The Reversal

The Reversal

Esther 5:1
Esther 6:14
Esther 7:1-4
Esther 3:9
Esther 7:5-7

“Well, well, well. How the turntables…”

Michael Scott

Esther 7:8-10

Jesus turns evil in on itself.

The devil was defeated by his own victorious achievement. . . . The devil was exultant when Christ died, and by that very death of Christ was the devil conquered; it’s as though he took the bait in a mousetrap. He was delighted at the death, as being the commander of death; what he delighted in, that’s where the trap was set for him. The mousetrap for the devil was the cross of the Lord; the bait he would be caught by, the death of the Lord. And our Lord Jesus Christ rose again. Where now is the death that hung on the cross?”

Evil will one day come to an end.

2 Peter 3:8-10
1 Thessalonians 5:3

No matter how we rationalize, God will sometimes seem unfair from the perspective of a person trapped in time. Only at the end of time, after we have attained God’s level of viewing, after every evil has been punished or forgiven, every illness healed, and the entire universe restored—only then will fairness reign. Then we will understand what role is played by evil, and by the Fall, and by natural law, in an “unfair” event like the death of a child. Until then, we will not know, and can only trust in a God who does know. We remain ignorant of many details, not because God enjoys keeping us in the dark, but because we have not the faculties to absorb so much light. At a single glance God knows what the world is about and how history will end. But we timebound creatures have only the most primitive manner of understanding: we can let time pass. Not until history has run its course will we understand how “all things work together for good.” Faith means believing in advance what will only make sense in reverse.”

Philip Yancey,
Disappointment with God: Three Questions No One Asks Aloud

Revelation 21:1-8

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