Psalms 106:30-31 NLT
Interventionism…I’ve always thought of this word in the context of international affairs. Interventionists seek to utilize a range of policies and practices like the American military, diplomacy, economic might, etc. to influence and accomplish a set of desirable outcomes in another country’s political/economic affairs. This drastically differs from isolationists, who desperately want America to avoid inconclusive international conflicts across the world.
As Christians, we have to have the mentality of an interventionist. We cannot afford to be isolationists when it comes to telling people of this otherworldly gospel. When we share the gospel, when we serve people, when we love people, we are intervening in other’s lives and that’s a good thing! We are stepping between them and hell. When this happens the world changes as lives are committed to Jesus and entire family lines begin to change. The destinies of individuals change when we intervene with the glorious news that Jesus has given humanity a solution to close the immeasurable gap separating God and man.
If you had to take a 30,000 foot fly over your life, looking down at the past six months, would your life be characterized as a gospel interventionist? Would your life show that you’ve been consistently intervening with the life-changing message that Jesus saves? I say this because it is so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day minutia of life that we forget about what really matters.
It takes courage to intervene in people’s lives. How can we get that courage? Revelation. Revelation is the fuel that lights the fire of courage. God wants to reveal His character, will, direction, affirmation, and correction to you. When God speaks something to you, when what He says penetrates deep into the wells of your soul, you can’t help but to tell someone.
I had a mentorship phone call with Pastor Joel Stockstill today and he said something very profound. He said you have to be a good steward of revelation. If you are careless and calloused to what God is speaking to you, if you consistently disobey the voice of God and choose not to listen, then you’re not going to continue to receive revelation. A lot of times people wonder what God is speaking to them and I usually ask them what’s the last thing God spoke to them and did they obey what He said?
God is longing to speak to us, we just have to get better at listening. When we start to hear what He saying to us through His Word, I believe that we’re gonna find new boldness and a fresh fire to intervene in other people’s affairs with this glorious message of life and hope through Jesus. I want to encourage you today to become a gospel interventionist. Ask the Lord to give you the heart of a gospel interventionist. Too many Christians are gospel isolationists; keeping this gospel message to themselves. God wants to work through us to change people’s future. Listen to what He saying and when you hear it take courage and act on it.
I’m Harold Dorrell Briscoe. Thanks for reading.