Humility of heart, has been the theme of a few recent words I have given, the most recent titled, For a Mere Moment on January 14th, based on 2 Chronicles 7:14. The title is based on God’s word to Jerusalem in Isaiah 54. God has continued to bring this word to my attention, as I believe it also holds answers for the present time we are living in:
“For a mere moment I have forsaken you, but with great mercies I will gather you. With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; But with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you,” Says the LORD, your Redeemer. “For this is like the waters of Noah to Me; For as I have sworn That the waters of Noah would no longer cover the earth, so have I sworn that I would not be angry with you, nor rebuke you. For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, But My kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” Says the LORD, who has mercy on you.” Isaiah 54:5-10
Now what does a mere moment in time mean to God, this I don’t know. A moment could mean anything in God\s timing. I believe God has determined the time according to His plan, but also, to our response to truly humble ourselves—to stop the contentiousness, the mean words, the anger directed at the other side and against the family of God. It is important that we stop criticizing each other, face the condition of our own hearts, and allow God to reveal the truth of its condition. This would be a good time to put a seal on our lips and take time to sit at His feet. Absolutely nothing is impossible to God to turn the tide of events, when He chooses—nothing is outside of His purview when His people truly humble themselves.
We are living at the most critical hour of this century and the condition of our hearts is crucial to God’s plan for thwarting the enemy’s agenda. God is far more concerned with the state of our hearts than giving us victory! At present, we now have a global shadow government waging a silent war for dominion of the world. This may sound too fantastic to some, who will put it down to exaggerations or conspiracy theories. Nevertheless, there are spiritual realities to events presently taking place, that many do not understand have been prophesied in the Bible. Ephesians 2:2 is not a conspiracy theory—it is the word of God informing us that Satan is, “… the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience…”
Ephesians 6:12 is also not a conspiracy theory: “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”
Satan’s agenda to invade nations, governments, and all spheres of society, to steal kill and destroy, is not a conspiracy theory. Why are so many surprised, stupefied, in disbelief and resistant to the truth when he does? He is presently waging a war on Christianity and God’s people; a war that is gaining ground and growing in momentum. The signs are all there and the evidence is clear for any who genuinely want to see. When Winston Churchill first warned England and the nations of Hitler, very few would listen to him. When the Jewish people of Germany and Europe were told of the atrocities taking place to their people, many choose not to believe it! Some said things such as: we will be fine or, this will pass. Then it was too late!
We have become so divided by opinions, that we have fallen into the trap of becoming distracted with fighting each other, while the enemy moves to build and establish demonic strongholds that could radically affect us and the generations to come. If we are to win this war, Christians need to stop talking about being an army and become the army of God. We have been given the responsibility and the authority to guard the gates of the House of God and our nations. We are in a position like Israel in 1947, before they got the revelation that they needed to unify and become an army in order to win the war and survive being annihilated. They understood experientially that everyone needed to enlist—men, women and even children.
We never have to fear the enemy or anything when we are living inside of the will of God; nevertheless, if we are living outside of the will of God, we should fear! God created fear to keep people from things that would harm and hurt them. Fear can sometimes be a good thing, especially if it causes us to be obedient and draws us to God. Hebrew 10:30-31 says that God will judge His people, and that it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God! God will sometimes use fearful situations to awaken and mobilize Christians and move them out from a place of complacency. This is not Kumbaya time—we are in a season of war! The enemy is fighting to win and is making great inroads. Most Christians aren’t fighting at all, except with each other. God has given us weapons to fight that are not carnal but are mighty in God to pull down strongholds (2Cor. 10:4).
The Body of Christ is looking for leaders to now chart the course ahead, but more than anything we need leaders to become united. When it was time to cross over to possess the promised land, the leaders and the army crossed over before the people, leading the way! We need leaders to set an example by coming together in unity to release one sound. God says in His Word that we know only in part, therefore, no single person has the full picture! God designed it this way to press the issue of unity. As each bring their part to the table, and are willing to listen to each other, the Body will begin to receive a clearer picture and understanding of how God is leading us forward as a corporate family. There must be a coming together for the sake of the House of God, to bring order and to build a wall of resistance against the encroaching darkness. God is watching and waiting for us to get it together and get our hearts right as He works to bring forth His will.
Recognizing Demonic Tactics at Work
Discernment will be a key issue in the days ahead, and the ability to clearly recognize strategies the enemy employs to deceive people. One such strategy is when the Mainstream Media and colluding parties simultaneously push a talking point ferociously and aggressively, while irrationally suppressing any information that says otherwise—you can know this is straight up propaganda. Another well-understood tactic of demonic cohorts is the targeting of a leader, a messenger, or a movement with accusation, with the intent to discredit and destroy them. You will recognize and understand the one who is a threat to their agenda, by the one they are targeting in collusion with politicians, the liberal media, and social media giants. They will falsely accuse their opponents of the very malevolent principles they stand for, thereby deflecting attention away from themselves to deceive others. For example, those that stand against liberty and freedom of speech, will accuse their opponent of these very things. The fascist accuses their opponent of fascism. The Marxist will accuse others of being against democracy, while working underhandedly to erode Democratic norms and freedoms. This is a model, now adhered to by many prominent liberal leaders based on the book, Rules for Radicals; a book dedicated to Lucifer—the Accuser of the brethren and the father of lies. The dedication reads: “…to the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom—Lucifer.”
