I want us to think of the promises made by the Lord in the first part of Scripture to manifestly answered in the person and work of Jesus Christ, and even before His time, and in the days ever since His death and resurrection we find throughout history the blessing and building of one holy family, and the destruction and downfall of another. Christ, the Seed of the woman, and all who are united to Him are on the rise, while the seed of the serpent, Satan and all who belong to him are being scattered, judged, confused, and brought to nothing. What's the difference, what gives live and health - the Holy Spirit and the Word. We can play the long game because we believe in a Christ whose is dead and risen from the dead, and as Master and Lord of this earth, He holds the future. Let us then be a people devoted to love and good deeds, laboring in the strength of the Spirit given to bring wisdom, strength, and power.