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“O God, you know how foolish I am; my sins cannot be hidden from you.” (Psalms‬ ‭69:5‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

On April 19, 1995, a truck packed with a powerful fertilizer bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people, including 18 children. Ironically, the bomber, Timothy McVeigh, was arrested about 90 minutes later for driving without a license and illegally carrying a concealed weapon. No one knew his real crime!

Days later, as McVeigh was about to have his hearing and make bail, something unforeseen saved the day. The judge’s son missed his school bus, causing the judge to delay the hearing in order to take the child to school. In that short window, the FBI found out McVeigh was still at the courthouse and asked the police to detain him! How close is that?!

While knowledge of our sins may be withheld from others, God still sees. Don’t cover it up anymore! Take it to God for forgiveness and deliverance! Otherwise, it will come out! You are loved today!

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Then Jesus turned to the Twelve and asked, ‘Are you also going to leave?'” (John‬ ‭6‬:‭67‬ NLT)

According to Pastoral Care Inc., the American Church is hemorrhaging. Every day, an estimated 3,500 people walk away from the Church. Follow that up with the sobering fact that every month, over 300 churches will close their doors for the last time and 1,700 ministers will walk away from the pulpit, never to return. It doesn’t take a genius to recognize that without intervention, we could be in real trouble!

In John 6:66, Jesus encountered His own falling away of followers. When He asked His disciples this question, He was needing to know who he could count on. Jesus is the Chief Architect of the Church and He is busy constructing new lives! It’s not a matter of Jesus’ commitment, but ours. Are we willing to endure the work and pain in order to see lives changed?

Don’t misunderstand this devotion: Jesus is building a strong Church that will prevail and not be destroyed! The question is who will stand their ground when our world and the prevailing morals of our societies frown on holiness and the authority of God’s Word? Make your stand strong with Jesus! Live an uncompromising life that He can build His Church on! You are loved today!