Taking Another Step…
As we awaken at the dawn of a new day will we be refreshed with the Holy Spirit or will we dwell in the mire as before?
For the past several weeks the flood information that has engulfed the pen is like no other time seen over the past decade. The rush to get another morsel of information has been overwhelming. The demon seed was planted and took root. The deceivers have been as plentiful as vultures on a rotting carcass. The reaction swift, the response frightful and the only solution we should seek is quiet simple – calm, quiet, reflection.
After some serious down time over the past 24 hours, a number of conversation with trusted voices and quieting of the mind to allow for God to intercede it comes as no surprise to see things in a completely different light.
There was a decision made in the past 24 hours that created an unfamiliar turmoil within. Nothing of the sort had been experienced before and if prayers are answered this particular turmoil will never come again. After a day filled with emotional highs and lows, loud screams and quiet time the following message appeared…
So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 9, 2020
Yes, “think about that“, prayed about that and turned to the Lord about that.
Isiah 19 NKJV
1 The burden against Egypt.
Behold, the Lord rides on a swift cloud,
And will come into Egypt; The idols of Egypt will totter at His presence,
And the heart of Egypt will melt in its midst.
2 “I will set Egyptians against Egyptians;
Everyone will fight against his brother,
And everyone against his neighbor,
City against city, kingdom against kingdom.
3 The spirit of Egypt will fail in its midst;
I will destroy their counsel,
And they will consult the idols and the charmers,
The mediums and the sorcerers.
After shutting down as much of the noise as possible and clearing space for the Lord the answer was very simple, very clear and very decisive.
Isiah 19 NKJV
18 In that day five cities in the land of Egypt will speak the language of Canaan and swear by the Lord of hosts; one will be called the City of Destruction.
19 In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the Lord at its border.
20 And it will be for a sign and for a witness to the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to the Lord because of the oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a Mighty One, and He will deliver them.
21 Then the Lord will be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know the Lord in that day, and will make sacrifice and offering; yes, they will make a vow to the Lord and perform it.
22 And the Lord will strike Egypt, He will strike and heal it; they will return to the Lord, and He will be entreated by them and heal them.
There is not one thing to be shaken by, frightened of or any reason to change any course. The Lord is my shepherd and it is with humility that I follow.