Women Leaving Not Just Their Husbands but Their Children

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(2 Timothy 3:1-7)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, in Proverbs 22:24-25 the Bible says, “Do not make friends with a hot tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.” What if this hot tempered man is your father and he is impossible to get along with?

ANSWER: First, pray for him to know God’s peace. Let him know you love him and always will, but unless he can control his temper, being around him is not possible because NOBODY has the right to abuse you, even your father.

Without a doubt, the most powerful evidence to me personally that we are living in the last days as described in’ Paul’s second letter to his young disciple Timothy, is women who not just leave their husbands, but their children as well. In my 21 years of being in full-time ministry, what I saw?rarely?when I started, is quite common today. I am not sure if there is a greater example of the last days than when a woman not just breaks her marriage vows to God and her husband, but leaves without her children. The natural bond and love of a mother and her children is one of the strongest bonds there is. For that bond to be broken by so many is a sad reality of the world we live in today and further evidence that Jesus is coming very soon.

Fifty years ago, it was predominantly men who left the marriage. It was men who cheated on their wives, got blinded by sin, and with their hearts and consciences seared, left their wife and children. Just 50 short years later, it is pretty much 50/50 now between men and women in leaving their spouse. There are lots of contributing factors to women becoming caught up in the same sins and bondages that in the past mostly men were involved in. A HUGE factor is the women’s movement that started in the mid 60s. God’s Word clearly teaches that men and women are 50/50 partners with different roles to fulfill. The great lie of the women’s movement is that men and women must be equal in every way. I hate to break this to the feminists, but you can burn your bra, put on a pair of jeans, work construction, and it will never make you a man! God made men and women different in every way.

With women being brainwashed that they had to work, that staying home, and being a wife to her husband and a mom to her kids was no longer acceptable, women began to fall into the same traps men fall into. Their career became their first priority. They began chasing the almighty dollar, putting their job ahead of everything else in their life including their marriage and children. They got caught up in all the sin traps inherent in the workplace like office romances and adulterous affairs. Sadly, women were now equal with men, but not in a positive way. Work and money became their god, marriage and family lost its importance, and sexual sin was always available and accessible.

The other lie women have been fed these past 40 years has been that they no longer need a man in their life. Since they have a career, they don’t need a man to provide for them financially. They can still have children, but can raise them just fine without a father. There are plenty of men out there who are willing to satisfy them sexually, though another woman is just as good. So, in this new age of being a woman, a man is seen as more of a hassle, more of an inconvenience than a lifetime partner through this journey.

We now have a third generation of women growing up with this as the prevailing mindset. Sadly, many in the last two generations grew up with mothers who bought into these lies that are reinforced daily by the secular media, and they grew up in an environment where they didn’t know anything else. They never were taught the Biblical roles for men and women and have only known these lies the world has fed to them, accepting the lies as the truth (another big sign of the last days). Of course, that also means we are now into our third generation of men who also were never taught the Biblical roles of men and women, and they too have bought these lies as the truth. Through all of this we have a lack of understanding by men and women on what their Biblical roles are, and a total meltdown of God’s holy institution of marriage and the family.

So, it is no wonder why I get emails daily from men who come home from work one day and find their wife gone and the house empty. In some cases, I mean LITERALLY empty. Sadly, women now leave their husbands with the same lame excuses men have used for so long, “I don’t love you any more,” “I need space and need to be alone for a while,” “I still love you, but not in the same way,” “I feel trapped and have to find myself,” “I am leaving, I need to do this for me,” “I am not happy, and I deserve to be happy,” and on and on and on the excuses to leave their husbands go. Oh, and in the background you have the Oprahs of the world leading the cheers to the divorce” court, “You go, girlfriend, you tell that man. Kick him to the curb, you don’t need a man.” Divorce is a sin and is never part of God’s plan.

For the women reading this today, please, don’t fall for this lie of satan that your life will be better by leaving your husband and family. THE DEVIL IS A LIAR! Your life will not be better, it will be worse. It will not be blessed, it will be cursed! God is not going to bless sin my friend. The reality is, the same time and energy, and emotions, and feelings you will have to put into another man, will reap blessings if you put them into your husband! That is why leaving your husband is so foolish. A new relationship is always fresh and exciting, but after some time passes, you realize that there are just as many problems, just as many issues as you had before. Marriage takes work! That is why you see people getting married 3, 4, 5, 6 times and more. When the honeymoon is over, they aren’t willing to put forth the effort a marriage requires.

Marriage is a serious commitment, a lifetime commitment. Please, take the time to build a solid spiritual foundation with the man you plan to marry over as much time as is necessary to clearly hear from God many times that this is the one, this is His plan for you life. It is that spiritual foundation that will sustain you both over the many years of marriage, through the good times as well as the difficult times all marriages encounter. God will bless your marriage as you keep Him at the center of your lives together. As you honor your vows to God, God will honor you.

I love you and care about you so much. I am praying for the women out there today to realize that society, our culture has lied to you. You don”t need to go to work to be ?equal with a man.? YOU ALREADY ARE! God made men and women equal! They simply have different roles to perform. Your number one role, like it is for a man, is to serve and glorify God with your life. You do that by fulfilling your Biblical role of being a mother to your children, a helpmate to your husband. As I have stated in the past, women, your 1 ministry during your life will always be in raising your children in the admonition of the Lord! God has created women uniquely different from men to be able to do things men can never properly or naturally do, just like God has uniquely created men to be able to do things a woman can never properly or naturally do.

