The other day in my Jiujitsu class, our coach was explaining when you want to throw someone one way, you can’t do it; but when you push them the other way it causes them to lean against it—then you can follow through with throwing them in the opposite direction.
It made me wonder: That which we perceive as our greatest opposition, sometimes even as a force of great evil or wrong in the world, do we really wish to be entirely rid of it, to what extent does it form us, to what extent is it formed by us? After all, what could be worse than having no fight, no passionate view, nothing undone to achieve, no positive identity; what could be worse than looking at what you want to be the opposite of, what you don’t want to be, and seeing nothing? Like two Jiujitsu practitioners pushing into each other, we need opposition to take the shape of who and what we are. We need a great evil that causes us to rise and grow to the full potential of the identity which we fashion as the image of good.
Take for example, that Jesus and the Roman army, on a subconscious level, actually wanted each other. Is it possible that Jesus needed the Roman Empire invading Jerusalem so he could perform a beautiful throw for the whole world to see? People, on a deep, concealed level, need conflict, opposition, enemies which they apparently want to erase or change.
Perhaps the forces that allow identity itself secretly lie at the heart of all peoples own relative fight against what they perceive as evil and wrong; Revolutionaries and Governments, religions of two different races of people, and so on. If so these enemies are actually our creators, while we are ourselves.
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1 Then the king sent, and all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem were gathered to him. 2 And the king went up to the house of the Lord, and with him all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem and the priests and the prophets, all the people, both small and great. And he read in their hearing all the words of the Book of the Covenant that had been found in the house of the Lord.…
2 Thessalonians 2: both the description of antichrist, and the encouragement to the church
Daniel 9:24-27, 10, 11
2 Corinthians 5:18-21
"Before she goes into labor, she gives birth;
Before the pains come upon her, she delivers a son.
Who has ever heard of such things?
Who has ever seen things like this?
Can a country be born in a day
Or a nation be brought forth in a moment?
Yet no sooner is Zion in labor
Than she gives birth to her children.
Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery?"
says the LORD.
"Do I close up the womb when I bring delivery?"
says your God.