Sunday, May 27, 2018

When missions comes to us. Can much of the current threat to the future of Europe be turned into a harvest for eternity?

Got migrant questions? Have you been thinking about the Solution for these Wanderers? I have been -- Christ it's still the answer. "For, 'Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.' How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?" Romans 10:13-14

"And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever." Daniel 12:3
"Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven." Matthew 10:32
"Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." Acts 2:38
God wants to use you while here.. yep, He longs to use each of us. Spread the Gospel as He leads you.
May I ask you a personal question, believer? How do you think of life here? I think of our lives here in terms of a dot and a line. Sure, thus signifying two phases. Our present life on earth is the dot. It begins. It ends. Believers can make an impact -- we can witness by life, attitude and conversations here, but it’s a brief time.
However, from the dot, a line extends that goes on forever. That line is eternity, which Christians will spend in heaven what's the Living Word of God. Right now we’re living here in the dot. But ask.. what am I really living for while here? The shortsighted person lives for self -- the dot. The person with perspective lives for the line.
We serve a missions-minded God. He hasn't changed. So purpose to.. know the Word well, and make Him well known.
Feeling spiritually stagnant -60%
Feeling like they can’t please God -44%
Jesus said.. "If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed..." John 8:31

Back in 1980 only 477 million people lived in Africa. Compare that to the 1.2 billion today and you see it has almost tripled in the years from 1980 to 2018. 

Seems like a huge task for us in Christ and the Christian church. Seems like we need some help with this. Together, let’s pray to the Lord of the harvest that He will use us to sow some seeds, to plant some seeds, to water em a bit, and to reap people into the Kingdom for Jesus and for eternity? That's a long time, and Hell is real too -- divert em from there.

Though many countries have really bad policies that hurt those Lands. Though some won’t change though we do our best to change them (EU Lands seem irreversibly lost in some ways). Though it’s a complete mess in so many places, we each can become part of the Solution, peacefully.. rather than part of the problem -- sure, even refugees can do that in the Lord. Duh, I challenge each of you to think all this through. Yes, even meditate upon and wisely apply the truth. 

Many won’t turn and come to the Christ of the Bible to be forgiven and regenerated inside.. but some will if we will pray and share the Gospel with them. God told us to go into all Lands and tell and fact (not judging) for different reasons.. many believers didn’t go.. and now we see the mission-fields coming to us. Let’s live it and tell em Christian believers. 

Been watching all the migration issues from Syria and the Middle-East..with Bible in hand. Ask, Lord what is your will for me? How can I help in Your Great Commission plan? Been watching so many enter Western Europe. So many have entered into the USA -- yes, into several Western Lands. And there’s been much talk about the possibility of Turkey joining the European Union, opening the doors of Europe to millions of Turks. Nevertheless, the real migration will originate in Africa.
People living in Africa many are there? Not even 1.3 billion. And by 2050? Well, 1.3 billion more. A total of 2.5 billion people would live in Africa. Although population growth in Europe is purely due to immigration, Africa’s population will double thanks to its high fertility rates. What will the consequences be? 
"The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise." Proverbs 11:30 

The population in Africa will double in just over three decades. That’s ginormously massive. 
Back in 1980 only 477 million people lived in Africa. Compare that to the 1.2 billion today and you see it has almost tripled in the years from 1980 to 2018.
In that same time, Germany has gone from 78 million to 82 million. The prediction is that Africa will reach 3.4 billion by the end of the century.

It appears that the African share of the total population will rise from 17% to 40% in this century. Will the Christian churches be ready to win them?

The expectation is for Africa by 2100 to grow by 3.2 billion people. That number is growth only – meaning the total population would be 4.5 billion. The total global population is expected to grow by only 3.8 billion by 2100.
This means the total population is expected to be the current 7.6 billion, plus 3.8, forming a total of 11.4 billion. The African share of the total population will rise from 17% to 40% in this century.
Africa’s fertility rate is a whopping 4.7, versus a global average of 2.5. In the EU this is a meager 1.5! This means the average African woman gives birth to 4.7 children; and this is the source of their population growth.

You know how God loves us all equally -- we all must know this! Life here is really short compared to heaven. We must live with this in our heads. I want you and these valuable people in Heaven one day. We all should want what God wants -- Christ died for us and rose again! 

Niger has a GDP per capita of only a dollar a day. Their fertility rate, either due to or despite, is above 7. Despite the country only having a population of 20 million today, by 2050 they are expected to have 72 million. 
The projection for 2100 puts them at 209 million. These predictions are also due to an expected drop in child mortality, and an increase in life expectancy. Against poverty, where parents have multiple children as their safety net for old age. By that logic, the 960 million in Niger alone by 2100 that is mentioned in the Guardian article seems rather unbelievable.The prediction of 72 million by 2050 however, takes all those variables into account already. It is a trustworthy prediction made by the UN themselves.
The world has experienced a drop in fertility from an average of 5 to an average of 2.5 since 1960. We attributed most of this to an increase in wealth and a reduction of child mortality. As we became richer, children were no longer needed as a safety net. 
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people." Ephesians 6:18

They Want A Brighter Future Abroad. 

All can be sure of one in the Lord.. so let’s think further ahead. Yes, about earth and our home in heaven. Let’s think about how God can use us to help people find Christ so they one day arrive there.  
Since 2010 a million Sub-Saharan Africans have moved to Europe. President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, has already warned that millions more will come within the next five years if Europe does not take action.
Most people are well aware that even though life in Africa has improved, it’s still not great. And definitely not as comfortable as Europe. 

I often do not agree with Emmanuel Macron or his policies, but the President of France has said, “The migratory phenomenon we are facing will be historic”. Yes it will be and hugely-massive. We can agree on that. I want the citizens of Europe to survive this -- want all people to. So I say all of us believers really need to pray now, be ready and act in faith.. winning these traveling individuals to Jesus Christ. Yes, many politicians have been traitors. Yes, the governmental policies are irresponsible. Yes, many of these so-called refugees are dangerous, but Christ said go tell. He wants us to act wise as serpents and gentle as doves. And He taught us that He alone is the way, the truth and the life -- that no one comes to the Father except through Him. That's why we go! Yes, the message of Islam has saved none, and will save no one. For all, the Gospel message of the Bible is the only message of salvation.     

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