2020 has certainly been a time of uncertainty for our nation! Although that should not be what is said about the Church of the Living God that is abiding in the Vine and under the shadow of the Almighty. There is a marked difference between those in the church who are repeating what they hear from the media and those who like the sons of Issachar are discerning the times according to Biblical perspective. I Chronicles 12:32-38 (excerpts)...the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do.
They were expert with weapons of war, they kept rank, kept battle formation, had a loyal heart and were of one mind. The present testimony of the church in the eyes of the world is one of division. We are divided over the gifts of the Holy Spirit, over worship and over politics. How and why could this be when the Bible says we are one church with One Lord? I personally believe it is an issue of heart transformation.
Saul was the poster child of the Pharisees, a professional at the letter of the law. What happened to him on the road to Damascus, (the road to transformation) made him an enemy of the very ones who once applauded him, now they wanted to cancel him out, and so it is today. There is a separation taking place in the body of Christ of those who follow after the Spirit of truth and grace and those who delight in the letter of the law and works, of those who live by fear and those who live by faith.
Click the link below to read an article that says it better than I.
https://files.constantcontact.com/20e373dd001/2c07c04a-c4f2-4918-927a-0ee5e9ee8d6f.pdf Spirit Filled Transformation