Therefore Go and Make Disciples of ‘All Nations’ Mathew 28:19
If you look closely you will find a similarity what goes on in a nation is a reflection of what happens within the church. The saying goes like this “If the church does not disciple a nation, the nation will disciple the Church”.
The new trends we are noticing in the world today are something very similar to the modern church.
Disunity, splits, separation needs no explanation, pseudo alliance and unity as seen in the political realm – very much common in the modern church. Rising spirit of nationalism – inward looking churches and organizations, everything is based on ‘Me…Mine and my Church’. Self-focused and individualism is on a rise so as well within the churches focusing and holding self aspirations rather than standing as a body of Christ.
National Leaders with Charisma and articulate words focusing on mass followers and getting their way out, individual preachers and Pastors trying to hold people through a personal charisma and talk rather than through the spirit of Christ.
Culture of self promotions, self advertising of National, spiritual, secular, corporate cults is a trend also common in the modern church. Accumulating wealth through any means and using it for their own needs and requirement is it something strange to the modern church ?
Eliminating the opponent, spreading false propaganda, corruption, fashion and latest trends, show off of styles and wealth, unholiness of the society have well crept into the modern church. The Church of Jesus Christ should reflect what it is in heaven. The Lord’s prayer says, “Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven”. Bringing heavens principles on earth should be the character of the church. The Church should represent heaven.
When issues of national concerns happen, the Church is unable to speak because it itself is plagued with the same issues internally. Local churches represent the single most important community-based institution for social and cultural transformation in any nation.”
Let us pray that we as Individuals and our Churches would strive to display heaven in our nations. Let our Churches be catalyst of Nations Transformation. Let us go stronger in Love, Faith and Hope.