The next Great Awakening in the United States is poised to begin and you can be part of it. Here’s how: Preach the Gospel of the Kingdom just like Jesus said in Matthew 24.
Matthew 24:14 (NKJV)
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”
Jesus is intimating that what will expedite His second coming is the same thing that will prosper a nation – preaching the gospel of peace and righteousness with the love of God as a foundation. This is the reason the hearts of the people are so important – only when the hearts of people are changed will a nation ultimately change. The solution for any nation is also what will expedite the second coming of Jesus – preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom of God.
The original settlers and the early Pilgrims put these sentiments in writing when they first arrived near Plymouth, Massachusetts. The purpose of the Pilgrims was to establish a political commonwealth governed by biblical standards. The Mayflower Compact, their initial governing document, clearly stated that what they had undertaken was for “the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith.” William Bradford, the second governor of Plymouth stated their purpose: “We want to lay a foundation for the propagation and advance of the Gospel of the Kingdom of Christ in the remote parts of the world.”
The original intent of the early settlers was to establish a Christian nation to be governed by people who were guided by the precepts of the Holy Bible. Now, it’s our responsibility to carry on that mandate.
We must get back to the basics of changing the hearts of people, one person at a time, with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 70-90 percent of people who come to Christ and remain faithful do so relationally. In other words, a friend, relative, or acquaintance leads them to Christ, invites them to church, and then disciples them. The way revival and the next Great Awakening are going to happen in the United States is one person at a time.
According to George Barna’s research, 35% of Americans say they’re born again. If each born again Christian would just lead one person to faith in Christ and then disciple them during the next year, 70% of the total population would be born again, and that would probably lead to a change in the spiritual, social, and political climates in America.