“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men” (Matthew 5:13)
Besides its other uses, salt is a preserving agent. For example it preserves against putrefaction of food. So when the Lord Jesus likened us to “the salt of the earth,” He was letting us know that part of our function and purpose in life is to preserve the earth. The moment you were born again, you stepped into the words of the Master: you became the salt of the earth. Your presence in the earth is the reason the earth is still being preserved from total decay.
The unregenerate man, according to the Bible is desperately wicked (Jeremiah 17:9); wicked enough, and capable of destroying himself. But we’re the reason evil has not overturned the entire world; we’re the force restraining satan from unleashing terror on the earth. The prayers of the saints today and in the days gone by have restrained and will continuously frustrate the evil machinations of the enemy, until the rapture of the church.
Refuse to let evil run riot around you, for you’re God’s man (or woman) to initiate and effect positive changes in your sphere of contact. For example, your presence in your family is for the preservation and salvation of every member of your family! Your presence in that neighbourhood, school, working-place or estate is for the salvation and preservation of the people there.
Continue steadfastly in prayer and in soul winning, for the time is short. It won’t be long till the Master returns to take His church out of the earth. Until then, we must continue to dominate this world! We must keep frustrating and paralyzing the works of the adversary, for it’s our God-given responsibility.
I’m the salt of the earth. I was called and chosen to give purpose and meaning to the lives of men and women in my world. I was born as the answer to the cry of many, and I’m responding to that call by impacting my generation with the knowledge of Christ’s salvation. I forbid the enemy from functioning and perpetrating evil in my sphere of contact, in the Name of the Lord Jesus. Amen.
Further Study :
2Thessalonians 2:7 (WNT)
(Taken by permission from Christ Embassy Church , aka Believer's LoveWorld Ministries , Lagos, Nigeria. www.ChristEmbassy.org )