The Evil So Many Face Each Day from Customers, Co-workers and Bosses

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(Colossians 3:23)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, some people think God chose who he was going to be saved even before they were born. I tend to think He just knew who was going to follow him and who wasn’t. What is your opinion?

ANSWER: It is the age old debate about “election.” God in His omniscience knew before the foundations of the earth was formed who would accept Him and who would reject Him. Having said that, despite His knowledge, man has the free will to accept or reject Christ and God DOES NOT interfere with that free will choice, meaning each person is responsible for what they do with Jesus. Otherwise, there would be no need for preaching the Gospel, there would be no point in evangelizing, and all of the commandments regarding telling others (Romans 10) would be meaningless.

I know from the emails that I get, many people go to work each day in absolutely wicked places. I am amazed at the level of evil so many face each day from customers, co-workers, and bosses. Many who openly profess Christ as their Savior endure persecution at work for their faith.

For those of you who go to work each day in a hostile work environment, where people come against you, many simply because you are a Christian, I want you to know that it is NO ACCIDENT OR COINCIDENCE you work where you do. God has put you there for a reason . . . to be HIS light in the darkness.

As I have stated so many times, the child of God is expected to live UP to the standards of God, not down to the standards of this world. This world says to do as little as possible to get by. On your job, do what you have to do, nothing more. God says that you are to do your very best, work with all of your heart to please the Lord, not man.

Even though you may work for your boss, you are actually working for THE BOSS! God doesn’t expect you to do what you can’t do, only your very best at what you can do. Those who know the Lord should always be the best workers, since we understand we are working for the Lord, not man.

Never forget, we have the largest percentage of two full generations that has never been to church. YOU ARE THE ONLY BIBLE MANY OF THOSE YOU ARE IN CONTACT WITH EACH DAY AT YOUR JOB WILL EVER READ! Our greatest testimony to those God has put in our life is not what we say, but how we live our life each day! I guarantee you, people notice!

Also, I know many of our friends need a job or are underemployed. Please know that I am praying for you and for the Lord’s perfect timing to open up that place He wants you to labor, and that in the process He will bless you to earn the amount of money you need to take care of yourself, your family, and the financial obligations you face in your life.

Let me tell you what the big picture strategy of Liveprayer is. It is a very simple plan. Use the Internet and secular TV to let people know when they are hurting, looking for answers, there is a place they can come. You see, I understand that EVERYONE deals with the same issues in life like finances, health, death, relationships, careers, and addictions.

I simply want to be there, visible and accessible so that when they face these issues, they know there is a place to come to find strength and hope. That is why God has you working where you are. To be that bright light, so when those you come in contact with each day are hurting, looking for strength and hope, they know they can come to you.

That is when you can share with them the fact that Jesus is their only real hope. In the midst of their struggles, He is the ONLY answer. It is at those times when God can use you as an instrument to help those who are hurting find strength in Christ and peace that only God can give. THAT IS WHY YOU ARE WORKING WHERE YOU ARE!

I love you and care about you so much. I realize that many of you face incredible challenges each day on your job. I will be praying today that God will encourage you and help you to see that you are not at that job just for a paycheck, but He has placed you there to be a witness for Him to those you come in contact with each day.

Take time before you go to work to pray for God to help you to do your very best in your job that day, working as unto the Lord, not man as a testimony to those you work with. Also, pray that God will let your light shine bright so that those who may be hurting, will come to you with their problems and give you the opportunity to pray for them and share with them the hope and love of Jesus.

I pray that you will never look at your job as just a way to earn a paycheck again, but look at it for what it really is, A MINISTRY. All of God’s children are called to serve Him. Realize that you serve Him every day when you go to work, since it is no accident or coincidence where you work. GOD PUT YOU THERE!

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2014, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Fruits of Your Prayers and Sacrifice

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(Revelation 12:11)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I was wondering since Adam and Eve were the first couple and their children procreated, whom did they do so with?

ANSWER: Common question with a simple answer, each other. It was when God handed down the LAW to Moses that incest was forbidden.

“They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.” – (Revelation 12:11 NIV)

The fruits of your prayers and sacrifice to help me. Several times a year, I LOVE to take the opportunity to share with you a sampling of some of the incredible, powerful, and moving testimonies we receive every day of how God is working miracles in people’s lives. I never lose sight of the fact that even though over 2.5 million people worldwide subscribe to the Daily Devotional and over 1/4 million people watch the TV program 5 nights a week, each one is a real person, with real needs, and an eternal soul Christ gave His very life for!

Yes, I am grateful that day after day God is using the efforts here at Liveprayer to reach into millions of lives all over the world, but what I am most grateful for is that we are able to respond to and minister to each individual who comes to us for prayer. Liveprayer is much more than just a one-way blast into cyberspace or over television. We are as personal to each individual who comes to us for prayer as their local pastor or priest.

I realize EVERY PERSON who reads these Praise Reports today is going through something in their life. I want you to know that no matter how great or small your need may be, our God is able to meet you at the very point of that need and give you His strength, His hope, and His answers. Nothing you are going through today is too small or too large for God. Let me encourage you today to turn to the Lord. He is there, waiting with outstretched arms to comfort you and give you His strength and peace in the midst of whatever battle you may be facing.

The Bible teaches that God is no respecter of persons. What that simply means is what God did for someone else, God will do for you. So I pray as you read these Praise Reports that you will be encouraged and have your faith stirred, knowing that YOUR miracle, YOUR answer, is just a prayer away!!!

Praise Reports:

“Since my prayer request to you all 4 days ago, his physical therapist said that “it’s like a switch clicked on” and he is doing better.”