For those men out there who are currently dealing with a wife who has left you, you are not responsible for her choices. God gave us each free will and only He can change your wife?s heart. Now is the time to make your faith real and learn to trust God during this difficult time. Find your peace, and hope, and strength in Him each day. I will be praying for your wife to turn her heart and life completely back to the Lord and to you and your marriage. God is still a God of restoration!

I will be praying today for those women who have bought into this lie to leave your marriage, to repent, ask God’s forgiveness, go to your husband and ask his forgiveness, and get your life back together. For you men, don?t give up on your marriage. I am praying for His strength in your life today. I am praying specifically today for marriages that need God’s healing touch. I refuse to simply allow these marriages we hear from day after day become statistics satan can gloat over. I am believing God for these marriages to be restored as a trophy of His grace for His glory! Women, rise up and be the women of God He has called you to be as a daughter of the Lord Jesus Christ, a Proverbs 31 wife, and a Godly mother to your children!

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

Bill Keller

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

Praise Reports

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(Psalms 91:15; Psalms 89:1)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, in Proverbs 22:24-25 the Bible says, “Do not make friends with a hot tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.” What if this hot tempered man is your father and he is impossible to get along with?

ANSWER: First, pray for him to know God’s peace. Let him know you love him and always will, but unless he can control his temper, being around him is not possible because NOBODY has the right to abuse you, even your father.

By far the Devotional everyone looks forward to is the 4 times a year I share some of the incredible praise reports we receive every single day here at Liveprayer. One of the things that I wish I could do, is let you read all of these great praise reports. Even though we deal with email names and unseen people, I never forget for a moment that there is a very REAL person in need at the other end that God loves very much. It is amazing each day to see God healing people, restoring marriages, providing necessary finances, and meeting every kind of need imaginable.

We currently now have an archive of over 7,000,000 Praise Reports that we have received in over 172 months of ministry here on the Internet. Satan hates the “word of testimony” because it gives people hope. No matter what you are facing in your life today, never forget that the same God who has brought someone else out of the valley and led them to victory, is the very same God that will lead YOU out of the valley and to victory.

Also, so many of you pray and sacrificially give to the work God is doing here at Liveprayer. I want to encourage you today as well, that your prayers, and your gifts to this work are not in vain. What we do each and every day for over 2.4 million people all over the world is only possible because you care, you pray, and you give. Let these praise reports be an encouragement to you that God is using you to make a difference in the lives of people. God is using your obedience, your faithfulness to reach those who are lost and hurting with His love and hope. May God use these praise reports today to be a blessing to you!

“My trip was safe. The interview was great. I just received a phone call with a job offer. Thank you for your prayers and I thank the Lord for his grace and blessings. I am so thankful for this opportunity.”

“I know you are very busy, and you have a large staff that helps with your emails. I do not pretend to know whether you, or a staff member, answered my emails a year ago. I called you out on your emails about Mormonism. At the time, I had just recently become a member. However, over time, I realized everything you were saying was true. Jesus, the God of the Bible, made things real simple for us. He laid down his life shortly after laying down the very simple, although not always easily followed, plan for salvation. The Mormons seem to have just added a whole bunch of things, changing what they needed to suit there own needs as times required of them. That is not Christian by any means. My family and I left that church two months after joining. Your daily devotionals helped by giving us strength in what is right. Thank you for your love and dedication. We have since been forgiven, joined a great learning church in Des Moines, IA. It is one based solely on the Bible. Life has definitely been a lot better, and in fact, a lot less complicated. Thanks again.”

“Bro. Keller, thank you for being one of the only men I know on TV who is real and not in it for the money. I just thought I’d let you know that after you prayed for my on your program a few months ago, I’ve been sober 3 weeks now & have found an A. A. group filled w/ Christians for support. Boy do I view life differently now. I 1st made my situation known to you, & now once I hit bottom, the only way is UP!!!”

“Thank you, Bill. I needed a kind word from someone on this earth.”

“I regularly read the on-line newspaper published in Papua-New Guinea. The newspaper, the Post-Courier, in the Thursday 3 June issue has a “magazine section” called NewAgeWoman. Your daily devotion “Trading in Your Spouse For a Newer Model” is printed in full. Adultery is a major problem in PNG, as it is elsewhere. However, this newspaper has no problem printing “religious” articles or covering church news, a rarely seen coverage in all too many places in the world. You are reaching places I never expected ……………. PRAISE THE LORD!”

“Thank you for praying for me to have enough money to go on a month long mission trip…the exact amount that I needed was donated to me and $200.00 just showed up in my banking account from God knows where……I can now go and if the opportunity arises, bring someone with me…”

“Thank you for your wonderful TV program. I was flipping through stations one night and came across you. It was amazing hearing someone tell the WHOLE Truth of God’s Word without candy-coating it. I am writing to thank you for your prayers…our house is sold!!!! We signed a contract today. My husband Jerry and I want you to know how grateful we are for your prayer of agreement with us. God bless you and may the Lord help you to reach more people with your incredible program!”

