Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
The Word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no widespread revelation.
Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint.
And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.
Actors, models and talent for Christ: A time of revelation is at hand, a time ordained by 'The Ancient of Days' (Daniel 7:22), a time directed by His 'Righteous Right Hand' (Isaiah 41:10).
Like a gentle rain, newness descends upon the entertainment industry. It is a latter rain for latter days.
'He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water' (John 7:38).
You have roles to play for such a time as this: a time of darkness, lawlessness and stupor. Because it's also a time of newness. Enter stage right, actors, models and talent for Christ: a movement of faith with a new kind of star.
'Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new' (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Did bad get bold, so good would get bolder? So good would shed its complacency, abandon religiosity, and shine like a beacon of truth?
Actors, models and talent for Christ: You are part of God's great reveal: 'A striking disclosure... of something not before realized' (Random House Dictionary)... 'in a dramatic or surprising way' (British Dictionary).*
Your job? Be surprising Christians. Be surprisingly talented. Even more, be surprisingly loving, joyful, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle and self-controlled. The world is dying for the nourishment you carry.
You bring a striking disclosure of something not before realized in a dramatic and surprising way. Wandering stars are old news: celebrities who are raging, depressed, troubled, demanding, uncaring, immoral, unfaithful, crude and self-indulgent.
Consider one thing the entertainment industry and the Lord of Hosts have in common: newness. Both of them love it. Both of them reward it. By His newness, you will rise.
## All Things New 2020: Revelation (Part 1)
* Definitions of revelation.
NOTE: This is a republished edit of a 2015 devotion series, 'All Things New.' 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 All Things New 2020 series.