Daily Devotional for Monday November 24, 2014
The Headlines of Today are Screaming for a Nation to Turn Back to God
(Deuteronomy 8:19, 20)
Bill, during a recent 60 Minutes program interview with Sheryl Sandberg (CEO of Facebook), she used the words G.D. I was very dismayed and have sent an email to 60 Minutes expressing my disappointment that they did not bleep those words. I tolerate more than I should of bad language, but using the Lord's name in vain is extremely offensive to me. It is a shame we can't even watch the news without having to hear that.
ANSWER: Sadly, there is no longer a fear of God. The use of the Lord's name in vain, the glorification of perverting God's plan for marriage and the family, the acceptance of infanticide, ALL demonstrate the sad spiritual state of our nation. More important, these are the issues that unless reversed, will bring God's wrath and punishment on our nation!
The headlines of the past few days are SCREAMING for a nation to turn back to God and signs here and around the world that the judgment of God is falling and our ONLY hope is to turn back to God and His Truth! As you read through these news headlines and the few comments I made, remember we are counting down the final 100 days of this critical year, God's hand of protection and blessings is OFF this nation, and these are simply a few of the daily signs to a lost and hurting nation in spiritual freefall to turn back to our Creator and His Truth or face His ultimate wrath and judgment as the children of Israel did many times for their sin and rebellion!!!
-Last Tuesday in the Daily Devotional I shared with you about the vulnerability of our computer infrastructure to being attacked by foreign governments (http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=5761). Only a few days later the head of the NSA, Admiral Mike Rogers, testified before Congress that the Chinese government had the ability to take down the entire power grid in the United States! He also alluded to the vulnerability of attacks by the Russian government and other groups to our computer-based infrastructures that we are dependant upon for basic utilities, communications, travel, and commerce *For many years I have tried to warn people about this potential threat that could literally change life as we know it overnight if God allowed such an attack to occur.
-Japan and Korea have developed life-like robots that are incredibly sophisticated and advanced to the point they have human-like skin, sophisticated human features and mannerisms, and can perform basic jobs at the home and office. There is a new genre of these robots that can actually be cloned to look like someone you loved who is dead! In this age of human isolation, virtual reality, retarded socialization by a large percentage of people of the computer-age, these robots are being created with the intention of being a "partner" or "companion" for humans, not just sexually, but in every area of life! *As humanity continues to deteriorate, perhaps this "advancement" in technology is as concerning to me as anything. The reason is that it highlights how far from God we have drifted when we are more comfortable interacting with machines than another living soul, and living in virtual reality than real life!
-In attempting to support his blatant shredding of the US Constitution last Thursday, President Obama tried to support his lawless action through Scripture. He quoted Exodus 22:21 that speaks of not mistreating a stranger. Of course it was a totally incorrect and out of context use of the Bible, since simply enforcing the nation's immigrations laws is in no way mistreating anyone. *President Obama should have gone a few verses further since in Exodus 23:1 the Bible tells us not to spread a false report, or simply put...DON'T LIE!
-In making an emotional justification for usurping his Constitutional powers, President Obama stated that we simply can not rip babies from the arms of their mother. *If this isn't hypocrisy on steroids, I honestly don't know what is. These words are coming from the lips of a man who for his entire political career and as the leader of this nation has worked for and supported "ripping babies from the uterus of their mother!" I guess it is not acceptable to rip babies from the arms of their mother, but it is perfectly acceptable to rip babies from the uterus of their mother!!!
-Pope Francis, the head of over 1 billion Catholics worldwide, recently stated that greed will destroy this world. *While I don't dispute greed is a sin and plays a role in our deterioration, it is ALL SIN and REBELLION TO GOD AND HIS WORD that will ultimately destroy this world!
-A glimpse of light happened during the horrific shooting at the FSU campus last week, as one student who was taking a class in Christian Traditions went to the library to pick up a book for that class. As the shooting began outside of the library, this student ran from the scene and later discovered he had been shot in the back. However, the bullet that went into his backpack and should have lodged in his back severely injuring or even killing him, was stopped by his Christian Traditions textbook where it was found! *AMEN!!!
-Susan Russell is woman who has chosen to engage in perverted and unnatural sex with other women. She is also a "priest" in the Episcopal "church." Russell who is on the board of Planned Parenthood, the world's largest baby killing organization, stated that the beheadings by Muslims fighting for ISIS is no different than Christians who bomb abortion clinics. *First, my personal disgust for an unrepentant sexual deviant masquerading as a pastor or priest can only be topped by God's disgust for such a mockery of the pastorate. Likewise any supposed "church" that supports gross sins like homosexuality, the perversion of God's Holy Institution of Marriage, and abortion, is a stench in the nostrils of God!
There is ZERO moral equivalency between Muslims beheading people and those who identify themselves as Christians bombing abortion clinics. To make such an idiotic statement is theological malpractice. The fact is, when a Muslim engages in terrorism, barbaric acts like beheading people, slaughtering "infidels," they are simply following the teachings of the Qu'ran. They are acting in complete obedience to how Islam has operated over its' 1400 year history. When someone claiming to be a Christian commits such acts like killing an abortion doctor or bombing an abortion clinic, they are operating in 100% CONTRADICTION to the teachings of the Bible!
-The final 100 days of 2014. We are now counting down the final 37 days of the year as satan unloads through the economy, acts of terror, disease, and fallen nature. *We have already seen great upheaval in all of these areas over the last 63 days with just over 5 weeks still to go!
I love and care about you so much. God is showing us DAILY that we must stop, turn back to Him and His Truth or be destroyed as He promised to do in today's anchor verse. COMMIT IT TO MEMORY! "If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed. Like the nations the Lord destroyed before you, so you will be destroyed for not obeying the Lord your God." Deuteronomy 8:19, 20
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,