We have to stay in control of our faculties, we must remain alert and submissive to the Holy Spirit, to the will of God, because the world is collapsing.
When we speak of the world we are talking about the collective group of humanity, not only individuals as lost souls, but as in the entirety of a group, a singular mass. People are smart, they are even in the smallest of terms generally able to discern where they are, what they are doing, and most of the time, why they are doing what they are doing, but the mob is different, the mob moves as a singular mass, a single person, when cognizant of this, can control the mass of humanity to their will and desire. Such is the world, and it is Satan, the accuser of our souls, (Rev. 12:10) that leads this mass, this world.
What is occurring would be beyond comprehension just a year or so ago, and a decade ago would have been the makings of a blockbuster movie, or the furthest reach of conspiracy theories. “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” (2 Tim. 3:13) The one doing the deceiving has been planning for these days for a very long time, and he has only one enemy, us, specifically those who have the Holy Spirit of God within them, and to be even more specific, those who can discern what is occurring, and who are willing to stand.
Your armor (Eph. 6:13-17) must never be taken off, you must be aware of your surroundings at all times, you must be willing and ready to give an account for the reason of your faith (1 Peter 3:15) at all times, these can no longer be just memory verses, it is time to apply what you have been taught. The mass of humanity, the mob, the world of the lost are becoming very angry, and that is part of the plan, if you will, there are many more of them than us, “I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.” (Psalm 3:6) This does not mean that we are going to be spared pain, death, and even moments of fear, but how much of that fear that comes upon you is up to you.
Do not think that our brothers and sisters who came before us, who faced times such as these in their own lives did not know moments of fear, we are being sanctified, (Heb. 10:14) we are not yet glorified, (Phil 3:21) and so until that moment, we will know moments of doubt and fear, but it is not where we live. Those who have been crucified with Christ have prepared for their flesh to cease, for their death, and only one thing truly matters to them, that they do not dishonor the Lord in that moment. Saying we are to stand is one thing, doing it is a completely different thing altogether.
It is why I believe the Lord said to those who will be cast into prison for ten days (Rev. 2:10) to not think about what they will say, it is this same truth that we need to apply in our lives on a consistent basis, studying to show ourselves approved (2 Tim. 2:15) so that we can be useful when the time comes. There are not as many of us as you might think, and I pray that there are far more of us than I think, but that matters little, unlike the mob, unlike the mass of lost humanity, we do not stand with the crowd, we stand apart from it, we stand with One, and that is all that He asks us to do.