Daily Devotional for Monday June 18, 2012
A Modern Day Warning from a Prophet of Old
***ASK BILL: "Bravo, Bill; you are a 'glutton for punishment', my man. God Bless! Seriously, here's my question: Do you believe the Bible tells us that the sacrifice system will be started up once again after Christ returns to earth and, if so, why? I've read that it is to remind us continually of the sacrifice Jesus made for us, but I do not understand this for certain."
-ANSWER: No. The OT sacrificial system was no longer necessary once Jesus went to the cross as that one-time perfect sacrifce for the sins of all mankind. He was the perfect, spotless lamb. That is why he told His followers to take communion "oft" as a remembrance of His sacrifce on the cross.
Then I said, "Listen, you leaders of Jacob, you rulers of Israel. Should you not embrace justice, you who hate good and love evil; who tear the skin from my people and the flesh from their bones; who eat my people's flesh, strip off their skin and break their bones in pieces; who chop them up like meat for the pan, like flesh for the pot? " Then they will cry out to the Lord, but he will not answer them. At that time he will hide his face from them because of the evil they have done.
This is what the Lord says: "As for the prophets who lead my people astray, they proclaim 'peace' if they have something to eat, but prepare to wage war against anyone who refuses to feed them. Therefore night will come over you, without visions,and darkness, without divination. The sun will set for the prophets, and the day will go dark for them. The seers will be ashamed and the diviners disgraced. They will all cover their faces because there is no answer from God."
But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord, and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression, to Israel his sin. Hear this, you leaders of Jacob, you rulers of Israel, who despise justice and distort all that is right; who build Zion with bloodshed, and Jerusalem with wickedness. Her leaders judge for a bribe, her priests teach for a price, and her prophets tell fortunes for money. Yet they look for the Lord's support and say, "Is not the Lord among us? No disaster will come upon us." Therefore because of you, Zion will be plowed like a field, Jerusalem will become a heap of rubble, the temple hill a mound overgrown with thickets. Micah 3:1-12
A modern day warning from a prophet of old! If you want to sum up all of the warnings I have shared with you over the past 13 yrs now, here it is. Focus on these words, "Her leaders judge for a bribe, her priests teach for a price, and her prophets tell fortunes for money."
The politicians who lead this nation are ALL bought and paid for. You can't raise hundreds of millions of dollars regardless of your party unless you have sold your soul. That is why NO politician will ever have the ability to deal with our real problems which are spiritual and not political.
Just like in the OT, today's "priests," the high profile men and women of God, do NOTHING for free. You pay to go to their events, buy their books and tapes, get trinkets in return for your love gifts, so they can live like the rulers of small nations in their mansions, luxury cars, and private jets.
Sadly, most prophets today turn the Word of God into a Christian psychic friends network. They are little different than the businesses with the neon "palm reader" or "fortune teller" signs. They tell you want you want to hear in exchange for money.
Today's Devotional is a bit different. I have written out today's anchor Scripture from Micah 3. I want you to go back and read it again. Slowly. Take in each word. Few people fully comprehend the spiritual abyss this nation is in. In just my short 54 years on earth, I have literally seen this nation go from embracing God and His Truth, to mocking God and His Truth.
GOD WILL NO BE MOCKED AND JUST AS THESE WORDS WERE TRUE FOR THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, THEY ARE TRUE FOR US!
I love you and care about you so much. Our time is very short. Our only hope as a nation is to turn back to God and His Truth. We have been under God's judgment for several years now, and as each day passes that we don't repent, it will only get more severe.
I told you last November a clear sign of God's continuing judgment on our nation would be if He allows our next President to be Obama or Romney. One a proven enemy of God, the other a 5th generation high priest who worships satan. God will ultimately decide which one He allows to rise to power, but it doesn't matter since either one will help exacerbate the spritual decay of this nation.
The eternal souls of men are at stake. Nineveh ultimately was destroyed for her sins and wickedness, but there was a season of repentance when many souls were saved. We can have a "Nineveh moment" in this nation, but our time is running out. Will we turn from our sins and seek the Lord, or will we continue to turn from Him and feel His full wrath and judgment?
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,