Thanksgiving is Only Five Weeks Away

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(John 3:16; Romans 10:10; Ephesians 2:8-9)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I believe that there is a devil and demons. I know Jesus cast out demons. People tell me ‘there are no demons’, ‘they are just dead souls who haven’t gone to the light yet’ and so on. My reply is Jesus cast out demons, Paul did the same, so when did demons stop their dirty work on earth?

ANSWER: One of satan’s greatest scams is to get people to believe he is just a mythical figure, that he doesn’t exist. Satan is VERY REAL, and so are demons, the third of the angels who got booted out of Heaven with him for their rebellion! Until God ends this world as we know it, satan and his demons will continue, but we already know their fate, the Lake of Fire for all eternity. That is why it is so sad when a person dies rejecting Christ. They end up in the same place, a place that wasn’t created for man, but satan and his demons.

Thanksgiving is only 5 weeks from tomorrow. I received an email yesterday from a woman that I get quite often. This dear woman was racked with guilt after one of her best friends died. Her friend had never expressed much interest in God or the Bible and most likely died in her sins and her soul is lost for all eternity. Faced with the likelihood her friend is in hell forever, the woman was bemoaning the fact that she had passed on numerous opportunities to witness to her, especially in the final months of her life as she battled with cancer.

She recited for me all the various excuses she had come up with for not sharing Christ with her friend. However, now that her friend was gone, probably in hell for eternity, none of those excuses for not making the effort to tell her friend how to know Christ as her Savior seemed very good any longer. I tried to console this woman, reminding her that the decision to accept or reject Christ is one each person has to make for themselves. She couldn’t make that choice for her friend.

Sadly, I get emails like this every day from people who are dealing with the guilt of not taking the time to tell a family member or friend about the Lord and His love for them. As you prepare to be with your family and friends during this Thanksgiving, I want to challenge you today to take the time, make the effort, to share the Gospel with those who don’t know Christ as their personal Savior. Remember, you can’t save anyone, that is not your job. What is your job is to tell them how they can be saved. What they choose to do is ultimately up to them, but God is calling you to be His vessel to bring them the message of everlasting life through faith in Jesus Christ.

I realize that for many people, sharing the Gospel with your family members, with your friends, can be difficult. Ultimately, you are afraid of their rejection. Remember, they are NOT rejecting you, they are rejecting the Lord. How can you claim to love a person, knowing full well if they died today they would spend eternity in hell, when you have the words of everlasting life to help them escape that eternal horror and find their rest and peace with the God who created them and loves them so much? If you really love a person, you will love them enough to tell them about Jesus!

Listen my friend, the cold hard reality of this life is that one day we will each die. The Bible tells us that tomorrow is promised to none of us. Each day is literally a gift from God. Death is final. One moment you are alive, the next moment you are dead. This life as we know it is over that quick. As soon as you take that last breath you are standing before God. In that instant the ONLY thing that matters is your relationship with Jesus Christ. If you have rejected Him and die in your sins, the Bible says that you will be cast into everlasting darkness, forever separated from God your Creator. If you know Jesus as your Savior, you will be ushered into God’s presence and dwell with Him for ever and ever.

*Each person who lives this life will die and stand before God at that moment. This includes your mother, father, sister, brother, son, daughter, husband, wife, grandmother, grandfather, grandson, granddaughter, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece, cousin, and any other family member, as well as your friends, neighbors, those you work with, go to school with, recreate with, and encounter during your day-to-day life. I pray that you will never be able to look at a person in your life again without thinking about the fact they will die one day and have to stand before God. Will they be ready for that moment? Do you care about them enough to ask them if they are ready for that moment?

Let me give you an easy way to share the Gospel with those you will be with this Thanksgiving. A short but powerful presentation of the Gospel with an invitation to accept the Lord is on this video clip I created: http://www.liveprayer.com/altarcall.cfm. This is an easy way for you to share the hope and love of Christ with your family members and friends this Thanksgiving, giving them the opportunity to make Christ their own.

I love you and care about you so much. I know many will be traveling this Thanksgiving and I pray for traveling mercies as the Lord blesses your journey. I pray that God will richly bless the time you have with your family and friends in these coming days. I know many will be with people you only see during Thanksgiving and Christmas. May the Lord allow this to be a very special Thanksgiving as you spend it with those you love and care about. The holidays are always a special time in our lives and I pray that this is your best Thanksgiving ever.

I will also be praying that you remember what Thanksgiving is all about. A time to give thanks to God for all of His many blessings. Make the time to get to church this Sunday, even if you haven’t been for a while. Use this opportunity to invite those family members and friends you are with to join you. Above all, pray and seek the Lord for His wisdom and boldness in allowing you to make it a priority this Thanksgiving to use the opportunity you are with your family and friends to tell them about Jesus and His unconditional love for them. I will be praying for you as you are faithful and obedient to tell those in your life about the Lord and that God will prepare the hearts and minds of those you share His love with to receive Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.

What they choose to do with Jesus is a decision they have to make, but telling them about Jesus is a decision YOU have to make!

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

Bill Keller

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

Jeremiah, A Blueprint for Liveprayer

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(Jeremiah 33:10,11)

“This is what the Lord says: ‘You say about this place, “It is a desolate waste, without people or animals.” Yet in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem that are deserted, inhabited by neither people nor animals, there will be heard once more 11 the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the Lord, saying, “Give thanks to the Lord Almighty, for the Lord is good; his love endures forever.” For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,’ says the Lord. Jeremiah 33:10,11

Jeremiah, a blueprint for Liveprayer! A quick summary of the Book of Jeremiah is that it is a book warning of God’s sin and judgment, with the promise of hope and restoration. Sound familiar? In Jeremiah chapters 2-6 it speaks of Israel’s sin and idolatry with a call to repentance. Chapters 7-10 speaks of Israel’s corrupt worship. Chapters 11-20 is about Jeremiah and God wresting with Israel’s sin, while 21-24 is an indictment of Israel’s leaders. In Chapters 25-29 Jeremiah announces that Babylon would be God’s tool of judgment, with chapters 30-33 the promise of hope and restoration.

Once again, sound familiar??? If you have been reading the Daily Devotional, especially since that prophetic message in November of 2007 about the year 2008 being the start of seeing the very real judgment and wrath of God being unleashed on this nation for our unrepentant sin and rebellion to our Creator. Over these past 7 years I have spoken of a corrupt and apostate church and church leadership, laid out the case how Islam could easily be the United States Babylon, with the hope that we could be like Nineveh and escape God’s ultimate wrath and judgment for a season if we will repent and turn back to God and His Truth!!!

Look at just a few of the headlines in the news today!!!

-There is a battle in the Roman Catholic Church as Pope Francis has made statements like “God is not afraid of new things,” and “who am I to judge,” as he clearly is moving the church to accept the sin of homosexuality, gay marriage, and a host of politically liberal positions as he espouses a “social gospel.”

-Pastor Brian Houston, the founding pastor of the Australian based Hillsong Church with satellite churches throughout the US, recently responded to a question about gay marriage by stating there needs to be an “ongoing conversation” within the church on the issue.

-The female Mayor of Houston, Texas who has chosen to engage in sex with other women recently used the city attorney to subpoena the sermons from various pastors in that city who have the audacity to speak out against the sin of homosexuality from the Bible (No, Cotton-candy Joel Osteen was not one of the pastors receiving a subpoena!). However, no such attempt to seize the writings and teachings from the cities Muslim Imam’s who teach their followers the glory of jihad and that all of the world, including the US, will one day become an Islamic state where those who refuse to convert will be killed.

-Planned (how to kill your baby) Parenthood President Cecille Richards said in a recent interview that her abortion was “the right decision.”

As I do daily, I refute for a worldwide online audience and our TV viewers the lies that people are being fed literally 24/7. While other ministries are hiding in their beautiful buildings preaching to the choir in order to raise the millions they need for even more beautiful buildings and all of the luxuries the world can offer, much like the priests in the OT were about building their kingdoms and not God’s, Liveprayer has been without compromise bolding exposing satan’s lies and bringing God’s Truth to the issues of the day!

The Pope doesn’t have to “judge” in regard to homosexuality, God already did in His Word calling it a sin from Genesis to Revelation. He is right, God is not afraid of “new things,” but the sin he tries to defend is nothing new, it has been around since the Garden of Eden!!!

Likewise, the Hillsong pastor doesn’t need to have an “ongoing conversation” about gay marriage, it has been a settled matter since Genesis chapter 3 when God Himself performed the first marriage and forever declared His holy institution to be between one man, and one woman, for one lifetime!!!

The Mayor of Houston is worried about the wrong people. All Christians will do is condemn her choice for the sin God calls it and pray for her to repent and turn her life to Jesus. If God allows Islam to take over this nation as He did Babylon to take over Israel, she will be one of the first they behead since that is how they deal with those who commit acts of homosexuality!!!

Lastly, Planned Parenthood President Cecille Richards may believe killing her baby was the right decision, for her, but I doubt her baby that she slaughtered in a premeditated fashion would agree!!!

I am here, fighting on the front lines as I have been faithfully for the past 22 yrs, 15+ yrs online and 11+ yrs on TV. I live in the blood drenched sands of the arena fighting satan and his minions daily for the souls of men! I was crying out to God last night, crying for a nation and people in rebellion to the Almighty and crying for God to move on the hearts of people who could help me at this critical time!

As I shared our serious financial dilemma yesterday regarding the $35,000 we still require to simply clear up all of our September operational costs along with the $40,000 we require for our October internet budget and $25,000 for our October TV budget, just $3,000 of that $100,000 required in the next 10 days came in. In my flesh I was terribly disappointed, wondering why after all of these years of faithfulness, never selling out for the money I could have easily acquired by doing so, never compromising God’s Truth even when my very life was being threatened, was God not helping me???????

*FOR EVERYONE WHO PRAYED, THANK YOU! FOR THOSE WHO WERE LED AND ABLE TO HELP ME YESTERDAY, THANK YOU! MANY OF YOU MAKE GREAT SACRIFICES OFTEN TO INSURE THE ONGOING OPERATIONS OF LIVEPRAYER AND WITHOUT YOUR LOVE, PRAYERS, AND INCREDIBLE SACRIFCE WHAT WE DO EACH DAY WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE! I AM NOT UNGRATEFUL, JUST THE OPPOSITE. I NEVER FORGET EACH DAY WITHOUT YOU I WOULD NOT BE HERE. I AM SIMPLY HOPING TO CHALLENGE THOSE OF YOU GOD HAS BLESSED AND ARE ABLE TO SEE WHAT I SEE AND HELP ME, AS YOU MAY HAVE NEVER HELPED ANYONE BEFORE, SACRIFICING AS YOU HAVE NEVER SACRIFICED BEFORE. WE HAVE THE ANSWER IN THE LORD, AND WE HAVE THE TOOLS THROUGH LP.COM AND LPTV. I AM SIMPLY ASKING YOU TO HELP ME INSURE THESE TOOLS DON’T DIE!!!

Peace came over me when I released my hurt and pain to the Lord and promised Him that I would focus my every breath, every ounce of strength on what He has called me to do since that is all I can do. God has to help me, God has to send soldiers with the resources to support me, and I vowed to stay on the floor of the arena fighting satan until they shut off the website and stop airing the signal for TV.

It is HIS work, I am simply His servant. Having lived and breathed this work for the past 15 years and two months, literally 24/7/365 forsaking my life to serve the Lord, I see clearly where we are at and the hurts and pains of people in their daily lives. I also know the answer and my only desire is to share that answer with as many as I can, and be able to help wake up this nation that repenting of our sins, turning back to God and His Truth is our ONLY hope and our ONLY answer.

