Deeper Day 323: Forerunner

Forerunner: A person or thing that precedes the coming or development of something else. A sign or warning of something to come.

I believe we are in a forerunner season.

God sent out His word through prophetic voices to tell us where we were headed. He knew we’d be right where we are today. He sent those voices for the purpose of strengthening our resolve. Listen, anyone who really pays attention can see that major fraud has attempted to steal our democratic voting process. It’s been in place for years, but this time the abuse was egregious. The enemy has overplayed his hand yet again. But God sent out his prophets to release the cry of victory in advance so when we were faced with this massive move of deception and manipulation, we would stand firm and unwavering.

If God used prophets in the Old Testament and the New, why not now? Has God changed? The answer is obviously, no. He is the same. He has always used prophets and prophetic voices, and He always will.

When all the voices line up the way they have in this particular season, we can find much comfort. There have even been multiple times when I’ve written a string of devotionals only to later hear prophetic words from others that confirm each one. It’s an amazing time to be alive and following Jesus!

What does a forerunner do? They show the way. Just like guide runners in a marathon, they make sure to lead the people in the proper direction so the runners can simply focus on their running. We have been shown the end game, now we simply focus on running this race with excellence and endurance.


We absolutely must guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus, and that often means turning off the news or putting down our phones. Instead, ask God what He is up to. You don’t need any media source to keep you in the loop when you have partnered with God. He will show you the way and what is happening. We only need to listen to and trust Him.  

Who are you allowing to feed your spirit? The spirit of fear or the Spirit of Peace? The father of lies or the Father of Lights? I choose Peace and Light. Peace has been my long-term guide in life, and Light has been revealing lies to me. Where the Light is lies can’t exist.

We must choose this day Whom we will serve. This is the season. This is the choice.

Prayer Moment: God, call out Your warring ones. Those called to intercede, those called to fight. Lord, stir up Your army and bring them to attention. Remove all clouds of doubt and fear and open our eyes with Your Light. Let us see every lie for exactly what it is. Give us courage to only partner with peace. You have set Your plans into motion. Lead us in the way we should go. I trust You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

“Now therefore fear the Lord and serve Him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt and serve the Lord. And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:14-15