Egypt’s president was removed from power today. Three and a half thousand years ago another Egyptian leader was removed from power at the Red Sea. Well, perhaps he stayed in power but the power of his army was gone. Government transitions are as old as history. Adam and Eve handed control over to Lucifer and what a mess he has made. One of my favorite verses is found in Luke 10. Jesus said, “The seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject to us through your name. And he said to them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.”
The context gives us past and future glimpses. The past is described in Revelation 12. “The great dragon was hurled down–that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.” And the future is found in Revelation 20. “Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death.” The Bible is very clear. Jesus wins. Revelation 1:18, “I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.” Jesus got the keys back on Calvary. It is not a question of who wins, it is merely a question as to when God in His wisdom says it’s time.
The Kingdom of God has come. God is collecting citizens right now. God’s immigration policy is very open, generous and unfair. I say “unfair” because we really don’t deserve it. It’s all grace. That will be the last government transition ever.