Please pray about helping me!!

***As we have only 10 days weeks left in October, we are still $4,000 short of covering the balance of our September shortfall for our basic internet operations, as well as the $28,000 we are behind as of the end of September for our Chicago TV contract, leaving us requiring immediately $32,000 so we can begin to work on the $65,000 we require for our basic October internet ($40,000) and TV operations ($25,000).
—>That $4,000 left from our September shortfall and $26,000 of our October internet operations from the first weeks of this month are critically past due!!! I am desperately praying for one or two of our friends who God has blessed with the resources to help me with the $30,000 I require immediately for the ongoing operations of Liveprayer.com, to step up and allow the Lord to use you at this crucial time when now more than ever the often lone voice of Liveprayer must be heard loud and clear in the marketplace as we seek to turn this nation back to God and His Truth!!!

By the grace of God, our core TV operations that covers the satellite feeding over 80 stations nationally and our internet feed “live” every Monday-Friday from Midnight to 2am EDT are current through September! However, our separate contract for Chicago that represents a market of over 10 million people we reach on a major local station every Mon-Fri from 11p-1a (Chicago time) is $28,000 past due!

Since we are behind, the station has cut us back to just one hour for the balance of this month, and if we can’t get our account current by THIS WEEK, they will cancel the program! We have fought to keep the incredible blessing God bestowed on us this past February, and every month we have more and more people helping us from the Chicagoland market so that we are only a few months away from having those costs 100% covered by our viewers.

—>Please PRAY and if you have the ability to help me with the $28,000 we need THIS WEEK to get current and be that “ram in the bush” or the “young man sacrificing his lunch so the multitudes could be fed,” contact me at: bkeller@liveprayer.com

***Pray about a special one-time year-end gift of $1,000 or more to help me insure Liveprayer continues to be a beacon of light to so many each day! Many will be getting a year-end bonus. So of you have recently sold a home, some property, a business, stocks, or something else. Please pray about sending a portion of those funds to help God’s work here at Liveprayer!

TO GIVE A GIFT TO LIVEPRAYER, you can use your major credit card on our secure server at: http://www.liveprayer.com under the “Donation” link, you can give using your PayPal account using my email address: bkeller@liveprayer.com , or you can mail your gift to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Ave. North, St.Petersburg, FL 33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.

I love you and care about you so much. Please pray about making a real sacrifce today to help me. Together, with God’s help, we can save the soul of this nation and in the process the souls of millions who otherwise will die and end up for all eternity in hell! Thank You!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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

Every Day at Liveprayer We Get Hundreds of Wonderful Praise Reports

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(Psalms 20:7)

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” Psalms 20:7

“I’ve been watching your program this week via the internet and I’ve given my heart and life to Jesus. I want the peace and joy in my heart that can only experienced through salvation. I thank the Lord tonight for loving me and dying for my sins so that I might be saved. Please send me the booklet that you spoke of on the show in order that I may grow in my Christian life.”

“Bill, I want you to know you have came in my life by GOD alone! I just want you to know you have been one of the only gateways of spiritual feeding in my life – since I have let my heart and focus wonder off the path of GOD! Keep me in your prayers and thank you for faithfully being there every morning for me and so many others who depend on you!”

“Hello Bill, I have just prayed the prayer to accept Jesus as my Savior. I am requesting more information on living as a better Christian. May God bless you and your family for all of your wonderful work.”

“I may be out of line. But I will use myself as an example. I keep saying I am going to become a faith partner with LivePrayer and I keep putting it off. I do not want to see this go away like a lot of good word ministries do, for a lack of money. The world can find money for so much junk, because the devil’s kids will pay for their desires. We need to support our Father as well. I would hate to lose this site, it has truly saved my life spiritually, physically and mentally.”

“Brother Bill, I want you to know that your ministry has been an encouragement and a blessing to me. My wife and I have been out of church for awhile, but Thank God that we never lost our love for Him. We were struggling very much in our daily walk. Your ministry, thru liveprayer, has helped me tremendously and, I believe, helped us to get back on the right track. We are now attending church again and hopefully will continue to do so. I start every morning with Liveprayer and I just wanted to say thank you and let you know that your ministry is definitely a blessing.”

‘One of the things that I praise God for often is your ministry. Part of the reason that I finally saw the truth about Jesus and God was that a friend forwarded one of your devotionals to me a couple of years ago. I’ve been getting them ever since, and I’m sure you don’t remember me out of the thousands of e-mails you get every day, but one of your devotionals was the “straw that broke the camel’s back” regarding leaving my church, an offshoot of the Mormon faith (RLDS, in my case). I know it may get discouraging at times, doing what you do, but I’m here to tell you that you’ve really helped at least one person to let Jesus in and let Him change my life.”

“Thank-you for your devotions and thoughts, Mr. Keller. I accepted Jesus through Liveprayer, and you and your Devotionals have changed my life. God bless you!”

“Dear Bill, in October of 2013, I was watching you on TV. I never was religious and barely believed in God. A particular show made an impact on me and I took Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I have never once regretted and I have grown in my faith and relationship with the Lord. I want to say ‘Thank you.’ I read the Bible, go to Church and have become a better person. Pastor Keller, you made a BIG difference in my life. God bless you and thank you for leading me to Jesus and changing my life!”

Every day at Liveprayer for over 15 years now, we get hundreds of wonderful praise reports like these from people all over the world. We have over 8 MILLION of them archived from the 100 million plus emails we have responded to since Liveprayer began. Tens of millions of lives around the world have been impacted, over 800,000 souls we know of have come to faith in Christ during our 15+ yrs online and 11+ years on TV! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!

Those who have prayed, and those who have sacrificed to support God’s work here these past 15+ years, have played a HUGE role in all God has done in so many lives over the years and will share in great rewards when their journey is over and are welcomed into Glory!!!

As we head into the final 72 days of 2104 and the final 11 days of this month, I am praying like never before for our nation and God’s work here at Liveprayer. My friend, I have warned you for nearly a decade now about how close this nation was to seeing the ultimate judgment of God for our sins and rebellion. We implemented the Jonah Project, The Remnant, both designed to help lead this nation back to God and His Truth!

Deuteronomy 8:19 says, “If you ever forget the LORD your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed.” We have not only worshipped and bowed down to every false god and idol there is, but have unleashed sin of every kind in our land. God will not be mocked!

As the years have gone by, as this year has unfolded, I have seen clearer than ever the ultimate fate of our nation if we don’t repent, turn back to God and His Truth. Last November, God clearly showed me that this year, 2014, there would be start of a revival in this nation and we would see the beginning of a turning back to God and His Truth.

The unlikely source of this beginning will be SATAN! Satan will so overplay his hand in trying to destroy this nation once and for all, he will be largely responsible for creating the atmosphere that will have tens of millions of people in such fear, despair, and hopelessness, they will be open to anything..EVEN JESUS!!!

Telling people the truth, especially such a difficult truth is not easy. It certainly isn’t something you do if you are trying to raise money. People want to give to bricks and mortar, they want to give to those who will lie to them about the blessings their gifts will bring or those who will tickle their ears and give them false hope like a drug to make them forget their problems for a minute.

The soul of our nation is on the line and the eternal souls of tens of millions of men and women are at stake. I can’t and won’t lie offering false hope to you simply to generate money! However, there is true hope for our nation and each person if we are willing to repent, turn to God and His Truth. It was the path Jonah shared with Nineveh that spared them God’s wrath for a season, and it is the path God has given us in His Word for each person to know the peace, joy, and abundance of this life!

Liveprayer has faithfully followed the Lord daily over these many years, never compromising His Truth, never selling out for money. It has been a road of pure faith, not dependant on spewing lies and false hope to the masses, but the Truth of God’s Word and the hope we have in Christ. It is NOT a formula to amass millions. The OT prophets lived day to day without the material riches of the world, but their goal was not to amass the things that will one day be gone, but to lay up true riches for eternity.

ALL THEY ASKED WAS FOR THE DAILY SUSTENANCE TO DO THE WORK GOD CALLED THEM TO, AND THAT IS ALL I HAVE ASKED FOR! I DON’T ASK YOU TO HELP ME BUILD BUILDINGS, OR BUY THE LUXURIES OF THIS LOST WORLD, BUT TO SIMPLY HELP ME KEEP IN PLACE THIS INCREDIBLE PLATFORM ONLINE AND TV THAT HAS PROVEN OVER THE YEARS TO BE EFFECTIVE IN BRINGING GOD’S TRUTH AND THE HOPE AND LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST TO THE LOST AND HURTING MASSES!

The reality is, we are on the verge of seeing the culmination of 22 years of ministry with the opportunity to help usher in a real spiritual revival in this nation with millions of lost souls coming to faith in Jesus Christ. The time is very short. We have squandered God’s many blessings that He has poured out on this nation the past 200 years. Liveprayer is a work God has raised up for this moment in human history, and it is not an accident YOU are part of his work here. THIS MINISTRY AND YOU ARE BOTH HERE FOR A DIVINE PURPOSE IN HUMAN HISTORY!!!

People are hungry for Truth. At this time, people are desperately looking hope and answers. We have the only true hope there is and the only answers for each person and our nation. This nation is RIPE for revival, and the Holy Spirit has showed me that what we are doing, and will be doing here at Liveprayer, will be the catalyst to spark the revival and see a true spiritual renewal in our nation. Turning back to God and His Truth is our ONLY hope, and time is running out for us to do that!!!

My friend, Liveprayer is in a very serious financial position!!! I am not surprised since this is one of the very few voices to the lost masses that has faithfully warned the people and satan’s only way of silencing me is through our finances! I have been fasting and praying all weekend simply for the funds we REQUIRE to simply for the existing platform we have to share God’s Truth each day with this lost world!

***As we have less than 2 weeks left in October, we are still $7,000 short of covering the balance of our September shortfall for our basic internet operations, as well as the $28,000 we are behind as of the end of September for our Chicago TV contract, leaving us requiring immediately $35,000 so we can begin to work on the $65,000 we require for our basic October internet ($40,000) and TV operations ($25,000).

—>That $7,000 left from our September shortfall and $23,000 of our October internet operations from the first weeks of this month are critically past due!!! I am desperately praying for one or two of our friends who God has blessed with the resources to help me with the $30,000 I require immediately for the ongoing operations of Liveprayer.com, to step up and allow the Lord to use you at this crucial time when now more than ever the often lone voice of Liveprayer must be heard loud and clear in the marketplace as we seek to turn this nation back to God and His Truth!!!

By the grace of God, our core TV operations that covers the satellite feeding over 80 stations nationally and our internet feed “live” every Monday-Friday from Midnight to 2am EDT are current through September! However, our separate contract for Chicago that represents a market of over 10 million people we reach on a major local station every Mon-Fri from 11p-1a (Chicago time) is $28,000 past due!

Since we are behind, the station has cut us back to just one hour for the balance of this month, and if we can’t get our account current by THIS WEEK, they will cancel the program! We have fought to keep the incredible blessing God bestowed on us this past February, and every month we have more and more people helping us from the Chicagoland market so that we are only a few months away from having those costs 100% covered by our viewers.

—>Please PRAY and if you have the ability to help me with the $28,000 we need THIS WEEK to get current and be that “ram in the bush” or the “young man sacrificing his lunch so the multitudes could be fed,” contact me at: bkeller@liveprayer.com

Pray about a special one-time year-end gift of $1,000 or more to help me insure Liveprayer continues to be a beacon of light to so many each day! Many will be getting a year-end bonus. So of you have recently sold a home, some property, a business, stocks, or something else. Please pray about sending a portion of those funds to help God’s work here at Liveprayer!

TO GIVE A GIFT TO LIVEPRAYER, you can use your major credit card on our secure server at: http://www.liveprayer.com under the “Donation” link, you can give using your PayPal account using my email address: bkeller@liveprayer.com , or you can mail your gift to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Ave. North, St.Petersburg, FL 33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.

I love you and care about you so much. Do you want to do something great for God with your life??? STAND WITH ME!!! I CAN’T DO THIS ALONE!!! I am asking you today to simply pray about what God may be calling you to do to help me. When this brief journey through life is over, what do we have to show for it? The only lasting legacy we have are those things we did for the Lord.

I have taken my stand and will proclaim His truth with my dying breath. Today, I am asking you to pray about joining me as God uses our faith and efforts and the Liveprayer ministry pieces to turn this nation back to Him and His Truth!!! Will you stand and fight with me???????

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

Bill Keller

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

Halloween – Part 2 of 2

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(Romans 12:1-2; Titus 2:12)

Halloween – Part 2 of 2

A Christian’s response to Halloween. As I was in prayer eleven years ago about Halloween and what God wanted me to share during that time, part of my focus was on satan and how he operates. The Bible calls him an “angel of light.” He is a great imitator. He takes the perfection of God and perverts it. So as I was praying, God poured into my spirit that it is time for Christians worldwide to rise up on the most important day of the year for satan, Halloween, and claim that day for God!

The first step, is to make it a special day for Christians worldwide. If Hallmark cards and candy companies can make up holidays to sell greeting cards and chocolate, why can’t the church? I am proud to announce that until our Lord returns, October 31 will now be “Witnessing for Jesus Day.” This holiday was started ten years ago by the 2 million worldwide who are part of Liveprayer, and we will continue to promote it as well as follow through to make this a legitimate, recognized holiday every October 31!

The goal is for Christians to share their faith in Jesus Christ with at least 3 people during the day. If every Christian worldwide shared their faith in Christ with 3 people, it would literally turn the world upside down over night. The world will be “witnessing” their rebellion of God with their Halloween parties, their costumes, and satanic services. THIS IS THE PERFECT DAY for Christians to witness to this lost world that we live in, that Jesus Christ is “The Way, the Truth, and the Life.”

What else can Christians do on our new holiday? PLENTY! Every community needs churches to put on “Hell House” or “Judgment House” productions to counter the haunted houses the world promotes. Make sure your home is well lit and inviting for children out trick or treating. In addition to candy, give them a gospel tract or a little “Gospel of John” booklet. Also, pray with each group of kids before they leave. Your church should have the resources to get tracts and the Gospel of John booklets at a very low cost.

NO CHILD SHOULD COME TO YOUR HOME AND LEAVE WITHOUT KNOWING THAT JESUS IS LORD!

For those with children, take them out trick-or-treating! Have them dress up as Bible characters. Let them go door to door for candy, BUT, in return for the candy, they should give the homeowner a tract or a Gospel of John booklet. GOD CAN USE THESE CHILDREN TO HELP SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF CHRIST TO PEOPLE THAT WILL NEVER GO TO CHURCH!!!

Churches, instead of holding an alternative to Halloween party at the church, should get the children involved in evangelizing their neighborhoods! They have the perfect excuse to go door to door on this night. God can use these children to share the hope and love of Christ with people that will never hear the message any other way. DON’T UNDERESTIMATE HOW GOD CAN USE THE CHILDREN ON THIS NIGHT!!!

So, let’s review. We now have a new Christian holiday. It is, “Witnessing for Jesus Day,” and will be celebrated every year on October 31st. It will be a day for Christians worldwide to witness to others what Jesus Christ has done in their life. We will have churches in every community putting on “Hell House” or “Judgment House” productions as an alternative to the haunted house productions of the world. Christians will make their homes inviting for children out trick or treating, and in addition to candy, give them a Gospel Tract or Gospel of John booklet. Children of ALL AGES will become mighty witnessing agents for the Lord. They will dress up as Bible characters and go out into their neighborhoods to get candy, BUT, will give the homeowner a Gospel tract or Gospel of John booklet.

I love you and care about you so much. There is no reason a Christian should have to fear Halloween, nor is there any reason a Christian should have to participate in the way the world celebrates Halloween. It actually is a perfect opportunity to go on the offensive and make this a day to celebrate witnessing our faith to this lost and dying world. What better day than the day the world celebrates rebelling against God–HALLOWEEN!!!

I will be praying for you. I pray that you become bold and part of the eleventh annual “Witnessing for Jesus Day.” For the Christian, sharing our faith is not an option, but is a commandment from God. It is something that we should be doing EVERY day. But there is no better day of the year than Halloween for Believers worldwide to share their faith in Jesus Christ with this lost world. THAT, my friend, needs to be a Christian’s response to Halloween!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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

Halloween – Part 1 of 2

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(Romans 12:1-2; Titus 2:12)

Halloween – Part 1 of 2

Should Christians celebrate Halloween? No! What the world will celebrate on October 31 is not anything that a Christian should be part of. The origin of what we know of as Halloween began in 5th century B.C., Celtic Ireland as a holiday marking the end of summer on October 31 known as Samhein (sow-en).

The pagan Celts believed on that day, the disembodied spirits of all those who had died throughout the preceding year would come back in search of living bodies to possess for the next year. It was believed to be their only hope for the afterlife. The Celts believed all laws of space and time were suspended during this time, allowing the spirit world to intermingle with the living.

Naturally, the still living did not want to be possessed. So on the night of October 31, villagers would extinguish the fires in their homes, to make them cold and undesirable. They would then dress up in all manner of ghoulish costumes and noisily paraded around the neighborhood, being as destructive as possible in order to frighten away spirits looking for bodies to possess.

The Romans adopted the Celtic practices as their own. But in the first century A.D., Samhain was assimilated into celebrations of some of the other Roman traditions that took place in October, such as their day to honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees. The symbol of Pomona is the apple, which might explain the origin of our modern tradition of bobbing for apples on Halloween. The thrust of the practices also changed over time to become more ritualized. As belief in spirit possession waned, the practice of dressing up like hobgoblins, ghosts, and witches took on a more ceremonial role.

The custom of Halloween was brought to America in the 1840’s by Irish immigrants fleeing their country’s potato famine. At that time, the favorite pranks in New England included tipping over outhouses and unhinging fence gates.

Since the eighth century, the Catholic Church has celebrated All Saints’ Day on November 1 to celebrate the known and unknown Saints whom the Church has canonized. The night before the celebration of All Saint’s Day is known as All Hallow’s Eve (“Hallows” mean “saints” both mean “holy ones” as in “Hallowed be thy name”). So, Halloween means “the evening before All Saint’s Day.”

You can see from the pagan roots of Halloween why this has become the most important day to those who worship satan or choose to live in rebellion to God and the TRUTH of His Word. There is NOTHING about this day that honors God, remembers God, or has anything to do at all with God. It is, quite honestly, a celebration of those who oppose God and all that He stands for. THIS is why it’s a day Christians should NOT celebrate nor be part of in any way.

I love you and care about you so much. Tomorrow, Part Two of this series is titled, “A Christian’s Response to Halloween.” Do we hide in our homes with the lights off? Do we all go to church and hide in the basement so the devil doesn’t get us? What exactly should a Christian be doing on Halloween? I will give you a hint. It will be a bold call to action. I can think of no better night to see souls won for Christ than on Halloween.

DO NOT MISS PART TWO TOMORROW AS WE CELEBRATE A NEW HOLIDAY ON OCTOBER 31ST THAT WILL HONOR JESUS CHRIST, THE KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS!!!

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

Bill Keller

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

Lies That Kill

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(John 8:44)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, say a person has a high calling like a pastor or evangelist and that person does not follow through with their calling. They don’t go back into the world, but just wants to live a normal Christian life doing the minimal for the Lord. Will God punish that person?

ANSWER: Sadly, they have punished themselves. Every person has the freewill to obey God or rebel against God, to serve God, or not to serve Him, or serve Him at some level. We are ALL called to serve glorify God with our lives, each one of us in the ways the Lord has called and gifted us to serve. The true abundance and blessings of this life come from our obedience and our faithfulness to fulfill that calling God has on our lives.

“You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” John 8:44

Lies that KILL! Jesus told us that satan is a liar, and thus those who lie are serving satan! Jesus also told us that the goal of satan is to “kill, steal, and destroy.” Satan is about death! Lies kill! We are witnessing that fact as our very own President has completely abandoned the truth for whatever short term political gain he may achieve. It has long been said that you know a politician is lying when you see their lips move. President Obama has fully embraced lying to achieve his political goals and those lies have and will cost people their very lives!!!

No lies could have been more deliberate or more premeditated than the lies told to promote, pass, and enact Obamacare. The absolute fraud perpetrated on the American people in taking over 1/6 of the economy would have landed any other citizen in prison for thousands of years. It makes what Bernie Madoff did look like robbing pennies out of a wishing well! “If you like your plan you can keep your plan,” “if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor,” and “the average family will see a reduction in their premiums of $2500 a year,” were all blatant lies and the President knew it every time he made those statements!

When it comes to Islam, President Obama told the American people that ISIS had nothing to do with Islam. He also stated that there is no religion whose “god” would condone the killing of innocent people. He added that we are not at war with Islam. This man must have lost his mind to even say these things since the world knows ISIS, Al-queda, Boko haram, Hamas, Hezbollah, and a host of other terror groups are ALL Muslims representing the false religion of Islam! You don’t need to be a history major to know that for the entire 1400 year history of Islam through today, they have killed innocent people as their teachings encourage them to do! Lastly, Islam has been at war with the United States for decades now, and yes, we are at war with Islam!

The latest lies from the President have centered around the Ebola crisis. We were told we had nothing to worry about and that Ebola would never be seen on US soil. We have been told daily it is not a virus that can infect a person very easily, but can only be contracted by coming in contact with the bodily fluids of someone who has the virus. Yet we have one man who has died from Ebola in Dallas, Texas and two nurses who cared for him who are currently infected. Only God knows how many others that are being checked are also infected. The fact is everything the government has said about the Ebola crisis has been exposed over time to not be true and it will only be in the coming days, weeks, and months that we will learn the full extent of the lies we have been told about this potential epidemic.

The obvious question becomes how do any of these lies bring death? In the coming year we will begin to know the number of people who die due to Obamacare. I already know of 3 from prayer requests by family members where thier loved one died because they were kicked out of hospitals prematurely when in the past they had received incredible care. As the fallout from what Obamacare does, not just to the ability for people to get decent coverage, but in the lack of or poor quality care, we will see many more lives lost.

A byproduct of Obamacare will be the same issues other nations with socialized medicine face regarding the finite pool of healthcare resources and how those funds are allocated. Decisions will be made if you are 75 and need a certain surgery, whether those dollars are better spent on the care of someone half your age. The lies that led to the passage of Obamacare will end up costing untold number of people their life!

When it comes to the lies regarding Islam, only the economy is an easier instrument for God to use in order to unleash His final judgment on this nation. Islam has the real and stated goal of turning this nation into an Islamic state and killing anyone who refuses to convert to the false religion of Islam. It is their desire to do in the United States what they have done in Iraq and Syria as they have conquered territory to create their current “caliphate” or Islamic state that they control.

When it comes to the Ebola virus, the lies regarding the truth of what is really happening and the potential consequences could end up costing thousands, even MILLIONS of people their lives! It is too early to know how widespread, how severe this may become in the United States, but for every person who dies from this outbreak you can ties those deaths directly to the incompetence of the governments handling of this crisis and the lies they have told.

My friend, as I told you in that prophetic message on September 22nd of this year ( http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=5703 ), God’s hand of protection and blessing has been removed from our nation. He is allowing all of the upheaval we are seeing in our nation today. It is God, who allowed Barack Hussein Obama to be the President of the United States during these past 6 years and for the 2 years to come. President Obama has proved to be exactly who I warned people he was, a true enemy of God in accordance with James 4:4 ( http://www.liveprayer.com/b4.cfm )!

President Obama is a liar exactly as Jesus described in John 8:44! As we move through these final 75 days of 2014, satan is operating in full force to destroy this once Godly nation. Our only hope is to have that “Nineveh moment” to repent of our sins and turn back to God and His Truth. Liveprayer is leading that charge. Our time is short and now is the moment. the weight and magnitude of this moment becomes greater with each passing day. Now more than ever I need your prayers and I need your support.

THIS IS THE MOMENT FOR WHICH I WAS BORN, THIS MINISTRY WAS RAISED UP, AND GOD ORDAINED YOUR LIFE TO BE PART OF IN SUPPORTING HIS WORK HERE!!!!!!!

As we only have 2 weeks left in October, we are still $9,000 short of covering the balance of our September shortfall for our basic internet operations, as well as the $28,000 we are behind as of the end of September for our Chicago TV contract, leaving us requiring immediately $37,000 so we can begin to work on the $65,000 we require for our basic October internet and TV operations.

***That $9,000 left from our September shortfall and $10,000 of our October internet operations from the first week of this month are critically past due! I am desperately praying for one or two of our friends who God has blessed with the resources to help me with these crucial needs necessary for the ongoing operations of Liveprayer, to step up and allow the Lord to use you at this crucial time when now more than ever the often lone voice of Liveprayer must be heard loud and clear in the marketplace as we seek to turn this nation back to God and His Truth!!!

By the grace of God, our core TV operations that covers the satellite feeding over 80 stations nationally and our internet feed “live” every Monday-Friday from Midnight to 2am EDT are current through September! However, our separate contract for Chicago that represents a market of over 10 million people we reach on a major local station every Mon-Fri from 11p-1a (Chicago time) is $28,000 past due!

Since we are behind, the station has cut us back to just one hour for the balance of this month, and if we can’t get our account current by that time they will cancel the program! We have fought to keep the incredible blessing God bestowed on us this past February, and every month we have more and more people helping us from the Chicagoland market so that we are only a few months away from having those costs 100% covered by our viewers.

***Please PRAY and if you have the ability to help me with the $28,000 we need to get current and be that “ram in the bush” or the “young man sacrificing his lunch so the multitudes could be fed,” contact me at: bkeller@liveprayer.com

TO GIVE A GIFT TO LIVEPRAYER, you can use your major credit card on our secure server at: http://www.liveprayer.com under the “Donation” link, you can give using your PayPal account using my email address: bkeller@liveprayer.com , or you can mail your gift to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Ave. North, St.Petersburg, FL 33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.

I love and care about you so much. I need your prayers and for you to make the sacrifce to help me financially. The proven ministry tools we have developed at Liveprayer.com and through the Liveprayer TV program is something no ministry has developed to reach the incredible number of people we are impacting in the marketplace every day in such a personal way! Ministry tools dealing with the issues of the day from a Biblical perspective to help spark a true national revival and lead this nation back to God and His Truth!!!

WE MUST NOT LOSE ANY PRECIOUS GROUND AS WE PRESS AHEAD IN THESE FINAL 75 DAYS OF 2014 TO FULFILL THIS MISSION GOD HAS GIVEN US!!! PLEASE HELP ME TODAY WITH THE MOST GENEROUS GIFT YOU CAN!!! MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU AND KNOW YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE IN MY PRAYERS EACH DAY!!!

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

Bill Keller

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

The Never Ending Stories of Teachers having Sex with Their Students

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(Mark 9:42)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I am a teacher and bullying is a HUGE issue in schools and all over this nation. What is the fundamental sin behind bullying that drives children to do such evil to each other? Even the very younger ones are involved to the extreme that we have to have training and huge awareness plans in effect to be on top of this expanding problem.

ANSWER: Sadly, this is not anything new, it has simply escalated and is now getting the proper attention. Since Cain and Able, people sinned against others in horrible ways. As more children have grown up in broken and blended homes, not going to church, being desensitized to violence, and not viewing life as precious, the acts of violence against others has dramatically increased and will continue. It is a sad reality of this fallen world without any moral or ethical restraints.

The never ending stories of teachers having sex with their students! I can assure you that most adults, men and women, can think back on their school years and remember that one teacher they had a crush on. For me it was my fourth grade teacher Miss Janis. Even though at 10 years old girls still had “cooties,” Miss Janis was the most gorgeous woman on the planet. It is a normal part of growing up. What is not normal, however, is when you have a teacher who develops a crush on a student. When that teacher actually gives in and acts on those feelings, in addition to not being normal it is also criminal. Sadly, we are being bombarded almost on a weekly basis with a new teacher/student sex scandal and the legitimate question that needs to be asked is WHY?

Trust me, I am not naive enough to believe teachers having sex with their students is something new. It is a problem as old as schools and as old as the teacher/student relationship. There is a special dynamic that exists between a teacher and their student. Teachers become a very important person in shaping the life of a young person. Outside of our parents, our teachers are most likely to have a dramatic impact on who we become as adults. Because of the special bond that exists between a teacher and student, it opens the door for the teacher to be able to exploit a student sexually if they have that desire.

Again, we have to understand that sex between teachers and students is not a new phenomenon. The desire for a student to get involved sexually with their teacher often starts out with that childhood crush most students have at some point for one of their teachers. A teenager is going through puberty and becoming aware of the sexual side of their life, so these are new, raw feelings they are experiencing and not yet fully in control of. A student recognizes the importance their teacher plays in their life which also creates a special intimacy and bond between them. All of these working together can lead a student to fantasizing about having a sexual relationship with their teacher.

