Sit Down with Your Bible and Look at All the Scriptures Concerning Care for the Poor and Needy

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(Psalms 41:1)

I want to encourage you today to take about an hour, sit down with your Bible, and look at all the scriptures concerning care for the poor and needy. One thing I have learned about God and the way that He has Divinely given us His Word, is when you see the same issue talked about over and over, throughout the Bible from the Old to New Testament-God is trying to emphasize a point.
He could not be clearer as to our responsibility to help the poor. Now, of course, this immediately brings to mind mental images of the homeless, those begging on corners for food, the ones who occupy the shelters at night. But I want you to focus today not only on those who are financially poor, but also those who are SPIRITUALLY POOR.

Throughout Jesus’s earthly ministry, He reached out to all segments of society. To those who had wealth and resources, He tried to focus them on their bankrupt spiritual life. Jesus said, “What shall it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul?” Today, I want you to be aware of the “poor” people you may come in contact with every day. Not just those who are financially poor, but those who are spiritually poor as well.

We have a responsibility to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, the hope and love of Christ with these people just as we would share a meal with someone who was hungry. It is not an option, but an obligation that we have as followers of Christ to reach out to those who are hurting and need to know there are answers beyond the things of this world.

I am going to pray today that you take this challenge during the Christmas season to heart and really focus, not just on the visibly poor that you may see each day, but also those who may have worldly riches, but be flat broke spiritually. You see, in those difficult times that we all face in life, losing a loved one, health problems, changing jobs, troubles at home, whatever the issue may be, power, prestige, and money are not the answer.

Only the strength, wisdom, and love of Christ can get us through those most difficult times in our life. Open your eyes today and look at those around you who may need a spiritual handout today just to make it to tomorrow. God has called us to help the poor. Not just the financially poor, but also the spiritually poor!

Bless someone today. The greatest thing you can do today, is to be a blessing to someone. God has placed someone in your life today for you to be His instrument of blessing. This might be some sort of assistance you give, a kind word, being a sympathetic ear. Or it could be in a way they won’t even know such as a prayer, or an anonymous gesture to help them. It is amazing when we concentrate each day on how we can bless others, how much God, in turn, blesses us.

Most of the time, we are so caught up in our own lives, our own problems, that we forget others around us who are also having difficulties. You will be amazed at how different your life looks when you start to take the focus off of your own circumstances, and try to become a blessing to someone else. I have no doubt that Jesus had many difficulties that anyone who lives on this earth have. But in all the Gospel accounts of His life, it is not His problems we see Him concerned with, but the problems of others. This is due to the fact that He knew the promises of God and trusted God with His problems. How great to get to a point in our walk with the Lord, where our faith is so strong that we virtually ignore our own problems to live for others, trusting and knowing god is working on our behalf.

Today, I challenge you to bless someone. Someone you know, a stranger, God will show you. One of the ways many of you have been blessing others is by going to our website, http://www.liveprayer.com and signing up friends and family members to the Daily Devotional. Every day I get emails from people saying, “I don’t know how I began to get these, but they were exactly what I needed.” This is an example of how you can bless someone and touch their life.

I pray that today will be a special day. It is a day unique unto itself and will never be repeated. Make it extra special by blessing someone, and have the faith to know that God is blessing you in return. I love you and will be praying for you.

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

(C)opryright 2010, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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This Is One of Those Days I Just Need to Talk to You

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(John 3:16)

This is one of those days, I just need to talk to you, just like if we were sitting together having breakfast at a little restaurant. I have to be totally honest with you. I have dedicated, literally, the last 20 yrs of my life to serving the Lord. I have given all I have, sacrificed everything, taken every dime I ever made and poured it back into the ministry. I have mortgaged my house over 12 times to have the funds available to keep the ministry moving forward, most recently a few months ago when we had some serious monthly shortfalls. There is literally NOTHING I would never do, including sacrificing my life, my time, my talent, and any earthly possessions for God’s work here!

You see, I have heard from God from the day He gave me the vision for Liveprayer over 11 years ago. Everything He showed me has come to fruition, and so much more. God has shown me that He would use me, and His work at Liveprayer at some point to lead this nation back to His and His Truth. I shared that vision with you several years ago when I launched the Jonah Project. It has only been in the past 6 months, that I saw His plan for the fulfillment of that vision…the “9-11 Christian Center at Ground Zero.”

I AM LOOKING FOR TRUE WARRIORS!!!

This message today is about 2011. What ever happened in 2010 is over. I am not interested in looking back, but looking ahead. God has showed me that 2011 is the year when the spiritual freefall in this nation can be stopped…and reversed!!! By having a bold, visible, physical evangelistic center at ground zero, being on a major secular superstation like WWOR 9 every Mon-Fri, we have the ability to not only have the platform to share the Truth of God’s Word on the issues of the day the world won’t be able to ignore, but also millions of lost souls to faith in Jesus Christ and change the spiritual course of this nation!!!

Many called Noah, Abraham, other heroes of the faith down through the years crazy…and they were. They were crazy for God! God has always used men who loved Him and obeyed Him to do His work. Who else in the last 11 years has reached tens of millions of lives around the world for Christ, answered over 70 million email prayer requests, led over 500,000 souls we know of to faith in Jesus Christ? I did because I heard God over 11 yrs ago, had the faith to trust God, and He honored that faith!!!

I am challenging you today to stand with me. Not just stand with me, give your LIFE with me!!! Do you love Jesus enough to do that? It appalls me that a man like Warren Buffet give 3 BILLION to help kill innocent babies around the world. Or George Soros, who give hundreds of millions annually to fund his political agenda. WITH A FRACTION OF THAT AMOUNT, I COULD TURN THE NATION, THE WORLD BACK TO GOD AND HIS TRUTH AND SEE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF SOULS COME TO FAITH IN JESUS!!!

Liveprayer is not just another ministry. It is a unique work of God HE raised up over 11 yrs ago to lead this nation back to Him and His Truth. Over those years, thousands and stood with me in this work to allow us to impact tens of millions of lives around the world. Today, I don’t need millions, or even thousands, only several hundred SOLD OUT, COMMITTED, MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE WILLING TO SACRIFCE THEIR LIVES FOR THE LORD AND STAND WITH ME!!!

This is not about money, it is about COMMITMENT. The Bibles says, “Where your treasure is, there will be your heart.” Today, I am in critical need of several hundred serious men and women of God who will sacrifice their lives, their treasure, and stand with me for the Gospel. My track record is for all to see. I have never wavered, turned back, compromised, but have committed everyting I have and all this ministry has, for this opportunity we have before us to lead our nation back to God and His Truth.

I could easily have sat back, built buildings, bought planes, had huge staffs, while living in mansions and driving new luxury cars. But that is not what I do this for. I have rolled the dice, over, and over, and over…put everything on the line… for one thing…TO SAVE SOULS!!!!

—>Today, I am in great need. By 3pm I need one, two, or several people, to wire $30,000 so we can cover past due needs and meet the current obligations we have for this 9-11 project in NYC. I need someone who has the liquid funds, who loves the Lord, and is willing to make the sacrifce and commitment to stand with me! It will be easy to dismiss this opportunity because of Christmas, but what better time to give back to God after His very best? If God is speaking to you, please email me at: bkeller@liveprayer.com and I will get you our bank wire info.

In the next 30 days, here is what I need. I need 100 people who can make a special one-time commitment of $5,000. So far, we have had 8 respond, I need 92 more right away. We will have a special plaque in our new evangelistic center by ground zero with 100 leafs for each unit, to be engraved in honor of someone the donor designates.

Also, I need 100 people to give a gift of $1,000 for the “9-11 Memorial Prayer Room.” We will also have a special plaque there with 100 leafs engraved in honor of the person the donor designates.

Additionally, I am looking for one person who is willing to cover the $100,000 to construct the chapel at our new evangelistic center at ground zero, and give them the opportunity to have the chapel named after the person they want to honor in this incredible way.

The wonderful thing is, once we have the initial start up costs covered, the “9-11 Christian Center at Ground Zero” is up and running, the TV program is on the air in the New York City market, we will have a new base of support for the ongoing operations of the evangelistic center and the TV program.

THE KEY IS THE INITIAL START-UP COSTS! THAT WILL TAKE COMMITMENT, SACRIFICE, AND MEN AND WOMEN WHO WANT TO SEE THIS NATION TURN BACK TO GOD AND HIS TRUTH!!!

Listen, I know everyone is busy with Christmas, and living your own lives. It is easy to just let someone else make the sacrifce. The fact is, it is those God calls and are obedient that He uses to fulfill His plan and purpose. I understand not everyone can give tens of thousands, or even one thousand. But everyone can pray, and most everyone can SACRIFICE something, even if it is $5. In the end, God is not interested in the amount, but your heart. That is the issue. Jesus sacrifce all He had, including His life for us, are we willing to sacrifce what He has blessed us with for Him???

To make a special gift to Liveprayer or the 9-11 Christian Center at Ground Zero, you can send your gift to Liveprayer on your major credit card at our website http://www.liveprayer.com under the “Donation” button, or you can give from your PayPal account by using my email address, bkeller@liveprayer.com , or you can mail it to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33709. One the credit card or PayPal form after your name simply mark (9-11). Also, in the notes section of your check mark (9-11). This will insure all of the gifts towards this special projects go to that cause. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible

I love you and care about you so much. I know out of the 2.4 million people we send our Daily Devotional to each day, most won’t respond. Less than 1/4 of 1% ever give for a myriad of reasons. However, I only need several hundred, sold-out, committed, men and women of God who are willing to sacrifce everything, including their lives and treasure, to stand with me. Our time is very short. 2011 is our opportunity to lead this nation back to God and millions to faith in Jesus. We have the pieces in place. I simply need the resources to make this bold, visible stand for God’s Truth and our Lord that nobody else is willing to make.

