Steven Speilberg recently did a re-make of the old sci-fi classic WAR of the WORLDS, based on the book by H. G. Wells. In this remake, we see a far more graphic, realistic portrayal of an invasion of Earth by hostile alien forces intent on exterminating mankind from the planet and taking it for their own. Of course, this is just make believe . . . isn't it?
In a manner of speaking, yes; it IS after all science FICTION. However the idea of taking this world by force and controlling it and its population has long been the mission and intent of a being far more lethal than the aliens portrayed in this (or any) film.
The person of Satan, a spirit being of enormous intellect and power, a purely psychical non-corporeal being whose malevolence is as immense as his blinding pride which brought about his own fall from his heavenly domain to begin with.
The agencies under Satan's command as the god of this world are those by which, though unseen (a power group that in fact H.G. Wells was a part of), are weilding the reins that are steering our world into a total socialistic world government. All of this is leading up to the time in which the Beast as spoken of in the book of Revelation, will rule this world, and eventually bring the servants of the god of the world (fallen mankind) into an actual conflict with the GOD of the UNIVERSE: the LORD God who became flesh and blood, entering this world to bring salvation and redemption for all who would be free of the enslavement of sin, Satan and the heinous destiny that global societies are plummeting towards.
In the WAR of the WORLDS film, the aliens used the blood of their human victims to reshape our Earth into a domain more suited to their own needs. Yet the LORD Jesus Christ provided His own blood to recreate us, into new creations, infused by His Holy Spirit and ensured of the glorious destiny that will bring us out of this earthly existance and into His eternal reign, free from any evil rebellion or conflict perpetrated by fallen angels and mankind.
And yet here we are today, engaged in a reality not wholly physical, and yet not wholly spiritual either, but both, enmeshed for the time, on a stage being played out before us. This conflict between good and evil, God and Satan, and the souls of all mankind between them: either being drawn into the kingdom of heaven, or else being bound all the more resolutely in the kingdom of darkness.
And YOU and I are in this conflict; we can have an effect on those around us. The War that will culiminate at the end of this Age, started at the very beginning when Lucifer said "I will . . ." (Isaiah 14th ch.) and it rages on. Yet its the saints of God who're able to rejoice in the Truth, that when this rebellion has run its terribly temporary course, all will be set right again, and remain true on its irrevocable course in peace, righteousness and love.
Therefore REJOICE and maintain hope, for the victory in this WAR of the WORLDS has already been decided; the victory secured by our LORD Jesus Who Himself won the conflict on the Cross, and NOTHING can ever change this TRUTH. Hold fast to this glory and grace, maintain the high altitude of Holy Conviction, persist in the Proper Perspective as revealed in prayer and by His Word!
1Cr 15:57 But thanks [be] to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1Jo 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, [even] our faith.