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We Can Change the World

 “But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark.”

—Matthew 24:36-37





Pastor Paul Strang




Everyone would agree that these verses can accurately describe the world we live in today eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage—we’re going on with our busy lives and often close our eyes to the sinful, lost state of the world. These verses are comparing the days of Noah to the days of the coming of the Son of man, Jesus Christ. Even in Noah’s day, such blatant sin was everywhere on the face of the earth and people were trying to ignore what was going on. This verse is not speaking against marrying or against marriage. It’s not a verse condemning partying. It simply says there was a group of people who shut the front door, pulled the blinds down, tried to ignore what was going on in the world, and just eked out a daily existence.

As in the days of Noah, people are trying to isolate themselves from the world and sadly, many of them are Christians. God hasn’t called us to isolate ourselves from the world; He’s called us to change the world. As long as we’re here, we’re to do that.

The number one target for all of these movements I’m talking about is the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. They are after believers. They accuse us of not being tolerant in an effort to shut us up, put us down, and get us out of the way. Another way they’re trying is through the court systems, and we’re seeing it more and more across the country—churches and believers are being sued over their stand for morality.

But we’re not to get discouraged or frightened; our trust is in the Lord Jesus Christ and He said, “I will build my Church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.” We can come against the onslaughts being thrown at us each and every day.

I can sum up the end result in two words: God wins. I like that. I know that because He lives, I will live; because He reigns, I will reign; and because He wins, I win. As a child of the King, we have His authority. We are well equipped for any battle we may face. Through Him I can be more than a conqueror. In His strength, I can resist the devil and he will flee from me. I can rest in the assurance that greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world.

Change the world and walk in victory in Jesus' name!


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