Lifting Up Jesus!
More than 110,000 Christians of every possible background from across this nation and the nations of the earth gathered to worship Jesus together in the Los Angeles Coliseum yesterday. Many thousands more watched on God.tv or by live webcast. What a day! Lifting up Jesus, asking for rain, asking for fire, asking for revival fires kindled anew. Shaking our shoes to the heavens, we pledged to go live radical lives for Jesus! Do it! Live like a radical believer lifting up Jesus daily! Our nation depends on it!
“Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, ‘Rulers of the people and elders, if we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a crippled man, by what means this man has been healed, let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by him this man is standing before you well.’” (Acts 4:8-10; ESV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Jesus tells us to go and do the things He did. Repent of fear. Commit to live a radical Christian life—the real Christian life!
Get out a piece of paper and a pen and start writing down all the radical ways you showed people how real Jesus is this last month. No condemnation if that paper is blank, just get out there and do it now! Introduce Jesus to the lost, heal the sick, cast out devils, preach the gospel of the kingdom.
Walk your neighborhood and stop and pray in front of each house. Take the kids with you—they often love to pray! Let your neighbors catch you! Maybe they’ll come out and ask what you are doing. Be brave! This is your opportunity! God will back you up and give you the words to say to exalt His son, Jesus.
A prayer you can pray:
Jesus! I want to lift Your Name up every day that I live and everywhere that I go! Forgive me when I have hidden You away, feeling like my relationship with You is a private matter. That’s not what You say in Your Word. Make me bold! Make me brave! Show me how easy it is to talk to others about You and introduce them to You. This is the normal thing for a Christian—to lift up the name of Jesus! I will lift You up, Jesus! The nation will change as You are made known everywhere! Amen.
The name of Jesus will be lifted up all across America and this nation will change into a bold, Jesus-loving nation!