Although the Lord did not call His Church up into the air over this season, other very pressing events have taken place that make 2022 of great interest. Namely the satanopsycotic cabal that runs the governments on our side of the world is doing everything in its power to destroy carbon based life forms (us) en masse.
So how is this ^^ encouraging the saints? What is encouraging is this: The Lord has impressed us with the need to be paying special attention to the season we are living in. Why? So we will take it seriously and do what needs to be done. Which is what? Restraint. Evidence of restraint is right before our eyes in the coronahoax. "They" tried to exterminate carbon based lifeforms through both the virus and their "cure." Furthermore the intent was to establish a control system around the lie (vax passports) that would ultimately turn this world into a prison for us and a playground for them.
But what happened? The viruscam was evil brilliance in its design and yet to date it has failed to achieve what "they" set out to achieve. To this day the exact reasons why it all fell apart are not understood but the broad reason is perfectly clear. He who restrains will continue to do so until He is taken out of the way:
2 Thes 2:7
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way.
So, the encouraging news is "their" plan A fell flat on its face in spite of its evil genius and seemingly perfect design. Great, now what? Now "they" are trying to accomplish the same end by provoking the bear (big country that starts with an R) into reducing complex carbon (our bodies) into elemental carbon (dirt) through tools that when activated resemble a mushroom. The Lord God has made an extra effort to get our attention in this season for this purpose. We are being called to do our job. We are salt and light in this world which prevents rot and darkness:
13“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
14“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
We need to do our primary duty which is to pray. In this season we should also make an effort to fast as much as possible as well as pray for peace while "they" clamor for war. While the Restrainer is still at work on this earth "they" and their plans are doomed. They cannot and will not have their satanic playground until the Restrainer is first taken out of the way. That said, "they" can still cause alot of death and destruction (think WW1 and 2).
We who believe must pray that the Lord God will have mercy on us and this world (for our sake not for their sake) and directly intervene to prevent wholesale destruction. Every day that we wake up and WW3 has not spilled over into the rest of the world we need to get down on our knees and thank the Lord God and pray that He will force peace on this world until the time the Restrainer is removed (for the sake of the righteous).
We do not have to understand how He will do it as we do not understand how so far He has prevented them from implementing their hell on earth coronahoax totalitarianism. We just need to understand He has prevented it/restrained it and continue to do so. While our Lord does His God stuff we need to do our stuff. Fast, pray, believe and the Lord God Himself told this nobody who writes to you today "encourage the saints." So, He wants us to be encouraged in spite of what the enemy is trying to do on this earth.
If we do our tiny fractional part of the job, the Lord God will do all the rest of the work which is the heavy lifting part. Remember faith, hope and love. Pray, fast and believe. The Lord God told us He wants us to be encouraged. Spend as much time with Him in the Word as you need to find your encouragement.
Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Philippians 4:6–7 (NIV)
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Psalm 34:4–5, 8
I sought the LORD, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to Him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."
Matthew 6:31–34 (NIV)
"So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or "What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.
Romans 15:13 (NIV)
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
2 Chronicles 7:14
"If my people who are called by My name humble themselves, and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land."
"For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, 'Fear not, I am the one who helps you.'"
1 Peter 5:6–7
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.
When I thought, "My foot slips," Your steadfast love, O LORD, helped me up. When the cares of my heart are many, Your consolations cheer my soul.
Somehow, some way the Lord God will come through for us in our hour of need. We do not have to figure out how, we just have to do our job and believe then watch Him work.
Glory to God!
Grace and Peace