I’m Saddened to Read about Another Company Laying off Thousands of People

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(Isaiah 41:17; James 2:5)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, my sister’s family are very strict Christians. Me, my husband, and children are also Believers. When we have family get togethers, my family does not like to go because they feel they are being looked down on. My daughter gets questioned about a T-Shirt she wears or a type of music she listens to. My husband gets comments on the TV programs he watches, etc. I agree with my sister for the most part, but at the same time, is it good to make others feel like they are not good for doing these things to the point that they don’t want to hear about religion?

ANSWER: Everyone is at a different place in their spiritual maturity. I have no doubt your sister means well, but in a family or personal setting, it is much better to talk to the person about an issue than condemn them. People naturally withdraw when condemned, but could be open to change when there is an actual discussion about an issue and a good argument for what God says is made.

I am saddened every morning as I open the business page to read about another company laying off thousands of people. While it is only a number in a story to most, the fact is each number is a very real life, with a very real family, that will probably be facing very real financial issues because of losing their job. While there is never a good time to lose your job, it is especially difficult at this time of year.

We are expected to buy gifts for our family and close friends. We are expected to decorate our homes. We are expected to attend various parties and events. All of these require EXTRA MONEY, over and above our normal monthly living expenses. This time of year that is supposed to be personified in the word JOY, quickly becomes a nightmare for many who simply don’t have the money to do all they feel they are expected to do.

First, let me reiterate the point I made last week. Christmas is NOT about gifts. Christmas is NOT about decorating your house. Christmas is NOT about parties. Christmas is the day each year that we set aside to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is HIS birthday. THAT is what Christmas is all about, celebrating the birth of our Lord.

Of course, it is impossible to deny the gross commercialism that marks this time of the year. But we have choices. We CHOOSE to get caught up in how the world celebrates Christmas. I have yet to read a news account of someone that was forced at gunpoint to go to the local shopping mall and spend thousands of dollars on presents. I realize that if you have children, being able to provide them presents on Christmas morning is important.

However, what is MORE important is making them aware of what Christmas is really about. The greatest gift that you can give your children this Christmas is NOT some toy that they will forget about in a month. The greatest gift that you can give your children this Christmas is the knowledge of what this blessed day is really about…the birth of Jesus!

Some practical ways that you can do this is by attending some of the fabulous Christmas pageants many churches now put on. In many cities, some of the larger churches put on incredible, professionally produced Christmas programs that do a marvelous job of telling the story of Christ’s birth. Taking your children to see these great productions will be fun and help them understand the true meaning of Christmas. Another great thing to do with your children is to teach them that Christmas is NOT about getting presents, but about giving to others. Getting them involved in helping to prepare a bag of groceries that you give to a ministry feeding the homeless is a very easy way to help them learn the blessing of giving.

Within your own home, sitting down with the entire family and reading the Christmas story in Luke chapter 2, spending time as a family in prayer thanking God for the wonderful gift that He gave this world that first Christmas, going as a family to church and celebrating His birth together all help your children learn that Christmas is the time we set aside each year to celebrate the birthday of Jesus. YOUR CHILDREN WILL CARRY THESE MEMORIES, AND THE REAL REASON OF CHRISTMAS WITH THEM FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIFE!

I love you and care about you so much. My heart breaks as I read about those who have lost their jobs this past year, knowing the financial hardship that will be on them and their family. Each day at Liveprayer, we respond to thousands of people who are in this situation. It becomes magnified at this time of the year, because of the pressure the world has put on us to “participate” in how it celebrates Christmas.

My word for you today is that you don’t have to fall into the trap of buying lots of gifts, or decorating your home, or going to all the parties. Those things are NOT what Christmas is about. The true peace of this season, the true joy of this season, comes from celebrating the birth of Jesus. HE is the reason for the season. The greatest gift that you can give someone this Christmas is to share with them the REAL meaning of Christmas. The greatest gift you can receive this Christmas was given over 2000 years ago when God gave you His son Jesus!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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

Another 9/11 that Only A Small Percentage of People Saw and Understood

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(Genesis 19:24,25)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, my name is Jarrid from Yakima, Wa. I love your TV program and never miss even one night. I see so many women pastors, yet Scripture tell us women aren’t supposed to be pastors. Why do so many Christians follow these female pastors?

ANSWER: You are 100% correct that the Bible says the qualifications for the office of pastor, deacon, and elder are to be a man, and a man who has never been divorced. That does NOT mean a woman or a divorced man can’t serve God in many other ways. However, we either follow God’s Word or we don’t. Here is the link to a Daily Devotional on this issue:
http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=2586

Wednesday December 17, 2014 was another 9/11 that only a small percentage of the people saw and understood. Just ONE MONTH ago I shared a critical message with you on the incredible vulnerability of the US to cyber attacks, espionage, and hacking by the Chinese and Russian governments. I went on to try and wake-up people to not just the potential of having life as we know it change overnight, but the VERY REAL POSSIBILITY since such a threat is not just possible but highly probable!

As the SONY Corporation caved in to the cyber terrorists who hacked into their computer system and held them hostage costing SONY $200 million and counting, very few people in this nation could see that what transpired was no different than the attack on this nation when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7th 1941, or the planes that were flown into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon, and the one brought down by brave Americans in Pennsylvania intended to hit the US Capital on 9/11/01!