“I’ve been a subscriber of yours from almost the beginning and like the old backslider I am I failed to read every devotional and with the fire storm of e-mail that seemed to be coming my way I often cleared your precious message without reading them. HOWEVER, I started reading them from time to time and when I read one that seemed to apply to me and to my son and an old friend of mine I forwarded it to them. Anyway this old friend of mine who I see once or twice a year told me he has become a believer and I believe it is totally because of your work. My son too has expressed the importance of your daily devotional in his life. Keep up your strong unwavering stand for what God must demand of us.”

“I want you to know that little Lauren is dramatically improved and home from the hospital. Thank you for your prayers. To God be the glory, great things He has done!”

“Back on May 28, 2004 I was up late and hurting. I was flipping the channels and saw you on TV. I was saved while you prayed on your T.V. show. I ask Jesus to forgive me my sins, and to come into my heart and be my Lord and Savior. Thank you so much for that opportunity. I feel so much like a different person now and the last 8 yrs have been incredible!”

“Thanks to you, there are folks who feel better about their purpose in life. My father-in-law is in a nursing home and was feeling pretty unnecessary, even though he is a follower of Jesus, because he gets wrapped up in his misery. I read some of your daily devotionals to him and he seems to feel more positive…He was smiling when I left him, yesterday and even told one of his caretakers that he loved them (which was a change). Thanks so much.”

“Thank you so much for helping get through school and keeping me safe. my prayers have been answered. Amen!”

“I just wanted to thank you for praying for a relative of mine, who was in a coma after being poisoned, she was in a come for 3 weeks, but just recently got out of it! It was truly a miracle. Also, as soon as she got out of a coma, the first thing she said was that she wanted to go to church and wanted to become a Sunday school teacher. She barely went to church before and really involved herself with many guys so I truly believe God spoke to her during the time she was in a coma. It’s amazing, how God works. Thank you for your prayers!”

“I took your advise and went to church not sure what else would happen I am in deep and Jesus threw me a rope I have a hold of it and my eyes are on him though I know the sharks are circling please pray that I may keep my eyes on him. I asked him what he would do to help I believe in his faithfulness.”

“I said the sinners prayer on the Liveprayer website. I just wanted to let you know I’m 13 years old and I want Jesus to come into my heart Bill.”

“I asked for prayers last week for my friend to find her missing daughter in Florida. Her daughter called her. Thank you. She hadn’t heard from her since Nov.!”

“I just wanted to write a note to you to let you know that my co-workers and I really appreciate your daily devotionals. Most of the people here eagerly anticipate my presence at work in the morning to forward these devotionals to them. It has helped and encouraged many people within this company. Thank you for your labor.”

“Hello. I prayed the prayer with you on your TV program the other night. Thank you for making the sacrifice to be there for so many hurting people. I cry each night as I hear the people call with their problems. Please send me the free information so I can be a true follower of Jesus!”

“Bill…just wanted you to know prayers were answered AGAIN by our faithful Father. The body of Christ has so much power in their prayers, it’s a shame we sometimes forget it and lose hope. Thanks for the prayers.”



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

Bill Keller

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

Thanksgiving Day

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(1 Thessalonians 5:18)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, if someone is diagnosed with a terminal disease and chooses not to have surgery, chemotherapy or radiation, is that a sin?

ANSWER: No. However, it is not wisdom. God’s 1 healing instrument are doctors and medicine. It was God who gave people the wisdom to become a doctor, and God who inspired people to create medicines. In the end, God has the final word, but people should use the resources God makes available to them.

On this day we celebrate as Thanksgiving, we have so much to be thankful for. I want to point out an aspect of this great verse in Paul’s letter to the church at Thessalonica that is usually overlooked and almost never preached on. While we are so thankful today for all of God’s blessings, this verse requires a great amount of maturity because it says give thanks in ALL things. How quickly we run over those words without ever thinking about the true meaning. In this society where we are so focused on winning, so focused on the positive, so focused on things being in a state of perfection….God tries His best to help us be realistic about this sinful world we live in.

Aside from our own sinfulness, we live in a world that is infested with sin in every nook and cranny of our existence. Jesus, trying to prepare His disciples for the reality of living in this world without Him, trying to make them understand that despite the close intimate relationship they had, told them that in this world they would have problems and things would not always be perfect. This verse tell us that every day we should give thanks in “all” things.

Spiritual maturity comes in when you understand that this verse is actually telling you to give thanks not only for those things you look at as good, but also the bad things that happen to you as well. That is hard for us to understand why we should be thankful for those terrible things that happen to us along life’s journey, but we have no way of knowing the mind of God, we have no way of understanding completely His plan or purpose, we just can’t comprehend all of the things God does in the situations we live through. It is hard to imagine giving thanks for things like marriage problems, divorce, the death of a loved one, financial difficulties, health problems, strife with friends, problems in your local fellowship, difficulties on the job, and any other bad things we experience in life. Hard to imagine.

But when you realize that God is still on the throne, that He is still in control, then you by faith, have to thank Him and trust Him even in those bad situations. He is working on your behalf and will not let you down. As painful as the experience must be, we have to thank Him because He is often perfecting us for work in the future. We give thanks out of obedience, and out of faith that God knows what He is doing in allowing those bad things we live through in our life to occur. Remember a man named Job?

