By Dennis Petersen
The man who is unquestionably regarded as the wisest man in history, young King Solomon, wrote: “To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven…”
That means even a time for war… and it’s here now.
When we read Solomon’s famous statement about the seasons of life in Ecclesiastes (chapter 2), we’re immediately faced with the disturbing reality that life is a continuing roller coaster of ups and downs. In light of the abundance of God’s word, we must draw our security and peace from the sheltering rest of our confidence in God through all of those ups and downs. As Solomon wrote, there’s…
2 A time to be born, And a time to die;
A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted;
3 A time to kill, And a time to heal;
A time to break down, And a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, And a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to gain, And a time to lose;
A time to keep, And a time to throw away;
7 A time to tear, And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, And a time to speak;
8 A time to love, And a time to hate;
A time of war, And a time of peace.
How would citizens of a country know that their country is in a war?
One of the oldest Chinese strategies of the art of war is the ultimate strategy. What’s that? It’s simple. Get your enemy to think that he is not the target of war even when you are maneuvering his collapse.
Bible believing Christians have historically recognized the truth of Ephesians six about the armor of the believer in the spiritual battle. They are perhaps familiar with the allusion to the weapons of our warfare mentioned in 2nd Corinthians 10. But how have they been conditioned to think about being on their guard against actual physical enemies that are no doubt inspired by demonic forces?
2nd Timothy 2:4 does tell us plainly that, “No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.” This should alert us to the need to be prepared for war as Christ’s ambassadors and warriors when war comes.
The Bible isn’t really intended to be an instruction book for the art of war. However, by observing God’s providentially guided history of His people as recorded in the Bible we can learn some valuable lessons that are finding many applications to the chaotic times in which we now find ourselves.
So, what would be some evidences in our society that we are under siege in extreme warfare? Consider a few observations.
Clues to a Secret War
- Large segments of the population are being censored from participating in public debate.
- Wholesale mental conditioning has marginalized peaceful and thoughtful segments of society.
- Normally accepted standards of freedom are suspended in the ruse of the “common good.”
- People are being called on to monitor their neighbors for normal trustworthy behaviors.
- Personal health decisions are being removed from otherwise sensible people.
- Fear is tactically observed as a wide-scale intimidation of standard channels of information.
- Supply chains are compromised by incentivizing workers to stay home from employment.
- Shortages of basic needs are prevalent even when there is no shortage of raw supplies.
- Long-term public mobility is limited by various means for highly debatable beliefs about factors that can actually be tested intelligently to reveal there is actually no reason for such restraint.
- Freedoms are demanded to be sacrificed in the name of highly debatable expert opinion.
48 years ago, The Lord used evangelist Mario to have a profound impact on my tranquil life. With his input and also many others at that time, God began opening the eyes of my heart so powerfully that I’ve never been the same since. Thankfully, and amazingly, God is still giving him energy and anointing to speak into the lives of many whom God is raising up to be spiritual warriors in our troubled times. He recently posted a challenging message that is so timely, I thought you would appreciate hearing about it. He titled his short post: “You are now a wartime pastor.” It was feature on the Intercessors For America (IFA) daily national prayer letter… so it must be really important and worth sharing with you today. You need to share this, but only with your pastor if you discern that he is open to receive it.
September 30, 2021 | From Mario Murillo Ministries (9/14/21)
Lord, help us to fully engage and prevail against the gates of hell with the spiritual weapons you have given us, confident of Your victory. Give us eyes to see and ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.
See the link to Mario Murillo’s website https://mariomurillo.org/2021/09/14/you-are-now-a-wartime-pastor/
You believe you have a choice. But reality and circumstances have made the choice. You can try to stay out of the war, but you will be labeled a traitor. I am not calling you a traitor–but the situation will. Things are deteriorating fast. The battle lines are drawn so clearly. Your silence will label you a turncoat.
There is a powerful pull to remain a peacetime pastor. Nostalgia and the yearning for simpler times are strong temptations. But there is no going back. Like it or not, reject it or not, you are now a wartime pastor.
So, what should a wartime pastor be doing right now?
One: A wartime pastor will face the fact that our nation is being led by evildoers. The same villains who led the disastrous exit from Afghanistan are in control of the pandemic. [they are a relatively small group… you’ve heard them labeled as “elites” or “elitists”] They do not care about people’s lives. They do not care that they are despised by most of America. They are dedicated to their Marxist agenda and are bent on destroying this nation. They are reckless and depraved. It is only after a pastor realizes that those who are in power now are totally evil, that they [those pastors] will make the right choices for the good of their own people.
Two: A wartime pastor will educate their congregation as to the evils of Critical Race Theory, transgenderism, and abortion. They will do it early, emphatically, and will not back down. They know that it is better to cut your losses now than to allow a congregation to fester in cultural compromise. Proverbs 28:23 says, “He who rebukes a man will find more favor afterward than he who flatters with the tongue.”
Three: A wartime pastor will organize his people, immediately. They will get EVERYONE down to the school board meeting, the county commission meeting, and the city council meeting. Because this is war, you will get your people to start working together. Pastor, they are looking to you and you must lead them! [true shepherds will recognize and deal with all the dangers that are threatening to assault his sheep – not just the job of feeding them in the pasture or stalls]
Four: A wartime pastor will deal with the hard questions—the unavoidable questions.
What will you do when your unvaccinated members won’t be able to be treated at the hospitals? They won’t even be let in the front door. It is already happening. The Church will have to take care of them. Are you ready for that?
The Church will have to take care of them. Are you ready for that?
Some of your people are going to be fired from their jobs. They may have trouble finding any gainful employment. They’ll need help. A kind of help you haven’t ever dealt with before. And there could be a lot of them. Are you preparing to take care of them?
Five: A wartime pastor realizes that they will soon be coming after your money. They failed to keep the church locked down. The church came roaring back. Now they will go after your money. How will they do this? Biden is already planning to turn the IRS into a weapon against freedom of religion.
Just as Bank of America shutdown the bank accounts of [some] conservatives, in the same way, the government is planning a bold and diabolical attack on your finances. Any church that does not comply with the state-run message will have their accounts attacked. Before you say this can’t happen, look back on what has already happened that we thought could never happen. [and see what one Canadian province ordered a few weeks ago].
Lastly, a wartime pastor realizes that the church is built on the Rock and the gates of hell will not prevail against it! Jesus said, in Matthew 16:18, “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock (your confession that I am the Christ), I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”
The wartime pastor is fighting with the weapons of God. They are confident of victory because of the Cross, the Resurrection and the Holy Spirit.
However, a peacetime pastor has no part in that promise. The promise to prevail against the gates of hell is the exclusive domain of a pastor who is fully engaged in war―and not the preacher who either has their head in the sand, or is running away from it. [he’s a warrior willing to defend the defenseless and respond to the call of Psalm 94:16 to stand against evil-doers and workers of wickedness].
What is the Lord speaking to you through this message? tell someone with ears to hear what you’ve learned.
(Reprinted with permission from Mario Murillo Ministries
Understanding the times
The pivotal Bible verse about understanding the times is the description of the descendant of Jacob’s son Issachar in the days when David gathered his mighty men of Israel at Ziklag in forced defiance of king Saul. In times of war, God’s people need warriors with strategic insight to know the right moves to make.
1Ch 12:32 “of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their command;
When it comes to understanding the times, we’re reminded of God’s wise gifts to men like Daniel and his friends.
Dan 1:20 “And in all matters of wisdom and understanding about which the king examined them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers who were in all his realm.
Dan 2:21 “And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.
Eph 5:17 “Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”
… and when will you understand what the will of the Lord is?
Start with Romans 12:2. What is the goal?
“That you may prove what the will of God is, that which is acceptable, and good, and perfect.”
And how does that happen? How about starting with the first part of the verse, when we obey the command: “do not be conformed to this world?”
And what is the first part of that obedience?
“But be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
The battle for our soul in finding the perfect will of God begins in our minds. And in a world filled with propaganda and generations of programmed cultural conditioning, how do we get to the objective of a renewed mind… a refreshed mind… a clean and pure mind that is receptive to the wisdom and discernment of Almighty God?
Go back to Proverbs 2. In verse 5 we’re told when we “will discern the fear of the LORD, and discover the knowledge of God.” The instructions for “when” are simply laid out for us in detail, starting in the first verse.
“My son, if you will receive my sayings, and treasure my commandments within you, Make your ear attentive to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding…” It’s a process, isn’t it? We must devote our listening to sources of proven wisdom… not poisoned wells of deceptively ‘sweetened’ water that temporarily refreshes but gradually weakens our God-given common sense. Go on.
