(C) Gloria S. Schloss 2021
Scriptures: Matthew 28:18-20; Matthew 10: 24-28; I Corinthians 12: 1-11; Galatians 5:16-26
I am praying that this devotional will be a powerful note and argument for what we, as born-again believers, have been instructed to do by our Lord as recorded in Matthew 28:18-20. It is important to read and even re-read the scriptures I have posted with this devotional.
Always remember to Whom our allegiance belongs. Also remember that we know that He is our Savior and Lord and not anyone or group on this earth. Please read Matthew 10:24-28 if you have not already done so.
Today we hear, repeated almost ad nauseum, “elections have consequences” as one political party is also alluding to the “Battle for the soul of a nation.”
Forget about politics; we, as devout Christians, need to realize that decisions do have consequences in our daily lives. But, most importantly, the utmost dire consequence for any individual throughout the world would be the consequences of hearing the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and just laughing it off or refusing to see the “Truth” of the Gospel.
Now, as Christians, we cannot force anyone to believe; that is the role of The Holy Spirit to convict each one. However, we have the responsibility to tell others of the Salvation afforded them through the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
“The Battle for the Soul of a Nation” is the mantra of one of our political parties. Whatever than means is for you to decide.
However, “The Battle for the Soul of a Nation” should be the battle cry for born-again believers throughout every nation in the world! A soulful nation should be brimming with the love and the belief in the Salvation we have received because of the sacrifice of our dear Savior.
Souls all through the earth can give themselves over to evil or they each can be “Elevated through Christ” to the pinnacle of the gifts of the Spirit and the fruit of the Spirit as opposed to the works of the flesh as we read in our scriptures for this devotional from I Corinthians 12 and Galatians 5.
Recently I heard someone say, “God chose Israel; but America chose God.” There are many souls in our country who still choose God; but there are many who battle for evil when speaking for the “souls of America.”
I am positive that there are many in America and around the entire world who are waging battle for the spiritual souls here, as well as, in the rest of the nations of the world by spreading, preaching and teaching the “Truth” and the “Gospel” of our blessed Savior, Jesus Christ. As Christians, each of us have a responsibility to share the love of God through the Gospel of the Lord, Jesus Christ.
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May God be with you and yours and Steve and me during this very difficult season.