Where There is No Vision The People Perish

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(Proverbs 29:18)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, whenever I have a conversation with a homosexual about their lifestyle, they always say that the Bible says that nobody is supposed to judge others. What does that scripture actually mean?

ANSWER: That is speaking of the fact only God knows our heart for certain. We have every right, and responsiblity, to judge a person’s actions and speech in accordance with what the Word teaches. If a person is an atheist, it will be God who judges his heart, but we have a responsiblity to tell them the truth that without Christ they will die and burn in hell. There is no such thing as a homosexual, only people who CHOOSE to engage in homosexual acts that the Bible, GOD, calls a sin.

The similarities between the Republican Party and Christians, and why both have FAILED! This Devotional today has ZERO to do with politics, but in light of the elections last November and the daily back and forth of politics, I find many incredible similarities between the failures of the Republican Party and true Biblical Christians. Let me say that BOTH have failed because they have, 1) NO VISION, 2) their real goal is simply to make money and not see any real change, 3) they have turned into nothing but entertainment vehicles.

The Bible says in Proverbs that, “Where there is no vision, the people perish!” The biggest reason the Republicans lost the Presidential election and didn’t take control of the Senate is because Mitt Romney and the party as a whole had NO VISION! Never once was there any sort of vision for the country articulated for people to hear, understand, and buy into.

The church has failed for the EXACT SAME REASON! There is not ONE national leader who has articulated ANY sort of vision for this nation to turn back to God and His Truth with a legitimate plan other than to pray. Prayer is a great first step, but at some point there has to be a true vision with a supporting plan to see that vision come to fruition!

Making money is the only real goal of any political party or entity. Sadly, that has now become the only real goal of the church. Churches and major ministries raise tens of millions annually in order to build and upkeep huge complexes of bricks and mortar, hire huge staffs of people, and in many cases, pay the top people incredible salaries and benefits. Private jets, multiple mansions, new Bentley’s, are the norm in the world of big time Christendom. The world has correctly identified much of what is done as nothing but a “money hustle” and they are 100% correct!

Politics when I was growing up in the 60’s and 70’s was mainly about ideology. While that element still exists today, over the past 15 years politics has become largely about entertainment. The Republican Party really led the way in the world of “political entertainment,” though the Democrats are quickly catching up. Never forget for a second that Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Michael Savage, Mark Levine, Fox News, Ann Coulter, Karl Rove, Dick Morris, new groups like Freedom Works, Newsmax and the rest of the conservative internet world, are first and foremost..ENTERTAINERS!

There are also many high profile Christian/political groups like Focus on the Family, The Family Research Council, men like Jay Sekulow, Ralph Reed, Mark DeMoss, all who have put politics ahead of the Gospel for money, power, and influence. These people and organizations make their millions REGARDLESS of who wins, of who is in office. The best example is this previous election, and how without shame they haven’t changed a thing, and in most cases have doubled down!

Sadly, with the advent of Christian TV and radio over the past 40 years, much of Christendom is now nothing but “spiritual entertainment.” Churches have been converted into great performing arts theaters where you are entertained for an hour each Sunday. The top names on Christian TV are treated like Hollywood celebrities. They use their influence over millions primarily to enrich themselves and further their own kingdom, NOT the Kingdom of God!

The results? Because the Republican Party chose a candidate with NO VISION, a man who had to lie that he was a Christian for fear people would find out what he and his cult really believed, who had a record of supporting the killing babies when it was politically expedient, than decided to be pro-life when that become politically expedient, who was all for gay marriage when that was politically expedient, than decided to be for traditional marriage with that was politically expedient, they lost to a man who has proven over the past 4 yrs to be the worst President in the history of this nation on top of being a true enemy of God on every spiritual issue of the day!

The results for Christians has been even more devastating since souls are at stake!!! Christians and our worldview are now marginalized and clearly no longer the view held by the majority in this nation. We have now been totally frozen out of the secular media, unless you are a gutless wonder like Joel Osteen trying to sell your latest book and they know you won’t say anything they deem outrageous like “you will die and go to hell unless you come to know Jesus by faith as your Savior.” Worst of all, we have clearly lost the culture and have virtually zero impact on the world around us any longer.

We now live in a nation where the legalized slaughter of an innocent baby is called a “woman’s right.” Gay marriage is called “marriage equality” and is the current law in many states. In the coming years it will be the law in virtually all states regardless of what the Supreme Court decides next June. The CHOICE of homosexual behavior is now viewed as normal and acceptable. In addition, boys can now become girls and girls can now become boys, and if you dare say anything negative you are labeled as a hate monger. Hosts on major TV networks openly root for a cheer for and promote the radical homosexual agenda and the legalized killing of innocent babies!

If you believe in the Bible you are called a hick, stupid, you don’t believe in science, and are to be pitied. I guarantee you that if they made “The Waltons,” or “Leave it to Beaver” today, they would never have a chance to get on the air.

The better percentage of the last two generations who have never even been to a church. A majority of those who do are either in some liberal denomination that accepts and even glorifies sins like homosexuality and abortion, or in churches who are part of these man-made marketing strategies like Purpose Driven/Seeker/Emerging Church/Prosperity Gospel, which are designed to fill the pews with warm bodies not converts, that preach a soft, watered-down, motivational message so nobody is offended (and they come back next Sunday to put their money in the offering plate).

Those who have grown in influence due this void of true Christian leaders are false religions like Islam, the New Age universalism that people like Oprah and Deepak Chopra peddle which lie to people that everyone will get to Heaven, and satanic cults like Scientology and Mormonism. Probably the most dangerous man alive today is Glenn Beck. Not because of his political ideology, but because he uses his various media platforms to attract people through politics and than promotes “Christianity,” God,” Jesus,” and the “Bible.”

That sounds great, but what Beck doesn’t tell his followers is that Mormon doctrine is 100% inconsistent with Biblical Christianity and he is no more a Christian than a Muslim is. Nor does Beck tell people that his “god” is NOT the God of the Bible, but was once a man and he and all Mormon men believe they too will die and become the god of their own planet. Nor does Beck tell you that the “jesus” he worships is NOT God incarnate, not a deity, but the result of a sexual union between their man/god and Mary and the brother of Lucifer!

While quoting the Bible like all of those in his cult do, Beck fails to mention that his cult believes the Bible is a flawed and incomplete book, superceded by the writings of his cults con-artist, polygamist, pedophile, racist founder Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, Pearl of Great Price, and Doctrines and Covenants. Beck helps to perpetuate the lie he is a Christian by buying off modern day Judas’ like David Barton, John Hagee, and James Robison, to give him undeserved credibility with ignorant Christians who fund a bulk of Beck’s $100 million annual empire.

The answer my friend is simple. IF, and it is a big IF, Christians are going to reclaim the culture, reclaim our rightful place as the conscience of this nation, save this nation from God’s wrath and judgment that has already began by leading this great land back to the Almighty and His Truth, we must do three things.

The first is VISION. As we are currently under God’s wrath and judgment for the gross sins of this nation like the fact we slaughter over 4,000 innocent babies every 24 hours, we have perverted God’s Holy Institutions of Marriage and the Family, and that we have bowed down and worshipped every false god and idol man has created in his evil imagination. The ONLY vision is to have a “Nineveh Moment” and turn this nation back to God and Biblical Truth.

Of course, Liveprayer not only has articulated that vision for several years now, but has put the pieces in place to see it happen thru the Jonah Project ( http://www.liveprayer.com/jonah/ ) and the Remnant (
http://www.liveprayer.com/remnant.cfm ). The key piece will become a reality this January with the Liveprayer TV program available in the US and around the world!

The second is a pure purpose. Money is NOT a pure purpose. Raising money is something many have been able to accomplish without any help from God. The pure purpose is clearly to see this nation turn back to God and Biblical Truth while bringing hope to the hurting and salvation through faith in Jesus Christ to the lost. This is what Liveprayer has been about for the 13+ years we have been online.

The third is a higher goal. There are MANY entertainers. They come and go. One is hot today, forgotten tomorrow. The higher goal is not to achieve fame and notoriety, but to advance the Kingdom of God. Since day one, Liveprayer has been about one thing, lifting up the name of Jesus so that all men will be drawn unto Him! That is our one and only goal!

I love you and care about you so much. Over the past 14 yrs I have warned people often this day would come. It is now here. We no longer have the numbers. What numbers we do have are woefully divided. We no longer drive the culture, the culture now drives the church. Our only hope, our only answer, is to get back to the basics.

There has to be a clear vision. While it takes money to operate, it is only to finance the vision in order to see that vision fulfilled. The only one who is to be glorified is the Lord. That is the answer and the only hope we have to see this nation saved from experiencing the full wrath and judgment of Almighty God!!!

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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Examples of How This Nation has Abandoned God and His Truth

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(Jonah Chapter 3)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, what should you say to Jehovah Witness’ when they come to talk to you?

ANSWER: Pearls before swine. Members of cults are not open to hearing the truth, only for people they can convince to accept their false beliefs. I personally wouldn’t waste even a second with them other than to let them know I will be praying for them to learn the Truth and leave their cult or they will die and end up in hell. For the record, I did have 2 Mormon boys knock on my door one day about a year ago. I took them in with the understanding they had 5 minutes, then I had 5 minutes. Needless to say they left with tears in their eyes, but were so brainwashed nothing I said made a dent in their false beliefs. I spent the last 2 minutes of my time praying for their souls.

The Pope, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Glenn Beck, MSNBC, and the “parents” of Trayvon Martin. What more evidence do you need that this nation and world has abandoned God and is lost and without hope???

During his recent trip to Brazil, Pope Francis stated that he would not judge or marginalize gay people within the Roman Catholic Church. He went on to say, “who am I to judge gay people?” ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? Here is the head of a denomination with 1.2 BILLION people worldwide, someone people look to for spiritual leadership, and to not simply tell the people what God says on this issue is INEXCUSABLE!

Hey Pope! It is NOT you who is judging this behavior, God already did!!! To help educate the Pope, there is no such thing as “gay people,” just like there is no such thing as “drunk people!” Taking your clothes off to engage in perverted forms of sex is a CHOICE, just like picking up a glass of alcohol and drinking it is a CHOICE!!! This is the same Pope Francis that just last month said that atheists can get to heaven. Did this guy sleep through Theology 101???

