41 Years of Killing Innocent Babies

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(Exodus 20:13; Psalm 106:38; Jeremiah 1:5)

*** ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, do you have to be baptized in water to go to Heaven ?

ANSWER: NO! The Bible clearly teaches we are saved by our faith, plus God’s grace, plus NOTHING. Here is a Devotional on this issue:
http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=4727

41 years of killing innocent babies is the legacy of this nation! Did you know that $300 MILLION DOLLARS of our tax money go to slaughter innocent babies last year? I read about the Old Testaments prophets lamenting the fact they faithfully deliver the word God has told them to deliver to the people and nobody listened to them. I fully understand the frustration they felt and can empathize with them.

For the nearly 15 years Liveprayer has been online, for the 10 years the TV program has been on the air, I have faithfully delivered God’s message that the legalized slaughter of over 4,000 innocent babies every DAY was going to unleash God’s wrath on this nation.

We will never forget 9/11 and the 3,000 innocence people who died that day. We will always remember the horror of Hurricane Katrina and how it virtually destroyed one of the great cities in our country, killing hundreds and displacing hundreds of thousands of innocent people. Yet, every 24 hours we legally slaughter 4,000 innocent babies and we never even give it a second thought!

*DID YOU THINK TODAY ABOUT THE FACT IN THE LAST 24 HOURS 4,000 INNOCENT BABIES ACROSS THIS COUNTRY WERE SLAUGHTERED???

The leading baby killing organization in the world is Planned “how to kill your baby” Parenthood. In their recent data, they brag that they performed apx 300,000 murders last year. During that time they received $345.1 million in clinic income, $212.2 million in donations, and $305.3 MILLION DOLLARS FROM US TAX PAYERS!!! Their total income was $902.8 million with expenses of $847 million, leaving them a profit of $55.8 million dollars!!! What a great business they have!!!

The fact that our Federal Government makes the practice of infanticide legal in this nation is sickening to me, and I can only imagine how it sickens God. The fact that the Federal Government takes $300 MILLION TAX DOLLARS and gives it to this organization to slaughter babies disgusts me more than I can even begin to put into words. The government not only make killing babies legal, they actually take our tax dollars and give them to the leading organization whose sole purpose is to slaughter innocent babies.

My friend, we not only are long overdue God’s wrath, but we deserve God’s wrath! Forget the fact we have turned from God to worship the false gods and idols of the world. Forget the fact that we live in total rebellion to God and His Truth. Simply the fact that we slaughter over 4,000 innocent babies every single day in this nation is enough for us to suffer whatever punishment God metes out!

I keep asking myself when will this nation wake up? I am afraid like the children of Israel so many times in the Old Testament, we have become so lost in our sin, so blinded by our rejection of and rebellion to God, that we no longer possess a conscience. Our hearts are so hardened and our soul is seared that we no longer care. Knowing that it is only a matter of moments before God says enough is enough and pours out His wrath upon this nation, it would be easy for hopelessness to set in and do nothing. That is the mindset satan wants us to have. Instead, now is the time to do more! We are the victors, it is satan who is defeated!

I love you and care about you so much. I have a renewed sense of purpose today, a new motivation, a new fire that has been lit inside of me. I will press on and keep giving everything I have each day to be faithful to the Lord’s calling on my life. I want this message today to encourage you as well. God needs all of His children, now more than ever, to rise up and take their stand for Him in these last days. Each of us have our own specific calling, our own special missions to perform for the Master. Now is the time to be more faithful than ever. Now is the time to work harder than we ever have. Now is the time for make even greater sacrifices, to make even more of a commitment to the Lord and His work.

Can we ever take the Federal Government out of the business of slaughtering innocent babies? I pray daily for that moment to come. We have to do all we can to at least get them to stop funding this private organization whose only business is killing innocent babies. In the meantime, as we fight those political battles, we have to keep fighting this issue on the ground by changing hearts and lives.

In just over a year since I put up the video of an actual abortion being performed on the Liveprayer website (
ttp://www.liveprayer.com/aborsion.cfm ), we have received emails from over 20,000 women who were planning on killing their baby, watched that video, and decided to let their baby live. I have no doubt many more babies are alive today because of that one video clip. We have to continue to speak out and not be silent, to let women know there are options to killing their baby, to educate young people on God’s plan for sex and relationships, and most important, lead people to faith in Christ and the Truth of His Word!

