This is definitely not a traditional New Year. The majority of us are entering the year with wounds, pains, and worries from last year. The devastation does not simply go away because it’s a new year but I believe the Father is a restorer. He will rejuvenate and refresh the weary and the faint, the brokenhearted and the down-trodden. I believe the Lord brings order out of chaos.
Sometimes, life has to get really bad before people change their ways. We ignore the signs of a slight pain in our chest or put off errands that should be priority. We often learn the hard way and take the hard road before we commit to change.
I recently decided to clear out my bedroom closet. As I took out all my clothes and miscellaneous items stored in the closet, my bedroom became a complete mess. I had things all over my bed and my floor was covered with items that I could not fit on top of the bed. With slight regret, I felt overwhelmed and wondered why I started this project in the first place.
After taking endless hours to re-organize and place the items in a designated place I felt a sense of peace and accomplishment.
As we watch the mess unravel in Washington the past couple of years, the dirt and grime of our political system was necessary to be exposed. It was never really a secret but it has definitely shined a light on the dysfunction, corruption, deception, and disgrace of American greed, power and arrogance.
The Lord is establishing order in the midst of the chaos, injustice and corruption. HE is purging the evil doers of a Babylonian system who is without honor of divine leadership. [Please note: The Babylonian system consists of both Democratic and Republican parties]. Just to clarify, both sides include corruption and deception. The demonic strongholds will be broken.
Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness. Prov 16:12
Nobody can withstand the mighty hand of the power of God. His ways are glorious and will smite the head of kingdoms of the earth. His laws and commandments will be established on the earth as it is in Heaven. The Body of Christ is the royal priesthood that will be established in the last days. They shall lead with power, wisdom and discernment. The Lord is establishing divine order through his children.
Not by might, nor by Power but by His spirit, says the Lord. Zech 4:6
Prepare ye the way of the Lord. Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.
And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
44 “In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever.
Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Then say thou, Thus saith the Lord God, The city sheddeth blood in the midst of it, that her time may come, and maketh idols against herself to defile herself.
4 Thou art become guilty in thy blood that thou hast shed; and hast defiled thyself in thine idols which thou hast made; and thou hast caused thy days to draw near, and art come even unto thy years: therefore have I made thee a reproach unto the heathen, and a mocking to all countries.
In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord God.
13 Behold, therefore I have smitten mine hand at thy dishonest gain which thou hast made, and at thy blood which hath been in the midst of thee.
Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
27 Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all; he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.