We Are Living in a War
There are times when God moves against the enemy, against his works in the earth, and people who are his agents.
We are living in the midst of a war, between God and Satan, on earth. Satan is infinitely weaker than God, but through the fall of mankind and the not yet restoration of humanity, the enemy and his forces wreak havoc in the earth world.
In Psalm 64, David is crying out to God against his enemies. Hiddenness is a theme.
He asks to be hidden from them and then he goes into detail about their sins they do in hiddenness.
Then he proclaims that God will suddenly unveil their hidden machinations.
Things like conspiracy, treason, insurrection, plots and plans; lies and deceptions are brought to light.
Sudden exposure, like the light coming on.
When a person, who is an enemy of God, is exposed; our reaction is important. We do not celebrate when our enemy falls (Prov. 24:17). Jesus made the counter-intuitive statement that we should love our enemies.
We are not permitted or commissioned to mete judgement on others through celebrating their demise (Prov. 24:18), like the fallen world does (Rev. 11:10).
Getting revenge on the enemy through living in grace, spreading the good news, and setting others free; is a whole different thing than celebrating other people’s demise, exposure, or misfortune.
We should live and do justice, love mercy and kindness, and walk with God, in humility (Micah 6:8).
This is the Romans 12:1 life of worship.
The exposure of the enemy’s work is not a private matter.
“Then everyone will fear and will tell about God’s work, for they will understand what he has done.”
“All people will tell about God’s deeds.”
This is called “word of mouth advertising”. It is the most effective advertising.
When we are advertised to, the advertiser always has to get past our skepticism or cynicism.
Word of mouth advertisers are credible witnesses.
A fire is not hard to advertise.
And this is how revival (great awakening) works and spreads.
Then everyone will fear the True God.
They will proclaim His deeds.
And will reflect upon what He has done.