As America accelerates its downward slide -- scrapping God’s plan for marriage, peddling the bodies of unborn children for profit, and preaching false gospels from the pulpit -- I wonder how long we can keep inflicting painful circumstances on ourselves without destroying our nation.
One of the most tragic statements in the Bible is, “Everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25). In the Book of Judges, Israel set itself up for defeat when the people abandoned God’s plan and became a law unto themselves. Israel’s spiritual defection led to wave after wave of invasion, terrorism, and mass destruction.
We must not repeat the pattern of Israel in the days of the judges; we must do what is right in God’s eyes, not our own.
This month I am releasing an urgent message to our nation through my newest book, God, Help Me Overcome My Circumstances. The parallels between the time of the book of Judges and our time are startling, if not deeply troubling. But as our nation reaps the consequences of spiritual and moral compromise, God, out of His love, is calling us back to Him.
I can find no more fitting way to celebrate Leading The Way’s upcoming 27th anniversary than to release a resource whose core message is to call God’s people to stand on the Truth.
Last month, I asked you to join me in repentance and prayer. Please continue to pray fervently and expectantly. This month, I also want to ask you to give a gift to Leading The Way so that we can continue to proclaim uncompromised Biblical Truth worldwide, as well as reach the vast and increasing mission field here in the West -- both those entering our countries and those who are already here.
Will you join us as we contend for the faith and take a stand for the Truth, no matter the cost?
Because this message -- and our outreach -- are so important, I want to send you a copy of God, Help Me Overcome My Circumstances for your gift of any amount this month. Your generous partnership will enable us to broadcast the undiluted Gospel of Jesus Christ, disciple new believers, and help those who are standing for Truth in dangerous places.
I can see God’s hand mightily at work through Leading The Way and I thank God we are a part of His work together. I will continue to invest my life and my breath in this ministry as long as the Lord leads -- and I pray you will, too.
Gratefully in Christ,
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.