This is Year 2020, and indeed my eyesight has become increasingly clear in the midst of this satan wrought spirit of fear and the evidence of its behavior; as well as the seemingly double-talk of some in regard to the God kind of faith. The believer’s walk of faith trust in GOD (as opposed to the way of man); remaining firm-footed on the Word of God. Encouragement came by way of Dr. Bill Winston – Pastor of Living Word Christian Center (Oak Park, Illinois)¬†who recently communicated:

“This virus is like a giant. And like David we can slay this giant that has been terrorizing the whole world. . . . .THIS IS OUR TIME TO SHINE AND TO GLORIFY GOD. . . . . let’s’ take the opportunity by getting on the offense and off the defense, running to the battle as David did instead of fearing it. God has made us MASTERS and ABSOLUTE RULERS over every circumstance on this entire planet. Let’s demonstrate the power of His Word and His kingdom to defeat this threat. . . .”

Ephesians 6:18 tells us to pray all kinds of prayers. The prayer below by John A. MacMillan is one of many that I pray almost daily. May we who comprise the Body of Christ become ever more vigilant about operating with the Ministry-of-Authority in the Name above every name bestowed to each of us individually.

“LORD, I accept Thy gracious word. I believe that Thou hast thus wrought for me. In humble faith I do now take my seat in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus at Thy right hand. Teach me how to fulfill this sacred ministry, how to exercise the authority which Thou hast entrusted to me. Train me day by day that I may attain to the full stature of the perfect person in Christ, so that in me Thy purpose of the ages may be fulfilled. Amen. (From MacMillan, J.A. [1932, 1981, 1997, 2007]. The Authority of the Believer. [p. 27]).