The Time for Action is Now

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(Matthew 28:19)

The time for action is NOW!!! After 12 years of faithfully serving the Lord, being used to help impact tens of millions of lives worldwide, seeing over 600,000 souls we know of come to faith in Jesus Christ, it is time for Liveprayer to make our move in leading this nation back to the God of the Bible and HIS Truth, while leading lost souls to faith in Jesus Christ!

Over these past 12 years, we have developed proven and successful ministry tools to accomplish this task the Lord has given us. Over the past 4 years, God has showed me that this ministry was not just here to perpetuate ourselves year after year while the world around us gets further from God, and people die and needlessly end up in hell for all eternity.

Over the past few years, in addition to our daily 24/7 ministry, Liveprayer has put together the Jonah Project, the Remnant, and the Liveprayer Church. Thousands have become part of these groups, with the ultimate goal of working in harmony to save the soul of this nation and lead the hurting and lost into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

In the coming months, we will be introducing two new instruments to begin driving the masses to Liveprayer, and add to the ranks of those who are already part of the Jonah Project, the Remnant, and the Liveprayer Church.

On November 1st, Liveprayer will unveil a new 6 min. daily video message available on Liveprayer.com, as well as on any cellphone, tablet, or other portable device. This video will be a daily message from myself on the issues of the day from a Biblical worldview, but also a call to action for that day.

No one man has been responsible for the spiritual decline in this nation, and no one man can salvage the soul of this nation. However, it only took a few sold out men and women after our Lord’s crucifixion to impact the world of their day for Christ, and by mobilizing Christians in one group, with one voice, we can have a similar impact on this nation and the world of our day!!!

The second new instrument will be a book available on December 1st. The title of the book is, “Battling for a Nation’s Soul,” subtitled, “How satan is using President Barack Hussein Obama, Mormon cult member Glenn Beck, the false relgion of Islam, the anti-Christian media, and a large percentage of churches to destroy the soul of this nation while leading the eternal souls of men and women to hell!”

The book will be available for FREE…NO CHARGE! It will be given away for free at Barnes and Noble, Christian bookstores, as well as online thru Amazon and other outlets. The incentive for these commercial outlets is the traffic that will be generated from people looking for our free book, and the opportunity to sell them something else.

We will also be setting up a special section of the Liveprayer.com website for the book, making it available in E-book form so people can get it online as well. The book will also include action steps to mobilize those true followers of Jesus Christ to help lead our nation back to the God of the Bible, His truth, and lost souls to faith in Jesus Christ.

In the back of the book will be an opportunity for the person to buy a quantity of books at cost to give out. That is how we will underwrite the cost of printing the book. We will also give people the opportunity in the book to make a donation to Liveprayer.

I have had numerous opportunities over the years to write books, sell them, and make lots of money. However, all we have done at Liveprayer has been done for FREE, and I will not change now. Those who have followed Liveprayer for any length of time know that I could care less about money.

Yes it takes money to operate, but that has NEVER been what drives me. Unlike those who write books and hope to make tons of money, for me this about creating an instrument to get the Truth out to the masses and mobilize true followers of Jesus Christ in order to lead our nation back to God and His Truth and save souls!!!

I love you and care about you so much. The time for this grassroots effort to take our nation back for the God of the Bible and Biblcial Truth is upon us. Please be praying for me and for the Lord’s blessings as we move out to take our stand. No doubt satan will be there to attack us each step of the way, since He knows the impact Liveprayer has had on tens of millions of lives and that I will never compromise the Truth or be bought off. My only goal is to fulfill God’s plan for my life, and that is satan’s worst nightmare!

I will be praying for you as well and the role God will be calling YOU to play in the coming months as part of this great effort. At the end of the day, we know satan will be in the Lake of Fire for eternity. Only God will be standing. We also have the promise from God Himself that those who put their faith in the Jesus of the Bible will be forever with Him in Glory.

The only thing left to be determined is how many will join us in Heaven? To have this nation, even for a season, be a God fearing, God honoring, land living in accordance to Biblical Truth will insure tens of millions of souls will escape the eternal flames of hell and be forever with our Lord. We only get a few real opportunities to make our life count. This is one of those times. When this life is over, your only real legacy will be what you did for the Lord. It is time for us to leave our mark on eternity!!!

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

Bill Keller

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

Pulpit Revolt

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(Ephesians 6:12)

Why this Sunday’s “pulpit revolt” is nothing but a stupid stunt by the Christian legal organization, the Alliance Defense Fund, that will accomplish ZERO! According to the IRS code, a non-profit organization is not allowed to tell people who to or not to vote for. Personally, I have never had an issue with that requirement, since I am not here to promote political candidates, but to deal with the spiritual issues of the day. The goal of the ADF in this efforts is to get the IRS to come after a church for breaking this law, and thus, take them thru the legal system and try to prove this law is a violation of the 1st amendment.

The reason this is simply a publicity stunt is that IRS could care less about a few hundred pastors on one Sunday violating this law. They are never going to go after a pastor for doing this on a given Sunday. The fact is, many churches make a practice of clearly telling people who to and not to vote for and are never called on it. So the goal of the ADF is never going to be achieved through this type of effort.

I shared with you back in December of 2007 that the IRS was investigating Liveprayer to determine if we violated our tax exempt status by taking a stand against Republican Presidential contender Mitt Romney last year for lying to people that he was a Christian. The fact is, Mitt Romney is part of a satanic cult leading the souls of men to hell whose theology is totally inconsistent with Biblical Christianity. I have every legal right to educate and preach on the social issues of our day as they pertain to the Bible, even issues that transcend into the political arena. That investigation has now been going on for nearly 4 years, and we have heard nothing.

Our attorneys are fully confident that we did absolutely nothing to even come close to breaking the law. Unlike many Christian leaders do frequently, I have never or ever will endorse anyone for public office, and have never told people who to or not to vote for. However, I refuse to be intimidated into silence like so many in the ministry who fear any scrutiny that may upset their “business” operations which brings in millions of dollars each year. Why do you think most ministers and very few in the Christian media ever speak out of these critical spiritual issues of our day? They are more interested in being popular, not offending the people who might give them money, than delivering the Truth of the Bible.

Liveprayer has been under some form of attack or another since we signed on the Internet on August 31, 1999. Sharing the Truth of God’s Word has always brought opposition of every kind imaginable since the very beginning. This is nothing new or particularly unique. However, most Christians, they live such sheltered lives, especially here in the United States, and they rarely get a chance to see real persecution simply for sharing the Truth of God’s Word with the world. That is why most in the Kingdom stay safely behind the 4 walls of the church and rarely venture out into the world. Of course, the mission of Liveprayer is to bring the lost to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. You can’t do that by staying behind the pulpit or hiding in the Christian media.

Those who are part of the Liveprayer family have had a great opportunity to see the very real opposition of this fallen world to God’s Truth. They have had a chance to witness countless times the forces of evil coming against God’s work here in so many different ways. One of those attacks came in 2007 from a true soldier of the enemy’s army, Barry Lynn. Barry Lynn, who mocks God by calling himself a “Rev,” is a former American Civil Liberties Union operative who now heads an organization called Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. Lynn is most famous for trying to intimidate into silence anyone who takes a stand for Biblical Truth by badgering the IRS to take away their tax exempt status. Last summer he set his sights on Liveprayer. Since I have never done anything to violate our tax exempt status, I am not concerned other than for the time, effort, and money it has cost us to defend ourselves from his false allegations.

In openly and transparently sharing my life and giving you an intimate inside look each day at the inner workings of Liveprayer, I pray that it has challenged you and inspired you in your daily walk with the Lord and in fulfilling all He has called you to do with your life. One of the most important truths in God’s Word for the soldier of Christ is the 12th verse of the 6th chapter in Paul’s letter to the church at Ephesus. Paul writes, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

Serving the Lord is NOT A GAME! It is literally a life and death struggle and we have a very real enemy who does not play by any rules and is out to “kill, steal, and destroy” anyone who takes him on! We can never lose sight of the fact that while we may fight battles in the natural, the real battles are spiritual and are being fought in the heavenlies. This is why I admonish you, encourage you, implore you most days to stay close to the Lord. You HAVE to be prayed up. You HAVE to be in the Word. You HAVE to be doing your best to live a life pleasing to the Lord. There is a very real enemy who is after anyone who has accepted the Lord as their Savior.

When you made that commitment to Christ, you automatically became an enemy of satan. The more you live for the Lord, the more you do for the Lord, the more of a threat you are to satan. The pure evil of satan will be unleashed against you in ways you never could have imagined. Let me say it again, this is NOT A GAME! You may be playing, but I can assure you satan is not. His only goal is to see those who follow the Lord destroyed. Most Believers don’t have any real understanding about the spiritual forces working around them. It is like deciding to take a vacation to Baghdad if you were able. It wouldn’t be long before something very bad happened to you.

This is why most followers of Christ chose to sit on the sidelines. They simply don’t want to have to deal with the attacks of satan. I want to give you some wisdom today and help you find the courage you need to allow God to use your life to make a real impact in this world for the few days He blesses you with. First, while satan does want you dead, if you know Christ as your Savior you have nothing to fear from death. As a matter of fact, death is something the child of God should actually look forward to since our eternal home with the Lord has already been prepared for us. Death has no hold on the follower of Christ. We also have the great promise from God’s Word in 1 John 4:4 that, “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”

The power of the Holy Spirit that resides within the Believer is greater than any power the evil one has. That allows the followers of Christ to go boldly, without fear, and take on the powers of darkness. It is like being 10 years old and having a big brother who will protect you. While most of the kids live in fear of the neighborhood bully, you laugh in his face because you know your big brother will watch over you and protect you. We have the promises of God in His Word that He will fight for us. He promised to never leave us or forsake us. On top of that God has supplied His children with all they would need to fight with each day,

“Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Ephesians 6:11-17

You see my friend, God has given you victory over death, His power is residing within you, you have the promises in the Word that He will always be with you and fight for you, and He has even supplied you the “armor of God.” THE CHILD OF GOD HAS NO EXCUSE NOT TO BE ON THE BATTLEFIELD FIGHTING FOR THE LORD! This is what God has called all of His children to do. He has given each of us unique and special gifts and talents, called us to serve Him in different ways, but we have ALL been called to serve our Lord. That is our ultimate purpose in this life, to serve and glorify the Lord with our lives.

So my word to you today is to fear not, and step out in faith and allow God to use your life to make an impact for the Kingdom. This life is brief and is over very quick. When you take your last breath, the only thing that will matter is do you know Jesus, and the only real legacy you will leave behind are those lives you have impacted for the Lord!

I love you and care about you so much. We can never forget that we have a very real enemy who is out to get anyone who is serving the Lord. The good news is that we don’t have to fear satan, but we do need to be prepared for him. The great encouragement for the child of God is that we already know how it ends. GOD WINS! Let me say that again because I really wonder some days if most Christians have ever read the end of the book. WE WIN! The final chapter has already been written. If you have given your heart and life to Jesus by faith, you are on the winning team! That is what frustrates me so much. Most who live in the world and are serving satan, who only have the flames of hell to look forward to for all eternity, live like they will win. In the meantime, the real winners, the followers of Christ who have a mansion in Glory awaiting them, live like they have lost.

IF YOU HAVE ACCEPTED JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR BY FAITH, YOU WIN! ONE MORE TIME. IF YOU HAVE ACCEPTED JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR BY FAITH, YOU WIN! WE CAN’T LOSE! IT IS TIME WE AS CHRISTIANS WHO HAVE THE GLORIES OF HEAVEN AWAITING US STARTED TO LIVE LIKE THE VICTORS AND NOT THE LOSERS!!!

I will be praying for you today. Praying that God will really speak to you through these words and that you hear Him saying to you, “Start living like the winner and not the loser!” Yes there is a very real enemy who wants to destroy you, yes you will be persecuted for the sake of the Gospel, yes the world will hate and despise you, but when you die it is not satan who will judge you, or any man, it is God your Creator! He is the one you will stand before on that day and it is God you should be trying to please each day. I pray that you will spend some time with the Lord and really seek Him regarding what He wants you to be doing with your life. Remember, you are here to serve Him.

Please be praying that we get a full exoneration soon from the IRS. Also, join me today in praying for Barry Lynn. Nobody can wake up every day and spend their life working against the Lord and have any peace or joy. I have no illusions that as long as I keep doing what God has called me to do, we will always be attacked, persecuted, be the target of those who hate God and the Truth. That is simply part of the price that you pay when you serve the Lord. In the end, it is not the applause of men I seek, or the adulation of this fallen world, or any of the temporal pleasures this life can offer. No my friend, I am happy to wait for whatever rewards there may be in Glory, hear the angelic host singing their praises to God, and hear my Lord say, “Well done thou good and faithful servant!”

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

Bill Keller

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

Heroes of the Faith

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(John 3:16)

On Friday, I will be introducing to you in a special Devotional the two new instruments of the Liveprayer ministry we will be using as we begin in earnest to make our move to mobilize millions of people through the Jonah Project, the Remnant, and the Liveprayer Church, to lead this nation back to God and Biblicla Truth! I am excited that after 12 yrs of faithful service, we are about to embark on our final work for the Lord that will change the spiritual course of this nation and tens of millions of lives. This will be an opportunity for everyone to play a part in making a real stand for the Lord, and allow God to use your life to impact individual lives for eternity, and save the soul of this nation!

You see, I have heard from God from the day He gave me the vision for Liveprayer over 12 years ago. Everything He showed me has come to fruition, and so much more. God has shown me that He would use me, and His work at Liveprayer at some point to lead this nation back to His and His Truth. I shared that vision with you several years ago when I launched the Jonah Project. It has only been in the past year, that I saw His plan for the fulfillment of that vision.

Many called Noah, Abraham, other heroes of the faith down through the years crazy…and they were. They were crazy for God! God has always used men who loved Him and obeyed Him to do His work. Who else in the last 12 years has reached tens of millions of lives around the world for Christ, answered over 70 million email prayer requests, led over 500,000 souls we know of to faith in Jesus Christ? God has used me, this ministry as His vehicle, and thousands of faithful friends like yourself to do all of that because I heard God over 12 yrs ago, had the faith to trust God, and He has honored that faith!!!

*Like these great men most of the world didn’t know until after the fact, I too started this journey all alone. I could not have come to this place alone, yet today, need 4-5 of my friends to stand with me. Help me. Sacrifce what you must. Our work and our sacrifice is not in vain, and while we may never see the full fruits of that work in this lifetime, we will in eternity!!!

I am challenging you today to stand with me. Not just stand with me, give your LIFE with me!!! Do you love Jesus enough to do that? It appalls me that a man like Warren Buffet give 3 BILLION to help kill innocent babies around the world. Or George Soros, who give hundreds of millions annually to fund his political agenda. Or politicians will raise billions over the next year to advance their political ideology. WITH A FRACTION OF THAT AMOUNT, WE CAN TURN THE NATION, THE WORLD BACK TO GOD AND HIS TRUTH AND SEE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF SOULS COME TO FAITH IN JESUS!!!

Liveprayer is not just another ministry. It is a unique work of God HE raised up 12 yrs ago to lead this nation back to Him and His Truth. Over those years, thousands and stood with me in this work to allow us to impact tens of millions of lives around the world. Today, I don’t need millions, or even thousands, only several hundred SOLD OUT, COMMITTED, MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE WILLING TO SACRIFCE THEIR LIVES FOR THE LORD AND STAND WITH ME!!!

This is not about money, it is about COMMITMENT. The Bibles says, “Where your treasure is, there will be your heart.” Today, I am in critical need of several hundred serious men and women of God who will sacrifice their lives, their treasure, and stand with me for the Gospel. My track record is for all to see. I have never wavered, turned back, compromised, but have committed everyting I have and all this ministry has, for this opportunity we have before us to lead our nation back to God and His Truth.

I could easily have sat back, built buildings, bought planes, had huge staffs, while living in mansions and driving new luxury cars. But that is not what I do this for. I have rolled the dice, over, and over, and over…put everything on the line… for one thing…TO SAVE SOULS!!!!

We are in the last few days of September and we are still $35,000 short of meeting our basic operational needs. As our new ministry pieces go into place in November and December, it will generate a whole new generation of people to support God’s work here as we go to the next level and fulfill our ultimate purpose. But until that time, we have to keep the basic operations going, which means the final $35,000 of our September operations and the $40,000 we will need in October.

—> I desperately need to cover $10,000 of the remaining $35,000 for our September operations immediately, and am asking one person to pray about making a special one-time sacrifce to help me insure we have those funds by the end of business today. If God is speaking to you about helping me, please email me at: bkeller@liveprayer.com

I love you and care about you so much. I know everyone is busy living your own lives. It is easy to just let someone else make the sacrifce. The fact is, it is those God calls and are obedient that He uses to fulfill His plan and purpose. I understand not everyone can give tens of thousands, or even one thousand. But everyone can pray, and most everyone can SACRIFICE something, even if it is $5. In the end, God is not interested in the amount, but your heart. That is the issue. Jesus sacrifce all He had, including His life for us, are we willing to sacrifce what He has blessed us with for Him???

***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

Out of the 2.4 million people we send our Daily Devotional to each day, most won’t respond. Less than 1/4 of 1% ever give for a myriad of reasons. However, I only need several hundred, sold-out, committed, men and women of God who are willing to sacrifce everything, including their lives and treasure, to stand with me. Our time is very short. 2011 is our opportunity to lead this nation back to God and millions to faith in Jesus. The two new pieces will be put in place in November and December.

WILL YOU HELP ME? WILL YOU STAND WITH ME? WILL YOU MAKE THE SACRIFCE TO STAND FOR CHRIST IN THESE LAST DAYS?

THERE ARE MANY THINGS YOU CAN GIVE TO THAT ARE “THE LORD’S WORK.” HOWEVER, I GUARANTEE YOU, YOU WILL NEVER GET THE IMPACT OR BLESSINGS OUT OF GIVING AS YOU WILL TO LIVEPRAYER. THIS IS NOT ABOUT PAYING FOR BUILDINGS, STAFF, PRIVATE JETS, MANSIONS, OR ANYTHING ELSE, THIS IS ABOUT SOULS…AND TURNING A NATION BACK TO GOD AND HIS TRUTH..LEADING LOST SOULS OUT OF THE ETERNAL FLAMES OF HELL TO EVERLASTING PEACE IN HEAVEN!!!

PLEASE HELP ME TODAY!!

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

Bill Keller

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

The Failure of God’s Watchmen

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(Ezekiel 33:1-9)

My feelings and emotions are very raw as I write this today. As Liveprayer celebrated our 12th anniversary this past August it is a very reflective time. When we started 145 months ago, I could have never dreamed what God was planning to do. It has been above and beyond all I could have ever hoped for in having a powerful tool to reach this lost and hurting world for Christ. However, being of flesh and blood, weak like all men, this past weekend was very difficult for me spiritually.

Literally giving my life unconditionally in every way these past 12 years to bring Biblical Truth into the marketplace and the hope of the Gospel to the lost and hurting, there was one event after another this past weekend that made me question why I put myself and my family on the line each day to be laughed at, ridiculed, scorned, hated, despised, forsaken, persecuted, and targeted by some for death. All weekend long the message being sent to me was simple, “Quit rocking the boat, fall into line, the riches of the world await you if you will just go with the flow.” I never doubted for a moment that message was coming from the very pits of hell itself.

It was in the early hours of Monday while I was in prayer that God began to speak to me. He reminded me of the passages of Scripture that spoke about how those who served the Lord would be persecuted for His name. He reminded me of the OT prophets who separated themselves from the priests who for the most part had sold out to the world. These men gave their life to deliver the lonely and unpopular message to the people of their day to repent and submit their lives to God. He reminded me of the faithful spoken of in Hebrews 11 who never wavered from their commitment to Christ, as well as the faithful today all around the globe, many giving their very life for the Gospel. It was the “coach” simply saying, stay focused, keep working hard, and don’t stop what you are doing.

I went out to get something to eat several weeks ago, returned home, and turned on the TV. I was flipping through the channels when I cam across PBS who was in one of their fund-raising seasons. Usually, the best programs on PBS are during the time they are raising money, so I waited to see what was on. For the next 40 minutes, I sat there and watched a supposed “documentary” on a men’s chorus that was literally nothing more than a vehicle to promote homosexuality, gay marriage, and gay adoption.

I sat in amazement, realizing that my tax dollars were going to support this type of filth. Even more amazing, they were using this program to raise money. I suggest that 20 years ago, even PBS would have NEVER aired such a program, however in today’s culture, they not only aired it, but I would not be shocked if they didn’t raise a ton of money because of it! It is bad enough PBS puts every New Age hope merchant on to spew their confused philosophies on life which lead people away from the Truth and Jesus, but to air a program that supported and condoned the destructive choice of homosexuality incensed me.

What was worse, I knew that under NO CONDITIONS would they EVER allow me to go on PBS and lay out the Biblical case for homosexuality being a sin and detail why this is a choice that destroys lives. This very program bemoaned the fact over 140 men in this “men’s chorus” had died of AIDS. That disease is only one of the many ways this choice is destroying lives. Most disgusting of all were the scenes of “churches” that promote, condone, and glorify this sin and supposed “pastors” who were telling the lie that homosexuality is acceptable in God’s eyes.

A while back, Dateline NBC had an expose on Carlton Pearson, a once powerful man of God who satan got hold of and has now begun preaching the heretical message that there is no hell and everyone will get to Heaven. Pearson is not just some wayward pastor. For nearly a decade, he was a powerful preacher who received his theoglical training from Oral Roberts University, had a church of thousands in Tulsa, and held conferences each year that attracted the who’s who of Christianity with tens of thousands in attendance. Pearson has now yielded his life to satan to preach this lie that hell doesn’t exist and that everyone will get to Heaven. There can be no more damnable lie!

I found it not surprising that when he was properly shunned by the Christian community for preaching such heresy, the one “church” who reached out to him was in San Francisco and condoned, supported, and glorified the sin of homosexuality. The “pastor” of this “church” is a practicing lesbian, While Dateline tried to use this “church” as a symbol of compassion, unknowingly they only reinforced that it took one group of people living in rebellion to God’s Word to reach out to this pastor who was preaching a blasphemous message.

However, saddest of all for me personally was a few months ago when a few years ago I saw Billy Graham on the cover of Newsweek. I couldn’t wait to get home to read the article, looking forward to hearing on the pages of this secular magazine the fact that Jesus and Jesus alone is the only hope for this lost world. Instead, I sat in horror as I read managing editor Jon Meacham ask the 87-year-old evangelist whether those who belong to religions that reject Christ as Savior (Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, etc.) and secularists will be saved. “Those are decisions only the Lord will make,” Graham replied. “It would be foolish for me to speculate on who will be there [in heaven] and who won’t. … I don’t want to speculate about that.”

Listen, I know Billy Graham is getting up in years, that his mind is clearly not as sharp as it once was. The problem is he is still Billy Graham and making false statements like that tear down all that he has preached his entire life. The fact is, the Lord already made that decision who will be saved. There is nothing the Bible speaks more clearly on than salvation. It is consistent throughout that there is only one way to Heaven, one way to God, and that is through faith in Jesus Christ. PERIOD! There is NO OTHER NAME by which men are saved. Those who reject God’s free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ will be cast into hell for all eternity. GOD ALREADY TOLD US!!!

Very few things in this life could make me cry. However, as I read those words from one of the great evangelists the human race has ever seen, tears were flowing down my cheeks. Billy Graham has said many things in recent years that troubled me. I realize that the first 30 years of his ministry, he never had to confront homosexuality or abortion or the many false religions of the world. He was preaching to a lost nation, but one that still revered God and His Word. Even the non-believers and those who lived in rebellion to God understood they were lost and going to hell because God said so.

So while disappointed he has never confronted these issues based on what God says (praise God for his son Franklin who has boldly taken on these issues based on the Bible), I respected the fact he always preached John 3:16. There simply is no excuse, even his age, for what Billy Graham said in that Newsweek article since it only fuels the lie from satan that everyone will get to Heaven no matter what you believe or how you choose to live.

I love you and care about you so much. We are truly living in the last days where the Truth has been traded for lie. We live in a culture that boldly and without shame promotes the lies of satan to the masses. Sadly, God’s agents to counter those lies, those men and women He has called forth to proclaim His Word in this day, have refused to take a stand for Biblical Truth and in many sad cases, have actually help propagate satan’s lies. It makes it that much more difficult for those who are faithful to preach the pure, unadulterated Truth of God’s Word when high profile men and women of God sell the Gospel for a few sheckles and in some cases, pervert His Word.

The good news as I have shared with you in the past is that there is always a remnant. Those faithful men and women of God who cannot be bought and for no price would compromise God’s Truth. Most of these men and women toil in virtual obscurity, however God sees their work and will reward their efforts for the Kingdom. The job of the “watchman” is to be faithful to proclaim God’s Truth to the people of his day. What those people do with the Truth is then between them and God.

I pray today that those men and women God has called forth to preach His Word and lead His church, will be faithful to deliver the unadulterated, uncompromised Truth with boldness and conviction. I pray today that each person who knows Christ as their Savior will take a stand for His Truth in their home, at work or school, where they shop and play, any time they have the opportunity to tell people what the Bible says and share with them not only God’s Truth, but the hope we have in Jesus Christ.

Sadly, men die every second and go to hell for all eternity because they have rejected the hope we have in Christ. While each man has to make the choice in their life to accept or reject Christ as their Savior, those who know the Lord are commanded to declare His love and the free gift of everlasting life available through faith in Christ. May we not be complicit in leading men to hell, but in helping them spend eternity in Heaven!

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

Bill Keller

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

It is the Start of a New Week

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(1 Peter 5:7; 1 Chronicles 29:15; James 4:14)

It is the start of a new week. Are you excited? Monday is traditionally the start of a new week for most people. Another week of school, another week of work, the normal Monday through Friday grind of dealing with all of the various aspects that are part of living life. As you begin your new week, are you dreading the days ahead or are you excited about them? That is a very legitimate question because every day I deal with many people who literally dread tomorrow and what it will bring. Today, I want to challenge you and encourage you to get excited about this new week!

The difference between dreading a new week and being excited by a new week is how you deal with the problems of life. Those out of work or who have problems on their job dread the start of each new week. Those who don’t enjoy school dread Monday when it is time to go back to classes. Those who are having problems in their marriage or relationships dread another new week of pain and drama. Those who are having financial difficulties dread a new week of dodging bill collectors and just trying to meet the basic necessities.

Those who have children living in rebellion to God dread another week of waiting to see what new problems there will be. Those who have health issues dread a new week of pain, or having to fight each day just to physically make it through the day, or simply waiting to find out what is wrong with their body. Those who have lost a loved one dread another week of dealing with the fact your loved one is gone and is never coming back. Those in bondage to drugs, alcohol, gambling, smoking, food, sex, shopping, or anything else dread another week of the nightmare your life has become.

THE REALITY IS, TODAY, ON THE DAY MOST START A NEW WEEK, A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY DREADING TODAY AND THE REST OF THIS NEW WEEK!

One of the keys to living a victorious life in Christ is to never dread a new day but to look forward and be excited by each day God gives you. Listen to me for a second. Even if you live to be 80, that means you will only live apx 29,200 days! If you are 16, you’ve already lived over 5,800 days. If you are 30, you have already lived just under 11,000 days. If you are 50, you have already seen over 18,200 days. The point I am trying to make is that LIFE IS SHORT, VERY SHORT!

The Bible actually tells us that tomorrow is promised to none of us. We all think about what we have to do tomorrow, about our plans next month, what we want to do next year, where we want to be 10 years from now. There is nothing wrong with thinking ahead, planning ahead. However, the reality of this life is that tomorrow is promised to NONE OF US! Each day is literally a gift from God! You never know when you wake up one morning if you will even make it through the day. No doubt we have all been touched by the sudden and tragic loss of a family member or friend that drives home the reality each day is a very special gift from God and is not to be taken for granted.

So for those who are struggling with the trials and tribulations of living life in this sin-filled world, who are battling some of the issues that cause people to dread a new day, what is the answer? The answer is your relationship with the Lord. You see my friend, that is the ONLY THING that can not only sustain you during the trying moments of life we all have to live through, but keep you looking forward to and being excited about each new day. It is your relationship with Christ that allows you to handle the pain and heartache of day-to-day life while maintaining the peace, and the joy, and the abundance Christ promised us during this brief journey.

That peace, that joy, that abundance, comes from knowing that no matter what your trials may be, no matter what the problems in your life may be, no matter what obstacles you may be facing, the Lord is not only going to see you through those troubled times but continue to bless you as you are going through your trials. This is deep so follow me closely. The Lord will continue to bless you even when you are deep in the pit of life’s problems. YOU are robbing yourself of those blessings when you are only focused on the problems in your life and not the problem solver!

This is too important to miss so let me say that one more time. Open your heart and receive this today. YOU are robbing yourself of the blessings God has for you even while you struggle through the problems you face in life because you are so focused on the problems, you have taken your eyes off the One who will solve those problems for you. You are so consumed and distracted by your problems, you are missing the blessings God is trying to bestow upon you. That is the reason too many of you on this Monday are dreading this new week instead of being excited!

I love you and care about you so much. How can you be exited about the new week when you are dealing with so many problems? Here is how. Our purpose is to serve and glorify God with our lives. When we are fulfilling our purpose, we not only find the peace, and joy, and abundance of life, we see the blessings of God in our life. In most cases, the problems you are facing are things you have no control over. So rather than miss the joy of a new day and treat it as the gift from God it is, give those things out of your control to the Lord and spend the day honoring God with your life. It is the old adage that if we will be about our Father’s business, He will be about our business.

In those things you do have some control over, map our a strategy to get victory over your problems, commit it to the Lord, be faithful each day to following that strategy, and move forward with your life. DON’T LET THE DAY-TO-DAY PROBLEMS OF LIFE ROB YOU OF YOUR PEACE AND JOY! Don’t get so focused on whatever your problems are that you forget to live! When you put your faith in the Lord, trust Him with your problems, that frees you up to serve Him, be productive, enjoy your life, and bask in God’s blessings!

This just in…there will always be problems! That is a reality of living life in this evil and sin-infested world. So learn how to handle your problems while still being productive in your service to the Lord since it is in our service we are fulfilling our purpose in life, it is in our service we find that peace and joy in life, and it is in our service that we open our lives up to God’s blessings! *If you will be faithful each day to the Lord, you will quickly realize that your blessings far outweigh your problems!!!

Today is the start of a new week. Take a few moments right now and pray. Commit whatever your problems are to the Lord. Pray and ask God to help you be obedient and faithful in these coming days to serve Him and bring glory to His name through your life. Know that each day as you serve and follow the Lord, God will not only give you His peace and joy, but you will know the abundance of this life and enjoy His many blessings. This life is very short my friend. It will end suddenly and with great finality.

Tomorrow is promised to none of us. Each day is a gift from God. Today is a day like none other. It is never coming back. When it is over it is over. Instead of dreading this new week, get exited about this new week!!!

***As we head into the last 4 days of September, we have finally covered the shortfall from our August operations, but now must raise the last $38,000 we need for the September budget. I desperately need to cover $10,000 of that by Monday, and am asking one person to pray about making a special one-time sacrifce to help me insure we have those funds by the end of business Monday. I know that if everyone will pray for the Lord to move on hearts, and make a sacrifce according to your ability to give, whether that is $5, $50, $500, or $5,000, God will honor your gift and help us insure all of our needs are met by the end of the month.
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.

Know that you and your family are in my prayers each day. Thank you for your love, prayers, and support as we take our stand in these last days. The time is very short, Jesus is coming at any moment, OUR TIME IS NOW!!!

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

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Is Teddy in Hell

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(2 Corinthians 5:6-8; Luke 16:19-31)

Is “Teddy” in hell? Some may think this is a cold question to ask, but it is perfectly legitimate since the moment we die we will either be ushered into the glories of Heaven with our Creator for all etenrity if we have a relationship with Jesus, or forever banished to the flames of hell if we have rejected faith in Christ. For all of the gutless disciples of cotton candy preacher Joel Osteen who will email me and tell me only God knows if a person is in hell or not, let me remind you it was God in the Book HE authored, the Bible, who told us explicitly who would be in Heaven and Hell. The bottom line is that those who accept Jesus in their heart and life by faith are assured of being in Heaven, and those who reject Christ’s love and finished work on the cross will be in hell. I didn’t decide that, God did!

I watched the funeral of Senator Ted Kennedy two years ago. I think the first fact people have to understand about this man is that if his name had been Smith or Jones instead of Kennedy, he would never have been a US Senator for 46 years. Instead he would have spent decades as an inmate in a Massachusetts correctional facility for his role in the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. While the media lauded his legislative accomplishments, there was no mention about that fateful night in 1969 when Kennedy drove his car into the bay and Kopechne drowned to death.

Probably what disgusted me the most over the celebration of Kennedy’s life was the way he was honored for his work in the Senate. Ted Kennedy spent his entire legislative career helping to insure millions of innocent babies would be legally slaughtered in this nation each year, as well as his support in perverting God’s Holy Institution of Marriage by allowing men to marry men and women to marry women. The fact is, Ted Kennedy was an enemy of God and opposed God on every major spritual issue of our day for 46 years. Yet despite that, the Roman Catholic Church, a church that stands for life and marriage, allowed this man who helped usher in our current culture of death and destruction of family values to be memorialized within the walls of their church.

Equally outrageous was our current President, Barack Hussein Obama, standing in the pulpit of that Boston church to deliver the eulogy. This is a man who opposes God on every spiritual issue, yet has the audacity to stand in the pulpit of a church, quote a few scriptures, and eulogize a man who spit in God’s face during his entire public life. This was simply political theater using God and His church as a prop, making a mockery of the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross 2,000 years ago!!!

The Bible, which is our final authority in ALL matters is very clear on death. It is final. There is no such thing as reincarnation, we are not coming back as a petunia. We don’t die and go to some special place where people can pray us into Heaven over time. The moment we die, our body is no longer of any use, and our soul lives on for eternity, either forever with God, or forever separated from Him. That eternal destination is determined by only ONE THING, our relationship with Jesus Christ.

Being a member of a certain church CANNOT save you. Being baptized as a baby CANNOT save you. The faith of your parents CANNOT save you. Good works CANNOT save you. A pastor or priest simply praying over you while you are dying CANNOT save you. The ONLY THING that can save you is putting your faith in Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. It is a choice, a conscious choice, that YOU and YOU ALONE have to make BEFORE you die. In talking to several dear friends who knew Ted Kennedy, I can only pray that at some point in these last months of his life he made that choice to accept Christ as his savior by faith.

No doubt a man as well traveled as Ted Kennedy had to come across many people over the years that shared with him that faith in Jesus Christ is the only road to Heaven. Only God knows our heart, and only God knows if at some point near the end of his life Kennedy made a commitment to Christ. But let me reiterate, as great of a life as he had, as loved as he was by many, it all meant nothing the moment he died. If Ted Kennedy died without confessing Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior he is lost for eternity and in hell this very moment!

I have no doubt that somewhere in the world, within a few minutes of the passing of Ted Kennedy, a man who had accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior also died. This man was not known by the world, he did not have a great family legacy, he did not have great wealth, but death is the great equalizer. If Kennedy died without Christ, this man that was known throughout the world, this man that had all the wealth this world could offer, was instantly cast into eternal darkness. At the same time, the man who DID know Jesus, who had no fame or fortune in this life, was instantly ushered into the presence of Almighty God for eternity. “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, but lose his soul?” (Luke 16:19-31)

I love you and care about you so much. Please pray for Ted Kennedy’s widow and family and for their salvation. I pray that those in the Kennedy family will come to know Jesus as their Savior by faith. Ted Kennedy was from a famous family. But being from a famous family in this life does NOT guarantee you anything when this brief journey is over. Each person is responsible for their own eternal destination by their choice in regard to Jesus Christ. You see, it was Jesus that died on a cross 2,000 years ago for your sins and mine. That is why only faith in Jesus can save you.

If right now, this very moment, you do not have the assurance that when your life is over, you will be forever with God, the Bible says that TODAY is the day of salvation. You never have to doubt or wonder again, Bow your head right now, ask God to open your heart, and read the words and watch the video at this following link: http://www.liveprayer.com/bdy_salvatn.html

I will be praying for you as you make the most important decision that you will make in this life, where you will spend eternity. Only God knows for sure if Ted Kennedy is in Heaven. If he is, it is not because he was from a famous family or he was a great politician, but ONLY because he had accepted Jesus Christ into his heart and life by faith. That is the same choice EVERY person must make before they die.

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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

God is the Giver of All Gifts to Carry Out His Plan and Purpose

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(1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

GOD is the giver of all gifts to carry out His plan and purpose. I pray that this prophetic word God has spoken through me today will open your hearts to the TRUTH of His Word and the imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This is a word the believer and non-believer alike MUST read. Please do your part to get it to everyone that you know, post it on every message board and chat room you can. GOD IS TELLING US THAT JESUS IS COMING BACK–AT ANY MOMENT!

The other day I read the most accurate description of our world today I have EVER SEEN. Let me share it with you, “For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator-who is forever praised. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.”

Actually, this came from GOD Himself in Romans 1:21-32. I, especially, like the line in verse 25, “They exchanged the truth of God for a lie.” If that doesn’t describe our culture today perfectly, I don’t know what does. Satan, the great perverter, has told the lie enough times that people have now accepted the lie as the truth, and rejected the truth as a lie exactly as God said they would.

I know there is much debate and controversy within the Body of Christ as to exactly how the events of the end times will unfold. One of the interesting things about Bible prophecy is that you really can’t tell someone they are wrong since these are events yet to occur. While the study of eschatology or the end times is interesting, my focus is on our real day to day lives and how to live victoriously in the context of the Christian faith. However, there are some end time events nobody will dispute and one of those is the imminent return of Jesus Christ.

The Bible clearly teaches that NO MAN, only God knows the hour of Christ’s return. But make no mistake, this is NOT a Hollywood movie, it is a very real event that will take place. One thing is certain, when Christ returns whatever final events that must take place will quickly unfold and this world as we know it will no longer exist. Even though only God knows the exact moment Christ will return, the Bible clearly tells us what the last days prior to His return will be like. My friend, you do not have to have a Doctorate in Theology to read God’s Word and know that without a doubt, WE ARE IN THE LAST DAYS.

In Paul’s second letter to his young disciple Timothy, in chapter 3 verses 1-5, he describes the last days. “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God- having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.”

Peter also shared the signs of the last days in 2 Peter 3:3, “First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.” Peter and Paul could have been writers for the USA Today commenting on the state of our world in the year 2008 with their words.

Jesus commented as well on the signs of the last days in Matthew Chapter 24. His disciples asked Him point blank what will be the sign of His return and the end of the age. Jesus answered in verses 4-14, “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”

You see my friend, this is why those who know Christ as their Savior have to be busy about the work of the Kingdom. We are clearly in the last days, the night is coming and we must work while it is still light. The imminent return of Jesus Christ is a message you will not hear in the church very often because too many pastors either don’t believe He is coming back, or they have lost sight of how soon it will happen. God’s people need to not only be ready themselves for Christ’s return, but must be busy sharing this Good News with the lost and dying world that we live in. The Bible tells us it is only God’s patience that is delaying the last chapter from being played out because it is His desire that none perish and ALL come to repentance.

I love you and care about you so much. I will be praying for you to take some time today and PRAY over these words. It is no accident or coincidence that you are reading this today, God is speaking to you. For those who have never made a commitment of your heart and life to Jesus Christ by faith, the Bible says that TODAY is the day of salvation. Take a moment right now, pray and ask God to open your heart and go to the following link and read the words as well as watch the special video clip there:
http://www.liveprayer.com/plan.cfm

For those who know Christ as your Savior, this is a wake-up call from God that the time is short and you need to be giving all you have each day in serving Christ. Serving Him is not an option but a requirement of ALL His children. God calls most to serve Him right where they are at, in your neighborhood, at school, on the job, where you recreate, in the various hobbies you have. Every day the Lord brings people into your life who will never go to church, never read a Bible, or never watch Christian media. You are the only connection to God they have. God has put them into your life so that you can share with them the hope and love of Christ. Never forget, when your life is over the ONLY thing that will matter for eternity are those lives you impacted for Christ.

Based on what God’s Word tells us about the last days, you can hear the trumpeter in the back room warming up. Christ came to this earth the first time unannounced to the world, born in a lowly manger in an obscure village. However, He is preparing for a triumphant return at any moment that the entire world will witness as He comes back “with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God.”

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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