Acting School 2020: If Jesus Won...
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of Heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in Heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in Heaven.
If Jesus already won the war against Satan, why do we still have to fight?
Maybe because God 'Desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth' (1 Timothy 2:4). Maybe because if Jesus came back right now to claim the throne He owns, millions would die who might have been saved.
Maybe because God is waiting on actors, models and talent for Christ to stand up as His concluding witnesses in Earth's trial--before His final verdict is issued. Whoa! That's a heavy message and a major role. Could it be true?
Consider the evidence mentioned by Jesus in His pre-trial summaries. Much of it has already been presented in Earth's courtroom:*
1) Wars and rumors of wars rage like never before.
2) False prophets reap false profits in grandstanding shows worldwide.
3) Famines and earthquakes grow in intensity. (See the articles below for an evidentiary list.* Better yet, re-read Bible prophesies.)
Perhaps the most significant evidence presented to date in Earth's concluding trial is the reassembly of Israel as a nation in 1948. This unprecedented miracle was foretold by God. But it followed two thousand years of enemy occupation, while the children of Israel fled to live across the globe.
The likelihood of God's prophesy being fulfilled seemed a physical impossibility. Since then, the survival and prosperity of this small nation is a continuing miracle. The countries surrounding it are larger and vow its utter destruction.
Actors, models and talent for Christ: know your role in this dramatic trial. You are His ambassadors by means of a technology only recently developed. They enemy built it. God reaps where He did not sow.
As a unit in the Army of Jesus Christ, you're the Communication Task Force: His advance guard sent out to spread the Truth to a bewildered population. If you don't do your job...
Yes, Jesus won the war. But the enemy still occupies the land. He threatens and roars, deafening the ears and blinding the eyes of the most vulnerable. His clever lies further his goals to steal, kill and destroy.
You are NOT vulnerable. You are strong in the Lord. You are protected, as you walk forward like Daniel into the lion's den of entertainment, and God has leashed the lions.
For the cause of the people who watch, you rise.
## Acting School 2020: If Jesus Won... (Part 24)
* Many Bible scholars have analyzed Earth's passing years as relative to the end-time prophesies mentioned in the Bible, including the Books of Daniel, Revelation and the Gospels. Consider two articles:
NOTE: This is a 2020 edit of a 2014 Shine Devotion series, ...Acting School.' You may see notes to 'Actors, Models & Talent for Christ.' If you think you're not in show business, think again. Every disciple in every field performs for Christ. Shakespeare said, 'All the world's a stage and all its men and women merely players.' Mostly true. But you're not 'merely players.' You are messengers and ambassadors for the King of kings.
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Acting School 2020 series.