Ramesh C. Reddy
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May the Lord bless you and keep you! May the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. Make the Lord life up His countenance upon you and give you peace! Amen!
Quiet Times (Psalm 135 and Philippians 4:3)
“For the LORD will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants. The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by the hands of men. They have mouths, but they cannot see; they have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths. Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.” (Psalm 135:14-18)
“Yes, and I ask you, loyal yokefellow, help these women who have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life. (Philippians 4:3)
What stuck out to me in this verse is the ‘book of life’!
I asked myself what is the significance of the book of life?
What came to my mind is the Gospel. It starts with the Gospel! But for the Gospel to make an impact, it starts with people contending for the cause of the Gospel. In this situation, Euodia and Synthyce were the 2 women contending at Paul’s side for the Gospel with other helpers. Now Paul wanted his loyal yokefellow to help these women with what they were facing. Regardless of what they are going through, Paul reminds the Philippians that all their names are written in the Book of Life because of the Gospel.
I saw important implications for my own life here. When I contend for the cause of the Gospel, the main result could be people’s names being in the Book of Life. I need to do my part in following the Great Commission and leave the results in the Lord's Hands! The cause of the Gospel has been contended by men and women alike. This is exciting to know for it is not just for men to represent the Gospel.
I asked myself what does it mean to have someone’s name in the book of life?
What came to my mind is voting Jesus Christ into their hearts. I have the opportunity to tell others to vote Jesus Christ into their heart so their names can be written in the book of life. But, I also realize that help should be taken and I need not do it alone. It is ok to take help!
I ask you now dear friends, how have you campaigned for Jesus?
Dear friend, you can campaign for Jesus by the way you live your life and proclaiming the Gospel through word and deed. Jesus is worth campaigning for but you have to believe in Jesus and what Jesus is all about if you want to campaign for Him. Jesus has an awesome impeccable resume that He is running on! His opponent is Satan whose resume is filled with lies and lies. You need to decide who you are passionate for.
Vote for Jesus Christ into your heart this election day!
Jesus wants to do so much in your life but for you to be freed from this thing called sin, you need to believe in what Jesus stands for and give your vote to Him.
Will you do that my friend? If you already have voted Jesus into your heart, what are you waiting for? Will you be willing to campaign for Jesus Christ?
Do you love Him enough and what Jesus stands for that you are willing to spend time to lets others know the Jesus you serve? Does Jesus mean that much to you?
I hope Jesus means so much to you that you want others to know about Jesus and are desperate to campaign for Jesus Christ! So now people’s names can be written in the book of life as they vote Jesus Christ into their heart.
Jesus has campaigned through the years for people to vote Him into their hearts. Jesus has been running on a perfect record and all of His accomplishments are covered in a book that is put out called the Bible.
You can vote for Jesus because He did not come to be served but to serve and give His life as a ransom.. He promises to bring change in people’s lives and He does not break promises. He will fill you with His Holy Spirit so He can bring change.
You have that opportunity right now. Don’t wait but let this be the day of Salvation!
There are only 2 candidates running for your vote and in this election, there is no such thing as not voting for either. If you do not vote for Jesus Christ, you have automatically given your vote to Satan.
Let’s look at Satan’s record:
Friend, know this election day that Satan is not for you or anyone else you know. His whole goal is to destroy people’s lives when they vote for him. Sadly, there are so many people that have already become his puppets and campaign for him.
Sadly, it is people who serve Satan that do more campaigning than people who serve the Lord Jesus Christ.
Why is that? That is pretty sad!
Whether you are a woman or man, you can now campaign for Jesus not only this election day but always for the polls are always open across the world 24-7. Satan salivates for your vote but God desires that none should perish but all to come into repentance.
Who can make that possible?
JC my friend! Jesus Christ is in the House and wants to make it possible for you.
Whether you are campaigning for earthly candidates as I am, know that Jesus Christ is worth more of our time. We can be passionate about the earthly candidates we support and that is okay if they are good leaders for we need God in America again which means we need to have godly leaders governing our nation.
There is a reason people campaign for candidates. When it comes to the Book of Life, Jesus Christ has to be the best reason for you to campaign for Him.
Won’t you do that friend?
Jesus Christ loves you so much that He is the only candidate that sacrificed His life for you on the cross. He took the nails of three to set you free! He is running on a sin-free platform and has come back to life to save people! Whatever you are going through, He is the only candidate that has the Answer, for He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one can come to the Father except through Him.
Jesus knows the state of mankind and what they need. He knows how to set people free and bring them a new beginning. Jesus is all about change. He wants to change your life. Yes, He does friend!
Don’t let the enemy deceive you into thinking that you do not need to campaign for Jesus or present the Gospel because that is other people’s job. Satan would love you to believe that so you do not contend for the cause of the Gospel. But we are all commanded to follow the Great Commission.
Evangelism and discipleship is for all of us to follow. May you vote Jesus Christ into your heart today and may you be so excited about your candidate that you cannot help but tells others.
Valiantly Offering Truth Immanuel Nurtures Godliness! (V.O.T.I.N.G)/”How do you campaign for Jesus Christ?”
Jesus, I want to thank you so much that you came as God-incarnate to run a sin-free platform. You know what the world is plagued with and what your opponent Satan has been trying to do. Satan was a liar from the beginning and tries so hard to take us with him. But, you don’t want that I know for while we were yet sinners you died for us. You came back to life to save us so we can be freed from the power of sin and death. Thank you Lord for paying the price for me! Thank you for your impeccable record advertised in the Gospels. Thank you that your accomplishments are all listed in a book published throughout the world called the Bible. It is no ordinary book but your Word of Truth. In your Word of Truth, you also tell us about your opponent and all his lies. Thank you for making us aware of that. Thank you for being my Lord and Personal Savior as I come to you and vote you into my heart. Lord there is no lever to pull but the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart. I confess with my mouth that you are Lord and repent of all my sins. Please forgive me and help me. I believe you died and rose again for me. Come Lord Jesus into my heart and forgive me of all my sin. Thank you Jesus so much for coming into my heart and making my heart your home. Thank you that you will bring change into my life as I seek you Lord. Thank you for your awesome promises. Help me Oh Lord not to be deceived by your opponent ever! Satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy but you have come to give life in all its fullness! I thank you so much. I want to campaign for you daily. Please help me Lord to contend for your Gospel. Thank you that my name is written and certified in the Book of Life as I turn to you. You are the perfect candidate to vote for! Lord, I also pray for the earthly elections happening that you would give us wisdom to put the right people in office. Thank you so much Jesus for hearing us and answering us. In Your Name I Pray Jesus! I want to thank you again for loving us so much and be willing to be a candidate years ago and continue to be a candidate. Amen!
Love in Christ,
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