Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Gods OT Strategy (14) - Empire

After the flood and the destruction of Babel, the forces of evil changed their way of working. Before the flood, their number were sufficient to attack every person on earth. The flood reduced their numbers, which limited the effectiveness of the old strategy. To leverage their power, they began working through political empires. Hierarchies of power expand the influence and power of evil. The forces of evil could concentrate their activities and control on the emperor and the empire would control the rest of the people on earth. By operating as principalities and powers controlling empires, the demonic powers could get more bang for their buck.

Many empires emerged. The first was Egypt. It was followed by Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Greece and the ultimate empire Rome.

God's strategy would eventually have to deal with empires and bring them down.

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