“I have prayed your pray to accept Jesus. Thank you for the response and I look forward to tonight’s show'”

“Hello! My name is Adrienne. My boyfriend and I both read your Daily Devotionals and we’ve been looking forward to seeing your TV show on air. We saw Monday night’s/Tuesday morning’s show about cohabitation and sex before marriage. When you said you were going to talk about people “living together,” I immediately knew God was speaking to us LOUD and CLEAR. My boyfriend and I don’t live together, but we talk about it all the time. We will get married someday and we have already vowed to keep sex and living together apart from our lives UNTIL we get married.”

“I was saved tonight I prayed that prayer with you tonight!!!!!!! Thank you please send me the book to help me with my new Christian life. Thank you and your staff GOD BLESS YOU!”

“My wife of 24 years old has been diagnosed with melanoma cancer. We have two beautiful boys together. As soon as we found out she had level 4 we knew it was bad. Everybody we knew and didn’t know were praying for us. We called Bill Keller one night and got through he said a prayer for us. Well we just found out yesterday that is NOT spread anywhere else, and has moved down to a level 3. Only God can perform miracles like that.”

“You brought me back to God with a e-mail I received from you a few months ago. I know God is working.”

“I have a praise report, thank God and prayers. My niece Amber Wolfe that I wrote and asked you all to pray for is so much better and so is her unborn baby. Thank you so much for the faithful prayer.”

“It is good to know that diligent prayer partners are out there and for this I am so grateful. :-) God has done so much for me in the past few months. I was so close to the edge. I was drinking and doing drugs; basically looking for answers in all the wrong places. I was so depressed and thought there was no way out and my life would never get any better. On March 17, I hit an all-time low in my life and almost committed suicide. I decided against this and chose to give Jesus a chance. This television show was something that gave me hope because I saw that other people had problems like me and there are people that care out there and God wants to help all of those who are hurting and in need. I feel like my life is getting better every day. Praise the Lord!”

“I prayed the Prayer of Salvation. Could you please send me some information to help me in my new life with Christ.”

“My name is Mark and i just found your website while looking for a site which can help people in their everyday spiritual battles. I have rededicated myself to CHRIST after backsliding and making a mess of my life. I heard your testimony and how you rededicated yourself after being incarcerated. I wanted to thank you for your wonderful ministry and the love and compassion you have for people. Since i have got on my knees asking JESUS for forgiveness of my sins, i have felt a real peace within my soul that i never had before! I have a renewed commitment to GOD in my daily walk.”

“I sent in a prayer request relating to the possibility of our being able to adopt a baby. I turned it all over to God and didn’t worry about what was to come. The baby boy was born healthy and the birthparents signed the paperwork without any snags. We have a wonderful son to love and to raise. Praise God!”

“PRAISE REPORT: Your ministry has kept me in prayer…Liver Results & HIV Are Back & Excellent !”

“I asked Pastor Bill to pray for healing for my lower back and 2 days later my back felt so much better. Today I am feeling better and hope to play golf tomorrow morning. Prayer, faith, and action worked together for my healing. Thanks for agreeing in prayer for my healing.”

“I want to let you know that because, of Live Prayer, being there a few months ago when I typed in prayer on my address bar of my computer, I have had more hope, more belief in the Love of Jesus for me and mine. Thank you , Bill. I have been, since live prayer, going thru the house declaring things for me and my kids. If it had not been me finding Live Prayer, last winter, I would not have had the jump start to start rising up in hope. Thank you, I know Jesus had your website come up that day. Thank you.”

“The last time I wrote I was at the end of my rope so to speak. But now I must say praise the Lord, he has finally heard our prayer. I couldn’t have done it with out you! My husband has found a job, the bills will be almost fully caught up by next week and then we work on the gas. I feel so much better. I was praying every night and day but it seems I just needed another voice to help the prayer be louder! I enjoy the daily devotional that is sent out it gives me more and more hope that tomorrow is always going to be better. You are a wonderful man and thank you for taking the time to guide the Lord to touch my life. God Bless!”

“I believe I am a new person since I let Jesus into my life, thank you so much bill and thanks for the prayer.”

“I asked prayer for my daughter to get a job earlier this week. Thursday, July 6th, she had an interview with great vibes and had a positive feeling about it and I told her I believe he would call her that afternoon, AND HE DID. She starts her new job Monday and has great benefits with it. PRAISE GOD FOR ANSWER TO PRAYER.”

“I live in Arkansas and saw your TV broadcast last night. I have received your daily devotional since 2002. I just wanted to say how your ministry has blessed my life and thank you for the work you are doing. May God continue to richly bless you, I do pray for you daily. “

“Last year you counseled me online. My marriage and myself had fallen apart. I learned to let go and let God have total control. My husband and I have just in the past months reconciled. The emails from you and your prayers helped sustain me in a time of grave despair! I saw you the other night on television and broke into tears of joy for the fortune people who are going to benefit from your ministry. Thank you again for taking the time to talk and pray for me.”

What more is there to say other than PRAISE GOD and TO HIM BE ALL GLORY AND HONOR FOR HE ALONE IS WORTHY!!! Let me close by sharing with you that these and the thousands of Praise Reports we get every week are due to those who faithfully pray for me and this ministry each day, in addition to those who God moves and are faithful and obedient to make the sacrifice to financially support the work God is doing each day here at Liveprayer. Without your prayers and support Liveprayer would not exist!!!

For those who give, let me tell you that because of your faithfulness and obedience to God you are making a difference in the very real lives of people all over this world every day. You are storing up treasures in Heaven, far more valuable than whatever earthly treasures you have sacrificed. Some people get upset that I share our needs and challenge people to give. I will NEVER apologize for asking you to help me reach the lost and hurting with the Truth of God’s Word and the hope and love of Christ.

God is doing something special through Liveprayer, and based on the doors He has opened up for us to reach tens of millions of more people each day while becoming a bright beacon of light in the secular marketplace for Biblical Truth and faith in Jesus Christ. Please be praying with me as we are now in a critical time as Liveprayer is competing head to head with the message the world promotes 24/7 that is destroying lives and leading people to hell.

