Deeper Day 327: Smoke Screen

As I sat down to write a new devotional, I thought I had another topic. But as soon as I started typing the title, I saw a huge cloud of smoke and I began to literally feel as if I was choking on it. I couldn’t even bring myself to type the other words that had been previously on my mind because all I could see, hear and smell was “smoke screen”. I wanted to try to write about something that had nothing to do with current situations and political climate, but I must obey and write as He leads, so here we go…

Friends, we are being subjected to one of the largest smoke screens in the history of the world. The assault on our senses is vast. The media has become a communistic propaganda machine. The once hidden motives are now glaringly obvious. Politicians are openly calling for an end to the American way of life, even though the majority of Americans still desire and maintain this way of life. Even though people from other countries desire to live here because of it. Even though our way of life is what allows those complainers to even have their say. Even though our way of life creates a stabilizing factor to the entire world. So, what is the motive?

Let’s be clear, it’s time to stop pretending that there isn’t a real motive here. They seek to destroy and overtake us to bring forward a one world government, where those in power remain and make all of our decisions for us. This is what was foretold in Revelation.

So, why do we fight against it when we know it will happen eventually? The question really is, “Is this the time?”. God tells us in scripture that nobody knows the hour of His return except the Father. So, until I see Jesus coming to earth on a white horse, I will fight for freedom and the Christian way of life.

How could the “church” get it so wrong all the time?!

We were never called to lay waiting for the day of Jesus’ return. We were called to go and make disciples of every nation. That’s much harder to do when we are sitting at home, stocking up and just waiting for the bad things to happen. It’s not even in my nature to back down and just allow things to happen. God never said, “Just roll over and allow these end times atrocities to occur”. We would be insane to not stand up at every juncture and say, “No!”

God, stir up the fight in the hearts of Your people!

Don’t you think years ago when Nazi’s were trying to take over the world, that some in the church simply thought, “Oh, this is the end time. Here it comes.”? People have thought it was the end since Bible times. Yes, we have evidence that the day is nearer, but NOBODY knows exactly when it will occur, so why would we just lay down and allow bad things to happen? Shouldn’t we fight until the end? I plan to.

While fighting the spiritual battle over our government, I told someone, “I stand firmly on the prophecies that Trump will have a second term. This is a hill I am willing to die on.” And I mean that. I’ve been criticized and provoked, even by some extended family members, but I don’t care at all. I will stand, and after having done all I can, I will stand. Just like God told us to do.

The smoke screen is real. The only way through is to stop and drop. We must be on our knees seeking God’s face and listening ONLY to Him. He alone knows the way through this firestorm.

Prayer Moment: God, give me clarity. Breathe into me so I can withstand this smoke screen. Help me to be diligent to only listen to and watch what You would have me hear and see. I will follow You forever. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

“No one knows about the day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Matthew 24:36

“Therefore, keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. Matthew 24:42