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DAILY DEVOTIONAL TUESDAY MARCH 11, 2014
(Genesis 1:28, 2:24; Deuteronomy 6:7; Proverbs 22:6; Malachi 2:16; 2
Corinthians 12:14; Ephesians 6:4; Psalms 127:3)
***YESTERDAY THRU FRIDAY IS A VERY SPECIAL 5 PART SERIES ON THE SPIRITUAL
STATE OF OUR NATION. DON'T MISS EACH THESE CRITICAL DEVOTIONALS AS WE MOVE
TO LEAD THIS NATION BACK TO GOD AND HIS TRUTH!!! --->NOTE: AS OF TODAY THE
LIVEPRAYER DAILY DEVOTIONAL AUDIO IS BACK CURRENT!!!!!!
***NEED YOUR FAITH STRENGTHENED??? Thank you for everyone over the past few
days who have been praying, and those led and able to help us pay off the
large February shortfall we carried into March. Through the weekend, we have
cut it down to just the final $10,000! AMEN! I am praying that by the end of
today, the Lord will send one or two friends with a special one-time gift to
finish off February so we can begin working on the $40,000 we need for our
basic March operations.
But wait! Saturday, one dear friend of Liveprayer send us a special gift I
had NO NOTICE that was coming, to cover the $18,000 we had to have today to
remain on a major TV station "live" from 11p-1a every Mon-Fri reaching the
10 million people in the Chicagoland market!!! Other than critical daily
operations, I spent last week strengthening my body, mind, and Spirit, while
spending hours alone with God preparing for our final work that begins in
earnest this year in helping to spark a true national revival as we begin to
turn our nation back to God and His Truth. God's sign came in the form of
that check Saturday. DO YOU BELIEVE ME YET?
--->LIVEPRAYER TV PROGRAM! Our airtime cost is $25,160 per 4 weeks or $1,258
per night (2 hours live!). When you consider we are paying a bit over $600
an hour to reach a potential audience of 10 million people on a major TV
station aired on all of the major cable outlets, DirecTV and DISH throughout
the greater Chicagoland market "LIVE" from 11p-1m 5 nights a week, it is an
INCREDIBLE door the Lord has opened for us! Payment for the next 4 weeks of
$25,160 is due on Friday March 28th, and I am praying for jsut 25 people
between now and the end of the month to pray about sending a special
one-time gift of $1,000 to insure that need is met. We are already seeing
support from the Chicagoland audience, and as we get into our 5th and 6th
month on the air, no dobut we will be supported 100% by those viewers!!!
To send a gift to Liveprayer on your major credit card at our website
www.liveprayer.com under the "Donation" button, or you can give from your
PayPal account by using my email address, firstname.lastname@example.org , or you
can mail it to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida
33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.
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***THE LIVEPRAYER CHURCH!!! Haven't been to church yet this week? Join me
for this week's service at the LivePrayer Church. This week's relevant and
applicable message is, "Will Good People go to Heaven?" Please visit the
website and be part the worship service. Each Sunday there will be a new
service at: 12:01am EDT at: www.liveprayerchurch.com
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, how do we reject Christ? That is the only sin
that we will not be forgiven for, correct?
ANSWER: That is correct. God sends NO MAN to hell. Man has to CHOOSE to go
to hell. The choice that enables that to happen is his rejection of faith
in Jesus, since it was only Jesus who died for man's sins, and minus faith
in Jesus he will die in his sins and be lost for all eternity. Very sad
since God made a way for ALL MANKIND to have his sins forgiven and be
reconciled back into an eternal relationship with His Creator!
PART TWO OF FIVE THE SPIRITUAL STATE OF OUR NATION
Without a doubt a leading force in the declining spiritual state of our
nation is the breakdown of marraige and the family! God's Holy Institution
of Marriage and His plan for the family are the foundation of our society.
When that foundation breaks down, society as we know it breaks down and we
see evidence of that each and every day!!!
God's Holy Institution of Marriage is between a man and a woman for life. A
husband and wife having children and raising them in the admonition of the
Lord is God's plan for the family. This plan was instituted in the Garden of
Eden and has NEVER CHANGED throughout the generations. Regardless of how man
has tried to redefine marriage, redefine what a family is, GOD'S DEFINITION
HAS NEVER OR EVER WILL CHANGE!
