As the people of God assemble around the family table or the TV or the computer screen, may they know that they have not been left nor forsaken (Heb.13:5) but their heavenly Father is drawing near to them as they are drawing near to Him (Js.4:8). May they go right straight through shutdowns and crisis knowing they are mandated and that for such a time as this, “they are it!”. The people of God have been gifted and appointed “for the saving of many” in this time of crisis — we are it (Gen.50:20; Jn.20:21). There will be purging of character (Ps.105:19) but out of it will come refined gold that will save a nation — no one else is coming — we are it. (Compare Ps.105:37, 44-45) Joseph and Moses and Jesus and Holy Spirit have already come — now it’s our turn to apply what they brought us: example and covenant and power and the authority to use it.
In prayer I saw what looked like a large tea kettle over a fire. It was boiling and steaming. A hand that somehow represented a spirit that is against all Christ represents picked it up and proceeded to pour it upon those who give themselves to the purposes of God. But before it could be tilted and begin to pour, it was turned back upon the one pouring and the boiling water poured on him. (Gen.50:20) There are entities that are working in league with darkness and are in direct opposition to everything Christ and His Word represent. They do not just lift their voices and votes on occasion, they are actively intending evil. But I declare that the hand of God is mightier than the hand of evil intent. Isa.14:27 “For the LORD of hosts has planned, and who can frustrate it?… His stretched-out hand, who can turn it back ?”