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Keep your sight looking up to Him. Let's go to:

Psalms 44:24 "Wherefore hidest Thou Thy face, [And] forgettest our affliction and our oppression?" (KJV)

hidest (Strong's 5641) to hide (by covering), conceal, hide, be absent or keep close;
face (Strong's 6440) the face (as it turns), against, anger, battle, countenance or endure;
forgettest (Strong's 7911) to forget, cease to care, ignore or wither;
affliction (Strong's 6040) to stray, mislead, transgress (sin or break law) or be enraptured (fill with intense delight); (from Strong's 6031) looking down, depress, abase, afflict or defile;
oppression (Strong's 3906) distress, affliction, oppression; (from Strong's 3905) to press, to distress, afflict, crush, force, hold fast, oppress or thrust self.

It is you that hides your attention and looks to things of this world. Not dear God because He is right there beside you every step of the way. It is your part to call on Him as here in:

Matthew 18:10 "Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of My Father Which is in heaven." (KJV)

So know that for a fact that once you call on dear God's Name, He has your full attention and is listening to you. He expects you to use common sense and wisdom and written an instruction book, included in the Word, so you know what works and what does not. How to get along and what His Plan is. Show Him that you are someone that holds the faith in the promises in His word when you are afflicted and oppressed into things of this world. There is nothing that He will give you that you cannot handle above our own ability as here in:

I Corinthians 10:13 "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, Who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].

He will give you a way to escape, so hold on to Him. This is the way the enemy, or the devil, pulls your attention from dear God by using whatever weakness in the flesh you have so that you are wasting energy dealing with those things instead of having the faith, confidence and wisdom in dear God and not so concerned about things of this life that are vain and will soon pass away. Think more about your eternal life, not this flesh that will soon end, since the battle is a spiritual one and not of the flesh as here in:

Ephesians 6:12 "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places]." (KJV)

So realize that battle is going on right now in heaven as you are in earth, so take some action here yourself and get it done God's way, not your own. Here we see that after Daniel fasted, waited on an answer to a vision not to help just Daniel, but all his people including you today that has eyes to see.
Then here he sees why the answer was delayed:

Daniel 10:3 "I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled."
Daniel 10:5 "Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins [were] girded with fine gold of Uphaz"
Daniel 10:6 "His body also [was] like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude."
Daniel 10:12 "Then said he unto me, ‘Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and [I] am come for thy words."
Daniel 10:13 "But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and [I] remained there with the kings of Persia."
Daniel 10:14 "Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall they People in the latter days: for ye the vision [is] for [many] days.'" (KJV)

The angel of dear God heard the prayer on the first day Daniel had prayed, fasted and waited for an answer. This description again of dear God's angel here in:

Revelation 1:15 "And His feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and His voice as the sound of many waters."
Revelation 1:16 "And He had in His right hand seven stars: and out of His mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and His countenance [was] as the sun shineth in his strength."
Revelation 1:17 "And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, "Fear not; [I] am the First and the Last:"
Revelation 1:18 "I [am] He That liveth, and was dead; and behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death." (KJV)

He tells you right here He defeated death, or the devil, for all that believe on Him. He has the keys to hell and death in His Word, that is to say, that death is the devil. Again realize, the vision was not for his own live's sake, but for His people and you today if you are listening. Almighty dear God was in a battle in heaven taking care of business so realize that He expects you to get things done. Yes, go to Him and ask for help trough His Son, Jesus the Christ, you have power over all your enemies as here in:

Luke 10:19 "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by an means hurt you." (KJV)

Spiritually here and the devil is an enemy included here, with different roles. In the beginning the serpent as here in:

Genesis 3:1 "Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, "Yea, hath God said, ‘Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?" (KJV)

And at the end, the scorpion with his fallen angels. So show dear God that you have faith in this promise to you that not by your power, but having the faith in Him and His Ability to get things done for His Plan, not your own. In the flesh always be wise using good common sense and always following civil law where you are using the truth of the Word. For example, this would be like when you are helping out a loved one and an argument over something unimportant comes up, that is the enemy trying to ruin your relationship and get things done. Also, it could be the enemy trying to get you worried about a financial problem when you are doing something for dear God taking your attention away from Him, so fix the problem in your mind by taking care of it and move on.

Know what your purpose is here and stay focused on dear God by doing things His way, so if something is not working out in your life, fix it and correct it. We bring more on ourselves than we are willing to admit, so be more mature or perfect in the Word as here in:

Ephesians 4:12 "For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ."
Ephesians 4:13 "That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;" (KJV)

perfecting (Strong's 2677) complete furnishing or perfecting; (from Strong's 2675) to complete thoroughly, i.e. repair or adjust.

By using what you learn from the Word, you mature by adjusting and edifying yourself to what is of dear God. So when things do not go to your way, try another way and do not give up. The right time may not have happened. More importantly, do not lose sight of your main purpose here to be here for dear God and to share Him with those He sends your way and those you love. So when out there in the world if something does not jive or align with the Word, mark it and see that the enemy uses especially false doctrine and craftiness like emotions to con and steal away God's kid's blessings. As here from the mouth of God, through His Son, Jesus the Christ:

Mark 13:21 "And then if any man shall say to you, ‘Lo, here [is] Christ; ‘or, ‘lo, [He is] there;' believe [him] not:"
Mark 13:22 "For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if [it were] possible, even the elect."
Mark 13:33 "But take [ye] heed: behold, I have foretold you all things." (KJV)

So be wise and if something is not in the Word, coming the mouth of Jesus Himself, believe him not. He has told you all you need to know in the Word. Do you know it and have you studied it so that you know the chain of events and what will happen in the end? If the Word is difficult for you, do you just give up or make an effort as Daniel did and work through it, asking dear God for His help. He will open your eyes if you stick with it and honestly want to learn not just for you, but so you can help out your loved ones and anyone else He wants you to help out. Dear God did His part through the Son, Jesus the Christ, by defeating death and overcoming the enemy or Satan as here in:

Hebrews 2:14 "Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;" (KJV)

Are you willing to do your part in His Plan by standing up for Him for your people so that they are not deceived. It is not you, but the power of dear God through His Spirit through you by your actions He knows that you are someone that He can use. Follow Him, do His Will, His commandments and spend time with Him honestly and openly showing Him that you care about not just about you, but of Him. More importantly, the children, your friends, family and loved ones that you could be making a difference by your faith in Him. Now that is true love to dear God. Know that there will be a falling
away first before the coming of the Son, Jesus the Christ, as here in:

II Thessalonians 2:1 "Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto Him,"
II Thessalonians 2:3 "Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come,] except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition,"
II Thessalonians 2:4 "Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the Temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." (KJV)

There is only one named to perish, that is condemned to death, and his name is Satan. He will be here on earth in God's Temple, Jerusalem, Mount Zion, claiming to be God and kicked out of heaven as here in:

Revelation 12:7 "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,"
Revelation 12:9 "And the great dragon was cat out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." (KJV)

This is what God wants you to read and to know. Have you read! The devil, Satan, serpent or whatever name he is called will deceive the whole world. Let's see what happens:

Revelation 13:7 "And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations."
Revelation 13:8 "And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world."
Revelation 13:9 "If any man have an ear, let him hear." (KJV)

Are you listening, that is to say, reading with understanding and taking the time to see what dear God has for you to hear! Pay attention and watch as He tells you in these end times. Do your part now by knowing these chain of events and what will happen so that when it is your time as here in:

Mark 13:11 "But when they shall lead [you], and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost."
Mark 13:12 "Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death." (KJV)

Put to death, that is to say, the devil, when he is sitting in God's seat in Jerusalem. You can read with understanding and see that death, being the devil, will be here. The whole world will worship him except those that know dear God's Word and plan, or have his seal in their forehead, that is in their mind as here in:

Revelation 9:4 "And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads."
Revelation 9:5 "And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment [was] as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man." (KJV)

Will be someone that can handle it that is to say know dear God's promises, like knowing you have power over all enemies, and His promises to you if you keep your part by staying with Him in the Word, doing your part and never losing faith or sight in Him.

Finally, keep your sight looking up to Him. He will strengthen you and help you along the way so be bold in doing for Him. He loves you because you are there for Him, and will cover you as long as you stick with Him. Be wise and stay in His Word so there are no surprises for you and can lift up others to Him. He loves you so much for that and will give you more. Be ready to handle it!

Thanks dear God for Your Love and Your Truth,

at Your service


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