We are being told by the media that "gay marriage" is a settled debate. IT
IS NOT SETTLED AND NEVER WILL BE SINCE IT IS A LIE FROM THE PITS OF HELL!
Let me cut straight to the chase on this issue of gay marriage and the
Bible. There is NOTHING in the Bible that supports this perversion of God's
Holy Institution of Marriage, NOTHING! In Genesis we get God Himself
instituting this wonderful bond as He performed the first marriage between
Adam and Eve. All throughout the Bible, marriage is clearly defined as one
man, one woman, for one lifetime. NOTHING ELSE! Jesus Himself not only
taught and supported marriage between a man and a women, but clearly stated
that if you love Him, you will OBEY HIM! THAT MEANS THE BIBLE!!!
In addition, no matter how man tries to re-define God's plan for the family
as two fathers, two mothers, or any other perverted combination, the FACT
IS, God's plan for the family is ONE MAN, ONE WOMAN, MARRIED, who procreate
(something NO same-sex couple can physically do), have children that they
love, nurture, and raise in the admonition of the Lord. THAT MY FRIEND IS
GOD'S ONE AND ONLY PLAN FOR THE FAMILY!
By the way, I get questioned all the time, what does it hurt my marriage for
people of the same-sex to marry. The response is simple. It does NOTHING
to my personal marriage, but it DOES damage the Institution of Marriage as
God designed it since it is a total perversion of what marriage is supposed
to be and while my personal marriage may not be affected, society as whole
is! Same argument with perverted family structures. It will not affect my
personal family, but it DOES damage the Institution of the Family as God
designed it and affects society in a negative way!
The vast percentage of prayer requests we get each day are from people whose
problems can be directly tied to issues in their marriage or family. For
those who are single today, please hear my heart. I can never emphasize
enough what a critical decision it is to get married and to whom you marry.
This is a life-changing event and will not only involve you but your future
children as well. Please, don't ever underestimate the importance of
marriage and how it will affect the rest of your life and the lives of your
"That is why you cannot ignore God's warning in 2 Corinthians 6:14, "Do not
be unequally yoked with a non-believer." Just saying they are saved is not
enough. Do you actually see the fruit of their relationship with Christ in
their daily life? Lastly, even if the person you are praying about marrying
is a Christian and living their life for the Lord, you still need to take
the time to build a spiritual foundation together and openly and honestly
talk through all of the various issues of life. Through this process God
will confirm to you both that this is part of His plan for your lives.
Also, this is a big reason why God designed sex FOR MARRIAGE ONLY! A natural
by-product of sexual relations is a child. God never intended children to be
raised by a mother alone. That is why sex outside of marriage is a sin and
not part of His plan since it may result in having a child. It is God's plan
for children to be raised by a mother and father who are committed to each
other for life through marriage. There can never be a better environment for
raising a child than by a mother and father who are surrendered to the Lord
and to each other.
As devastating and life changing as divorce is on the parties involved, as
devastating and life changing as having a child outside of marriage is on
the woman, it is impossible to ever comprehend the damage done to the
children involved in a divorce or those born outside of marriage. In the
past 40 years as more and more marriages have ended in divorce, as more
women are having children outside of marriage, the negative effect on
society is impossible to ignore. I would be willing, based on the 40,000+
prayer requests we receive every day here at Liveprayer, to boldly say
without hesitation that the current breakdown of our society can be directly
linked to the breakdown of marriage and the family.
An incredible number of children are growing up today in single parent homes
or homes where their natural parent is on their second, third, even fourth
spouse. Many children are growing up in blended homes where they have
brothers and sisters by numerous mothers and fathers. It is common for many
children to grow up today in several different homes, during the week in one
home and the weekends in another.
