Taking Christ TO THE PEOPLE

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(Acts 19:23-34)

Taking Christ TO THE PEOPLE. I have been told by people in the ministry that I am not very smart, and they may be right. When I spent my first 3 years on the road quite a bit, preaching in over 500 churches of all denominations, all over the country, I never sold books or tapes, and often got so caught up in ministering to the people that I forgot to take the offering. Professionals have asked why I don’t do what everyone else in the Internet world does and have special sections on the website people have to pay for, sell advertising, sell products, and rent out the names of those who subscribe to the Daily Devotional. They ESTIMATE Liveprayer could generate well over 10 million a year rather than struggle each month to meet our budget, trusting God to lay it on people’s hearts to give to support what we do. They can’t understand why I do a TV program that prays for people on secular television to an audience that is 95% non-Christian, and on top of that, never sell anything or ask people for money.

You see, God called me to the ministry to build the Kingdom of God, NOT my own kingdom. All I do is geared towards sharing the hope and love of Jesus Christ with people, NOT how to use Christ to turn a profit. My goal is to build people, NOT buildings. I come each day to be a servant, not to be served.

Last week prior to our outreach in Ybor City, I had many people ask why I don’t call on local churches to bring busloads of people to the event. I am very aware that most evangelistic events are planned months, even years in advance. The formula is simple. Get a venue, contact all the local churches, and fill the venue up with people from those churches. Maybe I am missing something here, but what is the real purpose if all you are going to do is preach to the people in the church? Trust me, I am not naive. I understand that when you do it that way, everyone knows what you are talking about, they all say “amen,” you can sell products, AND, you can take an offering.

Again, I can’t speak for what God has called others to do, but He has called me to share the hope and love of Christ with this lost and dying world, and to do that, I must take CHRIST TO THE PEOPLE. I do that each day here on the Internet, I do that 5 nights a week on my “live” television program on the UPN network, and that is what we did last Saturday night in Ybor City.

It was an amazing night. We had a vacant lot right on the main street in the
heart of the nightclub district. The lot was about 30 ft. wide by 100 yards deep and could hold about 200 people, but thousands more could see what was going on from the street. We put up a stage, lighting grid, and brought in a monster sound system. Starting at 11 p.m. my dear friend, Ron Rosson, an extremely anointed Minister of Music, provided over 2 hours of great Gospel music. The music was incredible and many stopped on the street, many came inside to experience the power of God moving thru the music. It was a great contrast to the worldly music blasting from the clubs up and down the streets of Ybor.

At around 1:30 a.m. I came up on the stage. As I looked at the app. 100 people inside the lot, and the thousands walking up and down the streets outside, I quickly realized, THOSE were the people I came to Ybor to minister to. I left the stage, and set up OUTSIDE the lot right on the street. Those inside the lot moved outside, and for the next 30 minutes, I shared a message on “searching” using the story of the Prodigal Son.

Thousands of people up and down the streets of Ybor that night, could not help but to hear the fact that Jesus Christ loves them, He died for their sins, and that HE is what they were searching for. At the end of the message, I gave an invitation to know Christ and to be born again. With the monster sound system booming so that people for blocks and blocks could hear, I led people in prayer to ask Christ into their lives. Afterwards, I was honored to spend a good hour right there on the streets of Ybor, praying for people who wanted special prayer. It was a very special night and I was honored to be part of it.

***Thank you to all who fasted and prayed for this outreach. Whatever God did in the lives of people that night, it was because you were faithful to pray. There is an incredible power when the people of God pray!

In meeting with my staff, they had over a dozen people who filled out forms saying they committed their lives to Christ. As the Gospel was blaring throughout the streets of Ybor that night, only God knows the real number of hearts and lives that were changed. It is like what I do here on the Internet each day, and on my TV program each night. I share the truth of God’s Word, give an invitation to know Christ as your Savior, I challenge the people to surrender their lives to the Lord, and really only God knows the actual number of people that come under the conviction of the Holy Spirit. Never forget, all God asks us to do is to be faithful. He uses our faithfulness to change lives we will never see or know about.

