Daily Devotional for Thursday July 2, 2015
A Nation in Freefall
(Deuteronomy 8:19, 20)
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Please Lord bless me and my family today. Help us to never forget to honor you and praise your holy name. Thank you for your blessings. Let us be good stewards of those blessings and never forget to reach out to others and be a blessing to those who cross our path each day. 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!!!
-President Obama's mockery of God! On Friday, the President stood in the Rose Garden and celebrated the Supreme Court ruling perverting God's Holy Institution of Marriage. A few hours later he was in the pulpit of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, singing "Amazing Grace," while actually singing "Amazing Mockery!" God's grace is amazing, but the Bible says He will NOT be mocked! For a man who mocks God's Holy Institution of Marriage, supports the slaughter of innocent babies, and the enemies of Israel, and than stands in the pulpit of a church is disgusting. Of course, that wasn't enough. President Obama took one last poke in the eye of God last Friday night as he lit up the White House in the rainbow colors to celebrate the perversion of marriage.
-The Oklahoma Supreme Court has demanded a monument of the Ten Commandments in the state capitol be removed.
-In the wake of the racist attack that took place in Charleston, SC a few weeks ago, several private and government organizations have been putting out the false narrative that racists are more of a threat to the nation than Muslim terrorists. This is patently false and dangerous. Just in the past few weeks, local, federal, and state law enforcement have arrested 30 Muslims at some stage of a terror plot. In that same time, there have been ZERO racists arrested. Please be in prayer for our nation's safety over the July 4th holiday, as Homeland Security has put out various warnings of attacks by Muslims on our soil.
-In the past several years, the US has allowed apx. 100,000 Muslims to legally immigrate to the United States at a time when we are at war with Islam, whether the government wants to acknowledge it or not. When law enforcement is being tested to the max by MUSLIMS IN THIS COUNTRY who are plotting terrorist attacks, it is irresponsible and dangerous for the government to continue allowing ANY immigration by Muslims!
-The New York Times refused to publish the "Mohammed cartoons" in the aftermath of Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris a few months ago. They cited their desire to not offend Muslims who read the New York Times as the reason. However, yesterday they published a picture of ex-Pope Benedict, created out of 17,000 CONDOMS! Apparently the New York Times is concerned about offending Muslims but not Catholics!
-Pray for the Texas clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples. There are others in such positions who are also taking this stand for their faith beliefs. Pray for them!
-First NBC, now Macy's, has severed their ties with Donald Trump. This is what happens when you take a stand that is unpopular to the media and general public, especially if your stand is a Biblical one. For the record, while he may not have articulated his views on illegal immigration perfectly, the fact remains he was 100% correct since no matter what the reason anyone who comes to this country without legal documents is...THEY ARE A CRIMINAL!
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,