The Lord has been showing me so many things. I just love to send my time with Him and grow in wisdom. This has been a very hard year in so many ways and yet a year to grow closer to Him in faith, trust, hope, wisdom, truth. I'm going to share what He's been showing me this week and pray it blesses your heart and life like it does mine.
Distractions! Oh my goodness the distractions in our world grow daily. Distractions that keep us from spending time with Him. Distractions that make us doubt His truth. They say this time in history is called the Age of Information and the Digital Age. It's also been called the Age of Distractions and Age of Confusion. That all makes perfect sense with all the technology and devices. The technology of cell phones has been a wonderful tool when used properly but has grown into a monster that distracts and confuses. All of us have been distracted by our phones. Phones are used to distract children and keep them quiet. The age of distractions and confusion is the enemy's greatest tool to distract us with things that appear vital, important, and maybe even urgent but they are taking us away from Him.
This week I was reading something and saw the words unmask the lies. Unmask. That's powerful words that I would never appreciate or comprehend as much as now. Until we have spent ¾ of a year masked can we imagine what unmasked would look like. When we unmask or unveil something we then see it for what it truly is, nothing is hidden, It is brought into the light, the truth is completely visible, it is freedom. Now much of our State is going backwards and staying masked, hidden some more. After 8 months of what I think is a game of control they continue to regulate more. I wasn't surprised the virus peaked right before election and the family holidays. The enemy has successfully managed to keep families, grandchildren from grandma and grandpa and parents and adult children apart and sometimes at odds. People continue to follow and trust the government and believe what they hear from media.
If there a rise in Covid? Possibly. My goodness people have gone 8 months now covering their mouths and noses, not breathing properly and this effects the immune system. Our bodies were not created to breath covered up or God would have created us with masks! You don't think He understands viruses? He created within our bodies a wonderful, God designed filter system to keep out what could hurt us even Covid -19. God's will is health and so He created us to be able to have and walk in perfect health. Then people everywhere are stressed about life in general, school for the kids, providing and the election this week coupled with fear. Of course sickness is more likely.
Unmask the lies! So many people cannot believe that other people can be evil enough to control like this and take away the rights of others. It's hard to understand people that have such evil hearts that they don't care how they get to where they want to go. Evil has been here since the moment the enemy deceived Adam and Eve. The enemy deceives people and people have evil, self-seeking motives because they are controlled by the evil one. This is why we must continue to pray for people, our leaders, and world leaders, whoever has some control and is being deceived by the enemy that their eyes will be open to see and believe the truth of Christ's love and what He did for them at the cross.
This is the age of distraction and confusion. It's so clear this is true when we are looking from
His perspective. Look at these verses in 2 Timothy 3:1-3, 7 that are titled Characteristics of the Last Days "But you need to be aware that in the final days the culture of society will become extremely fierce and difficult for the people of God. People will be self
centered lovers of themselves and obsessed with money. They will boast of great
things as they strut around in their arrogant pride and mock all that is right. They will ignore their own families. They will be ungrateful and ungodly. They will become
addicted to hateful and malicious slander. Slaves to their desires, they will be ferocious belligerent haters of what is good and right. They are always learning but never disover the revelation-knowledge of truth."
This confusion and distraction has NO power over us because of the Blood of Jesus! Believers are feeling defeated, confused and distracted but that need not be. In His Name we are more than conquerors. In His Name we are overcomers! He has .given us EVERYTHING that pertains to Life and Godliness but it can only be found and experienced in Him. Intimacy with Him is where these truths are realized. We can't be distracted, confused or masked and experience the fullness of all He gave us at the cross. The enemy CANNOT come near your secret place with Jesus. It's totally impossible, We must remember the enemy is so indefinitely nothing compared to the majestic, everlasting, complete, absolute relationship we have with Jesus and our Father when we believe. Sitting at His feet and in His presence unmasks the glory of His love and truth. It's a place we never want to leave and we don't have to. It's the position He longs for us to be in always. (I want to say this, I'm not saying literally being unmasked necessarily because many have jobs where it is required. It's unmasking what you believe.)
I believe with all my heart that this whole situation from March through now is a violation, direct assault and defiance against our God Almighty. NOTHING mandated is from Him but in direct defiance of all He is. It's made the government peoples protector, provider, healers and source of "truth".
"The mighty Spirit of Lord Yahweh is wrapped around me because Yahweh has anointed me, as a messenger to preach good news to the poor. He sent me to heal the wounds of the brokenhearted, to tell captives, "You are free," and to tell prisoners,
"Be free from your darkness."
I am sent to announce a new season of Yahweh's grace and a time of God' recompense on his enemies, to comfort all who are in sorrow, to strengthen
those crushed by despair who mourn in Zion-
to give them a beautiful bouquet in the place of ashes,
the oil of bliss instead of tears,
and the mantle of joyous praise
instead of the spirit of heaviness.
Because of this, they will be known as
Mighty Oaks of Righteousness,
planted by Yahweh as a living display of his glory." Isaiah 61:1-3
I will close with some of my favorite love words from my heavenly Father. Let these soak in and know how much He is with us and cares!
"You will be established in righteousness. Oppression-be far from them! Fear-be far
from them! Yes, terror will not come near you, nor will you be afraid. If anyone dares
yo stir up strife against you, it is not from me! Those who challenge you will go down
m defeat." Isaiah 54:14-15
Also, continue to pray for the election. Millions of people have not voted yet and we can pray their eyes are open to His truths in the polls. Pray LIFE over our government! Speak that no weapon formed against this nation founded in God will prosper. We are the victors and our nation is under God and we declare that it will stay there. Thank you.