ONE PHRASE CAN CHANGE YOUR ENTIRE REACTION TO THESE END TIMES
By Mario Murillo
To fully grasp the phrase and the power it unleashes we must first admit that we have entered a season in American life that is the worst that Christians have ever known. There are forces crashing against our spirit that are unheard of by prior generations.
There are things that are about to hit all Americans and it is a fact that hardly anyone is ready for these things. Here is but a short list of impending crisis:
The persecution of American believers will accelerate: The enemies of the faith have redefined classic moral values to make them look like hatred. Political Correctness has morphed into Enforced Correctness. The church is no longer allowed to disagree and Christians are told by a government and the media that they must comply or face criminal charges.
Extended age and pension pressure means the collapse of welfare: Most will not be able to stop working and spend their old age eking out an existence. This one is a double whammy to many who are retiring right now. Their savings, 401Ks, IRAs and pensions have shrunk while the number of years that they will need to finance has increased. Suddenly, long life feels like a curse!
Health care is going to get much, much worse. The quality is going to get miserable, doctors will refuse to work with insurance companies and costs for medicine and care will skyrocket. This could not be happening at a worse time! New diseases, viruses and emotional traumas will soon overtake society.
Political division guarantees that real solutions to America’s problems will not be found. Don’t look for common sense to come to Washington from either party. They are too divided to act in the best interest of the people.
Unless there is drastic action, we will see the worst decline of the church in our nation’s history. Vast amounts of America were given away by a generation that did not know its Bible or what God has done in our history.
However there is one phrase and one attitude that will not only save your life but give you power that you never imagined. There is one phrase that will make all of the difference in the world to your health physically and mentally. There is one declaration that will pave the way for you to conquer anything that the future holds.
So what is the phrase that if it came roaring out of our spirit would give us the upper hand over all of the insanity of this time? It begins with a very special kind of leverage. Read on:
Archimedes, genius of antiquity discovered the laws of the lever. He once wrote to King Hiero of Syracuse, whose kinsman and friend he was, that this force could be used to move any weight. He said, “Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth!”
King Hiero, who was absolutely astonished by the statement, asked him to prove it. In the harbor was a ship that had proved impossible to launch even by the combined efforts of all the men of Syracuse. Archimedes, who had been examining the properties of levers and pulleys, built a machine that allowed him to single-handedly move the ship from a distance away.
Thousands of years later man still conquers immovable objects with the science of levers and pulleys.
Now apply that principle to the work of the Holy Spirit. He whom Jesus sent has come along side us to apply simple but irresistible force on all of our trials and tribulations. It begins with this phrase that hit me like a lightning bolt:
THE END TIMES ARE NOT HAPPENING TO ME. I AM HAPPENING TO THE END TIMES.
Is this an arrogant boast or worse a delusional boast? Absolutely not. Archimedes could never have imagined the pulleys and levers of divine destiny! He took a stand and you must take a stand. You must take your position in the heavenlies.
You are declaring that you are happening to the end times when you do these things:
1. Become catalytic. A catalyst is any substance that causes or speeds up a chemical reaction without itself being changed or consumed. The hellish events of today cannot change you or consume you.
Now take a look at God. He gives special grace for these last days. Grace is not just favor. It is not just forgiveness. It is the combined power of the resurrection and the righteousness of Jesus Himself.
We hear Daniel 11:32 “Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.” We hear that verse quoted quite often but we may be failing to see the real good news in that promise and its direct bearing on what you are going through right now.
Because you know God you are protected from the corruption of this time. Because you know God you will be stronger than these times. Because you know God you will not merely survive these times, you will exploit them.
2. Declare God’s power over your physical health. He will restore your energy, He will oversee your immune system. He will guard your heart so that your resistance to disease will be awesome. Obamacare cannot begin to match the benefits of what Christ offers you now.
Psalm103:1 Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: 3 Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases, 4 Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies, 5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Isaiah 40: 31 But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
James 5:14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
You do not have to dread long lines at an emergency room when you claim Christ as your doctor and the guardian of your health!
3. Supernatural emotions will remove your fear of bad news, headlines and threats.
It is time for the people who quote, “Greater is He who is in me than he that is in the world, to also confess “greater is He who is in me than what is happening in the world.”
Psalm 112:7-8 “He will not be afraid of evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.”
God wants to give us supernatural emotions. Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.”
John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
God wants you to walk in the knowledge of His supernatural protection. John 17:15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.
Luke 10:19 “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
The Lord God Almighty wants to be your supernatural provider and protector.
The NSA has been spying on Americans. This has many believers up in arms. Consider this: Satan already knew everything about you: Social Security Number, cell phone, driver’s license, and bank account numbers and your home address and because of Jesus’ prayer the devil is helpless to use it against you. You are protected!
You are here for a big reason. You are not the victim you are the victor. Here is a before and after snapshot for you in these two final verses:
Judges 6:13 “Gideon said to Him, “O my lord, if the Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us? This a man before his transformation and life is happening to him.
Romans 8: 31 “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” This is Paul asking the church a question about reacting to life when you know that God is for you.
So now I am asking you the question: What shall we say to these terrible, evil, stressful things? We shall say: THE END TIMES ARE NOT HAPPENING TO ME. I AM HAPPENING TO THE END TIMES!