Life is a Mist – Are you Read to Stand Before God

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(James 4:14)

Life is a mist, are YOU ready to stand before God? Last June, Tim Russert, the host of NBC’s Meet the Press and the Washington Bureau Chief for NBC news, woke up in Europe with his wife and son where they were celebrating his son’s graduation from college. He flew back to Washington in the morning to prepare for that Sunday’s Meet the Press program and was in the audio booth cutting some of the audio for the program when he had a heart attack and died. Russert’s death is a classic reminder of what I share with you so often of how fragile this life is and how quickly it is over. Tim Russert woke up that morning in Europe, flew to Washington, was in his office preparing for his Sunday television program, and died before the day was over.

My friend, tomorrow is promised to none of us. We never know if we will even see the end of today!!!

We all take our lives for granted most of the time. TODAY, take a moment, and realize how brief your life really is. I am thankful to God to be here today, to still be doing what He has called me to do. But I never forget for a moment, our life is a gift from above. Don’t take it for granted! For each one of us, the one certainty is that one day this life will be over and we will pass into eternity. It is not a question of if, only when. That is why I try often to reinforce to you that we must live each day to its fullest. Our purpose in this life is to serve and glorify God. When it is over, the only thing that we will take with us from this life is our personal relationship with Christ.

Back in August of 2001, I had a chance to play in a charity golf tournament. During these past 111+ months since Liveprayer started, I have had very little time to play a game I really enjoy. It was a very enjoyable round. Beautiful country club near Brandon, Florida. Warm but overcast Florida summer day. Wonderful people playing. Not to mention I actually played pretty well for not having played much. On the 8th hole, I hit a 150 yard approach a little short and ended up in a greenside bunker. I was talking to the gentleman I was playing with as we approached the bunker. I have always had a very bad habit of chewing on my tee while playing. Nervous energy I guess. As I waited for another player in our foursome to hit his shot, I took a deep breath and actually inhaled the tee.

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

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

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

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

I love you and care about you so very much. Please pray for Tim Russert’s wife and family, that they will know the Lords comfort and strength as they continue to deal with their loss. I don’t know if Tim had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ or not, but I know the second he took his last breath he was standing before God. At that moment, it didn’t matter that he was the well known host of Meet the Press, the only thing that mattered was if He knew Jesus as His personal Lord and Savior.

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

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

(C)opryright 2010, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Mormons are not Christians

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(Galatians 1:6-12)

Mormons are not Christians! Sadly, money and power has become the god of many major Christian leaders. Years ago, I was shocked and appalled when doing research on Rev. Moon’s Unification cult, I discovered he cleverly had set up numerous pro-family, socially conservative organizations, and through those organizations funneled millions of dollars to most every major Christian leader of the day to buy himself mainstream credibility.

I was once again shaken out of my naive state in 2007 when I watched major Christian leaders endorsing known satanic cult member Mitt Romney for President, trading in their faith for whatever short term money and power they received for backing him. So I should not be shocked when I saw this past Tuesday, Pat Robertson personally interviewing national radio and TV host Glenn Beck as Beck made the rounds selling his new book that deals with “faith.”

What is disgusting is that Glenn Beck is part of the MORMON CULT!!! He sat there and talked about his “faith,” his “Lord,” his “baptism,” and never once did Robertson challenge him that Mormonism is totally inconsistent with Biblical Christianity. Of course Beck has a very popular national radio program where he shares his conservative beliefs. For several years he was the conservative voice on CNN, and has now moved his TV program to the FOX News Network.

FOX News Sean Hannity, makes sure he often lets people know he is a Christian and had some minor theological training in a Catholic seminary, ignorantly calls Beck a “brother in the Lord.” I chalk that up to Hannity’s theological ignorance. But Pat Robertson? It is no wonder why most Christians have been conned into thinking Mormons are Christians. The Mormon cult spends millions each year on public relations to give that misleading impression. Plus, you have those in the Mormon cult who make that false claim. Worse of all, you have major Christian leaders like Robertson and Dobson giving this cult mainstream credibility!!!

Beck, like all members of his satanic cult, is a LIAR! He talks on the air about his belief in God, Jesus, and the Bible, and that he is just like any other Christian. He has calculated that the theologically ignorant masses will simply assume that he is talking about the God and Jesus of the Bible and that when he speaks of the Bible, he views it as his final authority in all matters.

Here are just a few of the theological issues that makes the satanic Mormon cult totally inconsistent with Biblical Christianity and why a Mormon is no more a Christian than a Muslim is. These are the things the lying Mr. Beck won’t tell you, so I will. The god of the Mormon cult is NOT the God of the Bible. Their “god” is named Elohim and was once a man like you and I who came from another planet. Mormon theology teaches that men can eventually become a god and have their own planet. Beck, as a member of this cult, believes that he too will one day become a god. When he talks about “god,” he is talking about this fictitious god of Mormonism and NOT the God of the Bible!

