It’s been an eye opener being in the countryside and not London at election time. UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party), posters are everywhere and everyone is very passionate about the need for keeping England for the English and putting up barbed wire border controls to keep all the European invaders out! Sadly many Christians are fast asleep and getting swept along with this tide of thinking, not realising it’s the exact opposite of what Jesus died for.
Luke tells us in Acts1v3 that Jesus just focused on two things with his disciples during His last 40 Days on earth – convincing them that He really, really was alive and it was no figment of their imagination, and secondly going over and over again with His disciples what the Kingdom of God was about and what they were being left to establish on earth.
He wanted His passion for the Kingdom Agenda to be their life passion. It was time to bring about regime change; the kingdom of this world was to become the Kingdom of our Christ. The work had been done on the cross, Jesus had brought the dividing wall of enmity between individuals, couples, cultures, and nations tumbling down on top of Himself on the cross, crushing the very life out of Him.
But He was now alive again and our part in God’s ‘Operation World’ was to go and proclaim this good news to every tribe, tongue and nation. No more divide between God and man and man and man! Wow!!
But what this election campaign has brought out into the light that there are powerful people in our country working to a different agenda , the exact opposite to the Kingdom agenda. They want to put barriers up; we want to see barriers come down so it’s easier to take the gospel to every nation
For years we prayed for eastern European countries under atheistic communist rule to be set free, and we smuggled Bibles in and did all we could to support the underground church. What joy when one by one the nations were set free!
But now, after all they have been through, Nigel Farage the UKIP leader says we won’t like having a Romanian living next door to us.What utter rubbish! We had one live with us for 6 months and have had various Romanians stay and visit us! They are absolutely delightful people! I’d be more worried if I had a Arsenal or Millwall football supporter living next door to me (joke, Joke!).
I’m so glad Romania is in the EU and we can share in God’s Kingdom agenda for the world together. But I’m also very sad that in Romania a teacher (cleverer than me) only earns £150 per month and feel we should be doing all we can to further the Kingdom agenda to equalise people’s standard of living in every country of the world. God has no favourites. No one should be poor.
The EU now has 28 nations trying to work together. What an achievement. This should be celebrated rather than knocked. Obviously there is still a long, long way to go, many things about the EU aren’t good and we should be alert to that and be positive to what has been achieved and work to make it better.
Because of the EU, I am the first generation of English men for many years not to experience a war against Germany or France.
My dad went to war. My Grandad went to war. My great granddad went to war. But I haven’t. Thank God.
Jesus came to undo what the devil had done,
‘The son of God appeared for this very reason, to destroy (undo) what the devil had done’.(1 Jn3v8)
Lets be A Lert to those who would want to rebuild dividing walls.