CHUHUIV, UKRAINE – FEBRUARY 24: (EDITORS NOTE: Image depicts graphic content) A wounded woman is seen after an airstrike damaged an apartment complex in city of Chuhuiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine on February 24, 2022. (Photo by Wolfgang Schwan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Yesterday I wrote about spiritual war–fighting it with prayer. Today, it’s about the war in Ukraine. I wanted to write about the demogogue Putin and his unilateral decision to recognize two regions within Ukraine as non-existent independent countries. I wanted to write about the impotent response from our POTUS. These are just a sampling of the thoughts “I” wanted to share today. But my friend and companion, The Holy Spirit, “handcuffed” me and challenged me to go deeper. So I have, and here’s my thoughts and heart for today.

The Innocents! Lost in the rants and banter of international politics are the lives of ordinary citizens who are not members of the military who have become, and will become, casualties! As decent human beings, as followers of Jesus, our focus must be first on the citizens who are paying the price for the arrogance and ignorance of the leaders of nations. The casualties of any war go beyond destroyed equipment and soldiers–it reaches its treacherous tenacles out and pulls in innocent civilians.

And today–and until this ends–pray first FOR the citizens of Ukraine; their safety, for the healing of the wounded, and for the broken hearted who are grieving the death of a loved one. Then pray FOR those responsible to have a change of heart and end this senseless violence. (And if you think that won’t happen–then pray FOR God to change your attitudes!) Then pray FOR those who could influence Putin to end this war. And pray AGAINST Satan and his legions who, after all, are the true and real cause of this devastation. Yesterday it was about spiritual warfare. Today the spiritual war has spilled over in the human realm–so let’s not doubt and pray for the peace of Ukraine! Remember what our Master said about not doubting!

Then Jesus told them, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and don’t doubt, you can do things like this and much more. You can even say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen.

Matthew 21:21 NLT (Emphasis mine)

7 thoughts on “AND THEN THERE’S THIS WAR!

  1. Are you upset with Biden cause he’s not praising Putin’s intelligence?
    I’m curious as to what you think Biden should do.
    Perhaps getting in ones vehicle and storming the capital would be beneficial?
    Should a total collapse of civility not come to pass, it won’t be from a lack of trying to bring it on.
    As first world countries, blessed beyond measure, we should be ashamed of ourselves.
    But those who name the name of Christ are out there sowing division, absolutely disgusting.( This is not directed at you Randy, I don’t believe you sow division)
    We need to do better ,and be the light in darkness and quit using religion to justify our self entitledness.
    Being canadian and seeing what has happened here with the help of foreign influence, I am very disgusted with those who honk their horns for tyranny. It’s always the same people from the same NAR affiliated congregations mixed in with white nationalist. That is the facts.

    It looks like Putin will have his way with the west without ever putting boots on the ground if we don’t end the divineness.
    We should rejoice that all sections of society have a seat at the table of government and work together, not try and usurp.


    1. One dictator doesn’t have the right to declare puppet states on a whim. I agree, I hate it when folks mix religion with politics. They just don’t go together. What I would like to see Biden do is stop buying oil from Russia and reopen the pipeline from Canada.


      1. I live in Alberta so I can assure you there are many here that would agree with you, myself included.
        But as you stated about dictators, I believe it will take more than ostracizing Putin to deter this reign of terror. And yet, I don’t think anyone wants nuclear war.
        It’s a really difficult situation considering there’s a push in western countries to cast doubt and breakdown democracy.
        I don’t find it fair that everyone is looking at the USA to take the lead, I believe the European Union should.
        Thanks for your response Randy.

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