Daily Devotional for Thursday November 29, 2012
The Real Problems of this Nation
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, does God love [everyone], that is, every human being ever born? I don't believe He does. In a multitude of occasions, God has directed His chosen instrument to destroy (kill) many peoples, including men, women, children, infants, and even their animals. God Himself, by His own Hand has destroyed a multitude of people (i.e. The Flood). So, "if" he does in fact love every human being, that would have to mean He destroyed/killed many of those whom He actually loved. I cannot begin to fathom that He would do that.
ANSWER: YES! We are created in His image and He loves each one of us. Sadly, it was man's freewill CHOICE to rebel against God, and thus, man who was created to live forever in fellowship with God not only had that bond broken, but would now experience physical death as well. In the cases in the OT where God directed His people to kill all men, women, children, and living things, it was because those were people groups who chose to live in rebellion to God and did not seek peace, only the destruction of God's people. Same with Noah's flood, it was to PRESERVE His people. Acts of nature are a byproduct of man's sin which also destroyed the perfection his environment. God loved each of us SO MUCH, that He actually sent His Son to die for the sins of ALL mankind.
"Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet. Declare to my people their rebellion and to the house of Jacob their sins." Isaiah 58:1
The REAL problems of this nation. Now that that the noise and distraction of the election is behind us, it is time to focus on the REAL problems in this nation which are spiritual, not political. Elections come and go, politicians come and go, and by the very nature of the corrupt institution of politics, nothing ever really changes. Case in point, $6 BILLION spent, same President, same House, same Senate. It now takes over 1 BILLION DOLLARS just to run for President, and anyone who has the ability to amass that amount of money has already sold their soul many times over.
I was alone since last November telling people that whoever would be elected, it wouldn't matter since both men were equally evil in their own ways. Both men worship the god of politics in their professional lives, and both men worship a false god in their private lives. In this current system, NEITHER man had the ability to make any real change in this nation, especially since the real changes necessary had nothing to do with politics but had to be spiritual, something neither was qualified or had any motivation to do.
Saddest to me was to see so many supposed "Christian leaders" compromising their faith for temporal politics, and in the end, not only did their efforts fail, but in the process they sold out. They got ZERO for their compromise. At least Judas got 30 pieces of silver. Why anyone would trust them in the future is beyond me, since this is the very same type of compromise the priests in the OT engaged in that ultimately led to God's judgment on the nation of Israel.
IT WAS THE FAILURE OF GOD'S MEN TO LEAD THE PEOPLE SPIRITUALLY THAT LED TO THE SPRITUAL DOWNFALL OF ISRAEL!!! IT IS THAT SAME DEARTH OF SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP THAT HAS LED THIS NATION INTO THE SPRITUAL ABYSS! MEN OF GOD, LIKE THE OT PRIESTS, MORE WORRIED ABOUT THE TEMPORAL THINGS OF THIS WORLD SUCH AS MONEY AND POWER THAN THE ETERNAL SOULS OF MEN. MEN OF GOD, LIKE THE OT PRIESTS, MORE WORRIED ABOUT BUILDING THEIR KINGDOM THAN THE KINGDOM OF GOD!!!
A perfect example was Purpose Driven marketeer Rick Warren, a man whose gross compromises I have documented over and over during the past 10 yrs, who was on Piers Morgan's CNN show last night (Selling a book of course!). Whenever you go on any sort of secular program you are almost always asked about homosexuality and abortion. Having been on hundreds of secular TV and radio programs, that is a given. Why can't a man who claims He believes in the Bible as our guide, simply tell the truth that NOBODY is "born gay," it is a CHOICE, just like ANY action is a CHOICE?
Instead, Warren hemmed and hawed, wouldn't answer the questions clearly. Why can the tools of satan who promote the agenda of satan speak so boldly, forcefully, and with such conviction about what they believe, yet men who are supposed to represent God can't ever give a clear and concise answer??? It is no wonder why most people are "wandering" with no direction, since there are so few men of God who will boldly, without shame, passionately declare the Truth of the Word and inspire people to follow the Lord!
As long as I have breath, I refuse to be silent, I refuse to compromise the Truth, and I will continue to do my best 24/7/365 to LEAD the people in ways of righteousness and God's Truth. Waffling may help you sell millions of books and enable you to raise MILLIONS annually, but it is also leading tens of millions of souls to hell needlessly because they never hear the Truth about their sin and the One who die for their sins who they can have a personal relationship with!!!
People are looking for a leader. That is why the anti-Christ will amass such power, since one of his attributes is that he will be a true leader. The greatness of a Washington, of a Lincoln, of a Reagan, was first and foremost their LEADERSHIP! They had a vision, they were able to articulate that vision, and the people followed.
>From a purely political standpoint which I rarely express, the reason Romney lost to the absolute worst and most pathetic President in history, not even able to get as many people to vote for him as McCain did in 08, was the fact he couldn't articulate a vision and couldn't inspire the people. He can call himself a leader, but calling yourself a giraffe doesn't make you a giraffe. He had NO real vision and the majority of the people weren't voting for him, but voting against Obama!
It is the exact same problem we have in the church. Men of God are happy to preach to the choir, stay in the confines of the four walls of their churches and ministries, and stay out of anything controversial since that isn't good for "business."
You can quote me on this one. "It takes vision to lead, it takes guts to lead, and it takes men with a higher purpose than themselves to lead!!!" Bill Keller, Founder of Liveprayer
I love and care about you so much. I am SICK each day that I have to waste even a few paragraphs of my time with you in the Devotional, an average of 2 hours a day on the phone and emailing friends, asking for your help. I don't need your money to pay for buildings, the operations of buildings, to pay for a huge staff of people and all of those associated costs. Nor do I need your money so I can live like the ruler of a small nation, flying around in a private jet.
I can assure you that over 93 cents of every dollar you give to Liveprayer goes directly to getting God's Truth into the mainstream and save souls! You would be shocked at how much of your donation to most ministries goes to "overhead." Anyone who understands the budget of your local church clearly sees how much of what is taken in goes to upkeeping buildings and other non-ministry operations. If people are stupid enough to give Glenn Beck money for a jar of fake urine with an Obama figure inside, if people will give money to support groups who try to silence the Gospel, I certainly have no problem asking you to help me impact lives and save souls!!!
I DO need you money to help me LEAD the people in these last days! I DO need your money to help me bring God's Truth into the marketplace the church has abandoned and left to the wolves of satan. I DO need your money to help me bring hope to the hurting and salvation to the lost.
For 159 months now, Liveprayer HAS LED THE PEOPLE! We HAVE NOT compromised the Truth of God's Word even when it cost us tens of thousands in donations. We have NOT been afraid to take on the wolves of satan on their own turf to battle for souls. We have been shunned by the Christian "establishment" because we won't play their political games or be used by them to help them make money, much like the OT prophets were shunned by the religious "establishment" of their day.
I don't have time for the games they play, since we have precious hours left. God's wrath is imminent. We have already seen His judgment being in earnest and increase with each month. This is NOT a game. Sadly, most people ignored the warnings of the prophets, choosing instead to listen to the ear-tickling of the priests. The prophets had nothing to gain other than fulfilling their calling to God, while the priests were so lost in the temporal they couldn't see what was about to happen.
I am simply asking today for your prayers, and that you take your stand with me. Together, we CAN LEAD THE PEOPLE! Together, we can see this nation turn back to God and His Truth! We have no time left, and unless we wake the people up and deal with the REAL PROBLEMS THAT ARE SPIRITUAL, this nation will be lost and gone forever!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,