Satan is the Instigator :: By Murray Lorance

An article in Rapture Ready news on August 23, 2021, commented on the deliberateness of tacitly surrendering key equipment and intelligence assets for the enemy to utilize and share with other enemies of freedom. Even our allies have lost trust, and the Israelis must know they can no longer rely on us.

I Chronicles Chapter 21 makes key points (in Bold below) that significantly align with today’s crises:

  • Satan is the instigator as the liar/deceiver who keenly desires to murder, rob, and destroy.
  • While some military leaders seem and sound complicit in conducting this reverse campaign, most military personnel are horrified at what the leaders of Washington DC planned, ordered, and demanded. This nation’s present and retired trained military who took the oath and served obediently, as well as their families, are aghast. Likewise, so many civilian citizens are deeply grieved.
  • Perhaps some things ordered may not have been fully carried out in order to protect life and country?
  • God spoke through His spokesman to King David then, and now He speaks through scripture – enlightened by His Holy Spirit. We are in deep trouble, and it worsens by the day.
  • Great losses are occurring, and mega-storms of wind, flood, quakes, and fire/drought are tormenting us from sea to sea. Lawlessness abounds. The plague that killed 70,000 men then is today mirrored by the ongoing and increasing numbers of victims suffering and dying. And yet, the leadership and the media continue to stay with their narratives that we will be OK with their plan. But the concerns remain that the formulas of medication are nothing like the balm of Gilead but are contaminated by design and carry risk and dread of deaths to come. Enough adverse medical events confirm that this vax should get an extraordinary black-box warning, not a blanket approval.
  • The horrors continued until King David received word from God’s servant on what must be done in repentance and acknowledgment that God is the Lord in supreme control.
  • Fast forward to the cry of Jeremiah that only he remained faithful to the true God, but God’s answer was to the effect that, ‘No, I have reserved to Me many who have not bowed, surrendered, nor celebrated Satan’s schemes.’

Today there is a great cloud of witnesses that believe in His truth, and we must be first to repent and plead for our wayward neighbors and leaders. We must show that this age of Grace is for us yet today if we truly fear (reverence) Him above all. The prophetic warnings of scripture tell us that the door of this era is closing, leading to an unavoidable doom of tribulation. The true Watchmen on the Wall will be taken into heaven, and the judgments portend a hellish future here and in eternity. This battle can only be won if and when we turn it over to Him! It is a spiritual battle for which we must suit up in His armor and stand, per Ephesians 6:10-20. We must not fear but praise Him for His goodness and mercies to the believers.

Thanks be to God for those like you who continue to sound the alarm and point to scripture for explanation and solution!

Here are the key points from I Chronicles Chapter 21 (in bold) that significantly align with today’s crises:

1 And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.

2 And David said to Joab (chief general of the military at the time) and to the rulers of the people, Go, number Israel from Beersheba even to Dan; and bring the number of them to me, that I may know it.

3 And Joab answered, The Lord make his people an hundred times so many more as they be: but, my lord the king, are they not all my lord’s servants? why then doth my lord require this thing? why will he be a cause of trespass to Israel?

4 Nevertheless the king’s word prevailed against Joab. Wherefore Joab departed, and went throughout all Israel, and came to Jerusalem.

5 And Joab gave the sum of the number of the people unto David. And all they of Israel were a thousand thousand and an hundred thousand men that drew sword: and Judah was four hundred threescore and ten thousand men that drew sword.

6 But Levi and Benjamin counted he not among them: for the king’s word was abominable to Joab.

7 And God was displeased with this thing; therefore He smote Israel.

8 And David said unto God, I have sinned greatly, because I have done this thing: but now, I beseech thee, do away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.

9 And the Lord spake unto Gad, David’s seer (spiritual messenger), saying,

10 Go and tell David, saying, Thus saith the Lord, I offer thee three things: choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee.

11 So Gad came to David, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Choose thee

12 Either three years’ famine; or three months to be destroyed before thy foes, while that the sword of thine enemies overtaketh thee; or else three days the sword of the Lord, even the pestilence, in the land, and the angel of the Lord destroying throughout all the coasts of Israel. Now therefore advise thyself what word I shall bring again to him that sent me.

13 And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let me fall now into the hand of the Lord; for very great are His mercies: but let me not fall into the hand of man.

14 So the Lord sent pestilence upon Israel: and there fell of Israel seventy thousand men.

15 And God sent an angel unto Jerusalem to destroy it: and as he was destroying, the Lord beheld, and He repented Him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed, It is enough, stay now thine hand. And the angel of the Lord stood by the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.

16 And David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of the Lord stand between the earth and the heaven, having a drawn sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders of Israel, who were clothed in sackcloth, fell upon their faces.

17 And David said unto God, Is it not I that commanded the people to be numbered? even I it is that have sinned and done evil indeed; but as for these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, O Lord my God, be on me, and on my father’s house; but not on Thy people, that they should be plagued.

18 Then the angel of the Lord commanded Gad to say to David, that David should go up, and set up an altar unto the Lord in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.

19 And David went up at the saying of Gad, which he spake in the name of the Lord.

20 And Ornan turned back, and saw the angel; and his four sons with him hid themselves. Now Ornan was threshing wheat.

21 And as David came to Ornan, Ornan looked and saw David, and went out of the threshingfloor, and bowed himself to David with his face to the ground.

22 Then David said to Ornan, Grant me the place of this threshingfloor, that I may build an altar therein unto the Lord: thou shalt grant it me for the full price: that the plague may be stayed from the people.

23 And Ornan said unto David, Take it to thee, and let my lord the king do that which is good in his eyes: lo, I give thee the oxen also for burnt offerings, and the threshing instruments for wood, and the wheat for the meat offering; I give it all.

24 And king David said to Ornan, Nay; but I will verily buy it for the full price: for I will not take that which is thine for the Lord, nor offer burnt offerings without cost.

25 So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold by weight.

26 And David built there an altar unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called upon the Lord; and He answered him from heaven by fire upon the altar of burnt offering.

27 And the Lord commanded the angel; and he put up his sword again into the sheath thereof.

28 At that time when David saw that the Lord had answered him in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificed there.

29 For the tabernacle of the Lord, which Moses made in the wilderness, and the altar of the burnt offering, were at that season in the high place at Gibeon.

30 But David could not go before it to enquire of God: for he was afraid because of the sword of the angel of the Lord.