Thank You for Coming to My Bedside

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(Matthew 19:26)

“Hello Bill Keller, I wanted to say thank you for coming to my bedside, held my husband’s hand and mine (as I lay on life support), and prayed!!! My Al felt alone until you walked in and reminded him that he was a follower of the Lord. And he will never be alone! The fact that you came back to pray with him until I opened my eyes, then we all were able to thank the Lord for another day together, I can’t even put into words how grateful we both are. Your prayers lifted us and got us back our road to the Lord. It was the will of God that you were at my hospital bed, and I have been reading your Daily Devotionals that give me the spiritual food I need for the day. With all of our gratitude and respect.”

“I believe you are being tried and tested Pastor Bill (financially). As someone the Lord put in my life once said as we were speaking in our Church prayer room, daily manna….daily manna…daily manna. Whereas before God in His goodness supplied the bulk of your need (Phil 4:19) by those with great resources, now it will be MANY sacrificing His resources who will help you. This is so God will be glorified when we come empty handed! He certainly does use the wealthy, but perhaps He will convict everyone who has been so blessed by YOUR daily sacrifce, and who can, but do not give out of there resources. It all adds up in the end! I will be sending you $50.00 by money order as God has provided me. Where do I send it to? Be encouraged Pastor Bill!”

“Bill, I got baptized a long time ago, when I was a young girl. I have been getting your LivePrayer emails for a while now, and I just re-dedicated my life to Jesus! Thank you for this wonderful messages that you send out everyday! I know you are helping and changing so many lives! God Bless you!”

I am in a very difficult place today! After 156 months of Liveprayer, we have close to 6 MILLION of these wonderful praise reports archived. They are a constant reminder to me each day that what we do literally 24/7 is making a difference in the hearts and lives of people around the world. They are also a constant reminder that without you, my dear friends in the Liveprayer family, I wouldn’t be able to do what God has called me to do with my life.

Everyone who prays for me and this ministry, everyone who makes the sacrifce to help me financially, is part of each praise report, each changed life, and each person who makes the decision to accept Christ as their Savior by faith!

As we are at the last day of October, I desperately need your prayers and your help. Liveprayer is in a very perilous place financially, but a place that we can fix virtually over night if you and everyone in the Liveprayer family will make the sacrifce to help me today.

We have been ending each month of this year with a shortfall. It has been deep into the next month that we are finally clearing up the previous months basic operational needs. Just yesterday we finally took care of the final operations for September. That means we have today to cover the $40,000 we need for our October operations.

Is that possible? ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD! I know that if everyone in the Liveprayer family will take a moment, first pray, than seek the Lord what He is calling them to do to help me at this critical time, that between today and the end of the week we can cover the $40,000 we need for our October operations.

$20,000 of those costs are already several weeks past due. I am praying for 4 of our friends who God has richly blessed to make a special year-end gift of $5,000 right away that will enable me to cover these past due operational expenses. If everyone else simply gives as the Lord purposes in their heart and as they are able, by the end of the week the entire $40,000 will be covered and we can begin working on the $40,000 for our November operations.

Each month, God has moved on the hearts of 4-5 people to send a substantial gift of $1,000 or more to help cover our operations, and hundreds more giving as they were able to cover the balance. The fact is, over the next 61 days which takes us to the end of the year, we need to bring in the $40,000 for October, as well as the $40,000 for November and December. That is $120,000 and would be completely covered if just 120 people would make a special year-end gift of $1,000!

Liveprayer’s basic operations each month cost a little over $1,000 a day. For the same budget of the average local church with 500 members meeting once a week, we are online 24/7, reaching 2.4 million souls worldwide each day, responding to 40,000 emails a day for prayer and counsel, and seeing apx 2,000 people we know of come to faith in Jesus each week.

Don’t expect someone else to do what God is calling you to do and miss YOUR blessings! Would you pray about making a special year-end gift to help me? If you were planning on a special gift prior to the end of the year, it would help me a great deal if you could send it at this time.

*TO GIVE A GIFT TO LIVEPRAYER, you can use your major credit card on our secure server at: http://www.liveprayer.com under the “Donation” link, you can give using your PayPal account using my email address: bkeller@liveprayer.com ,or you can mail your gift to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Ave. North, St.Petersburg, FL 33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.

I have always led by example and never asked anyone to sacrifce if I wasn’t willing to as well. It has been almost 3 years since I took a salary from Liveprayer other than my basic living expenses. I have lived and breathed this work for the Lord literally 24/7/365 since we started August 31, 1999, and won’t stop until the Lord returns or He calls me home to Glory!

I could never ask you for a dime for myself, but I have no problem asking you to help me take God’s Truth to this hurting world and His Gospel to the lost!!! Every day people are asking for funds for many important causes. However, there is NOTHING as important as bringing Christ to people!!!

Those who have been part of Liveprayer know I don’t care about money, but it does take funds to operate. If I cared about money, I would do what virtually everyone else in the ministry does. Simply preach to the choir, sell products to the choir, have conferences for the choir, and never speak about anything that is controversial or would upset someone. Just tickle ears and tell people what they want to hear.

People may not always agree with everything I say, but nobody can deny that I have a 13 year track record of making souls the number one priority, challenging people daily to be all God has called them to be, and without fear or concern for myself taking the Truth of the Bible into the marketplace where few go any longer because most don’t want to hear the Truth, nor is it financially beneficial.

For 13 years I have NEVER sold out the Gospel and I have NEVER compromised the Truth of God’s Word, even when it would have been advantageous for me to do so!!!

I love you and care about you so much!..Thank you for your love, your prayers, and encouragement. They mean more to me than you will ever know, and sustain me in the most difficult times. For 158 months now, I have walked by faith and trusted God to provide what we needed for that month, never asking for a penny more. I don’t ask you to give money to Liveprayer to buy buildings, or to pay for huge staffs of people, or so that I can fly around in private jets and live like the ruler of a small nation. I ask you to help me to bring God’s Truth to the marketplace, hope to the hurting, and salvation to the lost!!!

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

(C)opryright 2012, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

A Warning from God . . . Will People Listen

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(Deuteronomy 8:19,20)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I need your help to answer questions of my teenage daughters. I read in 1 Corinthians 6:9 “the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God. Do not be deceived …….. nor homosexuals …..will inherit the kingdom of God. We all know what it is to be saved. We all know that a personal trust in the Lord Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to heaven. This verse says to me that those who engage in homosexual behavior are NOT saved. My daughters disagree – they both know a teen who claims to be homosexual and saved as well. I told them that is not possible. Help me to reach my daughters.

ANSWER: First, your daughter’s need to understand that NOBODY is a homosexual. The great lie is that people are “born gay,” when that is not true. Homosexuality is a CHOICE to engage in acts of sex with someone of the same sex. When a person is saved, they have committed their life to Jesus. Jesus said if you love me you will obey me, NOT live in rebellion to me. Are there people who struggle with this sin like others may struggle with another type of sin? Absolutely! Will they go to Heaven when they die? YES, if they were truly saved in the first place, something only God knows for certain! However, they will forfeit so much of the joy, peace, and abundance they should enjoy from their salvation, never fulfill their purpose of serving and glorifying the Lord, and often their lives will end early. Let me also add this. While we all sin and fall short of the glory of God, I find it hard to believe a person was ever saved to begin with if they are blatantly sinning without shame or conscience, and have no remorse.

Due to the historic nature of this storm, I want to share again this critical message from yesterday…with one change. After much prayer, it is important to make this one correction. This destructive storm affecting up to 20% of our nation, is not God’s as much God’s judgment…as it is HIS WARNING! It can simply not be passed off as anything else, since it is historic in nature, devastating more of our population than any other act of nature EVER, and will affect the upcoming election. How it will be affected I can’t say, but have no doubts, it WILL affect the election and is NOT a coincidence!

MAY WE HAVE EYES TO SEE AND EARS TO HEAR!!!

In late 2007, I shared with you that we would begin to see God’s judgment unleashed on our nation for our sins and wickedness. Within 30 days one of the greatest financial collapses in our nation’s history began, affecting everyone in this nation in some way. We are still in the midst of that financial upheaval and should the Lord tarry, and should God not completely destroy our nation, we will be dealing with the affects of those financial difficulties for generations!

The problem is that the economics of the world are in a place we have never dealt with before. Since the ’80s, we are part of a global economy. What happens in one part of the world, affects everyone else in the world. That is why there are NO political answers that will have any real impact on the economy, since whatever political policies we may pursue don’t change the political policies other countries may be pursuing.

CAN YOU SEE NOW HOW THE ANTI-CHRIST WHO WILL INSTITUTE A ONE-WORLD ECONOMIC SYSTEM CAN RISE TO POWER IN THE MIDST OF SUCH A GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS???

Last November, I shared that if the election next week ended up being between President Obama and Mitt Romney, it would be a furtherance of HIS continuing judgment on our nation. Whoever God allowes to rise to power will only escalate the spiritual decay we are experiencing, since the real problems in this nation are not political, they are spiritual!

If anyone believes that what is expected to be an unprecedented storm as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the east coast, potentially affecting 60 million people, is a coincidence…wake up! There are no accidents or coincidences with God! If this massive act of fallen nature occurring a week prior to the election is not a SIGN from God Himself, I don’t know what is!

WAKE UP! GOD IS TRYING TO GET OUR ATTENTION! IF WE DON’T REPENT, TURN BACK TO GOD AND HIS TRUTH, OUR NATION IS DOOMED! Just like the promises in God’s Word are true, so are the warnings! In Deuteronomy 8:19, 20 it says, “If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed. Like the nations the Lord destroyed before you, so you will be destroyed for not obeying the Lord your God.”

Yesterday, Liveprayer began to actively bring all true followers of Christ together as ONE, as we turn this nation back to God and His Truth. Every Monday-Friday from 11am-Noon EST, I will be “live” on a special dedicated YouTube channel, dealing with the issues we are facing and calling our nation to repentance. The program will be archived so you can watch it any time at your convenience. This is a prelude to the national TV program starting in January, the final piece as we forge ahead to spark a true revival and a “Nineveh Moment” that is the only hope for our nation!

PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW! The link for the daily program starting Monday October 29th from 11am-Noon EST and the special 24 hour prayer meeting starting Midnight Monday, November 5th is: http://liveprayer.com/liveprayertv.cfm

I love and care about you so much! Please be praying for all of those who will be affected by Hurricane Sandy. Pray that the Lord spares people from losing their life in this storm, and that He will minimize the property damage. Know that God is speaking loud and clear. It is time for the church to wake up while we still have the opportunity. GOD IS TRYING TO GET OUR ATTENTION!!!The time to act is NOW!!!!

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

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2012, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Hurricane Sandy and God’s Continued Judgment on this Nation

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(2 Chronicles 7:14; 2 Timothy 3:1-5; 2 Peter 3:3-4; Matthew 24:3-14)

Hurricane Sandy and God’s continued judgment on this nation. Years ago, I shared a Devotional on acts of nature and that a byproduct of man’s sin was that our environment was now also fallen. Here is a link so that you can read that important Devotional:
http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=2930

In late 2007, I shared with you that we would begin to see God’s judgment unleashed on our nation for our sins and wickedness. Within 30 days one of the greatest financial collapses in our nation’s history began, affecting everyone in this nation in some way. We are still in the midst of that financial upheaval and should the Lord tarry, and should God not completely destroy our nation, we will be dealing with the affects of those financial difficulties for generations!

The problem is that the economics of the world are in a place we have never dealt with before. Since the ’80s, we are part of a global economy. What happens in one part of the world, affects everyone else in the world. That is why there are NO political answers that will have any real impact on the economy, since whatever political policies we may pursue don’t change the political policies other countries may be pursuing.

CAN YOU SEE NOW HOW THE ANTI-CHRIST WHO WILL INSTITUTE A ONE-WORLD ECONOMIC SYSTEM CAN RISE TO POWER IN THE MIDST OF SUCH A GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS???

Last November, I shared that if the election next week ended up being between President Obama and Mitt Romney, it would be a furtherance of HIS continuing judgment on our nation. Whoever God allowes to rise to power will only escalate the spiritual decay we are experiencing, since the real problems in this nation are not political, they are spiritual!

If anyone believes that what is expected to be an unprecedented storm as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the east coast, potentially affecting 60 million people, is a coincidence…wake up! There are no accidents or coincidences with God! If this massive act of fallen nature occurring a week prior to the election is not a sign from God Himself, I don’t know what is!

WAKE UP! GOD IS TRYING TO GET OUR ATTENTION! IF WE DON’T REPENT, TURN BACK TO GOD AND HIS TRUTH, OUR NATION IS DOOMED! Just like the promises in God’s Word are true, so are the warnings! In Deuteronomy 8:19, 20 it says, “If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed. Like the nations the Lord destroyed before you, so you will be destroyed for not obeying the Lord your God.”

Today, Liveprayer begins to actively bring all true followers of Christ together as ONE, as we turn this nation back to God and His Truth. Every Monday-Friday from 11am-Noon EST, I will be “live” on a special dedicated YouTube channel, dealing with the issues we are facing and calling our nation to repentance. The program will be archived so you can watch it any time at your convenience. This is a prelude to the national TV program starting in January, the final piece as we forge ahead to spark a true revival and a “Nineveh Moment” that is the only hope for our nation!

PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW! The link for the daily program starting Monday October 29th from 11am-Noon EST and the special 24 hour prayer meeting starting Midnight Monday, November 5th is: http://liveprayer.com/liveprayertv.cfm

I love and care about you so much! Please be praying for all of those who will be affected by Hurricane Sandy. Pray that the Lord spares people from losing their life in this storm, and that He will minimize the property damage. Know that God is speaking loud and clear. It is time for the church to wake up while we still have the opportunity. The time to act is NOW!!!!