Planned “how to kill your baby” Parenthood is a sick and disgusting organization. How would you like to go to work each day at a place where their business is slaughtering innocent babies? They make their money by charging women to kill their baby. What a wonderful way to use some of what God has entrusted to you. They make their money through donations. How fulfilling it must be to go to sleep at night knowing that you sacrificed some of your hard earned dollars to help kill an innocent baby. They also are given hundreds of millions a year by the Federal Government to finance their baby killing business.

If people want to pay someone to kill their baby that is their choice. If someone wants to give their money to an organization whose business is killing babies, that is their choice. TO TAKE TAX DOLLARS AND GIVE THEM TO A PRIVATE ORGANIZATION SO THEY CAN SLAUGHTER INNOCENT BABIES IS UNCONSCIONABLE AND HAS TO STOP IMMEDIATELY!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2014, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Have You Told Your Wife how much You Love Her Lately

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(Ephesians 5:22-33)

I have a question for you men. When was the last time that you told your wife how beautiful she looked? When was the last time that you told your wife that she was the most special person in the world? If your answer is anything but TODAY, you better stop whatever you are doing and tell her–right now! Do you remember when you were dating, and how you couldn’t wait to be with her? Do you remember how NOTHING in the world mattered but her? Do you remember that you would do ANYTHING for her? Do you still feel that way?

If the answer is no, you need to get on your knees and pray for God to restore those feelings. Just because you are now married, you should feel the same way and even MORE. After all, this is the woman that God gave you to share your life with! She isn’t like that putter you used to like, but now is somewhere in the garage–forgotten. You made a vow before your wife and before God to love her, and to care for her, and to nurture her, until death do you part. How can you take the most special person in your life, the one that God gave you, for granted?

Let me give you some advice. You better get on the phone and send your wife some flowers. Why? For no other reason but to let her know that you love her and care about her. You better quit ignoring her and her needs. You better start taking the same amount of time with your wife that you do with the other things that occupy your time. Women need to be reminded that they are beautiful. They need to be reminded that you care for them.

While saying it is necessary, you better prove it with your actions. You are so wrapped up in your career, in your life, in the things that you are interested in, you are neglecting your wife. You better start making TIME for your wife. Make the effort to spend TIME with her, and TALK to her.

Okay women, it is your turn. When was the last time that you told your husband how handsome he was? When was the last time you told your husband that he was the most special person in the world? If your answer is anything but TODAY, you better stop whatever you are doing and tell him…right now! Do you remember when you were dating, how you couldn’t wait to be with him? Do you remember how NOTHING in the world mattered but him? Do you remember that you would do ANYTHING for him? Do you still feel that way?

If the answer is no, you need to get on your knees and pray for God to restore those feelings. Just because you are now married, you should feel the same way and even MORE. After all, this is the man that God gave you to share your life with! He isn’t like that food processor you used to like, but now is stored away in the cabinet…forgotten. You made a vow before your husband and before God to love him, and to care for him, and to nurture him until death do you part. How can you take the most special person in your life, the one that God gave you, for granted?

Let me give you some advice. You better stop by the mall and buy your husband a special gift. Why? For no other reason but to let him know that you love him and care about him. You better quit ignoring him and his needs. You better start taking the same amount of time with your husband that you do with the other things that occupy your time. Men need to be reminded that they are appreciated. They need to be reminded that you care for them.

While saying it is necessary, you better prove it with your actions. You are so wrapped up in your job, in the home, in the kids, in the things that you are interested in, you are neglecting your husband. You better start making TIME for your husband. Make the effort to spend TIME with him, and TALK to him.

I love you and care about you so much. Satan has done such a masterful job of destroying the beauty and perfection of God’s institution of marriage. He does it in so many deceitful ways. I get thousands and thousands of emails daily from husbands and wives whose marriages are in trouble. It breaks my heart. I personally counsel couples all of the time in this area. Making two lives become one is probably one of the most difficult things there is in life. It is always magical at first, but maintaining that magic is not easy. Making it last over time is the goal.

That ONLY happens when Christ is the head of each one of your lives individually, and the center of your marriage. The greatest relationship that you will have in this life is with the Lord. After that, it is with your spouse. Just like you must take time to develop that close, intimate walk with Christ, you must also take the time and put forth the effort in your relationship with your spouse.

I will be praying for all of you today that are married. There are two key elements in a successful marriage. TIME AND TALK. You MUST take time to be together each day, and you MUST talk to each other. Never forget, God gave you this special person for the rest of your life. Take every second that you can to be with that person. Life is short enough, and when it is over, it is over. Don’t waste one second that you can be together. Talk to each other. Communication is critical.

Libraries are full of books on this issue, so let me close today with this simple word of encouragement. Take time today to make your husband or wife feel special. Let them know how much you care for them, and are thankful for them. MAKE THE TIME. Men, you better make sure every day that your wife knows how much you love her. Women, you better make sure every day that your husband knows that he is the most important person in the world to you. DON’T TAKE EACH OTHER FOR GRANTED! If you love each other as God calls you to in today’s passage of Scripture, your relationship with your spouse can be the most incredible thing in your life outside of your relationship with the Lord.

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2014, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Taking Care of Our Families

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(1 Timothy 5:8)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I’ve heard people say that the Bible speaks of a one world religion & government in the future. Where is that in the Bible?

ANSWER: It is in the Book of Revelation, Chapter 13, along with some prophetic passages in Daniel, it is clear that in the final days the Anti-Christ will come on the scene and enact a one-world government, one-world economy, and a one-world religion. With the chaos currently around the world, it is not hard to see how one individual could come up with an economic system for the world. That would require a one-world government. Once those two pieces are in place, instituting a one-world religion when there is a huge spiritual void in all of the nations of the world that are being controlled economically and politically will not be hard to bring about.

Taking care of our families. For men and women whom God has given a great amount of energy and ability, one of the biggest traps the enemy uses is getting them so focused on daily work that they neglect other aspects of their life. It is common to minimize and not give enough time to that daily, intimate contact with the Lord that is so critical to anyone who professes Christ as their Savior.

The other area that suffers is the responsibility to the home. As one who fights this battle daily, I can personally attest to how easy it is to get caught up in our job or career. It is something that can happen in a very subtle way over a period of time, and without any bad intentions or motives. It is a very clever trap of the enemy that I want to expose today and share with you how to avoid at all costs.

The passage of scripture today very clearly lays out how God feels about those who neglect their home. If you notice, there are no exceptions. It doesn’t say you are exempt from being an infidel if you are in the ministry. Or you are exempt from being an infidel if you have an important job. Or you are exempt from being an infidel if many people at work depend on you. God was clear and concise in that taking care of our home is a major priority in our lives, without exemption.

I am totally convinced in my own heart, that the reason our society is in such a bad state today, is because we are now reaping what we sowed, as far as the family is concerned, since the mid-’60’s. From the free-love, anti-authority days of the ’60’s and ’70’s, to the “me-first” ’80’s, to the self-indulgence of the ’90’s, we now have a generation who grew up without the love and nurturing of two parents.

Whether it be from divorce or parents driven to succeed at any cost, our society is now dealing with the problems of the breakdown of God’s family plan. God tries to tell us in His Word, that after our personal relationship with Him, the next priority in our life MUST be our home. There is nothing more important that we do each day than to operate as the spiritual head of our house.

IT IS OUR FIRST JOB, AND TAKES PRIORITY OVER ALL OTHER EARTHLY JOBS AND PURSUITS.

How do we avoid falling into this trap? The best way I know is a two-fold approach. I HAVE to start every day in prayer and the Word, or it doesn’t happen. It has become a discipline of mine over the years. That helps me to zero in on what is really important, and throughout the day gives me the type of God-centered focus I need to keep me where the Lord wants me to be. Having started out that way each day, I then am reminded of my duty as the spiritual head of my home.

To properly operate in that role requires sacrifice and planning on my part. I am very busy. I put in long days. But it is a priority each day to fulfill my role and obligation as the spiritual head of my house, so I plan into my day the things necessary to make that happen. It boils down to time management, planning, and prioritizing. It is funny how we can always find the time to do the things we really want to do, the things that please us. That simply proves that it really boils down to our priorities.

If we follow God’s Word, and our home is a top priority, then we will find the time to provide the spiritual leadership in our home God has called us to provide, regardless of what else we do in our daily lives!!

I love you and care about you so much. I know that this is difficult for many to read. Many you are saying that it sounds good, but that it is not realistic in your case. Let me reiterate. It MUST be realistic, because it is what God has instructed us to do. Of course, I have not even addressed the issue of single-parent homes in all of this, but that doesn’t change God’s command. There are NO exceptions.

One thing I have found in my personal journey with the Lord, when we are trying to follow His Word, attempting to live in obedience to His commands, He will help us. Again, there may be sacrifice involved, it may not be easy, but God will strengthen you, give you wisdom, and part the seas to help you follow Him.

I pray that you will read these words today, sit down and pray, and ask God how you can fulfill what He has asked you to do in relationship to your responsibilities at home. In some cases, you may have to totally readjust your lifestyle. Again, God will help you. There are several passages of scripture that are very strong and very clear. This is one of those passages. May He opens your eyes and heart to fulfill your responsibility to your home each day.

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2014, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Proving the Existence of God

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(Genesis 1:1; Nehemiah 9:6; Psalm 19:1; Romans 1:20)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, what do you think about this? Brown University was founded in 1764 by a group of Baptist ministers. It has held its commencement services in First Baptist Church of Providence, Rhode Island (the first Baptist church in America) since 1776. Now it has become the 37th American college to include “sex reassignment surgeries” in its student health care plans.

ANSWER: It is a stench in the nostrils of God, much like ANY church or “pastor” that condones in any way sins like homosexuality and abortion. God didn’t make any mistakes when he made a man a man or a woman a woman. Yes, through modern medical procedures, you can physically change your sex, but it doesn’t change who God made you. To do such a thing is to literally tell God He was wrong!!!

Some of my fondest memories as a young boy growing up in the ’60s was getting up very early in the morning, turning on the television set, and watching the late Walter Cronkite announce the latest blast-off of a manned rocket into outer space. From the initial single man Mercury rockets, to the two-man Gemini missions, to the three-man Apollo series that was highlighted in July of 1969 by Neil Armstrong walking on the moon, to the Space Shuttle flights and a manned space station, the space program has been one of man’s great accomplishments.

I also remember the horrible reminders of how dangerous space travel can be. I remember watching in tears as a fire in the capsule of Apollo 1 that was still on the launch pad, killed astronauts Virgil Grissom, Roger Chaffee, and Edward White. I remember 23 years ago seeing the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger just 73 seconds after lift-off, killing all 7 aboard. The past 40+ years of space travel has been very exciting to witness, has contributed greatly to advancing our existence in this life, and in the future will continue to help us find answers to some of the great questions that we have about our world.

Perhaps the greatest question ever asked is, “Does God exist?” With over 2.4 million subscribers and having many subscribers forward each day’s Devotional to their friends and family, having it posted on hundreds of other websites and message boards each day, I get hundreds of emails daily with that very question. Anyone that has ever taken a Theology 101 course knows that right after the Table of Contents, the very first chapter is on the “Existence of God.” I could spend hours proving the existence of God because belief in the existence of God is intuitive, it is assumed by the Scriptures, and it is corroborated by various arguments. But I am not going to.

Instead, when anyone asks me “does God exist?” I tell them ABSOLUTELY. When they ask me to prove it, I tell them to do two things. First, go look in a mirror, and second, go outside and look into the sky. When you look into a mirror and see yourself, YOUR EXISTENCE is one of the greatest proofs there is that God exists. After all, one of the questions all men throughout human history have asked themselves is, “where did I come from?” Evolution and other theories have all proven to be impossible. There is only one plausible, legitimate explanation, and that is GOD CREATED US. If God created us, then God must exist.

When you go outside and look into the sky, the EXISTENCE OF THIS WORLD is one of the greatest proofs there is that God exists. Man from the beginning of time has asked “how were the heavens and earth made?” There have been numerous theories put forth, but all have fallen woefully short of even coming close to explain how the world in which we live was created. There is only one plausible, legitimate explanation, and that is GOD CREATED IT.

Of course those who have put their faith in Jesus Christ and know that the Bible is God’s inspired, inerrant Word simply go to Genesis Chapter One. The existence of God is a given fact. Those who have made the choice to reject Christ in the their life, will in many cases also reject the existence of God. It is easier for them to live with themselves by believing that there is no God, that Jesus is a story like Santa Claus, and that the Bible is just a book of fables.

This way, they can live their life however THEY choose, free in their own mind from being accountable to anyone. These people will rely on incredible arguments, unproven scientific studies, and anything that they can find to deny God exists so that they can feel better in their rejection of Him. For people like this, you will never convince them God exists through arguments. The best thing to do is to pray for them, since the God they reject is able to open their hearts to His reality and love for them.

I love you and care about you so much. Only a fool would ever doubt the existence of God. As a matter of fact, it would take greater faith than I could ever dream of having, to even question whether God exists. Let me leave you with some quotes by former astronauts about the existence of God:

“I am convinced of God by the order out in space.” Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan:

“But when you leave the earth, in a spacecraft, I personally think there’s a real motivation to look toward God. After being in space, I certainly have a much greater appreciation for the world God has made, the universe He’s created. It’s very clear in my mind that this universe couldn’t have happened by chance.” NASA Astronaut Col. Jack Lousma

“To look out at this kind of creation out here and not believe in God is to me impossible. It just strengthens my faith. I wish there were words to describe what it’s like…” Astronaut John Glenn

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

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2014, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Real Front Lines Ministry

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(Matthew 9:37)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, during a recent 60 Minutes program interview with Sheryl Sandberg (CEO of Facebook), she used the words G.D. I was very dismayed and have sent an email to 60 Minutes expressing my disappointment that they did not bleep those words. I tolerate more than I should of bad language, but using the Lord’s name in vain is extremely offensive to me. It is a shame we can’t even watch the news without having to hear that.

ANSWER: Sadly, there is no longer a fear of God. The use of the Lord’s name in vain, the glorification of perverting God’s plan for marriage and the family, the acceptance of infanticide, ALL demonstrate the sad spiritual state of our nation. More important, these are the issues that unless reversed, will bring God’s wrath and punishment on our nation!

Real front lines ministry. Liveprayer.com since its inception nearly 15 years ago, has been about real, front lines ministry. It has been our focus through the Liveprayer TV program we started in 2003. That is why for the 6 years the TV program was on originally, and since it was re-launched last May, we have always aired on non-Christian channels and networks.

Liveprayer TV link: http://www.liveprayer.com/liveprayertv.cfm

The viewers of the program have gotten a real education the past few programs. A message board visited by hackers from all over the world, had a post about our program being “live” and taking phone calls. Literally tens of thousands of people from around the world have been tuned in the last few programs via our simultaneous internet stream, in addition to our regular viewers from the 40 some TV stations we are currently on.

As you can imagine, the bulk of these new viewers have been watching to mock the program, try to get their call on the air to say filthy things. Nobody can get on the air unless I allow them, and having taken tens of thousands of calls over the years I have a 6th sense who is legit and who is playing games. In addition, we have been getting 400-500 emails each night from the program.

It has been a real eye opening experience for our loyal viewers, since like most Christians, they have sheltered themselves from the world. Many have never experienced or see the hatred and vitriol so many have for God, the Bible, and our Savior. In the midst of the calls, the emails, about 10% were people who were really hurting and seriously looking for answers, for hope.

Despite all of the negativity and hatred towards the Lord by most, it is for those people we do this. It is for those people I take the abuse, the death threats, deal with the constant attempts to hack into our website and create trouble. This is also why your major ministries stay in the comfort of the Christian TV world, since these are not the type of viewers who are going to give them money for their private jets, Bentley’s, and mansions.

Back in March of 2003, Liveprayer launched its “live” TV program for an hour every Mon-Fri. The program aired until the end of August 2007 on the CBS owned station in Tampa, the 12 TV market in the nation. We owned that time slot over major network programming with millions of dollars, since this unique program was unlike anything on “Christian TV” and dealt with the issues of the day from a Biblical worldview while taking calls from viewers. Hundreds of people literally got saved on those phone calls!

Check out the following links: http://liveprayer.com/reasons.cfm , http://www.liveprayer.com/press.cfm (scroll down to Video Clips, LP Show highlights 1 and 2, and the Suicide Prevention clip)

In addition to Tampa, from June 2005 through June 2006, the program also aired “live” for an hour 5 nights a week on the ABC stations in Miami, Orlando, and Jacksonville. In July 2006, it was “live” for an hour 5 nights a week for 4 weeks nationally on ION (the old PAX Network) and another 6 weeks in December.

We were able to air the program during these years from special gifts by a few dozen special donors. We tried to transition to advertising, but it was at the very time the economic collapse began. We continued to air the program for the next year and a half strictly on Liveprayer.com, but were several years ahead of our time in using the internet to air programming.

