There is an air of spiritual danger and intensity in the air. Rightly discerning this moment in history is critical if we are to remain a vital witness to the world for God and His Kingdom. A process of preparation has been taking place for decades in an attempt to cause us to accept outcomes we would never have imagined if early in the preparation process we were told where we were being led.
Discerning whether a process of preparation is of God or something else is where it becomes challenging for many. To think this negative preparation will be offered in an unappealing fashion and without an acceptable vocabulary is naïve. It will sound spiritual and even compassionate to some, but it is still a lie wrapped in deceptive packaging.
All dark preparation is done over time incrementally so that our acceptance will take place without our recognition of what is happening. This is the reason why each moment of every day we must remain dependent upon God and His Word to craft our thinking and direct our steps. Our dependence on the Lord will disrupt any preparation that would try to lead us away from the truth and become fully prepared for deception.
This is an updated edition of a post originally published on Garris Elkins