Many children become pawns in hostile divorce cases where they are forced to
choose one parent over another, in some cases being manipulated to lie about
one parent, often being moved overnight from one home to another as
different rulings come down from the courts. Physical, emotional, and sexual
abuse are experienced by a growing number of children due to the fact they
are living with adults who are not their natural mothers or fathers and the
God-given natural love a mother and father have for their child simply
You can only imagine the damage done to children who grow up in these types
of environments. Sadly, we deal daily with children as young as 12, all the
way through adults who have never been able to get beyond their tragic
childhoods. The results are an alarming number of children who need
professional help and are on some sort of daily medication for emotional and
behavioral problems. You have children and adults who have never known real
love in their life falling, instead, for the love this world promotes
You have so many children and young adults who have never matured socially
and end up with self-esteem problems, never fitting in with others their own
age. You have so many children and young adults who have so much pain in
their life they look to the world's solution of escaping through drugs,
alcohol, and food. The suicide rate of children and young adults is at an
all time high. I could go on and on but I wish you could sit here in my
office every day and read the stories of these children and young adults who
live in great pain each day and have never known how wonderful this life can
THE LARGER PROBLEM is that these children and young adults who have had
their lives damaged are growing up and they are having children of their
own. Since they have no idea what God's plan for marriage and family is,
they will now be bringing another generation of children into this world
living in ungodly environments who are damaged like they are, and this cycle
will simply continue with more and more people living their lives totally
void of God and without any understanding of Christ, His love, or God's
Word. These people are also the prime targets for the cults and false
religions of the world who aggressively market themselves as the answer to
these people who are desperately looking for hope in their life, when the
only true hope there is, is in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
I love you and care about you so much. The purpose of this message today is
three fold. First, as a warning to those who are not married how serious and
life changing that decision will be, and how it will not only affect the
rest of your life, but the life of those children you will bring into this
world. The second is to hopefully open the eyes of those adults who may be
thinking about getting a divorce, and ask that you pray about humbling
yourself before the Lord and asking Him to bring healing and restoration to
your marriage, not just for your sake but for the sake of your children.
Lastly, as a word of encouragement to you moms and dads who have gone
through the pain of being divorced, to you moms who have had children
outside of marriage and to the children and young adults who are currently
growing up in homes without their natural mother and/or father.
For those who have been through the pain of being divorced, let me assure
you that the Lord loves you and wants to help you heal. For those women who
have had a child or children outside of marriage, I pray that you will find
the Lord's forgiveness in His promise to you in 1 John 1:9. God still has
much for you to do with the rest of your life as well as many blessings for
you to enjoy. If you are now married, God has given you a second chance to
do it His way. Realize that you have made a lifetime commitment to your
spouse and that if you will honor your vows to each other and to God, He
will richly bless your both for many years to come. For those who are still
single, I will pray today that in His perfect timing, He will bring into
your life a Godly man or woman to share the rest of your journey with in His
Holy Institution of Marriage.
If you have children, please don't underestimate what they have lived
through. They need your love and attention and nurturing now more than ever.
The number one ministry you will ever have in your life is to your children.
Raise them in the admonition of the Lord, pray with them every night before
they go to bed, make sure they are in church. Laying a foundation of faith
in their life will not only sustain them for the rest of their days on this
earth but will help them to find the hope and strength to overcome whatever
they have had to experience already in their young lives. God is a God of
healing and He can bring healing to your children.
Also, know that God will make you adequate. If for this season you are not
in God's plan for the family, know that He will help you and meet your every
need. I realize that it is not easy, but the Lord will give you wisdom,
favor, encouragement, as you raise your child or children. Find your hope in
the Lord each day and look to Him for direction and provision, He will not
let you down. Know that I am praying for you and will stand with you as you
raise your children for the glory of God!
Let me close with a word of hope and encouragement for you children and
young adults that may be growing up with only one parent or in some sort of
blended home. First of all, God loves you very much. YOU ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE
FOR THE CHOICES YOUR PARENTS HAVE MADE. IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT.
Life can be very difficult at times, and sadly, you have found that out at a
very young age but never doubt that Christ loves you so much and has a plan
and purpose for your life. If you will take time each day to pray to Jesus,
read the Bible, get to church each Sunday, and follow Christ, He will give
you the strength to get through whatever you are facing in your life. I pray
today that you will turn to Him and find His peace and joy in your life.
Jesus is your hope and your answer
HE LOVES YOU! YOU ARE SPECIAL!
LOOK FOR PART THREE OF THIS FIVE PART SERIES TOMORROW!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ.