Day: November 11, 2020
1 Timothy 4:4
Awhile back a friend of mine, who knows a bit about the Bible yet practices another faith, asked me about the book of Leviticus. He didn’t understand why I, as a Christian, didn’t follow the book’s rules forbidding certain foods. I explained that once we were under the Law, but now through the victory of Jesus, we are under grace. Through His death, Christ gave us the freedom to enjoy all of God’s blessings, including food and marriage. All He asks is that we receive His gifts with hearts of thanksgiving and gratitude.
Religious Persecution Is Worsening
The Pew Research Center’s 11th annual study surveying restrictions on freedom of religion in 198 nations, showed that religious persecution is increasing worldwide. The study cites government restrictions which are hostile to the open practice of faith. India, Egypt, and Russia among others, are listed as the worst offenders. Read more of the study’s results here.
Over 50 Beheaded In Isis Extremist Attack
Suspected Islamic State-aligned militants beheaded dozens of people and abducted others in weekend raids in the southern African country of Mozambique. Kidnappings of women and children occurred along with the burning of many homes. Islamic extremist attacks have also risen in other regions of Africa in the last several years. Read more of this massacre here.
Bishop Harry Jackson Jr. Dies
On November 9, 2020, Bishop Harry Jackson Jr. of Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Maryland, passed away at the age of 66. A prominent conservative pastor and evangelical adviser to President Donald Trump, Bishop Jackson was called a true man of God and a friend of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The church is asking for prayers in this difficult time. Read more about his passing here.
Ironman Triathlon Completed By Person With Down Syndrome
21-year-old Chris Nikic from Maitland Florida, became the first person with Down syndrome to finish an Ironman. overcoming many obstacles since birth, last year Chris started training for the Special Olympics triathlon and built up enough skill and endurance to finish the race including a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run. Read more this inspirational young man here.
How wonderful is our God! He truly is our Father! As His beloved children, God provides and cares for our every need. And not just our physical needs, but also our heart and soul. He gives us nourishment, refreshment, healing, and guidance. From the great to the small, God cares about every area of our lives. And just like He rescued and made Israel His own, God longs to do the same for us and, “supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:19) Oh how thankful I am for His love and to Him goes the glory forever and ever!
Satan has been called many things – Liar, Deceiver, Murderer, the Enemy, the Evil One, even the Antichrist. These are just a few of his names, and not one is ever flattering. He was revealed as the dragon in Revelations 12:17, and now here in chapter thirteen we see something more about his character that I want you to always remember. Read more here.