Daily Devotional for Friday August 19, 2011
Society is in an All-Out Assault on the Christian Faith
Society is in an all-out assault on the Christian faith! What a surprise. I told you years ago this day was coming, when society would rise up and attack Bible-believing, born-again Christians. If you read what I have been writing for the past 12 years, you will see time after time I told you what was coming our way if we didn't get back in the marketplace and take our stand for Christ and Biblical Truth. The fact is, most Believers have NO CLUE how close we are to being marginalized to the point we will no longer have any influence on our culture or the direction of the soul of this nation. This is not paranoia, this is not fear, these are not wild accusations, but this IS a wake-up call true followers of Jesus Christ can no longer ignore.
*Don't miss the exciting news later in the Devotional for our plan of action, since I refuse to sit back while the soul of this nation is destroyed and people needlessly die and end up in hell!!!
I told you almost 10 years ago, that if we didn't stand up and fight back, same-sex marriage would eventually become legal and those who choose to live in same-sex relationships would be legally adopting children (since they have no ability in their unnatural lifestyle to procreate). I also said that it would soon be illegal to speak out against the sin of homosexuality, even from the Bible. Fast forward just 10 years and if you have chosen to engage in homosexual acts you can go to numerous states and legally marry, and you can also adopt children. We also now have legislation on the books that makes simply calling homosexuality what God calls it, a sin, a "hate crime."
I have also been warning you for over a decade that this nation must get out of the business of legally slaughtering 4,000 innocent babies every 24 hours or we would face the wrath and punishment of God. Over the last 3 years we have seen God using the economy as an instrument of His judgment on this nation, while He has allowed a true enemy of God to occupy the White House, in addition to living with the daily threat from a "relgion" that has vowed to wipe this nation off the face of the earth and kill each person who refuses to convert to their satanic lies. In addition, we are now seeing on a daily basis, acts of pure anarchy taking place in the streets from coast to coast.
Helping to fuel this all out assault on Bible-believing born-again Christians is the media. For the last 40 years Hollywood has put out movie after movie that preaches a lifestyle of rebellion to God and His Truth. The music industry has also been responsible for flooding our culture with anti-Biblcial, anti-God productions that have worn away any morals or ethics that the culture has been hanging on to. With the rise of the Internet over the past decade, it has opened the floodgates to the porn and gambling industries to literally be welcomed into the private homes and offices of tens of millions of people who have fallen into their traps. TV and radio have morphed into 24/7 conduits to spew the lies of satan without any conscience, and attack relentlessly people of the Christian faith. (It is an interesting side note that this same media that lambastes Bible-believing Christians, coddles and embraces a radical false religion like Islam that has been about hatred, terror, and death for the 1400 years it has existed!)
At the heart of the problem however, has been satan's masterful job at using the church. That is right, the CHURCH, to try and destroy Bible-believing born-again followers of Jesus Christ. Over the past 40 years, we have now seen the better percentage of two full generations having never even gone to church. Also during the past 40 years, we have seen a large percentage of those who DO go to church, in "churches" that have little resemblance to what the Bible teaches.
First you have the old mainline denominations that have become institutionalized, and for the most part deny the inspiration, inerrancy, and authority of the Bible, and now condone, accept, or even glorify gross sins like homosexuality and abortion. They preach a perverted Gospel that accepts not only sin, but people to believe whatever they want and still make it to heaven. Out of these unbiblical denominational churches has risen up a generation of churches created by man-made marketing plans like the seeker, purpose driven, emergent, and prosperity churches that litter the landscape today. These are watered down versions of the OT church which have created a generation of Biblically illiterate, weak, and gutless pew sitters, may of which have never even been saved since they have never heard an invitation how to be saved!
I love you and care about you so much. It is sad for me to have had a front row seat these past 12 years and watch not just the spiritual freefall our nation is in, but how true Christians have been marginalized and diminished in this nation that once embraced Biblical Truth and faith in Jesus Christ. In the meantime, I have watched the Christian TV networks rake in hundreds of millions of dollars, the big time politically correct ministries hiding in the "Christian trough" take in tens of millions annually, churches spending tens of millions on buildings, and NOT ONE PERSON, NOT ONE MINSITRY, NOT ONE CHURCH, has even made a real attempt to go into the secular marketplace with unadulterated Biblical Truth and the courage to take on the issues of the day from a Christian worldview, with their ultimate goal being to change the spiritual course of this nation while leading lost souls to faith in Jesus Christ!
Instead, they build even bigger buildings, buy the newest private jets, live in huge mansions, drive exotic luxury cars, and self-perpetuate themselves year after year, while the nation around them sinks deeper into the spiritual abyss and millions of lost souls end up in hell for all eternity! IT IS NO WONDER WHY THERE HAVE BEEN MORE CHURCHES, MORE CHRISTIAN MEDIA, MORE CHRISTIAN EVERYTHING OVER THE LAST 40 YEARS THAN IN THE 2000 YEARS OF CHRISTIAN HISTORY, AND YET IT IS DURING THIS SAME TIME THE SOUL OF OUR NATION HAS BEEN LOST AND HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF LOST SOULS HAVE DIED AND GONE TO HELL!!
Let me be clear, there are no one-time big events like a rally or crusade (certainly nothing led by a cult member) that will change the spiritual course of this nation. The only way to do that is a daily, 24/7 effort, the same way the media and this culture comes after Christians. Whatever success Liveprayer has had in impacting tens of millions of lives worldwide over the past 12 years, having an archive of over 5 million praise reports, seeing over 500,000 souls we know of come to faith in Jesus, has been accomplished by Liveprayer being online 24/7/365 and the Daily Devotional being sent out every single morning since we started on August 31, 1999!
The success we have had for 8 years on television has not been because we were on for 30 minutes once a week, or hiding on the Christian networks where we could have fleeced the flock for millions of dollars while the world around us was being lost, but because the program has only aired on secular TV stations and networks and has been a Monday thru Friday beacon of light for those who watched, and for those who were hurting and knew they could find hope and encouragement by tuning in.
As the landscape of secular TV has changed dramatically, even in the past few years, we have finally secured a God-given opportunity to re-launch the Liveprayer TV program in over 30 cities around the nation starting in October. We need to pre-pay the first year of air time and production costs up front, which will be $1.1 million dollars. That is less than what many churches spend for a building so a congregation of less than 500 can meet once a week, or a fraction of what many ministries spend for their private jet!
This will lock us into several existing national networks that will enable us to go nationwide Monday thru Friday, live for an hour a day, in January of 2013. The best part is, the ministry will be paid for the national program, enough to cover the initial $1.1 million plus all of our monthly operating expense for Liveprayer.com so we can never have to rely on what people sacrifce each month just to survive! My 12 year prayer will finally be answered! AMEN!
As we wind down the last 12 days of August, I have 12 days to secure the $1.1 million we need to make this all happen. I have proven over the last 12 years that my only goal is to see the lost won to Christ and bring His Truth back into the marketplace in a bold way that the masses won't be able to ignore. We have created proven ministry tools on the Internet and TV that can successfully do this. This isn't an idea, it is the proven fruit of 12 years of faithfulness along with the prayers and sacrifices of thousands of our friends over that time. IF SATAN CAN MASTERMIND A PLAN TO DESTROY THE CHRISTIAN FAITH OR MARGINALIZE IT SO THAT IT IS INEFFECTIVE, WHY CAN'T WE MASTERMIND A PLAN TO BRING GOD'S TRUTH TO THE MASSES AND HELP CHANGE THE SPIRITUAL COURSE OF THIS NATION???
--->Please be praying for the Lord to deliver one person who can help me secure this $1.1 million by the end of the month. Obviously, if it was a gift that would be incredible, but we have sat down and factored that even if it is a 16 month loan at 1% per month int. (16%), that would work as well. We can keep watching the soul of this nation be lost day by day while the minions of satan rejoice, or we can take this opportunity to rise up and take our stand for Christ and Biblical Truth as so many of our brothers and sisters before us have done.
I know out of 2.4 million people, there is someone who is able and willing, to take a bold stand for the Lord in these last day. Someone who has seen the integrity of Liveprayer for over 12 years, and the track record to perform. If Jersey Shore can change the landscape of the culture, and anyone who denies that is ignorant, how much more can we change the landscape of the culture for God? There is no investment you can ever make with a higher return. Wouldn't you like to turn on the TV some evening and see a true man of God taking a stand for Biblical Truth, for YOUR beliefs? Sadly, there is NOBODY on secular TV daily doing that. LIVEPRAYER HAS AND CAN!!! There are thousands who give much more than $1 million to support political candidates, build buildings, and give to numerous other things that will all pass away at some point. Is there one person who has the ability and will stand with me and change the spiritual course of this nation, while helping to lead millions of souls to Heaven who would have been heading to the flames of hell of eternity???
Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are all here for a very short time on this journey through life. When it is over, the only thing that will matter or stand the test of eternity are those things we did for the Lord. This is a rare opportunity to take a real bold stand for Christ, and see those efforts rewarded by changing the spiritual course of this nation, nations around the world, and in the lives of tens, even hundreds of millions of people. We have all the tools necessary, God has given us this time and opportunity, it is time for us to act. God will honor our efforts, and the souls of those we reach who come to know Jesus as their Savior will be our eternal rewards!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,