CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. – Zech 14:16
God has a passion for converting His enemies to allies. Paul admitted that he was a fierce persecutor of the early church. In fact, he called himself the “chief” of all sinners (1 Tim 1:15). Yet God used a radical conversion on the road to Damascus to make him one of the most vocal champions for Jesus Christ the world has ever seen.
Whom do you know who vehemently denies the Gospel message? What friends, or family members, do you have who refuse to accept the truth that Jesus is Lord? Pray for God to draw them to Him. No one comes to Jesus unless the Father draws him (Jn 6:44). Once He draws them, He will channel the passion and zeal they once used to deny Christ for good, so that all the world will know that God has accomplished a salvation no one else can!
When the heart of the most vicious skeptic starts to soften to the Gospel, refuse to be cynical. Refuse to doubt that radical conversions take place. Former gang leaders, atheists, and money launderers can all become powerful spokespeople for God. God makes His enemies allies. In the end, everyone who fought against God will acknowledge He is Lord.
Father, thank You for radical conversions! Thank You for the strength in Your name. I know you can soften the hearts of even Your most vocal opponents. I ask that You would soften the hearts of the people closest to me who need to know Jesus!
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