Daily Devotional for Tuesday December 16, 2014
The Real 1%
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I was in a conversation with a brother after our weekly Bible study and he tried to make the case that pornography is OK as long as you watch it with your spouse. I don't think what he said was correct, was it?
ANSWER: This is a classic example of what happens when you want to do something you know you shouldn't, but satan gives you all the justification you need. He is the author of compromise! The short answer is NO! Below are 3 critical Devotionals of many I have written over the years on this issue, the first deals specifically with the question you raise. My suggestion is to copy it and send it to your friend. http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=3952 http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=822 http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=3060
The REAL 1%! While we are seeing anarchy around the world, and now in the streets of our own nation, I want to tell you today about the REAL 1%! The real 1% are not part of some political ideology, they are the true followers of Christ who have not sold out, have not bowed their knee to baal, and have taken their stand for Jesus in these last days!
As the soul of this nation is being lost more and more each day, we are seeing an uprising in the streets of people whose lives are not being guided by the Truth of the Bible, but the lies of this temporal world. As the Truth of the Bible, the only truth that exists, is taken out of our culture, men are turned into animals being guided by a reprobate mind. As the Spirit of the living God is taken out of our culture, it is replaced with lawlessness and the full evil of satan and his minions!
*THIS IS WHY I HAVE BEEN PREACHING FOR OVER 15 YEARS, SHARING WITH YOU VIRTUALLY EVERY DAY THAT OUR TIME IS SHORT. OUR EFFORTS TO TURN THIS NATION BACK TO GOD AND HIS TRUTH GO TO THE NEXT LEVEL THE FIRST OF NOVEMBER. THERE IS NO MORE TIME. THE SOUL OF OUR NATION, THUS THE SOULS OF OVER 300 MILLION PEOPLE, ARE AT STAKE! GOOD WILL DEFEAT EVIL, THE LIGHT OVERCOME THE DARKNESS!
When I was going through my formal theological training 24 years ago, I have to admit that I really never saw the probability of some of the things spoken of in the Book of Revelation happening in my lifetime. I thought it was impossible in the world as we knew it in the 90s to ever see a one-world government, or economy, or religion. There were just too many factors that made that type of scenario impossible. Fast forward to the year 2014, and we now live in a world that is ripe for the emergence of a one-world government, economy, and religion.
My warnings for the past 6 years about President Obama have been about the spiritual impact of his philosophies on politics and life and the fact he opposes God on every major spiritual issue of our day. The danger of his socialist political ideology is that it puts the United States in play to see the formation of a one-world government, economy, and religion. It now aligns us with most of the European countries and many other nations around the world, making it very possible for the pages of Revelation to be fulfilled, even in our lifetime!
We have already been living in a global economy for several decades now. China has recently been pushing for a new world currency to replace the dollar. With the declining value of the dollar, discussion of a new one-world currency takes on a new significance. There is no doubt that due to the economic crisis across the globe, the advent of a one-world currency and economic system could happen rather quickly. Economists will proffer the new one-world currency and economic system as the answer to the current economic crisis that is affecting all of the nations of the world.
A one-world government could easily fall into place as well. With the UN and other organizations involving numerous nations, with the European Union, the loose North American Union involving the United States, Canada, and Mexico, the transformation of the governments in the Middle East, the ability to pull together the various governments around the world becomes a much easier task. Once again, the political philosophies of President Obama makes the United States a ripe candidate for these type of alliances that could easily evolve into a one-world government.
Also ripe like never before, is the reality of a one-world religion. With much of the world void of any faith, with the better percentage of two full generations in the United States having never even been to church, there is a great spiritual void in the world that could be easily filled by a one-world religion. Look at the rise of satanic cult member Glenn Beck trying to bring the religions of the world together. You have a rise in New Age teachings that spew the lie from hell everyone will get to heaven regardless what they believe. People, still hunger to fill that spiritual void only being reconnected to God their Creator through faith in Jesus Christ can fill, so the emergence of a one-world religion is more likely today than ever before in human history.
I love you and care about you so much. My purpose today is not to get into a deep discussion of eschatology, or end time events, but to encourage you to be part of the real 1%! The fact is, Jesus is coming back as He promised, the world will ultimately be judged as God unleashes His wrath upon His fallen creation, those who know Jesus as their Savior by faith will be forever in Heaven, and that in the end, God wins!!! The key for you today is that the one-world government, economy, and religion spoken of in the Bible is more of a reality today than ever before, and why the real 1% must take their stand for Christ.
The time is short and that is why I am so passionate about the last work God has called me to perform here at Liveprayer, and that is to help lead this nation back to God and to Biblical Truth while we still have that chance. While we minister to the needs of people around the world each day, bring God's Truth into the marketplace, and lead lost souls to faith in Jesus Christ, leading the United States back to God and to His Truth is the only hope we have to redeem this rebellious nation.
We no longer have the luxury of sitting back in apathy and hoping things will change. Things will only change if we actively initiate the change. We have the power of God with us. We have the Truth of His Word to gudies us. We either sit back and watch our nation continue to sink into the spiritual abyss and lost forever, or we take our stand now and lead this spiritual revolution since the only answer and the only hope we have of escaping God's continued wrath and judgment is to turn back to our Creator and to Biblical Truth. There is no time left, we must act now!!! Will you be part of the REAL 1%??
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,