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16/06/2023 - 17/06/2023 All day

“Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, and He will do it” (Psalm 37:5).

Pat Robertson who on June 8th, 2023, passed away “full of years” at 93 was an evangelist who used broadcasting as a tool to further the Gospel of Christ. Born to a privileged family of a US Senator, Willis Robertson, he led a carefree youthful life full of alcohol binges and wild girl chases. After serving in the US Army in South Korea he joined Yale Law School. It is here that he met his future wife, Adelia Elmer, a nursing student. They married in 1954.

An entrepreneur at heart soon after becoming a lawyer he formed a partnership that quickly became profitable. However, though successful on the inside, he found himself restless and unfullfillled, seeking the deeper purpose of life. One day, somewhere in 1956, through the ministry of Cornelius Vanderbraggen he received Jesus as a personal saviour

That decision was a turning point. Pat quit his business partnership and entered New York Theological Seminary where he graduated with a Masters degree in Divinity. Ordained as a Baptist minister he became a market place minister. One day he noticed a nearly bunkrupt TV station. Though the seller wanted $300,000, Pat had only $37,000, which he fundraised from friends. Miraculously the seller accepted the offer and in 1961 Christian Broadcasting Network was born.

It later birthed 700 TV club, after 700 partners, pledged to support a Christian breakfast show for $10 a month. Pat would co host it for over 50 years! Eventually it would go on to share the Gospel in over 200 countries in 70 languages.

Pat was blessed with many gifts which he used to further the Gospel. He took an interest how secularists had dominated the religious space in US, leading him to founding the Christian Coalition that revived Christian values in American politics. He started, Operation Blessing, a relief and developmemt organization. Perhaps, the culmination of his work was to start Regent University, which now enrolls over 10,000 students.

In 2022 Adelia, his wife of 68 years, passed on. Together they had four children and Pat has now joined her, a year later. Years back, while being converted, Venderbraggen impressed upon Pat Proverbs 3:5: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths"! Pat lived by that verse, all through and, the results, speak for themselves.

Prayer today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, by trusting in you completely, you can do amazing things through your servants, and today I pray to trust you completely and wholeheartedly , this I pray in Jesus’s name!

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    “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful”( 2 Timothy 4:7).

    Fighting may be looked at as a non-desirable way of life, especially by those who are pacifists. In fact, throughout Christian history there are many who have literally taken Jesus’s admonition of “turn the other cheek” in Mathew 5:39, to mean nonresistance in the face of attack. The fact that Jesus rebuked the Apostle Peter for drawing a sword against his captors  ( Mathew 26:52), means giving in to those who attack them, as a sign of humility.

    Yes, of course there are moments where Christians must practice that humility and give in to those who attack them well remembering His word, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay, says the Lord” ( Romans 12:19). However, that said, Believers in Christ would be mistaken to imagine that they must not fight for their faith, whenever under attack. For in reality, the faith of believers is under constant attack from Satan, who comes to “kill and destroy” ( John 10:1).

    Faced with this, Paul went at great length to advise Christians to “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes” ( Ephesians 6:11). To ward of constant attacks by the enemy Paul challenged us to “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,  and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” ( vv 14-17).

    Paul is telling us that if you think that ours is a walk over faith where you are not going to fight back against the attacks of the enemy you are very mistaken. Fight we must, and hold our ground. The devil respects that! And when all is done, we can then gladly say, “we have fought the good fight, finished the race” and thank God Almighty we are free at last!

    Prayer today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I rise ready to resist the attacks of the enemy, by wearing the full of armor of God, and with the sword of the Spirit, fight back to victory, this I pray in Jesus’ name!

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