This holds true for Jesus. The jesus of Mormon theology is not God incarnate as the Bible teaches. The Mormon jesus was not supernaturally conceived by the Holy Ghost, but the natural offspring of their “god” Elohim who had sex with Mary, meaning he is a created being no different than you and I. Mormons also teach that their jesus had several wives and children, again, in compete contradiction to what the Bible teaches. The jesus of Beck and the Mormon cult is also the brother of Lucifer and will return not to the Mt. Of Olives as the Bible teaches, but to Independence, Missouri to set up his earthly Kingdom. When Beck talks about “jesus,” he is NOT talking about the true Jesus of the Bible!

*What Jesus you put your faith in is so critical, since this is why anyone who puts their faith in the imaginary jesus of Joseph Smith and the satanic Mormon cult will die in their sins and their souls burn forever in the flames of hell!

What about the Bible and true Christian churches? Mormons love to use the Bible and quote from the Bible to support their deception that they are Christians. The trademark of all cults and false religions, even those who use the Bible, is that it is NOT their final authority. In the Mormon cult, their authority does not come from the Bible which they view as incomplete and not reliable, but the writings of Smith, the Book of Mormon, the Pearl of Great Price, and the Doctrine and Covenants. These are the writings that form the false theology of this cult.

Beck and all Mormons believe that non-Mormons are “abominations.” While they don’t have the guts the Muslims do to publicly call a non-Muslim an infidel who should be put to death, a Mormon views a Biblical Christian as part of a “false religion” and void of all authority. Glenn Beck believes a Bible-believing Christian, the very people he is courting so hard, are an abomination!

Like in all cults, the average member hasn’t got a clue what their cult really believes. You only get to know everything after you have proven yourself to be a loyal and worthy member of the cult. That is true in the Mormon cult as well. Most Mormons go to their “church,” sing many of the same hymns they sing at the Baptist church down the road, give their tithe, read a few passages out of the Bible, hear a message about being a “good person,” and go home. It is only when you get to become a “temple Mormon” that you really learn all of the deep, dark, beliefs of Mormonism.

The Mormon temple rituals are actually little more than the temple rituals Smith copied from another cult, Freemasonry! Smith who was involved in the Masonic cult, simply copied and incorporated their chants, handshakes, and ceremonies when he started the Mormon cult. These are the same chants, handshakes, and ceremonies Mitt Romney participated in when he took his oath to the Mormon cult above anything else, INCLUDING THE U.S. GOVERNMENT AND CONSTITUTION!

The average person has no idea that the ultimate goal of the Mormon cult is to establish a theocracy here in the United States. Joseph Smith, the cult’s founder actually ran for the Presidency. So did Mitt Romney’s father. This cult has the very real goal of establishing the “Kingdom of God,” which means advancing the physical and earthly organization of the multi-billion dollar Mormon cult.

There is a special room in the Mormon Temple located in Washington, DC that has been prepared and in place for over 30 years, which will be the seat of power for the Mormon-led government which will supplant our current government. This was the vision Smith laid out less than 200 years ago, and Mitt Romney and those in the hierarchy and leadership of the Mormon cult see this as the time for that vision to become fulfilled!

I love you and care about you so much. Sadly, because those who people view as leaders like Robertson give Beck a forum to spew his lies without challenging him, only reinforces the Mormon deception that they are Christians. I have done my best in a limited amount of time to give you a brief overview of the false and satanic beliefs of the Mormon cult.. I have just barely scratched the surface, but just in what I have shared with you today, NOBODY in their right mind could ever believe that a Mormon is a Christian.

When you study Mormon theology and understand the wild beliefs of Smith and this cult, you need faith greater than I will ever hope to have to believe what they do. There is no logic to it and there is absolutely nothing they believe that has any basis in realty or can be proven. The mythical gold tablets Smith said he found . Men who become gods and have their own planet where they have many wives and create “spirit babies.” It all makes Star Trek look believable!

The Mormon cult shares some of the same scientific fantasies of the Scientology cult dreamed up by that science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard. It also has some elements of the false religion of Islam in that they believe all non-Mormons are an abomination and they will one day rule the earth. As I shared earlier, they have also taken some of the dark, satanic rituals of the Masonic cult and incorporated them into their temple ceremonies.

Listen, Glenn Beck and those in this cult can believe whatever they want. God gave us free will, and men who live in rebellion to God since the very beginning have dreamed up the wildest and most ridiculous things, and sadly people who were spiritually void chose to believe their lies and will be lost for all eternity because of it. My main point is that they be honest and truthful about what they believe. The danger of Mormonism is that they are deceptive (just look at their name, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) and will lie without conscience just like the father of lies, satan (John 8:44), to get people to join their cult, leading their eternal souls to hell.

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

(C)opryright 2010, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Thanksgiving Day

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THANKSGIVING DAY

(1 Thessalonians 5:18)

On this day we celebrate as Thanksgiving, we have so much to be thankful for. I want to point out an aspect of this great verse in Paul’s letter to the church at Thessalonica that is usually overlooked and almost never preached on. While we are so thankful today for all of God’s blessings, this verse requires a great amount of maturity because it says give thanks in ALL things. How quickly we run over those words without ever thinking about the true meaning. In this society where we are so focused on winning, so
focused on the positive, so focused on things being in a state of perfection….God tries His best to help us be realistic about this sinful world we live in.

Aside from our own sinfulness, we live in a world that is infested with sin in every nook and cranny of our existence. Jesus, trying to prepare His disciples for the reality of living in this world without Him, trying to make them understand that despite the close intimate relationship they had, told them that in this world they would have problems and things would not always be perfect. This verse tell us that every day we should give thanks in “all” things.

Spiritual maturity comes in when you understand that this verse is
actually telling you to give thanks not only for those things you look at as good, but also the bad things that happen to you as well. That is hard for us to understand why we should be thankful for those terrible things that happen to us along life’s journey, but we have no way of knowing the mind of God, we have no way of understanding completely His plan or purpose, we just can’t comprehend all of the things God does in the situations we live through. It is hard to imagine giving thanks for things like marriage problems, divorce, the death of a loved one, financial difficulties, health problems, strife with friends, problems in your local fellowship, difficulties on the job, and any other bad things we experience in life. Hard to imagine.

But when you realize that God is still on the throne, that He is still in control, then you by faith, have to thank Him and trust Him even in those bad situations. He is working on your behalf and will not let you down. As painful as the experience must be, we have to thank Him because He is
often perfecting us for work in the future. We give thanks out of obedience, and out of faith that God knows what He is doing in allowing those bad things we live through in our life to occur. Remember a man named Job?

I realize that today would be a great day to just say some warm and fuzzy things to make us feel good. It is a holiday, many are with family. The Christmas season is upon us. We have so much to be thankful for. But the job God gave me was not to give you something each day to just make you feel good, but to challenge you to a closer daily walk and to help you grow spiritually. Many problems that I see each day occur because people have been given too much “feel good” talk, and not adequately prepared for the reality of this life in relationship to their life in Christ. When the storms come, they just aren’t equipped to handle the onslaught.

The one thing that I will never do is hold back, compromise the Word of God, or tell you something just to make you feel good. I will tell you the truth, God’s Truth right from the Bible, in an attempt to help you be prepared for living a victorious and productive life for Christ. In these last days, He needs bold, mature, fearless men and women to do the work necessary here on earth. It is no accident that you are getting these Devotionals, and no accident that you read them. God is speaking to you through these daily writings to sharpen you, prepare you, encourage you to be all He has called you to be.

I love you and care about you so much. I am so grateful for you. Your love and prayers have been an inspiration to me personally and to our people here at Liveprayer.com. We are pressing forward each day. Thank you again for standing with me, for praying, for giving, for helping us add people to our Daily Devotional list and letting others know about Liveprayer.com. My thoughts and prayers are with you this day. I am truly thankful for you. For those traveling, may His mercies be with you as you go to and from your
destinations. For those of you going through the fire today, remember…give thanks in ALL things!!!

May you and your family enjoy a most blessed Thanksgiving!!!

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

(C)opryright 2010, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Are You Ready to Take a Stand for Christ

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(James 2:17)

Are you ready to take a stand for Christ??? The Holy Spirit spoke to me long and often last year about the importance of this year. I didn’t know the details, other than it would be the most critical year in human history. That would be an easy claim to make about any year. For those who have been part of the Liveprayer family for any length of time these past 9+ years, you know that I am not a doom and gloomer, not one of these apocalyptic preachers who sees the end of the world in every event. However, it was clear to me that this would be a watershed year for the spiritual direction of this nation and I shared that warning with you often as the year unfolded.

So where are we as we wind down the last few weeks of 2008? We are a culture of death that is about to go to levels we have never imagined. In tomorrows Devotional, I will be dealing with the Florida teen who committed suicide live on a web cam while viewers cheered him on. The number one movie in the nation this past weekend was a movie about the dark world of vampires (death) that has been romanticized and geared to attract an audience of children and young adults to that perverted world. In less than 2 months, our new President will be sworn in and he will insure innocent babies will continue to be legally slaughtered in this nation as well as helping to fund infanticide in other countries.

We are also a culture of sexual perversion. Homosexuality is now mainstream and the new administration will work hard to insure there are special rights afforded those who choose this perverted form of sex. You will continue to see God’s plan for marriage and the family destroyed by those who want to re-define them to include those people involved in sinful sexual relationships. The worldwide proliferation of pornography continues and is going to get worse. Sex is no longer seen as the gift from God that it is for a man and a woman in the bonds of marriage, but simply a form of sport. The prevailing sexual perversion in our society is literally destroying lives and killing people and it will only get worse.

There is coming an all out assault on Christians both by the government and by the enemies of God. Look for legislation very soon that will make speaking out against the sin of homosexuality, even from the Bible, considered “hate speech” and against the law. It won’t be long until speaking out against false religions like Islam will also fall under some form of hate speech legislation. Those who try to openly share the Gospel will come under constant attack. A California student at Yuba Community College was sharing the Gospel and handing out tracts to fellow students and was told to stop or he would be arrested and possibly expelled. You can be assured that there will be persecution of Christians like you have never seen in this nation before.

So, what is our response? The shaking that God is doing through the economy is starting to have an affect. The word I want to share with you today is division. Division as in the wheat and the tares, as in the goats and the sheep. Many churches and ministries are shutting their doors for a lack of funds. Many media ministries, large and small are cutting back or simply going off the air for a lack of funds. God is beginning the separation process. The hostility in this nation towards Christians is going to get to the point very soon that there will be a big price to pay for those who go out into the marketplace and preach the uncompromised, life-changing Truth of God’s Word. Even today, there are very few willing to pay that price, and trust me, the heat will get much worse on those who do in the coming months.

The bottom line, it is time to choose. Are you going to stand and be counted for Christ or not? I decided many years ago I was going to take my stand. If there is one thing I can say, by the grace of Almighty God, I have faithfully been here now for 3,373 days sharing the Truth of God’s Word and the hope and love of Jesus Christ. I know today many are reading these words saying, “What can I do?” First, it is no accident that you are reading these words today. Second, never forget for a second no matter how difficult things may get that in the end, God wins. Third, remember that your purpose in this life is to serve and glorify the Lord. Your lasting legacy will be those things you did for Christ during this life. Last, this life is brief, very brief. Tomorrow is promised to none of us. We must take each day as the gift from God that it is and let God use our life for His glory that day.

Liveprayer has been soverignly raised up by God in these last days to lead His charge in this nation. I have no huge organization, have stayed on the outside of the politics of big time Christian ministries, and am seen by most in the world as an extreme, Bible-thumping, narrow minded radical individual. I have no other message but the Gospel and no other desires but to serve the Lord. There is not enough money in the world to deal with what I do, but I gladly do it since I see the changed lives and souls won to Christ each day. For the past 9+ years I have been content to simply be one of God’s messengers, but in these last days, at this critical moment in time, God has called me to play a larger role in helping to bring the true followers of Christ together as one to take our stand for Him. Are you ready to take your stand for Christ???

I love you and care about you so much. I am asking each person reading this today who is ready to take their stand for Christ, to look over these 6 things that you can do to help me. Everyone of course can and must pray. However, there are 6 action steps that you can choose from to help me as we take our stand for Christ. Serving the Lord is not something you do casually, it is a commitment. God gave His very best when He sent His Son, we should serve Him each day with nothing less than our very best. Pray over these 6 action steps and see what God may be calling you to do as you take your stand for Him!

1. Distribute Liveprayer Daily Devotional – I need people to take each day’s Daily Devotional and forward it to everyone that you know. This is a great way to help spread God’s Word on the Internet. Also, post it to various blogs and message boards that you frequent.

2. Liveprayer TV Program – Tell everyone you can about the TV program. The program is on “live” every Monday thru Friday from 10-11pm EST (9-10 CST, 8-9 MST, 7-8 PST), exclusively on the Liveprayer.com website in virtually HD quality. Each night I deal with the hot issues of the day and in people’s lives, and viewers can call in for prayer or to ask questions. It is a unique program like nothing else on TV.

3. Jonah Project – Tell everyone that you know to check out the Jonah Project. This is the vehicle God has given us to bring together true followers of Jesus Christ in these last days in one group that can make an incredible impact on the spiritual course of this nation and in millions of people’s lives. There is a vision video on the Jonah Project homepage that clearly lays out how God can use this group in these last days. You can access the Jonah Project website by going to Liveprayer.com and clicking on the Jonah Project link

4. Liveprayer Church – We are already getting incredible feedback from people who have been coming to the services each week at the new Liveprayer Church. This is a great resource to share with people, especially those who currently don’t have a church home or won’t go to a regular church for whatever reason. Get the word out about this new online church to everyone that you know.

5. Video Daily Devotional on Cell Phones – Next Monday is the launch of this exciting, cutting-edge use of modern technology to minister to people. As of next Monday, get everyone that you know to go to the Liveprayer.com homepage and get signed up for this incredible FREE daily ministry to people via their cell phones.

6. Fundraising – Unlike other ministries, Liveprayer has ZERO paid fundraisers or development people. Again, I just never went the route all major ministries go of having a staff of people who do nothing but contact donors and go out to raise funds. All we do each day, all that we provide is made available for FREE to take God’s Word into the marketplace and impact lives for Christ. Obviously it takes money to operate. I’ve simply shared our needs and walked by faith that God would provide each month. Raising money is a special gift. I am praying that those who have that special gift and want to serve God will help me in this area.

