form when the Devil comes to visit unless we ourselves are already the property of the Holy Spirit of God. This is the same ‘Holy Spirit’ that saturated Jesus all those long years ago. We all chose who we are going to trust in our lives, or no one. We all have lived, we all will die, where will we go if these is ‘another side’? Who or what we choose to follow now is making that decision for us.