Daily Devotional for Monday December 15, 2014
Turning Back to God and His Truth is the Only Answer There Is
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I am a teacher and bullying is a HUGE issue in schools and all over this nation. What is the fundamental sin behind bullying that drives children to do such evil to each other? Even the very younger ones are involved to the extreme that we have to have training and huge awareness plans in effect to be on top of this expanding problem.
ANSWER: Sadly, this is not anything new, it has simply escalated and is now getting the proper attention. Since Cain and Able, people sinned against others in horrible ways. As more children have grown up in broken and blended homes, not going to church, being desensitized to violence, and not viewing life as precious, the acts of violence against others has dramatically increased and will continue. It is a sad reality of this fallen world without any moral or ethical restraints.
Turning back to God and His Truth is the ONLY answer there is, as those hoping for a political answer saw that option completely obliterated over these past several days! For those who were still holding out hope for some political answer to help turn this nation around, especially after a landslide victory by Republicans just 6 weeks ago, it is time to wake up and deal with reality!
Reality is those who control the two major political parties are one in the same, there is really no difference and never has been. With the passing of the $1.1 trillion dollar spending bill, President Obama got all the money he wanted to advance the nightmare that has or will affect every man, woman, and child known as Obamacare, his lawless immigration policy the heads of BOTH parties support, and his failed green energy push to eliminate fossil fuels.
Meanwhile, the Republicans got provisions they wanted allowing people to give virtually unlimited amounts of money effectively killing the Tea Party. Back in the early 90s, Promise Keepers rose up as a true move of God's Holy Spirit impacting millions of men. After the first few years, Coach McCartney who God gave this vision to, gave in to allow the organization to be "organized" and make many key people lots of money, ultimately killing that true move of the Spirit. Likewise, the Tea Party rose up in 2009 as a sovereign move of the people.
Sadly, people like Dick Armey who created Freedom Works, Mormon cult member Glenn Beck, and several others found ways to "organize" and worse, PROFIT off of the Tea Party that took the organic power out of the movement. The Tea Party was virtually a non-player in the recent Republican wave this past November and with these new campaign finance laws opening the money-gates, will never be able to compete monetarily against the establishment and has thus been neutered.
This also insures what I told you earlier this year that the 2016 nominee for the Republican Party will be Mitt Romney, a 5th generation high priest of a satan worshipping cult leading souls to hell with a false gospel. While the blind will cheer him to victory, very few will comprehend that if God allows such a person to rise to the Presidency it will be the final nail in the coffin of the soul of the United States!
Sadly, those cheering the loudest will be Christians! In this generation of Biblically illiterate and discernment-less people in the pews of weak and compromised churches, they will not even remember Romney was the Dr. Frankenstein who created Jonathan Gruber, that he signed into law $50 co-pay abortions as governor of Massachusetts, and supported the perversion of God's Holy Institution of Marriage allowing people of the same sex to legally marry in his state.
They also have no clue Romney will be running for ONE REASON, and that is to be the fulfillment of the satanic prophecy of his cult's founder Joseph Smith. The "White Horse Prophecy" stated that the United States will be in a time of great turmoil and a Mormon will become President, setting aside the US Constitution and enacting a Mormon theocracy. Crazy you say? Romney, Beck and all in their cult believe it. In college at BYU, Romney's closest friends all called him "the one," believing he WAS the fulfillment of Smith's White Horse Prophecy.
Did you ever think you would have a President who we still don't really know where he was born, how he got into Occidental, Columbia, or Harvard? We have NO CLUE who paid for his incredibly expensive college tuition over those many years. As the first black president of the Harvard Law Review, why have all of his writings been sealed? For that matter, why has the President spent several million sealing and scrubbing ALL of his personal information such as his birth, passport, school, and social security records???
As I told you earlier this year ( http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=5630 ), if God does allow Mormon cult member Mitt Romney to become the 45th President of the United States, this nation is done! It will be the final death nil as God will have totally abandoned our land and we will see His full wrath and judgment unleashed.
Will we be like the children of Israel or the people of Nineveh? The United States is at a fork in the road. We will either experience the full wrath and judgment of God like the children of Israel, or we will see God stay His hand of punishment for a season and millions get saved like the people of Nineveh!!!
In the Old Testament, while the priests of the day sat in their beautiful homes, dressed in the best clothes, eating the most sumptuous food, living like royalty by compromising with the politicians of their day and telling the people things to make them feel good for a few minutes in order to keep the money rolling in (sound familiar?), the prophets lived in caves, dressed in meager clothes, ate cow dung, and were scorned, ridiculed, hated, and dismissed by the masses as fools.
Why? Because the prophet couldn't be bought by the politicians of the day. The prophets called out the priests for their compromise and using God for their own commerce. The prophets had the guts to not care about people being upset with their message, since their only loyalty was to God and the message He gave them to preach. No matter how unpopular their message was, no matter how may times they were beaten, thrown in prison, spat upon, they never wavered.
Sadly, many times in the early history of Israel, they turned their back on God. They engaged in every kind of sin you can name. They forsook God for the false gods and idols of the world. The prophet saw the judgment of God coming. The prophet warned the people of his coming wrath if they didn't repent. There was a remnant, those who refused to bow their knee to baal. However, this remnant was mostly silent.
The masses of the day rejected the warnings of the prophet. As the prophet warned, God's wrath and judgment was poured out on the children of Israel. I have no doubt they were oblivious to what was about to happen. I also have no doubt that as they suffered the judgment of God they remembered the warnings of the prophet that they tuned out and ignored!
The hope for this nation lies in the account of what happened in Nineveh. God sent a very reluctant and rebellious prophet to Nineveh. God had to deal with Jonah in a harsh way before he was willing to deliver God's Word to the people. However, once he was obedient, the people not only heard his warning of God's pending judgment, but they responded!
The Bible tells how they repented of their sins, they turned to the God of Israel, and millions were saved as God stayed His judgment for a season. AMEN! My Bible says God is no respecter of person. If God stayed His hand of judgment on the people of Nineveh, God will stay His hand of judgment on the people of the United States! The key is, will we respond to the warnings from the prophet as the people of Nineveh, or will we respond to the warnings from the prophet as the children of Israel?
I love you and care about you so much! Just like in Israel, there is a remnant, those who are faithful to the Lord and won't bow their knee to baal! Today, the remnant here in the United States must not be silent but rise up! As I have faithfully delivered God's Truth for over 22 yrs, every day here at Liveprayer for 15+ yrs and on nearly 12 years on TV, I can't do this alone. I need you, the remnant, to rise up and help me!
Several years ago, right before God began to unleash His judgment on this nation thru the economy, the Lord led me to launch the Jonah Project. Most dismissed it at the time, but in hindsight, it was God trying to prepare His people for what was to come. Take a few minutes and go to the Jonah Project web page at, www.liveprayer.com/jonah
There is a 7-8 min. video that will play when you get there which lays out the vision of the Jonah Project. Again, as you will see, it was God preparing His people for action as He began to unleash His judgment on our nation. Pray, SEE the vision, get signed up, and be part of this last days remnant who is going to call this nation to repentance and to turn back to God and His Truth.
***As we head into the final 16 days of the year, please be in prayer with me for the operational finances we require right away. We still require the final $10,000 of our November shortfall and I am praying for 1 of our friends in the Liveprayer family to help us with a special year-end gift to insure this amount is covered TODAY so we can begin to work on the $40,000 we require for our December internet operations and the $25,000 we require for the TV program in December.
--->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 10 people making that special sacrifce would cover our November shortfall,and 75 people would insure we end the year with 100% of our basic internet and TV operations current!!!
The Bible teaches to give according to your ability to give. For some that may be $5, for other it may be $20, for others it may be $50. Still others God has blessed and you can make a sacrifce today of $100, $300, $500, $1,000, or more. Never forget that it is not the amount God sees, but your sacrifice, and He will honor your heart as you obey His voice.
Will you help me today? Will you please take a minute today, and pray, seek the Lord what He is asking you to sacrifce to help me as we boldly stand where virtually nobody else will, in the marketplace declaring His Truth as unpopular as that is today, to help lead this nation back to God and Biblicla Truth while leading the lost to faith in Jesus Christ!
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I made the decision 20 yrs ago that my only allegiance was to the Lord and His Truth, to see souls saved. I have had numerous opportunities over the years to compromise as so many do in order to raise money. I have had the opportunity over the years to soften the message, not deal with the real issues, so people will feel good instead of being challenged. Because I have refused to play the games most in large ministries do just to raise money, because I don't play church politics, like the OT prophets, I am scorned, ridiculed, hated, both by the Christian establishment and those who deny God and His Word. But that is OK. In the end, when I take my last breath, like each one of us the only one I have to answer to is God.
When my work is over, I want to proudly bow before our Lord knowing I had run the race, I hadn't compromised, I hadn't sold out, I had been faithful to the Gospel, and the furit of my labor are the tens of millions of lives impacted for the Lord and the more than 900,000 souls we know of who came to know Jesus by faith! All of that has only been made possible by friends like you, the remnant, who has stood with me in prayer and making the sacrifce to give to enable this ministry to do the work we have been called to.
I ask again, "will we respond to the warnings from the prophet as the people of Nineveh, or will we respond to the warnings from the prophet as the children of Israel?"
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,