war

The Drama in Seattle

When you are are strong, appear weak.

The Art of War

With the sheer number of posts and videos online about the contuing occupation of Capitol Hill in Seattle, I began to wonder why there has been very little real prophetic insight as to what is really going on, and why it”s being permitted. There are many true statements with regard to the Mayor and Governor’s complicity being tied to the Leftist agenda and the upcoming election, but there is something much more sinister lurking beneath the surface.

When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan.

Proverbs 29:2

It is clear that there is a lot of groaning going on in the CHAZ, now being called CHOP (Capitol Hill Organized Protest) to avoid sedition and treason charges. Many of us have been laughing at these Antifa and BLM people and their ineptitude at everything from self-care to gardening, but when I looked at this in this spirit I heard The Art of War quote above.

While we laugh at CHAZ, CHOP, or whatever they may be calling themselves today, the movement that spawned that situation has been planning better organized, better funded, and better armed occupations of cities. We are being deliberately misled to believe that Antifa and BLM are comprised of entitled, idiotic young people who live in their parents’basement. Some of them are, but they clearly also have more sophisticated assets in play as well, and they are planning further acts of terror.

The saints need to be fasting and praying against this, or truly perilous times will be upon us for the long term.

Are we really walking in victory?

Many times we speak of walking in victory, and we give this many meanings, some, maybe most of which, are meaningful and pertinent to our faith journey. However, in the greater context of our life’s purpose — the real reason we even exist– the truth is that many of us have not experienced victory at all. Here’s why.
Imagine, for a moment, a battalion of soldiers. They’re trained, armed to the teeth, and ready to rumble. They have a good supply line, air support, and plenty of ammo. However, there’s just one little problem: they have no idea who they’re supposed to fight, where to fight, or even what the overall mission objective is.
Even the thought of such a thing seems absurd, doesn’t it?
Yet all too often we find ourselves mostly wandering without a whole lot of direction, and so many of us have no clear idea of what our life’s mission really is. The Barna Group found that 90% of professed born-again Christians admit that they are either carnal or a babe in Christ. Now, we know from Romans 8 that to be carnal is to be enemies with God, and therefore of little to no use in the great fight of the faith, and who in their right mind would trust a baby to get anything important done?
If we don’t know what the mission is, how can we accomplish it?
If we are not engaged in and fulfilling our mission, are we really winning our part of the spiritual war of the faith? The answer is a rather obvious ‘No.’
Therefore, long-term victory requires us to know our mission, prepare for it, and engage in it with the aim of completing it. Now, this isn’t a condemnation, but rather an observation which hopes to awaken the saints to the reality that perhaps we ought to be more interested in the specifics of our purpose here.
What is YOUR mission?
WHO has God called you to, and where?
Why does it matter?
If you can’t answer these questions, don’t beat yourself up about it. Understand that now you have some specific direction for your prayer life and study of the Word for the next little while.
I challenge you to start seeking God about these questions.
He has answers waiting for you.