I cannot stress enough the importance of keeping your head down over the next while. Whenever God “takes care of business” using his unholy agents, you do not want to be the one who is sticking out like a sore thumb. You do not want to catch anyone’s attention. You want to be the one that no-one notices, or if they do notice you, it’s for something other than that you’re a Christian. Jesus often traveled anonymously and without informing anyone of his whereabouts when he was in hostile territory, and everywhere is hostile territory for us now.
Lots of outspoken people (and their families) are dying suddenly. Whole isolated religious communities that never before were affected by circulating illnesses are becoming sick en masse. These are not natural occurrences. These are clearly targeted events, and they’re being done as a warning. The warning is to us, and we need to pay attention to it.
Keep your head down.
Whatever your opinions are about what’s going on in the world, keep them to yourself. Limit your online activities. Don’t leave comments. Remember that we’re in a state of war, and if you’re a Christian, you’re the enemy. Jesus tells us to be as wise as serpents, but as gentle as doves. Give no-one any grounds to arrest you. Steer clear of protests. Best to steer clear of cities altogether. Best also to stay on the move from one isolated community to another.
Be like Jesus in the months leading up to his arrest. He didn’t sleep rough and keep on the move because he couldn’t afford to pay rent; he slept rough and kept moving for the same reason that David did – there was a price on his head. I’m not saying there’s a price on your head or on my head; I’m just saying that the wood is very, very dry and we need to act accordingly.
We’re of no value to the Kingdom if we get targeted and eliminated for protesting. Protests are the business of the world. They are not our concern. Let the world be. God’s justice is perfect, as is his judgement, and we should never get in the way of either. The early church survived because the members kept their heads down and kept moving. Those were the years of tracing a fish in the dirt to identify themselves. The dirt fish will soon be making a comeback.
Keep your head down. Keep close to God and keep following Jesus, but keep your head down.