The problem frequently encountered, is that the mind of the average non-Christian or spiritually unaware person—believer or otherwise, cannot conceive of this level of deception, and the broad scope of the machinations at work with colluding parties to control people, nations, and world events. People choose not to believe, and do not want to believe, since, to believe means they will be accountable to the truth and may have to make changes to their lives. Believers, having a lack of understanding of spiritual realities—many of the Word and the knowledge of God, are made susceptible to be easily swept away in compromising trendy movements, until confronted with the truth.
We are truly living in Orwellian times. Many policies that are being rolled out in Canada and now in America under the new administration, are sourced from the demonic kingdom Alinsky referred to. Pronouns such as mother, father, sister and brother are now banned in the house of representatives in the U.S. and prayers are being offered to a variety of gods such as Brahma. Policies are now being put in place, legislating gross evil to take captive present and future generations. Parents are losing their rights over their children to the government, as the guardians and chief influence in their children’s lives. A very aggressive LGBTQ agenda is gaining in strength and scope in both nations, while millions of abortions take place in America, and Canada each year.
On Biden’s first day in office, he enacted legislation allowing transgender students to use girl’s washrooms and showers; transgenders to be allowed in the military, and transgender females to compete on women’s teams, that will destroy women’s sports. Children as young as eight will be given the right to choose their gender, with parent’s rights to do anything about it removed. In Canada, if Bill C-6 is passed, it could mean jail time for parents who try to influence their children’s choice to change their gender. Schools are now brainwashing children with demonic ideology, as parents lose their rights and ability to do anything about it. Jesus warned of grave consequences for the one who would harm children or cause them to sin:
“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” Matthew 18:6
The Valley of Decision?
It is time for the Church to wake up as we each have a part to play and a voice to be heard. This is no time to live in compromise. It is only a matter of time before God will move in judgment against such evil…the clock is ticking. We may be in the eleventh hour. What will you choose? Whom will you serve?
“Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” But the people said nothing.” 1Kings 18:21
The world has now found itself caught in the Valley of Decision, with everyone now scrambling to take sides. This is happening because God’s hand is drawing the line and defining the sides by those who fill follow His will and His Word, and those who will not. Nations are also forming alliances together and against others, as rulers take counsel against God and His anointed. Nations would be wise to find themselves on the right side of God as the day will come when it is too late. It would be wise, “…to kiss the Son lest He become angry!” (Ps. 2). God is watching and He is waiting patiently as the sides become clearly defined as to who is standing with Him and who isn’t.
“Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.” Acts 17:30-31.
God takes it very seriously when rulers take council against His anointed chosen people or against those He has chosen to lead. The people who sided with the 250 leaders led by Korah, found this out very quickly when they came against Moses—the earth opened, and swallowed them. God has made it clear for His people, His way for discerning between the imposter and the genuine. It is in the evidence of a life that is bearing fruit for the Kingdom of God! Jesus said, “…by their fruits you will know them.” It is not by their words, as words are cheap and can mean nothing; it is not even by their actions, as actions can be an act that is put on! God has given us a foolproof method for recognizing the genuine, and the authentic—we will know them by a life, that consistently produces good fruit based on the foundation of Biblical precepts and the character of Christ—the one who can consistently declare that Jesus Christ is Lord of all.
When they were given the choice, most of the Israelites chose rightly and stood with Moses—God’s ordained leader. Rahab—a Gentile, also made the right choice and stood with Israel, when she heard that God was with them. When the walls of Jericho fell, she was given favor with God, and later became the wife of Boaz, the grandfather of King David. It is wisdom to be found on God’s side, the side of His people, and the man or woman He chooses.
When choosing a Governmental leader, the principles of the Bible should always be our guide in choosing the right one—we are to look to the one who enacts legislation based on Godly principles that promote life, liberty, and freedom. Our choice must be based on policies and rise above carnal emotions. We are also to look to, and choose the one who is aligned with Israel, as God blesses the nation that supports Israel and resists the one that doesn’t.
“Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The LORD shall hold them in derision.” Psalm 2:1-4
Generals and leaders of many nations have been in counsel over the past weeks, conspiring against God’s anointed. However, I believe that God will not allow the world to be plunged into darkness in this present time, letting it sink it into destruction. He will act! God has heard our cries and he is coming to save! The situation may look desperate, just as it did to Mary and Martha, but the Lord will arrive at the right time. It is important for God’s people to take this time—in the silence of the delay, to be found on the right side of God, and to be securely positioned in Him. However, in the wait we are being tested and must not take on the nature of the accuser, to curse anyone in anger and in frustration. We can and should pray righteous prayers and trust God with the outcome. His promises are sure, and His word stands, as He said to Isaiah: “…The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever” (Isaiah 40:8).
“Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known. “Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matthew 10:26-28
Jesus asked the challenging question, of what benefit it would be to a man, to gain the whole world yet lose his own soul (Matt. 16:26). Why would anyone sell their souls for things that rot, that cannot go into eternity? The answer is Mammon! Mammon is the god that is ruling this age! So many have been bought, having sold their souls for promises of money, power, prestige and the pride of life. God warned that if anyone were to boast, their only boast should be is that they know Him (Jer. 9:24).
The Lord’s victory was complete at the Cross! The marshaling of any forces against Him is to their demise. Jesus stands unchallenged as King of kings and Lord of all and is saying to all, “I will be the great defender for the one who stands with me and obeys my Word.”