Daily Devotional for Monday July 15, 2013
Ushering in a Real Nationwide Revival
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, do you believe in the rapture happening before or after the tribulation?
ANSWER: Always an interesting discussion since so much of the order of end-times events are not very clear from Scripture. I personally hold to a pre-trib rapture, but try not to get to distracted with these end-times issues that we will have no control over, and focus instead on what is happening today that we do have control over.
"Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God." Psalms 20:7
Ushering in a real nationwide revival!!! In the aftermath of the Presidential election last November, the media never told you the real story of what happened. The bottom line is that God, who allows men to rise to power and takes men out of power, allowed Obama to continue to rule this nation for the next four years. As I shared with you in November of 2011, whoever was elected would be a furtherance of God's judgment on this nation. Whichever form of evil that ended up in power was going to be an acceleration of God's judgment for our sins and wickedness.
The saddest thing for me personally was listening the tortured logic and arguments wonderful men and women of God made to support President Obama despite the fact he has proven to be (as I warned people in 2008 would be the case) the most pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, pro-enemy of Israel President in history.
However, equally as sad has been listening to the flawed logic and specious arguments why it was perfectly acceptable for a Christian to support a 5th generation high priest of a satanic cult that leads souls to hell through a false Gospel, whose cult would have become mainstream without Mitt Romney having to say one word. Many were intimidated into supporting a satan worshipper who believes when he dies he will be the god of his own planet by those who challenged people's love for their country and lying about what a Romney Presidency will accomplish.
Politically, no matter which man God allowed to rule the next four years, NOTHING WAS GOING TO GET DONE! The Republicans were always going to maintain their control of the House and the Democrats the Senate. SIX BILLION DOLLARS was spent on an election where absolutely NOTHING was going to be changed!!! Just like over the last 2 yrs of President Obama's first term nothing of anything significance was accomplished, so it was guaranteed after the election, no matter who won, gridlock would prevail.
The bottom line is despite their promises to those who supported them, NEITHER man was going to accomplish much of anything, and there was never going to be a political fix to the problems in our nation. More important, the REAL problems in this nation are NOT political..they are SPIRITUAL!!! In all of the noise during the election, the one thing I tried to keep people focused on was that fact!
In the end, my only concern is the spiritual state of this nation and the eternal souls of men.! Unlike so many I have watched leading up to the election, I have never or ever will compromise/sell-out God's Truth for the temporal things of this world when the eternal souls of men are at stake!!!!!
As I have been sharing with you for these past 14 years, hitting it hard since I warned you in 2007, God's judgment is upon this nation. I told you it was coming just weeks before the economic collapse occurred that has affected every man and women in this nation and trillions of dollars lost. I told you it would accelerate if the nation elected Obama in 2008, and I have warned you that it really doesn't matter which of satan's sons was allowed to rise to power over the next 4 years..this nation is under the judgment of God for our sins and turning our back on God an worshipping false gods and idols!!!
I love you and care about you so much. I clearly see that in God allowing President Obama to be re-elected last November, it was the ideal atmosphere for a real spiritual revival in this land which is our only hope! Now that the distraction of the election is over, the ONE and only hope and ONE and only answer for this nation is to turn back to God and His Truth! Not a politician or a political ideology, but getting on our knees, repenting of our sins, asking God's forgiveness for our sins, and turning our hearts back to Him and His Truth!!!
My word for you is simply this. Now that the distraction of the election is behind us, don't let yourself continue to be distracted by focusing on politics. As true followers of Jesus Christ, we KNOW that it really doesn't matter who sits in the Oval Office. No man can rise to that office without selling their soul to the institution of politics. You can't raise the BILLION dollars now necessary without selling your soul to those who bought you. Politics has been, is, and always will be a totally corrupt institution and those in office are often little more than puppets of those who put them into office.
That is why as Christians we have to continue to do our best to help affect the spiritual issues our nation faces through the political process, but never forget, REAL change only comes one heart at a time. Revival will only come one heart at a time. It is time for those in the Body of Christ to rise up, quit allowing satan to distract us, and do the work we need to in order to spark a true revival, to lead our nation back to God and His Truth. In the aftermath of last November's election, the real story you didn't hear in the endless hours of coverage was that we are under the judgment of God and time is short.
THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW!!! THE ATMOSPHERE FOR A TRUE NATIONWIDE REVIVAL IS UPON US!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,