Daily Devotional for Thursday October 14, 2021
SCOTUS must rule! and, Are you ready to be free from the bondage of smoking?
DAILY DEVOTIONAL THURSDAY OCTOBER 14, 2021
(Psalms 91:3; 2 Timothy 4:18; 2 Peter 2:9)
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, give me a hunger for Your Word like never before. It is a lamp unto my feet. Give me a HUNGER FOR YOUR PRECIOUS LIVING WORD! May I make it a priority each day to spend time in the Bible during this new year. Let me know You better and hear Your voice clearer. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!
***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: Thankfully, at least for now, we still have a document in place called the US Constitution! The US Supreme Court must get involved, sooner rather than later, in this whole issue regarding “vax mandates.” THEY HAVE NO CHOICE! As the chief executive, the President clearly has the legal authority to mandate Federal workers be vaccinated. BY THE WAY, IRONIES OF IRONIES, “AVATAR” BIDEN HAS EXEMPTED THE WHITE HOUSE AND CONGRESS AS WELL AS THOSE WHO WORK IN CONGRESS TO BE EXEMPT FROM THE FEDERAL MANDATE!!! However, can he legally mandate Federal workers be vaccinated if they have already been infected with the Chinese Flu, since it is now SCIENTIFIC FACT that people with natural immunity are exponentially protected than people who have only been vaccinated? Additionally, can the Federal government deny people a religious or medical exemption? Lastly, how far does the executive reach extend? The Biden Administration wants to force anyone doing business with the US government to mandate their employees get vaccinated. They also want it to extend the mandate to any business who receives federal money. These are serious issues only SCOTUS can ultimately decide. Next we have the unconstitutional order from “avatar” Biden that all businesses with over 100 employees must mandate their employees be vaccinated. On the TV program the night of this illegal mandate I told the audience this was a bluff, that Biden did not have the legal authority to order private businesses to mandate their employees be vaccinated and he was bluffing. Nearly a month later Biden has not issued an Executive Order nor has OSHA who would enforce such an action even begun writing the rules required. Sadly, many businesses around the country, despite no legal requirement in place, have been instituting this requirement on their employees. I assume at some point OSHA will release rules for businesses with over 100 employees to be vaccinated, but I doubt it will stand legal scrutiny. Again, this will be an issue that SCOTUS will have to rule on. There are already a slew of legal cases regarding people being mandated by their employer to get vaccinated. They are from Federal Government entities including the military, Fortune 500 and public companies, private businesses, school systems, colleges and universities, professional sports leagues, churches and non-profits, and pretty much any type of business or organization that exists. The rulings have been all over the map only adding to the confusion. The sooner SCOTUS gets involved the better since very real lives are being harmed every day and the highest court in the land needs to rule on these issues so people, as well as employers and those who run organizations, know how to proceed going forward. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE OCCASIONS WHEN THE SUPREME COURT MUST PLAY THE ROLE THE FOUNDING FATHERS CALLED FOR THEM TO PLAY IN OUR CONSTITUTIONAL FEDERAL REPUBLIC!
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A word to those bound today by cigarettes/tobacco! I realize from the tens of thousands of emails we get each day that this is a bondage many of our friends are in today. When we think of addictions, we immediately think of alcohol or drugs, possibly gambling, shopping, food, or even perverted forms of sex. However, the most common addiction tens of millions are dealing with today is the addiction to cigarettes/tobacco.
After all of these years, the medical science is irrefutable that smoking is literally nothing more than a slow form of suicide. You don't have to be a doctor or even be very knowledgeable about science to know that sucking smoke into your lungs can not have ANY positive effects on your health. 480,000 people die annually from smoking-related diseases!!!
It is no accident that you are reading these words today if you are in bondage to smoking. God is trying to speak to you, to get your attention, and wants to help you find deliverance once and for all from this bondage to cigarettes/tobacco. GOD IS ABLE TO SET YOU FREE IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT FINDING THAT FREEDOM!!!
Are you serious about being delivered once and for all from your bondage cigarettes/tobacco? Here is what I want you to do. Go get a box and put all of your cigarettes/tobacco into the box. Now, seal up the box with tape, find a dumpster, AND THROW THAT BOX AWAY! Before you leave, get on your knees, physically get on your knees, and ask God to deliver you once and for all from your bondage to cigarettes/tobacco.
My friend, if you are serious about being delivered from your bondage to cigarettes/tobacco, take the first step and box up your cigarettes/tobacco, AND THROW THEM AWAY!!! Then PRAY and ask God to deliver you once and for all!!!
The use of drugs cigarettes/tobacco is not complicated. Most start out smoking as an experiment to see what it is like. Often people initially smoke due to peer pressure or to act "grown up." This is very common. The fact is, the result of smoking is that "high" feeling from the nicotine. After smoking for a while and getting used to the feeling produced by the nicotine, it often leads to becoming addicted and smoking becomes part of your daily life.
Addiction to cigarettes/tobacco usually begins when a person is in their teen years. When we think of addiction, we get the mental image of the junkie in the alley, or wino. The fact is, those addicted to cigarettes/tobacco go to school, work, and church, they have families, yet smoking has become part of their daily life. They cannot live without their cigarettes/tobacco. When you welcomed the enemy into your life by experimenting with smoking, you had no idea how difficult it would be to make him leave.
I want this word today to accomplish two things. First, for young adults, even older adults, DON'T OPEN YOUR LIFE TO THE ENEMY BY EXPERIMENTING WITH CIGARETTES/TOBACCO. The consequences can literally cost you your life since smoking is literally a slow form of suicide!
Secondly, for those who are in bondage to cigarettes/tobacco you have first got to want to stop. Like anyone in in bondage, who is addicted to anything, I realize that it is not easy. But before you can be delivered, find freedom from your bondage you have to first want to quit. Once you have crossed that threshold, than you can tap in the power of God to help you find the strength each day to walk in victory. God is still in the deliverance business, but you first have to want to be delivered.
I love you and care about you so much. I will be praying for those who are battling and addiction to cigarettes/tobacco. Maybe this is not an issue in your life but is in the life of someone you know. Know that the Bible proclaims, "No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper!!!" I am praying and believing for deliverance and victory in the lives of those who are bound today by cigarettes/tobacco! THE VICTORY IS YOURS!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,