The Day After
I have been praying about what to write today. Am I disappointed? You betcha. 🙂 But, is there peace in my heart? Of course.
The pillars of this world are not the pillars of God’s Kingdom. It is laughable to imagine that this could negatively affect what God wants to do in this world.
Daniel 2:21 And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; NKJV God has a plan and though we may not see what is going on, we are to live by faith and not be sight. 2 Cor 5:7 We live by faith, not by sight. NIV
If we are trusting in Him, there will be peace in our hearts. If not, there will be fear.
Ps 112:6-7 6 Surely he will never be shaken; a righteous man will be remembered forever. 7 He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD. NIV
We can not fall apart now, this is the time to rise up and be the body of Christ with great boldness- motivated by love.
This is an example of Godly men facing persecution: Acts 4:31 31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. NIV
I admit, initially I had a knot in my belly, much like the way it felt the day after 9/11. But, I also knew this was coming. Weeks ago Mark and I discussed that he would win. I think the Lord showed that to many of us so that we would prepare our hearts.
Think of how Jesus’ words have come alive this past year…
Matt 7:13-20 13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. I thought of that every time I saw the great masses of people gathered together looking for hope.
And then read what it goes on to say:
15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. NIV
I have been amazed at the people deceived by smooth words though this election. But, if we don’t know what the Lord calls good fruit and bad fruit- how would we recognize it? That’s the nature of deception, you don’t realize that you are being fooled.
One thing that we HAVE to remember today, is that MAN is not our enemy. Eph 6:12 12 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. NKJV
Being angry with a man or an establishment will only serve to set us off course and keep us from God’s purposes.
We battle on our knees and with the love in our hearts for God. We serve those around us- that’s how we become victorious in this.
Our God has not changed. And I have the feeling, we are about to see Him show up on the scene and do great and mighty things! He is our LIVING hope! Rev 1:17-18 17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. 18 I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades. NIV