‘That they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might…find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.’ Acts 17:27 NKJV
When Jesus was born, the biggest issue of the day was wanting lower taxes and a different government. Sound familiar? In Jerusalem, the capital, we read, ‘When Herod the King heard [about Jesus], he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.’ (Matthew 2:3 NKJV) As a result, he committed one of history’s greatest atrocities by killing every Jewish baby boy under the age of two, in order to get at Jesus. And today Jesus still forces a reaction in the hearts of men and women! That’s why some people want to take Him out of the classroom, the courtroom and government. The forces of darkness are set on a course of trying to remove His name, His influence and His authority from all public life. Why? Because when you do away with God, there’s no higher power than yourself, so you get to play God! Lenin, the father of Russian Communism, reputedly said of Christ, ‘His kingdom is invisible, His rule is in the hearts of men, so He can’t be tolerated.’ As a result, over 20 million people died during the Russian revolution in an attempt to build an atheistic state. But fighting God is futile; it’s a battle you can’t win, because ultimately ‘…every knee shall bow… and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.’ (Philippians 2:10-11 NIV) Every prophecy concerning Christ’s first coming was fulfilled to the letter, and every prophecy concerning His second coming will be too. So if you want to meet Him in peace, surrender your life to Him today and accept Him as your Saviour.
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The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2013
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