Twelve years of Liveprayer

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(John 3:16, 14:6, 15:5)

Twelve years of Liveprayer! It is easy on a day like today to reflect back on these past 12 years. Since that time, Liveprayer has become by far the world’s largest interactive Christian website, ranked in the top 20 out of 117 million prayer sites by Google (without playing any of the ‘positioing’ games). We helped to pioneer live video on the Internet. We’ve sent out just over 4,300 Daily Devotionals that began going out to a handful of people and are now are received by over 2.4 million people worldwide every single day. We have received and responded to over 84 million email prayer requests. We have accumulated a Praise Report archive with over 5 million testimonies of God’s faithfulness.

We’ve broadcasted the uncompromised Truth of God’s Word and the fact Jesus is the ONLY way on 1645 “live” TV programs on major secular network TV stations, seen by millions of people in Florida and around the nation since it debuted in March of 2003. Most important of all, just under 600,000 souls we know of who have come to faith in Jesus Christ through Liveprayer!!!

All of this has been made possible over these past 144 months by the dozens of faithful prayer hosts who manned the “live” video feed on the Internet each day, the wonderful group of over 700 retired pastors nationwide who help me get personal responses back to every email we receive for prayer, my head tech Mike and his team who keep the Liveprayer.com Internet site operational 24/7 despite the never-ending attempts from all over the world to stop our work (we’ve been down less than 48 hours TOTAL in 11 years), and the crew who physically sorts thru the 40,00 incoming emails we receive each day.

It has all been made possible by my bookkeeper and her staff, my personal assistant Susan, the men and women who faithfully work on my TV crew, and the Board of Directors of the ministry who oversee the ministry and are my counsel and the ones I am accountable to. It has been the faithfulness and dedication to God’s work by all of these dear people literally 24/7 that has made Liveprayer possible for millions of people all over this world each and every day without fail for these past 11 years!

Of course, ALL honor, glory, and praise goes to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Jesus said, “Without me you can do NOTHING!” That powerful reminder from John 15:5 is on the mirror in my bathroom and the first thing I see every morning. I have been most blessed of men to be given the honor and privilege to serve our Lord in such a meaningful way each and every day. It was 21 years ago this month that I sat in a Federal Prison cell and rededicated my life back to Christ and finally gave the Lord the one and only thing He ever wanted from me, and the one and only thing He ever wants from you…my life completely, fully, and wholly surrendered to Him!

Whatever has happened at Liveprayer these past 12 years is NOT because of Bill Keller, it is because of Jesus Christ. Bill Keller is simply a vessel God has chosen to use at this moment in human history in the fulfillment of His overall plan and purpose. All I did was give my life completely to the Lord and surrender myself to whatever His will for me is each day. I spent nearly 10 years PRIOR to the start of Liveprayer doing my best to serve and follow God faithfully. Whatever Liveprayer has become after these 12 years, is the result of serving and following Christ obediently and faithfully for nearly 20 years. It was God who has called me to do what I do today and I am simply doing my best to follow His voice as I walk by faith each day.

While today is a day for reflection, I am very thankful for all that God has allowed us to do for Him here at Liveprayer over these 144 months. However, my focus is not on yesterday but dealing with today and tomorrow. As incredible as these past 12 years have been, I know deep down in my heart we are only scratching the surface of the impact we can have in this world for Christ and in the lives of literally billions of people who live on this planet. I truly believe that we are in the last days, that Jesus is coming at any moment, and that we have the privilege of helping to bring in that last great harvest of souls before the final chapters of human history play out. God has allowed us to marry the two greatest communication tools man has ever known, television and the Internet, to reach the lost and hurting masses throughout this world.

It is because of what we have done these past 12 years that I have the incredible passion for what we can do in the years to come should Jesus tarry. What drives me each day is the fact that I know Jesus may return at any moment, that tomorrow is promised to none of us and I need to be faithful each day to the work God has called me to do, and that every second of every day someone is dying and going to hell that could be in Heaven if we had been able to reach them with the hope of Christ. Thru the internet and secular television, we have the ability to reach the lost and hurting masses and not only help them find real answers in their hour of need, but the eternal hope we have in Jesus Christ.

Seeing the lost won for Christ is what I have given my life to do. With every waking moment, every breath until God calls me home, my only objective and goal is to reach the lost with the Gospel. That passion, that drive, that determination has not waned over these past 144 months, it has intensified. I refuse to let the personal abuse I take each day stop me. I refuse to let the continual threats on my life stop me. I refuse to let the daily challenges of living in this fallen world stop me. I refuse to let finances stop me. I refuse to let anything keep me from giving the Lord everything I have every day. I know that I fall short every day, fail the Lord every day, but I am thankful He knows my heart. Jesus gave His very life for me, how can I give Him anything less?

I LOVE YOU AND CARE ABOUT YOU SO MUCH! I really mean that each day! The greatest joy of all these past 12 years is this new family God has blessed me with. Every day I cry with those in the Liveprayer family who lose those they love, and I rejoice with those in the Liveprayer family as they bring new life into this world. I remember today the many dear and faithful friends who have been part of Liveprayer over the years, many who helped lay the foundation for God’s work here who have gone on to their rewards in Glory. I also am excited by all the new additions to the Liveprayer family as they grow up to become the men and women of God He has called them to be.

It has been a privilege to stand with so many young adults as they have gone thru high school, college, started their first job, and gotten married. I’ve been honored to stand with those in the Liveprayer family who have lost their job, gotten new ones, faced health issues, struggled with their finances, gone through a divorce, had legal issues, bought and sold homes, moved, dealt with children and grandchildren living apart from the Lord, those how have battled with different addictions, and all the rest of the daily challenges we face along our journey through this life. I’m grateful to be here each day to help bear your burdens. It’s an honor to speak to people about God, it’s an even greater honor to speak to God for people.

All I can say in closing is THANK YOU! Thank you for your love. Thank you for your prayers. Thank you for your encouragement. Thank you for your financial support of God’s work her at Liveprayer. I tell you often that without you there would be no Liveprayer. That is true. YOU make this all possible each day for millions of lost and hurting people worldwide. Your love and prayers and gifts have made an eternal impact in the lives of millions of people around this planet. Please continue to pray for me and for all those who labor here so faithfully each day to make this all possible. For those who God leads and have the ability, please continue to prayerfully give as the Holy Sprit leads you as we meet our financial needs.

I’m looking forward to the day my work here is complete and I am able to go to Heaven and hopefully catch up on some sleep. I know that at some point, there will be a great reunion of all those people who were part of the Liveprayer family. It is such an honor and great joy of mine each day to be able to actually meet those who are part of Liveprayer. Sadly, I know that I will never get that opportunity to shake hands and give a hug to the vast majority of those in the Liveprayer family during this life. So I look forward to that day in Glory when we will all be together.

In the meantime, God still has much for us to do. While it would be easy and tempting to sit back and be content with what we have accomplished these past 12 years, we can’t because there is still too much work left to do. The first of the year Liveprayer will be seen around the nation on secular TV and heard on secular radio every Monday thru Friday. It will be God’s voice for Truth in the marketplace that will be the catalyst to lead this nation back to God and His Truth, while seeing lost souls won to faith in Jesus Christ!!!

The Jonah Project God’s instrument to help lead this nation back to God and Biblical values. The “remnant” is about to rise up and be heard like never before! So it is time to keep pressing on towards that prize, being obedient and faithful each day to serve and follow the Lord, and declare to this lost world the Truth of God’s Word and tell the lost of the eternal hope they can have in Jesus Christ. May God continue to pour out His favor and blessings on Liveprayer as we remain faithful to our calling!

***As we head into the last day of August, please be in prayer with me for the operational finances we need to bring in right away. We still need to bring in the $20,000 left on the August budget, plus the final $30,000 of the $150,000 I asked the Lord to deliver by the end of April so we could catch up all basic operational expenses we have been in arrears. That is $50,000 we need today to have all of our basic operational expenses covered.

—>I desperately need 1 or 2 people who are willing to make the sacrifce of $5,000 or more right away to help me cover $15,000 of that amount immediately. Will you please take a minute today, and pray, seek the Lord what He is asking you to sacrifce. If you have the ability to wire funds to us first thing this morning, or if you bank at Wells Fargo and can transfer some funds to us today, that would help me a great deal. I am praying and believing God for at least one person to hear His voice and help me. If the Lord is speaking to your heart, please email me at: bkeller@liveprayer.com Today, we celebrate the 12 year anniversary of Liveprayer. Nearly 2 1/2 million people worldwide are fed every day FREE through Liveprayer because of those who make the sacrifice to help me. If you have never given to His work here, or not given for a while, but God has blessed you through Liveprayer, please pray about sending a gift of $12, $120, or $1,200 this month. That is $1, $10, or $100 for every year Liveprayer has been sharing His Truth and the hope and love of Jesus Christ with the lost and hurting around the world. It is friends like you who have enabled us to make that happen!

TO GIVE A GIFT TO LIVEPRAYER, you can use your major credit card on our secure server at: http://www.liveprayer.com under the “Donation” link, you can give using your PayPal account using my email address: bkeller@liveprayer.com,or you can mail your gift to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Ave. North, St.Petersburg, FL 33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.

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

Bill Keller

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

Thank You

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(Jon 3:16)

My friend, as we prepare to celebrate 12 years of Liveprayer tomorrow, I want you to know how much I love and care about you. Despite the trials and all that I’ve faced here at Liveprayer, it has been an incredible and fulfilling time of my life. Tomorrow, I am going to share with you not only my reflections of these past 12 years, but what God has showed me regarding the coming months. After 12 yrs of faithful service online, the Lord has opened some incredible doors to give us the opportunity in the coming months to lead this once Godly nation back to our Creator and His truth!!!

I am asking you to do 3 things today. First, email me your prayer request for your greatest need today. I never forget that even though over 2.4 million people worldwide get this Daily Devotional each morning, each person is a special and unique creation of God, and each person is going through some issue, even in those calm periods of life. Email me your need today to: bkeller@liveprayer.com so that I can stand in agreement with you for that need.

Second, take 3 minutes, 180 seconds, and ask the Lord to give me the strength and wisdom I need, and bless His work here at Liveprayer as we prepare to fulfill our final work for our Savior and His Kingdom. You will never know how much I depend upon your prayers each day, as we take on satan without any hesitation or fear, sharing God’s Truth with the masses and lead the lost and hurting to an everlasting relationship with Jesus.

Third, please pray about making whatever sacrifce you can make to help me today. For 12 yrs, I have refused to allow God’s work here at Liveprayer to be turned into a marketing enterprise, selling books, bottled water, vitamins, and anything else you can imagine. We are here to minister to the daily needs of people, broadcast His Truth in the marketplace, and guide people to faith in Jesus. So every month for 12 years, I have walked by faith asking the Lord only for what we needed to operate that month, not a penny more, and got on my knees and prayed in faith for the Lord to move on the hearts of those who could help me

Even though we have struggled, especially in the last 2 1/2 years, we are still standing and still doing what we have done each day for 12 years, boldly and without shame sharing the hope we have in Jesus Christ. It is many dear friends like yourself who has made that possible. Thank you! So many times at the most critical time, the Lord has send someone with a gift, sometimes it was $20,000, sometimes it was just $5, as a sign to this weak servant He was there and looking over His work. That is why I trust Him daily with my entire life!

The only way I can say thank you or show my appreciation, is by waking up each morning and giving 100% of everything I have in every way to be a blessing to you and to those we reach daily though Liveprayer. I have stood with so many in their darkest hours of life, blessing newborn babies, loving men and women as they became man and wife, walking with those who went through the pain of divorce, grieving with those who have lost special people in their life, rejoicing with those who got a new job, believing with those who lost their job for a better one, asking the Lord to touch bodies that needed His healing touch, standing in agreement with those dealing with financial problems, and praying with so many for the needs of daily life we all face.

My life has been made complete by God granting me the joy of serving Him. However, nothing I have accomplished for the lord would have been possible without the love, prayers, and sacrificial support of so many. THANK YOU!

As we head into the last 2 days of August, please be in prayer with me for the operational finances we need to bring in right away. We ended July $25,000 short of covering our July operational budget and have finally covered that. However, we now need to bring in the $25,000 left on the August budget, plus the final $30,000 of the $150,000 I asked the Lord to deliver by the end of April so we could catch up all basic operational expenses we have been in arrears. That is $55,000 we need in the next 2 days to have all of our basic operational expenses covered.

—>I desperately need 1 or 2 people who are willing to make the sacrifce of $5,000 or more right away to help me cover $15,000 of that amount immediately. Will you please take a minute today, and pray, seek the Lord what He is asking you to sacrifce. If you have the ability to wire funds to us first thing this morning, or if you bank at Wells Fargo and can transfer some funds to us today, that would help me a great deal. I am praying and believing God for at least one person to hear His voice and help me. If the Lord is speaking to your heart, please email me at: bkeller@liveprayer.com

Don’t forget, on the 31st, we celebrate the 12 year anniversary of Liveprayer. Nearly 2 1/2 million people worldwide are fed every day FREE through Liveprayer because of those who make the sacrifice to help me. If you have never given to His work here, or not given for a while, but God has blessed you through Liveprayer, please pray about sending a gift of $12, $120, or $1,200 this month. That is $1, $10, or $100 for every year Liveprayer has been sharing His Truth and the hope and love of Jesus Christ with the lost and hurting around the world. It is friends like you who have enabled us to make that happen!

TO GIVE A GIFT TO LIVEPRAYER, you can use your major credit card on our secure server at: http://www.liveprayer.com under the “Donation” link, you can give using your PayPal account using my email address: bkeller@liveprayer.com,or you can mail your gift to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Ave. North, St.Petersburg, FL 33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.

I love you and care about you so much. Thank you for all who have prayed with me this month for those who can help meet our financial needs, and those who made the sacrifce to help fund HIS work here. Know that you and your family are in my prayers as we press on.

Please don’t miss my special 12 year anniversary Devotional tomorrow as I share with you our final work here at Liveprayer. Time is short, and Jesus is coming at any moment. With your love, prayers, and support, we will see our work completed as we lead this nation back to God and His Truth, while leading MILLIONS of lost souls to everlasting life through faith in Jesus Christ!!!

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

Bill Keller

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

Our Recent Natural Disasters

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(2 Chronicles 7:14; 2 Timothy 3:1-5; 2 Peter 3:3-4; Matthew 24:3-14)

In the past week, we have seen an earthquake and a hurricane in parts of the country that we don’t expect such acts of natural disaster. We have been praying for everyone affected by Hurricane Irene. Our prayers go out to those who have lost loved ones, who have had their property destroyed or damaged, as well as the tens of millions of lives who have been affected by this massive storm. In the aftermath, a natural question becomes were these recent natural disasters God’s judgment being unleashed on this nation for our sins?

There is no doubt that nothing happens apart from God allowing it to happen. While I don’t believe this was God’s judgment on this wicked nation, I can assure you it WAS God trying to get our attention! There are no coincidences with God. It was no coincidence that He allowed an earthquake to rock Washington DC, where daily men and women in elected office defy the Almighty. It is also no coincidence that New York, which recently legalized same-sex marriage, suffered the worst storm in over 100 years.

Once again, while I do not agree that these acts of fallen nature are God’s judgment on this nation, I can tell you with certainty that God allowed these acts to occur where they did, to try and wake people up! Did it work? Sadly no, very few people, even in the church, have any real discernment. We have eyes that don’t see, and ears that don’t hear. Let me open your eyes and ears today and tell you…God will not be mocked!!!

We are seeing so many tornadoes, forest fires, hurricanes, massive storms, and other acts of nature. As the debate over the scientific proven myth of global warning drones on, as we see more and more deadly and destructive acts of nature, it causes many people to question if we are starting to see God’s judgment on this nation. Is God starting to unleash His wrath on a nation who has turned its back on Him and His Truth.

What we are witnessing is fallen nature doing what it has done since man sinned in the Garden and will do until God ends this world as we know it. I’ve warned you in the past that with every destructive act of nature you will get emails, read and hear in the media, people claiming these acts of fallen nature are “God’s judgment.”

Every time we have a natural disaster, I have received emails from different people and groups claiming this was God exercising His judgment on our nation. I also get emails about “prophecies” that had been given weeks before in regarding a pending act of nature. A prophecy that fallen nature will do what it has done since man sinned in the Garden of Eden is like prophesying the sun will rise in the east tomorrow.

Let me once again put into proper perspective the natural disasters we see occur are simply fallen nature at work. To play the game of going back and trying to tie every act of fallen nature to sin in the area that was affected is a foolish game. If that was the case, cities like San Francisco and Las Vegas should have been raised to the ground a long time ago. Actually, you can make a case for gross wickedness in almost every city and town that would warrant God’s judgment and the death and destruction we see after each one of these events.

You see my friend, what is really happening is man KNOWS that he is living in rebellion to God and His Word and man KNOWS that God’s judgment is coming. Let me say that again because I don’t want you to miss this critical point. Man KNOWS that he is living in rebellion to God and His Word and man KNOWS that God’s judgment is coming! That is why man is trying so hard to explain a simple act of fallen nature as God’s judgment for our sin. Man knows that God’s judgment is not only due, but coming!

Listen, you don’t have to be a Bible scholar to read the words of Paul to Timothy in 2 Timothy Chapter 3, the words of Peter in 2 Peter Chapter 3, or the words of our Lord in Matthew Chapter 24 as they describe the signs of the “last days.” No man knows the hour the Lord will return but the Bible is clear He may come back at any moment in the “twinkling of an eye.” We are in the last days, Christ is coming back at any second, and because of our gross sin, wickedness, and rebellion to God and His Word we are DUE His judgment.

I laugh when some in the news media describe one of these natural disasters we witness are of “Biblical proportions.” Please know that when God does bring His judgment on this nation, whatever method He may use, you won’t have to wonder or speculate if this was God’s judgment or not. It will be death and destruction on an unprecedented scale and of a magnitude EVERYONE will know without a doubt THIS WAS GOD’S JUDGMENT!

When it is God’s judgment, you see unprecedented death and destruction in 20, 30, or 50 major cities involving 20 to 30 complete states and 80 to 100 million people! You will be looking at trillions of dollars of property destroyed, the complete infrastructure of transportation, electric, communications, water and sewage obliterated, hundreds of thousands of people dead, and the entire economy of the nation crippled and brought to a screeching halt.

My friend, there won’t be any response by all the governments of the world nor all the resources on this planet that will be adequate. Life as we know it today will cease to exist. Just like in the isolated tragedies we watch on the news after each one of these natural disasters, people’s lives will be reduced to simply trying to survive from one day to the next. Just living will be the biggest challenge each day for tens of millions of people.

I love you and care about you so much! I assure you that I am not trying to scare you today, only be honest with you. If God spared not His judgment on His very people for their sins, why do we think He will spare us His judgment for our sins? We not only deserve but are due, no OVERDUE, the judgment of God for our gross wickedness. Unless this nation repents, turns back to the God of the Bible and follows Him, it is not a matter of if, only when God’s judgment will be unleashed on this nation.

*When it happens, there won’t be anyone speculating if or if not this was the hand of God!!!

Let me encourage you today. I tell you often that the only thing you will take from this life into eternity is your relationship with Jesus Christ.. You can lose your home and all your possessions, you can lose you business, you can lose your job, you can lose those you love so much, but the one thing that can never be taken from you is your relationship with Christ. That is the ONE THING that you can’t lose or have taken from you. That is why I stress so much each day how critical and important that relationship is to each one of us.

One of the shining moments throughout the aftermath of these natural disasters is the response of the church. GOD’S PEOPLE ALWAYS STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND ANSWER THE CALL IN TIMES OF CRISIS! It is no longer about being Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, or Pentecostal. It has been the Body of Christ reaching out to hurting people and bringing Christ to them in a real and tangible way. The church should be proud of the role they play in bringing hope and comfort to those who suffer such loss and devastation during these disasters.

Let me share this insight with you. When God does judge this nation and unleash His wrath upon it, it will be those who know Christ as their Savior who will rise up and be the lone beacon of light in the darkness. Gone will be the beautiful multi-million dollar churches, those who become the voice for God no longer will be living in mansions, flying around in private jets, and acting like Hollywood celebrities, all of the ways we have found to divide ourselves will no longer exist as the body of Christ truly becomes one, and the basic Truth of the Gospel will be the sole hope left for the people who will be looking for answers. It will be one of the greatest harvest of souls in human history as millions cling to the only answer they have left, JESUS CHRIST!

I will be praying for you today. Praying that you will take time to pray for this nation God has blessed us with. Sadly we have taken for granted and squandered our blessings. God is not going to sit back and watch us continue to slaughter over 4,000 innocent babies every day. God is not going to sit back and watch His Holy Institution of Marriage be redefined. God is not going to sit back and watch His plan for the family perverted. God is not going to sit back and watch the gross sexual perversion that exists today. God is not going to bless us for being involved in giving away the land He personally gave to Israel. At some point, God’s patience will run out and He will unleash His wrath on this once great nation that used to honor and follow Him.

Pray with me today that as a nation we get on our knees, repent, ask God to forgive us for our sins and that we will turn our hearts and lives back to Him. If we don’t then it is only a mater of time before we really do see the wrath of God poured out on this land and the life we know today will no longer exist. God is giving us one last chance. Will we take it?

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

Bill Keller

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

The Fruits of Your Prayers and Sacrifice to Help Me

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(Revelation 12:11)

“They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.” – (Revelation 12:11 NIV)

The fruits of your prayers and sacrifice to help me. Several times a year, I LOVE to take the opportunity to share with you a sampling of some of the incredible, powerful, and moving testimonies we receive every day of how God is working miracles in people’s lives. I never lose sight of the fact that even though over 2.4 million people worldwide subscribe to the Daily Devotional, each one is a real person, with real needs, and an eternal soul Christ gave His very life for!

Yes, I am grateful that day after day God is using the efforts here at Liveprayer to reach into millions of lives all over the world, but what I am most grateful for is that we are able to respond to and minister to each individual who comes to us for prayer. Liveprayer is much more than just a one-way blast into cyberspace. We are as personal to each individual who comes to us for prayer as their local pastor or priest.

I realize EVERY PERSON who reads these Praise Reports today is going through something in their life. I want you to know that no matter how great or small your need may be, our God is able to meet you at the very point of that need and give you His strength, His hope, and His answers. Nothing you are going through today is too small or too large for God. Let me encourage you today to turn to the Lord. He is there, waiting with outstretched arms to comfort you and give you His strength and peace in the midst of whatever battle you may be facing.

The Bible teaches that God is no respecter of persons. What that simply means is what God did for someone else, God will do for you. So I pray as you read these Praise Reports that you will be encouraged and have your faith stirred, knowing that YOUR miracle, YOUR answer, is just a prayer away!!!

A special THANK YOU to each person who makes the sacrifce to financially support Liveprayer, since these praise reports are the fruits of your faithfulness to the Lord!!!

Praise Reports:

“Since my prayer request to you all 4 days ago, his physical therapist said that “it’s like a switch clicked on” and he is doing better.”

“I have prayed your pray to accept Jesus. Thank you for the response and I look forward to tonight’s show'”

“I was saved tonight I prayed that prayer with you tonight!!!!!!! Thank you please send me the book to help me with my new Christian life. Thank you and your staff GOD BLESS YOU!”

“My wife of 24 years old has been diagnosed with melanoma cancer. We have two beautiful boys together. As soon as we found out she had level 4 we knew it was bad. Everybody we knew and didn’t know were praying for us. We emailed Bill Keller one night and got through he said a prayer for us. Well we just found out yesterday that is NOT spread anywhere else, and has moved down to a level 3. Only God can perform miracles like that.”

“You brought me back to God with a e-mail I received from you a few months ago. I know God is working.”

“I have a praise report, thank God and prayers. My niece Amber Wolfe that I wrote and asked you all to pray for is so much better and so is her unborn baby. Thank you so much for the faithful prayer.”

“It is good to know that diligent prayer partners are out there and for this I am so grateful. :-) God has done so much for me in the past few months. I was so close to the edge. I was drinking and doing drugs; basically looking for answers in all the wrong places. I was so depressed and thought there was no way out and my life would never get any better. On March 17, I hit an all-time low in my life and almost committed suicide. I decided against this and chose to give Jesus a chance. Your Daily Devotional was something that gave me hope. I feel like my life is getting better every day. Praise the Lord!”

“I prayed the Prayer of Salvation. Could you please send me some information to help me in my new life with Christ.”

“My name is Mark and i just found your website while looking for a site which can help people in their everyday spiritual battles. I have rededicated myself to CHRIST after backsliding and making a mess of my life. I heard your testimony and how you rededicated yourself after being incarcerated. I wanted to thank you for your wonderful ministry and the love and compassion you have for people. Since i have got on my knees asking JESUS for forgiveness of my sins, i have felt a real peace within my soul that i never had before! I have a renewed commitment to GOD in my daily walk.”

“I sent in a prayer request relating to the possibility of our being able to adopt a baby. I turned it all over to God and didn’t worry about what was to come. The baby boy was born healthy and the birthparents signed the paperwork without any snags. We have a wonderful son to love and to raise. Praise God!”

“I asked Pastor Bill to pray for healing for my lower back and 2 days later my back felt so much better. Today I am feeling better and hope to play golf tomorrow morning. Prayer, faith, and action worked together for my healing. Thanks for agreeing in prayer for my healing.”

“I want to let you know that because, of Live Prayer, being there back in the late winter, when I typed in prayer on my address bar of my computer, I have had more hope, more belief in the Love of Jesus for me,and mine. Thank you , Bill. I have been, since live prayer, going thru the house declaring things for me and my kids. If it had not been me finding Live Prayer, last winter, I would not have had the jump start to start rising up in hope. Thank you, I know Jesus had your website come up that day.”

The last time I wrote I was at the end of my rope so to speak. But now I must say praise the Lord, he has finally heard our prayer. I couldn’t have done it with out you! My husband has found a job, the bills will be almost fully caught up by next week and then we work on the gas. I feel so much better. I was praying every night and day but it seems I just needed another voice to help the prayer be louder! I enjoy the daily devotional that is sent out it gives me more and more hope that tomorrow is always going to be better. You are a wonderful man and thank you for taking the time to guide the Lord to touch my life. God Bless!”

“I asked prayer for my daughter to get a job earlier this week. Thursday, she had an interview with great vibes and had a positive feeling about it and I told her I believe he would call her that afternoon, AND HE DID. She starts her new job Monday and has great benefits with it. PRAISE GOD FOR ANSWER TO PRAYER.”

“Several years ago I was probably one of the first several people that you counseled with online. My marriage and myself had fallen apart. I learned to let go and let God have total control. My husband and I have just in the past year reconciled. The emails from you and your prayers helped sustain me in a time of grave despair! I saw you the other night on television and broke into tears of joy for the fortune people who are going to benefit from your ministry. Thank you again for taking the time to talk and pray for me.”

What more is there to say other than PRAISE GOD and TO HIM BE ALL GLORY AND HONOR FOR HE ALONE IS WORTHY!!! Let me close by sharing with you that these and the thousands of Praise Reports we get every week are due to those who faithfully pray for me and this ministry each day, in addition to those who God moves and are faithful and obedient to make the sacrifice to financially support the work God is doing each day here at Liveprayer. Without your prayers and support Liveprayer would not exist!!!

For those who give, let me tell you that because of your faithfulness and obedience to God you are making a difference in the very real lives of people all over this world every day. You are storing up treasures in Heaven, far more valuable than whatever earthly treasures you have sacrificed. Some people get upset that I share our needs and challenge people to give. I will NEVER apologize for asking you to help me reach the lost and hurting with the Truth of God’s Word and the hope and love of Christ.

God is doing something special through Liveprayer, and based on the doors He has opened up for us to reach tens of millions of more people each day while becoming a bright beacon of light in the secular marketplace for Biblical Truth and faith in Jesus Christ. Please be praying with me as we are now in a critical time as Liveprayer is competing head to head with the message the world promotes 24/7 that is destroying lives and leading people to hell. We are committed to leading this nation back to God and His Truth while leading lost souls to faith in Jesus Christ!

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

Bill Keller

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

If You Know Jesus You are Assured of Victory

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(Psalms 44:5; Romans 8:37; 1 John 5:4)

If you know Jesus, you are assured of VICTORY! Living in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area for 15 years, I have had the opportunity to watch a brand new major league baseball team be birthed, go through 10 seasons of losing, and finally make it to the World Series several seasons ago. Many sports professionals have their theories how this team went from the worst team in baseball one year, to winning the AL East and a birth in the World Series the next. I attribute it to one thing, their name! The team was sold and the new ownership group changed their name from the Tampa Bay DEVIL Rays, to the Tampa Bay Rays.

The fact is, satan is a LOSER. The ultimate loser. His eternal fate is already sealed, eternity in the Lake of Fire. Those who follow satan are losers. They too, will sadly end up spending eternity in a place God never created for man. Man can only end up in hell by CHOOSING to be there. God sends no man to hell. Man exercises his free will and chooses to reject God’s gift of everlasting life through faith in His Son Jesus Christ. It is man’s choice to reject Christ, His love, and the forgiveness of his sins through faith in Jesus, that destines his soul to eternal punishment. How sad.

I have a simple message for you today. If you know Jesus, you are assured of VICTORY! You have the promise from God of everlasting life in Heaven when this brief journey is over. You have the promise from God of a royal inheritance. No matter what this life may bring, you are promised more than Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and all the wealth of this temporal world combined. All the treasure of this life cannot compare to the riches awaiting those who follow Jesus when this life is over. God has promised you everlasting life, a mansion in Glory, and a royal inheritance for all eternity. If you know Jesus, you are assured of VICTORY!

Because you know Jesus, because your citizenship is in a better country, you can rise above the trials and tribulations of this brief journey through life. That is why you live in victory no matter who the ruler is. That is why you live in victory no matter what the stock market is doing. That is why you live in victory no matter how Godless the culture may be. That is why you live in victory no matter how much persecution you may face for being a follower of Christ. That is why you live in victory no matter what your circumstances may be. All of this is temporary my friend. It is but for a season. YOUR VICTORY IN CHRIST IS FROM EVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING!!!

Listen, I know today many of you are down because of your finances. Some of you are down because you are battling health issues. Some of you are down because you are dealing with a problem in your marriage or other relationship. Many of you today are down because you need a job. Some are down because you are battling with an addiction. Many are down today because you are worried about the upcoming election. Still others are down today because of the economic crisis we are in. Listen to me carefully. If you know Jesus, you are assured of VICTORY over whatever has you down today!!! He already went to the cross and died so YOU, this day, could have victory over whatever has you down today.

*Man does not dictate your victory, your faith in Christ does!!!

I love you and care about you so much. One of my goals each day as I share the hope and love of Christ with you, in the context of the real issues we all face in our daily journey, is to help you keep the big picture in focus. The small picture is the trials and tribulations in your life today. The big picture is the fact that when this brief journey here on earth is over, we will be eternally with Christ. We will eternally be with God our Creator. The trials and tribulations of this life will no longer exist. So my word for you today is to press forward, and to walk in the victory that you already have.

There is nothing, NO THING that you are facing today that you cannot claim victory over. If it is your finances, claim VICTORY over your finances today! If it is a marriage problem, claim VICTORY over your marriage today! If it is a health issue, claim VICTORY over your healing today. IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT PROBLEM THAT YOU ARE FACING TODAY . . . CLAIM 100% VICTORY OVER THAT PROBLEM TODAY!!! Jesus Christ went to a cross 2000 years ago and WON that victory for you! You are not defeated, you are victorious!!! You are not a loser, you are a winner if your faith is in Jesus Christ! WALK IN YOUR VICTORY TODAY!!!

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

Bill Keller

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

How Do You Respond When You Fail

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(Deuteronomy 29:9; 2 Chronicles 31:21)

Let me share some insights with you that I have found to be true in my life and I am sure you have found in your own life. It is in our failures that we learn life’s most important lessons and grow. Nobody wants to fail, but the only person who has never failed is someone who has never tried. Failure is part of life. It is something we all have to experience from time to time. The key, however, is how do you respond when you fail? How do you respond when life doesn’t go as you planned?

Winning, losing, succeeding, failing, these are all concepts that we begin to learn as children. Playing games is something all children do, and quickly we learn there are winners and losers. During our childhood we try many things, music, sports, different hobbies. Again, we quickly learn the joy of succeeding in the things we do and that empty feeling when we fail. While it is important to keep winning and success in perspective and learn how to do both with humility, it is even more important to learn how to handle defeat and failure, as well as the lessons they can teach us.

The first lesson in losing, in failing, is to take personal responsibility and not blame other people or anything else. Having spent 31 months of my life in Federal Prison, having ministered these past 20 yrs to tens of thousands of men and women who are incarcerated, I can tell you the biggest problem I see with people in prison is the refusal to take personal responsibility for the choices that put them in prison. Most people you talk to who are in prison will tell you they are there because of what this person or that person said or did. They are not willing to accept responsibility that they are there because of the choices THEY MADE. A person who is in prison will never be able to move forward and turn their life around until they are ready to accept personal responsibility for THEIR choices.

Whenever we lose or fail, it is always easy to sit back and make excuses. Some of those excuses may even be valid. However, rather than investing the time and energy into finding excuses why we lost or failed, it is far more productive to look at the role WE played in our loss or failure. You learn nothing by blaming someone else or making excuses. When you sit down and are honest to look at yourself, at the choices you made that contributed to your loss or failure, then you are able to learn from the mistakes you made and hopefully not repeat them in the future. We can all learn much from our losses and failures in life if we will simply be honest with ourselves and take the time to analyze our thoughts and actions so we can identify what we did wrong.

The second lesson in losing, in failing, is to not let our loss or failure paralyze us from trying again. Some people become so devastated by losing, by failing, that they simply refuse to try again. My friend, losing and failing are part of life. As I said earlier, the only people I have met who have never lost or failed are people who have never tried. You can’t be afraid of losing or failure. Nobody likes to lose. Nobody likes to fail. However, you will never win unless you also lose and you will never succeed unless you also fail. Rather than being paralyzed by losing and failing, let them motivate you. Learn from your losses and failures so that you don’t repeat the mistakes and poor choices you made that led to them. Instead of losing and failing making you weak, they can make you strong.

*LET ME SAY THAT ONE MORE TIME SINCE THIS IS A POWERFUL THOUGHT. INSTEAD OF LOSING AND FAILING MAKING YOU WEAK, LOSING AND FAILING CAN MAKE YOU STRONG!

The third lesson in losing, in failing is this, THERE IS NO FAILURE WITH GOD! In the process of serving the Lord, we will always have times and experiences when we feel in our flesh that we have failed, that we have let the Lord down. That is a lie from the pits of hell! THERE IS NO FAILURE WITH GOD! You can’t fail when you are serving the Lord. The only way you can fail is to NOT serve Him! God uses our obedience and faithfulness in ways we will never see or understand until we get to Glory. The reality is, when we are yielded to the Lord, God uses our lives to do incredible things that we never even realize.

As a matter of fact, I submit that the greatest things you will ever do for God you don’t even know you did them until you get to Heaven. Those are the things you do each day simply by being obedient and faithful . God will give us a little feedback along the way since He knows our flesh is weak and needs encouragement. However, the vast majority of what God does in and through our lives we will never fully comprehend in this life. Don’t forget, our job isn’t to know everything that is going on, it is simply to be obedient and faithful. God can use a willing and yielded vessel!

I love you and care about you so much. Losing and failing are simply part of this life. Things often don’t go as we planned. THAT IS LIFE! How we respond to losing, to failing, when things don’t go as we planned is the key. Never forget, God is on the throne. He doesn’t take naps, or go to the bathroom, or take a break to eat a sandwich. God is on His throne at all times and nothing happens apart from God allowing it to happen. The vast majority of the time we lose or fail is because of the choices we made. God gave us free will, and God allows us to make the choices that lead to our losing or failing. Again, the key is how do we respond when we lose or fail.

Your first response should be prayer. Pray for God to open your heart, give you wisdom, and show you why you lost or failed. Than, you need to pray for God to give you the strength to overcome your disappointment in losing or failing, and help you to move forward. Lastly, you need to seek the Lord to guide you so that you don’t make those same poor choices again. Listen to me carefully. God doesn’t abandon you when you lose or fail. You are not alone. He is there with you each moment, so reach out and allow HIM to comfort you and give you His peace. God is with you in the good times and bad, through victory and defeat, through success and failure.

I will be praying for you today. Praying that God will speak to your heart today through these words. If you have suffered some defeats in your life recently, if you have failed, know that I am here and praying for you. Losing and failing are part of life. Don’t let your defeats or failures keep you from moving forward. Life goes on. Sit down and learn from your losses, learn from your failures, and work to insure you don’t make those mistakes again. Let me share a secret with you today. As long as you know Jesus as your Savior you can never lose or fail and if you don’t know Jesus as your Savior, you can never win or succeed. One more time, say it out loud slowly, “As long as I know Jesus as my Savior I can never lose or fail and if I don’t know Jesus as my Savior, I can never win or succeed!”

My friend, as long as you know Jesus, no matter what may happen, no matter what the setbacks in life you may experience along your journey, no matter what your defeats or your failures may be, you will always win and be successful! YOU ARE ALWAYS A WINNER AND A SUCCESS BECAUSE OF JESUS!!!

***AUGUST FINANCIAL UPDATE! As we head into the last 5 days of August, please be in prayer with me for the operational finances we need to bring in right away. We ended July $25,000 short of covering our July operational budget and have finally covered that. However, we now need to bring in the $32,000 left on the August budget, plus the final $30,000 of the $150,000 I asked the Lord to deliver by the end of April so we could catch up all basic operational expenses we have been in arrears. That is $62,000 we need in the next 6 days to have all of our basic operational expenses covered.

—>I desperately need 1 or 2 people who are willing to make the sacrifce of $5,000 or more right away to help me cover $15,000 of that amount immediately. Will you please take a minute today, and pray, seek the Lord what He is asking you to sacrifce. If you have the ability to wire funds to us before the end of business, or bank and Wells Fargo and can transfer some funds to us, that would help me a great deal. I am praying for one person to hear God’s voice and help me today.

Don’t forget, on the 31st, we celebrate the 12 year anniversary of Liveprayer. Nearly 2 1/2 million people worldwide are fed every day FREE through Liveprayer because of those who make the sacrifice to help me. If you have never given to His work here, or not given for a while, but God has blessed you through Liveprayer, please pray about sending a gift of $12, $120, or $1,200 this month. That is $1, $10, or $100 for every year Liveprayer has been sharing His Truth and the hope and love of Jesus Christ with the lost and hurting around the world. It is friends like you who have enabled us to make that happen!
TO GIVE A GIFT TO LIVEPRAYER, you can use your major credit card on our secure server at: http://www.liveprayer.com under the “Donation” link, you can give using your PayPal account using my email address: bkeller@liveprayer.com,or you can mail your gift to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Ave. North, St.Petersburg, FL 33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.

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

Bill Keller

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

What’s In It For Me

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(Galatians 2:20; 1 Corinthians 6:20; Matthew 16:24-25)

In our narcissistic, “What’s in it for me?” culture, we have learned how to market salvation to the masses like we do cell phones, cars, and hamburgers. In our zeal to win people for Christ, we have been very careful to focus on the benefits of salvation, making sure people understood all the reasons why this is a good choice, while being too afraid to tell them the WHOLE plan of salvation. We sell salvation just like the late-night infomercials sell weight-loss pills, whipping people into an emotional frenzy by hyping all the benefits of getting saved, but never explaining to them the FULL COST of getting saved. The “fine print” in the salvation message is not what we get but what we GIVE!

I am saddened when I hear people share the Gospel, giving people an invitation to know Christ, but never really explain what a person is actually doing. Please don’t misunderstand me, I am grateful for everyone who shares the Gospel, gives people the opportunity to come to know Christ as their Savior, but my point today is that we MUST tell them the complete truth about what they are doing. When a person makes the decision to accept Christ into their heart and life by faith, they are surrendering their life to Him. It is called giving your heart and life to Jesus because that is exactly what you are doing. From that moment on, your life no longer belongs to you, it belongs to Jesus. That is the critical part of the salvation message so many fail to tell people.

We are quick to point out that if you accept Jesus you will have the assurance of everlasting life with God your Creator. That is true. It is our faith in Christ, the One who died for our sins that allows us to be reconciled with a Holy God and know that when our brief journey through life is over we will be with Him for all eternity. We also make sure people understand the tremendous benefits of being saved. At that moment, the Holy Sprit indwells a Believer to supply them with the power of Almighty God. By accepting Christ as your Savior you have peace and joy in your life that is impossible to know otherwise. You come to realize that your life has meaning and purpose and experience the abundance of this life that Jesus promised. All of these things are true and need to be pointed out.

It is easy to see why people would want to be saved. Most people on the planet can accept that there is a Supreme Being or God out there. It is not hard for anyone who is honest to admit they have sinned, so asking for your sins to be forgiven makes sense. Even the heathen with the hardest heart will admit that one day he will die. Everyone knows that is a day each one of us will face. So, accepting Jesus by faith to have the assurance that when this life is over you will go to Heaven and not Hell is a logical choice to make. To also have the Holy Spirit living within you, know a special peace and joy, have a purpose in life and experience its abundance, all makes the decision to accept Christ very attractive and really something only a foolish person would turn down.

So people make that eternal choice to accept Jesus by faith and nothing really changes. They wake up the next morning in the same bed, the same house. They have the same family and friends. They go to the same school and have the same job. They have all the same problems they did the night before, and maybe even a few new ones. They do all the same things. Even though the Bible proclaims that they are “Born again,” that they are a “New creature in Christ,” that the “Old has passed away,” their real, practical, day-to-day lives have not changed. This is why so many people who accept Christ are truly saved, but they never grow in their new faith and many of them see very little change in their life from BS (before being saved), to AS (after being saved).

The reason is when they got saved, what was left out or never really explained to them was the complete story of accepting Christ as their Savior. The part of the salvation experience that is often left out and never properly explained to people is the fact that when you accept Christ into your heart and life by faith you are giving your life to Him. It is an act of sacrifice and surrender, two words that most people want no part of.That is why this most critical element of what it means to be saved is never really spoken about. The bottom line is, when you get saved you are surrendering your life to Jesus Christ. Your life no longer belongs to you, it belongs to the Lord. Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice when He literally gave His life in payment for your sins, and when you get saved, you are making a sacrifice of your life to Him.

This is so important since it goes to the very core of what being a Christian, a follower of Christ, is all about. We have sacrificed, surrendered our life to Jesus. Our life is no longer our own but now belongs to Him. All we do, where we go, everything regarding our life is now in the Lord’s control. When you get saved, you are literally giving Him your life. That is why so many who know Christ live without His peace, without His joy, without any real purpose, without the victory, because they have refused to fully surrender their lives to Him. That is why most of the false religions of the world are so popular. You simply accept their false teachings but you can still live your life anyway you want to. When you become a follower of Jesus, your very life now belongs to Him.

I love you and care about you so much. That is why even though Liveprayer reaches a massive audience each day through the Internet and on t.v. and we have people accepting Christ as their Savior every single day, we do our very best to first make sure they understand that in asking Jesus into their heart and life by faith they are literally surrendering their life to Him, that their life now belongs to Jesus. We send them a booklet that helps guide them in the basics of their new faith, things like reading the Bible and praying every day. We do our best to work with local churches to get people plugged in so they can be properly discipled and start to grow in their new faith.

When a person is saved, there is a supernatural change that happens to them spiritually. It is now critical for that person to understand that their life will never be the same again, that they are different now, and to help them begin the process of transforming their mind and day-to-day life to be a true follower of Christ. That doesn’t happen overnight, but over time. It is that process of sanctification, or becoming more like Christ, that begins at the moment a person is saved and continues to their very last breath. It is vital that each person who knows Christ is not only being discipled by someone more mature in the faith at all times, but that they are giving of themselves to disciple someone who is younger in the faith at all times. We can only grow in our faith as we are helped along by those who are more mature, and we have that same responsibility to help those who are younger in the faith grow in their relationship with the Lord.

I will be praying for you today. Praying that as you share the Gospel with people like our Lord has commanded all of His children to do, that you will clearly highlight the benefits of being saved, but not leave out the fact that being saved also includes surrendering our very lives to the Lord. We are actually cheating people by NOT telling them the whole story, since our purpose in life, the fullness of our peace and joy in knowing Christ, the true abundance of this life, can never be fully experienced unless we have unconditionally surrendered our life to Christ. Getting saved is not just about what we get, but it is also about what we GIVE-our life to Jesus Christ!

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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