In my last blog entry Running Away… – Part 2 , I wrote about the great wickedness in the world today. I also encouraged all followers of the Messiah to take a close look at our own personal lives before we blame others for the wickedness that is happening all around us.
I am continuing my exhortation, encouraging us to take action to combat the evil consuming our world. If we look at Scripture, we can see that this problem of wickedness is nothing new. Nor is God’s call to those of us who love Him to confront it and call on people to turn from their evil ways and return to Him. The classic example in Scripture is in Jonah:
“The word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh the great city, and call against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me.” Jonah 1:1-2
God called Jonah to go to Nineveh and “call against it”; in other words, Jonah was to confront it and call on the people to return to God. Just like Jonah, each one of us who claims to be a follower of the Messiah is called to confront this wicked world and declare to people that there is a different way, that there is something better and bigger that we all can aspire to, something that is life changing.
“ We are living in special times …” Is this just a slogan or is this something that we truly believe? Regardless of what you or I may think, the reality is that we are getting closer to the return of the Messiah. While people get excited about this, many fail to remember that His return is also the Day of Judgment. This is no laughing matter; our time is short and we are still asleep!
Our Messiah – our example, the One that we are to follow, to imitate – said in Mark 1:15 “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel (Good News).” Yeshua, the Messiah, called for people to turn from their wickedness and to return to God. We, His followers, are also called to go and make disciples, to call on people to turn from their evil ways, teach them what it means to be a follower of the Messiah, and to prepare for the coming Kingdom.
If you are tired from the reality of what is happening in this world, let me encourage you to take time and first of all repent before God and devote yourself to Him and His call on your life; for, in fact, we are all called to make disciples and proclaim His Kingdom come.
Do you believe that, through you, God can bring a change to this wicked world?
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