The challenge for you today is this. There is a world outside the four walls of the church that is hurting and lost. They are looking for answers. They will not come to your church, they will not watch Christian television, they will not hear the message of Christ unless YOU BRING IT TO THEM. You work with these people, you go to school with them, you recreate with them, you shop with them. You don’t need a microphone to share Christ, you simply need to live a Godly life each day, and when the opportunities arise, tell people what Jesus Christ has done in your life.

I love you and care about you so much. God has commanded, not suggested, that we share the Gospel with this lost world that we live in. IT IS NOT AN OPTION. We are in the last days and there is one last great harvest to come in before Christ returns. The time is short and we must get serious about the job God has given us to do, working while it is still light. Again, this is a call God has given to ALL of His children.

I pray today that you will respond and do your part in helping to bring Christ to those who are lost and without hope. As that great song says, JESUS IS THE ANSWER, FOR THIS WORLD TODAY, ABOVE HIM THERE’S NO OTHER, JESUS IS THE WAY. Let us take Jesus Christ TO THE PEOPLE!!!

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

(C)opryright 2015, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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THE answer to the shootings at our schools

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(Psalms 51:10, John 3:16)

THE answer to the shootings at our schools. Over the last 5 years, there has been an epidemic of shooting in our nations schools, with more last week. They have taken place in elementary, junior high, and high schools. These schools have been located in rural areas as well as the suburbs. Those who have committed these senseless acts of violence have been boys and girls, though mostly boys. After each one of these incidents, the un-answered question remains, why?

In attempting to answer that question, we get an endless parade of pundits, psychologists, and politicians. At the top of the debate is our nations gun laws. Now I am all for any laws that can help make guns in our society safer WITHOUT impeding on our Constitutional rights. The fact is, we have law books full of gun laws, many of which are not being properly enforced. Also visible in this ongoing debate is societies role in the lives of those who commit these acts of violence. The role of parents and the school in these incidents is also hotly debated. While all of these factors are part of the overall picture, they are not the real answer.

You see, we are all born into sin, with a heart that is prone to sin. Society has put some limits on what is acceptable behavior, but the fact is when a person chooses to ignore those limits, he or she is capable of the most heinous kind of actions imaginable. So many kids grow up today without a moral foundation, without any absolute truth in their lives, without an understanding that there are very real consequences for their actions. It is the job of the Christian community to show people a moral base from which we must live our lives, that there is absolute truth, right and wrong, and that sin carries consequences.

The real answer to this problem lies within the church, the Christian community, those of us who acknowledge Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. You see my friend, too many of us have decided to sit on our hands, remain silent in our daily lives. When you accept Christ into your life, you become an ambassador of the Lord. You no longer have the luxury of not being involved. It is no accident those people God has placed in our lives. It is no accident we go to school where we do, work where we do, live where we do.

However, rather than letting our lights shine, far too many of God’s children hide their lights under a bushel. We tend to only associate with other Christians and are very bad at reaching out to others. The example Christ gave us in His earthly ministry was to reach out to the hurting, the broken, the downtrodden. Yet we see these people in our lives each and every day and pass them by, just like the Priests passed by the wounded traveler on the road to Jericho in the story of the Good Samaritan.

WE CANNOT IGNORE THOSE WHO ARE HURTING, SINCE WE HAVE THE ANSWER TO THEIR HURTS AND PAINS!!!!!!

Unfortunately, so many children grow up now in homes where their parents are not Christians, thus the parents are also lacking a Christian foundation in their life. Just as bad is the fact so many kids grow up in one-parent homes. ***Let me just say this to you parents. You took the vows and responsibility to get married. You took the responsibility to have children. I am acutely aware of the circumstances that cause marriages to break up, but let me challenge you. Before you end your marriage, before you act in what is often just a selfish manner, know what the consequences of your actions will be in the lives of your children!!!

I pray that this is a lesson to you young adults to really think first before getting married. Don’t get unequally yoked. Have a firm spiritual base to your relationship. In most cases, children will one day be involved in your life, and your actions will have a profound impact on their lives. Marriage is not something to enter into lightly. Having children is the biggest responsibility you will have in this life, so think about that when you are tempted to have sex without being married.

