Deeper Day 318: Ground Swell

Groundswell: A buildup of opinion or feeling in a large section of the population. A large or extensive swell in the sea.

We are in the middle of a groundswell. Well, two separate groundswells. Each, in stark contrast of the other. Two ways of thinking. Two sets of morals. Two very different hopes for the future. We are in a battle of groundswells.

Actually, a lot of what we are seeing is the result of a holy groundswell that has just begun. It is facing the anti-Christ groundswell that’s been attempting to gain ground for years.

It’s taken quite a bit of stirring for the counter groundswell to begin, but I’m just grateful that it has.

Let’s be clear as crystal…this is a spiritual battle. That’s why people are so divided. It’s not really a surprise. It’s also not a surprise that the original anti-Christ groundswell is so mad at the holy groundswell that’s begun. The anti-Christ spirit is ripe with rebellion and hates to be told no. That’s why we have riots and such berating, etc., it’s the equivalent of a toddler temper tantrum. The anti-Christ spirit is also full of hypocrisy and the inability to see that they are truly the side of “do as I say, not as I do”.

We’re not without our faults though. We have waited far too long to become engaged, and even as many of us are stirred into action, there remains a large portion that continually refuse to be involved out of some false sense of Christian duty. The body of Christ is not called to be weak, rather we are to be the weak made strong through Jesus Christ.

Recently, when considering all of this, God showed me that those who believe in Christ, yet still side with everything the anti-Christ spirit stands for, do so because they’ve been overcome by a deaf, dumb and blind spirit. Likewise, the non-believers are covered in the same spirit as they stand with those who desire their destruction. I believe that we must pray for this deaf, dumb and blind spirit to be broken. We must pray for spiritual eyes to be opened, ears unplugged and lies silenced. And that the spell will be broken, in Jesus’ name.

This is our time, let’s not shy away from it. Let’s stand for those who cannot stand for themselves, and those who are so blinded that they are willingly marching off to their own demise.

Prayer Moment: God, I pray that You would break the spell that has fallen upon so many people. It’s as if they have been bewitched, and God I know You are the only One Who can remove that from them. Come God and deliver us from the evil one. Restore holiness and true justice upon the earth. Restore sound minds and rational thinking. Restore reasoning and break off all manipulation in Jesus’ name. Let the only cloud we see, be the cloud of witnesses from heaven. I trust You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in You my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of Your wings until the disaster has passed. I cry out to God Most High, to God Who fulfills His purpose for me. He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me; God sends His love and His faithfulness. I am in the midst of lions; I lie among ravenous beasts- men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let Your glory be over all the earth. They spread a net for my feet- I was bowed down in distress. They dug a pit in my path- but they have fallen into it themselves. My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music. Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. I will praise You, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing of You among the peoples. For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let Your glory be over all the earth. Psalm 57