There is this trend that has popped up online recently. It is actually about a month old. Since the new president was declared the winner, later escalated when he was inaugurated. I have reason to believe that everyone else except those who voted for the current president are behind this scheme. We might have moved on and we don’t fight after elections but, we need to pray out and call out this idea that we can be happy when a nation fails. It is disappointing to see how badly some citizens want the country to fail. Or rather how badly they want to see the new regime to fail. While I do understand and feel their pain. The pain of losing that is. It is quite unpatriotic to wish your country to fail. It also screams of disloyalty. If we were to scale this down to the family unit, If you cannot wish your family to fail when you had an argument with any of the members so you swing into their face telling them you told them so, you cannot do the same to the country. If our country was to fail, if things were to go south, the pleasure of saying “I told you so,” would be so short lived the pain of the failure would be heavier on it than that temporary pleasure.”
There is nothing new under the sun. Anything we see manifesting now has manifested since the creation of the world. I was wondering why citizens would behave in such a manner and I was reminded of the instances in scripture where we see people being tormented by foreign spirits aimed at destroying them. Among the reasons we are seeing this level of friction coming from our own countrymen is the fact that we now have a leader who recognizes the Lord. Besides the fact that he was not the choice for many, that is small-small resistance and opposition. The real opposition has come about because of the current regime’s recognition of God. Not just recognition but giving him his place. In the Scriptures, we see how demons were uncomfortable when Jesus entered a location. When light enters a place, darkness doesn’t negotiate. It leaves. It is actually right there in Genesis when God created the current world.
The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.(ESV)Genesis 1: 2-3
We then fast forward to the Gospels and see Scripture full of these dramatic and noisy exits of these foreigners. It is the only similarity I can base the trend on the socials. I say socials because, on the ground, things are different. People are very optimistic about the direction the nation is taking. Bumpy start but it is a start alright.
“And someone from the crowd answered him, “Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a spirit that makes him mute.” Mark 9:17 ESV The main story of this healing & deliverance is faith. But my point today focuses on who derives pleasure in their failing body
Only demons derive pleasure in destroying their host because they don’t have a body of their own. We see Jesus, deliver a boy during his ministry. This demon was badly oppressing this young man. For starters, it had made him mute. Then it used to throw him into the fire, into the water, and on the ground – even in their presence like in this scenario. Its purpose was to destroy him. I cannot think of any other reason, why anyone would want their own entity to fail. or an entity they occupy or benefit from to fail.
And someone from the crowd answered him, “Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a spirit that makes him mute. And whenever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. So I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they were not able.” “And they brought the boy to him. And when the spirit saw him, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth. And Jesus asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood. And it has often cast him into fire and into water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.”(ESV)Mark 9:17-18, 20-22
The other scenario we see demons destroying their hosts is the all too common story of the drowned pigs. This is a funny one. These demons actually begged Jesus to let them “Occupy” the pigs, and when He cast them out, they jumped into the ocean. I mean… Demons cannot be helped. They are keen on destruction and that is why they are “happy” to destroy whatever they occupy.
And the demons begged him, saying, “If you cast us out, send us away into the herd of pigs.” And he said to them, “Go.” So they came out and went into the pigs, and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned in the waters.(ESV)Matthew 8:31-32
Ask yourself where you belong if you feel that you’re better off failing as a unit (Marriage, Company, Family, et al.) to prove some point. If you don’t believe in God, such tendencies have their place as well. At this point, it is not even political. All that patriotism one professes in anthems is tested in such situations. I am happy to note that not the whole bunch is rotten. I read proclamations by some stating that before they were opposing the regime from a political perspective, but now it is different. With campaigns and all that, it is only fair to call it political. Now they have stated that they will support the government and critique it from an evidence-based, perspective. Not just empty talk and opposition because they hate an individual. Same for those supporting them during the campaign season. Now they turn and play checks and balances for the government while still loving on their political leader. We are not saying that we hide under the guise of Godliness. No. Even God calls for wisdom. We need to support sane governance and sane policy moves in a proper manner. We also need to call out any unconstitutional moves that will hinder the progression of this great nation. It is a polite and patriotic thing to do.
Let us pray for our country. If we are the kind to attract your desires by positive talk, positive talk your dream country into existence. Stop the negativity. As for us believers, God is working it out as he usually does. If you don’t believe in God, we are sorry you don’t understand what’s going on in His world. God is not your enemy and has never been. His people, however, might act in some kind of way, but that doesn’t discredit his sovereignty and his goodness. Keep God out of your sadistic speeches and consult that which you believe in for doses of positivity and life, as we wait for God to turn your heart around. He has turned many. Much worse than all of us combined.