Courage according to Merriam Webster is the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. Courage in the spiritual realm is to know, and have faith to stand strong in your identity as a child of God in the face of evil and not deny Him. Spiritual courage is to follow the instructions of the Holy Spirit. Getting out of the boat anyone?
More and more those with unshakable morals and closely held Godly values, and principles will be persecuted, because they won’t comply to the mandates and rules of the current authoritarian power that stand over them. This is increasing world wide. And I can only see that this will not stop anytime soon. With digital control the authoritarian powers are flexing their control with mandates through many different digital systems that eventually will be all encompassing. Anyone NOT in their system will be …illegal. The signs are all around us of the digital control and / data driven hungry masters that seek world wide domination. Their solution will always be … that everyone needs join their system, “for the greater good”. This means all banking (buying and selling), freedom of movement, and health services will be utilized under one digital system.
What is the most dangerous individual that any government has to deal with? The one that has no fear of death. Any and all of the terminally committed will be targeted. But we already know this. Throughout all of history the terminally committed to Christ have ALWAYS been the most hated segment and targeted for elimination. Why? Because they ONLY comply to the inner witness of the Holy Spirit. Of course this usually enrages the sitting spiritual leadership, so they usually employ the current government to do their dirty work that they don’t want to be seen doing. This pattern has been well documented throughout history.
Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:11-12
If you haven’t learned the lessons from the last two years, now it will only be more difficult, and the choices will not be any easier. Either comply or lose. If you haven’t learned to take everything to Christ AND BE ABLE TO HEAR HIS ANSWER SPECIFICALLY TO YOU, you will be in grave danger. Hearing His Voice for yourself is now of paramount importance, because everything the authoritarian power will offer now will be a trap to servitude to them alone. ONLY those led by the Holy Spirit will be able to navigate around and through the situations and continue to be a Light for Him in the increasingly dark days ahead.
Being prepared is more than just beans, bullets, and bandaids. Although being ready for crisis and disaster is wisdom. Being prepared spiritually is the MOST important preparation one can do. But you say “I’m already a Christian, what do I need to prepare for? Isn’t Jesus just going to take me in the rapture?” Unfortunately this attitude has permeated throughout the institutional organized church. AND their spiritual leaders haven’t taught them anything about being able to hear the Holy Spirit for themselves. IMHO — the best preparation any one Christian can do is a deepening of their intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit. Learning to hear His Voice, instructions, and correction in their own minds and hearts. None of us knows when out last breath will be. The time to be prepared to meet Him in heaven is ….NOW! Do you have the courage to speak out against the evil that is rising so quickly in this country? Have you been listening to Him on what to say and when? OR have your emotions just taken over? Or will you just just comply to all the coming mandates, because you want to be comfortable and ‘part of the ‘good’ ones’?
The attack on the family, men, women, and children is increasingly blatant in front of our faces. NOTE: The following is sarcasm. Family is ONLY the greater community. Toxic masculinity. NO longer can anyone define what a woman is. Sexual abusing and grooming children is a good thing. Telling children they can be whatever gender they want to be and handing them the drugs to screw up the rest of their lives. THIS IS the current authoritarian view. Just as a side note — have you noticed that their ‘rainbow’ is only 6 colors and God’s rainbow is 7 colors? Always just a slight twist and corrupting what He has made.
The world governments are on a HUGE power grab. Our northern neighbor is a blatant example. So many LARGE corporations are in league with the world domination masters who will make the choices about who will be rewarded and who will be eliminated. The real masters which are the “Fallen” (1/3 of the angel class) that HATE human flesh of all kind. One of their goals is to corrupt the human flesh into a different being, making it no longer fully ‘human’. This is still the Genesis 6 strategy. “As the days of Noah…” Matthew 24:37. Transhumanism anyone?
So much has not been taught in the institutional church, but the pew sitters have been made to be compliant, and zombies to whatever the ‘pastor’ tells them. They’ve been taught to never ask questions, or challenge anything said from the ‘pulpit’. Be compliant or be kicked out. The terminally committed have left that situation early on in life, and learned how to have fellowship with the Body of Christ outside of the rituals and ‘service hours’.
The time is NOW to learn how to be courageous. TO have courage enough to do WHAT the Holy Spirit is instructing you to DO and SAY, WHEN He tells you to GO! The key is in having the obedience to stay in the instructions He gives you AND NO MORE. So often we want to throw our two cents in … after we’ve delivered His message. OR to go a little beyond what He was saying to do … because you think it will help you. Let me tell you by painful experience neither of those will be helpful to you in the long run. Learn how to stay within the parameters of the instructions HE gives you and then …stop and listen. If nothing else is instructed … then rest (in joy) knowing you are doing what He wants you to do.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9