Daily Devotional for Thursday May 17, 2012
Don't Souls Matter Any Longer
(Proverbs 11:30, 2 Peter 3:9)
"The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise." Proverbs 11:30
"The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance." 2 Peter 3:9
Don't souls matter any longer? Sadly, in just the brief 54 years I have been alive, I have seen the fervor to save souls dwindle to virtually nothing today. Thankfully, there are still some churches, some men and women of God who have a passion for winning souls. However, as part of the man made seeker/purpose driven/emerging church/prosperity Gospel marketing movements that dominate much of today's church world, saving souls is far down the list of priorities, if it even makes the list at all!
In addition, you have so many of the old mainline denominations who have compromised the Truth of the Bible to become socially acceptable, they spew the universalistic lie from the lips of satan himself that everyone will get to Heaven, that God will let everyone in. That of course means they never have to share the Gospel, confront people with their sin, and explain that those who die without Jesus will be cast into the flames of hell for all eternity! They are so arrogant they even teach there is so such place as hell!!!
I have been at one of my lowest points in over 20 years of ministry these past few days. My heart has broken as I have been reading since Monday how the lies of satan have taken hold of even those who know Jesus as their Savior. While it has been nice to see 11,000 people in the first 72 hours sign up to write in the name of Jesus for President this November, I have perused thousands of emails and online comments that makes it clear so many people simply have lost sight of the importance of even one eternal soul. My questions is have you?
Let's never forget that Jesus came to this earth for one purpose, and that was to die that horrific death on the cross in payment for the sins of all mankind. He made that sacrifce so not one person would have to die and end up in the torment of hell for all eternity. He already made the ultimate sacrifce. The offer of salvation is universal and can't be worked for our bought. Our only job is to share that wonderful truth with the lost and hurting and explain to them how they can have an everlasting relationship by repenting of their sins and putting their faith in Jesus Christ.
NOTHING SHOULD BE MORE IMPORTANT TO A CHRISTIAN THAN THE ETERNAL SOULS OF MEN SINCE NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT TO JESUS!!!
Because I started this ministry in Chicago in the early 90s, I knew all about community organizer Barack Obama before 99% of the world even knew his name. Just go to the Daily Devotional archives on the Liveprayer.com website, you will see a plethora of Devotionals where I not only identified who this man really was, all about the "church" he attended and that churches racist, heretic pastor Jeremiah Wright, as well as the FACT he was a staunch advocate of killing babies, the radical homosexual agenda (Why was anyone shocked about his support for gay marriage, he has always supported gay marriage!), and the enemies of Israel.
I warned the nation starting in mid-2007 that Barack Obama was a true enemy of God, yet the people cried out for a king. Just like when the children of Israel cried out for a king, God gave them exactly what they asked for, and results were equally as destructive to their nation both politically and most important, spiritually!
Now here we are 4 years later, and history is repeating itself. Only this time, it is the people who are crying out for a man who is a high priest in a satanic cult! Once again, leading up to the nomination to represent the Republican party in 2008, I was a lone voice, crying out for the people to at least understand who Mitt Romney was and what he believed, and that he was as much a tool of satan as Barack Obama. Now that the next President will be a choice I feared last November, I have been amazed at how many people are crying out for a high priest of a satanic cult just like the people cried out for Barabbas!
Listen, nobody has to explain to me what a nightmare Obama has been as President. I won't even go into his political policies since that is not what I am concerned with. However, he has been a true enemy of God as he has brought his pro-baby killing, pro-homosexual, pro-enemy of Israel beliefs in leading this nation further away from God exactly as I warned he would.
Trust me, I am very aware of the righteous anger tens of millions have in wanting this man out of office. I am in 100% agreement with that anger due to his opposition to God on every spiritual issue of the day, and have written about those issues extensivley The sad reality is, satan has made a clever move since the choice is another one of his tools. It is exactly like if someone owned both teams playing in the Super Bowl, he would win no matter which team prevails!!!
It has been even more disheartening seeing so many supposed "Christian leaders" and "men of God" not just endorsing, but actively supporting a high priest in a satanic cult for President. Trust me, I know that many various groups and organizations are raking in tens of millions tapping into the disgust with President Obama. I understand the politicos like Rove, Limbaugh, Hannity, and those types of people, that is their world. Mormon cult member Glenn Beck has made tens of millions by tapping into that hatred, while helping his fellow cult member try to become the first Mormon President in fulfillment of their cult's prophecy.
It would be easy for me to follow suit, not to mention the additional financial support it would bring to the minsitry. But the one thing people have been able to count on every day from me for the 13 yrs Liveprayer has been online, is that I will never, ever, pander or compromise the Truth of the Bible for a few sheckles! As I have shared so often, it is the compromising of Biblical truth for whatever purpose that has led to the spritual decay of this nation, tens of millions of people needlessly ending up in hell, and why God's judgment is now falling on our nation!!!
I love you and care about you so much. Since some people don't read every word, please save the emails that accuse me of helping President Obama get re-elected. That is pure nonsense. There has been very few in the media and in the marketplace since 2007 warning people, and never letting up, what an enemy of God this man is.
The reality is, I refuse to fall into satan's trap and be responsible for either of his tools getting elected. I certainly would never encourage anyone to vote for Pres. Obama, nor would I encourage anyone to vote for a high priest in a satanic cult who by conservative estimates will add a million plus new people to their cult, meaning a million plus eternal souls that will perish in hell. Does that fact even matter to those who call themsleves Christians?
That my friend is what this is about, and what all Christians should place as their first priority...SOULS!!! I will trust God that no matter which one of satan's tools get elected as our next President, it won't matter since our problems aren't political, they are spiritual. All President Obama will do is help advance the spiritual decay, as will the man who is a high priest of a satanic cult that will finally get what they have longed for since they were founded 200 years ago, and that is to be mainstream, which will also exacerbate the spritual decay of this nation.
My word for you is this. Vote for whoever the Lord is leading you to vote for this November. If you are looking for a way to vote without compromising your faith, I suggest writing in the name of Jesus for President as I shared in our new website, www.votingforjesus.com
The key however is to ask God for a passion for lost souls. That should be the first priority of EVERY follower of Jesus Christ. My prayer today is that God will give you that passion and He will use you to share the Gospel with the lost and hurting and give you much fruit from your efforts as you watch people surrender their hearts and lives to Christ by faith!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,