Daily Devotional for Saturday February 1, 2020
Tomorrow is called a Palindrome Day!
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, help me to trust You more each day. I know You are God and that nothing happens apart from You. Help me to always put my trust and faith in You each day for ALL things. Thank You for loving me, for caring about me, and for guiding my life each day as I surrender it to You. In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!
***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: The Super Bowl is on the FOX broadcast network Sunday. One of the great appeals of the Super Bowl each year is that even people who don’t like football, will watch the game for the commercials. This year, a commercial featuring testimonies of people who were supposed to be aborted but were allowed to live and have lived incredible lives, was turned down. A PRO-LIFE COMMERCIAL IS TOO DIVISIVE AND CONTROVERSIAL FOR THE SUPER BOWL. However, you will see a commercial for hummus featuring two drag queens. Yes, as you have your family and friends gathered around to watch the game and the commercials, people of all ages, including children, will get to enjoy two drag queens pitching the glory of hummus. Just a heads up for you parents so you can get your “why is that man wearing a dress” answer ready. Life is too divisive, but nothing unifies people like sexual deviants eating hummus!!!
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"He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man's number. His number is 666." - (Revelation 13:16-18)
Tomorrow is a day many people are concerned about, some even fearful of. Why? Because it is February 2, 2020 or 02/02/2020. Tomorrow’s day is called a Palindrome Day because it can be read the same way backward and forward. For instance, tomorrow February 2, 2020 or 02/02’2020 is a palindromic date.
I wanted to bring this word to you today so that if you are concerned or fearful about tomorrow, please don't be. It is simply just another day in human history. People will be born and people will die. People will make money and people will lose money. People will get married and people will get divorced. People will get jobs and people will lose jobs. The point I want you to understand today is that there is NOTHING magical about tomorrow because it is 02/02/2020!
I have always been amused at the emails I get 3-4x a year from people who tell me that they would love to send Liveprayer a donation, but they refuse to since our address is “6660” 45th Avenue South. It always gives me a good laugh, but at the same time I feel sorry for people who live in such fear due to their ignorance. Let me just say this.
For over 245 months now, God has blessed this address in so many ways it would take several books to document. Every day, literally millions of lives all over the world receive the Truth of God's Word and find the hope and love of Jesus Christ FROM THIS ADDRESS. Over 1.6 million souls we know of will be in Heaven from the work that has come from THIS ADDRESS. I can assure you the only one who is cursed by this address is satan!!!
Let me be blunt with you, worrying about numbers is simply a lack of maturity and is nothing but being superstitious. Merriam-Webster defines superstition as: a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or a false conception of causation. A Christian isn't supposed to be superstitious because our faith is in God, the Creator of the heavens and earth, the One who is in control of all things at all times. Nothing happens in this world or in our lives apart from God allowing it to happen.
THERE ARE NO ACCIDENTS OR COINCIDENCES WITH GOD!!!
Non-believers are superstitious because they live in ignorance of God's Word. Because they have denied that Truth and the love of Christ in their life, they live in fear of the unknown. They trust in magic, they believe that things happen in this life by chance, they have to come up with wild theories to explain why events unfold the way they do. As you can clearly see, being superstitious is NOT something a true follower of Jesus Christ should ever be!
The number 666 has only one meaning to a Christian, it is the mark of the beast or the anti-Christ. Period. That is it. It has no meaning in a street address, it has no meaning in a phone number, it has no meaning in your grocery bill, it has no meaning on your credit card, IT HAS NO MEANING AS A DATE! The number 666 only has meaning if someone is trying to give you this number on your right hand or forehead during the reign of the anti-Christ. Otherwise, the number 666, the number 6, has NO MEANING and is not something a Christian should even think twice about.
The fact is, numerology is a satanic tool and not something Christians should be involved with. Yes, I am well aware of the Biblical teaching regarding numbers. 1 is the number of unity. 2 is the number of division. 3 is the number of Divine perfection. 4 is the number of creation. 5 is the number of grace. 6 is the number of man. 7 is the number of spiritual perfection. 8 is the number of new beginnings. 9 is the number of judgment. 40 is the number of trials.
I could go on, but let me just say while I find the Biblical support of these numerical definitions interesting, it is not something I have ever put much weight behind since it ultimately leads people on that path of being superstitious.
I love you and care about you so much. Unless Jesus returns, and only God knows when that moment will be, the sun will rise in the east and set in the west and tomorrow will simply be another day. I still remember back in November of 1999, in the opening weeks of Liveprayer, doing a Devotional on Y2K. Do you remember that?
Poor people being scared into buying portable toilets that didn't need water, boxes of dehydrated food, clearing out their bank accounts and buying gold, building survival bunkers in their homes, being told that everything computer driven was going to crash and fail, and on and on the doomsday scenarios were being painted.
I told the Liveprayer audience at that time, some 40-50,000 people to take a deep breath, quit panicking, quit listening to the false prophets who were making a ton of money selling Y2K books and tapes, and know that God is on His throne and that everything was going to be OK. I have that same message for you today.
Chill out, relax, tomorrow is simply another day. Instead of worrying about the date, worry about being faithful to honor God with your life tomorrows like we are called to do each day He gives us in this life. Rather than worrying about the numbers of the date tomorrow, find ways to serve the Lord as we are supposed to do each day God blesses us with!
I will be praying for you. I pray that this message today has helped some of you get over the hump of being superstitious, to mature spiritually Superstitious is NOT something a child of God should ever be. We don't have to trust in chance or fear the unknown because our faith and hope is in God Almighty who sits high and looks low. So fear not my friend because our God neither slumbers nor sleeps and He is on His throne and in control of all things at all times.
It is not the date tomorrow we need to be concerned with, only bringing glory and honor to God with our lives on that and every day He gives us in this life!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,