IS GOD RULING AND REIGNING IN YOUR COMMUNITY?
When men and women who God has created to make a difference in the world, abandon their mandate for their life and instead begin to pursue all nonentities of life, God cannot but be frustrated. Each and every one of us was created to carry out justice, judgment, truth and equity on the earth. It could be in different spheres of life, in various professions or in diverse gifting. But the mandate is clear, his nature must be reflected on the earth. If he is a God of justice, people must see his justice on earth. If he is a God of sound judgment, that sound mind must be revealed in people who identify themselves with him on daily basis. If God is truth, that truth must reign supreme on the earth even as he reigns over the universe. If fairness, impartiality, equity, are his essence, that should become dominant in any society.
“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” ― Robert F. Kennedy
If these things are not ruling and reigning in a community, it means he is not there. It doesn’t matter that we claim to belong to him, it doesn’t actually matter what we claim, if it is not been reflected, if his nature is not been manifested, let’s face it friends, He is not there. If we claim to know Him, let’s reveal Him. If we say we are his servants let’s carry Him.
“As long as there is one person suffering an injustice; as long as one person is forced to bear an unnecessary sorrow; as long as one person is subject to an undeserved pain, the worship of a God is a demoralizing humiliation.
As long as there is one mistake in the universe; as long as one wrong is permitted to exist; as long as there is hatred and antagonism among mankind, the existence of a God is a moral impossibility.
Ingersoll said: ‘Injustice upon earth renders the justice of heaven impossible.” ― Joseph Lewis,
I think it should begin to become easier to understand God’s frustration at man “… and he saw that there was no man” I can only imagine how frustrating that could be. After spending all of his resources to create all of us, not just one or two people, but in millions and billions and yet, not to find anyone stand tall when you most need him. Yea, you can say he is very frustrated.
To be continued tomorrow with the following points:
- how you can get yourself back to the heartbeat of God
- The role you have to play
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION