French military commander Napoleon Bonaparte said:
‘I know men, and I tell you that Jesus Christ is not a man. Superficial minds see a resemblance between Christ and the founder of empires and the gods of other religions. That resemblance does not exist. There is between Christianity and whatever other religion the distance of infinity. … Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne and myself founded empires. But upon what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ alone founded his empire upon love; and
at this hour millions of men would die for him.’
Sadly, we live in a world of conflicts and differences of opinion we do not all completely agree on. Before Jesus died on the cross, He said, ‘It is finished.’ God’s plan of reconciliation with every person of every race and nationality throughout the world was complete. Jesus paid the price for every person’s sin, promising to wipe the slate clean of all sinners who repent, ask for forgiveness and accept Jesus as their personal saviour. That is why millions would die for
Him; because we know that while our earthly bodies will perish, our souls will live in a new heavenly body for eternity.
Only Jesus can bring lasting peace, not any military power or leader, who can only provide a false sense of security.
When Jesus returns to rule His Kingdom, His people will not be subjected to oppression or terror. There will not be inequality or injustice. They will worship Him and live in harmony because His empire will be founded on God’s love. There will be no hate-filled conflicts where lives have little value. There will be unity, not division. There will be hope, understanding, transformation, and renewal. People will stand together for the common good of others and
will be blessed as a result.
As we watch world events unfold and deal with our own challenges in Australia, we must put God at the centre of everything and trust His perfect plan. Think of it as a test of our faith to seek His will and wisdom for what you and I can do as Christians.
In these times of uncertainty and change, we need to stand together for the Gospel and pray for souls to be saved and lives changed. Victories are meaningless if they do not have God at the centre.