People No Longer Go to Church

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(Psalms 127:3; Matthew 19:14; Psalms 34:11)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I am confused, please help me. The Bible says if you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth ‘Jesus is your Lord and Savior’ you will be saved. Then is there a second condition, that you must also surrender your life 100% in addition to believing to be saved?

ANSWER: NO! Salvation is by faith and God’s grace..plus NOTHING! Ephesians 2:8,9. The fact is you surrender your life to Christ when you make that decision by faith. That is what you are doing, giving your heart and life to Jesus. The Bible says we have been bought with a price. Surrendering to Christ is what happens when a person makes the choice to accept Jesus.

Back in the mid ’60s when I was in elementary school, I distinctly remember that only a very few kids in my class didn’t go to church on Sunday. Well over 90% of my class went to church. Sadly, just 40 years later it is completely the opposite, with well over 90% of children in public school NOT going to church and growing up in homes void of God. We now have the better percentage of two full generations that do not go to church and that live their lives void of God. One of the ways to see that change is by reaching the children with the Truth of God’s Word and the hope and love of Jesus Christ.

The reality is satan has infiltrated the schools with his lies. Lies that your child is gay. Lies that we evolved from pond scum. Lies that there is no God. Lies that there is no absolute right and wrong. Satan is a liar, the father of lies (John 8:44), and he has done a masterful job at telling his lies to YOUR CHILDREN from the moment they step into school, and reinforcing those lies 24/7 through every vehicle possible. Due to the fact most kids are growing up in homes void of God, they are RARELY being exposed to the Truth at all.

Liveprayer is an instrument of God to bring His Truth to the masses. We have been doing that for nearly 14 years here on the Internet, now reaching well over 3 million people worldwide every day. The fact is that over these past 40 years, satan has erected huge walls around the public schools of this nation. Prayer has been removed and so has Bible teaching. Now the existence of God is mocked, tortured, and impossible theories of how we came to exist are being taught as fact, right and wrong are what you decide they are, and perverted lifestyles are being presented as normal and acceptable. Like the walls of Jericho, these are huge, solid walls that look impossible to tear down. Like the walls of Jericho, God is able to bring them down!

This is critical, since reaching the children for Christ is a major component to seeing this nation turn back to God and Biblical principles. Satan is not shy about going after the children, so why are the people of God? Satan goes after YOUR CHILDREN through those promoting the homosexual lifestyle. Satan goes after YOUR CHILDREN through the cults that openly proselytize in schools. Satan goes after YOUR CHILDREN through the curriculum that is in direct opposition to God and the Truth. Satan goes after YOUR CHILDREN through exposing them to every type of evil and perversion known to man. If satan is so bold in going after the souls of YOUR CHILDREN, why should the people of God be any less bold?

My friend, now is the time to go to war for the hearts, minds, and souls of our children. We have sat back long enough. There is no more time for playing games. While we have been busy building buildings, preaching to ourselves, and enjoying the peace and prosperity of living in this great country, the enemy has been busy these past 40 years insuring that he could control the hearts and minds of the children. Most children are not being raised in homes that honor God or His Son Jesus, and we have simply left them to the enemy. NO MORE! It is time to go fight for the souls of these children!

I love you and care about you so much. God’s way is for the children to learn the Scriptures and to be nurtured in the faith at home. With so many parents who have rejected Christ and His Truth, that of course is not happening. So Liveprayer is going on the offensive the first of the year to insure these kids in public schools hear about Jesus, hear the Truth of God’s Word, and at least are being exposed to the fact Jesus loves them. Please be in prayer as we spend what is left in this year getting everything ready to go. I refuse to sit back and be silent while generation after generation of children go through the public schools of this nation and come out brainwashed against the Christian faith due to the lies that have been drilled into them over the course of their years in school.

I will continue to pray for you moms and dads our there. Over and over I have spoken directly to you how critical your job is in raising their children in the admonition of the Lord. Nothing you do in this life will be as important. I want you to know that I am praying for you today as God gives you wisdom, direction, and strength in the raising of your children and helping to lay that foundation of faith in their lives. There is no more evil in the world today than in the past, it is just more visible and much more accessible. Today more than ever, you need to be diligent in what your children are being exposed to, so that you can insure they know what is right and what is wrong, what is from God and what is designed to harm or even destroy them.

I am committed more than ever to using the increasing reach of Liveprayer to bring His Truth and love to even more people each day. Perhaps no group in this nation is more isolated and blocked from receiving that truth than the kids who go to public schools. But come January that is going to change. I realize that there is nothing anyone can do to stop the lies from being told in the schools, just like there is nothing that can be done to stop the lies being told in the marketplace every day. But just like we aggressively and boldly bring the Truth of God into the marketplace every day, we are determined to take the Truth of God into the public schools so that the children are a least being exposed to the hope and love of Jesus Christ.

For this season, satan is loose. During this brief time, he is out to drag as many souls as he can into the place God created for him to suffer for all eternity. In the end, each person is responsible for their choice to accept or reject Jesus Christ as their Savior. Our job, as followers of Christ, is to bring the Gospel to each person so they clearly understand the eternal consequences of that choice. For too long, children and young adults in public schools have not had the benefit of hearing both sides. Starting this January, we are committed to taking Jesus to the children and young adults in the public schools and making sure they do!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2013, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Be Faithful

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(Luke 19:17; Revelation 2:10; 1 Samuel 12:24, 26:23; 2 Chronicles 19:9; 1 Peter 4:10)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, do you feel that a person who is blind or visually impaired can be used to reach souls for Christ? Also can they serve in the Body of Christ?

ANSWER: ABSOLUTELY TO BOTH QUESTIONS! All God is looking for is a life yielded to Him. It is amazing what he can do with such a life. I think of the great hymn writer Fanny Crosby. Born in NY in 1820, she became blind as an infant. Only God knows the TENS OF MILLION, even HUNDREDS OF MILLION souls she impacted for Christi with her music. God can use anyone yielded to Him in any capacity within the Body. Again,. the key for each person is to yield their lives 100% to the Lord.

Between the news, what happens in my life on any given day, the issues I read about in the lives of those we minister to, a “to do” folder with hundreds of Devotional topics and always 30-40 Devotionals that are in various stages of completion, I could continue to write the Daily Devotional every day as long as God gives me breath or until Jesus returns. However, today I want to share with you what is perhaps the most important thing a follower of Jesus Christ can do each day, and that is being faithful.

I had been serving the Lord full time for over 20 years before Liveprayer began. As I look back over these two decades, without a doubt the most important lesson I have learned is to be faithful. Now, that may sound very basic to you, and it is. However, knowing to be faithful and BEING FAITHFUL are two different things. During those first decade I KNEW to be faithful and believe in my heart for the most part I was. These last decade I HAVE been faithful, largely because it was the one thing that I had control over and was able to do. I have learned the hard lesson that if nothing else, no matter what life may throw at us, we can be faithful to the Lord.

This word today is perhaps one of the most profound things I will ever teach you so please, open your heart and receive this. It doesn’t matter where you are in your journey with Christ, whether you got saved 5 minutes ago or you have been walking with the Lord for 80 years, whether you are still looking for some way to serve God or have been faithfully serving the Lord for many decades, this message is applicable and relevant to YOUR LIFE TODAY!

You see, every child of God, every person who has accepted Christ into their hearts and lives by faith, has the same general purpose of serving and glorifying God with their life. Everyone has been called to do that in different ways, but all of God’s children have the same general purpose. We are here to serve Him and bring glory to His name through our daily lives. The greatest way we can accomplish that is by being faithful to whatever it is God has called us to do that day.

I get people asking me every day what great things they can do for God and I tell them that the greatest thing they can do for God is to be faithful to whatever it is God has called them to do that day. Nothing impresses God more than our faithfulness. We can talk about loving God, but we prove we love God by being faithful. As the old saying goes, “talk is cheap, actions speak louder than words.” God is not interested in our words as much as He is in our ACTIONS!

Again, I believe in my heart that those first 10 years in the ministry I was being faithful, but during these past 10+ years I KNOW I have been faithful. Like most things, I learned how to be faithful by being in the fire. Prior to Liveprayer, I never owned a computer, never sent an email, and to be honest never wanted to either! I was one generation above the computer age and was very happy to not have that as part of my life. Looking back, it is no wonder why God called me into this ministry since anyone who knew about computers would have thought it was impossible to do what Liveprayer has done. In the natural it was, I was just too ignorant to know it at the time and allowed God to be glorified since we know NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH HIM!

I have kept fairly comprehensive notes on the nearly 14 years of Liveprayer. Other than God, nobody would ever believe what has happened or what goes on behind the scenes that people never see to make Liveprayer possible each and every day for so many lost and hurting people all over the world. I thought I had faith, but I didn’t know what faith was until Liveprayer. I thought I was being faithful to God, but I learned how to really be faithful during these years of Liveprayer.

Between the technical challenges to do live-streaming video 24/7, something at the time and still today is really only done by the pornographers, sending out a few Daily Devotionals by email that is now over 2.4 million daily, the free LPeMail service, the daily hack attempts by people trying to shut Liveprayer down, and all that goes into keeping this massive technical system up and operational 24/7, to the ministry challenges of writing a theologically sound, interesting, challenging, and inspirational “word” every day that will minister to the reader, sending personal answers to over 40,000 incoming prayer requests daily, encouraging the lost to come to faith in Christ and those who know the Lord to live a committed life, to do what nobody else had done by having a “live” TV program on major network stations for an hour a night, 5 nights a week and all that entails, to the never-ending challenges of raising the finances without falling into the traps, games, merchandising, COMPROMISE, and manipulation so many use to survive….Liveprayer has been and still is literally a 24/7 walk of faith so far above my ability to comprehend or control.

