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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Prophetic Times

I am not one to pile on. If ten people have already said the same thing I would have, why add my voice to the chorus only to be drowned out? There are more productive ways for me to spend my time than to wag my finger, or start screaming “told you so” from the top of my lungs hoping that someone will listen. When we are called into ministry, especially the kind of ministry I’ve been called to, self-promotion, self-aggrandizement, and self-adulation are among the first to die painful deaths, followed by any notion that I as a person had anything to do with the substance of the revelatory words God chose to impart.

Those who were called to prophetic ministries ought to know that they are merely vessels, used by the Master in the capacity He sees fit, at least if they possess the requisite level of maturity.
That said, there are certain things taking place both in America, and in the world as a whole that echo certain prophetic utterances given through this ministry as far back as thirty years ago. 

There are events unfolding that are undeniably prophetic in nature, and what they will inevitably lead to has been foretold by many a vessel, within many a context, to many a deaf ear who scoffed at the messengers, and waved them off with a look of pity in their eyes.

What we must acknowledge –  and this is one thing that I haven’t heard anyone touch upon and so I feel I must – is that the recent uptick in violence against police is not a racial issue, it is not a black and white issue, it is an issue of men despising authority, just as it was foretold by Peter.

2 Peter 2:9-10, “The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment, and especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They are presumptuous, self-willed; they are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries, whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, do not bring a reviling accusation against them before the Lord.”

The issue we are facing as a nation is a spiritual one. The longer it takes us to realize this the worse it’s going to get because sin is a progressive disease, one that metastasizes and continues in its corruption until it consumes the host in its entirety.

Trying to solve a spiritual problem in any other manner but spiritually is like trying to put out a fire with gasoline. When we tackle spiritual issues in the physical, when we tackle spiritual matters in the flesh, the problem always morphs into something far worse than the initial flashpoint.
We can see this playing out before our eyes, wherein protests have morphed into the murder of police officers, from there into certain individuals actually trying to validate and justify it, and it will morph again into something more hideous still.

As unpopular as the following might be even among believers, the only remedy for this nation is repentance. No man, no woman, no political party, no law, no amendment, no ban or lack thereof can replace national repentance, and absent said repentance, the writing is on the wall for anyone willing to see it.

Throughout all these machinations the children of God must never lose sight of the blessed assurance that He knows how to deliver the godly. Not only does the Lord know how to deliver the godly, He has promised that He would, no matter the circumstance or situation.

May our hope rest in Him, may our eyes be set upon Him, and may we strive to live godly amidst this ungodly generation.

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.