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DAILY DEVOTIONAL FRIDAY AUGUST 17, 2018
(2 Chronicles 33:7, 36:14; Jeremiah 7:30; Ezekiel 8:16, 44:7; Zephaniah 3:4)
***AUGUST FINANCIAL UPDATE: This past Monday we covered the last $4,000 of our July shortfall. AMEN!!! As we are now 17 days into August, please pray about what God is calling you to this week and next so we can cover the $50,000 we require for our August ministry operations. It would be a great testament to God and the faithfulness of our friends to end our 19th year with all of our monthly ministry operations current!!
---As we are now 17 days into this new month, we have received $5,000 of our budget. To stay current, we need to bring in $15,000 by Monday to stay current. This is the perfect opportunity for a friend of this ministry who the Lord has richly blessed, possibly recently with the sale of property, a business, an inheritance, to take a stand for the Lord in these final days with a special one-time gift to Liveprayer of $19,000...$1,000 for every year God has enabled us to be HIS voice in these final days!!!
Over nearly 2 decades, many friends who have made such a sacrifice has enabled us to impact hundreds of millions of lives worldwide, pray for and respond to over 120 million emails for prayer, and see over 1.3 million souls we know of come to faith in Christ. YOU and many friends over the years who obeyed the Lord and made such a sacrifice helped make that all happen!!!
Being our anniversary month, please pray about a special gift this month of $19, $1 for each year, $190, $10 for each year, $1,900, $100 for each year, and for one God has recently blessed with a financial windfall, $19,000, $1,000 for each year!!! I deeply appreciate your prayers and sacrifices to make God’s work here at Liveprayer available for the multitudes we minister to worldwide each day!!!
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***PAYPAL...PLEASE READ!!! Sadly for the convenience of many who send their gifts to Liveprayer via PayPal, that is no longer an option. After a second review I was told our account will not be re-opened for violating their terms of service. “You may not use the PayPal service for activities that: .....2(f) the promotion of hate, violence, racial or other forms of intolerance that is discriminatory.....” Even though we have been a customer of PayPal for 19 yrs without ONE issue of any kind, they deemed we are a “business” that is trafficking in hate and intolerance. For those who used PayPal as a way to give to Liveprayer, again, I apologize and if you can make your gift via a credit card or send a check I would be deeply grateful.
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER: Father, help me to be a person of TRUTH. I know that satan is the father of lies, and you the father of TRUTH. Help me each day to be truthful in my speech, and bold in proclaiming YOUR TRUTH to those you bring into my life each day. I ask this in the name of Jesus...AMEN!
THERE ARE NO OTHER GODS!
Please take a few moments and read the anchor verses that I supplied today. This will tell you that it is not MY indignation that the house of God be used to honor false gods, it is GOD'S indignation!!!
Of course, the "church" is NOT a building, but it is the people of God. However, the structure the people choose to use as a place of worship is a holy place and NOT to be polluted with the false gods and religions of the world. How would you feel if they used your church or any other house of God to film a pornographic movie? You would be rightly outraged! Tell me what is the difference between pornography and worshiping a false god? They are BOTH an abomination to God!
The key point, however, is a point that I try to share with you many days. Polluting the temple of God is not acceptable. But never forget that when you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, YOUR BODY is the temple of the Holy Spirit, the temple of God. You actually become a living tabernacle of the Lord Jesus Christ! To pollute ANY Temple is an abomination to God, INCLUDING polluting YOUR temple, YOUR body.
THAT is why I speak so strong on sex outside of marriage. That is why I speak so strong on watching what YOU see and hear. THAT is why I speak so strong on keeping YOUR Temple pure from sin. When you sin, you pollute the temple of God (your body), just as much as if a pornographic movie was being filmed in a local church!!!
I love you and care about you so much. We all make mistakes in our life, we all sin. That is why God in His grace and mercy gave us 1 John 1:9. READ IT!!! But it is up to us to keep our temples pure and holy. Just as we must guard against what is allowed in our churches, the physical temples that we go to, we also must watch what we allow in our physical temples, our bodies.
God loves you so much, and only wants the best for your life. The Bible calls us to be "holy, as He is holy". That is our goal. That is what we must strive for in our life, to live a holy and pure life before a holy and pure God. Yes, we live in a sin-filled and evil world. That is all the more reason why we must guard against sin and allowing anything impure into the temple of God, whether it is the physical temple or our personal temple.
I will pray for you today to keep YOUR temple pure and holy!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,