I love you and care about you so much. If you are reading this and have never committed your life to Christ, let me assure you that He has a love for you have never experienced before. Life does not have to be so confusing. There are answers to those problems you have that seem insurmountable. God can give you options you never even thought of. Most of all though, He has a perfect plan for your life, if you will just surrender yourself to Him.

Go to my website, http://www.liveprayer.com . On the top menu bar is an item “Plan of Salvation” (www.liveprayer.com/bdy_salvatn.html ). Before you read it, just pray, “God, open my heart to theses words you have for me.” Getting saved. It won’t make all your problems go away over night. But you will have a new strength, and new power within you that will literally change your life.

I pray that these words today will encourage you and challenge your life. Am I saying Christians are responsible for these school shootings? Of course not. But we do have a responsibility to share the love and hope we have in Christ with those God brings into our life. It is not an option. He did not give us the words of life, He did not give us His love so that we can simply hold onto it for ourselves. He gave it to us freely, so we can give it to others freely. Will people reject your attempts? Yes. Will people still do evil things like randomly shoot classmates? Yes. We can not eliminate sin from the world in which we live in, but we can do our part to share the love and hope of Christ with others each day. That is what God has commanded us to do!

***The truth is, this a society where sin runs freely throughout, it is ONLY the people of God that keep it from being total chaos!!! Those who do share their faith, reach out to others, take a bold stand for Christ, are the ONLY reason we don’t have more of these types of incidents. We have THE ANSWER in Christ, so let’s be encouraged and get serious about sharing that answer with everyone we meet!

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

(C)opryright 2015, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Honor your pastor

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(Jeremiah 3:15)

Honor your pastor. Today is the day most Christians go to church. It is the only time most of you ever see your pastor, and that is usually from your seat in the sanctuary as he leads the worship service and preaches the message. Having preached in over 500 churches of every denomination nationwide, I can honestly tell you that for most pastors, Sunday morning is their favorite day of the week and the one day they usually feel their work for God really has the most meaning. You can never know or really understand the pressure most pastors are under.

If it was only getting up on Sunday morning and being the “man of God” it would be wonderful, but that is not reality. It is a 7 day a week, 24 hour a day calling. Many have outside jobs. There is the constant pressures of raising the budget, dealing with the interpersonal problems that always exist when you have a group of people, overseeing the political infighting that often occurs, on top of the spiritual requirements of shepherding the flock, having an anointed word each week for the various services, and other requirements the office of pastor carries with it.

My prayer for you today is to support your pastor. Pray for your pastor each day. John 10 gives us the picture of the ideal pastor. Pray that your pastor will be able to tear away from the distractions of this world to be the Shepherd described in John 10. God has placed that pastor in your life to guide you, spiritually nurture you, and have spiritual leadership over your life.

Do all you can to show your love and appreciation for all your pastor does for you, most of which you may not even recognize. Also, God has placed your pastor in your life for spiritual leadership. When you come into times of crisis, don’t hesitate to go to your pastor. That is ultimately why your pastor is there, to help you and guide you through those difficult times in your
life.

I love you, care about you, and pray for you daily. Let this day be a day to remember your pastor in prayer and recognize them for all they do for your life. God has called His sheep to be obedient and obey those in spiritual authority. Take inventory and see if you are fulfilling this admonition and ask God to help you. He loves you so much, that he has placed your pastor in your life to shepherd you and guide you in your spiritual journey. Show your love for Him today by praying for and supporting your pastor.

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

(C)opryright 2015, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The answer for the Middle East

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(Genesis 21:10, 12:2,3)

The answer for the Middle East. To even talk about the situation in Israel today, you must understand that the roots of this issue goes back over 4,500 years to Abraham. Abraham was promised by God to have a son with his elderly wife Sarah. When God didn’t answer as quickly as Abraham wanted, he decided to take matters into his own hands. So he took his wife’s handmaiden Hagar, slept with her, and had a son named Ishmael. Of course, it was shortly after this, that God’s promise to Abraham and Sarah was fulfilled and they had a son named Isaac.

