Okay, let’s get real for a moment. The past two and a half years or so have been a whirlwind. We’ve seen a virus go global. We’ve seen killer hornets. We’ve seen international unrest. We see high gas prices, inflation going through the roof, and food processing facilities are burning at an unprecedented rate. Add to those things, other problems like global warming, climate change, increase in earthquakes, flooding, ape pox, and increase in communism and socialism. Wow! Folks it looks BAD!
But it could be worse. It HAS been worse! The Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and The Civil War here on native soil. Then, you could add WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the hostage crisis in Iraq, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and you could throw 911 in for good measure.
It’s not been all bad. The iron curtain fell although it may be resurrected if some things don’t change. Roe vs. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court. Now, the states will fight it out to decide if abortion is legal on the local levels. But overall, the news will tell you, “It’s BAD! Be Afraid! Be very AFRAID!
Well, things were bad in Sodom and Gomorrah too. Genesis 18:23-32 tells us that Abraham pleaded with the Lord for the righteous of Sodom and Gomorrah that if there were but ten righteous to be found that the cities would not be destroyed. One man plead for the righteous of two cities? Granted, the cities were destroyed. But if one man can plead for the righteous of two cities, how much can be accomplished if ALL the righteous who are awakened plead for the righteous of a nation?
I have seen hopelessness gaining ground over our once great nation. I have watched as those who call that which is good, evil and that which is evil, good increase. I have seen the dry bones littering the grounds throughout the land. I have seen the blood running in the hallways of our schools and the stench rise from clinics across the land. ENOUGH!
Beloved, this must stop! But until we awaken, until we repent, until we seek God for His grace AND mercy, the massacre and hemorrhaging will likely continue if not get worse. It’s time to take a stand! But be prepared. When you make a stand, be prepared to face some heat. Are you strong enough? Have you been strong enough in the past? I wasn’t. Are you? If not, what makes you think that you’re strong enough now?
I repent of my weakness and fear! I repent for not being a voice for those who could not speak for themselves! I repent for not acting in the interest of the those who are unable to act for themselves. I repent for being a coward!
There, I said it. I’ve been a coward. I’ve not spoken at times when I should have, and I’ve not acted at times when I should have. Why? Because I was afraid, I’d ruffle feathers, hurt feelings, be accused of “hate speech”, or some other NON-SENSE. I was afraid. No more will I live in fear. I will not live in fear of being “politically incorrect”, or of ridicule, or side stepping that which is just and right for the mere sake of convenience.
The time to speak, the time to act, is now. We cannot afford not to so. It’s the act of hitting our knees in repentance for allowing prayer to be taken out of schools, allowing the Ten Commandments be torn down from Court Room Walls, for allowing the non-sense that is being taught to our children, our grandchildren and our great grandchildren in public schools. It’s OUR fault! We LET it happen.
It’s time to speak to God, sound the trumpet to summons the Captain of the hosts of the Lord and the armies to come into battle. It’s time to place votes wisely. To do those things, we must awaken and join forces in spiritual warfare that spills over into the natural realm.
As in Haggai 2 I have seen the shaking of the heavens and the earth, of the air and the seas. It’s coming! Be prepared! Awaken! Grace is good stuff. Grace is wonderful! But we need some MERCY poured out upon our nation!
Can you not awaken, spend an hour each day in prayer pleading for a nation? Should the righteous be swept away with the wicked? If one man can plead for two cities, surely there are enough of US to plead for a nation and this world!
Yes, if we look around us, the conclusion is obvious in what we see. It’s BAD!
But I promise you this. God is the same God today that He was when He brought Israel out of Egypt! God is the same God today that He was when Jesus hung on a cross for us! God is the same God today as He is going to be when the trumpets sound. Same God, just different times. I am CONVINCED that He is still able to do that which He has done and that which He has promised to do. The greatest defeat is when Satan convinces you that God is powerless to help you. I am CONVINCED that is not true!
I am The Old Watchman, Ezekiel. Wake up! Repent! Now, would be a good time.