‘I Feel the Presence of The Lord’  

"I Feel The Presence of The Lord" is a personal collection of devotions intended to encourage the reader to seek and see the Lord in every aspect of their life.
The enemy of our souls would have us subscribe to the mentality of being endlessly busy, and therefore it being excusable to relegate God to a Sunday morning church service, if that. Thus, many in our churches today are powerless Christians and/or Christians in whom faith and fellowship with God is sorely wanting.
I Feel The Presence of The Lord is not just a book to be read as part of our daily devotions. It is a collection of thoughts and instructions to inspire the reader to meditate upon the Lord and His Word.

The Future Is Not Bright

This will be my final syndicated op-ed for the year 2020.  It is my observation based upon what has been this year that gives me grave concern for mankind as I/we approach the New Year.

As both a born-again Christian and an ordained minister, I see nothing that bodes well for the future, despite what people my desire to believe.  My perspective is based upon the Word of God, specifically Psalms 33:12, which states: “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…” (KJV)

America’s God is no longer the Lord; America’s god has descended to everything God Almighty condemns. Sexual sin on every quantifiable level is not only celebrated but it is practiced openly without shame.  Liars, thieves, and the debaucherous are elevated to positions of admiration.  They are heralded as models of citizenry.  The so-called Christian Church has been infested and infected with reprobates who practice the very behavior God abhors.

A nation whose governors boast of one-hundred percent of all baby-killing facilities operating without interruption and city governments that vote unanimously to keep homosexual bath houses open because they are deemed essential to the economy at the same time houses of worship are ordered closed, cannot be blessed by God.

A nation whose governors and mayors order the arrest of people for going to church, but keep liquor stores, cannabis stores, and adult bookstores open cannot be blessed by God.

It matters not whether one believes the Bible is the infallible Word of God or not.  God’s Word doesn’t require validation of authenticity by man.  The Word of God is the Word of God irrespective of whether men believe it or not.

A nation that celebrates bad as good and condemns good as bad cannot and will not be blessed by God. “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20 KJV)

 My Pastor, another gentleman, and myself were having this very conversation following our Christmas Eve Candlelight Church Service.  We spoke about the Apostle Paul’s words in 2 Timothy 3:1-5 KJV.

It is the fool who dismisses the truth of the Word of God.  It is the fool who believes the Word of God is out of touch with reality and modernity.

We discussed the immeasurable ignorance of those who glibly and pompously attempt to insult and belittle those of us who believe the Word of God without hesitation.

I wish I could point to a hopeful outcome for America, but from a biblical perspective I see none. I would be a liar if I tried to convince you of anything else.

In this my final piece for the year, I would be remiss if I did not point out that prophecy can be delayed, but it cannot be denied nor prevented.

We the people of America, and specifically those people who call themselves Christians, stand at the crossroads of eternity.  Not the eternity of America, but the eternity of our eternal souls.  We cannot save America, but we can share the good news of the Gospel in the time remaining.  That is not to be confused with a social gospel.

The horizon of America when viewed based upon the current civil, political, social, and ecclesiastical elements of today point toward the end being nearer rather than further off.

This is my twenty-third consecutive end of year column and I daresay that I have never viewed same with more conviction.

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Mychal Massie

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Mychal Massie

Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here

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