Escalate means to increase in extent, intensity, or magnitude.
Yes, the enemy is intensifying his attack. The darkness is increasing. But we must remember what God tells us:
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:5)
He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings utter darkness into the light. (Job 12:22)
We ARE to be the light of Christ in this world! When others are walking in fear and hate is streaming forth…we are to be the voice of faith…the voice of peace…the voice of love…the voice of power.
We must remind ourselves that our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (Ephesians 6:12)
Brothers and Sisters, it is a SPIRITUAL BATTLE!! We must not get our focus on the people…but on the source!
Put on the armor of Christ…focus on the true enemy…and declare the LORD’S will upon the land!! It is time to BE the Church of the Living God and ENFORCE the VICTORY that has already been won through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ!!
There will be challenging days ahead in our country and in nations around the world. We must position ourselves to be “mighty oaks of righteousness” that spread our canopy above the land!
Do not despair…do not doubt…do not fear…
The LORD will march out like a champion, like a warrior He will stir up his zeal; with a shout He will raise the battle cry and will triumph over His enemies. (Isaiah 42:13)
We can’t go where we can’t see.
I believe that the Lord is calling us to go places in the coming days where we may never have gone before. But, it is so easy to think that we can’t “go there” because we can’t “see” ourselves in that position or place. And the enemy would love for us to continue to not see and to be in the “dark.”
Satan will use everything he can to stop us from being all that God is calling us to be. He will encourage us to look at things as they are in the “natural” and to put our focus on physical circumstances. He doesn’t want us to have “spiritual vision” to see things as they REALLY are!!
I am reminded of the Scripure 2 Kings 6:15-17:
Now when the attendant of the man of God had risen early and gone out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was circling the city. And this servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?”
So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”
Then Elisha prayed and said, “O LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” And the LORD opened the servant’s eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
In the natural, they seemed to be outnumbered by the enemy…BUT, spiritually they had more than enough to conquer the enemy!! What is your “enemy” today? Does it seem that there is no way out? Does it seem that everything is going against you? Does it seem that circumstances are beyond your control?
I would say to you that where it seems that there is no way…spiritually, God has already provided a way!! His reality is different from our human reality. His vision is different from our physical vision.
How we “see” ourselves is sometimes very different from how the Lord sees us! And where the Lord is calling us to go is sometimes very different from where we are now. Like Elisha, I pray:
Oh LORD, open their eyes that they may see!
Beloved of God…what do you see?