About three months ago, a good number of our brothers and sisters in the Lord (myself included) were experiencing varying degrees of battle fatigue. A lot of us felt like we were near the end of the tether, having been pummeled incessantly by a far from friendly environment. Into the first week of February 2022, our spiritual vital signs are more than decent. We see what is coming ahead and show little signs of freaking out. On the contrary, there is renewed hope as we seemingly get a glimpse of the silver lining beyond the darkening skies. Looks like a defiance of gravity; perhaps it is when we rest on the inerrant Word of God. It is all clearly spelled out in 2 Peter 1:19.
“And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.”
Far from the situation depicted in Luke 21:26 where “men’s hearts [are] failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.”
Being spiritually ignorant brings no bliss, especially when the increasingly difficult times can be laden with unfounded worries. These fears are swept away when there is wisdom and understanding through the prophetic word. There is a much welcome brightening when Bible Prophecy enables us to make complete sense of what is happening. When we get the big picture of the flow of events based on the surety of Holy Writ, we can even manage smiles. Because our eternal joy is coming round the corner. So we lift up our hearts and look to the ever-nearing day of our redemption!
There is no way in which we can be exact and precise about our departure. However, when we see specific trends developing, which in turn spell expectations of major events – there is no cowering in fear! There is a positive sense of well-being when there is little room for doubting.
Above all things, we have His assurance that the situation is under control. Will the Lord allow His Bride to be battered, bruised, and for that matter, messed up by the enemy? Not the case! So we get the picture with the help of prophetic teachings that some of these nasties that are shaping up at this moment would not apply to us when they are full-blown. We are out of here the moment those tentacles try to have a hold on us.
The likelihood of a food shortage around the world is riding high as evidence of extremely low fertilizer stockpiles is mounting. There is increasing chatter that points to a stock market meltdown of epic proportions. War could break out anytime in Eastern Europe as well as East Asian waters. There is that potential for the prevailing virus to mutate, thereby making way for deadlier variants. The mandates around the globe could get meaner with little advance notice. Those who do not know the prophetic word and have the anointing of the Holy Spirit will be running scared. But as for the Bride of Christ, there is a glowing sense of expectation because what is going to happen is none other than the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, clearly mentioned in Revelation Chapter 6 – she will be long gone when they are stomping the earth!
All of us are fast approaching the finish line. We have no way of pinpointing the exact time it will be crossed. In the meantime, we keep running the race until the finishing line is mysteriously revealed to us at the twinkling of an eye!
“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.
And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain an imperishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown” (1 Corinthians 9:24-25).
Yours in Christ
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