“Do you mean Funeral 😂?” you may be asking yourself. O yes I mean it. I long to attend a particular funeral. Is funeral something to long For? What could be more savage than this? Funerals are one of the things that humanity does not know how to handle. We are tired of funerals and we long to be beyond its power. Are you tired of funerals?
Funerals as is conducted by different cultures, is a place of mixed feelings and can be particularly emotive. For some it’s all about mourning, but for some it is an event. This is especially among those that conduct expensive funerals where foods are served in plenty. Such practices have led especially to formation of welfare groups specifically meant to bail people, during bereavement. So this means that people can attend a funeral for different reasons. But whose funeral do I long attend?
The Devil’s Funeral.
Devil is the father of evil, lies, and pain. He has corrupted and debased human nature until those created in the image of God are like little devils. Have you ever failed to understand your own self? Sometimes our corrupt nature becomes so bold that we even fail to understand ourselves. But of all these God is very innocent, for Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.(KJV Ecclesiastes 7:29) God created man perfect, with no bias towards evil. But the system was hacked by the enemy of man and God, and so we have to fear for our lives when on transit. We cannot with clear conscience practice altruism for we are not sure who is needy and who is an imposter. We see people stranded on highways at night but cannot attend to them, for we may be giving ourselves to bandits by being too kind. We cannot contribute to orphanages because people are bold, they create dynasties with aid meant for widows and orphans! People don’t know where they aren’t supposed to eat anymore. The inhumanity of man towards fellow man, is becoming a new normal!
We have become too sophisticated to our own destruction. All these will continue and even increase more as we move towards the end of time. Yes, I mean end of time. But because God is still God, Impunity cannot last forever. The Devil and all the little devils in the person of abusive fathers and husbands, dictatorial regimes and enslaving systems must be discomfited and defeated someday. On this day, There are only two reasons to attend the funeral; to be viewed or to view. You will witness or otherwise, be buried with the enemy.
But how will it be?
Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. KJV Ezekiel 28:18
It won’t be easy. The Devil’s death will be like that of a suicide bomber. All rebellious and disobedient people will be caught in the Line of Fire. We have a duty to stand firm and stand out in the path of truth, for a snippet of sin cherished and well stood arounded, will invite the fire towards us. We must be faithful and with no spot to be safe at that moment.
While we can on our own work our way into the death everlasting, we can only work our way into life hidden in Christ. It can be a laughing matter to commit to Christ now, but then it will not be funny. Academic excellence may make it look stupid to rely on imputed righteousness as we strive for imparted righteousness, but then every caviling and quibbling mouth will be hushed.
If you are a statistician, then even Probability favours obedience. Then, many will realize that it could have been better if they were Christians and wrong, then to rebel and be right. I long to attend the Devil’s funeral!