News analysis from a prophetic Christian worldview
What to do Part 1
NOTEWhen writing about God and Jesus, The Daily Jot means YHVH as God and Yeshua Ha Mashiach as Jesus--the actual original names and the true nature and character of them.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
In response to the congressman admitting that there is an ongoing coup attempt by the President's opponents, many Daily Jot readers ask the question, "What do we do about this?" It's not only about the constant haranguing, bullying and labeling of anyone who disagrees with the coup-makers, but also about our freedoms of religion and speech and way of life. One reader was representative of the others, writing, "Please, help us, tell us what we can do!! It surely seems the silent majority just doesn't know what to do, who or how we get into action and stop this...I truly believe if you would give some direction this would help tremendously." It's not my place to tell you what to do, but here are some considerations.  
First, this takes some self-examination.  This young man asked what he had to do to receive eternal life. Jesus said you have to give up your self, take up the cross (which was very offensive for it was the most demeaning way to die), and follow him. In counting the costs, the young man could not bear to do what the Lord advised. Considering the depth of the situation, you will have to determine how far you are willing to go. When the powers that be can ruin your life, as they have tried to do to President Donald Trump, the cost beyond writing letters and making phone calls becomes very high. This is, however, not about politics or even government. We are seeing the results of not taking up the cross and following Jesus.
What are you willing to do? How far are you willing to carry the cross? Christ said in Matthew 5:13, "You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot of men." The reason I do not often tell you what to do is because I believe you need to be seeking the Holy Spirit, studying your Bible in its context and true meaning, and determining your course of action. For myself, I speak out. I find people at the grocery store, gas pump, athletic gatherings, etc., to use the news to speak out. If you think attending your church's "be all you can be in Christ" seminar is speaking out, perhaps you need to think this through a bit more. 
Society has become so dark because the light is dim. As Christ said in Matthew 5:14-15, "You are the light of the world: A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it gives light unto all that are in the house." Similarly, changing the world cannot be done inside the four walls of churches and conference centers. Don't allow these things to hide your light. Your light is the light of Christ and it needs to shine. If it's extra-biblical, emotional and self-indulgent, your light is not going to shine because it becomes about you, rather than Christ. So the first step in What to Do is self examination and counting the cost. Then you need to bend over and pick up that cross. Politics and government have nothing to do with this, it's about relationship with Christ and following him.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

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An Appeal for the Children Suffering in Mozambique

By Pastor William Agbeti

[NOTE: If you choose to support the relief efforts of Pastor William Agbeti for the children impacted by the cyclone in Mozambique, please just note "Mozambique" in your donation notation or on your check. ]

I am weeping right now for the devastation that children in Mozambique are caught up in! I am therefore sending an appeal to readers and supporters  to consider sending immediate help for children in Mozambique affected by cyclone Idai. 

Below is the plea for help:

Everyone might have by now heard of the devastation caused by cyclone Idai in Mozambique. Several 100s are dead and rendered homeless. Whole communities, including children, women and the elderly are without food and essential needs like water.Children are dying as a result and the nation has declared a s tate of emergency. 
Nearby Ghana, children in Mozambique are suffering from the impact of a cyclone that is predicted to have claimed over 1,000 lives

The hardest thing to bear is that all these things are happening right in our backyard. 

We hear the cries and pleas for help and cannot close our eyes and stop our ears to them.In the wake of all this, we cannot remain silent because the cries for help have become loudest of late.  We are therefore also calling for help in order to help affected children in Mozambique. 

This is our very first attempt at international outreach. 

I plan on leaving for the affected areas in a week, on an emergency errand.  Even if we are able to save a few children from starvation or death, that would be a lot accomplished in the name of the Lord! My plans are to stay for a week only in Mozambique, and distribute essential commodities and medications recommended by doctors in Ghana, with documented approval. 

My budget is $5000, including travel costs and essential items. Close to $4000 of this amount will go directly to help the children! Please extend a helping hand! I will be sending direct reports from the field, should conditions permit. Please send help now! 

God richly bless you for allowing Him to touch and turn your hearts towards children in Mozambique.

NOTE: In case we are unable to raise the target amount, the entire funds raised will be sent to the Mozambique consulate in Ghana, with specific instructions to help children with it!

William D. Agbeti

The Daily Jot is totally reader supported. My wife, Chris, and I do not take a salary or receive any remuneration for this work. Your gifts go directly to assisting us in maintaining this column, the website, outreach, and the Lord's work we do in Ghana, West Africa. Thank you for your prayers and support.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day,

Bill Wilson
The Daily Jot