Understand the Times
1 Chronicles 12:32 states, “of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times to know what Israel ought to do, their chiefs were 200…….”
As Christ followers, we must all understand the times in which we are living and then we must know what to do which means that we must take action. We must first understand that the church in America is in decline. We must understand that the United States is not a Christian nation any longer. We must understand that only 8-10% of our nation are actually born again believers. We must understand that there is an attack on Christianity in the nation that we love. We must understand that a culture of death exists for the unborn and those who have no voice. We must understand that the definition of marriage is under an assault and I could go on and on and on. We must understand what is actually happening in our nation. We cannot put our heads in the sand. Once we understand what is truly taking place, then we must take action to attempt to turn things around. What is some action that Christ followers can do once they understand the condition of our nation? They can witness and preach the gospel to everyone. They can pray up a storm to see lives changed. They can win people to Christ by the hundreds. They can disciple people who have just received Christ. They can pray for people to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit. The key to seeing our nation turn around is to understand what is taking place and then taking action. Lets be one of the sons of Issachar who understood the times and then took action.