Pop Superstar Sir Elton John Who Married His Boyfriend Recently Had a Child

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(1 Thessalonians 4:3; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

Pop superstar Sir Elton John, who 4 years ago “married” his boyfriend, recently had a child. Of course, the two men did not produce this child since that is physically impossible. In debating radical homosexual advocates over the past 20 yrs, I have always pointed out that their CHOICE of sexual activity is not only called by God a sin, it is unnatural. God never intended people of the same sex to engage in sexual activity, and there is absolutely ZERO way two people of the same sex can procreate.

That is why it is sickening to watch the radical gay agenda advanced in this nation, that now of course includes homosexuals bringing children into their perverted and sinful world. Listen, if Elton John and his homosexual partner want to engage in deviant sexual activity, that is a choice they are making. However, for 2 men or 2 women, living in this unhealthy, unnatural, lifestyle to bring children into their perverted relationship, is selfish and reprehensible!

Several years ago in the Observer newspaper’s Music Monthly Magazine, John said, “I would ban religion completely.” He went on to say, “I think religion has always tried to turn hatred toward gay people. Religion promotes the hatred and spite against gays.” Sadly, these are the misguided thoughts and views of someone who has chosen to live his life in complete rebellion to God and the Truth of His Word, so they are not alarming. When you allow sin to control you, of course you want to ban anything that reminds you of your sin.
Those like John want to silence those who take a stand for righteousness and declare that it is God, and not man, who calls their CHOICE of sex a sin. They label anyone who agrees with God and refuses to accept their deviant choice of sex as “hateful.” This tactic has proven to be very successful in causing the majority of those in society, especially those who have rejected God and His Truth, to take a bold stand against anyone who has the audacity to preach that God calls this choice a sin and an abomination.

You have a major cable news network anchor, Rachel Maddow, an openly radical lesbian, who is allowed to use an hour of prime time to promote the radical gay agenda in this nation and try to destroy anyone who opposes it. The fact is, on EVERY major broadcast and cable station, you will never hear anyone denounce this sin, but openly promote, support, and glorify it. Even big bad Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck, and the rest of the people on FOX News will NEVER take a stand against this sin. I guess dollars are more important than the truth!

***NOW DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHY I HAVE ONLY AIRED MY TV PROGRAM ON SECULAR STATIONS AND NETWORKS AND WHY IT IS SO CRITICAL TO GET BACK ON A NATIONAL SECULAR TV PLATFORM. NOBODY ELSE HAS THE GUTS TO TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT THIS AND EVERY OTHER SIN IN SUCH A FORUM, WHILE THE MINIONS OF SATAN PEDDLE THEIR LIES WITHOUT OPPOSITION!!!

It is time to take the offensive with the TRUTH. I have stated often that the only way a lie works is when it goes unchallenged. People ask me all the time why people actually believe someone like John when they make such a foolish statement. Simple. The LIE has been told long enough and loud enough that enough people have believed it to be the truth. Those who possess the real Truth of God’s Word have said nothing or very little while the lie has been told over and over, year after year, now generation after generation, until it has been ingrained in our culture as a perfectly acceptable choice.

That is why you now have states that actually have legalized men marrying men and women marrying women, as well as same-sex couples adopting children. That is why in over 3,000 SCHOOLS you have “gay clubs” that promote the sin of homosexuality to our children. That is why you have a 24-hour Gay cable television network, tons of pro-gay magazines and newspapers, an entire subculture that actually caters specifically to people who choose to sin against God in this way.

So what is the answer? TELLING THE TRUTH! My friend, the lie will always lose when matched along side the Truth! The only way a lie stands is when the Truth is missing. That is why those who sell this lie are FURIOUS when someone like me has the audacity to go on secular network television stations and expose their lies. Nobody is “born gay,” it is a CHOICE! You are born with white or black skin, you are born with blue or green eyes, taking off your pants to have sex is a CHOICE! Also, it is not 1 out of 10 who choose this type of deviant sexual sin, it is less than 1 out of 100 who will EVER make the choice to sin in this way. Again, the only way a lie stands is when the Truth is missing!!!

It is very disturbing to hear a 14-year-old boy, a 15-year-old girl claiming to be gay or lesbian. When pressed if they were actually having sex they usually say no. The fact is, a 14-year-old boy or a 15-year-old girl are no more gay or lesbian than I am a giraffe! Just because I call myself a giraffe doesn’t make me one. They have simply bought into the “gay lie” that is being promoted by the pro-homosexual community and told loud enough, often enough in our society that these CHILDREN have this warped idea they are something other than how God created them. GOD DID NOT CREATE MEN TO HAVE SEX WITH MEN, OR WOMEN TO HAVE SEX WITH WOMEN! Those who do are committing unnatural acts in complete rebellion to God.

Of course, anyone who dares to speak up on this issue is labeled as “intolerant” and a “homophobe.” This is an attempt to make people shut up and keep the Truth from being told. Sadly, we find it easier to keep our mouths shut than to speak out. We don’t want the grief that comes with speaking out. We don’t want to be attacked for speaking out. Those who call this sin what it is are labeled as “close minded” and “ignorant” by people who are engaging in totally unnatural and unhealthy sexual acts. You don’t need to get past page 1 of any basic sex education book to figure out that two men don’t go together nor do two women. Yet, those who engage in these unnatural acts call those who point this FACT out “ignorant!”

I love you and care about you so much. Pray for Elton John, this man he is involved with, and especially this innocent child they have brought into their sinful world. I have always enjoyed the wonderful gift God has given to Elton John to create music that has been enjoyed by millions worldwide over the past 40 years. That is why it is so sad when I hear one of his great songs, to immediately realize that here is a man God has given such a great gift to, however due to his choice to live in rebellion to that same God, unless he repents and accepts Jesus as His Savior he will die and spend eternity in hell. He won’t go to hell for his choice of deviant sex, but for rejecting Jesus Christ.

Please pray today for Elton John, and all those who are in this bondage, that they will open their hearts to Christ’s love for him and that he will turn from his sinful lifestyle and find freedom in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Now is the time for those who know Jesus as their Savoir, who possess the Truth of God’s Word to go on the offensive and become brave and bold enough to bring God’s Truth to the lost and hurting in our world today. We cannot sit back in silence while the lie of homosexuality is told over and over unchallenged. We have done that for too long, it is time to speak up. The truth is that homosexuality is a sin. Like any sin, those who are involved in homosexuality need to find God’s love and strength to turn from their sin and live in freedom.

God doesn’t stop loving a person just because they commit the sin of homosexuality. He simply wants them to turn from their sin and follow Him. As those who know the Lord, we also have a responsibility to pray for those who are in this bondage. Only God can change hearts, and for those who are in bondage to the sin of homosexuality we must pray for them to open their hearts and turn from their sin. Until Jesus returns, we will always have those who choose a perverted form of sex with those of their own gender, just like we will always have those who choose to pervert sex by having it outside of the bonds of marriage. While we can never accept their choice since it is clearly against God’s Word, we must pray for them and love them enough to tell them the Truth.

For those reading this who are currently fighting homosexuality, let me tell you that God has never stopped loving you, and is simply waiting for you to turn from your sin and come back to Him. We serve a God of deliverance from sin, a God of forgiveness, and a God of restoration. Millions have turned from the sin of homosexuality and found complete restoration and fulfillment in living a life according to God’s plan. What He did for someone else, He can do for you! I pray that you hear these words and choose to find freedom from your sin today. It is the TRUTH that will set you free!!!

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

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One of the Spiritual Tests God Allows Us to Go Through is Serving Him

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(Psalms 2:11)

One of the spiritual tests God allows us all to go through is serving Him, even when we don’t feel like it. How many days do you wake up, maybe not feeling well physically or dealing with problems in your life, and serving the Lord is the last thing on your mind. Sickness, of course, is one of the elements of this sin-filled world we must all face in our life. One reason I talk so much about staying in shape, eating the right things, not doing things that will harm your body, is because we need to do all we can to insure we stay in the best health possible. I also talk extensively about staying connected to the Lord on a daily basis, having that intimate daily walk through the Word and through prayer.
These are also preventative things we can do to hopefully make good choices throughout our day that keep us from getting into the types of problems that can consume our life. The fact is, however, we won’t always feel our best. We will be facing the day-to-day problems of life. The test is to serve God despite what we are dealing with in our own life.
I have been so fortunate all my life. Other than sports-related injuries, I have been in excellent health. I get very few colds, so when I am not physically feeling well, that is something I don’t face often. Like everyone, I deal with the real life day-to-day issues at home, with family and friends, here at the ministry. I can tell you that there are days, many days, when I simply do not feel like serving God, despite that is what He has called me to do…and I have committed my life to do.

Of course, we all need to use common sense and try to live the balanced life I speak of often, but serving God is not just something those like myself in full-time ministry are called to do, but it is something every child of God is called to do. It is not an option, it is a commandment. It is not something we do when we feel like it, but it is what our life as a Christian is to be about. You see, despite how you feel or what you are going through, it never negates the call God has on your life as His child to serve Him.

When I talk of serving God, that comes in many forms. For most it is simply living your life each day in a way that is pleasing to the Lord. Being the mom, dad, sister, brother, husband, wife, God has called you to be at home. Being the “salt of the earth” at your job or school. In most cases it is simply living a Godly life before this sin-filled world each day.

Being kind to others. Helping someone in their time of need. These are all ways we serve God. Of course there are many other ways we serve God, through activities at our church, working with a ministry, serving your community. These also are ways we fulfill our obligation to serve God with our lives.

Most days, serving the Lord is not a problem. But there are days when we just don’t feel like being a servant. At those times in my life, I press in to that daily walk with Christ. I ask Him for the strength to accomplish all He desires of me that day. I realize that in my own strength, even when I feel great, I can’t accomplish anything. So it helps me to focus on my dependency upon Him. It is true.

When I am weak, He is strong. It is amazing how many of those days go by quickly, how there are special blessings on those days. You see my friend, the Lord will always help you to serve Him, follow Him, and honor Him with your life…and He will bless you for it!

I love you and care about you so much. I pray today that despite what you are facing in your life today, you will not forget that serving the Lord is not an option we have. As His children, it is a mandate clearly laid out in His Word. Jesus was our example. His life was a life of service. You will be surprised how the Lord will not only make you feel better throughout those difficult days, but He will bless you in ways you never imagined.

You hear me say often, when we are about His business, He will be about our business. So true. Many times those impossible situations become possible. Not because I did anything, but because I was obedient and followed God. The spiritual test for you is, the next time you don’t feel well, the next time the problems of life seem overwhelming, don’t forget that we are here to serve and glorify Him with our lives.

While satan can’t have the souls of those who know Christ, he can do his best to keep them from serving God. Recognize this trick and serve Him despite the problems, in the strength God can give you. You will be blessed for it.

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

Bill Keller

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Satan Fights to Win, Why Don’t We

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(1 Corinthians 15:57)

Satan fights to win, why don’t we??? Let me say right up front that I realize satan is only loose for a season and his eternal destination, the Lake of Fire, has already been prepared for him. I also realize that those who know Jesus have the promise of eternity in Heaven. So for all eternity satan is a loser and those who come to know Jesus by faith are winners. That is what frustrates me even more. Why do those who follow satan, who will be losers for all eternity, stop at nothing to achieve victory during this life, while those who follow Jesus, who have the assurance of eternity in Heaven with God their Creator, sit back and accept defeat during this life?

Perfect case in point. Yesterday, I hammered Joel Osteen for being gutless and a pathetic excuse for a “pastor” when he goes on secular TV and refuses to call sin sin, and that without Jesus people will die and burn in hell. Contrast that with those on secular TV who promote sins like homosexuality, abortion, unbridled sex outside of marriage, use of alcohol and drugs. They boldly and without shame promote their sinful positions and fight for them!

As Liveprayer is getting ready to celebrate its 12 year anniversary in August, I have been doing some deep soul searching. One part of me is very thankful and blessed to have been part of this move of God that has touched tens of millions of lives around the world these past 12 years, having responded to over 70 million emails for prayer, an archive of over 5 million praise reports that testify to the greatness, power, and glory of Almighty God, and most important of all, the 500,000 people we know of who have accepted the Lord as their Savior by faith. On top of that we have pioneered using the Internet as an interactive ministry tool, helped pave the road for live broadcasting on the Internet, and have had a presence on secular television and in the mainstream media like few others ever have.

Whatever satisfaction there may be has been greatly tempered by the reality that also in these past 12 years of Liveprayer, the world around us, our culture, has continued to deteriorate. We have made virtually ZERO IMPACT in the spiritual deterioration of our society. Slowed it down a little at best. While we have done a decent job in battling satan for the souls of men, satan and his minions have continued to win victories in forcing his agenda on this world. I have to be honest and admit that while Liveprayer has made an impact in tens of millions of lives, we have been totally ineffective at stemming the tide of the spiritual decline of our culture. On that front satan has kicked our butt and I don’t’ like it!!!

Where does it say that satan is supposed to be victorious, even for whatever brief time he is loose in this world? We know from reading the end of the Book that God will eventually judge this world for its sin and rebellion and end it all. However, only God knows when that will be and I refuse to sit back and accept, even though these are clearly the last days, that we have to watch satan doing a victory dance it the end zone time after time after time after time. Once again, I know when the game is over satan loses, but there is no reason he has to keep scoring points while he is loose! The reality is, he is more committed to winning the daily battles of life than we are!!!

This is going to get brutal, the truth always is, so please don’t get upset. I am not minimizing what anyone has done for the Lord and am the first in line to accept full responsibility for my part in our failure to impact our culture for Christ. The biggest problem is how many churches, ministries, works of God, have an end game, a plan for complete and total victory? Sadly, most churches, ministries, and works of God have as their goal to do the work of God in the lives of the people they reach, and that is fine. But for most, their vision of victory is making it from one year to the next. That is not victory, that is simply self preservation and perpetuation. Why don’t they have as their goal victory over the issues of our day? Not just talking about them, but a plan and strategy to get VICTORY!

The fact is churches, ministries, and works of God have NO PLAN for victory over the social ills of our day. While satans troops set out to legalize the slaughtering of babies in this nation and keep it legal, 38 years worth of victories for them, how many pro life groups have there been over the years, how many hundreds of millions have they raised, and NOTHING HAS CHANGED! The fact is, I assure you some of these organizations would be upset if abortion was made illegal since they would be out of business and their key people out of a job and a big salary! The same is true on family issues, homosexual issues, gambling, pornography, and other social issues that plague our culture. Why don’t any of these churches, ministries, or numerous organizations who raise hundreds of millions annually for their causes, have a plan to achieve victory???

I’ll be honest with you. I am not going to sit back and watch another 12 years go by should the Lord tarry and not make an impact on this culture. While we call this nation and the nations of the world back to God, people to faith in Jesus Christ, we will also mobilize for the first time a true army of millions who will not compromise the Truth of the Bible or bow their knee to Baal and take a stand in our culture for righteousness.

If the reprobates can take a stand for their beliefs, invoke their will on society, why can’t the righteous take a stand for our beliefs and invoke our will on society? I hear all the time the ungodly whine and scream about Christians and their beliefs, yet they think it is perfectly acceptable to force society to accept their ungodly beliefs and actions. This is a war for the soul of our nation and the fact is satan is winning because he won’t stop until he achieves victory and we don’t even have victory as our goal!

I love you and care about you so much. I AM NO LONGER INTERESTED IN JUST IMPACTING LIVES AND THE ETERNAL SOULS OF MEN FOR CHRIST, BUT IN ALSO IMPACTING OUR CULTURE. WE HAVE MORE CHURCHES, MORE MINISTRIES, MORE WORKS OF GOD THAN EVER BEFORE IN THE HISTORY OF CHIRSTEDOM, YET OUR CULTURE IS IN SPIRITUAL FREEFALL. WHY? VICTORY IS NOT OUR GOAL. WELL THAT IS CHANGING. WE HAVE VICTORY OVER THE SOCIAL ILLS OF OUR DAY AS OUR GOAL AND THE PLAN AND ABILITY TO ACHIEVE THAT VICTORY!!!

What I need now are some bold and fearless men and women of God who will stand with me and help me lead this nation back to God and see these victories won. I know everyone is busy with their own lives. This is not another event to be part of. This is not another program to plug into. This is the first time anyone has seriously tried to mobilize a true army of the faithful for the sheer purpose of leading the nation back to God and Biblical values, people to faith in Christ, while attacking the social ills of our day. I need men and women with vision, with leadership skills, and with a heart for Christ that will enable them to fight with me to see victory. I need some sold out men and women of God whose only goal is VICTORY! I can’t do this alone, will you join me?

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

(C)opryright 2011, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Joel Osteen and his wife were on CNN’s Piers Morgan Program the Successor to Larry King Live

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(Romans 1:16; John 3:16)

Wednesday night, Joel Osteen and his wife were on CNN’s Piers Morgan program, the successor to Larry King Live. As I watched the interview, I asked myself why is this man going on TV, other than to boost his own personality. A man of God only has ONE MESSAGE, the Gospel. Yet Osteen, because he is the “pastor” of the largest church in America, has a TV following of millions each week because he is little more than a prosperity motivational speaker like Tony Robbins or Zig Ziglar, he has the ability to get on these national programs.

But why? To sell more books? Get more people to give him money? That can be his only motivation since he refuses to take a for Biblical Truth on the issues of the day. Morgan did everything to get Osteen to talk about abortion, homosexuality, other faiths, and finally did goad him into stating the Bible says homosexuality is a sin. It was painstaking watching Morgan force him to state a simple Biblical Truth!

Worst of all, Osteen has never ONCE dared to tell people the FACT that without Jesus they will die and end up in hell. Osteen has to be the most spineless, gutless, cotton candy excuse for a man of God there is. The blood of those who watch him and will die and go to hell will be on His hands, according to Ezekiel 33:8!

“When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.” Ezekiel 33:8 Is it any wonder why the church is so weak and ineffective today? Is it any wonder why the church has virtually NO POWER to stop the unbridled sin in this nation? Is it any wonder why the cults and false religions are flourishing? When Joel Osteen is the “spritual guide” of our day, it is no wonder why so many people who think they are OK because they are “good” will end up burning in hell for all eternity!!!

In a recent interview with Rabbi Naomi Levy, here is what Joel Osteen said about salvation:

Rabbi Naomi Levy: I watched an interview you did with Larry King. I was so amazed when you said Jews can indeed go to heaven, and then I saw that you later took heat for it, and you rephrased yourself. Is it wrong to believe that people who don’t believe in Jesus have a place with God and have a place in heaven?

Pastor Joel Osteen: Sure. You know, to me it’s up to every person. I mean, what the Scripture teaches is that Jesus came so that we could have salvation through him.

NL: Your Scripture.

JO: Yeah, that’s true. So that’s why I don’t judge anybody else. … You know, I don’t believe in telling one group who can and can’t go to heaven. I believe that’s up to God.

NL: So do you think it’s possible that our God, the God of the universe, might have an equal plan for all good people?

JO: I believe that any of that is possible.

Interview with Pastor Joel Osteen – Transcript from Larry King Live (CNN) (from Monday, June 20, 2005)

KING: What if you’re Jewish or Muslim, you don’t accept Christ at all?

OSTEEN: You know, I’m very careful about saying who would and wouldn’t go to heaven. I don’t know . . .

KING: If you believe you have to believe in Christ? They’re wrong, aren’t they?

OSTEEN: Well, I don’t know if I believe they’re wrong . . . but I just think that only God with judge a person’s heart.

KING: You don’t call them sinners?

OSTEEN: I don’t.

KING: Is that a word you don’t use?

OSTEEN: I don’t use it.

CALLER: I’m wondering, though, why you side-stepped Larry’s earlier question about how we get to heaven? The bible clearly tells us that Jesus is the way, the truth and the light and the only way to the father is through him. That’s not really a message of condemnation but of truth.

KING: So, then a Jew is not going to heaven?

OSTEEN: No. Here’s my thing, Larry, is I can’t judge somebody’s heart. You know? Only God can look at somebody’s heart, and so – I don’t know. To me, it’s not my business to say, you know, this one is or this one isn’t. And I just I think it’s wrong when you go around saying, you’re saying you’re not going, you’re not going, you’re not going, because it’s not exactly my way. I’m just . . .

KING: What about atheists?

OSTEEN: You know what, I’m going to let someone – I’m going to let God be the judge of who goes to heaven and hell.

The most important issue there is in life is how to be saved. No other issue is even close since salvation deals with the eternal destination of our soul. God created man in His own image and once this brief journey we know as life is over, our soul lives on for all eternity. The only question is will that eternity be with God our Creator or separated from God our Creator. Man was originally created to live for all eternity WITH God his Creator, but his choice to sin broke that eternal relationship. However, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” – (John 3:16 KJV)

You see my friend, it is God’s desire that ALL men come to repentance and that one be lost. There is no other issue as important as how to be saved, to insure that you will spend all eternity with the God who created you and loves you so much. That is why the Gospel, the “Good News,” the death, burial, and Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ CANNOT EVER BE COMPROMISED!

I sat in horror a few years ago as I watched the Pastor of the largest Christian church in America on Larry King given the opportunity to share the Gospel with the world and fail to do so. We are talking not only about the most important issue there is, salvation, but the most fundamental to the Christian faith.

After all, we are Christians because we have put our faith in Jesus Christ and have a personal relationship with Him. I realize that Pastor Osteen took over as Pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston when his father went to be with the Lord, much like a son takes over the family jewelry store. However, the ministry is not something that you can pass down from one generation to the next like a business, it has to be a CALLING FROM GOD.

Pastor Osteen’s father was a powerful Gospel preacher who the Lord used to bring the Truth of His Word and the hope of Christ to millions worldwide during his life. He had to be deeply saddened by his son’s missed opportunity to tell people that faith in Jesus is the ONLY way to be saved. I realize that Pastor Osteen never had any formal theological training, but sharing the plan of salvation doesn’t require a seminary education, only going to Sunday School! How men are to be saved is the most basic message there is. Everything else is meaningless in light of the Gospel, and that message can NEVER be compromised!

The reason and purpose we reach out to people is to be able to share with them the TRUTH of God’s Word and the hope and love of Christ. We can be creative in how we reach people, but the point is not to then dazzle them with our words but simply share with them God’s words! If we do anything less, we are reduced to nothing more than the false hope merchants like Tony Robbins, Oprah Winfrey, and all the other self-help, “positive mental attitude” gurus whose goal is to see how many books and tapes they can sell and how many people show up at their events.

That is why the message of these people is nonconfrontational. It is politically correct so nobody will be offended and will attract the masses. It is designed to “tickle ears,” not bring people under conviction. These false-hope merchants all embrace the universalistic theology straight from hell that “all good people will go to Heaven.” There is no more damning a lie being told in our world today. The Bible proclaims, “There is none good, no not one.” It says, “We have all sinned and fallen short of God’s glory.” Faith in Jesus Christ, and Christ alone is the ONLY WAY to be saved. There is NO OTHER name by which men can be saved. There are not many roads that lead to God-only ONE-faith in Jesus Christ!

Pastor Osteen needs to understand that he isn’t the one who says who will go to Heaven or Hell, God is. God clearly told us in His Word who would be in Heaven and who would be in Hell. He already made that decision and it is our job as those who know Christ, especially those who lead His church, to share that eternal hope we have in Christ with those who are lost. Also, when you call sin what it is, it is not you who made that determination, it was God. It is God’s Word that tells us what sin is and it is the job of those who know the Lord to share that Truth from God’s Word with others.

I know many people reading this today are like Pastor Osteen and have a kind heart, not wanting to hurt people by telling them if they don’t accept Christ they will spend eternity in hell. The fact is, if you really love people you will tell them the truth about eternity so that they have the opportunity to choose Christ and have a personal relationship with Him. Hell is a very real place and sadly, the eternal home of those who die rejecting Christ and His love for them. The fact is, the Gospel IS offensive to those who choose to reject it. God’s Word IS offensive to those who choose to deny it. Those who know the Lord can’t save anyone, that is something only Christ can do as a person makes the choice to accept Him into their hearts and life by faith. What we can do and are commanded to do is to share our faith with others and tell them about Jesus.

I love you and care about you so much. I realize many will be very disappointed that I wrote this message today. I have no doubt many in the Liveprayer family are members of Lakewood Church and will be very upset with me. I am sorry but I can’t sit back and stay silent when such a prominent representative of Christ sits on national television, with a largely non-Christian audience watching, and fails to tell people that the only way they can be saved is through faith in Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us to always be ready to share the hope we have in Christ and not to be, “Ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.”

I pray for Pastor Osteen today and ask that you do as well. I have no doubt this man loves the Lord and is doing a great work for God. I pray that the Holy Spirit will bring him under conviction about never again missing an opportunity to share the fact that Jesus is our only hope in this life and for all eternity. I pray the Lord will give him new courage and boldness to stand up for the Gospel and not be afraid to share the Truth with those in this world who so desperately are looking for truth in their life. I pray that he will not be afraid to simply share what God has stated in His Word and is what our very lives and faith are based on.

People don’t need more false hope and empty hype. What they need is the unadulterated Truth of God’s Word so that they can not only come to know Christ in the pardon of their sins, but live a victorious life here on earth. That ONLY happens when you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The job of everyone who knows Christ as their Savior, whether you pastor a church or serve God on your job, is to share with those the Lord brings into your life the Truth of His Word and how they can have an everlasting relationship with Jesus Christ. May you share the Gospel proudly and WITHOUT COMPROMISE!

Do you know that if your heart stopped beating in the next minute that you will be forever with the Lord? Do you have that assurance today? The most important decision you will make in this life is not who you will marry, or where you will live, or what kind of job you will have. The most important decision you will make in this life is to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. If you have not done that yet, the Bible says that TODAY is the day of salvation. I would invite you to go to, http://www.liveprayer.com/plan.cfm . Pray to ask God to open your heart, read the words, pray the prayer, and accept today God’s gift to you of everlasting life through His son Jesus.

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

(C)opryright 2011, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

I am at a Crossroads

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(John 3:16)

I am at a crossroads. In 2007, I wrote a Devotional stating that 2008 would be a monumental year, a year of great change. It was. We saw the financial crisis that has impacted tens of millions of people in this nation, hundreds of millions more around the world explode. We saw the election of a new President who has spent his first two years in office taking a stand for everything God opposes and helping to lead this nation deeper into the spiritual abyss.

While over 12,000 churches have shut down, 120,000 non-profit organizations closed their doors, and with the property of nearly 40,000 churches in foreclosure, Liveprayer has continued to press forward despite seeing a 67% drop in donations from 2008 and losing 28 of our core group of 30 people who had the ability in times of financial difficulty to be able to overnight or wire $10,000-$30,000 to help us over a rough edge.

Due to our extreme financial crisis, I have cut my personal salary from $36,000 to just $12,000, and that is only in order to pay the most basic needs to survive each month. I have poured my heart, soul, life, and even blood at times into God’s work here the past 12 years to reach the lost and see HIS Truth declared in the marketplace, to be a rare bold, umcompromised voice for Biblical Truth in this lost age.

As I type these words tonight, I am at the end. Simply sustaining our daily operations is now a daily task. Simply paying for basic personal needs is becoming more difficult. For nearly 20 years, I have literally sacrifice my life, my time, my talent, and my treasure to bring the lost to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and HIS Truth boldly and without compromise into the marketplace, as very few are doing, virtually none at a national level in the secular media

Don’t think for a second I am not of flesh and blood and think about how I could have simply fallen into line like the rest. Gone on Christian TV, brought false hope into people’s lives, never talked about sin or the hell that awaits those who reject Jesus, compromise and take the money from cult members, and totally sold out the faith in order to be politically correct and generate tens of millions annually to live like a rock star.

However, at the end of this life, I will stand before God our Creator like each person will. I will give an account for my life. The one thing I can honestly say when I die is that I never wavered, I never backed down from telling people the raw Truth of His Word, and that I never hesitated to boldly declare the only hope for each man is faith in Jesus Christ. That my friend, will be my lasting testimony!!!

I come today asking you to help me. Over nearly 12 years, Liveprayer has sent personal responses to over 70 MILLION emails. We still get over 40,000 a day. Tens of millions of live worldwide have been impacted. Over 500,000 we know of have come to faith in Jesus. THIS IS MY ETERNAL LEGACY AND MY TRACK RECORD OF SERVICE THESE PAST 12 YEARS!!! MY JOB IS NOT FINISHED!!!

All we have done has only been possible by dear friends like you who have prayed for me, and sacrificed to support me financially. In these 12 years, I have never asked for anything for myself, and despite sacrificing the vast bulk of what little personal compensation I took for several years, leaving me over $50,000 in current debts, my only goal today is to cover the $28,000 I need to simply keep Liveprayer alive for one more month. This is the way we have operated for the past 137 months. I have simply asked the Lord to provide what I need to get to the next month.

I am letting you know today that we still have $20,000 of old operational expense from 2009 that still have not been paid, but must be immediately. We also have to cover the last $28,000 of this months expenses. With God’s help, we will have the leases signed on the permanent home of the “9-11 Christian Center at Ground Zero” in the next week, which will open up a brand new group of donors that will not only help sustain that critical work, but help cover the monthly operations of Liveprayer.com.

For those who have been part of the Liveprayer family for these many years, you know that I have never sent a Devotional like this…ever. I don’t play games when it comes to the finances. I simply share our needs, get on my knees, and trust God to move on the hearts of people to provide for our needs.

My friend, I am counting on you today. I need to hear from you today. This is critical, and I desperately need your help. We are so close to seeing the fulfillment of all Liveprayer has been raised up to be. I can’t see everything stop now over a few thousand dollars, even if it was a million dollars. Somebody will lose that tonight in Vegas. Will you reach down, make the sacrifce, and help me today??? I desperately need you and will be in prayer for the Lord to move on your heart to help me!

The fact is, I need $20,000 immediately, today! If you have the liquid cash to wire to our bank, please email me at: bkeller@livepryaer.com and I will get you the info. If you are able to send a gift of $2,000 or more, FedEx it to our office in St. Petersburg, feel free to mark “bill recipient” and they will be our special account. After 12 years of pouring out my sweat and blood, literally 24/7, I will not see God’s work here slowed down or thwarted, and definitely not shut down. There are enough people with resources who can help me.

WE HAVE THE ABILITY, BASED ON 12 YEARS OF PIONEERING THE INTERNET AND BRINGING CHRIST TO THE MASSES ON SECULAR TV, OF BEING GOD’S AGENT TO TURN THIS NATION BACK TO OUR CREATOR AND HIS TRUTH. THE TIME IS NOW, OUR OPPORTUNITY IS UPON US, AND NOW MORE THAN EVER I NEED YOU TO HELP ME!

Please don’t think that just because there are 2.4 million subscribers, someone else will take care of this. It has been friends like YOU over the years who God has spoken to, who have responded, who has made Liveprayer available to bring hope and salvation to so many. It will take someone like YOU today.

Also, I know there is someone reading these words who God has richly blessed, you have been praying about a place to use your resources where God can multiply them exponentially in the lives and eternal souls of men. THIS IS IT! CONTACT ME AND LET’S CHAT HOW YOU CAN HELP ME!!!

To make a gift to Liveprayer on your major credit card at our website http://www.liveprayer.com under the “Donation” button, or you can give from your PayPal account by using my email address, bkeller@liveprayer.com , or you can mail it to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33709. One the credit card or PayPal form after your name simply mark (9-11). Also, in the notes section of your check mark (9-11). This will insure all of the gifts towards this special projects go to that cause. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.
I love you and care about you so much. Do you want to do something great for God with your life??? STAND WITH ME!!! I CAN’T DO THIS ALONE!!! I am asking you today to simply pray about what God may be calling you to do to help me with this effort. I am also asking you to please forward this to every person you know, personally reach out to those who God has blessed with financial resources and encourage them to support this new work, and share this email with your pastor and ask him to pray about having your church make a special missions gift towards this effort. I will keep you posted how we are doing with our financial goals over the coming weeks and months.

When this brief journey through life is over, what do we have to show for it? The only lasting legacy we have are those things we did for the Lord. I have taken my stand and will proclaim His truth with my dying breath. Today, I am asking you to pray about joining me and let’s turn this nation back to God and His Truth!!!

Will you stand and fight with me???????

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

(C)opryright 2011, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Each Day I Do My Best to Encourage and Give You Practical Guidance to Live Out Your Faith

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(Acts 1:14)

Each day I try to do my best to encourage you and give you practical guidance to help translate your faith into your every day life. Today is one of those core areas that is critical to the spiritual life of a family. Men, you are REQUIRED to take the spiritual headship of your home and make prayer part of the daily life at your house. You should pray with your spouse EVERY day alone, and the two of you should be praying with your kids EVERY day.

Does this insure you have no problems in your marriage, or with your children. NO. But it must be part of our every day life to commit the issues we are facing to the Lord in prayer, to be thankful for all God does for us each day, to openly express our dependence on Him. For those single moms, during this season you are in, you need to be the spiritual leader in your home and it is up to you to make time each day to pray with your kids. There is nothing greater you can do for your marriage and in the life of your family than that daily time of prayer together.

This is not a matter to debate. The Bible clearly tells us to pray one for another. How much more should we pray together as husband and wife, as a family unit? It becomes like everything else in our life, a matter of priorities. It is amazing how much we can accomplish when it is something we want to do. However, there always seems to be reasons why we can’t do the things necessary to maintain our focus on the things of God. I am not talking about 5 hour long prayer meetings, though there may be times when that is greatly needed. Even 15 minutes, praying about the issues you are currently facing.

There is no better lesson for your kids than to see God answering prayers in their life, and not answering in some cases. It helps prepare them for the real world they are living in and helps them to learn to be dependent upon God each day. For a husband and wife, you share the most intimate things possible physically, yet for some reason, you can’t share in the most intimate thing spiritually. That never has made sense to me.

Trust me, I realize that this is a big step for many. Let me leave you with this challenge. Take the next 4 weeks. Make 5 minutes each day to pray with your spouse alone, and another 5 to pray with the children. With your spouse, each of you take a few minutes to share your needs, then the husband, or wife, lead in prayer for those needs. Before you end, each of you just take a minute to pray for your spouse, that God will bless them richly that day. Same with your kids. Take a few minutes to have each of your children share the needs pressing, then either dad or mom lead in prayer..then both the mom and dad should pray over each child for God’s protection and blessings. A side note, keeping a prayer journal is a great way to look back after 6 months and see God’s faithfulness. Simply write down the request and date…and then the answer when it comes and the date.

MAKE THIS A PRIORITY TO DO EACH DAY FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS. Trust me when I tell you that it will change your relationship with your spouse and children. For those who have a spouse that isn’t saved and isn’t going to go for this, here is the plan. Spend a few minutes either at night or in the morning when your spouse is sleeping to lay your hands on them and pray for them.

I love you and care about you. Praying with your spouse each day, praying with your kids each day, doesn’t make your home immune from the trials and tribulations of this world. It will however keep your home focused each day on the Lord, and who is in control. The journey of faith we are on is a 24/7 experience. Not one hour on Sunday, or every now and then. Can you see how much harder it becomes to be involved in sin when you are focusing on the Lord each day personally, and then with your spouse, and then with your kids? God will honor those who honor Him.

It is time that we quit being so lazy, quit waiting until we are in the midst of crisis to call out to the Lord. The reason we are so weak and ineffective in our Christian lives is because we are lazy and do nothing to strengthen ourselves for the storms of life. When they come, we are lost and have no idea how to fight. A good soldier is always in training so that when it is time for battle they are prepared. The Bible tells us that our enemy is not of flesh and blood…it is a spiritual battle we are in. Subsequently, it is critical that we are training daily to fight those spiritual battles, both in our personal life, and in the lives of those God has given us in this life.

I will be praying today that you hear this word and act upon it. It could be the difference between seeing victory or defeat in your marriage and the lives of your children. God is placing the weapons you need to fight with in your hands…use them. PRAYING WITH YOUR SPOUSE AND FAMILY IS ONE OF THE GREATEST WEAPONS OF ALL!!!

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

(C)opryright 2011, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Sex + Teens = Destroyed Lives

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(Genesis 2:24, 29:20)

Sex+teens=destroyed lives!!! MTV, owned by Viacom, has come out with a wonderful new program called “Skins.” This is a program featuring young teens, as young as 15, and glorifies sex, drugs, alcohol, and utter rebellion to common decency. I have been glad to see some of the advertisers of the initial program pulling back, but the fact is, there will be a line of new advertisers to take their place.

MTV is also the channel that glorifies young teen girls having children. This channel is a cesspool of debaucher that glorifies everything God and the Bible stands for. Worse of all, it is simply a mirror of where society is at. MTV would not be creating such programs unless there was a demand and market for them. They are simply supplying society with content it wants to see, while brainwashing a new generation of CHILDREN that there are no consequences from uninhibited sex, drug and alcohol use, and living with no morals.

YOU CAN’T HAVE SEX OUTSIDE OF MARRIAGE, USE DRUGS, DRINK ALCOHOL, AND LIVE IN COMPLETE REBELLION TO BIBLICAL TRUTH AND NOT PAY A PRICE..A HUGE PRICE!!!!!!!

A relationship between a man and woman is NOT a game! It is a serious, life-changing business. I wish what happened right down the street from Liveprayer was an isolated incident, but it is not. Every day, approximately 5,000 of the 40,000 prayer requests I receive at Liveprayer are from young adults 18 and under, and the vast majority of them are dealing with the issue of relationships. Let me say right up front, I personally feel that a young man and woman should WAIT until after High School to start dating.

Dating, having a relationship with someone of the opposite sex, should be for the purpose of finding your partner for life. A 12, 13, even 16 or 17 year old, is RARELY equipped or ready to be thinking about marriage. So they enter into a relationship solely based on feelings they don’t understand or have under control yet, and for every reason BUT marriage. I realize that MTV and all of the garbage on TV targeting a young adult audience glorifies teen relationships. EVER SEEN A GODLY TEEN RELATIONSHIP ON T.V.? As Christians, we are to live UP to the standards of God, not DOWN to the standards of this sinful world!

Here are the two problems. First, in EVERY relationship you have, you give a piece of yourself away. By the time you finally get married, after say 3 to 10 relationships, that is how much LESS of you the one you are committing to spend your life with will get. The second problem is that going in and out of relationships means each new one becomes less special, breaking up becomes easier each time you do it, and you develop a mindset that you eventually take into marriage that makes it easy to get divorced when things don’t go as you hoped. Marriage becomes little more than a legal date.

I get flooded with emails every time I mention about young adults waiting until after high school to date. They pour in from young men and women, 13, 14, 15, 16 years old who tell me that I don’t know what I am talking about. They are in “love.” Getting involved in a relationship unlocks our emotions. It sets off things inside of us that have incredible power over us to the extent we don’t act or think rationally. We become consumed. Mature, experienced people in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s often destroy their very lives by letting these emotions rule them. What chance does an inexperienced teen have? None! The results of these teen romances range from hurt feelings, all the way to death, and everything in between.

I get emails daily from young adults who have diseases they will carry with them the rest of their life, have had children that obviously dramatically altered their life, as well as those who made the unfortunate choice to have an abortion and are now dealing with the consequences of that choice. I get emails daily from young men and women who have broken up and are contemplating suicide, can’t eat or sleep, or simply have no desire to do anything. The fact is, God gave you free will to make choices.

To choose to enter into a serious boyfriend/girlfriend relationship before you are out of high school is a BAD CHOICE and can dramatically change your life forever. By the way, there is nothing magical about being out of High School. It is simply one major “life hurdle” out of the way that is part of the foundation of your life. There is PLENTY of time after High School to start dating.

Even though this is not even a debatable issue, because it is such a problem, let me quickly address it. There is absolutely NO situation when sex outside of marriage is acceptable to God. NONE. ZERO. There is a Biblical word fornication. It literally means any sex outside of marriage. Any boyfriend or girlfriend that is willing to have sex before marriage is NOT the person God has chosen for your life. It is simply not acceptable. Don’t play games in this area!

I get emails all the time asking how far can you go? Jesus said if you lust in your heart you have already committed adultery. If you have to ask how far you can go, you are already too far. Once you allow lust into your heart, God says you have already sinned. Let that be your standard to judge by since it is impossible to engage in ANY act that wasn’t already birthed in your heart. The physical act is simply the manifestation of the sin already committed in your heart.

Having said that, let me talk to you about the two most important elements of a relationship should you be thinking of marriage. The first is God’s warning found in 2 Corinthians 6:14 to NOT BE UNEQUALLY YOKED. I have done entire Devotionals on this issue. It is a warning from God to protect you. Choosing to ignore this warning is no different than deciding to run a stop sign. You are asking for serious problems. I cannot even begin to tell you how many emails I get from men and women daily who ignored this warning and are now dealing with the consequences. Consequences, by the way, that have literally changed their lives. The person you enter into a relationship MUST also be a Christian and actually living their life for Christ.

The second is the foundation on which you build your relationship. If you do not have a spiritual foundation to your relationship, how can you expect your marriage to survive the storms that come in every relationship? It is exactly like the story Jesus told at the end of Matthew Chapter 7. The marriage built on a spiritual foundation is like the house built on a rock. The marriage built on any other foundation is like the house built on the sand. My friend, again, let me reiterate. God gave everyone free will to make choices. You can do what you want with your life. My only purpose today is to help you make wise, informed choices about things that will affect the outcome of your life.

I love you and care about you so much. I can’t even begin to tell you how my heart is broken today, reading email after email of how people’s lives have been decimated by these teen romances. The fact is, so much of the heartache, pain, and tragedy many have lived through could have been avoided if they had simply listened to God. When you are having relationships without even understanding what is going on in the world, when you are engaging in sex outside of marriage, you are simply NEVER going to know the peace, joy, and abundance that this life can offer when you do it God’s way!

The other problem is, so many of God’s children end up battling with the domestic issues. They are of little service to the Lord. Never forget, that is our purpose in this life, to serve and glorify Him with our lives. The enemy gets us so distracted handling the consequences of our rebellion, that we have little time or energy left to serve Him. Please read, and reread these words today. Commit them to your heart. I realize how strong emotions can be, and how they can cloud your judgment. That is why the more focused you are on what God’s plan is, the less chance you will have of compromising and getting into trouble.

The bottom line to these words today is this. Do it your way, and it will never work out as God intended. Do it God’s way and it works. Life is NOT something to dread, but something to embrace and enjoy. The choice is yours. I will be praying as you make the choice God is asking you to make. Is it a guarantee that if you wait until after high school to start dating, find a spouse who is saved and living for the Lord, build a spiritual foundation together, that your marriage will not end in divorce? No! Sin can creep into people’s lives and satan loves nothing more than to destroy a marriage. But I can promise you that the odds of you making it are 1,000 times better.

A relationship between a man and woman is NOT a game! It is a serious, life-changing business. A relationship God’s way can be the most beautiful and rewarding experience you can ever imagine!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2011, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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