Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village. 7 Calling the Twelve to him, he began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over evil spirits. 8 These were his instructions: "Take nothing for the journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in your belts. 9 Wear sandals but not an extra shirt. 10 Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you leave that town. 11 And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave, as a testimony against them."
12 They went out and preached that people should repent. 13 They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.
http://www.daylightmap.com/ and see which parts of the earth are in day and which parts are in darkness. As the disciples went from town to town, evil fled that place. So today, when the good news spreads, and people really respond to the gospel of Christ, sexual immorality and its problems (STDs, HIV) go down; crime decreases, and lives are changed. The spreading of God's gospel is not a curse, but a blessing to the land. This July 4th weekend- if only we really believed, "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." (Psalm 33:12). Too many want to hide from God- to ignore His blessings (and perhaps hide from the consequences of reaping what we sow).
The Good news is still alive, and still powerful. As believers, we should seek to spread it in a culture that lacks deep meaning, in people who are caught up in the possession of evil. When good spreads, evil flees- of all kinds. Talk about making the world a better place...
Prayer: Lord, use me today to spread a little light- a little good news.