Friday, August 24, 2012

Unleash the Beast. The Hour of the Power of Darkness

Luke 22:53 When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

In the middle of the night, in a remote garden, led by the prince of darkness, dark hearts with dark agendas descend upon Jesus and His little band of disciples, bent on the destruction of embryonic Christianity.

What would follow revealed the hideous hatred of hell toward the light of Jesus.

Vicious torture, cruel mockery and scorn, lies, false accusations, bribery, religious intolerance, injustice and murder, this is hell's finest hour. The beast is unleashed. It throws everything it has against righteousness, bombarding Jesus and His servants with spit and spite. It is said, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. No, nothing and nobody can match hell's fury unleashed upon godliness.

To be sure, Satan is adept at masquerading as an angel of light. He can seem so innocuous in his attack. But that old fiend knows exactly what he is doing. He is cold and calculating, awaiting just the right moment to pounce. And when he does, when the hour of power of darkness arises, there is total devastation. He and his followers are thieving, lying, murderous, marauding, destroyers without an ounce of pity.

Don't think for a moment you are not in his sights. The devil is also called Abaddon and Apollyon, the Destroyer. He is aptly named.

Don't be fooled, every apple he offers has worms. Be sure to look at the back side of the billboards. The fronts of his ads always show beautiful people living the high life. But the reality is that those same dupes are left wallowing in distress, disease and despair. Hell hath enlarged itself awaiting the victims of those imps whose sole aim is the destruction of souls.

Jesus withstood hell's darkest, most daring hour of power. Only He will help you do the same. Hide yourself in Christ. Take shelter in His protection. The beast is unleashed, his time is short, he is mad and you are his intended victim. Beware!

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