Daily Devotional for Friday July 27, 2012
Applying God's Word to Your Daily Life
(1 Corinthians 10:11; Isaiah 40:8; 1 Peter 2:2; Psalms 119:105)
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, after reading your Devotional about Mormonism, I am concerned and have been concerned about both Democratic and Republican candidates. So we are to vote for a Muslim or a Mormon? How is a born-again Christian to vote?
ANSWER: "When faced with a choice of two evils choose neither." Charles Spurgeon AMEN!!!!!! www.votingforjesus.com
God's Truth! What is in the news today? When you open the newspaper, or check your online news sources, several things stand out. Christianity is under attack! Nothing has changed over the past decade, in fact, they have gotten worse. Don't believe me? Just look at what we are dealing with today.
Chick-fil-A, that I wrote about along with the Boy Scouts of America on Monday, is under attack because of their stance on God's Holy Institution of Marriage. They oppose same-sex marriage, so they are being attacked. In that same vein, the Muppets, yes, the Muppets, created by Jim Henson are now involved as pawns to support gay marriage!
As I told you a month ago, some hotels in the UK and here in the US are replacing Bibles with the pornographic "50 Shades of Grey." You don't even need to watch the porn on the TV's in hotels now, just read the books they provide you with their room!
On the positive front, the grandson of science fiction writer and founder of the Scientology cult is speaking out against this cult. Praise God for such courage, as he denounces his great grandfather as little more than a charlatan and tool of satan leading souls to hell with his heresy!
As I shared yesterday, Ravi Zacharias, Franklin Graham, and David Jeremiah got so much heat (mostly from Liveprayer family members), that they have now dropped out of being part of satanic cult member Glenn Beck's weekend in Dallas of mocking God and Jesus. It is sad that we now have to applaud men of God for NOT being part of making a mockery of God and the Lord, but sadly that is where we are at. For the record, Pat Gray, friend, radio co-host, and a high priest in the Mormon cult who led Beck into that perversion, emailed me last weekend upset that I was exposing his boss and the true beliefs of their cult.
On that same subject, it is funny that the gutless Joel Osteen did a special interview with Beck's Mormon propaganda service "The Blaze," and defended himself from the critics like myself and others who have blasted him for being nothing more than a cotton candy, prosperity/motivational preacher. In his typical wimpy verbiage, he said he doesn't like upsetting people. Really? Jesus Himself said the Gospel would be offensive. Men and women over the last 2,000 years have DIED for the Gospel. At the end of the day, Osteen only cares about himself and being 'liked' by the masses who buy his books and help in to take in millions!
Don't forget, it was Osteen, who without hesitation said Beck's cult brother Mitt Romney was a Christian because Romeny said he was. LOL!!! My friend, there is only ONE source of Truth, and that is God's Word. NOTHING ELSE! It is not what you want Truth to be, or what I want Truth to be, but what God says Truth is!!!!!
I love you and care about you so much.. I hope these examples help you see how the Word of God is not irrelevant to our lives each day, but very RELEVANT! The fact is, God's Word doesn't just apply to all of the events that happen in our world each day, it also applies to all the events that happen in YOUR LIFE each day! Everything that happens in your life can be looked at through the filter of God's Word. Everything that happens in your life each day MUST be looked at through the filter of God's Word!
That is my word for you today. You have got to start putting your life in the context of God's Word. You see, it is the Bible that is our guide through life. The Bible is the only Truth there is. That is why it is imperative to look at everything going on in your life each day through the lens of God's Word. It is His Word that guides us in the decisions that we have to make throughout our journey through this life. It is His Word that helps us to know the mind of God on any of the issues that we face. That is why it is co critical to be in the Word of God each day, reading and studying what God says so we know how respond and act no matter what life throws our way.
I will be praying for you today. Praying that God will open your heart today to hear this important word for your life. Start applying God's Word to the events you see unfolding each day throughout our world, and most important, start applying God's Word to the events you see each day in your very life.
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,