Daily Devotional for Wednesday May 27, 2009
The Battle in the Heavenlies for the Soul of our Nation
"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." Ephesians 6:12
The battle in the heavenlies for the soul of our nation. Today, I am going to do something I rarely do, and that is share with you the raw insight of what God has been showing me since the summer of 2007 about the spiritual battle being waged for the soul of this nation. Over these past 10 years, I have, without hesitation, shared with you what the Holy Spirit has shown me no matter what people thought. I empathize with many in the Bible who reluctantly shared what God had told them to tell the people, since in the natural it was going to make them look like fools.
Sadly in today's world, most high-profile Christian "leaders" choose to play it safe and simply tell the people what they want to hear. Others, "sell for profit," what they claim God has told them. So we have been left with a generation of Christians, many who have come to the church through the watered-down seeker/purpose-driven/emerging church marketing strategies that compromise the Truth of the Bible and the Gospel, while others follow the prosperity pimps of our day who sell God's Word like a cup of Starbucks coffee, perverting passages to make false promises of health and wealth.
One thing those who have been part of the Liveprayer family for any time know, I have a nearly 10-year-track record of faithfully writing this Daily Devotional every day. I have never held back the Truth of God's Word despite knowing that it would cause people to unsubscribe and others to withhold their financial support. If I was doing this for fame and fortune, I would have taken the safe and profitably-paved path most are on and simply gone into the Christian media and targeted those who were already Christians.
Instead, I have gone outside the four walls of the church into the "highways and byways" to bring God's Truth and the hope and love of Jesus to the hurting and lost masses who will never go to church or be touched by the Christian media. We have the better percentage of two full generations who have never even been to church, masses who will die and end up in hell without Jesus. Most don't want to hear the Truth and they aren't going to send in "love offering," or buy books and tapes, nor come to events. It is not good business to preach to these people, which is why major ministries stay within the Christian trough.
However, God says His desire is that all come to repentance and none be lost. Jesus died for their souls just like He died for yours and mine. These are the people who need the hope and love of Christ more than anyone. So despite the death threats, the never ending personal attacks, the always present financial challenges, I press on to bring His Truth to the marketplace while sharing Christ's love with those who need real answers and hope in their life.
Ephesians 6 talks about the fact our battle is not against flesh and blood; it is a spiritual battle. God has shown me that there is an incredible battle taking place right now in the heavenlies for the soul of our nation. It is a battle that is very close to coming to an end. The end result will be that our nation either turns from God never to return, or at least one more time, gets on its knees, repents, turns back to God like the people of Nineveh did, and we will see an outbreak of God's Spirit and revival like we have never seen before.
If I didn't believe that this was still possible, I would not be doing what I do literally 24/7/365. I also believe that after 10 years, God's work at Liveprayer is coming to an end, however, we still have one task left and that is to lead this nation back to God and His Truth and usher in this great revival. It will not only be the culmination of our work at Liveprayer, but my life's work as well. While we still do all that we do daily to impact millions of lives around the world, my all-consuming passion and focus is on this last task God has given me before He calls me home.
I love you and care about you so much. You can read this today and simply pass it off as another Daily Devotional. I pray that you will take the time to pray for this nation as the battle for its soul is being waged in the heavenlies, and is about to come to a conclusion. We still have several million faithful followers of Christ who have not bowed their knee to Baal and are willing to sacrifice their lives for the Gospel. It is my goal to gather this last days remnant together to take our stand for Christ, make our voice heard, and lead this nation back to God and His Truth.
I can only encourage you today. God has raised up Liveprayer for this moment in human history. God gave me the vision for the Jonah Project last July. It is in place, we are adding people daily, and now it is your opportunity to take a real stand for Christ. God is calling you today, wants to use you today to help bring revival to this nation. yes, eventfully we will be judged for our sins and wickedness, but I believe we can stay God's hand of judgment just like Nineveh did.
Over 120,000 souls were saved in Nineveh because they turned to God! I believe that we can see millions repent and turn to God in the wake of this revival. You can keep living your life, taking care of yourself, or you can sacrifice your life and allow God to use you for His glory. When you come to the end of your life, it is not what you did for yourself that will matter, but what you did for God. Read that again. When you come to the end of your life, it is not what you did for yourself that will matter, but what you did for God.
Please pray today about signing up and being part of the Jonah Project, God's vehicle to lead this nation back to Himself, to His Truth, and millions to faith in Christ. Go to: www.liveprayer.com/jonah and watch the 7-minute vision video, get sign up. Also, get this Devotional to everyone that you know and share the link to the Jonah Project with every person you can communicate with. This is the answer for this nation and for millions of people who are looking for answers and hope in their life. The battle for the souls of this nation is not lost yet, and by turning back to God and His Truth it can be won!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller