As I was driving to work early on July 9, I was pondering the recent shootings of our precious law enforcement officers in Dallas, Texas. As I was praying for their families, for all officers who are mourning the deaths of their comrades, and for our nation, I realized that I felt a different “feeling in the air.” As I paused and thought about it, I got the sense the Lord was saying, “We’ve now entered a new phase.” I knew He was telling me that life as we’ve known it will never be the same.
Let’s take a look at the events transpiring since the Dallas shootings on July 7:
- 84 people were killed in France when a man plowed a truck into them during celebrations there.
- BLM marches are causing disruptions in many cities as they block streets and highways with their protests.
- There was the military coup in Turkey and our military was forced to stay on their base w/no electricity.
- 6 police officers were shot in Baton Rouge, LA. 3 are dead, with one barely clinging to life.
- A police officer in Milwaukee, WI was shot while sitting in his squad car. The suspect fled the scene, then killed himself.
- A man is holding people hostage in a Burger King in Baltimore, MD.
- And we still have the Republican Convention starting tomorrow, where more violence and unrest is expected.
- And that doesn’t even count the full moon we will have on Tuesday, and yes, those full moons really do cause things to get crazy! Ask any police officer, nurse who works in the ER, or those who work with the mentally ill.
Yes, indeed. We really have entered a new phase. I heard a phrase several months ago and it bears repeating because I believe there is a lot of truth in it. “Each day we have is the best day of our life from here on out.”
Friends, hold tightly to Jesus. Put down your computer, cell phone, tablet, Netflix, and Hulu. Pick up your bible and keep your nose in the Word of God. A lot of confusion and deception is going to take place in the coming months. The only way to clearly make your way through it is to learn to hear the voice of God and learn to discern the leading of our Lord.