Daily Devotional for Friday May 8, 2015
The Headlines are Screaming for a Nation to Turn Back to God
(Deuteronomy 8:19, 20)
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Father, bless me this day to have the courage to stand up for YOUR TRUTH in my daily life. Give me boldness to proclaim YOUR TRUTH when I am with those who mock and demean our faith in Christ and for following the teachings of the Bible. No matter what they may say, let me be not afraid to stand for you. In Jesus name...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 National Day of Prayer. For the child of God, EVERY day should be a day of prayer. We don't need the Federal Government to give us a special day to do what we should be doing already. My biggest concern with the National Day of Prayer is that God is forced to share the stage with all of the false gods of the world. I am sorry, but I find that not only offensive, but the God of the Bible will not share His GLORY with anyone! There is only ONE GOD, the God of the Bible.
-A message to all black pastors, no, to ALL pastors! During the first 48 minutes of my "live" TV program on Thursday, April 30th, I shared the one and only TRUE answer to the problems in the inner cities whether it be Ferguson, Baltimore, Chicago, or ANYWHERE! It is a rebuke and call to the pastors in those neighborhoods to quit auditioning to be the next "faux rev" Sharpton, that they are NOT to be community activists, but MEN OF GOD LEADING THEIR CHURCH AND NEIGHBORHOODS AS SPIRITUAL LEADERS! Please post this link on all of your social media and email it to every person you know! Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xfpCuzgHYQ
-Rabbi Jonathan Cahn. After so many emails for years now, let me give you my thoughts based on 23 years of ministry. Being a Jew, a Messianic Rabbi, doesn't give you any special "insight" into the events of the day. I have watched the prophets and books of the day come and go over the years. I came to realize very early on, those who spend their life hustling money on the Christian TV networks are just the latest "bright, shiny, thing." True men of God have the ability to go into the secular media, to take their message to a NON-CHRISTIAN audience, to battle satan for souls! The reason virtually none do is because that doesn't fit their business model. Their time is spent fleecing the sheep since those outside the church aren't going to buy what they are selling. Worse, they don't because they obviously have little desire to reach those who are truly lost, hurting, and without Christ...or they would!
Cahn's book, "The Harbinger" for instance, had not one thing that millions worldwide didn't read in the Liveprayer Daily Devotional YEARS before he ever wrote a book...AND THEY GOT IT FOR FREE! His latest video message, "God's Warning to America," concerns what he claims is God's coming judgment on the nation if the Supreme Court makes same-sex marriage the law of the land. Sadly, Rabbi Cahn should know God's judgment has been raining down very clear for all to see since early 2008 when the housing market crashed, exactly as I warned the Liveprayer family in late 2007 "that in 2008 we would begin to see the clear and visible judgment of God on this nation," a judgment that continues and has only gotten worse. As for same-sex marriage, I assume the SC will make it legal in June, but if not, it is already legal in 75% of the states, with the rest in the process of legalizing it, and if this particular case fails there will be others going to the SC until it becomes the law of the land just like killing of babies has been since 1973.
Listen, God bless Rabbi Cahn. I pray for him and his ministry and his new TV program on TBN and other Christian networks. Who could have seen that coming? It is too bad that guys like Cahn can't take even a fraction of the wealth they amass from preaching to the choir to go into the marketplace and share God's Truth and the hope of Jesus with the lost and hurting who need it the most. Without Jesus, those poor souls will die and forever burn in hell, while those like Cahn don't even seem to care enough to take a few minutes from hustling their latest books and tapes for the few dollars they amass which mean NOTHING in light of etenrity!
-Elton John and Rick "purpose driven" Warren both testified at a Congressional hearing on AIDS. Elton John scolded Congress saying they should be doing more to rid the world of AIDS. The only reason a true Pastor should have been appearing before Congress was to share the guaranteed answer that AIDS can be wiped out in simply one generation without spending ONE DIME! A true man of God void of his own agenda would testify to the FACT that if men would stop CHOOSING to engage in perverted, unnatural, UNHEALTHY sex with other men, within ONE GENERATION there would be no more AIDS in the world! You could close every AIDS research program, you would never have to spend one more dollar on this disease, and in one generation the world will be free from AIDS. Of course, "Pastor Rick" was there to advocate for his global agenda and supported Elton John's, a man who chooses to engage in perverted sex with other men, by advocating for Congress to not cut any funding in AIDS research!
-Three ways God could pour out His final wrath and judgment on this nation and life as we know it would cease to exist overnight! I have shared in the past the three easiest ways God could ultimately judge this nation right now was by a major EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack, allowing the financial system to collapse, or using Islam as He used Babylon to judge the children of Israel numerous times.
A recent report came out that NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command), which had moved out of a Colorado mountain base to a US Air Force base, was moving back into their old mountain bunker in order to operate in the event of an EMP attack which would wipe out much or all of the electric grid in the United States. A congressional commission reported that such an attack could destroy the nation's electrical grid for many months up to a year, taking this nation back to the stone age!
The US Federal Reserve has shared that it would not be raising interest rates any time soon. Interest rates are virtually at ZERO, and any rise could unsettle the financial markets and start a complete financial meltdown. Understand, because of zero interest along with billions of dollars being printed quarterly, the only place for that money to go is the stock market. Experts claim 12,000 of the current 18,000 points in the Dow Jones is smoke and mirrors. That is 2/3! The whole world is in the same boat, with all of the world's economies operating on pure debt with little underlying resources meaning a collapse in the US or anywhere in the world would cause ALL of the world's financial markets to collapse virtually overnight!
-After the attempted terror attack in Texas this past weekend, ISIS bragged that they have 71 trained fighters in 12 states and named California, Maryland, Virginia, Michigan, and Illinois as targets for attack in the near future. They are emboldened and issuing warnings via social media of coming attacks on US soil. It is not a matter of if, only when. It is not a matter of when, only how much!
All of this only exacerbates the fact I have shared with you that God's hand of protection is no longer on this nation. We are currently on our own. The only question is whether God's final wrath and judgment will be unleashed ending this nation as we know it, or will we turn back to our Creator and His Truth before it is too late?
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,