Verse 3 says, “If you cry for discernment, lift your voice for understanding; if you seek her (God’s wisdom) as (you would for) silver (your paycheck), and search for her as for hidden treasures….”
Did you get that? Does that sound like a desperate pursuit of something? And yes, when you get right down to it, if we are desperate, we WILL get emotionally involved in the pursuit of God’s will, His truth, His deliverance, His insight, His discernment, His answers for the puzzling challenges we face.
Now read the rest of Proverbs 2:6-22.
6 For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;
7 He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly;
8 He guards the paths of justice, And preserves the way of His saints.
9 Then you will understand righteousness and justice, Equity and every good path.
10 When wisdom enters your heart, And knowledge is pleasant to your soul,
11 Discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you,
12 To deliver you from the way of evil, From the man who speaks perverse things,
13 From those who leave the paths of uprightness To walk in the ways of darkness;
14 Who rejoice in doing evil, And delight in the perversity of the wicked;
15 Whose ways are crooked, And who are devious in their paths;
Now stop right there. Did you hear some specific promises that clearly relate to some of the distortions, deceptions, confusions and controversies that swirl around us today?
God’s wisdom provides favor for those who “walk uprightly.” They do what is right. They stand against what is wrong. They stubbornly refuse to go with the flow, submitting to corrupted peer pressure (verse 7). His promise of protection and preservation is for those who take the courage to do justly (verse 8).
I’m reminded of a wonderful verse from Micah 6:8 that I’ve treasured as an axiom of life.
“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you… but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”
Write that down. Put it on a card and stick it to the mirror so you’ll see it when you get up in the morning. That’s the kind of diligence Proverbs 2 is talking about.
So, when will you… “understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path?” (verse 9).
Verse 10 tells us, “When wisdom enters your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul…” your mind and emotions. Does that tell you something about our need to have purity and integrity in our soul – our mind – our desires?
And what’s the result? Verse 11 tells us plainly: “Discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you,” Isn’t that the perfect peace-giving solution to our primary problem? We want to be preserved by making discreet decisions. We want the safety of good understanding… everybody does… but not everybody is willing to pay the price, are they? The question is, are you willing to pay that price?
If you are, then God’s promise is to deliver you from the way of evil, from the man who speaks perverse things. If there ever was a time when evil and perverted communication was rampant in the paths of everyday life, it’s now. And we’re not just talking about basic moral daily behavior like lying, cheating and stealing. We’re talking about people all around us who are constantly listening to corrupted influencers. They’ve given themselves to an agenda that is literally bent on destroying humanity. They are determined to shame otherwise good people with the pressure to conform. And that should be a red flag to anyone who’s thinking.
Compliance with absurdity is not virtuous.
When you take the time to “test all things” you discover that the widely promoted narrative is rooted in the satanic objective to destroy those for whom our Savior gave His perfect life to redeem. That’s the personal warfare to which every one of us must diligently submit ourselves. Our commander in chief is up all night so we can greet Him to receive our assignment every morning.
If you’re observant you connect the dots and see the big picture of how this war has been orchestrated.
General Michael Flynn interview with Stew Peters posted Sept 13, 2021 on Rumble.
America cannot have an honest election in 2022 until the fraud of 2020 is resolved.
The Objective is not about Making America Great Again, but rather about restoring America’s greatness.
Potential crisis ahead for US in near term: financial collapse; food and supply shortage; energy crisis; foreign policy disasters that could let China take advantage over all countries;
Citizens must assume risk and become involved wherever they have opportunities and doors open to influence local policy-making affairs. Maximizing potential requires acceptance of calculated risks. People in mid-50s and up must get involved, not retire, because we’ve allowed the young generation to be captured by enemy influences.
Think: you don’t get censored in a democracy … only in a fascist regime.
The psy-op campaign is against us, the citizens seeking truth. [which is why we must alert everyone to the fact we are in a disinformation war with the goal of eliminating righteousness and truth from the land]
“Be sober, be vigilant… For your adversary the Devil prowls about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” We must put on the whole armor of God like never before – including discernment of the Holy Spirit to discern the times and what the people of God whom you influence should do.
If you haven’t yet accessed my friend Brian’s HealthImpactNews.com, you’ll be informed and built up when you do. A recent post asked:
“are you prepared for what comes next?”