THE ONLY THING MISSING YESTERDAY WAS THE INCREDIBLE VISUALS OF THOSE PAST HORRIFIC ATTACKS, BUT THE DAMAGE WAS JUST AS REAL AND INSTEAD OF AFFECTING ONLY THOSE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AT THE LOCATION OF THE ATTACK, THIS AFFECTS EVERY MAN, WOMAN, AND CHILD IN THE NATION EVEN THOUGH A VERY SMALL PERCENTAGE EVEN UNDERSTAND WHAT HAPPENED WEDNESDAY!

Even though North Korea is being held as the likely responsible party of the cyber terrorism unleashed on SONY, the fact is they could not have accomplished what was done alone, and most likely had extensive help from their “big brother” China. Today, the diminutive and evil Kim Jung Un basks in the glory of his “victory” over the United States, and don’t kid yourself, it was a victory for the enemies of the United States as much as 9/11 was a victory for Muslims worldwide!

There is only ONE RESPONSE required from our nation, and that is to send a message to Pyongyang and the world that we will NOT be bullied by cyber terrorists nor will we sit back and have our companies and government attacked in this destructive way without a swift and forceful response. As I type these words, US military aircraft should be dropping bombs on strategic targets in North Korea such as the Presidential palace.

At the same time, our diplomats should reach out to their counterparts in China, Japan, South Korea, as well as the other nations in Asia as bombs are being dropped on North Korea with the clear and concise message to the world that the United States WILL NOT sit back and have the computer systems of our companies or government hacked into and critical information stolen without a response that carries the full force of the United States military!

Sadly, this gutless administration will do NOTHING of any significance and we will look back in future years on the date of 12/17/14 in the same way we look back on 12/7/41 and 9/11/01!!! What happened to SONY will keep happening as our lack or response will only embolden our enemies. It may have started with some emails and a movie, but it will end with the very computers that we depend upon for our daily lives!

Read again the sobering words below I shared with you just one month ago. The hand of God’s judgment is GONE from this nation. We are subject to being destroyed in numerous ways. None is as easy, as swift, or as complete, as attacks on our cyber infrastructure that runs every facet of our daily lives. EVERYTHING WE DO IN OUR LIVES IS DEPENDANT UPON THAT CYBER INFRASTRUCTURE THAT COULD BE ATTACKED AND DESTROYED AT ANY MOMENT!

Will we wake up before it is too late and turn back to God and His Truth, or will we be like the children of Israel numerous times who woke up one morning and spent generations in captivity for their sin and rebellion to Almighty God? With each passing day, our opportunity to repent and turn back to God and His Truth fades away and the full wrath and judgment of God on our nation becomes more apparent!

(from the Liveprayer Daily Devotional 11/18/2014)

The incredible vulnerability of the United States to cyber attacks, espionage, theft, and hacking by the Chinese and Russian governments! Most people have no idea the extent of hacking, theft, and espionage takes place in cyber space on a DAILY basis! Not only is the US totally vulnerable in these areas, but because the infrastructure of our entire lives is now computer based, life as we know it could end in a moment!

As I have shared over the years about God’s pending judgment on this nation for our sin and wickedness, the natural question I often get is how would it be possible for God to punish this nation similar to when He punished the children of Israel many times for their rebellion. I have shared in the past how God could easily impact the lives of every man, woman, and child through the economy, how Islam could become the United States Babylon, but the fact is the easiest way for God to end life as we know it literally overnight would be by destroying our computer infrastructure.

I have talked to you in the past about the possibility of being attacked by an EMP bomb (ElectroMagneticPulse bomb), or E-bomb. Without getting to technical, it is a missile that is shot into space, detonated miles above its target, and emits an electromagnetic mist over its target. The result is all computers are rendered useless. TV and radio signals are blocked. Anything with electronics in it, like your car for instance, are damaged. Just think about having computers rendered useless. There would be no electricity, no water, no communications, no banking, no air traffic, no ANYTHING that is dependent upon computers. In an instant, the affected area goes from the 21st century back to the stone age!

With all of our daily lives dependant upon computers to turn on our lights, get water, put gas in our car, shop, bank, to do ANYTHING, destroying our computer infrastructure by a foreign enemy would take us back into the stone-age overnight! Every day companies have corporate secrets stolen, have the private information of their customers stolen, often have their internet operations held ransom , in addition to simple hacking and intentional destruction of websites and information stored online.

The vast percentage of this activity is not being conducted by organized criminal groups here and around the world, but by foreign governments! It is KNOWN that most of this activity is being conducted by the Chinese and Russian governments. Again, not organizations within China or Russia, but the actual governments themselves!!! To be fair, I have no doubt our own government is involved in similar efforts, but the fact remains corporate America as well as city, state, and government operations are ALL vulnerable to attacks on their cyber infrastructure!

Please understand, this can happen without the foot of one foreign soldier ever stepping on US soil. This is not a James Bond fantasy device. It exists today! My whole purpose today is not to scare anyone, but to help inform and educate you. I hear people all the time act like we are such a great and powerful nation and are immune even from God’s judgment. People tell me all the time that they can’t see God doing anything to us. I am certain that the children of Israel felt the same way. They were the beneficiaries of God’s blessings and no doubt felt they were safe and secure from their enemies and even from God Himself.

Yet the Bible clearly documents how God did judge the children of Israel, many times, for their sin and rebellion. I am certain that in the years, months, weeks, and days prior to God’s judgment falling, they arrogantly lived in open rebellion to God and His Truth, almost like they were taunting Him to do something. Most I am sure, were so blinded by their sin they didn’t even think for a second God might hold them accountable for their sins, even though we have the record of Scripture where God’s prophets in those days warned the people to repent and turn back to God or face His wrath and judgment. Sadly, the people didn’t listen.

*WE SIMPLY CAN’T KEEP LIVING DAY AFTER DAY, WEEK AFTER WEEK, MONTH AFTER MONTH, YEAR AFTER YEAR IN BLATANT AND UNREPENTANT REBELLION TO GOD AND ARROGANTLY THINK THAT WE WON’T HAVE TO PAY A PRICE FOR OUR SINS! WE ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE BY GOD FOR OUR SINS AS INDIVIDUALS, AND WE WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE BY GO FOR OUR SINS AS A NATION!!!

I love you and care about you so much. My friend, this is not a time to run and hide in fear, but a time to stand up and be counted. We are God’s children, we are the remnant, we are the ones who must warn this nation and world of God’s pending judgment and wrath. God will not be mocked. He will not sit back in silence very much longer. We are not due His wrath and judgment, we are OVERDUE His wrath and judgment!

I wonder what the people of Sodom and Gomorrah were doing the morning the fire and brimstone rained out of the heavens and destroyed their cities. I imagine they were simply living their lives, totally oblivious to what was about to happen to them. They were so lost in their sin and rebellion to God they didn’t even think for one second that He would judge them one day. I submit to you that the people in this nation are no different than the people of Sodom and Gomorrah!

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

Bill Keller

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

Turning Our Nation Back to God and His Truth

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(2 Kings 17:23)

“…until the LORD removed them from his presence, as he had warned through all his servants the prophets.” 2 Kings 17:23

Turning our nation back to God and His Truth…the ONLY REAL ANSWER AND THE ONLY REAL HOPE! As we have prepared for everything God is calling us to do, focused in earnest this year on using this incredible infrastructure God has blessed us with to help lead our nation back to the Almighty and His Truth, the biggest burden I carry is insuring that Liveprayer has the financial resources to simply end of the year with our operational budgets current.

Today my back us up against the wall, but I will not waiver and my faith is as strong as ever! We are still $7,000 short of covering the balance of our November operations, and of course with less than 2 weeks in this month, must also take care of the $40,000 we require for our December internet operations and $25,000 for the TV program in December.

So my main focus and CRITICAL need at this very moment is the final $7,000 of November’s budget that is desperately needed TODAY, and the first $10,000 of October’s budget that is also past due and needs to be covered by this coming Monday. That leaves the final $30,000 of December’s internet operations and the $25,000 for the TV program in December required by the end of the month.

Here is what I am standing in faith for today and asking you to pray with me about. First, I am asking everyone to take some time today and pray for these critical funding needs that we have. Prayer makes a difference and it is how we have walked this journey for the past 15+ yrs. No man-made gimmicks, no selling out just to make a buck, but simply sharing our needs with the Liveprayer family and simply standing in faith for the Lord to supply those needs. HE has used friends like you to honor our faith by meeting those needs!

***Second, I need ONE friend of Liveprayer who has the ability to wire to our direct deposit into our account, or overnight to us, a gift of $7,000 that I MUST HAVE covered by the end of business today. It is CRITICAL since this involves our bandwidth that keeps all of the Liveprayer websites up and running with full accessibility. Please pray about making a special one-time, year-end gift to help me insure this is taken care of today. Email me at: bkeller@liveprayer.com to let me know you can help me and I can give you whatever banking or FedEx info you need.

Third, I need EVERYONE who has stood with me and this ministry these many years to pray about what God is calling you to do to help me insure the $10,000 from the first week of our December operations we need to bring in by Monday is taken care of. If everyone gives as they are able, for some that may be $5, others $10, others $50, still others $100, along with those who have the ability to make the sacrifce of $500, $1,000, $5,000, or more, we can insure these operational expenses are covered.

Fourth, for those who may not be able to send a gift immediately, pray about what you can do next week. Some may have never given to help God’s work here at Liveprayer or it has been a while. Would you pray about helping me with a gift since less than 1/4 of 1% of those we minister to ever give even a dollar. However, that is OK since it has always been the few who have fed the many, and if you have been blessed by Liveprayer, help me so others who need the hope of Christ can be blessed. OUR GOD IS ABLE!

Lastly, since our total need between the balance of November’s operations and the $40,000 internet budget for December and the $25,000 we require for the TV program in December is $72,000. Pray about being one of 72 friends to send a special one-time, year-end gift to Liveprayer of $1,000. That would allow us to end this year with all of our internet and TV operations current!!!

