Daily Devotional for Wednesday August 8, 2018
Intimidated into Silence
(Galatians 6:1-12, 1 Timothy 4:1,2)
***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!
Intimidated into silence! The 31st of this month Liveprayer will be 19 years old. Every day since Liveprayer started, I have produced a Daily Devotional. Other than about a dozen from the first few months, every Daily Devotional I have written can be found in our "Devotional Archives" on the Liveprayer.com website.
Nineteen years of an historical record of what I have said day after day through these nearly 2 decades. That is important since from the very beginning I have telling my readers that because we have abandoned the marketplace, have quit reaching out to the lost and hurting masses outside of the 4 walls of the church, the opportunity to use the same secular media vehicles the world uses to propagate the lies of satan that lead men's souls to hell, will soon be impossible for Christians to use to bring people God's Truth and the hope of Jesus Christ!
Don’t miss Friday’s Daily Devotional since the major social media platforms are now being shut off from the Truth a God hating, rejecting public doesn’t want to hear. The very small window that was left is now virtually closed and will never be reopened!
The secular networks will never support and endorse any program that is preaching the pure Truth of the Bible, bringing a Biblical worldview to their viewers. They do, however, fill their programming with every kind of sin you can imagine and clearly support a view of the world and life in complete rebellion to the Bible and the Christian Faith.
Of course, they are in the entertainment business, not the ministry. However, the entertainment they feed on their airwaves has a foundation of sin and rebellion to God, His Truth, and a faith in Jesus Christ. They are open to dealing with "spiritual issues," but at best from a New Age viewpoint, not from the Bible.
You can only imagine the outrage by people who are in bondage to a sin like homosexuality when I’ve had the audacity to share that the Bible calls their choice a sin. You can only imagine the outrage by people who have chosen to put their faith in the false gods of the world, follow the cults and false religions that are out there, when I’ve had the audacity to look them in the eye and tell them they are following a lie to the fires of hell.
You can only imagine the outrage by people who don't want to be held accountable by God or anyone, when I share with them that Absolute Truth does exist and that they are free to believe and do whatever they want, but there will be consequences for their choices. Forty years ago, there would not have been the outrage from someone preaching a Biblically based message. There is today and the forces of evil are doing all they can to silence that message from the marketplace!!!
I love you and care about you so much. My message for you today is simply this. Don't ever let anyone or anything silence you from telling people the Truth. The Truth of God's Word is all we have. It is our only message. I realize that we will not have much longer before there won't be any secular venues left to bring forth the Gospel, but as long as there is one, I will be there.
The better percentage of two full generations don't go to church, don't read the Bible, and unless they come to know Jesus as their Savior will die and go to hell. WE MUST REACH THESE PEOPLE, AND TO DO THAT, WE HAVE TO INVADE THEIR LIVES WHERE THEY LIVE!!!
Thank you for all of your love and prayers, for your concern, and for your support over these last 19 years. The news media has called me a hate-monger, a homophobe, an Islamaphobe. This has caused a rash of death threats every month. The sad reality is, I am only interested in saving soul. But God is good and I will keep pressing on towards the prize. I know where my home is and I also know that as long as God has work for me to do He will have his legions watching over me.
Tomorrow is promised to none of us. Every second someone is dying and going to hell, someone that could have been saved if they had been told about Jesus and His love for them. That is what drives me each second of each day, to keep telling all that I can about our wonderful Savior who loves them, died for their sins, so that they could be forgiven and have the assurance of heaven.
That is the Gospel message and we can't let ourselves be intimidated into silence!!!
Many people ask me why I keep fighting so hard each day, go through all I do each day. Some get upset that I ask people to support God's work here. I don't play mind games with you, I don't take passages of the Bible out of context to try and manipulate you. I don't bribe you with gifts to send Liveprayer money. I simply tell you what our needs are and ask you to pray about helping me to do the work God has called us to do.
Not everyone is called to be physically on the front lines like I am. Some go to the front lines through their prayers and through their giving. A war can't be fought without money and some are called to help finance the war! The reason I put myself out there, the reason I beg you to help me, is because of people who send me emails like this:
"Dear Pastor Bill, Without your inspiration and constant presence in my life over the past two years, I have no doubt that I would NEVER have developed the frame of mind or sense of hope and optimism to even try to get out of bed and function again. In addition to the thyroid cancer you know about, I was struck by lightning in 1988 and it severely damaged my nervous system and broke my spine completely. It is a miracle I can walk at all! Last year I had three small heart attacks followed by strokes, and now I have been diagnosed with COPD and emphysema. Given all that plus a 60 mile an hour motorcycle accident and 4 serious car accidents over the past 20 years, I truly believe you when you say that God still has work for me to do. Otherwise I would simply have died. I had given up any thought of ever being a "productive" member of society again, considering that magnitude of physical and mental adversities I was faced with. But you inspired me to keep going, to get out of bed and try to walk tall in the light of the day again. I can never thank you enough!"
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller