Daily Devotional for Friday April 26, 2013
Our Only Hope is Our Faith in Jesus Christ
(Jonah Chapter 3)
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, In Romans 13:1-2, the Bible says" Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been place there by God. So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished." I pay my taxes and I obey the law, but I have trouble submitting to the current government body who so wholeheartedly supports abortion, homosexuality and so many evil, vile, sinful things. What does this verse mean? Did God place Obama there for us to submit to?
ANSWER: It is God who allows men to rise to power. Never forget, that passage in Romans was written under the rule of the Caesars who persecuted Christians and tried to wipe Christianity off the face of the globe. You can be a good citizen without having to support abortion, homosexuality, or anything else God's word calls a sin. This is why it is important to work to be involved in the political process, but MUCH MORE IMPORTANT, working to help change the spiritual course of the nation through spreading the faith and leading lost souls to faith in Jesus Christ. Christians end up being GREAT citizens since they do follow God's Word.
Our ONLY hope is our faith in Jesus Christ and the ONLY answer is for this nation to turn back to God and HIS Truth! As you look around the world today, this very moment, it is by far the greatest snapshot of how far from God and Biblical Truth we have become as a nation here in the US and a people worldwide. Here are just the headlines today, without even needing to go any deeper!
In France, they have now made perverting God's Holy Institution of Marriage and the family LAW! Men can now legally marry men, women legally marry women, and same-sex couple legally adopt children. Actually, all they did in France is fall in line with where the rest of Europe either has been or soon will be!
In the vast majority of countries outside the United States, you will either face persecution, incarceration, or in many cases death...for simply being a Christian and preaching the Bible!!! If you think those days will never come to the United States you better wake up. They are already here to some extent, and will only get worse!!!
The great lesson from the Islamic attack in Boston last week is how deep and rooted Islam already is in this nation despite have very few numbers! Islamic groups like CAIR have taken a page from the homosexual playbook since 9/11 by using the media to intimidate people who tell the truth about this false religion from hell into silence, and labeling anyone who dares to tell the truth about this 1400 year old lie from satan that from day one, and still is today, about terror, war, domination, and DEATH!
I am SICK AND TIRED of people in the media calling these acts of terror committed by "radical Islam!" As I have warned you for over a decade, ISLAM IS RADICAL!!! You either have secular Muslims, or those who call themselves Muslim but don't go to mosque or read and follow the Qu'ran, or you have practicing Muslims who do go to mosque and do read and follow the Qu'ran.
When Muslims commit acts of terror, when they kill "infidels," or those who are non-Muslims, as they have for 1400 years and CONTINUE TO DO EACH AND EVERY DAY THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, they are simply following what their "religion of peace" commands them to do and they are taught by their imam's to do!
Even though they don't the numbers, yet, to fully practice what they believe in the United States, they can still go to any mosque in this nation and hear the truth of Islam. What is that truth? Anyone who converts FROM Islam is to be put to death. Sharia Law should govern all aspects of life. There is nothing wrong with "jihad," as a matter of fact it is the greatest honor. They are told to be patient and in the end, Islam will prevail over all of its' enemies!
Don't believe me??? How about imam Shaker Elsayed of a prominent mosque in Arlington, VA..RIGHT ACROSS THE POTOMAC FROM THE WHITE HOUSE! "The enemies of Allah are lining up. The question for us is, are we lining [up] or are we afraid because they may call us terrorists? Let me give you the good news: they are already calling us terrorists anyway. Whether you sitting at home, watching TV, drinking coffee, sleeping or playing with your kids, you are a terrorist because you are a Muslim. Well, give them a run for their money. Make it worth it. Make this title worth it, and be a good Muslim! Muslim men when it is a price to pay, they are first in line. They are the first in the community-service line. They are the first in jihad line!"
In Philly, the trial of baby-killer Gosnell is about over. It has exposed for the world to see what happens to apx. 4,000 babies in the US every day. I have heard the disgusting excuses from baby-killer activists saying that women should be able to get a "safe" abortion. WHAT? What about the living being inside of her? How is ANY abortion safe for the baby???
Yet in the midst of this open look into the world of infanticide, our Baby-Killer-in Chief, the most pro-death President in history, was set to give the keynote address at the national fundraising gala for the world's largest and most organized killer of innocent babies, Planned Parenthood. At the last minute, he made a lame excuse to cancel, but will still meet with their members in a "closed meeting" the next day!
I love and care about you so much. Sadly, you hear virtually none of this, certainly not any real challenges to these issues in the Christian media. They don't want the heat of taking on Islam in a visible way, and have given lip service to the pracitce of infanticide. In the marketplace, you will rarely hear a true Biblical response to the issues of the day since those who are in the media are in those forums simply to sell books.
Liveprayer, for 14 years now, has fearlessly gone into the marketplace to accomplish 3 things. First is to bring God's Truth without compromise to the lost and hurting masses on the issues of the day. Second, to pray for and guide people through the challenges of life we all face. Third and most important, to share the Gospel and lead lost souls to faith in Jesus Christ!
THIS IS WHAT LIVEPRAYER HAS BEEN ABOUT FOR NEARLY 14 YEARS NOW. WE HAVE A TRACK RECORD OF BEING FAITHFUL TO TAKE THE UNADULTURATED TRUTH OF THE BIBLE INTO THE MARKETPLACE. WE HAVE HELPED IMPACT TENS OF MILLIONS OF LIVES WORLDWIDE. WE HAVE SEEN OVER 700,000 SOULS WE KNOW OF COME TO FAITH IN JESUS!
That is why the re-launch of the TV program on May 6th is so critical. It will give us the platform we need to not just take God's Truth into the marketplace regarding the critical issues of the day, but in a bold and visible way the media won't be able to ignore. It will allow us to also minister to the daily needs of people, while helping to lead the lost to faith in Jesus Christ!
WE WILL NOT BE DETERRED. I STILL BELIEVE WE CAN SEE A "NINEVEH MOMENT" IN THIS NATION AND A MIGHTY HARVEST OF SOULS WON TO JESUS. IN THE MIDST OF SATAN'S RAMPAGE, PEOPLE ARE AND WILL CONTINUE TO WAKE UP AND REALIZE THIS IS NOT RIGHT, THINGS ARE NOT WORKING, THERE LIFE IS A MESS, AND THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER WAY!
Please be praying for me and for God's favor as we take this bold and final step of service to the Lord. Please pray about what God is asking you to do to stand with me. We take the funds people donate, and instead of buying real estate, buildings, hiring huge staffs, buying private jets, living in mansions, we fulfill the work of God as over 94 cents of every dollar goes directly to getting His Truth out to the masses and ministering to people.
Our ONLY hope is our faith in Jesus Christ and the ONLY answer is for this nation to turn back to God and HIS Truth!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,