Daily Devotional for Monday January 4, 2016
The Next Political "Answer" the Christian Community is being Sold!
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, help me to focus on the fact that while as a nation and people we operate in a political infrastructure, the answers for our nation are not political but spiritual! Only through the Gospel transforming lives can this nation once again rise up and be the GOD BLESSED land we once were. Help us Lord to not be distracted by the “noise” of the political world, but stay focused on the one and only answer for our land, turning back to Almighty God and HIS Truth!!! In the name of Jesus…AMEN!!!
"Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet. Declare to my people their rebellion and to the house of Jacob their sins." Isaiah 58:1
The Christian community is about ready to get scammed again by the latest politician who is promising to do what NO politician can, or will, do! It breaks my heart that at least every 4 years when we prepare to elect our President, and usually once or twice in the interim years, that the Christian community is presented with the next “Godly politician” promising to change the spiritual course of this nation. This is only possible with the help of major Christian organizations that rake in tens of millions annually who save no souls, minister to the needs of nobody, but simply exist to promote political agendas to Christians that have affected ZERO CHANGE in our culture.
THE FACT IS, THE CULTURE HAS CONTINUALLY GOTTEN WORSE DESPITE THEIR MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR EFFORTS SINCE THEY ARE NOT ATTACKING THE REAL PROBLEM. THEY HAVE TRADED THE TRUE ANSWER FOR A FALSE ANSWER FOR MONEY..PERIOD!
Please understand, I am NOT judging whether a certain politician or the leaders of these “Christian businesses” that traffic in politics are saved or not. However, never forget that politics is an inherently corrupt and evil institution driven purely by greed and power! It has always been so and always will be! This is why God separated the political leaders from the spiritual leaders, because they have competing interests!
Ted Cruz is the latest politician who is being promoted as “God’s man for the nation” and is making all of the typical promises of what he is going to do for the Christian community, promises so many before him have made and NO ONE can produce. Even worse, they will not even try once elected! I love the father of Ted Cruz, a fiery evangelist. I love the fact Ted is clearly a born-again believer. What I hate is the fact that he is intelligent enough to know that if elected President there is NOTHING he is going to be able to do for the Christian community other than keep Christian from being targeted for persecution by the government. To be honest, other than this current President, all past Presidents regardless of their party affiliation have done that.
I will not even go back and recite the numerous Daily Devotionals I wrote leading up the election of George W. Bush, or his re-election, and the incredible promises he made to the Christian community whose votes elected him! He never fulfilled ONE of those promises once in office, but neither has any other candidate who has been supported by the Christian community. Not because they don’t want to, but because in the institution of politics they can’t!!!
Sadly, the only way these candidates like Cruz can rise up and make these impossible promises to Christians, is with the help of the major Christian ministries/businesses that use politics to rake in tens of millions of dollars each year from Christians they target who they con into thinking there are political answers to the problems we face as a nation. NOBODY has ever encouraged people as much as I have to be a Godly citizen and vote for those candidates who most represent your faith values, it is our duty as a responsible citizen. However, the fact is there are ZERO political answers for the real problems of this nation since our problems are SPIRITUAL! THAT MEANS THE ANSWERS WON’T BE POLITICAL BUT SPIRITUAL!!!
The REAL problems of this nation are not political, they are spiritual!. Did you hear Hillary Clinton is trying to be our next President? So are a dozen on the Republican side. Now that the noise and distraction of the 2016 Presidential election is in full swing, I must warn you to not get distracted since the REAL problems in this nation are spiritual, not political. Elections come and go, politicians come and go, and by the very nature of the corrupt institution of politics, nothing ever really changes.
Case in point, $6 BILLION will be spent over the next 11 months to elect our next President. Whoever gets elected, it won't matter since that person will have sold their soul 1000x over and ultimately worship the god of politics. In this current system, regardless the policy, Presidents have little ability to make any real change. My friend, the real changes necessary have nothing to do with political policies but have to be spiritual, something no politician, even the President, is qualified or has any motivation to change!
Saddest to me will be watching so many supposed "Christian leaders" compromising their faith for temporal politics, and in the end not only will their efforts be in vain, but in the process they end up selling out their faith. Why anyone would trust these supposed spiritual leaders who always sell out to the world of politics (even if it means supporting a 5th generation high priest of a satan worshipping cult as they did in 2012 for Mormon cult member Romney) in the future is beyond me, since this is the very same political compromise the priests in the OT engaged in that helped lead to God's judgment on the nation of Israel.
IT WAS THE FAILURE OF GOD'S MEN TO LEAD THE PEOPLE SPIRITUALLY THAT LED TO THE SPRITUAL DOWNFALL OF ISRAEL!!! IT IS THAT SAME DEARTH OF SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP THAT HAS LED THIS NATION INTO THE SPRITUAL ABYSS! MEN OF GOD, LIKE THE OT PRIESTS, MORE WORRIED ABOUT THE TEMPORAL THINGS OF THIS WORLD SUCH AS MONEY AND POWER THAN THE ETERNAL SOULS OF MEN. MEN OF GOD, LIKE THE OT PRIESTS, MORE WORRIED ABOUT BUILDING THEIR KINGDOM THAN THE KINGDOM OF GOD!!!
As long as I have breath I refuse to compromise the eternal Truth of God for a temporal institution like politics. I will continue to do my best 24/7/365 to LEAD the people in ways of righteousness and God's Truth. Waffling between this world and God's Truth may help you raise MILLIONS annually, but it is also leading tens of millions of souls to hell needlessly because they never hear the Truth about their sin and the One who die for their sins who they can have a personal relationship with!!!
People are looking for a leader. That is why the anti-Christ will amass such power, since one of his attributes is that he will be a true leader. The political greatness of a Washington, of a Lincoln, of a Reagan, was first and foremost their LEADERSHIP! They had a vision, they were able to articulate that vision, and the people followed. The greatness of the heroes of our faith since the OT has been their LEADERSHIP! They had a vision from God, were able to articulate that vision, and the people followed them in ways of righteousness!
You can quote me on this one. "It takes vision to lead, it takes guts to lead, and it takes men with a higher purpose than themselves to lead!!!" Bill Keller, Founder of Liveprayer
I love and care about you so much. Never forget my friend, DON'T GET DISTRACTED BY THE POLITICAL STORMS THAT WILL BE FRONT AND CENTER OVER THESE NEXT 11 MONTHS! The problems in this nation are not political, they are spiritual! The only true answer and hope for this nation is turning back to God and His Truth. Along with our daily work in the lives of millions worldwide via our internet and TV platforms, our larger work is to be God's igniter for a true national revival. It is to save souls as we lead this nation back to God and His Truth!
For 17 years now, Liveprayer HAS LED THE PEOPLE! We HAVE NOT compromised the Truth of God's Word even when it cost us tens of thousands in donations. We have NOT been afraid to take on the wolves of satan on their own turf to battle for souls. We have been shunned by the Christian "establishment" because we won't play their political games or be used by them to help them make money, much like the OT prophets were shunned by the religious "establishment" of their day.
I don't have time for the games they play, since we have precious hours left. God's wrath is imminent. We have already seen His judgment being in earnest and increase with each month. This is NOT a game. Sadly, most people ignored the warnings of the prophets, choosing instead to listen to the ear-tickling of the priests. The prophets had nothing to gain other than fulfilling their calling to God, while the priests were so lost in the temporal they couldn't see what was about to happen.
I am simply asking today for your prayers, and that you take your stand with me. Together, we CAN LEAD THE PEOPLE! Together, we can see this nation turn back to God and His Truth! We have no time left, and unless we wake the people up and deal with the REAL PROBLEMS THAT ARE SPIRITUAL, this nation will be lost and gone forever!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,