I have been mulling over the need for comment on these incidents for some time, but an article I just got around to reading in the local English, bi-monthly newspaper, The Gringo Gazette, spurred me on to write this blog. In no way am I minimizing the loss of life, but I wanted to put what the Lord is doing in Los Cabos in context with these events. The article in The Gringo Gazette explained that a local 17-year-old decided to set up shop in the drug trade himself. He actually advertised on Facebook for “employees” to help him in the endeavor. The existing ‘group’ running this business opened fire on him and his family as a statement against competition. This retaliation happening on the beach of the famous resort was even more effective than just eliminating competition. It caused fear, bad publicity for the resort, and the issuing of a ‘travel advisory’ for Los Cabos. The other shootings, which were on the same day, presumably were related to competition from the same source.
Before I share my thoughts, I wanted to print a ‘word,’ as from the Lord, which one of our faithful prayer supporters sent to us the day after the “Prayer Alert” in March:
I declare that what the enemy is doing has come to the light and the light will dispel the darkness. During this time many will be saved and set free from drugs. Others will pay the price for their freedom, but do not allow the evil to weaken your faith. During this time my wisdom and discernment will direct your path to bring about the promise I have spoken and confirmed to you about my purpose for Los Cabos. My Glory will hover over you as you go into battle. Be strong and courageous my faithful servants. The battle will bring victory and MY Glory will be like a cloud over Los Cabos.
From the very beginning, the Lord has declared that His glory will descend upon Los Cabos, changing the municipality through a dimension of divine power incomprehensible to the natural mind−like His stories we’ve read for years in the bible. As the ‘word’ states, some “will pay the price for their freedom,” but nonetheless, war always consists of attacks and counterattacks. As Richard has often said, “Do you think the devil is going to give us the city?”
We still absolutely believe that at the end of June God orchestrated a change in the second heavens over Los Cabos “against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12). When the powers contrary to the will of God on earth are stripped of their backup in the heavenlies, unprecedented change results for the Lord’s side. The Lord does not desire for His people in Los Cabos to co-exist with evil, but His intention is for the Light to drive out the darkness. The implementation of His directives is up to His Body in the earth.
On a completely different note, I’ve included a few photos at the end of this blog; just for your viewing pleasure. The ‘creek’ in front of the church at Tierra y Libertad is not from the rain, but from a sewer leak. Our faithful brother, Luis, built stepping stones from cement blocks so we could “safely” reach the steps of the church.
Blessings to all of you as you continue to partner in many ways with God’s desire for Los Cabos.