I realize that today would be a great day to just say some warm and fuzzy things to make us feel good. It is a holiday, many are with family. The Christmas season is upon us. We have so much to be thankful for. But the job God gave me was not to give you something each day to just make you feel good, but to challenge you to a closer daily walk and to help you grow spiritually. Many problems that I see each day occur because people have been given too much “feel good” talk, and not adequately prepared for the reality of this life in relationship to their life in Christ. When the storms come, they just aren’t equipped to handle the onslaught.

The one thing that I will never do is hold back, compromise the Word of God, or tell you something just to make you feel good. I will tell you the truth, God’s Truth right from the Bible, in an attempt to help you be prepared for living a victorious and productive life for Christ. In these last days, He needs bold, mature, fearless men and women to do the work necessary here on earth. It is no accident that you are getting these Devotionals, and no accident that you read them. God is speaking to you through these daily writings to sharpen you, prepare you, encourage you to be all He has called you to be.

I love you and care about you so much. I am so grateful for you. Your love and prayers have been an inspiration to me personally and to our people here at Liveprayer.com. We are pressing forward each day. Thank you again for standing with me, for praying, for giving, for helping us add people to our Daily Devotional list and letting others know about Liveprayer.com. My thoughts and prayers are with you this day. I am truly thankful for you. For those traveling, may His mercies be with you as you go to and from your destinations. For those of you going through the fire today, remember…give thanks in ALL things!!!

May you and your family enjoy a most blessed Thanksgiving!!!

*Plan of Salvation to share with unsaved loved ones and friends: http://www.liveprayer.com/plan.cfm

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

Bill Keller

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

Will You Help Me Today

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(Jonah Chapter 3)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, thanks to your warnings, I have been paying close attention to the book authors and other people Glenn Beck promotes. He is now promoting some sort of millennial choir. Are they Mormon as well? Also, why do traditional Christians listen to him and worse, give him their hard earned money?

ANSWER: Beck as I have warned for over a decade, is probably one of the most dangerous men on earth since Jesus said don’t worry about who can kill your body, worry about who can kill your soul! For reference, people can go to the Daily Devotional archives and type in keyword “Beck” and all of the Devotionals I have written over these many years trying to warn people about this tool of satan “masquerading as an angel of light,” will come up. (link to archives: http://www.liveprayer.com/darchive.cfm )

The answer to your questions is YES! Virtually ALL of the authors and other people Beck promotes, other than when he promotes modern day Judas’ like Barton, Hagee, Robison, Ralph Reed and a host of other Christians he has bought and paid for to help give his lie credibility to the ignorant that he is a Christian in exchange for the exposure he gives them to line their pockets, are MORMONS. The brothers who started these “millennial choirs” are Mormon cult members as are the vast majority of those who participate in the choirs and orchestras. Sadly, he plays on the same ignorance amongst Christians that allows people like Osteen, Hinn, Jakes, Parsley, the Crouches, and many others to fleece the flock in order to by their private jets, mansions, Bentley’s, and live like the rules of a small nation, while the nation and world around them is hurting, lost, and heading to hell!!!

Will you help me today? In November of 2007, I wrote a Devotional stating that 2008 would be a monumental year, a year of great change. It was. We saw the financial crisis from the housing bubble being burst that saw trillions of real estate equity evaporate impacting tens of millions of people in this nation causing the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression with tens of millions losing their jobs that we have yet to recover from. We also saw the election of a new President who has spent his first five years in office as a true enemy of God and taking a stand for everything God opposes, helping to lead this nation deeper into the spiritual abyss.

However, starting this past May with the re-launch of the Liveprayer TV program, we have begun leading a very high profile and public stand to turn this nation back to God and His Truth! By early 2014 all the pieces will be in place enabling us to have a large, visible platform to literally change the spiritual course of this nation with your help! My biggest issue today is getting through these next 27 days to end 2013.

With the economic downturn that started in earnest in 2008, I have had to come to you more often than I would like to ask you to pray about supporting His work here. During the first 9 years of Liveprayer, we only had to share our needs 3-4 times a month. With the economic downturn in the nation, we now have to share our needs 10-11 times each month, even though it is still less than 3% of the content we produce each month and more lives are being impacted each day, more souls coming to faith in Jesus each month that we have ever seen!!!

At the end of this life, I will stand before God our Creator like each person will. I will give an account for my life. The one thing I can honestly say when I die is that I never wavered, I never backed down from telling people the raw Truth of His Word, and that I never hesitated to boldly declare the only hope for each man is faith in Jesus Christ. That my friend, will be my lasting testimony!!!

I come today asking you to help me. Over 14+ years, Liveprayer has sent personal responses to over 100 MILLION emails. We still get over 40,000 a day. Tens of millions of live worldwide have been impacted. Over 700,000 we know of have come to faith in Jesus. THIS IS MY ETERNAL LEGACY AND MY TRACK RECORD OF SERVICE THESE PAST 12 YEARS!!! MY JOB IS NOT FINISHED!!!

