I was watching a program recently about the Holocaust of the Jews. It was about Jews from Prague who were put on a train that would take them to a village only forty miles away. But it was at train that brought them to their death.
The village was specially chosen because it had high walls around it and easy to be controlled. They thought they were going to a new life where they could live together with their families. They were deceived into thinking this by their oppressors, Hitlers army. When they arrived there they were stripped of their identity, families separated, photographs of their families ripped up before their eyes, and told you will never see your family again.
When Jesus was fasting and praying in the wilderness. The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. If you worship me, it will all be yours.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’ ” (Luke 4:5-8 NIV)
Satan is ruling over the kingdoms of this world. When Jesus died on the cross he broke the power of Satan over the world. Satan still rules over peoples’ minds and hearts if they do not know the truth. If one believes in Jesus then Satan does not have control over his mind. Jesus promises to deliver us from the kingdom of Satan and enter into Jesus kingdom. We pray thy kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven. We enter into his kingdom on Earth where we let Jesus be in control of our life. He promises to care for us and deliver us in our time of trouble.
In heaven there is peace, joy, love, harmony, and beauty. We can have this on earth as well. Everyone wants peace on earth. A place where there is no more war. We can have this by trusting in Jesus.
He said to his disciples
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:26, 27 NIV)
So do not let anyone deceive you and tell you anything that is not the truth. Do not believe the lies of the devil that there is no God. Do not let him steal your identity as a child of God. Do not let him separate you from family and friends. Do not get on the train that will bring you to death. Jesus in John 10 v 10 says ” I came to give you life and abundant life. The devil comes to rob, steal and destroy.”
Don’t get on the Train.