And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house. Ezekiel 9:5-6(KJV)

A major sign of the times and season we are living in according to the Lord Jesus, is that iniquity shall abound (Matt. 24:12). This scripture is already being fulfilled in our time. There are incidences you hear today about the acts of men that cause you to be amazed at how truly reprobate men have become. Local and global news channels and platforms are rife with news of such gory acts on a daily basis. These abominations are on the rise just as Isaiah the great prophet prophesied, that darkness and gross darkness shall cover the people and the nations respectively.

Darkness refers to evil not just the absence of light. Anywhere there is darkness satan rules and all forms of evil work are manifested in darkness. From child molestation to incest, gruesome murders for political and financial purpose, sexual perversion, idolatry and occultism, the list is endless. Just when you are about to have a sigh of relief something else comes up that leaves you wondering what has become of man today? All of these abominations are not hidden from God, He sees them all. The increase in evil activities opens up the nations and people for judgement as we see in Ezekiel 9. However, a group of people are exempted from judgement by God Himself.

To belong to this class of people, you must be standing with God, not just in confession but in action. He said to the Angel, spare those who mourn and cry over these abominations that go on in the city. This implies those who are unhappy with the state of things and constantly bring up intercession before God over these atrocities. You cannot live in the society and not be bothered by the ongoing evil. We are the salt of the earth and the light of the world. If you refuse to shine you will be overcome by the forces of darkness. Shining and bringing the light of God into the darkness begins with burning on our knees in the place of prayer.

Let your heart be pierced and broken by the abominations going on. Let these things touch you and move you to cry out to God. This is the key to revival and protection when judgement is visited upon the land. Let there be pity in your heart for the wicked and compassion for the vulnerable and the oppressed. This should move you to pray that those who commit these acts will be arrested by the Holy Spirit and also that their victims would be delivered.

Your peace is dependent also on the peace of your environment. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee (Psalm 122:6 KJV). And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace (Jer.29:7 KJV). There can be peace where iniquity abounds. If you deal with sin as an intercessor the nations will know peace and you will know peace.

Bring repentance for all the abominations going on in the city where you live and cry out to God for mercy upon the land. Pray with Daniel 9:3-19.


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