Monday, November 20, 2017

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday by Keith Cook

Today is my wife's birthday. Joan is supposed to get gifts today. They are supposed to tell her and express how much people love and appreciate her. While they will make her day more exciting because she loves receiving funny and unique gifts they will in no way actually reflect her friends real love for her.

While Joan is supposed to be the one receiving gifts on her birthday she really is the greatest gift of November 20 because she keeps on giving and giving of herself to all she meets. She constantly tries to brighten up everyone's day and their lives. She never meets a stranger and is happy to be the first one to share a funny story.

When God allowed Joan to be born on earth He must have known how much her kind of joy and mischief would be needed in the circles He would have her living in. As her husband I could not think of a more unique and fun person to grow old with. Happy Birthday My Love.

In 1850 Fanny Crosby was converted on the day we celebrate Joan's birthday. While she was not born during Fanny's time of ministry she does share her zeal and passion for ministry. She said her conversion "plants a star in her heart that no cloud ever eclipses." Joan is a shinning star that decorates all her friends' lives. She is a reflection of Jesus.

Before you go about your day I am sure you could think of several special people who are in your life. Why not give them a gift of yourself today. Call them or write them and tell them that you are giving them an early birthday present that you hope reflects the joy they give you. Tell them how much they mean to you and how much they make your life complete.

Happy Birthday Joan Cook

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for zeal and joy to serve the Lord wherever you are planted. Also Pray for Joan, she is worthy of your prayers.

On The Go Prayer Focus: All the local churches, committees, and leaders who will be working with On The Go Ministries and the Keith Cook Team in creative outreach efforts in the United States and around the world.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for November 20, 2017
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Sunday, November 19, 2017

How To Be A Servant

How To Be A Servant by Keith Cook

"Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus" Philippians 2:5

Yesterday we looked at how not to be a servant and today we are going to look at how to be a servant. If you look at the seven words that represent how not to serve Christ and just do the opposite you will be well on your way to being a servant God can use. Pride, credit, comparison, covet, neglect, avoidance, and casual are all words that represent the bad features of servantless lives. The path to service includes all of the following:

1. Humbleness - Pride does keep us from serving God and others but being humble gets us in a position of being used by God to do great things.

2. Teamwork - While wanting credit neutralizes our effectiveness in serving others, serving with a spirit of teamwork helps everyone get their mission done.

3. Complementing - Looking at others and how they serve or work slows and limits our own service, but complementing and noticing the good that others do and allowing that to motivate us to greatness helps God use us to our maximum potential.

4. Promoting - Coveting others positions or titles hurts our servanthood but promoting others and helping them succeed is the ultimate picture of a servant leader.

5. Professionalism - Being professional and getting right to a task helps us not serve others too slow and cause undue pain and suffering.

6. Acceptance - Not doing God's will produces godless results but accepting the Lord's path of servanthood spirit filled results.

7. Commitment - Not putting forth your best effort is not pleasing to God and actually hurts the image of Christ in our society but a totally committed Christian doing the work of Christ always makes an impact in a neighborhood.

While our service is a God thing it is clothed in flesh and bones. You are the only Jesus some people will ever see.

Daily prayer focus: Serve Jesus now! There are people around you who are counting on your service.

On The Go Prayer Focus: The "On The Go Daily Internet Devotions". This devotional series is read by hundreds around the World via the internet. "On The Go Daily Internet Devotions" are used to encourage, challenge, and motivate Christians in their daily walk. Pray for Keith, Joan, the On The Go Staff, and special guests as they share daily through these devotional thoughts. You can subscribe to these daily devotions via our website if you are not already a subscriber.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

Daily Devotion for November 19, 2017
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Saturday, November 18, 2017

How Not To Be A Servant

How Not To Be A Servant by Keith Cook

"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves." Philippians 2:3

In our modern world of self-promotion and self-centered actions it is hard to find many servants. If you asked most children what they want to be when they grow up they probably would not say a servant. But if you examine their list of job choices you would see a desire to do service type jobs such as a doctor, teacher, policeman, fireman, soldier, president, and missionary. All these jobs relate to serving others. If children are prone to want to serve, then why is it so hard to actually grow up and serve your fellow man. The answer might just lie in the fact that most servants do not make very much money or it cost too much money to get in a position of service.

A more down to earth application of servanthood can actually be applied to each of our lives no matter what our occupation. But before we can be a servant to others we have to get over some real hurdles in our emotional life that hinder our servanthood. Several of these are:

1. Pride - Pride keeps us from serving God and others.

2. Credit - Wanting credit neutralizes our effectiveness in serving others.

3. Comparison - Looking at others' and how they serve or work slows and limits our own service.

4. Covet - Wanting to do others tasks hurts the service we are called to do.

5. Neglect - Serving others too slow causes undue pain and suffering.

6. Avoidance - Not doing God's will produces godless results.

7. Casual - "Sloppy agape" or not putting forth your best effort is not pleasing to God and actually hurts the image of Christ in our society.

Daily prayer focus: Pray that you will rise to the level of a servant each day this week. Serve others and thus serve Christ.

On The Go Prayer Focus: The 30 Minute Radio & Podcast Program "On The Go with Keith Cook". This is a weekly program airing over the internet, short wave, and radio stations. Each week Keith relates creative ways to share Christ. Pray for Keith, Joan, the On The Go Staff, and special guests as they minister on these broadcasts. You can hear these programs via our website if it is not available in your area.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for November 18, 2017
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Friday, November 17, 2017

Mystery of Evangelization

Mystery of Evangelization by Keith Cook

"The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going." John 3:8

For nearly thirty years I have studied, read, dreamed, and done evangelism. I have seen almost every fad and gimmick known to man on how to get people's attention, promote the message, and call for a decision for Christ.

Every year it seems that the evangelism section of my local Christian bookstore gets smaller and the emphasis given to evangelism by local churches, associations, denominations, and mission boards seems less emphatic. While this amazes me, it is not a mystery. I understand human nature. I am a student of history. People can "do church" without doing evangelism. Real evangelism takes risk, vision, insight, leading, and heart.

There is a Mystery to evangelism.(1) The Spirit moves as He sees fit. I often tell churches and crusade audiences that I do not bring revival in my suitcase. Revival and life breaks out in the strangest places and in the strangest ways.

There is Mystery in what Happens when the Spirit moves. You never really know what someone can do under the direction of the Holy Spirit until He actually invades the life and actions. When the Spirit moves often there are tears of joy or tears of pain. Rejoicing and combating, going out to do God's will and allowing God to direct. It is a mystery, but a mystery worth following.

There is Mystery in that God can use us to do His will. Is it not amazing that God would consider using us to spread His Message when He has angels and qualified individuals more holy and worthy than we are, yet, He still chooses to use us to share His love. It is amazing and confounding!

There is Mystery in what God allows to Happen. Why did 9/11 have to happen? Why does there have to be pain and suffering? Why did a dear servant of God die of cancer when they were doing so much good? Why does God bless one ministry with funding while others seem to have very little? Why did one man come to Christ at an early age and another on his deathbed? It is a mystery that requires faith and trust in God alone for our direction.

There is also a Mystery about the kind of evangelist God would have us all be. Before we can effectively do anything for God we must be something.

We must be a true believer!
We must be a person of integrity!
We must be a student of prayer and the Word!
We must be a servant of Jesus!

The right combination of servant-hood is to be and do at the same time. Be in Christ as you share Christ!

While it is a mystery that God can and will use us, it is in His Word that we are assured that He will use us if we will be obedient servants. Mysteriously serve Jesus with your life. Amaze your friends! Amaze yourself! Even amaze the Devil, keep him guessing as to what you will do next.

(1) Original idea for this outline came from my teaching series of lessons from the Worldwide Perspectives Materials by Meg Crossman, page 166.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for Boldness and Courage as you actively seek opportunities to carry out the Great Commission.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go's Performing Arts Team. Pray for our team as we minister through drama, puppets, interpretive dance, and music. Our Performing Arts Teams are made up of volunteers and On The Go staffers who travel around the USA to local churches and events sharing the Good News.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for November 13, 2017
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Mystery of Evangelization

Mystery of Evangelization by Keith Cook

"The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going." John 3:8

For nearly thirty years I have studied, read, dreamed, and done evangelism. I have seen almost every fad and gimmick known to man on how to get people's attention, promote the message, and call for a decision for Christ.

Every year it seems that the evangelism section of my local Christian bookstore gets smaller and the emphasis given to evangelism by local churches, associations, denominations, and mission boards seems less emphatic. While this amazes me, it is not a mystery. I understand human nature. I am a student of history. People can "do church" without doing evangelism. Real evangelism takes risk, vision, insight, leading, and heart.

There is a Mystery to evangelism.(1) The Spirit moves as He sees fit. I often tell churches and crusade audiences that I do not bring revival in my suitcase. Revival and life breaks out in the strangest places and in the strangest ways.

There is Mystery in what Happens when the Spirit moves. You never really know what someone can do under the direction of the Holy Spirit until He actually invades the life and actions. When the Spirit moves often there are tears of joy or tears of pain. Rejoicing and combating, going out to do God's will and allowing God to direct. It is a mystery, but a mystery worth following.

There is Mystery in that God can use us to do His will. Is it not amazing that God would consider using us to spread His Message when He has angels and qualified individuals more holy and worthy than we are, yet, He still chooses to use us to share His love. It is amazing and confounding!

There is Mystery in what God allows to Happen. Why did 9/11 have to happen? Why does there have to be pain and suffering? Why did a dear servant of God die of cancer when they were doing so much good? Why does God bless one ministry with funding while others seem to have very little? Why did one man come to Christ at an early age and another on his deathbed? It is a mystery that requires faith and trust in God alone for our direction.

There is also a Mystery about the kind of evangelist God would have us all be. Before we can effectively do anything for God we must be something.

We must be a true believer!
We must be a person of integrity!
We must be a student of prayer and the Word!
We must be a servant of Jesus!

The right combination of servant-hood is to be and do at the same time. Be in Christ as you share Christ!

While it is a mystery that God can and will use us, it is in His Word that we are assured that He will use us if we will be obedient servants. Mysteriously serve Jesus with your life. Amaze your friends! Amaze yourself! Even amaze the Devil, keep him guessing as to what you will do next.

(1) Original idea for this outline came from my teaching series of lessons from the Worldwide Perspectives Materials by Meg Crossman, page 166.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for Boldness and Courage as you actively seek opportunities to carry out the Great Commission.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go's Performing Arts Team. Pray for our team as we minister through drama, puppets, interpretive dance, and music. Our Performing Arts Teams are made up of volunteers and On The Go staffers who travel around the USA to local churches and events sharing the Good News.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for November 15, 2017
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

At Least Once

At Least Once by Keith Cook

"Ye 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 giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." Matthew 5:13-16

The gospel of Jesus Christ is worth sharing. I personally believe everyone should hear the "Good News" at least once! Why not commit to do your part in sharing Christ with your friends and neighbors.

If you want to be successful in presenting Christ you should make sure you put forth your best effort. Make sure the Christ you are sharing is:

Presented Clearly - Easy to understand with language that speaks to the heart and mind.

Communicated Effectively - Shared with emotion, integrity, and with conviction.

Culturally Relevant - A message that meets real heartfelt needs.

Biblically Solid - The real message of Christ's love and plan for all mankind.

If you keep these four suggestions in mind you will be more successful in sharing Christ. If some people only have one opportunity to hear the message of Christ then you should make sure it is clear, effective, relevant, and Biblical. Take every opportunity to share Jesus. One day when you and all the people you have shared Christ with and who accepted Christ are in Heaven you will be glad you took the time and put forth the effort to be used of God in this way.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will open your eyes to the spiritual needs of those around you and for the opportunity to share Christ with someone today!

On The Go Prayer Focus: Keith Cook's Hands-On-Training Events. This is our Outreach Training School on the road. Keith and the On The Go Team share all across the USA and Worldwide in fun and creative ways that people can serve Jesus and make an impact in this generation!

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for November 14, 2017
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Monday, November 13, 2017

Just Calm Down

Just Calm Down by Keith Cook

If you want Jesus to use you I would like to give you a simple way to relax and let God take control. The Lord will guide you if you just calm down.

Some simple ways to calm down are to:

1. Clear Your Mind - Clear
   Take your mind off outside distractions.  Focus on the task at hand

2. Make Your Heart Available - Available
   Let the Holy Spirit have your heart.  Be available to His leading all throughout the day.

3. Have A Loving Spirit - Loving
   Let the Love of Jesus control you.  Pour out His love on the world.

4. Maintain A Ministering Mindset - Ministering
   Look for opportunities to minister all day long. Don't say "Should I minister" but "How can I minister."

Calm down and minister for Jesus today. It will do you good.

Daily prayer focus: Relax today and seek God's doors of service.

On The Go Prayer Focus:  On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go Publications & Media Team. We are striving to saturate and minister to a contemporary culture and society through modern media. This division includes our audio, video, internet, and written materials. Through these various ministries we reach out, train, and inspire Christians to action.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for November 13, 2017
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Can Authorities Be Wrong?

Can Authorities Be Wrong? by Keith Cook Jr. and Keith Cook Sr.

"Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls..." Jeremiah 6:16

Many times the church and individual Christians have had to stand up and be counted in the midst of great opposition and even persecution. Lessons from the past can prepare us for the struggles of our future. If we learn from the past we may even be able to avoid the horrible consequences of letting evil men and women control entire communities with Godless laws and immoral rulings.

Politicians, teachers, mayors, school boards, and even pastors can all be wrong. These governmental and community reigns of terror can be avoided if Christians will pray and seek God's will for their public and private lives. Being involved and taking a public stand can help move people in a Godly direction.

Karl Barth was one of the most significant Protestant theologians of the twentieth century. He said "Jesus Christ, such as Scripture bears witness of Him for us, is the one Word of God the we must hear, the Word we must trust, and the Word we must obey in life and death." It is obvious that he was so actively opposed to horrible treatment of the Jews during WWII. He felt so strongly that he was "dismissed from a teaching post in Bonn for refusing to salute or show loyalty to Hitler."

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was also an advocate on behalf of the Jews. His opposition helped many Jews to escape into Switzerland. He helped members of the military resistance draft memoranda on a future democratic government should the regime be toppled. After many years of struggle against Hitler he was arrested and hanged in the concentration camp at Flossenburg on April 9,1945. His death showed that he was willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice so that God could work through his life to help the Jewish people.

Among the Catholics there were still a few who could not stand by and let innocent people be killed. One man, Father Litchenbuerg, was one that refused to be silent. "He had publicly spoken out against Nazi policies, ending each Mass with prayers for intercession on behalf of the Jews. Litchenberg was eventually arrested and served 2 years of penal servitude, upon his release he was arrested again and died on route to Dachau.

These people and their Churches helped countless numbers of Jewish people as they were trying to flee the country. These and so many more that we may never know about took on the call to action and decided that they could not watch the Nazi's take over not only the Jewish people's lives but the lives of the Christian church as well. It is impossible to realize how many were affected by the actions of these Godly people in their effort to save the Jewish people from their persecutions.

Daily prayer focus: Pray that you will have the courage to stand up and serve Jesus and your fellow man even if it is not politically correct or profitable.

On The Go Prayer Focus: The physical, spiritual, emotional, and financial needs of people hurting all over the United States and Worldwide. As God gives us opportunity in times of crisis we need to rapidly move to help.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for November 12, 2017
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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Should We Stand Against Injustice?

Should We Stand Against Injustice? by Keith Cook Jr. and Keith Cook Sr.

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32

Throughout the rise of Nazism in the 1930's there were many who opposed the movement led by Adolf Hitler. Churches along with many individuals stood up for the Jewish people while they were being brutally persecuted. "Nazism infiltrated the Protestant Churches under the banner of the German Christians (Deutsche Christen) movement. The "German Christians" sprang up throughout protestant parishes. The organization advocated the creation of an "Aryan Paragraph" in church synods that would prevent non-aryans (Jewish converts) from participating, ministering, or teaching within the churches. However, there were some church officials who opposed the movement."(1) Some of the churches involved in the resistance against the Nazi's were the "Confessing Church". By resisting to Hitler's plan they were faced with severe persecution. This however never stopped them from standing up for Jews while saving many of their lives in the process.

The Confessing Church was started by Martin Niemoller after he developed the Pastors' Emergency League in 1933. This league was developed after Niemoller realized that Hitler was indenturing the Gospel with the Nazi ideology.

Niemoeller said, "First they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me and there was not one left to speak for me!"

His early passivism is what drove him to start the Pastors' Emergency League because he had stood by long enough. Niemoeller began this emergency league because he saw that many churches were taking oath with Hitler. He could not confess his oath to Hitler because he did not feel that it would be what Jesus would do if he were in the same position. The Pastors' Emergency League soon became the Confessing Church that had very prominent members who also vowed to stand opposed to the Aryan law. Some of the most predominant members were Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

In our time it is also important for us to stand up for those who can not stand up for themselves. (The poor, the battered, the neglected, and even those of other religions who are being persecuted.) It is the Christian thing to do. It is the right thing to do. It is what Jesus would have us do.

If we see someone throwing a brick through a Muslim's shop we should stop them. If we see someone abusing someone because of their race or sexual practices, we should confront them with the error of their ways. If we can not persuade them to stop then we may be forced to report them to those in our community who can. We may actually one day be called upon to stop injustice or fight for what we know is right.

A vocal church can often stop uninformed masses if they speak with one voice and speak clearly the message of Christ. But even if the whole Christian community does not rise up at injustice, you can. Jesus led his small band of believers to turn the world upside down. He can do the same thing through you.

1. Cleef, Ron Van, "Lights in the Darkness: Resisters to the Nazi Regime" [work on-line],1997, (accessed 3 October 2009); available from http://hometown.aol.com/baronvanc/christa.htm, or http://web.archive.org/web/20061006090121/hometown.aol.com/baronvanc/christia.htm; internet.

Daily prayer focus: Pray for courage to always do the right thing in the face of injustice.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go's Neighborhood Outreach Program. In reality, very little is being done to reach people in many communities across the USA. On The Go is striving to train local Christians and help them develop programs that can systematically and permanently reach real needs in their neighborhoods.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for November 11, 2017
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Friday, November 10, 2017

Christians Are Back In The Lions Den

Christians Are Back In The Lions Den by Keith Cook

"But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion's mouth. The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen." 2 Timothy 4:17, 18

Recently, the liberal press and left-wing fanatics are tearing up the airways and presses trying to destroy Christians and people of faith. Like a gagged lion they are striking out at anyone who comes near. Their venom and anger does not seem to have an end. They are attacking Christians, Conservatives, Southerners, Religious, Hispanics, Blacks, Whites, Rich, Poor, Soldiers, Republicans, Talk Show Hosts, and on and on it goes.

I have included quotes from other sources to help point out how serious the problem really is. It is amazing that intelligent, educated, social people can come unglued so fast. So many people are so mad at God and His standards that they cannot stand to be confronted with their sin, short coming, ignorance, or needs. "All have sinned" not just poor uneducated southerners!

Garry Wills writes in the New York Times, "Can a people that believes more fervently in the Virgin Birth than in evolution still be called an Enlightened nation?" He ends by saying that "moral zealots" will scare moderate Republicans with their "jihads". (William Donohue)

The Washington Post's E.J. Dionne swung wildly at windmills blasting away at the "exploitation of strong religious feelings" and the "radical efforts to destroy the achievements of progressive government." (Joe Scarborough)

The New York Times, Gary Hart proclaims, "There is a disturbing tendency to insert theocratic principles into the vision of America's role in the world." (William Donohue)

DeWayne Wicham of USA Today, "Putting God in the public square runs the risk of turning our democracy into a theocracy."

Ellen Goodman, with the Boston Globe, says people like her "don't want their country racked by the fundamentalist religious wars we see across the world." (William Donohue)

Author Barbara Ehrenreich, said we are polarized because of "Christian fundamentalism."

Cynthia Tucker, editorialist at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, blames "black churchgoers" for using the Bible "as a bludgeon" against gays, saying "homophobia" now "oozes across lines of color".

Catholic League president William Donohue says that examples, taken from today's newspapers and Internet sites, prove we need to build more asylums.

(Quotes are from the internet - thanks to William Donohue, The Catholic League, Joe Scarborough, and others)

Jesus said that we would be persecuted, so cheer up. We are!

When does it ever feel good to be picked on? Never, but we have a great example of what to do when picked on. Jesus should be our guide and example.

