Daily Devotional for Monday May 19, 2014
A True Monster Lives Amongst Us
(John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8,9; Romans 10:8-13 )
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, we are taught we must be led by the Holy Spirit; but how do you know when it is Gods' will vs. our own human brain speaking to us?
ANSWER: That is why the Bible is so critical. God will NEVER contradict His Word. The Bible must always be our filter to discern if it is really God, ourselves, or satan lying to us! This is why reading the studying the Bible is so critical, to be able to discern the voice of God!
A true monster lives amongst us! Warren Buffet, the grandfather-like "oracle of Omaha" stock investor, is as evil a man that eixsts today! Why? He just gave ONE POINT TWO BILLION DOLLARS to support the slaugher of babies, enough money to kill the entire popualtion of Chicago! Satan can "bless" people with wealth too! Listen to me carefully, satan can "bless people with material goods, with money, so don't fall into the trap so many do that just because someone has money it is from God!
Several years ago, two of the world's richest men, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and investor Warren Buffet merged billions of their dollars in a philanthropic effort to fund global heath and education needs. As commendable as this may seem on the surface, you have to understand that a portion of their global health efforts involve the funding to make it possible for millions of babies around the world to be slaughtered. A percentage of the Gates/Buffet philanthropic effort will be used to help women around the globe to be able to kill their babies.
It is no secret that as of today, both Gates and Buffet have rejected the God of the Bible, the Truth of His Word, and His Son Jesus. They are both on record over and over throughout the years clearly rejecting the Christian faith. The reality is, should they die in that state, they will stand before God and be judged for their sins and cast into hell for all eternity. Despite all the good they may have done in their lives, their souls will be lost for all eternity because they rejected Christ's love and sacrifice.
Buffet, while being such a savvy investor is clearly theologically challenged. In an interview following the announcement he would give billions to the Gates Foundation, he said, "There are many ways to get to Heaven, but this has got to be one of the best ways." First, there is only ONE WAY to get to Heaven, and that is through faith in Jesus Christ. Faith in Christ is the ONE AND ONE way to be saved. Second, Warren Buffet and Bill Gates maybe rich by the world's standards, but they, nor anyone can buy their way into Heaven. Please hear this clear. There is no amount of money, no amount of good works that will get you into Heaven. Only faith in Jesus Christ will get you into Heaven!
I love you and care about you so much.I pray today for Bill Gates and Warren Buffet and ask you to as well. Pray that these men will come to know Jesus as their Savior. I know many people envy them for their billions of dollars. I promise you my friend that the moment they die, you will not envy the fact they will spend eternity in punishment for their rejection of Christ. Pray that they may come to know Jesus as their Savior and that God will guide them to use their vast resources to advance His Kingdom and not the kingdoms of this temporal world that will one day be gone.
I also pray for you today. I pray that you will realize that there is nothing more important than having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. As important as your day-to-day life is, the two indisputable facts of this life are that 1) we will all die one day, and 2) we are all sinners.
The moment we die we will stand before God our Creator. At that moment, who you were in this life, all the things you did, how much money you had, none of that will matter. The only thing that will matter is DO YOU KNOW JESUS IN YOUR HEART BY FAITH! That, and that alone will determine whether you spend eternity with the God who loves you so much, or spend eternity forever separated from your Creator.
ARE YOU 100% CERTAIN WHERE YOU WILL SPEND ETERNITY? The fact is you will die one day. At that moment, you will either spend eternity with the Lord or be cast into everlasting darkness forever separated from God your Creator. To know for certain you will be forever with Jesus, go to: http://www.liveprayer.com/plan.cfm
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,