This is a Two-Part discovery of the role God has for his Church in these days. The first will discuss the general nature of what is happening, so that we won’t be taken off guard and will be prepared. In the 2nd part, we’ll expound on how the Believer can internalize and process events so as to eliminate fear and rise to the calling God has for us.
For quite a while now, I’ve wanted to update my readers with my perspective of what happening to us, and to attempt to make aware to whomever I can, the chaos that is coming upon us soon. Many have no idea what is really happening. Because so much information is being updated daily, I find it hard to know where to start, so I decided to approach this from the spiritual view– proclaiming truth that doesn’t change, and speaking of things that are non-negotiable.
Many maintain that everything that’s on traditional news sources is the only thing that’s reliable, and that there is no bombastic new reality that’s upon us. I beg to differ. But in listening to anyone, you must ask God to reveal to you if what they are saying is the truth. You must also be willing to set aside your own wishes to what you would want to hear, and be open to what the Holy Spirit wants to reveal. In considering someone’s video or teaching, try to find out their take on Jesus, Holy Spirit, abortion, and liberty as well. Many are disguising themselves as angels of light. We must have razor sharp discernment and clear thinking.
I have found a few good names whom I believe have the Spirit of God in them, and the Lord has empowered them to speak boldly. The MSM (main stream media) and many previously trustworthy sites such as Wikipedia have turned anti-Christian, and are doing everything in their power to discredit anyone who proclaims the truth. I believe God wants his people on the true inside track of what’s happening because we are his hands and feet, and we– through his power and our unity– bring about his wishes through faith and love to the world. In my previous post on prayer, I discussed how much authority we have because of Jesus sacrifice on the Cross. His Church and his people who pray in knowledge and discernment will bring Heaven to Earth as the Lord’s Prayer dictates. This is certainly fighting words for most of the press and government officials as this season of Covid was supposed to be what brings the end of the era of freedom and liberty, and to prepare all countries for the coming World collapse. Instead, God has said that this is a time for his Church to awaken and take back what Satan has stolen. Satan just can’t wait and is chomping at the bit for his short time to have complete free reign of this world and dictate everything in it, without the pesky praying believers holding him back. His time of reign was foretold in the Scriptures. But he’s early, and God is making his Church ready for the pushing back of the darkness in the Spirit, both in the Heavenlies and in the governments of Earth in order to have time to finish evangelizing the world.
In my opinion, Lance Wallnau, Perry Stone, Maurio Murrillo, Mark Taylor, Jonathan Kahn, Lin Wood, Charlie Ward, Robin Bullock, Dutch Sheets, Sid Roth, Kat Kerr as well as others, they’re all united in telling the Body of Christ that the time has come to shed the old nature and put on garments of righteousness, and let Jesus have the reigns of your life. They go into detail about the spiritual war taking place in the invisible realm, as well as what’s happening in Washington and places of government, to explain a lot of what we’re seeing and not seeing. Flashpoint is a show worth watching (that often has these people on) to get caught up. You would do well to start first with God’s word if you’re not familiar with it, perhaps reading the Gospels or the book of Acts. Then reading and listening to these people of God who put their lives on the line to get this message out. Ask God to place you in a local Church if you need a Church home. He will lead you to the right place if you ask in humility. It should have people in it who are un-compromised regarding God’s word. Many churches won’t touch topics of current events or many of the topics the God is up to in these days. You need to be immersed with like-minded Believers who are not afraid to meet in person as the Bible says, so that you can be trained up to be what God has for you. I add my local Pastor to the list of people listed above, because he’s passionate about Christ’s call to make His Bride powerful to push back the darkness, and he’s not afraid to speak out about difficult issues.
Still, be very careful to weed out any falsehood through discernment and wisdom which is freely given by God through the Holy Spirit. The bottom line on this is to ask God what to believe based on the Holy Scriptures. Do this in humility and sincerity! He will guide you to what he wants you to know so you can have your particular role honed in and you can be free from fear because you know the truth. Don’t be too crazy trying to find out things that have nothing to do with your calling, but all things Holy, and then only the things that your heart tells you that you need to know in order to be His servant and He will assign to you your task. People who decide their own truth based on their own selfish desires is evil, and has no place in the body of Christ.
In much of the world, Believers are earnestly praying for America, that we can rise from the shackles of darkness and defeat the global elite through God’s power. That’s what this is all about. Most countries have already fallen to the globalists and are pretty much economically dead. They pray the US will perpetuate a victory to the rest of the world, not to just itself.
Jesus has been uniting his people and waking up his Church as to the persecution that’s coming and to the forces that are united against us. For example; they want to make it illegal to meet in person or proclaim God’s truth on Social Media and in other ways. This we must fight. And he is now commissioning his people to spread the word about his soon return, and he needs his Bride (Church) ready now.
What’s coming will take everyone by surprise, but to us who expect it, we’ll know it as it is, a shaking by God to bring the Church into its destiny in the cosmic story, and we won’t fear. Stock up on popcorn and enjoy the ride.
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Good thoughtfull word John.With the information overload thats going on right night, 4 days before the inauguration, its hard to keep up and figure out whats the truth.Especially for me as i have “itchy ears”
For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 1 John 4:1
FY- Pastor Mark Driscoll of The Trinty Church in Scottsdale does not mince his words.His sermons on Romans are worth watching online.Surprised Utube has not taken them down.
Anyway- good blog good advise. blessings
Kaiser, Thank you for your kind words. Bless you and Deborah.
John, I do not disagree with anything you say, but one common theme amongst the churches is saying we are God’s hands and His feet. It bothers me because God created the entire universe and more, all without our hands and feet. God is not held back because we do not move. We have a task as Christians and God wants us to do things for the kingdom, but sayin we are his hands and feet make it ‘sound like’ what we do or do not do, controls Him!
