Daily Devotional for Thursday September 17, 2020
A warning to the nation! And... Peace in Israel!
(Genesis 12:1-7, 13:14-16, 15:18; Deuteronomy 9:4-6; Joshua 1:1-11, 21:43-45)
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, use me as an instrument to bring unity within Your Body. Help me to take my stand for You with other brothers and sisters in Christ who won't bow their knee to baal, or compromise their faith for ANY reason. Empower me through Your Holy Spirit and let me be part of Your Body, walking in unity for Your glory! In the name of Jesus I pray, AMEN!!!
***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: 2 months ago I shared on my TV program what will happen to the current political system in this nation if God allows Joe Biden to become President. What is interesting, I have been seeing many national articles now warning people of the same consequences. A viewer of the program told me that he heard Rush Limbaugh speaking of this same thing the other day. By creating confusion in flooding many states with blank ballots nobody requested, having hundreds of attorneys in every state capital, it is the Democrats plan to steal this election through the courts with the help of their media and big tech partners. Don’t be fooled, Joe Biden is simply an empty suit, a puppet, who has only been able to pull of this laughable run for the Presidency, hiding in his basement and never being forced to answer real questions, with the help and support of the national media. If he is a puppet, who is the puppet master? There is only one person with the globalist vision and the political clout...BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA!!! Obama has been leading a resistance movement to the Trump Presidency since he left the White House. A Biden Administration will be stocked with the same familiar faces who served in the Obama Administration.
If they succeed, the two party system is over. There will NEVER be another Republican President or Senate majority. Under President Biden, the Democratic Senate will eliminate the filibuster meaning they can pass anything they want with a simple majority. Doubt me? We have already seen the Democratic House aggressively change the rules in order to impeach President Trump. With the Senate, House, and White House, they will pass all kinds of new rules to insure they win all future elections. They will than grant statehood to Washington DC and Puerto Rico giving them 4 guaranteed Senators. They will also be able to pack the Supreme Court with liberal justices. They will insure taxpayer funded abortion on demand here and around the world. They will insure the neutering of the second amendment. They will insure government control of healthcare. That will insure open borders and citizenship for all illegals. They will insure the end to the fossil fuel industry and pass a full green energy package. They will insure a globalist foreign policy agenda that makes the United States just another country. THEY WILL INSURE THE UNITED STATES AS WE KNOW IT IS FINISHED AND WILL SIMPLY BE ANOTHER NATION RUN BY ATHEISTIC GLOBALISTS!!! TRUST ME MY FRIEND, IT WILL ALSO BECOME OPEN SEASON ON CHRISTIANITY!!! THANKS TO THE PANDEMIC AND GUTLESS LEADERS, WE ALREADY KNOW THEY CAN CLOSE DOWN OUR CHURCHES, PUT PASTORS AND WORSHIPPERS IN JAIL, AND CENSOR OUR BELIEFS AS HATE SPEECH! THAT IS ALREADY HAPPENING!!! ARE PEOPLE AWAKE YET???
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***Action steps: 1) Pray for the nation to turn back to the Lord every morning for at least 5 min. 2) Share the Gospel every day with at least 1 person you know is no saved. 3) Every day share something Biblical with everyone you know via email. 4) Every day encourage at least ONE PERSON you know about the responsibility we have to VOTE in November. 5) GET ONE PERSON YOU KNOW TO DO ACTION STEPS 1-4!!!
"I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." Genesis 12:3
President Trump led this nation in a historic role this week, bringing formal peaceful relations between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain. There is likely to be at least 5 more Arab nations joining in this formal peace agreement with Israel. For many Christians, we are seeing the answers to many prayers for Israel!!!
President Harry Truman recognized the State of Israel within an hour of their being constituted over 7 decades ago. The Bible is very clear about the blessings which will come to those who bless Israel, and the curses which will befall those who curse Israel. Over those 7 decades, for the most part Israel has had no better friend than the United States. I have no doubt many of those blessings we have reaped as a nation were the result of our blessing Israel over these many years!
A few years ago, the United States under the leadership of President Trump, took one of the boldest steps of all in regard to our love and friendship of Israel as we recognized Jerusalem as THE CAPITOL CITY! That was confirmed by moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. You don’t need to be a Bible scholar to know that God was looking down on that ceremony with a big smile on His face!!!
Please, do yourself a favor right now and get your Bible and sit down and spend the next 10 minutes reading the anchor verses for today, Genesis 12:1-7, 13:14-16, 15:18; Deuteronomy 9:4-6; Joshua 1:1-11, 21:43-45. You could spend hours reading all the passages in God's Word that confirms modern-day Israel is the land God promised to Abraham and gave to His children.