What would Jesus do?

1. He would forgive them - because He is love not hate.
2. He would try to heal them - anger, pain, rejection, fear, and uncertainty are all signs of spiritual needs.
3. He would not strike back at them - the created is still rebelling against it's creator.
4. He would try to bless them - if they would let Him.
5. He would let them spitefully use Him - but still defeat them. God will ultimately triumph over evil and rule and reign. His death on the cross sealed sin's fate.
6. He would pray for them - pray for their enlightenment and understanding, pray for their eyes to be opened.
7. He would save them - if they called on His name to be saved.

What should we do?

1. Forgive those who act rude, curse us, or rail against God.
2. Let Jesus direct you to bring healing and hope to those who are hurting.
3. Turn the other cheek and refuse to lash out in anger. Demonstrate the love of Jesus.
4. Bless those who curse you and use you. Do something good for the ungodly.
5. Be strong enough to rise above petty differences and do what you know is right. Take a stand against sin, godless policies, and injustice.
6. Pray for all who do not know Christ or who are using religion with an ulterior motive.
7. Let Jesus use you to win them to Christ. Never close a door to making friends for Jesus. Look for open doors to share Jesus.

May God bless you and direct you as you go out to do His will.

This is the opinion of the writer. Not an official stand of On The Go Ministries.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for Unity in America. Pray that Christians will continue to stand up for their God Given Beliefs.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go's GoKids Clubs. The focus of GoKids Clubs is to present a clear Gospel message to young children in our festivals, missions, and local neighborhoods. Pray for On The Go as we minister to boys and girls and share with them the love of Jesus Christ.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for November 10, 2017
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Thursday, November 9, 2017

In All Things

In All Things by Keith Cook

"But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry."  2 Timothy 4:5

As believers we are to be watchful in all things! Keeping a watch in all things and all areas of our lives is hard to do. Doing a spiritual, emotional, and physical balancing act requires a true spiritual relationship with Jesus. You cannot fake this kind of total commitment long. Eventually you will be found out if you are neglecting being watchful in every area of your life. There will be areas of your life that will overlap and pollute the other areas.

Being watchful in all things means taking care of all areas of your life, ministry, family, friends, and associates. How can you do that? Take the following four simple suggestions and then allow the Spirit to guide you each day and in every area.

1) Don't excuse your sin! Confess and forsake all known sin. Keep your life as clean and pure as you can. When God reveals a sin or problem area allow Him to provide a way out. He will! No excuse. Everyone else may be doing it but if God directs you to avoid or not do something, if you do not heed His call it is Sin!

2) Don't exclude your family from your care and concern! You have been born into a family unit that needs you. You are not a mistake. If you are married, your family needs you to bring all your gifts and talents into the family. Not just your money. Not just you house cleaning talents. Take care of all your family, friends, associates, and church. You have relationships for a reason. Jesus leads even there!

3) Don't have a double standards - avoid "do what I say not what I do." Live the life of the believer all the time. Practice what you preach. Live a consistent and spirit-filled life all the time. Never be one thing at church and another with your friends.

4) Practice "the truth in love" principle." If you have some advice or warning for a friend or family member try to share that word in love and compassion. Never advise when angry. Never warn when the listener is worn out. Pick the God Time! Share only God's words. Not your opinion, or desire but God's word.

Now go and follow these four suggestions. Get with the Lord and see if there is anything you need to work on or any thing you can do to help someone take care of every area in their lives.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that Christ will direct your steps and allow you to be watchful in all things seeking opportunity to minister to the needs of family and friends.

On The Go Prayer Focus: The "On The Go Daily" 2 Minute Radio & Podcast Program. This is a daily program airing across the United States, and World via the internet and radio stations. "On The Go Daily" is used to encourage, challenge, and motivate Christians in their daily walk. Pray for Keith, Joan, the On The Go Staff, and special guests as they share on these 2 minute broadcasts. You can hear these programs via our website if it is not available in your area.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotional for November 9, 2017
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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Redeem The Vote

Redeem The Vote by Keith Cook

"Therefore, O king, be pleased to accept my advice: Renounce your sins by doing what is right, and your wickedness by being kind to the oppressed. It may be that then your prosperity will continue." Daniel 4:27

Should Christians speak out about their political views. Should we try to influence our nations on values and social issues?

In the Bible Christians and Jews often spoke about secular and social issues to government leaders.

In today's scripture verse, we read that Daniel boldly confronted King Nebuchadnezzar and told him to practice righteousness and to show mercy to the oppressed.

Old Testament prophets often spoke out for change, justice, and morality. It is recorded that they spoke to foreign nations about their sins and shortcomings. Isaiah, Ezekiel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah all spoke from the Lord to social problems and about God's standards.

In the New Testament Paul spoke to Roman governor Felix concerning righteousness and self-control. He told of the coming judgment of God because of sin and abuse.

All over the nation groups are forming to promote their candidates. Rock stars who live contrary to the ways of Christ and His teachings are going around trying to Rock the Vote. I believe we should, as Christians, be trying to "Redeem The Vote!" If we do not stand for values and Christian principles, who will. Political parties have their own agenda. We should have Christ's agenda. As for me and my house I will serve the Lord even in my politics.

While I can not publicly and officially as a Christian leader tell you who to vote for, I can say that you know who you should vote for if you were going to vote according to Christian principles. If you are not sure where your candidate stands on faith and Christian issues, find out. Search the web, call their offices, ask your pastor. I personally vote values!

It matters who a candidate hangs around, who his friends are, and who is supporting him. It matters how he voted in the past. It matters if he is a man of convictions or simply a politician who will do anything, say anything, insinuate anything, or even scare others to win an election.

Yes, it is important that my elected officials share my personal vision of what is right and wrong. I respect and honor men and women who have different opinions from me if they have character and convictions. Some differences of opinion I can overlook and just simply pray for them to gain insight and change. Let me say it again. I vote values! Do not stay at home. Go vote. Vote right. Vote Values, not party.

VOTE VALUES! Redeem the vote!

This is the opinion of the writer. Not an official stand of On The Go Ministries.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will Bless America. Pray for Christians to take a stand and Vote Values!

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The GoAudio Podcasts and Radio Ministries. Currently we are producing various programs which go over the internet and international airwaves. Pray that God will continue to bless the On The GoAudio Podcasts and that He will expand the listening base. Visit OnTheGo.org to hear past broadcasts.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotional for November 7, 2017
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Monday, November 6, 2017

Why Literature Evangelism is Effective

Why Literature Evangelism is Effective by Keith Cook

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32

1. It goes where you cannot always go; to their home, their job, to their friends, when their attention span will be greater. You may not be able to preach at school, at the local bar, or at a sporting event, but you can give away free gospel literature!

2. In closed countries and in countries where Christianity is in a minority, it is safer and less confrontational. People who would never stop and listen to you share about Jesus would take your literature and read it in private. This helps calm their fears and gives them an element of comfort.

