I’LL NEVER GIVE UP!
Pastor Jim Sanderbeck
January 12, 2021
For the past decade, The United States (and in measure the entire globe) has been racked with constant strain, perverted accusations, loss of freedoms, violence, destruction and I could go on and on. These acts have come from both the left and the right side of government, social, cultural, and spiritual communities. Unity and fruitful discussion is basically nonexistent between the various ideologies. Logic has dissolved and rationality has left the building. Truly, Creation is crying out (Romans 8:19) for deliverance and answers that are to come through the sons of God – those who are being led by the Spirit of God (Romans 8:13). The Bible tells us through the prophets that these times were coming. It has been right there for all to read but neglected by many. We also learn through the Word of God that the sons of Issachar were those men who understood the times and knew how to respond to them. (1 Chron. 12:32) In the Book of Esther (a young Jewess and a Biblical type of the Church who came upon the scene “for such a time as this”) it is written In verse 13 of chapter 1 that Ahasuerus the king (a pagan [non-believing] king), ” …said to the wise men who understood the times—for it was the custom of the king so to speak before all who knew law and justice.” Biblically then we know 1) that tapping into wisdom, direction, understanding of seasons etc. is a pattern for those who were God’s people and 2) it was the pattern for those who were not of God’s people. Something, we in this season, have obviously lost.
It is time for a reprieve from all the chaos. The prophetic voices of today declare that reprieve [an intervention from God] is coming. I believe that one of the greatest contemporary prophetic voices of God was Prophet Kim Clement. (Remember, a priest speaks to God on behalf of the people. A prophet speaks to the people on behalf of God.) To me, he spoke and taught and carried the spirit of Elijah like no other. He is gone from us now to soon, but for at least 2 decades, his voice was a prophetic voice that was so clear and so accurate, that it could not be denied. One of his most revealing prophesies, that is manifesting right now, was spoken in 2010. If you never experienced him in ministry and if you want to hear how accurate and full of God he was, go to this link and listen for 35 minutes to a man who understood the times, the seasons, and what man should do. He just nails the “betrayal in the Whitehouse.”
Even after hearing Kim or if you don’t believe the prophetic gift is active today, then at least look at God’s written Word. Through the current events we are examining, God is preparing a table in the presence of His enemies to bring a just reprieve. Psalms 23:5-6 sounds like a reprieve to me. “5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.)
For months, Christian believers have been praying and fasting for our nation. Believers, not just here in the US, but literally around the globe. The prophetic voice has increased in frequency and sound. That prophetic voice is saying that God is going to demonstrate His great power and bring about surprising outcomes. The prophetic voice has declared that evil would be exposed, accountability would manifest, and judgement would be just and swift. The sons of Issachar today and those that recognize the violation of law and the lack of justice are saying “THIS MUST STOP!” The earth and all of creation is groaning.
Unfortunately, conspiracy theories based on unvetted information and purposeful falsification has crept into the arena and has brought a distraction and discouragement to many who are looking for the prophesied and desired reprieve. Weariness in well-doing has resulted in lost hope. These things and some others have resulted in discouragement and disappointment, and there has been a falling away of many–political leaders who have stood with the President and the “conservative” platform have in the past week jumped ship in an attempt to try and save their careers at the expense of former colleagues. Christians who were once encouraged are saying “well, the prophesies were false” and “we missed it.” May I encourage you that you don’t capitulate to all that is being said. Examine it. Find the common threads. Put much of what you hear on the “shelf” to be examined over time.
I have good news for you. God is still on the throne and He isn’t worried or anxious! Not all have fallen away. There is a remnant of Believers, who, having understood the times, have remained submitted to the Holy Spirit, and have raised up leaders who hold the Kingdom of God perspective. Those, who like Joshua and Caleb, are saying (paraphrased) “yes there are a lot of giants in the land that we were promised, but look at the size of those grapes.” (Numbers 13 & 14)
God is still God. He will do what He says He will do and His word will not come back to Him void without causing its purpose to be accomplished. (Isaiah 55:11) He will not be mocked. (Galatians 6:7) He sits in the heavens and laughs at those who plan against Him, and His gathering the nations for the Kingdom of God remains foremost. (Read Psalms 2) His Kingdom will come on earth just as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10) Those Christians who will not be moved, will be those who have continued in believing faith, prayed, served within their assignments, kept their eyes on the prize, and have been seen by all to stand firm. “…having done all, stand.” (Ephesians 6:13) These are days, and now down to hours, that compare to the Red Sea experience of Israel. They compare to the deliverance battles between David and the Philistines that if God hadn’t shown up, all would have been lost. They compare to the Jericho march when Joshua led the people into the Promised Land. Believing faith is not faith until it is fully tested.
Like never before, if we are going to see God bring His reprieve to a groaning world, if you are a Christian who is willing to put it all on the line for God, then you “having done all, must stand.” You must stand firm. God’s answers are coming. DON’T QUIT!! I don’t know just when or just how, but they are coming. Believers, let go of whatever rope of security you are holding on to. You can not put your trust in a man, a platform, or a desired outcome. Your trust and your hope can only be in one place–the one who is the God Man, Jesus, the Christ. Stand together. Suck it up! This is the hour of God’s power. How long? UNTIL!!!! Hot Potatoes! What a good time we’re having!