Open your eyes to all that is before you. Look and examine what the Lord is doing in this wicked world, in this evil time and era. See and examine what is before you with His wisdom, insight, and understanding.
The Lord has been working as a master strategist and is shining His light on all that is dark, in government, organizations, peoples, and even in the churches that have been cloaked in darkness for generations.
God is chasing them out into the open like rats from a sewer for all to see, exposing them for exactly what they have always been. Yet many do not see this or understand. Be careful that you are not deceived by him who is deceiving many.
But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. This is why it is said: “Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Ephesians 5:13-17
Be careful who you put your trust in, pay attention to who you rely upon, and who you place your full confidence in. For many, these last days are not what they seem.
They walk in their own understanding and in their own wisdom and spirit. Yet they praise and glorify the Lord God with their lips while hiding sins and a wicked heart under a blanket of deception. They have become adulterous in the eyes of God, forsaken, and cast off.
The godly has perished from the earth, and there is no one upright among mankind; they all lie in wait for blood, and each hunts the other with a net.
Their hands are on what is evil, to do it well; the prince and the judge ask for a bribe, and the great man utters the evil desire of his soul; thus they weave it together.
The best of them is like a brier, the most upright of them a thorn hedge. The day of your watchmen, of your punishment, has come; now their confusion is at hand.
Put no trust in a neighbor; have no confidence in a friend; guard the doors of your mouth from her who lies in your arms; Micah 7:2-5
Submit yourselves to God in all your ways and do not put any man or anything upon the throne of worship, in the place the Lord belongs. Do not esteem man, beast, spirit, or word greater than the Lord God Almighty. Devote yourself to Christ Jesus and the instruction of His Word through His Spirit and you will not be deceived, you will not be led astray.
You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? But he gives more grace.
Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. James 4:4-10