Daily Devotional for Monday April 30, 2007
A Victory for Life
(Jeremiah 1:4,5; Proverbs 29:18; Jeremiah 1:10)
THIS DEVOTIONAL TODAY IS ABOUT LIFE AND MUCH MORE. IT IS ABOUT THE SPIRITUAL SOUL OF OUR NATION AND THE ETERNAL SOULS OF MEN. PLEASE, PRAY AND ASK GOD TO PREPARE YOUR HEART FOR THIS POWERFUL WORD TODAY, AND FORWARD IT TO EVERYONE THAT YOU KNOW. THIS ONE DEVOTIONAL COULD LITERALLY BE A CATALYST TO TURN THIS NATION BACK TO GOD AND TO BRING MILLIONS OF SOULS TO FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST!
A victory for life! Over the past few weeks, lost in the important news that dominated the headlines like shock jock Dom Imus getting fired for saying the same crude and cruel things he has been saying for over 30 years, lesbian rights activist Rosie announcing she would leave "The View" because Disney won't pay her ten million dollars a year to spew her anti-Christian, anti-government views, and actor Alec Baldwin's despicable rant against his 11-year-old child in the backdrop of a nasty divorce and custody fight with his ex actress Kim Basinger, was the Supreme Court ruling to uphold the nationwide ban outlawing a specific procedure used in partial birth abortions.
The positive side of this ruling is that it is the first Federal ruling in a generation to curb the legalized slaughter of innocent babies. Both of President Bush's two appointees to the Supreme Court voted to uphold the nationwide ban in a 5-4 ruling. While this means nothing in regard to the ultimate fight of overturning Roe vs. Wade and taking the Federal government out of the business of killing innocent babies, sending that issue back to each individual state to decide, it is the first positive ruling at the Federal level since the practice of infanticide became legal in 1973.
Let me make sure that you understand exactly what the Supreme Court ruled. They outlawed a procedure, generally used to end pregnancies in the second and third trimester that involves partially removing the LIVING baby intact from a woman's uterus, then crushing or cutting its skull and sucking the baby's brain out to complete the abortion. Opponents of the procedure call it partial-birth abortion.
Just so you know, abortion at any stage by any method involves the murder of an innocent baby. After the ruling, I sat and watched the pro-death proponents whining and crying that this act of human torture was now illegal. They are petrified this ruling will lead to the Federal government making it illegal to kill babies! How sick is this nation? We deserve whatever punishment God metes out...and more!
*EVERYONE needs to take 55 seconds and go to this link on the Liveprayer.com homepage, http://www.liveprayer.com/abortion.cfm On that link is a 55 second video clip of an actual abortion being performed. If you have not watched it, YOU MUST! This is what happens to over 4,000 innocent babies EVERY DAY in this nation! You need to see with your own eyes what this is really all about. Since God led me to get this footage and put it on the website over a year ago, we have had well over 1,000 emails now from women who were contemplating having an abortion, watched the video, and changed their mind (Watch the incredible testimony of baby Delilah also on that same link). Despite the several death threats and scathing emails I get every month just from having that video on my website, I want the world to see what really happens to millions of babies here in the United Sates and around the world every year!
Sadly, unless someone emerges out of nowhere, none of the leading Democratic or Republican candidates for President in 2008 who have a legitimate chance to win (they have the machine and money) are pro life. They all dance around this issue, playing word games that they don't believe in abortion "but will uphold a woman's right to choose," code language for killing babies. What is the choice? It is to either let your baby live or to kill the child. You are either pro life or pro death.
While a Democrat in the White House will appoint only judges to the Supreme Court during their time in office who will continue the Federal government legalizing infanticide, don't be fooled by the rhetoric of whoever wins the Republican nomination either. Again, the ones who have a legitimate chance to win that nomination and get elected (Sen. McCain or Rudy Giuliani) are pro death, even though they both want people to believe they will appoint Supreme Court justices who would take a pro-life position.
If abortion is to be abolished, it will have to be done the same way slavery was abolished, through the church not government! It will take the people to rise up and say no more killing babies. That of course will take unity and leadership, and as I have shared with you often, something the church does NOT have and why our nation is in spiritual freefall. I believe it will take a real revival in this nation, a real move of the Holy Spirit to turn our country around spiritually, and in that process see the legalized slaughter of babies outlawed.
I AM MORE CONVINCED EVERY DAY THAT THIS MOVE OF GOD'S SPIRIT WILL START OUTSIDE THE CHURCH, AND THEN BRING ALONG THE TRUE CHURCH THAT HAS NOT BOWED ITS KNEE TO BAAL AND GIVEN ITSELF OVER TO SIN! I AM ALSO MORE CONVINCED EVERY DAY THAT LIVEPRAYER IS ONE THE VEHICLE GOD WILL USE TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!
LIVEPRAYER IS USING THE INTERNET AND SECULAR TV IN A WAY NOBODY ELSE IS. I CAN'T TELL YOU WHY NOBODY HAS ABANDONED THE CHRISTIAN TROUGH AND SOUGHT TO USE THE INTERNET TO UNIFY THE BODY OF CHRIST AND BRING GOD'S TRUTH TO THIS DYING WORLD, OR WHY NOBODY HAS SOUGHT TO USE THE SECULAR TELEVISION NETWORKS TO RALLY BELIEVERS AND BRING THIS LOST AND HURTING WORLD THE TRUTH OF GOD'S WORD AND THE LOST TO THE SAVING KNOWLEDGE OF JESUS CHRIST.
LIVEPRAYER IS A SOVEREIGN MOVE OF GOD'S HOLY SPIRIT. IT IS MUCH BIGGER THAN BILL KELLER, I AM JUST PART OF THE PLAN. LIVEPRAYER IS NOT BOUND BY THE MAN-MADE DIVISIONS FOUND IN THE CHURCH AND MOST MINISTRIES. THERE ARE AS MANY BAPTISTS AS METHODISTS AS CATHOLICS AS PENTECOSTALS WHO ARE PART OF THE LIVEPRAYER FAMILY. THE LIVEPRAYER FAMILY CONSISTS OF BLACK AND WHITE, YELLOW AND BROWN, PEOPLE ON EVERY CONTINENT AND HUNDREDS OF NATIONS AROUND THE WORLD. WE HAVE BECOME A UNIFYING AGENT FOR THE BODY OF CHRIST!
I COULD ABANDON THE LOST WORLD AND PREACH TO THE CHOIR LIKE OTHERS DO AND NEVER WORRY ABOUT MONEY AGAIN. I COULD EASILY USE THIS MINISTRY TO MAKE MILLIONS FOR MYSELF. BUT AFTER NEARLY 20 YEARS, THOSE WHO ARE PART OF LIVEPRAYER AND KNOW MY HEART, KNOW THAT I COULD CARE LESS ABOUT MONEY, OR BEING A CHRISTIAN "STAR." MY HEART IS TO DECLARE GOD'S TRUTH AND BRING THE LOST TO FAITH IN CHRIST!
I WAKE UP EVERY DAY KNOWING THAT THE ONLY REASON THIS UNIQUE MINISTRY EXISTS IS TO BRING GOD'S TRUTH TO A HURTING WORLD AND THE LOVE OF CHRIST TO THE LOST. I ALSO KNOW THAT GOD HAS SUPERNATURALLY BIRTHED AND SUSTAINED THIS WORK TO BRING THE BODY OF CHRIST TOGETHER AS ONE TO BRING THIS NATION AND WORLD TO REPENTANCE AND BACK TO GOD AND HIS TRUTH AND THE SALVATION TO THE LOST THROUGH JESUS!
I love you and care about you so much. All of the things I have been telling you for nearly 8 years about the spiritual decay of this world we live in, have and are coming to pass right before our very eyes. Simply preaching from the Bible about the sin of homosexuality will very soon be against the law..IN THE UNITED STATES! http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=55392
I have also told you that the goal of Islam is to destroy ALL infidels, to wipe them off the very face of the earth. That means you and your family! Former CIA Chief George Tenet in a new book, expresses puzzlement that al-Qaida has not sent "suicide bombers to cause chaos in a half-dozen American shopping malls on any given day." It is not a matter of if we are attacked again, only when. Now more than ever the voice of Liveprayer needs to be heard in the marketplace to bring people the only Truth and hope there is!
