Daily Devotional for Sunday September 6, 2020
Are you ashamed of Jesus?
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, I know I have only one life, one life to live for You. This is my moment in human history. Please Lord, let me make the most if it. Use my life to do great things for You as I surrender it afresh to You each morning. When I take my last breath, let there be no regrets, no sadness, that I didn't use my life fully for Your Glory! In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!
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***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: For decades now I have been warning people of the “religious left,” the “fake church,” and those who call themselves Christians yet adopt beliefs that are in total contradiction to the Bible. So it is no wonder that satan will use such minions to persuade weak Believers to support a lifetime baby-killer, supporter of sexual deviants and perverse marriage, and the enemies of Israel for President! Josh Dickson, an evangelical Christian who has been active in the Democratic Party for nearly 10 years, was appointed National Faith Engagement director for the Biden campaign. Right away red whistles and bells should be going off, since evangelical Christian active in the Democratic Party, Faith Engagement Director for the Biden campaign are oxymorons! A recent Christian Post article said Dickson was born into a conservative family in which many attended Moody Bible Institute, and his upbringing involved attending church on Sundays and Wednesdays. He stated that his faith also led him into the public service arena after college and chose to be a teacher in the South Side of Chicago. He said that in his first year as a teacher he started to see a lot of systemic injustice in our country, and through the life experiences of his students and their parents and the community he started to look more deeply in the Scriptures. Dickson was inspired to change his political affiliation after reading then Sen. Barack Obama’s bestselling book, “The Audacity of Hope.” Dickson believes some evangelicals are moving toward supporting Biden. An example of this, he said, is seeing evangelical leaders' embrace of the Black Lives Matter movement. Again, NO TRUE EVANGELICAL LEADER would be embracing a Marxist movement that seeks to destroy the nuclear family as is the stated goal of the BLM movement! Dickson believes that Biden, a practicing Catholic, is an authentic man of faith whose faith and values inform his political participation. THERE YOU GO! WHAT FAITH HAS INFORMED JOE BIDEN TO VOTE 100% OF THE TIME OVER A 47 YEAR POLITICAL CAREER TO SLAUGHTER INNOCENT BABIES? WHAT FAITH HAS INFORMED JOE BIDEN TO SUPPORT AND ADVOCATE FOR SEXUAL DEVIANCY AND PERVERTING GOD’S HOLY INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE? WHAT FAITH HAS INFORMED JOE BIDEN TO SUPPORT THE ENEMIES OF ISRAEL? Dickson is the type of “Christian” I have warned you about, whose life if NOT guided by God’s Word but by this fallen world. Joe Biden, based on his 47 years in public life is no man of faith, at least not the Christian faith! If God allows Joe Biden to be elected President, he will be nothing more than a puppet for Barack Obama’s 3rd term. The real persecution of Christians in this nation, the first REAL PERSECUTION we will have ever really endured on this soil will begin January 20th 2021!
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***Action steps: 1) Pray for the nation to turn back to the Lord every morning for at least 5 min. 2) Share the Gospel every day with at least 1 person you know is no saved. 3) Every day share something Biblical with everyone you know via email. 4) Every day encourage at least ONE PERSON you know about the responsibility we have to VOTE in November. 5) GET ONE PERSON YOU KNOW TO DO ACTION STEPS 1-4!!!
One of the things that has puzzled me for so long is why so many who know Christ as their Savior seem to be ashamed of Him. I ask that question because there really could be no other explanation why we, the people of God, His church, are so afraid of telling this world that Jesus Christ really is the ONLY way, the ONLY truth, the ONLY life. I watch this world promote itself each and every day. Slick Madison Avenue ad campaigns, incredible marketing efforts, a blatant boldness about things that have no redeeming qualities to them at all.
The world is not ashamed of the things they believe in and go to extraordinary measures to get its message to the masses. Yet those of us who know Jesus Christ in the pardon of our sins seem to be content to sit back and keep this life-transforming information to ourselves. The only conclusion I come to is that we either don't really believe what we say we believe in, or we are ashamed to be identified as followers of Christ.
Let me say here, that there have been many, many bold servants of the Lord who have gone out to proclaim the God News of Jesus Christ in a very visible way. Many people have a personal relationship with Christ today because of their boldness, which is exactly the point I am making. The Kingdom needs more people to get serious about promoting Jesus in a bold and visible way to the world at large.
A popular beer company has created a fad with their ad campaign of friends greeting each other in a special way . . . what's up? That is an example of a marketing campaign to promote their product to the public at large, and trust me, it has worked. I am not suggesting that the church needs to do anything off base or gross to promote the Gospel, but we need to be sensitive to the culture we live in and be able to get our message to the masses in an effective way.
Listen, this is not a test run. We get one very short opportunity here in this lifetime. When it is over it is over. Why should we be holding back? Why should we be hanging onto the absolute TRUTH of God's Word like some classified government secret that we leak out in drips and drabs. It is time to get bold, creative, and fearless in sharing our faith with this lost and dying world.
One of the things that has upset me more than anything over the last 13+ years has been the psychic hotlines. Here is something the Bible clearly says is rooted in the pits of hell itself. The companies promote these services as an "answer to your problems". There are so many people out there hurting and going through difficult times, people in many cases the church has totally missed, and they become sitting ducks. Not only do they get into bondage to this garbage, but of course end up in financial troubles from all of the money they pay for these "answers."
The church of Jesus Christ has the one TRUE answer and we sit passively and watch this happen. This is wrong, and we are going to be held accountable by God for possessing the truth and not sharing it with this world that is hurting and in search for answers in their life!!!
I love and care about you so much! I want this message today to really make you think personally about what you can do to be a bold witness for Christ. God has blessed so many of you with great talents and gifts to be able to reach the lost. We do a fair job of internal maintenance, but the job of the church is not to just maintain the saints, but to go out and bring people to Christ. God is looking for boldness among His people. He is looking for creativity among His people. It is time to quit hiding our candle under the bushel, but hold it proudly for all the world to see.
I pray today that you will be challenged and encouraged since we each have a responsibility for getting His message out to the world. Let's not be ashamed of the Gospel, but proud of it. We need to be boldly visible in every facet of society. Next to the slick ad campaign for the newest snack food needs to be a slick ad for people to know more about this guy called Jesus. In the magazine promoting the newest make-up needs to be an ad for helping others like Jesus did. We need to be creative and bold to proclaim to this lost and dying world that Jesus is THE ONLY hope and the ONLY answer!!!
I pray today that the Lord will inspire you, open your heart and mind, and use you to help bring forth to this hurting world the love and hope we know in His son Jesus Christ. Never forget that I am here for you in your time of need. Don't ever hesitate to contact me so that I can be in prayer for you and your situation. Many of you have issues and questions you need answered, and I will do my best to get you sound Biblical direction to help you. The Bible tells us to bear each other’s burdens, so always know that I am here to help share yours. Jesus loves you and wants to bless you in ways you cannot begin to imagine!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,