The World Mission Society Church of God recently received an award from the queen of England for its dedication to the society through voluntary works. This could be possible through the fervent effort of members of the churches of God around the world to do the will of God, who teaches:
Matthew 5:13 “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 underfoot. 14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Christ taught us to be the light and salt of the world. Just as the salt purifies the polluted things of the sea and the light shines in the world, God wants us to be the light and salt for the world through our good deeds. Even though there are many hardships and troubles in the world and even though many disasters, terrible and devastating, happen in the world to make people disheartened and frustrated, the members of the churches of God around the world made every effort to brighten the people and help them recover from the disasters. There effort is now acknowledged and rewarded by the peoples of the world.
Today I would like to show the meaning of this award through some questions and answers.
Q1. What is the name of the award?
Answer: The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award for Voluntary Service by Groups in the Community
Q2. Who is qualified to receive this award?
Q3. How much weight and importance are given to this award?
Q4. Why was the Church of God (or UK Zion) selected as winner?
Q5. How rigorous was the assessment process?
Q6. What appraisal was given to the church of God?
Q7. What honor is given to the Church of God through this award?
God gave promise that he would give praise and honor to the people who are working for the glory of God.
Zephniah 3:18 “I will remove from you
all who mourn over the loss of your appointed festivals,
which is a burden and reproach for you.
At that time I will deal
with all who oppressed you.
I will rescue the lame;
I will gather the exiles.
I will give them praise and honor
in every land where they have suffered shame.
At that time I will gather you;
at that time I will bring you home.
I will give you honor and praise
among all the peoples of the earth
when I restore your fortunes[e] before your very eyes,”
says the Lord.
Even though there are people who try to discredit the churches of God with false rumors and allegations, the rules and authorities of the world recognize the churches of God around the world as the people who deserve honor and praise. The president of the United States bestowed many awards for the good deeds of the churches of God in the US and now the Queen’s Award from England.
We can see the prophecies of God fulfilled according to the promise of God in the bible.