Father if I pray,
will my children
Will their tears
all flow away?
Will they praise Thee
Father if I pray,
will Thy Love
with us stay?
Will the wars
all go away?
Will we see
thy Blessed Day?
In Jesus’ Name
By: ElRoyPoet, 2022
Listen to Hope Now song by: Addison Road (Lyrics)
“I believe the Lord allows Satan to sift overconfident, self-reliant Christians in particular. They boast, ‘If the enemy ever tries to bring me down, I’ll trample him in God’s power. I’ll chase him out of my life with the Word. The devil can’t touch me.’
I hear this kind of boasting from pulpits all across America. Of course, I agree we have victory over Satan by faith in Jesus’ work on the cross. Yet, at one time or another, every Christian faces sudden, surprising siftings and never realizes the devil is behind them. Movements are taking place constantly in the spiritual world that we know very little about. We’re not to be ignorant of the enemy’s devices.
Perhaps right now you’re facing a deep trial, an unexplainable shaking. You’re being turned upside down, inside out, and you think it may be because of some evil in you. Yet, the whole time, it’s Satan, sifting you like wheat, by God’s permission. When we’re being sifted, Satan injects into our minds every evil thing in his demonic arsenal. And he makes us believe these awful thoughts originated in our own hearts, rather than in hell. It’s a trial so hellish and despairing, Christ won’t let us enter it without giving us his oath to pray us through. Beloved, our own sifting ends when we can say to the devil, ‘My Savior loves me unconditionally, through all my sins, because I’ve returned to his love. Moreover, he’s convinced me that, even though I’ve failed him, he knows I still love him with all my heart. So, you can’t rob me of that anymore, devil. I won’t allow you to tell me otherwise. I love Jesus, and he knows it.'” Excerpt from: The Sifting Process
“The safest road to hell is the gradual one—the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.” By: C. S. Lewis
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Bible, Ephesians 6:12
“And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. Matthew 24:4, 6-8, 13
“God desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.” 1 Timothy 2:4-5