Daily Devotional for Monday March 30, 2015
The Headlines are Screaming for A Nation to Turn Back to God
(Deuteronomy 8:19, 20)
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, I pray today that you guide my steps. Let me live this day in a way pleasing and acceptable to You! Let my voice not be silenced when I have an opportunity to take a stand for You and Your Truth. Let my love for You today be shown in my life, for Your glory! In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!
The headlines of the past few days are SCREAMING for a nation to turn back to God! The clear signs are being seen here and around the world that the judgment of God is falling, and our ONLY hope is to turn back to God and His Truth! As you read through these news headlines and the comments I made to help you see these individual issues in the context of the overall spiritual state of our nation, remember God's hand of protection and blessings is OFF this nation! These are simply a few of the current daily signs to a lost and hurting nation in spiritual freefall to turn back to our Creator and His Truth, or we will face His ultimate wrath and judgment as the children of Israel did many times for their sin and rebellion!!!
-The backlash of the Indiana "Religious Freedom" bill should be a lesson to ALL Christians how we are looked at by this nation as nothing but bigoted, trouble-making extremists, with no rights. THERE IS NEVER A PRICE TO PAY FOR BASHING CHRISTIANS! The entirety of the media, the sports world, the business community, and every corner of society has used this opportunity to tell Christians to just shut up. I guarantee you all of those same players would come running to the defense of a Muslim catering business that was being forced to serve roasted pig! Sadly, I have been telling you for the past 16 years because we have taken ourselves out of the culture, hid behind the four walls of our churches in the Christian subculture we have created, WE NO LONGER COUNT! That means our ability to influence the culture for Christ is virtually non-existent!
-The government will end up with some type of horrible nuke deal with Iran that doesn't give us ANY benefit and puts our national security at risk, but will allow them to end up quickly with nuclear bomb capabilites. The question has to be is why is President Obama willing to destroy our relationship with Israel and the rest of the Islamic nations in the Middle-East we have been aligned with for decades now, to help the nation-state of Iran who is the greatest exporter of terror to that region and rest of the world? There is NO explanation other than the totality of his actions regarding Islam for 6 years, culminating in this horrific act of partnering with such an evil and dangerous regime, proves he may not be a practicing Muslim but Islam is where his loyalties lie!
-I told you a year ago when President Obama swapped 5 Taliban generals for army deserter Beau Bergdahl that you would NEVER hear from Bergdahl. You were given a Rose Garden production with his parents and lies from the un-elected woman who runs the disastrous foreign policy for this administration, Susan Rice, saying Bergdahl had server honorably when the administration already knew he was a deserter. Now they have "charged" him to appease the public, and this story will once again disappear from the news. Some time in a year or so Bergdahl will "plead out" and be dishonorably discharged, serving no jail time since his 5 years in Taliban captivity will be cited as his punishment. All of these lies and deception were orchestrated simply to continue letting go the worst terrorists in the world we house at GITMO, terrorists that untold thousands of our bravest died and were wounded to capture!
-If you or I did what Hillary Clinton did with our electronic records the government had subpoenaed, we would be in prison! If they ever want the real truth about those emails, they need to go after the technical person or people who actually operated that server. The technical people would be able to tell you the history of the server, most important, the hard drives and any back up drives that if destroyed, would be a criminal act!
-It was a sad day on Friday wathcing a US astronaut being launched into space from Russia since we no longer have a space program. It was a horrible day for people my age and older who grew up with the space program.
-Glenn Beck is on a campaign to destroy Republican operative Grover Norquist, and ultimately long time Republican strategist Karl Rove. I find in sadly amusing that Beck lambastes people he disagrees with for LYING, when every time he calls himself a Christian, HE is lying. Glenn Beck can expose every boogey-man in the world, but in the end, it is HE who is one of the most dangerous men on the planet. Jesus said don't worry about the one who can kill your body, but the one who can lead your soul to hell. While Beck hypes his gullible, Biblically illiterate audience by distracting them over politics, he is truly "Satan masquerading as an angel of light" in leading untold numbers of ignorant souls to hell with the false theology of his cult!
-Easter will be the time for all of the "Jesus" programs, most from a historical perspective, a few created to try and tell His story theatrically. The "pope" O'Reilly special on NatGeo is a theological train wreck, which shouldn't surprise anyone who reads the Daily Devotional. More disturbing is the Gospel-light, Biblically watered down production by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. I will never understand why anyone creating a story on Jesus wouldn't include a few minutes at the end to share the plan of salvation. If people are so offended by the story of Jesus they wouldn't be watching in the first place, so why not? Sadly, all of these special programs are shown at this time purposely to cash in on the same Christian community Hollywood and the media has no problem mocking and condemning the day after Easter!
I love and care about you so much. God is showing us DAILY that we must stop, turn back to Him and His Truth or be destroyed as He promised to do in today's anchor verse. I wake up every day with the knowledge and understanding that we can still be like the people of Nineveh and that 2015 will be a year of victory as our verse for the year states, "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,