That is a question that I am sure millions of Americans would like to know. I as an individual and as a minister can share what I have observed, been told and known from the Lord. This past year and a half have been a very difficult year for most people including my family. I need to start by saying that the conspiracy theories abound and I will not cover them here. We all have the choice to believe them or not. This will be based on my experiences. I am sure there will be those with other opinions but I implore you all to seek God and find the truth and not what the government or part of the medical profession say because they do not agree with each other and especially what the news says because the news media is so filled with lies it is unbelievable.
A year ago March, right after the lockdown, I was upset and going through my house in the dark on my way to bed and asked the Lord, “Lord, what in the world is going on?” I got an immediate answer. Those of you who have dealt at all with deliverance will understand. If you are clergy who has never cast out a devil or known the gifts of the Holy Spirit, you will not understand because the church has so watered down the power of God that most have not seen the power of God for a generation. God answered me immediately. He spoke a simple answer which said a lot to me. He said, “All of the forces of hell have been unleashed.” That was it. No more explanation. Several times in my ministry God has given me short but powerful words that have not always been received. This said a lot. I and all of us have seen it play out. The COVID thing, is it real? Yes it is but it is not what the news says or even our governmental leaders say. I do believe that the lockdowns were a grave mistake and I believe that it was planned by the enemy of our souls to shut down the Church thereby shutting down the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Another thing that bothered me from the beginning was the masking of America and the world. I did not know exactly what to think about it except that it made me more than a little uncomfortable. The thought very strongly crossed my mind that there was a connection to witchcraft. That may sound a little far fetched to some but if you have dealt at all in deliverance, you are aware of the demonic activity going on not only in other nations but in our own country and it has been increasing. It was months after the beginning of the masking, which by the way I still have a serious problem with the masking, because they really don’t work or very few people would have gotten COVID compared to the numbers who did. I also have a serious problem with the closing of churches. I have come to believe that much of what has gone on is a strategy by Satan to shut up the Church and Christians. You may not agree but most Christians today are totally in the dark about demonic activity and think that every demonic problem is psychological and can be taken care of by a psychologist, psychiatrist or counselor. Yes many problems can, but the supernatural is very real. The church unfortunately has followed the world in so many things that it has become much like the world instead of the people that God wants us to be.
God is on the move. I believe and many others that there is going to be a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our land. Both Protestant and Catholic prophets have predicted it. I believe that in a vision that the lord gave me that I saw it. Right now there is still much fear and many, including Christians, do not recognize the spirit of fear. They are still wearing the masks and think that that will protect them. They are getting the jab thinking that will protect them. It is a very interesting thing to me that Christians believe the government and I really wonder how many Christians actually prayed about taking the jab. Interesting that in English speaking countries it is called the “jab”. The word jab also means to mock. I looked it up as I am uncomfortable with that word. I know of at least two churches in the town where I live that never closed down. They both have grown despite COVID and I asked one pastor and he said he is not aware that anyone got COVID in a his church. I am not pastoring now although I did for many years and have thought seriously about what I would do now as a pastor. I maybe would have shut down for the recommended two weeks at the beginning but after that, no way! If people could go to Costco, Home Depot etc, then they could come to church. The church is far more essential than the big box stores.
Where are we now? It is hard to say. People are still scared, many wearing masks, although many below their nose, which is a total waste even by what the CDC says, not that I believe them at all.
I say, return to church but one that is not woke, or does not preach the Bible. Find a church that does not give into everything that the government tells you to do concerning the virus. Begin to do your own research and turn off CNN, Fox and any other major news show. Listen to God’s prophets and ministers who are telling the truth. It might be hard to find but it is there.
Where are we now? It is really hard to say as the many things that have happened do not seem to be bringing us much change for the better. Although I wrote this piece months ago, I am adding this. The forces of hell are still at work but before you think that the battle is lost, think about the fact that millions more people are praying, many going back to church and the Gospel is going over social media in an unprecedented way. Even though most churches are open and there are variants of the virus going around, God will answer our prayers. No move of God or revival has ever happened without coming after hard times and even persecution. I believe with all my heart that we are on the verge of a great move of God, an earthshaking move. It may start in a different way and may look different but God knows exactly what He is doing. Trust Him as He has told me to do many times. Do not now lose faith. Seek Him and seek to draw closer to Him.
Stay safe, and I mean by the blood of Jesus Christ which is the only thing that can keep us truly safe. Amen!