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Change is Coming

By June 17, 20184 Comments

Change is Coming

“Now there arose up a new king over Egypt,
which knew not Joseph”
Exodus 1:8

This was a simple statement but one of immense implications for the people of God. It was the beginning of a period of time in which His people endured great hardship and suffering. The Word does not go into detail concerning the political events of the time nor what ensued. It was the results that mattered. This change was one of great import and no doubt ordered of the Lord. Throughout the history of His people (natural or spiritual) their tendency is to become mingled with the ways and wisdom of this world. The call of God for them to be separate and holy is ignored and this mixture becomes unbearable to the One who rules and reigns over all. The suffering of His people at the hands of the evil of this world sets the stage for the judgments of God which inevitably follow. It is in this time that we are instructed to walk in the ways of Christ whereby we overcome as He overcame.

“Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore, if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good”
Romans 12:19-21

It is in these times that God sets things in place to once again “divide the light from the darkness”. God Himself watches over His own for in the mingling of the light with darkness His salvation ceases to shine forth and His face is hid from those who dwell upon the earth. When His people become political and invest themselves in the ways and wisdom of this world they cease to be the light of God to their generation. Upon entering into the political arena their warfare becomes carnal, worldly and powerless and the culmination of these things is spiritual decay and bitterness of soul. The true church of Jesus Christ is not of this world; she seeks a Kingdom which is above and she is an ambassador of that Kingdom. Paul exhorted the saints of his day to pray for the rulers and princes of that day; a government which was soon to fall because of its own wickedness. The Roman army had surrounded Jerusalem and placed it under siege for its rebellion. The fall of Jerusalem to the Roman army is still regarded as the single most horrific genocide in human history. This incident is never mentioned by the writers of the New Covenant; the Jerusalem they were seeking was not of this world.

We are to be a heavenly people free from the politics and policies of this world. A change is coming in our day as the principalities of this world are aligning themselves for a final assault upon the people of God. It is a day for us to seek with all of our hearts to be hid in Christ in the reality of a living, holy and intimate nature. He is our salvation. It is by being held in the graces and wonder of Christ that we can face this day with the enduring love of God. We must remain vigilant to keep our trust and hope in Him. Let us not render evil for evil but by the very life of Christ overcome evil with good, overcome hatred with love and, having our eyes fixed upon His return, in order to keep ourselves free from the bitterness of the day.

“Keep yourselves in the love of God,
looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ
unto eternal life”
Jude 1:21

Brian Troxel

4 Comments

  • This is what I’ve been hearing lately, and seeing as a door opening before me. But it only truly takes shape as I step through it. To serve God in this hour is to boldly defy and cut down the uncircumcised Philistine and overstep the advice of all men. Religious men say that David served as a type of Christ; but they refuse to go beyond David into themselves, to see that we also are to be the same – even Christ’s body as He moves in the earth waging war through us. They call this a blasphemous and carnal usurpation of God’s authority for they know neither His indwelling nor its purpose.

    2 Corinthians 4:6 ESV
    For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

  • Tim Shey says:

    Brian: Earlier today I was watching this TV program called DISCOVERING THE JEWISH JESUS with Rabbi Schneider. He was studying the Hebrew name for Yahweh. He said that Yahweh is not a noun, but a VERB. I have never heard of that before. He said in so many words that Yahweh was a name that described a continuing process.

    Like I said in a comment on your blog a while back, I would rather say that I abide in Christ right here right now than to say that I was saved 20, 30 or 40 years ago. Abiding in Christ is timelessness, because of course, Christ is eternal and timeless.

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