We all stand in awe as we take an overview at how far into despair our world has come. The United States was the most prosperous and noteworthy country in the world and now our government can no longer conceal all of its corruption. People march in the streets and demand the right to kill unborn babies. It has become a crime to call out the sin of homosexuality, it’s called a hate crime. Corrupt politicians have ignored our constitution and opened the southern border in order to import more people to bolster the members of their party. All of these people can be found in the Bible, the love of money is the root of all evil.
Isaiah 5:20 Woe (judgement is coming) unto them that call evil good and good evil.
These people have a reprobate mind. They know they’re wrong but have become very skilled in justifying their crimes against man and God. They hate Christians because the righteous convict them of their sin so they find churches that will agree with their beliefs. Churches are supposed to be the places of worship, but they have become a den for thieves. They have so compromised God’s Word that God has been voted out of His own house. Jesus foresaw what was coming and He warned whosesoever would listen that perilous times were coming.
Mathew 24:4 The disciples asked Jesus what the signs of His return would be. Jesus said take heed that no man deceive you.
His warning went unheeded and deception has entered the governments and most of the churches. Spiritual leaders have become so busy pleasing the people that the devil took a place in their organization and they don’t even know it. God has had to deal with a remnant and now He must do it again. True believers are praying for the lost and the backslidden but they are largely ignored.
Luke 12:32 Fear not little flock: for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.
God is committed to care for those who are committed to Him. He has provided a safe place to live in this fallen world. If you are born-again, your Heavenly Father is faithful to watch over you and keep you from the evil one of this day. It is very easy to observe the world and become discouraged but you have another option.
Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind (thoughts) is stayed on You: because he trusts in You.
We can focus on the world around us continuing to decay or we can consider our Heavenly Father. Those who invite the presence of the Lord will not be adversely affected by the corruption of this world. We can no more alter the evil in this world; just as we cannot change the climate. Men who love money have clever ways of extorting it out of the citizens. They tell us the answer to stopping climate change is to tax the people and blame them for the problem.
How does a Christian live in the last days? He lives by the faith of the Son of God and so he lives very well. We cannot stop what the devil is doing to the world but we can keep him out of our thoughts and lives. Living in the presence of God is the very definition of prosperity. It’s very difficult to have fear when you know God is on your side. Fair well as you live above the evil in this present world.
God knows I am serious,
I bring Him His tithe.
I am motivated by love
because He first loved me.
His presence is my priority.
His rewards will find me
and when they do,
I will give Him all the glory.
You will declare a thing, and it will be established for you
Declarations over our children:
I declare my child(ren) shall be taught of the Lord
I declare great is the peace of my child(ren)
I declare my child(ren) hear God’s voice and walk in truth
I declare my child(ren) serve God all the days of their lives.
Declarations over America:
We declare that the power of Christ’s redemption is greater than the power of sin and death in America
We declare that America will be saved
We declare that truth will win in America. Lord send revival
We declare that life and decency will prevail in the United States
We declare that the Supreme Court will honor truth and justice, not their own ideals and desires
Declarations over our church:
We declare that FOJ will have a platform for the Holy Spirit to work from
We declare we are making room for the gifts of the Spirit to flow
We declare the spirit of boldness is replacing the spirit of fear
We declare we are putting every distraction, anything that would entangle us and we run with endurance in our vision.
We declare and believe revival is coming