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2014, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Are You Ready To Stand Before God

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(James 4:14)

**ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I have recently read a daily devotional that really has disturbed me as it said it is an insult to God for Christians to ask for forgiveness. Because He died for all our sins (previous and future). So if this is true, how can Christians truly repent?

ANSWER: First, you NEVER read that here. Sadly, in the internet age, there is a plethora of people writing online with ZERO theological training. That is why it is critical to know WHO you are reading. What you read is 100% INCORRECT. In 1 John 1,written to Believers, that we ALL sin. Just because we have confessed our sins, asked forgiveness, repented (turned from our sin), we still need to confess our sins and ask for forgiveness daily…since we ALL sin and fall short of the glory of God. The wonderful thing is we have the assurance from God’s Word we will be forgiven.

Life is a mist, are YOU ready to stand before God? My friend, tomorrow is promised to none of us. We never know if we will even see the end of today! We all take our lives for granted most of the time! TODAY, take a moment, and realize how brief your life really is. I am thankful to God to be here today, to still be doing what He has called me to do. But I never forget for a moment, our life is a gift from above. Don’t take it for granted! For each one of us, the one certainty is that one day this life will be over and we will pass into eternity. It is not a question of if, only when. That is why I try often to reinforce to you that we must live each day to its fullest. Our purpose in this life is to serve and glorify God. When it is over, the only thing that we will take with us from this life is our personal relationship with Christ.

Back in August of 2001, I had a chance to play in a charity golf tournament. During these past 15+ years since Liveprayer started, I have had very little time to play a game I really enjoy. It was a very enjoyable round. Beautiful country club near Brandon, Florida. Warm but overcast Florida summer day. Wonderful people playing. Not to mention I actually played pretty well for not having played much. On the 8th hole, I hit a 150 yard approach a little short and ended up in a greenside bunker. I was talking to the gentleman I was playing with as we approached the bunker. I have always had a very bad habit of chewing on my tee while playing. Nervous energy I guess. As I waited for another player in our foursome to hit his shot, I took a deep breath and actually inhaled the tee.

At first, I didn’t know what happened. Then, when I realized I had inhaled the tee, I tried to cough it up. It became apparent that it would not come out, and had gotten lodged in my throat part of the way down. One of the men came running over and asked if he should call 911. I told him yes. At this point, I realized the key was staying calm, and breathing. I was able to breath through my nose, so that kept me from panicking. My playing partner got behind me and tried to pop it out of me that way, but it was lodged in my throat sideways and that didn’t work. I could also now feel some blood running down my throat, obviously from the cut in my throat where the tee was lodged.

At this point, there was about a 30 second period when all of this was happening where an incredible calm came over me. In a very clear and concise way, I realized that I may actually die. You never know how these things will play out, and that was a legitimate possibility. My thought at this was one of gratitude. I remember clearly thanking God for such a wonderful life. I wasn’t praying for God to heal me, or take the tee out of my throat. I wasn’t begging for my life. I wasn’t mad at God. I just had a great peace about me, and an incredible sense of gratitude to God for allowing me to live such a wonderful life.

It seemed that within seconds I forced myself to swallow hard and all of the sudden felt the tee dislodge and go down. I drank some water, got my sand wedge, and hit a great bunker shot within a few feet of the hole! I got back to my golf cart and called my wife and simply told her how much I loved her. Even though I was still spitting up blood from where my throat was cut for the next several holes, I did finish the round. Needless to say, I have been broken of the habit of chewing on tees!

I share this with you today just to remind you how precious life really is. Not only how precious, but how quickly it can end. DON’T EVER TAKE YOUR LIFE FOR GRANTED. EACH DAY IS A SPECIAL GIFT FROM GOD. Let me also say that for anyone reading this today, that does not have 100% assurance that if your life ends today you will spend eternity with God, the Bible says TODAY is the day of salvation. Please take a few minutes, the most important few minutes of your life, and go to: http://www.liveprayer.com/plan.cfm Pray and ask God to open your heart, then read the words and watch the short video clip. Please share it with everyone that you know who doesn’t know Jesus as their Savior.

I love you and care about you so very much. Death is a part of the human experience. The Bible says “O death, where is thy sting!” For those who have put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ it is not an event to be feared, but one that simply marks the end of our time in this life. Don’t ever forget this important point. Only God says when our work here is over. So have no fear. As long as He still has work for us to do, we aren’t going anywhere. I guess He still has some work for me to do, just like He does you. I pray each day we are found faithful to that work until the day He calls us home!

Plan of Salvation: http://www.liveprayer.com/plan.cfm

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2014, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Religion of Peace Strikes Again

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(Deuteronomy 8:19, 20)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, when attending church last Sunday I found out that my church is promoting Rick Warren’s “40 Days in the Word” program for our church home study groups, After hearing all the New Age heresies he’s bringing to the churches this got me pretty upset. Then I was watching Jack Van Impe and he showed a news report about Rick Warren calling God Allah and cozying up to Muslims. What should I do?

ANSWER: I have been warning people for the past decade about Warren’s man-made Purpose Driven marketing scheme and subsequent “plans” that have destroyed many churches and is designed to fill pews with warm bodies, not converts. I have also detailed over the years his unGodly associations to enable him to pursue his global social agenda, including his fear of telling the truth about Islam. I find it sad that ANY church has to use materials from someone else. It simply tells me the pastor and staff are too lazy to get their own vision from God for their church. A church is NOT a McDonalds franchise, though people like Warren would like you to think so, and that they are the owner of the franchise! Pray, I know God will guide you what to do.

The “religion of peace” strikes again. In simply their latest reminder after a consistent 1400 year history of war, terror, barbarism, death, and domination, Islam once again proudly videotaped their latest “beheading” for the world to see. A British foreign aid worker was their latest victim as his executioner taunted the US and Great Britain prior to literally cutting off the man’s head, no doubt to the cheers in mosques around the globe…including in the United States! (Unless someone has read one word of condemnation from CAIR, other Islamic apologist groups, or the thousands of Imams in this nation!)

Back in 2006, LONG before Hannity, Beck, or anyone else in the media talked about this, I warned those in the Liveprayer family about the coming showdown between the US and Islam. Years before that, I proffered that God may use Islam in judging the US as He did Babylon when He judged the children of Israel. Unlike Hannnity, Beck, and others who have used this issue over the last couple of years to fear monger and gin-up their followers to make money, I was telling people years before of this threat to the nation in the context of God’s judgment for our sin and rebellion.

I also stated that just like speaking out against the sin of homosexuality, it would soon be illegal to speak out against the false religion of Islam. Back in 2007, I took on CAIR, the terror-associated Muslim advocacy group who seeks to silence anyone in the media who dares to tell the truth about the false relgion of Islam. After 5 yrs of broadcasting the Liveprayer TV program “live” for an hour every Mon-Fri in Tampa, the 12 media market in the nation, CAIR intimidated CBS to cancel my program. Actually, CBS told me I could stay on the air if I would simply stop talking about Islam. I told them to take a long walk on a short pier!

Now the day is upon us that the UN wants to prosecute anyone who insults Islam to be charged with “hate speech.” Really? How about prosecuting those who cut off the heads of innocent people, or is that not an act of hate according to the UN??? So if I simply tell the truth about this false relgion of hate, violence, and death, I am now guilty of hate speech? God ahead and prosecute me, since I will NEVER be intimidated into silence about a false relgion and lie of satan leading nearly 2 billion souls to hell!

Listen my friend, we are in the last days. Satan is rising up. Satan is like the schoolyard bully. What do you do to a bully? You don’t back down and you smack him in the mouth! Don’t forget, Jesus said don’t worry about who can kill your body, worry about who can kill your soul. I have no fear of Islam. Paul didn’t fear the false religions of his day. He stood up to their lies and shared with them the Gospel. I will do no less!

WITH THE ESCALATING WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST, I am getting inundated with emails asking if this is some fulfillment of Bible prophecy. ALL of the events we see each day are leading us to the last chapters of human history. The current tensions going on in the Middle East will at some point escalate and you will have the entire Arab world at war with Israel. This Devotional today is a look into the last days that we are living in and the real showdown that is looming between Islam and Christianity!!!

Today, there are roughly 6.6 billion people in the world. Out of the world’s population, apx. 2 billion claim to be Christians (no doubt the number of people who are actually “born again” and know Christ as their personal Savior by faith is less) and apx. 1.6 billion claim to be Muslims. Over the past decade, the number of Christians in the world has been declining while the false religion of Islam is the fastest growing. Many estimate that by 2020 there will be as many Muslims in the world as Christians.

I have always laughed at people who deny Christ and the Truth of His Word when they call Christianity “intolerant.” They obviously have no idea what the Christian faith is all about since it is the most tolerant faith there is. God’s plan of salvation is not exclusionary, it is IN-CLUSIONARY! The Bible says that WHOSOEVER shall believe. That simply means the love of Christ, His free gift of everlasting life is available to EVERYONE! It becomes the personal choice of each person to accept or reject Christ in their heart and life.

The fact is, it is the cults and false religions of the world that are intolerant, the worst of all being Islam. They literally teach that those who don’t follow their false god “allah” and teachings are “infidels” and should be put to death. That, my friend, is about as intolerant as you can get. A great example of their intolerance has been in the headlines as they reacted violently regarding a ridiculous video that had been online since July!

It is perfectly OK to lampoon the Lord, create “art” for public display where a figure of Christ is covered by human excrement, and mock those who have put their faith in Jesus Christ and follow the Truth of His Word, however, because a video insulting Mohammed or a cartoon appeared in a Danish newspaper showing Mohammed with a bomb on his head, Muslims worldwide are offended and outraged. In different parts of the world, Muslims have turned to violence and people have actually died in these protests!

The fact is, Mohammed was a murdering pedophile and polygamist who dreamed up his false god “allah” and the false religion of Islam out of a heart that rejected the one true God of the Bible. His fantasy book the Qu’ran is largely poor plagiarism of the Old Testament. Yet because someone had the audacity to accurately portray him in a cartoon as the terrorist he was, those who follow this false prophet are upset to the point they responded with acts of destruction and murder.

Make no mistake about it, Islam is a false religion that teaches and encourages violence and death. This is what makes the United States support of Palestine so foolish. We took a position in opposition to God’s Word by helping to give away part of the land He gave to the children of Israel, to people whose stated goal is to see Israel wiped off the earth and every Jewish person killed. This is exactly what Islam is all about. It is about the death of anyone who rejects their false religion! This just in. That means those of us in the United States too!!!

Just like in the Old Testament, there were people groups who rejected the God of Israel and His commands, and sought to utterly destroy every descendant of Abraham. Their clear and stated goal was to wipe out every Jewish person. Whether you fully comprehend it or not, the goal of Islam is to wipe off the face of the earth everyone who does not follow their false religion. Don’t be fooled by the moderates who will tell you that Islam is about peace and that Muslims want to be in unity with other faiths, especially Christianity.

That may be the desire of a few who understand the financial benefits of peace and unity, but that is NOT what Islam is all about. Many want to lull you into believing that it is only a small percentage of Muslims who ascribe to terrorism and the death of those who reject their false beliefs. That is not true. The snapshots we get at times from what is happening right now in the Middle East, incidents like the riots in France, the violence over this cartoon of Mohammed, 9/11, the bombings in London and other targets recently in Europe, Asia, and Africa, are what Islam is really all about. Please, don’t be fooled.

