Daily Devotional for Friday July 6, 2018
A Reprieve from Almighty God
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, help me to do whatever part you are asking me to play in helping to turn this nation back to You and Your Truth! I know that your judgment is upon our nation, and that our time is very short. Leading our nation back to You oh God can bring a "stay" of your hand of judgment for a season and we can see a mighty harvest of souls for the Kingdom here and around the world. In the fact of such blatant evil that exists, show yourself strong oh Lord, rise up, use me and those who will not bow our knee to baal for your glory. May this world see the power, might, and majesty of Almighty God, a God who will not be mocked! USE ME OH GOD...USE MY LIFE! In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!
“The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.” Proverbs 21:1
A reprieve from Almighty God!!! The Bible says that God uses the foolish things of the world to confound the wise!!! Two years ago, who would ever believe that not only would Donald Trump become the President of the United States. President would not just become President, but an instrument of God to bring to fruition 45 years of hard work by millions of the Lord’s faithful servants, hundreds of millions of prayers by the saints, to greatly reduce the number of innocent babies murdered in this nation each and every day. It believe we are going to get a brief reprieve in the intensity of God’s wrath and judgment on this nation!!!
There are 7 key factors that have brought our nation to experience God's wrath and judgment. First, is the Federal Government legalizing the killing of innocent babies. In the 45 years since abortion was legalized, there have been apx. 60 million babies killed, apx. 1.3 million each year, apx. 4,000 every single day.
Second, is the bold, unrepentant, unashamed, gross sexual perversion that exists in our nation today. From those who choose homosexuality, to the epidemic of sexual activity outside of marriage starting as young as 12, to the ever increasing numbers of men and women who commit adultery, to the unrestricted pornography industry, to those who proudly engage in every type of sexual perversion that man has ever dreamed of.
The third factor is the millions who have rejected the God of the Bible to follow the false gods of the world. The fastest growing religions in our country are the cults like the Muslims, the Mormons, the Scientologists, and the various New Age movements. They have preyed on the 2 plus generations in our nation that have for the most part never been to church, and during those difficult times in their life are seeking answers. Sadly, they have believed the lie from satan instead of the Truth of God's Word.
Fourth, is the abandonment of Israel. Genesis 12:3 is still in effect today! Even though the U.S. gives billions in aid each year to Israel, the current "peace plan” is advocating giving away the land that God promised to the children of Israel to their enemies.
Fifth, is the destruction of the family. A Godly family consisting of a man and a woman that both love the Lord and have only been married to each other, with children that love and honor God, is the exception today, rather than the norm that it once was. Marriage is no longer God's holy institution, but little more than a legal date. Divorce damages the lives of both spouses and the children involved. A large percentage of children now grow up in unstable homes where God is never mentioned, and go on to have unhealthy relationships and children of their own, that also grow up in unstable homes void of God.
The sixth factor is the media. Satan has full control over 99% of the media (the 1% being the Christian media that sadly focuses most of its’ programming on raising money), and there are no longer ANY constraints on what can be produced. Between television, films, music, the Internet, video games, and publications, you can access an unlimited amount of whatever type of filth, garbage, perversion, and disgusting deviant behavior that you want 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, right from the comfort of your home or on your phone!
The seventh and final factor is the apostate church. The church today is more interested in programs than people, in building great structures instead of great men and women of God, in entertaining people rather than encouraging them. The church has compromised the absolute truth of God's word in order to be politically correct, and is more concerned with people's money than their souls. The spiritual leaders of this nation are NOT supposed to be President Trump and politicians, NOT supposed to be secular musicians, NOT supposed to be Oprah and other TV stars, NOT supposed to be sports heroes, NOT supposed to be Hollywood entertainers. They are supposed to be the men and women of God that He has raised up and called to be a BOLD, LOUD, CLEAR voice for His TRUTH, not just from the pulpit of a local church, or in a great convention of Christians, BUT IN THE WORLD THAT WE LIVE IN!!!
Despite President Trump living a public life for 40 years of debauchery, 2 divorces, untold numbers of affairs, questionable business dealings, just a hedonistic life of greed and excess, it was God who raised him to the highest office in the land. I could care less about politics, the FACT is, the Bible clearly teaches that it is God who raises men to power, and God who takes men out of power. Obviously that truth is difficult, since we can’t understand why God would allow monsters like Stalin, Hitler, or so many others throughout human history, to the positions of power they occupied for a season. The Bible also teaches us that God often uses the most fallible human instruments to bring about His purpose, I am a living testimony of that truth!!!
I know several of President Trump’s “spiritual advisors” very well. They have told me that he is saved, though he is a babe in Christ and needs to grow in his faith. I can’t sit here and say he is not. There was once a man named Saul who killed Christians, yet became Paul, a man used by God in mighty ways. I am sure many could never believe he became a follower of Jesus. I AM NOT COMPARING DONALD TRUMP TO PAUL! I am simply stating that in the end, only God knows the heart of a man.
Whether you agree with his politics or not, I encourage everyone to pray for President Trump and his family daily, as well as all of those in leadership. That is what the Bible teaches us, and I can truthfully state that there was not one day President Obama was in office, a man I totally disagreed with and called out publicly when he was on the wrong side of God, that I didn’t pray for him and his family and encourage everyone we minister to each day to do likewise.
The fact is, President Trump moved the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the capitol city of Jerusalem. He has also been a bold and visible friend to the people of Israel and no doubt has been blessed of God for doing so based on Genesis 12:3. President Trump has fulfilled his promise to name true conservative judges to the US Supreme Court. He fulfilled that promise in appointing Justice Neil Gorsuch, and I am confident he will do likewise with his next appointment to be named Monday July 9th.
I do not believe there will be a case that would enable the Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs. Wade. That is simply fear-mongering on the part of those who oppose the agenda of President Trump and want to see the continued practice of infanticide in this nation. I do believe however, that the Supreme Court will have numerous opportunities to rule on cases out of individual states that are in the process of passing legislation to greatly reduce the killing of innocent babies in their state. That is where I see this next appointment making a huge difference in the number of babies we murder in this nation each day.
I love you and care about you so much. To not expect God's judgment on such blatant and gross rebellion that this nation has been engaged in is very naive. God will not be mocked! You cannot live in rebellion to God and not pay the price in your personal life, and we cannot live in rebellion to God and not pay the price as a nation. But here is the good news. GOD ALWAYS HAS A REMNANT! GOD ALWAYS HAS A PEOPLE! I see the coming of a season, though a brief season, where God is giving us a chance to turn this nation back to our Creator and His Truth!
THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY THE FOLLOWERS OF JESUS CHRIST CAN NOT AND MUST NOT PASS UP! IT COULD BE OUR LAST!!!
President Trump has been used by God at this moment of human history to give the nation a brief reprieve from the wrath and judgment we deserve due to our rebellion. President Trump did this thru OBEDIENT ACTION! For those men and women God has called in these last days to serve Him, that must be our response as well...OBEDIENT ACTION!!! We can be thankful for what is happening spiritually in this nation, but if we don’t act, it will only delay the inevitable outpouring of His wrath and judgment.
May we not squander this opportunity God has given to us. OBEDIENT ACTION!!!
In His love and service, Your friend, brother, and co-laborer in His work, Bill Keller