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Radically Saved

  • They said to you that 'In the last time there will be mockers, walking after their own ungodly lusts.' These are they who cause divisions, and are sensual, not having the Spirit. But you, beloved, keep building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life. Jude 1:18 WEB

    As I sat down in the break room to have lunch and said a prayer over my food, a guy at the next table, who was becoming very annoyed with my faith, started to mock me. I smiled, ate my lunch and left. Like Elijah, I felt that I was the only person in this factory that had any reverence for God at all. I was passionately in love with Jesus at the time and pleasing Him was all that mattered to me. I had become radically saved.

    I have seen mockers a lot in the workplace, especially in construction. They used to yell at me 'Pray for me, preacher, I am going to commit some adultery tonight, Lord willing' and everyone would laugh. I wasn't a preacher, I just went to church and said a blessing over my lunch, but that was enough for them.

    After lunch, someone approached me in secret and explained that he was a Christian as well. He wanted me to know, but didn't want to tell anyone else because he would be mocked for his faith like me. I explained that I wasn't seeking to be mocked either, but that I would not be ashamed of the Lord Jesus Christ. He warned us that if we did, that He would be ashamed of us: 'For whoever will be ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed' (Luke 9:26).

    Being mocked is a small price to pay for a relationship. Would you deny knowing your spouse or mother because of what someone else thinks? If I have to choose between pleasing them or Jesus, they lose. If they fire me, there is another job waiting. If they knock me down, God can lift me up. If they beat me, God is able to heal me. If they kill me then it will only send me to heaven to be with Him. 'I have put my trust in God. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?' (Psalms 56:11).

    Pray and build yourself up in the Holy Spirit daily. There will always be scoffers, and knowing Jesus is nothing to be ashamed of. A light is meant to shine and not be hidden under a basket (Matthew 5:15). Hold your head up and act like you know Jesus on Monday as well as Sunday. It is fun to be radically saved.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for giving me another day here. Help me shine Lord. Give me strength to become who You created me to be. Help me to stand strong for You in the face of adversity, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer" (Psalm 17:6) If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praising his name daily! Hallelujah!❤️
May 23
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

May 23
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Amen! Just like Sunday morning.

May 23
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Tracy Carroll
Tracy Carroll

What does it mean when people say "pray in the Holy Spirit" or "to be filled up with the Holy Spirit"?

May 23
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

May 23
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Hear me God. Amen. 

May 23
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

May 23
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen!

May 23
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!

May 23
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,praise God for our blessings.

May 23
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Baxter Toomey
Baxter Toomey

Visiting a friend for lunch today who believes “man” created God.  Obviously, I’ve got a lot of work to do.  Pray that I stand strong for the Lord and that the Holy Spirit works in and through me, and gives me wisdom and the right words to say. Your devotionals are always so timely.  Thank you for your ministry.

May 23
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen l am never  ashamed of my god be proud  for he is our king  praise God 

May 23
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

May 23
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, that the Holy Spirit lead me to what You want me to be and proclaim You Holy Name forever. Amen 

May 23
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Adversity is part of carrying the cross, we will come against naysayers and mockers just as Jesus did, yet we can praise God for being counted worthy to be persecuted for our faith. The straight and narrow road is a difficult road to travel but we can do All things through Christ who gives us strength.

May 23
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! Oh mighty Holy Spirit please seal me and fill me, strengthen and empower me to be a strong and faithful witness for my Lord and Savior in all circumstances, I ask and pray this in the holy name of Jesus, Amen!

May 23
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Made me cry so true Amen!

May 23
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen, God is so good

May 23
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Linda Kovacs
Linda Kovacs

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE LEFT BEHIND 2 MOVIE  :)

May 23
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

May 25