ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES!
(It’s Time To Effect Changes In Your Nation)
You’ve got a vital role to play in bringing change to your country, and you’re empowered for the job.
TO The Bible Matthew 5:14 MSG
“Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill.”
The responsibility of establishing God’s will and purpose in the earth today has been committed to the Church, which is the Body of Christ. And if you’re born again, you’re automatically one of His change agents, especially in the country where you live. God has empowered you as one of those to lead the way and bring people out of darkness into God’s marvelous light.
In Acts 1:8, Jesus said, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” “Power” is the “dynamic ability to cause changes.” That means you’ve got the power to effect lasting changes in your country.
God desires to accomplish many great things in your country, and He loves to work through you, because you’re His extension, His agent of change. You’re the one to whom He has entrusted the life-changing gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, you shouldn’t watch or sit idly by and allow negative events take their toll on your country. Let the Holy Spirit guide you to hear, understand, and carry out the Father’s will.
Dear Father, thank you for making me your agent of change in my country. Let your peace mantle this nation as men and women, young and old, receive the gospel. I rebuke every spirit that seeks to instigate political unrest or economic distress; I demand that they stop their operations and maneuvers. I proclaim peace and prosperity within our borders, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
List 5 things you will begin to do consistently as a means of furthering the gospel in your country and bringing improvement to it. You can begin with your locality.