Careless believer, Wake-up!
I was resting after our morning devotion this morning, when ring from my phone jolted me. It was our sister, ASP Grace Ogbonna, one of PNUR coordinators in Abakiliki, Ebonyi State Nigeria. She called to give me update on the terrorist activities in North-East, Nigeria. More than forty students had died as a result of a suicide bomb attack and many more wounded. I immediately lost my sleep.
Every day people are dying all over the world due to the activities of Terrorists. That does not include those that die through motor accidents; arm robbery and cult activities. One question came to my heart, “Has PNUR done enough? Have we fought the fight with all our energy and eagerness to the point of shedding even our own blood? If Christ were to appear now, can we tell Him that we have done all that is within our power?”
Just like in our world today, the following scripture says what most believers are doing;
All the sailors were afraid and each cried out to his own god. And they threw the cargo into the sea to lighten the ship. But Jonah had gone below deck, where he lay down and fell into a deep sleep.
The captain went to him and said, "How can you sleep? Get up and call on your god! Maybe he will take notice of us, and we will not perish." Jonah 1:5-6 NIV
All our presidents from countries all over the world and their legislators are afraid; all our army, police, air force, navy etc are afraid. Doctors are scared and many nurses are quitting the profession they once loved because of the scare of Ebola virus.
But where are those God called to stand in the gap? Where are the intercessors and prayer warriors? Where are the preachers that should stand up and guide them out of this dangerous moment? Where are the evangelists and prophets?
They are down below the deck of church politics and worldly pursuit; they have gone down the deck of worldly pleasures; they are down the deck of pursuit of seeking worldly titles. That is why we don’t hear fire messages anymore.
Will our generation of believers go down in history as the most indifferent to the purposes of God and the need of the people? See how frantic the captain and crew are in their search for solution. They want solution from wherever and whatever. They are talking of doctrine or theology now; they don’t mind the religion anymore; just give them solution. At this point most difficult people will bow to Christ.
I pray that every believer reading this will be jolted as I was from our sister’s call. May the Holy Spirit shake us from this stupor that leads to death.
Your brother @PNUR