Welcome to Telbat’s Tablet, reader friends! David Telbat here. I have a tough message for us in this series. I only want to make us think about this scenario. If Christianity were illegal, how would we live today? Through this seven-part series, I will pose several challenges to us Christians. In this second part, Sellouts for Christ, I am not referring to selling our things then waiting for the Lord’s soon return. I have a different point . . . (Click the link to read, “If Christianity were Illegal” Part I.)
Gatherings are Prohibited!
You turn off the porch light before you exit your house. It’s after midnight as you sneak across your yard. You remember a time when you could attend church openly. Now, you risk your freedom, and your life, just to attend a basement Bible study down the street. A vehicle drives by and you duck behind a tree. Is it them? Will they catch you this night? You have only three more blocks to go. If only you had prepared for this time of persecution in America, you wouldn’t be sneaking around like this to find out how you should now live for Christ.
I’m a Sellout?
In my prison ministry, I’ve been asking the Christian inmates lately, “Are you a sellout?” “Of course not!” most reply. Then I read them Matthew 13:45-46. “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant man seeking fine pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price [value], went and sold all that he had, and bought it.” (KJV) Therefore, the most important thing in our lives needs to be Jesus Christ—He is our Pearl of Great Price.
Conditions in North America are worsening for Christians, and Christians, in general, are worsening in condition, as well. Now is the time to “sell out” for Christ and prepare for the time ahead. Only then will we be able to stand out from among the goats. Only then will we be taken seriously by those we’ve told we’re a Christian—if we’ve been bold enough to tell them.
Are we His Sellouts?
Learn what it means to be sellouts for Christ—to be 100% for Christ. There are Christians in our towns/areas who are prepared to be imprisoned for Christ. If this isn’t you and I, we need to find others who are living on fire for Him and learn from them. If this is you, how are you equipping other saints in the faith? Things to consider.
See you in the field!
COMING UP: Next WEDNESDAY we have a special peek at David’s Writer’s Tablet in “Character Trait Surprises.“