WILL YOU HELP ME? WILL YOU STAND WITH ME? WILL YOU MAKE THE SACRIFCE TO STAND FOR CHRIST IN THESE LAST DAYS?

THERE ARE MANY THINGS YOU CAN GIVE TO THAT ARE “THE LORD’S WORK.” HOWEVER, I GUARANTEE YOU, YOU WILL NEVER GET THE IMPACT OR BLESSINGS OUT OF GIVING AS YOU WILL TO LIVEPRAYER. THIS IS NOT ABOUT PAYING FOR BUILDINGS, STAFF, PRIVATE JETS, MANSIONS, OR ANYTHING ELSE, THIS IS ABOUT SOULS…AND TURNING A NATION BACK TO GOD AND HIS TRUTH…SOMETHING NOBODY ELSE IS DOING!!!!

PLEASE HELP ME TODAY!!

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

(C)opryright 2010, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Joy to the World

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(Luke 2:20)

This is the time of year when the word joy is everywhere. Joy to the world. I have joy in my heart. Joy, joy, joy, joy. Let me just take a minute today and tell you the reason we can even say the word joy.

God, our Creator, has opened our eyes and showed us His plan. He has shown us His Son being born of a virgin in a manger. He has showed us the example of the perfect life as we read about Christ’s life in the Gospels. He has given us the one and only perfect sacrifice for our sins in Christ’s death on the cross. He, then, verified it all in the Resurrection of our Lord on that 3rd day-assuring us of everlasting life when we put our faith and hope in Jesus. I don’t know about you, but if that isn’t reason for joy, I don’t know what is.

I know many of you are struggling with your finances. You can still have joy today because God said you have riches beyond anything this world can offer! I know many of you are depressed because you are alone. You can still have joy today because God promised He would never leave you nor forsake you! I know many of you are having marriage problems. You can still have joy today because God can mend your broken heart and restore your marriage!

I know many of you are fighting addictions to sex, drugs, alcohol, food, or tobacco. You can still have joy today because God can deliver you and set you free! I know many of you are facing battles at work or school. You can still have joy today because God said He would fight for you! I know many of you are dealing with health issues. You can still have joy today because God is still in the healing business!

It doesn’t matter what the battle is, what the problem is, you can still have joy today because Jesus Christ was born, lived, died, and rose on the 3rd day giving you the assurance that if you have put your faith and trust in Jesus, when this short time here on earth is over you will spend eternity with Him! THAT IS WHERE OUR JOY COMES FROM!

Don’t let the cares of the world steal your joy on this Christmas Eve. God is still on the throne and still hearing and answering the prayers of His children. He is still working miracles in the lives of people today!

I love you, care about you deeply, and want you to know the joy this Christmas that those shepherds knew on that first Christmas because of all that God had shown them. Because of His birth, because of His life, because of His death, and because of His resurrection, we can have true JOY in our lives today if we will invite Christ into our hearts and lives.

If you want to know that Joy today, the true joy that only comes from having a relationship with Jesus Christ, pray and ask God to open your heart, then read the words at: http://www.liveprayer.com/bdy_salvatn.html. Give your heart and life to Christ today and not only receive everlasting life but JOY!!!

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

(C)opryright 2010, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

A Great Tradition at Liveprayer is My Annual New Year’s Resolution Message

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(Matthew 24:35)

A great tradition here at Liveprayer is my annual New Year’s resolution message. This the 12th year I have had the honor of sharing this special message, and tens of thousands of people have taken my challenge and read the Bible cover to cover in a year, something less than 10% of people who profess to be Christians have ever done. Have you? If not, I am praying that you will make this YOUR New Year’s resolution for 2010!

Having preached to several hundred thousand people in evangelistic meetings in churches of all denominations throughout the country, having ministered to millions via television and radio through the years, and having prayed for and intimately counseled thousands and thousands of people over my 18 years of ministry…I would have to say the biggest problem I have encountered with Believers is the vast majority have never read the instruction manual!!!

Statistical research shows that less than 10% of professing Christians have ever read the entire Bible. The church as a whole is Biblically illiterate! From time to time in my Devotional I will give my opinion on an issue and I am very careful to always let you know when it is Bill Keller’s opinion. Most of the time I just let God’s words speak for themselves. There is not one issue, one thing we deal with in everyday life that is not covered in the Bible.

