THIS IS THE EPIC STORY OF GOD VS. EVIL. This is the climax. This is the battle God has been engaging since the beginning of time.
Throughout history humans have been overtaken by the anti-human, the anti-creation, the anti-God force. The temptation has worked every time on us. But Jesus is about to overcome, on our behalf.
Jesus has resisted evil at every turn, the temptations to just care for himself, to force God’s hand, to worship the lies rather than the Truth. To abandon suffering love and to embrace the ethic of control.
This is the confrontation to end it all. Surely evil will continue to be in the world, but the limits of its power will be known from now on. Jesus has come. To defeat evil, to overcome the temptation, in all of us, to be like God. Jesus is the Christ, the One who could do anything, and will choose to use that power towards his only desire, God’s only desire, to lead a movement of people back to God.