When filled with the Holy Spirit, we do His will. Our job is to allow the Holy Spirit to sit on the throne of our life, and follow His leading. Kicking ‘self’ off of the throne and allowing the Holy Spirit to take full control of us, is nearly impossible. Most cannot even comprehend giving up the throne.
Here is an example: Giving. I will give what I can, when I can. That is self on the throne.
When the Holy Spirit is on the throne: I will give my tithe without reservation or concern for my own finances. Even if I cannot pay my bills I will trust in your promises to take care of my needs.
I have lived this most of my life and God has never failed to meet my needs. I could tell you stories…. Check out https://qso.com/k7cwa/bible/Saved_and_Holliness.html
Pastor Joel Ryan has a good discussion of we being the hands and feet of Jesus.
Here’s what he says:
The Feet of Jesus Belong to Those Willing to be Moved by God
Abraham was instructed to leave his country and relatives and go to a land God would later show him (Genesis 12:1).
Jonah was told to go to Nineveh to preach a message of repentance to a hostile nation (Jonah 1:1-3).
Ruth would leave her own family to serve her mother-in-law Naomi (Ruth 1:14-22).
Jesus called 12 ordinary young men to become his closest disciples, asking them to walk away from jobs, families, and personal safety to do so.
In each instance, God was looking for those who were willing to set aside their personal comforts and interests to follow him and share in his ministry. He wanted obedient, focused, and committed followers who would not only trust him but would submit to his authority and way of doing things, even when it wasn’t comfortable or easy. The choice, however, was theirs.
Abraham believed in God, and the Bible says, “it was credited to him as righteousness” (Genesis 12:6). Jonah, on the other hand, ran from God’s call to Nineveh, fearful of what might come of such a risky venture (Jonah 1).
Jesus warned his would-be disciples that following him wasn’t for the faint of heart. “If anyone wishes to come after Me,” he said, “he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it” (Matthew 16:24-25).
In fact, most of Jesus’ disciples would give their lives for Jesus and the message of the gospel. Many others, unfortunately, found the cost of discipleship too much to bear and turned back.
God, however, is deeply invested in the growth and transformation of his followers, and part of that growth involves being challenged and stretched.
Jesus’ closest followers did just that. They stepped out in faith and left behind the things they were comfortable with. In doing so, they learned from his teachings, witnessed his miracles, and went out into the world, equipped, empowered, and entrusted to preach the gospel and do what he did (Luke 9:1-6; Luke 10:1-16). They became more and more like Jesus every day and became participants in his ministry to the world.
Following in the footsteps of Jesus, therefore, is the essence of what it means to be a disciple of Christ. Responding to the call is the first step to becoming more like him. The second involves being obedient to his instructions and commission.
Jesus paid the ultimate price for humanity’s sin through his death on the cross (Romans 5:8), paving the way for those who believe and repent to not only experience forgiveness for sin but also eternal salvation (Ephesians 2:8-9).
“And He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed” (1 Peter 2:24).
This is the good news Jesus now commands his followers to share with the world.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20).
Being the “feet” of Jesus, therefore, implies that Christ’s followers will actually get up and go.
Whether it’s in their immediate circles, neighborhoods, or globally, they are commissioned to share the good news of what Jesus Christ has done, is doing, and will do and not keep the gospel hidden to themselves.
Jesus said, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:14-16).
Just as Christ was willing to bring light, life, love, hope, and forgiveness to his creation, so Christians today are called to step out in faith, follow him, and deliver the same message to a world in desperate need of a savior.
The Hands of Jesus Are Willing to Do His Work
In addition to being the feet of Jesus, going into all corners of the world to share the good news of the gospel, Christians are also called to be the hands of Jesus wherever they go.
What does this mean?
It means doing the things Jesus did. Hands are the instruments of our work.
Thankfully, Jesus provided the perfect example and set of instructions to follow.
As Jesus told his disciples, “Whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant; and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:43-45).
He proved this when he washed his disciples’ feet (John 13) and even more so when he gave his life on the cross (1 John 3:16).
What is then expected of his followers? Jesus was clear on this point as well.
“If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you” (John 13:14-15).
Washing someone’s feet is, of course, a metaphorical act of service, but the message of humility and active kindness is a powerful reminder to Christ’s followers of the role they play in the world.
More than just light, Christ’s followers are also called to be “salt” of the earth, preserving a world that would quickly turn rancid and corrupt without the saving grace and love of Jesus Christ (Matthew 5:13).
When Christians go out into the world as his feet, they also carry with them the hands of Jesus, tending, preserving, serving, and healing the world he loves and entrusted his followers to care for. And if they adhere to the gospel message, submit to the authority of Jesus Christ, and receive the anointing of the Holy Spirit, they go with the anointing of Jesus Christ as well (1 John 2:18-27).
Loving their neighbors (Mark 12:30-31); Taking care of the poor (Deuteronomy 15:11).
Feeding the hungry (Isaiah 58:10); Clothing the needy (1 John 3:17).
Being hospitable to strangers (Matthew 25:35); Healing the sick (Luke 10:9, James 5:14).
Forgiving others (Matthew 6:14-15); Promoting justice and mercy (Micah 6:8).
Promoting peace (Matthew 5:9; Romans 12:18); Caring for the captive, the prisoner, and the oppressed (Hebrews 13:3, Matthew 25:36).
Jesus said, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:40).
As Matthew Henry writes in his Complete Commentary, “Where the Gospel goes, and the graces of God’s spirit go along with it, there living waters go” (Zechariah 14:8).
This is the purpose of the church and the power of Christ’s disciples, who are not just receivers of the gospel but participants in it. They are truly the hands and feet of a living Jesus who is still active in shaping and saving the world.