Energy for Good or Evil

We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness.

— 1 John 5:19

The ungodly world is energized, unknowingly in most cases, by Satan. Too often, the world under that energizing force accomplishes more than many Christians do. This has given rise to the belief among many, especially among some young people, that Satan is actually able to do more for them than God. This is a great shame. Christians have not believed enough and have not called upon God for great things nor have they demonstrated the might and power of God in this world. God is glorified by great things accomplished by Christians.

We know that Satan is the great mimic. He mimics God and he would try to destroy people by substitution. Satan substitutes everything that is Divine. On Christmas, we have the great ersatz savior, Santa Claus, the substitute for Christ. On Easter, we have the Easter Bunny and the Easter Egg—all to divert the thoughts of men away from that which is most significant.

We also know that Satan has been defeated by Christ in His death and resurrection. Christ came to destroy the works of the devil.

Question to ponder:
How do we know that good will triumph over evil?