Gods evil plan to save the world…

I love cartoons…especially the newer ones, Randy Cunningham 9th Grade Ninja is one of my more recent favorites…in an episode I have listened to about a hundred times I hear him tell his Nemesis “Oh McFist, you should have ninja-proofed your house”…

I love that line…because every time I hear it I am reminded that the devil in all his advanced thinking forgot to “Jesus-proof” his house when he took Jesus to the cross and then to death and whatever it is is you believe about hades, the grave, hell…the minimum we know is that Jesus made an open show of the devil triumphing over him through the work of the cross and the resurrection proves it…

Jesus spoiled hell….completely ruined it…busted open the gates and tore the hinges off forever…the only creatures who remain in hell are those who somehow have chosen it because there is absolutely no reason in the courts of heaven for anyone to stay there prior to sentencing from the Throne, if you are alive today, then hell really has no power over you other than deception…the gates cannot hold anyone without their own will being engaged to stay, all because of Jesus…the gates will not prevail according to Him.

Apparently it was all part of Gods plan…a plan that was shrouded in mystery, which is kind of amazing because I get the impression God has a hard time not sharing good news…

So let me show you what a Biblical plan for your life looks like:

Well it starts with you inheriting a Nemesis, a rival, an enemy who is waaaayyyy smarter than you…basically better trained and quite accustomed to exploiting the weaknesses that your earth suit comes pre-equiped with…and he’s an expert on the terrain, has been fighting people just like you for at least 2000 years…

The next part of Gods plan is to let you fail…yep, just let your humanity take over long enough to give your enemy a legal opportunity take you to the cleaners, rip you off and justify the worst possible accusations against you…add a dose of self condemnation and we’re ready to rumble…

This is the part of the plan where from your perspective everything falls apart, God deserving abandons you and you get whats coming to you…the enemy makes sure you are reminded of how badly human you really are and how the Creator Himself is probably disgusted and disillusioned by the turn of events that no one in the universe could have for-seen, let alone created a solution for…

At this point…typically if you DO pray at all, it feels like its landing on deaf ears and the opposite of what you believed for, or at least hoped for manifests…sometimes its so bad you think it would be better to NOT pray at all since the exact opposite seems to be the direct result…

But then something happens, no nothing in the physical or natural realms, something better…there is a shift, a transition that happens inside you, where it once was completely dark and impossible a decision is made to believe anyway, it might be as “low-brow” as “what do I have to lose faith” but regardless of where it comes from there is a change inside that says I will believe in the goodness of God even when everything in my world says it is impossible…

This shift is subtle but a critical part of the plan…it moves you from unbelief into righteousness.

Once God has the tiniest evidence of your righteousness all of heaven moves over to your side of the equation and usually steps completely out of the way of hell…

No one knows whether centuries of deception or just plain old dumbness causes it, but for some reason this is the place where the devil normally believes his own advertising and assumes God has abandoned you….and it is here that he always overplays his hand…he takes more than is allowed for your failure or whatever binding contract he thinks he has over you…it is here that he has been set up and never “Jesus-proofs” his own house…because he takes something from you that legally he has no right to (whether you believe he ever had this right makes no difference at all, because he will act on assumed rights and until heaven intervenes on your behalf you are stuck with his behavior)…

I think that if Jesus had remained on the cross for 3 days then the land would never have been healed…as it was, the devil over-played his hand and buried Jesus deep into the heart of the EARTH…and I think this was planned because in Deuteronomy God says he LOVES the land where they are going…He loves it enough to heal it with a broken pile of earth called Jesus…Jesus made from dust buried in the dust to raise up the dust…

Gods plan from our perspective might seem insane…but since His throne is built on Justice he cannot allow the devil to overplay his hand and Gods design is always to resurrect what hell kills, steals and destroys…

There is one very critical moment though…it is that “righteous shift”…without it heaven must wait in the wings because without faith it is impossible to please Him…and the “just shall live by faith”…that means that life comes to you ONLY on the rails of faith…so that little shift in the darkness is essential because it lays the legal framework for Heaven to move…but it is a very, extremely, savagely thin place…it can always go either way here…it is a razors edge and only a decision of the will can maintain it…it will arrive with no fanfare, no proof, no evidence except “hoped for”…it might even be “in hope AGAINST hope”…

…in other words it is a sliver of pure trust…

But a sliver is all God needs, heck a mustard seed will do in a pinch…it isn’t the size that matters it’s the purity…

See all that pressure, all that accusation, all that rip-off…that’s what Heaven likes to call “fire”…and its there not to create your faith, but to reveal to you that you already have it…

Which means the victory was yours from the very start…

It is such a deliciously clever and almost evil plan…to use the devil to make us like the Son…purified and trusting the Father in spite of blood loss and whip marks…

And the cool thing  is God keeps the vengeance for Himself…but takes it out on the enemy…so even God is having a fun time…

What an evil plan…it just might save the world…

“For God so loved the WORLD that He gave His only begotten Son…that who-so-ever believes (when all else says to the contrary) in him shall be saved…

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