Daily Devotional for Tuesday October 30, 2012
A Warning from God . . . Will People Listen
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I need your help to answer questions of my teenage daughters. I read in 1 Corinthians 6:9 "the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God. Do not be deceived ........ nor homosexuals .....will inherit the kingdom of God. We all know what it is to be saved. We all know that a personal trust in the Lord Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to heaven. This verse says to me that those who engage in homosexual behavior are NOT saved. My daughters disagree - they both know a teen who claims to be homosexual and saved as well. I told them that is not possible. Help me to reach my daughters.
ANSWER: First, your daughter's need to understand that NOBODY is a homosexual. The great lie is that people are "born gay," when that is not true. Homosexuality is a CHOICE to engage in acts of sex with someone of the same sex. When a person is saved, they have committed their life to Jesus. Jesus said if you love me you will obey me, NOT live in rebellion to me. Are there people who struggle with this sin like others may struggle with another type of sin? Absolutely! Will they go to Heaven when they die? YES, if they were truly saved in the first place, something only God knows for certain! However, they will forfeit so much of the joy, peace, and abundance they should enjoy from their salvation, never fulfill their purpose of serving and glorifying the Lord, and often their lives will end early. Let me also add this. While we all sin and fall short of the glory of God, I find it hard to believe a person was ever saved to begin with if they are blatantly sinning without shame or conscience, and have no remorse.
Due to the historic nature of this storm, I want to share again this critical message from yesterday...with one change. After much prayer, it is important to make this one correction. This destructive storm affecting up to 20% of our nation, is not God's as much God's judgment...as it is HIS WARNING! It can simply not be passed off as anything else, since it is historic in nature, devastating more of our population than any other act of nature EVER, and will affect the upcoming election. How it will be affected I can't say, but have no doubts, it WILL affect the election and is NOT a coincidence!
MAY WE HAVE EYES TO SEE AND EARS TO HEAR!!!
In late 2007, I shared with you that we would begin to see God's judgment unleashed on our nation for our sins and wickedness. Within 30 days one of the greatest financial collapses in our nation's history began, affecting everyone in this nation in some way. We are still in the midst of that financial upheaval and should the Lord tarry, and should God not completely destroy our nation, we will be dealing with the affects of those financial difficulties for generations!
The problem is that the economics of the world are in a place we have never dealt with before. Since the '80s, we are part of a global economy. What happens in one part of the world, affects everyone else in the world. That is why there are NO political answers that will have any real impact on the economy, since whatever political policies we may pursue don't change the political policies other countries may be pursuing.
CAN YOU SEE NOW HOW THE ANTI-CHRIST WHO WILL INSTITUTE A ONE-WORLD ECONOMIC SYSTEM CAN RISE TO POWER IN THE MIDST OF SUCH A GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS???
Last November, I shared that if the election next week ended up being between President Obama and Mitt Romney, it would be a furtherance of HIS continuing judgment on our nation. Whoever God allowes to rise to power will only escalate the spiritual decay we are experiencing, since the real problems in this nation are not political, they are spiritual!
If anyone believes that what is expected to be an unprecedented storm as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the east coast, potentially affecting 60 million people, is a coincidence...wake up! There are no accidents or coincidences with God! If this massive act of fallen nature occurring a week prior to the election is not a SIGN from God Himself, I don't know what is!
WAKE UP! GOD IS TRYING TO GET OUR ATTENTION! IF WE DON'T REPENT, TURN BACK TO GOD AND HIS TRUTH, OUR NATION IS DOOMED! Just like the promises in God's Word are true, so are the warnings! In Deuteronomy 8:19, 20 it says, "If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed. Like the nations the Lord destroyed before you, so you will be destroyed for not obeying the Lord your God."
Yesterday, Liveprayer began to actively bring all true followers of Christ together as ONE, as we turn this nation back to God and His Truth. Every Monday-Friday from 11am-Noon EST, I will be "live" on a special dedicated YouTube channel, dealing with the issues we are facing and calling our nation to repentance. The program will be archived so you can watch it any time at your convenience. This is a prelude to the national TV program starting in January, the final piece as we forge ahead to spark a true revival and a "Nineveh Moment" that is the only hope for our nation!
PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW! The link for the daily program starting Monday October 29th from 11am-Noon EST and the special 24 hour prayer meeting starting Midnight Monday, November 5th is: http://liveprayer.com/liveprayertv.cfm
I love and care about you so much! Please be praying for all of those who will be affected by Hurricane Sandy. Pray that the Lord spares people from losing their life in this storm, and that He will minimize the property damage. Know that God is speaking loud and clear. It is time for the church to wake up while we still have the opportunity. GOD IS TRYING TO GET OUR ATTENTION!!!The time to act is NOW!!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,