Daily Devotional for Friday August 24, 2012
Things will Never be the Same
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, if Jesus Christ is God's son, how can God and Jesus be as one?
ANSWER: The denial of this FACT is why cults like the Jehovah Witnesses and the Mormons are NOT Christians, and TD Jakes is a heretic! God the Father, God the Son, God the HOLY Spirit, are all 3 separate entities while all being God at the same time! This link is a great teaching on the trinity: http://carm.org/trinity
Things will never be the same. For those who have been reading the Daily Devotional for any length of time, you know that I am not someone who simply says things for effect. I am as positive a person as there is, as all Christians should be due to our faith in the Lord. We have nothing to fear, and our eternal destination is already secure through our faith in the One who paid the price for our sins. AMEN!
As I type these words, they are currently predicting Hurricane Isaac, followed by Joyce, followed by an unnamed storm, all have a potential to hit the state of Florida. Isaac may actually hit Tampa during next weeks Republican Convention. Glenn Beck is warning his radio audience that they better be prepared for anarchy based on a Texas judge who said his state should be prepared for civil war if President Obama is re-elected. Of course, Beck and those in his cult believe that a Mormon President will declare the U.S. Constitution null and void and enact a Mormon theocracy, it is called the "White Horse Prophecy."
I felt in my spirit after Liveprayer was attacked by the Southern Poverty Law Center for being a "hate group," that things were going to change rapidly. I sense the time is very short and Jesus is coming back at any moment. There is simply too much going on for it not to happen. The time for revival is now. The time for this nation to repent and turn back to the Lord is now. God has raised up Liveprayer for such a time as this!!!
In 2007, I wrote a Devotional stating that 2008 would be a monumental year, a year of great change. It was. We saw the financial crisis that has impacted tens of millions of people in this nation, hundreds of millions more around the world explode. We saw the election of a new President who has spent his first three years in office taking a stand for everything God opposes and helping to lead this nation deeper into the spiritual abyss.
However, starting October 1st, Liveprayer will be leading a very high profile and public stand to turn this nation back to God and His Truth through various media platforms we have been putting in place! By October 1st, all the pieces will be in place to literally change the spiritual course of this nation with your help! My biggest issue today is getting through these next 38 days with our operational costs taken care of.
While over 12,000 churches have shut down, 120,000 non-profit organizations closed their doors, and with the property of nearly 40,000 churches in foreclosure, Liveprayer has continued to press forward despite seeing a 67% drop in donations from 2008 and losing 29 of our core group of 30 people who had the ability in times of financial difficulty to be able to overnight or wire $10,000-$30,000 to help us over a rough edge.
That is why over the past year I have had to come to you more often than I would like to ask you to pray about supporting His work here. During the first 9 years of Liveprayer, we only had to share our needs 3-4 times a month. With the economic downturn in the nation, we now have to share our needs 10-11 times each month, though it is still less than 3% of the content we produce each month.
Due to our extreme financial crisis at Liveprayer, I have cut my personal salary from $36,000 to just $12,000 for the past 2 years, and that is only in order to pay the most basic needs to survive each month. I have poured my heart, soul, life, and even blood at times into God's work here the past 13 years to reach the lost and see HIS Truth declared in the marketplace, something few are willing to do, to be a rare bold, umcompromised voice for Biblical Truth in this lost age.
However, at the end of this life, I will stand before God our Creator like each person will. I will give an account for my life. The one thing I can honestly say when I die is that I never wavered, I never backed down from telling people the raw Truth of His Word, and that I never hesitated to boldly declare the only hope for each man is faith in Jesus Christ. That my friend, will be my lasting testimony!!!
I come today asking you to help me. Over 13 years, Liveprayer has sent personal responses to over 70 MILLION emails. We still get over 40,000 a day. Tens of millions of live worldwide have been impacted. Over 600,000 we know of have come to faith in Jesus. THIS IS MY ETERNAL LEGACY AND MY TRACK RECORD OF SERVICE THESE PAST 12 YEARS!!! MY JOB IS NOT FINISHED!!!
My friend, I am counting on you today. I need to hear from you today. This is critical, and I desperately need your help. We are so close to seeing the fulfillment of all Liveprayer has been raised up to be. I can't see everything stop now over a few thousand dollars, even if it was a million dollars. Somebody will lose that tonight in Vegas. Will you reach down, make the sacrifce, and help me today??? I desperately need you and will be in prayer for the Lord to move on your heart to help me!
With just 7 days left this month, we are still $6,000 short of covering our shortfall from July. This has never happened in the 13 years of Liveprayer. I am seeking the Lord today that everyone in the Liveprayer family who is able, will send the most generous gift they can so that by the end of today we can cover July's shortfall and begin working on the $40,000 we need for our August operations as we celebrate 13 yrs of Liveprayer.
That $6,000 shortfall is several weeks past due, and $12,000 of our August operations are now weeks past due. I am asking for 6 people who can make a special one-time gift of $3,000 to help me today so we can get our past due obligations caught up. If you are able to send a gift of $3,000 or more, FedEx it to our office in St. Petersburg, feel free to mark "bill recipient" and they will be our special account.
After 13 years of pouring out my sweat and blood, literally 24/7, I will not see God's work here slowed down or thwarted, and definitely not shut down. There are enough people with resources who can help me.
WE HAVE THE ABILITY, BASED ON 13 YEARS OF PIONEERING THE INTERNET AND BRINGING CHRIST TO THE MASSES ON SECULAR TV, OF BEING GOD'S AGENT TO TURN THIS NATION BACK TO OUR CREATOR AND HIS TRUTH. THE TIME IS NOW, OUR OPPORTUNITY IS UPON US, AND NOW MORE THAN EVER I NEED YOU TO HELP ME!
Please don't think that just because there are 2.4 million subscribers, someone else will take care of this. It has been friends like YOU over the years who God has spoken to, who have responded, who has made Liveprayer available to bring hope and salvation to so many. It will take someone like YOU today.
Also, I know there is someone reading these words who God has richly blessed, you have been praying about a place to use your resources where God can multiply them exponentially in the lives and eternal souls of men. THIS IS IT! CONTACT ME AND LET'S CHAT HOW YOU CAN HELP ME!!!
To make a gift to Liveprayer on your major credit card at our website www.liveprayer.com under the "Donation" button, or you can give from your PayPal account by using my email address, firstname.lastname@example.org , or you can mail it to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.
I love you and care about you so much. Do you want to do something great for God with your life??? STAND WITH ME!!! I CAN'T DO THIS ALONE!!! I am asking you today to simply pray about what God may be calling you to do to help me with this effort. I am also asking you to please forward this to every person you know, personally reach out to those who God has blessed with financial resources and encourage them to support this work of God, and share this email with your pastor and ask him to pray about having your church make a special missions gift towards this effort.
When this brief journey through life is over, what do we have to show for it? The only lasting legacy we have are those things we did for the Lord. I have taken my stand and will proclaim His truth with my dying breath. Today, I am asking you to pray about joining me and let's turn this nation back to God and His Truth!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,