Daily Devotional for Wednesday July 11, 2018

A Nation Crying out to Kill more Babies and Continue Perverting Marriage

(John 18:40)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Lord, even though we have no right to ask, please continue to watch over this nation. Thank you for showing us the clear signs of destruction our sin and rebellion have heaped upon our land. I pray today that as a nation we will turn back to you and your Truth. Give me strength as days of persecution are upon us, and let me stand proud and strong for you and your Kingdom. In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN! They shouted back, "No, not him! Give us Barabbas!" John 18:40 A nation crying out for “Barabbas” as they seek to protect the legalized slaughter of babies and perverting marriage!!! Former US President Jimmy Carter, 93, said Jesus would approve of gay marriage but not abortions. Whatever you may think about former President Carter as a President, I always admired the fact he was really the first President in the modern age to publicly declare his personal faith in Jesus Christ. In the 1960s, Carter served two terms in the Georgia state legislature. After a failed bid for the governorship in 1966, Carter had a moment of spiritual crisis in which he rededicated his life to God. He later said of that moment, "I began to realize that my Christian life, which I had always professed to be preeminent, had really been a secondary interest in my life, and I formed a very close, personal intimate relationship with God through Christ." Throughout most of his adult life, President Carter taught Bible studies at his home church as well as in various Bible study groups during his time of public service. It is sad that in the infancy of the Roe vs. Wade decision to legalize killing babies in 1973, President Carter did nothing as President to fight for the unborn. As for his support for gay marriage, it is disappointing that at this late stage of his life, a man married for 72 years, would compromise God’s Truth to support the perversion of God’s Holy Institution of Marriage. ANYONE WHO THINKS JESUS WOULD TURN WATER INTO WINE, HIS FIRST MIRACLE IN THE BIBLE, AT A “WEDDING” BETWEEN TWO MEN OR TWO WOMEN, NEEDS TO READ THEIR BIBLE!!! CHRIST WAS A STAUNCH SUPPORTER AND ADVOCATE OF GOD’S PLAN FOR MARRIAGE WHICH IS ONE MAN, ONE WOMAN, FOR ONE LIFETIME!!! If you need any clear evidence of how spiritually bankrupt this nation is, you only need to follow the outcry of the mainstream media and much of the nation in the aftermath of President Trump nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. It makes you want to scream watching politicians, major media outlets, and a significant percentage of the nation crying over the possibility Roe vs. Wade might be overturned. Realistically, what is most likely to happen is states looking to minimize the number of babies killed through restrictive measures will be upheld by the Supreme Court. Not overturned, just giving each state the latitude to decide how difficult they want to make killing a baby. This is also true about gay marriage. I don’t see any chance the Supreme Court will reverse itself on this issue. The best that can happen is once again, individual states take a more active role in the marriage issue, Here again, you have politicians, a national media, and good percentage of the country that is going crazy over the very thought same sex marriage might be overturned or restricted. WHAT DOES THIS SAY ABOUT A NATION THAT LITERALLY FIGHTS TO BE ABLE TO LEGALLY SLAUGHTER INNOCENT BABIES AND INSURE THE PERVERSION OF GOD’S HOLY INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE? I love and care about you so much. Pray for our nation. How wicked have we become when we shamelessly publicly cry out for sin? It is like that sad scene when Pilate in an attempt to set Jesus free, gave the people a choice of Jesus or a murdering criminal named Barabbas. I’ll never forget as a young child watching that 1961 classic by the same name, and seeing the masses cry out for a criminal instead of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! PRAY FOR OUR NATION. AS I SHARED LAST FRIDAY, I BELIEVE THERE IS A SHORT REPRIEVE FROM HIS WRATH AND JUDGMENT. IT MAY BE OUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO TURN THIS ONCE GREAT NATION BACK TO GOD OUR CREATOR AND HIS TRUTH!!! In His love and service, Your friend, brother, and co-laborer in His work, Bill Keller