Cris and I are praying for you in this time of what looks like great conflict and contradiction. I have a saying that the lord never promised a rose without thorns, joy without pain, nor victory without a fight.
While we are in trying times the good news is that we have the living God of Hope dwelling within us. The Father has sent us Holy Spirit and we have not been left as orphans to be slaughtered but are called as sons and daughters to arise and shine with solution in crisis.
I am including some articles that we believe will help you in your journey. For the Lord is calling us to align in a battle formation, a battle of light vs darkness. The last time I looked darkness never removes light, light reveals hidden things and removes darkness.
We are seeing many hidden agendas coming to light, in such a way that it looks like darkness is prevailing. I differ it is all the people like yourself worshiping and praying releasing light into the earth. There are more born again, worshipping, praying believers than in any other time in history. We are not weak, unless we agree with Satan’s lies.
There is a great onslaught of lies being launched against believers right now, you can see this is an illustration in the book of revelation when the dragon releases waters out of its mouth to drown the woman, which I believe is the bride of Christ.
But God had a plan, and it was the earth that helped by opening up. The solution was in the earth not in the heavens. I believe God is opening up great revelation in this hour on how we can advance in the earth to overcome the words or lies of Satan.
Rev. 12:15 And the serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood. 16 But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and drank up the river which the dragon poured out of his mouth.
These waters coming out of Satan’s mouth are the lies trying to take away our hope and paralyze us so that we become victims to things we think we cannot control. That we are helpless and powerless to change what we are facing. That God has predestined us to be slaughtered by the Anti-Christ.
That our great hope is to escape the Anti-Christ instead of rising up in the power of the Christ who dwells within us, the hope of glory who is greater than the lies of Satan in the world. I am not trying to engage in end time theology but to challenge a paradigm that is opposite of truth.
What disempowers a person is when they believe a lie is true. This belief will cause an agreement with the powers of darkness and cause hopelessness and despair to overtake a believer. We are not powerless nor hopeless. Our hope is not in one day when, but in an ever-present risen king who is here right now to help us.
This does not mean that there will not be conflicts, nor that people will not give their lives for the cause of Christ. It means that we are not victims of Satan waiting to be rescued. Instead we are sons and daughters called to arise and engage society not go and hide.
Be encouraged as Cris and I are here to pray with you and to assist in giving you hope and sharing our part in empowering you to engage society. Together we can see light overtake darkness and the Kingdom of god advance. We can see nations come under the glory of God and manifest his desire for them, not Satan’s plans of oppression and corruption.
Be encouraged in the hope within you and us!
Rich and Cris Darnell