On the evening of November 2nd, the word “upheaval” dropped into my spirit. As I pondered it, these words followed: “The people walking in darkness have seen a great Light.”
The Oxford dictionary defines upheaval as:
As I’ve considered this word the last couple days, I believe the Holy Spirit is revealing that we as a society are about to experience upheaval, but that we are not to be alarmed by what we are seeing, in as much as it will bring about spiritual awakening to those who have had a veil over their hearts (2 Corinthians 3:16).
The disruptions caused by the global response to coronavirus in 2020 awakened some people to spiritual realities. But for all the upheaval to the workforce, economy, school children, public transportation, medical care, and small businesses, the overall response to spiritual realities seems diminished.
My mind returns often to the words of a friend who ministered to the Venezuelan refugees in Cúcuta, Colombia two years ago. She wrote to me one night, “It is so different ministering here than in the U.S. These people have lost everything. They are so broken. They aren’t trying to justify their sin. They’re very open to the gospel.”
If the Lord caused similar upheaval here to give people eternal perspective, would we see it as a mercy?
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