There has been some interesting chatter about, much to-do about a looming war that the enemy is in the process of instituting. I am certainly not one to venture down the road, where I open a door and allow my vain imaginations to run away with me as fact, if that’s all they are. I base what I know, understanding the direction I receive and then pass it on to others, using the written Word of God as the final authority. Prophecy can and will never displace the Word of God. It can and must only ever confirm it. This way I am able to follow instruction and test if it is of the truth. It is hard to test a vision or a dream and the interpretation of it, but not if we mirror it against the WORD OF GOD. Let’s say a young boy has a dream and we are told that through that dream the Lord will return on the 31st of October. What must the Christian do with that information? I have already mentioned it, we must mirror it against the Word of God, so let’s do that now; “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.”
· The warning is this, be careful of our carnalities looking to dominate what we like to refer to as spiritual intervention. Daniel interpreted dreams, but there were not many like him throughout scripture. Not only has that time past per se, but the very first warning the Lord Jesus gave was this; “And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray.”” (Matthew 24:4)
This is what I have for you, use scripture to feed your intent…
· Do not make the mistake of arming yourselves carnally for a battle that is spiritual.
· Come what may, we must ensure that we are sitting at our Saviour’s feet and relying on His finished work to arm us for whatever lies ahead. This particular war, like most conflicts acts out in the physical realm and this is where entrapment lurks, looking to draw us into a web of deceit. Instinctively we fight fire with fire. We must tap into the Spirit to find victory in every area of our lives, including the Lord’s return.
· The Christians call is for us to lay our lives down just like Christ laid His life down. WE ARE THE UNTOUCHABLES, they may take our lives but they will never take our freedom. Jesus Christ our LORD has sealed us by His finished work on Calvary, the Christian has been bought by the blood of the Lamb. Praise His name now and forever more, Amen! For all those who have their names penned in the Book of Life will rely on their GOD and not our natural instincts to defend ourselves…
Let’s unpack this thought and glean from scripture to land on my understanding, regarding the tough times ahead. The war is just over the horizon, how are we to behave? We must dress for battle… many are “bunkering up”, in other words stocking up for the hard times ahead. Which in itself is prudent, but do not lose focus on your intent. Those who remain carnally minded are in fact enemies of the cross; “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.” (Romans 8:5-8) – Every true Christian will look with intent to please God and to do that we must, which is to submit ourselves to His Spirit.
We have been called to “endure suffering” and not to strike out. It’s the time of testing for the Christian. We are called to dress for battle and not to play into the hands of the devils schemes and this is what that looks like; “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil 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 firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,…”
I thank all for their prayers, those who played their part in helping me find direction to the answers of the questions I had upon my heart pertaining to the favour of the month, so many people having so much to say regarding the end times and the soon return of our Lord and Saviour.
My conclusion then; we must find grace to live every day as if today would be the day of our Saviours return, and we will be amongst the five wise virgins with oil in their lamps to welcome His return.