This Is Not a Drill
Many of My children sense the darkness hovering directly above them and feel unable to push past it. Remember, I am with you always, and though the night is great, you can overcome it. What you feel and what is true are often two very different things, and you must make a conscious decision to walk by faith and not by sight. This is not a time to despair, but a time to act. You must choose to fight the enemy’s designs against you, including the subtle ways he attempts to get you to feel comfortable in the dark and compromise your faith. Compromise with the devil will not bring peace – anything he appears to concede is an illusion and meant to bring you to a place of surrender. My children, be wise as serpents, harmless as doves. Understand the weapons I have given you; practice and wield them valiantly, trusting My Spirit to lead and guide you in the way you should go. Yes, there is exceedingly great darkness, but My light shining in you is greater and overcomes it! This is not a drill, this is war. It is in such a situation that I will appear as a thief in the night!
Matt. 10:16, “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” NKJV
Matt. 5:14-16, “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” NKJV
I Thes. 5:1-3, “But concerning the times and seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, ‘Peace and safety!’ then suddenly destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.” NKJV