Isn’t our walk with the Lord wild? I mean, let’s just look at some current events… Revival is literally
global as millions are gathering to worship the Lord. Millions of Muslims (not an exaggeration) are
coming to Christ, renouncing their religious identity, because they report Jesus is personally coming to
them (physically or in dreams and visions) and telling them Muhammed was wrong, the Q’uran is wrong,
and that He is God. They are not being taught to say these things. As a matter of fact, they face death when
they say these things. Indonesia has hundreds of thousands of Muslims turning to God right now, just like
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, and Iraq are reporting. Indonesia is seeing a great outpouring, which
has lasted about a year so far. South America is experiencing another burst of revival: Brazil has been in
revival for about 4 years. Bolivia and Peru are just now getting a new birthing of revival. Buddhists in
Southeast Asia are turning to Jesus by the thousands, daily. In Africa, there are hundreds of thousands of
people gathering together all over the continent, desperately seeking God. In Northern Europe, I have
seen pictures and heard reports of football stadiums being filled with young adults worshipping God.
They are gathering in the tens of thousands to cry out for God to move in their cities and towns. Here is
America, universities are exploding with revival as students have had enough of the world telling them
what they can and can’t do. They just want more of God. They want Him. He is at the center of everything
that is happening. His holiness and sovereignty seems to be the most important revelation people are
At the same time, we could choose to look at other current events… a significant portion of Christianity
doesn’t want to acknowledge what God is doing, saying it isn’t God at all. Our culture is falling apart; men
and women are trying to be each other, no longer desiring to be who they were created to be. Pastors are
coming out as gay on a fairly frequent basis. Our politics and government are a mess. Our government, at
this moment, more closely resembles 1933 Nazi Germany than it does 2007 USA. Our media can’t be
trusted, regardless of what channel you watch. Science no longer uses science. Our public
schools/education systems are so lost at this point, I’m not sure we can ever salvage it. Why am I saying
all this? There are so many terrible things going on at the same time God is moving.
Our eyes truly need to be focused on the right thing, and God is calling on us to join with Him.
Today, as I drove into town, I was listening to talk radio and listened to two different stations. Both
stations were talking about the same thing, but one side blamed “right-wing nut-jobs” and the other
blamed “left-wing anarchists.” They just spewed their own opinions and twisted half-truths to sound like
full truths. It was sad and even worse I began to feel emotions stirring up within me. I quickly became
critical in my thoughts and desires, motivated to fight. As soon as I realized what I was feeling and
thinking, I felt a check within me. God reminded me of what He is doing all over the earth. And this got me
to thinking… What are we supposed to do?
There seem to be two ways to go about all this stuff… We can either ignore the bad, choosing to only focus
on what God is doing (which feels like we are passively choosing to allow these bad things to increase), or
we can get active.
The first line of thinking often quotes Exodus 14:14-
“The Lord will fight for you. You only need to be still.”
This sounds great. Let’s just continue to ignore the problems, just stay focused on Jesus, and let God fight
the battles. The problem is Exodus 14:15… God rebuked Moses for saying verse 14. It’s not what God
wants from us. He wants more. So if the first line of thinking isn’t God, then it seems we have to go to the
second which can be summed up by the quote-
“God helps them who help themselves.”
The problem with this is it isn’t scripture. It is NOT in the bible. This is definitely not from God, and it
would be dangerous to think it is what God wants from His children.
So then what? What are we supposed to do?
Allow me to take a step back for a moment. I love this question. Typing it, I feel like it’s the first time I’ve
ever asked this question, and that makes me laugh. This ought to be the most important question every
Christian asks. “What are we supposed to do with all this evil in the world?”
So far, the only scripture I’ve mentioned is bad advice, and then I’ve quoted the wisdom of this world,
which produces death… but there are actually a whole lot of passages and verses that help us to know
what we are supposed to do
“And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please Him in every
way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power
according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving
thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.
For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in
who we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” – Colossians 1:10-14
“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be
completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the
unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” – Ephesians 4:1-3
“But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance,
and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when
you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” – 1 Timothy 6:11-12
These are only a few of the many scriptures. 1 Corinthians 10, Ephesians 6, Romans 8, Galatians 5-6,
Romans 13 are others.
God is calling us to war, literally. But it isn’t the warfare the world knows… it’s a call to Spiritual Warfare,
first and foremost. God is calling you, specifically to do the things that only you can do. This can only be
done 1 way: we must be in prayer for direction. I think too often, our prayers are about our wants and
desires, and the result is that our actions are about our wants and desires. What about God’s desires?
That’s why it’s so amazing to see revival all over the world. We get to see what God is desiring: for all to
know Him. He isn’t concerned with our politics, our economy, our culture, or our problems in the way
that we are. God is concerned about people knowing Him. Instead of looking at all the problems the world
is facing, maybe we should look at what God is doing in the world.
And lastly, most importantly, walk in the manner that is worthy of His calling on your life. How do you do
that, you may ask?
In prayer, find out God’s heart. Get His courage. Get His confidence. Get His calling. Look at where you are
needed and fill the void, for God. Don’t feel the void for your own agenda. After all, “Whatever you do,
whether in word or in deed, do it unto the Lord.”
It’s not about what we need to do or not do, it’s about what He wants. God doesn’t help those who help
themselves. He helps those who diligently seek Him. I believe God wants us to fix the problems of the
world. But He wants us to do it His way, not ours. He wants to transform hearts, and let’s be honest here,
we all need that, even Christians (maybe especially Christians). I guess I’m trying to say talking and
worrying about things doesn’t do anything for us. God is moving, so we need to learn to pay attention to
how He is moving, and realize it’s time for us to move, too. Bless you…
Written by a few for the many.