Matthew 16:1-3 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven. He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?
The weather forecast from all three of my weather apps said it was not going to rain last night. We had a heavy storm blow thru last night. I woke up to heavy thunder and lightning and downpour. So much for forecasts. We are use to the forecast being wrong aren’t we? We do not depend on the forecast to schedule our lives. Or do we?
I for one listen to forecasts as a call to look elsewhere. I open up live radar and see for myself what is happening. I can see with a live shot what is coming with a better understanding of what is happening around me.
This is how it applies to signs from heaven. I can see the signs of the times. I know the Word and in it is a forecast. These forecasts are called prophecy but unlike weather forecasts they are 100% accurate because they are from God who sees all things from a perspective that they have already happened.
The spiritual forecast is my queue to turn on my spiritual radar and see for myself what is happening to my world around me. I do not react to the prophecy. I react to the spiritual insight, that vision given to me by God in the person of the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
Revelation, not forecast, is your call to obedience of faith.

Stand Up

Ezekiel 2:1-2 And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee. And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me.

Wow, I cannot stand without the Holy Spirit giving me power to do so. I am but dust and ash and as such have no power within myself to do anything.

To a worldly person that sounds ridiculous but to kingdom dwellers, we get it. In the spirit it is the spirit that is the generator. All power comes from above. Worldly people don’t get it. Worldly people take credit for everything except for those things that “aren’t my fault” which usually is the result of what they have done.

Worldly people don’t want to accept sin is sin so they redefine sin. It is no longer immoral to be immoral because society gets to define moral and if anyone wants to stand up against sin, then they call it immoral to be moral.

Psalm 35:12, 38:20, 52:3, 109:5 They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul. They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is. Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah. And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

What was true three thousand years ago is still true today. They say things must change but since this was true back then, nothing has changed.

I stand for He who calls me. I stand for what He tells me. I stand only because He gives me power to do so. Stand up, stand up for Jesus, ye soldiers of the Cross.

p.s. Isaiah 5:20