Each Person Comes to Know Christ in Their Own and Unique Way

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(Deuteronomy 14:3, John 1:12, Romans 9:26, Galatians 3:29)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, when a Bible Study is planned to be held in a bar and have a drink of beer, wine, or other form of alcohol, during the study, is it a way of reaching out to the un-churched, especially the younger kids, college age ?? I have been given the argument, when I disagree, that Jesus served wine at the banquet feast, so what is wrong where we meet, if we are learning about God’s word and is taught by our Pastor? Is this considered Evangelism? So far, those who have attended the 2 meetings they have had, are people who attend church and are not of college age. Most are retired. I am confused!

ANSWER: Nobody is for reaching people where they live than I am. However, there does have to be a line drawn. Having a Bible Study inside of a bar that is open and operating as a bar is like having a Bible Study inside of an x-rated bookstore! I have done TONS of evangelistic outreaches around bars…but OUTSIDE…trying to reach those going in and coming out. I don’t think there is anything wrong if an individual, or group, goes into a bar (not drinking), to engage the patrons. However, the people who own/run the bar will toss you out in a few minutes so you won’t accomplish anything. Also, in settings like this, people are NOT there to hear about the Lord or the Bible. What you are trying to accomplish is planting seeds and giving them something to think about. I get the plan of your pastor, but it is a flawed plan. He will accomplish more handing out tracts to people going in, coming out.

Each person comes to know Christ in their own and unique way. One of the biggest problems I deal with every day is people who have accepted Christ as their Savior, but don’t really have a close, intimate, personal relationship with Him. I submit to you today that a large percentage of Christians, people who are saved and going to Heaven, look at being a Christian the same way they look at being part of the Tuesday night bowling league. It is part of their life, it is not their life.

Today, I am going to share with you one of the most critical Devotionals God has led me to write in 15+ years. For many, it will give you an entirely new look on what being a Christian really means. Most of all, I pray today that for those who read these words, today will be the day that the “lightbulb goes off,” and you understand that being a Christian is about having a real and vibrant and personal relationship with Jesus. Today, I want to help you learn how to make your relationship with Jesus, your own.

I am sure many people right now are very puzzled about what I am talking about, while others are thinking this is an elementary message. Yes it is foundational, but it is also the very essence of what being a follower of Christ is really all about. You see, most people get saved and it is often years later, sadly in many cases never, that they learn what having a personal relationship with Jesus is really all about. Just like God created each of us in a unique and special way, each person has their own unique and special relationship with Jesus.

My friend, you can’t have your mother’s relationship with the Lord, you can’t have your father’s relationship with the Lord, you can’t have your friend’s relationship with the Lord, you can’t have your spouse’s relationship with the Lord, you can’t have your pastor’s relationship with the Lord, YOU HAVE TO HAVE YOUR OWN RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD! Each person has got to find their own personal relationship with Christ!!!

This is why discipleship is so critical. After a person make the commitment of their heart and life to the Lord by faith, it is imperative that they find someone to mentor them, to guide them in their new-found faith. A person who gets saved and is not discipled is no different than a baby that is born and then left on the floor of the birthing room. A person who gets saved has come to that place in their life where they acknowledge they are a sinner, that they need a Savior, and that Jesus Christ is the One who died for their sins. By putting their faith and trust in Him, their sins will be forgiven and they have the promise and assurance that when this brief life is over they will be with Him forever.

THIS IS AS FAR AS THE VAST MAJORITY OF CHRISTIANS EVER GET!!!

It is not their fault. They don’t know any better. All they know is that once they were lost and now they are found, that once they were once blind and now they see. However, beyond that, unless someone tells them what to do next, they simply go back to living their life as before. Let me add that so many churches are to blame. They do a great job of raising millions to build new buildings, but do virtually NOTHING in bringing the lost to Christ or discipling new Believers. Millions of people sit in the pews of churches all across our nation every Sunday who have made the commitment to accept Christ into their heart and life by faith, but have been frozen at that point in their spiritual growth for 1, 5, 10, even 50 years!!!

Again, it is not their fault. There needs to be a shepherd to lead them. Someone to teach them how to walk with Christ. Someone to teach them how to grow in their faith. Someone to guide them how to make their faith real in their daily life. Someone to encourage and challenge them to rise up and be the man or woman of God they have been called to be. Jesus said that the people are like sheep. Without a shepherd to lead them, the sheep will simply wander aimlessly and end up lost, confused, with no direction or purpose. We have too many weak and ineffective pastors, so it is no wonder why we have so many weak and ineffective Christians!

So how do you have a real relationship with Jesus? First, you have to realize that your relationship with the Lord is like any other relationship in your life. You have to work at it, you have to commit time, effort, and energy into it. You only get out of a relationship what you put into it. That holds true for your relationship with the Lord. To have a meaningful relationship with the Lord, you MUST spend time with the Lord each day. You do that in prayer, talking to Him and letting Him talk to you. You do that by reading the Word, another way the Lord will speak to you. Remember, the more time and energy you put into your relationship with the Lord, the better that relationship will be and the greater part of your life it will become.

Second, our relationship with the Lord is literally 24/7/365. What that means is that your relationship with Christ is continual and part of every second of every day. This is a key area many people fail to comprehend. They treat their relationship with the Lord like their relationship with their favorite Aunt who you might see once a week or so. People go to church for an hour on Sunday to “be with Jesus,” but forget about Him until the next time they go to church. When you accept the Lord as your Savoir by faith, you are literally giving Him your very life. At the moment you are saved, the Holy Sprit indwells you and God is literally living in you. The Lord has promised to never leave you nor forsake you, He is with you always.

Lastly, very few people will admit it, so let me say it for you. It is weird having a personal, intimate, daily relationship with someone you can’t see! You can see, touch, communicate with your parents, your siblings, your spouse, your friends, but Jesus is invisible. Those who mock the Lord and Christians laugh at our “imaginary friend.” Let me tell you this day that Jesus is alive and well! He lives in you and you can feel His presence in your heart and life just as much as anyone else you are with. You CAN talk to Him, and He will talk to you. Jesus is real and Jesus is alive!!!

The same Jesus who was born in Bethlehem’s manger, the same Jesus who preached and prophesied and worked miracles, the same Jesus who gave His life on the cross for the sins of all mankind, the same Jesus who God raised from the dead on the third day…IS THE VERY SAME JESUS THAT IS ALIVE TODAY AND SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD THE FATHER AND DESIRES TO HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU!!!

I love you and care about you so much. I want to encourage you today in your relationship with the Lord. It is not a questions of does Jesus want to have a relationship with you, after all, God created us to have fellowship with Him, it is a question of do you want to have a relationship with Jesus. If you have accepted Him into your heart and life by faith that means you do have a relationship with the Lord, an everlasting one. Now it is a matter of making that relationship with the Lord real now during this life, making it your own.

That is why you have to invest the time, effort, and energy into your relationship with the Lord each day. That relationship can be as special as you want to make it and will grow and become more special to you over time. Pray, communicate with the Lord and let Him talk to you Read the Bible, and let the Lord speak to you through His Word. Never forget that the Lord is literally with you 24/7/365 and take advantage of His presence. Jesus is real, His love for you is real, and His desire to have a personal, intimate relationship with you is real.

I will be praying for you today. Praying that today you will realize that Jesus loves you and loves you so much that He died for your sins. He gave His very life so you could escape the eternal punishment you deserve. How mind boggling is it that this same Jesus wants to have a personal relationship with YOU! I pray that you will take advantage of this incredible opportunity and begin today to start building that relationship with the Lord. As I tell you often, the only thing we will take from this life into eternity is our relationship with the Lord. He will be your friend now and for all eternity!!!

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

Bill Keller

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How to Win Debates and Change Hearts and Minds on the Spiritual Issues of the Day

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(Leviticus 18:22, 20:13; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, in reality, I’m confused since you always teach we are to take the Gospel into this lost world, yet the Bible actually COMMANDS us to separate ourselves from this world. Which is right?

ANSWER: They BOTH are. The Biblical teaching of separating ourselves from this world is in a spiritual sense, that we are to separate ourselves from a world that rejects Christ and the Truth of God’s Word. However, while we separate ourselves spiritually from this world in rebellion to God, we are to take His Truth from the Bible and the hope of Christ through the Gospel to that rebellious world that they might be saved.

How to win the debates and change hearts and minds regarding homosexuality, gay marriage and abortion! I am so tired of seeing “Christian leaders” every Easter and Christmas, the only time the secular media will even give a limited voice to a Christian worldview, get pummeled and humiliated as they are fed questions predicated on lies regarding homosexuality, gay marriage, and abortion.

The major broadcast and 24-hour cable news networks only put on the same group of “safe” men who they know won’t go off script and say anything that would challenge their questions which are based on lies and the deceptive language they use.

*I have been told by many bookers on various FOX and CNN programs I had been on frequently years ago, that they could no longer book me because they did not want to get into theological debates. O’Reilly specifically dislikes me because I had the audacity several times to call him a “theological midget!” That is fine with me, because I was never on those programs to promote myself or Liveprayer, or to sell a book. I refuse to sit there like a puppet and help the media perpetuate their lies the masses have bought into by not challenging those lies since that accomplishes nothing for the cause of Christ or the Kingdom!

Those who appear supposedly representing Christians, NEVER challenge the lies the cleverly imbed in the questions about homosexuality and gay marriage, the chief lie being when people are referred to as “gay!” They need to IMMEDIATELY REJECT this lie and state the truth that there is no such thing as a gay or lesbian person, only men and women who CHOOSE to engage in perverted, unnatural, and unhealthy sex acts with people of the same sex. This immediately changes the entire debate, since it is now not about someone who can’t help how they were born, but someone who is making a conscious CHOICE to engage in such behavior!

A person is born with white skin, black skin, yellow skin, brown skin, or red skin…they have no choice. A person may be born in the United States, Canada, England, China, India, Mexico, or Brazil…they have no choice. Taking your pants off to have sexual relations of any kind, including with people of the same sex, is a CHOICE! The only argument you can make that it is NOT a choice is to claim a person has no ability to reason or to make choices, and operates as an animal on whatever instincts they may have at a given moment!!!

It also blows out of the water the fraudulent argument that people who CHOOSE to engage in such perverted behavior have any sort of “civil rights” simply by virtue of their choice of sex. As a white person, I am insulted by this specious argument. Every black person should be disgusted to compare a legitimate movement like the rights they deserved as a human being, with special rights for people who CHOOSE to engage in perverted sex acts with people of the same sex!

The debate over “same-sex marriage” also becomes very different. I hear all the time that the rationale for same-sex marraige is because a man is “in love” with another man or a woman is “in love” with another woman. Marriage between a man and woman and the raising of the offspring from that union has been the foundation of societies throughout all of human history.

According to the argument by those who advocate for redefining marriage, you can now claim to be “in love” in order to support any type of relationship. That could be a relationship between an adult and a child, a man and multiple women, a woman with multiple men, or any other combination of men, women, children, and even animals, because they were “in love!”

The other trap these pawns always fall into is allowing the host to use what I call ‘weasel language” without challenging their deceptive phrases that are purposely meant to soft-sell the real truth to the ignorant viewers, INCLUDING many who identify themselves as Christians! When speaking of perverting God’s Holy Institution of Marriage they refer to it as “marriage equality” and use descriptive verbiage to equate same-sex couples with those who follow God’s plan for marriage between a man and woman.

When it comes to abortion, the brainwashed phrase is “pro-choice.” Think for a second. If you are for life you are called pro-life. The only “choice” is to kill your baby or not, so you are either pro-life or you are pro-death! The latest clever phrases to soft-sell the slaughter of innocent babies are “women’s health issues,” “reproductive rights,” “a woman’s right to choose,” and “the war on women.”

The real war is NOT on women, but on their babies in the womb they may choose to kill! For the record, it takes a woman AND A MAN to create a baby. Sadly missing in the conversation about abortion is the man’s feelings, his input. I deal daily with almost as many men as women who have the scar of abortion in their past, yet they are invisible, non-existent in the conversation.

I love and care about you so much. Until supposed men of God are willing to go into the secular media and CHALLENGE the lies that are used as truth imbedded in the questions and discussion regarding homosexuality, gay marriage, and abortion, the media is all too happy to trot out the same “safe” cast of characters at Easter and Christmas and use them as pawns to advance their lies to the masses as truth. Other than the personal exposure the get, or the platform to sell their most recent book, without challenging the false questions they accomplish nothing!

Those who already reject a Christian worldview will only be emboldened. It is the hearts, minds, and SOULS of that small percentage watching who would be open to the truth that is at stake, and they only be reached by those with the courage to “go off script” and tell them the Truth!

That is why the Liveprayer TV program airing “live” Monday-Friday from Midnight-2am EDT in over 80 cities including a major station reaching the 10 million who live in the greater Chicagoland market, is so critical. Ours is the ONLY program in the nation airing “live” on secular TV stations to purposely reach the lost and hurting outside the four walls of the church, telling people the unadulturated truth as I have every day for 15+ years in the Daily Devotional without candy-coating or compromising the Truth of God’s Word!

Check out some of our powerful programs, since in addition to people anywhere in the world being able to watch the program when we are “live” Monday thru Friday from Midnight-2am EDT on any internet connected device, we also record every program for people anywhere in the world on any sort of internet connected device to watch at their convenience ON-DEMAND! Liveprayer TV: http://www.liveprayer.com/liveprayertv.cfm

Between 15+ years of Liveprayer.com, the 11+ years of the Liveprayer TV program, we have the proven ministry tools and track record of faithfulness in place to lead this nation into a true revival and change the spiritual course of our land. Our only hope as a nation is to turn back to God and His Truth, and that is the focus of my every breath now and until this nation repents or the Lord calls me home!

In the meantime, His Truth will be heard by millions who otherwise would not be reached, and countless souls will come to faith in Jesus Christ. That is why I ask you each day to pray for me and for His work here, and seek the Lord about what God is calling you to do to help me since our time is very short. Jesus is coming at any moment which is why we must fight satan each day for the hearts, minds, and SOULS of men!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2014, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Thanksgiving is Only Five Weeks Away

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(John 3:16; Romans 10:10; Ephesians 2:8-9)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I believe that there is a devil and demons. I know Jesus cast out demons. People tell me ‘there are no demons’, ‘they are just dead souls who haven’t gone to the light yet’ and so on. My reply is Jesus cast out demons, Paul did the same, so when did demons stop their dirty work on earth?

ANSWER: One of satan’s greatest scams is to get people to believe he is just a mythical figure, that he doesn’t exist. Satan is VERY REAL, and so are demons, the third of the angels who got booted out of Heaven with him for their rebellion! Until God ends this world as we know it, satan and his demons will continue, but we already know their fate, the Lake of Fire for all eternity. That is why it is so sad when a person dies rejecting Christ. They end up in the same place, a place that wasn’t created for man, but satan and his demons.

Thanksgiving is only 5 weeks from tomorrow. I received an email yesterday from a woman that I get quite often. This dear woman was racked with guilt after one of her best friends died. Her friend had never expressed much interest in God or the Bible and most likely died in her sins and her soul is lost for all eternity. Faced with the likelihood her friend is in hell forever, the woman was bemoaning the fact that she had passed on numerous opportunities to witness to her, especially in the final months of her life as she battled with cancer.

She recited for me all the various excuses she had come up with for not sharing Christ with her friend. However, now that her friend was gone, probably in hell for eternity, none of those excuses for not making the effort to tell her friend how to know Christ as her Savior seemed very good any longer. I tried to console this woman, reminding her that the decision to accept or reject Christ is one each person has to make for themselves. She couldn’t make that choice for her friend.

Sadly, I get emails like this every day from people who are dealing with the guilt of not taking the time to tell a family member or friend about the Lord and His love for them. As you prepare to be with your family and friends during this Thanksgiving, I want to challenge you today to take the time, make the effort, to share the Gospel with those who don’t know Christ as their personal Savior. Remember, you can’t save anyone, that is not your job. What is your job is to tell them how they can be saved. What they choose to do is ultimately up to them, but God is calling you to be His vessel to bring them the message of everlasting life through faith in Jesus Christ.

I realize that for many people, sharing the Gospel with your family members, with your friends, can be difficult. Ultimately, you are afraid of their rejection. Remember, they are NOT rejecting you, they are rejecting the Lord. How can you claim to love a person, knowing full well if they died today they would spend eternity in hell, when you have the words of everlasting life to help them escape that eternal horror and find their rest and peace with the God who created them and loves them so much? If you really love a person, you will love them enough to tell them about Jesus!

Listen my friend, the cold hard reality of this life is that one day we will each die. The Bible tells us that tomorrow is promised to none of us. Each day is literally a gift from God. Death is final. One moment you are alive, the next moment you are dead. This life as we know it is over that quick. As soon as you take that last breath you are standing before God. In that instant the ONLY thing that matters is your relationship with Jesus Christ. If you have rejected Him and die in your sins, the Bible says that you will be cast into everlasting darkness, forever separated from God your Creator. If you know Jesus as your Savior, you will be ushered into God’s presence and dwell with Him for ever and ever.

*Each person who lives this life will die and stand before God at that moment. This includes your mother, father, sister, brother, son, daughter, husband, wife, grandmother, grandfather, grandson, granddaughter, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece, cousin, and any other family member, as well as your friends, neighbors, those you work with, go to school with, recreate with, and encounter during your day-to-day life. I pray that you will never be able to look at a person in your life again without thinking about the fact they will die one day and have to stand before God. Will they be ready for that moment? Do you care about them enough to ask them if they are ready for that moment?

Let me give you an easy way to share the Gospel with those you will be with this Thanksgiving. A short but powerful presentation of the Gospel with an invitation to accept the Lord is on this video clip I created: http://www.liveprayer.com/altarcall.cfm. This is an easy way for you to share the hope and love of Christ with your family members and friends this Thanksgiving, giving them the opportunity to make Christ their own.

I love you and care about you so much. I know many will be traveling this Thanksgiving and I pray for traveling mercies as the Lord blesses your journey. I pray that God will richly bless the time you have with your family and friends in these coming days. I know many will be with people you only see during Thanksgiving and Christmas. May the Lord allow this to be a very special Thanksgiving as you spend it with those you love and care about. The holidays are always a special time in our lives and I pray that this is your best Thanksgiving ever.

I will also be praying that you remember what Thanksgiving is all about. A time to give thanks to God for all of His many blessings. Make the time to get to church this Sunday, even if you haven’t been for a while. Use this opportunity to invite those family members and friends you are with to join you. Above all, pray and seek the Lord for His wisdom and boldness in allowing you to make it a priority this Thanksgiving to use the opportunity you are with your family and friends to tell them about Jesus and His unconditional love for them. I will be praying for you as you are faithful and obedient to tell those in your life about the Lord and that God will prepare the hearts and minds of those you share His love with to receive Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.

What they choose to do with Jesus is a decision they have to make, but telling them about Jesus is a decision YOU have to make!

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

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2014, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Jeremiah, A Blueprint for Liveprayer

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(Jeremiah 33:10,11)

“This is what the Lord says: ‘You say about this place, “It is a desolate waste, without people or animals.” Yet in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem that are deserted, inhabited by neither people nor animals, there will be heard once more 11 the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the Lord, saying, “Give thanks to the Lord Almighty, for the Lord is good; his love endures forever.” For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,’ says the Lord. Jeremiah 33:10,11

Jeremiah, a blueprint for Liveprayer! A quick summary of the Book of Jeremiah is that it is a book warning of God’s sin and judgment, with the promise of hope and restoration. Sound familiar? In Jeremiah chapters 2-6 it speaks of Israel’s sin and idolatry with a call to repentance. Chapters 7-10 speaks of Israel’s corrupt worship. Chapters 11-20 is about Jeremiah and God wresting with Israel’s sin, while 21-24 is an indictment of Israel’s leaders. In Chapters 25-29 Jeremiah announces that Babylon would be God’s tool of judgment, with chapters 30-33 the promise of hope and restoration.

Once again, sound familiar??? If you have been reading the Daily Devotional, especially since that prophetic message in November of 2007 about the year 2008 being the start of seeing the very real judgment and wrath of God being unleashed on this nation for our unrepentant sin and rebellion to our Creator. Over these past 7 years I have spoken of a corrupt and apostate church and church leadership, laid out the case how Islam could easily be the United States Babylon, with the hope that we could be like Nineveh and escape God’s ultimate wrath and judgment for a season if we will repent and turn back to God and His Truth!!!

Look at just a few of the headlines in the news today!!!

-There is a battle in the Roman Catholic Church as Pope Francis has made statements like “God is not afraid of new things,” and “who am I to judge,” as he clearly is moving the church to accept the sin of homosexuality, gay marriage, and a host of politically liberal positions as he espouses a “social gospel.”

-Pastor Brian Houston, the founding pastor of the Australian based Hillsong Church with satellite churches throughout the US, recently responded to a question about gay marriage by stating there needs to be an “ongoing conversation” within the church on the issue.

-The female Mayor of Houston, Texas who has chosen to engage in sex with other women recently used the city attorney to subpoena the sermons from various pastors in that city who have the audacity to speak out against the sin of homosexuality from the Bible (No, Cotton-candy Joel Osteen was not one of the pastors receiving a subpoena!). However, no such attempt to seize the writings and teachings from the cities Muslim Imam’s who teach their followers the glory of jihad and that all of the world, including the US, will one day become an Islamic state where those who refuse to convert will be killed.

-Planned (how to kill your baby) Parenthood President Cecille Richards said in a recent interview that her abortion was “the right decision.”

As I do daily, I refute for a worldwide online audience and our TV viewers the lies that people are being fed literally 24/7. While other ministries are hiding in their beautiful buildings preaching to the choir in order to raise the millions they need for even more beautiful buildings and all of the luxuries the world can offer, much like the priests in the OT were about building their kingdoms and not God’s, Liveprayer has been without compromise bolding exposing satan’s lies and bringing God’s Truth to the issues of the day!

The Pope doesn’t have to “judge” in regard to homosexuality, God already did in His Word calling it a sin from Genesis to Revelation. He is right, God is not afraid of “new things,” but the sin he tries to defend is nothing new, it has been around since the Garden of Eden!!!

Likewise, the Hillsong pastor doesn’t need to have an “ongoing conversation” about gay marriage, it has been a settled matter since Genesis chapter 3 when God Himself performed the first marriage and forever declared His holy institution to be between one man, and one woman, for one lifetime!!!

The Mayor of Houston is worried about the wrong people. All Christians will do is condemn her choice for the sin God calls it and pray for her to repent and turn her life to Jesus. If God allows Islam to take over this nation as He did Babylon to take over Israel, she will be one of the first they behead since that is how they deal with those who commit acts of homosexuality!!!

Lastly, Planned Parenthood President Cecille Richards may believe killing her baby was the right decision, for her, but I doubt her baby that she slaughtered in a premeditated fashion would agree!!!

I am here, fighting on the front lines as I have been faithfully for the past 22 yrs, 15+ yrs online and 11+ yrs on TV. I live in the blood drenched sands of the arena fighting satan and his minions daily for the souls of men! I was crying out to God last night, crying for a nation and people in rebellion to the Almighty and crying for God to move on the hearts of people who could help me at this critical time!

As I shared our serious financial dilemma yesterday regarding the $35,000 we still require to simply clear up all of our September operational costs along with the $40,000 we require for our October internet budget and $25,000 for our October TV budget, just $3,000 of that $100,000 required in the next 10 days came in. In my flesh I was terribly disappointed, wondering why after all of these years of faithfulness, never selling out for the money I could have easily acquired by doing so, never compromising God’s Truth even when my very life was being threatened, was God not helping me???????

*FOR EVERYONE WHO PRAYED, THANK YOU! FOR THOSE WHO WERE LED AND ABLE TO HELP ME YESTERDAY, THANK YOU! MANY OF YOU MAKE GREAT SACRIFICES OFTEN TO INSURE THE ONGOING OPERATIONS OF LIVEPRAYER AND WITHOUT YOUR LOVE, PRAYERS, AND INCREDIBLE SACRIFCE WHAT WE DO EACH DAY WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE! I AM NOT UNGRATEFUL, JUST THE OPPOSITE. I NEVER FORGET EACH DAY WITHOUT YOU I WOULD NOT BE HERE. I AM SIMPLY HOPING TO CHALLENGE THOSE OF YOU GOD HAS BLESSED AND ARE ABLE TO SEE WHAT I SEE AND HELP ME, AS YOU MAY HAVE NEVER HELPED ANYONE BEFORE, SACRIFICING AS YOU HAVE NEVER SACRIFICED BEFORE. WE HAVE THE ANSWER IN THE LORD, AND WE HAVE THE TOOLS THROUGH LP.COM AND LPTV. I AM SIMPLY ASKING YOU TO HELP ME INSURE THESE TOOLS DON’T DIE!!!

Peace came over me when I released my hurt and pain to the Lord and promised Him that I would focus my every breath, every ounce of strength on what He has called me to do since that is all I can do. God has to help me, God has to send soldiers with the resources to support me, and I vowed to stay on the floor of the arena fighting satan until they shut off the website and stop airing the signal for TV.

It is HIS work, I am simply His servant. Having lived and breathed this work for the past 15 years and two months, literally 24/7/365 forsaking my life to serve the Lord, I see clearly where we are at and the hurts and pains of people in their daily lives. I also know the answer and my only desire is to share that answer with as many as I can, and be able to help wake up this nation that repenting of our sins, turning back to God and His Truth is our ONLY hope and our ONLY answer.

Please pray about helping me!!

***As we have only 10 days weeks left in October, we are still $4,000 short of covering the balance of our September shortfall for our basic internet operations, as well as the $28,000 we are behind as of the end of September for our Chicago TV contract, leaving us requiring immediately $32,000 so we can begin to work on the $65,000 we require for our basic October internet ($40,000) and TV operations ($25,000).
—>That $4,000 left from our September shortfall and $26,000 of our October internet operations from the first weeks of this month are critically past due!!! I am desperately praying for one or two of our friends who God has blessed with the resources to help me with the $30,000 I require immediately for the ongoing operations of Liveprayer.com, to step up and allow the Lord to use you at this crucial time when now more than ever the often lone voice of Liveprayer must be heard loud and clear in the marketplace as we seek to turn this nation back to God and His Truth!!!

By the grace of God, our core TV operations that covers the satellite feeding over 80 stations nationally and our internet feed “live” every Monday-Friday from Midnight to 2am EDT are current through September! However, our separate contract for Chicago that represents a market of over 10 million people we reach on a major local station every Mon-Fri from 11p-1a (Chicago time) is $28,000 past due!

Since we are behind, the station has cut us back to just one hour for the balance of this month, and if we can’t get our account current by THIS WEEK, they will cancel the program! We have fought to keep the incredible blessing God bestowed on us this past February, and every month we have more and more people helping us from the Chicagoland market so that we are only a few months away from having those costs 100% covered by our viewers.

—>Please PRAY and if you have the ability to help me with the $28,000 we need THIS WEEK to get current and be that “ram in the bush” or the “young man sacrificing his lunch so the multitudes could be fed,” contact me at: bkeller@liveprayer.com

***Pray about a special one-time year-end gift of $1,000 or more to help me insure Liveprayer continues to be a beacon of light to so many each day! Many will be getting a year-end bonus. So of you have recently sold a home, some property, a business, stocks, or something else. Please pray about sending a portion of those funds to help God’s work here at Liveprayer!

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. Please pray about making a real sacrifce today to help me. Together, with God’s help, we can save the soul of this nation and in the process the souls of millions who otherwise will die and end up for all eternity in hell! Thank You!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2014, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Every Day at Liveprayer We Get Hundreds of Wonderful Praise Reports

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(Psalms 20:7)

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” Psalms 20:7

“I’ve been watching your program this week via the internet and I’ve given my heart and life to Jesus. I want the peace and joy in my heart that can only experienced through salvation. I thank the Lord tonight for loving me and dying for my sins so that I might be saved. Please send me the booklet that you spoke of on the show in order that I may grow in my Christian life.”

“Bill, I want you to know you have came in my life by GOD alone! I just want you to know you have been one of the only gateways of spiritual feeding in my life – since I have let my heart and focus wonder off the path of GOD! Keep me in your prayers and thank you for faithfully being there every morning for me and so many others who depend on you!”

“Hello Bill, I have just prayed the prayer to accept Jesus as my Savior. I am requesting more information on living as a better Christian. May God bless you and your family for all of your wonderful work.”

“I may be out of line. But I will use myself as an example. I keep saying I am going to become a faith partner with LivePrayer and I keep putting it off. I do not want to see this go away like a lot of good word ministries do, for a lack of money. The world can find money for so much junk, because the devil’s kids will pay for their desires. We need to support our Father as well. I would hate to lose this site, it has truly saved my life spiritually, physically and mentally.”

“Brother Bill, I want you to know that your ministry has been an encouragement and a blessing to me. My wife and I have been out of church for awhile, but Thank God that we never lost our love for Him. We were struggling very much in our daily walk. Your ministry, thru liveprayer, has helped me tremendously and, I believe, helped us to get back on the right track. We are now attending church again and hopefully will continue to do so. I start every morning with Liveprayer and I just wanted to say thank you and let you know that your ministry is definitely a blessing.”

‘One of the things that I praise God for often is your ministry. Part of the reason that I finally saw the truth about Jesus and God was that a friend forwarded one of your devotionals to me a couple of years ago. I’ve been getting them ever since, and I’m sure you don’t remember me out of the thousands of e-mails you get every day, but one of your devotionals was the “straw that broke the camel’s back” regarding leaving my church, an offshoot of the Mormon faith (RLDS, in my case). I know it may get discouraging at times, doing what you do, but I’m here to tell you that you’ve really helped at least one person to let Jesus in and let Him change my life.”

“Thank-you for your devotions and thoughts, Mr. Keller. I accepted Jesus through Liveprayer, and you and your Devotionals have changed my life. God bless you!”

“Dear Bill, in October of 2013, I was watching you on TV. I never was religious and barely believed in God. A particular show made an impact on me and I took Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I have never once regretted and I have grown in my faith and relationship with the Lord. I want to say ‘Thank you.’ I read the Bible, go to Church and have become a better person. Pastor Keller, you made a BIG difference in my life. God bless you and thank you for leading me to Jesus and changing my life!”

Every day at Liveprayer for over 15 years now, we get hundreds of wonderful praise reports like these from people all over the world. We have over 8 MILLION of them archived from the 100 million plus emails we have responded to since Liveprayer began. Tens of millions of lives around the world have been impacted, over 800,000 souls we know of have come to faith in Christ during our 15+ yrs online and 11+ years on TV! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!

Those who have prayed, and those who have sacrificed to support God’s work here these past 15+ years, have played a HUGE role in all God has done in so many lives over the years and will share in great rewards when their journey is over and are welcomed into Glory!!!

As we head into the final 72 days of 2104 and the final 11 days of this month, I am praying like never before for our nation and God’s work here at Liveprayer. My friend, I have warned you for nearly a decade now about how close this nation was to seeing the ultimate judgment of God for our sins and rebellion. We implemented the Jonah Project, The Remnant, both designed to help lead this nation back to God and His Truth!

Deuteronomy 8:19 says, “If you ever forget the LORD your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed.” We have not only worshipped and bowed down to every false god and idol there is, but have unleashed sin of every kind in our land. God will not be mocked!

As the years have gone by, as this year has unfolded, I have seen clearer than ever the ultimate fate of our nation if we don’t repent, turn back to God and His Truth. Last November, God clearly showed me that this year, 2014, there would be start of a revival in this nation and we would see the beginning of a turning back to God and His Truth.

The unlikely source of this beginning will be SATAN! Satan will so overplay his hand in trying to destroy this nation once and for all, he will be largely responsible for creating the atmosphere that will have tens of millions of people in such fear, despair, and hopelessness, they will be open to anything..EVEN JESUS!!!

Telling people the truth, especially such a difficult truth is not easy. It certainly isn’t something you do if you are trying to raise money. People want to give to bricks and mortar, they want to give to those who will lie to them about the blessings their gifts will bring or those who will tickle their ears and give them false hope like a drug to make them forget their problems for a minute.

The soul of our nation is on the line and the eternal souls of tens of millions of men and women are at stake. I can’t and won’t lie offering false hope to you simply to generate money! However, there is true hope for our nation and each person if we are willing to repent, turn to God and His Truth. It was the path Jonah shared with Nineveh that spared them God’s wrath for a season, and it is the path God has given us in His Word for each person to know the peace, joy, and abundance of this life!

Liveprayer has faithfully followed the Lord daily over these many years, never compromising His Truth, never selling out for money. It has been a road of pure faith, not dependant on spewing lies and false hope to the masses, but the Truth of God’s Word and the hope we have in Christ. It is NOT a formula to amass millions. The OT prophets lived day to day without the material riches of the world, but their goal was not to amass the things that will one day be gone, but to lay up true riches for eternity.

ALL THEY ASKED WAS FOR THE DAILY SUSTENANCE TO DO THE WORK GOD CALLED THEM TO, AND THAT IS ALL I HAVE ASKED FOR! I DON’T ASK YOU TO HELP ME BUILD BUILDINGS, OR BUY THE LUXURIES OF THIS LOST WORLD, BUT TO SIMPLY HELP ME KEEP IN PLACE THIS INCREDIBLE PLATFORM ONLINE AND TV THAT HAS PROVEN OVER THE YEARS TO BE EFFECTIVE IN BRINGING GOD’S TRUTH AND THE HOPE AND LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST TO THE LOST AND HURTING MASSES!

The reality is, we are on the verge of seeing the culmination of 22 years of ministry with the opportunity to help usher in a real spiritual revival in this nation with millions of lost souls coming to faith in Jesus Christ. The time is very short. We have squandered God’s many blessings that He has poured out on this nation the past 200 years. Liveprayer is a work God has raised up for this moment in human history, and it is not an accident YOU are part of his work here. THIS MINISTRY AND YOU ARE BOTH HERE FOR A DIVINE PURPOSE IN HUMAN HISTORY!!!

People are hungry for Truth. At this time, people are desperately looking hope and answers. We have the only true hope there is and the only answers for each person and our nation. This nation is RIPE for revival, and the Holy Spirit has showed me that what we are doing, and will be doing here at Liveprayer, will be the catalyst to spark the revival and see a true spiritual renewal in our nation. Turning back to God and His Truth is our ONLY hope, and time is running out for us to do that!!!

My friend, Liveprayer is in a very serious financial position!!! I am not surprised since this is one of the very few voices to the lost masses that has faithfully warned the people and satan’s only way of silencing me is through our finances! I have been fasting and praying all weekend simply for the funds we REQUIRE to simply for the existing platform we have to share God’s Truth each day with this lost world!

***As we have less than 2 weeks left in October, we are still $7,000 short of covering the balance of our September shortfall for our basic internet operations, as well as the $28,000 we are behind as of the end of September for our Chicago TV contract, leaving us requiring immediately $35,000 so we can begin to work on the $65,000 we require for our basic October internet ($40,000) and TV operations ($25,000).

—>That $7,000 left from our September shortfall and $23,000 of our October internet operations from the first weeks of this month are critically past due!!! I am desperately praying for one or two of our friends who God has blessed with the resources to help me with the $30,000 I require immediately for the ongoing operations of Liveprayer.com, to step up and allow the Lord to use you at this crucial time when now more than ever the often lone voice of Liveprayer must be heard loud and clear in the marketplace as we seek to turn this nation back to God and His Truth!!!

By the grace of God, our core TV operations that covers the satellite feeding over 80 stations nationally and our internet feed “live” every Monday-Friday from Midnight to 2am EDT are current through September! However, our separate contract for Chicago that represents a market of over 10 million people we reach on a major local station every Mon-Fri from 11p-1a (Chicago time) is $28,000 past due!

Since we are behind, the station has cut us back to just one hour for the balance of this month, and if we can’t get our account current by THIS WEEK, they will cancel the program! We have fought to keep the incredible blessing God bestowed on us this past February, and every month we have more and more people helping us from the Chicagoland market so that we are only a few months away from having those costs 100% covered by our viewers.

—>Please PRAY and if you have the ability to help me with the $28,000 we need THIS WEEK to get current and be that “ram in the bush” or the “young man sacrificing his lunch so the multitudes could be fed,” contact me at: bkeller@liveprayer.com

Pray about a special one-time year-end gift of $1,000 or more to help me insure Liveprayer continues to be a beacon of light to so many each day! Many will be getting a year-end bonus. So of you have recently sold a home, some property, a business, stocks, or something else. Please pray about sending a portion of those funds to help God’s work here at Liveprayer!

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. Do you want to do something great for God with your life??? STAND WITH ME!!! I CAN’T DO THIS ALONE!!! I am asking you today to simply pray about what God may be calling you to do to help me. When this brief journey through life is over, what do we have to show for it? The only lasting legacy we have are those things we did for the Lord.

I have taken my stand and will proclaim His truth with my dying breath. Today, I am asking you to pray about joining me as God uses our faith and efforts and the Liveprayer ministry pieces to turn this nation back to Him and His Truth!!! Will you stand and fight with me???????

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

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2014, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Halloween – Part 2 of 2

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(Romans 12:1-2; Titus 2:12)

Halloween – Part 2 of 2

A Christian’s response to Halloween. As I was in prayer eleven years ago about Halloween and what God wanted me to share during that time, part of my focus was on satan and how he operates. The Bible calls him an “angel of light.” He is a great imitator. He takes the perfection of God and perverts it. So as I was praying, God poured into my spirit that it is time for Christians worldwide to rise up on the most important day of the year for satan, Halloween, and claim that day for God!

The first step, is to make it a special day for Christians worldwide. If Hallmark cards and candy companies can make up holidays to sell greeting cards and chocolate, why can’t the church? I am proud to announce that until our Lord returns, October 31 will now be “Witnessing for Jesus Day.” This holiday was started ten years ago by the 2 million worldwide who are part of Liveprayer, and we will continue to promote it as well as follow through to make this a legitimate, recognized holiday every October 31!

The goal is for Christians to share their faith in Jesus Christ with at least 3 people during the day. If every Christian worldwide shared their faith in Christ with 3 people, it would literally turn the world upside down over night. The world will be “witnessing” their rebellion of God with their Halloween parties, their costumes, and satanic services. THIS IS THE PERFECT DAY for Christians to witness to this lost world that we live in, that Jesus Christ is “The Way, the Truth, and the Life.”

What else can Christians do on our new holiday? PLENTY! Every community needs churches to put on “Hell House” or “Judgment House” productions to counter the haunted houses the world promotes. Make sure your home is well lit and inviting for children out trick or treating. In addition to candy, give them a gospel tract or a little “Gospel of John” booklet. Also, pray with each group of kids before they leave. Your church should have the resources to get tracts and the Gospel of John booklets at a very low cost.

NO CHILD SHOULD COME TO YOUR HOME AND LEAVE WITHOUT KNOWING THAT JESUS IS LORD!

For those with children, take them out trick-or-treating! Have them dress up as Bible characters. Let them go door to door for candy, BUT, in return for the candy, they should give the homeowner a tract or a Gospel of John booklet. GOD CAN USE THESE CHILDREN TO HELP SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF CHRIST TO PEOPLE THAT WILL NEVER GO TO CHURCH!!!

Churches, instead of holding an alternative to Halloween party at the church, should get the children involved in evangelizing their neighborhoods! They have the perfect excuse to go door to door on this night. God can use these children to share the hope and love of Christ with people that will never hear the message any other way. DON’T UNDERESTIMATE HOW GOD CAN USE THE CHILDREN ON THIS NIGHT!!!

So, let’s review. We now have a new Christian holiday. It is, “Witnessing for Jesus Day,” and will be celebrated every year on October 31st. It will be a day for Christians worldwide to witness to others what Jesus Christ has done in their life. We will have churches in every community putting on “Hell House” or “Judgment House” productions as an alternative to the haunted house productions of the world. Christians will make their homes inviting for children out trick or treating, and in addition to candy, give them a Gospel Tract or Gospel of John booklet. Children of ALL AGES will become mighty witnessing agents for the Lord. They will dress up as Bible characters and go out into their neighborhoods to get candy, BUT, will give the homeowner a Gospel tract or Gospel of John booklet.

I love you and care about you so much. There is no reason a Christian should have to fear Halloween, nor is there any reason a Christian should have to participate in the way the world celebrates Halloween. It actually is a perfect opportunity to go on the offensive and make this a day to celebrate witnessing our faith to this lost and dying world. What better day than the day the world celebrates rebelling against God–HALLOWEEN!!!

I will be praying for you. I pray that you become bold and part of the eleventh annual “Witnessing for Jesus Day.” For the Christian, sharing our faith is not an option, but is a commandment from God. It is something that we should be doing EVERY day. But there is no better day of the year than Halloween for Believers worldwide to share their faith in Jesus Christ with this lost world. THAT, my friend, needs to be a Christian’s response to Halloween!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2014, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Halloween – Part 1 of 2

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(Romans 12:1-2; Titus 2:12)

Halloween – Part 1 of 2

Should Christians celebrate Halloween? No! What the world will celebrate on October 31 is not anything that a Christian should be part of. The origin of what we know of as Halloween began in 5th century B.C., Celtic Ireland as a holiday marking the end of summer on October 31 known as Samhein (sow-en).

The pagan Celts believed on that day, the disembodied spirits of all those who had died throughout the preceding year would come back in search of living bodies to possess for the next year. It was believed to be their only hope for the afterlife. The Celts believed all laws of space and time were suspended during this time, allowing the spirit world to intermingle with the living.

Naturally, the still living did not want to be possessed. So on the night of October 31, villagers would extinguish the fires in their homes, to make them cold and undesirable. They would then dress up in all manner of ghoulish costumes and noisily paraded around the neighborhood, being as destructive as possible in order to frighten away spirits looking for bodies to possess.

The Romans adopted the Celtic practices as their own. But in the first century A.D., Samhain was assimilated into celebrations of some of the other Roman traditions that took place in October, such as their day to honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees. The symbol of Pomona is the apple, which might explain the origin of our modern tradition of bobbing for apples on Halloween. The thrust of the practices also changed over time to become more ritualized. As belief in spirit possession waned, the practice of dressing up like hobgoblins, ghosts, and witches took on a more ceremonial role.

The custom of Halloween was brought to America in the 1840’s by Irish immigrants fleeing their country’s potato famine. At that time, the favorite pranks in New England included tipping over outhouses and unhinging fence gates.

Since the eighth century, the Catholic Church has celebrated All Saints’ Day on November 1 to celebrate the known and unknown Saints whom the Church has canonized. The night before the celebration of All Saint’s Day is known as All Hallow’s Eve (“Hallows” mean “saints” both mean “holy ones” as in “Hallowed be thy name”). So, Halloween means “the evening before All Saint’s Day.”

You can see from the pagan roots of Halloween why this has become the most important day to those who worship satan or choose to live in rebellion to God and the TRUTH of His Word. There is NOTHING about this day that honors God, remembers God, or has anything to do at all with God. It is, quite honestly, a celebration of those who oppose God and all that He stands for. THIS is why it’s a day Christians should NOT celebrate nor be part of in any way.

I love you and care about you so much. Tomorrow, Part Two of this series is titled, “A Christian’s Response to Halloween.” Do we hide in our homes with the lights off? Do we all go to church and hide in the basement so the devil doesn’t get us? What exactly should a Christian be doing on Halloween? I will give you a hint. It will be a bold call to action. I can think of no better night to see souls won for Christ than on Halloween.

DO NOT MISS PART TWO TOMORROW AS WE CELEBRATE A NEW HOLIDAY ON OCTOBER 31ST THAT WILL HONOR JESUS CHRIST, THE KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS!!!

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

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2014, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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