I am truly sad at the loss of life and pray for all families in need. We have seen and heard of protests at state and city governments about the stay at home orders and business closings. There have also been many protests against the federal government about the shut down and the economy. Tweets, posts, yelling and accusations are hurled at those in authority in the government. I am sure the protesters are well meaning and only want things back to normal for us all. I have made a few private statements myself, so I am not exempt. To get the most out of this read my previous post or email.
At the first of this year, while many were prophesying it’s the greatest year ever, and 2020 vision for the year of 2020, the Lord spoke to me. He said, “2020 will be a year of spiritual warfare, and a time of distractions.” He also said things would improve later in the year by obeying Him. If you attended our meeting in Florida, in January 2020, you heard me say these things. Some, are trying to step into a ministry office they are not called too. They try to operate the gifts of the Spirit without the anointing and it doesn’t work. It also opens the door to the devil in their lives, and they always die prematurely.
It is hard for Christians, especially most faith folks, to receive words like I said above. This is because many did not apply everything Dad Hagin taught us about faith. Many think you just say it and it must to come to pass. If God doesn’t say it, first, it will not come to pass. Faith begins where the will of God is known, not what your will is. You cannot override the will of God with your faith. Why? He is bigger than you are. Smile a while. Yes, you can declare the Word of God and it will come to pass, as we know it is His will.
The major problem we have in the church today, about all this, is we haven’t fully realized it is a spiritual battle we are in (Ephesians 6:12). You can march with a sign and yell, holler, and scream but that brings very little change. We cannot fight a spiritual battle with natural means and be effective at bringing change. Now, I am not saying things shouldn’t be said, but it must be what God is saying. Also, if we did force change through protests and riots it would not last and a greater thing would come upon us. If you are as old as I am, you remember the protests and riots in the 60’s and 70’s.
NOTE:The praying church has the power to bring change! The church was greatly persecuted in Acts 12. Angels showed up, from heaven, and went to work. They got Peter out of jail and the angel of the Lord killed King Herod. You want these people out of the way just pray church. They will start falling dead if necessary. Hopefully, it won’t be necessary. The Lord fights our battles.
Dr. Lillian Yeomans, was a medical doctor in her day. She got gloriously saved and filled with the Spirit. Many were healed through her ministry. She told an account where people in a jungle village were dying with a disease that had broken out. It almost wiped out the entire village, and they could not understand why people were getting the disease and dying. Finally, after exhausting all other reasons for it, someone had the idea it might be in the water source. The water source for the village came from a cistern back up in the mountains. A group traveled and explored the water stream. When they arrived at the cistern they found dead, rotten hogs in the cistern. That is what had transmitted all the bad bacteria to the village. They removed the dead hogs, cleaned the water source and no one else died.
To stop this virus we have to find the source or reason for it going on and fix it. We know God is not the author of sickness and disease, the devil is. The devil has been defeated by our Lord Jesus Christ legally and scripturally. In the Christians life, the devil is defeated only to the extent that we enforce it through the name and blood of Jesus. (See Kenneth E. Hagin’s book on “The Authority of The Believer”)
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:7)
Those of us who understand, like the resist the devil and he will flee from you part of this verse. In order for that part to work we must submit to God first. ( I say again, read my previous post). Submitting to God is praying and asking Him for His perfect will for your life, ministry or church. We opened the door for the devil to bring this upon us because of our disobedience. I am not leaving myself out. I know I haven’t done everything the Lord asked of me and I have repented, on my knees, with tears and fasting. Very many ministers and Christians are out of the perfect will of God. Until we submit to God and repent, we are wasting our time rebuking the devil and lack because it will not work, if the Bible is true. You first have to make yourself obey the Bible before you are going to make the devil obey it.
America, America, God has shed His grace on thee. This nation must repent of it’s sins if it wants the blessings of God upon it. The church must lead the way by humbling itself under the mighty hand of God. Then He will come and pour out His Glorious Spirit upon us, and the greatest revival the world has ever seen will take place! THEN! For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. God is with Us!