In 1977, the first movie in the now famous series of movies, “Star Wars” was released in theaters around the world. It is a tale of the war between good and evil that took place “a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” The core of the storyline appeals to the audience’s shared sense of the universal battle between good and evil.
The original, real Star Wars story began to unfold a long time ago, a war in a spirit-dimension that carried over to a physical-dimension where humanity lives. The battle continues today and though the victory has already been established by a God-Man named Jesus Christ, the scorched-earth policy of today’s Dark Side continues to wreck havoc upon humanity until the final roundup is completed of Satan, the Lord of Sin, and his empire of sin-lords.
“Jesus said, ‘My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now My kingdom is from another place… the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth.’”
~ John 18:36-37
“The reason the Son of God appeared in the world was to destroy the devil’s work.”
~ 1 John 3:8
The final days of the original Star Wars is described in the Book of Revelation, where Satan (the dragon) realizing he is in his final days, rages with fury against those who faithfully serve the Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ:
“’Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down, that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him…
But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short…’”
Then the dragon was enraged… and went off to wage war against… those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus.”
~ Revelation 12:7-17
Which side are you fighting with? The Light Side, or the Dark Side? The Lord of Truth, or the Lord of Sin? There are no allowances for “conscientious objectors” to this war, you are fighting and serving one side or the other.
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