How many people are in terrible marriages where one spouse is a nonbeliever. Do you think God admonished us to “not be unequally yoked” for nothing? How about those dealing with horrible illnesses because they abused themselves over the years with alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, and food. Does God not tell us our body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit? How many families are ripped apart by bitterness and hatred when the Bible commands us to “have love one for another,” to “forgive as Christ has forgiven you,” and to “love your enemies.” I have to be honest. In many cases it is not as much rebellion towards God as it is complete ignorance of God’s Word.

Like many men, I get a new electronic toy and the first thing I do is open the box, toss the instructions to the side, and start “putting it together.” Usually after a period of time when it is not working or I have broken something, I grab the instructions and put it together correctly. How much easier would it have been if I had done that first. It is the same in our walk with God. Many people claim they can’t hear God. God may be talking to you and you can’t hear Him because you don’t know what to be listening for. The Bible is one way that God speaks to us. If you want to hear God, just read the Book.

I know that those who get this Devotional each day are of above average intelligence which is why I am very direct and to the point. I share things knowing that you are smart enough to understand what God expects you to do, I don’t have to paint a picture. So if you ever listened to me at all, listen to what I am going to say to you now. This applies to everyone, even those that may have read the Bible cover to cover 100 times.

***It takes an individual of average reading ability 90 hours to read the entire Bible. That is one hour a day for 3 months, or one half hour a day for 6 months, or 15 minutes a day for 12 months. Most people make New Year’s resolutions. Here is one for you with eternal rewards and will be more valuable than losing 10 pounds that you will just put back on. Carve out one hour, 30 minutes, or 15 minutes every day starting January 1st and start reading at Genesis 1:1. One hour, 30 minutes, or 15 minutes, you choose. I suggest that for those 90 days, or 6 months, or the next 12 months, you get up that amount of time earlier than normal and do it the very first thing. Trust me, God will give you the strength you need during the day. Losing a little sleep will not kill you. Quite the opposite. It will save you 100 times that in lost sleep over the years from problems caused because you didn’t take time to read the instruction book.

Now listen, I understand that some of the Old Testament can be dry. The Jewish laws, the genealogy of kings, some of the prophetic books can be very confusing and at times boring. Plug on. Don’t get discouraged because you don’t understand everything you are reading. Having read the Bible cover to cover many, many, many times, each time is a new experience for me. You might have accepted this challenge before. This message is still for you! DO IT AGAIN! YOU CAN NEVER GET TOO MUCH OF GOD’S WORD!!!

WARNING: I am not the Bible answer man so don’t start flooding me with questions. I’ll pray for you anytime, but I cannot handle thousands of Bible questions. I do suggest though you keep a notepad of questions and talk them over with your pastor.

Trust me when I tell you, reading the Bible cover to cover will change your life. You will see things you never thought were in the Bible. You will see God’s warnings and promises to help you through tough times. Most of all, you will start to understand how God thinks. How can you please God if you don’t understand how He thinks? He knows you are not a mind reader. That is one reason He gave you the Bible so you could begin to understand what God expects from your life.

I promise you the time you spend reading the Bible cover to cover will be the most important time of your life. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of what I am challenging you to do. Start at the very beginning. That way you can see God from the creation of our world, to the very end. It is better than any book or movie you have ever read or seen.

The Bible is our final authority for all matters concerning this life. In this day of being politically correct, accepting everyone’s beliefs and ideas, we are in the mess we are morally and spiritually because we have gotten away from the black and white truth of God’s Word. We have no one to blame but ourselves. In this day of instant gratification, drive thru food, cell phones, fax machines, email, Federal Express, jet travel, we want what we want now and refuse to wait.

We have become lazy which is why we don’t take the time to read the Bible. I guarantee you that you will spend 90 hours plus in front of the television, the computer, with the newspaper, or doing something else that you enjoy. I am not saying quit living and enjoying your life. What I am saying is that you have the time, it is only a matter of whether this is a big enough priority for you to take the time.

I love you, care about you, and my heart breaks every day as I read the thousands of prayer requests I receive. How much heartache and pain could have been avoided if people would have only read the Book and followed the instructions. You cannot believe how much sense this life makes when you are living under the direction of God’s Word. As I say often, our way does not work, God’s way does!

I will be praying that the Lord really opens your heart and conviction floods you right now as you read these words. I can’t force you to do it, you have to want to do it. I will be praying and trusting the Holy Spirit to move on your heart to take this challenge, even now as you read these words. This will be the best New Year’s resolution you will ever make.

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

(C)opryright 2010, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

A Great Tradition at Liveprayer is My Annual New Year’s Resolution Message

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(Matthew 24:35)

A great tradition here at Liveprayer is my annual New Year’s resolution message. This the 12th year I have had the honor of sharing this special message, and tens of thousands of people have taken my challenge and read the Bible cover to cover in a year, something less than 10% of people who profess to be Christians have ever done. Have you? If not, I am praying that you will make this YOUR New Year’s resolution for 2010!

