I’m not through making the dark, darker, the Lord said.
Talking with the Lord about the upcoming New Year several nights ago, I asked him the question: “What is going to happen in 2023, Lord? What will you be doing?”
His answer was surprising to me.
That is the only word he said. I waited, but there wasn’t any further answer. I thought to myself, well, maybe that was just my imagination. I kept thinking about it, wondering about it.
Finally this morning, I asked him for more. I had in mind writing and posting an article about the coming year, as I have for some years now.
“I’m not through making the dark, darker,” he said. He reminded me of what he’d said about that last year, what I had posted then and re-posted a little while later.
He’s quite serious about it. He is NOT through. WAR is what he said, and WAR is what is coming. Not a physical fighting war, although he didn’t rule that out, but a continuation of the fierce spiritual war that has been going on this year.
I went to the Esther’s Petition blog site on my computer and began reading the original post. Here it is… apparently this is still happening and will continue into the next year. It is not a fun prospect.
“There are still a few slivers of gray and white among the dark places, and I am closing those gaps and making it all dark. Very dark.”
I knew that wasn’t all there was to it, and it wasn’t. He continued.
“I’m also making the light, lighter. Brighter. The contrast will become ever more evident around the globe, as those who have preferred the dark are beginning to long for the light.” For Jesus, the Light of the World.
I knew that Father God is not responsible for the darkness and so I waited for more discussion. He went on to explain.
Making dark places darker is making them much more obvious, much more evident. Far more repugnant to those who have loved the darkness… up until now. That love is turning.
A spiritual revival has sprung up in various places around the planet in recent years, growing more widespread; gaining more attention.
It is a precursor of a soon-coming global outpouring of the Holy Spirit with tremendous worship and joy, miraculous signs and wonders, miracle healings, salvations and deliverances. Years-long prayers and intercessions are coming into fruition; patience is paying off.
At the same time persecution and murder of believers is worsening. The battle for the Faith — the faith of believers — is certainly not new. It started with the apostles.
But Christians worldwide, and particularly prayer warriors, have been under many deadly and increasingly vicious attacks in recent days, some insidious or temporary irritations, but some long-lasting disasters.
All are designed to distract from the Word of Truth and from the work of the intercessor. The enemy assumes (rightly so in many cases) that it’s hard to minister to other people when you’re in real distress yourself, physical, mental, emotional, financial, family, or community.
The increasing supernatural darkness can never stop the Light from coming, the overwhelming, engulfing glory of God.
2022 (and 2023!) will be a year of contrasts, challenges, conflicts, and confusion. And a year of confirmations and celebrations.