The Word of the Lord that came to me this morning.
Why do you seek me? Why do you ask why? Are you lost? Have you wandered? I have not moved, I have not changed yet you ask as though I have. You were warned, yes, I spoke directly of choices for your nation, yet few listened. Now you are at the edge of the abyss, at the very brink and you wonder. Your leaders are powerless. Have you prayed, have you sought my face, have you petitioned on behalf of your leaders? I tell you now, do so. Pray MY will, My plan, My direction for your leaders, your government, your future. The stone is set, the plans of men will fail. You are seeing just the beginning with seemingly no end in sight. The ways of men are corrupt and will be the judgment on them, the way of their failure, a point of no return.
But you, I have a place for. Those that seek my face and follow my direction will be covered. My ways are not man’s ways. What may seem strange and unusual, is. I am calling you to do unusual things. This will be a year of exploits, in My name. I will strengthen and impart to you. You need to come closer, closer to me than ever before. The enemy seeks to devour you all, his time is short and his fury rages. But I am, I am and in Me , only is protection. Abide in me and go as I direct, my people, who are called by my name will prosper in what they do, as I will direct. As things fall apart around you, remember it is I who holds the key, who holds all things evident. Take heart, be encouraged, follow closely to Me.
I was dwelling on the impending “economic cliff” and all the posturing and finger-pointing where not once has anyone taken up accountability for the mess in the first place. Like children with a loaded gun. We need to pray for them as God directs, what ever it appears, good or bad. I’m reminded of
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
Submission to Rulers and Masters
“13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. 15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. 16 Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God. 17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.”
Knowing that God is in control and that He is bringing judgment on the land we can with freedom pray for the leaders, God’s will and plan, and leave the punishment in God’s hands. Our job is to reach as many for Christ as the remaining time allows. God will lead us and protect us, giving us confidence when strength seems to be waning.