“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” Proverbs 29:2 KJV

To mourn means to groan in pain, grieve or be in physical distress, to sigh. Right now, our nation is groaning! And it continues to intensify! This week the Inflation Reduction Act was passed, but it is more like “Inflation Ridiculously Accelerated!” This is another wicked bill forced through to passing by this government. One thing it does is it will provide $740 billion to fund 87,000 new IRS agents, many who will carry weapons. So much for not raising taxes on the middle class as promised by the resident in the White House! And apparently, middle class folks who make $70,000 or less will likely find themselves the focus of audits!

Also, this week (yep it has been a busy one to groan), the FBI/DOJ invaded President Trump’s Mar-a-Logo property in Florida. The raid started at 9am and went on for 10 hours! Their witch hunt continues. A day after the Trump property raid, the FBI seized the cell phone of a sitting member of Congress (Rep. Scott Perry R-Pa). This stuff is what dictators do in totalitarian regimes. This evil pretending government simply wants to cripple our nation so much that we’ll beg to be a part of the new world order. Everything they do is to make us weaker and needy! But they are desperate, sloppy and dangerous, knowing their time is almost over! This was a catalytic moment! If they can do this so openly, what’s keeping them from coming after anyone else that opposes them. All this is done to intimidate everyday people! And hold on, things will get even more intense before it gets better. But better is coming, and soon!!!

Please be alert and pray. Ask that these acts of suppression, intimidation and control would be seen for what they are, and not what the media or this lying government says. Ask the Lord to give you ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to the church (Revelation 2-3) and boldness to act on them. In this great shaking, pray that the unshakable things would emerge (Hebrews 12:27-29), and everything else would be exposed and removed. Pray for your pastor to stand strong, to be refreshed, and to prepare himself and your church for the breakthrough, the better that is coming! Pray for revival, awakening, transformation and rejoicing in Athens!