Yesterday I was looking at a post that was about the politics of "us vs. them." I hate to say it, but I am in total agreement. There is a division happening throughout the land. But while some believe it's about Democrats and Republicans, the Lord is showing me a completely different kind of plan. The Lord gave me warning in March of 2020, and took me to Luke Chapter 12, verses 49-59, as an indicator for this very time.
"Do you think I have come bring peace to the earth? No, I have come to divide people against each other." He then proceeds to tell how this will happen. He says, "Families will be split apart, three in favor of me, and two against. Fathers will be divided against son and son against father; mother against daughter and daughter against mother; and mother-in-law against daughter-in-law."
It breaks my heart to see any division happening, and it's scary to think that Jesus would want any of this to happen. But since the poem "2020 - The Year of Clarity" the Lord has been revealing to me that pruning is happening. A tree that does not bear fruit nor faithfully reproduce - will be cut down and dug up at it's roots; but the tree that bears spiritual fruit will remain rooted in His love.
Today, I received another Word from God. He said, "Compare 1 John 4 to Chapters 12 and 13 in Revelation. This is where you will see the difference between the children of God and people of the World." So, I followed Holy Spirit instructions.
1 John 4 says,
"Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world. This is how we know if they have the Spirit of God: If a person claiming to be a prophet acknowledges that Jesus Christ came in a real body, that person has the Spirit of God. But if someone claims to be a prophet and does not acknowledge the truth about Jesus, that person is not from God. Such a person has the spirit of the Antichrist, which you heard is coming into the world and indeed is already here. But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. Those people belong to this world, so they speak from the world's viewpoint, and the world listens to them. But we belong to God, and those who know God listen to us. If they do not belong to God, they do not listen to us. That is how we know if someone has the Spirit of truth or the spirit of deception."
So, here is what I learned about God in this passage. There are two kinds of spirits in this world. The Spirit of Truth which comes from God, and the spirit of deception which comes from the Antichrist. The Spirit of God testifies to Jesus Christ as God himself coming to earth, in a real body - who was born, died, resurrected and is coming back again!
The spirit of deception, on the other hand, denies that God himself lived as a man. The children of God understand that God has already overcome this world, and believe that the Spirit who lives in them is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. And sadly, the people who belong to this world, speak from the world's point of view and they listen to each other's worldly perspectives. The people of God listen to the people of God because they know that the Holy Spirit lives inside of them.
Revelation 12 also speaks to this. The dragon, known as Satan, waged war against God in Heaven, and Michael and his angels forced Satan and his angels out, and they were thrown to earth. The dragon "is the deceiver of the whole world, and he accuses the brethren before God day and night." But the children of God defeat Satan by the blood of the lamb and by their testimony of Jesus himself. Revelation 12:17-18 says, "And the dragon was angry at the woman and declared war against the rest of her children-all who keep God's commandments and maintain their testimony for Jesus. Then the dragon took his stand on the shore beside the sea."
Revelation 13 addresses the Beast of the Sea and the Beast of the Earth, and how they both come to gain power and control over all of humanity. I spoke more about this yesterday, in my poem on Daniel 3, so for today, I will focus in on this:
"And the beast was allowed to wage war against God's holy people and to conquer them. And he was given authority to rule over every tribe and people and language and nation. And all the people who belong to this world worshiped the beast. They are the ones whose names were NOT written in the Book of Life that belongs to the Lamb who was slaughtered. Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand. Anyone who is destined for prison will be taken to prison. Anyone destined to die by the sword will die by the sword. This means that God's holy people must endure persecution patiently and remain faithful."
You see...there is a division happening. There are people of the world who are not written into the Book of Life, are being divided from the children of God who believe in what His word says. And the only difference that I can really see between the two of them, is if they have ears and are willing to listen and understand.
Revelation 13:9-10 says, "Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand. Anyone who is destined for prison will be taken to prison. Anyone destined to die by the sword will die by the sword." This verse also shows us that God already knows what someone plans.
Now, I want to encourage you with this: If you are reading this, and your ears are perking up, then that means there is still hope! The Lord is calling all of His Children to hear his voice only, and not pay attention to the voice of the enemy.