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Prayers for America (3/29/2018)

 

Americans love the Bible, but they don’t read it very much. That’s the findings in the latest Barna State of the Bible 2017 report.

Barna used phone interviews and online surveys to learn that only one in five Americans open their Bibles at least four times per week. Pretty sad, right?

My prayer today:

Lord, stir up our American hearts to be like the Bereans so that we examine the Scriptures daily to learn the truth. (Based on Acts 17:10-11

What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?

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Prayers for America (3/15/2018)

Did you know a murderer wrote the first five books of the Bible? Or that a murderer, adulterer, and liar wrote half of the Psalms? Or that a murderer and blasphemer wrote almost half of the New Testament?

Yet, we believers accept the writings of Moses, King David, and the Apostle Paul as the living Word of God for our lives.

Today, the major media, Democrats, Republicans, and other critics have been slamming President Donald Trump with a constant barrage of negatives for over a year and a half. They have dug up his past and guess what? Like Moses, David, and Paul, it stinks.

There is an ongoing investigation with no end in sight by Robert Mueller into a Russia connection. The Democrats are even threatening him with impeachment if the House of Representatives becomes their domain once again. It never seems to end.

Who is behind all of this?

I believe what we are seeing is God stripping a man in front of a whole nation, much like He did King David.

What do you think Israel was saying about David when they learned of his adultery with Bathsheba or his murder of her husband, Uriah? I would guess the CNNs, the New York Times, and Washington Posts of his day were calling for his impeachment!

But after the stripping was finished, God said about King David:

For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and was laid with his fathers (Acts 13:36)

I believe that God chose Donald Trump to be the President of the United States. I feel one of the biggest reasons God did so was that Trump would take a stand for Israel and move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

I also believe that if we keep praying for President Trump, we will see a man changed by the Holy Spirit in the White House.

My prayer today:

Lord, help American believers to understand that You have begun a good work in Donald Trump and that you are well able to complete Your work in him. (Based on Philippians 1:6)

What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?

Join with me on Thursdays to fast and pray for America.

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Prayers for America (2/15/2018)

Today, Americans are saddened by yesterday’s murderous events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It truly breaks my heart to know seventeen people died because of one tormented young man.

But I noticed something trending on Facebook and other sites which caused me to take a second look. The somethings people were posting were takeoffs from this article at Huffington Post: “People Sick of ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ Demand Action.”

For thus says the LORD of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land. And I will shake all nations, so that the treasures of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD of hosts. (Haggai 2:6-7)

There is no doubt in my mind that God is shaking America.

This does not mean that God encouraged the young man to murder people yesterday because He did not. But because God is not the god of America or of this world, our prayerless lethargy and apathy bore its evil fruit of destruction at that school.

What should we do?

Should we seek God with fasting, prayers, weeping, and deep repentance on our parts or should we seek more government control over us in hopes politicians will somehow protect us.

We will either go one way or the other on this.

My prayer today:

Lord, help American believers to humble ourselves with fasting, and to pray and seek Your face and to turn from our wicked ways so that You will hear our voices in heaven, forgive our sin, and heal our land. (Based on 2 Chronicles 7:14)

What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?

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Prayers for America (1/11/2018)

Then Jesus told this story: “A man planted a fig tree in his garden and came again and again to see if there was any fruit on it, but he was always disappointed. Finally, he said to his gardener, ‘I’ve waited three years, and there hasn’t been a single fig! Cut it down. It’s just taking up space in the garden.’

“The gardener answered, ‘Sir, give it one more chance. Leave it another year, and I’ll give it special attention and plenty of fertilizer. If we get figs next year, fine. If not, then you can cut it down.’” (Luke 13:6-8 NLT)

My prayer today:

Lord, we cry out to our Father, the Vinedresser, to give America one more chance. Do whatever You must do to change our hearts so we turn to You once again.

What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?

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The New Weekly Columnist at WND Is Me

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Somehow, I stumbled upon WND thirteen years ago. I immediately bookmarked the website and have been a regular reader ever since. Over the years, it has become my go-to website for news and commentary. I truly believe it’s the best!