Having preached to several hundred thousand people in evangelistic meetings in churches of all denominations throughout the country, having ministered to millions via television and radio through the years, and having prayed for and intimately counseled thousands and thousands of people over my 18 years of ministry…I would have to say the biggest problem I have encountered with Believers is the vast majority have never read the instruction manual!!!

Statistical research shows that less than 10% of professing Christians have ever read the entire Bible. The church as a whole is Biblically illiterate! From time to time in my Devotional I will give my opinion on an issue and I am very careful to always let you know when it is Bill Keller’s opinion. Most of the time I just let God’s words speak for themselves. There is not one issue, one thing we deal with in everyday life that is not covered in the Bible.

How many people are in terrible marriages where one spouse is a nonbeliever. Do you think God admonished us to “not be unequally yoked” for nothing? How about those dealing with horrible illnesses because they abused themselves over the years with alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, and food. Does God not tell us our body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit? How many families are ripped apart by bitterness and hatred when the Bible commands us to “have love one for another,” to “forgive as Christ has forgiven you,” and to “love your enemies.” I have to be honest. In many cases it is not as much rebellion towards God as it is complete ignorance of God’s Word.

Like many men, I get a new electronic toy and the first thing I do is open the box, toss the instructions to the side, and start “putting it together.” Usually after a period of time when it is not working or I have broken something, I grab the instructions and put it together correctly. How much easier would it have been if I had done that first. It is the same in our walk with God. Many people claim they can’t hear God. God may be talking to you and you can’t hear Him because you don’t know what to be listening for. The Bible is one way that God speaks to us. If you want to hear God, just read the Book.

I know that those who get this Devotional each day are of above average intelligence which is why I am very direct and to the point. I share things knowing that you are smart enough to understand what God expects you to do, I don’t have to paint a picture. So if you ever listened to me at all, listen to what I am going to say to you now. This applies to everyone, even those that may have read the Bible cover to cover 100 times.

***It takes an individual of average reading ability 90 hours to read the entire Bible. That is one hour a day for 3 months, or one half hour a day for 6 months, or 15 minutes a day for 12 months. Most people make New Year’s resolutions. Here is one for you with eternal rewards and will be more valuable than losing 10 pounds that you will just put back on. Carve out one hour, 30 minutes, or 15 minutes every day starting January 1st and start reading at Genesis 1:1. One hour, 30 minutes, or 15 minutes, you choose. I suggest that for those 90 days, or 6 months, or the next 12 months, you get up that amount of time earlier than normal and do it the very first thing. Trust me, God will give you the strength you need during the day. Losing a little sleep will not kill you. Quite the opposite. It will save you 100 times that in lost sleep over the years from problems caused because you didn’t take time to read the instruction book.

Now listen, I understand that some of the Old Testament can be dry. The Jewish laws, the genealogy of kings, some of the prophetic books can be very confusing and at times boring. Plug on. Don’t get discouraged because you don’t understand everything you are reading. Having read the Bible cover to cover many, many, many times, each time is a new experience for me. You might have accepted this challenge before. This message is still for you! DO IT AGAIN! YOU CAN NEVER GET TOO MUCH OF GOD’S WORD!!!

WARNING: I am not the Bible answer man so don’t start flooding me with questions. I’ll pray for you anytime, but I cannot handle thousands of Bible questions. I do suggest though you keep a notepad of questions and talk them over with your pastor.

Trust me when I tell you, reading the Bible cover to cover will change your life. You will see things you never thought were in the Bible. You will see God’s warnings and promises to help you through tough times. Most of all, you will start to understand how God thinks. How can you please God if you don’t understand how He thinks? He knows you are not a mind reader. That is one reason He gave you the Bible so you could begin to understand what God expects from your life.

I promise you the time you spend reading the Bible cover to cover will be the most important time of your life. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of what I am challenging you to do. Start at the very beginning. That way you can see God from the creation of our world, to the very end. It is better than any book or movie you have ever read or seen.

The Bible is our final authority for all matters concerning this life. In this day of being politically correct, accepting everyone’s beliefs and ideas, we are in the mess we are morally and spiritually because we have gotten away from the black and white truth of God’s Word. We have no one to blame but ourselves. In this day of instant gratification, drive thru food, cell phones, fax machines, email, Federal Express, jet travel, we want what we want now and refuse to wait.

We have become lazy which is why we don’t take the time to read the Bible. I guarantee you that you will spend 90 hours plus in front of the television, the computer, with the newspaper, or doing something else that you enjoy. I am not saying quit living and enjoying your life. What I am saying is that you have the time, it is only a matter of whether this is a big enough priority for you to take the time.

I love you, care about you, and my heart breaks every day as I read the thousands of prayer requests I receive. How much heartache and pain could have been avoided if people would have only read the Book and followed the instructions. You cannot believe how much sense this life makes when you are living under the direction of God’s Word. As I say often, our way does not work, God’s way does!

I will be praying that the Lord really opens your heart and conviction floods you right now as you read these words. I can’t force you to do it, you have to want to do it. I will be praying and trusting the Holy Spirit to move on your heart to take this challenge, even now as you read these words. This will be the best New Year’s resolution you will ever make.

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

(C)opryright 2010, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Why the Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is Important to Christians

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(1 Thessalonians 4:3)

Why the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” is important to Christians. Saturday, the Congress repealed the ban that kept men and women who CHOOSE to engage in homosexuality from serving openly. My only surprise is that it took this long for the radical homosexual lobby in this nation to force their unnatural, unhealthy, and perverted CHOICE of sex on our nation’s military. Over the past 30 yrs, the radical homosexual lobby in this nation has been successful in forcing society to validate legally and ethically their CHOICE of sexual behavior and relationships, and to enact laws that allow them to promote this sinful choice to our society, including our children as normal, even desirable behavior.

It was sad to watch openly gay national cable news network anchors at MSNBC and CNN, along with the rest of the news media, openly root for the repeal of this ban. Even FOX News simply reported on this issue, without taking any real stand against it since that would be bad for business. Sadly, there is not one so-called “Christian” in the news media with the guts to take a stand against the homosexual lobby in this nation. How long do you think a Christian newscaster or anchor would last if they took a stand for Biblical Truth on this or any other issue of the day?

By the way, many have wondered why for 8 yrs since we have been airing the Liveprayer TV program on various secular stations and networks around the nation, I have refused to stop asking people to help me get this program on nationally. It is because of issues like this. I am the ONLY Christian minister or evangelist that is daily on secular stations and networks openly speaking out against sins like homosexuality, abortion, the cults and false religions that are leading people’s souls to hell.

The few ministries who do air on secular stations, simply air the same programming they do on Christian networks and stay FAR AWAY from these issues, since it hurts their contributions and product sales. Satan has advanced his agenda through the media with virtually ZERO opposition from Christians preaching an unadulterated Biblical message.

In this time of compromise, confusion, and watered down messages, you have an environment ripe for the rise of tools of satan like the “religious left,” who preach lies like everyone will get to Heaven, and it is OK if you choose to engage in sins like homosexuality, to the other extreme, a satanic cult member like Glenn Beck whose message has deceived millions of Christians and non-Christians with no clue what he and his satanic cult really believe. It only proves that people ARE hungry for Truth, but sadly, they are not getting it since the only Truth there is comes from God’s Holy Word!

I was appalled this weekend listening to the aftermath of this “victory” by the homosexual community, that in reality is a huge defeat for our nation as we once again stick our finger in th eye of God. I heard one commentator after another comparing the “struggles” of the homosexual community to the civil rights movement of the 60’s. There were also many comparisons made to when the military integrated the troops and allowed women to serve. Listen, you are born black, you are born a female, that is something you have no control over. TAKING YOUR PANTS OF HAVE SEX IS A CHOICE!!!
Let me say right up front, sin is sin in God’s eyes. No sin is greater than another. The sin of homosexuality is no more, or no less a sin than murder, adultery, stealing, lying, gossiping, or gluttony. THE REASON THIS SIN IS BEING SINGLED OUT AND ADDRESSED IS BECAUSE THOSE WHO COMMIT IT, ARE PROUD OF THEIR SIN AND PROMOTE IT AS AN ACCEPTABLE LIFESTYLE!

People who commit adultery do NOT have parades to celebrate their sin. People who commit murder do NOT have political action committees to make murder legal and socially acceptable. People who steal do not have high school clubs and try to teach children that stealing is acceptable behavior. Homosexuality is a SIN in the eyes of God and is something to be ashamed of, NOT proud of.

Theologically this is not even a debatable issue. All through the Bible, from the Old Testament through the New, homosexuality is defined by God as a sin, PERIOD. God calls it an ABOMINATION! I have heard the tortured theological arguments homosexuals have made, but there is absolutely NO WAY to change the fact this act is a sin, because God calls it a sin!!!

Of course, the blame for the success of the homosexual agenda in this nation lies squarely at the feet of the church. Over the past 40 years, while the church has extracted itself from the culture, setting up our own subculture of beautiful entertainment facilities, TV and radio networks, publishing houses, music labels, we have left the culture to the wolves of satan like the radical homosexual lobby. We have a generation of gutless pastors who are too afraid to call sin sin, and now even have so-called “churches” with practicing homosexual clergy and others who promote and glorify this sinful CHOICE of perverted sex!

