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A Job Interview

thZ7X4M3D1I’ve always wanted to be in an elevator or in a room where a group of people have gathered and just out of the blue, stand in front of them and say, “The reason I have gathered you all here today is..”

Today, I got that opportunity!

I applied the other day for a part-time job at a local delivery company and was scheduled for an interview this morning. When I arrived on site, there were a number of applicants vying for the same position as I. So the interviewer gathered us all in a large room and one by one, took us into their office and performed the interview.

The interviewer took each person back in the order that they had signed in at the front gate. As time went slowly by, one person exited the office and another went in.  I knew that I had plenty of time as I was about the fourth from the last to sign in.

As I worked up the nerve to talk to the group waiting, I struck up conversations with those sitting close to me, but also eavesdropped on some conversations of others in earshot. I knew I was among some worldly guys and may never get the opportunity again to tell them what God has done for sinful men.

So with a shot of adrenaline, I stood in front of them and asked them their names and introduced myself to them.

With an awkward gaze, they listened to what I had to say.

   My friends, sorry to interrupt you, but I wanted to share something with you before I am called back. I may not the opportunity as I probably will not be hired as I have a broken arm (then patting my brace on my arm). All of you are here because you need a job. You have bills to pay and families maybe to take care of. But I wanted to offer you something. And with grin and chuckle, I said, “Now I have gathered you all here today for.” I laughed because it was too funny. These guys must have thought I was nuts as I told them that I have always wanted to say that. 

To help break the ice more and get them to feel comfortable listening to me, I told them that before I offer them something, I wanted to give a quick test.  So I figured my Genius Test that I use often would suit just fine.

To one guy I asked, “Spell the word SHOP out loud.  What do you do when you come to a green light?” He replied with “STOP.”

To another guy I asked, “Spell the world SILK out loud. What do cows drink?” He said, “Milk.”

And another, “What is the name of the RAISED PRINT that deaf read with?”  “Braille?” He replied.

One by one, they answered incorrectly and laughed at themselves and one another when I showed them how they were wrong.

Then I shared the Good Test with them, asking them individually if they had ever lied, taken something that wasn’t theirs, or looked with lust which Jesus said was adultery. Matthew 5:38

As I finished with the sharing the Law, I found myself in the presence of liars, thieves, and adulterers.

As I moved n into the gospel, that all men must give an account to God for their sin (Romans 14:12), one young man blurted out with all you need to do is pray every day. I agreed with him to a point, you need to pray, but praying won’t save you. Sharing Hebrews 9:22 with them, I informed them that without the “shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.”

As I said that, the interviewer opened the door and out walked the previous applicant. I pulled out a few gospel tracts and told them I had to go, but to please read this as I handed each one a tract.

I hope this encourages you to be creative, be bold, be biblical, but take every opportunity to make God known. Share the gospel with lost people. Don’t assume people automatically know God and what He has done.

Please pray for those I spoke with today. God knows their name.

So that all may know Him,

David


To Know The Truth & Hate God

“And He healed many who were ill with various diseases, and cast out many demons, and He was not permitting the demons to speak, because they knew who He was.” Mark 1:34

Do you see that? Even the demons know who Christ is. There is not much that differs from them and many men. However the theology of men can be vague and full of errors but demons, oh they know very well who Christ is and His power and authority. They do not deny Him as many men pertain to do. Their theology is perfectly orthodox and their ears are by no means tickled by new portrayals of Christ and false ideologies.

In verse 24 of this same chapter of the gospel of Mark, one unclean spirit makes a testimony as to who Christ is and questions Him on if He had come to destroy them. The spirit calls Christ the Holy One of God.  Even while many at this time in Israel’s history and many men today deny the sinlessness and deity of Christ, here the demon just confirms it.

In James 2:19 it reads,” You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.”