Fast forward to today. 40% of people now watch TV either on their computer, through devices that stream the Internet on their TV, or on their phone or tablet. Today, the station you are on is not important as that you simply are on some platform. In this day and age, being on anywhere is all that is needed, since each program now must “drive” their audience to where they can be seen. That is why some of the most successful programs in the past few years are on channels and platforms you would never think of as mainstream.

The Liveprayer TV program is much like the Daily Devotionals, where I take on the issues of the day that people would hear on FOX, CNN, or their favorite news sites, but from a Biblical worldview. The key to the program is that most of the time is used to take phone calls from the viewers on whatever they want to talk about. NO OTHER MAJOR MINISTRY HAS THE GUTS TO DO THIS! THEY ARE SCRIPTED, PRE-RECORDED, AND SAFE!

As those who have followed Liveprayer over the years, you know that my heart beats to bring God’s Truth to the marketplace and see souls won to faith in Jesus Christ. I don’t need money to buy a new mansion, or a Bentley, or new glass buildings with a staff of 500 people, or the latest private jet. The only thing I have EVER asked people to give money to since day one 20 years ago is to reach the lost and hurting outside the four walls of the church and tell people that Jesus is their only answer and hope for this life and for etenrity!

I love you and care aobut you so much. Please continue to pray for the program. It is the final piece of the Jonah Project and what we need to now lead this lost and hurting nation back to God and His Truth. We are going to see the move start before our eyes THIS YEAR! It has been the prayers and financial sacrifices of the Liveprayer family that has enabled us to impact tens of millions of lives worldwide while leading over 800,000 souls we know of to faith in Jesus through Liveprayer these past 14+ years.

Thank you so much for your prayers, love, and sacrifice. During this critical year, we will be doing something no other ministry is doing or has their goal, using this TV platform along with Liveprayer.com to bring the Body of Christ together as one with one voice and literally change the spritual direction of this nation while bringing lost souls to faith in Jesus Christ!!!

After over 2 decades of evangelistic ministry, these past 14+ years of reaching millions worldwide every day through Liveprayer.com, and doing over 3,000 “live” TV programs on secular television, I can tell you with 100% certainty that we are reaching people every day who wake up lost and without hope, who by the time they go to bed that night, have received the gift of everlasting life through faith in Jesus Christ.

Liveprayer is about many things, but first and foremost it is about seeing the lost won to faith in Jesus Christ! I have a special archive of some great phone calls from the TV program. Virtually every night we had someone who called about a need, about an issue in their life, and end up accepting the Lord as their Savior during their phone call. Talk about the ultimate in reality TV! If you want to see and hear the greatest miracle there is, a soul that is one moment bound for hell, the next moment assured of Heaven, go to: http://www.liveprayer.com/reasons.cfm

PEOPLE ARE LITERALLY WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO TELL THEM HOW TO BE SAVED!!! THERE IS A HARVEST OF SOULS SIMPLY WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO BRING IT IN! That is why Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few.” To many, what I will say may sound like an oversimplification but I assure you it is not. The only reason more people aren’t getting saved is there aren’t more people out there reaching out to them and telling them how!

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

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2014, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

What Does God Say about Racism

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(Genesis 1:26,27; Deuteronomy 10:17; Acts 10:34; Romans 2:11; Galatians 3:28)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, what is the balance (summing up) of what God has to say about the subject of divorce and remarriage?

ANSWER: Here is a two-part series that covers this issue:
http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=3861
http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=3862

What does God say about racism? Like in all matters of life, when we need the Truth, the real answers, we have to go to our final authority in all matters, the Bible. One of the greatest weapons of satan is division. The enemy has figured out every way imaginable to divide men. Since virtually the beginning of the human experience, man has fallen into satan’s trap of division based on the color of a person’s skin or their ethnic origin. While racism has always been an issue in this country, the fact is it is an issue in every country. This divisive mindset is not unique to the United States. Sadly, in some form it is practiced everywhere on the planet.

Since the racially incendiary remarks by President Obama’s pastor of 20 years, Dr. Jeremiah Wright, became such a big part of the Presidential campaign in 2008, it sparked a national dialogue on race. Than Senator Obama, gave a speech on race that was lauded by many. Those who made such a big deal over his speech were most likely swayed by the fact he was dealing so openly with a taboo subject few will talk about. However, his speech was hollow, self serving, and nothing more than a political move to do damage control because of his close association with Dr. Wright.

