- 5 years ago
When you read Matthew, you cannot forget the importance of this story.
You must grasp the depth of the problem that Jesus was born into.
Since the fall of mankind, demonic powers have ruled over the creation.
Christianity agrees… this universe is at war. But it does not think this is a war between independent powers. It thinks it is a civil war, a rebellion, and that we are living in a part of the universe occupied by the rebel. Enemy-occupied territory – that is what this world is. – C.S. Lewis
This “enemy occupation” of creation came when the man, Adam, was deceived by the serpent. Adam was given dominion over the creation, but surrendered it on that day when he chose the temptation of Satan over obedience to God.
Paul wrote in Romans that all of creation, not just Adam, not just mankind, was affected by Adam’s sin. All of creation is waiting for the restoration of God’s appointed rulers.
19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For