When Will Jesus Do Something?

People say, why does God let this go on?  Why doesn’t God do something?

Here is a prayer Paul prayed which Christians can pray as well for themselves and others.

Ephesians 1:15  For this cause I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is among you, and the love which you have toward all the saints, 16 don’t cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of his calling, and what are the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to that working of the strength of his might 20 which he worked in Christ, when he raised him from the dead and made him to sit at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule, authority, power, dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in that which is to come. 22 He put all things in subjection under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things for the assembly, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

Here is Ephesians 1:19 in various translations.  The Aramaic Bible in Plain English is particularly helpful in understanding this verse.  If you click on the link and scroll down you will find that version.

Galatians 2:20  I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. That life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me.

Jesus gave his church authority.  Jesus is the head.  The Church (meaning all churches who profess faith in Christ, the Church at large) is the body of Christ, here on the earth to do the will of God.

If you want something done, find out from God what you, as a believer, is your part in getting something done.

Read this again.

Here is Ephesians 1:19 in various translations.  The Aramaic Bible in Plain English is particularly helpful in understanding this verse.

Jesus prayed that we would be one.  The oneness of the body of Christ working together, each finding one’s individual place and functioning there, is the way to deal with the evils of the hour.

John 17:20   Not for these only do I pray, but for those also who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one; even as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that you sent me. 

 

The best football teams work as a well trained unit.  Each person is in place.  Each person does their job and doesn’t try to do the job of another.

That applies in the business.  That applies in the military.  The focus is on one well-trained unit.

Romans 10:9 that if you will confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart, one believes resulting in righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made resulting in salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in him will not be disappointed.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, and is rich to all who call on him. 13 For, “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”