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“The appearance of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle; and on their heads appeared to be crowns like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men” (Revelation 9:7).

“Oh, for the sake of humanity!”  How often do we hear a cry that seeks to open the way, but for what?  We live in a world where we cannot be sure that what we are hearing is true.  Coming with wealth and friendly faces are those who come to destroy, steal, and kill.  Is that not what the devil does?  Are we not in a war against principalities?  Come then and see things as they truly are.

Lord, I do not always know why things are the way they are, but I do know when I see that things are not as they should be.  Lead me, O Lord, to live through the nonsense of this world by keeping my eyes fixed upon You.  You must be the author and finisher of my faith.  You must be the One that leads me through this world, for I cannot see through the haze of this age.  Guide me now and always in the way of truth.

Lord Jesus, Hold me fast to the word You have spoken.  Guide me to not be deceived by what the wicked one sends my way.  Open my eyes to see.  Lead me in the way of truth so that I may now and always live according to the goodness of the Father by Your grace and mercy.  In that goodness, help me to understand more fully the truth You have revealed and how to apply that truth to my life.  Amen.