As you can imagine, having his wife Sarah and son Isaac living with Hagar and Ishmael did not work out and Abraham eventually sent Hagar and Ishmael away to live somewhere else. It is from Isaac that the Jewish people descended from. It is from Ishmael that the bulk of the Arab people descended from. The Jewish people worshipping the God of the Bible. The Arab people worshipping pagan gods and ultimately adopting Islam. What is happening today is literally the byproduct of Abraham’s sin 4500 years ago!

I often talk about living life God’s way, or exercising our free will to live
our way. When I deal with God’s plan for marriage, I am often asked about why God allowed the great men of the Bible to have multiple wives. GOD NEVER ALLOWED THIS! This was in absolute rebellion to His plan, and whenever we decide to rebel against God’s way, there will ALWAYS be consequences.

We are still seeing every night on our TV news the consequences of Abraham’s rebellion 4500 years after the fact! Read the story of David and the consequences
from his sin with Bathsheba. Read the story of Solomon and the consequences of his sin later in his life from having foreign (those who did not honor the God
of Israel) and multiple wives.

The fact is, GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSON. Even the great men of God in the Bible, when they went against God’s plan, PAID THE PRICE FOR THEIR REBELLION! You can not go against God’s way and not expect to suffer the consequences from your choice to rebel, no matter if you are Abraham, David, Solomon, Joe in Kansas, or Sherry in California!

As in all things, Jesus Christ is the only true answer to peace in this great conflict. Sadly, both sides have rejected Him. The Jewish people have rejected Him as the Messiah and the Muslims only see Him as a prophet. The only ONE who could change the hearts of men to reconcile their differences and live in peace is sadly rejected by both sides. Nobody on earth knows Jesus as well as the Jewish people. He was a Jew. But even 2,000 years after His death, He is still rejected by His own people. The Muslims also know Jesus very well. They study His life and teachings, but thoroughly reject that He is the Son of God. Both groups have rejected the one and only person that could bring peace to this troubled area of the world.

So understanding that this is a 4,500 year old conflict between two faith groups that have rejected Christ, the answer is quite simply there will NEVER be real, lasting peace in this conflict. There will be seasons of peace, and we all pray for that today, but the only real peace will come when the Prince of Peace Himself returns. Bible prophecy is very subjective since it deals with future events, and the prophetic passages of the Bible can be interpreted to say many things. But one thing all Bible prophecy scholars agree on is that Israel will be the center of the events marking the end times.

It is on the Mount of Olives that Christ will return. It is on the plains of Armageddon that the last great battle will be fought. Israel will be the center of the action as the last days of this world as we know it unfold. That is
why we should all pay close attention to the events in Israel and be aware of
what is happening in that part of the world.

I love you and care about you so much. The natural question is what can we as Christians do during this difficult time. Pray!!! My Bible says the Jewish people are STILL God’s chosen people. Even though each one who dies rejecting Christ is eternally lost, the Jewish people still remain God’s chosen people. We need to pray for them. My Bible says to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and that those who bless the Jewish people will be blessed (Genesis 12:2,3). So pray for Israel, pray for the Jewish people, pray above all that they will one-by-one open their hearts to the truth that Jesus IS the Messiah that they are looking for.

Likewise, pray for the Palestinians and the people of the other Arab countries involved. Pray that God will soften the hatred in their hearts and allow them to see that Jesus was not just a great prophet, but that He is
the SON OF THE LIVING GOD! Not the son of Allah of the Quoran, but the Son of the God of the Bible! ***You see my friend, while general peace will never be totally achieved, peace CAN come to one heart at a time as they accept Christ as their Savior!

THAT needs to be the focus of our prayers. That during this great time of turmoil, war, and death, the message of Christ’s love will reach the hearts of men, women, and children on both sides. That Jews and Muslims alike will hear that Jesus loves them, died for their sins, and can give them everlasting life.

Let our prayer be that THIS message is heard and received above all else!

JESUS IS THE ONLY ANSWER FOR THE MIDDLE EAST!

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

(C)opryright 2015, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Judging others

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( Matthew 7:1 )

Judging others. This is a verse that many use incorrectly, and I want to take a moment today to clarify what Jesus said when He shared this great truth during the Sermon on the Mount. Because I have never been afraid of calling sin exactly what it is when I share the TRUTH of God’s Word with you, I get several hundred emails daily from people telling me that I have NO RIGHT JUDGING OTHERS. The fact is, what I do in the course of this Devotional each day is NOT judge anyone, but simply expose people, events, and issues in our society in the context of encouraging you in your daily relationship with the Lord.

