Wednesday, February 22, 2023

2023 So Far

 Well, we are only 2 months or so into 2023 and already we can see the Lord clearly knew what was coming and what we needed to do about it.  What did the Lord tell this nobody to move forward with in 2023?  This:

Prior guidance to develop and employ our talents, gifts and abilities.


1 Thessalonians 5

16Rejoice always, 17pray without ceasing, 18give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 

We are under attack on all sides by the servants of the enemy.  The Lord's guidance?  Rejoice always, pray without ceasing and give thanks in all circumstances.  Rejoice even when under attack?  Yea.  Give thanks while the servants of the enemy are trying to kill us?  Yep, that too.  And pray without ceasing is a given.

Why this?  Why now?  Many moons ago this servant lived in Germany for a couple years at a place that did not receive much sunlight.  It was an airbase on top of a mountain basically.  It could get depressing there when you did not see the sun for months on end.  When you climbed into an airplane however and lifted up above the clouds you could see "hey there is a sun up here after all!"  It changed the mood entirely.

What the Lord has counseled us to do is similar.  We need to spend time recharging our batteries above the clouds, in His presence.  When we are in His throneroom then we can see clearly the actual situation and be reinvigorated for the fight around us.  Unfortunately for the enemy the Lord our God, our Commander in Chief has read their playbook backward and forward and has out planned and out positioned them at every turn.  Our General wants us to see things from His point of view so we can be encouraged.  The Lord God is not wringing his hands and sweating what Herr Klaus Schwab of the WEF and his commie globalist psycopathic henchmen have planned.  Nor is He worried about what crimes against humanity Billie Gates and Joey Diapers have up their sleeves.  

Nope, not only is the Lord not worried, He is laughing at them....

Ps 59

8 But you, O LORD, laugh at them;
you hold all the nations in derision.
9O my Strength, I will watch for you,
for you, O God, are my fortress.
10My God in his steadfast lovec will meet me;
God will let me look in triumph on my enemies.

Do you know what derision means?

Derision-contemptuous ridicule or mockery.

He mocks them....holds them in contempt. 

Here it is again in Psalm 2:

4He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.
5Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
6“As for me, I have set my King
on Zion, my holy hill.”

So yes, while the enemy and his servants are busy trying to do their worst, the Lord has His feet kicked up on the table in heaven yawning....

As for us, there are no new commands to give.  He told us everything from the beginning.  We just have to do what He told us to do.  Pray, and stay in the Word.  Encourage yourself in the Lord by getting into His presence and staying there as often as possible.  This is war.  "They" are waging war against humanity and all indications at the moment are, they will fail.  The 7 years of hell on earth they so look forward to will be no cakewalk.  They will get pounded from beginning to end.  We who belong to the Kingdom are here for a purpose in this season.  It is no accident.  Each one of us has some combination of talents skills and abilities that our Commander in Chief wanted on the earth right now.

So, lets make our Father proud.  Let us do the work we were put here to do.  Let us pray without ceasing in between rejoicing always and giving thanks in all circumstances.  What we have to do is not complex, but its not necessarily easy either.  Whatever you need, go to the Lord in prayer for it.  Stand in your faith and lets see what happens.  The script has already been written and the Lord gave it to us from before we were born.  Now we are watching it play out just as it was written.

Our Lord is very great.  He made us promises and those promises are worth more than gold, in these days especially they are our life.  Remember to pray for protection over:

our water supply, food supply, gas/diesel supply, electricity, communications/internet, our transportation networks and everything else we need knowingly or not to live a quiet and peaceful life in all godliness and holiness.  Also remember to stand in agreement with every other human being across the earth praying the same or similar prayers (it is a force multiplier).

May the Lord bless you and keep you.  May His face shine upon you and grant you peace.  Amen