And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold – Matthew 24:12
When a country or region is besieged by violence, war, terrorism and crime, it’s not because Satan, the instigator of such acts, is too powerful to be checkmated. Rather, it’s because Christians in such regions may have gone cold or complacent. Evil persist when good men do nothing.
Through the power of the Spirit, we can restrain the evil one and his cohorts from terrorizing and inflicting hardships and pains on men’s lives. Don’t become complacent, unfeeling, and unconcerned about the state of affairs in your country. Let the plight of the poor, the sick and those who have become unfortunate victims of wickedness motivate you to preach the Gospel and intercede for lost souls. The light of the glorious Gospel of Christ is any nation’s only hope for peace, true progress, and salvation.
Concerning these last days, the Lord Jesus already warned that the love of many shall wax cold. Your responsibility however is to ensure your love for God, His house, and His work remains aflame. Refuse to be discouraged or overwhelmed by the negative happenings around you. You’re in a position to effect changes if only you’d take seriously the responsibility of prayer.
Jeremiah 29:7 says, “And seek the peace of the city…and pray unto the Lord for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.” We’re responsible to God and to the country where we live to seek its peace and pray to the Lord for it; for in the peace of the nation is your own peace as an individual. So, rather than be discouraged, intervene in prayer for peace in your country. Pray for the leaders to be guided by the wisdom of God. Pray that the people would lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour. (1Timothy 2:2-4)
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Dear Father, 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 around the world. I decree peace, progress and prosperity upon the nations and pray that your will be done in the lives of men, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study/Reading: Isaiah 35:4; 2 Thessalonians 2: