The Nation has been in an Uproar Over the Botched Execution of Joseph Wood in AZ

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(Genesis 9:6; Exodus 21:12; Leviticus 24:17; Numbers 35:16, Numbers 35:31; Deuteronomy 19:11; Proverbs 28:17)

**ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I have acquaintance who is a Muslim. His name is Muhammad. How should I approach him re: his faith?

ANSWER: Here is the bottom line. The Bible and the Qu’ran can’t both be correct, like the Bible and the Book of Mormon can’t both be correct. Challenge your friend to read the Bible and accept God’s Word for what it is, the ONLY Truth there is! One has to be Truth, the other a lie from hell. GOD, wrote the Bible. MAN wrote the Qu’ran and the Book of Mormon. We all are free to believe what we want. That is a choice each person must make. I choose to put my faith and belief in what God says, not man. The LIE from hell is that everyone’s truth will get them to Heaven, when the ONLY Truth that will get you to Heaven is in the Bible alone!!!

The nation has been in an uproar the past few days over the botched execution of Joseph Wood in Arizona. Wood was sentenced to death for the brutal murders of Debra and Eugene Dietz, his estranged girlfriend and her father, in Pima County, Arizona in 1989. Wood’s execution lasted for nearly two hours, as witnesses said he gasped and snorted for much of that time before eventually dying.

This drawn-out death of Wood has prompted the governor of Arizona to order a review and drew renewed criticism of lethal injection, the main method of execution in the United States. Just months earlier, there was another botched execution in Oklahoma. It has also brought the issue of capital punishment into the news cycle, with advocates opposing the death penalty using what happened in Oklahoma and now Arizona as an opportunity to once again and try to get the 32 states where the death penalty is still in effect to outlaw it.

For me, it has been disgusting to watch people like MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow decry capital punishment and use her platform (that fortunately very few watch) to advocate for banning capital punishment because it is “cruel and unusual punishment.” ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? This is the same tool of satan who advocates for and cheerleads for the slaughter of innocent babies, in addition to opposing everything that God stands for! Virtually ALL of those in the media who use their platform to advocate for banning capital punishment one minute, are the same very people who support killing innocent babies the next!

I wanted to use this opportunity to share with you what the Bible says about capital punishment. Many who oppose capital punishment say it is hypocritical to be opposed to abortion and yet, support capital punishment. That is an apples and oranges argument! Abortion is the killing of an innocent life. Capital punishment is the killing of someone who is guilty of a serious crime against society. You cannot even argue the two, because one deals with an innocent life, the other deals with a guilty life.

The baby killed in the womb did nothing wrong and made no CHOICE to cause their death. The person who is put to death by the state, CHOSE to commit the heinous crime that society deemed punishable by death. Another false argument is that capital punishment is not a deterrent to others from committing the same kinds of horrible crimes. It is not supposed to be a deterrent! It is the penalty society deems appropriate for those who have CHOSEN to commit the most heinous of crimes against society.

You see, capital punishment has a very solid basis from scripture and ultimately is a decision each society must determine. One of the wonderful things about our country is that we can change laws that we feel are not acceptable. For those who disagree with capital punishment, you have the right to disagree. However, God’s Word is our final authority on all matters, and you cannot ignore the Biblical predicate for capital punishment.

An argument I often hear from advocates who seek to ban the death penalty is that it could keep someone from coming to faith in Christ since they are being killed. Actually, just the opposite is true! Having ministered to many men and women on death row in multiple states over the years, I can assure you that very few people on the planet will ever hear the Gospel and have the chance to accept Christ by faith than those on death row!

Additionally, those on death row have an advantage that 99% of the people on this planet will never have. They know the exact date and time of their death! In reality, they more than virtually anyone else on the planet have no excuse if they die rejecting Christ since they not only have heard the Gospel hundreds, even thousands of times, but know that exact moment when they will take their last breath!

Back in 2002, I dealt with the execution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. If all accounts of what he felt in his heart in his last days on earth are correct, he rejected God and is eternally separated from Him. NOT because of his heinous and horrific crime in killing 168 innocent people, but for rejecting Jesus Christ. I was saddened to hear a pastor of a United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City across from where the Mura Federal Building once stood, say on national TV that God would never forgive Timothy McVeigh.

That is NOT what the Bible says. The fact is, ANYONE, the “whosoever” of John 3:16, that truly repents of their sins and accepts Jesus Christ by faith will be saved, even someone who committed such horrible crimes as Timothy McVeigh or Clayton Lockett. That does not mean they could escape the earthly punishment for their actions, but that God would forgive them of their sins if they asked Him to, just like He will forgive anyone who asks Him to. The choice he made is the same choice we all must make in this life, to have our sins washed away and accept God’s gift of everlasting life by faith through faith in Jesus Christ, or reject it.

Many have trouble accepting this truth. They have trouble accepting the fact that someone like a Timothy McVeigh or a Joseph Wood could do something so heinous, yet still be eternally with God. But you see, we are ALL sinners. The Bible proclaims that ALL have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory. In Ephesians chapter 2 it says “For it is by grace you have been saved, though faith… and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God…not by works, so that no one can boast.”

I love you and care about you so much. You see my friend, God has made a way for everyone, even Timothy McVeigh and Joseph Wood to accept Christ by faith, repent of their sins, and be born again. Even though you may not have done anything as horrible as McVeigh or Wood did, the fact is, you are still a sinner, and you will be eternally separated from God when this journey is over unless you come to know Jesus as your personal savior.

Pray for the Wood family and pray for the family of his victims. The incredible truth of the Gospel is that even those who commit the most horrific crimes can still repent and ask the Lord to forgive them. Christ loves each one of us so much He died for our sins. If you have never accepted Jesus as your Savior, He is standing at the door of your heart today and knocking!!! It is no accident you are reading these words. I am praying that you will open your heart to Jesus and let Him in.

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

Bill Keller

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

Testimonies of Your Faith and Fruits of Your Sacrifice

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(Deuteronomy 16:17)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, do the souls of aborted babies go to be with our Lord in heaven? Do the souls of children (ie: for example the ones at Sandy Hook school) who die before they are able to ask Jesus to come into their lives, or in the case of Noah Pozner (who was Jewish) get to go to heaven?

ANSWER: Yes and yes! Salvation is by our faith in Christ and God’s grace, Ephesians 2:8,9. Babies and young children who die and aren’t old enough to understand their sinful nature, will be in Heaven due to God’s grace.

“Pastor Keller, several months ago I had sent several prayer requests to you with issues that were trying to tear my marriage apart and you prayed for us and gave us some wise counsel. We went to counseling with a Christian counselor as you advised, and God’s mighty hand has been on our marriage! He has healed us and we are back on the right track, more in love than ever before. Praise God for the miracles he has worked in our lives and I want to thank you for being there to hold us up in prayer and share your counsel with us. I know our faith in the Lord along with your prayer support has made all the difference in the world! Once again thank you so very much!”

“Last October 22 was the worst day of my life. My father discovered he had pancreatic cancer. The doctors told him it was inoperable and he had 10 months to live. I wrote to you that week to pray for a miracle. Last month he had another CAT scan done and the tumor has shrunk 30%. He hasn’t taken any pain medicine for 2 months! The doctor said this isn’t possible, but with MY GOD, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE! Thank you for your prayers Brother Keller, God heard you and I still have my father for many more years I pray.”

“bill…i wrote to you before….i was baptized today….and i wanted you to know that you helped me make that decision….may God sustain and increase what you are doing in Jesus’ name….God bless you my brother for your faithfulness”

“Pastor Keller, a few years ago I stumbled across this email with the heading of Liveprayer on it. The email told me that someone anonymous had subscribed me to your Daily Devotional. At that time I was very depressed, in high school, and started to read your emails. I became a Christian thanks to you and your daily emails have changed my life. Thank you for doing what your doing for me and I am sure so many others. God Bless!”

“Bill, many nights I have watched your TV program. When your program saved that guy that from committing suicide because he heard your program was awesome! Tonight I was stunned by Leon’s call. The fact that was in a hospital and was wondering about the existence of God. Your words to him really touched my heart. God bless you for having the courage to put yourself out to the world to help people.”

“I wanted to thank you for your prayers and share w/you that the Lord has been faithful to me. After emailing you for prayer about my finances, my parents called me and told me that they will help me pay for my rent and some extra money this semester! Praise God and thank you for all your prayers and support!”

“I emailed you a couple of weeks ago asking for prayer for my father, Dennis McClure. He was told through several cat scans that he had lymphoma. He had a biopsy done last Thursday. The results came back today. It was clear. No cancer! Praise God! The doctor could not explain it and told him he got ‘lucky,’ but my dad was happy to let him know it was not luck but a MIRACLE from God! Thanks for the prayers Pastor Keller.”

“I suffer from insomnia quite frequently, so I catch your Live Prayer program
every now and then. I’m going to be honest from the start. I’m not Christian, I don’t plan on ever being Christian, and I have found my spritual identity in Wicca (If I may please remind you that Wicca is not Satanism, we don’t believe in a Satan and we don’t believe in doing ill upon another human being). However, I do admire your program greatly. As I’ve grown as a human being, I have learned to recognize the roles everyone in society plays. I believe that you fulfill your role quite well, bringing a message of hope to those who may be hopeless, and bringing people to the joy so few of us know. As a non-Christian I want to thank you for the service you render society through your bringing of hope and spiritual identity to people.”

“Bill. my name is Diamond and I watch your show every night. I’ve tried calling but couldn’t get through. I am 18 and I have a 9 month old daughter who is terminally ill. She has hydranencephaly, spasms, and diabetes insipidus. She is actually doing extremely well considering, and I know God has got her in his sight because I was told that she would be still born. God had other plans. I just wanted for you to please just send another prayer out for her and to please pray for help financially. Thank You! Your shows has helped me out in my darkest moments. God Bless you”

“Dear Bill: I don’t think that I have ever seen such dedication in somebody who is trying to do God’s work as you are. It makes me want to cry when I see the discord that is in the body of Christ. It is all part of the “me” generation that we never quite grew out of in the sixties. I have seen Pastors and evangelists give in to the attack of the enemy and fold up camp, such is their degree of sadness and hurt. I just want to take a few moments and encourage you a bit. You have literally been a lifeline from God in a cold, scary and frightening world for me, and I am just one person. I am behind you a thousand percent as I am sure many others are. Your ministry is so very anointed. I will say the same as you close your Daily Devotional with, and that is ‘I love and care about you very much.’ “

“I’ve accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior. Where do I go from here? What do I do now?”

What more can I say other than thank you. Hundreds of these wonderful emails roll into Liveprayer EVERY DAY! It is because of friends like you who care about others, who pray, and who make the sacrifce to insure I am here 24/7/365 to meet the needs of the lost and hurting we reach online on through the LP TV program.

Today, I need everyone of our friends here at Liveprayer to pray for the Lord to move on the hearts of those who have not given this month to make the most generous sacrifice they can!

As we are down to the last 3 days of the month, I need to bring in $75,000 to insure we end this month with all of our basic Internet and TV operations current. I am asking you today, to pray about what YOU can do to help me insure we can go into the month of August current on all of our operational expenses.

$10,000 of that $75,000 is critically past due from the first week of July’s Internet operations, and $22,000 of that $75,000 was due last Friday to cover half of the balance of what we are past due with the TV station in Chicago.

I am believing God that if one of our friends can send a special one-time gift of $10,000 to cover that critical need in our Internet operations, and two friends can make a special sacrifce of $11,000 to insure last Friday’s TV payment is met, the rest “giving as they are able to give” over the final 3 days will bring in the $43,000 balance!!!

***JULY FINANCIAL UPDATE: As we are down to the final 3 days of July, we still have to cover the final $31,000 of our basic internet operations budget. $10,000 of that is from the first week of the month and is critically past due! It is for bandwidth expenses that keeps Liveprayer.com on line and all of our vast and unique spiritual content on the website accessible to people worldwide.

I desperately need ONE friend who has the ability to help me with a special one-time gift to meet this required amount IMMEDIATELY! If everyone else will pray, seek the Lord what He wants you to sacrifce, and “give according to your ability to give” as the Bible teaches, I know we can cover this final $33,000 by the end of the week and begin the month of August with all of our basic operational expenses paid!

CHICAGO TV!!! God sent a special friend several weeks ago to enable us to send a good faith payment on our overdue balance to the Chicago TV station so the program would remain on the air. As we are ending our 6th month airing in the Chicago market, we are seeing more and more people sacrificing to help us with every passing month. If we can simply get through this first year, we will have all of the support we need each month from our new friends of Liveprayer in that market.

Two new friends of God’s work here at Liveprayer from the TV audience in Chicago came together to help insure the $6,000 payment we were required to make last week was met! PRAISE GOD!!! We are still over a month behind in paying for the airtime and below is our payment schedule from the Chicago stations for the balance of July that is required to keep Liveprayer on the air in the Chicagoland market.

Please pray over this payment schedule and seek the Lord about allowing Him to use YOU to help me insure we continue to be able to reach the 10 million people in the greater Chicagoland market “live” every Mon-Fri from 11pm-1am CDT. —>Due last Friday July 25th/$22,00 —>Due Friday august 1st/$22,00

*I NEED TWO FRIENDS TO STEP UP WHO ARE ABLE TO HELP ME WITH A SPECIAL ONE-TIME GIFT OF $11,000 TO INSURE OUR NEXT PAYMENT OF $22,000 DUE LAST FRIDAY IS TAKEN CARE OF. PLEASE PRAY, AND IF YOU HAVE THE FUNDS AVAILABLE, ALLOW GOD TO USE YOU TO SEND A SPECIAL ONE-TIME GIFT OF $11,000 TO INSURE WE CAN SEND THIS CRITICAL PAYMENT IMMEDIATELY!

Please pray with me. That is $31,000 we require for the balance of our July internet operations, and $44,000 to get our TV airtime current. I am standing in faith that over these final 3 days of the month, God will deliver the $75,000 we require for our critical daily ministry operations so we can head into the month of August current! If everyone will pray and “gives according to their ability to give,” it will insure by the end of the month the $75,000 we require for our basic ministry operations are current!!!

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 do love and care about you so much. Thank you for YOUR love in return and for standing with me as we take our stand in these final days to help bring God’s Truth to the marketplace, pray for the needs of those who come to us daily from around the world, lead the lost to faith in Jesus Christ, and help lead this nation back to God and His Truth in a “Nineveh moment” to save our nation!

In His love and service,
Your friend, brother, and co-laborer in Christ’s work,
Bill Keller

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

A New TV Program Mocking and Blaspheming Jesus

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(Isaiah 53:7; Matthew 26:62-63; Psalms 22:6-8; Matthew 27:39-40)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, when we accept the Lord as our personal Savior and still sin, even though we don’t mean to, will we still be judged for those sins? This is very confusing to me and I know it is for others like me.

ANSWER: Christ paid the price on the cross for ALL of our sins. However, when we sin, we forfeit the peace, joy, and abundance we should enjoy, plus, whatever consequences there as a result of our sins. the Bible talks about crowns in Heaven. Little is known about those crowns and rewards, other than they will be for our faithfulness and obedience. We don’t lost our salvation, but we probably forfeit some crowns and rewards.

A new and wonderful TV program mocking and blaspheming Jesus! Turner Broadcasting that owns numerous cable TV channels like CNN, HLN, TNT, TCM, TBS, TruTV, also owns the Cartoon Network. Every night from 8pm to 6am the channel airing the Cartoon Network in 100 million homes across the US airs programming from Adult Swim. The block features stylistically varied animated and live-action shows including original programming, syndicated series, short films, and Japanese anime, generally with minimal or no editing for content.

The newest program coming to Adult Swim in August will be called, “Black Jesus.” This is a wonderful new program featuring our Lord living in modern day Compton, California, on a mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood. Oh, he also smokes pot and every other word out of his mouth is a curse word!!! This is simply the latest mockery and blasphemy of our Lord Jesus Christ by this world that has rejected Him, choosing to live in open rebellion to the Truth of His Word!

I have only one question for the producers of this blasphemous portrayal of our Lord. When are you going to create a program called, “White Mohammed” that mocks and demeans Mohammed, the satanically inspired founder of the false religion of Islam 1400 years ago? The fact is, Jesus killed no one during his 33 yrs on earth, quite the opposite, He gave His life to SAVE mankind! Mohammed on the other hand is not just a historically documented pedophile and polygamist, but a man of war who DID kill people in his life in the name of the false religion he created that has been about nothing more than war, intimidation, terror and death over its’ 1400 history!!!

Of course Turner Broadcasting nor ANY program would dare to offend Muslims in any way. You will never see a program called, “Good Muslim Bitches,” even though ABC recently produced a series called, “Good Christian Bitches!” If they ever dared to mock and demean Mohammed in any way, CAIR and other Muslim activist groups would be screaming bloody murder, and Muslims would rise up around the world and do what they do best…kill innocent people because they were offended!!!

You will probably remember the Danish cartoon a few years ago that depicted Mohammed with a bomb in his headdress. People actually died in the riots that followed that incident. Dutch politician Geert Wilders created a short documentary that accurately depicted Islam as a religion of violence, hate, and has a price on his head. Remember Salman Rushdie who wrote the book “The Satanic Verses” many years ago? He still has to live each day in hiding, going out in public with security for fear of being killed by angry Muslims.

Islam is not about love or peace or unity as they try to deceive people into believing. This false relgion is about one thing, converting the world to their false religion and those who get in their way or who refuse to follow their lies will be silenced and killed. The word “Islam” literally means “submission.” Maybe you don’t understand what it means when their “holy book” says “death to all infidels.” An “infidel” by their definition is anyone who has not converted to their false beliefs. This is their book. These are their teachings. THIS IS WHAT ALL MUSLIMS BELIEVE NO MATTER IF THEY ARE LIVING IN THE MIDDLE EAST OR IN THE UNITED STATES!!!

Let there be no mistake, mocking Jesus is not a new phenomenon. What is new is the bold and fearless public attacks on our Lord throughout the world today. I have told you often that the United States is no longer a Christian nation. A classic example of that fact is the way those who hate Jesus publicly mock Him. Just 10 years ago, no TV program would have had the audacity to depict Jesus the way “Black Jesus” and others have done. I have written many Devotionals over these past 15 years on the boldness of satan versus the timidity of Christians. Do you believe me now?

The natural question of course is what do we do about it? First, you can’t blame those who put out these disgusting and blasphemous representations of Jesus. Oh, don’t get me wrong, God WILL hold them accountable, but these are people who have clearly rejected God, His Truth, and Jesus, so what do you expect? They have given themselves over as instruments of unrighteousness so they are actually only doing what comes naturally to them. How can you really blame those who hate and reject the Lord from expressing that rejection and hatred? Hear me carefully. They are not the problem, WE ARE THE PROBLEM!

Maybe now you can understand why I hammer relentlessly on how Christians have abandoned the marketplace for the comfort, safety, and oh yes, the profitability of this Christian subculture we have created for ourselves. In reality, we are also in rebellion to God since the Bible doesn’t say separate yourselves from the world. God’s Word actually COMMANDS us to do the exact opposite!

What we are seeing with the open and public mocking of Jesus is one of the visible results of our abandoning the culture of our day and leaving it to the devil. He operates virtually without any opposition so why are we surprised that he has taken his hatred and scorn for Jesus to the extremes we witness today? Let me warn you my friend, it is only going to get worse! Just look at the “spiritual cleansing” we are witnessing this very moment in Iraq, Egypt, and other places where Christians are being slaughtered and wiped out simply for their faith! If you don’t think that can happen here in the US you are very naive!

The answer to this blaspheming of our Lord is to get back into the marketplace and start taking a stand for Christ. Each follower of the Lord can do their part each day where you live, where you go to school or work, where you shop, in the recreational activities you are involved in, and with the people God brings across your path. You take your stand by living a Godly and holy life. You take your stand by not being afraid to speak up for our Lord when you are around people who are speaking against Him. You take your stand by finding ways to serve Him You can’t stop the mockers, but you can make sure their message of hatred for our Lord does not go unchallenged!!!

I love you and care about you so much. For anyone who loves Jesus, it has to break your heart to see how our Lord and Savior is portrayed by those who hate Him. I have no doubt Jesus is looking down and saying “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.” The reality is, those who created this blasphemous skit will die one day. At that moment they will be standing before God their Creator to be judged. If they die rejecting the Lord, the Bible says they will be cast into everlasting darkness.

I believe the last thing they will see, the picture that will be with them as they suffer for all eternity, will be that of King Jesus, the One they openly mocked and scorned!!! Pray for these lost souls. Without the Lord in their heart, they have allowed their lives to be used as agents of satan. Don’t forget that there was a man named Saul of Tarsus who persecuted the early church, killed Christians, yet that same Saul was visited by Jesus one day and his life gloriously transformed. He became Paul and went on to live one of the greatest Christian lives ever documented.

I pray that this will be a wake-up call for all Believers today. A wake-up call that we have got to get back into the marketplace where we live each day and boldly, without shame or compromise proclaim our faith in Christ. If this doesn’t motivate you, nothing will. For too long, we have been intimidated into keeping our mouths shut while those who live in rebellion to God speak loud and bold without fear or conscience to promote their ungodly lives and choices.

Maybe this will give you some insight into my drive and passion for what we do each day here at Liveprayer through the Internet and on TV. Our number one goal is to bring the lost to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Getting people saved is the ultimate answer. In addition to proclaiming the Gospel to the lost and bringing the hope of Christ to the hurting, I am here to bring Biblical Truth back into the marketplace. I can’t stop programs like “Black Jesus” from being made, but I can go out into that VERY SAME marketplace and reach those VERY SAME people with the fact that their only hope and their only answer is faith in Jesus Christ!

This is why the unique and one-of-a-kind Liveprayer TV program is so critical. It is a bold and visible answer to the type of mockery and blasphemy of our Lord that takes place every day on virtually every TV station in some way! Those who hate our Lord are bold and courageous in taking their message of hate to the masses. I challenge you today that if you love Jesus, you should be even bolder and more courageous in taking the message of His love to those same masses! While the world mocks and blasphemes our Lord, we have got to praise Him and share His hope, love, and Gospel with this lost generation!!!

***FOUR DAYS TO GO IN THE MONTH!!! As we are down to the final 4 days of July, we still have to cover the final $33,000 of our basic internet operations budget. $10,000 of that is from the first week of the month and is critically past due! It is for bandwidth expenses that keeps Liveprayer.com on line and all of our vast and unique spiritual content on the website accessible to people worldwide. I desperately need ONE friend who has the ability to help me with a special one-time gift to meet this required amount IMMEDIATELY!

If everyone else will pray, seek the Lord what He wants you to sacrifce, and “give according to your ability to give” as the Bible teaches, I know we can cover this final $33,000 by the end of the week and begin the month of August with all of our basic operational expenses paid!

LIVEPRAYER TV PROGRAM IN CHICAGO!!! God sent a special friend several weeks ago to enable us to send a good faith payment on our overdue balance to the Chicago TV station so the program would remain on the air. As we are ending our 6th month airing in the Chicago market, we are seeing more and more people sacrificing to help us with every passing month. If we can simply get through this first year, we will have all of the support we need each month from our new friends of Liveprayer in that market.
Two new friends of God’s work here at Liveprayer from the TV audience in Chicago came together to help insure the $6,000 payment we were required to make last week was met! PRAISE GOD!!! We are still over a month behind in paying for the airtime and below is our payment schedule from the Chicago stations for the balance of July that is required to keep Liveprayer on the air in the Chicagoland market.

Please pray over this payment schedule and seek the Lord about allowing Him to use YOU to help me insure we continue to be able to reach the 10 million people in the greater Chicagoland market “live” every Mon-Fri from 11pm-1am CDT. —>Due Friday July 25th/$22,00 —>Due Friday august 1st/$22,00

*I NEED TWO FRIENDS TO STEP UP WHO ARE ABLE TO HELP ME WITH A SPECIAL ONE-TIME GIFT OF $11,000 TO INSURE OUR NEXT PAYMENT OF $22,000 DUE LAST FRIDAY IS TAKEN CARE OF. PLEASE PRAY, AND IF YOU HAVE THE FUNDS AVAILABLE, ALLOW GOD TO USE YOU TO SEND A SPECIAL ONE-TIME GIFT OF $11,000 TO INSURE WE CAN SEND THIS CRITICAL PAYMENT IMMEDIATELY!

Please pray with me. That is $33,000 we require for the balance of our July internet operations, and $44,000 to get our TV airtime current. I am standing in faith that over these final days of the month, God will deliver the $77,000 we require for our critical daily ministry operations so we can head into the month of August current! If everyone will pray and “gives according to their ability to give,” it will insure by the end of the month the $77,000 we require for our basic ministry operations are current!!!

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.

God bless you for praying for these needs and helping me. With the final 5 months of 2014 before us, this is the moment, these are the days for which God raised up this ministry 22 yrs ago, 15 yrs ago online and 10 yrs ago on TV. AS I SHARED WITH YOU IN NOVEMBER OF LAST YEAR, WE WILL SEE THE SPARKS OF A TRUE NATIONAL REVIVAL AND THE START OF THIS NATION TURNING BACK TO GOD AND HIS TRUTH BEFORE THE YEAR 2014 IS OVER. LIVEPRAYER WILL BE A BIG PART OF MAKING THAT HAPPEN!

NOW MORE THAN EVER I NEED YOUR PRAYERS AND THE MOST GENEROUS SACRIFICE YOU CAN MAKE TO HELP ME! WITH THE LORD GOING BEFORE US, AS WE STAND IN ONE HEART, ONE MIND, AND ONE ACCORD, WE WILL SEE THIS NATION HAVE THAT “NINEVEH MOMENT” FOR THE GLORY OF GOD!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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

Do You Believe the Bible is God’s Inspired, Inerrant Word

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(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, what is considered gossiping?

ANSWER: Gossiping is peaking about other people when they are not present. I have always maintained that if you are going to talk about what other people have said or done that you don’t agree with, you should go to the person. For the record, there is not ONE person I have ever spoken of or used as an example in the Daily Devotional that I have not first reached out to. While I maintain a ridiculous schedule, I have always made myself accessible to anyone. I understand people in the entertainment world put up walls so people can’t have access them. Sadly, I have found most high profile preachers have insulated themselves so people CAN’T speak to them, and when contacted through phone messages, emails, or letters, they are too important to even respond.

If you currently have a church home, I pray that this is a question you already know the answer to. If you don’t know for certain, you need to find out right away. If you are not in a church, this is the most important question to ask your potential new pastor. This question should be answered by an immediate and emphatic YES. If you get a long pause, if you get a “yes but,” or get anyhting other than a resounding YES, this is NOT a church you should be part of or a pastor you should have in spiritual authority over you. The question is, “Do you believe the Bible is God’s inspired, inerrant Word, representing Absolute Truth, and our final authority in all matters.”

Why that question? God’s Word and God’s Word alone is the foundation on which our faith is based and all that we believe flows from it. Listen to me very carefully. It is IMPOSSIBLE for anyone to be in spiritual authority that does not believe the Bible to be God’s inspired and inerrant Word, to represent Absolute Truth, and our final authority in all matters. IMPOSSIBLE! If a person does not hold the Bible to be God’s Word, then they have denied the very faith they claim to hold and represent. When you deny the Bible is God’s Word, it opens up the door for every kind of sin and perversion to enter into the church since it is now up to each person to determine what “truth” is.

Now you can understand why some churches condone blatant sins like homosexuality and abortion. Now you can understand why some churches refuse to preach on sin and hold people accountable for their choices.. Now you can understand how some “pastors” can make a mockery of God’s Holy Institution of Marriage by marrying two people of the same sex. Now you can understand why some churches hold on to man made traditions. When you deny the Bible is inspired and inerrant, represents Absolute Truth, and is our final authority in all matters, it allows each person to determine for themselves what is right and what is wrong.

Can you see what chaos that becomes? The world says that there is no such thing as Absolute Truth. Truth is not black and white but gray. That my friend, is a lie from the pits of hell itself. What may be right to me, is wrong to you. What may be right to you is wrong to me. It is what the Bible calls, ” everyone did what was right in their own imaginations.” Never forget that satan is a liar (John 8:44). God is truth. God did not create us and leave us to figure out life on our own. Even in the Garden of Eden, God told man what is right and wrong.

Once man chose to rebel against God and sin was introduced into the human experience, his relationship with God was broken. Man was now separated from God his Creator. That is why it became necessary for God to give man the Bible. Many have said incorrectly that the Bible is man’s search for God, when in reality, it is God’s search for man. It is in the Bible that God reveals Himself to man. It is in the Bible that God helps man gain an understanding of who He is, what He expects from man, as well as providing us with all that we need during this brief journey here on earth.

As I have shared with you in the past, this is why those who choose to live their lives in rebellion to God, MUST deny the Bible, since it is the very book that condemns them. Those who deny God, reject His Son Jesus Christ, MUST reject the Bible for what it is since it is the Bible that says they are wrong. That is why those who have chosen to live their lives in rebellion to God are so offended by God’s Word. They are like a little child when their parents are telling them something they don’t like, putting their fingers in their ears and yelling so they can’t hear what their parents are saying. In Acts 7, in the account of the stoning of Stephen the word says, “When they heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him,” and “at this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him.”

I love you and care about you so much. While this may seem like such an elementary question, I hate to say that in today’s culture it must be asked. The decline of the many mainline churches can be traced back to the ’60’s when they required their pastors to have a Masters of Divinity degree. The problem was many of these pastors were getting their seminary education in liberal seminaries that denied the inspiration and inerrancy of God’s Word. They literally taught that the Bible is not to be believed for truth, but is simply a guide for good living.

When you have pastors standing in the pulpit on Sundays that do not believe God’s Word to be inspired and inerrant, it opens the door for every kind of error and perversion you can imagine. We see that today in “churches” that condone and accept sin and compromise the truth of God’s Word by preaching and teaching the parts of the Bible that won’t offend people. This is why so many of these “faux churches” flourish today since people do not want to be confronted with their sin. They want to hear about the grace of God and the love of God, but not the judgment of God.

Let me tell you, the Bible is a book of personal accountability. From Genesis to Revelation the message of God’s Word is that we will all be held accountable one day by God. That is why so many people in this world reject the Bible, since they do not want to be accountable for their actions. A big reason the false religions of the world like Buddhism, Hinduism, and so many others are popular is because they don’t hold people accountable for their actions, there is no judgment. I am here to tell you that just as real as today is, will be the day you die and stand before God. Those who reject Christ will be judged for their sin and cast into everlasting darkness, while those who know Christ will be judged on their life and works since they accepted Him.

Jesus said, “If you love me you will obey me.” I will be praying for you today. Praying that unless you are certain, you will confront your pastor with this critical question, “Do you believe the Bible is God’s inspired, inerrant Word, representing Absolute Truth, and our final authority in all matters.” For the man and woman of God, the true follower of Jesus Christ, there is only one answer, YES!!!

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

Bill Keller

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How Many Pastors Never Give an Invitation to Accept Jesus as Lord and Savior

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(Ezekiel 33:8; 2 Corinthians 6:2; James 4:14; John 14:6)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, we are taught we must be led by the Holy Spirit; but how do you know when it is Gods’ will vs. our own human brain speaking to us?

ANSWER: That is why the Bible is so critical. God will NEVER contradict His Word. The Bible must always be our filter to discern if it is really God, ourselves, or satan lying to us!

How many pastors NEVER give those they preach to an invitation to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior? Today, I must address what to me is the biggest problem in the church today, since it goes to the root of the church’s greatest responsibility and that is to bring the lost to faith in Jesus Christ. I realize the church is to spiritually feed its members, to equip the saints for service, to be a place where Believers can find fellowship with other Believers, and where most followers of Christ serve Him. However, without question the most important job of the church is to reach out to the lost and hurting and to help lead people to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, the forgiveness of their sins, and God’s free gift of everlasting life through faith in His Son!

Having started my public ministry in the great city of Chicago in 1992, I studied in great detail the life and ministry of D.L. Moody. One of my great honors early in my ministry was to preach on several occasions to the students at the Moody Bible Institute and preach a mid-week service at the great Moody Memorial Church.

One of the events that greatly impacted the life and ministry of Moody was the night of the Chicago fire. It was Sunday night, October 8, 1871, and as Moody finished his sermon, he told the crowd who had gathered to hear him preach to evaluate their relationship with Christ and return next week to make their decisions for Him. That crowd never gathered since during the night the building they were meeting in was consumed by what became known as “the great Chicago fire” and it would be many months before they would find a new place to hold their services.

Moody would never again make the grievous mistake of sending home those who came to hear him preach without giving them an invitation to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. The Bible proclaims that TODAY is the day of salvation. The Bible teaches that tomorrow is promised to NONE of us. Moody was haunted by the question, how many people who would have been moved by the Holy Sprit to walk the aisle and give their life to Christ on that infamous October night, never did so and died in their sins, lost for all eternity?

Dwight L. Moody would not even recognize the vast majority of “pastors” today. Men, and now women, who preach a watered down message, using secular books for their references rather than the Bible. “Pastors” who stand in the pulpits of America and refuse to even deal with sin since it might offend people. The ones who make a mockery of Christ by condoning, accepting, and even glorifying gross sins like homosexuality and the slaughter of innocent babies. And what I am certain would break Moody’s heart, “pastors” who preach Sunday after Sunday and NEVER give an invitation for those they are preaching to, to accept Jesus as their Savior by faith.

During the first 3 yrs of my public ministry, I preached in over 500 churches all over the nation. All types of denominations, racial and ethnic make-ups, churches with thousands and churches with less than 20. It was during those years I had my first insight into how many churches rarely, if ever gave those who gathered on Sunday an opportunity to accept Jesus as their Savior by faith. Over these past 15 years of Liveprayer, in dealing with literally tens of thousands of people first hand, thousands upon thousands of churches all over this country and around the world, I would not hesitate to estimate that in well over 50% of churches, those who gather are NEVER given the invitation to ask Jesus into their heart and life by faith and become born again…NEVER!

This problem in the pastorate has all unfolded over the past 40 years. Most of the mainline denominations began to require their pastors to have a seminary education, but they did not state which seminaries. As the nation began to rebel against all authority in the mid ’60s, that included rebelling against God and the Truth of His Word. Liberal seminaries popped up that denied the inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture. Men no longer needed to be “called” by God, but simply complete the required education. I am convinced there is a percentage, larger than you might think, of “pastors” in this nation who are not even saved!

Once you reject the authority of the Bible, it opened the door to women “pastors,” “pastors” who condone sins like homosexually and abortion, “pastors” who quoted secular books as well as books used by the false religions of the world more than the Bible, “pastors” who refuse to deal with sin, and “pastors” who have never given an altar call or led a lost soul to faith in Christ in their life!

You also have “pastors” like Joel Osteen who have never even been to Bible college! It is no wonder he has no grasp of theology. He majored in broadcasting in college and ran his father’s television ministry until taking over as “pastor” after his father’s death. Being a pastor is not like running the family business. You can’t simply wake up one day and decide to be a pastor, though sadly many do. Let me ask you a question. Would you want someone operating on your heart who has never been to medical school, but simply woke up one day and decided they wanted to be a heart surgeon? OF COURSE NOT! Yet people put their eternal souls in the hands of “pastors” every day who have never even taken a Bible college class!

Listen, I am not saying you have to have the alphabet following your name to be qualified to pastor a church. However, if you have truly been called, God will guide you to the formal theological training you need to at least properly preach and teach His Word. There is so much more that goes into it, but you have to have at least a basic theological education from a legitimate Bible school that holds the Bible to be God’s inspired inerrant Word, representing Absolute Truth, and our final authority in all matters.

Anyone who answers the call of God to preach His Word has the fundamental responsibility of preaching the Gospel and leading the lost to faith in Jesus Christ. A pastor who ends a service without giving an invitation to accept Christ to those he is preaching to is committing spiritual malpractice, and as one of God’s watchmen, God WILL hold them accountable for those who die and spend eternity in hell because they refused to tell them how to be saved!

I love you and care about you so much. I am going to make a very bold statement right now. If you are going to a church where you rarely, or even worse, never, hear your pastor give people the invitation to ask Christ into their hearts and lives, you need to confront your pastor why not. There is NO reason not to. It is his job. In fact, it is probably the most basic and fundamental part of his job. If he did nothing else but that, he would be fulfilling God’s calling on his life. You need to hear his explanation for why he refuses to obey God, and then you need do pray if that is really the church God wants you and your family to be part of.

Also, the next time you are in church, look around you. Look at the people around you and ask yourself how many of those people are NOT Believers, who have never given their heart and life to Christ by faith. Ask yourself how many of those people will die and spend eternity in hell for their rejection of Christ. Pray for them to hear the Gospel clearly presented. Pray for them to allow the Holy Sprit to open their heart to God’s love for them. Pray for them to surrender their life to Christ by faith and be saved

Lastly, if your pastor is one of these pastors who never gives an invitation at the end of his service, forward this Devotional to him, or her, and pray they come under conviction. I already know I am going to take TONS of heat for this message. That is OK. I have to be obedient to God. I am almost certain you have NEVER heard a message like this before and never will again. People are too afraid to say what needs to be said. I can’t stay silent because the eternal souls of men are at stake.

Those God has called and given the honor to preach, can be used by Him to bring many lost souls to faith in Jesus Christ. That won’t happen by accident, it won’t happen by putting on a great performance, it won’t happen by tricking them, and it won’t happen because you made them feel good. The only way a person will get saved is if you love them enough to share with them the simplicity of the Gospel They need to admit they are a sinner and need a Savior and that Christ’s loves them unconditionally and wants to have an eternal relationship with them.

It is the job of ALL Believers in Christ to share the Gospel with the lost. However, there is NO EXCUSE for any pastor to hold any type of service and not give those who attend the opportunity to ask Christ into their heart and life by faith and be saved!

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.

Glenn Beck’s Association with Dr. Alveda King

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(1 Corinthians 15:57)

***ASK BILL: May I have your thought on the RAPTURE? If you believe in that concept, when do you think it will happen? That is before the Tribulation, in the mid period, or after the seven year period. I have heard many opinions and would appreciation knowing your opinion.

ANSWER: The rapture is Biblical and it will happen, though only God knows the moment and hour. As for whether it will be a pre-trib rapture, mid-trib rapture, post-trib rapture, I’ll leave it to the prophecy guys to argue over since it really makes no difference to me. I am not trying to be dismissive, but I choose to spend my time focusing on the now, and the things I CAN control like sharing His Truth and leading lost souls to Jesus. The only thing you really need to know about the end times is that Jesus is coming back and that in the end, God wins. Not much more really matters.

Our associations and a correction from Tuesday’s Daily Devotional. Wednesday I received a phone call and email from a very upset Dr. Alveda King, niece of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King. She was upset because I named her as one of Glenn Beck’s bought and paid for puppets at his border stunt last weekend. Dr. King wanted me to correct the record that in all of her years of associating with Beck, he has never paid her one dime.

I believe her but took the opportunity to ask her when Beck paraded her around at his Washington, D.C. event a few years ago, when she comes to Dallas to be on his TV program, when she appeared with him last weekend at his border event, WHO paid for her airfare and transportation costs? Of course…GLENN BECK!!!

I reminded Dr. King that while he may not pay her monetarily, he gives her access to his vast media audience which has incredible value. No doubt she has sold her books and received donations to her ministry from people in Beck’s audience. The value of Beck’s audience is well understood by Christians like Judas Barton, John Hagee, James Robison, Ralph Reed, the Falwell brothers of Liberty University, and others who sell out the Lord to appear with Beck for the exposure it gives them. In return, Beck gets undeserved credibility from these high-profile Christians who stand next to him as he perpetuates the deception that he is also a Christian.

I asked Dr. King why she would allow a truly satanic cult member like Beck to use her as a pawn for his evil purposes. I also asked her why she would represent the Lord with a man who is the member of a satanic cult, especially when in her presence he LIES to his audience he is a Christian, talks of “god” and of “jesus,” and she never opens her mouth to challenge him knowing that he is NOT a Christian and that the “god” and “jesus” of Beck and his cult is NOT the God and Jesus of the Bible!

She got very defensive that she didn’t believe in Mormonism and would never become a Mormon. She added that she went to the border to help the “children,” and has been “working” on Beck. I actually laughed since this is the same story Ralph Reed, the late Ken Hutcherson, and David Barton told me to justify appearing with Beck when I confronted them on this very issue over the years. Barton even publicly put out a bald faced lie that Beck had in fact converted to Christianity but couldn’t tell anyone, in an effort to do damage control when people like myself began challenging him for his association with Beck.

I have also spoken to numerous Christian pastors who have had Beck “preach” in their church and the heads of several Christian schools who paid Beck to speak at their annual fundraiser. I asked them why they would have the member of a satanic cult speak to their people when there are hundreds of true Christians who could do just as good of a job.

I went on to ask them all if they had ever looked Beck in the eye and challenged him to denounce the lies of the Mormon cult and come to faith in the one true Jesus of the Bible, since if he dies in the lies of Mormonism he will not be the “god of his own planet” as he and all Mormon men believe, but will spend eternity in hell! SILENCE, the same silence I got from Dr. King when I asked her that very question.

I explained to Dr. King that with the better percentage of the last two generations who have never been to church, those who do mostly Biblically illiterate, she is aiding a true tool of satan to help lead searching and misguided souls to hell with the false gospel of his cult! It wasn’t about her converting to Mormonism, it was about the lost souls in Beck’s audience who would end up in his cult and eventually in hell! This was not about her, or money, it was about SOULS!!!

I also offered to put her in touch with dozens of fine real CHRISTIAN ministries laboring for the Lord on the border if she had such a burden for the “children.” They wouldn’t be able to pay for her airfare and transportation expenses, nor would they have a TV crew to film it all, nor do they have a huge national audience to be exposed to. However, they are laboring in obscurity, simply doing the work of the Kingdom without asking or expecting anything in return.

So to correct the record, I take Dr. King at her word that she never personally received any “monetary” gain from her numerous appearances with Beck. The only thing Beck actually wrote her a check for was transportation costs so she could be present at his various events and to appear on his TV program so he could use her as a prop, like all of the Christians he buys off in order to give credibility to his lie that he is a Christian.

By the way, as Beck goes from one scam to another, he is now asking people to give him money to exploit the Israeli conflict with Hamas, and another is to give him money to help the veterans. He even had the audacity to lie without batting an eye that he has nothing to do with the charity he founded, Mercury One, failing to mention his WIFE runs the charity and Judas Barton is the head of the board!!!

Here is how easy Beck is to figure out. He is begging for someone to let him use their private jet to go to Israel since “god told him to go there” and he is having difficulty getting a commercial flight. His chief mentor and benefactor is his Mormon cult brother, billionaire Jon Huntsman, Sr. Beck also is connected with many corporate CEO’s and wealthy members of his cult who have private jets. He will be announcing in the next day or so that “out of the blue” God moved on someone who agreed to let him use their private jet to go to Israel. Pure manipulation, just like the documented scam artist founder of his cult Joseph Smith!

When it comes to associations, pastors and other who serve the Lord that He has given a platform to MUST be aware of who they associate with. I associate with homosexual activists, proponents of gay marriage, those who advocate killing babies, apologists for cults like Scientology and Mormonism, leaders of various New Age movements, top Imams and defenders of the false religion of Islam, atheists, evolutionists, and all types of people who hate God, reject Christ, and don’t believe in the Bible.

