Daily Devotional for Friday November 7, 2008
What Do We Do Now
"But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD." Joshua 24:15
What do we do now? It has been sad, but not surprising that in the aftermath of the election, with all of the spiritual implications involved, I have seen virtually nothing from any of the leading pastors and Christian leaders in the nation. What could be more important? I've seen a few things online that encourage people to pray for the next President, but absolutely nothing about what we as Christians are to do now. This is the time true leaders must rise up.
I understand that most Christians have never had to learn how to fight. We have been blessed to live in a nation where we have the luxury of great freedoms without the persecution many Believers face in other nations. That is one reason our nation is in the spiritual abyss we find ourselves in. Over these past 40 years as we moved from being a Christian nation, as the forces of evil began an all out assault of God and His Truth, most Christians didn't know how to fight back.
Let me remind you that in Ephesians 6 as we read about the armor of God, the Christian soldier only has one offensive weapon...THE BIBLE!!! We don't need anything else to defeat the enemy. The Word of God is sharper than any two-edged sword. It is all we need!!!
The biggest reason the Body of Christ has been so weak and ineffective is because we have been so divided. Our voice is not heard or it is ignored because we never are united and speak with one voice. We have the numbers to make a huge impact on our nation and culture if we were united. There is still a remnant of millions of true followers of Christ in this nation, the key is to bring them together.
The Jonah Project is a plan from God just like how to take down the walls of Jericho was a plan from God, just like crossing the Red Sea was a plan from God, just like Noah's Ark was a plan from God, just like Paul's missionary journeys were a plan from God. It is a plan from God to lead this nation back to our Creator and to Biblical Truth. In the process, souls will be saved, and we will use our voice, numbers, and clout to score victories over the social issues of our day.
Now is the time Christians MUST unite and become unified. There is great persecution coming very soon. Simply preaching the Truth of God's Word is going to be against the law very soon. The haters of Christ and Christians have been empowered by Obama's victory and will be even more bold, more brazen, more aggressive in trying to wipe out those who preach, teach, and believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God, representing Absolute Truth, and our final authority in all matters!
What can you do? Now is the time to step out in faith and take your stand for Christ. Becoming part of the Jonah Project is how you can take that stand right now and make your voice heard. God needs all of His children. Sitting back and doing nothing, being silent, is no longer an option. What happened Tuesday is the beginning of the division between those who are playing games and not serious about their faith, and those who truly love the Lord and are willing to serve Him no matter what.
Let me say this again. Persecution is coming, immediately. We must come together and stand as one if we are going to not only survive, but to make a true impact. God's hand is off our nation, but it is still on His children! We have the power of the Holy Spirit. It is a power greater than all the militaries, all of the politicians, anything this world can come up with. It is in that power we march forward to lead this nation back to God and Biblical Truth.
There are 3 things that you can do immediately. First, go to the Jonah Project website at: www.liveprayer.com/jonah and watch the short vision video and then sign up to become part of the Jonah Project. Second, once you are signed up, go to the ACTION page and use the email tool to let everyone that you know, know about the Jonah Project. One of the critical things you can do immediately is to spread the word and let others know about the Jonah Project and encourage them to join.
Very soon, I will be emailing on a regular basis everyone who is part of the Jonah Project to give you simple things that you can do to help out. Initially, the biggest thing you can do is to spread the word and let everyone in your church and all of those you are in contact with who love the Lord, know about the Jonah Project and encourage them to sign up.
Third, is for those who are able, go to the Jonah Project donation page, http://www.liveprayer.com/jonah/donate.cfm and give the best gift that you can. Between now and the end of the year we are trying to raise $250,000 to fund the initial phase of the Jonah Project. Our goal is to end up with 5 million plus members that will commit to send $10 a year. That will give us an annual war chest of $50 million to make an impact on this culture like you can't believe.
There are many ministries and Christian organizations who raise $50 million annually, but make little impact since after they pay for their buildings and planes and large staffs and huge salaries the top people pay themselves, little is left for the real work people think they are giving to. I have operated Liveprayer for over 9 yrs so that over 93% of what we raise goes directly to impacting lives for Christ and saving souls!
Please pray about what you can sacrifice to help me between now and the end of the year. If 100 people would commit to send a special one-time gift of $1,000, and 1500 would commit to send a special one-time gift of $100, we would cover this initial funding we need by the end of the year. All I ask is that you pray, seek the Lord, and give the best gift you can to help me. All gifts to the Jonah Project are 100% tax deductible.
I love you and care about you so much. People are asking, what can they do? God has allowed you to become part of the Liveprayer family for this incredible time in human history. It is not an accident you are reading this today. Now is the time to step up and make your life count for Christ. If Christ tarries, chances are very good that in 100 years noboy reading these words today will be alive. This life is very brief. Your legacy will be determined by what you did for the Lord.
Here is your chance, this is your opportunity. Take your stand for Christ with me as we lead this nation back to God and Biblical values, bring many lost souls to faith in Jesus Christ while helping to end some of the social ills that have led this nation into the spiritual abyss we find ourselves in. We read about the faithful men and women of God over these last 2000 years, let history show that we did our part and were faithful to the cause of Christ when our moment came! Amen!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller