I sense it. And I perceive a growing number of people in massive proportions sense the increasing momentum of power and might worldwide.
Something is on the horizon—something more eerie and ominous than what the people of the world have ever before experienced. Even people who claim no religious affiliation sense a supercharged atmosphere in these present days. The heightening tension of powers is nearly tangible as the unseen forces of good and evil prepare for the greatest clash of kingdoms ever played out on planet earth.
Unlike regional wars fought with weapons fashioned by human hands, this is global warfare waged in the spiritual realm, causing damage and destruction as well as victories and triumphs impacting human lives and all of creation.
It’s an ancient battle that informed Christians understand has already been won by the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the King of heaven and earth. Jesus defeated the king of darkness, Satan, over 2,000 years ago, and final judgment against the father of all evil and all his followers is certain.
What humanity has endured since Satan first deceived Adam and Eve will continue to be suffered until God’s appointed time for Satan and his followers’ final judgment.
Until then we must trust God, believing that He always has a reason—an infinitely wise reason—to permit anything to continue until its appointed time to end. This is true for all that is good and all that is evil.
I am reminded how King David overcame the evil he experienced as he was being pursued and running for his life. In Psalm 27:13 (NKJV) we read his words: “I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living.” We, as God’s people, are being fiercely pursued. We must take our cue from King David and resolutely focus on God and His promises. We must place our faith like flint on His character, His will and His proven supreme power. We must remember all He has said and done as we seek to garner boldness and courage to not give in to the threats of the enemy.
The enemy is no match for God—he never has been and never will be. God threw Satan and his rebellious minions out of heaven with an instantaneous flash of lightning. When God intervenes in the current affairs of humanity in the very near future, it will be just as swift and complete. It will be both great and terrible: great for those who belong to God, who stand firm in their faith and commitment to Jesus; terrible for those who reject God, refuse to repent and insist on perpetuating evil.
God has been intentionally revealing all manner of corruption to wake His people up to the truth of what we have permitted to occur on earth. As God’s people, we have all the power and authority of Jesus Christ over all the schemes and power of the enemy. He is no match for us when we operate in faith. Jesus asked His followers to occupy until He returns (Luke 19:13).
Yet over a long period of time, we have repeated the same pattern as God’s people did, recorded in the Old Testament. We have fallen away. We have been deceived with claims of the importance of tolerance, diversity and acceptance, and that the church should not be involved with the governmental affairs of the world. Only now are we waking up to the truth: We have been listening to the voice of the enemy, and by accepting his rationale, we have permitted him to advance his evil in unprecedented ways.
God is a jealous God, and He will not allow His own to be deceived and lured away from Him without Him intervening. God is also a God of vengeance who will not delay His judgment against evil perpetrated against His people.
However, God will not act on behalf of His people until we humble ourselves, cry out to Him, repent of our spiritual adultery and truly desire to be restored to our First Love (2 Chron. 7:14). Then once again we will see God, motivated by holy love, intervene on our behalf.
The plans of Satan are soon to be unleashed on this earth with greater intensity than the world has ever seen. God’s response to rescue and redeem those who belong to Him will also be unleashed, which will simultaneously include swift judgment against the enemy.
The questions remain: Do you trust God and His Word? Do you have faith in Jesus? Are you willing to repent to be restored into a right relationship with God the Father through faith in Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit?
If you answer yes to these three questions, you can be confident of God’s protection in the midst of the greatest clash of the kingdom of darkness and the kingdom of light the earth has ever before seen. Nothing can stop what God has planned against evil in these very days.
Pamela Christian is an award-winning author, speaker and media host. An ordained international minister, she holds an honorary doctorate of divinity from HSBN International School of Ministry and is certified in apologetics from Biola University. She is a member of the Bethel Leaders Network and hosts the podcast Faith to Live By on the Charisma Podcast Network. To learn more, visit pamelachristianministries.com.