Being shining light in evil permeated world

It appears that the value system in the world is crumbling day by day: only those who are determined to stand out will be able to maintain their wholeness in several areas of life.

It should be debunked, early, that being a Christian will not help anyone (who has decided to throw caution out of the window) – leading a life of carelessness, doing things that negate the purposes of his/her existence – to be free from damages.

It is one thing to be saved by grace through faith in Christ, Jesus: it is another thing to be circumspect. Even, there are many non-Christians who are morally upright than some certain individuals that profess the Christian faith (all religions teach morals, though, but morality does not save unto the uttermost – faith in Christ does). In addition, the Bible encourages us to be watchful and prayerful, hence, there is need to be circumspect – being a Christian.

The world is at logger head with God

How appalling it is, that the creations (humans) are going against the God that created them?

Governments in several nations of the world are approving homosexuality, and are committing all manners of crime – with their citizens.

No wonder the Bible says that the world hates righteousness and loves iniquity: it hates the truth, “I have given them your word. And the world hates them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world”. John 17:14, NLT.

It is, however, not surprising: homosexuality was practiced at Sodom and Gomorrah which caused God to destroy their inhabitants (in anger) with fire: as a matter of fact, the nations of the world whose laws had barred the spread of the gospel, and individuals that had locked out the gospel from reaching their hearts are on the verge of getting fierce anger of God.

Please, no one should be afraid here. Truly, God is not wicked, but He will never lie in his words. According to Mark 6:11, those nations and individuals (who had locked out the gospel) will be treated more worse than Sodom and Gomorrah, “But if any place refuses to welcome you or listen to you, shake its dust from your feet as you leave to show that you have abandoned those people to their fate”. NLT.

The only means of escape is for you to ‘embrace the provision of salvation’ – if you have not (yet) accepted the Lord, Jesus Christ, as your Saviour: you do not pay for it, you do not make any sacrifice to worth it, Christ has qualified you to be saved, because He had paid with His blood – all you need is to accept him as Lord and Saviour and, then, let Him have His ways in your life.

There is hope for the world

In spite of these challenges, hope is not, totally, lost on the world and the people that still draw breaths in it.

How do we mean?

There are still children of God in the world (congratulations, if you were one of them, but if you were not, then do not postpone your salvation: accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour where you are, right there).

These children of God become the hope of the world, because the people (who are yet to be saved) can still hear the gospel from them; read, listen to or watch gospel messages through and from them: all hope is not lost!

In Matthew 5:14-15, the Bible says, “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house”.

In this vein, the children of God, in this world – living in full manifestation of their redemption, will turn many to righteousness. Perhaps, you want to thank God for this privilege that you have – that there are people through whom God wants to bring you into His kingdom or that there are people who God wants you to reconcile – with him.

As God’s child, you must live out that light to influence people for God

Having understood that there are yet, the unreached who must be reached for God, there is the need for every child of God to (deliberately) live out the life of God – ZOE, in various endeavours.

There is the need to maintain the quality of the salt that you have so that you will not be valueless – trodden under the feet of the people that are still out of the radius of God’s word and kingdom: you must maintain the light of the gospel in you – working out your salvation with fear and trembling: not as if God was anyway brutal; not observing the efforts that you make (on your own, just to avoid sin, which {in turn} makes you to be sin conscious, thereby, becoming more sinful) – struggling with sins; but in the consciousness of the abundance of the grace of God that you have, Matthew 5:16.

You have been saved by grace, not by works. Therefore, it is possible for you to reconcile men to God and (still) maintain your right standing (which was won for you by Christ) with God, as you go about your daily businesses.

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