When I use the example of someone like an Eminem, I am NOT judging his heart, God will do that. I simply point out his actions. It is HIS ACTIONS THAT JUDGE HIM!!!!! I DON’T HAVE TO!!!! When I talk about the sinful choices of those who engage in fornication or homosexual activity, I am NOT judging those who engage in these practices. I simply point out what they do. It is THEIR ACTIONS THAT JUDGE THEM. All I do is take what a person has DONE in the context of God’s Word says. THAT is our ultimate authority in ALL matters. IT IS GOD’S WORD THAT JUDGES THEM!

What Jesus said in Matthew 7:1 is very powerful. WE have no right to judge anyone since we ourselves are frail, sinful people. We must be as concerned about the sin in OUR lives, as we are in judging the sin in others. Having said
that however, those who God has called into spiritual leadership must NEVER, EVER, shy away from calling sin sin. Those who commit acts of homosexuality or fornication are sinners. God said it, I didn’t. Eminem has chosen to sell out his life to the record corporations and profit on putting out garbage to our kids. HE CHOSE TO DO THAT, I DIDN’T. He has to stand accountable for his actions and his life. WHAT HE DOES JUDGES HIM, I DON’T.

Anyone that takes the time to read ALL of what I write each day, know that I ask people to pray for those who are lost and without hope. I call people often to PRAY FOR those who choose to engage in sinful sexual acts, whether it is homosexual acts, acts of adultery, or fornication. I use examples of the real world that we live in to drive home the point that I am making to YOU each day in relationship to your personal walk with the Lord.

I love you and care about you so much. I am not nearly as concerned for my own personal well being, as I am for your ETERNAL well being. THAT is why I do what I do each day. I will NEVER be silenced. If Nickelodeon can allow the pro homosexual community to tell our kids that homosexuality is an acceptable choice, I will use my voice to say that it is a sin and a path of destruction! If Eminem can have his garbage broadcast on MTV and other channels day and night, I will use my voice to tell people that his “music” is straight from the pits of hell, and there is only ONE ROAD to real peace!

Pleased know today that Jesus was very clear about his admonition to “not judge others.” But never take that to mean that we have to turn our heads to sin, and not speak out about what GOD SAYS is wrong! We are living in the last days. The war between TRUTH and LIE will become more pronounced.

Please pray for me daily as I get even more focused on using the Internet and secular television to get the message of TRUTH to this lost and hurting world that we live in. Those who know Christ, who lived through the lies, know that HE is the ONLY WAY. I judge no one. Only God can do that. But the Bible clearly says that “you will know a tree by the fruit that it bears.”

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH CALLING A ROTTEN APPLE….A ROTTEN APPLE! God will judge ME if I am silent!!!

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

(C)opryright 2015, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

A battle for souls, satan is NOT playing games

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(John 10:10)

A battle for souls, satan is NOT playing games. Each day, Liveprayer receives and responds to over 40,000 emails for prayer. While I personally take 100 at random each day, I get a detailed report of the types of prayer needs we receive. In over 4 years of operating this ministry, I can say there is very little that shocks me any more.

Last week, I received an email from a mother that was upset because her 12 year old daughter had been suspended from school. The reason? She and another 12 year old girl had a contest one day to see how many boys they could give oral sex to on the bus before they reached their school. I wish I
could say this was the first time I ever received such an email, but I have had at least a half dozen like it in the last couple of years. Where do 12 year olds even get such ideas? They get them daily through television, music, magazines, and advertising!

Case in point. The hottest selling clothing in Europe today comes from a UK apparel company, the French Connection Group, that sells it goods under the acronym FCUK. They have recently come out with a line of fragrances. One is for men called, FCUK Him, and the other is for women called, FCUK Her. They are targeting teens with a $10 million dollar ad campaign called, “Scent To Bed.” Coming soon to a store in YOUR TOWN.

My two-fold purpose for even mentioning this company and their marketing campaign is to first warn parents what their children are being exposed to and to drive home the point I try to share often with you….SATAN IS NOT PLAYING GAMES!!!

Parents, now more than ever, you MUST know what is out in the popular culture that your children are being exposed to. You MUST be aware of what is on TV, what the popular music is, what the hot movies are, what kind of clothes are being marketed to your kids, the content of the magazines your children are reading, and the advertising campaigns that are geared to reach YOUR KIDS!

I can only encourage you to work daily to have a good line of communication open with your children. You need to talk to them. You need to understand the messages that they are getting daily from the world, and make sure they know what God says about these issues. Building a solid spiritual foundation in their lives through church, praying with them, doing family devotions, is
critical. They need to be able to identify the lies of satan, and know the truth of God’s Word so that they can stand strong in the midst of all that they are exposed to on a daily basis.

YOUR CHILDREN ARE THE NUMBER ONE MINISTRY THAT GOD HAS GIVEN YOU!!! One of the huge problems we have in this nation is there is now a large percentage of 2 full generations that have not gone to church and are growing up in homes void of God. You have parents now that grew up in homes void of God, raising children that are obviously growing up in homes void of God. This means the only “truth” these people know is the lies they have been fed by the world. They simply don’t know or absolutely reject what God says. This is why most of Europe and Canada have become places void of God and open to everything that God opposes.

If you think satan is playing games, you should come to the Liveprayer offices some day and scan through some of the 40,000 emails that we receive each day. The vast majority are from people that have bought into satan’s lies, and their lives have been greatly damaged. Jesus told us in John chapter 10 what the enemies goal was, to steal, kill, and destroy. Steal our peace and joy, destroy our lives so that we can never fulfill our purpose in life to serve God, and literally kill us.

Life is a battle for the eternal souls of people. Satan is DEADLY serious about taking as many souls into everlasting damnation as he possibly can. We live in a world that has become so void of God, satan has free reign to do whatever he wants to get as many people as he can eternally separated from God. God loves us so much, that He sent His Son to die for our sins so that we
could be forgiven and spend eternity with Him. He has made a way for man to be with Him forever by coming to know Jesus Christ by faith.

What is the answer? Those who know Christ as their Savior, MUST take the message of hope, love, and everlasting life thru Christ to this lost world that we live in. I am all for the practical efforts to boycott stores, TV programs, advertisers, work to change laws, and all of those meaningful efforts that can help the climate that we currently live in. I pray for and support those ministries and organizations called to do those types of things. My calling however, is to boldly, loudly, and without fear proclaim the truth of God’s Word, to help lead the lost and hurting into an eternal relationship with Jesus Christ.

I love you and care about you so much. Maybe now you can catch a glimpse of why I am so passionate about what I do each day. Why I am so focused on using the same vehicles satan uses to carry his lies to the masses, like the Internet and secular television. That is why I am going to Ybor City this Saturday night. Not to hold a church service, but to share the hope of Christ with over 40,000 people that have come there that night to buy the lie of satan!

You see, I know, just like Elijah did in 1 Kings chapter 18, that if you simply put God head to head with satan, God will win EVERY TIME!!! GOD IS UNDEFEATED!!! THE FACT IS, THE GAME IS ALREADY OVER AND GOD HAS WON!!! The only thing left to be determined is how many people will end up on the winning team, and how many will choose to be part of the losing team. Satan is serious about leading people to everlasting death, the people of God need to be just as serious about leading people to everlasting life! This is a battle for the eternal souls of people.

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

. Each day, Liveprayer
receives and responds to over 40,000 emails for prayer. While I personally take 100 at random each day, I get a detailed report of the types of prayer needs we receive. In over 4 years of operating this ministry, I can say there is very little that shocks me any more.

Last week, I received an email from a mother that was upset because her 12 year old daughter had been suspended from school. The reason? She and another 12 year old girl had a contest one day to see how many boys they could give oral sex to on the bus before they reached their school. I wish I
could say this was the first time I ever received such an email, but I have had at least a half dozen like it in the last couple of years. Where do 12 year olds even get such ideas? They get them daily through television, music, magazines, and advertising!