President Obama’s race speech did NOTHING to help people or this nation deal with this scourge, since the victory over racism isn’t going to come from the flowery words of a politician whose only motive and goal is to get elected President. No my friend, if people and this nation are going to truly get victory over racism, it has got to come from an understanding of what God says about this issue and by people who are willing to follow what God says in the Bible.

If President Obama had intended to really take a leadership role on the race issue, educate the nation and provide real answers for how to get victory over this inhumane way people treat others who are different than they are, then he would have told people what God says about racism. God says MUCH about this issue, but President Obama didn’t find it worth including even one verse of Scripture.

*THIS IS WHY I TELL YOU SO OFTEN THAT IT WILL NOT BE A POLITICIAN, BUT A MAN GOD HAS CALLED TO LEAD PEOPLE IN THE WAYS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS!!!

The fact is, there is only one race, the human race! People may have white skin, black skin, brown skin, yellow skin, red skin, or any other color skin, they may have different ethnic backgrounds, but they are all part of the same race, the human race! The Bible says that ALL MEN are created in the image of God. God created all men equal. I tell you frequently that satan is the great perverter. It is satan, not God, who seeks to divide men by their skin color, ethnicity, financial means, and any other way you can dream up to divide people. God created men equal to live in harmony with one another. It is satan who introduced division into the human experience.

In God’s plan of redemption, there is no division. John 3:16 says that God so loved the world, ALL men. It says that WHOSOEVER BELIEVES. That is a universal call to ALL MEN regardless the color of their skin or where they live. In 1 John 2:2, it talks about how Jesus laid down his life for EVERYONE. Everyone means ALL MEN, the entire human race. This satanically inspired way we have of dividing ourselves through racism, prejudice, and discrimination all make a mockery of what Christ did on the cross. He faithfully and obediently went to that cross to die for the sins of ALL MANKIND.

That is why all of the black pastors I know repudiate the false black liberation theology Dr. Jeremiah Wright has been teaching for over 3 decades. Wright is actually a student of James Cone who made this perverse theology popular in the 60s that teaches the Bible is the basis for blacks to be liberated from social, political, economic, and religious bondage. President Obama is a liar when he stated he never heard the types of comments made by Dr. Wright the media has been playing, since that is the foundational teaching of the black liberation theology Wright has been preaching in Chicago for over 30 years.

The fact is the Bible DOES teach liberation theology, LIBERATION FROM SIN!!! It was not written to people with dark skin, but to all people regardless of their skin color. We are all part of the human race, which means we are all born with the sin of Adam, we all sin during our life, and that is why Jesus went to the cross. He gave His very life on that cross as the payment for the sins of all mankind, that through faith in Him men might be find freedom from their sins. There is nothing in the Bible to support this false black liberation theology Dr. Wright preaches, since the liberation theology of the Bible is about the freedom from sin for ALL MEN!

You also have the Biblical example of Jesus during His earthly ministry. Again, racism is not a new phenomena to the United States in our brief 237 year history. Forms of racism have been part of the human expedience since the very beginning. Jesus commanded us in John 13:34 to love each other as He loves us. He used people of other ethnic backgrounds often in His parables. One of the most powerful is the story of the Good Samaritan. If you remember, the Jewish religious leaders passed by the man who had been robbed and beaten and laying on the side of the road, leaving him to die. It was the Samaritan, the non-Jew, who honored God by stopping and ministering to the needs of the injured man. Don’t forget, it was Jesus who told his followers to make disciples of EVERY NATION, reaffirming the value of all men.

I love you and care about you so much. If President Obama wants to give a real speech on racism to move hearts and lead people in this issue, THIS is the message he should have delivered. It would have been a message from God’s Word that laid the Biblical foundation all men are created equal and those who seek to divide men by the color of their skin are not of God, but of satan! It would not have been the self serving, politically crafted words to try and help him weasel out of his 20 year association with a pastor and church that preaches and teaches division based on the color of a person’s skin. Dividing men by skin color, ethnicity, are the works of the devil.

Those who truly seek to serve and follow the Lord are not looking to divide men but unite them. A true follower of Christ understands that God created all men equal, that we are all part of the human race. Racism, prejudice, and discrimination are NOT of God, since we are hurting someone God created and loves and Jesus died for! Sadly, 11 am on Sunday morning is the most segregated hour of the week in this nation. That is truly a shame since the one sanctuary from racism should be the church. Yet sadly, most churches don’t lead the culture, they allow the culture to lead them. So rather than modeling what God says about this issue, in far too many churches, they perpetuate this ungodly attitude men have for other men who look different than them.