Whatever has been accomplished here at Liveprayer has been because of YOU! Your love, your prayers, and your sacrifce, have made all of this possible for tens of millions around the world!!! For those who have been part of the Liveprayer family for these many years, you know that I have never sent a Devotional like this unless it was an emergency. I don’t play games when it comes to the finances. I simply share our needs, get on my knees, and trust God to move on the hearts of people to provide for our needs.

My friend, I am counting on you today. I need to hear from you today. This is critical, and I desperately need your help. We are so close to seeing the fulfillment of all Liveprayer has been raised up to be. I can’t see everything stop now over a few thousand dollars, even if it was a million dollars. Somebody will lose that tonight in Vegas. Will you reach down, make the sacrifce, and help me today??? I desperately need you and will be in prayer for the Lord to move on your heart to help me!

I still need to bring in $30,000 to cover the balance of our basic November operations! I am praying for four of our friends who God has richly blessed people who can help me with a special one-time, year-end gift of $5,000 or more to help me clear up the bulk of that amount. Along with those giving as they are able to, we will insure that we end the month in a few days with all of our operations current.

If you have the liquid cash to wire to our bank, direct deposit a gift into our Wells Fargo account, or FedEx it to our office in St. Petersburg, email me at: bkeller@liveprayer.com. After 14+ years of pouring out my sweat and blood, literally 24/7, I will not see God’s work here slowed down or thwarted, and definitely not shut down. without doing everything we can to do what no other ministry has the vision to do, lead our nation back to god and HIS Truth! I know there are enough people in the Liveprayer family with resources who can help me.

After we get November’s operations taken care of, we need to focus on the $40,000 we need for our basic December operations. Also, don’t forget, I need ONE dear friend who is able to help me with a special year-end gift of $25,160 during the first week of December in order for us to finalize the contract with the TV station in the Chicagoland market, allowing us to be “live” for 2 hours a night, 5 nights a week, reaching a potential audience of 10 million people starting in January!

I need everyone to pray about what you can send, $5, $10, $20, $100, $1,000, whatever you are able and led to give, so we can begin working on the $40,000 we need for our basic July operations. Of course, we will need that amount in August as well. So over the next 27 days, we need to bring in $95,160 to meet all of our basic operational costs as we head into the year 2014 with all of our basic operational needs met and able to begin ministering to the 10 million people in the Chicagoland market!


Please don’t think that just because there are 2.4 million subscribers, someone else will take care of this. It has been friends like YOU over the years who God has spoken to, who have responded, who has made Liveprayer available to bring hope and salvation to so many. It will take someone like YOU today.

Also, I know there is someone reading these words who God has richly blessed, you have been praying about a place to use your resources where God can multiply them exponentially in the lives and eternal souls of men. THIS IS IT, AND A GREAT WAY TO MAKE A YEAR-END GIFT THAT IS GUARANTEED TO IMPACT LIVES WORLDWIDE EACH DAY AND SAVE SOULS!!!

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

I love you and care about you so much. Do you want to do something great for God with your life??? STAND WITH ME!!! I CAN’T DO THIS ALONE!!! I am asking you today to simply pray about what God may be calling you to do to help me with this effort. I am also asking you to please forward this to every person you know, personally reach out to those who God has blessed with financial resources and encourage them to support this work of God, and share this email with your pastor and ask him to pray about having your church make a special missions gift towards this effort. I will keep you posted how we are doing with our financial goals over the coming weeks and months.

When this brief journey through life is over, what do we have to show for it? The only lasting legacy we have are those things we did for the Lord. I have taken my stand and will proclaim His truth with my dying breath. Today, I am asking you to pray about joining me and let’s turn this nation back to God and His Truth!!!

Will you stand and fight with me to help lead this nation back to God and His Truth????????

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

Bill Keller

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

The Knock-Out Game

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(1 Thessalonians 4:16,17)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I was flipping through the channels the other night and came across Joel Osteen preaching. I know you have warned us about him, but was amazed he was quoting a book of poetry, telling stories, telling people if they just believe they can have incredible wealth. What do you suppose blinds so many (obvious in the stadium) people to his “feel good” preaching?

ANSWER: Sadly, the better percentage of the past 2 generations have never even been to church, and those who have, are mostly in churches that water down the Truth. We live in an age of Biblical illiteracy where people are fed sermons to make them feel good for an hour, and Osteen is the king of the “feel good,” “motivational” preachers! He brags about not talking about sin, the real issues we face that are destroying people’s lives, or hell, since that is not a “positive message.” Actually, he never talks about the real issues so he can sell more books, take in more donations, in order to pay for his new $10.5 MILLION dollar home!

The “knock-out” game. The newest blight on society and example of a culture in freefall is happening primarily in larger cities around the country. It is called the “knock-out” game. It is currently something young black men are doing, usually in packs of 3 and up, where they come upon a lone man or woman, almost always white, and without any warning sucker punch them from behind in the face with the intent of knocking them out. While the perpetrator punches the unsuspecting target, those with him video tape the assault and post it on the internet.

In virtually all cases, they don’t rob the person, there is no sexual assault, it is simply a physical assault by young black youth on unsuspecting men and women who are walking alone. As this sick “game” grows in popularity, I have no doubt it will soon include perpetrators who are white, Asian, and Hispanic. In addition to white men and women who are now the target, it will be open season on anyone walking alone no matter what their race.

