For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this world’s darkness, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore take up the full armor of God so that when the day of evil comes, you will be able to stand your ground and having done everything to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness arrayed, Ephesians 6:12-14
Yesterday, on a neighborhood app, I read a husband’s heartwrenching story that his wife is in a nursing home. With the “No Visitors” restriction, he is no longer able to see her or to provide the care beyond the basics that she receives from the staff. In addition, there were many comments not related to the husband’s story that indicated the innermost feelings of many individuals who are in this crisis, and I must express that the level of callousness toward human life was genuinely amazing.
According to the latest statistics, “To date, more than 204,000 individuals are infected with the virus, and over 8200 people have died.” The Centers for Disease Control, whose website, cdc.gov is updated at 12 noon, Monday-Fridays provide the stats for the United States…(see below).
“The world is at war with a hidden enemy. WE WILL WIN!” Donald Trump
Satan is not a hidden enemy, and his powers are indeed visible to the Believers in God. Certainly, God is not our enemy, so who is this “hidden enemy?” Even so, this is not the time to look at the current world crisis from an analytical perspective. There can be no agreement concerning spiritual things between the two classifications of people. Now is the time for the separation of Believers and Unbelievers, who will remain unequally yoked on the last day events.
What agreement can exist between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be My people.” 17 “Therefore come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.” 2 Corinthians 6:16-17
This is Jesus’ message for those who remain faithful:
Because you have obeyed my command to persevere, I will protect you from the great time of testing that will come upon the whole world to test those who belong to this world. I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take away your crown. Revelation 3:10-11
Our God, who created this world, has always been in control, and He will forever remain in power, has promised to take care of us. “I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
The time is now to open your Bible and study as if your life depends on it…because it does. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness arrayed. Ephesians 6:14
Communicate with God, morning, noon, and at night. Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17.
You need to persevere so that after you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised. For, “In just a little while, He who is coming will come and will not delay. But My righteous one will live by faith; and if he shrinks back, I will take no pleasure in him.”…Hebrews 10:36-38
The time is now!
© Sonya Johnson Ruiz 2020