The Missing Link
Hollywood recently put out a movie called, "Lucy", which surmises about what would happen to man if he could use 100% of his brain. In it, a woman named Lucy ingests a drug which increases her brain capacity and allows her to evolve beyond what is human. She develops supernatural abilities such as telepathy, telekinesis, mental time travel, and the ability to exert physical and mental control over other physical elements, including people.
As Lucy proceeds along this evolutionary track, she states, "It's like all things that make a human are fading away."
This is what Satan is after. The music, the television shows, the news reports, the anarchy, the political & school systems...it is all designed to make humanity fade away. Wonder what is wrong with people? It is the influence of the world, which is run by the god of this world (II Corinthians 4:4). He is taking that which was made to be in the image of God and making it instead into an animal.
Everything in Satan's economy works in opposites to biblical concepts. In order to evolve in his kingdom, you must actually devolve into a beast. The lower you debase yourself, the higher he elevates you. The more you idolize yourself, the more he rewards you.
I Am." She in essence becomes a god (Genesis 3:5).
Think this is science fiction nonsense? It is exactly what people such as Oprah Winfrey promote when she encourages you to tap into the energy of the Universe to obtain "The Life You Want": You can use the power of your own mind to create your own reality and become Christ.
Haven't you noticed how many people lately are speaking about "the Universe" as some entity which is controlling their destiny? It is insanity.
What some may not realize is that this was not the first Lucy to represent an evolutionary leap. About 40 years ago, a paleontologist discovered the partial skeleton of what is referred to as an early human ancestor. This ape-man hominid known as species Australopithecus afarensis is thought to be one of the earliest evidences of man's evolution, showing that "there might be a different road to humanness" than we thought (i.e. being intelligently designed by an All-powerful Creator).
Why was this skeleton given the name of Lucy? Because the scientists continuously played Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds by the Beatles as they celebrated their discovery. While this song is a reference to the taking acid trips with drugs such as LSD, it is also a reference to Satan, who was among the Heavenly host as an angel named Lucifer before his fall.
The missing link behind every attempt to validate the source and purpose of life apart from God is Satan. We are fearfully and wonderfully made, speaking to the depth of depravity vs. the heights of greatness to which we can obtain, based on the decisions we make here and now.
"Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great. For who is God save the LORD? Or who is a rock save our God? It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect. He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places. He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms." Psalm 18:31-35
God's gentleness - or humility - makes us great because we become partakers of His nature (I Chronicles 4:10; Deuteronomy 28:10-13). If we desire to be great, then we must first become the servant of all (Mark 10:44). When we do not think more highly of ourselves than we ought, then God can lift us up. God desires to fill His people with is Holy Spirit so that we can be strong and do exploits, thereby showing forth His praises (Daniel 11:32; Mark 16:17-18).
He makes us more than conquerors. He gives us all spiritual weapons needed to defeat every foe. He makes us victors over every device formed against us. He makes us overcomers against all which would bind us. He makes us His battle axe through which He exercises judgment against His enemies. Whatsoever we bind/loose on earth, will be bound/loosed in Heaven. I am talking about real supernatural power flowing through you, but not because you have sought to become something in your own right or for your own selfish gain, but because you are appended to Christ.
Instinctively, man knows that he was created for more than just some rudimentary existence. People long for an interaction with the supernatural because we were made to reflect the glory of God. Inwardly, that part of us yearns for fulfillment, but such can only be satisfied in Christ. Apart from Jesus Christ, people will search for these answers in the occult; whether they are seeking to connect to the Universe, with some demonic force, or just to obtain godhood on their own merit.
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber...Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep." John 10:1, 7
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