As Christians, we see culture paint an interesting picture of what is considered an “influencer” these days. It may even appear these “influencers” are celebrated for such disgusting perversion while Christians are hated for spreading hope and speaking truth.
The week before Easter, I posted this video about a popular “artist” that has released a song and put out a product, a pair of shoes that he’s calling “satan shoes.”
This rapper, Lil Nas X, has reportedly taken some Nike shoes and infringed on their trademarks by modifying them with some very concerning things. To be quite honest, it’s sick. These “satan shoes” are reported to have a drop of blood in them. They also display the satanic symbol on the outside and inside of them. He even went a little further with this, making the shoe launch a limited edition and only offered 666 pairs of this product. Of course, 666 is the mark of the beast. Now, the launch of this project is not the only sad thing going on here. It’s reported these shoes sold for over $1000 a pair AND sold out in minutes.
The “artist” launched these shoes simultaneously with his new song that takes demonic and perversion to a whole new level. It’s not even worth describing, but it’s drawn quite the response from many people.
It’s times like these as Christians, the future seems bleak, and we can feel like we are losing a battle with culture.
Here is the reality…
* Our leader was murdered 2000 years ago
* We’re going to be hated because they first hated Him
* We’re going to have trouble because the enemy only has plans of evil for us
But as we reflect on this past Easter Sunday and the Good News that Jesus is alive and well and available to ALL, I can’t help but rejoice even in this storm because I know God is still in control.
So Satan can have his shoes. He can wear them all the way to the end of his journey. I have no interest in walking a mile in Satan’s shoes because he can’t stand up to the power of our Savior. Jesus has the VICTORY! No matter what happens in this world, Satan shoes and all.
The truth is, this is just the latest installment of Satan’s failed plan to try to drag down the message of Christianity. Jesus tells us in John 16:33, “TAKE HEART, because I have overcome the world.”
No matter what happens in this world, Satan’s shoes and all, God has OVERCOME THE WORLD! No matter the trials and tribulations you face, Jesus has the victory. No evil will ever be able to stand up to the power of our Savior.
Regardless of who appears to be winning in the world right now, remember God reigns supreme. Through Him, we fight FROM victory, not for victory.
Be the light in the darkness.
Be the salt to preserve a corrupted world.
TAKE HEART, because HE has overcome the world!