Case in point. The hottest selling clothing in Europe today comes from a UK apparel company, the French Connection Group, that sells it goods under the acronym FCUK. They have recently come out with a line of fragrances. One is for men called, FCUK Him, and the other is for women called, FCUK Her. They are targeting teens with a $10 million dollar ad campaign called, “Scent To Bed.” Coming soon to a store in YOUR TOWN.

My two-fold purpose for even mentioning this company and their marketing campaign is to first warn parents what their children are being exposed to and to drive home the point I try to share often with you….SATAN IS NOT PLAYING GAMES!!!

Parents, now more than ever, you MUST know what is out in the popular culture that your children are being exposed to. You MUST be aware of what is on TV, what the popular music is, what the hot movies are, what kind of clothes are being marketed to your kids, the content of the magazines your children are reading, and the advertising campaigns that are geared to reach YOUR KIDS!

I can only encourage you to work daily to have a good line of communication open with your children. You need to talk to them. You need to understand the messages that they are getting daily from the world, and make sure they know what God says about these issues. Building a solid spiritual foundation in their lives through church, praying with them, doing family devotions, is
critical. They need to be able to identify the lies of satan, and know the truth of God’s Word so that they can stand strong in the midst of all that they are exposed to on a daily basis.

YOUR CHILDREN ARE THE NUMBER ONE MINISTRY THAT GOD HAS GIVEN YOU!!! One of the huge problems we have in this nation is there is now a large percentage of 2 full generations that have not gone to church and are growing up in homes void of God. You have parents now that grew up in homes void of God, raising children that are obviously growing up in homes void of God. This means the only “truth” these people know is the lies they have been fed by the world. They simply don’t know or absolutely reject what God says. This is why most of Europe and Canada have become places void of God and open to everything that God opposes.

If you think satan is playing games, you should come to the Liveprayer offices some day and scan through some of the 40,000 emails that we receive each day. The vast majority are from people that have bought into satan’s lies, and their lives have been greatly damaged. Jesus told us in John chapter 10 what the enemies goal was, to steal, kill, and destroy. Steal our peace and joy, destroy our lives so that we can never fulfill our purpose in life to serve God, and literally kill us.

Life is a battle for the eternal souls of people. Satan is DEADLY serious about taking as many souls into everlasting damnation as he possibly can. We live in a world that has become so void of God, satan has free reign to do whatever he wants to get as many people as he can eternally separated from God. God loves us so much, that He sent His Son to die for our sins so that we
could be forgiven and spend eternity with Him. He has made a way for man to be with Him forever by coming to know Jesus Christ by faith.

What is the answer? Those who know Christ as their Savior, MUST take the message of hope, love, and everlasting life thru Christ to this lost world that we live in. I am all for the practical efforts to boycott stores, TV programs, advertisers, work to change laws, and all of those meaningful efforts that can help the climate that we currently live in. I pray for and support those ministries and organizations called to do those types of things. My calling however, is to boldly, loudly, and without fear proclaim the truth of God’s Word, to help lead the lost and hurting into an eternal relationship with Jesus Christ.

I love you and care about you so much. Maybe now you can catch a glimpse of why I am so passionate about what I do each day. Why I am so focused on using the same vehicles satan uses to carry his lies to the masses, like the Internet and secular television. That is why I am going to Ybor City this Saturday night. Not to hold a church service, but to share the hope of Christ with over 40,000 people that have come there that night to buy the lie of satan!

You see, I know, just like Elijah did in 1 Kings chapter 18, that if you simply put God head to head with satan, God will win EVERY TIME!!! GOD IS UNDEFEATED!!! THE FACT IS, THE GAME IS ALREADY OVER AND GOD HAS WON!!! The only thing left to be determined is how many people will end up on the winning team, and how many will choose to be part of the losing team. Satan is serious about leading people to everlasting death, the people of God need to be just as serious about leading people to everlasting life! This is a battle for the eternal souls of people.