You do not have to be a Bible scholar to quickly realize in just the few key passages I have given you today that the land of Israel is indeed the exact land God Himself promised to His children 4,000 years ago, and fulfilled that promise in 1385 B.C. when Joshua took possession of that land.
Having laid the Biblical case to support that the land of Israel belongs to the Jewish people, now you can see why giving away even one inch of that land to anyone else is going against God Himself. No person, no nation, has the right to give away what God promised and gave to the Jewish people. Those who do make themselves an enemy of God!
Over and over throughout the Bible and human history, nations have invaded Israel, taken it over, only to be defeated in the end. The land of Israel is only 20,330 sq km, slightly smaller than the state of New Jersey. Out of the billions of square miles that exist on this earth, this is the only place on the planet God literally promised and gave to His children. For anyone to go in and try to give a piece of that land away is foolish.
That is why various "peace plans" the United States have had such a large role in working on throughout the years will never bring last peace and would actually put our nation on the opposite side of God! Let me be clear. The Gaza Strip belongs to ISRAEL! The West Bank belongs to ISRAEL! Jerusalem, ALL OF IT, belongs to ISRAEL!!!
For the United States to be involved in any deals, even under the guise of "peace," that involves giving away the land God gave to the children of Israel is taking on God Himself! Not to mention these “peace” proposals involve giving the land away to the ENEMIES OF ISRAEL!!!
My friend, one of the problems many have with the Bible is that they can't understand why a God of love would command His children to go to war and "kill every man, woman, child, and living thing" as He did many times in the Old Testament. The reason was this. God in His omniscience knew that the enemies of Israel, those who came to possess their land, had no desire for peace but the complete destruction and annihilation of the Jewish people.
The complete obliteration of the Jewish people was their ONLY goal, not peace! Sadly, there are some people who have no desire for peace, only death and destruction and you either destroy them or they destroy you. That is one of the sad realities of living in this evil and fallen world.
For those who opposed the United States leaving that one-sided fools agreement with Iran, they either don't understand or are completely blind to the fact that there are people on this planet whose only goal is the complete destruction of Israel, the United States, and every person who lives in those lands. That means you and your family too!
I am thankful that this current administration understands this fact and that those who advocate giving parts of Israel to the Palestinians don't have the power to impose their unBiblical views of life on the defense policies of this nation or we would all be in grave danger.
The sad reality is that there are very real people alive this very moment whose very real goal is the complete destruction of Israel and the United States. We will either kill them or they will kill us. We are blessed that our forefathers understood the evil that exits in this world or we would not be here today, enjoying the wonderful freedoms and life we do.
Israel also clearly understands the reality that there are people who desire their death and destruction. They don't have the luxury of great oceans on either side as we do and their enemies literally live all around them. That is what makes these various "peace plans" so foolish. To actually take some of the small amount of land that belongs to Israel and literally give it to their enemies is absurd and ridiculous. It will only embolden and empower those who seek the destruction of Israel!
Again, make no mistake about it. While we and others seek "peace," it takes TWO to make peace. Despite the claims by the Palestinian leadership, their goal is NOT peace but the destruction of Israel. I have always been amused at why anyone thinks it is necessary to give the little strip of land God gave to Israel away to her enemies, when Israel is surrounded by Arab nations with VAST AMOUNTS of land who could easily assimilate their Arab brothers into their countries.
Why do the Palestinians have to live on the land God gave to Israel when there is plenty of land in neighboring Arab countries they could live on? What is wrong with a "peace plan" that gave some of the land in surrounding Arab countries to the Palestinians?
I love you and care about you so much. I want to close today with a powerful promise God made to Abraham 4,000 years ago in Genesis 12:3, "I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." This one verse of Scripture is why what is happening in Israel right now is so critical to THIS NATION!
We cannot be part of a plan to give away the land God gave to Israel to anyone, especially her enemies who seek her destruction, since it puts us on the wrong side of God. We need to seek the BLESSINGS of God like we will reap for recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, not His CURSES!
Know that I am praying for you today. Even though most Jewish people have rejected Christ as their Savior, blinded to the reality that He is the Messiah they were promised in the Old Testament, they were, are, and always will be God's chosen people. The promise God gave Abraham in Genesis 12:3 is still in effect today.
Our Christian faith is traced back through the children of Israel. The last events of this world will be played out in Israel. That is why we need to pray for and support the Jewish people and God's plan for the land of Israel. Our blessings in life come from following God, not being in opposition to God!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,