As I read again the daily Blogs I wrote and posted during the month of April 2016, it seems clear that at the time, I was feeling the intensity of the spiritual battle waging around us. The Blogs seem to be more intense than they are today. They also appear to be longer. Of course, the spiritual war is still waging, even more violently than it did in April 2016, but perhaps my response to it has become more tempered. If you have read the April 2016 Blogs, they are worth reading again, or for the first time if you have never read them. They will help to realign your thoughts and responses to our daily news feed. They also will help you to surrender to God's perfect will, to know that he is in control, and to decide whether or not you wish to align with him.
When a war is waging, one feels compelled to respond in kind, either defensively or by strategizing an appropriate offense. Yet, God calls us to be peacemakers and he drew no distinction between physical wars and spiritual wars. Being a peacemaker does not mean surrendering to opposing forces, nor does it mean switching to their side. You always are required to focus on and maintain your sense of self, your purpose, and your intended result throughout any peacemaking endeavor. In a spiritual war, the terms of peace may be more difficult to negotiate, however, when the Holy Spirit is involved, you always will achieve a flawless result.
Wars of every kind involve a spiritual component that must be separately and directly examined and analyzed. Spiritual peacemaking must take into account that the devil and his cohorts are not logical thinkers. They are motivated by fear, greed and enmity, and all of their actions emanate from these three emotions. Thus, a peace accord with opposing spiritual forces requires that you maintain authority and control over their actions. Separate them from the circumstances in the same way that you would separate two three-year old children who are intent on clobbering each other. First identify the demonic spirit or the evil spirit that is responsible for the offending action by calling to them from your heart, in the language of the Spirit, then ask the Holy Spirit that is in you to give them "timeout" by speaking this intent in the language of the Spirit.