Refuge And Safety

They were terrified, but He called out to them, 
“I am here! Don’t be afraid.” 
John 6: 19-20

For those who are righteous God will be your refuge and safety.

In the difficult times ahead, the Lord is expecting us to help others who are in need, offering food or shelter or hospitality to those who are struggling in their travels. Whatever we have, we’ve been given in order to share.

There will be many dangers but just as the Lord protected Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, so the followers of Christ will be protected and this will cause many to turn to the Lord as they see the power of God demonstrated during such trials.

The Lord will preserve His remnant.

In spite of rampant confusion, the righteous will listen to the Lord and follow His lead. Some are being led to move their place of residence and others will stay where they are; each must know the Lord’s voice for their direction. ALL must turn to Him and walk in complete obedience.

So what can we do now to prepare?

If you don’t know Christ as Saviour you are in the worst possible position for not only what’s coming to the world but for eternity. Repent of your sin and turn to Christ for His forgiveness.

If you do know the Lord, examine yourself and ask the Lord if there is anything about which you need to obey or repent. Do not defile yourself with unworthy things.

If you haven’t received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, begin seeking the Lord for this.

Fast and pray. Consider a Daniel Fast because it may be a prolonged fast…but as the Lord leads you of course. Seek the Lord with all of your heart and do the spiritual warfare for your own life and the spiritual warfare over your country. Satanic forces have been unleashed but the army of the Lord is the most powerful on earth.

Be generous, now more than ever. It may be money to whatever person or cause the Lord puts on your heart but it may also be something with which the Lord has gifted you. All we have is His and that includes abilities as well as material things. Ask Him what He would have you do. The generosity you sow to others now will be something you reap during the hard times.

Will you need emergency supplies? Possibly. Probably. However, you must ask the Lord about it. Hearing His voice in all things is of the utmost importance. The timing of what’s to come is unknown and only the direction of the Holy Spirit will tell you what you need to do in this regard. The most important thing though is when and if you do begin to make preparations of this sort, it’s not for hoarding and only for yourself but in order that you can share with others in need when the time comes.

Educate yourself. First and foremost the Bible of course. Then start researching on your computer.

I believe it’s time to be a doer.

The Lord IS coming with signs and wonders. He will demonstrate His mighty power and glory. He will also demonstrate terrifying acts. Throughout all of this there is going to be the most extraordinary revival and many will turn to the Lord.

Pray that the land will be filled with His glory, that He will give leaders who are men and women after His own heart and the nation will honour the Lord and in turn be a blessing once again to other nations.

"Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely 
in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you 
your heart's desires.

Commit everything you do to the Lord. 
Trust Him, and He will help you." 
Psalm 37:3-5

"The steps of the godly are directed by the Lord. 
He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, 
they will not fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand." 
Psalm 37: 23-24