Daily Devotional for Friday August 2, 2019
Advocating our beliefs as effectively as those who serve satan!
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, as I face the challenges in my life today, let me never forget there are others who are facing FAR more difficult issues. Please let me lay aside my trials, and life up others who desperately need Your love, hope, and strength at this moment. I Thank You that through my relationship with You, I know where to turn in my hour of need. Sadly, many don't have that relationship and I pray today that I can help guide them to You, the only source of true strength and hope! In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!
Advocating our beliefs as effectively as those who serve satan! I sit back in amazement day after day watching the advocates for satan take their stand in the marketplace and advance their agenda. From those who want to kill babies, to those who want special rights for the LGBTQ community, to those who want to take God out of the public square, to those who represent false religions like Islam and cults like Mormonism, to those who promote the traps of this world like pornography, drugs, alcohol, and sinful sex, as well as those who simply hate Christ and Christians.
Satan's minions are focused, well financed, tireless, and tenacious as they advocate his evil agenda that lead to destroyed lives and souls burning in hell for all eternity!!!
I was watching in amazement last week as MSNBC host Chris Matthews mocked and ridiculed those who believe God's account of creation and those who hold a Biblical worldview. Evolution is NOT scientific fact as Matthews and others who reject the Biblical account of creation contend, but simply a "theory." It is a theory that many in the scientific community REJECT!
To go on national TV and proclaim the LIE that science has proven evolution is the correct explanation for how the world came to be is not only dishonest, but shows how satan's advocates will tell a lie loud enough and long enough until the masses accept it as the truth.
The secular media does a great job of portraying Christians as ignorant, uneducated, foolish people who lay aside all reason to believe in fairy tales. The FACT is, Christianity is SUPPORTED by science, archeology, and history, and is not some blind leap in the dark. The Bible clearly answers all of the questions of life like where did we come from, why are we here, where are we going, something the world CANNOT explain!
Those who adopt a non-Biblical worldview are forced to adopt any number of worldly explanations for life, leaving each person up to their own imagination to try and determine these basic answers about life.
Christians have removed ourselves so far from the culture, that we have virtually NO impact on the culture any longer, and when we do venture into the marketplace we are quickly savaged by the minions of satan. I have spent the last 20 years of my life, virtually 24/7/365 in the marketplace in the secular media, on the Internet, reaching out to the masses outside the four walls of the church.
I can't even being to tell you the incredible warfare I deal with daily in taking on satan's minions head on each day. I fully understand why pastors hide behind their pulpits in the safety of their churches, why virtually all Christian ministries operate within the safety of the "Christian trough." Who needs the daily wars and the non-stop attacks. It is frustrating watching satan advance his cause because those who serve Christ either don't care enough or aren't strong enough to take a stand for Him.
People tear into me all the time for lambasting the compromise and greed of those like Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, TD Jakes, and others who have large national platforms. That is because I KNOW that for a fraction of what these guys generate for their own kingdom, incredible headway could be made in our culture for God's Kingdom! Sadly, these men and many others have decided, like most of the priests and leaders on the Old Testament, that leading this nation to God and righteousness wasn't as important as creating their own following for the temporal riches and rewards of this world.
They are more interested in pleasing men than pleasing God!
I have been at this for 20 years now. Let me lay this out to you so anyone can understand it. Why does Limbaugh have the political clout he does? A three-hour daily radio program. How did Oprah become one of the most powerful woman in the media? Because of her one-hour daily TV program on for decades and now her own cable network. Nobody on secular TV or radio is going to put on a program that takes a Biblical worldview on the issues of the day because it "offends" too many people.
The FACT is, there are millions out there who love the Lord, and are simply looking for a way to have their voice heard and make their life count!!!
IF WE ARE GOING TO TAKE ON SATAN, WE HAVE TO TAKE HIM ON ON HIS TURF! IF THE TOOLS OF SATAN CAN BE SUCH GREAT ADVOCATES FOR THE ENEMY, WE SHOULD BE EVEN GREATER ADVOCATES FOR CHRIST AND HIS TRUTH!!!
I love you and care about you so much. This is why we have been ineffective in fighting the advocates of satan. Those ministries and Christian groups with the resources, choose to invest them in the Christian media where they can keep the money train rolling! They aren't interested in saving souls or in standing for Christ in the marketplace. As a matter of fact, every time they get the chance, they RUN.
Osteen brags about not talking about sin. Jakes never speaks out against the anti-Biblical beliefs in the Hollywood community he loves being part of. Warren gets on his knees and begs the sodomite community to forgive him for standing for traditional marriage. With "leaders" like this, it is no wonder why we have little to no impact on our culture!!!
I can only encourage you today. God has raised up Liveprayer for this moment in human history. God is calling you today and wants to use you today to help me bring true revival to this nation. Yes, eventfully this nation will be judged for our sins and wickedness, but I believe we can stay God's hand of judgment just like Nineveh did when they repented.
Over 120,000 souls were saved in Nineveh because they turned to God! I believe that we can see millions repent and turn to God in the wake of a true spiritual revival. You can keep living your life, taking care of yourself, or you can sacrifice your life and allow God to use you for His glory. When you come to the end of your life, it is not what you did for yourself that will matter, but what you did for God.
Once again. When you come to the end of your life, it is not what you did for yourself that will matter, but what you did for God!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,