What is God doing in the world today? and what in particular is He saying to the western world?
As I see it, He is very much acting in response to what we have done in the western world, as our leaders have led us further and further away from the God of the bible and it’s Unchanging and eternal truth.
How have our leaders done this? you might be asking – and what in particular have most of us agreed to?
Well let’s look-
1) we have torn up His law on capital punishment for brutal and premeditated murder and made new ones that in no way equate with real justice.
2) we have done the same with His laws against sexual promiscuity and perversion and made other laws in their place. ( I should say here that some of the law applied only to Israel as a nation, but others clearly to all nations and this is one)
3) we have changed the laws on divorce and re marriage to the point they are almost unrecognisable by bible standards.
4) laws against abortion have been altered so it is now legal, in most western countries to take your child’s life, before it has its God given right to breathe it’s first breath. (I could go on!)
As I see it, we have torn up the very laws that were given to protect us as a society, and that alone has unleashed powers against us, that we can never overcome without God’s help.
Powers – that have been unleashed in the world, like or not, that are heading right for our doorstep!
Do these powers that have been unleashed come directly from God because of our rebellion and idolatry?
or are they instead the result of our destroying those very laws given for our protection?
I would prefer to leave others to answer that one, but for me, one or both are certainly true!
What should I as a Christian do? Of course pray – I do.
What should I be praying for? That our nations and leaders repent – I do.
That God would have mercy – I do:
but — in the realisation that His mercy is contingent ON our repentance!
Finally I rejoice, because in spite of world shaking events that surround us, Christ is building His kingdom!
“I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH – AND THE GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST IT! ” Jesus