AS WE TURN TO DISCUSS THIS SUBJECT OF ‘OUT OF THE NETHERWORLD,’ it comes sometimes as a shock to some people in this sophisticated age, that there are forces and powers with which they are not acquainted. And what it is that is making war upon the kingdom of God may not be understood by them at all. There never has been a period of history like this one. But we have arrived now at the very climactic hour of human events. The struggle for the earth is about to take place. And there are a lot of people who do not want to be realists.
They do not want to face up to the fact of the time of the hour. They would like to just think about things that are pleasant. The things which they feel are elevating to their minds. They do not want to be bothered by the continual things that are before us. Thus it is, they say, ‘I am tired, I don’t want to hear anything more about communism. I do not want to hear any more about Johnson. I do not want to hear any more about any of these things.’ But you might as well be a realist. For this is the time that it is. So we point out these facets and we think it is always important to remember who you are and what you are here for, the difference between you and the powers of darkness and the forces of evil.
The struggle for the earth is just as simple as this. For we can reduce it to simplicity. It is the struggle for control of this planet by Lucifer, a fallen Angel, and all of his hosts, and the Eternal God who put it all together, and who is going to have the last word, and whose children you are. It is just this simple. You dwelt in the dimensions, and then you volunteered to come. And we knew from the beginning whose names were written in the Lamb’s Book of Life and whose destiny was known to HIM.