As the sun was going down, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and a terrifying darkness came down over him.” (Genesis 15:12 NLT)
In 1884, Pope Leo XIII was finishing a private mass in the Vatican when he turned pale and collapsed. Accounts of what happened next differ wildly, but it’s generally accepted that he had seen Satan himself, making threats of his coming wrath over the next 100 years. The Pope apparently even saw visions of the destruction that left him mortified for the rest of his life.
The truth is that there is evil that is truly demonic and beyond man’s grasp. In life you will see evil things, hopefully just in the news. But as you draw closer to God, He will eventually allow you to feel and encounter true evil in its natural, spiritual form. Why? So that you would also see that God has it under His authority and power!
While evil exists around us, we have nothing to fear with Christ in our heart. Instead of living in worry or fear, learn to see that God is greater than our enemy, stronger than anything we could ever face! He is a mighty God and He’s able to defend His own! You are loved today! Live in peace!