‘I Feel the Presence of The Lord’  

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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.

Two Sinful Acts Don’t Neutralize God’s Truth – Sunday Thought For The Day

Preaching from the Old Testament Book of Esther recently, our Pastor said: “Evil always masks itself and the enemy of our souls always appears opposite of himself.”  Both statements are absolute truths.  I add to those truths, that Satan is a liar and the father of lies; he is a deceiver and he is an accuser of the brethren.

As it would happen, yesterday, I received an email from some lost soul trying to guilt me using every tactic mentioned in the paragraph preceding.

The person apparently wanted me to feel guilty and feel as though I contributed to some derivation of homosexual youth dying after being beaten up in the boys bathroom in school.  The article forwarded to me read in part:

On Feb. 7, [Nex] Benedict was beaten by three students in a bathroom at Owasso High School in Owasso, Oklahoma. The next day, Benedict died. [The Ohio state medical examiner ruled the death was by suicide.] … “This incident has shed light on the harsh realities faced by transgender, nonbinary, gay, and otherwise queer students in Oklahoma, particularly against the backdrop of anti-transgender rhetoric and legislation by state officials,” reports The Advocate. “A law enacted in 2022 mandating students to use restrooms corresponding to their birth certificate sex and a proposed bill aiming to ban discussions of gender identity and sexuality in schools contribute to a hostile atmosphere for students in the state.

The person who forwarded this clearly fails to realize that neither I nor anyone else is wrong for speaking truth.  It is clear that Satan wants Christians to feel guilty because of the actions of others.  This is how the devil works.  He tries to guilt true Christians into embracing guilt for something they have not participated.

As Christians, we must understand that we’re not responsible for the sins of others if we had no part in their behavior.

The devil would love for me/us to turn our back on God’s word and stop calling sexual sin and perversion what it is – sin.  I cannot and will not do that.  No true born again Christian can say sin isn’t sin.

Unconfessed sin and willful disobedience is the road to eternal damnation, i.e., hell.  Two women or two men pretending to be married is not about love, it’s about eternal damnation.  It’s about willful sin.

The person who it appears forwarded me the article misses an important point, and that is, speaking truth does not make me or any other Christian guilty of the sin of the homosexual nor the sin by those who took it upon themselves to beat up the person.  But, Satan and his minions want those who truly follow Christ to turn away from truth and call evil good and good evil.

For those unaware: Non-binary identities often fall under the transgender umbrella since non-binary people typically identify with a gender that is different from the sex assigned to them at birth.  

The enemy can twist language anyway he wants; we must stand on the truth – a lie is still a lie, regardless of the tactics Satan attempts to us to lead us astray.  We aren’t randomly given the sex of male or female at the time of our birth, which is what the language “sex assigned at birth” indicates.  But, here again the enemy of our souls tries to mislead.  “Assigned at birth” is code for we as parents in conjunction with doctors determine what the child is going to be identified.

In my theology, in my home, in my preaching and teaching: a baby born a boy is a boy and a baby born a girl is a girl.

Christians are taught to turn away from sin.  We cannot live righteously by rejecting the truths of God.


1 John 1:5-10 (KJV)
5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

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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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