Daily Devotional for Tuesday September 14, 2021
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”
DAILY DEVOTIONAL TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2021
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, this nation is under your judgment for our sin, wickedness, and rebellion. Help me to be courageous as I stand for you in these perilous times. Use me as a beacon of your light in the darkness of our world today. Though our enemies surround us, the world around me curses you, help me to stand for your Truth that will ultimately defeat the lies of satan. May the evil of this world become so apparent, people will begin to bow their knee to you in repentance knowing YOU are their only hope and only answer! In the name of Jesus…AMEN!!!
***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: There have always been “fake churches,” but never like what we see today. Fake churches in years past were simply cults who never pretended to be Christians. In addition to the vast percentage of the last 2 ½ generations who have never been to church at all, today we have a satanic phenomenon of churches who call themselves Christian churches. Many of these are either in, or offshoots of mainline denominations. The Evangelical Lutheran of America is one such “fake church!” If you doubt me, they have just installed a “trans” bishop. Megan Rohrer is a MAN, not a woman. He is mentally ill since even though born a man he believes he is now a woman. Initially he chose to engage in perverted, unnatural, unhealthy sex with other men before becoming so confused he now thinks he is a woman. THIS IS ONE OF THE LEADERS OF THIS “fake church!” One of the Biblical signs of a people under judgment is when God allows their enemies to mock them! Psalm 69:12 is one of many verses that says, “Those who sit in the gate talk about me, and I am the song of the drunkards.” Under God’s judgment our nation is mocked by our enemies. As we remembered the horrors of 9/11 this past weekend, that same day our enemies celebrated the creation of a new nation that will be run by and for Islamic terrorists. Worst of all, WE GAVE THEM THAT NATION AND FOR GOOD MEASURE EQUIPPED THEIR ARMY WITH $90b IN STATE OF THE ART MILITARY HARDWARE! Meanwhile, as 40% of our churches are STILL shuttered from the unconstitutional edicts of many tyrannical governors, you have churches that have risen up in these perilous days of God’s judgment which have been ordained by satan himself! May we turn back to our God and His Truth while we still have that opportunity!!!
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"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!' " Matthew 7:21-23
Those who identify themselves as "Christians." Millions of people identify themselves as being a Christian. Are these people really born again Believers who have accepted Jesus Christ by faith or do they identify themselves as "Christians" because they go to a Christian church, or maybe because their parents are Christians, or simply because it is to be part of the mainstream? Perhaps there is not a more important issue we can discuss today since it has to do with the eternal souls of people.
A Christian, according to the Bible is a person who has made the conscious choice to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior by faith, surrender their life to him, and follow Him. For a Believer, there can be no more important moment in their life than when they got saved. Nobody who is truly born again, could ever forget that powerful moment in time when they made the decision to ask God to forgive them of their sins and give their lives to Jesus.
In the year 2021 I am afraid there is a large percentage of people who are part of local churches who call themselves Christians, yet have never had a new birth experience. The movement by most old mainline denominations towards a liberal theology, coupled with the seeker and emerging church movements, have watered down the Gospel, compromised Biblical Truth, left out sin, and gravitated to a social gospel dealing with issues like poverty, world hunger, diseases, and other social issues most decent people are concerned about. This has given people who are part of these churches the false sense of security that they are Christians because they are members of a church and do “good works.”
BEING A MEMBER OF A CHURCH DOESN'T MAKE YOU ANY MORE A CHRISTIAN THAN STANDING ON A RUNWAY MAKES YOU AN AIRPLANE! YOU AREN'T A CHRISTIAN BECAUSE YOU ARE THE MEMBER OF A CHURCH. YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN BECAUSE YOU HAVE MADE THE CONSCIOUS DECISION TO ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST INTO YOUR HEART AND LIFE BY FAITH!
I wish you could see the emails I get every day from people who identify themselves as "Christians." I am appalled at how many deny the Truth of the Scriptures. Operating these past 22 years in the marketplace, I am used to the attacks from non-Believers, that is expected from those who have rejected Christ and the Bible.
However, it is sad to see the number of people who identify themselves as "Christians," who attack me for simply sharing the Truth of God's Word. My friend, I didn't write the Bible, God did. It is His Truth, not mine., I simply proclaim that Truth. Unfortunately, many who call themselves "Christians" have rejected what God says in the Bible as the only Truth there is.
