Carey Lewis Devotions
Thursday, September 13th, 2012
Setting The Record Straight
Then Saul, who also is called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him and said, 'O full of all deceit and all fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord?'
Acts 13:9-10 (NKJV)
I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, and not forsake them.
Isaiah 42:16 (NKJV)
Actors, models, and talent for Christ, consider yourselves God's Mod Squad: modern paratroopers descending through the airwaves of media to land in the hearts of civilians seeking hope. As soldiers of Jesus Christ, your military station is a crucial one: communications.

During World War II, Hitler waged a massive aerial propaganda campaign. Nazi planes dropped leaflets that looked like money on one side, but hatred on the other; tempting images carried words of destruction. His goal was to pervert not only governments, but also the straight ways of the Lord.

Hitler won some battles, but he lost the war. Just like Satan. Satan lost the war at the end of Jesus' 33-year assignment on earth. But for reasons only God can understand, the enemy retains temporary control of unarmed civilians until the Victor returns.

Satan's current strategy is the diversion of unaware people. His tactic mimics Hitler's: propaganda. He's flying fake money through a massive air raid. It's a media blitz. Children and adults are overwhelmed with confusion. When they buy into his temptations, they end up in misery.

But God is calling up His troops: 'Arise and go to the street called Straight' (Acts 9:11). He's preparing His Own stars to fight in a multi-front campaign of light--in Christian, family-friendly, and secular fields of media. He's setting the record straight.

The fallen are being lifted with words of love, flags of peace, and acts of excellence. God's stars walk in His truth. Therein, the crooked places are made straight, and the people follow.

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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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