Daily Devotional for Friday June 8, 2007

Taking God's Truth to a Lost Nation

(John 15:16; 1 Corinthians 1:27; 28, Jeremiah 6:17)

Taking God's Truth and the fact Jesus is the only way to be saved to a lost and unbelieving nation. My Wednesday night appearance with Bill O'Reilly on his Fox News program, "The O'Reilly Factor," was an incredible confirmation of all that I have been preaching and sharing with you for nearly 8 years now. The best part is that it was played out on a national stage for millions of people to see and hear. So today I want to give you my personal reflections on my appearance with O'Reilly as well as the feedback we received from several thousand people who watched the interview. If you have not had a chance to see the segment, here is a the link so that you can watch it: http://www.liveprayer.com/of.cfm

Let me first deal with the interview itself. These types of programs are very challenging since you have a limited time to speak and while you know the general subject matter, you have no idea the actual questions or the direction the interview will take. As "conservative friendly" and "Christian friendly" as FOX News tries to portray itself, it is still very much part of the world. It is the secular media that reaches the masses, who for the most part are NOT followers of Christ and do NOT hold the Bible to be Absolute Truth. Anyone who goes into that environment taking a Biblical position on the issues and telling people Jesus is the only way to be saved, immediately comes under intense fire. The world for the most part may believe in God, but they don't honor Him, they clearly reject His Truth, and very few have really committed their hearts and lives to Jesus Christ.

In addition to speaking to an audience that for the most part rejects Biblical Truth, I was also dealing with exposing a satanically inspired cult that has done a masterful public relationship job of getting people, including many Christians, to believe they are "just another Christian church." As I have stated often, the teachings and theology of the Mormon cult are completely inconsistent with Biblical Christianity. They are no more Christians than Muslims are despite their attempts to deceive people into believing they are. The god and jesus of the Mormon cult are NOT the God and Jesus of the Bible. To go on national television and publicly expose a satanic cult that looks so good on the outside, brings you under even more fire.

Lastly, there is no way I will ever be on ANY program and not make sure those who are watching clearly hear that there is only ONE TRUTH, the Bible, and only ONE WAY TO BE SAVED, faith in Jesus Christ. Of course that turns up the fire even greater since that means those who do not accept Jesus as their Savior will die and go to hell. Again, the reasons most pastors won't even stand in their own church and share that truth, the reason very few will ever go on secular media and share that truth, is that they are more concerned with what men think than what God thinks. I have news for you. When you take your last breath and die, it is not a man you will stand before it is God. It is not a man you must please, it is God. I submit to you today that if you really love someone, you will love them enough to tell them the truth, especially about their eternal soul.

I did the segment with O'Reilly from the PBS studio in Tampa. I was literally all alone in the studio, with one camera on me, and an earpiece so I could hear what O'Reilly was saying. That environment alone, not being able to see O'Reilly, to hear anything other than his voice when he talked, knowing that the whole thing will be over with in 4-5 minutes, on top of knowing that you have what will be for the most part an audience hostile to your message, even more hostile when you expose the satanic Mormon cult for what they are, and even more hostile yet when you tell them there is only one hope and way to be saved, faith in Jesus Christ, requires you are really prayed up surrendered so that the Holy Ghost can speak through you.

God did speak Wednesday night! Regardless of what they wanted to hear, that audience Wednesday did hear the truth of the Mormon cult. They did hear that the Bible is the only Truth there is. They did hear that faith in Jesus is the only way to be saved. They did respond afterwards as I knew they would. We received about 2,000 emails. They ran about 60/40 negative to good, which was encouraging since I thought it would be worse. Let me address the negative ones first. I have been wondering for months why FOX News has been so pro-Romney. They pass off anyone who questioned the fact he is part of the Mormon cult as a nut job, a hater, and bigot. Well, apx 80% negative emails I got were from those who have sadly bought into the lies of Joey Smith and the Mormon cult and are following those lies to hell. I can tell you what I am certain the people at FOX already knew, they have a large viewer base who are in the Mormon cult. So their sympathy towards Romney and their unwillingness to even deal with the false teachings of the Mormon cult are clear to me now. After all, for FOX News it is about ratings which equal dollars.

Most of the emails that made up the other 20% were from people who identified themselves as "born again Christians," with several from those who claimed to be "pastors." It is those that made me most sad. To see how effective Satan has been in deceiving people to believe the lie that Mormons are Christians. Don't pastors warn their people about these cults and false religions? Apparently not. As a matter of fact, the few "pastors" I heard from were taking me to ask for telling people there is only one Truth, that you have to accept Jesus to get to Heaven, and that those who follow the false teachings of the Mormon cult will die and go to hell. HOW DID THESE PEOPLE END UP BECOMING A PASTOR? DID THEY EVER READ THE BIBLE? A few even said that I should not embarrass Christ by going on national TV and saying what I did? WHAT? It is no wonder why the sheep are so lost when the shepherds leading them are lost!

As for Bill O'Reilly, I have commented on his warped theology numerous times over the years. Being a Catholic is not his problem. Not believing the Bible is the only Truth and that Jesus is the only way to be saved is. As I have spoken of in the past, he has bought into this lie from the pits of hell that "all good people will get to Heaven," and that there are "many roads to God." Hate to break this to O'Reilly but selling Factor gear and giving the money to charity isn't going to get him to Heaven. I could tell that he was clearly uncomfortable with the whole segment and couldn't wait to get out of it. He didn't like the subject. He certainly didn't like what I had to say. To save face with the bulk of his audience, he used his last words to chastise me for my "unChristian" beliefs. But that is OK. Even though he didn't know it or understand it, God used O'Reilly's program Wednesday night to expose the satanic Mormon cult for what it is and to let that audience hear the Bible is the only Truth and that faith in Jesus is the only way to be saved. AMEN!

I love you and care about you so much. First, THANK YOU to all who prayed for me last night prior to and during the interview. Your prayers made all the difference in the world as I gained great strength knowing the Liveprayer family was there praying for the Holy Sprit to speak through me. In the coming days I will be in even more hostile territory on CNN and MSNBC, but that is OK. THIS IS WHERE WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE! NOT TO SELL BOOKS BUT TO BRING THOSE AUDIENCES THE TRUTH OF GOD'S WORD! Every second people are dying and going to hell. With the better percentage of two full generations who have never gone to church, there is an incredible spiritual void in most people's lives that can only be filled with the Word of God and faith in Jesus Christ. These people are not gong to church or turning to the Christian media. if we want to reach them, we have got to find ways to bring the message of Christ to them!

This was an incredible opportune for you to see with your own eyes all I have been telling you for these past 8 yrs now. I see it daily and I hope this brief glimpse you got will give you the same passion I have to take Christ to this lost and hurting world. He is the ONLY hope this world has. He is the ONLY hope for each person now, and for all eternity. This is why I am so driven every day to do what I do here at Livepayer.com and the TV program. This is why I have worked so hard to get the TV program locked into a national deal since we need that national vehicle on secular TV to be able to effectively do what God has called us to do. This is why I share our needs with you and ask you to make the sacrifice to give to this ministry. You got a glimpse last night of how we can literally impact this nation for Christ by bringing His Truth to combat the lies of the world while telling people that faith in Jesus is their only true hope for this life and for all eternity. I am willing to literally put my life on the line each day for the Gospel but I can't do it without your prayers and support.

I will be praying for you today. Praying that God will really speak to your heart about the spiritual abyss our nation and world is in. It is a lost and hurting world that so desperately needs the Lord. I have enough faith to really believe this nation is ripe for a spiritual awakening like some of the great moves of God's Spirit in the past. However, this move is not going to start in the church, but outside of the church. I see God's Spirit moving through the masses of lost and hurting souls who don't go to church, don't visit any Christian media, but who are open and searching for the answers that are only found in God's Word and in a relationship with Jesus Christ. God has raised up Liveprayer over nearly 8 years now, each year given us greater influence, a further reach, a bigger platform. It has been key men and women who God has moved to give to this work to help us move forward each year. It has been literally millions of people who have prayed for me and this work.

Gold spoke into my heart last night that now is the time, this is the moment, to rise up and make our stand for Him and allow the Holy Spirit of God to flow from this ministry across the land, into the far countries of the world, and bring literally millions and millions of souls to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ! I know life is short, over any moment, there is no time to delay. I am taking my stand for Him now and am asking you to stand with me as together we bring God's Truth and Christ to this lost and hurting world!!!