A time to speak, a time to love (Eph 4:15… speaking the truth in love), a time to hate, a time of war, and a time of peace. There is a time for everything!"
What sets the tone for Ecclesiastes 3? It is the God given task men were given to occupy themselves.
Now I want to address the remnant. I’m not talking to the rebellious, those who say they are serving our Lord but are like the people Paul spoke of in Titus 1:16 which says, “They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient…” I’m not talking to the cowards, the doubters, the lazy nor the deceived. I’m talking to the remnant.
The ones like Eleazar son of Dodai the Ahohite. All of Israel retreated but he took his stand in the middle of the field. The remnant, who choose to take a stand and retreat no further. The remnant like Gideon’s 300 or the rest of David’s mighty men. The remnant like Elijah and the 7000 who refused to bow to Baal or the remnant like Daniel and his three friends in Babylon.
First, here is some wisdom. We’ve entered the chronos time of the holidays (Hanukkah and Christmas) during a kairos time of war. Times and seasons overlap.
Wisdom teaches commanders in the military that troops need rest. It is often beneficial to spend time with your family like you do during the holidays. It’s common for nations at war to both celebrate common holidays. Do you remember the painting of Washington crossing the Delaware in winter? That was depicting his sneak attack on the Hessian forces in Trenton New Jersey during Christmas. He gained a much-needed victory by catching them off guard during a festive time.
Do you remember the Battle of the Bulge in WWII? It was just before Christmas and there was a lull in the fighting, but Hitler launched his last major offensive seeking to turn the war in his favor. He was counting on the allies to let their guard down. Or, do you remember the Yom Kippur War of 1973? Commanders in each of these wars recognized the times they were in and developed strategy to take advantage of their adversary.
So my encouragement is to recognize this. Normally, our ministry would take some time off and encourage you to spend time with your family over these next two weeks. But due to the karios time we are in, we’ll continue to pray through the week using the 1Church1Day app and we'll continue our Thursday night prayer calls on Thursdays which will fall on Christmas eve and New year’s eve.
I urge you, enjoy your family, celebrate what God has done, give Him praise and glory. Enjoy your family, make memories, but stay alert. Be ready as 1 Peter 5:8 says, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”
The "Civil" War
Do you remember that Rick Joyner prophesied more than two years ago about this “civil war.” Let me make an observation. Originally, I thought of the bloody Civil War. But today, I recognize a war has been launched, but it is a “civil” war. It is not being fought with weapons like we think of traditionally, but it is being fought with businesses in the economic realm with money. Through commerce, special interest, deals which serve like a bribe, influence is purchased such that big tech’s censorship reminds us of Hitler’s propaganda machine. It is being fought through messaging of major media. It is being fought in the political realm as votes are being tampered with to steal an election. It is being fought through healthcare like the Wuhan Virus. Then we see joint operations as the virus was released and then healthcare professionals along with the media peddled fear like the newspaper boy in New York sold his papers a 100 years ago.
This is a “civil” war. Now, that does not mean there has not been any violence. All you have to do is look to BLM and Antifa to find that. But it has been nowhere on near the scale as in wars past. Hence, I say again, this is a relatively “civil” war, but it is a war none the less.
Enjoy your family! Celebrate Christ but stay watchful, stay alert and be ready to mobilize at a moment’s notice. This is the beauty of the app. You cannot make it to every gathering. But you can agree with God's word at any time through the app. Never forget that every voice we add to a prayer alert or decree, exponentially increases the power through agreement. Every single person is important, so join us.
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