As I have noted that the theology of demons is perfectly orthodox and they know the truth. They will admit the Holiness of Christ and tremble indeed at His authority. But as this text shows us, just knowing is not simply enough. The demons believe and tremble. They still hate God. They still work evil and will do so as long as God allows them to.  Again, while they know the truth, they know God, Christ, and the Spirit but they are not saved and Christ did not shed His blood for them on the cross.

Simply knowing a few truths is no proof that you are right with God. Being able to quote a few scriptures or preach on a pulpit or a street corner is no proof at all that your sins are forgiven. Sadly, there may be indeed many that have even preached Christ, that may have even directed some men themselves to be saved, yet even I write this are getting their wages for sin in hell.

An old quote that comes to mind is, “There is a difference in knowing the Word of God and knowing the God of the Word.” Unknown

Dear reader. Know Christ. Know His power and His authority. That He is God and there is no other. Indeed His word tells man to believe and be saved, but believing in Him and who He is and His sacrifice for sin on the cross and to continue in disobedience is hatred toward Him. His word says that if you love Me, obey my commands. John 14:15 

God commands all men to repent and believe the gospel. Yes, if you are an unrepentant sinner and are not trusting in Christ for the salvation of your soul, you do not love Him, but hate God for that is the opposite of love.  Harsh words and if I am in error of saying so, may the Lord draw me to repentance.

Turn to Christ Reader. Repent ( turn from sin) and believe the gospel today.

Light the darkness,

David


Nick Saban & The Pursuit of Holiness

AlabamaA friend told me sometime back of a post on Facebook that a friend of ours Carl Kalbfleisch had mentioned that every time he sees that Alabama scripted A that he thinks of atheist. A reply posted below by someone else stated that every they saw the scripted A, they thought of National Championships!

I think many will continue to agree many years to come that Alabama is great football team and that Nick Saban is a great football coach. Indeed Nick Saban has some principles that he follows and expects his players to follow that separates them from the rest.

But I want to pose a question.  If you applied the zeal, the determination,and just half the effort as Nick Saban does in coaching and building a top-tier football program to pursuing holiness, to reading and studying His word, to sharing the gospel with those around you, how would your walk with Christ be different than from now?

Paul the apostle wrote to the church in the city of Ephesus while in prison of all places to “live a life worthy of the life in which you have been called” and to be “imitators of Christ.”

In 1 Peter 1:15-16, Peter tells us that as obedient children not to be conformed to our former lust, but like the Holy one who called us,”be holy yourselves as in all your behavior, because it is written ,“YOU SHALL BE HOLY , FOR I AM HOLY.”

What does holiness mean to you? When you hear of it, what comes to mind? The bible says that, “Without holiness no man shall see the Lord.” Hebrews 12:14

This is just a simple small note but consider it your walk with Christ compared to what effort Saban applies to football. His goal may be to win football games, but our goal should be in all we do for the glory of God alone.  1 Corinthians 10:31

A. W.  Tozer has some great insight from his book, the Pursuit of Holiness. Please take some time to read it as well as the resource below from R.C. Sproul from Ligonier Ministries one of the best teaching when it comes to the holiness of God and offers the entire teaching online for free. I encourage you greatly to take some time and listen to it.

http://www.authenticchristianity.net/Authentic%20Christianity/Articles/The%20Pursuit%20of%20Holiness.htm

http://www.ligonier.org/learn/series/holiness_of_god/

Light the darkness,

David

www.EvangelizeYourCity.org


Make it your business to win souls!

This morning I sat on my front porch looking as my neighbors came out of their homes. Some were caring for their lawns, some heading to work, and some just sitting on the porch as I was. My neighbors are nice and don’t cause any trouble. If anyone is were considered the weird neighbor on my block, I gladly take credit for it. But I thought of my neighbors and what would happen if they died. From what I know about them, I think it would indeed be hell. Sad isn’t it? Not sad that they would be simply in hell for eternity, but that just I knowing the possibility of such a fate for them, I remained sitting on my porch with a dry eye. As I am guilty of allowing my own selfishness and pride in this area of disobedience to God, I pray He would change me in this area. While I love opportunities to make much of Christ through the sharing of His gospel, and by no way I am making an excuse, this area of witnessing to those who are close to me is an area that is a struggle.