They better wake up since when we die, and stand at the gates of Heaven, there won’t be a line for whites, or a line for blacks, or a line for Asians, or a line for Hispanics, or a line for those from the Middle East, just like there won’t be a line for Catholics, or Baptists, or Methodists, or Pentecostals. No my friend, when you take your last breath there will only be two lines. One for those who have put their faith in Jesus Christ and one for those who have rejected Christ. The Bible proclaims those who reject Christ will be cast into the flames of hell for all eternity, and those who know Jesus will be welcomed into their eternal home with God their Creator in Heaven. At that moment, Galatians 3:38 will be realized, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus!”

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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God Wants to Help You Change Your Circumstances

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(Proverbs 14:23)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I attended a bible study on the Holy Spirit. I witnessed a lady who started laughing out loud, then yelling Jesus’ name and spoke in tongues (I think). Then she fell on the floor. I was told that she had the Holy Spirit in her. I would like your opinion on this.

ANSWER: Everyone at the time they are saved, at that instant, recieve the promise of the “comforter,” or the Holy Spiriit. However, it is up to each person to YIELD to that Spirit that indwells them. With the indwelling Holy Spirit, we also recieve spiritual “gifts.” Here is a link to a Devotional I did on the Gifts of the Spirit that will detail what you are asking. http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=4845

As you can imagine, each day the volume of emails that pour into Liveprayer.com are mostly prayer requests from people living through very difficult circumstances in their life. The special word I have for you today is this. “God wants to help you change your circumstances!” While prayer needs to be the first thing that we do, and will be a key part of the process throughout, God expects us to do our part in the changing of our circumstances.

So many people who are hurting, in the midst of dealing with great problems in their life, will simply live each day with those problems and do nothing. My friend, your circumstances are not going to change until YOU make the effort to change them. You are not going to magically wake up one morning and have everything be OK. That is not reality. If you want things to change, YOU need to be an active part of making that happen.

Like everything, there is a right way and a wrong way to make changes in your life. As I mentioned, prayer is the first step. The second step is getting a gameplan. Use others in your life that you can trust to help you formulate that plan. The plan will usually not be something outlandish, but will normally be very practical and based on good common sense. Also, whatever plan that the Lord helps you to formulate, realize that it will not be something that will cause things to magically change overnight. You didn’t get into the problems that you are facing overnight, and rarely will God deliver you from them overnight.

Many times, our problems can be traced to sin, rebellion, in our life. Doing things our way instead of God’s way. Once we decide to turn to God, He will help us work our way out of the problem over a period of time. It is never easy, but we start to learn basic principles like self-discipline, operating in His strength and not ours, depending on Him each step of the way. Theses are good elements that we should learn to incorporate into our daily lives to help us avoid many of the problems life throws at us in the first place.

Once you have the plan and are working it faithfully each day, you will start to see things in your life change for the better. Again, the changes won’t happen overnight, but gradually, day by day. The worst thing that you can do though is do nothing. You can not expect your circumstances to change by doing nothing.

The reason I find most people don’t take an active role in the changing of their circumstances is because as painful as things may be, they are afraid of change. The Bible tells us we are not to have a spirit of fear. If you are serious about seeing your circumstances change, you must get serious about trusting God to help you make those changes. We are often more comfortable living in the pain we know, than trusting God who has promised to help us gain victory.

I love you and care about you so much. I pray today that those of you who are dealing with circumstances in your life that need to be changed, will heed this special word today, and get serious about making those changes. God will give you the wisdom to formulate a workable plan, He will give you the strength each day to follow through, and He will lead you to victory.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE IN PAIN ANY LONGER. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES YOU ARE IN ANY LONGER. TODAY IS YOUR DAY. TODAY IS YOUR DAY. TODAY IS YOUR DAY. NOW IS THE TIME. TRUST GOD AND LET HIM LEAD YOU OUT OF EGYPT, AND INTO THE PROMISED LAND. THE SAME GOD THAT LED THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL FROM BONDAGE MANY YEARS AGO, IS THE SAME GOD WHO WILL LEAD YOU OUT OF BONDAGE TODAY!!!

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

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2014, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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