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DAILY DEVOTIONAL MONDAY MAY 4, 2015
(Matthew 5:28, Colossians 3:5, 1 John 2:16)
***APRIL FINANCIAL UPDATE: PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT AND PRAY TODAY FOR
LIVEPRAYER'S FINANCES!!! In covering the last of our March shortfall late
last week, it left us with only a few days to bring in the $40,000 we
required for our April internet operations and $25,000 we required for our
April TV programs.
Through yesterday, we have brought in $20,000 of our April operations,
leaving us with a $45,000 shortfall. $15,000 OF THAT SHORTFALL LEFT IS
SERIOUSLY PAST DUE AND MUST BE TAKEN CARE OF IMMEDIATELY SINCE IT IS FOR OUR
BASIC DAILY OPERATIONAL COSTS!
I am praying for one to three of our friends to help me with a special
one-time gift of $5,000 or more to help with that $15,000 of our April
operations seriously past due. If everyone else will simply pray, give as
the Lord leads you, I am standing in faith the $48,000 left that we require
for our April internet and TV operations will be covered over this week!!!
OUR GOD IS ABLE!!!
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PASTOR!!!During the first 48 minutes of my "live" TV program last night, I
shared the one and only TRUE answer to the problems in the inner cities
whether it be Ferguson, Baltimore, Chicago, or ANYWHERE! It is a rebuke and
call to the pastors in those neighborhoods to quit auditioning to be the
next "faux rev" Sharpton, that they are NOT to be community activists, but
MEN OF GOD LEADING THEIR CHURCH AND NEIGHBORHOODS AS SPIRITUAL LEADERS!
Please email this link and post it on all of your social media! Video:
In one of today's anchor verses from Matthew's Gospel, Jesus said, "But I
tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed
adultery with her in his heart." Several years ago, famed criminal defense
attorney Johnnie Cochran passed away from a brain tumor. Cochran who will
always be remembered as the architect of the defense team that got O.J.
Simpson acquitted of double murder was as talented a lawyer as there ever
was. However, even the great Johnnie Cochran could not get you found "not
guilty" of adultery if you are looking at pornography on the Internet. There
is no difference in the eyes of God if you meet someone who is not your
spouse and have sex with them in a motel room, or if you sit in front of
your computer and lust after the images of someone who is not your spouse.
Some people may not think Internet porn is a big deal. Let me assure you
that it is a VERY BIG DEAL. Sadly, I get to see the destroyed lives, the
broken marriages, the damaged children from pornography every single day. A
myth is that porn is a male problem. That may have been the case in the
past, but I can assure you that 50% of the people I deal with daily in
bondage to porn are women.
PORNOGRAPHY DESTROYS LIVES! It is not harmless entertainment. It causes
people to lust which is a sin. It destroys a person's sexual life as God
intended it to be. It leads people into bondage. It progresses from
voyeurism to actually living out deviant sexual acts in real life.
Pornography ruins marriages, ruins a person's ability to have a normal,
healthy relationship with someone who they may actually fall in love with
and marry, and worst of all it damages a person?s relationship with God.
Porn is a tool satan uses very effectively to "kill, steal, and destroy"
The fact is, pornography on the Internet could be virtually wiped out and
eliminated IF there was a real desire to do so. Right now, the only
technological tool to fight Internet porn is filtering. Filtering does NOT
work no matter what the claims those who offer it want to make. It either
filters too much content or not enough. As soon as a new filter is offered,
in hours the porn industry has found ways around it. In addition, most
junior high school children can get around any filter if they want to.
Filtering is as effective as 5 sandbags are in trying to stop a flood.
So how could porn be virtually wiped out and eliminated from the Internet?
You go after the MONEY! Internet porn is a billion dollar a year industry.
Cut off the money, and it ceases to exist. When someone buys porn on the
Internet the money flows through the banking system, mostly through credit
cards. That money ultimately ends up in someone's bank account. If credit
card companies quit processing porn transactions, if banks quit accepting
money from credit card clearing companies that handle pornography business,
if the government began doing serious investigations into the people and
companies who own the accounts the porn money ends up in, you could put a
HUGE dent in the Internet pornography business overnight.
The other way to shut down Internet porn is by companies that supply
bandwidth, refusing to sell the bandwidth needed to those businesses that
are putting pornography on the Internet. Also, individual Internet Service
Providers (ISP's) like Google, AOL, Roadrunner, Earthlink, Yahoo, MSN, or
whichever company you use, could block any domain that provided pornographic
Now some of you may be saying, if it is that easy why doesn't it happen.
That is a simple answer, MONEY. Again, Internet porn is a BILLION DOLLAR
industry. It is HUGE business for the credit card companies. It is HUGE
business for the banks. It is a HUGE business for the companies that sell
bandwidth. It is a HUGE business for the ISPs. I can guarantee you that as
easy as it would be to virtually eliminate all pornography from the Internet
overnight, it will NEVER HAPPEN because there are too many people making too
much money from it!!!
The other avenue to fight this battle is legally. The problem there however
is gutless politicians with no desire to take on the pornography industry.
Larry Flynt and other powerful people in the porn business have shown in the
past a willingness to go after any politician that opposes them, not to
mention the fact that the porn industry gives lots of money to politicians.
Sadly, going after the entire pornography industry that will take in over
10-billion-known-dollars this year has not been a priority of the Bush
Administration or of the Attorney General. Factor in liberal judges around
the country that will give the pornographers favorable rulings when cases
are brought to court, as well as the fact that 40% of Internet porn
originates from other countries, and the chance to stop Internet porn
through the legal system is simply a dream.
I love you and care about you so much. Let me tell you this, Liveprayer will
be illegal on the Internet before pornography is! So what is the answer? For
parents, you have got to understand that using the Internet as a baby sitter
is like allowing your child to play in the middle of a busy freeway during
rush hour. It is simply an accident waiting to happen.
You MUST be diligent and monitor what sites your child visits, monitor who
they chat with, and sit them down and have open and honest conversations
with them about the dangers of the Internet. Talk to them about pornography
and why it is a sin. Talk to them about being careful of who they may ?meet?
in chat rooms. The better they are trained on the dangers of the Internet,
the better equipped they will be when faced with those dangers.
As for adults who struggle with a bondage to pornography, it is a battle
like any other. You have got to first be willing to admit you have a
problem, and then turn to the Lord to find the strength and plan to get
victory over your bondage. This may be a wake up call for many who have this
problem in your life today. Listen to me, IT IS NO ACCIDENT YOU ARE READING
THIS TODAY, GOD IS SPEAKING TO YOU, THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO GET VICTORY OVER
THIS BATTLE WITH PORN ONCE AND FOR ALL BEFORE IT DESTROYS YOUR LIFE!
I will be praying for you today. Praying that you realize what a huge
problem Internet pornography is. Sadly, because it is such a huge industry
the things that could be done to shut it down will never be done, both from
the technical and legal side. That is sad because that only means it will
continue to be a growing problem we will have to deal with in our nation.
Now more than ever, the church has got to get serious about this issue. We
have got to reach out to those in bondage to porn and help them find
deliverance through Christ. We have got to continue to warn parents of this
danger so they can train their children to be aware of this trap that can
destroy their lives. Ultimately, we have got to continue to share with this
lost and hurting world the fact that Jesus Christ, and Jesus Christ alone is
the answer. Whatever momentary satisfaction may be found in porn, it cannot
compare to the true joy that comes from Christ.
The business world is not going to fight this battle?the politicians are not
going to fight this battle?it is up to the people of God to fight this
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,