LOOK UP!

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Today we are living in uncertain times. We are in great places of self reflection and turmoil. There are questions on the table. How did we get here? What happened and what is really going on?

This country was built on hardship and endurance. The people had grit and an “I can do it spirit.” We still have it. Even if we were taken by surprise. There is no point in giving up or giving in. We still live in a country that is dedicated to God.

We have great God who will subvert the enemy, if we cry out. If we turn our hearts back to God, He will turn the tide. We can no longer be slack in calling out to our God and recommit our lives to Him. It is always darkest before the dawn which is now right before us. We are now in the new era of the Glory of God.

What we are seeing is the direct conflict between good and evil. Evil has been lurking and now has reared it’s ugly head. We are currently in the darkness and just beginning to wake up. We have not addressed evil for what it is. Here are a couple of quotes from Winston Churchill.

“We shall go forward together. The road upwards is stony. There are upon our journey dark and dangerous valleys through which we have to make and fight our way. But it is sure and certain that if we persevere – and we shall persevere – we shall come through these dark and dangerous valleys into a sunlight broader and more genial and more lasting than mankind has ever known.” ~ Winston Churchill

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on. Winston Churchill

From Edmund Burke~“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

In the word of God in Joel Chapter 2 verses 12-17 it states: Joel 2:12-17 KJV 12 Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye [even] to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: 13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he [is] gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. 14 Who knoweth [if] he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him; [even] a meat offering and a drink offering unto the LORD your God? 15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: 16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. 17 Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where [is] their God?

The condition is we are now in a place where God is not number one in our lives and the world is overtaking us if we do not run back to our God and change our mind about where is in our lives.

The “heathen” in this verse are the ungodly people ruling over us with darkness not love.if we change our minds, God will remove the reproach.

When we cry out to Him and repent(change our minds) he will pour out His Spirit with a mighty outpouring on the whole world before His return.

In the following verses you will see it will also pour out on ALL people afterwards. After the change of hearts.

Joel Chapter 2 verses 18-19 and 28-29.

Joel 2:18-19 KJV 18 Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people. 19 Yea, the LORD will answer and say unto his people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith: and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen:

Joel 2:28-29 KJV 28 And it shall come to pass afterward, [that] I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: 29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.

The Lord will be our protector and redeemer in this time.

Isaiah 60:1-3 KJV 1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. 2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. 3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

We have a great many things to look forward to. We must just keep LOOKING UP!

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