Sadly, a Great Man of God was Taken from Us the Other Day

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(John 3:16)

Sadly, a great man of God was taken from us the other day. Pastor David Wilkerson, pastor of the Times Square Church in NYC and founder of Teen Challenge, was killed in a car crash. Pastor Wilkerson was one of the few voices in the marketplace crying for this nation to turn back to God and His Truth. I had the opportunity to speak to Pastor Wilkerson on the phone several times in the past year. He heard about me from our efforts with the evangelistic center at ground zero, and was very encouraging.

One of Pastor Wilkerson’s constant messages was the need for this nation to turn back to God and His Truth, or face His wrath and judgment. It is the same message I have been sharing for many years now, and with his passing, I feel an even greater sense of urgency to not just declare that word to the nation, but take the steps necessary to see it happen!

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 29 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. We have some great opportunities opening up to us in June, to fulfill our call from God to help lead this nation back to the Almighty and His Truth.

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!!! Helping to lead this nation back to God will be my last work for Him!

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.

With just 2 days left in the month, we have received $65,000 of the $150,000 in donations and pledges I asked the Lord to deliver by the end of the month. For those who have been part of the Liveprayer family for these many years, you know that I have rarely 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 $10,000 right away to cover basic operational needs. 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. All I am asking is that you send the most generous gift you are able to send.

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. 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.

I Often Get Calls from Viewers Who Start Out by Saying, “I am a Homosexual”

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

On the Liveprayer TV program, I often get calls from viewers who start out by saying, “I am a homosexual.” Whenever that happens, I immediately jump in before I allow them to continue to correct them. I point out the fact that there is no such thing as a homosexual, only a homosexual act. There are people who CHOOSE to have sex with people of the same sex, but that is a sexual act, not what a person is. I have to admit, the saddest calls like this are from young men and women, clearly in their teens, calling up and claiming to be “gay” or “lesbian.” Today, I want to expose the “gay lie” being told to YOUR children!

The purpose of this Devotional today is to warn those who are not aware to what extent the pro-homosexual agenda is being fulfilled and to hopefully wake up the bloated, weak, and apathetic church that has to bear much of the responsibility for the moral decay of our culture. The goal of those who have chosen the homosexual lifestyle is to justify their sinful choice that is inherently destructive both to society and themselves. They are trying to force society to validate legally and ethically their choice of sexual behavior and relationships, and to enact laws that allow them to promote this sinful choice to our children as normal, even desirable behavior.

That is what is most upsetting to me. Whether you understand it or not, YOUR children are being targeted by the pro-homosexual community to indoctrinate them almost from birth that this choice of sexual relationship is normal, acceptable, and desirable. They have done this through infiltrating the school curriculum with pro-homosexual material, they have done this through the 3,000+ “gay clubs” in schools all over the nation, and they have masterfully used the media (TV, movies, Internet, music) to, day after day after day tell the world there is nothing wrong with this choice of sexuality.

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.

Let me say right up front, sin is sin in God’s eyes. No sin is greater than another. The sin of homosexuality is no more, or no less a sin than murder, adultery, stealing, lying, gossiping, or gluttony. THE REASON THIS SIN IS BEING SINGLED OUT AND ADDRESSED IS BECAUSE THOSE WHO COMMIT IT, ARE PROUD OF THEIR SIN AND PROMOTE IT AS AN ACCEPTABLE LIFESTYLE!

People who commit adultery do NOT have parades to celebrate their sin. People who commit murder do NOT have political action committees to make murder legal and socially acceptable. People who steal do not have high school clubs and try to teach children that stealing is acceptable behavior. Homosexuality is a SIN in the eyes of God and is something to be ashamed of, NOT proud of.

Theologically this is not even a debatable issue. All through the Bible, from the Old Testament through the New, homosexuality is defined by God as a sin, PERIOD. God calls it an ABOMINATION! I have heard the tortured theological arguments homosexuals have made, but there is absolutely NO WAY to change the fact this act is a sin. Just because there is now a homosexual version of the Bible where they have literally changed the passages that call this act a sin, that does NOT change God’s inspired, inerrant Word.

Just because there is a fast growing homosexual denomination, the Metropolitan Community of Churches, that does NOT change the fact God calls this act a sin. I can guarantee you if I started a church that taught adultery was acceptable and wonderful behavior, I could fill stadiums on Sunday morning! THERE IS NOTHING THAT CAN CHANGE THE FACT GOD CALLS HOMOSEXUALITY A SIN!!!

The two greatest lies the pro-homosexual community has put out are that 1) homosexuality is something that you are “born with,” 2) 10% or more in our society are homosexual. First, modern science has CLEARLY rejected and been unable to prove that ANYONE is “born gay.” IT IS A CHOICE!!!! GOD DID NOT MAKE ANYONE “GAY!” PEOPLE CHOOSE TO ENGAGE IN HOMOSEXUAL BEHAVIOR!!!! LIKE ALL SIN, ONCE YOU DO IT LONG ENOUGH, IT MAY SEEM ‘NATURAL’, BUT IT IS STILL A CHOICE THAT YOU MAKE. The “struggle” people who choose this sin speak of is the same “struggle” we all have, to obey God or to sin! Also, all legitimate studies done by the non-homosexual community clearly show that less then 1% of the population EVER engage in this type of sexual sin.

A foolish argument from those who choose this sin is that “why would anyone choose something that brought them ridicule, condemnation, and the hatred of so many?” People make that choice every day! I deal daily with men and women who CHOOSE to commit adultery and destroy their marriage, lose the love and respect of their children, in many cases ruin their career. People who choose sin choose to deal with the consequences of their sin.

Of course, anyone that dares to speak up on this issue is labeled as “intolerant” and a “homophobe.” I find it amusing that Dr. Laura, who correctly pointed out that homosexuality is a deviant lifestyle, had her television program targeted and eventually taken off the air by the homosexual community. So this group that calls for tolerance by others, is very INTOLERANT when someone opposes their views. They also use the word “homophobe” to intimidate people from speaking out against their sexual choice.

It upsets the pro-homosexual community in the cities where my TV program airs since it has no commercial sponsors that they can boycott, and I BUY THE TIME from the networks, specifically so nobody can tell me what I can and cannot say. So they have no way to silence me, except thru trying to intimidate me. I CANNOT BE SILENT ON THIS ISSUE BECAUSE IT IS NOT ONLY A BONDAGE MANY MEN AND WOMEN NEED TO BE SET FREE FROM, BUT IT IS HELPING TO DESTROY THE LIVES OF YOUR CHILDREN!

I love you and care about you so much. Parents, you better wake up and be aware that your daughters are being taught at school that it is “cool” to have sex with other girls, it is called “lesbian chic.” You also better be aware that your sons are being taught having a boyfriend is the “in thing.” Lastly, you better be VERY AWARE of what is on television, in music, and out in the culture that is constantly sending the message to your children that homosexuality is a normal and acceptable CHOICE!

The church better wake up and realize that while they have been building great buildings and getting fat, satan has been busy using the sin of homosexuality to destroy the lives of our children. As much of an abomination as homosexual churches are, equally as abominable to God are regular churches that accept homosexuality as a normal lifestyle!

We live in a free society. If people who have chosen to engage in homosexual activity want to have their own schools, their own churches, their own television network, they have every right to. It is about time the church wakes up and realizes that those who promote this sin are bold and are stopping at NOTHING to get their message out to the masses, and targeting the children!

THAT is why I am always talking about how the church, those who know Christ as their Savior, have got to quit preaching to the choir and start taking the hope and love of Christ to the world at large. As those who follow Christ, we also have a responsibility to pray for those who are in this bondage, for God to open their hearts to the truth of His Word, and to turn from their sin. 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, just like we must pray for everyone who is battling sin in their life.

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 today that you hear these words, and choose to find freedom from your sin today. That freedom is only a prayer away!

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

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

The Story of the Rich Young Ruler

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(Matthew 19:16-22)

Now a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?” “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, obey the commandments.” “Which ones?” the man inquired. Jesus replied, “Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother,’and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.” “All these I have kept,” the young man said. “What do I still lack?” Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth. – (Matthew 19:16-22 NIV)

Today’s passage of Scripture is that powerful story of the rich young ruler. It is a story I have incorporated into my personal testimony that I have shared with millions over the past 14 years through live appearances, television and radio broadcasts, print interviews, and over the Internet. What makes this encounter between the rich young ruler and Jesus so moving is that it does not have a happy ending. When forced to choose between Jesus and the world, sadly, this rich young ruler chose the world. Today, many of you are being confronted by Jesus, and just like this rich young ruler, you have to choose. Jesus, or this world.

The encounter between this rich young ruler and Jesus is the same encounter people have with Christ every day. No doubt this was a man who was very successful by the world’s standards. He had all you could ever want in this life. However, deep down, he knew something was missing in his life. He had obviously heard about this teacher named Jesus and approached Him one day, asking the Lord what good deeds he must do to receive everlasting life. This makes sense since successful people are usually very goal oriented. They are used to performing. So it only makes sense that even in spiritual matters, they are looking for the bottom line, what do they have to do to succeed.

This is why a cult like Scientology flourishes and appeals to successful people, especially people in the entertainment industry. It is a cult strictly based on works and money. Successful people are used to buying their way into the best clubs, the best restaurants, buying the best cars, the best homes, the best of whatever this world has to offer. They understand the mentality of work hard, achieve a goal, and purchase whatever you want. So when it comes to the spiritual side of their life, they are ripe candidates for a lie from the pits of hell like Scientology that tells a person that with enough good works and enough money, they are assured of being part of the spiritual elite, just like they are part of the elite in this life.

Jesus shared with this rich young ruler some of the commandments and the young ruler affirmed he had followed those commandments. Then Jesus shared with this young man the price of following Christ. He told this young ruler to go sell all that he had, give it to the poor and then come follow Him. Now I have heard many people over the years incorrectly use this passage of Scripture as an indictment against having wealth. That is NOT what Jesus was saying. Christ in His omniscience knew that as long as this rich young ruler had all of his possessions, he would never put Jesus first in his life.

You see my friend, when you have been blessed with lots of material possessions, lots of money, the trap so many fall into is thinking they are sufficient unto themselves, that they don’t need anyone else, even God. When you have the ability to do whatever you want, go wherever you want to go, buy whatever you want to buy, you get the false sense that you are in control. While having money and possessions does give you a certain amount of control over your life, there is still so much that you are NOT in control of and never will be. Your faith and trust is in yourself and in your money, not in God. In most cases, it is not even the money as much as it is the power, the ego, the pride that comes with having wealth and possessions. Those things are actually more difficult to let go of than the money.

The sad ending of this encounter comes in the 22nd Verse when the Bible says, “He went away sad.” The bottom line, He rejected Christ and chose the world. When it came time to make his choice, he chose his money and possessions over Jesus. This story is personal to me because there were many times, not just once, during the decade of my life that I was running from God and enjoying all of the success this world could offer, when I had this same encounter with the Lord. In my case, He was not even saying sell all I had. He was simply saying, leave the business world and come and follow me. Time after time, Christ gave me the opportunity to turn from the things of the world and surrender my life to Him. Time after time, I chose the world over following the Lord.

I was blessed that God loved me enough to allow things to happen in my life that caused me to finally surrender to Him. Sadly, it took losing everything, including my freedom for that to happen. How much easier my life would have been if I had only listened to the Lord earlier. A short version of my testimony is on my website at http://www.liveprayer.com under Founder’s Testimony. Also, here is a link to a story done by a secular publication a year ago that gives a very fair and detailed account of my life, http://www.weeklyplanet.com/2003-12-04/cover.html . We don’t know whatever happened to the rich young ruler. I pray that at some point before he died, he did make the choice to follow Christ.

I love you and care about you so much. I know many of you reading this today are like the rich young ruler. You know deep down inside that something is missing from your life. You have heard about Jesus. In many cases, you have done your best to follow God’s commandments but I am here today to tell you that isn’t enough. You see my friend, you will never be good enough to earn everlasting life, that is God’s gift to you. You can’t earn it, you can’t buy it, it is only available by faith in His Son Jesus Christ. When you ask Christ into your heart and life by faith, you are surrendering your life to Him. The Bible proclaims that it is no longer your life, but His. He gave His life in payment for your sins, and you in turn give your life to Him.

Like the rich young ruler, like Bill Keller many times, you can choose to reject Christ and hold onto your life. But think about it, what are you holding onto? The reality is, your life will be over one day, sooner than you think. At that point you will pass from this short journey into eternity and those who don’t know Christ as their Savior will spend that eternity forever separated from God your Creator. What you do when you reject Christ is forfeit the treasure of eternal life with Christ for a few days of whatever scraps this world can offer. Clearly not a wise choice.

Today, you are having an encounter with Jesus just like that rich young ruler did we read about in Matthew 19. You have a choice to make today, since the Bible proclaims “today is the day of salvation.” Will you choose Jesus, or go away sad. If you want to choose Jesus today, pray and ask God to open your heart, then read the words at:
http://www.liveprayer.com/plan.cfm

***APRIL FINANCIAL UPDATE: With just 4 days left in the month, we have received $60,000 of the $150,000 in donations and pledges I asked the Lord to deliver by the end of the month. The God who parted the Red Sea, spoke to Moses in the burning bush, raised Jesus from the dead, is the same God who can meet the needs of His work here as we take our stand to turn this nation back to God and HIS Truth.

God uses human instruments. Everyone expects someone else to answer the call, and miss His blessings that flow from our obedience. Please take a few minutes today and ask the Lord what HE is calling you to do to insure this need is met. Over the past 12 years, men and women of God have stepped up at the 11th hour to further His work at Liveprayer. Today, I am looking for 2-3 key people to take their stand with me with a special gift of $5,000 or more, and hundreds of others to give as you are able.

If you missed the Devotional earlier this month on the fleece I have laid before the Lord, please take a moment to read it at:
http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=4393 Please help me by sending this link to every person you know! Please pray about how God can use you this week to help insure this critical need it met as we prepare the first of June to turn this nation back to God and HIS Truth!!! Send your donation today, or email me your pledge for what you can send by the end of April to: bkeller@liveprayer.com

—>To make a special gift to Liveprayer, you can send your 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. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.

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

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

God’s Word is Full of His Precious Promises

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(Numbers 33:50-56)

On the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho the LORD said to Moses, “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you cross the Jordan into Canaan, drive out all the inhabitants of the land before you. Destroy all their carved images and their cast idols, and demolish all their high places. Take possession of the land and settle in it, for I have given you the land to possess. Distribute the land by lot, according to your clans. To a larger group give a larger inheritance, and to a smaller group a smaller one. Whatever falls to them by lot will be theirs. Distribute it according to your ancestral tribes. ” ‘But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land, those you allow to remain will become barbs in your eyes and thorns in your sides. They will give you trouble in the land where you will live. And then I will do to you what I plan to do to them.'” – (Numbers 33:50-56)

God’s Word is full of His precious promises. They are the words we cling to in our time of need, knowing they are true. God’s Word is also full of His warnings. I want to share with you today that the warnings in the Bible are just as true as the promises. We often like to ignore or skip over the warnings, but they are there to alert us to danger, to protect us. Today, I want to share with you a warning from the Word today found in the 33rd Chapter of Numbers. It is a warning for YOU today to drive out the sin in your life!

This passage of Scripture is actually a command from God to the children of Israel. He commanded them to drive out the inhabitants from the Promised Land and to destroy all of their carved images, idols, and high places. Why? The children of Israel had just been in the wilderness for 40 years after leaving Egypt. They were spiritually “weak.” God knew they were not strong enough to co-exist with the unGodly inhabitants in the land and commanded His children to “Drive them out.”

This is a good lesson for new Believers. A person who comes to the Lord must be discipled, be accountable to an older man or woman of the faith who can help guide them in their journey of faith. It is critical for a new Believer to read and study the Bible, pray, be part of a solid Bible preaching and teaching church where they can be spiritually fed, and to fellowship with other Believers who can help them to grow as a follower of Christ.

God also instructed them to destroy the carved images, the idols, and the high places. These all represented Israel’s past sins. God was telling the children of Israel that the things standing between them and God had to go. The same is true in your life. The Bible tells us that He is a “jealous God.” If you have a lust problem, destroy your pornographic magazines and tapes. If you have a problem with alcohol, pour the booze down the drain. if you have a problem dabbling in the occult, burn your Ouija board, tarot cards, and horoscope books. God has no desire to coexist with the sin in your life!

After the commandment God gives His children the warning. In Verse 55 God says, “But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land, those you allow to remain will become barbs in your eyes and thorns in your sides. They will give you trouble in the land where you will live.” He goes in in verse 56 to say, “And then I will do to you what I plan to do to them.” God was giving the children of Israel a clear warning about getting rid of the sin in their life. God is giving YOU that same warning today!

The question becomes, how bad do we want the sin out of our life?

When someone comes to me and asks me to pray for them to be delivered, I ask them point blank if they really want to be delivered. That may sound like a stupid question, but it really isn’t. Do you know there are some people who really don’t want to be healed because it means their check each month will stop coming? Do you know there are drug addicts and alcoholics who really don’t want to be delivered because that would mean they could no longer get high or go out drinking?

Do you know I deal every day with people in bondage to gluttony, lust, smoking, gossiping, gambling, homosexuality, who deep down really don’t want God to deliver them because they love their sin so much. You may think I am being really insensitive, but let me ask you, how insensitive was it for Jesus to have to go and be nailed to the cross, bleed and die to break the bondage of drugs, to break the bondage of alcohol, to break the bondage of gluttony, lust, smoking, gossiping, gambling, homosexuality, and every other sin you can name?

God is warning you today to get rid of the sin in your life. Drive it out! The Bible says, “Resist the devil and he will flee from you!” That doesn’t mean you can invite him over once in a while and reminisce about old times! Resist means to have nothing to do this him. Period!

I love you and care about you so much. God has clearly commanded us in His Word to drive our the sin in our life and destroy anything that has to do with that sin. He warned us that if we don’t, our sin will be a constant problem in our life. The sad fact is, too many have learned how to co-exist with the sin in their life rather than drive it out once and for all. Their response is that if God wants to take that away He will. WRONG!!! God already took it away when He sent Jesus to die on the cross. SIN IS DEAD! It is only alive in you because you let it live!!!!

I tell you often, God can’t and won’t bless sin. God blesses righteousness! My word for you today is that it is time to get serious about the sin in your life. Heed the Word of God and drive it out once and for all and destroy everything to do with that sin. God wants to bless you today, bless you above and beyond all you can ask or think. The choice is yours. Do you want your sin or do you want God? Heed this warning from God to you today and drive out your enemies!!!!

***APRIL FINANCIAL UPDATE: With just 4 days left in the month, we have received $60,000 of the $150,000 in donations and pledges I asked the Lord to deliver by the end of the month. The God who parted the Red Sea, spoke to Moses in the burning bush, raised Jesus from the dead, is the same God who can meet the needs of His work here as we take our stand to turn this nation back to God and HIS Truth.

God uses human instruments. Everyone expects someone else to answer the call, and miss His blessings that flow from our obedience. Please take a few minutes today and ask the Lord what HE is calling you to do to insure this need is met. Over the past 12 years, men and women of God have stepped up at the 11th hour to further His work at Liveprayer. Today, I am looking for 2-3 key people to take their stand with me with a special gift of $5,000 or more, and hundreds of others to give as you are able.

If you missed the Devotional earlier this month on the fleece I have laid before the Lord, please take a moment to read it at:
http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=4393 Please help me by sending this link to every person you know! Please pray about how God can use you this week to help insure this critical need it met as we prepare the first of June to turn this nation back to God and HIS Truth!!! Send your donation today, or email me your pledge for what you can send by the end of April to: bkeller@liveprayer.com

—>To make a special gift to Liveprayer, you can send your 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. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.

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

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What is Wrong with Fellowshipping with Muslims, Mormons, and Others Who are Part of Some Cult

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(John 14:10, 3:16)

What is wrong with fellowshipping with Muslims, Mormons, and others who are part of some cult, false relgion, or new age philosophy? NOTHING! As a matter of fact, we SHOULD be fellowshipping with people who have rejected the Jesus of the Bible as their personal Lord and Savior. This is exactly what Christ has COMMANDED, not suggested we do!

That is why Liveprayer has been on the internet and has aired our TV and radio programs only on secular stations. This is not just a ministry, but an evangelistic ministry! We are not just here to minister to those who know the Lord, to bring the Truth of God’s Word into the marketplace, but above all, share with lost souls the hope and love of Jesus Christ and that through faith in Christ we can enjoy everlasting life!!!

Fellowshipping does not mean we EVER, EVER, compromise our faith and the Truth of the Bible. Fellowshipping does now mean we lay aside the absolutes of the Bible to “get along.” Fellowshipping means that we love others who are lost and without Christ, loving them enough to tell them the truth that there is only ONE God, the God of the Bible, ONE Truth, the Bible, and ONE WAY TO BE SAVED, faith in the Jesus of the Bible!!!

THE GREATEST ACT OF LOVE IS TO SHARE WITH SOMEONE THE TRUTH THAT WITHOUT THE JESUS OF THE BIBLE THEY WILL DIE AND BURN IN HELL!!!

Please don’t be intimidated into silence by those who call you a hate monger, homophobe, islamaphobe, or any other derogatory name designed to keep you silent. I could only pray to receive one penny for every time I am told to shut up, called one of these derogatory names designed to silence me, told that I make Christians look bad because I have the audacity to tell someone who rejects Jesus they will die and end up in hell.

We have a generation of gutless pastors too afraid to simply state the Truth of the Bible, thus a generation of gutless Christians who are too afraid to simply state the Truth of the Bible, while the spokesmen of satan have no fear or shame and proudly proclaim their lies to the masses!

Sadly, fellowshipping has turned into Christians getting in bed with anyone of any belief system if it helps them in some way. Two incredible current examples of this are Glenn Beck and Islam. My first encounter with Glenn Beck came back in March of 2003, nearly 7 1/2 years ago, during the Elizabeth Smart affair. I told the Daily Devotional subscribers that she was most likely taken by a Mormon to be one of his wives, which is exactly what turned out to have happened.

I made the national press during the aftermath of the Smart incident, because I shined the light on the fact teen age girls in that area the country are often taken a child brides of Mormons who still follow the cult’s teachings on polygamy, despite the fact the main headquarters of the cult outlawed the practice since it put them on the wrong side of the law and out of the mainstream where they desperately wanted to be. However, they still preach polygamy, it is still part of Mormon cult doctrine in their warped version of the afterlife, and is still very much in practice by many Mormons in western states.

During this time, Beck was just starting his climb to fame. I was invited on his radio program on the Smart issue. We spoke several times off the air prior to the interview, and he ended up canceling my appearance since after numerous lies to the contrary, he finally admitted that he was a Mormon. I remember numerous email exchanges with him in which I tried to share with him why Smith was nothing but a con man and the Bible is the only Truth there is. He dismissed me as nothing but a “Mormon bigot.”

I have continually warned people about Beck, especially after Mormon Mitt Romney’s company bought Clear Channel and they made Beck a star by putting him on hundreds of the best radio stations in the nation in the 3 hour slot prior to Limbaugh. He was a natural for FOX News, since they heartily endorsed Romney and took a zero tolerance stance on any guest telling the truth about the Mormon cult.

I was blackballed from most programs during the election when I was in the national news for simply asking Romney to stop lying that he is a Christian. FOX is very knowledgeable of their viewing audience, an audience that is heavily Mormon due to their conservative political stance, so they were not going to let anyone tell the truth about this satanic cult. Supposed “Christians” like Hannity and O’Reilly would call anyone telling the truth about Mormon beliefs, “bigots.”

It is comical in one sense, simply disgusting in another, because innocent souls are being led to hell. Beck now uses both his radio and TV programs to lure people via his political beliefs, and than starts preaching to them. He often lectures on theology, telling his audience what Christians believe. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? There is NOTHING, ZERO, Christian about Mormon doctrine! It is 100% inconsistent with Biblical Christianity!

The god of Beck isn’t the God of the Bible, but someone who was once a human and ascended to godlike status as Beck believes he too will one day. Mormonism believes in polytheism, or NUMEROUS DEITIES, not one! Sadly, the one who they believe is NOT a deity is their version of jesus! Their jesus is the result of a sexual union between their “god” and Mary, making their jesus a created being and the brother of Lucifer.

FOR ALL YOU BECK LOVERS WHO HAVE BEEN SO BLINDED BY THIS MAN, THINK ABOUT THESE FACTS THE NEXT TIME YOU HEAR HIM SAY “GOD” AND “JESUS!” I HATE TO BREAK THIS TO BECK AND ALL MORMONS, BUT BELIEVING IN THE JESUS OF JOSEPH SMITH WILL LEAD YOUR SOUL TO THE FLAMES OF THE HELL YOU DON’T BELIEVE EXISTS!!!

The danger of Beck is by using his political positions, he lures in conservatives, many Christians, ALL the Mormons, with the vast majority of his followers being of NO FAITH since the better percentage of the last two generations have never even been to church. That makes this group prime candidates for Beck’s “faith” as he calls it, and puts their eternal souls in peril if they end up buying the lies of Mormonism.

What makes this worse is that Beck does this with the help of high profile Christians who have sold out the faith for whatever financial and other benefits they get from being with him. If you remember, cult leader Myung Sung Moon did the same thing in the 80s, buying off top evangelicals like Dobson, Schuller, and many others. Romney did the same thing during the ’08 elections in trying to win the important Christian vote.

Men like David Barton, John Haggee, the Falwell brothers, and anyone else who stands with Beck for any other reason than to tell the truth about the satanic Mormon cult and denounce it, are gutless and spineless cowards of the faith. Barton has issued numerous pathetic “damage control” statements since so many are asking him to explain why he would do this. Let me answer that for David..MONEY!!!

We are now seeing this with Islam. I have warned you in the past about men like purpose driven marketing genius Rick Warren who has been in bed with every pro-homosexual, new age, Islamic group you can name in order to further his personal agenda. You NEVER hear Warren look at a Muslim and tell them that without Jesus they will die and burn in hell.

This is the same issue with all of these ecumenical groups. The only reason a Christian, or Christian church or minsitry should be involved in one of these ecumenical groups is if they are going to take a firm stand for the truth of the Bible. You never see Islam back down form their beliefs, or any other cult or new age group. It is always the Christians who are expected to back down, and they always find the spineless men who will!

I love you and care aobut you so much. If you want to know why this world is in the spiritual mess it is, I just told you. COMPROMISE! Supposed men and women of God who compromised the Truth, refused to take a stand for God’s Word. You don’t stand with Muslims, Mormons, cult members, those who believe in the new age philosophies, you stand against their beliefs and share the Truth of the Bible, or you don’t stand at all!!!

Please, take note of those “Christians” who give approval to this satanic cult member Beck by their presence and participation. They are nothing but modern day Judas’ who are looking for their few sheckles of silver. Keep an eye on those “Christians” who defend the victory mosque and Islam. Again, these are nothing but sell-outs to the faith who don’t have the guts or courage to stand for the Truth of the Bible.

Over the years, I have stood face-to-face with the abortionists, the leaders of the homosexual movement, Mormons, Scientologists, Atheists, Muslims, and without batting an eye shared with them the love and hope of Jesus Christ and loved them enough to tell them that without faith in Jesus they would die and burn in hell. You either believe that or you don’t, and if you do, have the courage to say it without compromise since when a man takes his last breath his eternal fate is sealed. There will be no compromise at that point!!!

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

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

I have Always been Challenged in Reading God’s Word about Those Who Made Great Sacrifices for His Work

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(Exodus 35:4-5,21, 36:4-7; 1 Chronicles 29:2,6)

I have always been challenged in reading God’s Word about those who made great sacrifices for His work. When I read the Bible, I try to put myself in the actual scene that is being described. I wonder what it would be like to have been in the assembly as Moses told the people about the Tabernacle, and then challenged them to give all that was needed to build it. I can imagine being there as David shared the plans for building a Temple to God, describing all that would be needed to build God’s house.

Judas was the treasurer of the disciples who followed Jesus. You don’t need a treasurer unless you have a treasury. Obviously, during those 3 years of ministry, Christ and those who followed Him had to deal with the same necessities of life you and I do. They had to have a place to sleep each night, food to eat, clothes to wear, as well as whatever other miscellaneous expenses that were involved in their day to day lives. We read about a few of the people who gave to Christ during his ministry including Mary who anointed Jesus with perfume and Joseph of Arimathea who supplied the tomb Jesus was buried in.

Without a doubt, the person from God’s Word I would have loved to follow and watch was Paul. Just the glimpse into his life we get from the book of Acts and the letters he wrote were amazing. Here was a man who was as sold out for Jesus as any man could be. He was faithful to his calling to serve the Lord with his life in bringing the message of Christ to the world of his day. We read about all of the real life issues Paul had to face in serving the Lord. One of those real life issues was raising the money he needed to accomplish all that he did during his ministry.

Lost by most people in reading his various letters to the church are some of the best fundraising appeals you will ever read. Last week I was flipping through the TV stations one evening and one of the large Christian networks was having their telethon they put on several times a year to raise money. In flipping back and forth over the course of several hours, I heard about every twisted use of Scripture, emotional plea, and guilt trip you could name to get people to go to the phone and give money.

To my knowledge, Paul never held a telethon, never sold “resources,” never mailed out “prayer cloths,” never promised people they would be debt free by giving to his ministry, didn’t preach a powerful message then end his message with, “now give me money.” No, Paul simply shared his needs, reminded the people of their responsibility to support God’s work, encouraged them to give according to their ability, and give cheerfully out of a grateful heart for all God has done in their lives.

Even though I spent 4 years in the Christian television world and have seen every trick, every game, every Scripture that is used to induce people to give, I have done my very best from day one to emulate Paul in not only his fearless dedication in serving the Lord with everything he had, but in dealing with the reality of having to finance the ongoing work of God here at Liveprayer by simply sharing our needs from time to time and trusting God to move on people’s hearts to help me reach the lost and hurting in this world for Christ.

The Bible tells us of the great sacrifices a few made in supporting the work of God. The fact is, it has been millions of faithful people since the Garden of Eden that have sacrificed to make possible the work of God throughout all of these years, people whose names will never be known by anyone but God Himself. Each month there are hundreds who faithfully and sacrificially give to God’s work here at Liveprayer. Some can only give $5.00, others $10,000 or more. The amount is not important since it is your heart that God sees. I pray daily for those who are led and able to give, knowing that they are part of a wonderful group of people that have made the work of God possible throughout the ages.

I love you and care about you so much. The tithe, or the tenth, is what was paid to the priest in the Old Testament. The fact is, 100% of everything we have belongs to God. When we give, we are simply giving back a portion of what God has entrusted to us as an act of obedience, sacrifice, and worship. My advice on giving is this. Sit down with God and work out your budget and pray about what you can give to Him each week. Come to a peace about that figure and then faithfully and cheerfully give your offering each week.

Even if you have very little, you can give God a dime, a quarter, or a dollar. Remember, the widow at the temple gave very little in terms of actual money, but Jesus said she gave the most of all since it was out of her need. God is never going to ask you to give what you don’t have, only what you do have. Also, God may move on your heart to make special gifts from time to time. Simply be obedient and give as God directs you to and never forget that He is not impressed by the amount we give, but by our faithfulness and obedience to give it.

I will be praying for you today as the Lord guides you in this area of your life. The work of God exists because of the obedience and the faithfulness of those who sacrifice to support it. As I share with you so often, God blesses us for our obedience. I am thankful each day for those who are obedient in hearing from the Lord in giving to this ministry. I never forget for a minute that we are here only because of your faithfulness and sacrifice to give as you are led by God.

The Tabernacle and Temple never would have been built without the sacrifices of those who gave. Paul would have never went on the incredible missionary journeys he did without the sacrifices of those who gave. The great ministries of our generation would not exist without the sacrifices of those who gave. LIVEPRAYER WOULD NOT EXIST WITHOUT THE SACRIFICES OF THOSE WHO GIVE EACH MONTH!

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

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

He is Risen

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HAPPY RESURRECTION DAY!!!
(Matthew 28:5-7)

HE IS RISEN!!!!!!!! Today, marks the greatest historical event in human history…the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The reason the resurrection of Jesus is the greatest historical event is because it is the absolute key to our faith. Paul said in his first letter to the church at Corinth in the 15th chapter, that if Christ did not rise from the dead, then we are still dead in our sin and most vain of all. However, if He did rise from the dead, then we have the assurance our sins are forgiven and of everlasting life.

You see, Jesus is either the biggest fraud in the history of mankind or He is exactly who He claims to be…the Son of God. The resurrection is the key event.

The historical evidence of Christ’s resurrection is irrefutable. The fact that he died on a Roman cross, the claims of followers seeing the risen Lord, evidence of the empty tomb, the inability of the Jewish leaders to disprove the resurrection claims in the very city Jesus died and was buried, and the radical transformation in the lives of His disciples are all well documented. His disciples went from being normal men concerned only about their own welfare from the night Jesus was arrested, to bold preachers who were willing to die for their faith. You also have Jesus’ own predictions of His resurrection as well as the fact that soon after was the birth of the Christian church that started meeting on Sunday. That is significant since these were monotheistic Jews who were used to worshipping on Saturday.

My friend, the Christian faith has never meant to be a blind leap in the dark. God never asked His children to just believe without any evidence of what we believe in. He has given us plenty of tangible historical evidence to help us know without a doubt that what is in His inspired, inerrant Word is the ABSOLUTE TRUTH. Absolute truth that you can stake your very life on. Of course, once we get to the point we accept the resurrection as a fact, and we accept His Word as TRUTH, it then demands that we totally and unconditionally surrender our very life to Him.

That becomes the logical conclusion of this spiritual journey. Because you see, it is not our life any longer, it belongs to Him. Our purpose is to simply serve and glorify Him with our lives. I pray that on this day in which we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, you will recommit your life to Him. We can all do better. None of us have given it ALL to Him…we can give Him more. Make this day the day that you realize that Jesus rose from the dead, to insure that you will live for eternity with Him if you have accepted Him into your heart and life by faith.

I love you and care about you so very much. I pray you have a wonderful Resurrection Day. For those traveling to be with your family, you will be in my prayers for a safe journey. May you be richly blessed as we stand together to proclaim to this hurting and dying world that Jesus Christ is the Lord of Lords, and the King of Kings….HE IS RISEN!!!

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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