Monthly Message

Monthly Message

by Dean Allen

Dean Allen serves as a deacon at SRVBC and is the author of SRVBC's Monthly Message

Previous Messages:

January 2019
February 2019
March 2019
April 2019
United As One Nation
July 2018
There have been times in the history of our nation where we have been very united. When our nation was born in 1776, we stood united against the British and won our independence through the Revolutionary War. In the days of WWII, we stood against the Nazis and the Japanese and defeated them; and more recently we stood after September 11, 2001, when terrorists struck the World Trade Center and over 3,000 people were killed. Why is it that we seem united over a common cause when there is great national tragedy, but when times are good and prosperous, our differences seem to prevail?

Today, the United States is more like the Divided States. There is so much animosity and conflict that we just can’t seem to get along, nor can we agree on much of anything. It used to be said when something was very hard to get done, “It will take an act of Congress.” Now, if you say that, you might not even attempt it because an act of Congress rarely happens. Inaction is by far and away more common than action. In the Civil War there was a great conflict between the states, North and South, the Southern states even seceded from the Union. But God used President Lincoln to keep our country from crumbling, and in the end we were once again united.

When we pray for our nation we need to pray first for a national revival, for souls to be saved and for our country to unite in faith in Jesus Christ, in prayer, and in His Word. As Christians we need to stand firm for the truth of God’s Word, show the love of Christ daily, and not compromise with evil in any form. Whether it be in our nation or in the church, unity that sacrifices truth is no unity at all, but unity in the truth is the greatest single force in this world. The Lord Jesus prayed in John 17:17, 23, “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. I in them, and You in Me; that they may be perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.”

The word “unite” is defined as, “To put or bring together, so as to make one; combine or join into a whole; to bring together in common cause, interest, opinion, etc.; join as in action, through fellowship; become one or as one, associating.” It is high time the church in America stands united together in Jesus Christ on the authority of God’s Word. It is time for believers to make our voices heard first in prayer then in daily stands for the truth. Revival must start in the church before it can spread to the nation and then to the whole world. A single match can light a great fire, and so let revival start with me! Vesta Kelly said, “Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together.” Now is the time to stick together.