I could go on and on with the news and what is happening around the world. Nations are choosing sides. I would like to share with you a part of my word given to me from the Lord on February 18th, 2016:
As the armies gather together and they choose sides, this is a dangerous hour. An hour like no other. Fear can over take you; hopelessness can set in, this is a gloomy day. Watch for the spark that will ignite the fire for it is now in play. The spark that starts the conflict is in place. Behind closed doors they plan and plot to take the land that is not theirs and to destroy those who would stand in their way.
A meeting today is taking place to arrange the beginning of this fire. Look far north for the meetings have begun. Evil rides upon his horse, can you hear the galloping of the hoofs that come for destruction. It is here even at your doorstep.
As I sit here today I can hear the galloping of the horses riding upon the land to bring destruction. Satan is in full force arranging for the final day battles. Nations are rising up and nation are imploding. Who are the good guys?
Zechariah 7: 1 On December 7 of the fourth year of King Darius’s reign, another message came to Zechariah from the Lord. 2 The people of Bethel had sent Sharezer and Regemmelech, along with their attendants, to seek the Lord’s favor. 3 They were to ask this question of the prophets and the priests at the Temple of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies: “Should we continue to mourn and fast each summer on the anniversary of the Temple’s destruction, as we have done for so many years?”
4 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies sent me this message in reply: 5 “Say to all your people and your priests, ‘During these seventy years of exile, when you fasted and mourned in the summer and in early autumn, was it really for me that you were fasting? 6 And even now in your holy festivals, aren’t you eating and drinking just to please yourselves? 7 Isn’t this the same message the Lord proclaimed through the prophets in years past when Jerusalem and the towns of Judah were bustling with people, and the Negev and the foothills of Judah were well populated?’”
8 Then this message came to Zechariah from the Lord: 9 “This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: Judge fairly, and show mercy and kindness to one another. 10 Do not oppress widows, orphans, foreigners, and the poor. And do not scheme against each other.
11 “Your ancestors refused to listen to this message. They stubbornly turned away and put their fingers in their ears to keep from hearing.12 They made their hearts as hard as stone, so they could not hear the instructions or the messages that the Lord of Heaven’s Armies had sent them by his Spirit through the earlier prophets. That is why the Lord of Heaven’s Armies was so angry with them.
13 “Since they refused to listen when I called to them, I would not listen when they called to me, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. [NLT]
Obedience is so important to the Lord that He desires it more than fasting and mourning, The festivals that we put on are irrelevant if we do not obey.
Hebrews 5:7 While Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings, with a loud cry and tears, to the one who could rescue him from death. And God heard his prayers because of his deep reverence for God. 8 Even though Jesus was God’s Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered. 9 In this way, God qualified him as a perfect High Priest, and he became the source of eternal salvation for all those who obey him. [NLT]
Obedience to God is for our good and the good of all! This country is in a mess, and we do not even really know who the enemy is. I want to assure you today that whether our battles are external or internal, if you will walk in obedience to the word of God you will be saved.