My friend, as I has been sharing with you for years, there is only ONE true hope for this nation. It will NEVER be found in a politician or political party, since by their very nature they are tarnished and corrupt. It will NEVER be found in a generic “turning back to whatever God you worship” as Glenn Beck promotes. There is only ONE GOD, and that is the God of the Bible. The imaginary “gods” of Islam, Hinduism, Beck’s satanic Mormon cult, are no different than the imaginary “god” of the prophets of Baal on Mt. Carmel. There is only ONE God who can answer by fire, and that is THE GOD OF THE BIBLE!!!

Eleven years ago, I warned people this day would come if they didn’t wake up and speak out about the sin of homosexuality. People said I was paranoid, crazy, for saying that if we didn’t take a stand, men would be legally marrying men, women would be legally marrying women, and the sin of homosexuality would be mainstream in our culture. That is exactly what happened. We have lost that battle.

Today, we have another battle that is being waged, that we will also lose unless we wake up, speak out, and take a stand. That battle is with Islam. Again, I have been warning people about Islam for the past 10 years and what their true motives and goals are in this country. They are the same goals and motives they have had for the 1400 year history of this fasle relgion, and that is to turn the United States into a Muslim nation. Want to call me paranoid and crazy again? Ask the people in England, Germany, and many other European countries how Islam has slowly taken over every aspect of their nation’s life. Their desire for the United States is no different!

I love you and care about you so much. Some days, I wish I could be like the rest of the high profile Christian leaders out there. Just give inspiring motivational messages on the Christian networks, never talk about sin or hell, smile and sell loads of books and resources and raked in millions in donations so I can build beautiful buildings, fly around in a private jet, live in 3-4 mansions, have new luxury cars, and have everyone love me.

50 yrs ago, you could go to most any Christian church and hear a Biblically-based message that didn’t water down the Truth, and at the end, gave people an opportunity to confess their sins, ask Jesus to forgive them, and make a commitment of their life to Him by faith. Now, people of faith who believe the Bible are mocked and laughed at, virtually no Christian leader has the guts to go into the marketplace in a high profile way to deliver the Truth of the Bible, pastors hide in their little fiefdoms and deliver motivational messages designed not to offend anyone. So why should we be surprised people who CHOOSE to engage in sinful and perverted sex acts will now serve openly in our military?

Like Stephen, I REFUSE to sell out my Lord or compromise the Truth of the Bible for money and popularity. There are people dying and going to hell needlessly every day because of “pastors” who are more worried about how to buy their next private jet than saving the souls of lost men and women. Liveprayer currently has a little over 2.4 million subscribers to this Daily Devotional. We have had over 8 million people unsubscribe over the past 11 yrs. The vast majority unsubscribe because they couldn’t handle the simple truths of the Bible.

Many were in local churches where they were never confronted with messages on sin, or dealing with the issues we all face in life from a Biblical worldview. They have been brought up in this era of purpose driven/seeker/emerging church marketing strategies designed to fill the pews with warm bodies, not converts. They felt saying such things was hateful, judgmental, and the most egregious thing I did was have the audacity to tell people that without faith in Jesus they would die and go to hell.

When God says my work is finished and I take my last breath, I will stand before Him like we all will. That is why I refuse to compromise His Truth, or sell out the Gospel for whatever earthly rewards that may provide. No, I will keep struggling to bring in the resources we need each month to reach as many as we can each day with the simple Gospel message, because if you believe the Bible, those who die without faith in Jesus will be cast forever into the Lake of Fire.

I am asking you today too take your stand for the Lord by helping me be His voice in these last days. After over 11 yrs, I have proven through ministering to tens of millions online and millions more via television, that I have only one goal, and that is to bring His Truth into the marketplace in a bold, visible way, without compromise, and see souls won for Christ. Our ONLY hope for this nation, the world, and for each person, is to turn back to God and Biblical Truth!!!

With Christmas this Saturday, we really only have this week left in December, since most people are out of contact between Christmas and New Years. We still have to cover the last $30,000 of our December operational budget, needing $10,000 of that today, $10,000 Wednesday, and the final $10,000 Friday. Also, please be praying since I need to special people to make a special gift by the 31st of $30,000, to cover our first 4 weeks of the Liveprayer TV program on WWOR, and $45,000, to cover the deposit for the new “9-11 Christian Center at Ground Zero.”

Please pray about making a special year-end gift to Liveprayer, especially if it will help you with your 2010 taxes. Over these 11 years, God has always risen up key people at critical moments in order for us to advance His work here. We are on the verge of seeing the culmination of our many years of faithfulness, as we boldly step on a major platform the world won’t be able to ignore, and call this nation back to God and His Truth. It is friends like you who have brought us to this place, and friends like you who obediently answer His call who will help me lead this nation back to our only hope and answer, the GOD OF THE BIBLE!!!

