Fear stalks the streets of our nation today. We’re afraid to say what we think. We’re afraid for our own physical health. We’re afraid for our children. We’re afraid for our resources. We’ve been trusting in the wrong things to secure our lives. Our struggle is not new. In the Bible, we see people trusting in their race, their heritage, their religious activity, their knowledge, and their biblical awareness. Yet, even with all of these qualifications, they didn’t recognize their deliverer, the Messiah, the Son of God, when He was standing in their midst.
Do you think it’s possible God could be doing something, and we could miss it? I do, so I find myself praying, “Lord, give me eyes to see. I want to watch. I want to listen. Lord, help me understand. I’m spending time with your Word. I’m talking to you and praying and seeking You. I’m changing, Lord. I don’t want to stand on the outside. Your assignments aren’t burdensome to me. They aren’t intrusive or loathsome. In fact, I’m excited about them! Show me, Lord! Lead me!”
In Ezekiel 22:30 the prophet says, “I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.” There was a breach in the wall, but there was nobody willing to own it. We are the ones called to stand for the Lord in today’s gaps, in our schools, in our cities, in our states, and in our nation.
Nehemiah hears about the devastation of Jerusalem and agrees to take on the assignment of rebuilding the wall. His calling wasn’t just to rebuild the physical wall; He was also charged with the spiritual reestablishment of the people in that land. We have a similar assignment. As we follow God in a new way, we will need His help to see Jesus reestablished as Lord in our nation again—a country that has embraced immorality, ungodliness, and wickedness for far too long.
We need to overcome the darkness with light and truth, not yield to it, or casually overlook it, surrendering our future to evil. All belief systems don’t have the same outcomes. If the culture is destructive, and diminishing, and facilitates evil in the lives of people, there is a better solution. In John 14:6, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, and no one comes to the Father except through me.”
The Creator of Heaven and Earth has placed us in a point in human history where there’s a new alignment taking place, and He has given us an assignment. We are under the authority of the King, and a tremendous price has been paid for us to have this privilege. We must take our places. I intend to be a part of the generation that sees the righteousness of our Lord declared to the nations
As we forgive, and repent, and walk in the light of the truth that we know, we can be encouraged that it isn’t just up to us. God meets us as we step towards Him. He promises supernatural intervention, angels to protect us, and His Holy Spirit to guide us. When we do what He asks us to do, what He does is beyond us! I am grateful to be alongside you as we learn to follow Him in this new season.
Onward in Him,
Pastor Allen Jackson