Maybe you are not much different. Maybe you too struggle with talking with those around you about Christ or maybe you struggle with talking to everyone about Him.But laying all fears and lack of confidence aside, consider yourself and those around you. Consider your neighbors. Some maybe you have talked with, your kids play with their kids. Consider their souls!

Think of their souls! Think of the torment they will endure without Christ! Would you sit by if you saw armed men breaking into their house as they sleep in the night or would you with great haste notify the police and try to warn them? What man would just sit by as that occurred? Cowards I must say, men with no backbone! Harsh words indeed but is there just an once of truth in them?

Charles Spurgeon said that, “The winning of souls should be the chief business and main pursuit of every true believer.”  To win souls is what we should be our aim!  Not the corporate ladder to increase our portfolios. Not to be simply liked by others for our stature or abilities,but to win souls!  Proverbs 11:30 tell is as well that, “He that wins souls is wise.”

It should be done not from guilt telling ourselves that, “I must do this simply because this is my duty.” But from the example of Christ. What we need is a garden experience as Christ had. “Not my will but yours.” Luke 22:42 As Christ so willingly was ready to give His life to do the will of His father, so should everyone who say they follow Him!

As Christ cared greatly to see sinners saved, we should be imitators of Him. Ephesians 5:1.

The excuse of not knowing what to say comes from our poor judgment of priorities and laziness! We study with great diligence when it comes to preparing essays for school or reports for our employer or when it comes to remembering those football scores, if we would have the same enthusiasm when it comes to memorization of scripture and the learning to win souls!

Moses and Jeremiah both complained as men often do when given a task that seems so far beyond their knowledge. “Who am I.” ~ “I am just a kid.” ~ “I can’t speak” God’s reply to them is the same for you and I. “I have put my words in your mouth” Jeremiah 1:9. God will give words as we show obedience to His Great Commission. He will be with us. Indeed we should show ourselves approved and use God’s word to open the eyes of the sinner and speak of the full meal of the gospel, but ultimately, salvation is a work of God alone.
2 Timothy 2:15, Jonah 2:9

We are just the means by which God uses to take His lifesaving gospel to the ear of sinners and He then takes it from there to their hearts.

Again my friends, Show gratitude that you have escaped a darkness with no end, that Christ stands between you and the God’s bow. That Christ is your Redeemer and has swallowed all the wrath you deserve for your for your crimes against God upon Himself.  Show gratitude by making it your chief business and main pursuit to glorify God by the winning of souls!

May the Lamb that was slain receive the reward for His suffering,

David Day


Moravian Heralds ~ Sold to Slavery

In the mid 1700’s there was an island in the West Indies off the coast of South America that was owned by a British planter. This island was estimated to have between two-thousand to three thousand slaves on it that labored and toiled in the hot sugar cane fields.

The British planter remains un-named but was known to have been a stern atheist. When it came to him and religion, he would boldly say that he would have nothing to do with it and that God was simply nonsense.
If any preacher or clergyman were to be shipwrecked on his island, he said that he would keep them separate from everyone else, that they would never talk to anyone on this island about God.

Well this story of this island, the slaves that inhabited it, and the atheistic British planter, reached parts of Europe and pierced the hearts of two of men from Moravia, John Dober and David Nitschman who were not considered exceptional men. John was a simple potter and David a carpenter.

Well the news of the slaves and the British planter grieved the two men, the fact that three-thousand slaves would live and die and never hear of Christ their Lord.

Now consider this. What would your response be to such news? That there are people who are without the gospel! Who may be considered “unreachable?” What would you do? If you knew that this wonderful news that we speak of so often and again at times, take for granted hearing it, what would your response be to the news that three-thousand people would live and die and never hear of Christ?

