Daily Devotional for Thursday March 13, 2014
The Spiritual State of Our Nation - Part 4 of 5
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, your devotion today says you pray we are part of that remnant God will use to bring in this last great harvest. How do we know there will be a great harvest of souls saved before the rapture?
ANSWER: Jesus said, "the harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few." There are literally hundreds of millions in this nation alone, billions around the planet who at this moment are lost and without Jesus. Most truly are looking for real hope and real answers. We have the hope and answers they are seeking. If the rebellious people Nineveh repented bringing the masses to saving faith in the God of Israel, so can the people of our world today repent and come to faith in Jesus!
PART FOUR OF FIVE THE SPIRITUAL STATE OF OUR NATION
A great contributor to the current state of our nation is the rise of the cults, false religions, new age philosophies, atheism, and the largest growing segment of society, people who simply believe in nothing! As the church has abandoned the marketplace and let it to the wolves of satan to devour, they have been busy!
Let me share something important with you. As we now have the better percentage of the past two generation who have never been to church, growing numbers of people growing up with no faith foundation of any kind, I am dealing more and more each day with people who simply have NO spiritual beliefs at all. They have renounced all such belief systems, even atheism, and are simply void of any sort of religious beliefs.
There has been no shortage of satan's minions eager to fill the void left by the churches departure from the marketplace. Cults like Beck's Mormons, the Scientologists, false religions like Islam, new age gurus like Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Oprah, and others peddling the popular lie that everyone will make it to heaven, all vying for the hearts and minds of the lost and hurting seeking truth. Instead they are being fed satan's lies designed to lead their souls to hell for all eternity!
Through the years, I have meticulously outlined and shown you theologically why Glenn Beck and his Mormon cult are so dangerous, since Jesus said don't worry about the one who can kill your body, worry about the one who can kill your soul! I have also laid out the case why the false teachings of Scientology make it another dangerous cult.
Probably nobody has been more visible in the media and marketplace making the case why Islam is a false relgion born in the pits of hell itself leading the souls of its' followers to hell. Over and over I have warned you about the new age false hope merchants like Chopra, Dyer, Oprah and others, and why the beliefs they peddle are designed to lead people AWAY from God's Truth and their soul to hell for all eternity.
*YOU CAN GO TO THE DAILY DEVOTIONAL ARCHIVES ON THE LIVEPRAYER.COM WEBSITE AT: http://www.liveprayer.com/darchive.cfm TYPE IN KEYWORD BECK, OR MORMON, OR SCIENTOLOGY, OR ISLAM, OR OPRAH, OR DYER, OR CHOPRA, AND YOU WILL GET ALL OF THE DEVOTIONALS I HAVE WRITTEN OVER THE PAST 15 YEARS ON THESE ISSUES.
It is time to take on the same mindset of Satan in regard to presenting our message. Satan has no fear, there are no limits to him. We must operate the same way. We must never tire, never lose sight of who the real audience is..the world at large!!! We must get outside the comfort zone of the existing church, Christian community, and be bold enough, creative enough, to share the message of hope and faith in Christ to this lost and hurting world. Now is the time, today is the day. Time is short!!! A lost and hurting world is waiting to hear the TRUTH!!!
I love you and care about you so much! Sadly, the church has left the lost masses to be devoured by the wolves of satan. Now more than ever, there is a mighty harvest just waiting to be brought into the storehouse! Every person who buys into the lies of the cults, the false religions, the new age philosophies, are people who are simply looking for hope and answers. We know the only TRUE hope and TRUE answers are found in God's Word and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ!!!
Pray with me today that God's people will become hungry again for souls. How can the minions of satan like Beck be so bold with their lies designed to lead the souls of men to hell, while those who know the Jesus of the Bible as Savior are so shy and timid with the Truth that leads the souls of men back to an everlasting relationship with God their Creator!!!
Pray that we will get back to evangelizing and sharing the Gospel message with the lost and hurting in this world. Jesus told us that the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Never before has that been more true than today! The lost and hurting masses are yearning for real truth. They are pining for true hope. JESUS is the hope and truth they are seeking and if we don't share that hope and truth with them, who will???
LOOK FOR PART FIVE OF THIS FIVE PART SERIES TOMORROW!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ.