Donald Trump will not Change the Spiritual Course of Our Land

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(Jonah 3:5-10)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, use me as an instrument to bring unity within your Body. Help me to take my stand for you with other brothers and sisters in Christ who won’t bow their knee to baal, or compromise their faith for ANY reason. Empower me through your Holy Spirit and let me be part of your Body, walking in unity for your glory! In the name of Jesus I pray, AMEN!!!

As Donald Trump becomes the 45th President of this nation, as I shared several times, it will not change the spiritual course of our land but does give this nation a small reprieve from a government that opposes God on every spiritual issue of the day. God raises men into power and takes them out of power. The election of Trump is a sign from God that we still have a chance to turn our nation around SPIRITUALLY!!!

The question remains will we be like the children of Israel or the people of Nineveh? The United States is at a fork in the road. We will either experience the full wrath and judgment of God like the children of Israel, or we will see God stay His hand of punishment for a season and millions get saved like the people of Nineveh!

In the Old Testament, while the priests of the day sat in their beautiful homes, dressed in the best clothes, eating the most sumptuous food, living like royalty by compromising with the politicians of their day and telling the people things to make them feel good for a few minutes in order to keep the money rolling in (sound familiar?), the prophets lived in caves, dressed in meager clothes, ate cow dung, and were scorned, ridiculed, hated, and dismissed by the masses as fools.

Why? Because the prophet couldn’t be bought by the politicians of the day. The prophets called out the priests for their compromise and using God for their own commerce. The prophets had the guts to not care about people being upset with their message, since their only loyalty was to God and the message He gave them to preach. No matter how unpopular their message was, no matter how many times they were beaten, thrown in prison, spat upon, they never wavered.

Sadly, many times in the early history of Israel, they turned their back on God. They engaged in every kind of sin you can name. They forsook God for the false gods and idols of the world. The prophet saw the judgment of God coming. The prophet warned the people of his coming wrath if they didn’t repent. There was a remnant, those who refused to bow their knee to baal. However, this remnant was mostly silent.

The masses of the day rejected the warnings of the prophet. As the prophet warned, God’s wrath and judgment was poured out on the children of Israel. I have no doubt they were oblivious to what was about to happen. I also have no doubt that as they suffered the judgment of God they remembered the warnings of the prophet that they tuned out and ignored!

The hope for this nation lies in the account of what happened in Nineveh. God sent a very reluctant and rebellious prophet to Nineveh. God had to deal with Jonah in a harsh way before he was willing to deliver God’s Word to the people. However, once he was obedient, the people not only heard his warning of God’s pending judgment, but they responded!

The Bible tells how they repented of their sins, they turned to the God of Israel, and millions were saved as God stayed His judgment for a season. AMEN! My Bible says God is no respecter of person. If God stayed His hand of judgment on the people of Nineveh, God will stay His hand of judgment on the people of the United States! The key is, will we respond to the warnings from the prophet as the people of Nineveh, or will we respond to the warnings from the prophet as the children of Israel?

I love you and care about you so much! Pray for President-elect Trump and his family as the Bible instructs us to do for our leaders, and like I have daily for President Obama and his family. Just like in Israel, there is a remnant, those who are faithful to the Lord and won’t bow their knee to baal! Today, the remnant here in the United States must not be silent but rise up! As I have faithfully delivered God’s Truth for 25 yrs, every day here at Liveprayer for 18 yrs, I can’t do this alone. I need you, the remnant, to rise up and help me!

I made the decision 25 yrs ago that my only allegiance was to the Lord and His Truth, to see souls saved. I have had numerous opportunities over the years to compromise as so many do in order to raise money. I have had the opportunity over the years to soften the message, not deal with the real issues, so people will feel good instead of being challenged.

Because I have refused to play the games most in large ministries do just to raise money, because I don’t play church politics, like the OT prophets, I am scorned, ridiculed, hated, both by the Christian establishment and those who deny God and His Word. But that is OK. In the end, when I take my last breath, like each one of us the only one I have to answer to is God.

When my work is over, I want to proudly bow before our Lord knowing I had run the race, I hadn’t compromised, I hadn’t sold out, I had been faithful to the Gospel, and the fruit of my labor are the tens of millions of lives impacted for the Lord and the 1,100,000+ souls we know of who came to know Jesus by faith!

All of that has only been made possible by friends like you, the remnant, who has stood with me in prayer and making the sacrifice to give to enable this ministry to do the work we have been called to. I ask again, “will we respond to the warnings from the prophet as the people of Nineveh, or will we respond to the warnings from the prophet as the children of Israel?”

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2017, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Sin, As We Know, is a Manifestation of What is in Our Hearts

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(James Chapter 3)

**DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Father, I pray, today, for each person who is reading these words. You know exactly where they are at today financially. I pray that whatever they have today is multiplied many times over in the coming weeks and months. Bless them in the area of their finances, Father, so that they may not only care for their day-to-day needs of those they are responsible for, but so that they may feed the poor around the world, those who are materially poor as well as those who are spiritually poor. I pray, today, a prayer of BLESSING on the finances of the person reading these words. Whatever we have in this life comes from you and is yours Father. May we be faithful in managing what you have given to us. Multiply many times over what you have currently given to the person reading this word today and allow them to be a great blessing to the work of God throughout the world. I pray BLESSINGS over the finances of the person reading these words today for the glory of Almighty God. In the name of Jesus. Amen!

Here is one that I could probably do a month’s worth of Devotionals around. You can read the entire 3rd Chapter of the Book of James in less than 5 minutes. Please, take that 5 minutes today and do it. It is amazing how living a successful Christian life really boils down to a few things. The foundation, of course, is our daily relationship with Christ. It ALL starts there.

Sin, as we know, is a manifestation of what is in our hearts. You don’t commit the act of adultery until it starts in your heart, moves to your head, and finally is performed by your body. Hatred is a condition of the heart. Having your heart right is the key to how you live your life and the actions you perform day in and day out.

Even though we are talking, today, about our tongue, that organ that we use to speak with, the things we say start in our heart, move to our head, and are manifested in our conversation. We can never talk about taming our tongue until we talk about taming our heart. We can never talk about the things we say until we talk about the genesis of those words.

As long as I have breath and you read these Devotionals, I will implore you to realize that the key to having a pure heart is having a daily relationship with Christ. An intimate, vibrant, real relationship from which our heart and life are guided by.

Understanding that what we say is born in our heart, then in our thoughts, let me encourage you today to understand the power of the things you say to other people. We can accomplish so much with our conversation while we can also destroy so much. I believe it is critical to use our conversation to build people up. There is so much negative in the world today.

We should always take the opportunity when speaking to people to encourage them, lift them up, and be an encouragement to them. I also believe that we have to use our conversation to be honest with people. Most counseling situations I am in are as a result of lack of communication. For whatever reason, we don’t say what we should, we aren’t clear about our feelings, or we don’t express our thoughts enough, and the lack of communication over a period of time festers into major conflicts.

I am a firm believer of being up front and honest. Even if it is uncomfortable and painful, it is better to get it out and deal with it, before it becomes an even larger problem. Of course, our conversation is also the gift the Lord has given us to tell others He is our hope and reason for life. I have talked the last few days about witnessing.

While we witness through how we live our life, we also witness by communicating the hope we have in Jesus Christ. The easiest and most effective way is simply to tell others what Jesus has done in our life. You don’t need to be a bible scholar to tell people how He has impacted your life.

I love you, I care for you, and I pray for you daily. My encouragement for you, today, is to take inventory of your conversation. Be aware of the things you say, how you say it, and the impact it has on others. Sometimes you have situations where you just have to sit down and have a serious conversation. You can always use God’s gift of communication to build someone up and encourage them. NEVER miss that opportunity.

People need someone to lift them up and encourage them along the way. It can make all the difference in their day. Be aware of how powerful what you say is. Be aware of what you say before you say it. Be aware that if you are not happy with the things that come out of your mouth, then you need to pray for the Lord to show you what is really in your heart. You don’t speak by accident. It starts in your heart. Pray that prayer today, “Create in me a clean heart Lord.” God will always honor the prayer of His child to be like Him.

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2017, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Challenges of Being a Single Mother

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(Romans 8:35-37; 1 John 5:4)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, help me to be a Godly citizen and honor the laws of this nation. Thank you for allowing me to live in a nation where we can have our voice heard through the democratic process that governs us. Help ALL people find peace, joy, and an abundant life wherever they may live in this world. We know that can only come through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Help me to do my part when opportunities present themselves to be part of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with people throughout the world. Protect this nation from those who would seek to do it harm, and give those in authority the strength to enforce the laws that govern this great land. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

The challenges of being a single mother. Being a mom and raising children is a 24/7 job that never ends. Even in the perfect context of God’s plan to marry a man who loves the Lord, have children, raise those children in the admonition of the Lord as the Bible teaches, it is a difficult job. That job gets exponentially more difficult when a woman is raising her children alone, having to be mom and dad, the provider, the spiritual head of the home, all rolled into one.

Sadly in today’s culture, there is a large percentage of women who are raising their children alone for a myriad of reasons. Today, I want to give a word of encouragement to you single moms out there and make today a special one for you and your children.

I take a firm Biblical stand on issues like marriage, fornication, being equally yoked as the Bible commands, and what God’s plan for the family is. First, because it is what God says and His way always works best for our life. His Word cannot be compromised. Secondly, because we see daily here at Liveprayer the destroyed lives of those who ignored God in these areas of their life by doing it their way.

That is why, especially for the young adults who read this Devotional each day, I do my best to warn them from falling into these traps that can literally destroy their lives. God has given me a responsibility for sharing the Truth of His Word. Much of the pain and heartache that we deal with in this life is because we ignored God, or rebelled against God in some way. I realize there are cases when the actions of others cause us great pain, but again, a good percentage of our problems come from OUR decision to ignore God’s plan.

While the world at large says “Do it your way,” “Whatever you think is right is okay,” “If it feels good, do it” . . .

God says there is only ONE WAY that is right and that is found in the Bible. God gives us His way because He loves us! He knows that His way works and the other ways do not! His way brings us peace, joy, happiness, and blessings. Ignoring His way brings turmoil, pain, unhappiness, and tragic consequences that can last a lifetime.

For you single moms, God loves you and will help you see victory despite whatever has happened in the past. It would be great if we all lived life the way God planned for us to. It is my prayer daily that those young adults reading these words each day will take that challenge and do just that. But for those who have already made some mistakes along the way, who got off-track from doing it God’s way, TODAY IS THE DAY that you can get back on track. IT IS NEVER TOO LATE!

The key however is doing it God’s way from here on out. For whatever reason you may be raising your children alone, know that God will make you adequate each day and give you all that you need to be the best parent that you can be. Your greatest ministry will ALWAYS be to your children. The Lord will guide you, strengthen you, protect you, provide for you, and bless you and your children each step of the way as you follow Him!!!

I love you and care about you so much. The key today for you single mothers is to remember that the past is the past. There are no “do overs” in life. You can’t go back and relive your life. So no matter what situation you may find yourself in today, know that if you make Christ the Lord of your life, keep Christ first at all times, do it God’s way, you can know the peace, the joy, and the abundance that this life can offer. Our life is today and forward until God calls us home. Yesterday is over. Live for today and make it all that God intends it to be. I will be praying for you and your children as you go forward with God’s blessings!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2017, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Being Kind

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(Ephesians 4:32)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, help me to focus on the fact that while as a nation and people we operate in a political infrastructure, the answers for our nation are not political but spiritual! Only through the Gospel transforming lives can this nation once again rise up and be the GOD BLESSED land we once were. Help us Lord to not be distracted by the “noise” of the political world, but stay focused on the one and only answer for our land, turning back to Almighty God and HIS Truth!!! In the name of Jesus…AMEN!!!

How many times in a day do we lose our temper, snap at those we love, ignore those we work with, go to school with, interact with each day? Sometimes, we are so wrapped up in our life, our problems, what we are trying to get done, we simply tune out others. You see, being kind requires us to care for others. It requires us to concentrate on their needs. It forces us to look away from ourselves and look at others.

Like many of the things I write about each day, this is something we usually overlook, often take for granted, and seldom think about. If you asked most people they would tell you that they are ?kind? to others. Most of the time they are probably right. But God has told us to be kind to others, and again, in our attempt to be living within His will, this is another facet of our life we must be aware of.

Being kind in a Biblical sense means that we need to put others before ourselves. Look at serving others instead of serving ourselves. Kindness requires our focus be on someone else.

One thing I learned early in my ministry was that only God can change a human heart. He uses us as instruments to touch peoples lives and soften their hearts so He can speak to them. Our acts of kindness to others is a way for God to speak to someone who needs Him. You never know where a person really is in terms of their life, but God does. Our kindness to someone at a critical point can be the act that opens their heart to hear God’s voice speaking to them.

Never underestimate how God is using you in the lives of others. It is usually in those simple acts that God uses us the most. Practice being kind to others each day so that it becomes natural. Our nature is to focus on ourselves first and others second.

God wants us to change that nature to focus on others first and ourselves second. That means we must trust God to look out after our needs. I am praying that your faith be increased to trust Him to care for you, while you care for others.

This is a great day today. It is unique because it is like no other day, and when it is gone, will never be back. Make the most of it and to everyone you meet today, BE KIND!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2017, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Inauguration of President Trump

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(Genesis 1:27)

**DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, give me a passion, a hunger for your Word. Let me wake up each day, excited what you will show me that day from that precious Word of God. Help me Lord each day to not just be a reader of the Word, but a DOER of the Word. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!!!

***THE INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT TRUMP***

“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” 1 Timothy 2:1-5

In accordance with Scripture, I will be praying each morning for our new President as I have EVERY DAY during the past 8 years for President Obama. I will pray that he will turn his heart to God and surrender his life to Jesus Christ and become born-again. I will pray for him and his family’s safety and that God will watch over them. I will pray that the Lord will move on his heart and that he will live his life to honor Christ and the Word of God which represents the only Truth there is. I encourage and ask everyone in the Liveprayer family to join me each morning in lifting up President Donald J. Trump in prayer AND FOR HIS SALVATION!

As the nation observes Martin Luther King Day, please understand that racism is not something unique to the black/white issues we have here in the United States. Those who live in other countries or who have spent time in other nations around the world, know all too well that racism is not exclusive to the United States and is sadly alive and well in most places today. Dividing people, due to whatever differences there may be, has been around from the very beginning of time and is one of satan’s most powerful weapons.

Now, more than ever the Church must rise above these divisive tactics. Unfortunately one of the most glaring examples of racism occurs each Sunday morning at 11 a.m. in churches all across our nation. I applaud the many fine churches that have worked hard to tear down these barriers and are a snapshot of Heaven with people who are black, white, brown, red, and yellow all coming together to praise, worship, and glorify their God and His Son Jesus Christ.

I pray that as you read these words, you will ask God what role you can play in helping to tear down the walls of division. I am so thankful that Liveprayer brings together over 2.4 million people worldwide every day, bound only by the love of Jesus Christ. People of every color, from most every nation, from ages 12 to 96, from every walk of life, rich and poor, and FROM EVERY CHRISTIAN DENOMINATION AND CHURCH GROUP. They are all simply looking for the hope we all need in this life, the hope that can only come from knowing Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.

I guess I was very blessed growing up. My parents and church taught me at a young age that all men, that is ALL men, are created equal and in the image of God. Going to high school in the early ’70s, I was part of the new forced busing initiatives at that time in our country and ended up attending a school that was 90% African-American. I played sports, had a great time in high school and never even thought much about the skin color of the people who were part of my daily life.

After graduation, I went to college at Ohio State University which has a tremendous population of foreign students which made it possible to interact with people from many different cultures and backgrounds. I worked in high school and college in a Chinese restaurant and my best friend was Chinese.

Currently 40% of the Board of Directors of my ministry are African-American. During the first years of my ministry when I was on the road holding evangelistic services all over the country, I preached in many Korean, Spanish, Romanian, African-American churches, as well as those of other ethnic backgrounds.

I have been blessed to have been exposed to many people of different races and cultural backgrounds in my life. That is why I have always been so disgusted when I see the racial divides in this country. You don’t have to be much of an historian to realize that the racial tensions in this country are no different, actually pretty tame, compared to the racial tensions in other countries in the world today and throughout time.

The Bible is full of stories of racial tensions. Unfortunately, one of the enemy’s strongest weapons is that of division. The ability to divide people by race, speech, skin color, finances, location, or anything else we can think of has been one of Satan’s most effective tools of destruction. In our weakness, we fall into this trap so often.

Let me tell you right now, there is only one distinction that is going to matter for eternity. That is whether or not you know Jesus Christ as your personal savior. There are not going to be lines for Japanese, whites, wealthy, those with blue eyes, or for Baptists, Pentecostals, or Catholics. My friend, there are only going to be two lines when this life is over. The line for those who know Jesus Christ and the line for those who have rejected Jesus Christ!!!

My Bible says that God made man in His own image. Not white men in His own image, or black men in His own image, or Asian men in His own image….MAN. We are ALL created equal. GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSON! I want to challenge you today to quit looking at why the person next to you may be different, and start looking at the person next to you as to whether or not they have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Their skin color is not important, but the condition of their heart is!!!

I love you and care about you so much. God sent His Son to die for the sins of this world, so that WHOEVER believes in Him may not perish but have everlasting life. Quit worrying about the nationality of your neighbor and worry about his eternal destination. Let me encourage you today to start looking at the people God places in your life in a different way. Don’t dwell on how they may be different, but see how God may use you to open their heart to knowing Christ as their Savior.

Racism is a tool that satan used to divide people. My prayer today is that you will open your heart and look at your fellow man as God does….as a human soul made in God’s image that has the same problem we all are born with, sin. Let God use you to reach people regardless of the differences there may be, because in the end all men will live for eternity. How they respond to this man called Jesus will determine where that eternity is spent.

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2017, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Battling Goliath

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(1 Samuel 17:11, 26, 34-37, 49-51)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Father, I thank you for this day. I know that today was not promised to me, but it is a gift from You. Dear God, You know the pain I have today from what has happened in my life. I am tired of carrying this pain with me day after day. It is robbing me of my joy, of my peace, of knowing the abundance that this life can offer. I trust Your Word today that tells me that I can give this burden to You, that You will take it from me. I trust Your Word today that tells me to cast my cares on You, because You care for me. In the name of Jesus, I give You the pain of my past today. In the name of Jesus, I surrender it to You. Take it from me, and fill me right now with Your joy, with Your peace, and let me live from this day forward in FREEDOM FROM MY PAST! In Jesus name I pray…AMEN!!!

As you read these words today, I know that at some point in your life you will have to battle Goliath. One of the reasons I exhort you each day to stay close to the Lord through time in prayer and the Word, through being in church to get that spiritual nourishment, to be in fellowship with other Believers, to find ways to serve God, is because we all have those sentinel moments in life when we will have to fight Goliath. At that moment you will either cower in your tent and refuse to fight like the armies of Israel and let your fear defeat you, or you will confidently go onto the battlefield knowing that victory is already yours like David did.

The word I want you to hear for your life today is that you will one day have to fight Goliath. It is not a matter of if, only when. Listen to me very closely now. You don’t defeat Goliath when you actually fight him, you defeat Goliath before you ever step onto the battlefield. This is very deep so let me say it again and listen carefully. You don’t defeat Goliath when you actually fight him, you defeat Goliath before you ever step onto the battlefield! Let me explain.

When you step onto the battlefield to fight Goliath, you are not going to have time to learn how to fight, you are not going to have time to come up with a strategy how to defeat the giant, you are not going to have time to develop the faith and trust in God to lead you to victory. These are all the things you better already know and have. If you don’t, it is no wonder why you would be afraid and are defeated before your battle with Goliath even begins.

Look at David. When he walked onto the battlefield with Goliath, he KNEW he would be victorious. How did he know that? He had fought battles in the past and had been victorious. When he was guarding his father’s sheep, he battled with a lion and won. When he was guarding his father’s sheep, he battled with a bear and won. David had been in battle before. He knew how to fight. More important, he had developed a great faith in God who gave him the strength to win those battles.

So when David was preparing to fight Goliath, he already knew that the same God who delivered him from the paw of the bear, the same God who delivered him from the paw of the lion, was the very same God who would deliver him from the Philistine giant Goliath!!!

This is why I stress to you so often how critical it is to be in the Word every day, to be in prayer every day, to fellowship with other Believers, to be in church and be fed spiritually, to find ways to serve the Lord. All of these things you do each and every day help build you up spiritually and strengthen your faith, while you fight the daily battles of life and God leads you to victory. That way when you have your showdown with a real giant like Goliath, you can go into that battle with the confidence and knowledge that the same God who has led you to victory in the past is the very same God who will lead you to victory today.

I love you and care about you so much. My word for you today is PREPARE! Prepare now for your battle with Goliath. It is not a matter of if that battle will happen, it is only a matter of when. The time to win that battle is now before it ever happens. Faithfully pray each day, faithfully read the Word each day, faithfully fellowship with other Believers, faithfully go to church to be fed spiritually, faithfully serve God. It is your faithfulness NOW that will lead you to victory when you fight Goliath.

I will be praying for you. Praying for you to know VICTORY in your life over those day-to-day battles we all face. It is watching God lead you to those daily victories that will give you the confidence and faith to trust Him when the major battles arise. God is a God of VICTORY. Let me leave you with this Truth. The same God who led you to victory over your battles 10 years ago, the same God who led you to victory over your battles 5 years ago, the same God who led you to victory over your battles last year, the same God who led you to victory over your battles last month, is the VERY SAME GOD who will lead you to victory over your battles tomorrow and lead you to victory when you fight Goliath!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2017, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Kids Growing Up with No Mother, No Father and No God

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(Psalm 127:3; Isaiah 8:18; Proverbs 20:11)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Please Lord bless me and my family today. Help us to never forget to honor you and praise your holy name. Thank you for your blessings. Let us be good stewards of those blessings and never forget to reach out to others and be a blessing to those who cross our path each day. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

Kids who are growing up with no mother, no father, and no God. After 17+ of Liveprayer.com and 14 years of the Liveprayer TV program, I am seeing every day the family unit decimated and dealing with kids between 10 and 18 who are growing up in a home with no mother or no father, and in most cases, with no God!!! We have a new generation that is growing up void of God, void of His Truth, and void of a relationship with Jesus!!!

People wonder why I am like a broken record about getting God’s Truth into the marketplace. If they sat in my chair, even for a day, they would understand. You see, I deal daily with the very real lives of those people who are growing up right here in the United States, a place with more churches, ministries, Christian media and publications than man has ever known. Yet they are part of the larger percentage of 2 full generations now who have never even been inside of a church, aren’t the target audience of most ministries, and have no contact with Christian media and publications. These people have their lives, thoughts, and beliefs shaped by the world.

These kids have been born in and have grown up in a world that has taught them there is no God and if there is, He is detached from our lives and isn’t really interested in what happens in the world. They have been taught in school that we weren’t created by God, but we evolved from a drop of pond scum and are really little more than a genetic accident. From birth they have been bombarded at every turn with raw sexual images and the message that sex is a sport to be enjoyed at any time, with anyone, and in any way without consequences. Smoking, drugs, and alcohol are things everybody does because they make your life more enjoyable.

The games they have grown up with all have violent and death elements to them, numbing them to how special and precious life is. Most have spent thousands of hours every year in front of TV and internet screens with little parental supervision, being exposed to every kind of lie the world can tell about life. Most have grown up totally void of God and Biblical Truth since it wasn’t taught to them at home and they weren’t being exposed to it in the marketplace where they live each day.

I share with you often how what we do here each day is literally a battle for the souls of men. That has never been more evident than in the lives of those kids 10-18. Their entire belief system has been shaped by the lies of this world. They are oblivious to the fact there is a very real enemy of their soul who seeks to “kill, steal, and destroy,” THEM! A growing percentage are growing up in homes with only one parent, and in many cases with a parent who has also rejected Christ and Biblical Truth and have modeled a life that only supports the lies of the world their child has grown up believing.

So when they get a Daily Devotional or turn on to watch the Liveprayer TV program, and they read or hear how evolution is a ridiculous theory and we were created by God, that homosexuality is a sin, how sex outside of marriage is not God’s plan, how abortion is murder, how faith in Jesus is the only way to be saved and the other religions and beliefs the world embraces are lies, THEY FREAK OUT! They have never heard these things before. Biblical Truth flies in the face of everything they have ever heard and been taught, seen and experienced their entire life.

Sadly, we deal daily both on the Internet and through the TV program with so many young lives who have already been damaged before they ever had a chance to live. Fortunately, many of their hearts are not yet so hardened that they refuse to listen to the fact God loves them, gave us Truth to live this life by, and that by having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ they can find the true joy, peace, and abundance of this life plus know where their eternal home will be when they die. The key is, we have to get out in the marketplace where they live to reach them with this message.

My heart breaks for these kids who grow up without ever knowing the real Truth of this life and end up with their lives decimated and destroyed at such a young age. How many times do I have to say it, THE CHURCH IS PLAYING GAMES, SATAN IS NOT!!! The answer is to follow God’s plan for the family. It starts with marriage, God’s Holy Institution. A person needs to be equally yoked with another Believer, they need to take the time and effort to build a solid spiritual foundation to their relationship, and then follow through on the vows they make to each other and God for life.

It is in that Godly union that children are born. A mother and father, loving and nurturing them, raising them in the admonition of the Lord. Growing up in a home where Jesus is honored and guided by God’s Truth. A home where prayer and Bible reading is part of each day. A home where they have the model of a mother and father who love the Lord and each other. It is this environment that God intended children to be raised. In 2017, how many children are growing up in a home like this?

I love you and care about you so much. So what is the answer? For you single moms and dads, God will make you adequate. You can’t go back and change things, so start today to do all you can to raise your child or children with the love of Christ and guided by the Truth of His Word. Pray of your children every day. Have a time of reading the Word with your children. Make sure they are in church each Sunday. Talk to your children about all that they are seeing and experiencing in their life so you can help bring God’s Truth to contrast the lies of the world they’re being exposed to. Raising your child in the admonition of the Lord is the greatest ministry you will ever have, and God will make you adequate each day.

For those who are single, pray hard and long before you make that lifetime commitment to someone. It is the most critical relationship you will have in this life after your relationship with the Lord. Stay out of the trap of pre-marital sex and possibly having to raise a child without the benefit of a mother and father. Getting married, having children, are life-changing events. If you will follow God’s plan, they can make your life special and fulfilling beyond all you could ever imagine. God’s way works!

Finally, for you young kids and young adults. The world has lied to you about EVERYTHING! There is only one source of Truth, God’s Word. It has the answers to everything in this life and if you follow it, your life will be blessed and abundant, full of joy and peace you can never experience without God. The fact is, God DID create you in His image. He loves you so much. He has a plan and purpose for your life. He loved you so much that despite the fact you have sinned, he sent His Son Jesus to die for YOUR SINS so that by putting your faith in Jesus, your sins could be forgiven and you would have the assurance that when this brief life is over you would be forever with God your Creator.

This is why I so passionately scratch and claw each day to press forward and implore you to help me. Not only are there adults in their 20s to 90s out there lost, hurting, and heading to hell unless they come to know Jesus, we have children between 10 and 18 who are growing up for the most part totally void of God and Biblical Truth, having their thoughts and beliefs shaped by the lies of this world, and unless we reach them, they will become the next generation to grow up and have children who will also be growing up without God and rejecting Christ’s love for them.

Kids who are growing up with no mother, no father, and no God. May we rise up and go into the marketplace where they are growing up and let them know that the Bible is God’s guiding light of Truth and that Jesus loves them, died for their sins, and wants to have an everlasting relationship with them.

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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