(Our operations budget for Liveprayer.com that ministers to over 2.5 million worldwide daily, sends personal responses to over 40,000 emails for prayer each 24 hours, provides unique ONLINE content daily not found on any other ministry site along with 15+ yrs of archived Daily Devotionals, TV programs, special audio and video presentations, along with our TV program that for nearly 12 years, currently seen in over 80 markets every Mon-Fri from Midnight-2am EDT, has been the ONLY “live” broadcast where people hear the unadulterated, uncompromised Truth of God’s Word applied to the issues of the day and can call in for prayer and counsel, is the same as a local church with apx 800 members who meet once a week!!!)

Will you help me today? Will you please take a minute today, and pray, seek the Lord what He is asking you to sacrifce to help me as we boldly stand where virtually nobody else will, in the marketplace declaring His Truth as unpopular as that is today, to help lead this nation back to God and Biblicla Truth while leading the lost to faith in Jesus Christ!

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! After 15+ yrs of Liveprayer impacting literally tens of millions of lives worldwide for Christ, seeing over 900,000 souls we know of come to faith in Jesus, still averaging apx. 2,000 each week, we have embarked on the final work of this ministry and of my service to the Lord. At age 56, this will take me through whatever time I have left in this brief life.

I am a bit weary, but my resolve never waivers. Now more than ever I need my friends who have walked this journey of faith with me, those friends we have stood in the gap for during their darkest hours, those we have rejoiced with in the times of blessings, to stand with me and help me!

You know me well enough by now to know I am one of the few people you can count on day in and day out who will not back down, never compromise the Truth of God’s Word, with a 15+ yr track record to prove that. There is only ONE THING I ultimately care about and that is the eternal souls of men. I can’t be bought off since the value of even one soul is immeasurable. What price can you put on Jesus dying on that cross???

No matter what obstacles satan puts in my way, with God’s help and the help of you, my dear friends in the Liveprayer family, WE WILL OVERCOME THEM! I pray that in some small way, watching me walk out my faith for the world to see literally every day since August 31, 1999, your faith has been increased and you have learned to never give up and keep trusting the Lord each step of your journey!!!

In this moment of great need, I am asking you to pray for me, stand with me, and help me the best you can. In advance let me say thank you, God’s richest blessings be with you, and know you and your family are in my prayers each day as we prepare in just one week to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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

A Reminder of What Islam is Really About Especially for Women

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(Genesis 1:27; Galatians 3:28)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, is the King James version of the Bible the only version that has NOT been perverted in any way?

ANSWER: The KJV of the Bible is simply an “English translation” of the Hebrew and Greek texts the Bible was originally written in. ALL English Bibles are translations. It is a complete fallacy to try to compare different English translations since that is like comparing apples and oranges. Each has to be compared to the original texts they were translated from. The major English translations, KJV, NKJV, NIV, and NAS (Biblical scholars conclude the NAS is the most accurate English translation) are all very true to the original texts with no problems in any of the critical doctrinal areas. I personally do not endorse the more “casual” translations like the Good News Bible, though many find the more “conversational” translations easier to read.

A reminder what Islam is really about, especially for women! **WATCH THIS SPECIAL YOUTUBE VIDEO MESSAGE TO MUSLIM WOMEN FROM BILL KELLER!

The Taliban in Pakistan invaded a school killing 132 children and 9 teachers, beheading many of the children and burning one of the teachers alive in front of her class. This was largely payback for the Nobel Peace Prize awarded Malala, a 17-year-old activist for the education of young girls in her native Pakistan. Malala embarked on her pursuit for all young girls in Pakistan to be educated at age 11, writing a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC detailing life under the oppressive Taliban occupation.

She made international news in October of 2012 when a Taliban gunman approached her and shot her at point blank range, one bullet hit the left side of Malala’s forehead, traveled under her skin through the length of her face, and then went into her shoulder. She remained unconscious and in critical condition for several days after the attack, but later her condition improved enough for her to be sent to England for intensive rehabilitation.

Sadly, Malala continues to embrace the false religion of Islam that she was born into, the very religion that tried to silence her voice. As noble as her efforts are in helping to insure young girls in Pakistan receive an education, an even more noble effort would be to renounce the lies of the false religion of Islam and their teachings regarding women that have existed since the inception of Islam 1400 years ago! Islam is also about treating women as nothing more than slaves and the “property of their husband.” What happened to Malala happens to women in Muslim homes around the world every day when they rebel against the teachings of this false religion born in the pits of hell!

In Islam, woman are not equal to men in any way. The Qur’an says that the testimony of a woman is not equal to that of a man. It says that the testimony of two women is required to be equal to the testimony of one man. Call in two male witnesses from among you, but if two men cannot be found, then one man and two women whom you judge fit to act as witnesses. (Qur’an 2:282 Dawood) Interestingly, Islam teaches the vast majority of those in hell are women. Ibn Abbas reported that Allah’s Messenger said: I had a chance to look into paradise and I found that majority of the people was poor and I looked into the Fire and there I found the majority constituted by women. (Muslim, vol. 4, hadith 6597, p. 1432).

In the false religion of Islam, beating women is not only common, but something their “holy book” encourages. “And those (wives) you fear may be rebellious admonish; banish them to their couches, and beat them.” (Qur’an 4:34, Arberry) Many hadiths encourage wife beating. Umar reported the Prophet as saying, “A man will not be asked about why he beat his wife.” (Mishkat Al-Masabih, p. 693: Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah) Mohammed was also recorded to have beat his wives.

Of course, a woman’s chief responsibility is to satisfy her husband sexually. Mohammad gave strong warnings to women who would not accommodate their husbands/masters desire. Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (p.) said, “If a man invites his wife to sleep with him an she refuses to come to him, then angels send their curses on her till morning.” (Bukhari, vol. 7, hadith 121, p. 93) For the Muslim man, upon his death he believes there will be many virgins waiting for him. “Surely for the godfearing awaits a place of security, gardens and vineyards and maidens with swelling breasts, like of age, and a cup overflowing.” (Qur’an 78:31-33, Arberry) In the world of Islam, women have no legal standing, and are little more than a man’s punching bag and sex object.

I love you and care about you so much. Pray for Malala to come to know Jesus as her Savior, since no matter what she accomplishes in her life, without Christ when her journey is over she will die and end up in hell for eternity as ALL who reject fiath in Jesus will. Eternity in hell will make her long for the days she lived under the oppressive rule of the Taliban!

Why a woman would want to be part of the false religion of Islam is beyond me. They are believed to be inferior to men and little more than slaves who exist for the benefit of men. I have no clue why any woman would want to be part of these lies from the pits of hell, especially when you know the TRUTH about women as God tell us in His Word. All throughout the Bible, women have played an incredible role in the plan of God. We see women being used by God in incredible ways, helping to fulfill His Divine plan. Women have always played a key role in God’s work, and I want to make sure we never lose sight of how important they are in the Kingdom of God.

THE LIE OF SATAN THROUGH THE TEACHINGS OF THE FALSE RELIGION OF ISLAM IS THAT WOMEN ARE INFERIOR TO MEN. THE TRUTH OF GOD’S WORD TEACHES THAT MEN AND WOMEN ARE EQUAL!!!

I want to encourage women who are following the lies of Islam that you are NOT inferior to a man. God made you EQUAL with men. He loves you, has a special plan and purpose for your life, and wants the best for you. The fact is a large percentage of women in Islam did not choose these beliefs or make a conscience decision to commit their lives to them, they were born or married into them. You cannot be born or married into Christianity. It is a choice, a decision you have to make to give your heart and life to Jesus. He loves you and wants to have an everlasting relationship with you. You don’t need your parents or a man or anyone else to know Jesus as your personal Savior. It is a relationship you enter into by faith.

The fact is that all of us, men and women, are born with the sin of Adam in addition to those sins we commit during our life. It is our sin that separates us from God our Creator. But God loved us so much, He sent Jesus to die for our sins. That is why it is faith in Jesus alone, not Mohammed, but the Jesus of the Bible who is GOD that will save your soul. It is not too late. You can turn from the lies of Islam today and ask Jesus into your heart and life by faith and He will. Take a moment, pray, and ask God to open your heart and watch this video clip:
http://www.liveprayer.com/plan.cfm

THE LIE OF SATAN THROUGH THE TEACHINGS OF THE FALSE RELIGION OF ISLAM IS THAT WOMEN ARE INFERIOR TO MEN. THE TRUTH OF GOD’S WORD TEACHES THAT MEN AND WOMEN ARE EQUAL!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill keller

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

The Real 1%

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(Revelation 13:11-18)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I was in a conversation with a brother after our weekly Bible study and he tried to make the case that pornography is OK as long as you watch it with your spouse. I don’t think what he said was correct, was it?

ANSWER: This is a classic example of what happens when you want to do something you know you shouldn’t, but satan gives you all the justification you need. He is the author of compromise! The short answer is NO! Below are 3 critical Devotionals of many I have written over the years on this issue, the first deals specifically with the question you raise. My suggestion is to copy it and send it to your friend.
http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=3952
http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=822
http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=3060

The REAL 1%! While we are seeing anarchy around the world, and now in the streets of our own nation, I want to tell you today about the REAL 1%! The real 1% are not part of some political ideology, they are the true followers of Christ who have not sold out, have not bowed their knee to baal, and have taken their stand for Jesus in these last days!

As the soul of this nation is being lost more and more each day, we are seeing an uprising in the streets of people whose lives are not being guided by the Truth of the Bible, but the lies of this temporal world. As the Truth of the Bible, the only truth that exists, is taken out of our culture, men are turned into animals being guided by a reprobate mind. As the Spirit of the living God is taken out of our culture, it is replaced with lawlessness and the full evil of satan and his minions!

*THIS IS WHY I HAVE BEEN PREACHING FOR OVER 15 YEARS, SHARING WITH YOU VIRTUALLY EVERY DAY THAT OUR TIME IS SHORT. OUR EFFORTS TO TURN THIS NATION BACK TO GOD AND HIS TRUTH GO TO THE NEXT LEVEL THE FIRST OF NOVEMBER. THERE IS NO MORE TIME. THE SOUL OF OUR NATION, THUS THE SOULS OF OVER 300 MILLION PEOPLE, ARE AT STAKE! GOOD WILL DEFEAT EVIL, THE LIGHT OVERCOME THE DARKNESS!

When I was going through my formal theological training 24 years ago, I have to admit that I really never saw the probability of some of the things spoken of in the Book of Revelation happening in my lifetime. I thought it was impossible in the world as we knew it in the 90s to ever see a one-world government, or economy, or religion. There were just too many factors that made that type of scenario impossible. Fast forward to the year 2014, and we now live in a world that is ripe for the emergence of a one-world government, economy, and religion.

My warnings for the past 6 years about President Obama have been about the spiritual impact of his philosophies on politics and life and the fact he opposes God on every major spiritual issue of our day. The danger of his socialist political ideology is that it puts the United States in play to see the formation of a one-world government, economy, and religion. It now aligns us with most of the European countries and many other nations around the world, making it very possible for the pages of Revelation to be fulfilled, even in our lifetime!

We have already been living in a global economy for several decades now. China has recently been pushing for a new world currency to replace the dollar. With the declining value of the dollar, discussion of a new one-world currency takes on a new significance. There is no doubt that due to the economic crisis across the globe, the advent of a one-world currency and economic system could happen rather quickly. Economists will proffer the new one-world currency and economic system as the answer to the current economic crisis that is affecting all of the nations of the world.

A one-world government could easily fall into place as well. With the UN and other organizations involving numerous nations, with the European Union, the loose North American Union involving the United States, Canada, and Mexico, the transformation of the governments in the Middle East, the ability to pull together the various governments around the world becomes a much easier task. Once again, the political philosophies of President Obama makes the United States a ripe candidate for these type of alliances that could easily evolve into a one-world government.

Also ripe like never before, is the reality of a one-world religion. With much of the world void of any faith, with the better percentage of two full generations in the United States having never even been to church, there is a great spiritual void in the world that could be easily filled by a one-world religion. Look at the rise of satanic cult member Glenn Beck trying to bring the religions of the world together. You have a rise in New Age teachings that spew the lie from hell everyone will get to heaven regardless what they believe. People, still hunger to fill that spiritual void only being reconnected to God their Creator through faith in Jesus Christ can fill, so the emergence of a one-world religion is more likely today than ever before in human history.

I love you and care about you so much. My purpose today is not to get into a deep discussion of eschatology, or end time events, but to encourage you to be part of the real 1%! The fact is, Jesus is coming back as He promised, the world will ultimately be judged as God unleashes His wrath upon His fallen creation, those who know Jesus as their Savior by faith will be forever in Heaven, and that in the end, God wins!!! The key for you today is that the one-world government, economy, and religion spoken of in the Bible is more of a reality today than ever before, and why the real 1% must take their stand for Christ.

The time is short and that is why I am so passionate about the last work God has called me to perform here at Liveprayer, and that is to help lead this nation back to God and to Biblical Truth while we still have that chance. While we minister to the needs of people around the world each day, bring God’s Truth into the marketplace, and lead lost souls to faith in Jesus Christ, leading the United States back to God and to His Truth is the only hope we have to redeem this rebellious nation.

We no longer have the luxury of sitting back in apathy and hoping things will change. Things will only change if we actively initiate the change. We have the power of God with us. We have the Truth of His Word to gudies us. We either sit back and watch our nation continue to sink into the spiritual abyss and lost forever, or we take our stand now and lead this spiritual revolution since the only answer and the only hope we have of escaping God’s continued wrath and judgment is to turn back to our Creator and to Biblical Truth. There is no time left, we must act now!!! Will you be part of the REAL 1%??

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

Bill Keller

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

Turning Back to God and His Truth is the Only Answer There Is

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(Jonah 3:5-10)

***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.

Turning back to God and His Truth is the ONLY answer there is, as those hoping for a political answer saw that option completely obliterated over these past several days! For those who were still holding out hope for some political answer to help turn this nation around, especially after a landslide victory by Republicans just 6 weeks ago, it is time to wake up and deal with reality!

Reality is those who control the two major political parties are one in the same, there is really no difference and never has been. With the passing of the $1.1 trillion dollar spending bill, President Obama got all the money he wanted to advance the nightmare that has or will affect every man, woman, and
child known as Obamacare, his lawless immigration policy the heads of BOTH parties support, and his failed green energy push to eliminate fossil fuels.

Meanwhile, the Republicans got provisions they wanted allowing people to give virtually unlimited amounts of money effectively killing the Tea Party. Back in the early 90s, Promise Keepers rose up as a true move of God’s Holy Spirit impacting millions of men. After the first few years, Coach McCartney who God gave this vision to, gave in to allow the organization to be “organized” and make many key people lots of money, ultimately killing that true move of the Spirit. Likewise, the Tea Party rose up in 2009 as a sovereign move of the people.

Sadly, people like Dick Armey who created Freedom Works, Mormon cult member Glenn Beck, and several others found ways to “organize” and worse, PROFIT off of the Tea Party that took the organic power out of the movement. The Tea Party was virtually a non-player in the recent Republican wave this past November and with these new campaign finance laws opening the money-gates, will never be able to compete monetarily against the establishment and has thus been neutered.

This also insures what I told you earlier this year that the 2016 nominee for the Republican Party will be Mitt Romney, a 5th generation high priest of a satan worshipping cult leading souls to hell with a false gospel. While the blind will cheer him to victory, very few will comprehend that if God allows such a person to rise to the Presidency it will be the final nail in the coffin of the soul of the United States!

Sadly, those cheering the loudest will be Christians! In this generation of Biblically illiterate and discernment-less people in the pews of weak and compromised churches, they will not even remember Romney was the Dr. Frankenstein who created Jonathan Gruber, that he signed into law $50 co-pay abortions as governor of Massachusetts, and supported the perversion of God’s Holy Institution of Marriage allowing people of the same sex to legally marry in his state.

They also have no clue Romney will be running for ONE REASON, and that is to be the fulfillment of the satanic prophecy of his cult’s founder Joseph Smith. The “White Horse Prophecy” stated that the United States will be in a time of great turmoil and a Mormon will become President, setting aside the US Constitution and enacting a Mormon theocracy. Crazy you say? Romney, Beck and all in their cult believe it. In college at BYU, Romney’s closest friends all called him “the one,” believing he WAS the fulfillment of Smith’s White Horse Prophecy.

Did you ever think you would have a President who we still don’t really know where he was born, how he got into Occidental, Columbia, or Harvard? We have NO CLUE who paid for his incredibly expensive college tuition over those many years. As the first black president of the Harvard Law Review, why have all of his writings been sealed? For that matter, why has the President spent several million sealing and scrubbing ALL of his personal information such as his birth, passport, school, and social security records???

As I told you earlier this year (
http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=5630 ), if God does allow Mormon cult member Mitt Romney to become the 45th President of the United States, this nation is done! It will be the final death nil as God will have totally abandoned our land and we will see His full wrath and judgment unleashed.

Will we be like the children of Israel or the people of Nineveh? The United States is at a fork in the road. We will either experience the full wrath and judgment of God like the children of Israel, or we will see God stay His hand of punishment for a season and millions get saved like the people of Nineveh!!!

In the Old Testament, while the priests of the day sat in their beautiful homes, dressed in the best clothes, eating the most sumptuous food, living like royalty by compromising with the politicians of their day and telling the people things to make them feel good for a few minutes in order to keep the money rolling in (sound familiar?), the prophets lived in caves, dressed in meager clothes, ate cow dung, and were scorned, ridiculed, hated, and dismissed by the masses as fools.

Why? Because the prophet couldn’t be bought by the politicians of the day. The prophets called out the priests for their compromise and using God for their own commerce. The prophets had the guts to not care about people being upset with their message, since their only loyalty was to God and the message He gave them to preach. No matter how unpopular their message was, no matter how may times they were beaten, thrown in prison, spat upon, they never wavered.

Sadly, many times in the early history of Israel, they turned their back on God. They engaged in every kind of sin you can name. They forsook God for the false gods and idols of the world. The prophet saw the judgment of God coming. The prophet warned the people of his coming wrath if they didn’t repent. There was a remnant, those who refused to bow their knee to baal. However, this remnant was mostly silent.

The masses of the day rejected the warnings of the prophet. As the prophet warned, God’s wrath and judgment was poured out on the children of Israel. I have no doubt they were oblivious to what was about to happen. I also have no doubt that as they suffered the judgment of God they remembered the warnings of the prophet that they tuned out and ignored!

The hope for this nation lies in the account of what happened in Nineveh. God sent a very reluctant and rebellious prophet to Nineveh. God had to deal with Jonah in a harsh way before he was willing to deliver God’s Word to the people. However, once he was obedient, the people not only heard his warning of God’s pending judgment, but they responded!

The Bible tells how they repented of their sins, they turned to the God of Israel, and millions were saved as God stayed His judgment for a season. AMEN! My Bible says God is no respecter of person. If God stayed His hand of judgment on the people of Nineveh, God will stay His hand of judgment on the people of the United States! The key is, will we respond to the warnings from the prophet as the people of Nineveh, or will we respond to the warnings from the prophet as the children of Israel?

I love you and care about you so much! Just like in Israel, there is a remnant, those who are faithful to the Lord and won’t bow their knee to baal! Today, the remnant here in the United States must not be silent but rise up! As I have faithfully delivered God’s Truth for over 22 yrs, every day here at Liveprayer for 15+ yrs and on nearly 12 years on TV, I can’t do this alone. I need you, the remnant, to rise up and help me!

Several years ago, right before God began to unleash His judgment on this nation thru the economy, the Lord led me to launch the Jonah Project. Most dismissed it at the time, but in hindsight, it was God trying to prepare His people for what was to come. Take a few minutes and go to the Jonah Project web page at, http://www.liveprayer.com/jonah

There is a 7-8 min. video that will play when you get there which lays out the vision of the Jonah Project. Again, as you will see, it was God preparing His people for action as He began to unleash His judgment on our nation. Pray, SEE the vision, get signed up, and be part of this last days remnant who is going to call this nation to repentance and to turn back to God and His Truth.

***As we head into the final 16 days of the year, please be in prayer with me for the operational finances we require right away. We still require the final $10,000 of our November shortfall and I am praying for 1 of our friends in the Liveprayer family to help us with a special year-end gift to insure this amount is covered TODAY so we can begin to work on the $40,000 we require for our December internet operations and the $25,000 we require for the TV program in December.

