Thousand Foot Krutch

Thousand Foot Krutch
I love this band. I listen to them daily. Even though we are looking at another camera, we all look like we're alert for it being a fan signing and it's 11:30 p.m. on a Friday.

30 July 2011

Left Behind No. 7: The Indwelling

In The Indwelling: The Beast Takes Possession. Just as the Holy Spirit dwells inside the hearts of believers everywhere - or did, before the Christians were swept away and the non-believers were left to suffer plagues and other horrific events that really is simply a loving God trying to get the attention of non-Christians, so the spirit of Satan takes possession of Nicolae Carpathia, the seeming Messiah of those left behind. And when Satan gets the reigns of the most powerful man on the planet (but only as long as God lets him) he begins his destruction - which will ultimately lead to his own destruction (after all - we know the end of Satan, and he does too but that doesn't mean he isn't going to take as many of God's precious children as he can with him). First of all he targets the Jewish people (like usual, payback for being God's special people and the bloodline of Christ) but we all know he'll be moving on to the Christians soon enough (who he hates even more if that's possible because they are the only ones who can resist him and from whom he must flee by the power of God that dwells in Christians' hearts and because they have made the willful choice to follow God, of whom he is jealous and who he hates more than anyone or anything in the universe).

Anyway, Antichrist dies and Rayford Steele is blamed for the murder (although it was Chaim, which makes more sense as Chaim is Jewish and Rayford is not and Satan hates the Jews and the Jews hate Satan but on a spiritual level of course). Buck knows the truth (of course, being a talented journalist).

The entire world, tragically deceived and refusing to believe in God, mourns (of course).

And then the counterfeit/indwelling occurs. (Duh.)

But of course the world doesn't know (or care) that it's really the archenemy of mankind and God who is now ruling the world and who is bent on the destruction of everything including his own followers. He revels in blood (especially that of the Christians) and lying. They believe their Messiah is supernatural.

Yeah right. Supernaturally evil.

This novel reveals that no matter how much man tries to interfere, the plans of God proceed. And no matter how evil the world gets - it can always be more evil (especially when Satan is dwelling in the body of the "king of the world"). But we have the hope that someday, Christ will come for us, save us, and conquer His enemy, squash evil, and redeem the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve and restore Eden (in the form of a New Heaven and a New Earth and a New Jerusalem).

And it will be here soon. Are you ready?

I am.

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,


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