Wednesday, March 08, 2006

God's Help in Fighting Evil

Good morning, Happy Souls!

Bill Keller wrote a devotional today that I
recommend to you. He has given me permission to
copy his e-mails, and I'm sure he would be happy if
you would share this with people you know as well.

We all see unspeakable evil on television and read
about even worse evil. What are we to do?

Please read on.


( Genesis 6:12, 2 Timothy 3:1,2 )

The incredible amount of evil in the world today.
Every day I get flooded with emails from people who
are sad, frustrated, angry, and even scared about
all of the evil that exists in our world today.
Every morning when you wake up, there is a story of
another child who has been abducted, sexually molested,
and killed. During the day there will be a news alert
of people being killed in their school, the execution
style slaying of a Federal Judge's husband and mother,
a man on trial for rape who overpowers a bailiff and
takes her gun and kills the judge, a court reporter, a
deputy as he is fleeing the building, and a US Customs
Agent the next morning.

At night you sit down to watch the news and it is
filled with stories of more of our brave young men and
women being killed in Iraq, suicide bombers killing
themselves and innocent people in Israel, thousands
dying in civil wars in African nations, in addition to
the tragic lives millions live each day under
dictators like North Korea's Kim Il Jung. We are
reminded every day of the gross evil that exits in our

Whether our world today is more evil than in years
past, that is a debate for historians and social
scientists. No doubt we have never had the
communication abilities that we have today that
enables us to literally see what is happening anywhere
on the planet, so our awareness of evil is greater
than ever before in human history. But never forget
that the world at the time of Jesus, the world at the
time of the first church during which the New
Testament was written, was also full of unbridled and
unchecked evil. As a matter of fact, Christians became
a big target of that evil as they lived under
tremendous persecution and being killed for your faith
in Christ was a common occurrence.

As a side note, when we share with the lost today God's
free gift of everlasting life through Jesus Christ, we
tell them about all of the benefits of becoming a
Christian. The promise of eternity with God your
Creator, being empowered by the Holy Spirit to live a
victorious life while here on earth, the peace, and
joy, and abundance of this life if you have Christ in
your heart. Despite all of the reasons TO accept
Christ, people are still reluctant, hesitant to make
that decision.

Can you imagine witnessing during the day of the
early church. After you share the hope and love a
person can know in Christ, you have to add, "oh by
the way, there is a good possibility that if you
accept Jesus as your Savior you will be put to death."
Not sure how many people would be running for the
altar during "Just As I Am," when you add that to
the end of the invitation!

However, it was in the evil world that existed
during the first century that the authors of the
New Testament encouraged people to overcome evil
with good, to put their hope and faith in Christ,
that ALL things were possible with Christ, and that
our citizenship was not of this country, but a
heavenly one. You see, for the Believer, we
understand that there is evil in this world due to
men who have chosen to live their lives in
rebellion to God and His Word. We know that one
day soon, God will step in and put an end to that
evil. But for this season while evil exists, we
have got to live above the evil in our world through
our faith in Jesus Christ and the hope we have in

People ask me daily why God allows evil to exist.
Why doesn't God, who is all powerful, just put an
end to it. Again, the Bible teaches us that one
day, very soon, God will. It is actually out of
God's love, grace, and mercy that He allows the
evil to exist. You see, when God does put an end
to evil by wiping away this world as we know it, at
that moment there will be no more opportunities for
people to come to know Christ as their Savior.

The Bible teaches us that it is God's desire that
ALL come to repentance and none be lost. Each
moment God allows this world to continue, which
also means evil to exist, is another moment for
someone to accept Christ and escape the horrors of
eternal damnation. Be assured though, evil will
cease to exist when God pours out His final wrath
and this world as we know it comes to an end as
God declares in His Word.

Here is the message that I want you to hear today.
Meditate and pray about this. Jesus, during His
days on this earth did not eliminate evil from
the world. Despite the great works He did, Christ
did not wipe out the evil in the world of His day.
We won't either! Evil will continue to exist
until that final day due to men who have made the
free will choice to live their lives in rebellion
to God and His Word. What Christ did do, was change
hearts and lives!

My friend, THAT is what God has called us to do
as well. We can never eliminate evil from our
world, that is not our job anyway. What is our job
is to share the truth of His Word, the hope and
love of Jesus Christ with people we meet in this
lost and hurting world we live in. We are
instruments of God to touch lives for the Lord and
allow the transforming power of Christ to change

I love you and care about you so much. In addition
to all of the evil in our world that we see on TV,
hear about on the radio, and read the accounts of
in the newspaper and online new services, every
person reading this today has experienced evil in
some way in your own personal life. In the 40,000+
prayer requests we get every day here at Liveprayer,
we read about that evil so many are facing in their
marriages, in their families, in their homes, where
they live, at work or school, and sadly, even in
many churches. Wherever you find men choosing to
live in rebellion to God and His Word, you will find

I will be praying for you today. Praying that God
will watch over you, protect you, and keep you safe
from the evil you may be facing in your life today.
I also am praying that God will give you the boldness
and courage to share the hope and joy you have in Him
with those you come in contact with during your day-
to-day life. Your job is not to wipe out evil, that
is God's job. Your job IS to share Christ with
those you meet along your journey who are hurting,
lost, and without Jesus in their hearts and lives.
Sadly, there is an incredible amount of evil in our
world today, but bringing people to faith in Jesus
Christ is the ultimate answer to that evil.

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller

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May God bless you as you learn from this message!

Donald W. Mitchell, Your Dream Concierge

Copyright 2006 Donald W. Mitchell


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