Also, DO NOT let the media lie to you that there is some sort of moral equivalency between the false religion of Islam and Christianity. Atheist Bill Maher, one who mocks and demeans Christians and their faith, actually defended Christianity in a PBS interview on this very issue! Never forget that anyone who commits acts of evil in the name of Christianity are acting in complete contradiction to the teachings of God’s Word. However, when Muslims start wars, act in barbaric ways, commit acts of terrorism, kill innocent people, they are acting in 100% obedience to the teachings of the Qu’ran and the teachings of their satanically inspired religion!

I love you and care about you so much. Pray for the family of this British aid worker who was executed over the weekend, as we have prayed for the families of the two US journalists recently beheaded and ALL of those who have lost loved one in this current wave of terror by Islam. My heart also breaks for the apx. 1.6 billion people on this planet who have believed the lie of Islam and will die in their sins and be lost for all eternity unless they turn to the Truth of the Gospel.

In the meantime, know that there are those out there who have the stated goal of seeing us wiped off the very face of the earth simply because we are Christians. As the days of this world wind down, the persecution of the church and those who follow Christ is only going to get worse. That is why now is the time for those who profess Christ as their Savior, need to get serious about their faith and start to find ways to allow God to use your life to make a difference.

Just in your normal day-to-day life God gives you many opportunities to take a stand for Him. This is how you can make a difference. Share His love with those you meet, always be prepared to give people the reason for your hope, and live a Godly life which will always be your loudest witness for the Lord. The Bible says they will know us by our love for one another. That love extends past this brief journey to a person’s eternal destination which is why we have to boldly and without shame tell others about how they can know Christ and His free gift of everlasting life.

There is coming soon a final showdown between Islam and Christianity. It has already been building over these past 1400 years since Mohammed dreamed up this false religion. As the two dominant religions on the planet, they will continue to collide as the final days of human history unfold. The good news is that we already know how it ends. That is why those who know Christ as their Savior must stand strong in proclaiming His Truth, since in the end, it is God’s Truth alone that will be standing.

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

***DUE TO THE MANY REQUESTS WE HAVE RECEIVED, HERE IS THE ADDRESS TO THE NATION I WOULD HAVE GIVEN LAST WEEK IF I WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!!!

***PLEASE SHARE THIS POWERFUL MESSAGE I WOULD HAVE DELIVERED TO THE NATION ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW AND POST IT ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA. THIS IS THE MESSAGE PRESIDENT OBAMA SHOULD HAVE BROUGHT TO THE PEOPLE OF OUR LAND, BUT DIDN’T HAVE THE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, THE LOVE FOR THIS NATION, THE LEADERSHIP ABILITY, OR THE GUTS TO DELIVER!!!

“My fellow Americans, one hour ago with the support of Congress, the United States launched several massive bombing raids on key ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria. We also invaded ISIS controlled areas of Iraq and Syria with a total of 20,000 US troops. Our top military leaders believe that within the next week we can severely damage the operational infrastructure of ISIS while killing a large percentage of their army, and through our special ops many of their top leaders.

Islam has declared war on the United States. We at war with Islam! This is NOT a “holy war” of Christians versus Muslims as their false propaganda purports. This is a war between a sovereign nation, the United States of America, and Islam. ISIS, A-lQueda, Boko Haram, Hamas, and other terror organizations are ALL part of Islam and have declared war on our nation. For 1400 years Islam has taught, advocated, and condoned the killing of innocent people in their ultimate desire to create a global caliphate, or Islamic state where all non-Muslims (infidels) will either convert to Islam or be killed!

Because our nation is at war with Islam, all mosques in the nation will be immediately closed and controlled by the Department of Homeland Security so they can’t be used as a national network of Islamic command and control centers. Likewise, all Muslims will have 72 hours to leave this nation. Special camps have been erected in Utah and Idaho that will house all Muslims who refuse to leave the country until this war with Islam is over. All local police departments in the United States are receiving special credentials by the Department of Justice in order to detain and arrest anyone who is a Muslim so they can be deported to the special camps.

Additionally, members of our armed forces are being sent to both the Northern and Southern borders to insure they are closed from ALL traffic that does not have the proper documentation to be in the country. Homeland Security and ICE will also begin to immediately deport all people who are in this country without legal documentation, with special transportation systems being put in place to insure this effort is completed over the next 90 days.

Sadly, we have squandered the blessings of Almighty God and have chosen to live in total rebellion to our Creator and His Truth. 9/11 was a moment when God took His hand of protection from this nation to warn us, wake us up. While that happened for a few months out of fear, the warning was forgotten and the past 13 years has seen this nation totally reject God and His Truth while embracing the lies and agenda of satan. We can no longer ask for or expect God to protect us. It is a frightful reality that we are on our own and must do all we can do to protect our nation and its’ citizens.

I am calling for the next 24 hours to be a day of prayer and fasting. We deserve whatever God allows to happen, and can only pray that His grace and mercy will see our nation through the challenging days ahead. I can’t ask God to bless us, we don’t deserve His blessings. So I will simply close and pray for God’s mercy to be upon our land and people!”

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Satan has Infiltrated the Schools with His Lies

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(Psalms 127:3; Matthew 19:14; Psalms 34:11)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I recently was attacked by a dog and a human I fought off the dog and that is when the human attacked me twice clawing my neck the second time. Now I know it is wrong to strike back against a human but am I suppose to allow a dog to use me for its chew toy? The human has gone and told others that I did the attacking while she is the one who clawed my neck and I pushed her away. Does the bible say I am to let the dog have his way and try for a meal?

ANSWER: NO! You have every right to defend yourself from being harmed, whether it be an animal or another human being whose intention is to hurt you.

Back in the mid ’60s when I was in elementary school, I distinctly remember that only a very few kids in my class didn’t go to church on Sunday. Well over 90% of my class went to church. Sadly, just 40 years later it is completely the opposite, with well over 90% of children in public school NOT going to church and growing up in homes void of God. We now have the better percentage of two full generations that do not go to church and that live their lives void of God. One of the ways to see that change is by reaching the children with the Truth of God’s Word and the hope and love of Jesus Christ.

