Wednesday, May 3, 2017

INVASION OF PLANET EARTH


Invasion of Planet Earth from Outer Space

                   
               Guest Post by Otto Kaiser


 Professor at Global University


The stage was set. The fullness of time had finally come. For ages, the human race had been locked in prison. The human race was caught in a web of sin and death. The human race was controlled by powerful forces of evil principalities hostile to God. Evil and darkness covered planet earth. God was about to invade this rebel-ruled planet earth. God was about to come and to conquer the great enemies of sin, sickness, and death; and to triumph over all the powers of evil.



Text: Luke 2:10-12.

“The angel said to the shepherds, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David, a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’”



What a moment in time! The angel said, “I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” You would think that an invasion of God would come with mighty signs and wonders. You would think that the skies would be lit as far as one could see. You would think that the whole earth would rock from the impact of God’s landing. You would think that the whole human race would know that God had landed on planet earth.



Think of the great military invasions by mankind. Recall the great wars from your study of world history. Think of D-day, June 6, 1944. Days before, warplanes bombed strategic targets in preparation for the invasion of France. In the early dawn the greatest army the world has ever assembled began to land on Normandy beach. Almost 5,000 ships carrying over 200,000 soldiers, artillery, tanks, and other military equipment headed toward France. D-day was perhaps the greatest modern military invasion.



Now think how God invaded this rebellious planet earth to triumph over sin, sickness, death and the power of evil demons. It was the God who created the cosmic universe. It was the God who through His power controls and keeps the universe in order. American scientists invented the atomic and hydrogen bombs, but God could wipe this planet out in one second.



How did this almighty God invade this rebellious planet earth? Listen! You can hear the gentle baby Jesus breath as he sleeps in Mary’s arms on the first Christmas day. God invaded this planet earth from outer space as a baby. Inside a stable, lying in a manger in the small town of Bethlehem was God almighty in the body of a baby.



It was the turning point in human history. It was the greatest event in all of human history. God invaded this planet earth from outer space through a baby born from the virgin mother, Mary. Nothing in fiction is so fantastic as the truth of the birth of Jesus. God became man. The angel said, “Today in the town of David, a Savior has been born to you; he is the Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

TOMORROW: WHO WAS THIS BABY?