As a nation, we as God’s children, want to see a mighty revival which brings a spiritual transformation Salt and Lightin our land. We have not seen that revival yet. Why? Why revival tarries? One of the reasons why revival tarries is that the body of Christ has not taken the command of our Lord Jesus Christ seriously, which says You are the salt of the earth and You are the light of the world.
Jesus said in Matt 5:13-14 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.”
Why should we be the salt and light?
Luke 14: 34, 35, “Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is neither fit for the land not for the dunghill, but men throw it out, he who has ears to hear, let him hear!” Salt is a seasoning and a preservative. But if it is left exposed to water and air, it loses its savor and is worthless. The reason the world is influencing God’s people is because the salt has lost its flavor in some way. We have not lived as salt and light and hence the darkness has increased and it is influencing the church all around us.
Where should we be the salt and light?
Matthew 5: 14, 15, “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.” Note the word, house. It is very easy to be a light elsewhere. But, God wants your household to be impacted by you first. We need to reach our family and extended family with the Gospel first. Then our house should become a ‘Lighthouse.’ Such lighthouses will bring the light of the Gospel to our city or community. As we reach the community the Lord will use us to impact the nation and nations of the world. We are called to be the light in our house, in our city and in our nation and the nations of the world.
How to be the salt and light?
Jesus said in John 8: 12, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” We can be the salt and light for Jesus by simply following the Lord. We can have the light of life all the time by following the Lord.
There is a secret to win souls and bring about a revival. That is to follow Jesus closely. Jesus said in Matthew 4: 19, “Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men.” If we choose to walk in darkness and still want to win souls, it doesn’t work. The reason why we have not won people into the kingdom of God is that we do not want to let go of the things that are hindering the light to shine through us. We need to let go of the darkness and let Jesus shine His light through us. Matthew 5: 16, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
This light will enable others to see your good works and start acknowledging and glorifying the father in heaven. Many will be reached for the Lord Jesus Christ. Isaiah 60:1-3 Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.” When God arises over you, the gentiles and the kings will come to you. Glory to God!
May the Lord enable us to be the salt and the light to bring a revival in our homes, communities and the nation!