disease (I John 3:8). Evil is a dead man walking.
If this is true, why does the Lord simply not strike the final blow to evil? The reason why He gives evil more time is because of the finality of the end of evil. The end of all things evil also means the end of everything which has been affected by evil. This includes those humans who still stand under the control of evil. When evil dies, it takes its slaves to the grave. Those who stand to inhabit the grave of evil are all of those people who have not allowed Jesus Christ to remove their sins.
Jesus is not willing to lose anyone to evil. That is why He waits. While He waits, He calls to slaves of evil to ask for the freedom which He provides. For those who ask for freedom from evil (by this I mean the evil which resides in their own person), Jesus Christ gives freedom.
- Pastor Randy