Daily Devotional for Monday September 30, 2019
Major events and news stories in the United States and around the world that are shaping the culture we live in today!
***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, peace, and salvation! In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!
***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: The theologically challenged Pope Pelosi stated in a talk to the largest abortion advocacy group, NARAL, that “abortion bans ignore basic morality.” So, this self-proclaimed Catholic who talks often of praying, the Bible, and “her faith,” is such a staunch supporter of the slaughter of innocent babies that she claims those trying to save the lives of innocent babies are ignoring basic morality. WHOSE MORALITY? Of course the hypocrisy is dripping since her church is one of the most staunch advocates for life and the Bible she claims to read that clearly calls abortion MURDER.
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***OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS, I HAVE A 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!!!
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 is Part One of 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!
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!!!
-Pope Francis, who I criticize for his focus on pushing socialistic political issues, made a great statement the other day that I rise to applaud. The Pope stated that an abortion is like hiring a hit man. Amen Pope! That is a perfect analogy, since that is EXACTLY what an abortion doctor is...A HIT MAN!
-We are currently in an all-out civil war between those who believe in God and those who reject the existence of God. This is not a new war, it has been going on since literally the creation of Adam and Eve. It is also not a new war fought here in the United States since it has been underway since the birth of this nation. What IS new, is that for the first time in our 243 year history, those who believe in God are now a minority. The “for God” versus “no God” civil war will be waged until the end of the world as we know it. It will never end in this nation. But once again it needs to be noted that those who believe in God are now in the minority and must speak up more often and more louder, and must work much harder!
-The reason the big names in Christendom RUN from the secular media were once again in full display recently. Prosperity pimp Ken Copeland recently bought a private jet that used to be owned by Hollywood icon Tyler Perry. It brought Copeland’s stable of private jets to 6. That raised some questions and the tabloid program “Inside Edition” asked Copeland about the purchase and why he needed a private jet, let alone 6. Copeland went into full “being attacked by satan” routine as he feebly tried to justify his private jets so he could preach the Gospel. He melted down on camera as his answers were met with more questions.
Listen, I’ve labored in the marketplace for 27 years, 20 years of that here at Liveprayer.com, and 16 years of that in the secular media world through the Liveprayer TV program. I am well aware of the hatred and mockery of Christ and His followers in the secular media. It doesn’t get any more real than Howard Stern! However, it comes down to motivation. For me personally, as someone called to lead the lost to faith in Jesus, preaching inside the 4-walls of the church and in the Christian subculture we have created for ourselves over the past 50 years can’t be fruitful since 95% of those you reach via Christian TV and radio are already Christians.
While claiming to be about winning souls, all of the major ministries stay behind the safe walls of the Christian subculture because it is where they can perpetuate ministries generating 10’s of millions annually and live like the rulers of small nations without any real scrutiny. They have an unspoken deal with the world, you leave me alone and I will leave you alone. It is a pact mad in hell since to avoid the scrutiny of the non-believing world, they agree to leave the lost souls in the marketplace to satan.
(Note: After 27 yrs in the ministry, I have heard every tortured explanation prepared by the most gifted speakers on earth trying to justify spending $10-$60 million dollars of donor funds to buy themselves a private jet. IF, their various reasons are valid, and after 27 yrs in the ministry I haven’t heard one yet that was, those at that level of ministry have supporters with private jets. IF, flying to here and there was so critical to their ministry, I have no doubt that one of their richly blessed supporters would be honored to supply their private jet for the ministry to use when needed, and receive a very justified donation for the fair market value of that use.)
-An Iraqi Christian who was burned alive...THREE TIMES...by ISIS, lived and stated he saw a vision of Jesus. A great reminder of the 3 Hebrew children that were put in the fire to die by King Nebuchadnezzar in the Book of Daniel. Remember the King’s exclamation, "Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods." HE SAW JESUS JUST LIKE THAT IRQI BROTHER!!!
-With all of the hoopla surrounding the supposed invasion of Area 51 by sci-fi fans from around the world, I have received more emails than usual asking if aliens exist. I have to be honest, it is not a subject that I have really paid much attention to during my life. Of course I am well aware and read on the various “sightings” and theories about alien life. I honestly don’t know, but came to the place many years ago that if there is life outside of Earth, it was created by God like everything else was with a reason and purpose we may never know or understand. I basically leave it there, since I have enough challenges each day dealing with all of the things in this world we do know exists.
-I saw a new article the other day stating that women are not the only ones who get abortions. To be honest, very little surprises me any longer, but it did make me curious to see what lunacy called for this ridiculous claim. It was from pro-baby killers speaking of women who are mentally ill and even though God created them as a female, they are confused thinking they are a male. My friend, there are no great scientific breakthroughs, men STILL can’t bear children. It is only in the confused world of today where a female is mentally ill and believes she is a male that this ridiculous statement is made.
-The state of New York is pushing to legalize prostitution. They are not alone. Over 10 states currently have legislation moving in their statehouses to make prostitution legal. Because of the spiritual dearth in our nation, coupled with the irresponsible spending by most state governments, our states are being turned into crime syndicates.
States now are in the murder for hire business, whether it is innocent babies or older people. They are bookmakers, since all states have legalized casinos, poker, sports, horses, and the lottery. States are also drug dealers as they legalize marijuana. A great argument can be made most states are in the extortion business in their various taxation schemes. The only difference between the Mafia and the state is that the state has legalized their criminal enterprises!
I love you and care about you so much! 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!
DO NOT MISS PART TWO TOMORROW!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,