Understanding The Times
I'm a big Star Wars guy. In The Force Awakens there is a scene where Rea is handed something that she could not possibly understand the importance of. It is Luke Skywalker's lightsaber. The audience instinctively knows that it is not just Luke's lightsaber but it is somehow in some yet to be revealed way a future connection with the last living Jedi master himself. I believe in the spirit this is where America is right now.
We as Christians are like Rae in The Force Awakens. We have been through great trials to get us to where we are today and the Donald Trump victory in November has handed us something most of us could not possibly understand the importance of but most of us somehow instinctively know it will lead us individually to a deeper connection with the plan of God for this nation.
I don't believe as others do that Trump's victory was God's victory. I think Trump's victory is an opening so that Christians can catch their breath, regroup and begin to strategically advance the Kingdom of God in the Earth today in a much better, wiser way.
16 years ago many of the same people who are upset now were upset then for what they claimed were many of the same reasons. "George Bush was not a valid President" became the media fetish. Fringes on the far left to this day still don't recognize Bush 43, yet we made it through eight years of Bush and now we have made it through 8 years of President Obama. Guess what? We will also make it through 4 or 8 years of Donald Trump but that is not the larger point. I only share it to help bring some perspective to those are consumed with fear about the guy.
The larger picture is always the eternal or The Kingdom of God that always remains unshakeable, even in the face of unusual or changing times. The Kingdom is the safety and security for the souls of Christians everywhere. This is why Jesus said in Matt 10, Luke 12 to not fear the one who can kill the body and not the soul. A deeper revelation of the Kingdom leads to better understanding of the Kingdom and that produces greater awareness of His Holy Presence and where His Presence is, He is and thus all of His fruits which are part of His nature.
Let me talk about national politics for a moment... This is a season of HEALING for the SOUL of America. Healing is what 2017 is all about. I believe our current situation in this country is a parallel of Numbers 21 where the Nation of Israel suffers a loss (Bill Clinton Presidency), they vow to do things the right way so the Lord honors that (Bush 43 Presidency) but along the way they get tired of doing things the right way so they start to mumble and complain against God's leaders.. and God always defends His true leaders... so he sends fiery snakes and many of the people died as a result. (President Obama) The people under tremendous pressures finally wise up, stop blaming others and admit to the Lord that they have been selfish and they repent.
Seeing their hearts, the Lord instructs Moses to build a fiery serpent and he does. Everyone who looks upon Moses' serpent who had once been bitten and was dying would suddenly be healed and so many were! I believe Donald Trump is the result of God's people after eight years realizing that they need to stop blaming others and simply repent for what they have personally allowed in their own private day by day lives. Trump is the new fiery serpent that politically speaking people can look upon and be made whole again from the woundings of the previous serpents.
Later in Numbers 21 Israel tries to play nice by asking for passage thru a given territory but the king there refused passage and instead attacked them. This is what the far left is doing now and you see it playing out over night on the TV and online. Israel fought back, won and took over everything. This is also what you are seeing the trump administration doing. Why do they keep bringing up every little detailed thing? Because its not just about the big picture.. not only is Trump going to succeed, he is going to take back every last little thing that Obama 44 took away from the country.
Now, back out of politics and back into reality here...
This season of Healing needs to be carefully considered by all of us. This is not just something to be blown off or brushed over. This is a narrow opening into a world that has gone off the rails. Never before in AMerica's history have it's people been more confused about who they are. This is an hour where clear voices can raise up and speak gently and directly into the hearts of the confused. We have been handed an incredible opportunity, one that many generations do not get. Let's not squander it in political battles but instead let's take advantage of it by living loudly what we know to be true because in this season of Healing, so very few even know or understand that real truth is only found in the person of Jesus and they will never learn that is we don't share it with them.
1/27/2017 06:52:13 am
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