For John Dober and David Nitschman their response was unparalleled to anything I would have thought to do. These young men who desired to make much of Christ and see men saved, did the only thing they knew to reach the three-thousand souls of the West Indies. That was to become one of them.

The two young men sold themselves into slavery to the British planter. They did not offer their skills or trades to the planter for a short term mission trip in hopes that they might tell a few or all the gospel. They gave up their lives in order that they may have the opportunity to share Christ and see men saved.

Is the message of the gospel really that important? Is the message of the gospel really that good? Is the message of the gospel really worth such a sacrifice?
I tell you if it was that important for Christ to lay down His life to see sinners saved, then yes, the gospel is that important, it is that good, and it is indeed worth far more than we can comprehend! If it was that important for Christ to see sinners saved, then it should be just as important to all who follow Him, to each of us to do the same. And what excuse, what reason for not telling men how to be made right with God is acceptable?
On the day the two Moravian men were to depart and head to the island to become slaves, their family members, friends, and many loved ones looked on crying , knowing that they would never see the two men again alive.

As the ship left the harbor, one of the young men yelled the last words heard by them. Words indeed that should ring in all of our hearts as motivation to obey The Great Commission.

“May the lamb that was slain receive the reward for His suffering.”
My friends, this message is very good. Very good indeed.  It was worth the price and more the men paid to see the slaves of the West Indies saved.   Please my friend, make much of Christ and His gospel.  Look around you and wonder of those around you if they are on their way to hell. Then respond accordingly. TELL THEM OF CHRIST!

“May the Lamb that was slain receive the reward for His suffering”  Indeed may He!

Light the darkness,

David


“I will kill it now or kill it when it comes out”

“I will kill it now or kill it when it comes out.”  Those words aren’t words from some Hollywood horror film, but the words of a mother speaking  of her unborn child.

A few days ago, I sat listening to a co-worker talk about her children and mentioned that one of them was employed with a medical waste disposal company known as Stericycle.  If you have ever wondered what happens to the millions of babies murdered each year through abortion, this is the company that picks up and transports those remains to one of the numerous incinerators located throughout the country.   When I heard my co-worker mention that her son worked at Stericycle, asked her about where was the company located locally and wondered about her sons duties there.  I then proceeded to tell her the awful truth about Stericycle and its history with the murder of millions of  innocent children.

Her response was not one that was expected. Assuming it would be one of shock and surprise, it was a simple and confident ,”Oh, I know.” She was fully aware of the relationship between the two and seemed to show no disgrace of any kind that her son works for such a company.

I mentioned to her that the “waste” as it is called are babies but she insisted that it was not.  That it was just tissue. I argued peacefully that it was not tissue but a baby, telling her that after only 21 days after that child is conceived, that child has a heartbeat. She still insisted it was only tissue.

We spoke back and forth for a few seconds about abortion, mainly me telling her how cruel it was and that millions of babies are murdered through abortion each year.

I assume that after what she told me next, that some time in her life she may have worked at an abortion clinic. She told me that she used to have to sign and approve for women to have abortions and made a disturbing comment from a mother who she met once seeking to take the life of her child.

“I will kill it now or kill it when it comes out!”  

My jaw dropped in disbelief.  How could a mother even say such a thing. How could the very one who is suppose to be a child’s caregiver be so heartless and evil as to demand the killing of her own child that rest within her?  Imagine, if that precious child could have understood the hate of  its mother. Our conversation ended between us as she was called away to complete a previous task..

During the Second World War, Adolf  Hitler murdered 6 million Jews -men , women, and children.  He ripped them of all their rights, took everything they had, straight down to their hair, gold teeth, to their lives.  He cramped them in concentration and labor camps in conditions as one American Solider stated after the camps had been liberated, was filled with “sights, sounds, and stenches horrible beyond belief, cruelties so enormous as to be incomprehensible to the normal mind.”