***Thank you to everyone who was led and able to give the past few days as we try to clear up the balance of our September operations and take care of October’s before the end of the month in just 3 days. We still need $1,000 to clear up September in addition to the $40,000 we need for our October operations. Even though there are only 3 days left, I am standing in faith that the Lord will send people to help me at this critical time. HE IS ABLE!!!
I apologize, since until the last 3 years, Liveprayer always had apx 30 friends who God had richly blessed, loved the Lord, saw the vision for the work here. In a difficult time financially, I could find enough out of those 30 who were able to send a special gift of $5,000, $10,000, even $20,000 to take care of our needs That is why I never had to make a special appeal using the Daily Devotional to ALL of our friends, other than sharing our monthly needs a couple times each month.

Sadly, thru the downturn in the economy that has affected so many these past 3 yrs, the homegoing of 5 of our dear friends, that special group of 30 is down to just 1. That family does all they can when they can, but can’t carry such a burden more than a few times each year. I have been in prayer for the past several years for the Lord to raise up a new group of special friends that is critical to the funding of every church, ministry, and non-profit. That small group usually carries 70% of the funding burden, whole those who give smaller amounts make up the balance.

This does not in ANY way diminish the gift of those who can only give $10 or $20. Without those gifts, there would be a 30% hole in the funding each month. As a matter of fact, Jesus said the widow who put in her 2 mites gave more than anyone else! Everyone who gives even $1 is special and there gift multiplied in the lives and eternal souls of men. IT IS NOT THE AMOUNT YOU GIVE THAT GOD SEES, IT IS YOUR HEART!

I am praying for 3 friends in the Liveprayer family who can make a one-time sacrifice of $2,000-$10,000 in the next day or so to insure we can clean up the $1,000 balance of our September operations and take care of the $20,000 we are now weeks behind in paying our October operations. That would leave $20,000 to cover the rest of our October budget that we need to bring in before the end of the month. Over these past 13+ years, God has always used several special people each month who have been richly blessed, often in the 11th hour, to insure the needs of His work here were taken care of.

—>Would you pray about making a special year-end gift to help me??? If you were planning on a special gift prior to the end of the year, it would help me a great deal if you could send it at this time.

With just 63 days left in the year, we need to bring in the last $1,000 of our September shortfall, the $40,000 for our October operations over the next 5 days. That will leave us with $80,000 to cover the November and December operations. That is $121,000 in the next 64 days, or just 121 people making a special one-time gift to Liveprayer of $1,000 between now and the end of the year.

Please take a minute today and pray about what you can do to help me. Over the next few days, I MUST bring in $21,000 to catch up the balance of September and the past due October expenses. It is critical to the continuation of Liveprayer that these bills be paid. Please pray, pray for God to move on the hearts of those who are able to help me, and pray for what sacrifce YOU can make at this critical time. God blesses us as we step out in faith. Don’t let someone else steal your blessings by expecting them to do what God is calling YOU to do!

It is sickening to see people willing to send over 2 BILLION to promote their political ideology, millions to help ear ticklers on Christian TV buy a new private jet, millions on buildings that will one day be rubble, but not give to bring the only Truth there is to the marketplace that is void of God’s Truth, or to help lead souls, eternal souls, to faith in Jesus!

*If everyone gives something, all of our needs can be met literally overnight!!!

As this nation prepares to go through the most important time spiritually in our history, Liveprayer is one of the few uncompromised voices left with the vision and ability to lead our nation back to God and His Truth! I will be in prayer today, trusting by faith that as God has done for the past 156 months, He will move on the hearts of those who have the ability to step up and help me continue to bring His Truth to the marketplace, pray for people in their time of need, and bring the lost to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ!!! HE IS ABLE!!! Will you help me today?

TO GIVE A GIFT TO LIVEPRAYER, you can use your major credit card on our secure server at: http://www.liveprayer.com under the “Donation” link, you can give using your PayPal account using my email address: bkeller@liveprayer.com,or you can mail your gift to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Ave. North, St.Petersburg, FL 33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.

I know satan continues to battle us in this area, since it is the only way he can silence my voice. Satan knows that come January as the Liveprayer TV program goes back into national syndication, it will be the catalyst to usher in a real revival in this nation and turn our land back to God and HIS Truth..and…have the financial resources to continue until Jesus comes without having to depend on our friends to cover our monthly operations!

Thank you for your prayers, your faithfulness, and your sacrifice. God Bless you and your family and know you are in my prayers as we stand together for His Kingdom!!!

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

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2012, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Why Do Those Who Know Christ as Savior Seem to be Ashamed of Him

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(Romans 1:16)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, how do we evangelize our Muslim friends?

ANSWER: The greatest evangelism is done one-on-one in a personal way. Our greatest testimony is not our knowledge of the Bible, but our daily relationship with Jesus. However, many who follow false religions and cult live pious lives. What makes Christians different is that we follow the ONLY Truth there is, the Bible. I have always challenged by friends in Islam, or cults like Mormonism, to pray about one thing. The Bible and the Qu’ran can’t both be truth. The Bible and the Book of Mormon can’t both be truth. Are you willing to trust your eternal soul in a book written by a documented con-artist, pedophile, polygamist, racist, murderer, in the case of Smith, or a documented pedophile, polygamist, murderer, in the case of Mohammed, or in the book written by Almighty God Himself in the case of the Bible? That is what it all boils down to. Explain that Mohammed didn’t die for your sins, neither did Smith, only Jesus did. Pray for God to open their heart.

One of the things that has puzzled me for so long is why so many who know Christ as their Savior seem to be ashamed of Him. I ask that question because there really could be no other explanation why we, the people of God, His church, are so afraid of telling this world that Jesus Christ really is the ONLY way, the ONLY truth, the ONLY life. I watch this world promote itself each and every day. Slick Madison Avenue ad campaigns, incredible marketing efforts, a blatant boldness about things that have no redeeming qualities to them at all.

The world is not ashamed of the things they believe in and go to extraordinary measures to get its message to the masses. Yet those of us who know Jesus Christ in the pardon of our sins seem to be content to sit back and keep this life-transforming information to ourselves. The only conclusion I come to is that we either don’t really believe what we say we believe in, or we are ashamed to be identified as followers of Christ.

Let me say here, that there have been many, many bold servants of the Lord who have gone out to proclaim the God News of Jesus Christ in a very visible way. Many people have a personal relationship with Christ today because of their boldness, which is exactly the point I am making. The Kingdom needs more people to get serious about promoting Jesus in a bold and visible way to the world at large.

A popular beer company has created a fad with their ad campaign of friends greeting each other in a special way . . . what’s up? That is an example of a marketing campaign to promote their product to the public at large, and trust me, it has worked. I am not suggesting that the church needs to do anything off base or gross to promote the Gospel, but we need to be sensitive to the culture we live in and be able to get our message to the masses in an effective way.

Listen, this is not a test run. We get one very short opportunity here in this lifetime. When it is over it is over. Why should we be holding back? Why should we be hanging onto the absolute TRUTH of God’s Word like some classified government secret that we leak out in drips and drabs. It is time to get bold, creative, and fearless in sharing our faith with this lost and dying world.

One of the things that has upset me more than anything over the last 13+ years has been the psychic hotlines. Here is something the Bible clearly says is rooted in the pits of hell itself. The companies promote these services as an “answer to your problems”. There are so many people out there hurting and going through difficult times, people in many cases the church has totally missed, and they become sitting ducks. Not only do they get into bondage to this garbage, but of course end up in financial troubles from all of the money they pay for these “answers.”

The church of Jesus Christ has the one TRUE answer and we sit passively and watch this happen. This is wrong, and we are going to be held accountable by God for possessing the truth and not sharing it with this world that is hurting and in search for answers in their life!!!

I love and care about you so much! I want this message today to really make you think personally about what you can do to be a bold witness for Christ. God has blessed so many of you with great talents and gifts to be able to reach the lost. We do a fair job of internal maintenance, but the job of the church is not to just maintain the saints, but to go out and bring people to Christ. God is looking for boldness among His people. He is looking for creativity among His people. It is time to quit hiding our candle under the bushel, but hold it proudly for all the world to see.

I pray today that you will be challenged and encouraged since we each have a responsibility for getting His message out to the world. Let’s not be ashamed of the Gospel, but proud of it. We need to be boldly visible in every facet of society. Next to the slick ad campaign for the newest snack food needs to be a slick ad for people to know more about this guy called Jesus. In the magazine promoting the newest make-up needs to be an ad for helping others like Jesus did. We need to be creative and bold to proclaim to this lost and dying world that Jesus is THE ONLY hope and the ONLY answer!!!

I pray today that the Lord will inspire you, open your heart and mind, and use you to help bring forth to this hurting world the love and hope we know in His son Jesus Christ. Never forget that I am here for you in your time of need. Don’t ever hesitate to contact me so that I can be in prayer for you and your situation. Many of you have issues and questions you need answered, and I will do my best to get you sound Biblical direction to help you. The Bible tells us to bear each others burdens, so always know that I am here to help share yours. Jesus loves you and wants to bless you in ways you cannot begin to imagine!!

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

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2012, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

One Day This World as We Know it Will End

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(2 Timothy 3:1-9; 2 Peter 3:3-10)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, if a person you thought was your friend and you found out they had been using you the whole time to get to another person, and after they achieved that goal they made it clear they didn’t need you anymore. Is it wrong to now stay away from that person and just pray for them?

ANSWER: Not at all! As a matter of fact, they NEED your prayers if they are using people like that. We are instructed to pray for those who hurt us, who abuse us in various ways. That does NOT mean, that we have to continue to have a personal relationship with that person. For someone like that, forgive them, pray for them, and move on. At some point if they come to you and ask your forgiveness and want to be friends again, it is something you should pray about and get peace over before getting involved again.

I recently saw a secular publication that was talking about the “End of the World.” I have to admit I was laughing as I opened to read how even those in the “world” without Christ understand that one day this world as we know it will end. The sad fact is, it doesn’t have enough reality to the average individual to make them realize that the days of this world are numbered; more important, the days of each one of us are numbered, and have them search for the TRUTH God has provided to us. God is trying to warn His CHILDREN to WAKE UP!!!

One topic I rarely discuss in these Devotionals is eschatology, or the study of the end times. Bible prophesy is a fascinating subject. One of my dearest friends in the ministry is Perry Stone Jr. from Cleveland TN. Perry is one of the world’s finest Bible prophecy teachers. My ministry was responsible for producing television specials with Perry over the years, that were viewed by millions of people on Christian and secular television. I also helped Perry launch his new weekly television program that is now on many fine Christian stations nationwide.

As much as I love Perry, prophecy is still highly subjective. There is much mystery in the Word, and many, many differing views on this subject. It is the one subject that you really cannot say someone is wrong, since it is yet to happen. While I have personal views on the end times, and while I enjoy Bible prophesy, my emphasis has alway been on NOW, those things that we absolutely know for sure from God’s Word and our personal daily walk and responsibilities as His children.

In light of the escalating problems in the Middle East, many people are seeing history, even Bible prophesy, unfold before their eyes. If these events mean anything to you personally, this is the message they are screaming out. There is no more time to play. There is no more time to be apathetic about our faith. There is no more time to allow ourselves to be distracted by the enemy who uses division in the body and our own personal weaknesses to keep us from serving God.

My friend, the battle cry has clearly sounded. The trumpet of warning is clearly being blown for all to hear. The events that are unfolding in our nation, around the world, right before our very eyes, is God’s way of saying . . . “NOW my children, prepare yourselves and this world for the return of Christ!!!”. We can never lose sight of the big picture. Jesus Christ is coming soon. In the twinkling of an eye. Are we really ready for that? Is this world really ready for that?

One of my number one goals, as I have shared before, is to help you translate your faith in Christ into your daily, real world life. You see, the enemy’s number one weapon is to get us so caught up in our weaknesses, problems, and cares of this life, that we become virtually ineffective for service in God’s army. When he can get your focus on yourself instead of your service, he has won. He has taken you out of the game. That is why we must get a handle on our own lives, so that we can effectively minister to others. We must rise above our problems, so that we can effectively help others rise above their problems.

I have many friends that are involved in multi-level marketing organizations. I think it is a creative and very legitimate way to make money if the company and their products and/or services are legit. The key to success in the MLM world is mobilizing people and helping them overcome their issues, so that they an effectively help others in their down-lines be productive. That is the crux of success in that world. For me personally, that is exactly what God has called me to do with my life, but not for an organization and for money, but for the Kingdom of God and to fulfill His plan for my life. It is time for the people of God to stand up, become bold, and share with this dying and lost world the message that there is hope and everlasting life through God’s son Jesus Christ!

I love you and care about you very much. I have received so much mail in the last day or so from people concerned about the events unfolding around the world. Let me simply say this. Only God knows the hour, minute, or second of Christ’s return. Until then, He has given us very clear instructions that we are to be about His business until that glorious moment. You do not have to be a Biblical scholar to read passages (Matthew 24; 2 Timothy 3; 2 Peter 3) that tell us clearly we are in the last days. His coming is very soon.

Now more than ever, we need to get past our own problems, because God needs His children, all of His children on the front lines. Just like our brave men and women of the Armed Services put their lives on the line daily in defense of our great nation, our Commander in Chief is asking each one in His army to do likewise. This is not a video game. The stakes are eternal life versus eternal damnation. Too many of God’s children are AWOL at this critical moment. I pray today that you will hear His call to battle and understand that answering that call is not an option. It is something each and every one of His children, His army is required to do each day. Answer the call, fight the good fight of faith. These my friend, are the last days. Now is the time!!!

In His love and service

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2012, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Discipleship is a Must for All Believers

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(1 Timothy 1:2)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, how best can a Believer best disciple a new Believer? What do you reckommend that a Christian do as far as coaching a new Believer?

ANSWER: If there is one thing the church lacks it is discipleship. It is critical, since once a person accepts Jesus, unless someone shows them the way, how will they know what to do? Discipleship is about a special relationship. The key to that relationship is accountability. For a new Believer, you need to spend time with them to help them understand they need to read the Bible and pray every day. They need to get into a good Bible teaching, Bible preaching church. They need to get into a good Bible study. We grow as fast as we are able based on the time and effort we put into our new relationship with the Lord. To disciple somone, you don’t need to be a Bible scholar, there are many out there to answer the difficult quesitons. You DO need to be committed to this relationship and helping guide the new convert in their DAILY walk.

In my many years of ministry, perhaps the one aspect of our Christian experience that I see most neglected is discipleship. I can tell you right now, without being properly discipled by someone mature in the faith, you will not and cannot experience the type of spiritual growth you should. Even more important, without proper discipleship the odds of falling back into your old life and habits will almost always occur.

Having accepted Christ, an inward act by faith, the reality is that you are still sleeping in the same bed. You still go to the same job or school. You still do most of the things you did before that act of faith. To grow in your new faith, to not only be changed on the inside, but have that change be manifested in all aspects of your life, does not happen overnight..it is a process.

Without proper guidance and discipleship, how are you supposed to know what to do???

The church as a whole has failed miserably in this area. When you read of the early church, it was primarily a place of fellowship, teaching, and discipleship. Our church today has become a place of fellowship, teaching, and social/entertainment activities. There is nothing wrong with that when it is in perspective, but one of the church’s key roles is to disciple new believers in the faith.

The reason discipleship is such a neglected part of our Christian experience is because it requires a commitment of time…both on the part of the person being discipled as well as the person who is helping the new believer. Now do you see the problem? We are all so busy.

Let me tell you, you can NEVER be too busy to spend time discipling someone new in the faith. For anyone who has made the commitment to Christ, you have to work at this Christian journey like anything else. It is not hocus pocus magic and everything is perfect. It is a journey, one day at a time. We always find the time to spend doing other things we enjoy in life. Let me tell you, you MUST make the time and work at your new relationship with Christ.

I love you deeply and care about your life. I want to issue this challenge today. If you are saved and have been walking with the Lord for several years, then you need to be involved in the life of a new believer. You need to be part of God’s plan to help them grow in their new faith.

If you are a new believer, the challenge is to seek out a mature man or woman in your church and ask them to help you in your new walk. Ask them to be part of your life for the next year to help you understand what the Christian journey is all about. Our relationship with Christ is like anything else. How does someone learn about football, or butterflies, or gardening, unless someone who has been involved in that activity for a while and understands it, teaches them.

It is time we get serious about sharing our lives with others to help them along the way, so they in turn can help others down the road. That is in essence what the early church was about…passing the torch of their faith from one generation to the next.

I pray today that you will listen to this challenge. God is speaking directly to your heart today. Everyone should be in a discipling relationship of some kind. You should be helping young believers if you have been walking with God for some time, and if you are new to the faith, you should have a mature Christian in your life helping you down this new road. This is very serious, and my prayer is that you will take these words to heart today and not delay being part of this very critical and important part of your Christian experience.

DISCIPLESHIP IS A MUST FOR ALL BELIEVERS!!!!

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

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2012, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

God is Faithful

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(Galatians 6:2)

“God Bless you Bill and all of your staff. You helped me when I had bladder cancer and had the treatment that didn’t work. You helped me when I had the surgery for bladder cancer. You helped me when we lost our youngest son to suicide, and we are still trying to get through this tragedy. You help me each day I read your message and I truly do appreciate and love you as a brother in Christ. Thank you Bill Keller for your prayers and your ministry.”

“Thank you Bill, I have been with you since 9/11/2001 when you wrote that inspired Devotional dealing with the fateful events of that day. I was a Christian long before that, but I was searching for some true encouragement. I was hurting financially at that point in my life but was always faithful to send $10 a month to the Live Prayer ministry because I truly thought you were doing something special. You have personally answered many of my requests for prayer over those years for my family, job, health, and finances. I have been in the same job for 15 years and have been promoted, and blessed with increased sales. I have steadily increased my giving to Live Prayer over the years, as I have been financially blessed. For the past 5 years now I have committed to giving a $100 a month. A long cry from $10 a month. I hear do pray today and challenge the Live Prayer family to give according to their financial blessings. Everyone can give at least a dollar, and if they are faithful in that they will not only be blessed for it, but as you so often mention it would solve all of your financial needs for years to come. God bless you for your steadfastness and dedication to keep bring the truth of the Bible to so many in need.”

“Dear Bill, Thank you for your ministry and all that it has done for me. Because of your ministries, I started attending church and I got saved.”

“Bill, I had an abortion early this year even though I am saved. I asked God for forgiveness but still feel sick every day about it. Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to assure me of the Lord’s love and forgiveness. I don’t know if I could have made it without your encouraging words. God bless you for being there!”

“Bill, my wife and I will not sit by and watch Liveprayer go down. This ministry has helped us in countless ways. It truly is one of the last voices for truth in this world with a platform to speak the truth. As a long time readers…and long time donors…I challenge everyone to give $10. I’m tired of God’s people having to beg to get His word out. He is the King of Kings! The Lord of Lords! If this is a last stand…then we stand with you!!!”

“Bill, I know it must be tough walking by faith every day, trusting others to stand with you as you bravely share God’s love and Truth with so many. Please know that many people are praying for you and your ministry! You ARE doing something right for all those attacks against you. It proves that you are pointing out the evil in people and cults in this land, but you also pray for the people and help them come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ that most people never know about.”

“Pastor Bill, I so appreciate these Biblically-focused emails. Thank you for your ministry…and your prayers. I will NEVER forget over 10 years ago when you/your ministry (ultimately our Lord) did some wonderful miracles in my heart and in one of our son’s who was far from Christ at that time and causing hurt from one relationship to another. What repair God has worked. I thank God for you and your steadfastness each day.”

“Brother Bill, thanks to your prayers our marriage has being restored. Thank you! It is good to know there is always someone there when you need them the most. God bless you!”

“Dear Bill, I am emailing you because I would like to thank you so much. I am only a 14 year old child, but let me say that your video on Liveprayer titled ‘Alter Call’ is what brought me to know Jesus as my personal Savior. Thank you!”

“Bear ye one another’s burdens; and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2

God is faithful! My word for you today is that GOD IS FAITHFUL! I know many of you are hurting today, going through a difficult time, but my word for you today is that GOD IS FAITHFUL! As you pray for me and make the sacrifice to help me continue God’s work here at Liveprayer, so I pray for and stand with you. The Bible teaches we are to bear each others burdens!

I am most blessed of men to be able to wake up each morning and share the Truth of God’s Word with so many around the world, bring His Truth into the marketplace outside the four walls of the church, pray for tens of thousands daily who need God’s touch in their life, and lead lost souls to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

The fact is, I have only been able to do that these past 157 months by the grace of God who has given me the health, presence of mind, spiritual guidance, and passion to wake up every day for the past 4,804 days and do what God has called me to do with my life because of friends like YOU!

I need your prayers and help today. As we are just 6 days before the end of October, we are still $5,000 short of covering the balance of our September shortfall, as well as the $40,000 we need for our basic operational costs this month. That $5,000 still left over from September and $20,000 of our October’s operations are several weeks past due and needs to be taken care of immediately!

I am praying for 5 friends in the Liveprayer family who can make a one-time sacrifice of $2,000-$10,000 in the next day or so to insure we can clean up the balance of September and take care of the $20,000 we are behind in our October operations. Over these past 13+ years, God has always used several special people each month who have been richly blessed, often in the 11th hour, to insure the needs of His work here were taken care of.

*Would you pray about making a special year-end gift to help me? If you were planning on a special gift prior to the end of the year, it would help me a great deal if you could send it at this time.

That would leave $20,000 to cover the rest of our October budget that we need to bring in before the end of the month.

The Bible teaches to give according to your ability to give. Please take a moment today and pray about what God is calling you to do to help me. Everyone can pray, and most can make a sacrifce of $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, or more to help me at this time.

I will be in prayer today, trusting by faith that as God has done for the past 156 months, He will move on the hearts of those who have the ability to step up and help me continue to bring His Truth to the marketplace, pray for people in their time of need, and bring the lost to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ!!! HE IS ABLE!!! Will you help me today?

TO GIVE A GIFT TO LIVEPRAYER, you can use your major credit card on our secure server at: http://www.liveprayer.com under the “Donation” link, you can give using your PayPal account using my email address: bkeller@liveprayer.com,or you can mail your gift to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Ave. North, St.Petersburg, FL 33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.

Thank you for your prayers, your faithfulness, and your sacrifice. God Bless you and your family and know you are in my prayers as we stand together for His Kingdom!!!

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

(C)opryright 2012, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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