On June 12, 1987, Ronald Reagan challenged then Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the wall. Two years later East German dictator Erich Honecker declared that the wall would not come down for another 100 years. He believed strongly in his Communistic regime. A regime which declared no need for religion, church , or God.
The only way to see evil prevail in the world is for God's people to sit back and do nothing. We are meant to be the rising good in a world prone to serve evil. Our force of righteousness does not stop until we are taken or extracted from this planet. Let's look at a possible passage which I believe supports this truth. Now let me first make a comment about the end times. I am not a pre-trib, post-trib, mid-trib or any other tribulation scholar or believer. I just know Jesus is going to return for His people one day. I know that we will be resurrected and arise with Him. How that looks or when that occurs does not matter to me. There is a passage of scripture which I believe gives credence to the power of the Body of Christ.
The mystery of this sin is already at work. But it cannot work effectively until the person now holding it back gets out of the way. (8) Then the man of sin will be revealed and the Lord Jesus will destroy him by what he says. When the Lord Jesus comes, his appearance will put an end to this man.
The mystery of sin is working in the world today but the full onslaught of sin can not occur yet because of God's people. We are the person standing in the way of sin's complete conquest. God's people, his church is a force not to be reckon with. I know many misquote this passage and state that Holy Spirit is the one taken out. Holy Spirit is God. God will never be taken out of the picture even during the worse of times. God's peoples are this unexplainable force.We are the majority of good working in the world today. While we are still on planet earth; we have an unchanging call upon our lives. We are called to make a difference through the message of Jesus Christ.We still have work to do. It is not over until the last trumpet sounds. Like the praying church of East Germany, we have many walls standing in our way. The walls will come down for a season. The season of the church is still at hand. It is an undeniable truth. One which we can not afford to forget. We can be the instruments of change which the world needs. How can we become this voice of change?
Being the change the world needs
1. Be people of holiness
2. Be people who run after the Father's heart.
3. Be people of prayer.
4. Be people who understand their call.
5. Be people who preach the truth.
6. Be people who live above the influence of sin.
7. Be people who never back down.
Don't underestimate the power of the church. We get that power and purpose through our Savior. The resurrected Christ lives inside of us!!!! We must keep pressing forward and being those instruments of change. The Germans kept chipping away at those concrete walls until they fell completely down. We must keep chipping away until the unspeakable happens and the Glory of God is revealed.