What we are witnessing and living through today is the greatest scam in the history of the human race, which is now also morphing into the biggest cover-up, as vaccine injured people who have taken the experimental gene therapy shots are filling our hospitals, while the government and media lie to the American public and blame it on the unvaccinated.
Living through the Greatest Scam in history
There is no way to hide this fact. …except to obscure it from the media or outright lie about it.
The CDC public data base called VAERS is well-known to be SEVERELY under-reported. They now admit over 16,506+ recorded deaths following COVID-19 shots. Hundreds more are added weekly. That’s more than double ALL the deaths from all FDA approved vaccines over the last 30 years… before the COVID shots were issued emergency use authorization in December of 2020. (Source.) There are also 18,439 permanent disabilities. While some people are now starting to wake up and realize that the whole COVID narrative has been a scam, and that they are being lied to regarding the alleged safety and effectiveness of the COVID injections, most people are completely in the dark regarding the agenda in play here, and how the politicians are puppets to carry out this agenda of the Globalists.
A Eugenics Campaign?
This is a eugenics campaign to setup their New World Order and significantly reduce the world’s population. It is no conspiracy theory anymore. They have openly published this agenda for anyone who has eyes to see and ears to hear. We are living in the presence of EVIL, and if you don’t wake up and recognize it soon, it will destroy you and your family.
The entire COVID Global Plandemic was simulated weeks before it ever started. Similar events that have yet to happen have also been recently simulated. See:
The number of vaccine-injured is going to skyrocket, as nurses, doctors, and other healthcare workers will themselves suffer massive vaccine injuries, while many will just simply be fired or quit because they are too smart to risk their lives to keep their jobs over a killer injection. See:
Children age 6 months to 12 years, are the next target. Authorization to inject them with these experimental gene therapy shots is expected before winter 2021.
Oh my, what a storm we are going to see this Fall, when the annual flu season kicks in. It will be unlike anything we have ever seen before, and if you haven’t figured it out yet, consider this.
All of these vaccine injuries and deaths, along with the annual “influenza-like” illnesses that will converge together, will be blamed on whatever flavor of COVID variant is popular at the time, and it will ALL BE BLAMED ON THE UNVACCINATED. Even the over-crowded hospitals will be blamed on the unvaccinated, instead of the shortages of healthcare workers due to COVID-19 mandates.
We know this is what will happen, because they are doing it right now!
And once the panic sets in when the sick and dying cannot even get into hospitals, the huge bubble of our current fake economy will burst and the entire financial system may very well collapse.
Remember that none of the experimental COVID-19 shots, including the one that has been “approved” by the FDA, has any long-term safety studies. The control groups that were involved in the original trials, have intentionally been lost. The media actually reported it in February 2021. Here is NPR reporting on it.
So, those of us that are still unvaccinated, WE ARE THE CONTROL GROUP now by default! And you can be sure that they want to get rid of us as much as possible to keep their narrative alive.
But what is especially troubling today is what is happening and what is being planned for our children. 12 to 15-year-olds have already been approved to receive these dangerous gene therapy shots, which NO governor, Red state or Blue state has acted to stop, and the casualties are mounting fast. See:
If you don’t know what is very likely going to happen in the next few weeks as we head into the Fall flu season, you are going to be caught unprepared. NOW is the time to prepare and start expecting these things to happen.
Learn how to take care of yourself without the Healthcare system. The days are getting shorter now here in North America, and you should at the very least, start supplementing with Vitamin D. Increase your dosage as the days get shorter [note: at least 5,000 IU daily before bed].
Whatever supplements or medications you depend on today, stock up now.
When people realize that they are in war, the most important thing that they must do is to take care of your children! Government schools are the most dangerous place they can be right now. They WILL vaccinate them – with or without parents’ approval, especially from unvaccinated parents who will be looked at as domestic terrorists. They will just take your children away from you, as they have been doing through medical kidnapping for decades now, but it will be at a much higher rate with the unvaccinated.
The evidence is clear. The shot will sterilize many surviving children or lead to offspring that are severely handicapped by auto-immune diseases.
Like we saw in 2020, public panic, and breaks in the supply chain can be sparked overnight. So, stock up now with what you need before panics start.
In this war, it should not be surprising if some kind of “false flag” event is staged, where the unvaccinated will be blamed.
Stay vigilant, protect your children, and seek the wisdom of God in these very dark days
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