The one thing that I could understand and the one thing I could control was being faithful! That starts with getting up. Yes, I said getting up. How many days did I want to simply stay in bed, forget whatever the problems were and just sleep. Being faithful starts with something as basic as getting out of bed! I can’t tell you how many days over these past 13+ years I have shown up at my office, put the key in the door, and prayed as I turned that key that God would give me the strength to do what I was I supposed to do that day and surrendered all the rest to Him. After that, it was simply a matter of being faithful and doing the things that I needed to get done that day.

I love you and care about you so much. I know many of you are struggling today with the problems of life. My word for you is to BE FAITHFUL. As you are faithful in being about the Father’s business, He will be faithful in being about your business. God knows your hurts, and your pains, and your needs. He has promised to never leave you nor forsake you. Be faithful in doing the things that you have been called to do and know that the Lord will take care of the rest. Don’t allow the enemy to distract you and paralyze you over things you can’t control, since that keeps you from doing the things that you can control.

I will be praying for you today. I will be praying for you and your family and the needs you have in your life today. However, I will be praying especially for you to hear this message today about being faithful. No matter what is going on in your life, the one thing that you CAN do, is be faithful. Be faithful to pray. Be faithful to trust the Lord for whatever your needs are. Be faithful to live your life in a way that is pleasing and acceptable to God. Be faithful to serve the Lord in whatever way you have been called to serve. God loves you so much and you can show how much you love Him by being faithful.

When your life is over and you stand before God, there is only one thing the child of God should desire to hear, and that is “well done thou good and FAITHFUL servant!”

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2013, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Fruits of Your Prayers and Sacrifice to Help Me

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(Revelation 12:11)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, when attending church last Sunday I found out that my church is promoting Rick Warren’s “40 Days in the Word” program for our church home study groups, After hearing all the New Age heresies he’s bringing to the churches this got me pretty upset. Then I was watching Jack Van Impe and he showed a news report about Rick Warren calling God Allah and cozying up to Muslims. What should I do?

ANSWER: I have been warning people for the past decade about Warren’s man-made Purpose Driven marketing scheme and subsequent “plans” that have destroyed many churches and is designed to fill pews with warm bodies, not converts. I have also detailed over the years his unGodly associations to enable him to pursue his global social agenda, including his fear of telling the truth about Islam. I find it sad that ANY church has to use materials from someone else. It simply tells me the pastor and staff are too lazy to get their own vision from God for their church. A church is NOT a McDonalds franchise, though people like Warren would like you to think so, and that they are the owner of the franchise! Pray, I know God will guide you what to do.

“They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.” – (Revelation 12:11 NIV)

The fruits of your prayers and sacrifice to help me. Several times a year, I LOVE to take the opportunity to share with you a sampling of some of the incredible, powerful, and moving testimonies we receive every day of how God is working miracles in people’s lives. I never lose sight of the fact that even though over 2.2 million people worldwide subscribe to the Daily Devotional and over 1/4 million people watch the TV program 5 nights a week, each one is a real person, with real needs, and an eternal soul Christ gave His very life for!

Yes, I am grateful that day after day God is using the efforts here at Liveprayer to reach into millions of lives all over the world, but what I am most grateful for is that we are able to respond to and minister to each individual who comes to us for prayer. Liveprayer is much more than just a one-way blast into cyberspace or over television. We are as personal to each individual who comes to us for prayer as their local pastor or priest.

I realize EVERY PERSON who reads these Praise Reports today is going through something in their life. I want you to know that no matter how great or small your need may be, our God is able to meet you at the very point of that need and give you His strength, His hope, and His answers. Nothing you are going through today is too small or too large for God. Let me encourage you today to turn to the Lord. He is there, waiting with outstretched arms to comfort you and give you His strength and peace in the midst of whatever battle you may be facing.

The Bible teaches that God is no respecter of persons. What that simply means is what God did for someone else, God will do for you. So I pray as you read these Praise Reports that you will be encouraged and have your faith stirred, knowing that YOUR miracle, YOUR answer, is just a prayer away!!!

Praise Reports:

“Since my prayer request to you all 4 days ago, his physical therapist said that “it’s like a switch clicked on” and he is doing better.”

“I have prayed your pray to accept Jesus. Thank you for the response and I look forward to tonight’s show'”

“Hello! My name is Adrienne =) My boyfriend and I both read your daily devotionals and we’ve been looking forward to seeing your TV show on air. We saw Monday night’s/Tuesday morning’s show about cohabitation and sex before marriage. When you said you were going to talk about people “living together,” I immediately knew God was speaking to us LOUD and CLEAR. My boyfriend and I don’t live together, but we talk about it all the time. We will get married someday and we have already vowed to keep sex and living together apart from our lives UNTIL we get married.”

“I was saved tonight I prayed that prayer with you tonight!!!!!!! Thank you please send me the book to help me with my new Christian life. Thank you and your staff GOD BLESS YOU!”

“My wife of 24 years old has been diagnosed with melanoma cancer. We have two beautiful boys together. As soon as we found out she had level 4 we knew it was bad. Everybody we knew and didn’t know were praying for us. We called Bill Keller one night and got through he said a prayer for us. Well we just found out yesterday that is NOT spread anywhere else, and has moved down to a level 3. Only God can perform miracles like that.”

“You brought me back to God with a e-mail I received from you a few months ago. I know God is working.”

“I have a praise report, thank God and prayers. My niece Amber Wolfe that I wrote and asked you all to pray for is so much better and so is her unborn baby. Thank you so much for the faithful prayer.”

“It is good to know that diligent prayer partners are out there and for this I am so grateful. :-) God has done so much for me in the past few months. I was so close to the edge. I was drinking and doing drugs; basically looking for answers in all the wrong places. I was so depressed and thought there was no way out and my life would never get any better. On March 17, I hit an all-time low in my life and almost committed suicide. I decided against this and chose to give Jesus a chance. This television show was something that gave me hope because I saw that other people had problems like me and there are people that care out there and God wants to help all of those who are hurting and in need. I feel like my life is getting better every day. Praise the Lord!”

“I prayed the Prayer of Salvation. Could you please send me some information to help me in my new life with Christ.”

“My name is Mark and i just found your website while looking for a site which can help people in their everyday spiritual battles. I have rededicated myself to CHRIST after backsliding and making a mess of my life. I heard your testimony and how you rededicated yourself after being incarcerated. I wanted to thank you for your wonderful ministry and the love and compassion you have for people. Since i have got on my knees asking JESUS for forgiveness of my sins, i have felt a real peace within my soul that i never had before! I have a renewed commitment to GOD in my daily walk.”

“I sent in a prayer request relating to the possibility of our being able to adopt a baby. I turned it all over to God and didn’t worry about what was to come. The baby boy was born healthy and the birthparents signed the paperwork without any snags. We have a wonderful son to love and to raise. Praise God!”

“PRAISE REPORT: Your ministry has kept me in prayer…Liver Results & HIV Are Back & Excellent !”

“I asked Pastor Bill to pray for healing for my lower back and 2 days later my back felt so much better. Today I am feeling better and hope to play golf tomorrow morning. Prayer, faith, and action worked together for my healing. Thanks for agreeing in prayer for my healing.”

“I want to let you know that because, of Live Prayer, being there back in the late winter, when I typed in prayer on my address bar of my computer, I have had more hope, more belief in the Love of Jesus for me,and mine. Thank you , Bill. I have been, since live prayer, going thru the house declaring things for me and my kids. If it had not been me finding Live Prayer, last winter, I would not have had the jump start to start rising up in hope. Thank you, I know Jesus had your website come up that day. Thank you. Mary in OH.”

“The last time I wrote I was at the end of my rope so to speak. But now I must say praise the Lord, he has finally heard our prayer. I couldn’t have done it with out you! My husband has found a job, the bills will be almost fully caught up by next week and then we work on the gas. I feel so much better. I was praying every night and day but it seems I just needed another voice to help the prayer be louder! I enjoy the daily devotional that is sent out it gives me more and more hope that tomorrow is always going to be better. You are a wonderful man and thank you for taking the time to guide the Lord to touch my life. God Bless!”

“I believe I am a new person since I let Jesus into my life, thank you so much bill and thanks for the prayer.”

“I asked prayer for my daughter to get a job earlier this week. Thursday, July 6th, she had an interview with great vibes and had a positive feeling about it and I told her I believe he would call her that afternoon, AND HE DID. She starts her new job Monday and has great benefits with it. PRAISE GOD FOR ANSWER TO PRAYER.”

“I live in Fort Smith, Arkansas and saw your TV broadcast. I have received your daily devotional since 2000. I just wanted to say how your ministry has blessed my life and thank you for the work you are doing. May God continue to richly bless you, I do pray for you daily. ”

“Several years ago I was probably one of the first several people that you counseled with online. My marriage and myself had fallen apart. I learned to let go and let God have total control. My husband and I have just in the past year reconciled. The emails from you and your prayers helped sustain me in a time of grave despair! I saw you the other night on television and broke into tears of joy for the fortune people who are going to benefit from your ministry. Thank you again for taking the time to talk and pray for me.”

What more is there to say other than PRAISE GOD and TO HIM BE ALL GLORY AND HONOR FOR HE ALONE IS WORTHY!!! Let me close by sharing with you that these and the thousands of Praise Reports we get every week are due to those who faithfully pray for me and this ministry each day, in addition to those who God moves and are faithful and obedient to make the sacrifice to financially support the work God is doing each day here at Liveprayer. Without your prayers and support Liveprayer would not exist!!!

For those who give, let me tell you that because of your faithfulness and obedience to God you are making a difference in the very real lives of people all over this world every day. You are storing up treasures in Heaven, far more valuable than whatever earthly treasures you have sacrificed. Some people get upset that I share our needs and challenge people to give. I will NEVER apologize for asking you to help me reach the lost and hurting with the Truth of God’s Word and the hope and love of Christ.

God is doing something special through Liveprayer, and based on the doors He has opened up for us to reach tens of millions of more people each day while becoming a bright beacon of light in the secular marketplace for Biblical Truth and faith in Jesus Christ. Please be praying with me as we are now in a critical time as Liveprayer is competing head to head with the message the world promotes 24/7 that is destroying lives and leading people to hell.

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2013, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Remnant

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(Romans 11:2-5)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I believe the Bible totally and Gensis is such a wonderful book. However, what puzzles me is what was happening on the earth before that time. Was there some type of human life? It’s mind boggling.

ANSWER: As the Bible teaches, human life began when God created Adam and than Eve.

The call is out to the “remnant!” Liveprayer is taking on its final work for the Lord, an ambitious undertaking to bring together into one unified and visible group, with one bold and loud voice that can’t be ignored, those who have refused to bow their knee to the gods of this world…the remnant. If you missed that critical message, you can read it at:

http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=4498

I have announced this special undertaking of calling forth men and women who worship the God of the Bible and have given their lives by putting their faith in the Jesus of the Bible. This is not about building another man-made kingdom, or seeing how much money we can raise, but a focused effort outside of denominations, man-made marketing efforts, to lead this nation back to God and Biblical Truth.

Tools of satan like satanic cult member Glenn Beck and the high priestess of the New Age movement Oprah Winfrey, speak of “spirituality,’ even use the names of “God” and “Jesus,” but in the end, they use spirituality to make their fortune while helping lead lost souls to the flames of hell. YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH NOTHING UNLESS IT IS DONE BY THE HOLY SPIRIT!!!

What does Mormon cult member, the polytheistic believing Beck ever expect to accomplish when he tells people, “Believe in whatever “god” you choose to believe in.” Oprah pushes her New Age philosophies on people who are looking for hope and searching for truth, since those teachings holds nobody accountable and are accepted in the mainstream culture because it tells people they can believe in anything they want and they will still make it to Heaven when they die.

ALL OF THESE ARE LIES FROM THE LIPS OF SATAN DESIGNED TO LEAD LOST SOULS TO EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT IN THE FLAMES OF HELL! YOU WILL NEVER HEAR SOMEONE LIKE BECK OR OPRAH SAY THAT UNLESS YOU PUT YOUR FAITH IN THE JESUS OF THE BIBLE YOU WILL DIE AND YOUR SOUL WILL BE LOST FOREVER, SINCE THEY CAN’T AFFORD TO OFFEND ANYONE THAT THEY DEPEND ON FOR THEIR MILLIONS! THEY ARE MODERN DAY CON ARTISTS USING GOD AS THEIR PROP!!!

In the Old Testament, it was the Becks and Oprahs of that day, that led many of the children of Israel away from the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Like today, the masses were caught up in every kind of sin and evil imaginable, while bowing down and worshipping false gods and idols. Eventually God would have enough, and unleash His wrath and punishment on Israel. However, there was always a remnant, those who refused to bow their knee to Baal.

Today, there is also a remnant. Those who refuse to bow down and worship the false gods and idols of this world. God says, “I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” Are there more than 7,000? I pray there is. But I know there are at least 7,000 because God says there are!!!

I am calling forth these 7,000 that exist. It is these 7,000 who are going to take a bold and visible stand in the marketplace in these last days and call this nation to repentance, and I believe, help stay the hand of God’s punishment for a season. In that season, we will see a mighty harvest of souls for the Lord as this nation turns back to God and Biblical Truth.

The key as we gather the remnant over these next few months is to prepare people to go forth and use their God-given gifts and talents to serve our Lord. God has people in every occupation, in every facet of our society, and very soon it will time for those people, the remnant, to rise up. Satan also has his minions in every facet of society, and they have no problem rising up to promoted the his agenda. Why shouldn’t God’s people rise up and promote HIS agenda just like those who serve satan???

What the remnant in the Bible never had was a real voice. The closest they had was the prophet, God’s spokesman. Sadly, that message never reached the masses for several reasons. They didn’t have the modern communications networks we have today. Today, we have tools like the internet, the social networking sites, TV, and radio.

Sadly, virtually all efforts for the Lord using these modern communication tools have been geared to people who are already in church and Christians. The evangelizing that is done have been mostly low-key efforts that are ineffective and produce very little fruit. Liveprayer has been a pioneer in using the internet, secular TV, secular radio since 1999. During that time, we have developed highly effective tools to reach the lost masses in the marketplace and see great results from those tools.

I love you and care about you so much. In leading the remnant, our role is first to organize and guide individuals in this group to effectively use their time, talent, and treasure to serve and glorify the Lord with their lives. Second, it is to be that bold, courageous, unified voice for the remnant in the marketplace for Biblcial Truth and to share with this lost world what is coming if it doesn’t repent and turn back to God and His Truth, while sharing the hope and love of Jesus with those who have not professed Him as their Savior by faith.

As people go to the page we have set-up and become part of the remnant, we will be emailing each one very soon to pray with them and based on their gifts and talents, share some thoughts how they may best allow the Lord to use their life to make the maximum impact for His Kingdom. Again, this is not about building Liveprayer, or another church or ministry, but building God’s Kingdom!