The key element in this sick act of utter depravity is posting the video of the assault online. Websites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and others where people can post the videos should take a zero tolerance to these video taped assaults and immediately take the videos down, close the account they were posted on, and forward all information on the account to law enforcement. Law enforcement doesn’t have the resources to aggressively monitor all the various sites where these assaults are posted, but the websites who allow them to be posted do and MUST make it a high priority, since without that element the “knock-out” game will disappear.

The culture rot I talk about often is in full display! This is not complicated. The spiritual abyss this nation is in, the spiritual freefall we have seen the past 50 years, has infested every aspect of our culture. I am numb, disappointed, and digusted. There is no excuse other than the fact this nation is so far from God and Biblical Truth that nothing is immune from the spirtual decay we are seeing with our very eyes each day.

Here is the most accurate description of our world today I have EVER read found in Romans 1:21-32, “For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. Therefore, God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator–who is forever praised. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.”

I especially like the line in Verse 25, “They exchanged the truth of God for a lie.” If that doesn’t describe our culture today perfectly, I don’t know what does. Satan, the great perverter, has told the lie enough times that people have now accepted the lie as the truth, and rejected the truth as a lie exactly as God said they would.

The Bible clearly teaches that NO MAN, only God knows the hour of Christ’s return. But make no mistake, this is NOT a Hollywood movie, it is a very real event that will take place. One thing is certain, when Christ returns whatever final events that must take place will quickly unfold and this world as we know it will no longer exist. Even though only God knows the exact moment Christ will return, the Bible clearly tells us what the last days prior to His return will be like. My friend, you do not have to have a Doctorate in Theology to read God’s Word and know that without a doubt, WE ARE IN THE LAST DAYS.

In Paul’s second letter to his young disciple Timothy, in Chapter 3 Verses 1-5, he describes the last days. “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God — having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.”

Peter also shared the signs of the last days in 2 Peter 3:3, “First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.” Peter and Paul could have been writers for the USA Today commenting on the state of our world in the year 2008 with their words.

Jesus commented as well on the signs of the last days in Matthew chapter 24. His disciples asked Him point blank what will be the sign of His return and the end of the age. Jesus answered in Verses 4-14, “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, “I am the Christ,” and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”

You see my friend, this is why those who know Christ as their Savior have to be busy about the work of the Kingdom. We are clearly in the last days, the night is coming and we must work while it is still light. The imminent return of Jesus Christ is a message you will not hear in the church very often because too many pastors either don’t believe He is coming back, or they have lost sight of how soon it will happen. God’s people need to not only be ready themselves for Christ’s return, but must be busy sharing this Good News with the lost and dying world that we live in. The Bible tells us it is only God’s patience that is keeping the last chapter from being written because it is His desire that none perish and ALL come to repentance.

I love you and care about you so much. I will be praying for you to take some time today and PRAY over these words. It is no accident or coincidence that you are reading this today, God is speaking to you. For those who have never made a commitment of your heart and life to Jesus Christ by faith, the Bible says that TODAY is the day of salvation. Take a moment right now, pray and ask God to open your heart and go to the following link and read the words there: http://liveprayer.com/plan.cfm

For those who know Christ as your Savior, this is a wake-up call from God that the time is short and you need to be giving all you have each day in serving Christ. Serving Him is not an option but a requirement of ALL His children. God calls most to serve Him right where they are at, in your neighborhood, at school, on the job, where you recreate, in the various hobbies you have. Everyday the Lord brings people into your life who will never go to church, never read a Bible, or never watch Christian media. You are the only connection to God they have. God has put them into your life so that you can share with them the hope and love of Christ. Never forget, when your life is over the ONLY thing that will matter for eternity are those lives you impacted for Christ.

Based on what God’s Word tells us about the last days, you can hear the trumpeter in the back room warming up. Christ came to this earth the first time unannounced to the world, born in a lowly manger in an obscure village. However, He is preparing for a triumphant return at any moment that the entire world will witness as He comes back “with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God.”

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

Bill Keller

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The Real Truth of Obamacare Nobody is Telling You About

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(James 5:14)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, Sometimes I wonder how you do it. You dish out an unpopular message to the world and you take abuse for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Don’t you ever get tempted to soften the message in hopes of getting less persecution? And fitting in to the world with a weak, comfy Christian message?

ANSWER: This is a question I get every day. The answer surprisingly is NO! No sane person enjoys being persecuted, or taking the slings and arrows. No sane person would want to have 8-10 death threats a month as I have for over 10 years now. However, there IS a price to serving the Lord. Part of that price is to be persecuted, mocked, laughed at, and scorned. However, that is a small price to pay considering that Jesus went to the cross to pay for my sins, your sins, and the sins of all mankind! Softening the message is NOT an option, since like each of us, I will die one day and stand before God. I want that to be a great experience, and my life is dedicated to hearing His words, “Well done thou good and faithful servant!”

The real truth of Obamacare nobody is telling you about! Let me say up front that the real issue of Obamacare is not about a broken website that cost the US taxpayers ONE BILLION DOLLARS and counting. It isn’t even about the millions who were lied to by the President that they could keep their current plan and doctor in order to pass this law and continuation of those lies to get re-elected last November. It also isn’t about the 50-100 million more people who will have their employer sponsored health plans cancelled in the coming year.


