Have you ever wondered why God allows the rich and famous (those who don’t pursue God’s will for their life) to seemingly posses victory?
I often find myself asking that question.
Why does God allow evil to seemingly hold victory triumphantly in its hands?
I say seemingly because evil doesn’t really posses victory; it just seems like it does. In fact, they will “die just like animals,” as said in Psalm 49:12.
Why should I fear when trouble comes, when enemies surround me? They trust in their wealth and boast of great riches. Yet they cannot redeem themselves from death by paying a ransom to God. Redemption does not come so easily, for no one can ever pay enough to live forever and never see the grave. Those who are wise must finally die, just like the foolish and senseless, leaving all their wealth behind. The grave is their eternal home, where they will stay forever. They may name their estates after themselves, but their fame will not last. They will die, just like animals. This is the fate of fools, though they are remembered as being wise. Interlude Like sheep, they are led to the grave, where death will be their shepherd. In the morning the godly will rule over them. Their bodies will rot in the grave, far from their grand estates. But as for me, God will redeem my life. He will snatch me from the power of the grave. Interlude So don’t be dismayed when the wicked grow rich and their homes become ever more splendid. For when they die, they take nothing with them. Their wealth will not follow them into the grave. In this life they consider themselves fortunate and are applauded for their success. But they will die like all before them and never again see the light of day. People who boast of their wealth don’t understand; they will die, just like animals. (Psalms 49:5-20 NLT)
They will perish, yet nobody will care! Yes, people may care for a small amount of time, possibly even years, yet their land will whither away just as the memory of their existence will.
Every day, people die in their disbelief and end up in hell. It’s the truth. Yet, we believers aren’t losing every time the enemy gains a new prisoner. We have already won the battle. In fact, we are fighting the battle out of victory!
We must keep fighting the battle, otherwise we will fall away from the Kingdom of Heaven. The battle is constant; it is 24/7, 365 days every year. It is a battle every hour on the hour and every half breath we battle the enemy.
Trust in Him and Him alone.
The enemy seemingly has victory, yet we are the ones who truthfully have victory!
God will never leave us nor forsake us, so why should we be afraid? What can mere demons do to our spirits if we have a victorious shield in one hand and our mighty sword of God in the other?