Missions Message August 2021
LOOKING FOR THE 3%
In July of 2020, I preached a message during our annual Missions Convention that I desire to share with you a few brief points from that message.
History reveals that men were considered outstanding in responsibilities, government, war, and hopeless crisis that called upon God for His Divine intervention and control to prevent certain death, ruin, and destruction in times of intense need and darkness. In 1863 during the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln said, “We have forgotten God, too proud to pray that made us. It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended power to confess our national sins.”
Bible scholars say the word Kairos, an Ancient Greek word, means “a favorable opportunity,” and its derivative implies “a right moment, that only lasts a while.” In the New Testament, it means “the appointed time in the purpose of God.”
It is almost impossible to find governmental leaders and decision-makers that pray or speak of the need for Divine help in our generation. This arrogance, self-reliance, and Godless attitude will lead to certain judgment and total destruction. We need God in every facet of our lives.
I heard some revealing and somewhat surprising statistics about the American Revolutionary War. This war between the American people and British Empire was for our independence and self-governance. The statistics given were from the First American Revolution fought for our national freedom. I heard it reported that only 3% of the population fought in the war, 10% furnished supplies, 37% fought against us, and 50% did absolutely nothing. I know, shocking and disturbing percentages. That 3% was only a remnant of the total population, but God delivered this new and young nation from their adversary through them.
God had given a spiritual “Kairos” moment. By definition, it will be short-lived, but an opportunity given by God to liberate multitudes that will otherwise be lost for eternity. Please do not miss this opportunity. No matter the odds or tiresome the battle, God says to all in Galatians 6:9, “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
On November 22, 1963, before he was assassinated, President Kennedy was on his way to deliver a speech in Dallas, Texas, which contained a brief Scripture. The last paragraph of that undelivered speech to the American people says, “We, in this country, in this generation, are - by destiny rather than by choice - the watchmen on the walls of world freedom. We ask, therefore, that we may be worthy of our power and responsibility, that we may exercise our strength with wisdom and restraint, and that we may achieve in our time and for all time the ancient vision of ‘peace on earth, good will toward men.’ That must always be our goal, and the righteousness of our cause must always underlie our strength. For as was written long ago: ‘…except the Lord keep the city, the watchmen waketh but in vain’” (Psalms 127:1).
Be awakened to this “Kairos” opportunity. The Lord is calling. Many lost will be saved. Through this ministry, with your help, vision, and assistance, we are in place to have a great “Christian Revolution” of born-again believers. Contact us today with your commitment to be in that 3%.