Daily Devotional for Friday July 24, 2020
LIFE AFTER THE PANDEMIC WILL CHANGE! PART ONE OF THREE
(2 Chronicles 36:15,16)
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, help me to be a Godly citizen and honor the laws of this nation. Thank You for allowing me to live in a nation where we can have our voice heard through the democratic process that governs us. Help ALL people find peace, joy, and an abundant life wherever they may live in this world. We know that can only come through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Help me to do my part when opportunities present themselves to be part of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with people I meet each day. Protect this nation from those who would seek to do it harm, and give those in authority the strength to enforce the laws that govern this great land. In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!
***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: Last year, Alex Trebek the long-time host of the TV game show Jeopardy announced he had stage 4 pancreatic cancer. The fact he has lived over a year is a gift from God since this is one cancer that the medical professionals still have not been able to find many answers for. Trebek said in a newly published book that he doesn’t believe in a certain God or afterlife. This is sad since he actually has credited the prayers of many for his survival with such a deadly disease. In a Newsweek interview Trebek stated, ““I believe in a higher power….he or she is busy enough looking after more serious problems in the world. But I don’t minimize the power of prayer,” he said. God says it is HIS desire that ALL come to repentance, that none be lost. However, it is a personal choice each person has to make, whether to accept Christ as their Savior or reject His free gift of everlasting life. I have ZERO doubt that a sophisticated man like Alex Trebek has been exposed to the Gospel throughout his life. I have ZERO doubt that going through his battle with cancer he has had many people share the Gospel with him. I pray that his heart will soften and he will accept Christ as His personal Savior and ask you to pray for his salvation as well. The reality is YOU know many people like Alex Trebek. They have heard the Gospel but haven’t surrendered their life to the Lord as of yet. God has placed you in the lives of people to insure they are given the opportunity to give their heart and life to Christ by faith. BEFORE THE MONTH IS OUT, SHARE THE GOSPEL WITH 3 PEOPLE YOU KNOW WHO NEED JESUS! If you need help, I am including a link to share with people to give them that opportunity to come to faith in Jesus. I will be praying for you and those you share HIS love with!
PLAN OF SALVATION: https://liveprayer.com/salvation.cfm
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***TODAY, TOMORROW, AND SUNDAY IS A RE-AIR OF THE SPECIAL 3 PART SERIES FROM APRIL, “LIFE AFTER THE PANDEMIC WILL CHANGE!!!” THIS WAS WRITTEN IN THE EARLY DAYS OF THE CHINESE FLU OUTBREAK HERE IN THE UNITED STATES AND WAS A LOOK AT HOW I BELIEVED LIFE WOULD CHANGE ONCE THIS PANDEMIC IS UNDER CONTROL AND BEHIND US. THIS IS A PERFECT TIME TO SEE WHAT IS AND IS NOT HAPPENING!
LIFE AFTER THE PANDEMIC WILL CHANGE! PART ONE OF THREE (DD from April 20, 2020)
“The LORD, the God of their ancestors, sent word to them through his messengers again and again, because he had pity on his people and on his dwelling place. 16 But they mocked God’s messengers, despised his words and scoffed at his prophets until the wrath of the LORD was aroused against his people and there was no remedy.” 2 Chronicles 36:15,16
God’s warning to the nation, another chance to repent and turn back to God and Biblical Truth, and a historic social and cultural point of demarcation of how life will be from this point forward.
Having spent more hours alone in prayer with the Lord the past 6 weeks than I can remember in many years, I understood very early on that we were living through a major historic moment in the life of this nation. In the 1750s we went through the Revolutionary War. In the 1850s we went through the Civil War. In the 1940s we went through WW2. Now in 2020 we are dealing with this worldwide pandemic affecting in some way all 7 billion people on the planet.
My main question for God was is this what you have told me to warn the people about for the past 21 years? Has the United States, and possibly the nations of the world, finally run out of Your patience and mercy due to our sin and rebellion and we are seeing Your final judgment and wrath being poured out?
God has spoken loud and clear to me that this is NOT His final wrath and judgment, but a warning. However, He also clearly told me life as we knew it prior to this pandemic, the life we have been living for the past 70 years since the end of WW2 would now be dramatically changed!
The life we will be living in the future will still be a great life. It will still have the freedoms and opportunities to be as great as people want to make it. God will still be on His throne and His blessing will still flow and be available for those who are obedient and faithful.
One main question still remains unanswered. Like Jonah, I will sit on the hill and see if the people choose to repent and honor God or if they will continue to engage in their gross sin and wickedness and invite His ultimate wrath and judgment to be poured out on this nation.
As I have been sharing for many years now, it is very important to understand that as radical as these stay-at-home orders in most states have been, there is already a 20% or so segment of our society that is socially disconnected and lives mostly without much direct human contact. Over half of the millennial generation already lives this way and the generation that follows them will even be more prone to social solation.
Another critical fact to understand is that virtually all of those who are currently 50 and older will be gone in 30 years. Coming out of the pandemic, there will still be enough vestiges of our “old life” for the 50 and over demographic to go back to life mostly as they knew it. A majority percentage of this demo also has the financial ability to create their own life, so while their basic lives won’t change much, they will still be affected by the overall changes of world around them.
Over the next 3 days, I will be breaking down every major aspect of our life for you going forward. It is VERY comprehensive and exhaustive and probably something you will want to read over several times, for certain save, and share it with everyone you know. The interesting fact is that so many of these new forms life will be taking on, have been transitions that I have been sharing with you for many years now.
