Life as we know it has changed, some for the better and some for the worse. Unfortunately, we have entered what some may say are dark days. The future looks bleak and worrisome. Threats of war and violence seem just around the corner. These threats come while many are still suffering from the trauma of a pandemic.
Panic is simmering just under the surface while the world watches the news of war, violence, drug addiction, and the possibility of new pandemics to come. Fear is rampant walking the streets of our nation, yes even the entire world. Currently, there are 22 wars or war like conflicts in the world, 17 of which are in Africa. The entire world is groaning in turmoil.
How do we respond to all these things? The Apostle Paul said it best in Romans 8:31-35. If God is on our side, why should we fear? Can tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, danger, or weapons of war separate us from the Love of God? No!
Now is not the time to shrink back. Now is not the time to cower in fear. A sound is ringing in the heavens, “Do not despair, do not give in. Fight for your children, your spouse, your friends and your neighbors. Go to battle on your knees, and fight with your faith. Use the Name of Jesus as your weapon and accept nothing short of your promises fulfilled – your family saved and your health restored – your relationships repaired, and your hope revived. And the church? The Bride of Christ restored to God’s best, radiant and unspoiled, ready for her groom.”
No, my friends, these are not dark days. These are exciting days, days where impossible is now possible. Miracles are happening and increasing every day. Physical and mental healing are increasing and becoming so common that they are being replaced with Divine health. Amid all the wars and rumors of war, the contentions and political debates, I hear the sound of Heaven, the Kingdom of God coming in power.
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? ESV