The fact is, there are lots of people who God has blessed and are giving to many different causes. Liveprayer is a highly visible ministry, a track record of over 9 years, and the fruit of literality millions of changed lives as a testimony that this is fertile soil for people to give into. Obama had literally thousands of regular people collecting money for his campaign. Normal people with no special skills or gifts in raising money. They simple believed in his work and got people to give towards it.

I KNOW THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THE LIVEPRAYER FAMILY WHO BELIEVE IN GOD’S WORK HERE WHO COULD SUCCESSFULLY GET PEOPLE YOU KNOW TO GIVE TO HELP US DO ALL THAT WE DO EACH DAY FOR SO MANY AROUND THE WORLD.

Are you ready to take your stand for Christ??? Liveprayer is a life-changing vehicle God has been using for nearly 10 years now to impact literally tens of millions of lives all over the world. We have tapped into the great technology of our day to reach the world and individual lives with the Truth of God’s Word and the hope and love of Jesus Christ. I can’t do this alone. Now more than ever it is critical for each person who knows the Lord to step up and allow Him to use your life. I have given you 6 action steps. You can choose one, two, or all six depending on how the Lord is leading you.

I have answered God’s call to lead His charge in these last days to bring this nation, the nation’s of the world, and lost souls to Jesus. I am challenging you today to help me reach this nation and world for Christ. I have taken my stand for Christ, are you ready to take your stand for Him???

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

(C)opryright 2010, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Who Will You Serve Today

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(Judges Chapters 13-16)

Who will YOU serve today? No matter how long you have been saved, no matter how greatly God is using your life, the fact is that we each wake up in the morning and face the choice of who we will serve that day. We choose to serve the enemy or we choose to serve God. I have preached on the life of Samson many times over the years. His life is very applicable for this message today about the choices that you will make each and every day regarding exactly WHO you will serve.

Samson was miraculously born to a mother who was unable to conceive a child. He was dedicated to God’s service, even before he was conceived. While many may scoff at this, I have known many women who were unable to have children, but after much prayer and seeking God, their once barren womb brought forth life! Just in the short 111 months Liveprayer has been online, we have had 3 such births that I can recall off of the top of my head. Samson was dedicated to the Lord’s service, grew up being taught all about God, and the Bible says that the “Spirit of God” was upon his life.

One of the points that I want to stress today is that here was a man, dedicated to God even before he was conceived, raised in the “church” of his day, and had a heart so close to God that the Bible even says God’s Spirit was upon him. DESPITE THIS, SAMSON, JUST LIKE YOU AND I, WOKE UP EVERY MORNING AND HAD TO MAKE CHOICES THROUGHOUT THE DAY WHO HE WOULD SERVE!

The Bible says that the devil comes to kill, steal, and destroy. If you have accepted Christ into your heart by faith, the Bible says that you are saved (John 3:16, Romans 10:10, Ephesians 2:8-9). However, even though the devil can’t have your eternal soul, he can destroy your life, steal the joy, peace, and abundance Jesus promised those who followed Him would know during our brief journey here, and kill us literally.

Over the years I have known many great men and women of God who allowed sin in their life to consume them to the point of death. One dear brother got into the bondage of drug addiction and died from an overdose. One pastor I know looked to alcohol instead of the Lord in times of trouble and alcohol eventually destroyed his liver and he died much earlier than he should have because of it. One sister who did many great things for God allowed the enemy to throw her into a state of depression to the point that she took her own life.

SATAN IS NOT THE CLASS CLOWN, A CARTOON CHARACTER, SOME MISCHIEVOUS PARTY ANIMAL THAT LOVES TO HAVE FUN. SATAN IS A VERY REAL ENEMY WHO PLAYS FOR KEEPS AND IS OUT TO DESTROY THE LIFE OF THE CHILD OF GOD, STEAL ALL OF THE GOOD THINGS THAT THIS LIFE CAN OFFER, AND LITERALLY HELP YOU MAKE CHOICES THAT WILL KILL YOU! HE IS NOT PLAYING GAMES!

As you read through the life of Samson, he chose to turn from God over and over. Samson knew how God felt about being unequally yoked with nonbelievers. Samson knew God’s plan for marriage. Samson knew God forbids sex outside of marriage. Yet Samson’s weakness was women, women who did not know or honor the God of Israel. The enemy is persistent. He will tempt the child of God over and over and over until he finds the weakness in their life. Samson’s weakness was women.

Each day, just like you and me, Samson had to choose who he would serve that day. As much as the anointing of God was on his life, even though he served God in miraculous ways, even though God used him to bless many, IT WAS SAMSON WHO HAD TO MAKE THE CHOICE EACH DAY WHO HE WOULD SERVE. Over and over, Samson chose sin over God. Over and over, God showed his love and grace to Samson and gave him chances to straighten his life out. But Samson took God’s grace and mercy for granted, refused to turn from his sin, and it was his sin that ultimately destroyed his life, stole all of the blessings God had for him, and in the end, killed him.

I love you and care for you so much. Let me encourage you today. If you have chosen to serve sin, have allowed things to enter into your life that God does not approve of, TODAY is the day that you can stop. Is it that easy? NO WAY! It will be the hardest thing that you have ever done. But if you take the first step, God will strengthen you and help you to turn away from sin, and back to Him. THE CHOICE THAT YOU MAKE TODAY COULD LITERALLY SAVE YOUR LIFE! BUT IT IS A CHOICE THAT YOU MUST MAKE, NOBODY CAN MAKE IT FOR YOU.

God loves you and cares for you even more. Each day, He gives you the choice to love Him and serve Him. Even those who have loved Him and served Him for many years, STILL, each day must make that choice. I pray today that you learn from Samson’s life, and choose God. When you choose sin, you will always pay a price much higher than you ever expected, and your sin will steal your joy and peace, destroy your life, and in the end kill you like it did Samson!

Each day I get hundreds of emails from all over the world from people saying that what I write is intolerant, it isn’t for “today,” that there is nothing wrong with doing what we want. They simply don’t understand that God loves us SO MUCH, that He sent His Word to encourage us and guide us along our journey here. How He shows us to live our life is not to keep us from enjoying our life, but to know the peace, joy, and abundance that this life can offer.

God loves us enough to give us the free will to choose each day whether we will serve Him or not. That is a choice that I will make today, and it is a choice that YOU will make today. My prayer for you is that you will choose to serve God!

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

(C)opryright 2010, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Palfrey Murder Conspiracy

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(Genesis 2:7)

PALFREY MURDER CONSPIRACY- I am well aware in the wake of the suicide of the DC Madame, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the conspiracy theorists are out suggesting she was actually murdered by high powered government figures to keep her from talking. The fact is, the media already has had her “black book” for over a year and she was offered a plea agreement that called for her to talk about her clientele. She refused and went to trial, so while it makes for interesting conjecture, there is no proof and no logic to support these theories.

Deborah Jeane Palfrey, better known as the “DC Madame,” was found dead of an apparent suicide in a shed next to her mother’s Florida mobile home this past May. Palfrey, who ran a high- priced prostitution operation in the Washington, DC area, had clients that included Senator David Vitter of Louisiana. Her trial had just concluded a few weeks before she took her life with Palfrey being found guilty of a myriad of charges that called for as many as 55 years behind bars, though sentencing guidelines could well have limited her prison time to a maximum of 71 months when she was to be sentenced in late July.

This story hit me hard, partly because she killed herself about 15 miles from the Liveprayer offices, and partly because of how sad it is when someone allows the lies of satan to overwhelm them to the point they see no way out other than killing themselves. Despite the fact that she had chosen to break the law and operate an illegal sex business and was being held accountable for those choices, this was a person whom Christ loved and died for who bought the lies of satan that she was better off dead. Sadly, this is a lie that too many people hear and listen to every day. They allow the problems of life to consume them to the point they only hear the voice of satan telling them that they are better off dead than alive. Never forget that the enemy is out to KILL, steal, and destroy.

SUICIDE IS AN ACT OF HOPELESSNESS THAT IS BROUGHT ON BY THE LIES OF SATAN!!!

One of the saddest things that I have to deal with every single day is the tragedy of someone taking their own life. The fact is, right now there are people reading these words who are actually contemplating killing themselves. If this is you, or if you have had thoughts of killing yourself, know that it is no accident you are reading these words today. God is trying to speak to you, so please, LISTEN TO HIM!

You see my friend, God not only loves you very much, but He is the one who gave you your life and wants you to live. It is satan who wants you dead! Never forget that satan has come to what, KILL, steal, and destroy! Satan wants you dead! The thoughts you have of killing yourself don’t come from God, they come from satan. He is the one telling you that you would be better off dead. He is the one who is telling you that you should just give up and kill yourself. He is the one who is telling you that the best answer to your problems is to take your life. He is the one who is telling you that everyone else will be better off if you were dead. He is the one who is telling you that your life is meaningless and it is not worth living any longer.

SATAN IS A LIAR! In John 8:44, Jesus tells us that he is the “father of lies,” that when he speaks, he “speaks his native language,” LYING! The thoughts you have of killing yourself are coming directly from the pits of hell, from the very lips of that liar satan!

God on the other hand wants you to LIVE! God is Truth! It is God who is telling you to live. It is God who loved you so much He sent His very Son to die for your sins. It is God who is telling you to cast your cares on Him and let Him see you through those difficult times. It is God who says you are not alone, that He will never leave you nor forsake you. It is God who is telling you that your life has meaning and purpose. It is God who is telling you that He has given you life and life abundantly. It is God who is telling you to trust Him and LIVE!

So what this really boils down to is who do you listen to, satan, who is a liar, or God, who speaks Truth? Seriously, if you are having thoughts of killing yourself or if you have ever had thoughts of killing yourself, you have got to understand where those thoughts are coming from and ultimately make the choice who you are going to listen to. If you are having thoughts of killing yourself today, or if you have ever had those thoughts, make sure you take a moment to ask yourself the critical question of who you are going to listen to, satan, a liar who wants you dead, or God, who represents Truth and wants you to live.

Now let me answer one of the most frequently asked questions I get each day. Killing yourself does NOT keep you from Heaven, the only thing that keeps you from Heaven is rejecting Christ as your Savior. *THIS DOES NOT MEAN IT IS OK TO KILL YOURSELF OR A PASS TO COMMIT SUICIDE!!! Make no mistake, killing yourself IS a sin. To even think of suicide is rebelling against God. However, the ONLY sin that will send you to hell is rejecting Christ. If you have truly accepted by faith Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and you commit suicide, you will spend eternity with God your Creator.

The reason suicide is a sin is because it is God who gives us life for the purpose of serving and glorifying Him, and it is ONLY God who can say when our work here on earth is finished. Remember, if you accept Him into your heart it is NOT your life any longer, it belongs to Him. That means it is NOT your right to end your life. That right only belongs to God. Suicide is an act of rebellion towards God!.

I know there are some people who erroneously believe that if you kill yourself you can’t go to Heaven since you died without repenting of that sin. According to that erroneous theology, if you commit a sin, have a massive heart attack and die instantly without confessing that sin you committed prior to dying you would be lost for all eternity. Sorry, but that is simply not what the Bible teaches.

Some may ask, what are the consequences of the sin of suicide since it ends your life? One of the consequences of all sin is it keeps us from enjoying our relationship with the Lord. Sin keeps us from being all God wants us to be. Sin keeps us from knowing the joy, the peace, the abundance the Lord promised to us in this life. Those who commit suicide have already allowed the enemy to blind them to God’s love, otherwise, they would never make such a horrible choice. Someone who commits this act misses the fulfillment of God’s perfect plan for their life. It is a very sad way to end this wonderful journey, and a way God never intended!

Suicide is really nothing more than an act of cowardice and is one of the most selfish things anyone can ever do. Despite all the reasons that satan the liar gives you to kill yourself, it really boils down to the fact that only a coward chooses this course of action. Rather than deal with the problems of life, fight through them, work towards victory in the power God can give you, you chose instead to simply stop living altogether. That my friend is a coward’s answer to their problems.

Suicide is also one of the most selfish acts a person can commit. One of the great lies satan feeds a person thinking about killing themselves is that their family and friends would be better off if they were dead. The truth is, a person who kills themselves leaves behind family and friends, who in many cases, spend the rest of their life carrying around unnecessary guilt over what role they may have played in causing the person to kill themselves. I deal daily with family members and friends of a person who has committed suicide and they experience tremendous guilt over what they may have done to force their loved one or friend into taking their life.

*To you family members and friends of someone who has committed suicide, YOU ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT THEY CHOSE TO DO! They, not you, made this sad and tragic choice. So please, don’t put yourself under the unnecessary burden of carrying around guilt from something you didn’t cause and didn’t do.

Let me speak directly to anyone who may be contemplating suicide this very moment. It is God who gives us this precious gift we call life. Dealing daily with some of the most incredible human situations you can ever imagine, I understand the pain, the difficulty, the hopelessness so many live with each day. It is always at the lowest points in our life when the enemy attacks us. Like with everything, there are always scenarios, always circumstances we can point to, but sin is sin, and no amount of justification changes that. THERE IS ALWAYS AN ANSWER OTHER THAN THE SIN OF SUICIDE!!!!

I love you, and I care about you more than you will ever know. Pray for Deborah Jeane Palfrey’s mother and family today as they deal with their loss. The pain I feel daily as I walk with you in your time of need is sometimes overwhelming. But I keep the truth and promise of God’s Word in my heart, and the hope and love we have in Christ in my every thought. I will be praying today for you, that you will never even consider suicide as an option. IT IS NOT AN OPTION BECAUSE YOUR LIFE BELONGS TO GOD. Only God can say when it is over.

Instead of focusing on the lies of the enemy, on the pain and the circumstances in your life, look instead to the Truth we find in God’s Word, the promises and hope we have in Christ and the fact God will ALWAYS give us a path of escape. God has a wonderful and perfect plan for your life. The key is you have to be alive for that plan to unfold. Don’t ever take this wonderful gift of life for granted, because it will be over soon enough. In the meantime, we need to be focused on what it is God wants from our life, what it is God wants us to accomplish each day for Him.

Let me leave with you two powerful truths from God’s Word. The first is, He loves you so very much. The second is, He is a God of answers. Embrace His love for you today, and let Him help you find the answers to those problems you have. There is only one option if you know Christ as your Savior and that is to LIVE for Him.

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

(C)opryright 2010, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Are you Ready to take a Stand for Christ Yet

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(Matthew 10:32)

“Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven.” Matthew 10:32

Are you ready to take a stand for Christ yet???

Word came from California yesterday that the California Supreme Court accepted three lawsuits seeking to nullify Proposition 8, a voter-approved constitutional amendment that overruled the court’s decision in May that legalized gay marriage. Don’t be shocked if once again this renegade group of judges finds some justification to reinstate gay marriage in California. They have already nullified the will of the people once on this issue.

Are you ready to take a stand for Christ yet???

Why did eHarmony, a private business, settle so quickly a New Jersey case that is now forcing this “Christian” Internet dating site to match homosexual couples? I distinctly remember 2 years ago getting lambasted by Christians for taking a stand against eHarmony. Liveprayer had negotiated a deal with eHarmonyt to be a major sponsor for our national TV program. I cancelled that deal, forfeiting the $2.5 million it would bring the ministry annually after finding out that eHarmony founder, Neil Clark Warren, was selling out to secular interests who would be adding homosexual dating to the site.

Warren has major ties to James Dobson and Focus on the Family. Focus published all of Warren’s books prior to his starting eHarmony, and it was the constant personal endorsement of Dobson on his national radio program that made eHarmony the financial success it was. Knowing that Dobson never does anything for free, I have no doubt that Focus benefited handsomely from Warren’s success.

Here is an excerpt from my October 9, 2006 Daily Devotional-

“The principles have basically sold out to secular financiers who are taking eHarmony in a secular direction. They now promote unequally-yoked relationships and I am told they have in the planning stages a new section for same-sex couples. Again, this was projected to bring in about $2.5 million annually to Liveprayer, but there is absolutely no way I will be involved with these types of destructive relationships for any amount of money.”

Are you ready to take a stand for Christ yet???

In case you missed it, yesterday was “Transgender Day of Remembrance.” This is celebrated every year on November 20th along with a whole host of special days throughout the year celebrated by the gay community.

Are you ready to take a stand for Christ yet???

Look for the new Congress to enact some sort of “Hate Speech” legislation that will make it illegal to speak out against the sin of homosexuality, even from the Bible. It is already a law on the books in Canada and many European countries. It will be just the beginning of the persecution true followers of Christ and the Bible are going to face.

Are you ready to take a stand for Christ yet???

The pro-death people are simply giddy over the fact their hero, their champion, takes office on January 20th. They will be looking for him to fulfill his promise to them to enact the Freedom of Choice Act, insuring that on-demand abortions at any stage of the pregnancy remain legal in all 50 states. Through a series of Executive Orders, soon-to-be President Obama will be insuring that the legalized slaughter of babies is not interrupted here in the United States, but that we will also help fund and not prohibit in any way babies in other countries around the world from being slaughtered.

Are you ready to take a stand for Christ yet???

The economic meltdown not only continues, but is getting worse. The Dow was under 8,000 for the first time in 5 yrs on Wednesday, over 40% off the highs of just one year ago. Over 8 TRILLION in net worth has been wiped out in the past 12 months, much of that in the past 90 days. The man called the world’s greatest stock investor, Warren Buffet, has seen his Berkshire Hathaway stock lose 41% this year alone. Economists, politicians, and business gurus are still flopping around like fish out of water looking for answers. There are no economic answers, since this is a spiritual problem!

Are you ready to take a stand for Christ yet???

Our emails for prayer are up nearly 20% in the past few moths, almost all from people who have lost jobs or are in economic distress. Many are coming from elderly people who have seen so much of their life savings wiped out that they are now trying to go back to work just to live. As I have told you over these past few moths, this is not going to end for many years. God is starting to judge this nation, and He is doing it in a way that is affecting everyone to some degree, through the economy.

Are you ready to take a stand for Christ yet???

I love you and care about you so much. God is beginning to rock this nation and this world. The rumblings have begun. Now is the time, this is the moment for true followers of Christ to take their stand for Him. DO NOT MISS THE DEVOTIONAL NEXT TUESDAY AS I LAY OUT A BATTLE PLAN FOR THOSE READY TO TAKE THEIR STAND. Those in bondage to homosexuality are in full battle mode. The culture of death in this nation and world is like a dark cloud that won’t go away. The economy is turning millions of lives upside down.

Through all of this upheval, we have an incredible opportunity to see souls won for Christ. As God’s judgment and wrath begins to pour out across the globe, people are going to be looking for hope, looking for answers. This is our moment in human history to make our lives count for Christ. When you accepted the Lord, you gave your life to Him. It is no longer your life. Now is the time to fully surrender your life to Christ and let Him use you for His glory. When this brief journey is over, the things of this world will pass away. The only things that will matter are those things you did for Christ.

Are you ready to take a stand for Christ yet???

For those who are, don’t miss next Tuesday’s Devotional !!!

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

(C)opryright 2010, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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