Daily Devotional for Tuesday March 27, 2018
The Noise of the Day and the Answer
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, help me to stand strong in these difficult days. I know that in the end, YOU...and YOU alone will have the final word. Give me boldness and courage to stand for you as evil abounds around me. In the name of Jesus I pray..AMEN
*** THIS IS A POWERFUL WORD ON HOW WE ALL GET CAUGHT UP IN THE DAILY “NOISE” OF THE WORLD AROUND US. THIS IS A DAILY DEVOTIONAL YOU WILL WANT TO READ OVER AND OVER, POST ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA SITES, AND GET IT TO EVERY PERSON YOU KNOW!!!
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5
Cutting through the “noise” of the day in the context of God’s Word! It is so difficult at times not to get caught up in the “noise” we are bombarded with each and every day. As I have shared with you for nearly two decades now, we are living in a nation that is in all-out rebellion to God and His Word. The only hope for this nation is to turn back to our Creator and the Truth we find in the Bible!
Today’s “noise” is the debate on guns highlighted by the “March for Lives” last weekend, President Trump and his sordid past with women, along with the debate of social media and how they use your information to shape the thoughts and views of the masses. I want to help you learn how to cut through the “noise” of today since tomorrow that “noise” will still exist, it will simply be different issues.
Liveprayer came online just a few months after the massacre at Columbine, and has been here to share over and over throughout the years the real issues involved in all of the various mass shootings since. While guns are blamed by those who want to gut the 2nd Amendment, it has always been an issue of mental health, not enforcing the existing gun laws on the books, evil in various forms that has grown virtually un-checked in our nation for decades now as most churches and ministries have retreated to the safety of the subculture they set-up in the 70’s I often refer to as the “Christian trough,” and the culture of death we have embraced as a nation!
( You can find many of those Daily Devotionals in the Daily Devotional Archives by typing in keyword: guns along with other topics by keyword at: http://www.liveprayer.com/darchive.cfm )
This gun “debate” has crescendoed in the aftermath of the shootings at the high school in Parkland with the “March for Lives” this past weekend. What a sad and pathetic joke since this supposed “March for Lives” was co-sponsored by...wait...PLANNED “HOW TO KILL YOUR BABY” PARENTHOOD!!! Planned Parenthood is the nation’s 1 killer of babies, leading the way for apx. 4,000 innocent babies to be slaughtered in the United States every 24 hours. I am sorry, I feel for and pray for the families who have lost loved ones at Parkland and all of the other mass shootings. While the media hypes every one of these tragic events as they carry water for the anti-gun lobby, they say NOTHING about the apx. 4,000 babies we kill every day in this nation! Actually, the media is an advocate, defender, and cheerleader for the slaughter of innocent babies!!!
I found several other ironies in the “March” last weekend. David Fogg, one of the teens the media and anti-gun organizations are using as a “face” for their move to gut the 2nd Amendment, thinks his vile and profane rhetoric is actually going to be taken seriously. Also, his mother is a very public hater of President Trump and a big supporter of Planned Parenthood. Fogg taunts politicians that if they take money from the NRA they have “chosen death.” Actually, Planned Parenthood who gets $500 MILLION TAXPAYER DOLLARS annually, gives 10x more to politicians than the NRA and those who take PP money really ARE choosing death when they do!!!
Funny how more young adults and children are killed in a weekend in Chicago, a city with some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, than at the tragic Parkland shooting. I guess innocent black teens and children dying on the South and West sides of Chicago aren’t as glamorous as mostly white high schoolers in an affluent town in Florida.
However, we are being told that this particular shooting at Parkland is different when it really is not. The major issues involved I outlined above are still the issues in Parkland and it is not about guns! This is simply the anti-gun lobbies latest attempt to gut the 2nd Amendment.
What these ignorant teen puppets are clueless about as they lob their verbal grenades regarding the evil of guns, the NRA, and throw in President Trump, is that the “the right to bear arms” is in our CONSITUTTION! I guess they skipped civics 101.
Speaker after speaker (pawn after pawn) came to the microphone and read their prepared comments to demonize gun owners, the NRA, and literally call for the banning of ALL guns. Sadly, many who were equally affected by Parkland and other mass shootings but had differing views weren’t allowed to speak.
Lastly, people were led to believe that this professionally produced “March for Lives” was put on by these high school kids. This “March” cost literally millions of dollars to produce and logistics that those high schoolers couldn’t have put together in a year if they were given a blank check.
No, this was a slickly produced effort by all of the regular progressive groups like MoveOn.Org, Planned Parenthood as I mentioned earlier, and the various Soros-funded groups that put on the equally fake “Woman’s March” the day after the inauguration of President Trump. All of these groups who put on the “March for Lives” are in lockstep with the baby killing industry!!!
By the way, also attending this anti-gun “March” were literally thousands of ARMED SECURITY PERSONEL, just like there was at the various Hollywood awards shows this year where anti-gun rhetoric was front and center in the remarks by the winners and others in attendance !!!
Other “noise” currently in the air is President Trump’s alleged sexual trysts that took place 12 years ago with an ex-Playboy model and a former porn star. In the run-up to the 2016 Presidential election, I shared many Daily Devotionals that people need to focus on the fact that we have political leaders like the kings on the OT, and spiritual leaders like the priests and prophets in the OT.
President Trump’s immoral and adulterous past has been front page news in the tabloids for 40 years. At the end of the day, people needed to decide to vote for a man with a sordid history who had promised to stand for life and religious freedoms (promises he has so far kept), or Hillary Clinton who has been a staunch advocate and supporter of killing innocent babies and demonizing Christian beliefs like President Obama had done the past 8 years.
Those who are mostly Christian-haters have been vocal in mocking “evangelicals” for their continued support of President Trump. Most Christians realize that they were not voting for a “Pastor-in-Chief,” but the Commander in Chief. They voted for Trump based on his policies, not his personal life. Again, most ironically these mockers are the same people who supported President Clinton during his various affairs, including having sex with a 20-something intern in the Oval Office while he was President!
The other big “noise” today is the outrage that Facebook has been mismanaging and misappropriating the information of those people who use Facebook. Back in 2000, less than a year after Liveprayer signed-on and before Facebook even existed, I warned people of what was obvious to me already about the internet. I warned than and numerous times over the past 19 yrs that anything you do “online” is subject to being used by people you will never know.
Why do you think Facebook, Google, Twitter, and these other social media sites are FREE? THEIR PRODUCT IS YOUR INFORMATION!!! The same goes with email. Every email you have ever sent or received is archived in some data base somewhere!!! Sadly, most people don’t know that your cellphone is now a major data-gathering device. Every text, every picture, everything you do on your phone is captured and in some data base.
Your information is how they make money!!! Why do you think you search on the internet for shoes and all of the sudden every page you go to has shoe ads? Your information is their product and what they use to sell advertising and sell to anyone else who pays their price. I have told people that if you don’t want those you will never know to know details about you, stay off of social media! By the way, your information doesn’t disappear even if you “close” your account. Everything you have done on the internet is in some data base somewhere!!
The only reason this data gathering issue has become an issue, is because during the 2016 Presidential campaign President Trump’s team used existing social media platforms to micro-target potential voters. Funny, I remember in the aftermath of the 2012 Presidential campaign when President Obama was re-elected, the media fawned over the ingenious use of social media by the Obama campaign and how savvy they were. Facebook even had an office in the White House during the Obama years!!!
Before I bottom line all of this, let me take a moment to talk about the mainstream media. It is no secret that they never believed Donald Trump would become President, and when he did, they have used every minute of their broadcast time to try and destroy his Presidency and run him out of office. None of the “noise” today or whatever the “noise” there will be tomorrow is possible without the full complicity and support of the mainstream media!
The current attempt to gut the 2nd Amendment would have been impossible without the media! The tawdry stories of President Trump’s sexual past have only been possible with the full support of the media. The current demonization of Facebook misusing data has been driven by the media.
The simple fact is and what I actually find a bit humorous is that after over a year of trying to use the “Russia” narrative to destroy the Trump Presidency with no real success, the media turned to the past sexual affairs of the President, the supposed “cheating” by the Trump campaign in their use of social media, and promoting the anti-gun lobbies latest attempt to infringe on the 2nd Amendment!!!
The have become schizophrenic to the point they can’t decide what issue to use their airtime on to try and destroy the Trump Presidency!!! They are so discombobulated that an aged porn star and her attorney who has been a Democratic operative his entire career have used them for the gullible fools they are. CNN has literally turned their entire network into a soft-porn channel.
I love you and care about you so much. Here is my word and admonition for you today. There will ALWAYS be “noise.” The “noise” simply changes. That is why we must daily cling to the IMMUTABLE, never changing, Word of God! The Bible teaches to obey the laws of the land. If people want to take all of the guns away, all they have to do is have the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution removed. There is a process to do that. Until then, the right to bear arms is the law of the land.
The Bible teaches that there is a huge price for sin. There are NO winners in sin except satan. Sadly, we see that playing out in the rehashing of President Trump’s past sexual history. Let his life be a lesson to those who glorify sex outside of God’s plan which is only between a man and a woman in the bond of marriage.
Sadly, the women he committed adultery or fornication with are scarred for life, his previous and current wives are scarred for life, his children and family are scarred for life, and he is scarred for life. Thankfully, the message of the Easter season is about the One who came to heal those scars if we simply ask Him to!!!
Lastly, the Bible speaks often of wisdom. Each person needs to pray about having wisdom in using the new tools of technology. They can be amazingly productive and make life more productive. However, like everything there are dangers that exist which must be wisely measured and taken into consideration.
My dear friend, this life is so short. It is FAR too short to get so caught up in the “noise” of the day that we lose sight of our own daily lives. While we must stay informed about the world around us, we can’t get so caught up in this temporal world that we waste precious time in our own lives.
This is also why I challenge you often to stay in the Word of God each day. It is in the Word you will find the only REAL TRUTH that exists. God’s Word is how we stay rooted and grounded in Truth instead of being led astray by the “noise” of the day!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller