Image of vision:
A few weeks ago, I had a vision. Please allow me to explain.
A person is standing on a narrow path, looking towards God. He/she is carrying a tool box, containing things that God has given us, like health, wealth, talents, knowledge, external beauty, prestige, etc. This is NOT who we are. God only asks, "how did you use it?" The devil wants us to believe that the content of our tool box makes us who we are. He tries to sow division between the haves and the have-nots.
On the other side of the path, the devil attacks us directly. These are the bad things that happen to us; things that causes trauma. The trauma we may carry does NOT not define us. The devil wants us to identify ourselves as victims, or get angry and turn away from the Lord. But the Lord our God heals us.
We are more powerful than we know. Angels minister to us. We are children of God. Repent. Do not fear. He is with us. We are One Body.
What makes us who we are, is defined by how we use our Free Will. He calls us to repent and to love Him.
What is scary is that the mark of the beast attacks free will. This is new. The message from chapter Revelation is, DO NOT CONSENT TO IT.
He is with us. We are His. We are One Body.
In Jesus Christ's name, who was and is and is to come. Amen.