Dear Father God, I start this article by giving You glory first. Thank You Jesus Christ for baptizing me with Your Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit, may I only write in this article, that which You reveal to me. Amen!
I have been looking at the news headlines and it is heart breaking to read one report after another of people being killed, losing loved ones and the amount of poverty and destruction in our beautiful world. It increases daily and it is very clear that our world is crying because it is in pain. What has the world become? What has gone wrong? I thought about it and I wondered, how would I answer that question, if asked?
As a child of God, my reference is the Bible and to me it is very clear that the truth in the Word of God, the Bible, is currently being played out, right before our eyes. The question is how many people in the world know this and see it? Yes, we who are in Christ see it, but there are masses of people in this world, lost to God’s truth. They feel the pain, yet they don’t see the Truth and because of that, they don’t know how to get rid of the pain.
I look at life, just in my own circle of communication, and I realise how the things happening in our world is a result of human choices. God gave us life. He gave us a beautiful earth with every resource to enjoy life. So if it all started well, then things did not deteriorate by itself. God said: “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” Gen 1:26. So, if we are created in God’s image, then we have it in us to do good, to love and to overcome. We were also given the authority to rule over the earth. What have we done with our authority?
Looking at world news, we read about drought and crops failing. There are countries with so many wonderful natural resources, but it is under-utilized or sought after by other countries. This again if taken by force, could result in war. Many people lack basic sanitation, has little or no income or are uneducated and therefore, they often do not reach their full potential to contribute to living life as God has intended it to be. Some people, instead of helping others to be empowered, use this shortcoming to benefit themselves. So yes, there are many challenges, of which the biggest that stand out for me, is a lack of knowledge about God and a love for God. This in turn has a ripple effect on life and that, I believe, is why we see so much pain, deceit, slander, brutality, falsehood, denial, anger, fear, greed, power plays, poverty and unforgiveness.
The reality is clear, where there is an absence of God in people’s lives, they end up under satan’s rule, without them even knowing it. They become a pawn on a chess board and once in that grip, people start destroying each other. At first it is subtle and then it is about the last person standing, winner takes it all. Once at that point, people stop caring for another and I guess that is true, because satan never cared about anyone but himself. If people don’t have God in their lives, it means that they don’t acknowledge the Bible and the Truth in the Bible. Yes, this is a strong opinion of mine, but I don’t seem to see any different. To make a statement, some people blow up themselves and in the process kill other innocent people. Others kill just for a cellphone.
Countries go to war to fight about land and resources that never belonged to them. Gay relations are promoted. Now please note, I do not judge anyone. I understand that some people might be confused about who they are, if they are not in Christ. If they don’t have an identity in Christ, they will not know their own identity either and that is why people need God and need Christ. Instead of promoting gay relations, we should help people to get to know their real identity in Christ. Abortion has been made legal, so a mother can have a choice, but what about her baby? Do people realise that there is a heartbeat from the moment life is created. What is a heartbeat, if not life? Abortion is not a way out, it is murder covered under a human right. A baby with a heartbeat is also a human.
I have given but a few examples of what I see every day. The reality is that if people no longer acknowledge God, His Word and His truth, we are creating our own downfall. Babies are born daily and if their parents no longer believe in God and Jesus Christ, these children are brought up with no framework of God. Off course they will believe whatever the world tells them, for they know no better. It has become one big circle of self-destruction. Oh, my heart breaks for our world and I know God wants our hearts to break for what makes His heart break. So what now? What do we do? Is it too late? No! It is not too late. Until Jesus returns, it is not too late.
The Bible is clear on what is happening now. Everything that is happening now is in the Bible and it tells us that so many times, God’s people left Him. When things went wrong, they blamed Him and asked where He was? Is this not the same today? People ask why God let things happen, but is it God that let things happen, or is it the bad choices of humans that brings destruction? God loves us so much, he gave us a free will to choose. That was a gift to all of us as humans and God is true and therefore He does not revoke our free choice, even when we choose wrong. The question is, what do people then choose? If we choose to do wrong, live wrong and destroy the world along the way, we are part of the reason why the world is in the mess it is. The good news is, if we choose God and make the right choices, then God is on our side and He will help us to restore our lives, families, communities, countries and ultimately the world.
I would like you to go and read the Bible again. When you read the New Testament you will stand amazed to see how that what is in the Bible is exactly what is now happening in the world. It gives you the current situation. However, the Old Testament also tells you what is happening now and what is to come. It is very clear in the gospels from Mathew to John, that Jesus is the only way and answer to save and help our world. People need Jesus Christ and that is where healing starts. Jesus heals the broken hearted. He already gave His life, to save the people of the world. What more must He do? We need to keep on proclaiming the gospel of Christ and yes, we need sermons because it is important to empower ourselves with the Word of God.
However, it is time to win souls for Jesus, for the world is going down fast. If we want to turn things around, let’s get our hands “dirty” and start proclaiming Christ and His salvation for this world every day, no matter where we are or what we do. First and utmost souls need to be saved and remember your life on what a reborn Christian’s life is in Christ, is a good start. Let people see Jesus in you, the way you live, love and choose. It is not about scaring people or forcing them to give their life to Jesus. Show them Jesus! Show them He is alive and that His love will bring change. He after all concurred death when he showed love on the cross by giving His life.
We, saved by Jesus Christ, must let the Spirit of God guide our every step. Pray in the Holy Spirit that people turn back to God. God wants to heal our world and He wants us to be positive in our approach to His Plan to heal this world. Be positive, speak life, not death, live Jesus out, spread love, forgive, proclaim only words that build up and not break down. Remember, Proverbs 18:21 says: “The tongue has the power of life and death and those who love it will eat its fruit.” If we, as re-born Christians, also become and speak negative, what is left? Who is left to help change this world? One last thing, if you are a believer in God, be aware. Satan wants to distract you. It is not enough to just believe, you need to be in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. His Spirit and His Spirit alone is needed to change the way people think. Our real protection is the blood of Jesus. Hence again, Jesus alone is the answer.
Now, many people might read and agree. Others might read and think I came across very strong. Then there might be those who read this article and laugh it off, because they don’t have Jesus in their lives. They have been blinded. The reality is, God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit of God and the Word of God, the Bible, is real and whether you believe it or not, it is the truth! Many things has been tried to change this world. Do you see it working? I don’t! God and Jesus is the only way. Let us turn back to God and not delay. It is really simple, all He wants from us is to acknowledge Him, to accept Jesus Christ as our Saviour, to repent and to turn from our wicked ways. It does not cost any money, only our hearts. Everywhere in the Bible we read how God’s people kept on moving away, only to feel pain and destruction. However, we also read that every time they turned back to God, He forgave them and restored them.
2 Chronicles 7:14 says: “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” Jeremiah 33 talks about a promise of restoration. Jeremiah 33:3 says: “Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know……” God wants to restore our lives, family, finances, health, relationships and identities. When this is restored, communities will be restored, countries and ultimately, the world. Why then if it is so simple, do people not choose God? I say, let’s change this world around. Enough is enough!
I choose God and I choose Jesus! I choose life and a better world in Christ! I choose to spread the only hope for this world, Jesus Christ! I choose to remain positive in Christ! In Jesus name, I choose to not give up and to not give in! In Jesus name, I call in life in abundance, healing and prosperity, not just for me, but for every soul, for every lost person and every child born into this world! In Jesus name, I come against every attack of satan on our lives and this world! In Jesus name, I claim back everything satan has destroyed and taken from our lives and our world and yes even the things we simply gave away to him! Amen and Amen!
Remember, one ant alone can’t fight an enemy, but when all the ants come together, the victory belongs to them. If ants can do this, so can we as human kind stand up against satan and change the world through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. It is time! It is time to take action and change the world around!
Be blessed in Christ!
Lots of love, Princess K