Daily Devotional for Saturday July 25, 2020
LIFE AFTER THE PANDEMIC WILL CHANGE! PART TWO OF THREE
(2 Chronicles 36:15,16)
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, Thank You for Your blessings. I admit so much of the time I take most of them for granted, but today, I want to acknowledge Your love for me and the many blessings You bestow upon me each and every day. It is easy to say thank You, but more important to thank You in how I live my life each day. Give me Your strength to live my life pleasing and acceptable to You during this day. In Jesus name I pray...AMEN!
***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: Boko Haram, a Muslim terror group that operates primarily in Africa, recently beheaded 5 Christians in Nigeria as a warning to others in Nigeria not to convert to Christianity. Before beheading these 5 followers of Christ, they gave them the opportunity to renounce Christ and live. All 5 refused, literally giving their very life for their Savior! First, please be praying for our Christian brothers and sisters in Nigeria. As I have been sharing for well over a year, genocide is happening in Nigeria and the government is doing nothing to stop it. Just in the first 4 months of 2020, over 600 Christian men, women, and children have been slaughtered by Muslims! Sadly, very few Christian organizations who specialize in the persecution of Christians around the world have been able to get enough Believers in the US or other nations to help stop this mass murder of Christians in the killing fields of Nigeria by Muslims. Please be praying for the Nigerian government and other organizations to help end this senseless slaughter of our brothers and sisters in Christ in Nigeria! One more thing. This is a question we can never really know for 100% certainty unless we are in such a situation, but is worth my asking and you answering. IF YOU ARE TAKEN CAPTIVE AND TOLD YOU ARE GOING TO BE BEHEADED UNLESS YOU RENOUNCE YOUR FAITH IN JESUS...WOULD YOU?
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***YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW 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 TWO OF THREE (DD from April 21, 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 isolation.
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.
Today is part 2 of a special 3-part Daily Devotional where 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.
Parts One and Two will deal with how we live life and all of the things in this world that affect and impact our lives. Part Three 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.
-Internet. Imagine life during this shut-down the last 5 weeks WITHOUT the internet! Actually, imagine life the last 10 years without the internet! By far, the most critical tool in our daily life is without question the internet. It is IMPOSSIBLE to even think of life without it, and as we transition out of this pandemic, each day it will play and even greater and more critical role in our lives. It is so important, it will be virtually impossible to live daily life without it! Running water, electric, and the internet!
-Social Media and major internet platforms. Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter and whatever new ones will come along, along with platforms like Google and YouTube, will continue to play a huge role in what people “know.” As people 50 and over die out, the next generations will get all of their news and information from social media sites and major internet platforms.
Most of people’s social life will be conducted online through these types of sites and platforms. The reality is, this is already how over 30% of the people today get their news. It is already where over 50% of millennials have the vast majority of their social interaction. Those percentages will only increase with each passing year.
-TV, radio, movies, music. The delivery of all these forms of entertainment has already been moving to a streaming, on-demand basis for years now. In the coming years, ALL of what we watch on TV, listen to on the radio, our music, and movies will be exclusively accessed through various streaming sites AS A GROWING PERCENTAGE DO TODAY!
-Broadway, concerts, business and other conventions. Live gatherings to see Broadway shows, concerts, and business and other conventions will still exist, but like everything else, will begin to move to streaming platforms. There will be less and less events with live audiences, something future generations who will be very socially isolated and never in such settings won’t even miss. It will also be much more economically profitable for promoters of such events to present them on streaming platforms as opposed to in a “live” venue.
-Sports. I have spoken often over the years about the declining attendance at sporting events for many reasons. The cost to go to a game and the breakdown of the family where most children are first introduced to sports are but a couple. TV/internet has driven the popularity of sports and for pure economics, having major sporting events without fans will become the norm. Look for this strange scene to start as sports come back in the coming months, and the economic value of having games played without fans will be embraced by the ownership groups of major sports leagues.
-Gambling. Las Vegas will one day be like a myth, like the lost city of Atlantis! Gambling has been a staple of the internet since it exploded in the early 2000s and has only increased with each passing year. The reality is, professional sports would not be nearly as popular or with anywhere near the viewership numbers without gambling. Once again, the economic benefit to a major Las Vegas casino like Caesars Palace will be enormous as they transition their gambling in all forms, sports, table games, slots, from “live in person” to online.
-Travel. Travel will always exist, but will become a great luxury primarily for the rich or for those who are just adventuresome. Due to the great decrease in travel of all kinds in the coming years, it will drive up travel costs. Business travel will all but disappear as people use internet meetings to replace live in-person meetings. As families continue to fragment and there is less of a family bond, travel to see relatives will greatly decrease. All of this will drive up the price of any travel, making traveling for pleasure very expensive.
-Restaurants. Prior to the pandemic, the rise in food delivery services like GrubHub, Doordash, UberEats, and others, were already on the rise. Again, serving a population is already socially isolated, more and more people will be using such services and eating restaurant food at home. This presents a huge problem since most restaurants break even on food sales and make their profit on alcohol. Without in-dining customers that profit is all of sudden lost.
There will always be restaurants, but they will be much fewer, much less trafficked, and thus much more expensive. Generations who are socially isolated simply aren’t going to have the experience or desire to get dressed up and go out to eat except on certain occasions a few times a year.
-Bars and clubs. Alcohol distributors have already been worried since millennials don’t like alcohol. They love their marijuana, but not so much alcohol. Factor in social isolation, and it means many less bars and clubs. Like restaurants, they will always exist, but be much more expensive.
-Courts. Perhaps one of the few constants from the last 70 years that will continue with little change are the courts. There will always be people who break laws, criminal and civil. This is one of the few foundational institutions that will pretty much remain intact with little change.
-Jails and prisons. Jails and prisons have pretty much been a constant since the first one was constructed. Despite all of the various attempts at reforms over the years, they remain with one key purpose, to separate people who have broken laws from the rest of society. That primary purpose will never change and like the courts, is one aspect of society that will not change in future years.
*Education (addendum). In dealing with education yesterday, I wanted to add that as more education moves outside of the traditional classroom from the primary grades through college, the globalists will fight tooth and nail those changes since it is a huge part of their overall plan to brainwash children through the education system.
This is a huge reason why so many have fought the homeschooling movement. This is why despite the fact most who get a college education struggle to find good jobs, it is a constant drumbeat that a college education is a must if you want to be successful in life.
However, as stated yesterday the current educational system is not effective and financially unsustainable. It must and WILL be reformed in coming years to be more productive in educating people in very different settings and through much more online interaction with the help of artificial intelligence.
Sadly, the social maturation that takes place through the education process will be sorely lacking reinforcing the social isolation of future generations.
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 THREE OF THREE TOMORROW!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,