2016 will undoubtedly be a remarkable year. If I could describe what I see in one word, it would be “demarcation.”
We are entering the “Valley of Decision.” Nations and individuals will be making choices on ultimate issues that determine their ultimate fate. We will have great crises to help illuminate the choices, and their consequences. These crises will have a near equal opportunity for good or evil.
To navigate this time we must have a strong moral and biblical compass, to know what is good and what is evil. We must know what we believe, resolve to live it, and stand for it without compromise.
The more clearly we see this compass, the better it will be for us. Knowledge, intelligence and wisdom can be helpful, but this moral and spiritual compass by which we know where we are going, and how to stay on course, will be far more important.
This great time of decision is coming at a time when there is a great vacuum of wise, competent leadership. This should compel us to faithfully pray for our leaders as we are commanded.
It should also compel us to take leadership whenever and wherever it is thrust upon us, always keeping in mind that the ultimate wisdom is to know that the Way is not just a formula but a Person we are called to follow. That Person is also the Truth and the Life, and He will always lead us to truth and life.
Rick Joyner is the founder and executive director of MorningStar Ministries and Heritage International Ministries and is the senior pastor of MorningStar Fellowship Church. He is the author of more than 40 books, including The Final Quest, A Prophetic History, and Church History. He is also the president of The OAK Initiative, an interdenominational movement that is mobilizing thousands of Christians to be engaged in the great issues of our times, being the salt and light that they are called to be.