Sunday, May 21, 2006

Be an Ambassador for Jesus

Bill Keller wrote a devotional today that I
recommend to you for your consideration. It has food for
thought. 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.

How do you feel when those around your are sinning and
rebelling against God? I'm sure it hurts you to see them
taking that unhappy route.

What can you do about it? You can be God's ambassador
and remind everyone that God loves them, forgives them
and wants to fill their lives with His Grace.

Please read on.


( Matthew 5:14-16 )

Bringing Christ to the masses through the secular media.
Fifty years ago, if you wanted to preach the Gospel on TV
or radio, if you wanted to create Christian music, if you
wanted to write a Christian book, if you wanted to make a
film with a Christian message, you did so through the
existing media outlets of the day that everyone else used.
There was no such thing as Christian TV or radio,
Christian record labels, Christian publishers, Christian
film companies. There was simply the existing media
vehicles that everyone used to reach the people of the day.

Sadly, over these past 50 years we have created a Christian
subculture of TV stations and networks, radio stations and
networks, record labels, publishers, and film studios.
Regardless of whether their stated goals are, the reality
is, those in the Christian subculture market to and target
people who are already Christians. Preaching to the choir
has become a several billion dollar a year industry and the
allure of big money has caused those who have the message
this lost and hurting world desperately needs to simply
package, market, and sell that message to those who
already are part of the family of God.

The effect of this has been that the "salt" and the
"light" has been removed from the marketplace, and we
have left the lost masses to satan. It is like what
sadly happens in many major metropolitan areas where a
church that has been in the inner city for decades,
decides to move to the suburbs where more affluent people
live, build a new million dollar building, and abandon
the very people that need that church the most. The void
left by that church leaving is quickly filled by the drug
dealers, the pimps, the scam artists, and those who can
now operate without any competition from God to destroy
the lives of the people in that area.

We have done the same thing over these past 50 years by
abandoning the secular media to create our own Christian
media fiefdoms, so all that the hurting and lost masses
get 24/7 are the lies of satan. We left secular TV that
is now overrun by "Desperate Housewives," MTV, and
programming that promotes perverted lifestyles, sexual
sin, and mocks God, Jesus and the Bible! We left secular
radio that is now taken over by Howard Stern and music of
every kind that glorifies a people in complete rebellion
to God and His Word.

We left the secular record labels to the artists of the
world, but amazingly in recent years those same secular
labels have now bought most of the major Christian labels
so that they could make the hundreds of millions of
dollars to be gained by selling Christian music to other
Christians. We left the secular book and magazine
publishers so that now all they produce are books and
magazines that promote the world's view of living in
rebellion to God and the Truth. Major Hollywood movie
studios that used to turn out wonderful family-friendly
movies in addition to Biblical classics like the "Ten
Commandments" and "Jesus of Nazareth" to name a few, now
mostly turn out violent, sex-laced movies that glorify
every sin known to man.

My friend, unless I am not reading my Bible correctly, the
Great Commission doesn't say to "separate yourself from the
world and preach to each other," but it says to go out into
the world and make disciples of ALL men! Jesus didn't take
His disciples and keep to themselves, He went TO the people
of His day who were hurting and looking for hope and sent
His disciples out to spread the Good News. Paul didn't
help start churches and then sit back and simply preach to
those who were saved, but he continued to go out and
preach the Gospel to the lost of the world of his day.

Jesus said, "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is
set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a
candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick;
and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let
your light so shine before men, that they may see your
good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
(Matthew 5:14-16 KJV)

Now more than ever this world needs to hear the TRUTH of
God's Word. Now more than ever this world needs the
people of God to be the "salt" and "light" God has called
us to be. Now more than ever this lost and hurting
world needs the one and only answer there is...JESUS
CHRIST! If we, the people who know Christ as our Savior
won't take His hope and love to this world that needs Him
so desperately, WHO WILL???

I love you and care about you so much. I want to
encourage you today in your daily life to be that "salt"
and "light" God has called you to be. It is no accident
you live where you do, work or go to school where you
do, recreate where you do, shop where you do, or any of
your other activities during the course of the day. God
is always bringing people into your life that are hurting
and lost, who are simply looking for hope. These are
people who are never going to church, never going to read
a Bible, never going to watch Christian TV, listen to
Christian radio or music, or read Christian books or

I want to challenge you that God has placed you where you
are for this season for a PURPOSE. Part of that purpose
is to be a witness for Him. Never forget that I tell you
often your greatest witness for the Lord is not what you
say, but how you live your life each day. People notice!
You are His ambassador. As a son or daughter of the Lord,
God has commanded you to share your faith in Christ with
those you meet along your journey. Your most effective
witness to others will always be what Jesus has done in
your life. People are hungry for the Truth, looking for
answers, searching for hope. YOU possess the truth they
want, have the answers they seek, and can give them the
hope they need. I pray that you will boldly proclaim
that Jesus Christ is "the way, the truth and the life"
and that nobody comes to the Father except through Him!

Please be praying with me for God to raise up men and
women that are not ashamed of the Gospel, that have a
vision to reach the lost and hurting masses with the
message of Christ. Men and women of God who instead of
simply becoming part of the current Christian subculture
that preaches to the choir, will have a hunger to take
the message of Christ through the same secular media
vehicles the world uses every day to lie to people and
destroy their lives.

We need more people who will follow the lead of
Liveprayer and take the message of Christ to the masses
on secular TV. Not the same old recycled preaching/
teaching programs, but programming that will attract a
secular audience and bring them the Truth of God's Word
and lead people to faith in Christ. We need Christian
music artists who will create music that can reach the
masses through secular radio stations and record labels.
We need authors who will write for a secular audience
that can be published by the major publishing houses of
the day and marketed to the world at large. We need
movie makers that will use Hollywood as a vehicle to
create God-honoring films that can bring Truth and the
hope of Christ into people's lives.

Will it be easy? NO WAY! Since we have abandoned the
secular media for so many decades now, getting back in
will be very difficult. BUT NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR
GOD! I'm on major secular TV stations like WPLG-ABC10
in Miami "live" for an hour 5 nights a week proclaiming
the Truth of God's Word and the hope and love of Christ
without compromise, the very same station garbage like
"Desperate Housewives" is on! So it can be done. There
are wonderful Christian musicians that are taking their
music that glorifies Christ and the Word directly to the
lost and hurting. Great authors who are writing books
that can compete with any of the secular books on the
market. People like my friend Ted Baehr of Movieguide
that are working tirelessly to help get great movies made
and distributed through the same channels Hollywood is
currently using.


For too long we have abandoned our culture, have taken
the Truth out of the marketplace because it was more
comfortable and profitable to tell and sell the Truth to
those who already knew it. That is NOT Biblical. As we
are in the last days, now more than ever we are living in
a world that desperately needs that Truth, desperately
needs the hope that is only found in Jesus Christ. May
we rise up and use the secular media that is in place to
reach the masses worldwide and bring those lost and
hurting masses the Truth found in God's Word and
everlasting life through faith in Jesus Christ!

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

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