DAILY VIDEO DEVOTIONAL
As I’ve traveled around the world to proclaim the message of Christ, I’ve discovered that there’s a great battle raging for the hearts and minds of this generation. At the center of that battle is truth. Two kingdoms are in conflict. The kingdom of God is founded upon the truth of God’s Word while the kingdom of Satan is built upon lies and deceit.
This has never been more evident than during the dark days of communism in Eastern Europe. On many occasions when we would arrive at the Romanian border, we would be asked three questions. The first one, “Do you have any weapons?”. Then “Do you have any pornography?” And finally, “Do you have any Bibles?” All three questions were extremely important to the communists. Weapons could be used to overthrow an evil dictatorship. Pornography could undermine the family unit, which is the basic structure upon which any society is built. And the Bible is the source of all truth, and it shatters the kingdom of darkness, lies and deceptions.
Nikolai Ceaucescu, Romania’s evil dictator, was so fearful of the power of the truth of God’s Word that he went to great extremes to get rid of the Bible. On one occasion, border guards discovered an underground shipment of Bibles coming into the country. Ceaucescu ordered that the Bibles be used for toilet paper. On another occasion, Ceaucescu’s henchman found a load of Bibles in a van. They tore the van apart and chopped it into pieces. Why do you think evil dictators fear the Bible so much? I believe that deep down they know it’s the source of truth. And they know that the light of that truth will dispel the darkness of an empire built on deceit.
But permit me to ask you a question. Why is it that we who live in a free society and have access to the Bible spend so little time reading that great book? In a Gallup poll taken in America, a great many church going people didn’t even know that Jesus was the person who preached the Sermon on the Mount. Many Christians have become undisciplined, and we stand at the threshold of losing the guiding light for our lives, family and society. The Psalmist said, “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” (Psalms 119:105, NASB) Have we lost our lamp and our light? Now is the time to light the fire and let our little light shine. Let it shine. Let it shine.
Psalm : Chapter 18
28) You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. 29) With your help I can advance against a troop[e]; with my God I can scale a wall. 30) As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him. 31) For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the Rock except our God? 32) It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. 33) He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights. 34) He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. 35) You make your saving help my shield, and your right hand sustains me; your help has made me great. 36) You provide a broad path for my feet, so that my ankles do not give way.
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Sammy Tippit told his fiancée, “I can’t promise we’ll be rich, but life won’t be boring.”
Sammy had no idea what an understatement that would become. Beginning in the bars of Baton Rouge and the nightclubs of Chicago, Tippit has shared the news of life-changing faith in Christ all over the world – including in the middle of a revolution in Romania, the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda, and war in Burundi and the Congo.
Sammy’s lifelong adventure has come at a great price. He’s been cursed, threatened, arrested, deported, and blacklisted. He’s also been personally broken, ravaged with illness, and devastated by grief.
Yet he continues to preach to in stadiums, in open fields, and via satellite technology to hundreds of thousands around the globe. For all other books…
About Sammy Tippit Ministries
STM has been providing inspiration and help around the world for nearly 50 years. Sammy Tippit, founder and president, is a world renowned counselor, teacher and evangelist with experience serving and helping people in over 80 countries. Sammy provides materials that help people tackle a broad array of social, societal, psychological and spiritual issues. He is particularly passionate about making materials accessible to other countries around the world. Sammy is married to Debara “Tex” Tippit, and they have two children and five grandchildren.
Sammy Tippit Ministries is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization.
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