Daily Devotional for Friday October 2, 2020
A challenge for atheists....and...Being a Godly citizen!!!
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, help me to be open to using my life and the blessings You have bestowed upon me to bless others. I appreciate all You have done for me Lord, and the greatest way I can show my appreciation is in my service to others. Guide me through the Holy Spirit and show me how to use my life to impact the lives of others for You and Your Kingdom, in the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!
***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: If you are an atheist and deny the very existence of God, you will have no choice but at acknowledge God is real if current President Donald Trump is re-elected!!! Here are the 10 reasons why!!! 1) For the last 4 years, 100% of the legacy media and 90% of the media overall has aired blatant lies, hoaxes, and 24/7 negative coverage of President Trump. 2) Since election day 2016, the social media giants and big tech companies have used their incredible powers over what people know and are led to believe to insure President Trump is NOT re-elected. 3) Wall Street is 100% behind Joe Biden because of Trump’s hardline stand against China. 4) As a politically divided nation, you have the Democratic Part made up of apx. ½ of the country against the current President. 5) The “never-Trumpers,” career Republican consultants, election professionals, and those who served in previous Republican Administrations, are out to destroy the President since he won the Presidency and has accomplished all he has the past 3 ½ years WITHOUT their help. 6) China, Russia, and a majority of other countries who have fallen into the Globalist framework despise the President’s “America First” policies. 7) Virtually all of Hollywood and the entertainment industry who embraced President Trump, turned on him the moment he became the Republican nominee due to his conservative policies. 8) Most professional athletes are used by the liberal political operatives. 9) The violence and harassment of those who support President Trump. 10) The “deep state,” which is the 97% of the unelected career bureaucrats who make up the Federal Government workforce. My friend, these are the powerful forces aligned to insure President Trump is not re-elected. Again, if you are an atheist, the ONLY way Donald Trump gets re-elected is by the hand of Almighty God moving on the hearts of those who will vote for him and protect him from whatever evil schemes are being initiated to steal the election if need be!!!
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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!!!
Even though most who read this Devotional are in the United States, the country you live in doesn't matter. One of our responsibilities as a child of God is to be a Godly citizen of the country we live in. This is accomplished primarily by obeying the laws and honoring those God has placed in leadership. Here are many scripture references that support this: Ecclesiastes 8:2; Matthew 17:27; Matthew 22:21; Romans 13:1; 1 Peter 2:13; 1 Peter 2:14; 1 Peter 2:17; Ezra 7:26; Exodus 22:38; Ecclesiastes 10:20; Acts 23:5; Proverbs 14:34.
For those of us fortunate enough to live in the United Sates or in other democratic countries, we also have the ability to have our voice heard through our vote. Let me just say this. Voting is an incredible right we have and it should not be taken lightly. It is one way we can make our voice heard and at the same time be the Godly citizen God calls us to be. If you are not registered to vote, get registered today! IN 2016, APX. 40% OF SELF-PROFESSED EVANGELICALS DID NOT VOTE!!!
One of our most powerful ways to be a Godly citizen is through prayer. Pray for your country. Pray for your leaders. Pray for God to bless your country. Also, pray about those things that need to be changed. In the U.S. for instance, we have an incredible problem with abortions, divorce, and how incredibly easy it is to access any sin you can name. As you know, my philosophy on social change is one heart at a time. There is a certain amount that can be done politically, but real change can only come from God.
A great example was the Prohibition era. Making it unlawful to drink didn't even slow it down. A great modern day example is the illegal drug crisis we are in. The fact that they are illegal is little deterrent to those who want to use these illegal substances. Again, real change comes one heart at a time. The prayers of God's people work!
Another way that you can be a Godly citizen is through getting involved in the political process. A democracy like we have in the United States invites people to participate. It gives those who are led the opportunity to give of themselves to help their fellow citizens. Like everything else in this world, sin has perverted the true meaning of public service. In its purest form, it is an act of serving others.
Unfortunately, for many it has deteriorated into a way to get rich, acquire power, and fulfill self-serving interests at the expense of the people they are supposed to be serving. However, being involved with pure motives can be an incredible way in which to not only serve your fellow citizens, but God as well. Not just for those who holds public office, but also for those many, many dedicated people it takes in support positions.
I love you and care about you very much. You will be in my prayers. As you go throughout your daily lives, never forget the responsibilities we have to be Godly citizens. Again, the best way we can fulfill that responsibility is by obeying the laws, respecting our leaders, and praying for our leaders and nation.
I sense in my spirit that our great land is on the verge of losing much of the blessings God has bestowed upon us these past 200+ years due to our sin and rebellion. We can read clear examples in the Bible of how God dealt with the children of Israel when they disobeyed. Even though they were God's chosen people, He took the hand of blessing from them for their disobedience.
I hear the trumpet sounding its warning my friends. Let us turn from our sin before it is too late. Being a Godly citizen is one way we can make that happen.
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,