Satan is about death.
The essence of God's gift of life is a baby.
Attacks against helpless infants
1. Exodus 1 attack: Pharaoh
threat: a people
threat to Satan: people of God
2. II Kings 11 attack: Queen Athaliah
threat: control of the kingdom
threat to Satan: control of our lives
3. II Kings 16-17 attack: sacrifice of children to idols
threat: lifestyle of the Jews
survivor: remnant of faithful people
threat to Satan: godly lifestyle of believers
4. Matt.2:13-18 attack: Herod
threat: Herod's own destruction
threat to Satan: his own destruction
5. Today attack: Abortion
threat : all of the above
Michael Card, “The Spirit of the Age”
“Soon all the ones who seemed to die for nothing
Will stand beside the Ancient of Days.
With joy we'll see that infant from the manger,
Come and crush the spirit of the age.”