Christ Led Peacekeeping Force

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, November 15, 2019

Finally, Abraham said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak once more. Suppose ten are found there?” And He answered, “On account of the ten, I will not destroy it.” Genesis 18:32

On June 11, 1999, a NATO-led international peacekeeping force entered Kosovo (KFOR), two days after the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1244. At that time, there was a grave humanitarian crisis, with military forces from Yugoslavia threatening the lives of more than one million people living in Kosovo. The presence of KFOR ultimately brought an end to the military conflict and spared the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in Kosovo.

When God decided to destroy Sodom, he sent an angel to warn Abraham, who was living around the area. Abraham begged God not to destroy the city. He did his best to prevent that humanitarian crisis the angel of death was about to unleash in Sodom. God was willing to spare the city if ten righteous people were living in it. Eventually, Sodom was destroyed because of the wickedness of the people in it. God made sure Abraham and his family, and Lot and his family were safe, then he destroyed Sodom.

Early this morning, I was reading the news from around the world and was so disheartened by what I read. With so much evil and wickedness in the world, I wondered why God’s righteous anger had not consumed the world yet. Then the Holy Spirit whispered in my ears; it is because my people who are called by my ame have humbled themselves to pray and seek my presence that I am not destroying the world. The Holy Spirit told me that it is the life and ministry of believers like me that is sparing the life of the ungodly.

Many Christians long to hear the trumpet sound so we can be caught up in the rapture. We often get frustrated as we witness the pain and suffering around the world. Yet I want to encourage us all to keep on doing the work of ministry and to let our light so shine to lead others to Christ.

I want to encourage every Christian this morning who does not think his or her ministry is impactful. Whether you are in professional ministry or a new believer in the Lord, your life and ministry are very important to the world. It is you—yes, you—that is keeping the world from destruction. If it were not for you, the Devil would have done so much damage as to make this world inhabitable.

Christians are part of the divine peacekeeping force that is preventing the just wrath of God from overwhelming this wicked world. We are in the front line deterring Satan and his army of demons from creating more chaos and causing more death than they already are. Every time we share the gospel or intercede for the ungodly, or worship almighty God, we are extending the expiration date of this world.

The book of Revelation tells us about the pain and suffering that will be unleashed on earth after the rapture of the Church. As bad as things currently are in the world, Christians are the reason that things are not much worse. Therefore, we do not have the luxury to be lukewarm in our Christian walk. Our godliness is not just for us; it is for every non-believer in our family, our neighborhood, our city, our state, and the entire world.

Let us, therefore, continue to cultivate a life of spiritual discipline so we can shine our light in the darkness of the world. We should never grow weary of doing the will of God. Notwithstanding our level of spiritual maturity, each Christian believer is a member of the Christ-led peacekeeping force with a mandate to stop the Devil from causing both a humanitarian and spiritual crisis.

Prayer- Blessed Lord, please send your Holy Spirit to encourage believers that may not think their life and ministry are making a difference in the world.

About The Author

Rev. Dieuner Joseph is a dynamic leader, disciple Maker, Writer, Talk Show host, and Spiritual counselor. Reverend Joseph is the founder of the Imani Temple Baptist Church and the Disciple Maker Ministry. He is a skilled Bible teacher who carefully and responsibly exegete the Scriptures to make them relevant to today’s readers. Through his Blog and weekly Christian magazine- The Wednesday Word- he seeks to provide Bible based instructions for dealing with the socio-political issues of today.

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