Daily Devotional for Wednesday October 5, 2011
What Will Happen to this Nation Very Soon
(John 15:20, 16:2; 1 Timothy 3:12)
FOUR YEARS AGO God spoke to my heart about what WILL HAPPEN in this nation one day very soon. In light of the messages God has given me to share with you recently, I felt this prophetic word of several years ago needed to be repeated today. My heart has been very heavy as of late, and I spent several hours in prayer last night. Here is what God confirmed in my spirit.
In these last days as we watch our nation and world spiral into a spiritual abyss, the only real answer is seeing the lost won to Christ. Sharing our faith is what God has called His children to do. It doesn't matter who is in office, it doesn't matter what the church is doing, WE are the ones God has called to impact our nation and world. May we not be discouraged by what is happening in the world today, but be encouraged and faithful in fulfilling God's calling on our lives. YOU can make a difference!
When they padlock the doors of the churches in the United States! Impossible you say? That day is closer than you think my friend. If you would have told someone just 50 years ago, that there would no longer be prayer in our schools, they would have called you crazy. If you would have told someone 50 years ago, that crosses and manger scenes would be banned from public buildings, they would have called you crazy. If you would have told someone 50 years ago, that it would be illegal to display the 10 commandments in a courthouse, they would have called you crazy. If you would have told someone 50 years ago, that there would be major efforts to take "under God " out of the Pledge of Allegiance and "In God We Trust" off of our money, they would have called you crazy. However, 50 years later, these are all a reality!
Here is some more reality for you. Things are NOT going to get any better. I am thankful for all of those who love God and work so diligently in the public arena. We MUST continue to fight for the issues that support God's Word. We must never vacate the political arena, and support those who are in public office that support the agenda of God. We have to maintain that voice. But here is the problem. Despite the numbers that Barna puts out, this nation is becoming more Godless every single day! It happened in Europe, it happened in Canada, and it is happening right before our very eyes here in the United States. We are fast becoming a Godless society.
There is now a large percentage of two full generations in our nation that do not go to church. The generation that is in their 20's and 30's has a large percentage that has never been to church. They grew up in homes void of God. They are now having children that are growing up in homes void of God, which means the coming generation will also grow up in homes void of God. On top of that, the vast majority of those in these two generations that DO go to church, are NOT in a committed 24/7 relationship with Christ. They range from the Christmas/Easter churchgoers, to those who simply put in their "hour" each week. Their day in and day out lives really are no different than those who don't go to church at all.
So what is next for our nation? The false religions will continue to grow. The false religions are based on the writings of men and prey on the fact people are looking for God, but use man's sinful condition to lead them into deception. They tell them they can buy their way into Heaven, they will have sex with virgins, they can work to become a god, and numerous other lies. Perverting the things of God that we used to honor will continue to get worse. Marriage has already become little more than a legal date to most people. Sex with people you are not married to, with the same sex, are now the mainstream norm. This will continue to destroy the family and simply create more generations of people totally void of God in their life, meaning the nation will adopt their Godless values and view of life.
IF YOU THINK I AM CRAZY, LET ME SUGGEST YOU READ YOUR BIBLE! IF THIS HAPPENED TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, THAT WERE BORN OUT OF THE PROMISE OF GOD AND WITNESS TO HIS GREAT MIRACLES, WHY DON'T YOU THINK THIS CAN HAPPEN TO US?
The answer my friend is this. We still enjoy amazing freedoms in this nation to share the Word of God. WE MUST TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT! Jesus said that we had to work while it was still light because the night was coming.
We have got to stop playing games and get serious, because we have a very real enemy who is deadly serious. Oh how I wish the church was as committed to building the lives of people, to building the Kingdom of God, as it is in building great structures of brick and mortar. It is amazing how a church can find 20 million dollars to build a new building, but not $200 to help pay someone's rent! It is time for pastors to stop worrying about being politically correct and start being Biblically correct! Churches need to take out the theater seating and make people stand up in the presence of God. God's church was never supposed to be a place where people are entertained, but a place where they are trained up to do the work of God.
I love you and care about you so much. I sense in my Spirit a great sense of urgency, that the time is truly very short now. Jesus is coming back at any moment for His church. We are living in a very evil and dark world. This nation has rapidly deteriorated spiritually right before our very eyes over the past 40 years. BUT GOD HAS ALWAYS HAD A PEOPLE! GOD HAS ALWAYS HAD A REMNANT! I pray today that you will be part of that remnant God will use to bring in this last great harvest.
Now more than ever, those who refuse to bow their knee to Baal need to stand up and be counted. The Bible proclaims that the gates of hell shall not prevail against the church. That is because the church is not a building, it is all those people that have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and will follow Him to their death. THAT is the true church, and that is why they can padlock the doors of a building, but they will never stop the work of God!!! GOD WILL HAVE THE LAST WORD!!!
In the coming months, we will be introducing two new instruments to begin driving the masses to Liveprayer, and add to the ranks of those who are already part of the Jonah Project, the Remnant, and the Liveprayer Church.
On November 1st, Liveprayer will unveil a new 6 min. daily video message available on Liveprayer.com, as well as on any cellphone, tablet, or other portable device. This video will be a daily message from myself on the issues of the day from a Biblical worldview, but also a call to action for that day.
No one man has been responsible for the spiritual decline in this nation, and no one man can salvage the soul of this nation. However, it only took a few sold out men and women after our Lord's crucifixion to impact the world of their day for Christ, and by mobilizing Christians in one group, with one voice, we can have a similar impact on this nation and the world of our day!!!
The second new instrument will be a book available on December 1st. The title of the book is, "Battling for a Nation's Soul, A Jonah Warning for Today!" subtitled, "How satan is using President Barack Hussein Obama, Mormon cult member Glenn Beck, the false relgion of Islam, the anti-Christian media, and a large percentage of churches to destroy the soul of this nation while leading the eternal souls of men and women to hell!"
The book will be available for FREE...NO CHARGE! It will be given away for free at Barnes and Noble, Christian bookstores, as well as online thru Amazon and other outlets. The incentive for these commercial outlets is the traffic that will be generated from people looking for our free book, and the opportunity to sell them something else.
We will also be setting up a special section of the Liveprayer.com website for the book, making it available in E-book form so people can get it online as well. The book will also include action steps to mobilize those true followers of Jesus Christ to help lead our nation back to the God of the Bible, His truth, and lost souls to faith in Jesus Christ.
The time for this grassroots effort to take our nation back for the God of the Bible and Biblcial Truth is upon us. Please be praying for me and for the Lord's blessings as we move out to take our stand. No doubt satan will be there to attack us each step of the way, since He knows the impact Liveprayer has had on tens of millions of lives and that I will never compromise the Truth or be bought off. My only goal is to fulfill God's plan for my life, and that is satan's worst nightmare!
I will be praying for you as well and the role God will be calling YOU to play in the coming months as part of this great effort. At the end of the day, we know satan will be in the Lake of Fire for eternity. Only God will be standing. We also have the promise from God Himself that those who put their faith in the Jesus of the Bible will be forever with Him in Glory!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,