Daily Devotional for Tuesday January 20, 2009
The Inauguration of our 44th President, Barack Hussein Obama
(1 Timothy 2:1-5)
"I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone- for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus." 1 Timothy 2:1-5
***In accordance with Scripture, I will be praying each morning for our new President. I will pray that he will turn his heart to God and surrender his life to Jesus Christ. I will pray for him and his family's safety and that God will watch over them. I will pray that the Lord will move on his heart and that he will live his life to honor Christ and the Word of God which represents the only Truth there is. I encourage and ask everyone in the Liveprayer family to join me each morning in lifting up our new President Barack Hussein Obama in prayer.
The inauguration of our 44th President, Barack Hussein Obama. I guess since our new President has asked to be sworn in using his middle name, it is now acceptable to use it without being lambasted as a hate-monger and other names used to intimidate most people into silence these past several years. As I have watched the festivities in Washington and around the country the past few days, it has been a huge reminder just how spiritually bankrupt and blind our nation really is.
Four years ago, half of the nation put its hope in a man who made promises to lead this nation on the key spiritual issues of the day that have been robbing us of God's blessings. The fact he had failed to lead on any of those critical spiritual issues during his first 4 years in office, told me he had no plans on leading on any of those key spiritual issues during his last 4. Sadly, that is exactly what happened.
Today, we will swear in our next President who has not only promised to lead this nation in further rebellion to God on the key spiritual issues of our day, but I have no doubt that he will fulfill those promises. Half the nation is excited, and everyone else hopeful for what President Barack Hussein Obama will do for our country. The problem is their hope is in a mere man, worse yet, a mere man who is committed to opposing God on every key spiritual issue we are facing today.
SADLY, THE PEOPLE OF THIS NATION ARE SPIRITUALLY BLIND AND HAVE PUT THEIR HOPE IN A MERCHANT OF FALSE HOPE AND A TRUE ENEMY OF GOD. HOW CAN WE EXPECT GOD'S BLESSINGS WHEN WE ARE BEING LED BY A MAN WHO OPERATES IN COMPLETE AND UTTER REBELLION TO GOD AND HIS WORD?
Our new President has vowed to sign into law the Freedom of Choice Act to insure abortion is available in all 50 states at any stage of the pregnancy, right up to the moment the child is birthed. He will advocate that US tax dollars are spent all over the world to help slaughter innocent babies in foreign countries. Any judge he appoints to the Federal Courts or the Supreme Court will be staunch advocates of keeping the practice of infanticide legal in this nation. The world's largest baby killing operation, Planned "how to kill your baby" Parenthood, will continue to receive hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars each year, despite being a private company.
Under Barack Hussein Obama, the radical homosexual agenda in this nation will flourish. Look for gay marriage to be legalized in more states. Look for adoption by same sex couples to be opened up in all 50 states. By the end of 2009, there will be hate speech laws on the books in the United States making it illegal to preach against the sin of homosexuality, even from the Bible. The inaugural event Sunday at the Lincoln Memorial was desecrated by an unrepentant practicing homosexual Bishop in the Episcopal Church giving the invocation.
If you don't think the radical homosexual groups in this nation aren't on the march, just look at how they planned to celebrate the inauguration of their champion to the Presidency. They had planned to host a "pig orgy" at a major Washington Hotel as part of the inaugural celebration. I refuse to even start to describe what a "pig orgy" is, but I encourage you to go to Google and type in that phrase and read with your own eyes how they had planned to "celebrate." It was only outraged citizens who found out about it that forced the hotel to cancel this event.
SIN KNOWS NO DEPTHS AND NO BOUNDS!!!
Israel has every right to be very worried about our new President. Like past Presidents, he is all for giving away part of the land God gave to the children of Israel to her sworn enemies. He had a Muslim with ties to the terrorist group Hamas give the opening prayer at one of this weekends inaugural events. Muslims worldwide are celebrating the fact that "one of their own" now occupies 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. I have no doubt that Islam, this 1400 year old lie from hell that is leading over 1.3 billion people on the planet to hell, will FLOURISH in this nation under our new President.
Lastly, the biggest issue we are facing in our nation is the economy. Anyone who thinks President Barack Hussein Obama is going to solve this problem hasn't got a clue. If he really cared about the "middle class" as he claims, he wouldn't have allowed $150 MILLION to be spent on his inauguration. After he throws at least another trillion dollars we don't have at the problem, puts some people to work building new roads, institutes another dozen or so failed plans by the top economists of our day, it will become apparent that he has no real answers to our economic problems. Of course, that is because it is not really an economic problem but a spiritual one!
I love you and care about you so much. If you want to smoke from the pipe of false hope, you should probably read something else today. I can't sit here and lie to you. It is acutally sad to watch our nation sink deeper into the spiritual abyss we are in. Even more sad, is to see so many who have bought into the false hope of our new President, when the ONLY true hope is in Jesus Christ who this President offends with virtually every action.
Unless this nation repents, turns from its sins, and turns back to God and His Truth, we will continue to feel His chastisement and punishment, and ultimately His full wrath and judgment. While the people party tonight, they do so blindly and ignorantly, not even realizing how close we are to seeing that wrath and judgment poured out over our nation. This is not a day of great joy, but a day of great sadness for all those who love this land that was founded by men and women of God and that has been so richly blessed these past 232 years by our Creator.
In closing, I want to share with you MY invocation at today's inauguration. This is what Rick Warren SHOULD pray. However, since he is more a marketer than a minister, more a businessman than a bishop, more a politician than a prophet, I know this prayer will never flow from His lips.
"Almighty God, the Author of the Bible and the Creator of the Universe, the one and only God there is, hear the humble pleas of your people today. Oh God, we have no right to even ask for your blessings on this day. We are a wicked and sinful people. We slaughter 4,000 innocent lives every 24 hours. We have made a mockery of your Holy Institution of Marriage and the family. While claiming to be a friend to Israel, we have cursed your chosen people by plotting with her enemies. We have forsaken you for every false god and idol man has created out of his rebellious mind. For all of these gross indiscretions we can only ask your forgiveness. We deserve your wrath and judgment oh God, but pray that you will extend to us your grace and mercy. We ask your blessings on our incoming President and his family. Oh God, I pray that they will surrender their hearts and lives to you and that they will be guided by the only Truth there is, your Holy Word. May this nation today recognize that we are totally dependent upon you and that our blessings come from above as we faithfully and obediently follow and honor you with our lives. May we turn back to you and the Truth of your Word and ask you to bless us as we do. In the name that is above all names, the only name by which men are saved, the name of the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ, AMEN."
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller