We are having a succession of events that could resemble a
news headline with the title, “The Day After” – The Day After 9/11 – The Day
After Paris – The Day After San Bernardino – The Day After Dallas and now, The
Day After Nice. Each act of terror and violence puts us in a new and
uncomfortable place called “The Day After.” In that place we have a choice to

These acts of terror may be sourced in a perceived injustice
or motivated by a particular worldview, but at their core they are instigated
by demonic powers in high places. Human brokenness is only the vehicle that
transports their evil action onto the streets of our cities. The ultimate plan in
these expressions of hell is not the submission of a culture, but its ability
to blind us to the increasing glory of God that is being poured out upon the Earth.
The depressing “Day After” mentality can begin programming the Church to
believe a greater measure of God’s glory is nowhere to be found. From within
that dark view of life we begin to create equally dark doctrines and theologies
to express what we are feeling. That is the greatest act of terrorism.

We think of the Spirit realm as up or down, but really it is
all around us just beyond the veil. It is like we are walking along parallel
hallways divided only by a sheer veil separating the two realms. With the
increased exposure to acts of terror and other social trauma, I have sensed a
thinning of this veil. The realities of the spiritual realm will continue to press
through the veil into this realm while some continue to hold onto a naïve
understanding of the spiritual realities of this life.

The Apostle Paul
wrote, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there
is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory,
are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes
from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”II Corinthians 3:17-18

The day after a great sorrow takes place, the ever-increasing glory of
God continues to be released upon the Earth unhindered by evil. As more “Day
After” experiences take place do not lose heart.  Look up and contemplate the Lord’s glory. The
purest act of your faith is choosing to see His goodness. Ask God to remove the
blinders placed on your eyes by the constant drumbeat of a fear-based
worldview. As the veil continues to thin and you choose to look for the glory and
goodness of God your act of faith will begin to change how you will live when
the next Day After pays a painful visit. That will be the greatest victory over
any act of terror.


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