Daily Devotional for Wednesday October 2, 2019
Major events and news stories in the United States and around the world that are shaping the culture we live in today! Part Three of Three
***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: More people that ever who claim to be followers of Jesus Christ are buying into the universalistic lie from hell that even if a person rejects faith in Christ, God will still “let them in Heaven!” This is a most dangerous lie since it completely negates God’s one and only plan of Salvation. Even more egregious, it literally makes the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ completely unnecessary! Thank about this for a second. If a person can make it to Heaven apart from Christ’s finished work on the cross, than his death as the perfect one-time sacrifice for the sins of all mankind was really meaningless. Faith in Christ to be saved isn’t required. It is a most damnable lie. It is the lie promoted by every new age guru like Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Eckerd Tolle, and a host of others who Oprah exploited in the last years of her TV program. 12 years ago, I was one of the only people in the secular media challenging Oprah on this lie she was telling to her vast audience. Sadly today, that lie is alive and well not just in the new age circles, but due to the watered down preaching in many Christian churches, amongst born-again Believers as well! Here are links to those videos from FOX News as well as the Liveprayer TV program:
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***TODAY IS PART THREE OF 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!
Part Three 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 Three 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.
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!!!
-Anti-Semitism is alive and well in the United States and around the world. The surge of Muslim migrants throughout Europe in the past 5 years has brought even more Anti-Semitism to European countries since WW2! While the media pushes a hyperbolic lie about the rise of white nationalism in this country, DOJ stats show annually the group targeted each year for the most hate crimes, by a wide margin, are the Jewish people.
-Deep fake videos exist and we haven’t even begun to see the damage these new hi-tech videos will cause. A deep fake video is essentially a video of a person, say Bill Keller, with my voice saying things I never said. For instance, you might see me on my TV program telling people Jesus is a lie, there is no God, and I am now worshipping satan.
This video is than distributed around the internet on various news sites, by people on their social media accounts, and within 48-72 hours people will think I have renounced faith in Christ and turned to worshipping satan. The worst part is, the software to create these videos is easily accessible on the internet for FREE. So anyone with an evil heart can push out completely fabricated videos to make any one they want say anything they want!
-With the boom of “hook-up” apps, not surprisingly STD’s are on the rise to near epidemic levels. Hook-up apps are available on your phone and literally allows you to communicate with other people at whatever location you choose to meet for sex. That is it. No date, no getting to know the other person, just a tool for people looking for sex to meet for that purpose. As our culture becomes even more isolated, more anti-social, more people are using such tools for the purpose of having anonymous sex. The tragic outcome of these types of interactions are endless, from a STD all the way to getting killed!
-We are all horrified by parents who brutally beat their children, and rightly so. Now we have parents who are turning their little boy into little girls, and their little girl into little boys. If that isn’t bad enough, we have some parents who are dressing their little boys up in drag, and taking them into the public to “perform.” They are child drag queens! Whatever punishment a parent receives for physically beating their child, they should receive equal punishment for this type of abuse. That is exactly what these parents are doing when they try to change the gender of their child, committing child abuse!
-As President Trump has kept the life issue front and center, the pro-baby killing groups are teaching their supporters to NEVER call a child in the womb a baby, but always identify that child as a fetus. A fetus of course is the unborn offspring of an mammal that develops from an embryo. That would be us!!! Refusing to call a baby a bay doesn’t change the fact...it is a baby!!!
-The fastest growing “church” in the nation are churches that worship satan. The Metropolitan Community Churches is a nationwide group of churches that promote homosexuality and gay marriage, where the “pastors” are all men and women who choose to engage in perverted sex with those of the same sex. Most of the members also choose to engage in this sinful act. The churches that worship satan are popping up in many states, even though they are all independent of each other. They claim to be a form of spiritual self-help.
So it should not be surprising that there is a growing number of women who claim to be witches. Worse, in this day of fake Christian churches and Christian churches where the Word is watered down, women who claim to be Christians are also claiming to be witches, CHRISTIAN WITCHES. My friend, this is the byproduct of the vast percentage of the last 2 generations having never been to church!
-One of satan’s greatest accomplishments is to make people believe he really doesn’t exist, and subsequently, neither does hell. Sadly, people can got to churches today where this lie is reinforced by the pastor! My friend, satan is a very real created being. Hell is a very real place. Making people believe neither is real is one of his tools to accomplish his ultimate purpose which is to take as many souls with him as he can into the lake of fire for all eternity!
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!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,