Reject Complacent Christianity
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men (Matthew 5:13).
The Early Church preached the Gospel so much until persecution broke out against them in Jerusalem. Preaching the Gospel against all odds was proof of the truth they believed and heralded, because in Luke 21:12, Jesus already revealed the intensity of the persecution those who believe on His Name will experience: “But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake.”
As Christians we must not be complacent in our primary responsibility of making the Gospel known and establishing the righteousness of God in our sphere of contact. The major reason several nations have been destroyed by the devil through mass annihilations—genocides, wars etc, is not because the devil couldn’t be put in check, but because the Church in such regions had gone cold and complacent.
Evil persists when good men do nothing. The Church is the one to prevent and restrain the evil one and his cohorts from terrorizing and inflicting hardships and pains on men’s lives. So don’t become callous, unfeeling, and unconcerned about the state of affairs around you. Let the plight of the poor, the sick and the downtrodden motivate you to preach the Gospel and drive you to your knees in intercession. The light of the glorious Gospel of Christ’s salvation is a nation’s only hope for true progress, meaningful development and effective sustenance.
Understand that the onus is on the body of Christ—the Church to see to it that wicked laws, opposed to the preaching of the Gospel are thwarted and overturned through faith and effectual prayers, and godly laws enacted.
I take my rightful position as a priest and a king today, and I declare that through the power of righteousness and influence of your Spirit, an enabling environment is created for the preaching of the Gospel. I declare that your Kingdom is established in the hearts of men, as satan’s devices to deliberately and systematically hinder the preaching of the Gospel is frustrated, in the mighty Name of Jesus. Amen.
Luke 6:26; 2 Thessalonians 2:7