Once, I heard Lester Sumrall say, “I don’t always need a prophet to tell me certain things.”
I agree with Lester. After all, scripture states that “we know in part and we prophesy in part” (1 Corinthians 13:9).
With this in mind, it does not take much thought on our parts to realize jobs could be a major concern for our neighbors and ourselves in the near future, especially in Western nations and America.
My city – Temecula, California – has a current unemployment rate of 15%, with no new employment opportunities lurking on the horizon. And according to the Labor Department, it could get much worse in the months ahead.
We need jobs. Period.
A loss of jobs will cause friction and despair in households which will cause marital problems which will cause children problems and on and on and on.
To counteract this trend, I have prayer walked my neighborhood and I am now prayer walking past businesses. As I walk by, I mention the name of the business and cry out to the Lord for His mercy on the business and for Him to create new jobs in Temecula.
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith. (Galatians 6:9-10)
My opinion is that the Church needs to be on the offense and not sitting in pews. How we handle our current circumstances will determine what we reap in the future.
So, what do you think?
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