“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:10-12.
Think things are looking bad right now in the world? Oh my, yes…
But never forget this one thing….Jesus, the Son of God, is on the throne of the universe. He has conquered hell, death, and satan. He is The Boss. Yeh, I know it may not look like it right now…but He actually rules over things through His people, His church, who is His body in the earth. From heaven He helps whosoever will turn to Him, and lots of people are turning to Him right now. He is Sovereign…He has a plan to rescue….and He moves to intervene in the affairs of men.
Think on this…our spiritual enemy satan does not know the future, nor does He know God’s plans. God does things that are foolish to the natural mind and to satan. God knows every single move the devil will make. It’s like in WW2. The Brits and Americans broke the code of communication the Germans had, so they knew the Germans’ plans ahead of time. If the Germans had no corresponding advantage (and I’m sure they had their spies and broke some of our codes, but let’s just say they didn’t). This is the battle advantage we have. We have communication with our God. He is above all and holds the plan to outsmart the devil at every turn. He is not caught off guard by any of this. He is not wringing His hands in Heaven saying “What shall I do?” He hears the conversation of the evil one and He is speaking to His people, giving them strategies. We need to be listening and waiting for His instructions.
The fact that there is a major pushback in our culture demonstrates that God-fearing people are engaged in the fight. If they weren’t, there would be no opposition to what is going on. Everyone would just concede and do what the government says and believe everything they say. We would just walk right into the tribulation times with a one world ruler and all of his weirdness and cruel evil. But we’re not. The fight is everywhere, in most every country. It’s not time to concede anything! It’s time to fight. We fight in the spirit through our prayers and exercising the authority God has given His people. In the culture, we stand up with courage, and speak the truth in a world where that is now a precious commodity and everyone is afraid of their neighbor. We stand up for what is right and against what is wrong in a culture that long ago abandoned the truth and now finds itself blindly adrift, where everything is up for grabs, even reality.
So, to quote one leader, roll up your rapture rugs…it ain’t over.