I warned you in late 2007 that you would begin to see the very visible judgment of God unleashed on this nation in 2008. It was only a few months into that new year the housing bubble burst and trillions of dollars of real estate equity was lost and virtually every person who owned property was affected in a negative way. The trickle down effect led to millions losing their job and shook the overall economy to the core like nothing we have experienced since the Great Depression in the last 1920’s!

What you will see unfold in the coming year, just 6 years after the real estate meltdown, will be a meltdown of the healthcare system in this nation that is literally going to cause untold numbers of people to literally lose their life! This time, it isn’t about people losing money on their real estate holdings or their job, it is literally going to be about people losing their life!!!


This is a very short but critical message of warning today that I pray will open your eyes and ears to what is really going on in our nation today. We slaughter apx. 4,000 innocent babies each day, we have perverted God’s Holy Institution of Marriage and Family, we have bowed down to worship every false god and idol man has created in his rebellious imagination, and now we are paying the price for our sin and rebellion!

I told you a few weeks ago that I believe in 2014 we will see the beginning of a turn in the spiritual direction of this nation, and a real national revival across our land. I can only tell you this. If we don’t turn back to God and back to His Truth..NOW..we will no longer have the opportunity. Sodom and Gomorrah had a chance but chose to continue living in all out rebellion to God and were destroyed. Nineveh had a chance to turn from their sins and did so, causing God to stay His hand of judgment on that nation for a season.


I love you and care about you so much. I have committed my final days of this life and all we have developed over 14+ years on-line and on TV here at Liveprayer to do everything we can to see our nation follow the example of Nineveh. There is an increasing hunger for real answers, real truth, real hope. We know that the only real answer, truth, and hope for our nation and for each person is to turn to faith in Jesus and the Truth of God’s Word!!! Will you help me???

As we are down to the final 5 days of this month I am praying for those who are able, make the most generous gift you can in order to cover our basic November operations. Of our $40,000 operations budget, $5,000 is already in leaving just $35,000 to cover the balance of our November operations.

$10,000 of our November operations was due during the first week of the month and needs to be taken care of immediately. So I am praying for one or two friends who can make a special one-time, year-end gift to insure this critical need is met. Please pray about what God is calling you to do to help me insure we end this month of Thanksgiving with all of our basic operations current!

***If you were praying about making a special year-end gift to Liveprayer, for some it could help on your 2013 taxes, pray about sending that gift ASAP since it is greatly needed at this time!

—>To send a gift to Liveprayer on your major credit card at our website http://www.liveprayer.com under the “Donation” button, or you can give from your PayPal account by using my email address, bkeller@liveprayer.com , or you can mail it to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33709. One the credit card or PayPal form after your name simply mark (9-11). All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.

***SPECIAL NEED! I need ONE or TWO of our friends to stand with me in the next week with a special commitment. We have the opportunity for a major TV station in the Chicagoland market, reaching 10 million potential viewers, to start carrying the LP TV program “live” from 11pm-1am every Mon-Fri as of Jan 6th. It would be an incredible amount of exposure for us, not to mention the unlimited ministry potential it will provide.

It will cost us $25,160 every 4 weeks, or $6290 each week, less than $1300 for 2 hours “live” which is an incredible rate for the amount of potential viewers on a major station available on every basic cable package as well as DISH and DirecTV across the Chicagoland market. We have to pay 4 week in advance, so our first payment of $25,160 is due the first week of December to cover the first 4 weeks on the air, and a payment of $25,160 every 4th week after that.

I have no doubt based on our previous 6 yrs on the air, and the 7 months since we re-launched the program last May, with that size of an audience we will attract some very substantial support for the ministry after we have been on for a few months. So my initial goal is to cover that first payment due the first week of December to get us on the air, knowing we will attract the support needed to stay on the air!

If the Lord has blessed you with the ability, please pray about what God may be calling you to do to help me take advantage of this incredible opportunity. Below is a link to our current TV program as well as a link to clips from past programs to help you understand how this piece of the puzzle alone could be the spark needed for 2014 to be that year of revival God has showed me!

Liveprayer TV: http://www.liveprayer.com/liveprayertv.cfm Program highlights of calls to the program:

2014 is going to be a YEAR OF NATIONAL REVIVAL! We will see a true revival in 2014, that spreads across the nation! YOU are part of making that happen through your support of God’s work here at Liveprayer. This is our time! This is our moment! Now is OUR TIME TO STAND FOR GOD’S TRUTH! PLEASE HELP ME TODAY WITH THE MOST GENEROUS GIFT YOU CAN!!!

Thank you for praying and thank you for making the sacrifce to help me. May history look back on our efforts for Christ and show our faithfulness as Heaven is packed full of souls who came to know Jesus through the work of Liveprayer!!!

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

Bill Keller

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The Division Spiritual Gifts Cause

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(1 Corinthians 12)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I am doing a Bible study on man’s immortal soul. what Bible verse can I use?

