Do you see the signs of the times?Do you understand the events of man and the work of God in these days?For these days are like unto those of Jeremiah, Daniel, Habakkuk, and Malachi.They are like unto John on the island of Patmos.In these days do not trust in political solutions, says the Lord. Do not trust in the arm of flesh. Do you not remember that the arm of Flesh will fail you, you dare not trust your own?
Put on the gospel armor, put on each piece with prayer and stand firm uniting your shields in faith. Then take up the sword of the spirit which is the word of God and pray with perseverance in the Spirit for all the saints.Did I not take Nebuchadnezzar off his throne and make him eat grass like a cow for seven years. Did I not and then restore him to his throne and make him give testimony to the whole world that I am the one who put kings on their thrones and I overrule the affairs of men, and that I can take the proud and crush them into dust.Did I not give Daniel favor before kings without compromising his faith in me? Did I not close the mouths of lions before Daniel and keep the fire from Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego? Did I not give Ezra favor with Cyrus to rebuild the house of the Lord in Jerusalem and then Nehemiah favor to rebuild the walls?Can your governments pass any law that I cannot overrule? Can any dictator challenge my power? So why do you keep placing your hope and your trust in the arm of flesh in these evil days?When I call you to step out of the boat and walk on the water with me, will you keep your eyes on me or will you be in fear of the waves rolling around you? Will you walk with me on the waves or continue to trust in a boat made with human hands?Can I not prepare a table for you in the presence of your enemies? In my arms can anything touch you unless I permit it? Keep your eyes on me and you will face the lions without fear. Keep your eyes on me and you will face the fire and the sword surrounded with my peace which the world cannot give.Keep your eyes on me and you will walk to me on top of the waves of turmoil that are coming up in the world.
Put your eyes on me, now step out of the boat and walk with me on the waves.
For some time I have been seeking the Lord for wisdom regarding the moral and political direction of the church in our increasingly pagan culture. I have had parts of the exhortation shared above for some time, but a few weeks ago I woke up early Sunday and the words of this exhortation came so clearly into my spirit that I immediately got up and wrote it down.
The Lord is not leading us to stay out of politics…Daniel was a prophetic and political figure in his times. God is reminding us not to trust in political solutions, to not compromise our faith, and He is exhorting us to trust Him and learn to follow. “Dare to be a Daniel…” (Do you remember the rest of that old SS chorus?) Oh how we need more young and old Daniels today.