The first two days will deal with how we live life and all of the things in this world that affect and impact our lives. The third day will be spent on what church and our spiritual lives will look like in the weeks, months, and years after this pandemic is behind us.
So please pray as you read these words and open your heart and mind to receive what God may be saying to you personally and to your family as we move beyond this warning and back into the daily flow of life again.
-Marriage, families, and children. I have been warning people for 21 years now about the breakdown of marriage and family which is the foundation of our society. You can look at any societal issue we deal with today and attribute it to the breakdown of marriage and the family. Marriage has transitioned through the years from being God’s Holy Institution to little more than a legal date, to the perverted state it exists in today. Man in his rebellion to God has decimated God’s Holy Institution of Marriage!
As marriage has been destroyed, so than has God’s plan for the family. The family is a mother, a father, bonded as one in marriage, who through that holy union bring forth children that they raise in the admonition of the Lord. Sadly, as marriage was being destroyed, that meant God’s plan for the family was also being destroyed. Today, most families no longer look like God’s plan, but are a perverted blending of mothers, fathers, and children.
The loser in this rebellion to God’s plan for marriage and the family is the children themselves. Most no longer have the stability, the love and nurturing of their mother and father. They are no longer raised in homes of prayer and Bible reading where God is honored. They don’t go to church on Sunday. They are raised without any faith foundation, instead, having their thoughts and beliefs shaped by the lies of this world.
The life ahead of us will no longer place any value on marriage, seeing it instead as many already do an outdated religious ritual. Less and less people will ever be married in their life. It will be replaced by co-habitation without the lifetime commitment to each other with God as the head of their union. Families will continue to be loosely organized based on where people are at a certain point of life. Gone will be those often unbreakable bonds and lifetime connection to “family.”
Fewer and fewer adults will have ANY children. They will be less desirable due to not having a lifetime commitment to the person they are with. Not having children will be a byproduct of not wanting any responsibility. Children will be coldly looked at as a financial commitment they don’t want to take on, much like a person would debate spending money on a new car and the commitment it requires. Those who espouse the global lies of climate change and population control will actually feel like they are being noble in not having children.
-Sex. As less people have been getting married in recent years, sex has stopped being the special gift from God between a man and women in the bonds of marriage He designed it to be. It has become purely a physical act, often between strangers with no desire to even know one another. In the last 20 years since the internet came on the scene, pornography has become a huge aspect in many people’s sex life. In the past few years with the advancement of artificial intelligence technology, “smart dolls” male and female are becoming regular sex partners for men and women worldwide. Prostitution is still alive and well, but younger generations are not paying for sex at the same rate as the generations before them have.
After the pandemic, expect sex to be more and more based on porn and virtual hook-ups. What physical sex there is, will largely be in non-committal relationships or in completely anonymous hook-ups. With the decimation of God’s Holy Institution of Marriage, sex becomes nothing but a physical act void of the special bond it was intended to have between a man and women committed to each other for life.
-Employment. The days of working in an office as tens of millions used to are over. Working from home, meetings via internet connections will be the new norm. Why pay $50,000/mo for an office when you don’t need that expense? As I have warned for over a decade now, many more jobs humans used to have are now going to robots.
As technology continues to advance, people are going to have to start transitioning into new types of careers. Sales, tech, and finance are 3 areas that will always be in demand no matter what the world looks like, and should be the focus of young adults to insure they will always have a marketable skill.
-Schools. The move away from the traditional classroom will move at light speed in the coming years. More and more learning will be done online. Homeschooling will continue to evolve and advance and become the norm. This will sadly contribute to the social disconnection of future generations, but it has long been known schooling as it currently exists is too expensive, a failure in a large percentage of students, and an unsustainable model. Intelligent and gifted educators will help make this a positive transformation from a purely educational standpoint, while sacrificing the critical social elements and maturation education provides.
-Cars and homes. The millennial generation has already decided owning a car and a home is NOT a priority. It mainly is due to a lack of wanting to have the responsibility. Owning a care and a home will even become less attractive in the coming years as ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft continue to grow, and there will always be more than enough places to rent if and when parents decide to kick their children out of the house.
-Healthcare. A very positive development coming out of this crisis is the rise in tele-health. This has already been technology on the rise and will continue to be even more popular in coming years as healthcare dollars are more scarce and we begin to deal with a serious pending crisis due to a lack of doctors and nurses in this nation.
-Drugs and alcohol. The social isolation so many people engage in, opens the door for more to self-medicate with alcohol and drugs. Such addiction ultimately leads to a slow death. The drug of choice for the millennial generation is marijuana as it will be for subsequent generations. Pot will soon be legal in all 50 states and end up being another scourge on society in a huge way like alcohol is today.
-Life and death. On top of the 60 million dead babies since Roe in 1973, a byproduct of the abortion industry has been to de-value life itself. Coupled with the fact the better percentage of the past 2 generations have never been to church and grow up with no faith values, it has made suicide a legitimate option for people who don’t want to live any longer for whatever reason. This black cloud of death has also opened the door for the fast growing euthanasia movement that is the killing of old people to preserve healthcare dollars and that they are mostly non-productive and in the way.
I love and care about you so much. Life around is in the coming months and years will be making huge changes. Many of these changes I have been telling you about for years now. My friend, this moment is a historical time in our nation as well as a time of major societal and cultural change.
The good news is, God has spoken loud and clear to me that this is NOT His final wrath and judgment...but a warning. The question I asked earlier is the key, “will the people repent and turn back to God and His Truth, or will they continue to engage in their gross sin and wickedness and invite His ultimate wrath and judgment to be poured out on this nation?”
DON’T MISS PART TWO OF THREE TOMORROW!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,