“Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.” (Matthew 18:19).
Two of you. What if there were five of us, fifty, or a congregation of 200+? Could we see changes in our town, county or region with that many agreeing together? What if every Christian in Wise County agreed together for a need? What if we would forget about our minor doctrinal differences, join hands and lift up a powerful, faith-filled prayer to God? Would it make a difference? What if…every Christian in Southwest Virginia did the same? What about all of Virginia, the Eastern United States or THE WHOLE COUNTRY! Could that make a difference?
I heard a preacher say one time that if enough Christians would stand together, voice their demands and not waver that we could have scriptures on cereal boxes in a few months. Seventy percent of Americans identify themselves as Christians. So where are these Christians? They’re sitting in the pews on Sunday, not reading their Bibles or praying regularly. They’re talking the talk on Sundays but not walking the walk the rest of the week. We are a gigantic potentially powerful group of “believers” who are being hearers of the Word but not doers, (see James 1:22). And the forces of evil are running rampant, without resistance, over our country. Are we going to wake up before it’s too late?
In Genesis 11 we read that because the people had, “one language and a common speech“, they were building a tower to Heaven, “so that we may make a name for OURSELVES“. They were united in purpose for the wrong reasons and God noticed and said, “The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.”, (v. 6). So wouldn’t the same principle work if the people were united for the right reasons? I think God would notice and bless their efforts.
As we are now in the “political” season, an opportunity is there to make a difference. Polls show that only about half of Christians are registered to vote and just half of those actually go vote. American Christians are a potentially powerful block of people who could make a difference if we would all join together, pray and get up and do something. Ask God today what He wants you to do.