God made a way last year for the TV program to be on nationally for 10 weeks. It only took those 10 weeks for me to see the incredible power that this vehicle could be in bringing the Body of Christ together as one while preaching the unadulterated Truth of God's Word to a hurting nation while giving the lost the only hope they have, Jesus! Why do you think satan is fighting with everything he has to keep this program off of the national stage? Satan knows that it is a vehicle that without compromise will bring God's Truth to the nation and bring millions of souls to faith in Jesus Christ!
For nearly 8 years now, satan has tried to destroy Liveprayer.com, but it is God who raised it up and has protected us and sustained us to do what we do in millions of lives worldwide every single day. For over 4 years now, satan has tried to keep the TV program off the air, but it is God who raised it up and has protected us and sustained us to keep the program alive on the Viacom owned station in Tampa, the 12 TV market in the nation, which also allows us to make it accessible to thousands more each day via our website. THE SAME GOD WILL HELP US TO GET THE TV PROGRAM BACK ON NATIONWIDE AND THEN WILL PROTECT US AND SUSTAIN THE PROGRAM UNTIL JESUS RETURNS!
God has given us the plan to succeed, however we must have 6 months to make it happen. That is just $5.5 million dollars. In the world's economy, that is nothing. This $5.5 million dollars is the seed to sustain a work that can literally turn this entire nation back to God while bringing millions to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ! Is that worth $5.5 million? There are ministries out there whose vision is to spend tens of millions on new buildings, jet planes, and lavish lifestyles. Others spend that much for a weekend "crusade" that are little more than a gathering of all the area churches.
I simply need $5.5 million to elevate this proven vehicle we already have to turn a nation back to God and lead millions of faith in Christ!!! In addition to giving us the necessary foundation to sustain the program on a permanent basis, based on the numbers we generated last year during those 6 months we will be available in 90 million of the 100 million TV households "live" for an hour a night, 5 nights a week for 26 weeks, reach over 1 million viewers a week, take apx 1300 phone calls from viewers, respond to apx 1/2 million emails for prayer, and see apx. 30,000 people come to faith in Christ! I'm not trying to build my kingdom, but build God's!!!
Please be praying. Fast one day this week. Time is of the essence. Every day people are dying and going to hell! I have no doubt there is one person reading this today who can make the sacrifice of $5.5 million that will create a spiritual legacy which will stand for all eternity. Buildings will one day be rubble, but souls are eternal! I also know there are people reading this today who have the gift from God to be able to put together a small group who can make this $5.5 million investment in the soul of our nation and the eternal souls of millions of people who otherwise will spend eternity in hell. May God give those who are able this burden and burning passion for the lost He has given me!
This is one of those rare moments in human history that we have the opportunity for a few years to impact our world for Christ. I have given my very life, literally, these past nearly 20 years to serve the Lord. I have held the course God has put me on and done my best to be faithful each day. Nobody except my wife will ever know the price I've paid over the years, but it is NOTHING compared to the price Jesus paid for my sins and yours. It is time. Now is the season. Liveprayer is the vehicle. This is what God raised me up to do with my few short days of life and I am seeking those He has called to help me.
It has been literally thousands of people, sacrificing greatly, that has brought this ministry to where we are today. We are at the precipice, the moment is now, and I am simply waiting on the one person God has called to be obedient and take their stand with me as we take this nation back for God and bring the lost and hurting the hope and love of Jesus Christ. Please, be praying today as that person rises up and answers the call God has on their life just like I have answered His call on my life, and Liveprayer becomes that bold and visible instrument in the marketplace for God's Truth and the hope of Jesus Christ!
*GOD IS SPEAKING TO ONE OR MANY PEOPLE RIGHT NOW ABOUT TAKING UP THEIR CROSS, ALLOWING HIM TO USE YOUR TIME AND TALENT TO MAKE A HUGE IMPACT ON THIS WORLD AND MILLIONS OF LIVES BY MAKING IT YOUR MISSION TO HELP ME RAISE THIS $5.5 MILLION! THIS IS ONE OF THOSE RARE MOMENTS WHEN YOU CAN BE PART OF SOMETHING MUCH GREATER THAN YOURSELF AND MAKE YOUR LIFE COUNT FOR ALL ETERNITY. IF GOD IS SPEAKING TO YOU ABOUT THIS, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT: firstname.lastname@example.org
Those who follow satan stand for death, those who follow Jesus stand for life...now and for everlasting!!!