Daily Devotional for Friday January 18, 2013
The Headlines and Conversation of the Day are Screaming for this Nation to Turn Back to God
(John 3;16, 17)
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I ask God daily to fill me with His Holy Spirit but I have never been given the gift of tongues. Will this make me a reject for the Kingdom of Heaven?
ANSWER: NO! The Devotional link included is about spiritual gifts, an issue there has been so much erroneous teaching about. http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=4845
The headlines and conversation of the day are SCREAMING for this nation to turn back to God and His Truth!!! This is a different Devotional today. My un-filtered thoughts and why if we don't as a nation turn back to God and HIS Truth we will see the full wrath and judgment of God just like the children of Israel did on many occasions when they turned their back on God!
Our President and government are using "children" as their excuse to try and enact new gun legislation, even though they don't enforce the incredible amount of gun legislation already on the books. The fact is not ONE thing that has been talked about would have stopped in any way what happened that tragic day in Newtown, or in Aurora, or at Virginia Tech, or in Tucson. They speak of the 20 innocent children gunned down at the Sandy Hook school. HOW ABOUT THE 4,000 INNOCENT BABIES SLAUGHTERED EVERY 24 HOURS THAT THE PRESIDENT AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROMOTE AND SUPPORT?
You have a major TV network, NBC, that on their cable news channel MSNBC, has hosts and guest commentators who mock and demean Christians and those who believe the Bible is God's Word and only Truth. They open cheer for the killing of innocent babies, the perversion of God's Holy Institution of Marriage and the Family, and will never put on anyone who takes a real stand for Biblical Truth on the issues of the day!
I spent the better percentage of last year being openly castigated in the media and sadly by much of the "Christian community" for having the audacity to put souls over politics. In the end as the Bible teaches, it is GOD who ultimately decides who will rise to power. I warned people WHOEVER God allows who win the election, it would be a furtherance of His judgment on this nation.
Despite the endless efforts and supposed clout of the conservative talk radio world and websites and FOX News, President Obama still got re-elected because less people voted for a 5th generation high priest of a satan worshipping cult leading souls to hell with a false gospel who had a history of supporting abortion and gay marriage, than who voted for John McCain in 2008!
In the meantime, talkers like Rush and Hannity and others on the right, groups like Freedom Works (who has the audacity to ask people to give them money so they can give ousted founder Dick Armey a $4 MILLION severance), pacs run by guys like Rove and Morris, took in over several BILLION DOLLARS and accomplished what??? All they did was fear monger people to give them money, when the real problems had ZERO to do with politics!
As I warned people all last year, politics was not the answer, turning this nation back to God and Biblical Truth is! With the Democrats controlling the Senate, even if Romney had won, he could do virtually NOTHING to change what is happening in Washington. I actually find a small silver lining that his cult at least for a season is not mainstream, and the vast universe of lost souls with no faith won't be lured into the lies of the Mormon cult and their souls burn in hell for all of etenrity.
One of the most dangerous men alive today is Glenn Beck. As I warned people years ago, he would use his media platforms to promote his Mormon cult. It has been sickening to watch supposed men of God like David Barton, John Hagee, James Robison, and others, allow themselves to be bought and paid for like a cheap suit by Beck to give him credibility with Christians that he depends on to fund his $50 million a year empire. A positive outcome of the election is that his influence has been greatly minimized.
The greatest divide in this nation today is NOT race, but true followers of Jesus Christ and those who have rejected the Lord and Biblical Truth. The media doesn't even try any longer to hide their animosity towards those who believe the Bible and have put their faith in Christ. The public at large is hostile to Christians because we have shut our mouths and not stood firm for our faith. When someone is bold enough to do so, they are destroyed!
Gutless "pastors" like Osteen, compromisers and marketeers like Rick Warren, those who have promoted the watered down and gutless "seeker" churches, professional "Christian leaders" like Ralph Reed, Mark DeMoss, and a host of others who sell out the faith in a second for a buck, have created a generation of weak and infective Christians who have forsaken Biblical Truth in order to "get along."
There is still a remnant, God still has a people. A dear friend Roger Breland who founded the group TRUTH sings a great song written by the Gaither's, "The Church Triumphant." I told people over a decade ago what this nation would be like today, and sadly everything I said has come to pass. If we don't stand up for our faith now, the soul of this nation is lost. WE HAVE NO MORE TIME!
I love you and care about you so much. Liveprayer has been raised up over these nearly 14 years to lead this charge. We will stand tall. Even when everyone else runs and hides we will be here. To my dying breath I will proclaim the Gospel! I am asking you today to stand with me! God has not allowed our lives to cross by accident. There are no coincidences with the Lord. He has allowed us to created the vehicles to accomplish this work. OUR TIME IS NOW!!!
Please pray for me as we work over the next few weeks to put the last few media pieces in place we must have. Also, will everyone do me a huge favor and take 3 minutes, 180 seconds, and seek the Lord what HE is calling you to do today to help me financially. I make the sacrifce every day as I have for nearly 14 years, since I would never ask you to do what I wouldn't do.
I still have $13,000 that I need immediately to cover the rest of our 2012 operations. Over the next 13 days of January, I need to bring in the $40,000 we need for this month's operations. Please pray and do whatever you can to help me today to insure these basic operational costs are taken care of. I need now more than every to focus 100% of my attention on helping to guide this nation back to God and His Truth and don't need this daily pressure and distraction.
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The state of this nation is desperate. While it is easy to focus on the finical and political issues we face, the biggest problem is the spritual issues we face. Unless we turn back to God and His Truth, we are finished. We have no more time. We must act. The next few months will determine if we will be like the children of Nineveh or the children of Sodom and Gomorrah!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,