Daily Devotional for Monday January 5, 2015
2015 A Year of Victory
(1 Corinthians 15:57)
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, a friend of mine makes the case for polygamy, using the Bible to support his claim. Is that accurate, and if not, how do I correct his claim polygamy is "Biblical."
ANSWER: Polygamy is NOT, never has been, is not now, and never will be, supported by the Bible despite the claims many make that God blessed men who committed this sin. Please go to this link for a Devotional on this very topic: http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=4488
2015...A Year of VICTORY!!! I want you to commit to memory today's anchor verse from 1 Corinthians 15:57, "But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!"
In late 2007, I shared with you that coming in 2008 would be the very clear and visible judgment of God upon this nation for our sins, gross wickedness, and turning from our Creator to the false gods and idols of the world. In very early 2008, the real estate bubble burst draining trillions out of the economy and affecting a large percentage of people in this nation. It led to one of the worst economic downturns in our nation's history and we still have yet to fully recover from it.
Later that year, as I warned leading up to the 2008 Presidential election, we elected a true enemy of God who as I correctly identified, would become the most pro-death, leading advocate for the radical homosexual agenda, enemy of Israel President in history who opposes God on every major spiritual issue of the day! Throughout 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and this past year, we have seen an incredible uptick in the number of natural disasters, the Supreme Court uphold the perversion of God's Holy Institution of Marriage and the Family, the continued economic hardships for tens of millions, a complete destruction of the health care industry that will end up affecting EVERYONE, and a rapid, visible decay of our society as a whole.
My friend, God's wrath and judgment is being poured out on this nation as we speak and it is intensifying with each passing day, week, month, and year!!! In the midst of this intense spiritual decline in our nation, I have been virtually alone in not just sounding the trump of warning that if we don't turn back to God and His Truth we are doomed as a nation, but in sharing a real plan to make that happen. Like Nineveh, the pronouncement of God's judgment which will destroy this nation has been declared as has the only way to avoid that judgment. The only thing that remains to be seen is if we, as a nation, will heed the warning and turn back to God and His Truth as the people of Nineveh did, or ignore the warning and be destroyed!
I come to you today to declare that the year 2015 will be the year of VICTORY as our nation wakes up and begins to turn back to God and His Truth! As a nation we are in a spiritual abyss, and as a people are lost, confused, sad, and hurting. However, there are enough people today looking for true hope and true answers to spark a true revival across our nation! Let me assure you that this revival will NOT come through the church initially, if at all! The church is too political, weak, apathetic, compromised, fragmented, lost in its' own agenda, and building their own fiefdoms to even care about building God's Kingdom or about the lost and hurting masses right outside of their very doors!
No my friend, this revival is going to come through people who this very moment are drunk, high, in prison, and lost in the lies of the cults, false religions, and new age movement. It will come through people in bed this very moment with someone who is not their spouse, those looking to cheat their neighbor out of money, as well as those who have never given God a thought in their life. These are the people who will have their hearts softened to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ, who won't be bound by the shackles of the churchworld, who will be innocently on fire to tell everyone they know and those they don't about how Jesus changed their life and can change theirs too!
As 15+ years of Liveprayer have passed by, I have become more and more aware of God's plan to use this instrument He created in these final days to be the spark to this national revival. I never fully understood why God called someone who didn't even own a computer in late 1998 to begin an internet minsitry, especially since there was no such thing at the time. I never fully understood why God in 2003 called me to do a TV program, not on Christian stations, but secular stations. Not the typical pre-recorded preaching/teaching program, but a "live," interactive program dealing with the issues of the day from a Biblicla worldview that most of the viewers were either ignorant of or had rejected.
During these many years and as we celebrated our 15th anniversary at the end of last August, the tens of millions of lives we had impacted online and through TV, the 100+ million emails for prayer we had received and responded to, the 9 million praise reports we had archived, the 900,000 souls we know of who had accepted the Lord by faith, was what our work was about. During the past year, God assured me it has been, but an even greater work was still before us.
Nearly 7 years ago in 2008, God led me to start the Jonah Project ( http://www.liveprayer.com/jonah/ ). Not fully understanding it at the time, the Jonah Project was a vision to lead our nation back to God and His truth. It was too early, the people couldn't see 7 years ago how close we were to God's ultimate judgment on this nation. The people outside the four walls of the church weren't hurting enough, in enough pain, or really open to the REAL Truth and the REAL answers for their life.
The nation is now ready, it is ripe for a real national revival! The people are ready! They are aware there has to be more to life than what they are seeing and living each day!!!
With our long standing internet presence, my many appearances in the secular media, bringing back the TV program was the final critical piece we needed. In May 2013, we re-launched the program, "live" 2 hours a night, 5 nights a week, on a small network with about 80 small markets around the country, adding a major station in Chicago this past February that allows us to reach the 10 million TV households in the greater Chicagoland market. (http://www.liveprayer.com/liveprayertv.cfm).
Liveprayer.com and the Liveprayer TV program gives us a presence around the nation and world large enough the media and the world can't just ignore. IT IS A PRESENCE THAT IS EMPOWERED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT TO OPEN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THE LOST WE REACH THAT THERE IS TRUE HOPE AND REAL ANSWERS IN GOD'S WORD AND IN A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST!!!
I love and care about you so much. After over 22 yrs of ministering to the lives of millions worldwide, 15+ via Liveprayer.com and nearly 12 years on TV,. I fully understand the frustration of the prophets in the Old Testament. They lived and dedicated their lives to the Lord. They refused to compromise the Truth. They refused to sell out. Money was NOT their objective! Yet, they watched the priests of the day compromise and sell out and live lives of luxury while they had to beg for the crusts of bread!
I know this. God has blessed Liveprayer over these many years because we have NOT compromised or sold out. We have not raised money to buy private jets and buildings, only to boldly and without compromise share His Truth and the hope and love of Jesus Christ with the lost and hurting!
I humbly but boldly proclaim that Liveprayer IS God's answer for this nation! Friends like you have prayed, sacrificed, and stood by my side to help me accomplish all we have. Thank you and know that you and your family are in my prayers each day. Together, in 2015 we WILL not only bring true revival to this nation and save many souls, but lead our nation back to God and HIS Truth!!!
2015... a year of VICTORY!!! "But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!"
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,