Remembering 9-11

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(2 Corinthians 5:20)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, even though I am a Christian, I don’t have the love for others (thy neighbor) that Jesus commands us to have. I have been praying for the Holy Spirit to supernaturally fill me with this love, but it hasn’t happened. All I know to do is keep praying about it. Any suggestions?

ANSWER: This is a common question Believers have. Loving others is NOT something nobody does naturally. It requires the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit that resides with all Believers. Pray and seek the Lord for that supernatural ability to “love others as you love yourself.” The old adage, practice makes perfect, is true. The more you practice loving others, the more you will find the ability to love your neighbor no matter who that neighbor is!

*I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO WARN YOU FOR SOME TIME NOW ABOUT THE FULL WRATH AND JUDGMENT OF GOD BEING UNLEASHED ON THIS NATION FOR OUR SINS, WICKEDNESS, AND REBELLION TO GOD AND HIS TRUTH. YOU NEED TO TAKE A MOMENT TO READ THESE CHILLING WORDS FROM 13 YEARS AGO. THEY HAVE AS MUCH RELEVANCE TODAY AS THEY DID THAT FATEFUL DAY WHEN I WROTE THEM JUST HOURS AFTER WE WERE ATTACKED. THIS COULD EASILY BE A QUICK LOOK AT WHAT IS TO COME IF GOD USES ISLAM AS AN INSTRUMENT OF HIS JUDGMENT ON THIS NATION. DON’T LET YOUR ARROGANCE BLIND YOU AS IT DID THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, THINKING THAT GOD WILL NOT POUR HIS FULL WRATH AND JUDGMENT DOWN UPON OUR NATION!

AS WE SPEND TODAY REMEMBERING THE HORRIBLE EVENTS OF 9/11, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO PUT WHAT HAPPENED TO THE UNITED STATES THAT DAY IN THE CONTEXT OF OUR FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST. I WAS NEVER SO THANKFUL TO GOD FOR THIS MINISTRY AS I WAS ON 9/11. WITHIN 10 MINUTES OF THE PLANES HITTING THE WORLD TRADE CENTER, WITHOUT EVEN UNDERSTANDING FULLY WHAT WAS HAPPENING, WE HAD MOBILIZED A WORLDWIDE PRAYER EFFORT INVOLVING OVER 1 MILLION PEOPLE.

WAS IT AN ACCIDENT THE OTHER PLANES THAT WERE TO BE FLOWN INTO BUILDINGS ON THAT DAY WERE GROUNDED? NO!!! IN THE FOLLOWING DAYS, OVER 2,000 THAT WE KNOW OF, ACCEPTED CHRIST AS THEIR SAVIOR. EVEN IN GREAT TRAGEDY, GOD IS WORKING! PLEASE PRAY AND READ THE WORDS GOD WROTE THROUGH ME ON THAT DAY…SINCE THEY HAVE AS MUCH RELEVANCE NOW AS THEY DID ON THE DAY THAT THEY WERE ORIGINALLY WRITTEN.

THE DATE OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 IS A DATE THAT WILL FOREVER LIVE IN UNITED STATES HISTORY. IT MARKS THE DAY WHEN THE REALITY OF THE END-TIMES BECAME PART OF OUR EVERY DAY LIVES. MAY GOD BE MERCIFUL TO THIS GREAT NATION AND ITS PEOPLE AS THESE EVENTS UNFOLD. PLEASE MAKE SURE THIS GETS POSTED IN YOUR CHURCH, AT YOUR WORK, AND YOU SEND IT TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

(Originally sent on September 12, 2001)

It is 10pm on Tuesday night, the 11th of September as I write this Devotional. I am absolutely drained as I type these words. I have been in prayer the last hour, asking God to speak through me to help put this watershed day in U.S. history in some perspective for you. First of all, thank you for joining me this morning in what turned out to be an incredible prayer effort. Less than an hour after the events of the day began to unfold, I sent a special call to prayer to over 700,000 worldwide that make up the subscriber base of this Daily Devotional.

Many forwarded it on to family and friends, and within a few hours, we had mobilized over 1 million around the world to be in prayer for the families of those who lost loved ones, for the injured, for those brave men and women in the rescue teams, the talented people in the hospitals, for our nation’s leaders, and finally, for those who planned and carried out this horrific attack on innocent people. I know God heard our prayers and has been working in a mighty way throughout this tragic day. Additionally, we were flooded with tens of thousands of emails, many expressing fear over what happened, many wondering if the end is now upon us, most asking simply, why did God allow this? Let me take this time to deal with these questions, and put this days events in perspective for you.

Why did God allow this to happen to innocent people? There is never a good answer when these tragedies occur. To try and understand however, you must step back and look at the big picture. God made man and all creation perfect. When man sinned in the Garden of Eden, that perfection was spoiled. He was now born with sin and his environment was tainted by sin. The fact is, we live in a world where evil abounds. It is rampant throughout every aspect of creation. As part of this world, we are subject to the evil actions of sinful men around us.

Could God stop an event like this from occurring? Of course. Why doesn’t He? Only God knows that answer, but the Bible teaches us that there will come a day in time when He will end this world as we know it. Don’t forget, we are bound by time and space. We measure our lives with time. God is not bound by time and space. The Bible tells us that a thousand years are but a day to God. So while we may wonder why it takes God so long to clean things up, we forget that God has no conception of time. His creation will come and go quickly in light of eternity, even though it seems like a long time to us.

The fact is, all throughout human history, people are born and they die. Many die tragically, seemingly innocent of anything other than being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Nobody who got on those hijacked planes today, nobody who went to work at the World Trade Center today, nobody who went to work at the Pentagon today, thought they would never make it back home. The Bible clearly tells us that tomorrow is promised to none of us. That is why we must make the most of today, and treat it like the precious gift it is.

We must find ways to serve Him, even if that is simply being kind to someone you meet along the way. We should never take for granted our daily time with the Lord in prayer and the Word, since that is the only relationship we take with us into eternity. Never take your life for granted, since you never know when and how it will end. Until God steps in and wipes this creation away as He has promised to do one day, there will be evil in the world, and innocent people will tragically die.

Is this the start of the end times? Only God knows for sure. In my spiritual gut, I believe today was a VERY big day in the overall end time events. Any time someone tries to take a specific current event and match it up with a passage of Scripture, be VERY CAUTIOUS of that person. That is an extremely dangerous game. My gut instinct about what happened today is in this context. There is no doubt that the United States has played a special role in God’s overall plan. This nation was blessed from its founding and used by God to bring millions and millions of souls worldwide to the Kingdom.

I have shared in the past how I was very concerned that in the last 40 years we have squandered our blessing through the moral decay we have allowed this nation to undergo. The destruction of the family, abortion, compromising the Word of God, have led to the United States to be much like Israel in the Old Testament. I have warned you, and have no doubt that without dealing with these issues immediately, God will eventfully take His hand of protection and blessing off of our great nation, just like He did at times with Israel.

The Holy Spirit quickened in me this morning as I watched what happened, that “God allowed this to happen to our great nation.” Only God knows the day and time of the return of Christ, but the Bible says it will be in the twinkling of an eye. The Word of God clearly tells us that we are living in the last days. Today’s event for me was simply more confirmation of that.

The question many are asking is, “What can I do?” Pray and serve. Today is a wake up call for all of God’s children to realize how serious this battle is. We have it way too easy here in the United States. We have the freedom to worship God any way that we want, we face minimal if any persecution, we have the resources of the greatest nation in the world. Yet despite all of that, the majority of God’s children here are spiritually fat and lazy.

We pay very little cost to be called a child of God. I think about those early Christians, how they sat in the Roman prisons, waiting to be fed to the lions. They knew that there was a price to be a Christian, and were happy to pay it. I think about how a handful of common men after our Lord’s death, burial, and resurrection turned the world of their day upside down with the Good News of Jesus Christ. How? They were sold out and committed to share the Gospel with everyone. They knew the price of being a Christian was their very life. It no longer belonged to them, but belonged to God.

I pray that today will be a wake up call in your life that being a Christian has a price attached to it. So many are focused on this brief time here, instead of the eternity that awaits each of us. They forget that their role here is to be a servant, not be served. I take this message today to the masses, because the majority of the spiritual leaders of our day have no vision, they have no leadership skills, they have no fire to send the people of God out into this sin-filled and evil world and proclaim that Jesus Christ is the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords!!!!!!

My word for you tonight is quit waiting for your pastor, or some evangelist, or a TV preacher, or anyone else to do great things for God. THAT IS WHY GOD HAS RAISED YOU UP IN THESE LAST DAYS. TO DO GREAT THINGS FOR HIM. No football player ever won the Super Bowl, no baseball player ever won the World Series by sitting in the stands. You have to get out on the field and work hard every day, give it 100%, and expect God to use you to share the hope and love of Christ with this dying world.

I PRAY TONIGHT THAT YOU WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN, THAT EVERYONE WHO DIED IN THIS TRAGEDY TODAY WILL BE A REMINDER TO YOU THAT THE ENEMY IS OUT TO KILL, STEAL, AND DESTROY, AND THAT GOD HAS CALLED YOU!!!!…YOU!!!…FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS!!!!!!

I love you and care about you so much. I am not afraid of the events of today, I am challenged by them. I see them as an incredible opportunity to share Christ with a world that is hurting, lost, and looking for answers. We have the answers for this world, and they are in a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Bad things will happen to good people in this evil world until God brings this world to an end.

We ARE living in the end times according to Scripture. We each have a responsibility as a Christian to be about our Father’s business until either Christ comes or God tells us our work here is over and calls us home. May we never forget that we must work while it is still light, that night is coming. May you and your family be richly blessed during these extraordinary times in which we live.

My friend, let me take this time to ask you if you died today, are you 100% sure that you will spend your eternity with Jesus? If you cannot answer that question yes, or you are not sure, please go to:
http://www.liveprayer.com/plan.cfm Pray and ask God to open your heart before you read this information. This is the most important decision that you will make in this life. I am praying for you

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

Bill Keller

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The Next Attack on the United States

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(Isaiah 48:10; 1 Peter 1:7; 4:12, Matthew 24:4-8)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, when bad words or thoughts come to mind, how do you “cast these down” and should you feel guilty after you dismiss them?

ANSWER: Satan puts all kind of impure thoughts in our minds. The key is to simple rebuke those thoughts by the name of Jesus, and don’t feel guilty, since it is a way the enemy attacks everyone.

The next attack on the United States. As we prepare to remember the 13-year anniversary of the worst attack on our soil in the 238-year history of our nation, now more than ever we need to understand there is a very real enemy poised to strike us again. It is not a matter of if, only when.

In the NFL, you have 32 different teams like the Colts, Cowboys, Dolphins, and 49ers. They are all different teams but all part of the NFL. Islam has different terror groups such as Al Queda, Boko Haram, ISIS/ISIL, Hamas, Hezbollah, Al-Shabaab, Ansar al-Sharia, and others. They are all different organizations but ALL part of Islam!

There is a race going on right now for what amounts to the Super Bowl of Islam primarily between ISIS, Al-queda, and Al-Shabaab, to see who can produce the most destructive act of terror here in the US and claim victory as the greatest Islamic group. ISIS has the best chance because they are by far the most well financed, organized, weaponized, and militarized Islamic group ever complete with their own caliphate, or Islamic state to operate from.

The only real hope of protection we have from such an attack is God. This is the very God we mock, demean, blaspheme, and rebel against each day. It is like going to your neighbors house, knocking on the door, throwing a cup of water in his face, than asking for a $100 loan! Because of our sin and rebellion to God, we no longer have the right to expect His protection from those who seek to destroy us!

In the aftermath of 9/11, people desperately turned to God for answers. Churches were overflowing and prayer was everywhere. There was a spiritual awakening as people realized just how fragile this life really is, and countless lives were committed to Christ. However, just a few short months later, church attendance is back to where it was pre-9/11, prayer is not as important any longer, and people are focused once again on the things of this world without much concern for God and their spiritual lives. It is sad how it takes a real crisis to get people to pay attention to God. But people have not changed. When we read the Old Testament, we read how the children of Israel would run to God when their enemies attacked. God would help them gain victory, which would be followed by a season of peace and prosperity. It was during that time of peace and prosperity that the children of Israel would start to forget God and fall into all types of sin. Soon, their enemies would attack again, and they would once again run to God. It was an often repeated cycle.

Sadly, we are the same as the children of Israel. When the trials and tribulations of life come upon us, we run to God. We find solace in Him during our time of trouble. But soon the trouble passes, and there is a time of peace in our lives. Sadly, during the times of peace, we slowly move away from God and often end up involved in sin of some kind. The storms of life come upon us, and once again we run to the Lord for help. And just like the children of Israel, the cycle is repeated over and over during the course of our life.

I love you and care about you so much. My word for you today is to run to God NOW! Even if you are in that season of peace, stay close to Him. Just because people are not blowing up buildings and killing innocent people this moment does not mean that we can relax and put God on the back burner. There is just as much evil in the world as there was on 9/11, and just as many people lost, hurting, and looking for answers as there was in the aftermath of 9/11.

Only God knows the time of Christ’s return. The Bible says it will be in the “twinkling of an eye.” But the indicators Jesus gave us in Matthew chapter 24, and Paul gives us in 2 Timothy Chapter 3, and 2 Peter Chapter 3, all show us that we are living in the last days. The time is running out. That is why the people of God MUST NOT be passive at this time. We can’t simply wait for the next act of terror to share Christ with this lost and hurting world.

If you had the knowledge right this moment, that the next attack on the United States would be at Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida one week from today, what would you do? No doubt you would call all of the proper authorities and when the date and time for the attack came, that entire area would be evacuated. Nobody would be killed because you cared enough to share the information you had!

Well, the fact is, the Bible clearly says that those who die without Christ will be destined to everlasting separation from God their creator. They will be lost for eternity. The people of God possess the information that can save people from everlasting darkness. Now if someone chooses to not listen, there is nothing you can do. But how can you not at least take the time to tell them? That is a responsibility EVERY child of God has and must take seriously.

I will pray today that you don’t allow the peace that we are currently experiencing make you lazy, and forget those around you who are looking for answers in their life. I have no doubt that there will be future attacks on our nation, but I pray that we don’t wait until the next crisis to be serious about sharing the hope and love of Jesus Christ with everyone God brings into our life. After all, that is what God has asked us to do.

Plan of Salvation: http://www.liveprayer.com/plan.cfm

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

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

Greatest Test of Our Faith is When We Pray and Nothing Happens

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(Luke 18:1-8)

ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, some of my Christian friends say they are praying for “favor” for their husband at work. If someone is favored, by definition then, someone else is NOT “favored.” That seems un-Christian-like to me. Plus it smells of money, like they want their husband to get a promotion. What are your thoughts on this new “favor” prayer, that seems so common today.

ANSWER: Praying for “favor” is not something new, in fact it is Biblical. It also does not mean that favor on one means no favor on another. There is nothing wrong, in fact, there is everything correct, in praying for favor over your husband, wife, and family members in their daily lives. You are incorrect since “favor” is not a zero-sum game where one gets favor and another loses favor. In fact, God in His grace and mercy is willing to grant favor to ALL!

One of the greatest tests of our faith is when we pray about an issue and NOTHING happens. We pray some more and still nothing happens. We pray until we simply can’t pray any longer. Let me say up front, there are some schools of thought that praying for something more than once shows a lack of faith. I disagree with that conclusion, since we have passages like today’s scripture that shows us persistent prayer is encouraged. There is no RIGHT formula for prayer. It is not magic or some sort of mystical formula.

GOD IS NOT OUR PERSONAL GENIE IN A BOTTLE WHO IS SIMPLY WAITING TO RESPOND TO OUR WISHES!!!

The fact is, prayer is simply a conversation we have with our Heavenly Father. It is like talking to our best friend, which He is. When we have a close relationship with someone, we may ask them to do something for us and it is done. We might only ask once and it gets done. There are some things, especially when it comes to husbands and wives, or children, that we have to ask 5 . . . 10 . . . 20 . . . even 100 times to get it done. I am sure we have all been there. So it is with our relationship with God. We may share a need with God and almost immediately it is taken care of; however, there may be some issues we pray about over, and over, and over, for a long period of time before it is taken care of.

But there are also some issues that we pray about for long periods of time that are NEVER resolved. It is at these times that we must allow our faith to become real and trust God. While the Bible clearly tells us to ask God for the desires of our heart, and we SHOULD do that, we must always pray with the heart Jesus did. He said, “Yet not my will, but thy will be done.” Jesus understood that His life was totally surrendered to God. It was God’s life to use as He saw fit. God’s plans may not always be our plans. It is at those times that we MUST set aside our desires for His. As we grow spiritually, we actually come to the place Jesus was when we understand each day that our life belongs totally to God, and our desires must be His desires. Hear this one more time-

OUR DESIRES MUST BECOME HIS DESIRES!

I love you and care about you so much. I will be praying for you today, praying that when you have to, you are like the widow and not be afraid to remind God over and over of the great needs that you have in your life. There is nothing wrong with reminding God. I will also pray that you come to the place in your walk with the Lord where you can say, “Lord, not my will, but Thy will be done,” that place where we trust God enough to not worry when He is “silent,” but have a peace that what God wants is what we want. After all, God’s plans are ALWAYS better than our plans. While our plans don’t always work out the way we expect, God’s plans ALWAYS work out perfectly.

The fact is, God is NEVER silent or ignoring our prayers. He is simply waiting for His perfect timing to show you the right plan to meet your needs.

PRAYER (Psalms 91:15) God Answers Prayer . . . His Way. The Bible tells us to pray. It tells us to bring our needs and concerns to God. However, it never says HOW God will answer our prayers. We often get into the trap of telling God how to answer our prayers. We not only want our prayers answered, but on our time schedule, and our way. Let me help you today to grow spiritually as you better understand God. God loves us very much. He hears our prayers. He answers our prayers. What we need to realize is that His answers come on His schedule, not ours and are answered in His way, not ours.

What this means is that we need to pray in faith, then exercise that faith with the full confidence that God has heard our cry and is working on the answer. The Bible teaches us clearly that a thousand years are but a day to God. He is not limited in time/space as we are. Subsequently, while we have an urgent need that seems to go unnoticed by God, He will answer in His perfect timing. There is nothing wrong with repeating prayers. There are many great examples of repeating our petitions to the Lord. Just know that the answer comes on His time schedule.

The other factor to consider is how the prayer is answered. We always have it figured out exactly how God needs to answer. We have the perfect way our needs can be met. Almost always God has a better way. The question is do you want the prayer answered, the need met? If your answer is yes, then don’t worry how God chooses to do it, what method He may use, or how He chooses to work circumstances to get the need met. Rejoice that He has answered, and rejoice that when it is answered His way, it is the best way. Never forget that God has a perfect plan and will bring His plan to fruition.

I love you and care about you so much. I am praying today that you become more aware as you pray that God is hearing your prayers and that God is answering your prayers. You use your faith when you trust that God will answer in His perfect timing and in His perfect way. Try to get out of the habit of telling God how to answer the prayer. Pray and leave the answer to Him. He loves you and cares about you very much. He won’t let you down.

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

Bill Keller

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Joan Rivers is not Playing Heaven

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(Genesis 12:1-7, 13:14-16, 15:18; Deuteronomy 9:4-6; Joshua 1:1-11, 21:43-45)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I have prayed over and over again for God to help me with self esteem around people. I don’t feel comfortable talking with most people and especially in large groups, therefore I don’t like social events and always feel embarrassed about myself. I always feel like I’m not as important as any else.

ANSWER: Remember this, you were made in the image of God. He created you and gave you unique qualities. Your are special to Him. He loves you. As a child of God, you are not defined by this world, but by your relationship with Christ. Your worth and value is infinite because of who you are in Christ!

Over the past several days since the death of comedic legend Joan Rivers, I have read headlines such as, “Joan Rivers is now playing Heaven,” and endless comments from people who knew here like, “she is in a better place” and “she is now at peace.” The FACT is Joan Rivers was a non-practicing Jew, who by her own words had rejected Christianity and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

That means the moment Joan Rivers took her last breath, she was NOT telling God jokes, “playing Heaven,” or “at peace in a better place.” Sadly, like ALL who reject faith in Christ Joan Rivers was eternally separated from God her Creator because of her sins and is in the never-ending torment of hell!

Please let me help those of you who are planning on sending me emails that it is not up to me to tell a person they are going to heaven or hell. It is not me who is stating this, it is GOD in the book He authored called the Bible! God, not Bill Keller, clearly tells us that those who have accepted Christ by faith and thus cleansed from their sins will be eternally with God in Heaven, and those who have rejected Christ by faith and thus die in their sins will be eternally separated from God in Hell.

If there was every a place and time to preach the Gospel it was at the Jewish Temple in Yew York where the funeral service for Joan Rivers was held Sunday. It was a typical “celebration” by people who have embraced the lies of this world and rejected the Truth of the Gospel. The hope of Christ was replaced by the hopelessness of a world who has rejected Him, complete with music by a gay men’s chorus!

*If you have not accepted Christ as your personal Savior by faith or have a friend or loved one who has not made that choice,, below is a link that lays out the most important choice each person has to make during their life. Plan of Salvation: http://www.liveprayer.com/plan.cfm

This brings us a to a debate that comes up often, and that is whether a Jewish person can go to heaven or not. The answer is a resounding YES!!! God’s free gift of everlasting life is available to ALL MEN! A Jewish person cannot go to Heaven just be being born a Jew. They are saved like all men, and that is by putting their faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

A Jewish person by virtue of their birth is one of God’s “chosen people,” but like everyone else, each one will be held accountable for their sins. God’s only plan of redemption is by faith in His Son Jesus Christ. Without Christ they are as lost as anyone else who has rejected faith in Christ, so pray today for those Jewish men and women you may know, to give their heart and life to the Messiah–Jesus!!!

A big reason this is even debated is because of people like Pastor John Hagee of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, Hagee has devoted a huge portion of his ministry around the land of Israel and the Jewish people, since he realized what a financial bonanza it represented. It nets him tens of millions annually and is a HUGE part of his “ministry business.”

Due to his connection with many Rabbis and Jewish religious leaders in Israel, years ago he committed spiritual malpractice by placating his Jewish partners who help him raise millions each year by publicly stating that Jews can be saved simply by virtue of being Jewish. This is also known as “Duel Covenant Theology,” a lie that teaches non-Jews must be saved through faith in Jesus while Jews are saved simply by virtue of being a Jew.

I can see how difficult it would be for Hagee to get help from his Jewish partners to raise the millions each year he does if he told them the truth, that without faith in Jesus they would die and be lost for all eternity. So he just lies to them in order to keep the gravy train rolling, even if it means those he lies to will burn in hell!

Of course Hagee has no problem compromising the Truth and His faith for money, since he is another one of satanic Mormon cult member Glenn Beck’s bought and paid for modern day Judas’ who lies for Beck to the people that Beck is a Christian, when a first semester Bible college student knows Beck and those in his cult are no more a Christian than a Muslim or any other denier of the Jesus of the Bible is!

Hagee recently laid a “pig on the alter” as he had the gall to have Beck on his TV program that airs on every major Christian network, not to try and save his soul from the damnable lies of the Mormon cult, or to warn and teach his viewers about the false theology of Beck and his Mormon cult, but of to use Beck to raise money!

Let me take a second to share with you, the incredible blessing many ministries to the Jewish people have been in leading God’s chosen people to faith in the Messiah, Jesus Christ. Decades ago, there was Jews for Jesus, an INCREDIBLE ministry to the Jewish people that led many to faith in Christ. A long time dear friend of mine Sid Roth, played a large role in that movement. There is also a strong Messianic movement in this nation for many decades made up of converted Jews.

I love you and care about you so much. It is too bad Rivers rejected the Messiah so many of her fellow Jews have come to embrace by faith. Please pray for her family and friends that before they take their last breath, they may have their heart opened to the truth of the Gospel and come to faith in Christ so they can escape the eternity of damnation Joan Rivers will forever know.

We are no longer under the OT sacrificial system since God sent as a one-time perfect sacrifice the spotless lamb Jesus to the cross! That is why for EACH person who lives, it is faith in Jesus and Jesus alone that can save their soul. There is NO OTHER plan of salvation. There is NO OTHER way to Heaven for ANYONE, Jew or Gentile!

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

Bill Keller

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Seeking Counsel Other than Your Own

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(Proverbs 12:15)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I love my prayer life. I try to stay connected all day. When I go to bed I pray for many people and situations in my life, plus always give thanksgiving to our Lord. I get so relaxed that I sometimes fall asleep. Am I being disrespectful?

ANSWER: No! You aren’t the first one to fall asleep. The disciples of Jesus fell asleep in the Garden after the Last Supper. The fact you are praying throughout the day, is a great thing. If once in a while you fall asleep while praying, don’t worry about it. God knows your heart. If a person is praying right after they wake up, and praying when they fall asleep, it doesn’t get any better!

I am totally convinced that some of the problems I have had in my life, have been a result of not seeking any other counsel than my own. Let me promise you my friend, that is a disaster waiting to happen. I have not only become a believer, but advocate of God’s principle of getting counsel as we make various moves in our life. Beyond that type of Godly counsel in helping us make decisions, there is the more intimate clinical type of counseling, and that is what I want to focus on today.

So many have been born into incredibly challenging circumstances and experienced many difficulties in their early life that have had a lasting affect into their adult life. Many in their adult life have been through circumstances that have pushed them to the limits of their ability to cope with day-to-day life. Many are born with chemical imbalances that affect their decision-making ability and just coping with life in general. I believe in my heart that God has placed specially-gifted people in the Body of Christ to help and work intimately with those who have very real problems in their life.

As in any situation we face in our life, the first step is admitting that there are things in our life out of our control and ability to deal with on our own. At these times, we should not be ashamed but aggressively seek out Godly men and women who are professionals and use Biblically-based principles in their counseling work. I AM NOT in favor of secular counseling for the simple fact that God made us, and our only way of resolving our problems are through His Word and strength. I am in no way condemning secular counselors, because they have a difficult job that helps many people get through life. But as in anything in life, the ultimate answers have to be rooted and grounded in our faith and in God’s Word. Anything else is at best a temporary solution.

Over my 22 years in full-time ministry, I have counseled people for about every problem you can imagine, although my counsel was always of a spiritual nature. Once I became aware that there were much deeper issues involved, I never hesitated to refer the person to a professional counselor that could not only offer the deeper professional help the person needed, but from a Godly and Biblical perspective.

I realize that I am hitting very close to home for many of you today. For those who are not in a situation where you need this type of help, praise God. Do me a favor, and pray for those who are. Many of our brothers and sisters in Christ face many difficult issues each day of their life. They need our prayers and support to help them get beyond the issues they face in their life, so that they can be the best servants during this lifetime they possibly can.

For those of you that are dealing with some deep issues in your life, let me encourage you today…it is all right! Many things were totally out of your control and not your fault. God loves you, He cares about you, and He has placed Godly men and women in the Body of Christ to help you overcome whatever the issues may be. Take this opportunity right now to ask God to give you the strength to admit there are unresolved issues that you just can’t overcome on your own, and that He will open up the doors for you to get the professional counseling you need to help you get beyond those issues and live that victorious life He intends His children to live.

I love you, I care about you deeply, and this is God talking to you today to lay the pride aside and seek out the help you need to overcome the stumbling blocks in your life that keep you from having the peace and joy that He intends for you to have. As I mentioned, God has placed many gifted and wonderful men and women in the body of Christ to help people looking for Godly, Biblically- based counseling. Ask your pastor to recommend someone for you, or check with one of the larger churches in your area and tell them that you are looking for a Christian counselor.

Make sure you set up an introductory meeting which is almost always free of charge. In that meeting, find out if that person is a member of a local church, is saved, and uses Biblically-based counseling methods. Don’t beat around the bush, ask these questions straight out. You need to insure you are in fact dealing with a Christian counselor that is going to be truly helping you overcome the issues in your life.

I will be in much prayer today for those of you who needed to hear these words of encouragement today. I realize that these can be deeply personal and difficult issues to deal with. My only desire is to see you become all that God has raised you up to be and know the incredible abundance this life can offer. There are many who have major issues in their life that are keeping that from happening, and I want you to know that there are answers.

You don’t have to go through the rest of your life with that dark cloud hanging over you. You don’t have to go through another day without the joy God intends for you to have. God loves you and has placed help in your path today to overcome those issues and know the fullness of His blessings. My prayer is that you pray, open your heart, and let God walk with you, putting those issues to bed once and for all that are robbing you of knowing the fullness of His love.

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

Bill Keller

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

Adolph Hitler Could Be in Heaven at This Very Moment

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***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, what do you think about the Masons? Are they a religious group or are there beliefs different?

ANSWER: They are a cult, often called a “service cult,” whose roots are firmly rooted and grounded in the satanic. Here is a Devotional on this issue: http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=5376

*Based on the Daily Devotional yesterday dealing with the guilt, remorse, and regret so many Believers feel when a friend or loved one dies that probably wasn’t saved and they never took the time to share the Gospel with them for a myriad of reasons, we obviously got tons of emails thanking us for dealing with such a personal issue and helping to educate and challenge people in this area. In that Devotional, I spoke of the theological fact that Hitler literally could be in Heaven this very moment. That statement of course upset many, so here is a Devotional on that very theological issue.

This is a question I get asked often and really puts to the test the words of Jesus, “That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” The answer is YES, Adolph Hitler could be in Heaven. If it is impossible for Hitler to be in Heaven, then it is impossible for you and I to be in Heaven. You see my friend, Jesus died for the sins of ALL mankind. He died for the sins of Adolph Hitler just like He died for the sins of you and me.

If you ask me to speculate on whether Hitler IS in Heaven, I would say almost without hesitation that he is not. Adolph Hitler did not worship Jesus Christ, he worshiped himself. If in those last moments prior to his death he got on his knees and asked Christ to forgive him of his sins and invited Him into his heart by faith, then like the thief on the cross he most assuredly would be in Heaven for all eternity. However, it is clear that this man who could be blamed for the death of the over 40 million people who died during World War II had no faith in anything but himself and power and his heart remained hardened right up to his last breath.

Some people have a very difficult time with that theological fact. Every family has an Uncle Joe or Aunt Judy who are “good people.” They don’t go to church, they don’t read the Bible, and they really don’t want to hear that “Jesus stuff.” However, they don’t drink, smoke, or do drugs, they pay their taxes, they don’t kick their dog, and they give money every year to Jerry’s kids. They also help their neighbor or whoever is in need, don’t hurt anybody, and are the kindest, sweetest people you will ever meet. Yet the Bible says that if they die without accepting Christ, they will spend eternity in hell!

Adolph Hitler, as monstrous of a life that has ever lived, can repent and ask Christ into his heart and be saved. However, Uncle Joe or Aunt Judy live good lives helping others but don’t believe in Jesus and they are cast into everlasting darkness. It doesn’t seem right. You see my friend, it is your SIN that separates you from God your Creator. God in His infinite love and mercy made a way for His fallen creation to be reconciled back into an everlasting relationship with Him. God’s plan to redeem fallen man was to send His Son Jesus Christ to this earth to die as the perfect one-time sacrifice for the sins of the world. That is why it is ONLY faith in Jesus that can save you, since it was ONLY Jesus who died for your sins.

There is no other way for man to be reconciled back to God but through faith in Jesus Christ. You can’t buy your way back to God. There is no amount of good works you can ever do to get back to God. The ONLY way back to God is by putting your faith and trust in Jesus Christ. That is why Uncle Joe or Aunt Judy can live “good” lives but be lost for eternity. It is their sin that keeps them eternally separated from God. That is why a monster like Adolph Hitler can know God’s free gift of everlasting life. It is his faith in Jesus Christ that washes away his sins to allow him to be eternally with God.

I love you and care about you so much. I want you to hear what I am about to say to you loud and clear. There is nothing that you have ever done that God can’t forgive you for. One of the things I hear often in dealing with the lost is that they have sinned so bad, God could never forgive them. My dear friend, listen to me closely. There is NO SIN, NOTHING, you have ever done that God can’t forgive you for. If you will humble yourself before the Lord, ask Him to forgive you, HE WILL in accordance with the promises in His Word.

One of those great promises is found in 1 John 1:9 where the Bible says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” God’s grace and forgiveness is infinite. His mercy is endless. No matter what you have done, if you will simply go to the Lord right now, ask Him to forgive you, HE WILL!

Could Adolph Hitler be in Heaven? If he would have confessed his sins to God, asked God to forgive him, and invited Jesus Christ into his heart and life by faith, YES! Can YOU be saved? If you confess your sins to God, ask God to forgive you, and invite Jesus Christ into your heart and life by faith, YES! If you have never done that before, or you don’t have the assurance that if you died you would be forever with the Lord, take a moment right now, pray and ask God to open your heart and read the words at this link: http://www.liveprayer.com/plan.cfm

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

Bill Keller

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

Dealing with the Most Important Conversation a Person Can have with Someone They Love

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(Ezekiel 33:1-6)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I just saw Glen Beck on John Hagee recently and asked a couple from my church who support him if they knew he was Mormon. They stated that he was a Christian posing as a Mormon. If that is the case, he needs to renounce his Mormon ties. What is wrong with people?

ANSWER: I am sorry but that is the “LIE” his bought and paid for puppet David “Judas” Barton put out years ago to take some of the heat off because so many people were ceasing to donate to his ministry because he totally sold out the Lord for the money he made from being associated with Beck. Barton is also the “Chairman of the Board” of Beck’s “charity” his wife runs and that he claims he has nothing to do with! I have warned people for over a decade about Beck, the personification of “satan masquerading as an angel of light,” who is leading countless souls who buy his lies and the lies of his cult to an eternity in hell. Hagee is another Barton type who has sold out the Gospel to give Beck’s lies that he is a Christian credibility, to the point he actually puts him on his TV program that airs on every major Christian TV network. This link is to one of many Daily Devotionals explaining John Hagee selling out the Lord in order to associate with Beck, as well as his promotion of the false “Dual Covenant” theology: http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=5319

Dealing with the most important conversation a person can have with someone they love and care about…that most people sadly never have!!!

This important Daily Devotional on salvation today was covered in great detail during the first 45 minutes of the Liveprayer TV program on Wednesday night (9/3). Below is a link to the program and it is an EXCELLENT teaching for every child of God on having the courage to share with those you love and care about in this life the Truth regarding their eternal soul.

There is nothing regarding the role God calls YOU to play in sharing the Truth about salvation more challenging and is a MUST SEE and MUST SHARE with everyone you know who is a follower of Christ! This message and the Daily Devotional today could be the difference between the one you love and care about spending eternity in heaven or hell!!!

TV Program link:

“Dear Pastor Bill, my ex-husband died last month. He claimed to believe in a higher power.”

Sadly, death is part of this human experience, a moment in time we will all come to. When I read about someone who believes in a “higher power,” my radar immediately goes up. AA made this phrase common for people who really don’t believe in the God of the Bible, but do accept there is “someone” of a greater power than themselves.

“I had tried discussing Jesus with him. He would listen for a short time and then start citing the “big bang theory” etc, get agitated and tell me ‘okay, that’s enough.’ “

Here you go, confirmation. This woman’s ex-husband clearly had rejected the God of the Bible and what the Bible teaches about creation, a basic issue. His agitation again was clearly a manifestation of his rejection of God and Biblical Truth.

“Now that he’s dead I’m regretful I didn’t just tell him he was going to hell, but I never put it to him like that.”

I wish I had $1 for every email over 15 years where a person was regretful or guilty because a loved one or friend had died and they never had the courage to tell them the truth about their eternal soul and the choice each person has to make in this life to accept or reject Christ as their Savior by faith.

“He had a poor childhood and very little exposure to church. Our grown daughter asked me not to preach to him too much because at his age (65) and with the childhood he had, we couldn’t expect him to believe too much.”

Your grown daughter is 100% WRONG. My gut is that she is probably in a liberal church where they never speak about sin, and certainly would never offend a person by telling them they are going to spend etenrity in hell if they reject faith in Christ. Your ex-husband’s childhood or age are no excuse for not sharing with him the truth about his eternal soul and that his choice would determine if he spent eternity in heaven or hell.

“She believes in Jesus and hopes he had salvation, but said it was not his fault he could not believe.”

This is such a load of garbage. Salvation, the eternal home of our soul, is not something you “hope” about when you can KNOW! If this woman’s daughter ever read a Liveprayer Daily Devotional or watched the Liveprayer TV program she would no doubt be horrified since I doubt she has ever heard God’s Truth at her “church.” Also, God gave man freewill and the choice to accept or reject Christ by faith is the personal responsibility of each person. God is not going to be interested in any excuses!

“He had a bible and even though he may not have read it, I feel he was searching. I really don’t know how much he believed because he wouldn’t discuss it.”

Each year the Bible is one of the top selling books, and sadly, less than 10% of professing Christians have ever read the Bible cover to cover! Having a Bible means NOTHING, and all that is revealed about this man is that he sadly lived and died rejecting God and His Truth.

“Do you think my daughter may be right that only God knew his heart, and do you feel there’s a chance he’s in Heaven?”

Your daughter is correct that only God knows the human heart and yes there is a “chance” he is in Heaven, just like there is a “chance” theologically that Hitler and Bin Laden are in Heaven. I highly doubt based on all that is known about those two monsters that their hearts were not so hardened at the time of their death, repenting of their sins and accepting Jesus was not even a thought. My personal and professional “gut” is that this poor man also died without Christ even being a thought and is forever in hell.

I love and care about you so much. I shared this email and my commentary because this is something a huge percentage of Christians go through. I know how I would handle such a situation, but totally understand very few people spend their life preaching the Gospel and doing the work of an evangelist. However, real people who know the Lord have no excuse for not sharing the Truth about eternity with their neighbors, co-workers, friends, and especially their family members. If you don’t tell them the truth, who will?

I will be praying for you and for the Lord to give you a spirit of courage to be able to share Christ and His love with those you love and care about, as well as the choice each person has to make in their life. Never forget, what that person chooses to do with the Truth you share with them is than up to them, not you! You can’t force anyone to make that freewill choice to accept Christ, they must. However, you have the RESPONSIBILITY and COMMANDMENT from God to tell them that Truth!

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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