3. It is very cost effective. One person with 10,000 tracts can usually pass them out in one weekend and reach at least 10% of the people who receive the piece. In proclamation and event evangelism it is not always practical to reach every person, so literature fills the gap.

4. People are very curious and want to study and understand new things.

5. Everyone likes free gifts. People will usually line up or even mob you to get the "free" gift.

6. Literature is non-threatening. Some cultures and peoples' personalities do not respond to confrontational evangelism. Some people are shy or scared to talk about their feelings but will listen if God speaks to their heart. The Spirit still supernaturally calls people.

7. Literature evangelism is considered friendly and often leads to discussion on a one on one basis.

8. Using gospel literature means never being sidetracked by rain, snow, and electricity. When you are gone the work lives on.

9. It crosses cultural and language barriers with truths that can be misunderstood when spoken.

10. If the address of local believers or churches is located on the piece it often leads to contact and further discussion for future follow-up.

Oswald J. Smith, former pastor of the Peoples Church in Toronto, Canada, once said, "After a lifetime of study and visiting more than 60 countries, I am convinced that the only hope for the fulfillment of the Great Commission is the systematic distribution of the printed Gospel."

One very effective way of "going into all the world," is to use gospel tracts, booklets, Bible portions, and leaflets to present a clear message to individuals.

You have been shown an open door; walk out into a needy world and share. You can make a difference, one person at a time. It will be very exciting and very rewarding. You will meet interesting people with wild and challenging questions. This type of ministry will drive you to your knees and force you to search the scriptures yourself.

Daily Prayer Focus: Begin to ask God for a plan of action for using literature in your daily life to share your faith.

On The Go Prayer Focus: Praise God for each individual who has made a decision for Christ during our  Festival and Local Outreach Events in the Ivory Coast! Join us in praying for our new Brothers and Sisters in Christ that they will grow in their faith and become an active part of a local church. Also, please join us in praying for each evangelist and team as they travel home. Pray that God will give them safe flights and rest on their journey.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotional for November 6, 2017
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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Passing Out Gospel Literature to Reach the Lost

Passing Out Gospel Literature to Reach the Lost by Keith Cook

"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that sensitivity you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:" 1 Peter 3:15

You can share your faith by passing out good, quality information about salvation and other Biblical themes. You can also pass out information and invitation leaflets that invites people to events and church services.

Why pass out literature.

When you travel around the world, or even down the street, God can use you to help reach someone with the message of Christ. Because of language and time factors it may not always be possible to present a clear presentation of the Gospel. One way to witness in these kinds of situations is with literature.

The printed page can go where you cannot. Many pieces of literature are read and reread many times. People pass the piece along and also can take it with them after you are gone. By combining the written word with the personal touch many lives are changed for Jesus' sake.

One of our recent team members told me that he was saved because someone handed him a gospel tract as he was going into a bar. At first he laughed it off but he put the literature in his pocket. Later that night he was down on his knees asking Jesus to come into his life.

There was no preacher present and no church aisle to walk down. There was no choir singing, "Just as I am." The only one there was Jesus.

God had used an obedient Christian to get the message out. Of the hundreds of pieces of literature passed out that day possibly only one person made a life changing decision, but what was that one life worth? To that young man it was worth everything.

Daily Prayer Focus: Ask God to show you good Gospel material that you can use to share your faith.

On The Go Prayer Focus:  Continue to pray for our Cote D'Ivoire Festival. Praise God for each individual decision for Christ. Pray for our new brothers and sisters in Christ as they seek to know the Lord in a deeper way. Pray for their spiritual growth and they will become involved in a local Christian church.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotional for November 5, 2017
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Friday, November 3, 2017

Is There A Pounding On The Door

Is There A Pounding On The Door by Keith Cook Sr.

"Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law." Romans 3:28

"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" Romans  5:1

October 31 is traditionally seen as Reformation Day all across the Christian world. This day is a day to remember what Martin Luther did long ago to stir the church to re-examine the real nature of faith and the real place of the church in the lives of believers.

You might say that the organized church, the church visible, was "born again" that day.

One of the reasons the church had to be reborn was brought to the attention of Luther ironically due to the building of a church that was being built to honor Peter. The very man  who's statement that Christ was truly the Son of God would lead to the building of His real church, the church invisible, and that this - spiritual - universal - eternal - church would never be defeated.

"And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."  Matthew 16:18

Back in 1517 the church had lost its way. To raise funds for completing St. Peter's Basilica in Rome many clergy told their congregants that in order to have their sins forgiven, and those of their relatives, they had to give money to the church. When the people gave  they would receive written "pardons" or writs of indulgences that basically said they were now forgiven of their sins and would go to Heaven when they died.

As the world tried to slip deceptively into the church through the side door - God was getting ready to do something at the front door.

Luther was a professor at the University of Wittenberg, Germany and began to actually read the Bible. He was fascinated by the New Testament. His studies and attention was often drawn to the Book of Romans. As the Spirit was being quenched on the altar of expedience by the religious leaders of the day, God was moving in Luther's heart.

On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther posted a ninety-five point theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. This posting was actually a declaration of his intent to debate the theological merits of indulgences. Luther had been led by the Holy Spirit in his study, in his heart, and during his worship and prayer that man was justified by faith alone, and that every man was a priest before God. This theological insight of justification by faith and the priesthood of all believers, while foreign to the thoughts of the day, were actually the foundational truth of the New Testament.  He knew that the church was not following the Bible and that it needed to be reformed to what God intended it to be.

His pounding on the door of that church resulted in more than he bargained for. He only wanted to warn the church, and clean up their theology. He did not know that God was going to plant the seeds in him and move him to do the deeds that would result in a massive refocusing of the church back to the Word of God. He used Martin Luther to teach and champion theology and practice that was based on that word and not the traditions of man or the church.

Many of the great reforms that came out of the Reformation are the very same doctrines and practices that the Christian church needs to be reminded of afresh and anew today.  There needs to be a great pounding on the doors of our modern church that causes all to awaken from slumber and re-emerge as a movement, a people, a church, that is alive and moving under the direction of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God and for the purposes of Christ.

There are 5 Latin phrases that make up what is called the "Solas". These five Solas were the rallying cry of the reformers. They put up with scorn, ridicule, torture, massive peer pressure, economic hardships, rejection, excommunication, and many gave their lives to bring the church back to a true Biblical foundation.

The Solas -  "By Scripture alone (only), by grace alone (only), by Christ alone (only), by faith alone (only), and to God be the glory alone (only)!"

1. Sola scriptura "by Scripture alone"

Like during the reformation days of Luther you too are to live by Scripture alone. There is no other authority, book, or teaching that should direct your lives other than the Word of God.

2. Sola fide "by faith alone"

You are made right (justified) by faith alone. While faith yields good works, these works do not make you right with God. Baptism, communion, membership, the church, priests, no external or internal force or factor brings about salvation.