As cruel and horrible as the acts committed by the Nazis, an act that may be greater was committed by the German people. They allowed it.  Many stood by and did nothing.  After the war was over and the camps were liberated, the American soldiers made those living near the camps to go inside an

d gaze upon the horrors that had taken place right in their back yard.  Many walked in smiling as can been seen by film and pictures, but only to exit in shame and despair knowing what they had allowed.

Abortion is in no other term murder. It is taking the life of another. A life that is created by God. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart” (Jeremiah 1:5).   Knowing that such things are taking place and taking no action is depraved indifference meaning a “callous disregard for human life.”

 In my city alone, there were over 852 abortions done at Reproductive Health Services in 2012. This building rest next to the Montgomery Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), as well as the headquarters for a AME Zion Church.   It is surround by other ministries and just blocks from one of the cities largest churches and the Governors Mansion.  Many days I have seen the governor drive by, seen hundreds run or walk coming from the YMCA.  Church vans, school buses,etc and many others drive by every day not knowing the atrocities taking place within our city, or like the neighbors to the Jewish camp, just turning a blind eye.   

I want you to know, if you read this.  That this issue with abortion is not about being Pro-life, it is not a Catholic or Baptist issue. It is not a  Methodist issue or any denominational issue.  It is a gospel issue.  People are sinners. Our hearts are wicked and can’t be trusted. (Jeremiah 17:9) We are told to trust Him with all of our hearts, soul, mind, and strength.( Luke 10:27 )  If we are are truly trusting Him in that matter, then we would not be seeking abortions or being complacent to the fact that they are happening right in our back yard.

  For more on Stericycle, visit www.StopStericycle.com and 180Movie.com to learn more about Hitler and his ties with abortion.     Lastly, yours or my views on abortion do not weigh against that of the Creator, God Almighty.  His thoughts on abortion is very clear to us in the bible.


“Even before I was born, God had chosen me to be His” (Galatians 1:15).

“For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb . . . Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be” (Psalm 139:13, 16). “Your hands shaped me and made me . . . Did You not clothe me with skin and flesh and knit me together with bones and sinews? You gave me life” (Job 10:8–12).

“This is what the Lord says—He who made you, who formed you in the womb” (Isaiah 44:2).

“Did not He who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same One form us both within our mothers?” (Job 31:15).

“In His hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of every human being” (Job 12:10).

“Children are a gift from God” (Psalm 127:3)

“You shall not murder” (Exodus 20:13).

“He didn’t kill me in the womb, with my mother as my grave” (Jeremiah 20:17)


Pot Lucks, Ball Games, and Witnessing

 Image  I have mentioned this before, but recently something occurred that has grieved me and this is a reminder of that incident. Some time ago, a witnessing brother of mine invited his small group from church to join us at the local theater to practice sharing their faith. He invited them a number of times and some said they would come, but none ever showed up.

One evening, my friend invited them to a see “The Kingdom” a rated R movie that was playing one Friday night. That evening, six of those in his small group showed up.

Where is the passion for God gone? Where is our desire to see men saved. Does it take great skill to tell others how to be saved, how to escape the fires of hell? Not at all, all it takes is the spirit of God and a desire to see men saved.  Is that why so few don’t share their faith? Because they lack the spirit of God and have no desire to see men saved? Why do men prefer movies or ball games over pleading for the souls of others?

Is this the Christ we have come to serve? Not the one who set the standard when it comes to seeking the lost, who laid down His own life even while we hate Him, but a Christ who is more concerned with feeding the flock, ball games, and pot lucks?

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

Let me finish, I have no problem with fellowship, or going to the movies or pot lucks and ball games.  I find that fellowship with others in  Christ is a blessing and very encouraging.  But there must indeed be a proper balance.  And indeed as well, the act of sharing the gospel was not  a request for a certain few who professed Christ, it was a command for all who Christ has redeemed.

“And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”  Mark 16:15

Light the darkness,

David