As I was in prayer, God led me to a scripture in the book of Daniel. As I read it, a movie played in my mind, and all the words began to jump off the page. “This is where we are,” I thought. Each word made sense. How incredible is it that the words written by the prophet Daniel so many years ago came together as a storyline to watch, observe, study, and learn how to endure–today?
At the beginning of the year, I was prompted to start using the term “New Year, New Flow” on social posts. It seemed appropriate. It fit where of the Lord had been directing my path, personally and with the magazine. Each day the menial tasks that must be performed have become harder to accomplish. Many have lost their “zeal” for life and are losing hope, especially in the corrupt culture we are currently in. I asked the Lord earlier this year, what can I do? What is my part? I heard the word, endure.
Endure? That sure doesn’t sound like I have much to be involved with. Am I to wait this one out? This was placed back in my memory as I wrote this letter, and I was prompted to look at the word endure. It means to continue on, persist, and hold on, despite the obstacles or hardships we withstand, and to be afflicted. It truly hit home that this is a spiritual battle and not one that can be overcome by any other means.
We are to continue despite our hardships and be a champion for the cause of Jesus Christ. Our minds must be set on pursuing love and the Truth and seeking guidance from the Holy Spirit, and not resorting to our fallen human nature. It will be crucial over the next season to believe in the Word of God and the Truth of how things are.
So what was the scripture I was led to in Daniel? It was Daniel 7:19-27. As you read it, remember the words of Jesus, the King of kings, in Mark 13:13 (KJV), “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.”
Book of Daniel Scriptures
Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet; And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows. I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom. Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. Daniel 7:19-24 (KJV)
Where we are today…
And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. Daniel 7:25 (KJV)
Where we will be…
But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end. And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him. Daniel 7:26-27 (KJV)
All glory to God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We shall in His Name, remain, abide and endure in His Peace, as a warrior of Christ. Shalom and Amen.
Blessings and honor,
Scripture quotations marked KJV are taken from the KING JAMES VERSION of the Bible.