World news vs. Heavenly news
When we read the news papers or watch the news media from around the world, it gives a very clear message of chaos and fear; wars and rumors of war between nations and ethnic groups. We are constantly told that we are under the threat of a pending economic doom, nationally and internationally. We are continually fed bad news because the world system is not based on faith nor God’s Word, but in fear and manipulation.
As I travel the world preaching the Gospel and stirring revival, I witness how fear and manipulation is working in the world. It is obvious that there is an unseen war being fought across the globe between the kingdom of darkness / Satan and the Kingdom of Light / God. These two kingdoms are contrary in all aspects. However, in all the chaos and fear, the Kingdom of God is at work in a very real and powerful way. The Holy Spirit is working mightily within and through the Church, especially where His people hunger and thirst for righteousness; there His Presence is found and the Kingdom is at work, fighting the good fight of faith.
Faith, Life and Purpose are found where the will of God is known. In Matthew 6:7-10, Jesus instructs us, ‘This, then, is how you should pray: ‘“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven…”
As the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, we are in this world, but not of it. Since we are of the family of Faith, like Abraham, we live by faith and not by sight. “Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.” Col.3:1-4.
Our hope and future is intact when we choose to live and move and have our being centered in the will of God, making decisions based on what we see Him doing, not living or planning according to the pressures of what is happening in the world around us. Romans 12:1-2, Paul the Apostle writes, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
Faith, hope and love is found within the Kingdom of God and His Word. As sons (and daughters) of the Most High God, we are led by the Holy Spirit. This is where true life and blessing, and hope is found. What news are you reading and believing – this present dark and earthly news ? or the Kingdom of Heaven-ly news? Be encouraged, we are overcomers and this by our Faith and obedience to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords who reigns in us and through us and will soon reign here on the earth…Now that is Good News !