Daily Devotional for Friday February 13, 2015
A Media Looking to Blame Christians
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, please help me to live this day honoring you in my thoughts, words, and deeds. Help me this day to live my life pleasing and acceptable to Jesus. Allow me to use my life to help someone else during this day, and be kind to everyone I come across no matter how they may treat me. Let Christ shine through me throughout this day oh Lord, be glorified through my life! In Jesus name I pray...AMEN!
"If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first." John 15:18
A media looking to blame Christians! After the Liveprayer TV program ends at 2am EDT, I usually unwind and am asleep by 4am. Most days I am back up and in the office by 8:30am, but Wednesday was awakened before 8am by several calls from different media outlets wanting to know how I felt "having incited a Christian to kill innocent Muslims?" Of course I had no clue what they were talking about, and was told of the 3 Muslims students in North Carolina who had been killed by a "white Christian man."
I told the caller I would get up, get the FACTS of what happened, and call them back. I added that without any other knowledge, if indeed the killer was a Christian, he was acting in complete CONTRADICTION to what the Bible teaches and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. However, when Muslims kill innocents people around the world every day, they are acting in complete ACCORDANCE with the teachings of their false religion and its 1400 year history.
As the morning progressed, it turned out the killer of the three Muslim students, shot them after a confrontation over a parking space in the apartment complex they all lived in. Apparently, this dispute over the parking space had been going on for over a year. It also turned out that the killer despised Christians and most assuredly people like myself, stating on his social media page, "praying is pointless, useless, narcissistic, arrogant, and lazy; just like the imaginary god you pray to."
The killer also stated he was an atheist and described himself as a fan of atheist author Richard Dawkins. His Facebook "likes" included the Huffington Post, Rachel Maddow, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Freedom from Religion Foundation, Bill Nye "The Science Guy," Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gay Marriage groups, and other progressive groups. If there was any influence in this sick person's thinking it was from those he "liked" who all HATE Christians, oppose God on every spiritual issue, and promote complete rebellion to living in accordance with what the Bible teaches!!!
As a note, even though it is cut and dry what led to this horrific incident, CAIR and other Islamic groups are still trying to portray this as some sort of "hate crime" motivated by hatred of Muslims. They look for every opportunity to gain sympathy for the Islamic cause in order to further their agenda in this nation. As we have for the past few days, please pray for the families of these slain young adults. Saddest of all is that they are now dead, and lost for eternity for rejecting faith in Christ. Helping those lost in the cults and false religions of the world understand that Christ is their only hope and answer is something all followers of Christ can do in their day to day interactions with people God has placed in your life to share the Gospel with.
Speaking of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Over 3 years ago, myself and Liveprayer were deemed by them to be a dangerous organization of hate and domestic terror! The far-left leaning Southern Poverty Law Center out of Montgomery, Alabama listed myself and this ministry as an organization that is involved in acts of "general hate." While you may not have heard of SPLC, they are the leading group in the nation that tracks individuals and groups they claim are involved in hatred, bigotry, intolerance, and acts of domestic terror.
Their website claims, "The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education and other forms of advocacy, we work toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality. We employ a three-pronged strategy to battle racial and social injustice: 1) We track the activities of hate groups and domestic terrorists across America, and we launch innovative lawsuits that seek to destroy networks of radical extremists. 2) We use the courts and other forms of advocacy to win systemic reforms on behalf of victims of bigotry and discrimination. 3) We provide educators with free resources that teach school children to reject hate, embrace diversity and respect differences."
On their site they have a "hate map" where they have identified radical extremists and highly dangerous groups in each state. Check out the link below for their list of groups in Florida, and along with new-Nazis, white nationalists, racist skinheads, Black separatists, and the KKK, is...Bill Keller and Liveprayer!!! SPLC Hate Map: http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/hate-map s=FL
*Note: Out of the 22 Islamic "camps" throughout the nation, NOT ONE is on the SPLC "hate map!"
Now some people may not think this is a big deal, but you couldn't be more wrong. This organization has deep connections with law enforcement and the Department of Justice. It is called on regularly to testify before Congress, and any time there is some sort of hate-crime, act of domestic terror, top officials are all over the news channels. Just yesterday one of their leaders was on CNN and MSNBC regarding the killing of the 3 Muslim students in North Carolina. The SPLC is very well financed from liberal foundations and donors who fight for special rights for homosexuals, baby-killers, Muslims, and illegal immigrants.
After meetings with our attorneys, we made the decision to send a demand letter to the Southern Poverty Law Center to immediately remove Liveprayer from their hate map and issue a formal apology. They have refused to respond so we plan to file a $100 million defamation suit against them. Listen, we have no illusions we will ever see a dime. However, someone needs to stand up to these bully's since THEY are the ones fueling acts of violence against Christians who are simply preaching the Truth of the Bible and taking a Biblical stand on the issues of the day.
I remember 16 years ago at the very beginning of Liveprayer, I shared in a Devotional how one day on the Internet you will be able to access unlimited amounts of porn and any other kind of evil you could name, but Liveprayer will be banned. What used to be considered Biblical preaching 40 years ago on subjects like the sin of homosexuality, abortion, false religions like Islam, and cults like Mormonism, is now labeled as "hate speech." DO YOU BELIEVE ME NOW???
This is simply the culmination of what I have been sharing with you for 16 years now. This is why I take such an aggressive stand on gutless preachers like Osteen, compromisers using the watered down man-made seeker/purpose driven/emerging church/prosperity Gospel marketing plans, not to mention those churches who embrace sins like racism, homosexuality, abortion, and any number of gross sins you can name. Because we have sanitized the Truth of the Bible, compromised God's Truth so we didn't "offend" anyone, a person naive enough to simply preaches from the Scripture is now considered not just a hate monger, a bigot, and intolerant, but DANGEROUS to society!
It is sad so few pastors really get out of the four walls of their church, and virtually no Christian leaders will go into the secular media. Not only don't they want to deal with the persecution it brings, it doesn't bring in any donations so why bother? Just like so many of the priests in the Old Testament God's prophets railed against since their number one priority was money, the same charges Jesus made to the religious leaders of his day, nothing has changed. You would think with the tens of thousands of people we have helped get into local churches, many churches would support Liveprayer. Just the opposite. Churches view Liveprayer as "competition!" How sad is that?
This is not new. Paul and many of those in the early church were imprisoned, beaten, even killed for simply preaching the Gospel. While the "crime" the Jewish leaders wanted Jesus dead was equating Himself with God, the real "crime" Jesus committed was exposing their hypocrisy and hurting their "business." The world is not concerned about those who go into their church on Sunday, sing a few hymns, say a prayer, and keep their mouths shut once they leave the church.
No, satan's greatest fear and the fear of those who promote his agenda is someone foolish enough to go on SECULAR TV, SECULAR RADIO, SECULAR PRINT PUBLICATIONS, using the Internet to reach non-Christians, by boldly preaching the uncompromised Truth of the Bible not for fame or financial reward, but to bring hope to the hurting and salvation to the lost!!!
I love you and care about you so much. In addition to the Southern Poverty Law Center, this ministry and I have been the target of CAIR and all of the most powerful Islamic organizations in many other countries, major advocacy groups for the sin of homosexuality, Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry, Glenn Beck and Mitt Romney who have both labeled me as a "religious bigot" for telling the truth about their satanic cult, arms of the Mormon cult out of Salt Lake City, the Scientologists, various atheist groups, the evil Barry Lynn and Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and other organizations who want to silence God's Word in the public square.
Through all of the attacks against me personally, including an average of 4-5 death threats a month, the endless attacks on our technology designed to permanently silence me and destroy the website with the greatest amount of unique Biblically-based content that exists, I have never once backed down and refuse to be silenced. Even though Liveprayer has over 2.5 million subscribers to the Daily Devotional, we have had another 15 million people over the years unsubscribe because they simply couldn't handle the raw Truth of the Bible. We have had at least 5,000 donors over the years stop donating because they didn't like what God says on certain issues.
Unlike most others in the ministry, I refuse to water down or compromise God's Truth in order to generate donations. I don't have big buildings, a large staff, private jets, exotic luxury cars, or several mansions to buy and maintain. I have not done this for the last 20 years of my life for money, but to lead lost souls to faith in Jesus and this nation back to God and His Truth before He unleashes His full wrath and judgment on our wicked land!!!
I will continue to preach God's Truth and the Gospel. At some point they may find a way to put me into prison, or shut down Liveprayer. The one thing I can assure you, as long as I have breath I will not stop boldly and without compromise preaching from God's Holy Word. The eternal souls of men are at stake, and the soul of this nation is at stake. Even if they cut out my tongue, God will show me the way to insure His Truth reaches the lost and hurting looking for hope and everlasting life!
The one thing I can promise you, I WILL NEVER COMPROMISE! I will never be silenced. As long as Liveprayer exists, as long as I have breath, I will never back down from sharing the Truth of the Bible with the hurting and the Gospel with the lost no matter the personal cost since the only hope for this nation is to repent and turn back to God, and the only hope for each person is to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ by faith!
My hands are on the plow, my path is before me, my face is looking neither to the right or left but straight ahead, I will not waiver until Jesus returns or the Lord calls me home. AMEN!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,