Sometimes this world starts to scare the p-o-o-p out of me. Like yesterday when I read this:
“The Satanic Temple Detroit Chapter is getting ready to unveil a controversial sculpture in Detroit. A bronze Baphomet monument will be revealed on Saturday, July 25. The one ton, 9-foot tall monument reportedly pays homage to Satan.”
The WNEM article went on to say:
“A Facebook site for the event asks participants to dress to impress the Devil…”
I didn’t even know Detroit had a satanic temple. Wish I still didn’t.
But today I am thinking about some of the things Jesus said:
“I know where you live—where Satan has his throne.” (Revelation 2)
“Take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16)
So I am taking heart.
“On this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” (Matthew 16)
Because Satan’s going down.
And I am looking ahead to the glorious day when his counterfeit, unholy trinity is thrown forever into a hot, stinky lake:
“And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown.” (Revelation 20)
When my daughter was a counselor at Wildwood Ranch – a ministry of the Detroit Rescue Mission – one of the favorite songs of the campers started like this:
“Well I went to the enemy’s camp and I took back what he stole from me.”
It’s time to stop singing and start taking back. Or keep singing WHILE taking back.
It’s time to ramp up my prayers for the city.