Last week we covered God’s involvement in His creation up to the coming of Christ. After a silence period of 400 hundred years, God again appeared and became actively involved to complete a plan He had before the creation of the world. So let’s now look at what we observe God doing after this silent period.
First, we see God active as evidenced in the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus, the sending of the promised Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the conversion of Paul and perhaps other unrecorded events.
We may not physically see God’s activity as much in Western Culture today, especially Europe, but God seems to be active in other cultures. Many of these cultures that seem so unlikely such as China and the Muslim world are coming to believe in Christ in huge numbers.
The church in Iran has been identified as the fastest-growing in the world even though house churches must operate in secret. God’s activity is being expressed through the Holy Spirit much like it was in the first and second centuries. Particularly in the Islamic world, dreams and visions are leading individuals to learn more about Jesus.
God’s work from the beginning has always been the redemption of sinners from all nations. (John 6:29)
The Bible is clear on how God is involved today.
In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets … but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son. (Hebrews 1:1-2 NLV)
Now God speaks through the Holy Spirit that Jesus promised to send following his resurrection and His inspired Word, the Bible. However, when we ask about God’s activity we should be considering our own activity. Are you sharing the ‘Good News’ of the gospel, “Jesus saves”, as you are going about in your world daily? God still works through Jesus’ disciples to bring hope, love and peace to a hurting world that He loves.
Finally, with the coming of Jesus, God began a new way to be active with his creation. He became active through the Holy Spirit. We must connect with God on a spiritual level and in turn He acts with us on a spiritual level to bring about His plan of redemption (John 4:24) and one day Jesus will return, perhaps soon. Remember to take time out from your worldly activities to be spiritually involved with Him. God is always available. He is waiting for you to call.