The reality is satan has infiltrated the schools with his lies. Lies that your child is gay. Lies that we evolved from pond scum. Lies that there is no God. Lies that there is no absolute right and wrong. Satan is a liar, the father of lies (John 8:44), and he has done a masterful job at telling his lies to YOUR CHILDREN from the moment they step into school, and reinforcing those lies 24/7 through every vehicle possible. Due to the fact most kids are growing up in homes void of God, they are RARELY being exposed to the Truth at all.

Liveprayer is an instrument of God to bring His Truth to the masses. We have been doing that for over 15 years here on the Internet, now reaching well over 2.5 million people worldwide every day. The fact is that over these past 40 years, satan has erected huge walls around the public schools of this nation. Prayer has been removed and so has Bible teaching. Now the existence of God is mocked, tortured, and impossible theories of how we came to exist are being taught as fact, right and wrong are what you decide they are, and perverted lifestyles are being presented as normal and acceptable. Like the walls of Jericho, these are huge, solid walls that look impossible to tear down. Like the walls of Jericho, God is able to bring them down!

This is critical, since reaching the children for Christ is a major component to seeing this nation turn back to God and Biblical principles. Satan is not shy about going after the children, so why are the people of God? Satan goes after YOUR CHILDREN through those promoting the homosexual lifestyle. Satan goes after YOUR CHILDREN through the cults that openly proselytize in schools. Satan goes after YOUR CHILDREN through the curriculum that is in direct opposition to God and the Truth. Satan goes after YOUR CHILDREN through exposing them to every type of evil and perversion known to man. If satan is so bold in going after the souls of YOUR CHILDREN, why should the people of God be any less bold?

My friend, now is the time to go to war for the hearts, minds, and souls of our children. We have sat back long enough. There is no more time for playing games. While we have been busy building buildings, preaching to ourselves, and enjoying the peace and prosperity of living in this great country, the enemy has been busy these past 40 years insuring that he could control the hearts and minds of the children. Most children are not being raised in homes that honor God or His Son Jesus, and we have simply left them to the enemy. NO MORE! It is time to go fight for the souls of these children!

I love you and care about you so much. God’s way is for the children to learn the Scriptures and to be nurtured in the faith at home. With so many parents who have rejected Christ and His Truth, that of course is not happening. I refuse to sit back and be silent while generation after generation of children go through the public schools of this nation and come out brainwashed against the Christian faith due to the lies that have been drilled into them over the course of their years in school.

I will continue to pray for you moms and dads our there. Over and over I have spoken directly to you how critical your job is in raising their children in the admonition of the Lord. Nothing you do in this life will be as important. I want you to know that I am praying for you today as God gives you wisdom, direction, and strength in the raising of your children and helping to lay that foundation of faith in their lives. There is no more evil in the world today than in the past, it is just more visible and much more accessible. Today more than ever, you need to be diligent in what your children are being exposed to, so that you can insure they know what is right and what is wrong, what is from God and what is designed to harm or even destroy them.

For this season, satan is loose. During this brief time, he is out to drag as many souls as he can into the place God created for him to suffer for all eternity. In the end, each person is responsible for their choice to accept or reject Jesus Christ as their Savior. Our job, as followers of Christ, is to bring the Gospel to each person so they clearly understand the eternal consequences of that choice. For too long, children and young adults in public schools have not had the benefit of hearing both sides. Starting this January, we are committed to taking Jesus to the children and young adults in the public schools and making sure they do!!!

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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Football and Gambling

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(Psalm 118:8)

***ASK BILL: Is divorce looked upon as a sin, and if you remarry does God accept the new marriage?

ANSWER: Here is a 2 part series to answer these quesitons.
Part One: http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=5481
Part Two: http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=5482

Football and gambling. The new college and pro-football seasons are underway. All across this nation, it is football season. It is a time for fans of the game to root their favorite team on to victory (go Ohio State Buckeyes!). Sadly however, it is also a time for millions of people to gamble on this great sport. From now until the Super Bowl next February, BILLIONS will be wagered legally and illegally on pro and college-football games. Over the next 5 months, lives will be destroyed by people who are in bondage to gambling on football games.

Over the past 8 years, by far the fastest growing form of sports gambling, especially on professional football, has been “fantasy football.” In fantasy football, a predetermined group of people get together, make up fantasy teams from the existing pool of players, and are rewarded when the players they select have productive statistics in the games they play. It sounds like fun and can be. However, in most fantasy leagues there is an “entry fee” and a financial reward for those who do well, which also means a financial loss for those who do poorly. You can call it whatever you want, but if you are playing fantasy football and there is money to be won or lost, YOU ARE GAMBLING!

The appalling thing to me is the hypocrisy of the National Football League in regard to fantasy football. While the league takes a zero tolerance position regarding gambling on its games, they fully endorse and support fantasy football. They have taken this position for two reasons. First, they view it as an entertaining way for more people to watch and be involved in their product. They are 100% right since not many people would be worrying about the number of yards a running back on a bad team gained in a meaningless game late in the seasons, unless that player was on your fantasy team. Second, they claim to only endorse fantasy leagues where no money changes hand, knowing full well that 99% of fantasy leagues have entry fees anywhere from $10 to $100,000.

The reality is, the NFL as well as the NCAA that oversees the college game, fully understands and tacitly accept the fact that billions are wagered every season on their games. Pick up ANY newspaper during the season and in the back of the sports page are the Vegas lines. My friend, there is only ONE reason they are printed…for GAMBLING. The explosion of interest in college and pro football has been primarily driven by gambling. People can wager in Vegas, with the local bookie, with their friend, or at offshore bookmakers online, and then sit back and watch the game they have bet on.