PEOPLE WHO CHOOSE TO LIVE IN REBELLION TO GOD, HAVE TO DENY THE BIBLE REPRESENTS THE ONLY TRUTH THERE IS, SINCE IT CONFLICTS WITH WHAT THEY WANT THE TRUTH TO BE!!! NO CHURCH DETERMINES WHAT TRUTH IS, NO INDIVIDUAL DETERMINES WHAT TRUTH IS, GOD HAS ALREADY DETERMINED WHAT TRUTH IS AND GIVEN IT TO US IN THE BIBLE!!!
This next point is so critical, so please read carefully. You CANNOT be a true follower of Jesus Christ and deny the Truth of the Bible. Let me say that one more time, since this is the most important point I will ever make to you. You CANNOT be a true follower of Jesus Christ and deny the Truth of the Bible. It is inconsistent to say, " I am a Christian," yet live in rebellion to the Bible. How can a church claim to be a Christian church, yet operate in rebellion to the Bible? How can a pastor claim to be a Christian pastor, yet operate in rebellion to the Bible? How can a person claim to be a Christian, yet hold beliefs in opposition to the Bible?
Now the great paradox that perplexes so many can be easily explained. How can there be more churches than ever before, more people who identify themselves as Christians than ever before, more ministries of every kind than ever before, more Christian media, music, and publishing than ever before, yet our nation is in spiritual freefall and our culture in a spiritual abyss?
A large percentage of churches have rejected the Bible as their only Truth, a large percentage of people who call themselves Christians have never been saved are don't accept the Bible as Truth, and the vast majority of ministries, Christian media, music, and publishers have abandoned the marketplace to preach to and market to people who call themselves Christians.
THE MARKETPLACE HAS BEEN ABANDONED AND SATAN OPERATES THERE VIRTUALLY UNOPPOSED. MOST CHURCHES AND THOSE WHO IDENTIFY THEMSELVES AS CHRISTIANS ARE NOT GUIDED BY GOD'S TRUTH IN THE BIBLE, BUT BY THE LIES OF SATAN THAT THE WORLD LIVES BY.
Forty years ago the battle lines were clearly drawn. It was the people of God versus those who chose to follow satan. Now in the year 2021, satan has infiltrated the church and the greatest enemies of God are operating from within the four walls of the church. We have allowed that to happen by compromising the Absolute Truths of the Bible to attract more people . We have abandoned the Gospel, the power unto salvation, to try and trick people into becoming followers of Christ. We have created a Christian subculture God never intended because it is safe and profitable.
In the meantime, too many churches have become a mockery of the faith, and worst of all, too many people are sitting in church pews each Sunday with the false sense of security that they are going to Heaven when they die by virtue of their church membership!
I love you and care about you so much. Pray for all those people who have been deceived into thinking that they are Christians because they attend church and/or do good works. Attending a church doesn't make you a Christians, faith in Jesus Christ makes you a Christian. Pray for those churches and pastors who have not compromised the Absolute Truth of the Bible and for those who truly have accepted Christ as their Savior by faith to stand strong in these last days!!!
Now, like never before, it is time for the true church to rise up and people who have given their hearts and lives to Jesus by faith to step up. We have sat back and been silent for too long. We are living in the last days, Jesus is coming at any moment, there is one last great harvest of souls to be won for Christ. The Internet has made it possible to reach billions of people around the world each day. While the true churches are helping their people grow in their faith and equipping them for the work of the ministry, we will help lead the charge to bring God's Truth to this lost world and help mobilize an army of God's warriors in these last days as we take our stand for Christ.
I have to be honest with you, I see more fruit and more results preaching to and reaching those who have thoroughly rejected God, His Son, and the Bible. Most of them eventually come to a place where they recognize they are a sinner and need a Savior. I would be more welcome and have better success preaching outside a bar on a Saturday night than in the pulpit of a huge percentage of "Christian churches" in this nation!
It is very difficult to reach those who have been deceived into thinking that they are a Christian because they are a member in a local church and/or do good works. They have bought into the lies of satan that they are good people, they try to follow the core teachings of Jesus, and all of that makes them a Christian. Sadly, they have rejected the fact the Bible is our only source of Truth there is, adopting their truth from a variety of sources other than God's Word. This describes a large percentage and growing number of people who identify themselves as a Christian today.
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In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,