So far in these timely devotions on What To Do, weâ€™ve talked about whatÂ we shouldnâ€™t do. We shouldnâ€™t fall for the Americanized Christianity that isÂ passing for true Christianity in America today. If we do, weâ€™ll exchange theÂ preaching of the Gospel, the only hope of changing America, for politicalÂ activism, something incontrovertibly proven over the last several years toÂ be totally ineffectual at changing anything.
Today, weâ€™re talk about the first thing we should do as Christians in theseÂ biblically predicted perilous times of the last days. We should preachÂ repentance! The only way America will ever repent of its sin and return toÂ God is if the American people repent of their sin and turn to God. The onlyÂ way the American people will ever repent of their sin and turn to God is ifÂ the church will do what Christ commissioned us to do in Luke 24:47,Â namely, preach repentance in our land.
What was the message of the Old Testament prophets? Repentance! WhatÂ was the message of John the Baptist? Repentance! What was theÂ message of Jesus? Repentance! What was the message Jesus commissioned His disciples to preach to â€œall nationsâ€? Repentance! What isÂ the message the church is to be preaching in the world today?Â Repentance! The message has never changed. Repentance is theÂ message of the Bible.