Air Date: July 08, 2015
Host : Jim Schneider
This edition of Crosstalk featured an inspiring message presented by Dr. Michael Youssef. He is the founder and president of ‘Leading the Way with Dr. Michael Youssef.’ This ministry leads the way for people living in spiritual darkness to discover the light of Christ. Dr. Youssef was born in Egypt and lived in Lebanon and Australia before coming to the United States.
Today there are numerous threats that are attempting to bring about the demise of America. What makes them far more dangerous than those in times gone by? Today the threats exist from within. We have leadership that ignores, denies, mocks, is ashamed of and has abandoned the God of our nation’s founders.
Dr. Youssef starts with Old Testament Israel to show how in a crisis, there was one man who refused to give in to discouragement and apathy and who was willing to sacrifice and trust God on behalf of the nation. That man was Nehemiah. In spite of having access to the high power of a pagan emperor and living in luxury, he wept for Jerusalem. He went on to pray and to plan for that defenseless city.
In our own nation, chaplains are being muzzled, school curriculums denigrate our Christian history while Hollywood lies about and denies our biblical foundation. The various ‘walls’ such as those of government, politics, the economy and more are broken down, just like the physical walls of Jerusalem in Nehemiah’s day.
Yet there is hope. We have the chance to see God manifesting his power once again but only if we follow Nehemiah’s example and instead of giving in to anger, despair, indifference, apathy, complacency, negativity and being calloused, we too can pray and we can plan.