I have seen some posts on WordPress recently that concern me. One in particular indicated the author had been told something like, “If you don’t agree with my interpretation of the Bible, then you must have a demon in you.” Because of things like this, I feel compelled to say something. Just as Laser Eyes Jesus said in today’s comic strip, for those of us who are in Christ, this has already been dealt with by Real Life Jesus (“that guy on the hill over there”). This is just a brief post about a very deep topic, but I just feel like I need to say something.
So what do you think? Would you consider the devil and demons as described in the Bible a type of Alien Invader? I truly do not intend to make light of them, because they are a serious thing, but I also know that Jesus dealt with them in a serious way.
In the Bible, demons do the things that we see Alien Invaders doing in some science fiction movies: attempting to take over the earth, enslaving all of mankind, forcing people to act against God’s will, trying to usurp all authority on Earth and in Heaven! And as far as I know they don’t have a planet of their own to come from.
But do not fear! Their attempts are doomed! Jesus has already defeated them! He is victorious!
When Jesus was born, there was an entire Angel Army there! An Armed Heavenly Host! Protecting Him! Waiting for His orders!
Jesus defeated Satan when tempted in the wilderness for forty days! He is now our example for meeting those temptations!
Jesus went about healing and casting out demons! He believed and said they were real, not superstitious! He spoke, they obeyed! His disciples did the same in His Name!
Jesus defeated the devil on the His Cross and in His Resurrection! He took the keys to Death and Hell! Seriously! How can any science fiction movie compare with a true hero like, I believe, Real Life Jesus?!?
He guides, protects, fills with His Spirit, and marks with His Seal those of us who are His own!
In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s own people, to the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1:13-14 (NRSV)