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

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What is the real significance of the offering the widow made at the Temple

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(Luke 21:1-4)

What is the real significance of the offering the widow made at the Temple? As most people were making their offering from the abundance that they had been blessed with, here came a widow with no wealth, with no possessions, who was just getting by day to day. Yet, Jesus took the time to point out that her offering was greater than the others because she was giving out of her need. How could that be? You see my friend, it was not the greatest offering in the amount that she gave, but it was the greatest offering because of the heart that she gave it with.

The point of this passage today is that the widow gave because she not only had faith that God would meet her daily needs, but just as important, she gave out of obedience and an understanding of how God works. You don’t “give to get.” You give as an act of obedience. You give as a form of worship. You give to bless others, and because you give with a pure heart, God in turn blesses you. Never forget that His blessings come in many forms. Not just in money, but in things like health, safety, daily provision, and many blessings that we simply take for granted.

What I want you to take from this word today is that the amount that you give is not important. It is being obedient to give what God tells you to give! It is the heart and motivations that you give it with. When you give sacrificially, you are saying to God that you trust Him to provide for your needs as He has promised to, and that you are more concerned for others than yourself. Nothing touches the heart of God more than giving of yourself to others, much as He gave His own Son for the sins of this world. God understands sacrificial giving!!!

I love you and care about you so much. Every day I get so many emails from people on the subject of giving. How much to give. Who to give it to. Never forget this. ALL, 100% of what we have belongs to God and is simply on loan to us. So whatever you give, you are simply giving back a portion of what He has entrusted to you for this season. That is why you can’t outgive God, IT IS HIS ALREADY! My counsel is to get alone with the Lord, pray, and let Him give you direction in how much to give and who to give it to, then be faithful to do it and do it cheerfully. HE WILL BLESS YOU FOR YOUR FAITHFULNESS, AND HE WILL BLESS YOU FOR YOUR OBEDIENCE.

I am overwhelmed and amazed how God takes so little to do so much. The overall monthly budget of Liveprayer is only $30,000. For ONLY $1,000 a day, we are able to freely provide all the ministry we do to millions of people worldwide. The Bible is very clear that it is God’s people who are to
support God’s work, and, they are to do so as they are led by God. I have always used the biblical example of Moses when he raised the funds to build the Tabernacle, David when he raised the funds to build the Temple Solomon finished, and Paul when he raised money for his missionary journeys. Share the need with the people, and simply ask each one to pray and give as God leads them to give.

***FINANCIALLY, WE ARE WAY BEHIND THIS MONTH. I NEED YOUR PRAYERS, AND NEED FOR THOSE THAT HAVE THE ABILITY, TO HELP ME TODAY. AS WE HEAD INTO THE LAST 6 DAYS OF THIS MONTH, WE STILL NEED TO BRING IN $13,100 TO END THIS MONTH WITH ALL OF OUR OBLIGATIONS MET. IF YOU HAVE NOT GIVEN THIS MONTH, PLEASE PRAY ABOUT DOING SO. DON’T EXPECT SOMEONE ELSE TO
DO WHAT GOD HAS ASKED YOU TO DO. PRAY AND GIVE THE BEST GIFT THAT YOU CAN TO HELP ME TODAY!!!

The bible teaches we are to give according to our ability. It is NOT about the amount you give, but the obedient heart that you give it with. For some, $10, $20, $50 is a sacrifice. For others, it may be $100, $200, $500. Still others, it may be $1,000, $5,000, or even the entire $13,100. Again, it is not the amount, but your heart God sees. It is being obedient and doing what God is asking you to do.

You can make your gift on a major credit card on my website at http://www.liveprayer.com under the “Donation” button, or, you can give using your PayPal account by using my email address, bkeller@liveprayer.com , or, you can mail your gift to:
Liveprayer
6660 46th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33709
Also, 100% of your gift to Liveprayer.com is tax deductible.

Thank you for standing with me in this work. I will praying for you. Never let giving be something that you dread doing. Don’t ever let anyone force you to give what you don’t want to. WHAT YOU GIVE IS NOBODY’S BUSINESS! It is between you and God. Just like the widow, give as God leads you to give, give the amount He tells you to give, and give it cheerfully. Giving is an act of worship. When we give out of our need as the widow did at the temple, GOD WILL HONOR YOU FOR THAT!

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

(C)opryright 2015, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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