There are 4 important insights we need to remember to weather and walk out the present-day storm. We continue to hear the rumblings of state succession. There is deep division in our nation, and also within the Church.
While I understand these words in the world, I struggle with this deep division among the family of God.
Last year a prominent author and minister took to Twitter to say she had “never seen anything in these United States of America I found more astonishingly seductive & dangerous to the saints of God than Trumpism.”
On another front, a trusted prophetic voice stated, “Because the American Church has refused a Great Awakening in 2020, behold a Rude Awakening is coming in 2021. Rejoice knowing the remnant will arise from her slumber next year…” (emphasis mine).
That minister has since stepped down from prophetic ministry in a place of confusion. Why? Because there is confusion swirling in deception which seeks hearts which are disillusioned, offended and wounded in which to land. And let’s face it, that could be any of us.
Even among the prophets we hear vastly different words some declaring revival and other declaring God’s impending destruction of America. What are we to believe?
Here are four important insights we need to remember:
- First we are to hold fast. There IS a remnant within the Church that is and has been in repentance, crying out to God. In the months prior to the election we saw over a million believers flood the streets of Washington, D.C.. While they were in support of President Trump, it wasn’t “Trumpism.”
It was insight.
The ability to see that God was using an imperfect vessel with which to bring about His plans. It still amazes me how enraged some were that God would dare use Donald Trump. Didn’t God know his background? Doesn’t that question sound much like the Pharisees when they questioned Jesus why he would eat with the tax collectors and someone like Mary Magdalene. It is a statement based in pride and that is where infection begins.
- We are watching a holy turn around.
Will there be a “rude awakening” for some in 2021? Yes, no doubt. But I don’t think we can say that the Church, as a whole, has refused to awaken. The question is why do we hear so many diverse voices? Because He has told us, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain. (Heb 12:26-27 NIV).
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- Shaking is not only coming. It is here.
In order to not be shaken, our foundation must be the Word of God. Because the shaking will continue at every level until every knee has bowed. How we walk through this time is completely determined on keeping our eyes on Him, hearing His voice, and keeping our feet on the Rock of His Word.
- Know in Whom You Believe and be willing to stand.
The vaccine is a test-run for the Mark. It doesn’t take a prophet to see where they are going with it. As the federal government pushes to make all citizens have a digital certificate verifying they have received the vaccine as the permission to travel and participate in events, we also hear rumors that it will go further and be used as permission to buy, sell and bank. Could we really be this far along in the end-time timeline. It appears so.
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And yet, many, in spite of what we see and know, are still willing to go along with this diabolical control and plan.
What we see enacted before us is a spiritual infection at pandemic levels. Remember things we see in the natural are simply indicators of things going on in the spiritual. The natural is a mirror of the supernatural.
What is this spiritual pandemic? It is a virus with a progression which can be seen over and over both past and present. It has continued from one generation to another because the needed “vaccine” is often overlooked or rejected.
We can see the symptoms everywhere—deception, offense, rage, and murderous intent to name a few. But these are simply indicators of the deeper problem infecting the heart.
This spiritual virus is far more deadly than COVID-19 or Ebola. Its death rate, unless the cycle is stopped, is 100 percent. The tragedy is many are infected and don’t even realize it. Recognizing infection is critical in obtaining the cure. But that can be difficult.
How did I discover the existence of this spiritual virus? (As you read, consider if you have experienced it personally as I had. Also, how we have seen this enacted in our society today.)
Several years ago, I was in a business relationship with four individuals. At the time I would have called them close friends. Until one day, all four relationships started to head south at a dramatic rate—all at the exact same time—for reasons that didn’t add up. It was nothing short of bizarre. It was like someone flipped a switch and crazy took over. The outrage I encountered was highly disproportionate to any issue on the table. Phone calls turned into verbal lashings and accusations.
Business contracts were broken. I called each one to have a conversation and uncover the root behind the sudden shift. Even that triggered anger and justification. All were Christians. One of the individuals was president of a ministry and responded, “I train people how to avoid anger and conflict. I’m not angry and I don’t need to talk to you.”
Rather than meeting with me for a conversation to discuss the issue, she doubled down completely convinced she was acting in a “godly” manner.
The harder I worked to see these relationships repaired, the deeper the damage as anger turned to rage. But it didn’t stop there.
Eventually it turned to murderous intent to destroy my business, if not me.
I sought counsel and advice from numerous sources to gain insight. But all to no avail. No one had any concrete insights after I explained the situations I encountered. Former friends were now out to “destroy” me. Sound familiar?
This virus creates rage, division and attack–even from godly leaders, friends, family. And they are convinced they are acting on God’s plan.
Have you been infected by this virus? Do you carry rage and a determination to see someone destroyed? Or perhaps, you feel it is your “call” to inform on someone and get them removed from their position or platform. Or perhaps you are treating them with a type of “Amish shunning.” All of these are symptoms of the virus. They are not godly and they are not biblical.
In the end it will destroy you rather than the person where it was directed.
None of us want to be on the wrong side of what is taking place. And let’s face it, we all think we are on the right side of these issues—whatever side that may be. And that is where we are all susceptible to this virus because pride and jealousy is the entry level of the infection.
Once we open that door, it leads to offense which is always followed by deception. These are the first three levels of the progression.
How did my story end with the friends and business people above? Although no one I sought counsel from was able to give insight into the bizarre things happening, the Holy Spirit did. I have never heard anyone else preach on what He showed me, but the spiritual progression is found over and over again in the Bible. I was shocked when I finally saw it and the repetition–which still happens today.
If you want to learn about the entire deadly spiritual progression, how to recognize it and how to walk free from it, I go into detail of each phase in the book, “Infected: How to Stop the Global Spread of Deception, Rage and Insanity.” Click here to read chapter one. This article simply touches the surface, because there is so much to it.
Once we are infected in an area, we are unable to see what is actually happening around us. We may still have sight in some areas, but be blinded in others until the virus progresses and eventually takes over. (And all of us have been infected at one time or another.)
Just as many believe that the greatest need right now is for the COVID vaccine. The true “vaccine” we need is from this spiritual virus. The good news is, it is available. It begins when we humble ourselves before the Lord and ask Him, “Lord, Show me what I’m missing.”
We are in the days in which the Bible says, “Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction (2 Thes 2:3 ESV).
Rebellion and lawlessness are roaming our land at unprecedented levels.
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. (2 Tim 3:1-5 ESV).
This scripture is being fulfilled before our eyes.
We are all susceptible to this virus. If you say you aren’t, you are already infected. May each of us humble ourselves before Him to pray:
Lord, show me what I’m missing. Show me what You are doing in this hour. Remove any root of pride, offense or deception that may be in operation in my life and help me to see from Your perspective.
Then wait and see what He says.
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