Dark times are upon the land. People fear for their basic needs of food, shelter, and clothing. Others fear that they could easily find themselves in such need. The people look to rulers, authorities, and powers of this dark world for help, but they are a contentious lot who are more concerned about their power than the welfare of the people. I look to the east and to the morning star that heralds the dawn.
Behold a scarlet beast with seven heads and ten horns that John saw in his vision. The ten horns are ten kings that have no kingdoms. What is a king without a kingdom other than one filled with great desire and ambition? The seven heads are seven mountains which the woman sits upon, but the kings without kingdoms want to claim these seven mountains.
“Look,” the kings say to the people as they point to the woman who sits upon the beast wearing fine clothes and many jewels. They tempt the people saying that the woman’s worldly riches would solve all their problems, but they really only want the people to help drag the woman down from the seven mountains that they wish to sit upon.
Fear makes the people blind to the treachery. They seduce the people of God with silken words saying that these are not the end times of John’s vision, while they rush to fulfill the prophecy. They say, “Trust us, we are of God too,” but they are not; they are of the synagogue of deception and temptation. Out of the abundance of their hearts, their mouths speak of gathering worldly riches and power unto themselves. However, the true Spirit can heal the blind so the truth can be discerned.
Let them who have eyes see, and let them who have ears hear. “Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Eph 6:12 NIV). When one government overthrows another government, we only change oppressors. Do not trust men who promise better government, but rather place your faith in the only pure Spirit. May the people of God be called out of this dark covenant and remember their covenant with God through Jesus, the Christ.
Do not forget the tale of Aholah and Aholibah as told by Ezekiel. They were two daughters of one mother who prostituted themselves in their youth in Egypt. The Lord brought them out of bondage and made a covenant with them. However, the lusts of their youth were strong and they defiled themselves with Assyria, Chaldea, and Babylon. They desired worldly riches and power. For this reason, God delivered them into the hands of their lovers to be enslaved, defiled, and made a spectacle of. Aholah is Samaria and Aholibah is Jerusalem, the city of God.
In these dark times, look to the east and to the morning star that heralds the dawn. As the sun rises upon the evil and the good and the rain falls upon the righteous and the unrighteous, may the light of pure Spirit shine upon all.
So be it.