We are living in troubled times, and as each day goes by we hear more that gives us concern. What is going on in this world?
What is going on in our country!
My initial reactions to the revelations that have been pouring in recently began with a thought: “I told you so!” It evolved… “Why aren’t more people outraged? ”
Of course, that isn’t quite the right way to respond, or at least that is how all of this strikes me after a couple of weeks of revelations; possibly only the beginning of the story. What really strikes me at this point can be summed up in the following:
And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.
1 John 2:28
This is no time for us to return to the ways of this world! OK, that isn’t necessarily to say that as good citizens we should just accept what may come, after all we have a voice. However, for us to forget where our hope lies and simply become part of the noise is not the calling of a Christian. In fact, this may well be a time when the fields become riper than ever for harvest.
Clearly, this is a time when it is more apparent than normal that our hopes do not lie in human institutions, and as a result, God’s Truth shines more brightly than ever… if His people hold firmly to it. May we be a people of prayer at this time. May we all realize that there are dark forces loose in the world, and that our response must be to take the offensive in prayer.
Some may think that a prayerful response is weakness; let them think so. We know that the Devil’s greatest fear is the sight of Christians in prayer, for prayer can unleash the unstoppable power of God on this earth.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven
Let us never forget the implication of that statement: “His” will is the only thing that is done in heaven. We can’t quite say that is the case on earth yet, but what would happen if this was the fervent prayer of hundreds of millions day after day?
And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
Your will be done!