Revelation 20:10 10 And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
The last we hear about the devil and his allies is their total, absolute and eternal defeat and punishment.
Right now it may look like the devil is gaining a lot of grounds. But what it looks like doesn’t matter; it doesn’t change the truth: the devil loses – big time. All his seeming victories, the flaunting and the gloating of his followers – all these – nothing but clueless celebration.
Our God really is the true victorious King of kings.
Psalm 113:7-8 He raises the poor from the dust and the needy from the ash heap; He sets them with princes, with the princes of their people.
From dusts and ash heaps to thrones and palaces – that’s how far and how high the LORD can lift the needy.
John 1:11 He came to that which was His own, but His own did not receive Him.
Even He Who never deserved rejection was rejected for us.
It may be an issue of pride for us to be unwilling to undergo rejection for Him.
2 Peter 1:10 Therefore my dear brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall.
A believer who passionately makes his calling and election a matter of utmost certainty is one who is able to stand firmly, and walk uncompromisingly.