On the other side is the teacher. Let me say up front, there is NO JUSTIFICATION for a teacher having sex with a student. NONE! How it happens is not difficult to understand. A teacher is in a position of authority, trust, and power. No doubt for some it is an ego boost to have one of their students ?in love? with them. They are dealing with young, impressionable, naive, and inexperienced children and young adults. It opens the door and gives a teacher the opportunity to give into their carnal desires and sexually exploit their student

The fact that these teacher/student sexual relationships exist and always have is a given. The question today is why are we hearing about these relationships so frequently, what is going on in our society that is giving rise to all of these incidents of teacher and students having sex. First of all is the existence of 24/7 news, especially the cable networks like FOX, CNN, and MSNBC. While they are technically classified as “news” stations, they have really turned into little more than electronic versions of the National Enquirer. What drives their ratings is NOT the news of the day. It is the tabloid stories and high profile legal cases that have always captured people’s interest. Nothing fits this new form of tabloid journalism passed off as news better than a sex scandal between a teacher and student, especially if the teacher is a young, gorgeous FEMALE!

Let me address this hypocrisy for a moment. In the past, when you heard of a teacher/student sex scandals it was almost 100% of the time a male teacher with a female student. When these scandals came to light, the public was justifiably outraged and called on the criminal justice system to prosecute these men to the fullest extent of the law. With the recent rash of teacher/student sex scandals involving female teachers with male students, there simply doesn’t seem to be the same public outrage. As a matter of fact, it is accepted in some circles as a badge of honor for these young men to have sex with their female teachers and it is not condemned but applauded.

My friend, the damage done to a child is no different if it is a girl being sexually exploited by a male teacher or a boy being sexually exploited by a female teacher. The scars and effects of that sexual exploitation are something that child will have to deal with the rest of their life no matter if they are a boy or girl. How a person views sex is shaped by many factors, chief among them are those first sexual experiences they have in their life! It is equally as wrong and CRIMINAL for a female teacher as it is a male teacher and ANY teacher who exploits a child sexually should be fully prosecuted when caught!

What we are seeing in these teacher/student sex scandals is the by-product of a society deteriorating in moral decay. This is simply one of the results of a culture where people have grown up with no foundation of faith and live their lives in rebellion to God’s Word and Christ. The family has broken down, children are not told there is Absolute Truth and are left to decide for themselves about what is right and wrong, and people of all ages are bombarded literally 24/7 with sexual images through television, radio, music, movies, the Internet, magazines, and all forms of advertising. The lie has been told long enough, bold enough, and loud enough that sex is a natural part of life and you should never deny yourself the desires of your flesh.

Sex is a gift from God for a man and woman in the bonds of His Holy Institution of Marriage. PERIOD! All sex outside of marriage is a SIN! PERIOD! When people choose to ignore God’s plan for sex and sin in this area of their life, there are consequences as there are for any sin. One of the things that sets us apart from the animals is our ability to think, reason, make choices, and not live strictly by instincts alone. This is what Paul spoke of when he talked about controlling the flesh. You don’t have to give in to the carnal desires of your flesh, you have the ability to CONTROL YOUR FLESH through the strength God can give you. The problem is too many people refuse to even try. They are no different than a dog in heat that is simply giving in and acting on its base instincts.

I love you and care about you so much. The fact is for everyone of these teacher/student sex scandals you hear on the news, there are hundreds, even thousands you will never hear about. The vast majority of these scandals are never known by anyone other than the teacher and student involved. Whether it is a national news story or remains a private affair, the people involved know and most importantly GOD KNOWS! The price for giving in to a few moments of physical pleasure can be enormous. As with any sin, lives can be severely damaged and in some cases destroyed.

I will be praying for young adults reading this today. I pray you will realize that having sex with your teacher is a HORRIBLE idea. The fact is, having sex with ANYBODY outside of marriage is a horrible idea and there will be a price for sinning in this area of your life. God loves and cares about you so much. Follow His plan for sex and you will not only know His blessings but the beauty of this gift He has created for a man and woman in marriage.

I will also be praying for teachers. God has given you an awesome responsibility in helping to shape the lives of those young people He entrusts to you. For you to give into your carnal lusts and take advantage of a student for your sexual gratification is an act God will hold you accountable for. It isn’t worth it. You are damaging the life of the young person, not to mention putting your life, career, and freedom in jeopardy. I am very aware that young adults are far more advanced at an earlier age sexually than ever before. But that is no excuse. YOU are the adult and no matter what, YOU are the one that is ultimately responsible for any sexual activity between you and a student.

Lastly, I will be praying for parents. If you haven’t heard me over and over these past 15 years, hear me now. GET INVOLVED IN YOUR CHILDREN’S LIVES! As long as they live in your home YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE for them. The greatest ministry God gave you is to your children. Talk to them about sex and about what God’s plan is for sex. Talk to them about being aware of teachers and other adults who may try to take advantage of them sexually. Get to know your children’s teachers. Other than you, they will most likely have the greatest influence on the lives of your children so it is your business and duty to know who they are.

The bottom line to the increasing number of these teacher/student sex scandals is that they are a direct result of a society living each day without Christ and not being guided by the Truth of God’s Word. Adults with no fear of God who happen to be teachers. Children growing up in a world that is telling them there is nothing wrong with having sex of any kind with anyone you want. Once you take God out of the picture, ANYTHING is possible so seeing these teachers and students in sexual relationships should not really be such a shock.

For me personally, it only strengthens my resolve to keep doing what God has called me to do each day since the only real answer is bringing the Truth of God’s Word and the hope and love of Christ into people’s lives and seeing people get saved. Now more than ever we need to see a move of God’s Holy Spirit in this nation. As we watch these teacher/student sex scandals unfold, it is simply a reminder how low we have sunk as a people and how desperately we need Jesus!

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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