The World in Spiritual Chaos

In the midst of the world’s chaos today, God has established prophets with messages of deliverance in a timely fashion when all seemed impossible. His people have cried to Him for deliverance and continue crying for this nation and the world to be once again established. However, some people have lost all hope in God’s deliverance, as if He were not the God of impossibility. They proclaim a message of doom and gloom, of hopelessness, because they disbelieve the prophets’ spoken words. The world in chaos constitutes hopelessness, when believers lose faith in God’s ability to undo the damage caused by their enemies. We then ask the question, why to pray, if you will not believe the message of hope sent to you from God? Time and time again, God was moved with compassion toward His people to deliver them after their repentant prayers. The psalmist asked this question: He Who planted the ear, shall He not hear? He Who formed the eye, shall He not see? He Who disciplines and instructs nations, shall He not punish, He Who teaches man knowledge? (Psalm 94:9-10).

God’s steadfast love, mercy, and faithfulness has never left us. The world suffers chaos because the world turned away from God. What is happening worldwide is not because God has lost control of it, but because the world is evil. We live in an evil and corrupted world, in a time when Satan, by deceit, has engaged it in the spirit of fear. Fear, as we have said, carries with it many other spirits that will control the mind, causing mental disorders, if not all, if we give it an open door: worry, anxiety, which YAHSHUA warned us not to give room to them in Matthew 6: 25-34: Therefore, I tell you, stop being perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink; or about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life greater than food, and the body that clothing?… And who of you by worrying and being anxious can add one unit of measure to his stature or to the span of his life? … But seek first of all His kingdom and His righteousness, and then all these things taken together will be given you besides. So, do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble. The Apostle Paul in his second letter to Timothy 1:7 clearly defines that fear is a spirit, not a good one, for it does not come from God. He said, For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control, and to the letter to the Romans chapter 8:15, he said, For you have received not a spirit of slavery to put you once more in bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption in which we cry, Abba, (Father)! Father! When we experience the spirit of fear, subsequently, we will experience the spirits it brings with it, holding us bondage to its power.

When we are subject to the spirit of fear, we will make decisions according to its demands. Seemly, we have lost the power within us, and the reasoning that makes sense, to accommodate the demands of fear, so to feel a false hope embedded in lies it brings. We must learn how to discern what is from the spirit of fear, and what is from the Holy Spirit. The consequences will determine the cause and effect of our decisions. The world in a spiritual chaos, as we see it today, is a result of a world completely guided by the spirit of fear. Fear of disease, fear of death, fear of losing jobs, fear of losing family, fear of fear itself, which will lead one to commit suicide. Those of us who are called Christians should not be part of the world’s spiritual chaos, but a solution that brings light and hope to those perishing in their unbelief, for we have been bought with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot; our allegiance should be to the Truth through the Holy Spirit… We have been regenerated, not for a mortal origin, but from one that is immortal by the ever living and lasting Word of God (I Peter 1:19,22a-23).

The burden the world carries is the world’s alone. Remember that faith does not exist in what we see, but in what we don’t see. It is the substance of what we do not see; it is the hope of things promised to us by our heavenly Father. In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world (John 16:33b). Being shielded by faith, we are conquerors, not victims, victorious, not defeated. Take your position in Christ today, start living a victorious life by your active faith through the Holy Spirit, Who will surely lead you to victory. Faith is the spirit that overcomes fear in any circumstance; John wrote: For whoever is born of God is victorious over the world; and this is the victory that conquers the world, even our faith; who is it that is victorious over the world but he who believes that YAHSHUA is the Son of God (I John 5:4-5). The basis of all spiritual problems lays in the fact that we have sinned and we fell short of the glory of God. If in times of trials, we will not stand in our faith, we will not stand at all, for the absence of faith is an open door for the spirit of fear. Faith does not co-inhabit with fear. We will have either one or the other, but not both. You might ask, Where is God in all this? He is my friend, at the same place where we left Him. The problem is ours and ours alone, not His. Be still and know Him; know His character. He is not in the chaos of fear, He is not in the doubt of our heart, He is not in our anxious thoughts. But He is in the heart that pumps faith, carrying peace within, which is the only way we can please Him.  

Author: Jacinta da Cruz Rodgers

I have been committed to teaching the truth of the Word of God beginning with Trans World Radio on Bonaire, N.A and Swaziland, Africa (1969-1980), then through churches in the United States in both English and Portuguese and then through ministry in Israel (2005-2006). This ministry continues through local Bible studies and outreach to the world via the internet. I have written a book about my life from that of an orphan in Brazil to missionary in 5 countries. You can find out more on the "Book" page of our blog site.

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