I am receiving dozens of messages daily outlining what is happening next; most are missives claiming authoritative sourcing. You tube videos. Instant Messages. Emails. Group texts. All promises of a memorable grand finale.
Saturday night I was leading a baptism service and during that hour, I had thirty-two texts blow up my phone from well- intentioned beloveds all wanting to be ready for what is coming next. False narratives. Censorship. Spin. Global intrigue. Crime. Hypocrisy of the irreligious and religious alike to staggering degrees. This is not the same dog and pony show we used to watch with popcorn in hand — our stomachs turn and our appetites are lost as we are served pink fiberglass spun up like cotton candy.
Our nation is in crisis.
As a people who belong to God, whether left-leaning or right, there is no need to reel. There is no need to grasp for the inside scoop, or to be in-the-know. On Earth, only those at the top of this scramble for power really know what is happening. And the masses (those of us who consume what each opponent needs us to believe) produce the momentum behind the thunderous blows of their theatrical performance under circus lights.
Daniel 2:21 (NLT)
God controls the course of world events; He removes kings and sets up other kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the scholars.
Micah 6:8 (NIV)
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Psalm 2:1-6 (ESV)
Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. Then He will speak to them in His wrath, and terrify them in His fury, saying, “As for Me, I have set My King on Zion, My holy hill.”
Just as Daniel proclaimed at Belshazzar's feast (Daniel 5), God hands kingdoms to whom He chooses, and not always to righteous successors. The Most High answers to no man.
Psalm 89:14-15 (NIV)
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of God’s throne; love and faithfulness go before You. Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim You, who walk in the light of Your presence, Lord.
Be blessed, too. ~