We have been experiencing an exceptionally high level of spiritual warfare across our country and around the world the past few months.
There have been spirits of fear, rage, anger, sickness, disease and poverty released from the kingdom of darkness.
Most Christians don’t want to discuss this but we need to know our enemy because Satan is relentless and wants to destroy humanity.
Many people are confused and wondering why this is happening. There are Christians who are seeking a Word from God in desperation, but are listening to the wrong voices.
There are false prophets who are leading people astray by releasing erroneous prophecies just to promote their ministry.
The Holy Spirit desires to speak to each one of us but we must learn to discern His Voice. It is imperative to follow the voice of The Good Shepherd in this season.
There are pastors who are spiritually famished and trying to keep their ministry afloat in this downturn. They are thinking of creative ways to get people’s attention through live stream media.
But then there are those ministers who are fired up and releasing The Word of The LORD through the airwaves.
They are those who have a healthy relationship with The Holy Spirit and draw from a deep well of revelation which they have accumulated through a lifestyle of prayer, fasting and reading The Word of God.
They are filled with The Holy Spirit and refuse to settle for less than what they have been called to do. When they speak, their words bring deliverance, burdens are removed and yokes are destroyed. They encourage people to stay on course and never give up.
Adversity causes some people to get wound up in fear, but others to be stirred up in faith. The apostle Paul who was one of the greatest apostles of all times went through continuous warfare in his ministry.
He was in prison several times for preaching the gospel, he was flogged excessively, beaten with rods even to the point of death, stoned, and shipwrecked. He faced many dangerous situations such as perilous rivers and robbers.
He was in danger from both Jews and Gentiles, and he toiled to the point of exhaustion. He had gone through sleepless nights and was deprived of food and water but yet he said that besides everything else he was deeply concerned for the Church.
While in prison he wrote a letter encouraging the church at Philippi, saying that he is continuing to press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
He wrote the epistles to the Galatians telling them not to grow weary in well doing because in due season they will reap if they faint not.
He wrote two letters to Timothy from prison encouraging him to endure hardness as a good soldier. Jesus is looking for men and women who will stand strong in times of trouble.
They are those who understand that they are not wrestling against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this age and against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places
Jesus is looking for over-comers who will not faint in the day of adversity. They are those who stay strong through the battles. They are courageous and go forth with fire in their eyes and the word of God in their mouths.
They are bold and radical in their faith, and steadfast in what they believe. This is the remnant who are stirred up in faith, and they continue to stir themselves up spiritually by praying in the Spirit.
The LORD is saying to trust Him through it all. Do not allow fear to dominate your thoughts. Take heed to what you hear and what you see.
The LORD is the creator of the Heaven and the Earth and will bring you through. Keep your focus on The Word of God and don’t look at things in the natural.
Everything in the natural is subject to change. Jesus is the God of restoration and nothing is impossible with Him.
“Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You,” Jeremiah 32:17.
“Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus,” Philippians 3:13-14.
“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart,” Galatians 6:9.
Blessings in Christ Jesus,