Intense times, both personally and culturally, are times of preparation. They are like a spiritual and emotional boot camp where the limits of our strength and endurance are pushed beyond known limitations. Don’t waste the purpose of these times. This current intensity is not the most challenging conflict. That is yet to come. In the buildup to what is coming, we will be tested in all dimensions of our being – body, soul, and spirit. We need to make sure each of those components is properly exercised, fueled, and aligned with the will of God before we enter the heat of the coming conflict. Only those strong in the Lord will endure. If we are willing to arm ourselves with God’s love, mercy, and compassion, we will be used by the Lord in the most strategic Kingdom battles that will take place in the coming days.