Daily Devotional for Friday December 20, 2013
A Godless Agenda over the Truth of the Bible
(Romans Chapter 1)
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I attended a bible study on the Holy Spirit. I witnessed a lady who started laughing out loud, then yelling Jesus' name and spoke in tongues (I think). Then she fell on the floor. I was told that she had the Holy Spirit in her. I would like your opinion on this.
ANSWER: Everyone at the time they are saved, at that instant, receive the promise of the "comforter," or the Holy Spirit. However, it is up to each person to YIELD to that Spirit that indwells them. With the indwelling Holy Spirit, we also receive spiritual "gifts." Here is a link to a Devotional I did on the Gifts of the Spirit that will detail what you are asking. http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=4845
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, my good friend who is a Christian told me that her adult son told her he was gay. What should be my response to her. She loves her son dearly and I was at a loss for words.
ANSWER: Assure him he is NOT gay since there is no such thing as "being gay." Being "born gay" is a lie from the pits of hell. Nobody is born gay, they simply make a CHOICE to commit an act God calls sin.She needs to let him know that she loves him, is praying for him, and is believing that he will turn from this lie and to God for deliverance. She MUST be the one, maybe the only one, to tell him this truth. Lastly, keep the communication lines open, since it is only a matter of time before his sin catches up to him as it does with everyone, and that is when he will need her love the most.
A Godless agenda over the Truth of the Bible. I was not shocked when I read that Duck Dynasty, the highest viewed cable TV program was going to be cancelled by A&E for simply taking a Biblical stand against the sin of homosexuality. Several hundred million people in the nation who at least believe in Biblical Truth though most don't live that Truth out in their lives, are being bullied and intimidated by less than 2% of the population who has pushed their CHOICE of sexual perversion on society.
Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the family, recently gave an impassioned 4-minute speech on the right to life. He stated, "You have a God given right to live!" He went on to ask what has happened to this nation? AMEN!!! How sad is it when a reality TV star tells more truth in 4 minutes than all of the motivation gurus like Osteen, the prosperity pimps on Christian TV, and a generation of gutless pastors say in a year!!!
The answer to Phil Robertson's question is simple, WE HAVE TURNED FROM GOD AND HIS TRUTH! It is no more complicated than that. The answer to the problems of this nation is equally as simple, TURN BACK TO GOD AND HIS TRUTH!
This is the very example of what I have been preaching to you about, waking you up to see that our nation has given in to the minions of satan and the agenda of the evil one. While most high profile Christian leaders are hiding in the comfort, safety, and profitability of their own little kingdom, it takes a simple man of God on a reality program to declare the truth to this lost and dying nation.
While the "Christian leaders" of our day are busy building buildings, buying the newest private jet, adding to their fleet of luxury cars, finding a 4th mansion to buy, preaching to the choir under the guise of the gospel to pay for it all, I am more convicted than ever about this final work God has called me and His minsitry here at Liveprayer to fulfill. I will not be Moses who never saw the Promised Land. I want to see the national revival and this nation bow on its knees to God and ask His forgiveness!!!
It is not complicated. The Christian TV stars pay Christian networks millions so they can raise tens of millions off of immature and blind Believers, money they use for THEIR KINGDOM! As the Robertsons found out, no secualr network will pay you to be on if you are going to tell people the truth about Jesus and the Bible.
THE ANSWER??? WHAT LIVEPRAYER HAS BEEN DOING! BUYING OUR WAY ON MAJOR SECULAR STATIONS THAT ALLOWS ME TO PREACH THE TRUTH WITHOUT INTERFERENCE BECAUSE I BUY THE TIME!
THAT IS WHY NOW MORE THAN EVER I AM ASKING YOU TO SACRIFICE, TAKE YOUR STAND.
WE HAVE BEEN BACK ON THE AIR IN OVER 3 DOZEN MARKETS SINCE MAY, ADDING CHICAGO IN JANUARY WILL GIVE US A BOLD AND VISIBLE PRESENCE NOBODY WILL BE ABLE TO IGNORE!!!
Over these past months, I had many hours to pray, to be still before the Lord, to pray more, to beg God for more vision, to beg God for more people to help me, to ask the Lord to simply guide me to fulfill His desire to see this nation once again turn to the Almighty and His Truth. We have the example in Nineveh!
I realized I have another gear I never knew about. I will be in that gear from the moment 2014 is upon us until Glory. I will be asking those in the Liveprayer family to take this journey with me in whatever way God calls them to. I know this, I will not stand before the Lord on the day He calls me home with my head hung down and ask Him to forgive me for not fulfilling His calling on my life!!!!
STAND WITH ME....YOUR VOICE THROUGH LIVEPRAYER HAS BEEN AND WILL KEEP ON BEING HEARD BECAUSE OF YOUR PRAYERS AND YOUR SACRIFCE!!!
***DECEMBER FINANCIAL UPDATE: AMEN!!! As we are into the 20th day of December, our November shortfall is cleared up in full!!! Please pray about what you can do in these final 10 days to insure we cover our basic December operations of $40,000, $10,000 of that was due during the first week and needs to be taken care of immediately.
Also, I have been on my knees in prayer for 2 weeks for ONE PERSON who God has blessed and can help me with a special one-time, year-end gift of $25,160 to pre-pay the first 4 weeks of airtime in the greater Chicagoland area, reaching an audience of 10 million people "live" for 2 hours, 5 nights a week starting Monday Jan 6th. The deal is done, contract in place, we simply need to give them this initial payment! IF YOU CAN HELP ME, EMAIL ME AT: email@example.com That is $65,160 we need over the next 10 days to end 2013 with all of our basic operations paid Please pray today about what God is calling you to do to help me. If you were praying about making a special year-end gift to Liveprayer, for some it could help on your 2013 taxes, pray about sending that gift ASAP since it is greatly needed at this time!
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In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,