Father, we are in a fog of spiritual warfare. Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Keep us from the knee-jerk reactions of those who spout threats of what is to come, for we are more than conquerors in Christ. The slings and arrows of the enemy will not prosper. The time draws closer, the clocks tick louder and soon the trumpet will sound your call for the beloved. Help us stay alert. Help us prepare. Help us be ready. Help us reach the unbelief of others in time for them to repent before the trumpet sounds. You are our refuge and sanctuary. You are worthy to be exalted and revered in the name and authority of Jesus the Christ, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.
“For the Lord spoke thus to me with his strong hand upon me, and warned me not to walk in the way of this people, saying: ‘Do not call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread. But the Lord of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.'” (Isaiah 8: 11-13 ESV)