The difference is, I am not with them in private, in various public and media forums, to be used so they can advance their lies. I am there to stand for God’s Truth and boldly and without compromise challenge their lies! I am not there because they PAID me to be there, but to bring God’s Truth to the marketplace since the only way the lies of satan stand is when the Truth of God’s Word is absent!

I DO want to reach their audience (which is why I am often on with liberal radio talk show host Thom Hartmann and programs like The Howard Stern Show) since it may be the only time those in their audience even hear God’s Truth. At least anyone who has heard me can’t die and stand before God, whining that nobody ever told them the Truth!

All followers of Christ must be aware of their associations! I am NOT saying to not associate with non-Christians. Just the opposite. The people who come into your life along this journey aren’t there by accident. God has put many people in your life who will never hear the Truth unless it is from you. Your are the only Bible many in your life will ever read! The key is to never compromise your testimony or faith. You are there to be a Godly influence on those non-Christians in your life, NOT allow them to be an unGodly influence on yours!

I love and care about you so much. I wanted to say THANK YOU to the wonderful outpouring of love and kind words from so many of you regarding the Daily Devotional (Thursday 7/24/14) yesterday. If you missed it, here is the link:
http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=5643

As I said, I have gotten emails like the ones I shared in the Thursday Devotional from the “haters” since day one. These are people who haven’t got a clue who I am or what this minsitry does in so many lives every day of the week. After 15 yrs online, 10 yrs on TV, I have never wavered or changed course from day one, and have done everything in the public eye with total transparency which is why I have always been such an easy target. I don’t waste time with “stagecraft” or carefully “positioning myself” as other major ministers do, so what you see is really little more than an illusion. With Bill Keller, what you see is what you get and that has never or ever will change!

I will let my track record of faithful service over the last decade and a half speak for itself, and the fruits of our labors be our testimony to the world. I have never failed to stand for the Lord and His Truth no matter the personal consequences. I have never compromised God’s Truth or done anything in the Lord’s name for money. My only goal from day one some 22 years ago was to bring His Truth into a marketplace that is virtually barren of that Truth, pray for the needs of people no matter who they are or what the need may be, lead the lost to everlasting life through faith in Jesus Christ, and the additional burden the Lord placed on me and His work here in 2007 to help lead this nation back to God and His Truth.

My strenght each day comes from YOU. It is YOUR love, YOUR prayers, and YOUR sacrifice to stand with me that has allowed the Lord to use me over the last 15 years as an instrument of righteousness impacting tens of millions of lives worldwide, praying for over 100 million email prayer requests, and seeing more than 800,000 souls we know of come to faith in Jesus Christ. Bill Keller did NOTHING other than allow myself to be used as the Lord’s vessel and none of what we have accomplished for the Lord would have been possible without those in the Live prayer family over the years making the sacrifce to insure God’s work here continues.

Our final work here at Liveprayer is before us. We have the proven minsitry pieces in place to accomplish all the Lord is asking us to do. As I continue to wake up each morning and faithfully do my part, as you wake up each morning and stand with me in prayer and with your financial support as you are led and able, we are going to see the sparks of a true national revival and the start of this nation turning back to God and his Truth..BEFORE THE END OF THIS YEAR!!! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!! WE PRESS ON TO THE PRIZE!!!

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

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Excerpts from Two Emails in Addition to the 40,000 We Receive Daily for Prayer

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(John 14:6)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, what do you think about this? Brown University was founded in 1764 by a group of Baptist ministers. It has held its commencement services in First Baptist Church of Providence, Rhode Island (the first Baptist church in America) since 1776. Now it has become the 37th American college to include “sex reassignment surgeries” in its student health care plans.

ANSWER: It is a stench in the nostrils of God, much like ANY church or “pastor” that condones in any way sins like homosexuality and abortion. God didn’t make any mistakes when he made a man a man or a woman a woman. Yes, through modern medical procedures, you can physically change your sex, but it doesn’t change who God made you. To do such a thing is to literally tell God He was wrong!!!

“….more and more of your devotional copy is spent on begging to raise more $…….I realize that a valid ministry does take money.You have been at this crossroads now for 2 or more years..it’s beginning to read like those 4 day going out of business furniture sales that go on week after week after week.”

“…you are nothing but a typical money-grubber…why don’t you go out and get a real job?”

These are excerpts from two emails we got yesterday, in addition to the 40,000 we receive daily for prayer and counsel. To be fair, we have received emails like these for the 15 yrs we have been online, and the 10 yrs on TV, as people who have never taken the time to get to know me or our work here at Liveprayer immediately lump me with the prosperity pimps on Christian TV running their money hustle games for their private jets, Bentleys, mansions, buildings, and opulent lifestyle.

They actually amuse me to some degree since most people telling me to get a “real job” wouldn’t last 2 days just following me, let alone have all that is required theologically, operationally, and ministerially to remotely do what I do. As my wife often reminds me, I would actually make more working for minimum wage at McDonalds and get a paycheck every week!

I wonder if these people think all that is required to reach millions worldwide 24/7/365 happens by magic? I wonder if they are upset when politicians “beg” people to give them $50,000 for a chicken dinner to pursue their political ideology, or those commercials with one-eyes animals and the creepy music designed to induce you to give to some animal rescue group, or any number of non-profit organizations that depend upon donations to fund their work and without shame ask the public to give to their cause.

Since the first month of Liveprayer, I have simply got on my knees that first day of the month and simply asked God to provide what we needed to cover our operations for that month. Not a penny more. Until the past 5 yrs when the economy took such a hit and so many people have struggled, I would share our financial needs 3-4x a month.

Even though it still comprises less than 3% of our content each day, without sharing our needs, letting people know where we are at and challenging them to help, we wouldn’t be able to continue. Very few people have greater faith than I do, and those aren’t words, I live it every day. The same God who has sustained His work here for the past 15 yrs will sustain it until He calls me home or the Lord returns!

The fact is, if I was a “typical moneygrubber,” I would have done what Hinn, Dollar, Jakes, and the rest of the Christian ministries do and simply preach to the choir, use Scripture our of context to lie to you why giving me money will make you rich, or other deceptive tactics they use in order to guilt you into giving them your money.

If that was my goal, I would just be another “ear tickling” motivational preacher like Osteen and never mention sin, hell, or anything else that would offend people in order to amass a great following (and money!). I guess I was an idiot all these years for not asking people to give money for private planes, buildings, mansions, cars, and million dollar salaries like the rest of these guys have done, and still do today!

A few years ago the ultra-liberal blog that has hammered me for years, the Huffington Post founded by Arianna Huffington who was already rich after marrying and divorcing Michael Huffington, was bought by AOL for $315 million. What a world we live in when a left-wing anti-Christian blog is bought by a major entity like AOL, whose stock price has already lost over half a billion dollars in value since the purchase!

I remember over the years many offers by different groups and ministries to buy Liveprayer.com. One offer 5 years ago was for just under $6 million. I guess a true “money grubber” would have sold the ministry, or used the website like most to sell books, tapes, resources, and fill the site with advertising that would make it look like a NASCAR while pocketing millions, instead of providing all of the incredible unique content we produce each day for millions of people worldwide for FREE!