ANSWER: “And this is the witness: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. The one who has the Son has eternal life; the one who does not have the Son of God does not have eternal life.” (1 John 5:11-12)

This is by far one of the most controversial issues in the church today. One of the things that grieves the heart of God the most is the division within His body. Perhaps nothing has divided the Body of Christ more than the issue of spiritual gifts. The sad fact is, it is a lack of understanding of this issue that has caused this division. Those who worship in a Pentecostal or Charismatic style church, embrace this issue, often too much so. Those who worship in more mainline denominational style churches such as the United Methodist, Presbyterian, or Baptist, ignore this issue, often too much so. Like in most differences, the truth is usually somewhere in the middle, and the issue of spiritual gifts is no different.

Let me first clear up some beliefs that are 100% incorrect. Many who do not embrace spiritual gifts take the position that they are not for this day, that at some point they ceased to exist. NOTHING could be farther from the truth. There is NO, ZERO, Biblical support for this. Jesus told his followers that they would do even GREATER things than He did. He healed people, raised the dead, fed the multitudes with a few loaves and fishes, among other miracles.

Likewise, those who hold to the belief that those who do not operate in certain gifts are not saved or spiritually immature, are just as wrong. The biggest issue in this area are those who claim that if you do not have the gift of tongues you do not have the Holy Spirit. 100% WRONG! The Bible CLEARLY says that EVERYONE who is saved, receives the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is the “Promise” Jesus spoke of. The Spirit is the “Comforter.” Being YIELDED to the Spirit of God that resides within you is the issue.

When you hear of people being “baptized in the Holy Spirit,” if they are saved they already possess the Holy Spirit. What is actually happening is that they are YIELDING to the power of the Holy Spirit that is within them. THAT is something that each person must do every day to allow the power of the Holy Spirit to flow through their life. This hotly debated issue is more an issue of semantics than anything else.

As for Spiritual Gifts. These are special gifts that God gives to His children at specific times, for very specific purposes. God does not do ANYTHING by accident. Likewise, you cannot just activate the Gifts of God like you turn on a light switch. The biggest abuse of this is in the area of healing. YES, God does use human instruments to heal people. I will say that 99% of his human instruments are DOCTORS!

Can someone rent a 20,000 seat arena, have a 200-voice choir, an orchestra majestically lead the crowd in 1 hour of praise and worship, at the height of this emotional experience, spend 45 minutes taking an offering, then open the altar for people to come forward and be healed and people are actually healed? Yes! But even in this kind of situation it is God using the faith of the individual, in accordance with HIS plan, that brings about the healing. Never forget, in the Bible when Jesus healed someone, He said, “go, thy faith has made thee whole!”

The point is you do not have to go to a big crusade or be in the presence of a certain person to be healed. It is JESUS who heals through our faith, and in accordance with God’s ultimate plan. I have over a 200,000 praise reports from people that have sent in healing requests to Liveprayer over the last 14+ years who have been touched by God. Was there something magical about the prayers they got from here? NO. But God did hear those prayers and used the faith of the person in accordance with His perfect plan to bring about their healing. All Bill Keller or any other person can do is to pray with you and challenge you to believe, and to put your faith in God. The same Jesus who healed in the Bible, is the same Jesus that heals today.

The other gift that is greatly abused is that of the prophet. In the Old Testament, God often spoke through the prophet. Now that we have His Word, a prophet is someone who declares the oracles of God. A prophet is not a psychic, though God can give a prophet direction for a person or situation in advance. Most who call themselves prophets however, speak in a lofty language, and much like the psychics, speak in generalities that can apply to almost ANY situation. I have always challenged ANYONE who wants to claim this gift to read what the Bible says about a prophet. The Biblical mandate for anyone claiming to be a prophet is that the FIRST time they are wrong, they are to be taken to the edge of the city and stoned to death. I wonder how many prophets and prophetesses there would be if this was their penalty for being wrong?

The bottom line to this sadly divisive issue is that spiritual gifts DO EXIST. They are NOT a sign of spiritual superiority but special gifts that God gives to His children at specific times for VERY specific purposes. The fact is that EVERY believer has at least one gift and no believer has ALL of the gifts. The Bible says we should desire the gifts of God so that we can better fulfill our purpose of serving Him. The purpose of this Devotional is not to get into a theological debate over this issue. I am not here for that purpose, and I refuse to allow myself to get entangled in that kind of exchange.

I realize that there is much teaching on this issue and possibly your church teaches things that might contradict what I have said. I will say this. One reason I rarely deal with this issue, is that like prophecy, people can get so focused on this one issue, that they forget the most important issue of all which is what Liveprayer is here to do. That is to help you translate your faith into your every day life and fulfill all that God intends for your life to be. I have preached in churches of every denomination and the one common bond in every church, no matter WHAT position they take on issues like Spiritual Gifts is that there are people hurting, and looking for encouragement and answers in their day to day life.

I love you and care about you very much. I will be praying for you today, especially that you don’t allow an issue like Spiritual gifts divide you from other parts of the Body of Christ. Like Paul writes, we each are a different part of the SAME Body. I will pray however that you open your heart to all that God wants to do with and through your life. To accomplish that, He will often give you special gifts to carry out His work. I pray that you open your heart to His will and plan for your life. Never limit the power of God that allows you to best serve Him.

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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