Daily Devotional for Monday December 1, 2014
A World and Church in Rebellion to God and His Truth - Part One
A WORLD AND CHURCH IN REBELLION TO GOD AND HIS TRUTH! (PART ONE OF TWO)
"If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you." John 15:18
Two glaring examples of a world and church in rebellion to God and His Truth! Today's example is the depth of the hatred towards God by our culture, and tomorrow a sad example why the church is so weak, ineffective, and powerless!!!
Over these next two days, I am going to hopefully WAKE YOU UP to the level of vitriol and hatred in this nation to God, Jesus, the Bible, and Christians! Sadly, this rebellion is not just coming from the world outside of Christianity, but also from the church, the bride of Christ, and the huge role it is playing in the spiritual abyss this nation finds itself in.
I understand most people are out living their lives, doing their best each day to simply take care of their life, the lives of their immediate family, and simply don't have the time to really see the depths of how far from God this nation really is. Satan depends upon people not paying attention, living in their own little world, and not having much discernment or practice at seeing with spiritual "eyes" and hearing with spiritual "ears."
I can say that because after writing this Daily Devotional every morning for 183 months now, having tried to wake people up, having tried to expose the level of rebellion to God and the apathy of the church that exists today, I Still get tons of emails from people who think I am making things up! I get accused often of saying things just to upset people. Yet over time, sadly everything I have tried to warn you about in advance, told you would happen if people didn't take a stand and speak up, has come to pass.
Back on September 22nd of this year, I shared a powerful word about the final 100 days of this year. Here is a link to that Devotional: http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=5703 We are now into the final month, the final 31 days of 2014, and as turbulent as these final days will be, I also believe that it is in these final days of this year we actually see a nation hurting to the point it will truly begin looking for REAL hope and REAL answers.
WE KNOW THE ONLY REAL HOPE AND REAL ANSWER FOR EACH PERSON AND FOR THIS NATION IS TO TURN TO JESUS AND GOD'S TRUTH AS FOUND IN THE BIBLE!!! THIS IS THE MOMENT FOR WHICH GOD RAISED UP THIS MINISTRY 22 YEARS AGO AND HAS SUSTAINED US ONLINE THE PAST 15+ YEARS AND ON TV FOR NEARLY 12 YEARS!
Today, let me give you a disgusting but true example of the level of the hatred of Christ this world really harbors. Few who haven't been on the front lines daily as I have, fully comprehend the depths of rebellion in our culture and the animosity most have towards God, Jesus, the Bible, and Christians!
Comedy Central is a cable network owned by media giant Viacom that also owns MTV and many other cable networks, media entities such as Time-Warner, 21st Century Fox, and a controlling intrest in the CBS television network. Probably the most popular programs on Comedy Central are "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report." They also air a program called "Tosh.O," hosted by Daniel Tosh.
On the November 25th Christmas edition of "Tosh.O" entitled "Beef Baby Jesus," Tosh hyped how in a previous episode he asked viewers to tweet the hashtag beefbaby. He then played a clip on how the "Beef Baby Jesus" was made. The ingredients were meat, human feces, and semen! Tosh then wrapped the "Beef Baby Jesus" in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger.
READ THAT LAST PARAGRAPH AGAIN! PLEASE, READ THAT LAST PARAGRAPH ONE MORE TIME! I AM NOT TRYING TO MAKE YOU ILL, BUT VERY FEW PEOPLE CAN EVEN COMPREHEND SUCH A SICK MIND THAT WOULD EVEN THINK OF SUCH BLASPHEMY! YOU REALLY HAVE NO IDEA HOW LOST, EVIL, AND DERANGED THIS WORLD REALLY IS!
Please understand. This is a TV program on a MAJOR cable network that reaches apx 90 million TV households. They actually put this disgusting filth on the air! It is ironic that this same cable network would never give me 5 seconds on their airtime to pray for people, or to simply share the truth of God's Word or the hope of Christ. I would be labeled as a hate monger, intolerant, vile, and every label of disdain you can imagine. However, they think nothing wrong in airing this blasphemous depiction of our Lord!!!
As a side note, don't EVER expect to see such a vile and disgusting representation of Mohammed on this or any other TV network. CAIR, all of the pro-Muslim advocacy groups, and Muslims worldwide would cry out and worse! PROPERTY WOULD BE DESTROYED AND PEOPLE WOULD DIE BECASUE OF IT! You see, they know Christians turn the other cheek, pray for God to forgive those who attack us, and actually pray for people who do such disgusting things to come to know the very Jesus they blaspheme in such vile ways!
They also know we have no real voice. We are so fragmented and divided, they have no fear of any repercussions. They also know the major ministries on the Christian networks won't say anything because they are too busy raising tens of millions for their buildings, private jets, luxury cars, and mansions. Other "Christian leaders" are focused on building their kingdom to worry about those who revile and openly blaspheme God's. Pastors won't tell you about this because it would make the people who sit in their pews too "uncomfortable," and that wouldn't be good for giving.
So they have full confidence they can do whatever they want, even something this tasteless and sick, and get away with it...and their followers will love it!!! They will laugh at people like myself who call them out for their disgusting actions, treating it like a badge of honor. Because they live in a world in all-out rebellion to God and His Truth they actually believe they are right in rejecting God, Jesus, and Biblical Truth. Sadly, one day when it is too late they will find out how wrong they were!
I love you and care about you so much. I guess you can simply read this and shake your head and keep going through your day. You may not think this affects you in any way, but the fact is, it is simply a furtherance of the breaking down of our culture and advancing the spiritual decay of our nation. I also fully understand that at this moment, very little we can do will change the way things are.
That is why I ask you daily to pray for me and ask you to do what you can to help me. NOBODY with a major platform online and TV is telling people about these things. NOBODY with a major platform online and TV is calling the body of Christ to come together as one in these final days and help lead this nation back to God and His Truth. The vision of the vast majority of ministries and churches is limited to the self- perpetuation of their work.
Liveprayer has faithfully done above and beyond what any local church or major ministry does for the past 15+ years as we bring God's Truth literally every day to the masses worldwide, pray for the apx 40,000 people who come to us every 24 hours with needs in their lives, have led just over 900,000 souls we know of to faith in Christ over these past 183 months.
In addition, we purposely reach the lost masses in the marketplace each day through the internet and our TV program bringing God's Truth to the issues of the day and life to people who don't go to church, many never have, and who churches and ministries don't bother to reach out to since they are not the "target audience" since most won't give them any money!
This is why I ask you to make the sacrifce to help me. Not so I can accumulate the wealth of this world, but to simply keep the proven ministry infrastructure we have in place to do the work God has called us to. Will you place take YOUR stand today with me and pray about what sacrifce you can make to help me? Less than 1/4 of 1% of those we minister to each day for FREE have EVER given a dime to God's work here. If this ministry has blessed you, would you please pray about helping me so we can continue to be a blessing to others. Never forget, it is the FEW who feed the MANY! God Bless you!!!
***NOVEMBER FINANCIAL UPDATE: We ended November still requiring the final $28,000 for our basic internet operations and the $25,000 required for the Liveprayer TV program during November. That is $53,000 that I am standing in faith we can take care of before the end of this week so we can begin to work on the $40,000 we require for our December internet operations and the $25,000 for the Liveprayer TV program in December. OUR GOD IS ABLE! PLEASE PRAY AND PLEASE DO WHAT YOU CAN TO HELP ME TODAY AND THROUGH THE WEEK!!!
*As a note, $20,000 of our November internet operations are now past due! It is CRITICAL that we cover that $20,000 operations immediately! I am asking for one or two of our friends God has blessed to pray about allowing Him to use you today to help me with a special year-end gift to insure this $20,000 is taken care of today !!! IF YOU CAN BE ONE OF THOSE I NEED TODAY TO INSURE THIS CRITICAL NEED IS MET PLEASE CONTACT ME AT: firstname.lastname@example.org
--->With just 31 days left in the year, please pray about a special one-time year-end gift of $1,000 or more to help me insure Liveprayer continues to be a beacon of light to so many each day! Just 53 people making that special sacrifce would cover our November shortfall,and 118 people would insure we end the year with 100% of our basic internet and TV operations current!!!
If you can't do that, simply "give as you are able to give" as the Bible teaches! Many will be getting a year-end bonus. Some of you have recently sold a home, some property, a business, stocks, or something else. Please pray about sending a portion of those funds to help God's work here at Liveprayer!!!
TO GIVE A GIFT TO LIVEPRAYER, you can use your major credit card on our secure server at: www.liveprayer.com under the "Donation" link, you can give using your PayPal account using my email address: email@example.com,or you can mail your gift to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Ave. North, St.Petersburg, FL 33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.
DON'T MISS PART TWO TOMORROW!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,