“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16 NKJV)
God gave His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, out into the world to show His love for ALL people. Not just one race, ALL PEOPLE. God doesn’t care what you’ve done in your past, how corrupt you think you are, or from what society says about you, He loves you and wants you all to Himself.
“Whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
Jesus brings peace and unity amongst people, if practiced accordingly to the Word of God. Many horrific events are arising that are causing division amongst many nations and people, and many are left without any hope. Matthew 24:7-8 says, “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” These occurrences stated in the Bible are happening right before our eyes and many are not noticing! Christians are called to share the Gospel to a lost and hostile world, so guess what? Jesus is the living answer!
Everyone around the world is wondering where we could find a solution, saying, “We need a change!” God forbid we create another law that may cause more violence! The change starts once we realize the problem, and turn to the cross of Jesus Christ. This nation stays declaring, “God bless America!” but willingly disobeys and ignores the fact that He is the answer to ALL problems. We turn our backs on Him and look at the problem in all of these complicated directions, to where violence takes place because of all the disunity! We keep searching for something that needs to lead the way in an appropriate manner, but disregard the fact that Christ is the light and the light OVERCOMES the DARKNESS.
“If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat
And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
For so you will heap coals of fire on his head,
And the Lord will reward you.” (Proverbs 25:21-22 NKJV)
Revenge is NOT the answer, regardless of any circumstance. God said, “If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.” This is the exact description of true love for a person, no matter what they did to you. This time period in this nation is a great start for people to turn from their ways and turn to LOVE. I can almost hear people stating, “It’s too late for that!” and, “What is THAT going to do?” The answer? We must share God’s love, which is incredibly different from the kind of love this world offers. God’s love captures, possesses, and can never be separated from anyone. It’s not about people turning to RELIGION, which actually creates more division; it’s about turning from your wicked ways and creating a RELATIONSHIP with Jesus Christ.
This nation needs dramatic healing. All across the United States, there is an enormous increase in division, violence, and death. Why? Because this nation that is UNDER God, takes JESUS out of the picture. This nation is complete chaos without a Savior. We desperately need to stop focusing on ourselves and position our focus on Jesus, because He will take care of the rest! He is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6 NKJV).
God gave His only begotten Son out to the world for our sake, and by disobeying Him and ignoring His truth, we are minimizing the full effect of what Jesus did for us on the cross. What He did is more than dying for our sins; it is for EVERLASTING SALVATION. God is saying, “Isn’t this enough for MY people to rise up and come to Me?” Although these events are the outcome of a society that lacks practicing our faith from the Word of God, they must take place in order for repentance to happen. We are one nation under God; we need to start acting like we are! Love conquers ALL THINGS.
“For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” (Romans 10:3-4 NKJV)
I pray that this nation comes to a place of repentance, to a place where all knees will humbly bow down and declare that Christ is Lord. Jesus hear us and forgive us, as we all wholeheartedly turn from our wicked and twisted ways, raising our hands up to you, Lord. I pray eyes will be opened, ears will listen, and all eyes will see that YOU, Jesus Christ, ARE the true answer, the only and most important hope this world has. Lord, soften Your people’s hearts, and may what breaks Your heart, break ours. May we see this nation how you see it, Jesus, for Your ways are higher than any other. Lead us, Lord, to the path of the everlasting. Hear our cry, Lord. We surrender to your justice ways, and leave it upon Your glorious hands, trusting where You will take us. I pray Your children will rise up and spread the light amongst this dark world. We thank you for revival, and also for reconciliation about to take place. May Your will be done in this lost and broken world, Lord. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14 NKJV)
Written By Alexandra Alonzo