Since 2008, we have seen a 65% drop in donations like most churches, ministries, and non-profits have. In difficult financial times, I had a wonderful group of 30 people I could call on to help with a gift of $5,000, $10,000, even $20,000. The last 2 people out of a group of 30 from just 6 years ago that I could always count on for financial help in a time of need, contributed 20% of the Liveprayer.com operations last year.

I have cut our operations to the bare bones so we could simply operate. Doing a TV program 5 days a week on secular TV, sending the Devotional daily to over 2.5 million people worldwide, sending personal responses to over 40,000 emails a day for prayer…all for FREE…has costs associated with it! Sadly, both of the businesses of these final two friends of God’s work here have had a downturn in the last 18 months, and even they are no longer able to give as they did in past years, or most important, be a lifeline I can call on in an emergency when we need a quick infusion of $5,000-$20,000.

The fact is, our budget to do all we do reaching the incredible numbers of people around the world we do each day and 5 nights a week on the TV program, is the same budget of a local church with apx. 1,000 members that meets once a week and maybe for a pot luck dinner once a month! It is a “fishes and loaves” miracle how God exponentially multiplies what we require each month to operate and uses it to reach the incredible number of lives in such a personal way!

I have always led by example and over these past 5 years I have not taken a dime of salary, only what I needed to survive like electric, water, and food, despite putting in 14 hour days, 7 days a week as I have since day one 15 years ago. I promise, I have backed off a bit, a few hours to keep my doctor happy. Even when I did take a paycheck, my compensation was never more than $40,000 a year.

For those who encourage me to get a “real job,” at age 20 and for the 10 years I ran from God before going into the ministry, I was richly blessed making 6 and some years 7 figures, never knowing what financial pressures were. Since starting Liveprayer nearly 15 yrs ago, I have mortgaged my modest home 8 times to help fund the minsitry, and like many people, it is currently $40,000 under water. The reality is, I would be much better financially having a “real job,” instead of serving the Lord, but I no longer yearn for the temporal things of this world but the eternal things of God!!!

The good news is that God has always had a “ram in the bush.” He has used hundreds of key people over these past 15 years who at critical times were in a position to step up and play a critical role in His work. It has been interesting to watch one month one of the Liveprayer family who could send a gift of anywhere between $5,000 and $50,000 at a critical time, be replaced by someone else the next month who would step up and “save the day.” I am praying today for a few “day savers” to help me as we face our current financial challenges in funding Liveprayer.com and the Liveprayer TV program.

I know in my heart, like the Old Testament prophets knew in their hearts when God called them be faithful and serve Him no matter the personal costs. God has called me and this ministry to not only to save souls, but use this platform to lead our nation back to God and His Truth. The fact is, Liveprayer is not just at the crossroads, but a day of reckoning. We are on the verge of seeing 15 yrs of ministry used to turn the nation back to God and His Truth.

As a man of flesh and blood, I can empathize with other men of flesh and blood like Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Paul, and so many others we read about in the pages of the Bible. You see, they all had a deep and abiding relationship with God. They knew when God was speaking to them. They all took great steps of faith to accomplish what God had called them to do.

15 yrs ago, God told me to start an internet site when few people even had the internet, to bring hope to the hurting, salvation to the lost, and God’s Truth to this dark world we live in. I didn’t even own a computer, the ministry had no money, yet BY FAITH, just like Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, and Paul, men of flesh and blood, I BELIEVED GOD AND TOOK MY WOK OF FAITH!

Here we are, in the last week of July 2014. Tens of millions of lives worldwide have been impacted by Liveprayer over the past 15 years. Over 2.5 million souls worldwide are fed daily through the Daily Devotional. Every 24 hours we receive 40,000 emails for prayer and counsel. Most important, over 800,000 souls we know of will be in Heaven due to our efforts and faith, and your love, prayers, and sacrifce to help me!!

During these past 15 yrs, I have had many opportunities to slip into the “Christian trough” that consists of the Christian media, the churches, and the vast majority of ministries. It would have been easy to live in the applause, comfort, and profitability of that subculture. However, I did not give my life to Christ for applause, for comfort, to make money. I gave my life to Christ to give hope to the hopeless, salvation through faith in Jesus to the lost, and to help lead a nation in spiritual freefall back to God and His Truth.

With just one week life in the month, we require $36,000 for the balance of our July internet operations and $44,000 to get our TV airtime current. I am standing in faith that over this next week, God will deliver the $80,000 we require for our critical daily ministry operations so we can head into the month of August current! If everyone will pray and “gives according to their ability to give,” it will insure by the end of the month the $80,000 we require for our basic ministry operations are current!!!

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. Over the years, it has been millions of friends like you praying, thousands of friends like you making sacrifices, sometimes great sacrifices, to help Liveprayer accomplish all it has. Back in November of 2007, I told you in a Devotional that the world as we know it was going to change greatly in the coming year. God was no longer going to sit back and watch a nation slaughter 4,000 innocent babies every day, make a mockery of His holy institution of marriage, see every type of perverted sexual act promoted and glorified, have His plan for the family altered…while men worshipped and bowed down to every false god and idol they had created in their evil minds!

I could never ask you for a dime for myself, however if every kind of organization under the sun believes in what they are doing to ask people to support them, I certainly have no shame to ask for your help to pray for people, save souls, and help save this nation! The fact is, we do more with less than any non-profit, church or Christian minsitry I know of. That is because I don’t use your money for buildings, huge staffs, private jets, multi-million dollar salaries for me and family members, to buy 10 million dollar beachfront mansions, or new Bentleys. Listen, if you want to give for those things that is up to you.

NINETY THREE CENTS OF EVERY DOLLAR WE RAISE GOES TO WHAT WE DO! THAT IS SAVING SOULS, BRINGING HOPE TO THE HURTING, AND TO CHANGE THE SPRITUAL COURSE OF THIS NATION BEFORE WE SEE THE WRATH AND PUNISHMENT OF ALMIGHTY GOD UNLEASHED ON OUR LAND!!!

I need everyone today to pray! Pray for God to move on hearts who are able to help me at this critical time. I also need you to forward this Devotional to everyone you know who loves the Lord and wants to see God put back on the throne of this nation and His Truth proclaimed across the land. Lastly, even if you have to dig our a quarter from the couch, I need everyone reading this make a sacrifce to help me.

The Bible teaches to give according to our ability to give. For some, it may be just a quarter you find in the couch. For others, it may be $1, or $5. Still others, especially those who are working can give $20, $50, $100. Still others who God has blessed can send a gift of $200, $500, $1,000, even $10,000, $20,000, $100,000, or $1 million. People give $1 million every day to causes they care about. Is the soul of a nation, the eternal souls of millions of people worth $1 million if you have the ability to send such a gift?????

I have been on the front lines taking the fire for 22 years now. I refuse to retreat to the safety and profitability of the “Christian trough” while this nation is destroyed by satan and his minions and souls needlessly end up in hell. I have but one life, and when it was over, I want to be able to stand before God and know that I gave everything I had for the Kingdom. I want to take my last breath knowing my life’s work is complete and I held nothing back in my service for the Lord.

I have only been able to fight this fight these past 2 decades because of dear friends like you. Now more than ever I need you to stand with me. Pray, give as you are able in accordance with what the Bible teaches, and take your stand with me. The time is short, the spiritual state of this nation hangs in the balance, the souls of hundreds of millions of people are at stake. It is time to act and lead this nation back to God and His Truth while leading the lost to faith in Jesus Christ!

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

Bill Keller

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