Friday, April 23, 2010

daily text 4/23

Friday, April 23rd, 2010
"In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be brought to ruin." (Daniel 2:44)

When that happens, both satanic rule and rule by imperfect humans will disappear. There is no doubt that Jehovah's organization will be preserved and will prosper spiritually. (Psalm 125:1, 2) How about us? The Bible tells us that we can succeed in opposing the Devil, even as Jesus did. Indeed, the prophecy that Christ gave through the apostle John shows that despite satanic opposition, "a great crowd" of those having an earthly hope will survive this system's end. According to the Scriptures, they cry out "Salvation we owe to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb [Jesus Christ]." (Revelation 7:9-14) Anointed ones are spoken of as conquering Satan, and their companions, the "other sheep," also successfully oppose him. (John 10:16; Revelation 12:10, 11) But this requires diligent effort and earnest prayer for 'deliverance from the wicked one.' —Matthew 6:13.
(Watchtower issue: 11/15/08, 4:6, 7)

Things seem to really be picking up the pace lately...did everyone see the article about the United Nations judge who wants to prosecute the Pope for "crimes against humanity"... now that all these abuse cases are coming out? That's gotta be a 'first' in history.
I'll post the article later.