Football and television are a match made in gambling heaven. The “line” is broadcasted and openly talked about in regard to EVERY game without any hesitation by the announcers. Programs geared to people who gamble are all over TV and radio during football season. You can now sit at home and watch virtually every college and pro game that is played. I can assure you, the ONLY reason someone is up at 2 a.m. on a Sunday morning watching Hawaii play TCU, other than those who went to Hawaii and TCU, are people betting on the game. The ONLY reason someone is watching two pro teams with 2-9 records on a Sunday afternoon, other than the fans of those teams, is because they have a bet on the game. Gambling has driven the TV ratings, which in turn has put millions in the pockets of the NFL and NCAA schools, which is why they say they are against gambling with a wink and a nod.

I am often asked whether it is a sin to bet on a football game or to buy a Lottery ticket. I am going to tell you up front that there is no verse in the Bible that says, “thou shalt not gamble.” However, let me give you a Biblical basis why gambling is a sin. Gambling involves an element of risk. Ultimately, you are putting your faith in something other than God for the outcome. Therein lies the foundation of why gambling is a sin. Instead of trusting God, instead of putting your faith in God, you have chosen to put your faith in luck. You are hoping to beat the odds and it is putting your hope and faith in something other than God that makes gambling a sin. Let me outline for you three additional reasons why gambling is a sin.

First, it can cause you to lose sight of your priorities. Never forget, anytime something is more important than the Lord in your life, it is a sin. We are to love the Lord our God with all of our heart and He MUST be our first priority at all times. Second, it can be a poor use of God’s resources that He has entrusted to you. Many people I have counseled are in financial difficulties, not because they have not been blessed by God, but because they have misused and mishandled their blessing. Lastly, it can be a stumblingblock to your brother or sister. Many people have a compulsive nature, could end up in total bondage to gambling. So while it may not be a problem in your life, your involvement may cause someone else to have a problem with gambling.

Let me make an important point. When I talk about gambling, I am referring to the lottery, sports gambling, casino games, private card games, but I am also talking about the financial markets. Having been involved heavily in the financial markets in the 80’s, I can tell you that many people use the word investing, when in fact they are literally gambling. When you are taking a financial position in the outcome of something that is unknown, that is gambling no matter what words you want to use. You have as much control over the stock price of a particular company as you do over the performance of your favorite football team.

***This is NOT an indictment against having stocks and bonds. Prudent, reasoned, well strategized investment plans are encouraged in God’s Word. I am talking about those who are simply rolling the dice hoping to get lucky in the stock market.

The Bible teaches us to be wise stewards with the resources God has entrusted to us. I am a strong advocate of investing a portion of our resources in well researched, fundamentally sound opportunities that have the real potential of giving us a reasonable return. That is wise use of God’s money. God encourages this type of prudent investing. The line is crossed into gambling when you are just “hoping to be right,” or entering into a situation with greed as your motive. No prayer, no research, simply taking a chance you might win. For the above-outlined reasons, that is a sin my friend.

I love you and care about you so much. I will be praying for you today, praying for those who have been caught up in the bondage of this addiction to gambling, especially those caught up in gambling on football games. If you, or someone you know is addicted to gambling, know that I will be praying today for those who are in this bondage. God is a God of deliverance and He can deliver someone from the bondage of gambling. Never forget that there is hope in Christ, and no matter how bad someone has destroyed their life, God can help them put the pieces together if they are ready to surrender to Him.

Gambling is a sin, since inherent in the nature of gambling there is a reliance on chance instead of faith in God. But never forget that Christ died on the cross to wash our sins away and give us victory. If you are in bondage to gambling on football, it is no accident you are reading this message today. God is speaking to your heart about STOPPING. Don’t spend another season without sleep, worrying about an 18-year-old student at a school you can’t even pronounce making a 53-yard field goal to cover the spread or watching a meaningless Monday night game trying to get out of the hole from your losses on Sunday!

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2014, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

President Keller’s Address to the Nation and A Look at the Day after 9/11

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(Psalms 18)

**ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I am reading the ask Bill question today and my problem is I don’t love myself! So evidently I cannot love others correctly. How does one learn to love theirself?

ANSWER: Here is a good starting place. God loves you, UNCONDITIONALLY! Jesus loved you enough to die for your sins. If they love you THAT much, shouldn’t you love yourself also? No matter how others view us, even those closest to us like our spouse, our family, doesn’t change God’s love for us nor should it affect how we view ourselves. We all have parts of our life we need to do better, but we always will. Here is the key, we love ourselves because the Lord first loved us, and it is from there, that we in turn love others…even when they aren’t very lovely!

“My fellow Americans, one hour ago with the support of Congress, the United States launched several massive bombing raids on key ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria. We also invaded ISIS controlled areas of Iraq and Syria with a total of 20,000 US troops. Our top military leaders believe that within the next week we can severely damage the operational infrastructure of ISIS while killing a large percentage of their army, and through our special ops many of their top leaders.

Islam has declared war on the United States. We at war with Islam! This is NOT a “holy war” of Christians versus Muslims as their false propaganda purports. This is a war between a sovereign nation, the United States of America, and Islam. ISIS, A-lQueda, Boko Haram, Hamas, and other terror organizations are ALL part of Islam and have declared war on our nation. For 1400 years Islam has taught, advocated, and condoned the killing of innocent people in their ultimate desire to create a global caliphate, or Islamic state where all non-Muslims (infidels) will either convert to Islam or be killed!

Because our nation is at war with Islam, all mosques in the nation will be immediately closed and controlled by the Department of Homeland Security so they can’t be used as a national network of Islamic command and control centers. Likewise, all Muslims will have 72 hours to leave this nation. Special camps have been erected in Utah and Idaho that will house all Muslims who refuse to leave the country until this war with Islam is over. All local police departments in the United States are receiving special credentials by the Department of Justice in order to detain and arrest anyone who is a Muslim so they can be deported to the special camps.