3. Sola gratia  "by grace alone"

It is by God's grace alone that you can be saved. It is "unmerited favor" with God by way of Jesus shed blood on Calvary that brings about your eternal security. It is God's gift to you, that is not earned by works or precepts.

4. Solo Christo "through Christ alone"

Jesus is the only mediator you need between you and God. Priests, saints, angels, ministers, teachers, may all be important to you, your church life and your personal ministry, but do not and should not, be allowed to come between you and your relationship with God.

5. Soli Deo gloria "glory to God alone"

You and I are not worthy of any glory or praise. Jesus did it all - He came - lived - died - rose again. He paid the price, submitted his life, and made the ultimate sacrifice to bring sanctification to everyone. You are called a saint because of what He has done for you and because of what He will do through you. You are holy only due to the power of the Holy Spirit living in your life.  You are to not praise mankind, but praise the Lord who is the author and perfecter of your faith.

Is God Pounding On The Door Again?

Right now - I pray that the Holy Spirit is pounding on the door of your heart, mind, and spirit His theses. There will probably be more than 95 things He will direct you to examine and hand over to His leadership and direction. God wants you to live a reformers life and have a reformation mindset. God will use you to share the Good News, teach the Word of the Lord, and to minister as a passionate servant leaders in these strategic days.

What can you do?

1.  Like Luther - get in the Word of God - read it yourself! Do not let others interpret the Word for you. Let the Holy Spirit guide you.

2.  Know what you believe and be convinced of it - Study the Word and never stop learning! It may sound illogical, but by your committing to never stop reading, sharing, asking, discussing,  or questioning God's Word actually guarantees you that you will become convinced of what is really true.

3.  Take the time to pray, praise, worship, and relax with your Creator. The spiritual disciplines are not for a season but for all seasons of life. God brings wisdom and clarity as you mature. While the eyes may fade with time - the mysteries of God get clearer as you spend more time with Him. Luther said that there were two things that helped him fight, "Theology and Music"!  When you know what you believe you have the courage to fight for God but when you have His song on your heart you have the will to fight no matter what may come.

4. Do not be afraid to stand alone - even if culture, the religious, family, friends, or foes all rise up against God's principles and Word, you must stand with Him. You may be called on to do some pounding on the doors of many cultural sacred cows and before some intellectual giants, but God will be with you. His Holy Spirit will illuminate and direct you.

5. Always do what you know to do - no matter if there is praise or perils. Doing what God puts before you to do is key to seeing mighty moves of God all around you. It may seem small or insignificant but so was nailing a paper to a church door!

Get out your hammer and get ready. Take out your pin and prepare to write. Take out your Bible and begin to study.

Is that a pounding I hear at the door?

(I wrote this for my son, Keith Cook Jr. He is such an inspiration to me. He has a passion for Christ that amazes me. He is not living off his dad's faith - He is living with the same faith. He has his own unique personal Sola experience - but I see the same Word, Faith, Grace, Christ, and desire to give God the Glory. As Christ pounded on my heart and wrote on my heart what I was to champion - so is He writing on His. )

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for your local church body and Christians worldwide that we will return to our roots and the biblical foundations that are near to the heart of God: Scripture, Faith, Grace, Christ, and God to be Glorified.

On The Go Prayer Focus: Ivory Coast Festival and GoTeam. Praise God for each individual decision for Christ. Pray for our new brothers and sisters in Christ as they seek to know the Lord in a deeper way. Pray for their spiritual growth and they will become involved in a local Christian church.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for November 3, 2017
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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Perfect Peace

Perfect Peace by Joan Cook

"Peace, I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." John 14:27

Recently, I was driving down the road and noticed an airplane making it's approach to land. I couldn't help but notice that even though it was a cloudy and windy day, the airplane seemed to be flying smoothly. Because I have flown many times, I knew that even though the plane may look like it's flying smoothly, more than likely, the passengers were experiencing a little turbulence on their landing approach, due to the weather.

Isn't that a lot like life? We may look at someone else's life and conclude that everything looks great from the outside, when in fact, their life may be filled with turbulence on the inside. In fact, you may be the person that everyone thinks has it all together, when on the inside, you fill like you are falling apart.

The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ has given us His peace. Not the kind of peace that the world can give, but the peace that passes understanding. In your turbulent situations, do not let your heart be troubled! Choose today to accept His peace into your life.

Daily Prayer Focus: Praise God for the perfect peace which can only come from God, our Father.

On The Go Prayer Focus: Ivory Coast Festival Team as they prepare for the Love Cote D’Ivoire Festival scheduled Thursday through Sunday. The team will be leading an Area-Wide Pastors  and Women’s Conference with local pastors and church leaders on this morning. Pray that God will continue to raise up godly men and women to reach their nation for Christ. Pray that God will continue to prepare hearts of those who will be attending the Festival and that they will turn their hearts to Christ!

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for November 2, 2017
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Questions For Modern Ministers

Questions For Modern Ministers by Keith Cook

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears..." 2 Timothy 4:3

I have a few questions for modern day ministers, preachers, evangelists, and Christian workers. I will address each question to a particular style of expression of ministers on the scene in today's modern church culture. The category terms are used by the secular and religious media to describe certain types of ministers.

My reason for stating each category or type of minister in a general way is so we can see strengths and weaknesses, value and dangers, of each manifestation of leader without getting off on personalities and individuals. Character assassination is never "Christian" and should not be tolerated in any of today's ministers.

I do not have the right to correct or rebuke an individual without first going to the individual, praying with the person, and examining the scriptures in their presence in order to come to Godly conclusions and allow for restitution, resolution, and reconciliation. Then the Bible teaches that if the matter is not resolved then I am to bring it before the leaders of the church to try to go and do the same thing. Going public with my impressions and dislikes about another Christian is not Biblical. I fear much of our speaking on the radio, debating on the television, blogging on the internet, and publishing in books that names other Christians by name that we disagree with is counter productive to restoration and lasting revival in the church. Getting into camps and defending positions does not promote the Gospel but does cause division.

Here are my questions and observations:

1. Faith Healers

Is it really a lack of faith that keeps people from being healed or could it be that God gives mercy and grace even to those in sickness and health? What of the men and women mentioned in Hebrews who lived by faith, but had all kinds of misfortunes and even lost their lives? Could it be that the Bible teaches us to trust God in whatever state we live in? Wearing glasses, going to the doctor, taking medicine, praying for healing, and trusting God are all modern expressions of faith, not just being healed. Faith without works is dead. Presuming on God is not faith but folly. Hearing from God and believing the Word of God leads to faith and assurance.

Having preached around the world and seen God move others to faith in Christ as well as seeing God move in the area of healing has led me to understand the heart of those who have a gifting in the area of healing. I also know that there are millions of people who have faith, live right, are going to Heaven, who live their lives with certain infirmities and external situations that they have no control of. I have seen God heal the blind, provide funds, jobs, restore marriages and so much more. But I have also seen Him give peace to families who have just lost a loved one, comfort to those whose spouses never return, and deliverance by medicine and time.

