An act of humility this Easter!!!

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(1 Thessalonians 3:12)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, please guide my steps during this blessed time of the year. Today, I ask that You help me walk in Your light and strength and not in my own. Please help me this Easter season to reconcile the relationships of those people who I love and care about. Move on hearts oh Lord and let there be healing and restoration in these relationships for Your glory! Thank you for your many blessings that I often take for granted. Help me to do my best to glorify You in all of my thoughts, words, and deeds. This I ask in the name of Jesus…AMEN!

***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: Domestic violence on the rise! One of the sad byproducts of the current health crisis and people being sheltered at home is a rise in domestic violence. Families with an abuser had learned how to live with an abuser over the years by the daily work, school, and movement habits. THIS IS THE SAD REALITY MANY PEOPLE LIVE WITH EVERY DAY. W! ell, as
the daily lives of people have been uprooted and they are being forced to primarily stay at home, it has re-opened some serious wounds. The pressures many families are dealing with financially, employment-wise, on top of the non-stop daily contact, has unleashed the evil of those with an abusive history and creating new abusive nightmares for family members. Abuse of all kinds, physical, mental, sexual, financial, emotional, have all been a sad part of human interactions back to the beginning of humanity 6,000 years ago. It is NOT something new. However, due to the fact the vast majority of people don’t go to church any longer, the breakdown of marriage the family and the endless combination of “family units” that now exist, it has become exponentially a larger societal problem. This current crisis has once again shined a bright light on this sad reality many children, teens, and adults live with, and at the moment there are no good options. Please remember those who a! re living with
abuse of any kind in your prayers each day and for God’s hedge of protection!

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One of the common prayer requests I see daily are requests for God to reconcile family members whose relationships have been broken for a myriad of reasons. One of the tests of our spiritual maturity is the ability to forgive, pray for, and love someone that has wronged us. It is especially difficult when that someone is part of our family. I am going to challenge you today to exhibit Christ-like love this Easter as you share this blessed time of year with your family members.

Regardless of who is at fault, who is wrong, the circumstances involved, my challenge to you this Easter is to make an attempt to rec! oncile with someone in
your family that you may not currently have a relationship with. I realize in many cases this is going to be a very difficult task, but it is what God wants you to do, and He will give you the strength and courage to make the effort.

Let me say up front, you are not responsible for the actions of anyone else, only your own. You cannot force a relationship with someone who refuses to accept you. But you can, and God requires you, to make the effort. At that point, it is in His hands. He is the one who has to move on the other person’s heart. Much like in witnessing, you can never force someone to get saved. But God requires you to give them the opportunity, and after that, it is up to the power of the Holy Spirit to move on that person’s heart.

I am not going to elaborate very much today, because the challenge God has for you is very simple, very straightforward. God is asking you to make the effort to reconcile with someone that you are not on good terms with du! ring this
Easter season. Forget the reasons that you are fighting, forget what has happened in the past, make the effort in Christ-like love. At that point, you have done what God has asked you to do, and it is then up to the other person to respond.

I know this is not easy, and in many cases will be very painful. I will be praying for you. I will be praying for His strength, words, and love to be with you in a way like you never have known before. God is love. It is His desire to see His children love one another. What better act of humility this Easter than to obey God’s voice and make the effort to reconcile your relationship with that family member you are separated from!

I love you and care about you so much. I will be praying today specifically for you to heed this challenge and to be obedient to God’s voice. I want to see you be all God has raised you up to be. One way you can do that, is by doing those things in life, even the painful things, that you know God e! xpects you
to do. You will be surprised how much can be accomplished just by making the effort. The problems won’t immediately disappear, they won’t wipe away years of pain, but God is able to heal and restore relationships.

God is a God of reconciliation and restoration! That is His desire for you this Easter!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

It is Biblical to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ!!!

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(Matthew 28:1-8)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, please help me to live this day honoring You in my thoughts, words, and deeds. Help me this day to live my life pleasing and acceptable to Jesus. Allow me to use my life to help someone else during this day, and be kind to everyone I come across no matter how they may treat me. Let Christ shine through me throughout this day oh Lord, be glorified through my life! In Jesus name I pray…AMEN!

***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: The all-out assault on Christians by the media is ON! Last week I shared with you how the New York Times decided that when the dust settled, China was not to blame for the Wuhan Flu…Biblical Christians were! You can read that in the Liveprayer TV Nugget section of the Saturday March 28th Daily Devotional. Well, that opened the floodgates for the media attack on Biblical Christians. You know, we are the anti-science, un-educated, toothless rubes who cling to our guns, Bibles, a! nd God.
The Bezos Washington Post claims that “toxic masculine Evangelicals” are to blame for the deaths in the US. MSNBC attacks Biblical Christians calling them “Christian nationalists.” The Bezos WaPo uses the word “toxic” since it identifies our beliefs that defy the lies of satan on every issue the culture has embraced. We are called “masculine” since in their warped view of Christianity women don’t exist, only men. It is always amusing to me the theological ignorance of those who propagate this foolish belief. The Bible clearly teaches that men and women are 100% equal, they simply have different God-given roles to perform. The often abuses passage how women are to be “obedient,” conveniently leaves out the FULL CONTEXT that tells men to love their wives as Christ loves the church! Like satan, the media takes Scripture out of context to make claims the Bible DOES NOT support! MSNBC uses the phrase “Christian nationalists” as a pejorative to further th! e narrative that President Trump is
a puppet of the Christians. The “evil” Christians put President Trump in office to make the United States a Christian theocracy. Again, such claims are fantastical since true Biblical Christians are commanded to be good citizens of the state, and to pray for those in authority over them. However, the media views Christians as their only opposition in advancing a satanic-inspired cultural agenda whose hallmark is death, slaughtering innocent babies and euthanasia, while proudly waving our American flags in opposition to their globalist dreams. People have called me paranoid for over 2 decades as I have tried to explain the level of hatred and hostility this world has towards followers of Jesus Christ. NOTHING HAS REALLY CHANGED SINCE OUR LORD WALKED THE EARTH 2,000 YEARS AGO AS THIS HOLY WEEK DEMONSTRATES! The media is the mouthpiece of the culture, a culture we sadly abandoned for the most part 4 decades ago, and they are no longer hiding their contempt and disdain for B! iblical
Christians. BLAMING TRUE FOLLOWERS OF JESUS CHRIST FOR THE WUHAN FLU CLEARLY SHOWS THE DEPTH OF THEIR LOATHING FOR US AND OUR BELIEFS!!!

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Every year at this time, I get inundated with emails that read like doctrinal dissertations on why a Christian should NOT celebrate Easter. They mostly come from cults, but also from some Christian groups, primarily Messianic congregations that in recent years have been hijacked by Gentiles and preach and teach a very legalistic doctrine focused solely on the Old Testament. For the record, Passover is a Jewish Feast and NOT a Christian celebration. Jesus became the “perfect one-time sacrifice” for the sins of mankind.

These groups make arguments about th! e pagan roots of
Easter, the evils of Easter eggs, the satanic nature of the Easter bunny, and many other reasons why a Christian should not celebrate Easter. To those people I have only one thing to say, “You have sadly missed the point of this special time of year!!!”

Listen, everyone knows that the word Easter is not in the Bible (actually Easter is in the KJV, but is an incorrect translation of the Greek word that should say Passover) and originates from the pagan goddess Eostre. Do we stop using the names for the days of the week and months of the year because they also have pagan roots?

I have yet to meet anyone who worshiped an Easter egg, only ate them. If you are old enough to be able to read this, you are old enough to know that there is no Easter Bunny. These are simply symbols that the world uses in regard to this holiday. There is only ONE REASON a Christian celebrates Easter, and that is to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

One! easy
solution to those offended by the word “Easter” is to simply call Easter Sunday, Resurrection Day!

Christians SHOULD celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus! It is right and good that we take time each year to remember this blessed event. It is a well-documented, historical event chronicled in all four Gospels and supported by the historians of that day. It is easily the GREATEST EVENT IN HUMAN HISTORY! Think about it. God Himself, the Creator of the heavens and earth, came to this earth as a mere man to live with His creation.

He came as a baby, born of a virgin in a humble manger in an obscure little town. He would grow up to die on a cross as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all mankind. Three days after His death, God would raise Him from the dead as a sign to this lost and unbelieving world that He was exactly who He claimed to be-the SON OF GOD!!! His life would literally transform the lives of every man, woman, and child for the rest of human history. TH! AT is why
we celebrate Easter. THAT is why, as Christians, we MUST celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord.

I love you and care about you so much. I realize that most people who say not to celebrate Easter mean well and are trying to live their lives in a way pleasing and acceptable to God. But they have missed the point of Easter. Easter is about only one thing, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus.

It is one of those times of the year that we gather with family and friends and share our faith in Christ. Easter is also VERY BIBLICAL. All four Gospels gives us the account of the very first Easter. Now, some 2,000 years later, we will set aside time this Sunday to celebrate the day that God raised our Lord from the dead.

I pray today that you will never forget what Easter is really about and why we celebrate this day. Of course, anything that the world gets involved with becomes perverted. The world has taken this sacred time of the year and turned it into a time of
commerce. We must never allow ourselves to get so caught up in the commercialism of the Easter season, to forget what it is about . . . a time to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus. THAT is what Easter is really about, and THAT is why, as Christians, we MUST celebrate the greatest event in human history!

Prepare to have a most blessed and special Resurrection Day this Sunday!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

Palm Sunday

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(Hebrews 10:25)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, Thank You for obediently going to Jerusalem on this day we celebrate as “Palm Sunday.” It was an act of pure obedience. Please oh Lord, let ME be obedient each day and follow You. It is my heart’s desire to live a life pleasing and acceptable to You, and that starts with my obedience. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

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***BEGINNING TOMORROW THERE WILL BE 7 DAYS OF SPECIAL EASTER SEASON DAILY DEVOTIONALS LEADING UP TO THAT GLORIOUS RESURRECTION SUNDAY!!!

***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: (This is from 2/26 which seems like a lifetime ago with the changes takin! g place here and
around the world literally every 24 hours. At the time these words were written, nobody could really know what was going to unfold and that is even true today! Only under the inspiration of God could I have written these words 39 days ago and have them come to pass, making it well worth your time to read them again!)

Is the coronavirus God’s warning to the world? What started in a China, exactly how still to be determined, we are a LONG way from this global threat being anything close to a pandemic taking tens of millions of lives around the world. Having said that, God created man to life forever, to never die. He also created man’s environment in perfection. There were no germs, diseases, sicknesses to contend with. When men chose to sin, it not only brought physical and spiritual death into the picture, but destroyed the perfect environment man was living in. So this coronavirus is a byproduct of the fallen state men is living in. Like SARS in 2003, the ebola vi! rus outbreak
7 years ago, this is the latest strain of a virus that currently there is no known cure for. It clearly is a cause for concern as it is spreading to nations around the world with over 80,000 known cases and over 2,700 deaths. Sadly, it is being used as a political football as all issues end up being at some point. It is NOT a major problem in the United States at this moment, but very easily could be in the coming weeks and months. As in China where it originated, it would preclude all kinds normal daily activities such as children going to school, going to see a movie, attending sporting events, and basic travel. These restrictions would also have a major effect on the economy, even more than we are currently dealing with. For Christians, it would also affect such a basic activity like going to church services. For now, PRAY for the Lord to give gifted medical professionals the wisdom to come up with a vaccine. Pray for world leaders to make wise decisions to restrict the s! pread of
this virus. Pray for the sick to be healed and the family of those who have lost their lives to know God’s strength and comfort in the midst of their loss. Back to the initial question. While the coronavirus is simply a byproduct of our fallen nature like all sicknesses and diseases are, I believe it is also a reminder that we are frail beings, death is imminent for all of us, and we know from Scripture there will come a day when God will judge this fallen world. WE SHOULD ALWAYS SEE SUCH EVENTS AS A REMINDER OF OUR SIN AND REBELLION AND USE THEM AS OPPORTUNITIES TO TURN TO OUR FAITH AND THE LORD EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY DAY!!!

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During this Easter season, it is one of the two times a year that al! most everyone who even
professes to believe in God goes to church. Of course, the other is Christmas. I thought that this would give me an opportunity to address something that I deal with in the prayer requests I receive daily here at Liveprayer, and that is, how important it is to go to church. Not just on the special holidays, but to be actually part of a fellowship of believers all year long.

*Of course, during the current restrictions due to the Chinese flu, physically going to church isn’t possible for most people during this Easter season. Thankfully, due to the technology of the day we can still “go to church” through many available online services. IT IS NOT THE SAME AS THE PHYSICAL CONGREGATING WITH YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST, BUT STILL CAN BE A MOVING EXPERIENCE. The truth of this Daily Devotional however, doesn’t change as we will be back to our normal worship experiences very quickly!

Let me make this point perfectly clear up front. Going to church and b! elonging to a
body of believers IS NOT AN OPTION. Read today’s scripture from Hebrews. This is God telling you NOT to stop meeting together. Even in the early church this had become a problem. Never forget my friend, the church is NOT a man-made idea, it is a God-made idea. This is another way God has provided for His children to remain strong, and live productive, victorious lives. Trust me, over my years in ministry I have heard every rationale for not going to church that there is and the only one that is valid is when you are physically unable to attend.

By the way, sleeping in does not count as physically unable to attend. Not going to church is living in rebellion to God’s will for your life!

The reason God has made this part of our life with Him is, to stay on track. So, there are several basic things that we MUST do. We MUST pray and we MUST read the Bible every day. We also MUST be part of a fellowship because it is in that fellowship we are spiritually fed and nurt! ured. It
is in that fellowship we make friends with other believers. It is in that fellowship we usually find ways to serve the Lord. It is in that fellowship we grow spiritually!!!

Before you say it, let me. There is not, never has been, and never will be a perfect church because a church is made up of imperfect people from the pastor on down. That is a fact. For those of you looking for a church home, the best advice that I can give you is to pray, find a place where the Word of God is preached in an uncompromising way, and find a place that is not operating in contradiction to the Bible (example: A church that promotes an unscriptural lifestyle such as homosexuality or a church that does not accept the basic tenets of faith such as the virgin birth, who Jesus is, and the work on the cross). Find a place where you feel that you can grow spiritually as well as serve the Lord.

I have found that after preaching in over 500 churches of every denomination, that the key to a! great
church is the shepherd, the pastor. I have so much respect for those God has called to be pastors. I honestly prayed that God would never call me to pastor a church. It is one of the most difficult jobs in the Kingdom. However, it is important to find a true shepherd as described in John Chapter 10.

I am praying today that during this Easter season, you will come under great conviction about becoming part of a fellowship if you are not already. It is important to your life and relationship with the Lord. You will never grow spiritually without this being part of your life. It is impossible. It is also a reason that many are struggling in their life. I realize that some of you have been hurt in the past by a church. DO NOT let your past experiences get in the way. That is a ploy of satan who wants you out there all alone so that you are an easy target. There is safety in numbers.

As I normally do, I am going to let you pray about this. One thing that I realized e! arly in
my ministry is that I cannot force someone to do anything. God didn’t make us that way. He gave us the free will to make our own decisions. My job is to tell you what the Word says, what God wants from your life, and how you can become all that He has raised you up to be. Like in everything, there are basics. Without doing the basics, it just doesn’t work. Going to church and being part of a local fellowship are just two of the basics that is critical to your spiritual health. I am praying in earnest that this message is finding fertile ground in the hearts that need to hear these words today. Make it a part of your life not just on Christmas and Easter but part of each week.

I love you and care about you so much. I am praying for you and trusting God that those who are not a part of a church, will make that commitment today. Remember, it is not an option but something that God requires. If you need a church home, let me encourage you to become part of the LivePrayer C! hurch. In
just a few years, it has become the world’s online cathedral, with over 10,000 joining our service each week. Each week the service is posted at 12:01 EDT and is up all week so you can worship on whatever day, whatever time is convenient to you.

You can access the LivePrayer Church by going to: http://www.liveprayerchurch.com

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

What we eat!

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(Genesis 9:3)

***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 DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: Obesity kills! Over the 21 years of Liveprayer, I have spoken often of keeping our “temples” in the best shape possible in order to be the best servants of the Lord we possibly can be. One of the factoids coming out of the Wuhan Flu pandemic is that on top of being elderly and/or having pre-existing medical issues like diabetes, auto-immune system problems, asthma, and cancer to name a few, a common denominator in many who are dying is that they are obese. We have known for decades now the many medical issues obesity causes and exacerbates. If there was ever another warning sign for people who have ignored thei! r weight, this
is one! I get it! At 62, I understand the war that exists with your weight as you get older. It seems like a lifetime ago when I could eat a pizza, a liter of Coke, a box of Hostess cupcakes, go to sleep, wake up and start the day with a huge breakfast…and never gain an ounce! As my workload at Liveprayer and nagging injuries stopped me from playing sports competitively at 41, I soon started hitting the gym 3-4 days a week and for the first time in my life eating a very disciplined diet. That lasted 15 years and was incredibly profitable physically. The past 6 years I have dropped the gym, yet still eat a disciplined diet. The past year I have had to force myself to take 30-40 minutes a day and walk, do some light weights at home, and work up a good sweat. YOU NEED TO BOTH EAT PROPERLY AND WORKOUT REGULARLY IN ORDER TO FIGHT WEIGHT GAIN AS YOU AGE, THE TIME WHEN THOSE EXTRA POUNDS CAN HURT YOU THE MOST! As always, I never ask people to do anything I don’t do first. I lov! ed playing
sports, loved the competition, those days are gone. I have to force myself most days to put in those 30-40 minutes a day working out, but I do it because I HAVE TO! I still eat pretty much what I want to, but am disciplined in doing it. I have no idea when God will say my work is over and He calls me home, but I have a RESPONSIBILITY to be in the best shape possible so I can be at my best for HIM each day! So I challenge you today to do the same. This is a personal choice each person has to make for themselves based on their individual situation as far as their current physical and health condition. However, no matter what those conditions may be, EVERYONE can do some form of exercise and EVERYONE can eat a disciplined diet. I CAN GUARANTEE YOU THAT EVERY DOCTOR YOU HAVE EVER SPOKEN TO HAS ENCOURAGED YOU TO DO BOTH! I will be praying for you as you seek the Lord regarding His strength and discipline each day to do some form of exercise and watch what you eat EACH AND EVERY
DAY!!!

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God, in His infinite wisdom, gave His children everything needed to sustain this life. I have always maintained that the Bible contains everything we need for every aspect of our life. That includes what we eat. In the study I have done in regard to Biblical diets, I have to admit that the dietary laws found in the book of Leviticus are perfect for sustaining our bodies and health throughout this life. God made us, He should know best what it takes to run these human machines we use during this lifetime.

Now, I have to be the first to admit that I DO NOT eat according to the dietary laws found in the book of Leviticus. I don’t see a trip through the McDonald’s drive-thru, drinking ! a liter of Coke to wash
down hot dogs and pizza, or even a pint of Haagen Daze ice cream anywhere in the Bible. These are now trips I make less frequently. God has blessed me with great health throughout my life. I have been able to eat whatever I wanted whenever I wanted and never worry about gaining weight until I got in my 50s. I have no excuse for abusing my temple and not taking the proper care of it that I should.

As you know from reading these Devotionals, our purpose in this life is to serve and glorify God. Only God knows when our work here is over and we graduate to Heaven. So it is our responsibility during this life to maintain to the best of our ability our bodies, so that we are at maximum efficiency in our ability to serve the Lord. That means getting the proper exercise, and eating the right foods. There is enough research on the books to tell us that how we feel each day, our immune system, many infirmities we get, even major diseases can be greatly affected and influenced b! y our
diet.

That being the case, it is then incumbent on us to research and discipline our eating habits so that we are putting into our bodies the best things possible. It is amazing how much more we can accomplish each day when we feel good, when we have energy. It becomes our responsibility to be the best we possibly can each day to serve God, and that means eating the things that will keep our bodies healthy and strong.

I really do love you and care about you. I have been involved long enough in the nutritional world through my study of the Word, to know that it does make a big difference what we put into our bodies each day. I received so many wonderful emails after my Devotional on Gluttony a while back, thanking me for talking about something that is clearly defined as sin in the Word, yet seldom discussed. While I do my best each day to prepare you and try to encourage you to be the best servant of God you possibly can be, today it has been necessary to point o! ut an
obvious but often overlooked aspect of our service.

It is difficult for God to use us when we are always tired, when we are always sick, when we have neglected ourselves to the point we have trouble just getting around each day. I want to challenge you today to pray about this part of your life and ask God to help you to have the discipline to take control over your Temple. Ask Him to give you the discipline to exercise regularly and to eat the right things so that you are in the best health possible. I will be praying for you.

In closing, I have done much research in this area and have tried my best to help give you a push in the right direction. Now it is up to you. If you have prayed about this, and know God is calling you to take control over this aspect of your life, then NOW is the time. TODAY is the day!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

Take inventory of your conversation!

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(James Chapter 3)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, this nation is being warned of Your coming judgment for our sin, wickedness, and rebellion. Help me to be courageous as I stand for You in these perilous times. Use me as a beacon of Your light in the darkness of our world today. Though our enemies surround us, the world around me curses You, help me to stand for Your Truth that will ultimately defeat the lies of satan. May the evil of this world become so apparent, people will begin to bow their knee to You in repentance knowing YOU are their only hope and only answer! In the name of Jesus…AMEN!!!

***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: Two numbers. 6% of Americans hold a Biblical worldview. 44% think God is sending a serious message. One is disappointing but not shocking, the other is hopeful. A Biblical worldview means you look at life and the events in the world, in your own life, through a Scriptural lens. Everything that happens is happening as se! en thru
God’s Word. THAT my friend is how ALL Biblical Christians should be looking at life around them and their very own life. A Biblical worldview is what Liveprayer has done every day for nearly 21 years in the Daily Devotional and for over 17 years on the TV program. I have taken the very real world events we witness each day, the very real life events in our own life every day, and put them in the context of God’s Word! The fact there are 44% of the people who think God is sending a serious message through the Wuhan Flu is a good number. That DOES NOT mean 44% think we need to repent of our sins and turn back to God and His Word, but before you can even go there, people have to be convinced that there is a God and that God is actually trying to communicate to us through this worldwide pandemic. So from that standpoint, it is a good start and gives me some hope we actually might…I SAID MIGHT…be able to get people to respond as the people of Nineveh did. Let us pray they
do!!!

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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 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. 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 talk! ing 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 negativity in the world today. We should always take the opportunity wh! en
speaking to people to lift them up, to be an encouragement to them.

I also believe that we have to use 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, we don’t express our thoughts enough, and the lack of communication over a period of time festers into major conflicts.

I am also a firm believer of being up front and honest. Even if it is uncomfortable and painful, it is better to get it out in the open and deal with a problem before it becomes even a larger problem. Of course, our conversation is also the gift the Lord has given us to tell others about Him.

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

I love you, I care for you, 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, to encourage them. NEVER miss that opportunity!

People need someone to lift them up, to encourage them along the way. It can make all the difference in their day. Be aware of the power of what you say. 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.

What you say is not an 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

A word to those bound today by cigarettes/tobacco!

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(Psalms 91:3; 2 Timothy 4:18; 2 Peter 2:9)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, help me to stand strong in these difficult days. I know that in the end, YOU…and YOU alone will have the final word. Give me boldness and courage to stand for You and declare the hope we have in You during this time of fear so many are experiencing. In the name of Jesus I pray..AMEN!!!

***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: In the early days of March, I shared that I believed by the first week of April (this week), we would begin to see a turning of the corner on the whole Wuhan Flu outbreak, and over the course of April and early May see life beginning to return to some sense of normalcy. I am well aware of the latest guidance from the President and his top medical people, stating anywhere from 100,000 to 240,000 deaths when this is behind us as the next couple of weeks will be brutal. Like many, I have been in deep prayer over this issue, simply asking God one question…is th! is the
wrath and judgement on this nation I have been warning people was coming for the last 21 years? God clearly told me and confirmed to me…NO! I begged Him Monday night to show me one more thing. Will there be 100,000 or more in the US die from this? God clearly told me and confirmed to me…NO! I begged Him one last time to show me a number and the number God showed me was 24. I can only stand each day on the credibility I have accrued over the past 21 years of baring my soul and openly and honestly ministering to the Liveprayer family and masses worldwide literally every day for the past 21 yrs. I don’t lie to you, I don’t play games, I tell you to the best of my ability what God’s Word says and what I hear Him telling me. Time will tell if I am wrong, but my word to you is this. I AM TRUSTING GOD! Even though we can’t see everything happening as citizens, I stand behind the fact despite the bleak picture painted Monday, WE ARE turning the corner and as the month o! f April unfolds
you will see the flicker of life returning to normal. It will not be like turning on a light switch, but little by little life will start to return to normal over the course of this month. I still hold that based on what I believe in my heart, as I have shared in the past the financial markets will rebound by the end of May, early June, and be back in the neighborhood of where they were prior to the sell-off from the Wuhan Flu that took place during March. Lastly, I will stand with the number God showed me and that the death toll will be 24,000 when this is over. Many factors already at work as we speak which can bring that number to pass. MY WORD TO YOU TODAY IS THAT THIS IS NOT GOD’S ULTIMATE WRATH AND JUDGMENT ON THIS NATION OR WORLD, BUT AS I HAVE SHARED OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS A WARNING. SO DON’T LET A MEDIA WITH MANY DIFFERENT AGENDAS AT WORK THAT ALL INCLUDE IRRESPONSIBLY SCARING PEOPLE, BE OF GOOD CHEER, JESUS DECLARED HE HAS OVERCOME THIS WORLD. WE WILL M! OVE BEYOND
THIS CRISIS IN THE COMING WEEKS, BUT THE QUESTION THAT WILL REMAIN UNANSWERED IS WILL WE LISTEN TO GOD’ WARNING WHEN THIS IS OVER?

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A word to those bound today by cigarettes/tobacco! I realize from the tens of thousands of emails we get each day that this is a bondage many of our friends are in today. When we think of addictions, we immediately think of alcohol or drugs, possibly gambling, shopping, food, or even perverted forms of sex. However, the most common addiction tens of millions are dealing with today is the addiction to cigarettes/tobacco.

After all of these years, the medical science is irrefutable that smoking is literally nothing more than a slow form of suicide. You don’t h! ave to be a doctor or
even be very knowledgeable about science to know that sucking smoke into your lungs can not have ANY positive effects on your health. 480,000 people die annually from smoking-related diseases!!!

It is no accident that you are reading these words today if you are in bondage to smoking. God is trying to speak to you, to get your attention, and wants to help you find deliverance once and for all from this bondage to cigarettes/tobacco. GOD IS ABLE TO SET YOU FREE IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT FINDING THAT FREEDOM!!!

Are you serious about being delivered once and for all from your bondage cigarettes/tobacco? Here is what I want you to do. Go get a box and put all of your cigarettes/tobacco into the box. Now, seal up the box with tape, find a dumpster, AND THROW THAT BOX AWAY! Before you leave, get on your knees, physically get on your knees, and ask God to deliver you once and for all from your bondage to cigarettes/tobacco.

My friend, if you are serious about being
delivered from your bondage to cigarettes/tobacco, take the first step and box up your cigarettes/tobacco, AND THROW THEM AWAY!!! Then PRAY and ask God to deliver you once and for all!!!

The use of drugs cigarettes/tobacco is not complicated. Most start out smoking as an experiment to see what it is like. Often people initially smoke due to peer pressure or to act “grown up.” This is very common. The fact is, the result of smoking is that “high” feeling from the nicotine. After smoking for a while and getting used to the feeling produced by the nicotine, it often leads to becoming addicted and smoking becomes part of your daily life.

Addiction to cigarettes/tobacco usually begins when a person is in their teen years. When we think of addiction, we get the mental image of the junkie in the alley, or wino. The fact is, those addicted to cigarettes/tobacco go to school, work, and church, they have families, yet smoking has become part of their daily life. They canno! t live
without their cigarettes/tobacco. When you welcomed the enemy into your life by experimenting with smoking, you had no idea how difficult it would be to make him leave.

I want this word today to accomplish two things. First, for young adults, even older adults, DON’T OPEN YOUR LIFE TO THE ENEMY BY EXPERIMENTING WITH CIGARETTES/TOBACCO. The consequences can literally cost you your life since smoking is literally a slow form of suicide!

Secondly, for those who are in bondage to cigarettes/tobacco you have first got to want to stop. Like anyone in in bondage, who is addicted to anything, I realize that it is not easy. But before you can be delivered, find freedom from your bondage you have to first want to quit. Once you have crossed that threshold, than you can tap in the power of God to help you find the strength each day to walk in victory. God is still in the deliverance business, but you first have to want to be delivered.

I love you and care about you so! much. I
will be praying for those who are battling and addiction to cigarettes/tobacco. Maybe this is not an issue in your life but is in the life of someone you know. Know that the Bible proclaims, “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper!!!” I am praying and believing for deliverance and victory in the lives of those who are bound today by cigarettes/tobacco! THE VICTORY IS YOURS!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

How the Gospel is now seen by CHURCH MEMBERS as a “controversial message!

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(Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 1:23; 2 Timothy 4:2; 1 Peter 3:15)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: This is the day the Lord hath made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!!! Thank You for this wonderful day my Lord. It is a day like none other. There will never be another day like this day. Let me never take for granted even one day of this precious gift of life You bestow upon me. Let me do something this day to bring honor and glory to You. I love You Lord, my life is Yours, use it for Your glory. Thank You for Your many blessings, so many I can’t even begin to count them. In the name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ I pray…AMEN!!!

***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: The preacher and the pillow king! Nobody who has read the Liveprayer Daily Devotional or watched the TV program will be shocked at the utterly disgusting and gutless performance on FOX by cotton-candy motivational speaker, a pretend “pastor” of the biggest church in America, jellyfish Joel Ost! een! If you
need to know why I correctly refer to him with such disdain, just go to the Liveprayer Daily Devotional archives under the “Resource” tab and type in keyword OSTEEN into the search engine. His decades of masquerading as a preacher are well documented there. Sunday, at the end of FOX News Sunday on the FOX television network, he was featured by host Chris Wallace as the “power player of the week.” What a joke! The nation is under a clear warning from God Himself. The lost masses are largely living in fear. If there was ever a time for the power of God’s Word to challenge the people as a nation and individually, you couldn’t name a better one. But like a race horse who never won a race in his career, anyone expecting anything but another loss by Joel was dreaming. Osteen blew out his normal 3-4 minute diatribe of false hope since it was not backed up with ONE WORD of Scripture. In that 3-4 minutes he could have challenged a nation to repent and turn back to God AND! given those watching
a chance to make the decision to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior by faith! Impossible you say? Well, I have done it hundreds of times in media interviews over the years. On O’Reilly, Cavuto, CNN, Howard Stern, to name just a few! A better example! Monday in the Rose Garden, Mike Lindell the founder of My Pillow, was asked to say a few words since he was one of the companies who has re-fitted part of his manufacturing plant in order to make facemasks. Lindell said he expects to turn out up to 50,000 a day. After his 2 minute talk sharing what his company is doing, he went “off script” for less than 1 minute. In that time the pillow king said, “God had been taken out of our schools and lives, a nation has turned its back on God. I encourage you to use this time at home to get back in the Word, read our Bibles and spend time with our families.” CAN I GET AN AMEN!!! Not only was this a great act of boldness by Mike, but it absolutely sent the Christian-hating me! dia into a complete
meltdown. In real time, CNN literally cut out of the Rose Garden press conference as soon as Lindell began to speak. Lindell began by saying the night President Trump was elected, it was a day that “God gave us grace to change the course of the nation.” What a contrast of messages! A supposed “pastor” who sounded like a typical businessman, and a pillow salesman who preached like any real pastor would be proud of!

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How the Gospel is now seen by CHURCH MEMBERS as a “controversial message! Sadly, we are living in a generation where the vast majority of pastors are gutless and compromised. Faux pastors who support and promote gross sins like homosexuality, abortion, and a social justice age! nda created by taking the Bible
out of context. Some of these faux pastors are actually proudly engaging in homosexual relations without any repentance! Others clearly aren’t even saved!!!

Some of these compromised pastors have created and packaged man-made marketing strategies like purpose driven/seeker/emerging church/prosperity gospel designed to put warm bodies in their mini-stadiums instead of converts. To keep them coming back each Sunday, they stay away from talking about things like sin, the eternal hell fire and damnation that awaits those who reject faith in Jesus, and anything else that would upset people. Instead, they entertain the people and give them a nice motivational message so they drop a check in the bucket when it comes by!

The end result is a generation of weak, ineffective, and Biblically illiterate people who go to church, many who have never even made a decision to accept Jesus by faith. Because they have never been correctly taught that the Bible is the only Truth ther! e is,
they are sponges for the lies and false doctrines of the cults, false religions, and New Age gurus. Most quickly embrace the love of God, the mercy of God, the forgiveness of God, yet dismiss that God is also a God of judgment and punishment and won’t be mocked.

Sadly, one of the lies so many who sit in Christian churches embrace, is the universalistic lie from hell that if people are “good” and “do their best,” they will make it to Heaven. They have bought into the “works based” teachings most cults, false religions, and New Agers promote. They have never been correctly taught the most important decision each person has to make is whether to accept Jesus into their heart and life by faith or not. Subsequently, they don’t put the same emphasis on the eternal souls of men, even though Jesus died for each one and God says it is His desire that NONE be lost!

Because souls are not a priority to most, because most have never been taught the importance of sharing their! faith
which is a COMMANDMENT from our Lord and not an option, most are reluctant to share the Gospel with another person. Adding to that reluctance is this lie that people will be offended by those who “push their faith” on others. The fact is, people should be offended if someone DOESN’T share the Gospel, since it is the message that determines the eternal destiny of your soul!!!

Let me ask you a question. If we, those who know Jesus don’t tell someone how to be saved, who will? The media? LOL! Seriously, how is someone supposed to even have the option to find everlasting life unless someone who is saved gives them that opportunity? It is hard to blame the people, since the vast majority of churches don’t even give people an invitation to accept Jesus by faith!

It sickens me that the minions of satan are so bold with his lies designed to destroy people’s lives and insure they die and end up in hell, yet the followers of Jesus are so timid with the truth, having the wo! rds of
everlasting life to save men’s souls but choosing to remain silent. I guess it boils down to the fact satan’s followers truly believe in his agenda, whereas the followers of Christ really don’t believe what they claim to, since if you believe it you will live it and shout it from the mountaintops!!!

I am in NO WAY diminishing “good works.” Good works SHOULD flow from a life that has been redeemed. However, lots of people do good works. The mafia does some good works in their neighborhoods. It is a hallmark of cults like Mormonism and most of the New Age teachings. Sadly, these people believe it will help them achieve eternal life. How about this for a novel idea, do good works AND share the Gospel!

The fact is God allows people to cross your path every day who are lost and without Christ. It is YOUR JOB AND RESPONSIBILITY to share Christ’s love with them. In the end, it is up to that person to either accept or reject the offer to accept Jesus, but it is YOUR JOB ! to share
that offer with them!

Sharing your faith with others is like praying. There is only one wrong way to do it and that is not to do it! Over the years there have been thousands of books and tapes produced on witnessing, one evangelism program after another created, and the fact is they are ALL great. You can never learn too much about how to witness to others, how to share your faith. The reality is there is no one way to do it, but many different approaches. In the end, however, they all lead a person to the eternal choice they must make about Jesus.

You have to remember that each person who shares their faith is unique and different in how God has wired them, each person you witness to is unique and different in how God has wired them, and the circumstances and dynamics each time you share your faith are also unique and different. That is why today I wanted to take some time to share with you a simple way to witness and lead someone to faith in Jesus Christ.

The
number one reason people don’t share their faith more often, and sadly in the case of most Christians who fail to do it at all, is fear. The biggest fear is the fear of rejection. Witnessing has many similarities to sales which is why you find people who are most proficient at witnessing are usually great sales people. In the world of sales the first thing you learn about is rejection. A good salesperson is able to hear 99 people say no and go into that 100th sales presentation just like it was the first.

That is not easy to do and why it is a gift to be a great salesperson. Even if you are not a natural salesperson, the key is to never forget that if someone says no when you share with them how they can be saved, it is not you but Jesus they are rejecting. Just like a good salesperson never takes it personally when someone turns them down, you can’t ever take it personally when someone you ask to commit their life to Christ says no. Again, they are saying no to Jesus,! not
you.

Also, the key to being a good salesperson is being a good closer. You will never get the sale if you don’t ask for it, and you will never see someone come to Christ if you don’t ask them to. The basic rule of Sales 101 is ABC or, Always Be Closing. The basic rule to Evangelism 101 is asking the person you are witnessing to if they would like to know Jesus as their personal Savior. At the end of a sales presentation you have to ask the person for the sale, and at the end of sharing the Gospel you have to ask the person to accept the Lord.

Another fear so many people have is being asked questions they can’t answer. You don’t have to be a theologian to tell people about Jesus. If they ask you a question you don’t know the answer to, simply tell them you don’t know but will find out. Contact your pastor or your Sunday School teacher or someone at your church for the answer. This is why the more we read and study God’s Word for ourselves the more confidence we wi! ll have
when we are confronted with different questions.

However, never forget that most people asking questions are not really interested in the answer as they are in trying to justify their own unbelief. Most ask questions as a way of proving that we are “wrong” and they are “right.” People who reject God’s Word and the love of Christ in their life, will use questions there may not even be an answer to, to feel better about their choice to reject the Lord. That is why I will answer their questions, but immediately put the focus back on them and the choice they have to make regarding accepting Jesus in their heart.

The other great fear people have about sharing their faith is offending the person you are talking to about the Lord and what ramifications there may be to them personally. So rather than offend someone, rather than deal with whatever persecution there might be, they simply say nothing. Listen, it is better you offend someone with the hopes of them coming to ! know the
Lord than sitting back and saying nothing, while they die in their sins and are lost for all eternity.

It is better someone calls you “Bible thumper,” “stupid for believing the Bible,” “intolerant,” “hateful,” “no different than the Taliban,” or whatever else they may say to you to try and intimidate you into being silent, than saying nothing knowing they will die one day and spend eternity in hell. The fact is the Gospel IS offensive to those who reject it, but it is the words of everlasting life to those who choose to believe.

I love you and care about you so much. The bottom line is that God has commanded us, not suggested to us, that we share our faith in Christ with others. This is not a commandment to just pastors or evangelists, but to EVERYONE who knows Christ as their Lord and Savior. If you really love someone, how can you let them die, knowing that without Christ they will be lost for all eternity, without telling them about Jesus?

I will be pray! ing for
you today, praying that you won’t allow fear to keep you from being obedient to God and telling others about Jesus. The easiest and most natural way to approach someone about faith in Christ is by simply sharing what Jesus has done and meant in your life. There is no way to deny what you have personally experienced in your relationship with the Lord.

Today, I rebuke that spirit of fear of rejection, I rebuke that spirit of fear of questions you can’t answer, I rebuke that spirit of fear of offending someone by telling them about Jesus, I rebuke that spirit of fear of being persecuted for sharing the Gospel. I pray that God will give you a spirit of BOLDNESS and COURAGE as you tell others about how they too can know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior!

I take a very direct approach to witnessing. I look the person in the eye and ask them if they believe they will die one day. Of course they say yes. I then ask them if they believe they have ever sinned.! Again,
they will say yes. I tell them that they are right, they have sinned and they will die one day. I remind them that the Bible says tomorrow is promised to none of us and that each day is literally a gift from God.

I go on by telling them that it is their sin that is separating them from a Holy God who loves them so much and desires for them to spend all eternity with Him. I tell them that is only possible because of what Jesus did. He willingly died on the cross for our sins and that is why if you will confess Him as your Savior, ask Him into your heart and life by faith, HE will forgive you of your sins and you are guaranteed to spend eternity with God your Creator when this brief life is over.

I share with them that this choice not only has eternal ramifications, but means something to them right now. Those who know Jesus as their Savior have the power of God residing within them, and can know the peace, the joy, and the abundance of this life that is impossible! without
Christ. Additionally, they can see the plan and purpose God has for them fulfilled during their brief journey here on earth.

At that point I simply ask them if they would like to know Jesus as their personal Savior. If they say no, I tell them that I will be praying for them and that they need to spend some time alone with God and pray about what I told them. I remind them that God loves them and He is there when they are ready. If they say yes, I spend a few moments to make sure they know that what they are doing is literally giving their very life to Christ. He gave His life for them, and they are now giving their life back to Him.

The key for you to remember is that this is a personal decision each person has to make for themselves. Nobody can make it for them, you can’t force them, or intimidate them, or scare them into making it. It has to be a conscious choice that they make. When they are ready, I simply have them pray with me what is commonly called the “! Sinner’s
Prayer.” This prayer does not exist in the Bible, though it is taken largely from Romans Chapter 10. These words don’t save anyone but are simply a verbal guide for what they are doing BY FAITH in their heart.

“God, I am a sinner. I ask you to forgive me of my sins. I believe in my heart, and confess with my lips, that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. Come into my heart Jesus. Take my life, I surrender it to you. From this moment on, I will live my life according to the Bible and serve you. Thank you for taking away my sins and giving me everlasting life. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen”

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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