Additionally, members of our armed forces are being sent to both the Northern and Southern borders to insure they are closed from ALL traffic that does not have the proper documentation to be in the country. Homeland Security and ICE will also begin to immediately deport all people who are in this country without legal documentation, with special transportation systems being put in place to insure this effort is completed over the next 90 days.

Sadly, we have squandered the blessings of Almighty God and have chosen to live in total rebellion to our Creator and His Truth. 9/11 was a moment when God took His hand of protection from this nation to warn us, wake us up. While that happened for a few months out of fear, the warning was forgotten and the past 13 years has seen this nation totally reject God and His Truth while embracing the lies and agenda of satan. We can no longer ask for or expect God to protect us. It is a frightful reality that we are on our own and must do all we can do to protect our nation and its’ citizens.

I am calling for the next 24 hours to be a day of prayer and fasting. We deserve whatever God allows to happen, and can only pray that His grace and mercy will see our nation through the challenging days ahead. I can’t ask God to bless us, we don’t deserve His blessings. So I will simply close and pray for God’s mercy to be upon our land and people!”

AS WE SPEND TODAY STILL REMEMBERING THE HORRIBLE EVENTS OF 9/11, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO PUT WHAT HAPPENED TO THE UNITED STATES THAT DAY IN THE CONTEXT OF OUR FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST. I WAS NEVER SO THANKFUL TO GOD FOR THIS MINISTRY AS I WAS ON 9/11. WITHIN 10 MINUTES OF THE PLANES HITTING THE WORLD TRADE CENTER, WITHOUT EVEN UNDERSTANDING FULLY WHAT WAS HAPPENING, WE HAD MOBILIZED A WORLDWIDE PRAYER EFFORT INVOLVING OVER 1 MILLION PEOPLE.

WAS IT AN ACCIDENT THE OTHER PLANES THAT WERE TO BE FLOWN INTO BUILDINGS ON THAT DAY WERE GROUNDED? NO!!! IN THE FOLLOWING DAYS, OVER 2,000 THAT WE KNOW OF, ACCEPTED CHRIST AS THEIR SAVIOR. EVEN IN GREAT TRAGEDY, GOD IS WORKING! PLEASE PRAY AND READ THE WORDS GOD WROTE THROUGH ME BACK IN 2001 . . . SINCE THEY HAVE AS MUCH RELEVANCE NOW AS THEY DID ON THE DAY THAT THEY WERE ORIGINALLY WRITTEN.

TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL IS DEDICATED TO THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO LOST THEIR LIFE IN THE TERRORIST ATTACK ON OUR GREAT NATION SEPTEMBER 11, 2001. MAY THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS FIND COMFORT IN ALMIGHTY GOD DURING THE ANNIVERSARY OF THIS TRAGIC EVENT!

(Originally sent on September 13, 2001, the day after) This has been a very sad day for me, yet at the same time very rewarding. The sadness comes from the loss yesterday of at least 20 people who subscribed to this Daily Devotional and were part of the Liveprayer family. The emails started coming in late last night. 17 were killed in the World Trade Center, 2 in the Pentagon, and one was on board the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania. I have a great amount of compassion for their families today. We have also received emails from over a hundred people who lost friends in yesterday’s events. My prayers today are with those families and friends who lost loved ones yesterday, and hope that they will look to God, our Comforter, during this difficult time in their lives.

However, I am very happy to report that as this Devotional was being written, we have received requests from over 1,000 people who have emailed us that they have prayed to ask Christ into their hearts as their personal savior, and requested our follow-up material. So I praise God for those lives that have been committed to the Lord.

I want to say a very special thanks, and send prayers out to all of the courageous police personnel, EMTs, fire and rescue workers, as well as the health care professionals involved in yesterday’s horrible events. These people are all real American heroes that have given of themselves to help others who were in great need. Of course, these efforts will go on for many, many days as the aftermath of this tragedy is playing out. Also, praise God for all of the selfless people that donated blood in New York and other places to make it possible for care to be given to those who were injured. In the worst of times, the American people will always rise up and give their best. May God’s richest blessings be on each one who has been a Good Samaritan these past several days.

On this day after, I also want to pray for our military personnel worldwide. I am confident that within a short period of time, the United States military will be involved in a response to yesterday’s terrorist attacks on our country. I want to lift up each and every man and woman in uniform that God will protect them and allow them to accomplish their mission, and return home to their families safe and sound. Thousands who read this Devotional daily are on military bases and ships around the world. Please know that on behalf of the Liveprayer family, you will be covered in prayer as you go forth in service to your nation. May God bless you for your courage and bravery.

As the reality of what happened yesterday starts to sink in, I want to reemphasize the point I shared with you yesterday. This is a golden opportunity for God’s children to share His hope and love with a nation and world that for the most part is fearful of what tomorrow may bring and looking for answers. This is our chance to share with them that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. It is ONLY in a personal relationship with Jesus, that we can even hope to understand or make sense of what happened on September 11th, 2001. The reality that one day this world as we know it will no longer exist, the reality that life can end most unexpectedly, the fear of what that means to each person, gives us an incredible opportunity to lead them to the throne of grace and share with them God’s gift of everlasting life.

I love you and care about you so much. You mean so much to me. Today of all days, I don’t say those words lightly. Over the past 3 years, I have lost some very dear people who have been part of Liveprayer. Today has been difficult as I have learned of many in this special group of friends who have gone on to their reward. Heaven is richer for our loss. Their work here is over. But for me, and for you, God still has work for us to do.

While we take time to pray for those I have listed above, let us also pray and ask God for the courage and resolve to stand up and proudly carry the banner of Christ to this nation. The time has never been more ripe for Christians to boldly proclaim the cause of Christ. Let the tragedy of yesterday, be the spark that leads this great nation into revival. Never forget, revival happens one heart at a time. Today is the day, now is the time, and we are the ones that God has called for such a time as this.

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2014, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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