Daily Devotional for Saturday April 26, 2014
Net-Neutrality is Here
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I am a mother of 3 who has our own Bible lesson and praise on Sunday morning instead of going to a church. My husband works Fri-Mon so its just me and my children. I have found when I get involved with a church it turns into a gossip club. Is it wrong for me to teach my children on Sundays instead of them going to Sunday school?
ANSWER: The Bible warns us in Hebrews not to forsake the fellowship of others. Being part of a local church body is an important part of our spiritual journey and growth, especially for children. It is great you have Bible lessons with your children, and you should continue! I hear you about the politics and gossip at church, sadly, that will always be part of any group of people, even in church. I would ask you pray and seek the Lord about finding a good church home, since it is important for your children, and for you and your husband. I will be praying for you and your family as God gudies you.
I have warned you for years about "net neutrality," a fancy name for the government to control the content on the internet and forcing people to pay premium dollars for faster speed, meaning major organizations with huge multi-million dollar budgets will have a huge advantage over everyone else. Since they have not been successful in these various efforts for control, YET, they are now trying to censor content on the internet due to the few websites that pirate copywritten material.
The Lord showed me soon after Liveprayer signed on 15 years ago, that there would come a day when you could access every time of filth and garbage known to man, but not the Truth of the Bible. You see, pornography, gambling, shopping sites will never have to fear being regulated. However, what will start out as protecting copywritten material, will soon expand to "hate speech," which is exactly what the mainstream culture now labels Biblical Truth.
That is why the window we have is SO SHORT, and why we must be in high gear every day since our time to lead this nation back to God and His Truth is winding down. Our opportunity to openly and freely share the Gospel is winding down. Don't doubt what I am telling you. If you look back over these past 15 years, God has showed me exactly what was coming and what many would call being paranoid, hyperbole, fear tactics, has all come to pass exactly as I said it would.
A few years ago, the Senate passed additions to the existing hate-crimes legislation to add gay, lesbian, and transgender people to that protected list. I have told you for many years now that it won't be long before simply preaching against the sin of homosexuality from the Bible will land you in jail. President Obama, a strong advocate for the radical homosexual lobby, signed that bill and you will be seeing how the gay community will use it as a hammer to silence people like myself who go into the marketplace and speak out against their sinful choice. They will claim that my speech induces people to violence towards homosexuals. This is how they will use this new legislation to try and silence anyone who speaks out regarding this sinful choice.
They will be very effective because you now have a generation of "faux" churches and pastors who actually support and glorify this sin. They make a mockery of Christ by doing so, but it also makes someone like myself who speaks out, look like a crazed hate monger who wants to see homosexuals beaten and killed. The reality is, we help men and women in bondage to this sin find deliverance and freedom through Christ every month. We minister to the broken lives of so many who have been bound by this sin. Yet, because we take a Biblical stand on this issue we are castigated and will be a very real target once this new legislation becomes law.
We are now living in a day I feared would come, and that is when the government would determine what content will be on the Internet. The ultimate goal is for the government to determine what content can be on the Internet. Instead of running Liveprayer from an actual office, I see a day very soon when I will be using special connections linked to servers in foreign lands, having to use creative technology to get the Daily Devotiaonl out each day. THAT DAY IS NOT FAR AWAY!
I love you and care about you so much. This is why I implore you daily to take your faith seriously. Speak out whenever you can. Don't be shy about sharing God's Truth with others. This is also why I challenge you to stand with me. God has given us a great platform to reach millions worldwide daily, and we MUST keep doing that while we still can. Will this become like China or North Korean where people like myself are put in prison for life, simply because I preach the Gospel? Not sure, but we are definitely heading in that direction. These are the last days, the time is short, our freedom to proclaim the Word of God and the love of Christ is disappearing right before our eyes.
WAKE UP!!! For the one or two people reading this today who God has richly blessed financially and who want to make a REAL impact with your life before your journey is over, contact me. You can give away millions to have a building named after you, but your only true lasting legacy are those lives you will impact for Christ for all eternity. Liveprayer has a 15 year track record of results, we have the proven ministry tools in place to literally turn this nation back to God and HIS truth this year as long as our friends pray for us and keep supporting our efforts with their sacrificial gifts.
Preaching to the choir will never change the spiritual course of this nation. However, Liveprayer has proven over the years we have the proven vehicles to not only impact hundreds of millions of lives worldwide daily and save souls, but also to spark a real national revival and turn our nation back to God and His Truth.
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,