“Are you doing your part in your community, knowing that you are the only ones who understand the spiritual war you are in? I ask you, do you consider yourself a spiritual citizen? Are you beginning to realize that your world is spiraling out of control at an alarming rate, and that it is a spiritual problem? Allow Me to share something with you. I have always asked My people to make a difference wherever they are placed by Me. Few of you have chosen to seek Me enough to understand what that really means. World calamities were never near enough to your door for you to need to call upon My power. Have you noticed how that is changing rapidly? Evil abounds and is becoming more blatant, even on your very doorstep at any given moment. It is going to continue, so you had better begin to realize your position as My spiritual warriors in your physical world.
"Start by praying for wisdom for the authorities to find those who harm others. Seek Me to confuse harmful people so that others are protected. It is all training, for you learn how to do battle when it directly affects your immediate world. Often in the past, I have blinded the eyes of the enemy during perilous times because of the prayers of the righteous. I have caused confusion to prevail in those seeking to do harm so that My children are protected. I have even allowed some of My children to walk in miracles on a daily basis so that My will is accomplished - all for the purpose of having My plans implemented through My people, who are winning the war on their knees.
"I am not asking you to simply transfer your selfish prayers to do warfare on your behalf. I am training you to see the needs of others and intercede on their behalf. Then I am asking others to do the same for you when you are in need. It is how the spiritual war is won on a world-wide basis, and also at a very personal level. Begin to prepare now. Soon you will need to be very familiar with My kind of warfare.”
Esther 4:14b AMP
…And who knows but that you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this and for this very occasion.
Acts 21:13 AMP
Then Paul replied, What do you mean by weeping and breaking my heart like this? For I hold myself in readiness not only to be arrested and bound and imprisoned at Jerusalem, but also [even] to die for the name of the Lord Jesus.
There is no question in my mind that our world is changing at an alarming rate. The “Leave it to Beaver” life no longer exists, no matter how much we long to reside there.
We have some real, immediate choices to make as the children of God. We can bury our heads in the sand, ignoring our responsibility to seek the Lord for our role in all of this; or we can submit to the changes, understand the seasons, and accept our place in the Lord’s timetable.
For many, many years the church of Jesus Christ in this land has been looking inward. We have consumed all the provisions of the Lord to heal our own wounds, pad our comfortable nests, delight ourselves in miracles; and for the most part, call upon God to be our personal servant, ad nauseum. Most of us have ignored the call to a crucified life of service for the sake of the Lord’s plan and for the benefit of others. It has always been the Lord’s priority, but we have gravitated to the teachings of wealth and prosperity.
That was never our portion as children of God. Now, on the brink of drastic changes, few of us even know what to do when there are no answers to be found - when things may never be better than they are at this very moment. We have thought only of ourselves for so long that our ability to enter into the real war, the spiritual one, is horribly hindered. Our spiritual muscles have atrophied. Our spiritual mind has dimmed.
God is shaking us awake to the season at hand. It may be the season that ushers in the coming of our Lord. Are we willing to prepare ourselves properly so that we fulfill our part in His plan during these times?
Needing to first cast off a spirit of complacency before I become totally blind and completely ineffective,