Designed for living behind enemy lines!

 

Designed for living behind enemy lines!

Do you feel that a great evil has shrouded America?  Has your disappointment over this election left you downcast and weakened? Do you believe that the mood of the nation since the reelection of Obama is a growing hostility toward Christians?  Have the recent gains in legalizing gay marriage, marijuana and abortion left you feeling that all is lost?  In short, do you believe that you are now living behind enemy lines?   GOOD!  Because that is precisely what you are designed to do.

Many secret powers of the believer do not kick in until times like these.  God’s beloved have always been clothed with special graces in times of great opposition.   This is when we shine!

Our unique power to thrive in times like these comes from a simple prayer that Jesus prayed, and continues to pray for you and me.  Jesus said, “I pray not that you take them out of the world but that You keep them from the evil one. John 17:15.  This simple prayer is why we are different from all of the world’s religions!  Our faith is the only one that is designed for live behind enemy lines!

The religions of the world build hiding places.  You will find them replete with monasteries rituals of escape and endless disciplines for maintaining contact with their God. WE ARE THE ONES WHO ARE NEVER FORSAKEN.  WE ARE THE ONES WHO NEED NOT HIDE IN A TEMPLE BECAUSE WE ARE A TEMPLE OF THE HOLY GOD. We are the ones with the indwelling Spirit of God who can give power, guidance, joy and peace through any storm.  We are the ones who are hard wired to transform adversity into even greater victory!

Today we face the uncertain power of an American president who believes he has a mandate to alter our way of life.   This is a terrible and fearful possibility.  However, our Christian soul uniquely qualified to stifle fear and find guidance that will navigate the coming storms.

The experts say it was the young who got Obama back in the Whitehouse.  They were seduced by a harem of Hollywood operatives.  They were lied to about values and human rights.

Now experts say that we cannot reach the young anymore or give them our values. They are supposedly a lost cause to Christianity.  How can we expect to counter the onslaught of modern evil and win the young?  How can we expect to compete with such monstrous power?

Youth are the most vulnerable to Christ of any demographic.  Many setbacks have come to Mario Murillo Ministries but winning youth has never been one of them.  History shows that Christianity has always been a youth movement.   What we need is to display a winsome message, without apology.  Jesus is poised to grant us that skill right now!

Consider these secret powers of the believer:

1. We live by someone else’s faith and not our own.

Galatians 2:20   have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

2. Nothing can separate us from His love for us.   

Romans 8:35  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” 37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

3.  Even though everyone around you is pressured to live by destructive ways, you live by a completely different script.

1 Corinthians 7: 22,23  For he who is called in the Lord while a slave is the Lord’s freedman. Likewise he who is called while free is Christ’s slave. 23 You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men.  

 Psalm 39: 6,7 Surely every man walks in a vain show: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heaps up riches, and knows not who shall gather them.   7And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in You.

4. Whatever weapon the devil designs to destroy you will backfire because of the the way God designed you.

Isaiah 54:17  No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord.

Now you need to laugh and here are two short videos that are guaranteed to do the job!    The first  is a hilarious joke from Ronald Reagan   and the second is the best line ever about…well let it surprise you!