INFLUENCE AND THE GOSPEL I

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“Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.”
‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭2:2‬ ‭NLT‬‬

The Gospel is the most important message in the world. It is God’s solution for the salvation of a dying world. Yet, in many countries in the world, it is restricted by the government.

In some countries, the government is the primary driver of persecution of the church. In other countries, Islamic oppression of Christians by the government hinders the spread of the gospel.

Although the Bible tells us to rejoice when we suffer persecution (Matthew 5:11) and pray for those who suffer persecution (Hebrews 13:3), imagine that these countries had christian presidents or heads of states, and other decision makers who believed in God.

Not only would it change the entire country’s approach to the gospel, it will cause great rejoicing among the people (Proverbs 29:2). Knowing this should open our minds to new strategies that we can adopt for the spreading of the gospel.

Another thing to note is that the financial systems of the world direct the desires of the world. Hence, financial decisions are made in line with the prevailing economic structure.

If you look around, the agenda of the devil is often sponsored through the businesses and careers of those promoting his agenda.

Same applies to the believer. You should sponsor the agenda of God with your business. Though your business is not a ministry (Ephesians 4:11), it can be a vehicle for ministry.

Asides from other needs, the money that you make in the course of business or career should be directed towards sponsoring gospel-oriented projects.

You have an agenda as well – the salvation of all men!

Make God’s vision yours. Influence governments and financial systems for the gospel.

Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 22:31-38, Hebrews 6:1-12, Proverbs 22:17-29, Isaiah 24-26

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