Be the blessing the world needs!
God's people bring blessing!
While the world rages, spewing out hatred, violence, malice, dishonour, destruction and fear, Christ calls mankind to a better way.
He calls people to live in the opposite spirit. Instead of hatred - forgiveness. Instead of violence - kindness. Instead of malice - gratitude. Instead of dishonour - assistance. Instead of destruction - restoration. Instead of fear - love.
He showed us how...
The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim deliverance to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour and the day of vengeance of our God. (Lk.4:18-19)
He has sent me to comfort all who mourn, and bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
They will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations. (Is.61:1-4)
Jesus went around undoing the effects of the destruction brought to the world by the sinful nature of mankind. Everywhere he went he bound up the brokenhearted and loosed the captives. And he told us we could do the same.
We can undo the damage!
He taught that whatever we chose to loose on earth, would also be loosed in Heaven. That is not only astounding; it is very simple!
Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. (Matt.16:19)
Of the billions on earth, Christ’s redeemed are the only people with the authority to bind and loose the devastation caused by the sin of mankind! What a tremendous privilege! Is there a problem in your home, your work, your country? You can take the problem to heaven, bind the cause of the damage and then loose the captives into freedom from devastation.
This whole world is waiting for the children of God to reveal the freedom we have from the bondage of destruction.
Where there is hatred we can bring forgiveness.
Where there is violence we can bring kindness.
Where there is malice and discontent we can bring gratitude.
Where there is dishonour we can bring assistance.
Where there is destruction we can bring restoration.
Where there is fear we can bring the love of Christ.
Where there is despair we can bring hope.
While the world rages, spewing out hatred, violence, malice, dishonour, destruction and fear, Christ calls those who follow him to a better way. The way of blessing.
For creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. (Rom.8:19-23)
If you’ve ever wondered about your call; what Christ wants you to do with your life, this is it!
Be the blessing!
© Monica Bennett-Ryan - July 2020. All rights reserved.