Saturday, December 10, 2011

Gods OT Strategy (11) - Flood

The Flood was the first judgement that God was able to bring against the evil that had become rampant on earth. God was able to send this judgment because Enoch and Noah had prophesied to release his power. This was the first big push-back against evil.

The Flood was a huge victory over evil. Evil spirits do not seem to be very mobile, and when their hosts were drown, millions seemed to get trapped in one place. They were probably hiding together in a dark place. God sent his hosts of angels and they were able to lock them up and take them out of action on earth. We do not know how he achieved this, but the results are confirmed in the New Testament. God shut them away where they could do no harm on earth (1 Peter 3:19; 2 Pet 2:4-5). This dramatically reduced the number of evil spirits working on earth.

The capture and shutting up of a huge number of evil spirits was a huge advance for God strategic plan. It tilted the playing field against evil for the first time.

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