Daily Devotional for Tuesday December 6, 2011
Read What Else Comes Along with the Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell in the Military
(1 Thessalonians 4:3)
Last year, I shared with you why the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" was important to Christians. It was one year ago that Congress repealed the ban that kept men and women who CHOOSE to engage in homosexuality from serving openly. My only surprise is that it took this long for the radical homosexual lobby in this nation to force their unnatural, unhealthy, and perverted CHOICE of sex on our nation's military. Over the past 30 yrs, the radical homosexual lobby in this nation has been successful in forcing society to validate legally and ethically their CHOICE of sexual behavior and relationships, and to enact laws that allow them to promote this sinful choice to our society, including our children as normal, even desirable behavior.
I remember over 10 years ago telling people that as the homosexual lobby in this nation was successful in making the sin of homosexuality mainstream in our culture, look for other sexual perversions to become mainstream. After all, if you accept the lie from hell from the radical homosexual lobby that they are "born that way," and "nobody has a right to tell another person who they can and can't love," where do you draw the line? People ridiculed me when I said soon men will be marrying animals and every type of sexual perversion you can name will become common place.
Well, last week the Senate voted overwhelming 93 to 7 to make it 100% legal for Military men and women not just engage in homosexual acts, but to have sex with animals! That is correct! In order to allow men and women to engage in homosexual acts, they had to overturn a statute for members of the military to engage in acts of homosexuality that also included acts of bestiality. Now it's legal for men and women to have sex with a dog or sheep while serving in the military! As I have shared so often, once you open the door to sin, it becomes impossible to close that door!!! I was appalled last December listening to the aftermath of this "victory" by the homosexual community, that in reality is a huge defeat for our nation as we once again stick our finger in th eye of God. I heard one commentator after another comparing the "struggles" of the homosexual community to the civil rights movement of the 60's. There were also many comparisons made to when the military integrated the troops and allowed women to serve. Listen, you are born black, you are born a female, that is something you have no control over. TAKING YOUR PANTS OF HAVE SEX IS A CHOICE!!!
Let me say right up front, sin is sin in God's eyes. No sin is greater than another. The sin of homosexuality is no more, or no less a sin than murder, adultery, stealing, lying, gossiping, or gluttony. THE REASON THIS SIN IS BEING SINGLED OUT AND ADDRESSED IS BECAUSE THOSE WHO COMMIT IT, ARE PROUD OF THEIR SIN AND PROMOTE IT AS AN ACCEPTABLE LIFESTYLE!
Of course, the blame for the success of the homosexual agenda in this nation lies squarely at the feet of the church. Over the past 40 years, while the church has extracted itself from the culture, setting up our own subculture of beautiful entertainment facilities, TV and radio networks, publishing houses, music labels, we have left the culture to the wolves of satan like the radical homosexual lobby. We have a generation of gutless pastors who are too afraid to call sin sin, and now even have so-called "churches" with practicing homosexual clergy and others who promote and glorify this sinful CHOICE of perverted sex!
Over a decade ago I warned people this day would come if they didn't wake up and speak out about the sin of homosexuality. People said I was paranoid, crazy, for saying that if we didn't take a stand, men would be legally marrying men, women would be legally marrying women, and the sin of homosexuality would be mainstream in our culture. That is exactly what happened. We have lost that battle, but can still win the war for the souls of the lost and the soul of this nation if we act now!
I love you and care about you so much. Some days, I wish I could be like the rest of the high profile Christian leaders out there. Just give inspiring motivational messages on the Christian networks, never talk about sin or hell, smile and sell loads of books and resources and raked in millions in donations so I can build beautiful buildings, fly around in a private jet, live in 3-4 mansions, have new luxury cars, and have everyone love me.
50 yrs ago, you could go to most any Christian church and hear a Biblically-based message that didn't water down the Truth, and at the end, gave people an opportunity to confess their sins, ask Jesus to forgive them, and make a commitment of their life to Him by faith. Now, people of faith who believe the Bible are mocked and laughed at, virtually no Christian leader has the guts to go into the marketplace in a high profile way to deliver the Truth of the Bible, pastors hide in their little fiefdoms and deliver motivational messages designed not to offend anyone. So why should we be surprised people who CHOOSE to engage in sinful and perverted sex acts now serve openly in our military?
Like Stephen, I REFUSE to sell out my Lord or compromise the Truth of the Bible for money and popularity. There are people dying and going to hell needlessly every day because of "pastors" who are more worried about how to buy their next private jet than saving the souls of lost men and women. Liveprayer currently has a little over 2.4 million subscribers to this Daily Devotional. We have had over 8 million people unsubscribe over the past 12 yrs. The vast majority unsubscribe because they couldn't handle the simple truths of the Bible.
Many were in local churches where they were never confronted with messages on sin, or dealing with the issues we all face in life from a Biblical worldview. They have been brought up in this era of purpose driven/seeker/emerging church marketing strategies designed to fill the pews with warm bodies, not converts. They felt saying such things was hateful, judgmental, and the most egregious thing I did was have the audacity to tell people that without faith in Jesus they would die and go to hell.
When God says my work is finished and I take my last breath, I will stand before Him like we all will. That is why I refuse to compromise His Truth, or sell out the Gospel for whatever earthly rewards that may provide. No, I will keep struggling to bring in the resources we need each month to reach as many as we can each day with the simple Gospel message, because if you believe the Bible, those who die without faith in Jesus will be cast forever into the Lake of Fire.
I am asking you today too take your stand for the Lord by helping me be His voice in these last days. After over 12 yrs, I have proven through ministering to tens of millions online and millions more via television, that I have only one goal, and that is to bring His Truth into the marketplace in a bold, visible way, without compromise, and see souls won for Christ. Our ONLY hope for this nation, the world, and for each person, is to turn back to God and Biblical Truth!!!
With Christmas just 19 days away, we really only have a few weeks left in December since most people are out of contact between Christmas and New Years. We still have to cover the last $25,000 of our November operational shortfall, in addition to the $40,000 we need for our basic December operations. We desperately need $10,000 immediately for past due operational expenses, and I am praying for the Lord to send 2 people who can make a one-time sacrifice today to help me with this critical need.
Please pray about making a special year-end gift to Liveprayer, especially if it will help you with your 2011 taxes. Over these 12 years, God has always risen up key people at critical moments in order for us to advance His work here. We are on the verge of seeing the culmination of our many years of faithfulness, as we boldly step on a major platform the world won't be able to ignore, and call this nation back to God and His Truth. It is friends like you who have brought us to this place, and friends like you who obediently answer His call who will help me lead this nation back to our only hope and answer, the GOD OF THE BIBLE!!!
Everyone can pray, most everyone can sacrifce something to help me, and there are a few who God has richly blessed who are in a position to help me in a significant way. I have literally given my life, my time, talent, and treasure the past 20 yrs to serve the Lord and bring the lost to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and need those who are able to take your stand with me today!!!
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Thank you for taking your stand for Christ with me. Know that you and your family are in my prayers each day. Together, we can see this nation turn back to the Almighty and His Truth!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller