The spirit realm has been stirred heavily this week in Jerusalem, and just from seeing news reports we see that many things are happening. Everything is stirred worldwide. There have been recent terror attacks in France, and Tunisia, as well as Kobane, Syria, and of course a few attacks in Jerusalem. The law over marriage changed in just one day in the USA. Last night I went to bed feeling overwhelmed after watching the news and looking at social media. When I woke up in the morning I just remembered a simple truth. Now is the time for a greater development of our faith. God has given us everything thing that we need to live in dark times and thrive. Peter teaches us about this in his second letter of the bible:
His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. Through these He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 2 Peter 3-4 Peter goes on to instruct us to make every effort to add goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, kindness, and love to our faith.
Earlier this week, I sensed a heightened level of witchcraft surrounding us in Jerusalem. Daniel is still in Poland. I had almost forgotten that we are in the time of Ramadan. I had been in a meeting that didn’t go quit the way I hoped. Just before this meeting began my sister and I had been greeted by a woman who we both believe to be a witch. The woman immediately came to me and said she recognized me from my neighborhood. She stayed close by as I proceeded through my 2 hour meeting with someone else and listened closely as she paced near us. She stayed throughout the meeting and then gave me a gift. I immediately got one of the worst migraines that I can remember. I felt nearly debilitated as I got into the taxi. Then, just as we arrived at my home, a motorcycle swiftly sped up ahead of our Taxi and crashed just in front of us. I was in so much pain and confusion, while also on the phone with Daniel, that I was disengaged from what had just happened. I ran upstairs and became sick from the pain level. My sister went downstairs and realized that the man was now dead right in front of my house. It has been a year since I felt that level of witchcraft. I saw that I had let my guard down and was not aware of the season that we are in which made me vulnerable. It was a very dark night in the most true sense. When I woke up the next morning God began to encourage me, and you are to be encouraged as well:
The winds are coming together over you and many things are shifting now. So much that has been hidden and not seen is now coming to the surface. Where discouragement came in and you almost gave up was actually the tipping point to the breakthrough you have longed for! It looked like the end of everything, the end of a season, the end of what you had hoped for. This moment is your biggest breakthrough! The heavens have changed over you, and the things you had hoped for are coming about in a greater way. Nothing is impossible with God! Even parts of your identity are coming together in fullness. All of the time that you have been unsure about what you are doing and where you are going, NOW God is lighting up your path. Very clearly He is going before you. The path of the righteous grows bright! And your path is being made so clear. Don’t give up!