The Opposite of God

The opposite of light is dark. The opposite of up is down.

The opposite of God…is nothing.

God does not have an equal.

We seem to forget sometimes that the opposite of God is not the devil. The devil’s opposite is an archangel, like Michael or Gabriel. (see Jude 1:9)

The devil is a dog on a leash. He can only go as far as God permits him to go. Remember the story of Job? The devil can’t even touch Job until God gives the okay.

I’ve just finished reading through the minor prophets of the Old Testament, and God repeatedly warns his people to repent or he will allow other nations to defeat them. It is only once God allows other nations to dominate Israel that they achieve this. The devil can’t ‘have his way’ until God sanctions it.

God and the devil are different in many ways, but I believe the one of the most important differences is that God is non-linear, the devil is not.

Non-linear means that God is not bound by time.

There is no tomorrow for God. There is no yesterday. There is only ‘now’. He is right now at the creation of the world, right now at the crucifixion, right now at the end of this age. Right now.

Remember the name he provides when asked by Moses? I AM WHO I AM. Not I will be. Not I was. I AM.

Jesus drove the Jewish religious leaders wild with rage when they questioned how he knew Abraham and he said ‘before Abraham was born, I am!” (John 8:58)

The reason “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Heb 13:8) is that he is eternal. Above and outside time.

God knows the future, because for him, it is the present. The devil is not all knowing. He’s read the bible, so he knows his eventual future, but not everything else.

The devil can’t read your thoughts, but he has thousands of years of experience to have a good idea of what you’re thinking. That’s how he always seems to know how to kick you when you’re down.

God has no opposite. He has no equal. The God you serve, the God you love and who loves you is the biggest, baddest cat in this neighborhood we call the universe.

That’s why Paul said “If God is for us, who can ever be against us?” (Romans 8:31) Because the answer, obviously, is no one.

God is unequaled, and he is unopposed.