Everyone can pray, most everyone can sacrifce something to help me, and there are a few who God has richly blessed who are in a position to help me in a significant way. I have literally given my life, my time, talent, and treasure the past 20 yrs to serve the Lord and bring the lost to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. I am asking for the 2-3 people reading this today who can make a significant investment in God’s work here to pray about helping me lead this nation back to God and His Truth. We have the track record, the pieces in place, to see a significant change in the spiritual course of our nation if a few will step up and make the sacrifice to help me.

To make a special gift to Liveprayer or the 9-11 Christian Center at Ground Zero, you can send your gift to Liveprayer on your major credit card at our website http://www.liveprayer.com under the “Donation” button, or you can give from your PayPal account by using my email address, bkeller@liveprayer.com , or you can mail it to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33709. One the credit card or PayPal form after your name simply mark (9-11). Also, in the notes section of your check mark (9-11). This will insure all of the gifts towards this special projects go to that cause. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.

Thank you for taking your stand for Christ with me. Together, we can see this nation turn back to the Almighty and His Truth!

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

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One of the Reasons We Struggle to Get Through the Day is Because We are in a Rut

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(Mark 6:30-32)

One of the reasons we tend to struggle just to get through the day, come home physically and mentally drained is because we allow ourselves to get into a rut. Our routine rarely changes. We get up most days and either go to work or school. As creatures of habit we end up going to the same stores, the same places to play, we become very comfortable in our lives. We get very good at simply getting from one day to the next.

On a spiritual level, we also get into what I call a “spiritual rut.” We do the same things every day and get very good at avoiding to ever have to test our faith, to put our faith on the line. We get comfortable in our church, we get comfortable in the areas we serve God. Most Believers live very defensive lives. To use a football analogy, they play a “prevent defense” most of the time. That is what teams do late in the game when they have a big lead. They play very cautiously and try not to lose the game as opposed to being on the offensive trying to continue to score.

I want to challenge you today on several fronts. First in your day to day life. Try buying your groceries at a different supermarket this weekend.Try going to some stores that you have never shopped at before. Go play at a different park this weekend. For those who are married, take your husband or wife and go spend an afternoon doing something you have never done before. For those who are single, get one of your friends and do something this weekend you’ve always wanted to do but never have.

Next week when you go to work, take a different route to work. Don’t go to the same coffee shop in the morning. Don’t eat the same thing for lunch every day. Make it a point to get acquainted with some of the people you work with but don’t know very well. For those of you still in school, get involved in some activities you normally don’t participate in. Get to know some of the other students who aren’t in your normal circle of friends.

In your spiritual life, pray and read the Word at different times of the day. This will help you keep your daily time with the Lord fresh and not something you simply do on auto pilot which can make your time with the Lord not as productive or special as it should be. This Sunday, go to your church in the morning and in the evening, go to a different church. If you normally serve God in one area, for the next few weeks try to find a new avenue of service.

Why am I saying this? First of all, I am not trying to meddle into your life. We ALL need change from time to time. We all need to see things from a new perspective. We all need to experience new things. God has blessed us with tremendous abilities. We have an incredible capacity to do so much. Yet most of the time we get into such a comfort zone that we tap in to a very small percentage of what we are actually capable of doing.

Another reason is that it gives you confidence in different situations. Life will always throw us curve balls along the way, hit us with things we aren’t ready for. The more we experience, the more we are exposed to, the better we are able to handle life’s problems. We are more capable of looking at many different solutions to the problems we face each day instead of looking at only one possible answer and getting discouraged if that way doesn’t work. Lastly though, change stimulates our senses, it energizes us, it gives us a renewed spark for life. Change keeps our life fresh and exciting.

I love you and care about you so very much. I pray for you each and every day. I realize that you have many challenges in your life each day. Be encouraged today that the Lord loves you and wants the best for you. He has given you so much, yet we often only partake of a fraction of what God has given to us. Be aware this weekend and in the coming week that you don’t have to turn your life upside down to keep life fresh and exciting, but that you can do some things differently. You can do new things. You can enjoy new experiences. Change your routine.

One of the by-products of change is meeting new people, allowing God to open new doors in your life. From time to time we need to reach out, stretch ourselves, and see what else God may be saying to us. It can be hard to hear His voice when we are in the same old routine each and every day. Life is made up of seasons. Each season of our life is different. Different people, different things that we occupy our time with, different interests. In the midst of each season though, we need to be careful not to get so regimented, get in such a rut that we lose that spark for life that makes life so wonderful.

More importantly, we never want to get into a spiritual rut and lose that spark in our daily relationship with the Lord. Make a conscious effort to keep your daily walk with the Lord fresh and something that you look forward to. The Christian life is not to be one of defense, but one of offense. We need to be moving forward, serving the Lord in our daily lives. Christ came to give us life and life abundantly. Each day is a gift from God and this brief journey will be over sooner than any of us ever expect. So make the most of each day and enjoy this wonderful journey through life.

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

(C)opryright 2010, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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