Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’ ”
Praise the LORD!!!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens.
2 Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness.
3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,
4 praise him with timbrel and dancing,
praise him with the strings and pipe,
5 praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.
6Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD.
None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
1 Corinthians 2:7-9
As ‘true’ believers of our Lord Jesus Christ, we have been told by the scriptures that to some extent we would suffer the same thing that our Lord and Savior suffered. But we were also promised that the same Spirit that raised Him from the grave will also raise us at the appointed time like the above scripture suggests. The enemies of the true believer expect that after they have plotted against the Lord’s beloved and to some degree succeed in inflicting pain, that they have indeed been victorious. Had they known what God knew; they would not have attempted to profane the testimony of Christ or even attempt to mess with or interrupt His plan.
At the appointed time, God allowed His people to be afflicted and attacked by the enemy. They were deceived, reproached, robbed, slandered, lied about and eventually crucified to death. All this the perpetrators did as a camouflage of service to God Almighty. They were so sure that their plans had carried through and probably succeeded. God allowed it because it was a necessary part of the plan that would eventually bring due honor and glory to His name. The devil is still as defeated as when he first started.
After God has gotten the victory for His beloved; the devil rambles for a season roaring in anger and threats, but then realizes that he is not fooling anyone. So he pretends to be in support of God and His work (meanwhile he was incensed against the ‘vessels of glory’). But his reward from God is indelible and inevitable. Until then, he has to back off as God fixes and rebuilds what was broken down, so that His kingdom can move forth.
When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time. Luke 4:12-14
I did not go down like expected, I was not destroyed as they had hoped for but all that was thrown at me worked to produce an even more dangerous specie (prayer wise i.e.) than the enemy originally encountered. God has indeed arisen, His plan will come through and the enemy will be thrown out with a hook in his nose.
[ Jesus Rejected at Nazareth ] Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside. Luke 4:13-15
The enemy has heard the news, this Jane-in-the-Box has popped right back up and the days of darkness are still numbered and the people of darkness shall without fail reap all they have sown. God is victorious and the shroud of darkness is about to be exposed and destroyed to the glory of the Most High God! Praise ye the LORD!