As we look at the world around us, it is easy to see the many things that have gone wrong. All too often we focus on the violence that rages out of control, the brokenness that is pervasive throughout the land and the hunger that sends many to bed at night with pangs in their stomachs. We throw up our hands and cry, “Where are you, God?”
These things are realities of the world that we live in and we were not meant to turn a blind eye to them. However, what the LORD is showing me is that many have their eyes fixed on these things while they remain blind to the works of His hands. No matter what trials this world faces, our God REIGNS. He too is working His plan and it ends in VICTORY. We may not see it on the evening news, but then as humans we are naturally drawn to all that is wrong while overlooking or minimizing the right.
So while we may not see it right now, we will. God is raising an army. We will not be armed with bombs, guns or knives. We will be armed with the HOLY SPIRIT. The kind of revolution He has planned impacts the physical and the spiritual realms. He is calling us to take back the ground which the enemy is claiming as his own. He is calling us to make a bold stand.
Now is not the time to cower. Now is not the time to remain silent. Now is the time to speak. Now is the time to proclaim life amidst the death and decay. Now is the time to surrender to our King and His perfect will. We battle not against flesh and blood but against wicked rulers and principalities who have come to kill, steal and destroy.
Our LORD, Christ Jesus, has come! He has come so that we may have life and have it to the FULL. He lives in the hearts of the redeemed.
Open your eyes! Open your eyes and see that God is building an army. A spiritual awakening is coming. When it sweeps across this land the line will be drawn. There will be no middle ground.
There will be no room for the lukewarm. Some will allow His wave of love to sweep over them. Others will dig in their heels with defiance and the desire to be their own gods. To whom will they call when they are in the pit? Whose name will they cry out when in their world there is no one greater than themselves?
Now is the time and this is the place. This world is in desperate need but our God is MIGHTY to save. Thank you, Jesus!
Because of You we are alive and we will live forevermore. Because of You we need not fear, even in the face of a formidable enemy. Because of You we are FREE!
~ Mitch Salmon