As I saw the news reports of the mass on the beach in Brazil with 3 million plus souls there, I could only pray for such an opportunity since I would not waste it as the Pope did. I would have given the greatest invitation for people to accept Christ as their Savior by faith in my life. This video was from a Papal visit to NYC a few years ago and what I would have said if given the opportunity as Pope for a day! Video:

Also, South African Anglican bishop Desmond Tutu said “he would prefer hell over a homophobic heaven.” Another supposed spiritual leader who obviously has never read the Bible, since speaking against the SIN of homosexuality is not being a homophobe, it is simply stating what God says all throughout the Old and New Testaments is a SIN!!! For the record, I don’t care what your “title” is, if you have rejected faith in Christ by faith and thus His Word as Truth, when you die your soul will burn in the same hell as anyone else who has rejected the Truth!

On his Monday radio program, satanic Mormon cult member Glenn Beck had the audacity to speak out against the blasphemous book on Jesus written by a Muslim that I shared with you in the Monday Devotional (Link to Monday DD: http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=5281 ). I found his rant about the book to be absolutely disgusting since here is a man who is part of a cult that believes Jesus is NOT a deity, but a created being, the brother of Lucifer, who came to the United States during his life, and will not return to the Mt. of Olives as the Bible states, but to Independence, Mo.

*If you want proof of Beck’s Mormon status, send him an email asking him to take off his shirt. Beneath, you will find the satanic markings on his “magic underwear” he and Mormon men in his cult wear 24/7 because they believe it protects them. Here is a TV program I did in 2007 with Ed Decker, a dear friend and former bishop of Beck’s cult:
http://votingforsatan.com/vid2.htm

Beck also took great umbrage on his program, whining like a little girl, to the negative articles about his faux museum during his “Beck believes he will be the god of the moon” scam over the fourth of July at the home of his cult in Salt Lake City, Utah. In addition to the historical artifacts on display, Beck also had an abundance of memorabilia from his beloved Mormon cult. Who were the tour guides for this faux museum he made people to pay to visit? STUDENTS FROM LIBERTY UNIVERSITY!!!

For the record, I received my theological education from Liberty and will always thank God for that school However, since the death of Dr. Jerry Falwell, his sons have not just invited Beck, but his satan worshipping cult brother Romney to speak at their graduation service. They have compromised the Truth of the Word over and over for whatever financial gain they have garnered from selling out the Gospel to promote the satanic Mormon cult leading souls to hell!!!

Also, why anyone listens to Beck is beyond me. His shtick to draw people in is conservative politics. You can hear dozens of people on the radio all day long say the same things he does. You don’t have to pay money to watch an internet video of Beck saying the exact same things he does on radio under the guise of a “network.” He proved during the 2012 election he is a marginalized voice since he put everything he had, including hosting dozens of private fundraising events, all to get his cult brother Romney elected as the first Mormon President to fulfill the “White Horse Prophecy” of his cult…and failed!!!

*For the record, all of conservative talk radio, Beck, Limbaugh, Hannity, Savage, Ingrham, and the rest, all of the local conservative radio hosts around the country, in addition to FOX News, private groups who raised hundreds of millions of dollars led by people like Karl Rove, Freedom Works, and Ralph Reed, spent 4 years trying to get Obama out of office…and FAILED miserably!!! This is why tomorrow I will share once again that it is NOT politics that will change this nation. Followers of the Lord need to focus their full attention, time, efforts, and treasure, solely on the real problem which is to turn our country back to God and His Truth before his full wrath and judgment is unleashed!!!

On top of this, over the weekend you had a host on MSNBC actually making the case it was OK to kill babies…OUT OF THE WOMB. Even 10 years ago, Melissa Harris Perry would have never been allowed to get behind a microphone in a small town radio station with 5 cows as listeners. She is now on the payroll of a major media company spewing here satanic garbage, along with a host of other hosts who spew racial division, while cheerleading for the slaughter of babies and the radical homosexual agenda.

Lastly, the mother of Trayvon Martin who is now making tons of money off of her dead “child,” is a legal expert. She is being used by the race baiters to seek change in laws that had NOTHING TO DO with the night her child chose to assault the wrong man who just happened to have a gun. In the wake of the verdict, there have been dozens of attacks by black youth on white men stating it was for “Trayvon.” I have never heard ONE WORD of condemnation by Martin’s mother, Sharpton, or the outrage by hosts on the networks who have fanned the flames of racism. Nor have I heard any condemnation by our President or Attorney General who vowed to look into these vicious attacks as “hate crimes” or the violation of someone’s civil rights!

I love you and care about you so much. I recently talked about satan distracting people. While that happens daily, we see events daily that cry out for what I have been sharing with you for years. Our nation is in spritual freefall. We are under the judgment of God. Unless we turn back to God and His Truth we are finished. Sadly, of all the major ministries out there, NOBODY is telling people this and nobody has a plan in place to make it happen but Liveprayer.

Stand with me my friend. We will bring the remnant together as one. We have a voice. We will have a larger voice each month as we take our stand. It is the ONLY hope for this nation. The people in Israel time and time again rejected the voice of the prophets who had no motives other than saying “what sayeth the Lord.” Each time, God’s judgment was visited upon them. We DO NOT have to follow their path, but can follow the path of Nineveh who did listen and did repent!

Pray! Our time is now!!!

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

Bill Keller

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

The Latest Blasphemous Book on Jesus, “Zealot, The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth”

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(2 Peter 2:1-3; 1 John 2:21; Titus 1:14; 2 Timothy 4:4; Romans 1:25; John 17:17)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, what is wrong with being a Baptist?

ANSWER: The fact is, nobody is a Baptist, just like nobody is a Methodist, or Lutheran, or Catholic, or Pentecostal! Baptist is simply the name of a Christian church. If you have accepted Jesus as your Savior by faith, that makes you a Christian. If you go to a Baptist church, you are not a Baptist but a Christian who attends a Baptist church. It may sound like semantics, but it is important people use correct terminology.

The latest blasphemous book on Jesus that is getting tons of attention on Amazon and in the media is by Reza Aslan titled, “Zealot, the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth.” Sounds like an interesting book doesn’t it? There is only one problem, Aslan is a MUSLIM and his book is written from the false beliefs of Islam! Aslam claims Jesus was a zealot who never claimed to be God and dismissed the Gospels as not the real words of Jesus but simply a myth!

>From the Truth of God’s Word and the historical record, Jesus was ultimately crucified for blasphemy. What was that blasphemy? CLAIMING TO BE GOD BEFORE THE JEWISH LEADERS! As for the Gospel, the entire NT was completed by 90ad, and much of the 4 Gospels written and completed in the 60 years after his death from people who had personal contact with our Lord.

*WARNING! In September, the prideful and arrogant Bill “I think I am god” O’Reilly will release his latest “killing” book. His first two were on the killing of President Lincoln and President Kennedy. This new book with be on the killing of Jesus. I have personally challenged O’Reilly’s weak and flawed theology in several appearances on his program, which is why he has refused to have me on his program the past 5 years. I have documented in many Daily Devotionals O’Reilly’s lack of theological understanding that is a mixture of New Age and liberal Catholicism. Recently, I called him out publicly for slipping about how he fells about Bible-believing Christians by marginalizing us as “Bible thumpers!” I will do a full report on what will no dobut be a theologically flawed book on the death of Christ when it comes out.

The problem with a book like “Zealot” is that it causes the faithful to doubt and lead people’s eternal souls into everlasting damnation. The lies proffered in works like this book cause those who know the Lord but are Biblically illiterate to doubt the truth of the Bible and Gospel accounts. Sadly, those who have rejected the Lord already, will die in their sins having been emboldened in their rejection of God’s love and the hope of Christ by the lies told in blasphemous books like “Zealot.”

The problem with this book and the reason I am dealing with it today, is because of its controversial content that rejects the truth of the Bible. Aslan does not hold any theological degrees, and this book being offered as historical fact is simply pages of lies by a Muslim looking to advance that 1400 year old false relgion from hell.

This is the very reason I am so passionate about the Liveprayer TV I do 5 nights a week and why I do it on COMMERCIAL/NON-CHRISTIAN television stations. This is why I am working daily on expanding the program into new markets. THERE NEEDS TO BE A WITNESS FOR THE TRUTH OF GOD’S WORD ON SECULAR TELEVISION TO AT LEAST EXPOSE THE LIES OF THIS WORLD FOR WHAT THEY ARE!

I love you and care about you so much. I have told you often that for the person who rejects God, who has rejected Christ in their life, and who live in rebellion to the truth of God’s Word, they MUST reject the Bible since it is the very book that condemns them. Taking a book of FICTION like “Zealot,” and proffering those lies as historical fact is exactly the kind of thing a non-believer will do to try and discredit God’s Word and thus justify their rejection of its truth. Of course, the mainstream media is only too happy to participate in this process of taking the lie, and making people accept it as the truth.

I will pray for you today. If you do not understand yet that there is a major battle going on, WAKE UP! The Bible clearly tells us that our battle is not of flesh and blood, but a spiritual one. It is “against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” The people of God, who possess the only real truth there is, must become bolder to take that truth to this lost and hurting world we live in. We must speak out! We cannot, and we MUST NOT sit back and watch the enemy exchange the Truth for a lie!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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

God Gave His Children Everything Needed to Sustain this Life

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(Genesis 9:3)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I hear Christians arguing that the Bible, like the Constitution needs to be rewritten to reflect modern times. Is that true?

ANSWER: ABSOLUTELY NOT! The Truth of God’s Word is timeless. It is not the Bible that needs to change to accommodate the culture, it is the culture that needs to change to accommodate the Bible!!! Just because a culture chooses to live in rebellion to God’s Truth, does NOT mean God’s Truth has changed. It is IMMUTABLE, NEVER CHANGING!

God, in His infinite wisdom, gave His children everything needed to sustain this life. I have always maintained that the Bible contains everything we need for every aspect of our life. That includes what we eat.

In the study I have done in regard to Biblical diets, I have to admit that the dietary laws found in the book of Leviticus are perfect for sustaining our bodies and health throughout this life. God made us, He should know best what it takes to run these human machines we use during this lifetime.

Now, I have to be the first to admit that I DO NOT eat according to the dietary laws found in the book of Leviticus. I don?t see a trip through the McDonald’s drive-thru, drinking a liter of Coke to wash down hot dogs and pizza, or even a pint of Haagen Daze ice cream anywhere in the Bible.

I have made up my mind to do better. God has blessed me with great health throughout my life. I have been able to eat whatever I wanted whenever I wanted and never worry about gaining weight. I have just been blessed. That still gives me no excuse for abusing my temple the way I do and not taking the proper care of it that I should.

As you know from reading these Devotionals, our purpose in this life is to serve and glorify God. Only God knows when our work here is over and we graduate to Heaven. So it is our responsibility during this life to maintain to the best of our ability our bodies, so that we are at maximum efficiency in our ability to serve the Lord.

That means getting the proper exercise, and eating the right foods. There is enough research on the books to tell us that how we feel each day, our immune system, many infirmities we get, even major diseases can be greatly affected and influenced by our diet.

