Daily Devotional for Friday January 23, 2009
Are you a Double Agent
Are you a double agent? This weekend, I watched a couple of old James Bond movies. Pretty amazing how one man can have an entire army shooting automatic machine guns and every other weapon you can describe at him, yet still escape . But that is why he is James Bond. In most of the Bond movies there are double agents. They are usually working for the good guys, while secretly working for the bad guys. I love the Bond movies because in the end, the double agents are always exposed and face a tragic end.
As I was watching these Bond movies, I couldn't help but to think of the powerful words of our Lord when He stated, "No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other." It made me think about the church today and how many double agents there are who claim to work for the Lord, but are actually working for satan.
One of those double agents is a woman by the name of Leah Daughtry. Leah Daughtry is a fifth-generation minister, an ordained Pentecostal pastor of a church in Washington, D.C. She was also the chief executive officer of the Democratic National Convention Committee last August. She opened the Democratic Convention in Denver last August 24th with an interfaith worship service featuring speakers from all the false religions and cults of the world, including atheists who deny the very existence of God.
Let me say right up front, tools of satan like Leah Daughtry do more to further the temporary kingdom of satan than people can imagine. As a professing Christian who keeps a Bible in her purse, she sends the message loud and clear to other Christians as well as non-believers that Truth is not what God says it is in the Bible, but whatever we want to make up. She and those like her make a mockery of our Lord, His death on the cross, and is guilty of spiritual treason!!!
When asked how she can justify being a Christian, a pastor no less, and support the slaughter of innocent babies, she responded, "Theologically, we believe that in the greatest decision of our entire lives - whether to follow God or not - God allows us to choose," she said. "If God is big enough to allow that choice, then who are we to dictate choices to other people? Your choices have consequences, but you should be allowed to make those choices."
What a load of garbage straight from the lips of satan himself! Just because we have the free will to sin or not, does not mean that we advocate or support the sinful choice! As a matter of fact, we are commanded to preach against the sinful choice. Of course we can't force people how to think or act, but as a Christian, we have a responsibility to tell them what God says and educate them on the consequences of rebelling against God.
Failing to speak up is also a sin as God tell us in James 4:17, "Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins." Saul was just as guilty in the stoning of Stephen as the men who threw the stones, even though all he did was hold their coats. We read in Acts 8:1, "And Saul was there, giving approval to his death." I'm sorry, those who support killing babies or any sin are just as guilty by their silence as those who commit the actual sin!
Daughtry and those like her are not only guilty of the sin of omission, they actively use their time, talent, and treasure to promote the enemy's agenda. They work for satan in supporting what the Bible clearly calls sin. Killing babies is a sin. Men marrying men and women marrying women is a sin. Giving credibility to the false gods and religions is a sin. Telling people they can be saved outside of faith in Jesus Christ is a sin. These people become pawns of satan to help leads the souls of men to hell.
This is an important message for everyone reading these words, since we all need to examine our lives to see if we are acting as a double agent, possibly without even realizing it. Daughtry and others are committed agents of satan who act in a premeditated fashion. However, anyone can end up serving satan if they are not careful. Every day, all throughout the day you are faced with the choice to serve God or not. The fact is, you are either serving God or you are serving satan. You choose who you serve every time you make a decision.
That is why I implore you to pray without ceasing, all throughout the day. Pray BEFORE you act, so that you are doing the things God wants you to be doing, saying the things God wants you to be saying. Serving God is not something you do on Sunday morning, or a few hours a week here and there. Serving God is a 24/7 commitment. My encouragement to you today is to examine your life and make certain you are serving the Lord and not being a double agent and also serving satan!
I love you and care about you so much. Double agents like Daughtry are easy to spot. The more difficult double agents to detect are those who are serving satan in less high profile ways. Sadly, many true Believers become double agents, working for the enemy, when they fail to serve the Lord and make choices in rebellion to God and His Word. I will be praying for you today to never forget you are always either serving God or satan.
I pray that you will stay close to the Lord and He is the one you will always serve. Jesus said it so well, that you can't serve two masters. It is impossible to serve God for a while, serve satan for a while, go back to God. You have to choose. Sadly, Daughtry and so many others have clearly chosen to serve satan. It confuses the world because they call themselves Christians, emphatically say they are for Jesus, yet their actions give them away as an agent of satan.
As I watched the Bond movies this weekend, I thought how critical the Jonah Project is at this moment in time. 50 years ago the battle lines were clearly drawn. It was pretty easy to tell who was for Jesus and who opposed the Lord. There was a clear delineation between the reprobates and the righteous. In the year 2009, it is not as easy to tell who is who without a discerning spirit. The church is full of double agents, posing as servants of our Lord, while actually being servants of satan.
It is time to shine the light of Truth on this nation, call the true followers of Christ to come together as one, expose the double agents working for satan, and lead this nation back to God and Biblical values while leading the lost to faith in Jesus Christ. Just like James Bond always escapes, God will protect you from the armies of satan who want to take you out. So serve the Lord faithfully and without fear. You can't serve two masters, who are YOU going to serve???
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller