Carey Lewis Devotions
Saturday, March 12th, 2011
Recession: Satan's Play Period (Part 3, Conclusion)
Don't Play His Games
They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.
Jeremiah 17:8 (NIV)
Where can you get this living water?
John 4:11 (NIV)
We are nearing the end of 'Recession, Satan's Play Period.' Does that sound like good news coming from political spinmeisters? Guess again. Before the play's conclusion comes the climax. Most committed Christians believe we are there.

We enter a signs and wonders time, with spectacular displays of good and evil. Satan's growing desperation before the arrival of the King reveals him; his moves are less subtle, more obvious. The media's glamorization of evil is one preview.

In the meantime, God's children are instructed not to worry. Don't buy into Satan's recession through debt or doubt. The world's economy is not your economy. Don't join the super-shoppers. 'Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord' (2 Corinthians 6:17).

Jesus sent us into the world, even the entertainment industry, to represent Him, fight Satan, and save lives, because 'Whoever believes in Me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them' (John 7:38).

People are scared. Help them, but don't jump in the furnace. Give them the water.

Never let fear stop you from your mission. As Joshua was told seven times (three in Deuteronomy 31, four in Joshua 1) before the wars for the Promised Land, 'Only be strong and very courageous' (Joshua 1:7).

You are guaranteed life here and beyond. The ultimate battle for the Promised Land of Heaven is upon us.

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Recession: Satan's Play Period series.

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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis

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