Joseph Farah, CEO and Founder, is a godly man who loves Jesus, America, and Israel. His commentary is a must-read for me every morning. If you have not read any of his commentaries, check them out.

The other weekly columnists are some of the best in the news industry. I enjoy them all and love how they stretch my views on various subjects.

Today, my first weekly column appears on WND. You can read it here.

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Prayers for Soon Coming Calamities in America (11/28/2017)

Katrina was an eye opening calamity for many Americans. It made us realize the frailty and insufficiency of our disaster preparedness plans. The storm simply overmatched and exposed many of the shortcomings of federal, state, and local governments and businesses. 

Some of our lack of preparedness is due to a too-busy society overwhelmed by other problems and unwilling to take the time to prepare…but some of it is the belief the government will step in and handle the problems. 

Once again, the number one lesson we must learn from Hurricane Katrina is that our federal, state, and local governments are neither good nor fast First Responders for calamities. They will eventually show up, but for many of us, it may be too late.

Who are the best First Responders for any natural or terrorist catastrophes? The answers: you and I.

And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these. (Mark 12:30-31)

(Excerpt from Planning + Preparation = Survival by Larry Nevenhoven, © 2013, Amazon eBook)

My prayer today:

Lord, help us to love our neighbors enough to introduce ourselves and make friendships with them before calamity strikes.

What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?

Join with me on Tuesdays to fast and pray for American believers’ eyes to be opened.

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Spiritual Warfare in San Francisco (Part 8)

God looked at Adam and saw that he needed a helper, a person providing him assistance and support in good times or bad. The person who God created to help Adam was like the first man, but different. She was a woman.

Adam and Eve then became God’s pattern for humans. God blessed the first couple and gave them His plan for mankind —

“Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over living thing that moves on earth. See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.” (Genesis 1:28-29)

God’s plan for mankind was given to a couple: a husband (male) and wife (female) team, not to two men or two women. 

Satan also knew God’s plan for mankind. The evil one understood that if man and woman followed God’s plan, mankind would continue to be blessed forever and ever by God. Satan’s desires to be like the Most High would then never happen.  So, he had to do something to further his ambitions, but what?

From experience, Satan knew he could not defeat God, but he also knew God would not put up with the sin of rebellion. His plan was simple: deceive Adam and Eve into rebelling against God.

“You will not surely die…you will be like God…” (Genesis 3:4-5)

Eve saw the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was good for fruit, it was pleasant to her eyes, and she desired it.  She took the fruit and ate it.

Adam watched Eve eat the fruit and noticed she didn’t die. He then ate the forbidden fruit, too.

Rebellion!

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience (Ephesians 2:1-2)

 

The Bible – from Genesis to Revelation – is a heterosexual book. Period.  And where homosexuality is mentioned in God’s Word, it’s referred to as being immoral and sinful. God’s revealed plans for a married couple – a man and a woman – is that they will “be fruitful and multiply…and have dominion over the whole earth.”

So, what is God’s revealed plans for same-sex couples or gays or lesbians?

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality…I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19, 21)

Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:19)

For a person to “not inherit the kingdom of God” or to be known as the “least in the kingdom of heaven” for all of Eternity is a horrendous ending for a human, especially a believer. I don’t claim to know how this will affect salvations, but what if gay believers end up in the outer reaches of heaven? So then, the little bit of light they have, may seem like darkness, causing them to end up weeping and gnashing their teeth?

Not a happy thought, right?

Sadly, the same Satan who deceived Eve and caused Adam to rebel in the Garden of Eden is the one who speaks to the minds of gays, saying, “God is a God of love and as long as you’re in love with your partner, there’s no problem. After all, didn’t He create you this way?”

And as soon as a gay sins, Satan stands before God, accusing the gay, saying, “He has broken Your word, according to Leviticus 20:13, and deserves to die.”

How long can we believers ignore how the kingdom of darkness has imprisoned gays in their sins? Some of whom are believers who have been bought with the blood of the Lamb?

What can we do?

(The above is taken from my 9-part series, “If We Just Ignore Gays, They’ll Go Away, Right?” The full series can be read here.)

(Continued in Part 9…the full series to date  can be read here.)

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