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

I really do love you and care about you. I have been involved long enough in the nutritional world through my study of the Word, to know that it does make a big difference what we put into our bodies each day.

While I do my best each day to prepare you and try to encourage you to be the best servant of God you possibly can be, today it has been necessary to point out an obvious but often overlooked aspect of our service.

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

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

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

Bill Keller

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

You Don’t Have to Keep Living in Your Past

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(Matthew 11:28-30; 1 Peter 5:7)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, what is your theological background?

ANSWER: I recieved my theological training through Liberty University in the late 80’s. It is so sad to see how they have sold out for money by inviting cult members like Beck and Romney to speak there. Despite that, it is still a great place for young Christian men and women to prepare for a life of serving the Lord. For the record, I am NOT a Baptist or part of any denomination, and after 20 yrs of ministry have always held a Biblical position on issues like the gifts of the Spirit that some denominations over-emphasize and others de-emphasize.

This message applies to every single person who is reading this right now. It doesn’t matter how old you are, whether you are a man or a woman, what your skin color is, what nationality you are, how much money you have or don’t have, this is a universal message that is applicable to everyone. You see, nobody that has lived very long in this sin-filled and evil world has escaped the trials and tribulations of this life and not experienced some sort of pain. EVERYONE reading this Devotional knows the pain that comes from time to time during this journey we are on.

For some, that pain was experienced in your childhood through mental, physical, or sexual abuse. Some have experienced that pain later in life through failed relationships, many through being divorced. Everyone has lived through the pain of the death of a loved one. Many of you have experienced the pain of financial hardships. Others have lived through the pain of losing your job or other employment and career issues. Sadly, some have lived through the experience of being a crime victim. Everyone has experienced the pain from making poor choices at some point in their life. Most have had to experience the pain of some bondage such as alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, food, money, shopping, lying, or a myriad of other bondages that people get caught up in.

NOT ONE PERSON READING THIS HAS NOT HAD TO LIVE THROUGH THE PAIN THAT COMES FROM LIVING THIS LIFE HERE ON EARTH.

Today, I want to share a word with you that could be one of the most important things anyone has ever told you. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO KEEP LIVING WITH WHATEVER PAIN YOU HAVE FROM YOUR PAST. Let me repeat that, because I really want you to hear these words clear. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO KEEP LIVING WITH WHATEVER PAIN YOU HAVE FROM YOUR PAST. If you are, that is only because you have CHOSEN to live with that pain!

The fact is, God has made a way through faith in His Son for you to put the pain of your past behind you and live your life in freedom. Jesus has told us to give Him our burdens, that He would carry them for us. The Bible tells us to cast our cares on Him, because He cares for us. You see, God doesn’t expect you to carry the pain of your past with you each day. He wants you live FREE from your past so that you can enjoy the abundance that this life has to offer.

Just hours before going to the cross, Jesus told His disciples that in this world, they would experience trials and tribulations. But He told them to “be of good cheer” because HE has overcome this world. You see my friend, trials and tribulation are part of this human experience, but God has made a way through His Son for us to still enjoy the abundance that this life can offer despite those trials and tribulations.

The only reason you are carrying the pain of your past with you today is because you have chosen to believe the LIE instead of the TRUTH. Jesus tells us in John 8:44 that satan is a liar. He is the “father of lies.” When he speaks, he speaks his native language, lying! God on the other hand is TRUTH. The Word of God is TRUTH. The lie of satan is that you have to carry the pain of your past around with you each day like a 1,000 pound anchor around your neck. The truth from God is that you can take that pain of your past and give it to Jesus. HE WILL GLADLY TAKE THAT 1,000 POUND ANCHOR FROM YOU TODAY!!!

I love you and care about you so much. Everyone reading this Devotional today has experienced some of the pain that this life offers. So many of you have never let go of that pain and have simply learned how to live your life each day with that pain. Because of that, you are missing the fullness of the joy, peace, and abundance that this life can offer. Because of that, you are not completely fulfilling your purpose in this life which is to serve and glorify God with your life. Because of that, you are not living in total freedom and victory each day.

Right now, this very moment, I want you to stop whatever you are doing. If you are at home, at work, at school, it doesn’t matter. Stop whatever you are doing right now and pray this prayer.

“Dear Father, I thank you for this day. I know that today was not promised to me, but it is a gift from You. Dear God, You know the pain I have today from what has happened in my life. I am tired of carrying this pain with me day after day. It is robbing me of my joy, of my peace, of knowing the abundance that this life can offer. I trust Your Word today that tells me that I can give this burden to You, that You will take it from me. I trust Your Word today that tells me to cast my cares on You, because You care for me. In the name of Jesus, I give You the pain of my past today. In the name of Jesus, I surrender it to You. Take it from me, and fill me right now with Your joy, with Your peace, and let me live from this day forward in FREEDOM FROM MY PAST! In Jesus name I pray, AMEN!”

I will be praying for you today my friend. God loves you SO MUCH! He cares about you SO MUCH! We live in an evil and sin-filled world. Because of that, we all will experience pain in this life, but God has made a way so that we do not have to carry that pain around with us for the rest of our days. He has offered to carry it for us, to take it from us. I pray today that you will trust Him and give Him the pain of your past and live in FREEDOM from this day forward!

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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(Luke 12:34)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, why does it cost you $40,000 a month to send a few emails each day. My internet bill each month is $45. I don’t understand why you need all of that money each month?

