Today, we hear a great deal regarding change. Some say the problem with our nation is that we need a change in government. Regardless of your political affiliation, the popularmessageis we need a change. Now there are two things that never change. One, our Lord, God is not going to change; for He said, "I am the Lord, I change not," Mal. 3:6. Two, God'swordnever changes. Godhas giventous His word, and we are not to add to His words, nor take away from them. If we do, we will subject ourselves to the judgment of God. Yes, we do need achange in this great land of ours. We need toreturnto the unchangeableGod and His unchangeable word. We needto take heed to Psalm 33:12 which states: "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord;" and Psalm 9:17, which states: "The wicked shallbe turned into hell and all the nations that forget God." Psalm 33:12 says “Blessedis thenation whose Godis the Lord!”
Do you care aboutyour nation? Want the best for it? Do you want to be a good citizen? No country is saved merely by the size of its police, defence force or anything else, but God's eyes are on those who fear Him and put their hope in Him. So, help your nation by doing that and you will make a difference!
You can make a difference, and the difference begins with YOU! Withdrawing from the world was not Jesus' approach. Despite the fact that the earliest Christians were unrecognized and even persecuted by their governments, they were out to understand and transform their society for Christ! I urge all of you to make supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivingsfor all who are in high positions, sothat we may lead quiet and peaceful lives in all godliness and dignity. There is a time when loving your nation means making a stand against something thatis wrong. There are things Christians ought to protest, but we start with prayer, not complaints. The secret effectiveness of prayer is massive, but we have to do it! Are we standing in the gap for the future of our nation? That's a question Christians need to ask themselves. It is probably our first and number one way of being good citizens! The problemis not just with the world out there, the problemis with the worldin here within the four walls of thechurch.
WeneedtoBEthe church! Ourlightsarenotshiningbrightly enough! The Bahamian churchis deep in its culture! We have got to ask, whydoes the churchexist? Whatbusiness are we in? How are we going to make a difference? The salt has lost its saltiness! IndependenceDayis adayto celebratetherichesoffreedomwehave, and to give thanks for those who have made it possible. It is a day to remember that many of us were also once strangers, and that our hope comes not from the things we have been able to do for ourselves, but from the Godwho sendsrain on the righteous andthe unrighteous.
On the 10th July 2017, our country celebrates its 44th birthday. This July 10th\ instead of just fireworks and " party in the backyard", we all need to be at the altar of God, asking for a personal revival in our own lives. We need a revival with such strength that it will sweep into our community and our nation! When the people outside the church see God working in us, that will draw them to Christ! And when people are drawn to Christ and converted , that will be when you will see change in our nation!