Daily Devotional for Tuesday March 19, 2019
Recent major events and news stories in the United States and around the world shaping the culture we live in! Part One of Three
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, help me to never forget how each life is from You and precious. In this culture that puts little value on a human life, let ME stand for You and the fact ALL LIFE IS FROM GOD! May I find courage and strength to never waiver or fail to speak up for this most precious of all gifts! 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 special 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 THURSDAY!
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!!!
*Percentage wise, do you know what the fastest growing “church” in the United States is? Churches that worship satan! A man in Washington state decided as a joke to set up a telephone “prayer line” for people to pray for their needs to satan. The sad reality was, the phone line was lit up with calls virtually 24 hours a day. Women who identify as Christians also claim to be “witches.”
THIS IS NOT A JOKE, but a sad byproduct of a nation where the greatest percentage of the past 2 generations have never been in church. Because evangelism is no longer a priority, as older saints go home to be with the Lord they are not being replaced. Filling the spiritual void so many have is literally, without any disguise, satan!!!
*During the passing of Obamacare in 2009, I shared both in the Daily Devotional and on the TV program many times that this was simply phase one towards government run socialized medicine. President Obama understood the nation would never go for socialized medicine, so as one of Obamacare’s architects, Johnathan Gruber arrogantly bragged years later, they had to lie to the gullible public to get the law passed.
As I warned, it was simply designed to destroy the existing healthcare infrastructure (by the govt. covering any losses insurance companies suffered for the first 8 yrs), leaving ONLY the government left to provide healthcare coverage. As in other countries with socialized medicine, it would also end up with panels of human beings deciding who lives and who dies, further feeding into the growing culture of death that hangs over this nation.
*There was a recent 4-day conference at the Vatican with all of the bishops in the Roman Catholic church from around the world in attendance. It was a conference dealing with the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic church. The very first thing that took place, was taking off the table any discussion of the only solution to the problem, removing the man-made UNBIBLICAL tradition of priests and nuns taking a vow of celibacy.
Obviously, despite whatever decisions were made over those 4 days, NOTHING will change. Last August I addressed this issue in detail, sharing the truth about this issue and how to solve it. Here is a link to that Daily Devotional: https://liveprayer.com/devotional.cfm?id=53762
*The great state of New Jersey has joined a growing list of states where birth certificates now offer a gender choice of male, female, and undesignated. I am truly amazed at how people of faith are mocked and ridiculed for not believing in science due to our belief in the existence of God, creationism, Christ and his resurrection, and other truths found in the Bible.
Those who choose to reject climate change due to the false premise on which it is based are also laughed at. However, it is these same people who claim to be disciples of science who want people to believe there are more than two genders despite the scientific FACT there are only two...male and female!!!
*Sarah Huckabee Sanders, daughter of former Baptist preacher and Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee, is a solid Christian woman. You really need very little discernment to realize that fact. She of course caught the wrath of the Christian haters when she proclaimed that God had put Donald Trump into the Oval Office as President of the United States. Of course we know that to be true since it is the Bible that proclaims God is the one who puts men in power and takes men out of power.
It is actually a bit amusing that this man who lived his life for 40 years in the public eye, a true narcissist whose god was fame and money, a hedonist with three wives and an unknown number of adulteress trysts, who never held public office would run for the Presidency and WIN!
More important, God would use this flawed man to be without any question the most pro-life President ever due to his deeds, arguably the most pro-Israeli President ever due to his deeds, a defender of religious liberties, used to change the make-up of the Federal judiciary and Supreme Court for a generation, and a man who has embraced and has committed to being part of the Christian community. MY FRIEND...ONLY GOD!!!
*The coming of a one-world religion. When the anti-Christ comes on the scene as the final days of human history play out, we know this person will rule of a one-world government, a one-world economy, and a one-world religion. During my theological studies 30 yrs ago, I really could not see a person, no matter how intelligent and charismatic, could pull all of the governments, economies, and religions of the world together.
In the past 20 years, the ability now clearly exists for such a person to make a one-world government and economy a reality. With various unions like the EU, various trading pacts involving countries from around the world, clearly make the logistics for a one-world government realistic given the right set of events. Also, the pieces are clearly in place with the existing global economy for financial issues to unfold that would create a one-world economy.
Until very recently, I still couldn’t see how a one-world religion would be possible. The fact is, much of the globe is dealing with a sharp decline in faith beliefs. As older people die out, they are being replaced by generations of people, the largest percentage having little to no faith at all. With the advent of AI technology, it is now very possible for people seeking faith in their lives to find that faith from AI hosts who of course have that intelligence programmed by humans. I actually did a Devotional months ago about this very issue that you need to read and share: https://liveprayer.com/devotional.cfm?id=53890
*KILLINGS AT THE NEW ZEALAND MOSQUES EPILOGUE: Here are some random thoughts in the aftermath of the killings at the mosques in New Zealand. New Zealand, which has some very strict gun laws, will pass by emergency action new and more script gun laws. The details are not public as of yet, but look for actual confiscation to be part of whatever new actions they pass.
The killer clearly understood US politics and the US media, since his manifesto stated a goal of dividing people in the US by race, the 2nd Amendment, and the immigration issue. Watch for the social media giants to clamp down on what they deem to be anti-Muslim speech, even if that speech is the truth! Twitter will already ban people for “blaspheming Islam” based on Pakistani Islamic blasphemy laws. A US company, banning US citizens, for violating sharia law in Pakistan! That was in effect prior to the incident in New Zealand!
Of course CAIR and Muslim activists have been paraded in the media to sell a narrative that Muslims are the most likely victims of hate-crimes when that is 100% false. Jewish people by far have always been the largest group of people targeted by hate crimes. The other big lie the media is spreading is that there is a world-wide epidemic of white nationalist terrorism, especially here in the United States. As much as the race-baiters on CNN and MSNBC wish that was true, it is not!
In my Daily Devotional on this issue Monday, March 18th, I stated that it would be less than 30 days before there is Muslim retaliation for the killings in the NZ mosques. We haven’t had a definitive “reason” yet from the Muslim who shot and killed 3 people on a train in Holland, but the fact is throughout the world never a day goes by without Muslims killing innocent people. This is not only consistent with their true beliefs, killing infidels (non-Muslims), but their documented 1400 year history! Daily Devotional Monday 3/18/19: https://liveprayer.com/devotional.cfm?id=53963
I love you and care about you so much! Please, don’t miss Part Two tomorrow and Part Three Thursday 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,