Daily Devotional for Monday October 10, 2011
King Zedekiah Puts the Prophet Jeremiah in Prison for Telling the Truth
King Zedekiah puts the prophet Jeremiah in prison for simply telling the truth. I read about Jeremiah and other Old Testament prophets who were imprisoned for simply declaring God's Word to the people of their day. If you notice, it was never the priests of the day who were the targets of the king. They were either in the king's pocket or compromising the truth so they didn't offend anyone and their "business" was not disrupted. It was prophets like Jeremiah who were declaring the Lord's wrath and coming judgment if the people didn't turn back to God and to His truth.
I can't help but to see the parallel to our nation today. We are living in unprecedented times my friend. I have warned you for many years that the day would come when simply declaring the Truth of the Bible would be against the law. With the new hate crimes bill now on the books, the government will be able to silence those who preach against the sin of homosexuality. Due to the murder a few years ago of that monster, late-term abortionist George Tiller, you will see very soon similar bills passed regarding speaking out against the sin of abortion.
It has been sad to watch the "priests" of our day respond like the priests in Israel in the Old Testament. Many of our "priests" today have sold out Christ for money. Others have watered down and compromised the truth of the Bible in order to not make any waves so nothing disrupted their "business." It is this generation of comprised and gutless "priests" that has been as responsible as anything for the spiritual decay of this nation.
There are but a handful of men who will go into the public arena and call homosexuality the sin that it is, call abortion murder and those who support it murderers, and declare the judgment of God on this nation if we don't get on our knees and ask His forgiveness, repent, and turn back to God and His Truth. Those who obey God will be paying a huge personal price very soon. Those who dare to speak out publicly are targets just like Jeremiah was a target for the king of his day.
The attack on Christianity will be much like they way the kings in the Old Testament attacked religion. Leave the institutionalized church alone since it has little impact on the culture, and target those few "trouble makers" who dare to speak out publicly. That day is upon us. It will cause even more to compromise Scripture, water down the truth, and not make trouble. However, despite that attacks come, I will not be silenced, I will not shut up, and I will keep shouting from the rooftops the coming wrath and judgment of God if we don't turn back to our Creator and to His Truth!
I love you and care about you so much. God always has a remnant. God always has a people. God always has a few Jeremiahs who will declare His Word regardless of the personal consequences. I will continue to call sin what it is, and call this nation to repent and to turn from its wickedness or face the judgment and wrath of God. It is in this spiritual void that I believe in my heart we can see real revival break out. The end result of all of these issues is that people are hurting, and deep down looking for hope and answers. We have the answers and hope they are looking for. There is still a small window for this nation to repent, turn back to God and to His Truth. Our time is now!
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 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 what the 7 min. 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. This nation is in spiritual freefall and turning back to God and His Truth is our only hope.
The king can throw me into jail just like Jeremiah, but it will not stop me from speaking out and declaring God's Truth to this lost and hurting people!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,