Valiantly Offering Truth
Immanuel Nurtures Godliness! (V.O.T.I.N.G)”
Ramesh C. Reddy
“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
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,
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, Clement,
and the rest of the fellow workers 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 (inviting)
Jesus Christ into their
hearts. I have the opportunity to tell others to vote (invite) 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
I ask you now dear friends, who are you campaigning and
V.O.T.I.N.G for in your heart: Jesus Christ or Satan?
Dear friends, you can campaign for (witness for) Jesus by the way you
live your life and proclaiming the Gospel through word and deed. Jesus is worth
campaigning (witnessing) 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
Jesus is running on a sin-free platform!
Jesus knows the state of mankind and is willing to
make a difference!
Jesus already sacrificed His life for you so that you
can be set free from this thing called sin!
Jesus is the only candidate that knows the ins and
outs of the entire Universe as He has created it, came back to life and is living!
Jesus wants to bring change into your life by giving
you His Holy Spirit!
Jesus is Pro-Life valuing every baby soul and
wants believers to follow Him no matter the ridicule, persecution,
Jesus is Pro-family running against divorce and
promoting marriage between man and a woman.
"Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing
before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right side to accuse
him. The LORD said to Satan, "The LORD rebuke you, Satan! The LORD, who has
chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the
fire?" Now Joshua was dressed in filthy clothes as he stood before the angel.
The angel said to those who were standing before him, "Take off his filthy
clothes." Then he said to Joshua, "See, I have taken away your sin, and I will
put rich garments on you." Then I said, "Put a clean turban on his head." So
they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him, while the angel of the LORD
stood by. The angel of the LORD gave this charge to Joshua: "This is
what the LORD Almighty says: 'If you will walk in my ways and keep my
requirements, then you will govern my house and have charge of my courts, and I
will give you a place among these standing here. " 'Listen, O high priest
Joshua and your associates seated before you, who are men symbolic of things to
come: I am going to bring my servant, the Branch. See, the stone I have
set in front of Joshua! There are seven eyes on that one stone, and I will
engrave an inscription on it,' says the LORD Almighty, 'and I will remove the
sin of this land in a single day. " 'In that day each of you will invite his
neighbor to sit under his vine and fig tree,' declares the LORD Almighty."
(Zechariah 3:1-10, NIV)
"He replied, "I saw Satan fall like lightning
from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and
scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm
you." (Luke 10:18-19, NIV)
"I will rescue you from your own people and
from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn
them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that
they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are
sanctified by faith in me." (Acts 26:17-19, NIV)
"But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the
evil one." (2 Thessalonians 3:3, NLT)
"Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I am full of joy over you;
but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is
evil. The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet." (Romans
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?
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?
And if you have voted Jesus into your heart, when you
vote in the earthly election, will you ask Jesus if He will be pleased with your
earthly choice to choose Trump-Pence 2020 over Biden-Harris 2020?
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
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. His platform is laid out in a voting manual
called the Bible.
The change Jesus Christ brings is 'change we can believe in' because through the years, Jesus Christ
has been the One to bring change we can believe in. 'Yes, we can' started
with Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the Messiah and I pray
in spiritual election people will see Jesus Christ as their Messiah to bring
change into their life as their King of Kings and Lord of lords. Make
Jesus Christ great again in your life without forsaking Him before even thinking
about voting for candidate who wants to make America Great Again! Make Jesus
Christ first again in your life without forsaking Him before even thinking about
Making America first again! As Evangelical Christians our first and foremost
allegiance needs to be to Jesus Christ before our earthly vote. Our allegiance
to Jesus should determine our pro-life, religious liberty, and pro-family vote.
The soul of our nation is at stake without Jesus Christ.
"I can do all things through Christ who
strengthens me!" (Philippians 4:13, NIV)
You have that opportunity right now
to vote for real change into your heart and it starts with Jesus. Don’t wait but let
this be the day of Salvation! I do believe when you vote Jesus Christ into your
heart, issues such as protecting the 'sanctity of life', 'sanctity of marriage',
'support of Israel',
etc become very important among other issues to VOTE THE BIBLE.
the Spiritual realm there are only two candidates to vote for who are
vying for your vote. You will be voting for one or the other. There is
no such thing as not voting.
If you do not
vote for Jesus Christ, you have automatically given your vote to
Let’s look at Satan’s record:
Never could serve anyone that he even corrupted 1/3
of the angels.
He was impeached and removed from Heaven and thrown
He fills the air waves and the world with his cunning
lies sounding to be truth as the change we can believe in.
He waits for you to come and reside with him so he
can torment you.
He will lie to you about Jesus Christ and make you
think that you are living a truth presenting to you all kinds of false gods.
He will deceive you into thinking it is okay to vote for
a Pro-choice, pro-abortion candidates who want to take God out of the
country. He will make you believe it is okay to vote for someone who people
say has character but no biblical policies over someone who struggles with
character but has biblical policies.
He will make sure you live your life by wrath, anger,
bitterness, envy, slander, etc.
"And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light." (2
Corinthians 11:14, NIV)
Jesus said, "The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My
purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life." (John 10:10, NLT)
"Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around
like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against
him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your Christian brothers
and sisters all over the world are going through the same kind of
suffering you are." (1 Peter 5:8-9, NLT)
Friend, know this
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 Satan.
Sadly, it is people who serve Satan that do more
campaigning than people who serve the Lord Jesus Christ.
Why is that?
Whether you are a woman or man, you can now
campaign for Jesus not only this day but always for the polls are
always open across the world 24-7. Satan salivates for your vote but
that none should perish but all to come into repentance.
Who can make that possible?
JC my friend! Jesus Christ is His name and
He is in the House and
wants to make it possible for you.
Whether you are campaigning for earthly candidates such as
Trump-Pence 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 even if
they struggle with personality. We condemn personality and pray for them but
endorse their policies that are biblical.
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
Jesus that you cannot help but tells others.
ANALOGY OF INVITING PEOPLE TO THE GREAT PHYSICIAN:
We are like an ambulance taking sick people to the hospital. People are
dying and there is an emergency because of an pandemic virus. The ambulance takes the initiative to go to the place
people are dying and bring them to the hospital. They are not dead yet
but there is no time to wait. The ambulance needs to get to the hospital
for that virus to be treated. The virus has infected the mind, body, and
soul spreading rapidly. You and I cannot do anything to heal our friends
of this virus except to pray and be the AMBULANCE taking them to the HOSPITAL where
the GREAT PHYSICIAN waits.
Once at the hospital, there is a GREAT PHYSICIAN that waits. The sick
are gathered from all corners of the earth and come to this hospital.
This hospital is called CALVARY OF SALVATION and the EMERGENCY WARD is
The GREAT PHYSICIAN is not like other doctors who can only treat
patients with physical ailments but this GREAT PHYSICIAN is much
more and knows He has to stay 72 HOURS for every dying person there to
He knows what He has to do! This GREAT PHYSICIAN knew that only His
BLOOD can wipe away this pandemic VIRUS, so for you and me He went to
the blood transfusion room where people were about to die. There He lay
down on the bed made of wood.
The surgeons walk into the room. They turn this GREAT PHYSICIAN on
His back. Instead of using an IV, a WHIP with sharp glass, etc is
used to draw out the BLOOD from the GREAT PHYSICIAN'S back! It does not
stop there but to elevate the head on the bed of wood, a CROWN OF THORNS
is used which draws more BLOOD.
As the head is elevated, the GREAT PHYSICIAN's hands are stretched
wide on the wooden bed. Then the feet are bound together. This is done
for the BLOOD transfusion to begin. Instead of using an IV, NAILS and a
HAMMER is used. The NAILS are pounded through the hands into the wooden
bed with a HAMMER so the BLOOD flows and that BLOOD is saved. The NAILS
are pounded through the feet into the wooden bed with a HAMMER so more
BLOOD flows and that BLOOD is saved. As the BLOOD continues to flow from
the GREAT PHYSICIAN's body, the GREAT PHYSICIAN flat lines. Then the
surgeons insert a SPEAR into the heart to make sure all the BLOOD is
out. All the BLOOD is out!
Now, the GREAT PHYSICIAN is moved into the JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA MORGUE
being guarded by security.
Now the CALVARY OF SALVATION hospital has a BLOOD DONOR whose BLOOD
can be used to save everyone there from this PANDEMIC VIRUS.
Those dying need to be taken there to receive the BLOOD transfusion
that is available. However, the BLOOD will not be forced upon those
dying! THE PUREST RED ANTIDOTE is only given to those that are willing
to receive the BLOOD TRANSFUSION so they could LIVE.
All that accept the BLOOD are being CLEANSED of this PANDEMIC VIRUS
in their system that is infecting the mind, body, and soul. This
BLOOD goes into the dying person's mind, body, and soul and eats away at
the virus cleaning them and making them pure. This VIRUS is known as
SIN. The BLOOD is the PRECIOUS CLEANSING BLOOD OF THE GREAT PHYSICIAN,
The WOODEN BED is the CROSS OF CHRIST where the dying need to be led
72 HOURS LATER, there is a commotion at the JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA
MORGUE. THE GREAT PHYSICIAN is not there anymore and the ANGELS that
visit tell loved ones who came there, that THE GREAT PHYSICIAN IS ALIVE
and will save all that come to Him.
It is true even to this day, for all that come to the CALVARY HOSPITAL
OF SALVATION come to realize that His CLEANSING
BLOOD shed on the WOODEN BED (CROSS) will never run out. Anyone infected
who wants to be healed of their sickness can accept what Jesus did for
them and be covered in His precious CLEANSING
I have done that friend and know that at the foot of the cross where
Jesus died shedding His precious cleansing blood for my sin and the sins
of the world, I can find forgiveness and grace. You can too!
Thanks be to God that Christ's death on the cross was temporary to
remove all His precious cleansing blood for our sake but after He was
buried, Jesus came back to life to save.
To this day, all who call on the Name of the Lord will be saved when
they acknowledge what Jesus Christ has done for them and what He can do
Friend, Jesus loves you so much and if you were the only one living
on earth, Jesus would have done the same for you. What I shared with you
was an analogy but in real life it has happened. Jesus went to the cross
for you and me and His precious cleansing blood was shed so you and I
could have life. Jesus came back to life 72 hours later and is alive but
His blood continues to heal people on every corner of the earth to those
that accept Him.
How will you live your life now?
As today is Election Day of 2020, whoever you have voted for, the
important thing to ask yourself is whether Jesus will be pleased or
Satan will be pleased, whether the unborn will be protected or the
unborn be slaughtered, whether religious liberty and freedom will be
proteced or savaged, whether profamily will be on the agenda or
removed from the agenda.
Ask your Lord and Savior for help and don't give into Satan!
No matter who wins the earthly election tonight or in the days
coming up, no one can take away your vote for Jesus because He will
change and transform your life. Remember that your vote for
Jesus matters and your vote in these earthly elections matter. The
Lord uses His people for His purposes but He decides!
Today, I don't know if the Lord will be pleased to give
Trump another 4 years or will remove
him from power. The most important thing is having Jesus Christ in
"For promotion and power come from nowhere on earth, but only from
God. He promotes one and deposes another." (Psalm 75:6-7, TLB)
In closing, I want to say, "Unless the Lord
builds the house, our toiling is in vain!" (Psalm 127:1, TLB)
"Valiantly Offering Truth Immanuel
Nurtures Godliness! (V.O.T.I.N.G)/”"Who are you campaigning for and V.O.T.I.N.G
for in your heart: Jesus Christ or Satan?”
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! Thank you we can always turn to you and you will be there for
us. I love you Jesus. In Your Name I Pray my Jesus, my Savior, there is none
like you! I could search for all eternity long and find there is none like you.
May my spoken words and
unspoken thoughts be pleasing even to you, O Lord my Rock and my
Redeemer." (Psalm 19:14)
If you would like to invite Jesus
Christ into your heart and make Him a daily part of your life, you can
this very moment. You will never be alone. You can claim God's promises
for you in the Bible and see them come true, before your eyes, in His
wonderful timing. You don't have to wait for a special time to come to
the Lord. You can come right now as you pray this prayer, meaning it in
your heart. You can invite the GREAT PHYSICIAN right now as you make this your prayer.
thank you for healing the paralytic after forgiving his sins. You set him
free to go home. I want to be free. I don’t know
everything about you. I still have a lot of questions. What I do know is
that you died on the cross for my sins. When it comes to sin, I am a
paralytic Oh Lord. I am infected with this deadly disease known as sin.
I am not perfect but a sinner who needs your cleansing blood to clean me
of my sin. I confess to you my sin and repent of my sin. I know
you have forgiven me when you died on the cross. I want to accept that
you for shedding your cleansing precious blood for me. You were nailed
to the cross because of me. It is like I actually held the hammer and
pounded the nails so I could be free. Thank you for willingly dying for
me Jesus. Thank you for taking the shame and pain for me. Thank you for
doing that to set me free. I come to the cross and ask you for your
healing in my life. Thank you for the power of your Blood to redeem
humanity. Thank you for coming back to life to save us and give us
Eternal Life as we yield to you. Your blood can heal us where we are. I
love you Jesus. I want you Jesus. Even with my questions, I come to you now and accept you
into my heart. Please Jesus come into my heart and make my heart your
home. Give me a transfusion of change. Live in me Jesus and I will live
for you and serve you the rest of the days of my life. I thank you Jesus
for coming into my heart and making my heart your home. Thank you for
living in me Jesus. I acknowledge you now as my Lord and Personal
Savior. Please be the Lord and Savior of my life. Thank you for being my
Lord and Personal Savior Jesus and because of what you have done for me when
God looks at me, He now sees me covered in your blood and His judgment
passes over me. Thank you that you have heard my prayer and answered me.
Thank you for being with me Lord. Please fill me with your Holy Spirit.
Thank you Jesus I now belong to you and never need to be alone! You will
always be with me and have given me Salvation. In Your Name I Pray
May my spoken words and
unspoken thoughts be pleasing even to you, O Lord my Rock and my
Redeemer." (Psalm 19:14)
No matter what you feel in your heart,
know that Jesus has come in and resides with you! You are not alone! To
make your walk strong with the Lord, spend time in prayer talking to Him
as you would to a friend. You don’t need special words to talk to the
Lord. Spend time in His Word reading Psalms and turning them into
prayer. Next allow God to heal you and speak to you through the Gospel
of John or Gospel of
Mark before moving on to other Books of the Bible! Slowly, let the Lord
show you to which Scriptures He wants you to go to next. It is also important to be part of a body of believers to
help you grow in the faith. Find a Bible believing church that preaches
the Word of God from Genesis to Revelation proclaiming Jesus Christ our
crucified and risen Lord who brings us hope, healing, and help! But
beware of churches who do believe in the Word of God completely but
there is no freedom in Christ but legalism involved.
As a student, it is not too late to join a fellowship on campus too
this blessed FALL of 2012! May the Lord's presence and peace fill you with His
love now and forever! Amen!
Friend, if you have prayed this
prayer and meant it in your heart, you are a new creation in Christ and
all old things are passed away and everything has become new! You may
feel something or may not but don’t base it on feelings but base your
new life in Christ on the promises of our Savior who will never leave
you nor forsake you! Amen!
Spend time in His word and let the Lord
speak to you! Start out in the Gospel of John! You can also check out
the Gospel of Mark which are the devotionals I have been going through.
Learn from Jesus through study and prayer. Also find yourself a church
fellowship and a college fellowship you can be part of where you can be
part of a community of believers to supplement your own walk with the
Lord. Let it be a Bible-believing and Bible-breathing church! Believe in
Bible Live Eternally!
Feel free to email me at
email@example.com if you want to meet to study the Bible,
pray with, talk about Spiritual issues or whatever is on your mind! My
number is 412-641-9426
"This is my
work and I can do it only because Christ's mighty energy is at work
within me." (Colossians 1:29, TLB)