—>Please 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! Just 10 people making that special sacrifce would cover our November shortfall,and 75 people would insure we end the year with 100% of our basic internet and TV operations current!!!

The Bible teaches to give according to your ability to give. For some that may be $5, for other it may be $20, for others it may be $50. Still others God has blessed and you can make a sacrifce today of $100, $300, $500, $1,000, or more. Never forget that it is not the amount God sees, but your sacrifice, and He will honor your heart as you obey His voice.

Will you help me today? Will you please take a minute today, and pray, seek the Lord what He is asking you to sacrifce to help me as we boldly stand where virtually nobody else will, in the marketplace declaring His Truth as unpopular as that is today, to help lead this nation back to God and Biblicla Truth while leading the lost to faith in Jesus Christ!

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 made the decision 20 yrs ago that my only allegiance was to the Lord and His Truth, to see souls saved. I have had numerous opportunities over the years to compromise as so many do in order to raise money. I have had the opportunity over the years to soften the message, not deal with the real issues, so people will feel good instead of being challenged. Because I have refused to play the games most in large ministries do just to raise money, because I don’t play church politics, like the OT prophets, I am scorned, ridiculed, hated, both by the Christian establishment and those who deny God and His Word. But that is OK. In the end, when I take my last breath, like each one of us the only one I have to answer to is God.

When my work is over, I want to proudly bow before our Lord knowing I had run the race, I hadn’t compromised, I hadn’t sold out, I had been faithful to the Gospel, and the furit of my labor are the tens of millions of lives impacted for the Lord and the more than 900,000 souls we know of who came to know Jesus by faith! All of that has only been made possible by friends like you, the remnant, who has stood with me in prayer and making the sacrifce to give to enable this ministry to do the work we have been called to.

I ask again, “will we respond to the warnings from the prophet as the people of Nineveh, or will we respond to the warnings from the prophet as the children of Israel?”

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

Bill Keller

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

It Is A Time of Year for Great Feasts

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(Proverbs 25:27)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, even though I am a Christian, I don’t have the love for others (thy neighbor) that Jesus commands us to have. I have been praying for the Holy Spirit to supernaturally fill me with this love, but it hasn’t happened. All I know to do is keep praying about it. Any suggestions?

ANSWER: This is a common question Believers have. Loving others is NOT something nobody does naturally. It require the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit that resides with all Believers. Pray, and seek the Lord for that supernatural ability to “love others as you love yourself.” The old adage practice makes perfect is true. The more you practice loving others, the more you will find the ability to love your neighbor no matter who that neighbor is!

With Thanksgiving behind us, and Christmas ahead, it is a time of year for great feasts. In my years of ministry, I could always get the “Amen corner” into my sermons when I preached against homosexuality, preached against the more visible sins. On those occasions when I preached on the sin of gluttony, it usually got very quiet. I realize this will be a difficult read for many today, but that is one reason I am here to challenge you.

Let me say right up front, gluttony IS a sin. God said so. Anything that you do in excess, to your detriment, to the detriment of your ability to serve God, that is ahead of your daily relationship with God, is a sin.

Let me also add something very important. There are just as many skinny gluttons as overweight gluttons! Let me say that once more. There are just as many skinny gluttons as overweight gluttons. Being overweight can be caused by many things, and just because a person is heavy, does NOT mean they are a glutton. Again, ANYTHING that you put ahead of your relationship with the Lord is a sin. If you are a thin person, but put food ahead of your relationship with Christ, you are a glutton!

I know that during the Holiday season many sit down to some incredible feasts. I am not saying you shouldn’t, and I am not saying you should not enjoy food. I believe God gave us food to nourish our body, our taste buds to enjoy food, and eating is a wonderful part of our life. Gluttony however refers to eating in excess. I know many fine men and women of God that live tremendous lives and do great works for the Lord. However, this is an area that they struggle with and that is why I bring it to you today.

Like all sin, gluttony can be overcome, not in our own strength, but in His. Like all sins, if you fight this battle, you need a battle plan. God can give you that plan, the strength to carry it out, and the perseverance to get victory. Like in other sins though, the question becomes, do you really want victory? Do you really want to conquer this foe? Do you even recognize that this is a problem in your life?

At this point, you have either accepted through the prompting of the Holy Spirit that this is an issue in your life, or you have realized that this is not something that you battle with. If you are in the latter category, then I would encourage you to pray for those who do fight this battle each day.

I have no doubt that you know people in your family, school, workplace, church, that are going through this struggle. Pray for them today. Pray that the Lord would open their eyes and show them this is a problem they need to deal with. Pray that they will have the courage, like anyone who is dealing with a specific sin, to admit it and allow the Lord to help them get victory over gluttony.

I love you, care about you, and realize the sensitive nature of this sin. But there is no use in hiding it or candy-coating the problem. It is time to recognize it as a problem, and get busy fighting it and letting God help you to become victorious over this battle in your life.

If you are struggling with gluttony today, I will be praying specifically for you. I realize what a difficult struggle this can be. If you will take that first step, admit this is a problem, God will help you be victorious in this battle with gluttony!

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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