Daily Devotional for Wednesday September 25, 2013
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I have been seeing people on my Facebook page referring to God as "Abba." Where did this come from? I don't remember seeing this anywhere in the Bible. To me, Abba is a singing group.
ANSWER: Galatians 4:6. As a child of God, we have the right to call Him "Abba," or Father!
Dominionism is the newest charge from the secular media against "stupid" people who actually believe the Bible and have put their faith in Jesus Christ. My definition of such a person is a CHRISTIAN, but now even that definition is being disputed, since you have people calling themselves Christians who support the sins of homosexuality and abortion, along with many radical social agendas that are embraced by the group I have warned you about called the "religious left"
The "religious left" is made up of people who identify themselves as Christians and hold strong religious beliefs as well as sharing left-wing ideals. Obviously, this group has risen up in opposition to those who have been tagged the "religious right" or the "Christian right." The "Christian right" is that group of Bible-believing Christians who are politically active and seek to elect to office those candidates who hold to Biblical values on the key spiritual issues of our day that are also political issues.
These would be issues like abortion and life related matters, gay marriage, family issues, the proliferation of the pornography industry, and the drive to remove God from the public square. Those in the "religious left" actually take an anti-Biblical position on these issues and are also heavily involved in the ecumenical movement, environmental issues, opposing war for any reason, world hunger, and social issues like healthcare, welfare, and education.
In order to marginalize Bible-believing Christians, the secular media is now calling them "dominionists."
Dominionism, in the context of politics and religion, is the tendency among some politically active conservative Christians to seek influence or control over secular civil government through political action. It is also known as subjectionism. The goal is either a nation governed by Christians, or a nation governed by a conservative Christian understanding of Biblical truth. The charge is that the ultimate goal is to create a Christian theocracy.
Obvsiouly that is ludicrous. However, you have a steady diet of secular TV hosts who have now picked up on this mantra to demonize Bible-believing Christians, especially those who are running for public office. The goal is to paint these followers of Christ as radical, racists, and stupid.
After all, if you actually believe God over what man says regarding the fact the earth was created 6,000 years ago, and not millions or billions due to flawed dating methods (The earth, and all of creation was spoken into existence in a MATURE STATE! Unless you know that mature date, and that is impossible, ALL dating methods are fatally flawed.), or man was CREATED and didn't evolve from a drop of pond scum, you my friend are a fool!
Additionally, only ignorant people have an issue with those who choose to engage in homosexual acts and oppose same-sex marriage. You have to hate women to be against giving the woman the choice to kill her baby. Nobody who accepts the Bible as Absolute Truth and our final authority in all matters can be operating with a sound mind according to the secular media. We are also racists and against anyone who is not white.
I am sorry but their ignorance is laughable. A true follower of Jesus Christ simply wants to have the freedom to worship, serve, and glorify our Lord without interference. We are commanded to be involved in every aspect of daily life, including politics. It is our desire to have men and women in public office who hold the same values and faith as we do. We also understand that a politician is there to govern, not lead the people spirituality, and that this nation was founded on religious freedom. No true follower of Christ is looking to turn the nation into a Christian theocracy! That is what Beck and the Mormons ultimately want!
A true follower of Jesus Christ holds all life as precious from the womb on. Marriage is a Holy Institution created by God between a man and a woman, and sex is god's gift to a man and woman in the bonds of marriage alone. We also believe all men are created equal. When we die, we will spend eternity with people of every color and ethnic origin. They are our brothers and sisters no matter what the color of their skin is or the country they live in, since the body of Christ is made up of every man, woman and child who has given their heart and life by faith to Jesus Christ.
I love you and care about you so much. Now can you understand why it is so critical to have a voice in the marketplace, on the secular media to stand against these lies being spewed 24/7 without any opposition? The goal is to silence us and dismiss us as ignorant fools. Sadly, they have done a masterful job because there is NOBODY in the secular media telling our side of the story! The major media ministries decided long ago to stay in the comfort of the Christian media where they can rake in millions and never have to take on these media minions of satan.
Well, I have been in their mediums now for a decade. That is why I have come to you recently and asked for just one person to stand with me. Over the past 5 months, Liveprayer has secured a God-given opportunity to re-launch the Liveprayer TV program in over 40 cities around the nation! Check it out at: http://www.liveprayer.com/liveprayertv.cfm
This will also lock us into several existing national networks that will enable the program to go nationwide Monday thru Friday, live for an hour a day, by January of 2014. Wouldn't you like to turn on the TV some evening and see a true man of God taking a stand for Biblical Truth, for YOUR beliefs? Sadly, there is NOBODY on nationwide, secular TV each day doing that. LIVEPRAYER HAS AND IS DOING!!!
I told you years ago this day was coming. Our voice is being silenced and marginalized daily. We are now seen as the evil ones in society. Our ability to share our faith is being greatly curtailed. We will see real persecution aginst Christian who stand by God's Word happening more and more in the coming weeks and months. If we don't stand now, we won't be able to. I know that with God all things are possible. Liveprayer has taken its' stand on the front lines for decades, and today I am asking YOU to stand with me!!!
***SEPTEMBER FINANCIAL UPDATE: Thank you for those who prayed and were able to help with a gift yesterday! With the August shortfall finally covered last weekend and now the first $7,000 of September in, I am trying to insure the final $33,000 for our basic October operations budget is covered over these final 6 days of the month. Please do me a favor and pray about what you can do to help me before the end of the month.
Also, $12,000 of our September operations is now a couple weeks past due and it would take a load of pressure off of me if 2 or 3 friends could help with a special one-time gift to cover all or a portion of that past due amount by this weekend. Thank you so much and know I am praying for you and your family each day. We press forward in ushering in a national revival and leading this nation back to God and HIS Truth!!
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In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,