November 14, 2015

Revelation 20_1

Revelation 20:1-6

It seems more and more these days that the devil and his minions are in control. Evil is running rampant through ISIS and through the persecution of Christians throughout the world. It appears that the Church in the United States is following suit with the Church in Europe as the numbers of worshippers dwindle each Sunday and hundreds of churches close their doors each year. This happens because so-called Christians do not know God’s Word, much less live in obedience to it. Where the Word of God is absent in the lives of God’s people, Satan is in control temporarily.

The Good News is that Jesus controls Satan completely. Jesus has the power to chain Satan in the abyss for a thousand years, and he has the power to let him loose for a while before throwing him in the lake of fire for all eternity.

In the meantime many Christians will suffer because of their faith in Jesus. Many will lose their lives, their loved ones, their livelihood and or possessions. But Jesus promises eternal life to steadfast disciples. Those who remain faithful to the end have Jesus’ guarantee that they will be with him for all eternity. Hallelujah!

Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, grant me faith to abide in you through your Word that I might remain steadfast to the end. Amen.

Today’s devotion was written by Carl Haynes, the Pastor of Christiana Lutheran Church in Salisbury, NC.

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One Response to November 14, 2015

  1. Danny Ward says:

    We are caught in very bad times. The church grows weak, we have allowed society to dictate what the church should do. We no longer stand as “a good witness of Christ” in our word or deed. In Colossians 3:17 it says “Whatever you do whether in word or in deed, do it all in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” We are the church, so where is our faith?

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