There is nothing that has happened that has not happened before. When one reads the word of God, we see so many times when Israel was oppressed, pressed on all sides, our Father with his immeasurable love raised up a praying individual.
When one looks at the world through the eyes of Christ himself, we see that he warned his people what would happen to them individually and collectively when they turned away from Him.
I have heard many preachers cry out for a renewal but as others have said in the past, this renewal will not come without repentance of both men as individuals and men collectively as a nation.
Are you a voice crying in the wilderness for the persecuted and oppressed? Will you hear the voice of your loving Father and be a Nehemiah and pray, fast, mourn and weep so that God’s hand can move in your nation— for your brothers and sisters being put to death for their belief in Christ Jesus—for those being imprisoned like Paul in the Word and many others who have since followed the same pathway with many still in prison?
Nation after nation and all their leaders are not only allowing the persecution of God’s children, they are actively promoting it in various forms. How can our Father move? How can he send his angles into the fray if there is no voice in the wilderness crying out and reminding Him of His promises.
The voice of the persecuted, oppressed, broken and bound grows louder and louder every day. The face of evil grows bolder and bolder each moment and hour. Have we become so comfortable in our lives that we turn a blind eye to all that is happening around us?
We, God’s children are the light unto the world or should be, but this light grows weaker by the day. We see man made religion, false religions all coming together like a giant and boldly proclaiming from the roof tops that they are going to swat down, destroy every land, every person that follows after Christ Jesus.
God’s people are in the valley of decision, like those that were following Jesus who turned away because they thought his teaching was too hard. Will we be as the disciples who when prompted by Jesus himself and asked will they too turn away, replied who will we turn to, there is no other for you truly are the messiah. (John 6)
Will we be like a good soldier and endure the hardness that comes from following the Lord Jesus Christ and will endure it unto death?
All our Father needs is one individual who heart is after Him. He does not need an army, though this is what He has. Who will open his heart and allow Him to use his voice, his body, soul and spirit to cry out and stand when they have done all to stand and then stand again?
Again our Father asks, Will you be a Nehemiah, will you rend your heart and not your garments? Will you become my anguish in these places so that my light shines for all men to see and they come to know the truth, the life and the way?
Do not think you need the things of this world to carry out this task before me, you only need a willing heart. Go into your closet and come unto Me with thanksgiving in your mouth. And I will come to you and fill your belly with living waters so that they are poured out through your mouth into the darkness that surrounds the oppressed, broken, persecuted, bound and lost. My words will become your words, and your will will become my will when you lay down your life for Me and in doing so you will find it again.
Let My will be done as it is done in heaven and the glory of the Father who sitteth upon his throne shall fill the land and the people and they shall be healed and set free.