No Depth To The Darkness

There is no depth to the darkness, did you know that? The devil does not suddenly have an “end point” when it comes to the sickness and disease he desires to bring into the world, or the corruption he longs to place upon humanity, or the abuse, addiction, hurt and violence he aches to plague us with.

I have known this for some time, yet I am still shocked at just how deep into the depths of darkness the devil wants to take us.  

Our world is under attack, there is no doubting that now. We are not only fighting an enemy from without, looking at places like North Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria and China and thinking about how bad it is over there, but rather, today, we are looking at our own society, our towns, communities, neighbors, offices and churches and realizing just how bad it has gotten here, in the land of the free and home of so many brave.

My heart is saddened today, I know it will only get worse before it gets better. I ache at the lack of knowledge so many have, so many desire to have, when it comes to who and what we are fighting against.

I watch politicians hypocritically address the public about the way we need to live our lives.

I watch far too-many pastors refuse to open their doors to a desperately needy public and listen as they refuse to preach about the demonic activity and witchcraft that is not so slowly infecting our society.

I watch as Christians choose blindness and ignorance time and time again because to get involved and educated would mean they would have to choose a side.

I am angry at the little number of Christians standing beside me, refusing to budge regardless of popular belief.

I am confused at the lack of masses fighting with me, pushing against the black mass that keeps getting bigger and bigger.

I am frustrated with the silence so many of my brothers and sisters in Christ seem content with, silence that leads to submission.

I am irritated with the large number of church goers who are content with no longer going to church.

I am annoyed at the lack of curiosity among the Body who desire to know more, to know why and to know what is behind all of this.

I am furious with the masses who call themselves Christians yet live a life not worthy of the name.

Last night, I watched a film about Christians in Sudan, Egypt, Syria and Iraq who suffered so very much due to their faith yet refused to let it go. They have lost everything, but they cling to the cross like it is their lifeline because it is their lifeline.

Yet, here in America, we flippantly wear our cross necklaces, occasionally look at the Bible and casually call ourselves Christians yet know so little of the meaning of that word.

My heart breaks for the broken lives of so many who clung to the truth of the Word even when clinging meant certain punishment, loss, hurt, abuse and death.

I am ashamed at my own lack of longing for the Lord at times, knowing others around the world have nothing yet still continuously yearn for Him because He is all they have.   

I am embarrassed at my complaints regarding the prayers not yet answered, now aware of how little others have yet the only comment that leaves their lips are praises unto the God who gave them life and love.

I am so very regretful of my lack of knowledge, research and the apathy I lived in for years regarding the demonic that has been cultivating behind the scenes as the church slumbers.

Last night, during the film, a young christian man in Aleppo, Iraq stated that while protecting their home against ISIS, “My father and my brothers were guarding the doors, I was at the top of the stairs protecting the women. My father told me to leave three bullets in my gun, one for each of my sisters and one for my mother. We knew we couldn’t let them be taken alive.”

Let this statement be a reminder of what is out there trying to come to our door. The devil is slowly slipping into our country under different names: Antifa, Marxism, Socialism, BLM…do not be deceived, we are in the fight for the life of this country, of this world.

Educate yourself, know what is behind each of these organizations and ideologies. It is our duty to stand against the enemy in all his different forms.

If America falls, which she could if the church stays asleep, then so will every other country who desperately needs her help.

Fight for freedom and truth, fight for justice and goodness, fight for the power of the Word to reign above all.

Fight with me and every other Christian who knows the dire and desperate situation we are in.

Pray alongside me and the members of the Body who recognizes our prayers are the only thing keeping the enemy at bay.

This is my cry for help, my desperate call to action to anyone who will listen.

Remnant, we must rise up. For, if we don’t, the story of the young man in Sudan, of all of the persecuted brothers and sisters around the world, will not only be stories we hear from time to time, but will become our reality.

Church wake up.

Remnant rise up.

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” -Hosea 4:6

Author: Lydia Barbara

I am a woman standing on the Word, believing in its infallibility and knowing I am all that God says I am.

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