I recently have been called all sorts of unprintable names and labeled an insurrectionist. Why? Because my eye-witness account of what transpired at the Capitol building on Jan. 6 goes completely against what the media fed us in their skillfully edited live newsfeed. (You can read my original account here.) I have received threats to be "turned in" sadly, by some who call themselves by the name of Christ.
The Bible warned us this day was coming. John 16:2 says, "They will put you out of the synagogues. Yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he is offering a service to God."
This is the world in which we now live when good is called evil and evil good.
To confuse the matter further, in the last few days, we have seen numerous trusted prophetic voices apologize for their statements saying Trump would win. After Vice President Pence's certification of the 2020 election vote, many have thrown in the towel and said, "It is over." But I don't think so. Just the opposite, in fact.
No wonder there is so much confusion.
It's important to remember that this isn't about what we see in the natural but about what is going on in the spiritual realm. The battle in the heavens still rages as we continue to pray. What we see and feel is the tension which continues to play out around us.
In order to remain steadfast, we must keep our eyes on Him, pay attention and listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying. We must make the Word of God our focus and remind ourselves what God has done in the past. It is who He is.
These are the questions I believe we need to ask ourselves:
- When Moses and the Israelites faced the Red Sea with Pharaoh and his armies coming up behind, didn't it appear impossible? Didn't it appear as if evil had won? (See Ex. 14).
- During Esther's day, after the king had sealed an irrevocable edict that would allow the slaughter of the Jews, didn't it look impossible? Perhaps, some said, as some are saying now, that God must have allowed it? That it was judgment. But it wasn't. It was evil. And in the end, didn't God step in to change the situation? Another question regarding that scenario: What if Esther and the people had only fasted and prayed but not taken their important action steps that followed? (See Esth. 4 and 5).
- When three enemy armies were headed toward Jehoshaphat and the Israelites in 2 Chron 20:20, did God intervene in that impossible situation as well? The enemy then turned on each other, which is exactly what I believe we are going to see.
- What about when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in their attempt to take over the world? Or when Hitler attempted the same? Both impossible situations. Or what about the Six Day War? Another impossible situation. And yet, as I look back over history, that is where God shows up and shows off the best.
- What about the coup attempt in the Bible when Korah and his fellow leaders of the day tried to remove Moses from his rightful position? (See Num. 16.) It was they who were removed as God clearly made His choice known. I believe that day is coming. Why?
Because that is who God is. And He never changes. To say that this is over in America removes the God factor, in my opinion. This isn't over.
Did God bring us so close to our promised land in which America was about to break off the yoke of the deep-seated corruption and the removal of legalized abortions, drug and child trafficking, pedophilia and more to just step back and allow our government to be overtaken by thugs who now attempt to install a man as president who didn't win the election fairly? Do You think that is His plan? If so, then the last four years make no sense. It goes against His nature.
Some have said, "Well, America chose, and this is her judgment."
It is that very statement that gives me hope. America did choose, overwhelmingly, a president who would abolish abortion, stand for religious freedom, for prayer in school, to remove unrighteous judges and leaders and who publicly prays and honors God. We did choose.
We have done everything in our power to see righteousness restored in our land. We have repented and interceded in numbers like I have never seen in my lifetime. Are you telling me God is now going to judge us because we did vote in the candidate who would finish this job to restore our government back to godliness? Does that argument even make sense? It does not. (For those who do not believe President Trump was on that path, none of this will make sense to you. Please read my book, Infected: How to Stop the Global Spread of Rage, Deception and Insanity.)
Others have said it is judgment because people have worshipped Trump. No doubt, some have placed him in that position, but I do not believe that is the majority. We simply see Him as a vessel God has used.
But if God is now going to judge President Trump for pride and/or the American people for so called "worship" of Trump, then He is an unjust God for not doing the same when the multitudes bowed down in Obama worship. However, let me clarify that we know God is not unjust. Thus, in my opinion, it cannot be an accurate assessment that what we see is a judgment against Trump.
For those who still believe we need to stay out of "politics," this isn't about politics. It is about righteousness and justice. Because "Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; mercy and truth shall go before Your presence" (Ps. 89:14). Bottom line, this was never about what man could do in his own power, but about what God will do in His mighty power.
I am reminded of biblical days when Moses sent the spies to scout out the promised land. All the spies came back with the report that it was a good land. But their reports differed because of fear and what they saw with their natural sight. The majority saw it as an impossible situation, compared with Joshua and Caleb, who saw from God's perspective.
Over and over in the Bible, we see where God's people in the wilderness easily gave up when things got hard. They blamed God. They criticized their leaders. They begged to go back to Egypt and slavery.
Are we going to be that kind of people now? Are we willing to go back to the "Egypt" of corrupt leaders and an ungodly "Pharaoh"? This isn't about honoring a "new elected official" because Biden wasn't justly elected. Evidence proves this. Never in our history (at least that we know) have we been in this place before. So how do we respond?
In each impossible case I named, God delivered His people by His mighty hand. However, not all partook of the promised land afterward. It was based on those who were willing to trust Him by faith. In order to do that, we must not succumb to fear.
God is looking for a people who will continue to stand and trust Him despite what we see, knowing He is able. He didn't bring us this far to leave us now. It is important that, like Moses, we know His ways and not just His acts.
For those prophets who have already apologized for their "error." I offer them grace. I am saddened that they have so easily recanted from what they sensed the Lord told them based on what they see. The two are rarely compatible. I continue to believe that God is going to turn this around ... but like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego from days of old, if He doesn't deliver us, we proclaim He is still God. He is still in control, and we will not bow to unrighteous rulers. We must stand.
It is hard to not be discouraged or weary from this battle, but we must stand on His Word that never changes. We must stand fast in uncertain times.
What if our social media is gone tomorrow? Or the internet? What if they turn off all conservative news sites? All this does is force us back to where we should have been all along. We must make the Holy Spirit our "news source." He is the speaker of all truth and will show us things to come. (See John 16:13.)
What are our next steps? For each of us they will be found in the Bible. Dig back in, and let it be your firm foundation. Do not allow yourself to be shaken.
How did Jesus sleep in the boat in the middle of the storm? Because, in His world, there are no storms. May we all get to that place where the supernatural realm exceeds the seen realm.
I'm just telling you: This isn't over.
Karen Hardin is a literary agent, author and intercessor. Her work has appeared in USA Today, World Net Daily, Intercessors For America, Charisma, cbn.com, The Elijah List and elsewhere. To order her new book: INFECTED: How to Stop the Global Spread of Rage, Deception and Insanity, click here. To join the city-by-city prayer movement to save our nation go to city-by-city.org.
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