Daily Devotional for Saturday May 1, 2021
God versus satan!!!
(1 Kings 18:21-40)
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, Thank You for another day. Please let me never take even one day for granted, since each day is a gift from YOU! Help me to be a witness for You this day in my thoughts, words, and deeds. Let the Jesus in me shine bright during this day so that everyone I come in contact with knows that there is something different in my life. Help me to be a blessing to others and a bold witness for You. In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!
***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: Headline in the uber-leftist Huffington Post: WORST YEAR FOR ABORTION SINCE ROE! A......men!!! Imagine being upset that less innocent babies are being killed in this nation, but the Godless media is driven insane at the very thought the blood of innocent babies doesn’t flow without opposition! Probably the greatest legacy of the Trump Presidency was not just his stand for life, but his aggressive and VOCAL advocacy for life! Leave it to the Lord to use a braggadocious, arrogant, hedonistic, twice-divorced New York real estate developer that for most of his 70+ years of life was pro-choice. I have heard detractors say he was NEVER pro-life, he just took that stand for political expediency. Whether he was or wasn’t, and if you ever hear his explanation of how he made that change in beliefs it is hard to argue, I am grateful that thru his 4 years of leadership on this issue states finally began to take the offensive like never before. He was the first President to speak “live” at the annual march for life. He unashamedly called out the baby killers in his rallies attended by hundreds of thousands and viewed by millions. He was the first POTUS to claw back a dime from Planned Parenthood, using HHS rules to take back $60 million of the apx. $500 million of taxpayer dollars this infanticide organization receives annually. 60+ state aggressive restrictions on abortion were passed in over 30 states. Apx. 1 million plus human beings have life today due to the leadership of President Trump and the aggressive action dozens of states have taken on the life issue. There are enough legal challenges to many of these legislative actions, we should have a case before the Supreme Court in the next year that will threaten to overturn Roe vs. Wade. That will not end abortion in the country, but take the Federal Government out of the baby-killing business and let each state decide the issue. The millions, billions of prayers of the faithful for the life of these innocents over the past 5 decades are about to be answered!!! Even though the evil Biden Administration is doing everything in its’ power to ramp up the slaughter of babies in this nation, it is too late to stop what is already in the works. While I expect the gutless Chief Justice to vote with the liberal justices, I am praying and ask you to join me for Justices Kavanaugh, Gorsuch, Coney Barrett, Alito, and Thomas to stand for true justice and take our Federal Government out of the business of murdering innocent babies! THIS COULD BE THE START OF TURNING THIS NATION BACK TO GOD AND HIS TRUTH!!
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God versus satan is like the NFL World Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers playing against the best high school football team in the nation. As good as that high school team may be, they are over-matched in every area and have NO CHANCE to win. There is one scenario however, in which the high school team is able to win. That is if the Bucs don't show up for the game and lose by a forfeit.
If you read the last chapters of the Bible, you know that in the end God will defeat satan and send him into the Lake of Fire for eternity (Rev. 20:10). Until that time, satan is a very real enemy that can only win when God is not present.
Sadly, this world that we live in, our culture, is NOT going to ever get better. The social issues that we fight like divorce, abortion, homosexuality, adultery, fornication, declining morals and ethics, drugs and alcohol, are never going to get better...only worse as time goes on. What has helped to feed this steady decline in our culture is the media. Radio, television, the internet, movies, music, and publications.
Satan is the "prince of the power of the air," and has slowly but surely WON the battle for the media which he uses to feed his lies to the masses worldwide 24/7.. As each day, each week, each month, each year passes, satan becomes more bold in using the media to fulfill his mission which is to kill, steal, and destroy the lives of people!
The reason satan has won this battle is simple, THERE NEVER WAS A BATTLE! Instead of going head to head with satan, most Christians decided to not fight. What Christians have done in the last 50 years is like Moses not trying to cross the Red Sea. What Christians have done in the last 50 years is like David running from Goliath.
What Christians have done in the last 50 years is like Stephen keeping his mouth shut. What Christians have done in the last 50 years is RUN FROM satan. We set up our own TV stations and networks, set up our own radio stations and networks, wrote our own books and magazines, made movies and music for ourselves and did virtually nothing to reach the lost world we are part of.
We decided to NOT FIGHT for the mainstream vehicles that the people of the world are plugged into every day. Instead, we set up our own vehicles that are geared to only reach those who are already in the church. If people outside the church were "accidentally" reached that was fine, but these are vehicles clearly designed to take the message of Christ to the people of Christ and NOT to the world at large in which we live.
Being a huge sports fan, I have always loved I Kings chapter 18. There are lots of rich battles in the OT, like David and Goliath, the children of Israel against those people who denied the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. But the account in 1 Kings chapter 18 of God versus the prophets of Baal is THE BEST!
This was bigger than the Super Bowl. It was literally God -vs- satan. If it was a football game, it would have been 77-0! God wiped satan out. The great lessons here is two-fold. First, the people of God must be bold enough to pit God against satan like Elijah was, and second, God will NEVER lose!
I love you and care about you so much. As you can tell even from these written words, this is something that I have great passion about. We as the people of God have got to become more bold and not be afraid to take God outside the four walls of the church and into this lost and sinful world.
Head to head with satan, God will win EVERY TIME!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,