I am also asking those in the remnant to pray about making a special one-time special sacrifce of $300 that will be used for us to secure the TV and radio contracts we have available starting in the next few weeks, to have that bold, daily, national voice for the Lord and Biblical Truth on secular TV and radio that NOBODY else has. The reason most ministries go on Christian TV is to build their own fiefdoms and be able to build new buildings, have huge staffs, fly in private jets, while living like the rulers of a small nation.

One church in Naples, Florida just spent $10 MILLION to build a new sanctuary for their congregation of less than 1,000! You do the math. 7,000 x $300 is $2.1 million. One fifth of the cost of a building for less than 1,000 people to meet in one hour a week (A denomination I know rarely if ever gives an invitation for the lost to accept Jesus.), to reach over 5 million people every 24 hours and have the platform to lead our nation back to God and Biblical Truth while seeing souls won to faith in Christ!!!

I COULD CARE LESS ABOUT THE THINGS OF THIS WORLD THAT WILL ONE DAY SOON BE GONE, I AM WORRIED ABOUT THE SOUL OF THIS NATION AND THE SOULS OF MEN WHO WITHOUT JESUS WILL DIE AND END UP IN HELL FOR ALL ETENRITY!!! IT IS TIME FOR THOSE 7,000 WHO FEEL THE SAME WAY TO RISE UP, JOIN THE REMNANT, AND BE COUNTED IN THESE LAST DAYS BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!!!

My friend, we are out of time. It is time for His remnant in these last days to rise up and boldly lead this nation back to God and His Truth, while helping lead millions of lost souls to faith in Jesus Christ. Please take a moment to read this most critical message, forward it to every person you know, and post it on all of your social networking sites.
http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=4498

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

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2013, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Are You Looking for Answers

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(Proverbs 12:15)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, my sister and I were talking about that papyrus found that mentions Jesus might have a wife and I said if he was married, it would have been written in the Bible. She said, King James and possibly others before him, took out some of the books he considered “unacceptable.”

ANSWER: First, you are 100% CORRECT. Jesus was NOT married, and did NOT have children or it would have been in the Bible. If this papyrus is even legit, it was probably from one of the SCORES of “books” written but deemed not inspired and inerrant prior to the complete canon of 66 books we recognize today as the Bible in 90ad, or after. Just like today, many “books” were written that were theologically, historically, archeologically, scientifically inaccurate and not accepted as Scripture. Just like today, there were many “cults” that took pieces of Biblical Christianity but added their own “Scriptures.” If it is not in the Bible, it is not true!

Are you at that place of desperation where you don’t see any solutions to the challenges you are facing? Are you in the 11th hour and losing hope? I get so many emails each day from people all over the world who are in the midst of major battles in their life. They are desperate, looking for something magical to happen to make their circumstances different overnight. I pray that by now you know how much I love you and care about you. I try to give myself each day to standing with you and helping you through the trials of everyday life.

This is one of those days that I need to use some tough love on you. So many of you have absolutely unrealistic expectations about resolving your problems that you need someone to tell you the truth. I hear over and over each day people say, “God has abandoned me…He doesn’t love me or how could He make me go through this.” The fact is God has never left you, God loves you unconditionally, and you go through most of the battles in your life because you do not have a workable plan to get victory.

It is also unrealistic to think that God is some genie in the bottle that you call on when you are in trouble and He will snap His fingers and make all of your problems go away. The fact is, most of your problems didn’t just happen overnight; they developed over a period of time. Victory will probably not happen overnight either; it will take place over a period of time. Let me interject that God can do anything, and if He, in His sovereign will, chooses to eliminate your problems overnight He CAN do that.

The logical question becomes where do I get this plan? God gives us His plan for victory in many ways. This is again why it becomes critical to have that intimate daily relationship with Him. It is in that close daily contact through prayer and the Word that He speaks to us. In our circumstances, He speaks to us. Through the counsel of others He speaks to us. It is a combination of all the above that helps us formulate a game plan, His plan, to be victorious.

One important element I just mentioned was the counsel of others. God has placed mature, Godly people in our life strategically to help us get victory over our battles. Drop your pride and reach out for the wise counsel of others. Let them know about your struggles and ask them to help you formulate a viable plan to see victory. Once armed with the plan God gives you, it requires you to be like Joshua as you faithfully and obediently follow the plan. Trust God, put your faith in Him, He won’t let you down. HE WILL LEAD YOU TO VICTORY OVER YOUR BATTLES!

For many of you today, you are so entrenched in the battles, you need a fresh set of eyes, someone from the “outside” who can give you a different perspective on your problems. If you are at the place of desperation, it is clear what you are doing is not working and you may need to totally restructure everything, This is where you need to humble yourself, swallow your pride, and find 2-3 people you trust to give you Godly counsel.

If it is a business problem, find people who are successful in your business. If it is some other type of problem, seek out those who have expertise in the area you are having problems. Sit down with these people, tell them what your problems are, what challenges you are facing, and ask them to give you a plan they would use if they were in your shoes. You need fresh ideas, fresh inspiration. I know that many of the problems I have had in my life were a a result of not seeking wise counsel. I have become a firm believer in the Biblical teaching to get wise counsel in those important decisions we make along our journey .

I realize that I am hitting very close to home for many of you today. For those of you that are dealing with some deep issues in your life, let me encourage you today. God loves you, He cares about you, and He has placed Godly men and women in the Body of Christ to help you overcome whatever your problems may be. Take this opportunity right now to ask God to give you the strength to admit there are problems that you just can’t overcome on your own, and that He will open up the doors for you and bring the right people into your life to help you overcome those problems and live the victorious life He intends you to enjoy!

I love you, I care about you deeply, and this is God talking to you today to lay your pride aside and seek out the help you need to overcome the problems in your life that are keeping you from enjoying the peace and joy that God intends for you to have. As I mentioned, God has placed many gifted and wonderful men and women in the Body of Christ to help you. Take advantage of them.

I will be in prayer for those of you who needed to hear these words of encouragement today. I realize that these can be deeply personal and difficult issues to deal with. My only desire is to see you become all that God has raised you up to be and know the incredible abundance this life can offer. I know you may be facing major issues in your life that are keeping that from happening, and I want you to know that there are answers, there are solutions, there is hope!

You don’t have to go through the rest of your life with that dark cloud hanging over you. You don’t have to go through another day without the joy God intends for you to have. God loves you and has placed people in your life to help you overcome those problems you are facing. There really is victory in Jesus. He has won the victory over whatever battle you are facing 2000 years ago on Calvary. May your number one priority today be getting a plan from God to win the battles you are facing in your life, execute the plan faithfully, and as my personal signature scripture from 1 Corinthians 15:57 says, “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the VICTORY through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

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

Bill Keller

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Weeping May Remain for the Night but Joy Comes in the Morning

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(Psalm 30)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, since we only have one Holy Bible how can so many denominations claim different meanings? You can take the same verse and each group says it means a different thing.

ANSWER: That is why it is CRITICAL for people to read and study the Bible, so they can spot bad doctrine, or man-made traditions that have no Biblical support. On all of the main issues of faith, who is God, who is Jesus, the Holy Spirit, what is sin, our purpose, and most important, salvation, are not disputed. They are clear enough for a 3rd grader to understand. Sadly, it is on many non-critical issues that men have fallen into satan’s trap of division, mainly in order to create their own separate churches. The motivation is usually to have earthly power and wealth. The good news, when a person dies, it won’t matter the name of the building you chose to worship in, only if you have accepted Jesus as your Savior by faith or have rejected Him.

TODAY, I WANT TO GIVE YOU A POWERFUL WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT FROM GOD’S WORD! IF YOU ARE BATTLE WEARY, IF YOU ARE PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY, EMOTIONALLY, AND SPIRITUALLY DRAINED, THIS WORD IS FOR YOU TODAY!!! RECEIVE IT IN THE NAME OF JESUS!!

I have a very simple, but special message for you today from the 30th Psalm: “I will exalt you, O LORD, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me. O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me. O LORD, you brought me up from the grave; you spared me from going down into the pit.”

Sing to the LORD, you saints of his; praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

When I felt secure, I said, “I will never be shaken.” O LORD, when you favored me, you made my mountain stand firm; but when you hid your face, I was dismayed.

To you, O LORD, I called; to the Lord I cried for mercy: “What gain is there in my destruction, in my going down into the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness? Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me; O LORD, be my help.”

“You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever.”

I realize today that as you read these words of comfort and hope, you are facing some of the trials that we all face along our journey during this life. No matter what those trials may be, you have the promise from God Himself that He will see you through. He is not going to let you down. You need to understand that God loves you more than you could ever begin to comprehend. You are important to Him. You are special to God. That is why no matter what you are going through, He will never leave you nor forsake you.

For those of you dealing with health issues, weeping may remain for a night but rejoicing comes in the morning! For those of you dealing with financial problems, weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning! For those of you dealing with problems in your marriage, weeping may remain for a night but rejoicing comes in the morning! For those of you dealing with problems at school or work, weeping may remain for a night but rejoicing comes in the morning!

For those of you dealing with the death of a loved one, weeping may remain for a night but rejoicing comes in the morning! For those of you dealing with problems with your children, weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning! For those of you battling with some sort of addiction, weeping may remain for a night but rejoicing comes in the morning!

NO MATTER WHAT THE TRIAL YOU ARE FACING IS, NO MATTER WHAT THE BATTLE IN YOUR LIFE MAY BE TODAY, WEEPING MAY REMAIN FOR A NIGHT BUT REJOICING COMES IN THE MORNING!!!

I love you and care about you so much. I know the pain and heartache many of you are dealing with in your life today. I wish I could snap my fingers and make it all go away. I can’t, but I know the ONE who can! God is not going to abandon you in your hour of need. He will be there with you every step of the way. Call out His name, He will answer you. I pray today that you will know His peace in the midst of the trials you may be facing. Praise Him even in the midst of those trials since you already have His promise that weeping may remain for a night but rejoicing comes in the morning!!!

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

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2013, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Seasons of Our Life

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(Deuteronomy 10:12; Matthew 9:9)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I attended a Messianic Jewish church for four years and really loved it as when you hear and understand the Jewish traditions behind scriptures, it can really open up the scripture for you and make more sense, at least for me. My question is this, the Jewish church is against cremation and stresses that you should have a regular burial, casket etc. Is there any scripture in the Bible that states one should not be cremated?

ANSWER: How to dispose of a dead body is a cultural issue. The Bible mandates that from the dust we came and to the dust we will return. There is NOTHING in the Bible that states a body must be buried, nor is there anything that prohibits cremation. Here is a link to a Devotional on this very issue in great detail.
http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=1025

“As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.” – Matthew 9:9 (NIV)

Each day this ministry is in prayer for people of all ages who are dealing with tremendous mental and health challenges. Many prayer requests we get each day are simply for God to give them a moment’s relief from the pain in their body. Sadly, every day we are in prayer for people who have had a family member or close friend die. The reality of this life is that because of sin, our bodies do break down and become sick at some point. Death is a reality that each one of us will face one day. That is why today I want to encourage and challenge you to not waste even one day that God can use your life in His service.

I look back over my life and zero in on that 12-year period when I was not walking with the Lord, living in rebellion to God, His Word, and most of all, His plan for my life. During those years, God blessed me with a clear mind, perfect health, tremendous energy, things that you cannot put a price tag on. I took those incredible blessings from God for granted and instead of using my life to serve Him, chose instead to serve myself. I took those precious gifts from God and did not use them to bring glory to Him, but to myself. I took for granted life itself, acting like it would never end, when the Bible clearly teaches that tomorrow is promised to none of us.

Even though I am only 54 and God has continued to bless me with a clear mind (though some may argue that point on certain days), tremendous energy, and great health, I never take one day for granted, since I know that I wake up each morning and my mind and body continue to function only by the grace of God. That is why each day I do my very best to give God everything that I have. God gives His very best to me each day, how can I give Him anything less than my best?

So exactly what is God calling you to do? Many think serving God means selling everything you have and going to live in some far off jungle. While God does burden many people to serve Him in a missionary capacity, most people God calls to serve Him right where they are at in their life. Don’t think for a second that it is an accident or coincidence you go to school where you do or that you work where you do. It is God who opened those doors and has placed you for this season of your life right where He wants you to be.

GOD NEEDS HIS CHILDREN IN EVERY SCHOOL, IN EVERY TYPE OF BUSINESS, IN EVERY OCCUPATION!

Never forget that your greatest witness for the Lord will always be how you live your life before others each day. People do notice. Also, the greatest thing you can share with someone, after how they can be saved, is what Jesus has done in your life. You are a living testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ! God has you at the school you go to, at the job you work at, living where you do, meeting people in the course of your daily activities, for a reason and purpose. Especially today where the better part of two full generations don’t go to church, you are the only Bible they will ever read and the only contact with Christ they will ever have.

NOBODY IS IN YOUR LIFE BY ACCIDENT!

However, there are some of you reading this today that God IS calling to a new level of commitment and service, and you know exactly who you are. God is speaking to you clearly through this message today. He is telling you that now is the time to step out in faith and trust Him. He has given you a special burden to serve Him and wants you to trust Him today. This word is simply His confirmation of what He has already been talking to you about. The fear and doubt you have are coming from satan. Now is the time to step out in faith, trust Him, and do with your life what you know God is calling you to do.

I love you and care about you so much. Our life is made up of different seasons, and in each season God gives us opportunities to serve Him. We do not have the promise of tomorrow, only the reality of today. I pray today that you will not waste this precious gift God has given to you. He has allowed you to wake up for a reason, and the ultimate reason is so that you can serve and glorify Him with your life. Should you be blessed with many years of life, at some point your body will begin to break down. You will experience sickness and poor health. Eventually you will die.

That is why during this season where you have a clear mind and good health, the mental and physical ability to do great things for God, you have to take advantage of them. Don’t allow satan to lull you into the belief that you will always be able to serve the Lord in the future. His lie is that you need to worry about yourself now, and you can serve God later. God has called ALL of His children, no matter what age you are, to serve Him now, not tomorrow. It is God, NOT YOU, that will provide for your day-to-day needs along your journey as He has promised.

In closing, I again want to speak directly to those of you who have been struggling with God’s calling on your life. For most, you are right where He wants you to be for this season. Keep being the salt of the earth, the light to this world in your school and in your workplace. But for some of you, God is calling you to step out in faith and fully and unconditionally surrender your life to Him today. He wants to use you in a special way in serving His Kingdom.

My counsel to you is this. Be honored God wants to use you. We get a few opportunities along our journey to do something great with our life. Not in the way the world judges greatness, but in the way God judges greatness. There is nothing greater you can do with your life than to serve the Lord. Step out in faith and trust the Lord to guide you and meet your every need, as you answer His call to service. God is calling you to make a difference with your life NOW!!!

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

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2013, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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