Daily Devotional for Wednesday January 16, 2019
The world we are living in for this season. Part One of Three
*** TODAY, THURSDAY, AND FRIDAY!!! A VERY DIFFERENT AND SPECIAL 3-PART DAILY DEVOTIONAL SERIES ON THE MAJOR EVENTS AND NEW STORIES IN THE UNITED STATES AND AROUND THE WORLD THAT ARE SHAPING THE CULTURE WE LIVE IN. IT IS CRITICAL FOR CHRISTIANS TO CLEARLY UNDERSTAND THE CULTURE AROUND US SO THAT CAN BE THE AGENTS OF CHANGE FOR CHRIST THAT GOD HAS COMMANDED US TO BE! PLEASE DON’T MISS THIS INFORMATIVE AND CRITICAL 3-PART SERIES!!!
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, open my eyes to see this world clearly, and show me what You want me to do to serve You in these times we live. You and You alone will have the last word Lord. Let me see this lost world through Your eyes and with Your heart and help to lead the lost and hurting to find Your hope, strength, and peace! In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!
Part One of Three
“...but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world...” John 15:19
The world we are living in for this season. Today starts a very different 3-PART Daily Devotional series on recent major events and news stories in the United States and around the world that are shaping the culture we live in today. DO NOT MISS PART TWO TOMORROW AND PART THREE ON FRIDAY!
It is critical for Christians to clearly understand the culture around us so that we can be the Lord’s agents of change as He has commanded us to be. May the Lord guide us each day by His Spirit as we faithfully serve Him!!!
In this day when it is so difficult to find pastors with the guts to simply preach the Gospel and the Truth of the Bible without shame or compromise, when jellyfish motivational speakers masquerading as pastors litter the church world of our day, it is refreshing to find a pastor who is unafraid to tell the truth! Pastor Justin Hoke is a pastor of a small church in Northern California. He placed a sign by a busy road next to his church that said, “Bruce Jenner is still a man, and homosexuality is still as sin.” His church fired him! This was not a church part of a large liberal denomination, but an independent local church whose congregation was so upset with their pastor for proclaiming simple truths, that they forced him to resign.
Grrrrr! Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights is a group of elderly grandmothers who when you look at the picture of the group, you would believe at first glance to be your typical grandmother that most people remember growing up with. Grandmas were always the best. Well, sadly not this group of grandmas! These evil women are staunch advocates for killing innocent babies. I share often that the better percentage of the last 2 generations have never been to church. Well, the last remnants of the “church generation” are dying off and being replaced by the “no church generation” and these elderly grandmothers are a perfect example of that change occurring.
Years ago when I shared with people that once they legalized men marrying men and women marrying women, you would see every kind of marriage perversion. I told people that soon after you would see an influx of polygamist marriages, which is happening, people trying to marry animals and inanimate objects, which is happening, and adults marrying children, WHICH IS HAPPENING! Thousands of Muslim men are immigrating to the United States along with wives who are 13, 14, and 15, with no questions being asked! I warned people that adult/child marriages would be commonplace at first within the Muslim community since multiple wives and child wives is part of their “religious practices.”
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stated he will not sign a state budget unless in New York you could have an abortion at any time, meaning right up to the time of birth, and for any reason.
Some leaders in the Roman Catholic church are starting to speak out about politicians who are part of the Catholic Church who support and vote for the killing of innocent babies.
Leana Wen is the new President of the world’s largest baby killing business, Planner Parenthood. Liberal news website Buzzfeed thought they were doing Planned Parenthood a favor when they wrote a puff piece full of lies that Planned Parenthood was mainly focused on non-abortion women’s health issues. Wen blew a gasket and angrily replied that was not true, that they were very much focused on killing as many babies as they could.
“Shout your abortion” is a new program that women should be proud and not ashamed of having an abortion. Following the playbook of the radical homosexual lobby that successfully mainstreamed that sexual perversion in our culture, much of their program is aimed at teaching children that there is nothing wrong with having an abortion. They tell children the horrendous lie that having an abortion is God's plan. They tell them having an abortion is like going to the dentist office. Their billboard campaign states, “I had an abortion and I won’t apologize!”
Just 7% of millennials do NOT agree with the Democratic platform of abortion at any time for any reason. This was not targeted at millennials who go to church, so it is an interesting statistic since this generation for the most part have no faith foundation in their life.
The uber liberal PBS was talking about abortion and how it specifically targeted poor blacks, correctly stating that even tho they represent just 13% of the population, they are responsible for 35% of the abortions. That means apx. 1400 of the apx. 4000 baby’s killed in this nation every 24 hours are black babies. Of course, this was the actual goal of Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, to kill off the black race through abortion. In the PBS discussion, they stated, “the most dangerous place for a black person to be is in the womb!”
I love you and care about you so much! Please, don’t miss Part Two tomorrow and Part Three tomorrow where I will be dealing with a whole range of issues currently in the news that are shaping this culture we are living in. This is a challenge to stay educated about the world we live in but are not part of, in order to the best ambassadors of Christ we can be as we share His love and hope with this lost and hurting world.
Don't miss Part Two of Three tomorrow!
In His love and service,
Your friend, brother, and co-laborer in Christ,