Darkness as black as night covers all the nations of the earth, but the glory of the Lord rises and appears over you.” Isaiah 60:2 (NLT)

As darkness looms over the globe, and the blind are leading the blind toward a precipice of destruction. They are desperately groping in the darkness and the mass are following like sheep being led to the slaughter. We are told that there is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death” (Proverbs 14:12 ESV). But, the light is breaking through. There are places where God is moving powerfully right now, and that’s just the beginning! The bottom line is, the Lord is never early nor is He ever late! His timing is perfect!!!

Do not fear the darkness, or the power outages that have been predicted, or the intensified conflict and draconian measures this regime will attempt!! Though darkness covers the earth, the light, and I mean, the LIGHT, is coming, and is here! Fear has a hard time getting to us when we are submitted to the Lord. It is absolutely necessary to hide yourself under the shadow of the Most High God (Psalm 91), otherwise the enemy has access to touch you!

This is the hour to submit yourself completely to God and then resist the devil. God promise’s the devil will flee from you. This is the hour to draw near to God and He promises He will draw near to you (James 4:7-8)! Please note there is a divine order – submit to God, then resist the devil. Both are required! Hiding in the shelter of God doesn’t simply happen because you prayed a prayer in a moment of desperation, though that definitely helps! You must absolutely surrender yourself, your control, your fear, your anxiety, your all to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. There cannot be any place you hold back! You cannot tolerate evil or any form of compromise. On Flashpoint this week (10/5/21), Pastor Samuel Rodriguez aptly said, “We are what we tolerate!” This is the time to say no more to tolerating compromise and sin!

Surrender to God your fears, anxieties, burdens, and proclaim He is your Lord! Whenever these things try to reassert their control in your life, speak out loud that the devil is a liar and that God is your Lord, Savior and the Rock on which you stand! In the hours of darkness that are upon us, choose to believe what He has said to you in the light! Submit every area of your life to God. You know whether it is submitted or not, not because you prayed about it, but by you walking and living in it. Ask God to show you any place where you are not submitted and thus made yourself vulnerable to the enemy’s attack. Pray for your pastor to submit everything to the Lord, especially your church! Pray that every place of compromise would be exposed and repented of, and that your church would be a safe place. Pray that more and more people in your church would submit to the Lord and resist the devil! Pray for the churches across our city to walk in the light and not allow any darkness inside!!!