As we look around the world about us, evil seems to be reigning, God seems to be slowly slipping into oblivion, and the church is crying “hang on till Jesus comes”, almost like a group of frightened children hanging onto the side of a lifeboat desperate for rescue.
In reality, we are not on a lifeboat, but a warship; God is on the move, conquering nations and says that not even the gates of hell can withstand His advance. Every week 4000 new churches are being birthed. Mighty kingdoms like Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism are being shaken and will crumble and fall just like the Greek, Roman and Persian empires. Not even the mighty communistic empire many of us grew up to fear still remains, but was conquered by candles and prayers. Look at the map below (evangelical Christians is basically the same as “born again Christians) – click on it to enlarge it, notice the predominant colour is blue, the church is growing!!
Every time you hear of something scary like ISIS, Boko Haram etc. remember, the world is blue, God’s kingdom is advancing. ISIS caught the USA government by surprise; however, it never caught God by surprise, God never says “Oops”. Mark 13:7-8 says “When you hear of wars and rumours of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth-pains.” Why must we not be alarmed; these are birth pains, not death pains, and as surely as pain and new life are connected in the physical, we see they are connected in the spiritual; we have reason to be excited!!
George Verwer, the founder of OM one day remarked that when he started in missions just short of 60 years ago, only 1/3 of the world’s population had heard the good news, now 2/3 have heard. That is it took over 1900 years for the first 1/3 to hear, nearly 60 years for the second 1/3; how long will it take for the final 1/3? Actually the answer to that depends on you and me.
Truly, God is in control, God’s Spirit is moving, and nations are hearing the good news for the first time. Do you want to be part of this move and be involved in seeing God reach the world? You can… you can be informed, you can pray, you can give and you can go!!
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A question that bothered me, and maybe you as well is “If God is good, and His kingdom is growing, why is the world getting worse and worse?” After some research this is what I found Click here.