The Sons of Issachar were two hundred leaders from the tribe of Issachar who understood the signs and seasons of the times. Their knowledge and good understanding of times empowered them to know what to do, the right decisions to take and preparations to make in order to prevail against their current challenges, laying the foundations for generations ahead to thrive (1 Chronicles 12:32-33).
For believers and the whole body of Christ, we must engage the power of the Holy Spirit to know what to do now and in the future. It is crucial to see ahead and be prepared, to proactively know the courses of action to take, so as not to be caught off guard.
For the Body of Christ to carry out her divine assignment, we must be more versatile and dynamic. Going beyond the four walls of our church building, we must begin to think outside the box of religion, and begin to better understand sectors, industries, trends, current affairs and people’s needs according to their ages, cultures, and races. So we are better equipped to know what to do to meet those needs now and in future.
The church must be ready for change, Christian men and women must be ready for change, because the change has come and we either change with it or we are left behind. My prayer is that the next wave of frontiers, pathfinders and great inventors shall emerge from the Church, making the Church of Christ Jesus on the earth become the true light that brings solutions to the world, and true salt that rescues the world from decadence.
Matthew 5:13 KJV –  Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost hissavour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but the becast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. [14} Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.