ANSWER: I deeply apologize, since this is a regular “Ask Bill” question I should have answered a long, long time ago. (see below)

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.’ Luke 12:34

After over 20 years of ministry, 14 years online on the 31st of next month, having done several thousand “live” TV programs over the years, people really have no clue what a miracle of God Liveprayer is. It is truly a modern day “loaves and fishes” miracle!

Liveprayer was the first “interactive” (as opposed to simply a static information site as most were and still are) Christian website and one of very few Christian websites that even existed when we signed on August 31, 1999. The fact God chose me, someone who didn’t even own a computer at that point, to run an internet ministry is a testimony of how God often operates.

He knew I would get up to speed on the technical issues I needed to know, while using many years of business experience, coupled with at that time 7 years of evangelistic ministry focusing on those outside of the church, while not using His work to build my kingdom but His Kingdom!

The goal of Liveprayer was to have a place on the internet where people could come in their time of need for prayer and counsel. Part of that was our “live” video prayer portal with a live person online to pray for people 24 hours a day. Liveprayer was the first non-pornographic website to stream live video.

At the time we started, the Internet was a hot investment and we had several investment bankers willing to put up $30 million to help us advertise and mainstream the site after we had been up and running the first year. In early 2000 the internet bubble burst, the investment bankers backing internet companies went out of business, and after putting every dime I had to my name so Liveprayer could make it that first year, we had no way of funding the minsitry. Our journey of faith really being put to the test!

When Liveprayer began, I posted the Daily Devotional on the website each day. Many people loved it but asked if I could email it to them. I did as a courtesy and the number of people wanting the Daily Devotional began to grow exponentially. We soon had to invest in sophisticated mailing software that has evolved over the years and special servers along with dedicated IP’s. In these past 14 years we have had over 10 million subscribers, holding at around 2.4m active subscribers the past 7-8 years now.

People unsubscribed from the Daily Devotional for a variety of reasons, but mostly because unlike the majority of pastors, I shared the hard truth of the Bible on issues that most were afraid to talk about and many people didn’t want to hear. We currently have about 10,000 people unsubscribe each month, but pick up about that same number in new people.

Once I started emailing the Daily Devotional, people would email me back with prayer requests. As a minister, I felt the need to take the time to respond in a personal way as opposed to what most websites have and still use, an auto-respond message that everyone who emails them receives. As the Daily Devotional subscriber base grew, so did the daily emails for prayer, and when it was taking me 8 hours a day simply to respond to emails I had to pray about a solution.

I began tapping into lists of retired pastors around the country, put together template they could easily use along with a place to personalize the response. For the past 8 years, we average about 40,000 emails every 24 hours that our cadre of over 700 retired pastors faithfully answer. In 14 yrs, we have responded to over 70 million emails for prayer, and have 7 million praise report emails archived.

*I also have used the Daily Devotional as an evangelism tool, and to date we have seen over 700,000 souls we know of come to faith in Jesus!!!

>From 2003-2008, Liveprayer pioneered a “live” TV program 5 nights a week to minister to people, pray for them, and give viewers a chance to come to faith in Christ. The key was, I refused to air on any Christian stations or networks, and our program appeared only on secular network affiliates. For 6 months in 2006 we aired “live” 5 nights a week on the ION network nationally. We moved the program strictly to the internet in 2008 for over a year, but had to stop doing the program all together when the economic crisis hit and many major donors could no longer support the expenses of the program.

Let me give you some numbers. Our monthly internet operations budget from 2003 up to 2008 was $50,000 a month. Our TV budget was anywhere from $30,000 a month most months, to $1 million a month the 6 months we were on nightly nationwide. The internet budget was always covered by our monthly appeals 2-3x a month in the Daily Devotional, and the TV budget was always covered by several key donors. One reason for the success of the TV program, especially being on non-Christian stations, was that I never asked viewers for a dime and people respected that and enabled them to actually listen to what I shared each night!

Since 2008, I have trimmed our internet operations down to the $40,000 figure we are currently at. My maximum salary over the years was never over $42,000, and for the past 5 years I have only taken what is necessary to pay utilities, gas for my car, pay my mortgage that is maxed out and under water like many, and eat. My assistant kids me that if I took the 100 hours I put in every week and went to work at McDonalds I would make 3x more.

But this has never been about money for me and never will be. Trust me, I am very aware of how to simply preach to the choir and forget about the lost, tickle ears so people love you, not care about the millions of lost souls heading to hell, and take in millions and not having to worry about the finances. This is about reaching the lost masses with God’s Truth, pray for people in their time of need, and lead the lost to faith in Jesus, and over the past several years God has added an additional work for us to be a catalyst in leading this nation back to the Almighty and His Truth!

Liveprayer owns no buildings. It is a shame so many people will give to a building, but not to save souls. We started working in the back of a used car lot in St. Pete owned by one of my board members, and still do today 14 yrs later. It is one of the most blessed addresses in the world, having literally impacted tens of millions of lives worldwide and seeing over 700,000 souls we know of come to faith in Jesus during that time from that simple location. Check out the video walk thru:
http://www.liveprayer.com/b2.cfm

The ministry doesn’t have any private jets. We don’t have a fleet of Bentleys. We don’t own multiple mansions, or even one. When I’m on the road, I don’t stay in $10,000 a night suites. The many ministries who use the money from their donors for such things I will never understand. If people want to give them money to live like the ruler of a small nation, that is up to them. but I would never ask people to give me a dime for anything other than being able to minister to those in need and lead lost souls to faith in Jesus!

I have no shame asking people to help me reach this lost world with God’s Truth, pray for people in their time of need, and save souls. If Obama and politicians can ask people for BILLIONS to promote a political ideology, if a never ending plethora of non-profits can ask people to give them money for everything from animal shelters, zoos, botanical gardens, museums, the arts, health causes, and on and on, and on, I certainly have no problem asking people to help me do the Lord’s work and impact lives for all eternity!!!

Let me put our $40,000 budget in context. It is the same budget as a local church with apx. 700 members that meets once a week. For a little over $1,300 a day, we minister to 2.4 million people worldwide every day, answer 40,000 emails for prayer every day, see apx. 2,000 souls come to faith in Jesus each week, and provide a website with 14 yrs of tons of unique ministry content, much that is added daily…all for FREE.

Any business person clearly understands there are expenses in running any organization, and most deeply appreciate how we have done so much with so little. My staff consists of my assistant and our technical crew. That alone is a bit over 25% of our budget. Anyone who thinks they can send 2.4 million emails worldwide every day on your home internet account, please try it and let me know when your internet provider cuts off your account. It takes special servers that need replacing every 6 months, special mailing software, dedicated IP’s, and two technical people to deal with the blocks we face daily in dealing with over 2,000 ISP’s worldwide.

Bandwidth is the big expense of any internet operation. We need bandwidth to support all of the video/audio/written content on our site, along with sending the Devotional every 24 hours, for our incoming servers since out of the 40,000 emails for prayer that also receive about 3 million pieces of SPAM every day which has to be filtered. Of course there are other basic operating costs like postage, office supplies, basic things every business needs to simply operate. Factor it all in, and anyone with a business background will be scratching their head how we can possibly do all that we do each day for the amount of money we do it with. Again, it is truly a “loves and fishes” miracle of God!

The TV program that we have re-launched in May is available in HD digitally worldwide live and archived, and is currently on in about 30 markets around the country. It is currently being funded by one key donor. It costs much less money to do TV now that it can be done with high speed internet lines, and currently costs us $6,000 a month to reach more people than when we were on years ago having to spend $30,000 a month!

Liveprayer.com has no advertising. We don’t sell books, or tapes, or trinkets. We will NEVER rent our list of Daily Devotional subscribers. I could have generated over a million annually doing these things. However, we are a ministry and NOT a marketing company. 40% of the people we minister to daily are NOT Christians. 20% or in other countries. 20% are under 21. People come to Liveprayer, look at our content and listen to what I share for the simple fact they know I am there to minister to them, NOT to see how much money I can get from them!

The reality is ever since we started, being on the internet that many people think as having minimal costs, having all of our content for free, the fact we are not their local church, with such a large percentage of those we reach not even Christians who understand and with a heart to “give,” less than 1/4 of 1% have EVER give a dime to Liveprayer.

Many using common sense ask why if everyone just gave $1 we would never have any problems with finances. That sounds correct, but simply is not reality since we have put out offers like that in the past and the % of those who give is virtually unchanged. It is literally a miracle that we have survived 14 yrs, and not just survived, but able to have such a huge impact on so many hearts and lives worldwide!

Anyone who has worked on a church or non-profit budget committee, knows that anywhere from 50-80% of the funds raised comes from several key people. The reason so many churches and non-profits went under the past 5 years is because the economy hit many high income people who could no longer give as they once did.

Liveprayer also counts on several key people each month. Much of our financial struggles have come due to the fact the group of 30 friends I had 5 years ago with the ability to send $5,000, $10,000 in a time of need, is now down to just one who can’t always make that type of sacrifce. So I pray daily for the Lord to send new friends who He has richly blessed to help the work here with a large gift when we have a slow month like we have had in June and now July. That with everyone else giving as they are able all adds up by the end of the month.

I love and care about you so much! Over these 14 yrs, it has been the prayers and faithfulness of so many friends who have made all we have done possible. Each month as we have struggled simply to pay our basic operations over the last several years after the economy hurt so many, God still moves on the hearts of many of our friends each month to keep us here and being able to minister to so many worldwide each day.

So the challenge is, where do the funds come from. Back when we first began and the investment banking money was not going to come in after the internet bubble burst, I got on my knees and told God to just give me what we needed for that month’s operations and I would worry about next month at that time. God told me to simply share our needs, trust Him, and He would move on hearts. That has happened for 167 months now. Up until the past 5 yrs, I only had to share our need 3-4x a month. Now, I need to make our needs known most days, since if I don’t, if people don’t help me, Liveprayer that so many depend on each day won’t exist.

With just 5 days left in the month, we need to cover the last $30,000 of our July operations. $10,000 of that is needed IMMEDIATELY! I am praying for 2 of our friends who can help me TODAY with a special one-time gift of $5,000 or more right away. If everyone will pray and everyone who is able will send a gift of $10, $20, $100, $1,000, or whatever God lays on your heart to stand with me at this critical time, we can insure all of our July operations are current before the end of the month!!!

For those who have never given to Liveprayer and have been blessed by the work here, please pray about sending a gift. If everyone will pray, simply give as the Lord guides you, we should never have to worry about meeting our basic financial operations each month.

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 love, your prayers, your sacrificial gifts. Together, God has used our lives to impact so many around the world every day for these past 14 yrs. Over 700,000 souls will escape the horrors of hell and be in Heaven for eternity. However, our work is not finished. We still have more to do, since the Lord has raised this ministry up as He raised up Jonah, to lead this nation back to God and His Truth or see His wrath and judgment!

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

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

A Royal Baby, A Sexual Deviant Running to be Mayor of NYC, and Top Baseball Stars Cheat

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(Deuteronomy 8:10; Psalm 100:4, Psalm 107:22)

***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.

A royal baby, a sexual deviant running to be the mayor of New York, and top baseball stars are proven to be cheaters! In the midst of the problems so many people are facing today, it is easy to get lost in the distractions the media push upon us on a daily basis. Why would anyone other than the parents and those who live in a nation that has a monarchy, care about the baby born to Prince William and his wife Kate? WHO CARES IF IT IS A BOY OR A GIRL!!! WHO CARES WHAT THE NAME IS UNLESS YOU PUT MONEY ON IT!!!

In the midst of this royal frenzy that means nothing to anyone in this nation (if you took American History, we are no longer subject to the King of England), what, other than distracting people from their own lives, did this new born child mean? My only prayer is that at some point this child accepts Christ as his Savior, since even if he does rise up one day to be the King of England, like all he will one day bow his knee to the true King of Kings!

Taking a break from the royal baby infatuation, we had the new details of Democratic candidate for the Mayor of New York Anthony Weiner’s latest sexual perversion. Was anyone really shocked? Most sickening was his wife Huma, once the top aid to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the daughter of a family with ties to terror groups, defending her husband’s deviant behavior. Of course, when you might become the first lady of the nation’s largest city, you will say anything.

If you have had enough of the royal baby and Wiener, go to a sports station and it is non-stop conversation about some of the game’s top players who are being suspended for cheating by using performance enhancing drugs. As someone who grew up in the 60’s listening to Joe Nuxhall calling Cincinnati Red’s games on a cheap transistor radio under my covers at 11pm when they were playing on the west coast, I have had little intrest in baseball since the steroids scandal many years ago. It sends a horrible message to society that cheating is the way to the top.

You cannot turn on the news or pick up the newspaper without being bombarded by the distractions and all of the problems and evil that exists in our world. Each day you are confronted by family members, friends, those you work with or go to school with, that are hurting and going thru a difficult time in their life. Ninety-nine percent or better of the over 40,000 prayer requests that come into Liveprayer every single day are people who are in pain, fighting the battles everyone fights during the course of their life. The fact is, we are all dealing with problems every day, that is simply part of life.

Never forget, no matter what your problems may be today, without God you would have no hope. He is your source of strength when you feel like you can’t go on. He is your source of encouragement when you don’t see any answers. He is your source of hope that tomorrow will be better than today. It is God who loves you when nobody else does, and it is God who will never leave you when everyone else has. In the midst of whatever your battles may be today, don’t forget to simply say, “Thank you God!”

No matter what may be going on in our lives, God deserves our thanks because of who He is. He is God! He is the Creator of the heavens and earth. He is OUR CREATOR! He loves us unconditionally and cares about us so much. He has given us so many wonderful and special promises in His Word that we can count on. So never let the cares of this brief life keep you from taking the time each day to thank Him.

I realize as you read this, you may be facing a serious health issue, or your marriage may be in trouble, or you are dealing with a huge financial problem, or you need a job, or someone you love has recently died, or you are battling with some sort of addiction, or a myriad of other problems. It doesn’t matter what your problems may be. Take a few minutes right now, don’t get distracted by the media, forget about your problems, and simply focus on God. Now, say THANK YOU GOD! Say it again. Again. Again. Tell God you love Him. Tell God you worship and adore Him. Forget about everything else for a few moments and simply concentrate on God and thank Him!!!

Listen, thanking God is not going to make all of your problems go away. What it will do is bring joy to your heart, peace into your life, and give you a renewed sense of hope as you face the day to day trials life may bring your way. Facing your problems, dealing with your problems become 100 times easier. You get blessed when you thank God! By getting so wrapped up in your problems and not taking the time to thank God you are missing blessings.

I love you and care about you so much. There will always be new distractions to take our focus off of the Lord. I am guilty so often of not taking the time I should each day to simply stop what I am doing and just spend some time thanking God. It is so easy to focus on what is wrong with our life, that we often forget how much is right with our life. We get so bound by our problems that we forget the simple act of saying thank you to God. Without Him, there would be no answers, no solutions to our problems and this life would have no purpose and be meaningless and hopeless.

I will be praying for you today. Do me a favor. No, do yourself a favor. Stop whatever you are doing right now. Take the next 3 minutes. That is 180 seconds. Use those 3 minutes to do nothing else but say thank you to God. Thank Him for His love. Thank Him for all the wonderful blessings He bestows on you each day. Thank Him for caring about you. Thank Him for all that He does for you each day. I can assure you that you have MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR! Take the next 3 minutes and spend it thanking God.

The distractions of this world will soon be gone. The Bible only gives us a brief glimpse of what our eternal existence will be like. One thing we know is that we will be worshipping God our Creator. Now is a good time to start doing that. Each day, we must take time out of our busy lives and simply spend it thanking God. We will always have problems in this life. That is simply a fact of living in this dark and evil world where so many people live their lives in rebellion to God.

The Bible tells us that when this brief journey is over, “There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Make sure that no matter what your problems may be, that you never forget to take the time each day to say thank you to God!

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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