2. Prosperity Preachers

Does it really make one more spiritual to be rich? Are God's riches for this world or are they spiritual in nature? The Bible teaches that God has a portion for each of us. God does not want us to live below the portion or provision He has for us, but this is not the same thing as claiming riches and demanding God provide desires and soulish impressions.

God does want to bless us. He wants to give us good gifts. His riches are everlasting and His benefits are astonishing. In Biblical times Jesus taught slaves how to live right even while being slaves. He did not promote slavery but did not tell slaves to just give all their money away and they will be a master too. He taught them how to live for God in whatever state they found themselves. He taught fishermen how to let down their nets for a catch that blessed them with great temporary wealth but then later asked them to give it all up and come follow him. He told them they would not have a place to rest, live a hard life, even loose their life. That does not sound to prosperous to me - yet it made them the richest men in history. Wow, God's view of prosperity is being in the center of His provision for us. What a great place to be. Knowing that God will provide is much better than trying to get rich and do it all on your own strength.

3. Relational Ministers

Just making friends for Jesus sounds good but does just being an example result in someone knowing the truth, hearing the truth and actually coming to faith in Christ. Jesus commanded us all to go into all the world and preach, teach, baptize, bless, help, and inspire everyone. God has given all of us friends, opportunities, and situations that are a part of His divine plan for reaching all mankind with the message of Christ. If we fail to share the good news and simply wait until they are inspired by our life they may actually already be in the next life that would be in Hell.

4. Bible Thumpers

Jesus used stories, parables, examples, and love to share the message of salvation. Just knowing certain passages and forcing them on people does not result in salvation. Many simply agree with the message in order to get away from the messenger. Beating people up in Jesus name is not Good News, it is spiritual assault and battery and can result in disillusioned adults who obeyed commands earlier in life, but had no joy and abandon the faith.

5. Social Gospel Advocates

Just sharing a cup of water in Jesus name will not get people into Heaven. You can clean up a life, heal a body, comfort an emotional being, and give a hand up to all who have a need and still end up with respectable, healthy, happy, educated, and emotionally stable lost people. You must share the rest of the story. Jesus came to save sinners - who even the most educated and blessed are counted as! It may sound old fashioned but it is part of the whole Gospel.

6. Motivational Speakers

Positive thinking and feeling good about yourself and having a healthy self-esteem are vital to being a well balanced individual but being positive does not negate the fact that we are not basically good people - we are by nature and choice sinners. At our core there is the proof of our real state. Left to our own devices we do not get better. Education, wealth, power and position do not guarantee goodness - only self-righteousness. It is not what I think that is important but rather what God thinks of me. Only in Christ am I complete. It is only by repentance and dependence on Him that I can soar on wings like an eagle. It is not enough to be inspired by devotional preaching and the politically correct socially acceptable tickling of my emotions and soul - I need the truth. I need to hear the Word! I need to know what God says about everything!

7. Intellectual Teachers

Boring a generation with our knowledge or getting rational consent to premises is not Biblical salvation. It is not the law or even our understanding of the Word that brings life. It is Christ, drawing us by the power of the Holy Spirit that brings us to a place of repentance and acceptance of the claims of Christ. The emotions, joys, and relationships of life are all a vital part of knowing the fullness of Christ. God uses the combination of the intellect, the power of the Word of God, the encouragement of the saints, the filling of the Holy Spirit, and the daily presence of the Lord to motivate us to live and mature in Christ. 

My wife, Joan, is a fantastic teacher of the Word. She spends over 40 hours preparing her lessons. She then is able to bring the Word to life. She is energetic, passionate, tender, and still very evangelistic and open to the moving of the Spirit. This kind of expression of the gift of the teacher is needed today. Not just the scholar who thinks they are better than others or knows something that most will never grasp. We need to know the Word, Share the Word, and Live the Word. Getting the Word out is so needed but not by Intellectual snobs.

8. Judgmental Prophets

Calling another minister a devil is not spiritual. Yelling at people as they enter meetings or screaming at them as they walk down the sidewalk that they are going to hell is not an effective way to win someone to Christ.

Knocking other forms of evangelism because they are fresh, modern, effective, or simply another way to get to the Word out is not Biblical. Jesus and the apostles used all forms of evangelism available in that day.

To some they shared one on one, others in small groups and some were relational while some were sensational.

Many shared with their families and friends while some dared go to the untouchables of their day.

God used mass evangelism, church programs, one on one, and divine appointments.

Some were challenged by Paul to look to the unknown God, whiles some were rebuked for being hypocrites. Some would say one method was "God has a wonderful plan for your life" and the other was "Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand'!  One would be consider a soft approach while the other more confrontational. God used both. He still does today. Neither way left out any of the essential elements of coming to Christ. God just used the Holy Spirit to lead the messenger in what to say and when.

We need to stop judging others and simply share what God leads us to share. Never tear down another way to share Christ to elevate your favorite or preferred way.

9. Sloppy Agape Messengers

"Just believe - that's all you have to do..."  "God loves you and will not send you to hell." " We all are working for the same thing." "All roads lead to heaven if you are sincere..." " Just pray this prayer and no matter what you do you are going to heaven..."

I have been to meetings where the speaker stood and shared story after story -  getting the crowd emotional and then at the end simply said pray this prayer with me and God will take you to heaven and your life will be wonderful from this night on. No more problems, no more worries" He never shared the gospel. There was reference to Jesus but not the penalty for sin, plight of sinners, condition of lost, God's way to salvation, need for Christ, benefits of faith in Christ, or steps to coming to real belief and trust in Christ.

There are no magic words that save. The sinners prayer is not magical - but calling out to God in faith believing in Christ with a Godly sorrow for ones sins and a total abandonment of one's whole being to God and trust in His leading does result in salvation. One does not have to say it right, understand it all, or feel anything, Yet salvation comes to them that really believe, repent, and call on the Lord.

10. Spirit Led - Bible Fed - God Called - Servant Leaders

I am sure there are other modern day expressions of ministers that I have left out. God wants us to have faith, trust Him for our portion, win all we have a relationship with, be bold, help the needy, inspire others to greatness, know the Word, not be polluted by the world, and really know what and in whom we believe. You see there is value to many of the personalities listed above - but there is also danger. Do not follow man but God. Put your trust in Him.

Preachers of the Gospel, teachers of the Word, modern day ministers - make sure you are listening to God and following His path for your ministry. Just because someone is on television, writes books, has a following are we to imitate them. We are to follow the Messiah, Jesus.  Some of my closest friends are great authors and preachers. They inspire me to go to Christ and learn from Him. They never take the credit or promote themselves. They would never want to take the Glory that belongs only to Christ. And we should never give it to them - but to Him!

God is looking for servant leaders to lead his people to the truth. He is calling many to serve Him in these last days. He is needing them to become men and women of the Book - the Bible and He is needing them to be led by the Spirit.

It is my prayer that all of us that call ourselves ministers of the Gospel would really get a fresh word from God and share it His way, at His time, with His Power. Oh, now is the time to do more, try more, and see more than ever before. We live in such a Godless and perverse generation. Let us do our part in being in Christ so that as watchmen we watch and warn just as in Bible days!

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for a fresh Word from God today then ask God for the opportunity to share His Story with someone in need.

On The Go Prayer Focus: Keith Cook Crusades, Celebrations, and Festivals. God has given Keith the opportunity and privilege of sharing the message of Christ both stateside and internationally. During each opportunity, Keith presents a joyful and enthusiastic, yet powerful and clear presentation of the Gospel and a call to commitment to Christ.
This week we have a team ministering in the Ivory Coast.  Pray for continued travel mercies, boldness to share God's world, sensitive to the Holy Spirit, and Divine Appointments.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for November 1, 2017
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Who's Spirit Is In You

Who's Spirit Is In You by Keith Cook

"For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self discipline." 2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)

Do you know that you can have a spirit in you? You really can. In this season where the devil, witchcraft, spooks and goblins are talked about with such ease it is good to know what we are really up against as Christians.

God gives us spirits. He actually gives us a spirit of power, love, and self-discipline.

We can also get a very negative and defeating spirit. This is the spirit of timidity or fear.

In our culture today it is imperative that Christians resist the spirit of fear and embrace God's spirit of love, discipline, and power. Fear is trust and faith in the Devil. That is in direct conflict with trust, which is total faith and dependence in God.

When we do not witness because of fear, we are not functioning in Christ's power.

When we are prejudice, prideful, or envious, we are not exercising our spirit of love.

When we are neglecting our devotional life or abandoning our bodies to sloth and entertainment we are rebelling against the Lord's spirit or self-discipline that He freely gives us all.

Today decide to:

1. Reject the natural and supernatural spirit of fear.

2. Embrace God's spirit of love, discipline, and power.

3. Allow Jesus to demonstrate Himself in and through you in power. Ask God to do something so awesome in your life that it is obviously Christ working in you. Chance and luck have nothing to do with it. It must be God!

4. Even now say no again to fear and the thoughts you are having as to why this will not work for you. Trust Jesus. Do it now!

Daily Prayer Focus: Focus on God's Power in you. What powerful thing does God want to do in and through you today!

On The Go Prayer Focus: Ivory Coast Festival / GoTeam as they minister in churches, schools,  marketplaces, conferences, and communities.  Pray for open doors for the team to share Christ and for Divine Appointments that many will come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotional for October 31, 2017
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Monday, October 30, 2017

How To Escape From The Enemy

How To Escape From The Enemy by Keith Cook

News Event: Keith and Joan Cook, White Ribbon Day, and fellow evangelists will be ministering in the Ivory Coast on October 29- November 6, 2017. Pray for Market Place Outreaches, Pastor's Conferences, Women's Conference,  and Love Cote D'Ivoire Festival in the evenings.. 

"Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth." Psalms 124:8

Today I would like to share with you some key information on how you can escape from the enemy.

1. Know that victory and escape are possible. The Bible tells us that we can do all things through Christ who is our strength.

2. Know that your escape from the enemy is actually part of God's master plan and design for your life. The Bible also says that "with every temptation there is a way of escape," and you can find your way out if you trust in Jesus and follow His leading.

3. Know that you can escape if you are willing to get help. Your help ultimately will come from the Lord, yet the Lord may use a pastor, friend, parent, or professional with knowledge that you do not know.  The Bible says in our passage that our help really comes from the Name! That name is Jesus. Let Him direct you and help you find all the help you need. He can guide you to people who can help you with your finances. He can direct you to people who would love to help you with your emotional and personal problems. The church and its ministries are vast. Gone are the days that Christians have to suffer because there is no hope of help and comfort.

4. Finally know that you can have victory over the enemy if you know the Lord is on your side. He will fight for you if you are His. How can you be His?

First. You have to make sure that all of your sins are forgiven and that they are confessed up-to-date. You may have come to Christ as a child but have wandered down many sinful and evil paths during the course of your life. To have victory you have to come clean.

Second. You also need to make sure you really believe in Jesus. Put your trust in Him, not the church, not a pastor, not a doctrine, or experience. Trust Jesus.

Third. You must make sure you have asked Jesus to be your Savior and if you have done that you must make sure you ask Him to continually be Lord in your life. Make Him the first priority. Give Him access to every area of your life.

Victory and escape from the enemy can be yours today. Reach out and take it by faith. Your victory march will be sweet!

Daily Prayer Focus: Ask God to show you areas in your life that are in bondage to the lies that the devil has tried to trap you under. Praise God that He has equipped you to fight against the enemy's strongholds and claim the victory in Christ.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go Ministry Supporters. It takes teamwork to make the dream work! Our ministry supporters have made commitments to play a vital part of our team through praying, sharing, caring, going, and growing. As our GoTeam ministers in San Pedro, Ivory Coast this week, would you serve as a Ministry Supporter by praying for our team that God will open doors and change hearts and lives for His glory.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotional for October 30, 2017
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Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Enemy

The Enemy by Keith Cook

"If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us: Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:" Psalm 124: 2, 3

Did you know that you have an enemy aggressively trying to defeat you. He is not a terrorist or a physical robber who breaks into your home through conventional means. He attacks through spiritual, emotional, and mental avenues.

The Enemy

1. He fights you continually and is very dangerous. There is never a time when you can relax and let anything slide. You must be on guard all the time for his traps, snares, and advances. He is looking for any way he can to get in and mess up your life.

2. He also fights God and is destined to be defeated by God. You are on the winning side! Cheer up and fight from victory.

The Enemy's Plan

1. The enemy wants to snare and trap you. Traps can be sexual, financial, emotional, and even cultural.

2. He also wants to swallow you alive. He wants to literally take you out and ruin your reputation, your health, and your life. He wants to cause a Christian to have a premature death.

3. He is angry at you for your stand for Christ and directs other's anger to be kindled against you. He loves for anger to smolder constantly in your life and will not only try to use anger against you but to also have you become angry and out of control.

4.  The enemy wants to sweep over you and engulf you. He believes that constant pressure, rising doubts, and confusion and pain will cause you to lose heart and give up on living for Christ. But he does not know that your relationship with Christ is secure and is built on His faithfulness, not your own!

5. The enemy would like to tear you with his teeth. His desire to hurt you and feed off your pain actually drives him and his demons on. He lives off bringing pain to believers, yet you live by bringing peace and joy to all you meet. This will defeat his plan for your life.

Now that you know his plan, you can look out for signs of danger. You can prepare to escape his snares when they come. Tomorrow we will look at how to escape from him.

Daily Prayer: Praise God that there is Victory in Jesus over the enemy and his plan to entrap you. Praise God that "Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world"!

On The Go Prayer Focus: Keith and Joan Cook and White Ribbon Day as they minister in churches in San Pedro, Ivory Coast today.  Pray that God will give each of them Holy Boldness as they  share from their  heart the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for October 29, 2017
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