Defiling the Land
The church is called to proclaim Christ until He comes back. Hudson Taylor believed in the Second Coming of Christ but he did not become preoccupied with it. He marched forward into inland China with the goal of reaching all of China with the gospel. He saw this as what the Lord had called him to do and he did not relent until all the provinces of China were penetrated with the gospel. Today, we have far too many prophecy conferences. We don't need them. We know Jesus is going to return. What we need is to be spurred on to carry the gospel to the nations and not to relent until the whole world is won to Christ. Far too many Christians have a negative attitude about the church. They see the church as an inevitable loser in this world in its battle against Satan and his forces. This is not the teaching of the New Testament. No where in the New Testament does it tell the church to give in to Satan but to march forward with the gospel till the kingdom of this world become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ (Rev. 11:13). Jesus must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet (I Corinthians 15:25). The church has a task to do and must march forward in that task and be faithful till the Lord comes.