I am Amused at the Varioius Fringe Groups Who have been Given a Prominent Voice in our Society

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(Matthew 26:3-5)

I am often amused at the various fringe groups that represent a VERY SMALL MINORITY of people on certain issues, who have been given a prominent “voice” in our society, since most people are afraid to speak out against them. Pro- homosexual groups have found that all they have to do is threaten to call a person or group “homophobic”, and they can basically do whatever they want. PETA has learned to effectively use “bully tactics” and “outrageous stunts” to bring its minority view to the masses.

Listen, my point today is to help you have a better understanding that there are MANY GROUPS out there, I GUARANTEE YOU they will be coming after the church and all Christian organizations. This IS NOT fear talking, this is NOT paranoia talking, this is simply common sense. It IS ALREADY HAPPENING. In our nation today, it is not politically correct to say anything negative about people of who follow the cults and false relgions, it is not politically correct to say anything about people who choose to live whatever perverted lifestyle they have chosen to live, it is not politically correct to really say anything bad about anyone…except Bible-believing Christians!

Yet we are called “intolerant”. Let me tell you something. The Christian faith is the MOST tolerant faith there is. In the cults, in other faiths, outsiders are NOT welcome. FREE WILL is not part of the picture. IT WAS GOD OUR CREATOR, WHO GAVE US FREE WILL TO MAKE OUR OWN CHOICES. How intolerant is that? It was God who said, “whosoever believeth on Him shall have everlasting life”! WHOSOEVER MEANS ANYONE!!! The Christian faith is the most tolerant faith there is. It is ALL INCLUSIVE!

In today’s scripture, the Jewish leadership plotted to get rid of Jesus. There are people in the world today, in our very country, who would love to see the church eliminated and see the Word of God silenced. But as I write these words, I am reminded of that great song Bill and Gloria Gaither wrote that was a standard for the group ‘TRUTH’ for many years, THE CHURCH TRIUMPHANT. Here are the anointed words from part of that great song of the faith.

READ THEM SLOWLY . . . OVER AND OVER!!!

God Has Always Had A People! Many a foolish conquer made the mistake of thinking that because he had forced the Church of Jesus Christ out of sight, that he had stilled it’s voice and snuffed out it’s life. But God Has Always Had A People! The powerful current of a rushing river is not diminished because it is forced to flow underground. The purest water is the stream that bursts crystal clear into the sunlight after it has fought it’s way through solid rock. There have been charlatans who like Simon the magician, sought to barter on the open market that power which can not be bought or sold. But God Has Always Had A People! Men who could not be bought and women who were beyond purchase. Yes, God Has Always Had A People! There have been times of affluence and prosperity when the Church’s message was nearly diluted into oblivion by those who sought to make it socially attractive, neatly organized and financially profitable. It has been gold-plated, draped in purple and encrusted with jewels. It has been misrepresented, ridiculed, and scorned. These followers of Jesus Christ have been, according to the whim of the times, elevated as sacred leaders and martyred as heretics. Yet through it all, their marches on that powerful army of the meek, God’s chosen people that can’t be bought, flattered, murdered or stilled. On through the ages they march. The Church, God’s Church Triumphant, is Alive and Well! Now listen child of God. It’s alive! Discouraged pastor, it’s His Church and it’s alive! Lonely Missionary sow your seeds with confidence! It’s alive my broken hearted friend! Old saint, you’re not alone and forgotten . . . the Church is alive! Busy mother, cast your cares on Jesus! It’s alive young student. You’re not alone in serving the Lord! Faithful father, there’s rest in the Lord! The Church is alive! Cynical skeptic, you haven’t killed God with your noisy unbelief. He’s Alive! So family of God, raise your hands and praise the Lord. For the Church; God’s Church Triumphant, Is Alive and Well!

I love you and care about you very much. In these last days the people of God will be coming under more fire, more persecution, more challenges then ever before. But the key is, as the people of TRUTH, we must hold firm. We must NOT CONFORM to the political correctness of this world, but stand firm for the TRUTH that God has given to us in His Word. It will rarely be a popular position. But the fact is, we are not called to be popular, but faithful. We are not called to be conform to this world, but conform this world to God. We are not asked to hide our “light” in this dark world we live in, but let it shine brightly.

LET US NOT BE ASHAMED TO TELL THIS LOST AND HURTING WORLD, THERE IS ONLY ONE ANSWER, THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY, JESUS CHRIST!!!

PERSONALLY, I REFUSE TO BE POLITICALLY CORRECT . . . AND LIVEPRAYER WILL BE HERE EACH DAY, UNTIL THE LORD RETURNS TO SIMPLY SHARE THE TRUTH OF GOD’S WORD NO MATTER HOW UNPOPULAR THAT MAY BE! WILL YOU?????

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

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Our Nation’s Only Hope

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(Jonah 1:2)

OUR NATION’S ONLY HOPE! I have just completed a new infomercial that is airing around the nation to begin to bring together in one unified body, all those who profess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior despite their church or denominational affiliation. As I share often, when you take your last breath, there will only be two lines in Heaven, one for the lost and the other for the saved. If we are to turn this nation back to God and Biblcial Truth, the only hope is to bring together all those who claim Christ as Lord into one unified body and bring His Truth, hope, and salvation to this lost and dying land!

Back in 2008, God gave me the plan to make this happen. It is the Jonah Project. In late 2009, God gave me the plan to finance this effort. It is Gold for Souls. 2,900 years ago, God called a man named Jonah to go to the city of Nineveh and warn the people of that great city of God’s coming judgment if they didn’t repent, turn from their sin and back to God. We know that Jonah ran from that call and God had to get his attention by sending a great fish after him. After that experience, Jonah decided it was better to obey God and went to Nineveh, delivered the message God called him to deliver to the people, and Nineveh repented, turned back to God, and was spared His judgment. As wicked as this nation is, I have hope that we can repent and turn back to God just like the people of Nineveh did!!!

Here is the reality of where we are at today. We have forsaken God for the false gods and idols of the world. A man who is an enemy of God is our President, allowed to rise to that powerful office as part of God’s judgment on this wicked nation. The economy is not going to get better anytime soon, it is going to get worse. The heart of our society, marriage and the family, has been decimated. We are in all out rebellion to God and evil operates virtually unopposed throughout this nation and world. Our nation and this world is overdue the wrath and judgment of God for our gross wickedness. Now is the hour for the message of Jonah to be delivered to this nation before it is too late. Our time is up and we are currently operating on God’s grace and mercy at this point

The goal of the Jonah Project is to bring the Gospel to every soul on the face of the earth and give each person the opportunity to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior. In addition, we will call this nation to repentance and to turn back to God and the Truth of His Word or face His wrath and judgment. We will make that call of repentance to the other nations of the world as well, warning them of God’s impending judgment if they refuse.

The key to the Jonah Project will be a major daily presence on secular television and radio. Launching this will only take $12 million dollars, which sounds like an incredible amount of money, but in the scheme of our economic system is really very little. The need for the TV and radio presence is this. There is NO PERSON with a daily presence on secular TV and radio who is reaching the non-Christian masses, dealing with the issues of the day and in people’s lives from a Biblical worldview and sharing the fact Jesus is the only hope for this life and for all eternity. This national TV and radio program will not only be used to call this nation to repentance and to turn back to God, but will be the only true voice in the market place for God’s Truth. Like Liveprayer on the Internet, it will become a place for the remnant to gather and be mobilized to take action in these last days.

To fund this great effort, God has given me the vision to allow people who can’t donate cash, to sacrifice their old gold, diamonds, and jewelry. One afternoon God began to speak to me. I went to the Bible and was reading that when Moses built the Tabernacle, David the Temple, the people brought what they could donate. In many cases it was gold and other precious gems. Often, the people took their tithe to the temple in the form of gold. Gold is the most mentioned precious metal in the Bible. I realize that many people who want to simply don’t have the cash to donate to God’s work here at Liveprayer. However, most everyone has some old gold, broken jewelry, other valuables that they can give.

Last year, a company called Cash4Gold took in well over $100 million dollars by getting people to send them their old gold and jewelry. In return, they were given a check for what amounts to about 10 cents on the dollar of the worth of what people send in. In these desperate financial times, they have had no problem finding people willing to send them their old, broken, unused gold, even though they knew they are only getting a fraction of what it is worth. Business at pawn shops around the nation is booming. Again, people are parting with their valuables, even though they are getting a fraction of their worth.

Gold for Souls works much like the other sites except instead of getting a check back for a fraction of the value of the items you send in, we send you a donation receipt for the full value of your items. For example, if you send one of these many sites $100 worth of materials, you will get back a check for around $10. By donating your valuables to Gold for Souls, we will send you a donation receipt that you can write off your taxes for the full $100. The big question is why donate your valuables when you can get at least some cash for them. SOULS!!! The little amount you get back from one of these other companies will be gone in a short period of time, and in the scheme of things, is not going to dramatically change your economic situation. However, what you donate to Gold for Souls will not only get you a tax deductible donation receipt for what you send in, but it will pay you eternal dividends since the funds will be used to fund the Jonah Project to lead eternal souls to faith in Jesus Christ. I can’t think of a better use of that old gold and jewelry than to help bring the hope of Christ to the hurting, and re-route souls on a conveyor belt to hell to heaven!!! Also, as our secular media presence grows, so will our influence and ability to take a bold a visible stand for Christ and Biblcial Truth in the secular media. What an incredible return for your sacrifce!!!!

It will only take 60,000 people donating $200 worth of gold and jewelry for us to fully fund the Jonah Project, take our place in the national media, and start building our influence to bring the fractioned Christian community into one strong voice in the secular marketplace. There is no such thing today. It is our division that has kept us from having the influence and impact on the spritual course of this nation. Sadly, all Christian leaders today are only worrying about promoting and enriching their minsitry. There is NOBODY who has a plan to create a presence in the secular media, bring together ALL Christians regardless of denomination, with the sole purpose of saving souls and leading this nation back to God and Biblcial Truth, NOT ONE!

Everyone reading these words has something in your jewelry box that you can donate. Just as important, you have family, friends, people you work with, go to church with, who have something in their jewelry box they can donate. I am asking you to do four things for me today. 1) Go to:
http://www.liveprayer.com/jonah/ . Watch the vision video to fully understand the vision of the Jonah Project and get signed up. 2) Go to: http://liveprayer.com/gfs.cfm . The website is very user friendly and it will take you through the simple steps of how you can donate your old gold, jewelry, and precious items to Liveprayer. 3) I need you to forward this email to every person you know. Please encourage them to donate some of their old gold and jewelry and than forward this message to all of the people they know. We can get the 60,000 people we need if everyone will give what they can and make it a priority to get all of the people they know involved, and in turn, encourage them to get all of the people they know involved. 4) PRAY! With God, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!

I love you and care about you so much. Now more than ever I need your prayers and support. The spiritual direction of this nation can be changed if the people of God will come together as one for that specific purpose. Ministries raise tens of millions that goes to pay Christian networks for airtime in order for them to fly around in private planes and live like the rulers of small nations. Churches raise millions for buildings to preach to hundreds who are already Christians. We have abandoned the culture and left the eternal souls of men to the wolves of the world!!! In the process, our nation is in spiritual freefall and on the verge of God’s judgment and wrath!!!

Our only hope is not going to be found in a political ideology, but by turning back to the God of the Bible and HIS Truth. May Almighty God find each one of us faithful for doing our part to make that happen! He has given us the plan in the Jonah Project. He has given us the way to fund it through the gold and jewelry Christians have accumulated over the years that lays in a box. It is time for action!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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Howard Stern, the Self-Proclaimed King of All Media

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(Isaiah 55:11)

Howard Stern, the self-proclaimed “king of all media.” Not much surprises me any more, so I wasn’t shocked at the number of people who chastised and lambasted me for going on Howard Stern’s radio program. I was told not to cast my pearls before swine, that I had no business being on such a vile and filthy program, that I was wasting my time talking to a man who has cast his lot with satan, that I would only embarrass Christ by associating with such a person, and on and on. These are the same people who still don’t understand why I “waste my time and lots of money” to air the Liveprayer TV program on secular stations and networks.

What these people forget or never understood in the first place, is that it is to the Howard Sterns of the world we have been COMMANDED to take the Gospel. These are the very people God has called us to reach out to with His Truth and the hope of Jesus Christ. What these people with no vision also never understood is that while I was happy to get a chance to witness to Howard, his on-air cohorts, and the behind the scenes production team, it was his 1 MILLION LISTENERS I was looking to reach!

Let me be very blunt with you. I would rather have 20 minutes on Howard Stern’s program, reaching his 1 million listeners, than preach to a stadium or arena full of people bussed in by the local churches. I am just being honest with you. The people in that stadium or arena will love the message I bring, give a great offering, and buy whatever resources I sell. In appearing with Howard, the message and me personally will be ridiculed and scorned, there is certainly nobody who is going to give us any money, but it is to THOSE lost and hurting masses living without Christ and heading for the fires of hell that I live to reach each day!

Of course, it was the hand of God who orchestrated this great opportunity. Because of the sacrifice of many, during the last 6 weeks the TV program was on nationwide in November and the first 2 weeks of December in 2006, one of Howard’s people began watching and recording the program every night. Even though he watched to mock, ridicule, and make crank calls to the program, HE WAS WATCHING! That is the whole reason I only do the program on secular stations and networks, to reach people like that!

I don’t care why they are watching. The fact is, these are mostly people who are never going to church, never going to read the Bible, and are living their lives void of God’s Truth and in rebellion to Him. These people are lost and heading to hell when they die, and most of them don’t even fully comprehend that fact! THOSE ARE THE EXACT PEOPLE I AM OUT TO REACH! GOD’S WORD WILL NOT RETURN VOID! Regardless of the motives of those who watch, they are hearing the Truth of God’s Word and they are hearing that Jesus loves them and without Christ, they will spend eternity in hell! Jesus is their only hope for this life and for all eternity!!!

“So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11

In early January 2007, I began getting emails from people who said they heard me on Howard Stern’s program. At first I thought they were confused or joking, but after several days of these emails I did some research and found out Howard was playing clips from my TV program of his people calling in with fake prayer requests, trying to see how I would answer their problems. I contacted my PR firm and told them to contact Howard’s people, that they are free to use clips from my program even though they are mocking and demeaning what we do, but they need to tell their audience where they got the clips from. I also instructed them to tell Howard’s people that he should invite me on his program.

Again, I could care less about being on Howard Stern’s radio program, but I did care about being able to reach the 1 million people who listen to his program every day!!! So that is how the appearance on Howard’s radio program came to be. Nothing but the hand of God at work. If you have not heard the 20 minute interview, here is the link: http://www.liveprayer.com/stern1.cfm

I had no illusions about what the interview would be like, the filthy and very personal nature it would take, the foul language, since that is what Howard’s program is all about. He has made hundreds of millions of dollars by appealing to the lowest common denominator in men and women, reducing everything to sex. His program is about glorifying lives in complete rebellion to God and His Word. My conversation with Howard and his on-air cohorts was actually like the typical call I get on the Liveprayer TV program. Howard and his people, the vast majority who listen to him, are simply people who live their lives void of God’s Truth since that would force them to be accountable to God and live by a higher standard. PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO BE ACCOUNTABLE TO ANYONE, NOR DO THEY WANT TO BE TOLD HOW TO LIVE!

It is instructive for many in the Liveprayer family to hear this interview. After much prayer, I purposely did not edit the interview, leaving the profanity in since people need to hear what much of the world finds acceptable conversation. There are too many who live sheltered lives, without fully comprehending that there are more people who believe like Howard Stern than believe like they do! In dealing every day with the lost and hurting outside the four walls of the church, people who love the Lord must understand this is where the vast majority of people in this nation and around the world live their lives. They barely acknowledge, if at all, the existence of Gold. They thoroughly reject the Absolute Truth of Gods’ Word. The fact is, everyone has a family member, friend, or co-worker like this. Because they have rejected God’s Word they also have rejected Jesus Christ and whether they understand it or not, are gong to die one day and spend eternity in hell!

This is why I preach to you all the time that we MUST get out of the comfort zone of our churches, quit doing nothing but preaching to ourselves, and get bold and aggressive in taking the message of Christ’s love to these lost and hurting masses. Howard takes his message of debauchery and rebellion to God to the masses every day. He has no shame, no fear, and is bold and aggressive in marketing his rebellion to God while influencing millions of lives to also live in rebellion to God and His Truth.

*I ask you this question often. If a person who serves satan like Stern can lead the masses to hell, why can’t those of us who serve God lead those same masses to an everlasting relationship with Jesus Christ? The answer is simple. Stern stops at nothing to reach the masses with his lies, while we do nothing to reach those same masses with the Truth! Pray about that statement today!!!

I love you and care about you so much. In the 48 hours after appearing on Stern’s program, we received a little over 3,000 emails from his listeners. 40% were from people who agreed with Howard’s worldview and sent the same profanity laden, hate-filled rhetoric you heard in my interview. However, the other 60% were people legitimately reaching out for prayer and help. They were hurting, dealing with the problems of life, and very appreciative someone was there to pray for them and give them a word of hope and encouragement. When people are hurting, going thru a difficult time, that is when they are open to prayer and open to the Gospel. That is why just being there and available is so critical.

Over 1 million people that day heard God’s Truth and the fact Jesus loves them and He is the only way to be saved. Pray for them as the seeds have been planted in their lives that there is hope and answers if they will turn to the Lord. Please pray for Howard, his on-air cohorts, the people who work behind the scenes on his program. The same Jesus who died for you and me, died for them as well. Howard Stern may be the “king of all media” for the few years he is alive, but he will sadly find out when he dies there is only one King, His name is Jesus, and He is the KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS!!!

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

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

I was Appalled when I Heard that Mormon Glenn Beck would Give the Commencement Address at Liberty University

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(Ecclesiastes 10:1; Song of Solomon 2:15; 1 Corinthians 5:6)

I was appalled last week when I heard and verified who would give the commencement address at one of the nation’s great Christian universities would be none other than satanic Mormon cult member….Glenn Beck! Liberty University was the vision of its founder, the late Dr. Jerry Falwell. It is important to disclose that I received my theological training at Liberty University. That gives me even more standing to state that this is one of the saddest days in the life of that great Christian college.

Mormonism is a particularly hideous and deceptive cult since they proclaim they are just another Christian church. Sadly, most Christians have no idea a Mormon is no more a Christian than a Muslim is. They deceive people when they speak of God and Jesus, since the god and jesus born out of the satanically inspired mind of their cult’s murdering, racist, pedophile founder, Joseph Smith, are not the God and Jesus of the Bible. They view the Bible as flawed, using the writings of Smith in the Book of Mormon as their final authority.

Why would Liberty University invite such a tool of satan as Beck, who is clearly advancing his “faith,” the lies of Mormonism, by luring people in with a conservative political ideology. One word, COMPROMISE! While compromise is part of the landscape of the political world, sadly, it has also become part of the landscape of the church world.

Many churches now support and condone the sin of homosexuality. Some have perverted the Gospel with the abominable lie from hell that “all good people will go to Heaven.” Too many pastors have quit preaching about sin for fear of offending people. For too many people, church has turned into little more than a social gathering and a place to be entertained on Sundays. WHEN YOU COMPROMISE THE TRUTH OF GOD’S WORD, YOU ARE LEFT WITH NOTHING!

This is not only true in the church, but it is true in your life as well. There is no such thing as a little sin. Sin by its very definition is rebellion against God. You either obey God or you don’t. There is no middle ground. You are either living in accordance with His Word, or you are living in rebellion to His Word. There is no room for compromise! Many of you are facing the problems you have in your life today because you chose to compromise God’s Word. The fact is, our way doesn’t work and God’s way does!

I love you and care about you so much. Pray for those in charge of Liberty University to dis-invite Beck, just like the Pentagon dis-invited Franklin Graham, due to the fact he tells the truth about the false religion of Islam. I want to encourage you today. Whenever we choose to compromise the truth of God’s Word, there is always a price to pay. Never forget that satan is a liar. He is the great justifier.

Satan will always give you great reasons why it is OK to compromise in a certain situation or circumstance. But remember, Jesus told us in John chapter 10 that it is satan’s goal to “kill, steal, and destroy” you! God on the other hand loves you, cares about you, and wants to bless you. Don’t listen to the one who wants to destroy your life, listen to the one who wants to bless your life!

This is a simple message today, but a powerful one. Politicians can’t get anything of significance accomplished because they have compromised themselves to the point they really stand for nothing. One of the reasons the church today is so weak and ineffective is because it has compromised the truth of God’s Word leaving it powerless to affect change in our world or in the lives of people. Many of you are struggling in your life today because you have compromised God’s plan for your own.

I implore you today is to hold firm to the truth of God’s Word. It will guide you and sustain you through the good times and bad. Don’t ever let the enemy deceive you into believing that you have a better plan than God does. When you compromise what God has said, you are telling your Creator that you know more than He does. Never forget that compromise is a trap from satan himself that will only bring heartache and pain. Follow God’s way, that is where you will find the blessings.

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

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All Throughout the Bible Women Played an Incredible Role in the Plan of God

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(Luke 7:37-38)

All throughout the Bible, women have played an incredible role in the plan of God. We see women being used by God in amazing ways, helping to fulfill His divine plan. My purpose here is not to debate the proper role a woman is to play, or try to define what women should and should not do. I simply want to magnify the powerful way God has used women, and exhort women to never underestimate the potential they have for serving our Lord.

I also want to encourage men to support women in recognition of the special gifts they have to offer. Women have always played a key role in God’s plan and I want to make sure that we never lose sight of how important they are in the Kingdom.

Women, the word for you today is quit holding back. It has been very easy for women to take a lesser role and stay in the background of spiritual things. Tradition and society has actually encouraged that. I am a firm believer in the Biblical roles of men and women, which means that women have an incredible role to play and sometimes have backed off serving the Lord because of how it might be viewed.

While the Bible teaches men and women have separate roles, it also clearly teaches they are 100% EQUAL!!! All throughout the Bible and history, women have been a key part in every aspect of God’s work.

It is time to stand up and be counted ladies. It is time to quit sitting back and start being more aggressive in finding ways to serve. God is speaking to you today to be the woman of God He has raised you up to be. He has given you special gifts and expects you to use them. His admonition for not wasting talents applies to women as well as men.

It is time to start using those gifts because ultimately, the only one that you have to please is God. God loves you and God wants to use you. Make Him proud by being the woman of God He has raised you up to be.

I love you so much. I am praying for you men to encourage the women in your life and support them as they serve God. I am praying that you women will really open your heart today and be motivated to serve the Lord with all of your heart and talents. God has blessings beyond anything that you can imagine as you are obedient and faithful to His call on your life.

This is a wake-up call and challenge to boldly move forward in that calling, knowing He is with you every step of the way. As the entire Body of Christ (men and women working together with their God-given abilities) begins to take serious the calling God has on their lives, we will see many lives changed and souls come to know Jesus as their Savior.

In these last days, God needs all of his children, working diligently and without compromise as the last harvests are made. I believe Jesus is coming soon, and all of God’s people, men and women must be working hard. Don’t let anything stand in your way today of your service to Him!

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

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

At the Time this Biblical Account was Happening There was a Famine in the Land

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(1 Kings 18:16-39)

At the time this Biblical account was happening, there was a famine in the land. People were starving, looking everywhere for food. I want you to know that we have a famine in our land today, only it is a spiritual famine. People are starving for the truth and looking everywhere for answers to deal with day-to-day life.

During Elijah’s time, God’s people were being blamed for many of the problems the people of that day were facing much like in our society Christians are fair targets for any kind of criticism. In this politically-correct time, it seems the only group you can get away with publicly condemning are those who profess Jesus Christ as their Savior.

The truth is, in Elijah’s day, and in the age we live, it is God’s people who keep society from completely melting down. We are the spiritual glue that holds society together. We would be living in total chaos without people who loved and served God.

Just as Elijah challenged the people to choose which God they would serve, we have that same decision to make today. The choice in this passage of the Bible was between the false prophets of Baal and the God of Israel.

Our decision today is the same. We can choose to serve the false prophets of this world or the Son of the living God, Jesus Christ. Let me warn you, this is not a game, it is a real life decision that determines where we spend eternity. The sacrifice is not a bull, but our very lives.

The false prophets of this world claim they have the answers. They have the answers in the psychic hotlines. They have the answers in alcohol and drugs. They have the answers in money and material possessions. They have the answers in illicit sex with many partners. They have the answers in empty rituals, in idols. The only problem is, when you need them . . . there is no response. In times of trouble, these false prophets of this world are nowhere to be found.

Jesus Christ claims to be the way, the truth, the life. He claims to be God. JESUS PROVED HIS CLAIMS. THEY WERE VALIDATED BY GOD ALMIGHTY WHEN HE ROSE FROM THE DEAD ON THAT GLORIOUS SUNDAY MORNING!!!! When He rose from the dead, all He said and taught was validated.

He promised never to leave us nor forsake us and that promise was fulfilled on the day of Pentecost when He sent the Holy Spirit to indwell and empower believers. Millions of lives in the last 2,000 years have been transformed through a personal faith in Christ. Jesus is alive today and at the right hand of God interceding for those who believe in Him!

I love you and care about you so much! Elijah challenged the people, “Choose today who is going to be God of your life and follow him.” Jesus told us, “No man can serve two masters.” There was only one winner that day on Mt. Carmel. The false prophets of Baal failed to produce their god, however, the God of Elijah, the God of you and me, answered by fire that day and is still answering the cries from His children today.

I will be praying today that you will make the only choice there is . . . Jesus Chris . . . .the Son of the living God!!!

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

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

One of the Things I Lack More Than Anything in My Life is Patience

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(HEBREWS 10:36)

One of the things that I lack more than anything in my life is patience. I have done better as I get older, but it is still something that I have to pray about and work on almost every day. Many of the problems that I read about in people’s lives each and every day can be traced back to a lack of patience. How often do we jump out, do something without really thinking it through or praying about it…and then not wait on God to see if it is something that He wants us to be doing….and end up in a major mess? It doesn’t matter what the issue is. Finances, relationships, where we should be working, living, recreating, going to school, everything we do in our life should be done with careful thought, prayer, and leading by the Holy Spirit.

Often I speak about hearing from God. Obviously, this is where patience comes in to play. Now this doesn’t mean we are to just sit in our room, praying, fasting, and waiting for God to speak to us from the heavens. To be very honest with you, I really hope that never happens to me. I’m comfortable hearing from God in the ways I spoke of yesterday. We just can’t be paralyzed, we need to live our lives. But as we are making those key important decisions of life, we need to think them through, ask ourselves what does the Word say and what would God want us to do. I can tell you, almost every decision we make during the day can be made using those two questions as your guide. In the bigger decisions, those that will affect our life in a major way, we need to exercise patience and see what God wants us to do. Don’t forget, He has a plan and purpose for your life already drawn up. He will show you the way and give you direction on those important key decisions.

He won’t be silent. The big problem becomes our desires when they aren’t His desires. We often try to see what we want to see and ignore God when He is obviously closing a door in our life, or perhaps opening one. One reason we often don’t have much patience is because we may already know what it is God wants and it isn’t really what we want. It is called rebellion, and it will cause you pain and heartache every single time. Maybe not right away, but trust me, when you are doing it your way and not His, there is ALWAYS a price to pay.

I love you and care about you a great deal. It is no accident you receive these devotionals every day, and I never take lightly the opportunity God has given me to encourage you, challenge you, and stand with you as He continues to make you the man or woman of God He intended, as He speaks to you and leads you into the service he has planned for your life each and every day. I will be praying today for you to have patience, to wait on God during those critical decisions you must make at times in your life. I will be praying that you hear Him clearly and then follow His directions..not rebel, but obediently follow Him in the direction He wants you to go.

In this busy holiday season, when we always seem to be behind schedule, learn to be patient and wait on God. Remember, His timing is ALWAYS perfect!

In His love and service
Bill Keller

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