Daily Devotional for Friday September 28, 2018
Are you ready for God to deliver you?
(Ephesians 6:13; Romans 6:13; 2 Peter 3:17; Proverbs 4:14; 2 Corinthians 2:11; James 1:12; 2 Peter 2:9; Hebrews 2:18)
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, please watch over me today and keep me from all harm. I look to you for protection from the evil in this world. Father, you know my challenges today. I give them to you. Let me be about your business today, as I know you will be about mine. In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!
***WHAT DRIVES PEOPLE TO BE SO PASSIONATE ABOUT KILLING BABIES??? Since my Daily Devotional Tuesday on the real issue of the Judge Kavanaugh confirmation process, I have been inundated with very legitimate emails asking why so many people would support the legalized killing of babies. Support to the point of being willing to ruin as many people's lives as it takes to protect infanticide. First, never forget that satan is alive and busy in this limited time he has. The killing of babies has always been a sign of civilizations throughout history who have abandoned any pretense of morals. The United States has considered itself to be a champion of human rights around the world, but the fact is we are as abusive of human rights as any nation today as we legally slaughter apx. 4,000 babies each 24 hours. Second, money. Never doubt the hundreds of millions of dollars generated by the baby killing industry. Third and last, it is the preservation of the "right" to kill a human being they will be responsible for the rest of their life. Just like you can't underestimate the greed factor involved, you can't underestimate the pure unadulterated selfishness of this demonic act.
Enough is enough!!!! IT IS NO ACCIDENT THAT YOU ARE READING THIS TODAY!!! The fact is almost EVERYONE who lives, falls into some form a bondage in their life. The most effective and common bondages are those of alcohol, drugs (legal and illegal), sex, and money. Many of you reading this today are living with some bondage in your life that is separating you from God, destroying your day-to-day life, and slowly killing you! The sad fact is, this is true for those who are 16, 25, 40, mid 50's, 66, and even older!!! A HUGE percentage of those reading this today are living each day in the midst of the bondage satan has entangled YOU in.
One of the problems that we all face in this brief journey here on earth are the traps that the enemy lays to ruin our life. While there will always be a percentage that succumbs to these traps in a BIG way, most simply learn how to live each day with their bondage. It is like having bugs in your home.
At first, you do all you can to get rid of them, but most at some point learn how to live with them. They accept them as part of their existence. That is the way satan uses the snares of this world . Traps like alcohol, drugs, gambling, food, shopping, sex, greed. Satan finds out what your weakness is, entices you, and lets you slowly become ensnared into whatever bondage you are most open to.
I am here today to tell you that no matter what bondage that you have allowed to ensnare you, GOD LOVES YOU!!! Not only does God love you, but today, God is speaking to you about becoming FREE from your bondage. God is still in the deliverance business!!!
I don't care if your bondage is that 6 pack of beer after work, or those 3 martinis at lunch, or your bondage is a joint each night, or taking the prescription the doctor gave you 1 year ago that you now "need to make it through the day", or the woman that is not your wife who you have sex with 2-3 times a week, or the man you spend hours on the computer with while your husband is not around, or the food you eat for no real reason other than it makes you "feel good", or the money you hoard since that is how you have determined to judge your "self-worth".
THE FACT IS MY FRIEND, YOU ARE IN A BONDAGE THAT YOU HAVE LEARNED TO INCORPORATE INTO YOUR DAILY LIFE THAT YOU CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT!!! THE FACT IS IF YOU COULD QUIT ON YOUR OWN, YOU WOULD HAVE!!! HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU PROMISED TO "NEVER DO THAT AGAIN", ONLY TO DO IT AGAIN??? TODAY IS A DAY OF VICTORY FOR YOU, IF, AND THAT IS THE QUESTION, IF, YOU WANT TO SEE VICTORY!!!
Breaking a bondage in our life is VERY difficult. You know that because you have tried unsuccessfully. First, you must admit you have a problem. Until you do that, you will NEVER see victory. Second, you can't do this alone. You have to humble yourself to others and ask them for help. Leave your pride behind, humble yourself, and become accountable to others. YOU MUST BE ACCOUNTABLE TO OTHERS TO SEE VICTORY!!! THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST!!!
With those you are accountable to, you must work out a game plan for victory. You have to change your day-to-day actions. Most are in a bondage that they have incorporated into their day-to-day life. Changing your habits, re-formatting your daily schedule is critical to success.
Also, there will be a huge void in your life where your bondage "was." You MUST find something positive to fill that void. Refocusing the time, energy, and resources that you used to pour into your bondage, is necessary to seeing ultimate victory. Also, your relationship with the Lord is the key. HE will give you the strength and the resolve to live our your new plan each day to victory!
I love you and care about you so much. I will be fasting today and in prayer this evening from 6 until midnight for all of those who are in bondage and looking for deliverance.
OUR GOD IS A GOD OF DELIVERANCE. HE CAN DELIVER YOU FROM THE BONDAGE OF ALCOHOL, OF DRUGS, OF SEX, OF MONEY, OR WHATEVER YOUR BONDAGE MAY BE!!! GOD IS A GOD OF DELIVERANCE!!! IT IS NO ACCIDENT THAT YOU ARE READING THIS TODAY. MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT, MOST PEOPLE ARE "FUNCTIONAL" IN THEIR BONDAGE.
I can't make you stop whatever bondage that you are in today. But I can pray for you and believe God for your deliverance. You have learned how to live with your bondage. My message today is that God wants you to learn how to live FREE from your bondage. The choice is yours. For those who want that freedom, I will be praying for you tonight. God is speaking to YOU today. More than anything else, I pray out of my love for you that you open your heart and hear Him speaking to you today!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,