Daily Devotional for Monday March 12, 2012
A Christian Worldview is not Welcome in the Media
A Christian worldview is not welcome in the media! Like so many others things I have been talking about for the last 13 years, I shared from the beginning of Liveprayer in 1999 that it was only a matter of time before the media succeeded in silencing anyone who believes in God, puts their faith in Jesus, and believes that the Bible represents Absolute Truth! Sadly, much of the blame has to fall squarely on the shoulders of the church and major Christian ministries who long ago abandoned the marketplace for the safety, comfort, and PROFITABILITY of the Christian media.
As I have shared often, the vast majority of the last two generations have NEVER even been to church. We have watched our nation spiral into spiritual freefall. A Godless society has now been emboldened to not just embrace but promote the killing of innocent babies, the choice of those who engage in unnatural, unhealthy, perverted, and sinful sexual acts, perverting God's holy institution of marriage, and virtually everything God opposes. Anyone who disagrees with these issues from a Biblical position is marginalized, mocked, demeaned, and dismissed as a hate monger and a nutjob!
You can turn on secular news networks and see a wide array of people who openly promote and root for the agenda of satan, while opposing people of the Christian faith. There is not one openly Christian commentator who takes a Biblical stand on the issues of the day, NOT ONE! The landscape is littered with a never-ending list of hosts who have chosen to engage in supporting all aspects of the radical homosexual agenda, advocate for the killing of babies, while coddling and treating sympathetically the false religion of Islam despite the documented FACT it has a track record for 1400 years of terror, violence, hate, and death everywhere they have existed in the world!
Where are the Christians to tell the other side of the story? Where are the Christians to give viewers God's view on these pressing issues from a Biblical view? THEY ARE VIRTUALLY NON-EXISTENT! Those you do see are either gutless, compromised sell-outs looking only for their own glory and money, or cult members seeking to lead souls to hell by deceiving people will their false theology. Satan has an easy time selling his agenda to the masses when his version of the events of the day are the only one people are being exposed to!!!
Where are the Christians in the secular media? Sadly, you will rarely see anyone who is prompting an uncompromised Biblical worldview, and if you do, they are quickly denounced and savaged. There are a handful who supposedly represent the Christian point of view, but in most every case, they water down and compromise the Truth in order to "get along." There are dozens of national ministries who at times are in the secular media, but they have a track record of never taking a real Biblical view on the issues of the day since to do so, they would be blackballed and never called on again. For them, it is about exposure to raise money!
There is probably nobody more qualified to talk about this than I am. For 6 years, Liveprayer was on SECULAR TV stations and networks around the nation for an hour, five days a week, taking a bold and uncompromised stand for God's Truth on the issues of the day. As the years went on, the constant pressure from powerful groups representing the abortionists, the homosexual community, cults like Mormonism and Scientology, the false relgion of Islam, and I hate to say it, even some "Christian groups," made it impossible for us to continue in high profile media platforms since I refused to back off God's Truth regardless the issue.
A great example is for years I appeared on numerous FOX News shows like The O'Reilly Factor, MSNBC, CNN, and tons of national radio programs. Over the last 4 years, those appearances have become rare. I was told off the record by a leading producer at FOX News that they wouldn't book me because I called Mormonism a cult, Islam a false religion, homosexuality a perversion, and abortion murder. Also, in every appearance regardless the issue I was on to discuss, I would work into my answers that the Bible is the only Truth there is and that unless you accept Jesus as your Savior you will die and go to hell.
Simple Biblical Truth is no longer welcome in the mainstream media! Caught in their own agenda to profit off of the death of a famous star, they were forced to deal with faith during the funeral service for Whitney Houston. Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum has dealt with many of these "social issues," and it has given the secular media a platform to mock and demean people of faith. The only time you will see a Biblical worldview dealt with any longer in the media, is to dismiss them as people who are out of touch should be silenced for their hateful beliefs.
Sadly, our voice in the marketplace has been lost. Major ministries years ago decided that they would stay in the Christian media where they could fleece people who were already Christians in order to build opulent buildings, have huge staffs, fly around in private jets, live in mansions, and drive expensive luxury cars like they were Holly wood actors instead of servants of God. So they left the secular media to the wolves of satan to drive the enemies message to the lost masses 24/7 without opposition. This has been one of the main contributing factors to the spiritual decay we have witnessed in our nation.
I love you and care about you so much. I remain focused and undaunted in our work to bring the hope and love of Jesus to the hurting and lost while sharing HIS Truth from the Bible into the marketplace. Because of this huge void today, I see clearly a great opportunity to lead this nation back to God and His Truth. People are hungry for the Truth. They are seeking for REAL answers to life. Faith in the Jesus of the Bible and the Truth of the Bible are what the masses are seeking and hunger for!
We will continue to keep our eyes open for opportunities to bring Christ and Biblical Truth to the masses through the secular media. In the meantime, the Liveprayer Daily Video Message that we started in November, different from the Daily Devotional each day, will become even more powerful. Starting May 1st, I will be taking on those in the secular media regarding the top stories of the day from an uncompromised Biblcial worldview, while using it as a resource to bring true Believers in Christ, no matter what their church affiliation, together as one so we can lead this nation back to God and His Truth while leading the lost and hurting to faith in Jesus!
Please be praying and in the coming days and weeks, I will be laying out clear actions steps for you to take to help me. It only took a few dozen sold out men and women for Christ after His resurrection to turn the world of their day upside down for God's Kingdom. With God's help, as we gather that last days remnant who won't bow their knee to baal, we can do the same thing as see the spritual course of our nation changed, just like the spritual course of Nineveh was changed!
As we head into the last 19 days of March, we just have $5,000 left to cover the February operations shortfall. I am praying that even today, that shortfall will be taken care of and we can begin to work on the $40,000 we need for our basic March operations. It is amazing what God does through Liveprayer in impacting millions on just a little over $1,000 a day. Please be praying about what He is calling you to do to help me today.
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Thank you for your love, prayers, and sacrifce, together we will help lead this nation back to God and His Truth while leading the lost and hurting to faith in Jesus Christ!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,