For those of you fixated on the end of the world… (after all 2012 is coming…. :-0) – stop it! Keep your eyes fixed on the prize.
“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” (Matthew 24:14)
The blood of Jesus Christ crosses every racial, ethnic, social, religious, gender, economic, and national barrier. All of humanity has equal standing at the foot of the cross.
- No sin is too gross,
- no bondage is too great,
- no circumstance is too impossible,
- no work of the enemy can resist it,
- and no government of man can destroy it;
The life changing power of the gospel of Jesus Christ is extended to every person who populates this planet.
Throughout the church age there have been periods of silence and there have been periods of revival. God is always in the process of building His kingdom, rescuing the lives of the lost, and strengthening His church. There has never been a time when God was not speaking, but unfortunately, there have been long periods of time when people were not listening.
In each successive generation God has reserved for Himself a people who were willing to sell out and surrender all for the sake of the Kingdom of God. There has always been a remnant:
- a nation within the nations,
- a church within the church,
- a family within a city,
- a person who is willing to live according to divine truth regardless of the consequences he incurs from the rest of humanity.
Often you hear the Kingdom preached about in such a way that it causes you to imagine that it is an abnormal thing to do something of powerful and lasting impact in the earth. For far too long men and women who do not see the earth from heaven’s point of view have instructed us in the dogma of organized religion. The church of Jesus Christ is not a passive entity that is trying to keep the enemy from invading the narrow borders of its religious territory. The church of Jesus Christ was birthed by God to be the harvest machine for the human race.
- There are no borders set by God on the territory given to the church.
- There are no racial or ethnic restrictions found in the New Testament on who can receive salvation and forgiveness of sins.
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek,” (Romans 1:16).
Before Jesus ascended into heaven He released the divine “Go” known as “The Great Commission”, He has never retracted this commission or given the divine “stop”. The Gospel of Jesus Christ belongs to every nation, kindred, tongue, and tribe (Revelation 5:9); and it is the divine responsibility of the church to push against every barrier of resistance until that hindrance is removed.
I have heard far too many Christian’s worried hearts about the wars in the Middle East. I have heard them speak our economic recession and the loss of American lives, but rarely have I heard anyone speak of the possibility of the Islamic wall coming down. For seventy years “The Iron Curtain” of communism barricaded the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, but that barrier was broken and the gospel of Jesus Christ has been freely preached in those nations for almost twenty years now. There are two remaining strongholds in this world; there is Islam and Chinese communism, and both of these shall fall to the preaching of the gospel.
As you pray for America as it goes through the uncertainty of this modern era, pray for the advancement of the Kingdom of God throughout all the earth. America’s enemies change with the times and seasons, but the church has always had the same one.
Never before has there been such dangerous opportunities for Kingdom advancement as there are in the earth today. God wants to use you to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to a world that is in desperate need of divine rescue.
There is no wall that has been erected by the kingdom of darkness that can withstand the forceful advancements of the church of the Living God.
“For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them,” (Luke 9:56).