The Sons of Issachar knew the times and what Israel should do. Now what should we do?
#1. Guard your heart. Speak life only. By faith, speak what we believe to see God do in your area. Reject anger and bitterness that naturally comes when witnessing the media reports and videos of covid, bankruptcy, suicide, immorality, and rampant racial injustice.
We know that the return of our Lord Jesus is very soon. (luke 21) It is easy to focus on all the distractions for the enemy in its plan to destroy God's church, the Name of Jesus, and anyone else who stands in the way of its plans to establish authority worldwide.
Don't lose sight of the signs of the times! These all point to the return of our savior! Don't be distracted from the real issue. Matthew 24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
#2. God said to me that the key is to ask for the continual refilling of Holy Spirit. (Acts 4:23)Keep your joy! Let not your heart be troubled. (luke 21) Have your vessels and lamps filled with oil. (see the lampstand in Zechariah and Revelation as well as the wise virgins in (Matt 25)
If a son ask ...how much more shall the lord give the Holy Spirit to them who ask? There are man refillings in the bible. (Luke 11:13, )
Pray without ceasing. Set times of prayer throughout the day. (In the time of great pressure, Daniel prayed 3 times a day.)
This is the hour for God's people to shine! (Isaiah 60.) "Arise, shine for thy light is come..."
God's remnant realizes that it must be prepared to do the work of the Lord, to stand against the wiles of the enemy to stand as examples of God's glory an compassion, as intercessors. We must be prepared to stand against persecution of all types, and prepared to meet him at the trumpet sound! We must be filled with the Holy Spirit.
#3.Concerning the racial violence increase.
Mourn for and pray for Minnesota and the family of George Floyd and other recent victims. We are grateful for the exposure that brings attention to this decades long struggle. Know that this is a time when God's mouthpieces can stand up with our God-given authority and pray against the principalities and powers that rule in high places. Pray wisdom and boldness for the believers on the front lines in the governmental, judicial and law enforcement systems. Pray for the comfort, protection and provision for the friends and family of the victims. Pray that the plot of the enemy be derailed and that there be no more unnecessary death. Pray that justice be served. Pray for peaceful protests to be effective and safe.
Seek the Lord as to what he would have you to do in the way of service to our communities.
#4. Concerning the Nation Opening or closing, the vaccine, future national plans, etc.
concerning the eminent return of Christ
#5. Pray for your pastors, governmental leaders, etc.
Be seeking the lord for wisdom and strength to be found doing the work he has set for you.
Pray that you be found worthy to escape the things coming upon the earth. (Luke 21:36)
Pray for wisdom to provide food and necessities for you and your family. Seek ways to help others. Learn how to be independent- grow you own produce, maybe even chickens. Be resourceful. Store enough food, water and other necessary items for a few days. Maybe learn to can food.
#6. Pray that Souls be Saved! Pray that the saints be unified
We can not allow the distractions to take our eyes off the the work of personal evangelism, love and worship. Cannot allow ourselves to be drawn away from our first love.
Spend time with God in prayer and fasting, time with the believers, whether in person, on the phone or online. Use social media: conference calls, zoom gatherings for repentance, etc. Fellowship of the believers and corporate prayer is extremely important, especially in times like these.
Pray there be calls from leaders in geographic areas, cities, states and nations for prayers of repentance
#7. Pray that God's will be done through you.
#8. Above all, Love !