Tonight, Joe lloks a the staggering population of the earth and the salvation of Jesus Christ.
I have recently read that the population of the world is over 6 billion people. When I read that, I had to write it down to see how many zeroes that included. 6,000,000,000 people who all have a story to tell. Some live adverse poverty, while others live a life of luxury. 6 billion people who wakeup each day to a life filled with challenges, opportunities and blessings. 6 billion is a number that simply boggles my mind. I want to share some thoughts about those 6 Billion people.
That’s six billon people who God will hold accountable for their attitudes and actions. “…the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones to judge everyone…” (Jude 14b-15a).
It six billion people who will die in their sins unless they know the Lord. “I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins.” (John 8:24)
That’s 6 billion people whose lives need to continually turn toward God. “In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him for the dead.” (Acts 17:30-31)
Remember God is unprejudiced in his dealings with all these 6 billion people. He stands ready to welcome and accept any and all who come to him. “Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. This is how we know that we love the children of God; by loving God and carrying out his commands.” (I John 5:1-2)
It is 6 billion people who need the powerfully good news that Jesus Christ cares for them, has died for them and lives even now for them. “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes; first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.” (Romans 1:16)
6 billion. Quite a sum! What difference can one, like you or me, make among so many. MUCH!! “…open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.” (John 4:35). “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” (Matthew 9: 37-38).
Let each of us plant the see and water it. Share your faith, live it! And allow God to give what increase he will.
Prayer Thought: Thank you Lord for giving us an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.