Daily Devotional for Tuesday October 4, 2011
What the Occupy Demonstrations Mean to Christians
(Revelation 13:11-18) What does the "Occupy Wall Street" and other "occupy" demonstrations around the country mean to a Christian? What you will not hear in any news reporting about these "demonstrations," is that in addition to these "occupy" groups being made up of those on the political left, communist groups, socialist groups, environmental groups, and those representing every other politically left group you can name, is that those in these "occupy" groups are anti-Christian!
The anarchy we are seeing around the world, and now in our own nation, is the byproduct of a people who are spiritually void. As the soul of this nation is being lost more and more each day, we are seeing an uprising in the streets of people whose lives are not being guided by the Truth of the Bible, but the lies of this temporal world. As the Truth of the Bible, the only truth that exists, is taken out of our culture, men are turned into animals being guided by a reprobate mind. As the Spirit of the living God is taken out of our culture, it is replaced with lawlessness and the full evil of satan and his minions!
*THIS IS WHY I HAVE BEEN PREACHING FOR OVER 12 YEARS, SHARING WITH YOU VIRTUALLY EVERY DAY THAT OUR TIME IS SHORT. OUR EFFORTS TO TURN THIS NATION BACK TO GOD AND HIS TRUTH GO TO THE NEXT LEVEL THE FIRST OF NOVEMBER. THERE IS NO MORE TIME. THE SOUL OF OUR NATION, THUS THE SOULS OF OVER 300 MILLION PEOPLE, ARE AT STAKE! GOOD WILL DEFEAT EVIL, THE LIGHT OVERCOME THE DARKNESS!
Is it really possible for there to be a one-world government, economy, and religion as the Bible speaks of? When I was going through my formal theological training 20 years ago, I have to admit that I really never saw the probability of some of the things spoken of in the Book of Revelation happening in my lifetime. I thought it was impossible in the world as we knew it in the 90s to ever see a one-world government, or economy, or religion. There were just too many factors that made that type of scenario impossible. Fast forward to the year 2011, and we now live in a world that is ripe for the emergence of a one-world government, economy, and religion. My warnings for the past year about President Obama, have been about the spiritual impact of his philosophies on politics and life and the fact he opposes God on every major spiritual issue of our day. The danger of his socialist political ideology is that it puts the United States in play to see the formation of a one-world government, economy, and religion. It now aligns us with most of the European countries and many other nations around the world, making it very possible for the pages of Revelation to be fulfilled, even in our lifetime!
We have already been living in a global economy for several decades now. China has recently been pushing for a new world currency to replace the dollar. With the declining value of the dollar, discussion of a new one-world currency takes on a new significance. There is no doubt that due to the economic crisis across the globe, the advent of a one-world currency and economic system could happen rather quickly. Economists will proffer the new one-world currency and economic system as the answer to the current economic crisis that is affecting all of the nations of the world.
A one-world government could easily fall into place as well. With the UN and other organizations involving numerous nations, with the European Union, the loose North American Union involving the United States, Canada, and Mexico, the transformation of the governments in the Middle East, the ability to pull together the various governments around the world becomes a much easier task. Once again, the political philosophies of President Obama makes the United States a ripe candidate for these type of alliances that could easily evolve into a one-world government.
Also ripe like never before, is the reality of a one-world religion. With much of the world void of any faith, with the better percentage of two full generations in the United States having never even been to church, there is a great spiritual void in the world that could be easily filled by a one-world religion. Look at the rise of satanic cult member Glenn Beck trying to bring the religions of the world together. You have a rise in New Age teachings that spew the lie from hell everyone will get to heaven regardless what they believe. People, still hunger to fill that spiritual void only being reconnected to God their Creator through faith in Jesus Christ can fill, so the emergence of a one-world religion is more likely today than ever before in human history.
I love you and care about you so much. My purpose today is not to get into a deep discussion of eschatology, or end time events. I am very aware of the many different teachings on end time events. I'll let others argue the details and intricacies of the last days. My personal thoughts on these end time events is that so much is subjective, so much is not crystal clear from Scripture, that while it is interesting and fun to study, I don't get too wrapped up or dogmatic about the order of the events, who will be who, and all of the details many get into.
The key is the Jesus is coming back as He promised, the world will ultimately be judged as God unleashes His wrath upon His fallen creation, those who know Jesus as their Savior by faith will be forever in Heaven, and that in the end, God wins!!! The key for you today is that the one-world government, economy, and religion spoken of in the Bible is more of a reality today than ever before. Time is very short and Jesus is coming at any moment.
This is why I am so passionate about the last work God has called me to perform here at Liveprayer, and that is to help lead this nation back to God and to Biblical Truth while we still have that chance. While we minister to the needs of people around the world each day, bring God's Truth into the marketplace, and lead lost souls to faith in Jesus Christ, leading the United States back to God and to His Truth is the only hope we have to redeem this rebellious nation.
We no longer have the luxury of sitting back in apathy and hoping things will change. Things will only change if we actively initiate the change. We have the power of God with us. We have the Truth of His Word to gudies us. We either sit back and watch our nation continue to sink into the spiritual abyss and lost forever, or we take our stand now and lead this spiritual revolution since the only answer and the only hope we have of escaping God's continued wrath and judgment is to turn back to our Creator and to Biblical Truth. There is no time left, we must act now!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller