The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein. (Ps24:1) .
Many Christians think that God only care about people getting saved and going to heaven but any other business outside church or heavenly issues in none of His business!
Now someone will argue here saying, “but Pastor Paddy, that is an old testament scripture and for us we are in the new testament”!
Well let’s look at what the new testament has to say!
Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. (Mtt6:10) . What is God’s will ? Study matthew, mark, luke and John’s Gospel and see Jesus’ ministry well and you will know God’s will! Whatever we see Jesus do is God’s will. Jesus fed the hungry ( nations have the ministry of agriculture to feed the citizen’s). Jesus was called Teacher and taught always ( nations have ministry of education to eradicate ignorance). Jesus found Peter fishing and catching nothing and asked him to cast his net and peter caught many fish..(nations have Ministries of commerce, finance and economic planning, trade etc to empower their citizens economically). Our God is a judge and loves justice ..(nations have Ministries Justice). Jesus went every where healing the sick and was called a physician…. Govts set up the ministry of healthy to ensure citizens have good health. Etc etc. Jesus did not only teach about sin, repentance and heaven ..
Rom13:1-7 teaches that God ordained govt leaders and authorities in nations and they are God’s servants to serve the citizens of nations.
1Tim2:1-3 commands us to pray for the authorities and all citizens…. Therefore the church is commanded to pray for kings, presidents, governors, and all levels of leadership. The Bible promises better livelihood when we effectively pray for all the citizens and those in authorities!
This implies that if the church does not pray for authorities and citizens , the opposite will be the result!
18.“Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. (Mtt18:18) .
This verse means that if we see evils, chaos, anarchy , confusion, wars, etc and as the Church we stand against them in Prayer, God will intervene and destroy them. And we if pray that good things happen in our society , cities, nations, families , God will cause them to happen!