“The nations are in chaos,
and their kingdoms crumble!
God’s voice thunders,
and the earth melts!
The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us;
the God of Israel is our fortress.
Come, see the glorious works of the Lord:
See how he brings destruction upon the world.
He causes wars to end throughout the earth.
He breaks the bow and snaps the spear;
he burns the shields with fire.” – Psalm 46:6 – 9 (NLT)
Satan does not have control of world events – God does. The devil has neither the authority or power to change the course of history. In fact God has given his people the Kingdom, and with it, power to be change agents in the earth. God is calling his slumbering church to wake up, and embrace a life of prayer.
“For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?” (1 Peter 4:17 NIV)
No world leader has the answers to our current, national, or global problems, and without divine intervention, things will not get better. The spiritual, political, social, and moral chaos we see in America, is the result of our rebellion against God. God’s judgement begins with his own people (the Church). Judgement is actually an act of grace to wake us up.
Much of the chaos in our society could be halted, if believers would repent from allowing the culture to shape our thinking and actions. And maybe the world would see in us, the Jesus we preach about. Jesus came to bring peace and reconciliation between God and our neighbor. But, if we Christians, harden our hearts and refuse to be the salt and light, Jesus called us to be, our society will continue to unravel.