The Battle for the Crown
This year is the beginning of transition for many, the year of the shift – shift into what? – a Crown Shift!
From, Kingdom of this world and its allegiance to the god of this world who is dethroned – to welcoming the soon coming return of Jesus the King of Glory and His Kingdom.
Crown Him the Lord of Heaven, enthroned in worlds above,
Crown Him the King to Whom is given the wondrous name of Love.
Crown Him with many crowns, as thrones before Him fall;
Crown Him, ye kings, with many crowns, for He is King of all.
From self-destruct to revival; Though there be an apostasy or a great fall away, the backslidden afflicted, storm-tossed, helpless, and lost will return largely due to interceding ones breaking the tempter’s power, for God is greatly concerned about His children and many sinners will be saved as well. Even barren churches will have labour pains and many children. There is coming, an expansion!
We shall overcome! Walk in holiness dear overcomers! Pray! Pray! Pray!
I recall someone prophesying over me a couple of years ago – “There’s a wind coming against you with full force, pushing you backwards, preventing your onward journey. It suddenly turns around you and propels you forward to your assigned destination.” – Yes that’s true it is currently happening in my life, as I am moving on by the tide of the Spirit “…all things work together for good to them that love God, to them, who are -the called, according to his purpose.” Romans 8: 28.
In a similar context, the recent pandemic, a global occurrence crossing international borders, is like a gigantic force, impeding progress, causing first of all a pandemic of fear with questions arising in the minds of public health officials – ‘How deadly is it?’ ‘Can it be contained? ‘When will it be exterminated?’ – followed by panic, pandemonium, fear of the unknown, uncertainty, devastation, collapse of economic activity in its wake of death, destruction, threatening to wreck the fabric of society and more.
Be comforted to know that God has not abandoned us nor His good plans for us. When we are fearful of what is going on and what the future might hold, we need to remember that our ultimate comfort can be found in God’s love and protection.
“Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.” Psalms 57: 1
“Our help is in the Name of the Lord who made the heavens and the earth…”
Our survival instinct even begins to threaten our compassion. So God is calling us to continue in love and compassion, the world needs it and especially those around us.
While keeping to the norms of social distancing and taking care and precautionary measures, we should not forget we are one in the Spirit and should pray for each other – a great opportunity, to change things for the better routing out demons of fear and pursuing our God-given destiny.
Finally, the force or wind of trouble or tempest arrayed against us will be turned in our favour as we rest peacefully in Him the Rock of Ages, propelling us into our God-given destiny. He has the ability to provide rock-solid security for all ages. This current pandemic is reaching some alarming proportions. It’s easy to get caught in fear. But if we are walking with the Lord, many Scriptures promise us that He is with us and will take care of us. We are repeatedly told not to be afraid.
‘Rock of Ages cleft for me, let me hide myself in Thee.’
It has been said – “When you run alone, you run a race. When you run with God, you run by grace.” His grace is sufficient for you.