This year has thrown a curve ball for many - the things that have come, have caught us by surprise. When the Lord gave the verse "Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you" from Isaiah 60 as a promise for the year 2020, I did not, even in my wildest imagination envision what would fall on earth in 2020. God is very faithful about letting His children know what is up ahead and He gives us an opportunity to partner with Him and pray over situations. Our God reveals what the enemy and his minions plan in the dark and gives us an opportunity to thwart the enemy's plan with His power. He gave dominion over earth as a gift to Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. "God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground".” Genesis 1: 28
But when Adam and Eve sinned, they gift-wrapped the dominion God had given them and handed it over to the enemy: that is why it was important for Jesus Christ (the second Adam) to come as a man, die on the cross of Calvary and triumph over the enemy and take the dominion over earth. "Jesus came up and said to them, “All authority (all power of absolute rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me." Matthew 28:18 (AMP)
Jesus then gave this authority to all who believed in Him. "Therefore it is said, When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive [He led a train of vanquished foes] and He bestowed gifts on men." Ephesians 4: 8 (AMPC)
So, with all that is happening in 2020 and the forecast being dismal and dreary, what are we doing with the authority God has given us in Christ Jesus? We are called to be watchmen on earth - are we going to let the enemy (devil) pillage and plunder on our watch and go down in history as the generation that slept and failed to take charge, or are we going to exercise our God given authority and pray and sound the alarm for people to wake up from their slumber? If we do not stand up and claim our territory, we will lose ground and surrender to the enemy. So, I am doing my part today and letting you know that you can turn the tide by the power of God: we can unleash the power and glory of the living God on earth. You can as watchmen and criers call out to God and pray His presence and change history so God's will is done on earth. I am reporting for duty: to actively pray for my country and all the nations of the world. Will you?
"Blow the trumpet on Zion. Shout a warning on my holy mountain..." Joel 2: 1a