Daily Devotional for Thursday December 26, 2019
EVERY man will one day bow their knee to King Jesus!!!
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Lord, USE ME in these perilous, last days, as a messenger of Your hope in Jesus. Father, make me aware of the people You have put in my life each day, many who will die and burn in hell for all eternity for rejecting Christ, and use me as a vessel of Your love and hope. I Thank You for sending Jesus to die for my sins that I might know the free gift of everlasting life, and I ask today that You help me to lead others to that wonderful eternal relationship with Christ. For it is in HIS name I pray...AMEN!
***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: The country China, with apx. 1.4 BILLION people over an incredible land mass, controls 100% of the content their people can access, and even has a record of what each individual accesses. The people of Iran are rising up against those in power. That evil government has literally killed at least 1,000 protesters we know of. In an effort to control their population, the government of Iran is not literally turning off the internet so nobody outside of the government can access the net. Russia now has the capabilities to censor what website their people can access. Why does this matter to people in the United States with the incredible freedoms we enjoy? Please don’t be so naive to not realize the freedoms you enjoy today can be taken away from you tomorrow, YES EVEN IN THE UNITED STATES! Also, over 50% of the people in the US now get their news and info from the internet. Not TV, not radio, not by print...FROM THE INTERNET. That percentage is only going to grow as the years roll on. A huge percentage of our population 30 and under, get 100% of their news and information from social media sites and the internet. Due to the fact the largest percentage of the last two generations have never been to church, don’t grow up in homes that have a faith tradition, their thoughts from childhood and what they believe as the get older are being shaped largely by the news and information they are getting from social media and the internet! The ability for Christians to reach the lost and hurting masses with the Truth of God’s Word and the hope and love of Jesus is getting more difficult. We know that even as I speak, social media sites can censor whatever they want, and target specific words. What happens when they target the words Christian, Jesus, Bible, church? What happens if we at some point get an administration that for “national security reasons” decides to restrict access to what website people can access? Those who follow Liveprayer know I don’t traffic in conspiracy theories, in fear-mongering. Government restrictions on access of the internet, censoring of content EXISTS TODAY. Now more than ever we need to press forward each day to insure we reach those who are lost and without the hope of Christ in their life. The ease we once were able to do that is starting to erode very fast!!!
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The Bible says at the name of Jesus EVERY knee should bow, and EVERY tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. The actual Greek in this passage says MUST bow. The fact is my friend, there will come a day in the life of EVERY living person when they will bow their knee to Jesus and confess Him as Lord! The only question that remains is WHEN they will do it.
God has given man the free will to accept His free gift of everlasting life through faith in Jesus Christ, or reject that gift. That is a choice each person must make during their life. The fact is, the Bible warns us that tomorrow is promised to none of us. That is why the Word says TODAY is the day of salvation. The reality is, you may not see tomorrow. So the ultimate choice each living person has to make is to bow their knee to Jesus and confess Him Lord and receive God?s free gift of everlasting life, or reject Christ in this life and spend eternity separated from God.
EVEN THOUGH A PERSON MAY CHOOSE TO REJECT CHRIST DURING THIS LIFE, THERE WILL COME A MOMENT WHEN THEY DIE AND STAND BEFORE GOD WHEN THEY WILL BOW THEIR KNEE TO JESUS AND CONFESS HIM TO BE LORD BEFORE THEY ARE SENTENCED TO ETERNITY IN HELL!!!
When Pontius Pilate died, he bowed his knee to Jesus and confessed Him to be Lord! When Nero died, he bowed his knee to Jesus and confessed Him to be Lord! When Buddha died, he bowed his knee to Jesus and confessed Him to be Lord! When Gandhi died, he bowed his knee to Jesus and confessed Him to be Lord! When Hitler died, he bowed his knee to Jesus and confessed Him to be Lord! When Madelyn Murray O’Hare died, she bowed her knee to Jesus and confessed Him to be Lord! When Bin Laden and al-Baghdadi died, they bowed their knee to Jesus and confessed Him to be Lord! When any person dies that has rejected Christ, before they are cast into everlasting darkness they will bow their knee to Jesus and confess Him to be Lord!!!
Sadly, there are many people walking this planet today that have chosen to live their lives in complete rebellion to God and to His Word. They have rejected Jesus Christ in their life and refuse to acknowledge Him for who He is. You can’t force anyone to believe, you can only share with them the Good News and the truth of God’s Word and pray for them to open their heart to that truth. But the fact remains, they will at some point bow their knee to Jesus and confess Him to be Lord.
I love you and care about you so much. For those who have already bowed your knee to Jesus and confessed Him to be Lord, you have the assurance of everlasting life with your Savior when this brief journey here is over. That is why no matter what may be happening in this world, we can never lose sight of the fact that our hope is in a better place. Like those heroes of faith we read about in Hebrews 11, we long for a better country, a heavenly one. A place where we will dwell with God our Creator for all of eternity.
For those who are reading this today that have not bowed your knee to Jesus and have not confessed Him to be Lord, I am praying for you. He loved you enough to die for your sins so that you could not only receive everlasting life, but know true joy, true peace, and true abundance in this life as well. I pray that you will take a moment right now and ask God to open your heart and then read the words at this link: https://liveprayer.com/salvation.cfm
May God richly bless you today and let me leave you with this most beautiful passage of Scripture from the Book of Philippians, “Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death, even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:6-11)
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,