News Events to Help You See a Nation in Spiritual Freefall

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(John 3:16)

***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.

News events to help you see a nation in spiritual freefall!

…73% of abortions in Mississippi are black babies. Where are the black pastors in Miss. and around the nation crying out against this infanticide that has destroyed generations of black children???

…Praise God for the cadre of black pastors who are publicly taking their stand for God’s Holy Institution of Marriage and calling for the removal of AG Eric Holder for choosing not to uphold any laws dealing with same sex marriage.

…Jan Brewer caves and vetoes a bill that would give private business the choice who to do business with. The pressure from the pro-homosexual lobby once again wins the day! BTW, where were the pastors in AZ? We lose because we are silent!

…As someone who loves sports, I am DONE with the NFL. It is bad enough they promote the homosexual agenda, but they had to interject themselves in the recent Arizona issue by threatening to take the Super Bowl away from Az. if Brewer didn’t veto that bill.

…I’m done with the NBA also. Why do they need to pull a stunt like giving Jason Collins, who recently stated he chooses to have sex with men, a 10-day contract simply to be able to claim they have the first professional athlete who has “come out!”

…Homosexuality is NOT a civil right! It is blasphemous to the black community that had to fight for their basic civil rights, simply because of the color of their skin. Taking your pants off to have sex is nothing but a CHOICE! A choice God calls sin and an abomination in the OT and NT.

…God Bless Uganda and their President who is a strong Christian. They have passed laws to outlaw homosexuality in that nation causing an outcry from those who promote this sin. Funny, all MUSLIM countries also ban homosexuality yet you never hear a word about them. Guess even the radical homosexual community is afraid of Islam.

…If you use a free email service like Yahoo, Hotmail, or Google, know that your emails are not only read and stored by these companies, but the info, email address and password, have been stolen by hackers!

…Why does anyone pay attention, let alone give money, to a serial sexual predator like former President Clinton?

…Beyonce and her newest music is pure garbage and even makes Miley Cyrus look good!

…Did you know that our government is using drones…HERE IN THE US? Video and audio capabilities. The next time you hear something that sounds like a helicopter, it will most likely be a drone!

…Watch for Putin to flex his muscles and take control over the Ukraine once again.

….Sadly, Ruth Graham has sold out to Beck and his satanic cult. Why can’t even ONE Christian look this cultist in the eye and explain to him his soul is heading to hell unless he renounces the lies of Mormonism? Is selling books really important enough to be used by this unashamed satanic cult member in order to perpetuate his LIE that Mormons are Christians???

…the LP TV program is pulling in apx. 200,000 viewers a night since we added Chicago. MSNBC’s newest “gay host” Ronan Farrow has already won a prestigious award for his new program that has been on THREE DAYS, and ratings half of Liveprayer TV!

I love and care about you so much. I told you last November, this year we will be used by God in a major way via Liveprayer.com and the Liveprayer TV program to bring HIS Truth to the nation and help spark a real national revival that will begin to turn this nation back to God and His Truth! Thanks to your prayers and sacrificial gifts, we press on towards the prize!!!

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

Bill Keller

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

Women have Played an Incredible Role in the Plan of God

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(Luke 7:37,38)

All throughout the Bible, women have played an incredible role in the plan of God. We see women being used by God in incredible ways, helping to fulfill His divine plan. My purpose here is not to debate the proper role a woman is to play, or try to define what women should and should not do. I simply want to magnify the powerful way God has used women, and exhort women to never underestimate the potential they have for serving our Lord.

I also want to encourage men to support women in recognition of the special gifts they have to offer. Women have always played a key role in God’s plan, and I want to make sure we never lose sight of how important they are in the Kingdom.

Women, the word for you today is quit holding back. It has been very easy for women to take a lesser role and stay in the background of spiritual things. Tradition and society has actually encouraged that. I am a firm believer in the Biblical roles of men and women, which means that women have an incredible role to play and sometimes have backed off serving the Lord because of how it might be viewed.

While the Bible teaches men and women have separate roles, it also clearly teaches they are EQUAL!!! All throughout the Bible and history, women have been a key part in every aspect of God’s work!!!

It is time to stand up and be counted, ladies. It is time to quit sitting back and start being more aggressive in finding ways to serve. God is speaking to you today to be the woman of God He has raised you up to be. He has given you special gifts and expects you to use them.

His admonition for not wasting talents applies to women as well as men. It is time to start using those gifts because ultimately, the only one that you have to please is God. God loves you and God wants to use you. Make Him proud by being the woman of God He has raised you up to be.

I love you so much. I am praying for you men to encourage the women in your life and support them as they serve God. I am praying that you women will really open your heart today and be motivated to serve the Lord with all your heart and talents.

God has blessings beyond anything you can imagine as you are obedient and faithful to His call on your life. This is a wake-up call and challenge to boldly move forward in that calling, knowing He is with you every step of the way. As the entire body of Christ (men and women working together with their God-given abilities) begins to take serious the calling God has on their lives, we will see many lives changed and souls come to know Jesus as their Savior.

In these last days, God needs all of his children working diligently and without compromise, as the last harvests are made. I believe Jesus is coming soon, and all of God’s people, men and women, must be working hard. Don’t let anything stand in your way today of your service to Him!!!

***FEBRUARY FINANCIAL UPDATE: AMEN!!! With only 2 days left in February, we still have to cover $38,00 of our basic February operations by the end of the week. $10,000 of that is seriously past due! I am praying for 2 of our friends to help me with a special one-time gift of $5,000 to take care of that critical overdue amount, and with others giving as they are able to, $5, $10, $20, $100, $1,000, whatever you are able and led to give, we will insure that we end the month on Friday with all of our operations current!! I NEED YOUR HELP, GOD IS ABLE!!!
—>LIVEPRAYER TV PROGRAM! The other critical need is for the Liveprayer TV program that is currently airing “live” on a major station from 11pm-1am every Monday thru Friday in the Chicagoland market, with 10 million potential viewers! We are in in a prime time slot in the number 3 TV market on a major station carried by all of the Chiocagoland cable outlets and DirecTV and DISH. Our airtime cost is $25,160 per 4 weeks or $1,258 per night (2 hours live!). Our contract called for us to pre-pay the first 2 months, but they agreed to take the first 4 week payment that one of our dear friends covered, as long as we get the balance of February, $18,870 to them by Monday Feb 24th, and the next 4 weeks of $25,160 by Monday March 3rd, which is $44,000.

—>I asked for 44 people to make a special one-time gift of $1,000 to cover this amount. So far, 11 have sent that special gift meaning we still need 33 more. I am asking for 33 of our friends by the end of the month to make a special one-time gift to Liveprayer of $1,000 to insure this need is met. By the end of our 3rd month on the air, local supporters from that station will be able to cover that monthly air-time expense. SO FAR WE HAVE HAD 6 RESPOND, AND I AM PRAYING FOR THE OTHER 38 GOD IS SPEAKING TO ABOUT THIS SPECIAL NEED!!!

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. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.

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

Bill Keller

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

Having That Difficult Conversation

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(John 16:29-33)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, what exactly is required to surrender 100% to Christ and live by faith?

ANSWER: Die to self daily. That is done by waking up praying, getting in the Word first thing, and staying “plugged in” to God throughout the day. During the day, make decisions pleasing and acceptable to God. Don’t forget for one minute you are HIS ambassador. Find ways to serve Him. Trust Him with the problems you encounter throughout the day. Day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, you learn to die to self daily and live for Him instinctively.

I have always been a firm believer of talking straight, plain, and not holding back. The majority of conflict I see in marriages and other relationships is caused by a lack of communication. For some reason, many people are reluctant to have the “difficult conversation.” The problem is, the longer you put off having that conversation, the more difficult it becomes.

I have watched lives ruined simply because people would not communicate with each other. Listen, this is not a test run. God has given us this precious thing called life. We get one shot. It is too short, too precious to be wasted by not sharing the things that bother us…especially with those we love the most.

It is incredible how people tend to get into a pattern in their life. One day they wake up, and they realize things aren’t right. They just aren’t the way they should be. But rather than sit down with your spouse, your children, or your parents, you simply suppress how you feel and stay quiet. Days turn into weeks. Weeks turn into months. Months then turn into years. The next thing you know, you have grown “apart” from the ones you were closest to.

Many people live in the same house with other people, but are like strangers. We communicate on a daily basis as little as possible, and never…NEVER…about unpleasant things. Husbands and wives get involved in things like pornography, gambling, drinking and start to build a secret world that they refuse to let their spouse be part of. They become distant. Communication becomes only about those things necessary to get through the day. Young adults get involved in activities they shouldn’t be involved in and shut out their parents from their life. Communication is minimal.

My friend maybe it is time to sit down with your spouse…your parents whoever you may be having conflict with and get things out in the open. Tell them how you feel. I am a firm believer that many things can be worked out with honest and open communication. It does not make sense to go around miserable, holding inside the way you feel.

Sit down and talk to those you love and begin to work out whatever problems there may be in your relationship. Blending two or more lives together is always difficult because we are each so uniquely created. Without communicating, it is impossible. Things will not change by magic; they won’t all of the sudden be OK. As a matter of fact, they will only get worse until you sit down with that person you love, and talk through whatever the problems may be.

I love you, and care about you so much. I will be praying for you today as you pray over this Devotional. We don’t talk more because we are afraid of what the outcome may be. We live in pain, we live knowing things aren’t the way they should be because of the unknown consequences if we sit down and openly talk about our feelings.

Listen, pray, and ask God to go before you. Let your faith be real as you trust God with the outcome. Make plans to sit down and have that “difficult conversation” with the person in your life you need to resolve some issues with. There is no day like today. God will strengthen you and be there with you. Count on my prayers.

***We have finally covered the last amount of our January shortfall!!! With only 3 days left in February, we still have to cover the entire $40,000 for our February operations by the end of the week. $10,000 of that is seriously past due! I am praying for 2 of our friends to help me with a special one-time gift of $5,000 to take care of that critical overdue amount, and with others giving as they are able to, $5, $10, $20, $100, $1,000, whatever you are able and led to give, we will insure that we end the month on Friday with all of our operations current!! I NEED YOUR HELP, GOD IS ABLE!!!
—>LIVEPRAYER TV PROGRAM! The other critical need is for the Liveprayer TV program that is currently airing “live” on a major station from 11pm-1am every Monday thru Friday in the Chicagoland market, with 10 million potential viewers! We are in in a prime time slot in the number 3 TV market on a major station carried by all of the Chiocagoland cable outlets and DirecTV and DISH. Our airtime cost is $25,160 per 4 weeks or $1,258 per night (2 hours live!). Our contract called for us to pre-pay the first 2 months, but they agreed to take the first 4 week payment that one of our dear friends covered, as long as we get the balance of February, $18,870 to them by Monday Feb 24th, and the next 4 weeks of $25,160 by Monday March 3rd, which is $44,000.

—>I asked for 44 people to make a special one-time gift of $1,000 to cover this amount. So far, 10 have sent that special gift meaning we still need 34 more. I am asking for 34 of our friends by the end of the month to make a special one-time gift to Liveprayer of $1,000 to insure this need is met. By the end of our 3rd month on the air, local supporters from that station will be able to cover that monthly air-time expense. SO FAR WE HAVE HAD 6 RESPOND, AND I AM PRAYING FOR THE OTHER 38 GOD IS SPEAKING TO ABOUT THIS SPECIAL NEED!!!

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. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.

Thank you for taking your stand with me as we bring HIS Truth to this lost world and the hope and love of Christ to the lost and hurting!!!

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

Bill Keller

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

Are You Ashamed of Jesus

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(Romans 1:16)

***ASK BILL: If as I understand it, our rewards in Heaven will be based on our faithfulness and actions in this life, does that not suggest that there will be those whose so-called lifestyle in Heaven will create a system of haves and have-nots, so to speak? My impression is we’re all equal, regardless of the fact that none of us deserve to be there.

ANSWER: EVERYONE who accepts Christ is assured of eternity in Heaven with their Lord. However, the Bible does speak of crowns/rewards for our faithfulness in this life. It is difficult to put into words, since our finite brain can’t even remotely comprehend eternity and that it will be

One of the things that has puzzled me for so long is why so many who know Christ as their Savior, seem to be ashamed of Him. I ask that question because there really could be no other explanation why we, the people of God, His church, are so afraid of telling this world that Jesus Christ really is the ONLY way, the ONLY truth, the ONLY life.

I watch this world promote itself each and every day. Slick Madison Avenue ad campaigns, incredible marketing efforts, a blatant boldness about things that have no redeeming qualities to them at all. The world is not ashamed of the things they believe in and go to extraordinary measures to get its message to the masses. Yet those of us who know Jesus Christ in the pardon of our sins, seem to be content to sit back and keep this life transforming information to ourselves.

The only conclusion I come to is that we either don’t really believe what we say we believe in, or we are ashamed to be identified as followers of Christ!!!

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

I am not suggesting that the church needs to do anything off base or gross to promote the Gospel, but we need to be sensitive to the culture we live in and be able to get our message to the masses in an effective way. Listen, this is not a test run; we get one very short opportunity here in this lifetime. When it is over it is over.

Why should we be holding back? Why should we be hanging onto the absolute TRUTH of God’s Word like some classified government secret that we leak out in drips and drabs. It is time to get bold, creative, and fearless in sharing our faith with this lost and dying world.

THE TIME IS SHORT! JESUS IS COMING BACK AT ANY MOMENT!!!

One of the things that has upset me more than anything over the last 22 years has been the psychic hotlines. Here is something the Bible clearly says is rooted in the pits of hell itself. The companies promote these services as an “answer to your problems”. There are so many people out there hurting and going through difficult times, people in many cases the church has totally missed, and they become sitting ducks.

Not only do they get into bondage to this garbage, but, of course, end up in financial troubles from all of the money they pay for these “answers.” The church of Jesus Christ has the one TRUE answer, and we sit passively and watch this happen. This is wrong, and we are going to be held accountable by God for possessing the truth and not sharing it with this world that is hurting and in search for answers in their lives.

I want this message today to really make you think personally, about what you can do to be a bold witness for Christ. God has blessed so many of you with great talents and gifts to be able to reach the lost. We do a fair job of internal maintenance, but the job of the church is not to just maintain the saints, but to go out and bring people to Christ. God is looking for boldness among His people. He is looking for creativity among His people.

It is time to quit hiding our candle under the bushel, but hold it proudly for all the world to see!!!

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

We need to be creative and bold to proclaim to this lost and dying world that Jesus is THE answer. I pray today that the Lord will inspire you, open your heart and mind, and use you to help bring forth to this hurting world the love and hope we know in His son Jesus Christ.

Never forget that I am here for you in your time of need. Don’t ever hesitate to contact me so that I can be in prayer for you and your situation. Many of you have issues and questions that you need answered, and I will do my best to get you sound, Biblical direction to help you.

The Bible tells us to bear each others burdens, so always know that I am here to help share yours. Jesus loves you and wants to bless you in ways you cannot begin to imagine. Please realize that we have ALL been called to speak up while we can, and share the hope and love of Jesus with this lost and hurting world!!!

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

Bill Keller

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

The Breakdown of Marriage and Family

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(Genesis 1:28, 2:24; Deuteronomy 6:7; Proverbs 22:6; Malachi 2:16; 2 Corinthians 12:14; Ephesians 6:4; Psalms 127:3)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, it seems to me that one of the things the parable of the Wheat and Tares is telling us is that some people are just “born bad.”

ANSWER: We are ALL born with “original sin” or the sin of Adam. The Bible clearly tells us that there is NONE who is good, no not one! We are all sinners and in need of a Savior.

Without question, the number one problem in our society today is the breakdown of marriage and the family. God’s Holy Institution of Marriage between a man and a woman for life is His perfect plan for a man and woman to become one and share this journey through life. A husband and wife having children and raising them in the admonition of the Lord is God’s plan for the family. This plan was instituted in the Garden of Eden and has NEVER CHANGED throughout the generations. Regardless of how man has tried to redefine marriage, redefine what a family is, GOD’S DEFINITION HAS NEVER OR EVER WILL CHANGE!

The vast percentage of prayer requests we get each day are from people whose problems can be directly tied to issues in their marriage or family. For those who are single today, please hear my heart. I can never emphasize enough what a critical decision it is to get married and to whom you marry. This is a life-changing event and will not only involve you but your future children as well. Please, don’t ever underestimate the importance of marriage and how it will affect the rest of your life and the lives of your future children.

“That is why you cannot ignore God’s warning in 2 Corinthians 6:14, ?Do not be unequally yoked with a non-believer.” Just saying they are saved is not enough. Do you actually see the fruit of their relationship with Christ in their daily life? Lastly, even if the person you are praying about marrying is a Christian and living their life for the Lord, you still need to take the time to build a spiritual foundation together and openly and honestly talk through all of the various issues of life. Through this process God will confirm to you both that this is part of His plan for your lives.

Also, this is a big reason why God designed sex FOR MARRIAGE ONLY! A natural by-product of sexual relations is a child. God never intended children to be raised by a mother alone. That is why sex outside of marriage is a sin and not part of His plan since it may result in having a child. It is God’s plan for children to be raised by a mother and father who are committed to each other for life through marriage. There can never be a better environment for raising a child than by a mother and father who are surrendered to the Lord and to each other.

As devastating and life changing as divorce is on the parties involved, as devastating and life changing as having a child outside of marriage is on the woman, it is impossible to ever comprehend the damage done to the children involved in a divorce or those born outside of marriage. In the past 40 years as more and more marriages have ended in divorce, as more women are having children outside of marriage, the negative effect on society is impossible to ignore. I would be willing, based on the 40,000+ prayer requests we receive every day here at Liveprayer, to boldly say without hesitation that the current breakdown of our society can be directly linked to the breakdown of marriage and the family.

An incredible number of children are growing up today in single parent homes or homes where their natural parent is on their second, third, even fourth spouse. Many children are growing up in blended homes where they have brothers and sisters by numerous mothers and fathers. It is common for many children to grow up today in several different homes, during the week in one home and the weekends in another.

Many children become pawns in hostile divorce cases where they are forced to choose one parent over another, in some cases being manipulated to lie about one parent, often being moved overnight from one home to another as different rulings come down from the courts. Physical, emotional, and sexual abuse are experienced by a growing number of children due to the fact they are living with adults who are not their natural mothers or fathers and the God-given natural love a mother and father have for their child simply doesn’t exist.

You can only imagine the damage done to children who grow up in these types of environments. Sadly, we deal daily with children as young as 12, all the way through adults who have never been able to get beyond their tragic childhoods. The results are an alarming number of children who need professional help and are on some sort of daily medication for emotional and behavioral problems. You have children and adults who have never known real love in their life falling, instead, for the love this world promotes through sex.

You have so many children and young adults who have never matured socially and end up with self-esteem problems, never fitting in with others their own age. You have so many children and young adults who have so much pain in their life they look to the world’s solution of escaping through drugs, alcohol, and food. The suicide rate of children and young adults is at an all time high. I could go on and on but I wish you could sit here in my office every day and read the stories of these children and young adults who live in great pain each day and have never known how wonderful this life can really be.

THE LARGER PROBLEM is that these children and young adults who have had their lives damaged are growing up and they are having children of their own. Since they have no idea what God’s plan for marriage and family is, they will now be bringing another generation of children into this world living in ungodly environments who are damaged like they are, and this cycle will simply continue with more and more people living their lives totally void of God and without any understanding of Christ, His love, or God’s Word. These people are also the prime targets for the cults and false religions of the world who aggressively market themselves as the answer to these people who are desperately looking for hope in their life, when the only true hope there is, is in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

I love you and care about you so much. The purpose of this message today is three fold. First, as a warning to those who are not married how serious and life changing that decision will be, and how it will not only affect the rest of your life, but the life of those children you will bring into this world. The second is to hopefully open the eyes of those adults who may be thinking about getting a divorce, and ask that you pray about humbling yourself before the Lord and asking Him to bring healing and restoration to your marriage, not just for your sake but for the sake of your children. Lastly, as a word of encouragement to you moms and dads who have gone through the pain of being divorced, to you moms who have had children outside of marriage and to the children and young adults who are currently growing up in homes without their natural mother and/or father.

For those who have been through the pain of being divorced, let me assure you that the Lord loves you and wants to help you heal. For those women who have had a child or children outside of marriage, I pray that you will find the Lord’s forgiveness in His promise to you in 1 John 1:9. God still has much for you to do with the rest of your life as well as many blessings for you to enjoy. If you are now married, God has given you a second chance to do it His way. Realize that you have made a lifetime commitment to your spouse and that if you will honor your vows to each other and to God, He will richly bless your both for many years to come. For those who are still single, I will pray today that in His perfect timing, He will bring into your life a Godly man or woman to share the rest of your journey with in His Holy Institution of Marriage.

If you have children, please don’t underestimate what they have lived through. They need your love and attention and nurturing now more than ever. The number one ministry you will ever have in your life is to your children. Raise them in the admonition of the Lord, pray with them every night before they go to bed, make sure they are in church. Laying a foundation of faith in their life will not only sustain them for the rest of their days on this earth but will help them to find the hope and strength to overcome whatever they have had to experience already in their young lives. God is a God of healing and He can bring healing to your children.

Also, know that God will make you adequate. If for this season you are not in God’s plan for the family, know that He will help you and meet your every need. I realize that it is not easy, but the Lord will give you wisdom, favor, encouragement, as you raise your child or children. Find your hope in the Lord each day and look to Him for direction and provision, He will not let you down. Know that I am praying for you and will stand with you as you raise your children for the glory of God!

Let me close with a word of hope and encouragement for you children and young adults that may be growing up with only one parent or in some sort of blended home. First of all, God loves you very much. YOU ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CHOICES YOUR PARENTS HAVE MADE. IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT.

Life can be very difficult at times, and sadly, you have found that out at a very young age but never doubt that Christ loves you so much and has a plan and purpose for your life. If you will take time each day to pray to Jesus, read the Bible, get to church each Sunday, and follow Christ, He will give you the strength to get through whatever you are facing in your life. I pray today that you will turn to Him and find His peace and joy in your life. Jesus is your hope and your answer

HE LOVES YOU! YOU ARE SPECIAL!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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

Are You Awake Yet

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(Exodus 15:6; Deuteronomy 32:41; Psalms 68:11; 1 Peter 5:8)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I believe that there is a devil and demons. I know Jesus cast out demons. People tell me ‘there are no demons’, ‘they are just dead souls who haven’t gone to the light yet’ and so on. My reply is Jesus cast out demons, Paul did the same, so when did demons stop their dirty work on earth?

ANSWER: One of satan’s greatest scams is to get people to believe he is just a mythical figure, that he doesn’t exist. Satan is VERY REAL, and so are demons, the third of the angels who got booted out of Heaven with him for their rebellion! Until God ends this world as we know it, satan and his demons will continue, but we already know their fate, the Lake of Fire for all eternity. That is why it is so sad when a person dies rejecting Christ. They end up in the same place, a place that wasn’t created for man, but satan and his demons.

ARE YOU AWAKE YET??? If you have been reading my Daily Devotional for the past few months, let alone for an length of time, you are seeing everything I have said coming to fruition right before your very eyes. UK Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary, recently told FOX News and radio host Sean Hannity that Americans are “the biggest criminals in the world today,” and last October announced “the flag of Islam will one day fly over the White House.”

ARE YOU AWAKE YET??? If I had a dime for every email calling me a nutcase, a whackjob, a paranoid fool, for trying to tell people about the true intent of Islam these past 15 yrs, I would never worry about finances again. This is not a joke. This is not a game. This is not something that will just go away. I have been trying to warn people about the false religion of Islam for 15 yrs now. ARE YOU AWAKE YET???

GOD RAISED LIVEPRAYER AS HIS INSTRUMENT TO WARN THE PEOPLE AND LEAD OUR NATION OUT OF DARKNESS AND INTO HIS MARVELOUS LIGHT. THIS IS WHY I ASK YOU TO HELP ME. THIS IS WHY I HAVE GIVEN MY LIFE TO THE LORD, AND AM ASKING A FEW KEY PEOPLE TO GIVE YOURS AS WELL. THE TIME IS SHORT. THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW. THIS IS OUR OPPORTUNITY TO TURN THIS NATION BACK TO THE GOD OF THE BIBLE AND HIS TRUTH!!!

You need to share this Devotional with every person you know. Have everyone you know go to the http://www.liveprayer.com website and on the left menu bar, click on the DEVOTIONAL ARCHIVE link. Now, type in keyword ISLAM. Everything I have been saying about this false religion for the past 12 years will come up. Read each message. Internalize each message. Get everyone you know to read them. We are closer to the end of times than anyone can imagine!

With the escalating turmoil in the Middles East, I am getting inundated with emails asking if this is some fulfillment of Bible prophecy. ALL of the events we see each day are leading us to the last chapters of human history. The current conflicts we are seeing are Muslims looking to take over all of these Middle East nations. The key to watch is Saudi Arabia. If we see an Egypt/Tunisia/ Libya style overthrow of the current regime in Saudi Arabia, all bets are off!!!

Gas will be $6-$9 per gallon. Do you have any idea what that will mean to the world’s economy, let alone this nation’s fragile economy? Israel will be attacked with the goal of destroying that nation and every Jewish person alive. This has always been the clear and stated goal of Islam. If Saudi Arabia falls, life as we have known it will cease to exist!!! This Devotional today, however, is a look into the last days that we are living in, and the real showdown that is looming between Islam and Christianity!!! Today, there are roughly 6.6 billion people in the world. Out of the world’s population, apx. 2 billion claim to be Christians (no doubt the number of people who are actually “born again” and know Christ as their personal Savior by faith is less) and apx. 1.3 billion claim to be Muslims. Over the past decade, the number of Christians in the world has been declining while the false religion of Islam is the fastest growing. Many estimate that by 2020 there will be as many Muslims in the world as Christians.

I have always laughed at people who deny Christ and the Truth of His Word when they call Christianity “intolerant.” They obviously have no idea what the Christian faith is all about since it is the most tolerant faith there is. God’s plan of salvation is not exclusionary, it is IN-CLUSIONARY! The Bible says that WHOSOEVER shall believe. That simply means the love of Christ, His free gift of everlasting life is available to EVERYONE! It becomes the personal choice of each person to accept or reject Christ in their heart and life.

Make no mistake about it, Islam is a false religion that teaches and encourages terror, violence and death. This is what makes the United States support of Palestine so foolish. We took a position in opposition to God’s Word by helping to give away part of the land He gave to the children of Israel, to people whose stated goal is to see Israel wiped off the earth and every Jewish person killed. This is exactly what Islam is all about. It is about the death of anyone who rejects their false religion! This just in. That means those of us in the United States too!!!

Just like in the Old Testament, there were people groups who rejected the God of Israel and His commands, and sought to utterly destroy every descendant of Abraham. Their clear and stated goal was to wipe out every Jewish person. Whether you fully comprehend it or not, the goal of Islam is to wipe off the face of the earth everyone who does not follow their false religion. Don’t be fooled by the moderates who will tell you that Islam is about peace and that Muslims want to be in unity with other faiths, especially Christianity!!!

That may be the desire of a few who understand the financial benefits of peace and unity, but that is NOT what Islam is all about. Many want to lull you into believing that it is only a small percentage of Muslims who ascribe to terrorism and the death of those who reject their false beliefs. That is not true. The snapshots we get at times from what is happening right now in the Middle East, incidents like the recent riots in Egypt, the violence over this cartoon of Mohammed, 9/11, the bombings in London, and other targets recently in Europe, Asia, and Africa, are what Islam is really all about. Please, don’t be fooled.

I love you and care about you so much. My heart breaks for the apx. 1.3 billion people on this planet who have believed the lie of Islam and will die in their sins and be lost for all eternity unless they turn to the Truth of the Gospel. One of the 5 languages Liveprayer will be translated into later this year is Arabic. I have a real burden to bring the Truth of God’s Word and the hope of Christ to these people who are following Islam straight to hell.

I plan on using the Internet and secular television in Muslim countries to reach these people. I am praying even now for God to open the right doors in His perfect timing to allow Liveprayer to boldly go into the Middle East and other parts of the world dominated by Islam, and bring the light of the Gospel to those who live in that darkness. Just like God has given us favor and blessed us to be able to do that here in the United States, I am certain one day He will open those doors in other parts of the world as well.

In the meantime, know that there are those out there who have the stated goal of seeing us wiped off the very face of the earth simply because we are Christians. As the days of this world wind down, the persecution of the church and those who follow Christ is only going to get worse. That is why now is the time for those who profess Christ as their Savior, need to get serious about their faith and start to find ways to allow God to use your life to make a difference.

Just in your normal day-to-day life God gives you many opportunities to take a stand for Him. This is how you can make a difference. Share His love with those you meet, always be prepared to give people the reason for your hope, and live a Godly life which will always be your loudest witness for the Lord. The Bible says they will know us by our love for one another. That love extends past this brief journey to a person’s eternal destination which is why we have to boldly and without shame tell others about how they can know Christ and His free gift of everlasting life.

There is coming soon a final showdown between Islam and Christianity. It has already been building over these past 1400 years since Mohammed dreamed up this false religion. As the two dominant religions on the planet, they will continue to collide as the final days of human history unfold. The good news is that we already know how it ends. That is why those who know Christ as their Savior must stand strong in proclaiming His Truth, since in the end, it is God’s Truth alone that will be standing.

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 been Abused in Your Marriage

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(Ephesians 5:22, 25)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I am a teacher and bullying is a HUGE issue in schools and all over this nation. What is the fundamental sin behind bullying that drives children to do such evil to each other? Even the very younger ones are involved to the extreme that we have to have training and huge awareness plans in effect to be on top of this expanding problem.

ANSWER: Sadly, this is not anything new, it has simply escalated and is now getting the proper attention. Since Cain and Able, people sinned against others in horrible ways. As more children have grown up in broken and blended homes, not going to church, being desensitized to violence, and not viewing life as precious, the acts of violence against others has dramatically increased and will continue. It is a sad reality of this fallen world without any moral or ethical restraints.

“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her” Ephesians 5:25

“Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. ” Ephesians 5:22

Have you been abused in your marriage? There is not a more difficult issue that I have to deal with every day than abuse. People are abused in many ways. Physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, and financial are the most common forms of abuse and can happen at every stage of life. Children are abused. Teens are abused. Adults are abused. The elderly are abused. This is such a sweeping, widespread issue that so many face in their life I could do an entire month of Devotionals on just this one topic alone. I have dealt with abuse many times over the years. Just earlier in the year I dealt with the sexual abuse of children. However, today I want to focus strictly on those who are in an abusive marriage.

One of the dark secrets in the church is the amount of abuse that takes place in so many homes, from pastors and those in leadership down to the person in the pew. Remember, these are not homes of people who deny God’s existence, reject the Bible as Truth, or have rejected the love of Christ. These are homes of people who do believe in God, do believe the Bible is Truth, and do believe in Jesus! These are also homes where one spouse is abusing the other, and in some cases, both spouses are abusing each other! To people on the outside, these may look like perfect marriages. Only the husband and wife know that there is a dark side to their marriage, abuse.

Let me say that this is why I implore people to take the TIME and the EFFORT to build a spiritual foundation to their marriage BEFORE they get married. Everyone is on their best behavior, says all the right things when they are dating. However, over time, you begin to know who the person you are planning to marry really is. It is very difficult to pray with someone, read the Word with someone, go to church with someone, find ways to serve the Lord with someone, talk about all of the key issues of your future life together, do this over a year or two, and all of a sudden after you take your wedding vows discover the person you married is an abuser.

Does that happen? Yes! People do change over time. When you add in the pressure of careers, children, the issues of life we all have to face along this journey, on top of what I have always said is the most difficult thing in the world, making two flesh become one in marriage, people do change. Abuse CAN enter into even the most Christ-centered marriage. The key is to deal with it IMMEDIATELY. Don’t let abuse exist. Fight it right away. The very first time it occurs, deal with it! Otherwise, like all sin, it will only grow and get worse. ABUSE DOES NOT JUST GO AWAY OVER TIME, IT ONLY GETS WORSE OVER TIME!

Please understand that God NEVER intended you or anyone to be abused. If your husband or wife abuses you in any way, confront them immediately since they need professional and spiritual help. If the abusing spouse refuses to get help, do not be a hero! You are going to accomplish NOTHING by staying in an abusive marriage. Your very life could be at stake. Please listen to me carefully. I am NOT saying to run out and get a divorce. I am saying to separate yourself from your abusing spouse until they are willing to deal with their abuse and get professional and spiritual help.

Saying I’m sorry is NOT going to make everything better. Abusers are professional apologizers. They are masters at it. I don’t doubt that they are sincere. So is the alcoholic who is hung over, feeling like it would be better to die and vowing to never drink again. Or the gambler who loses a huge bet saying he will never bet again. Until they are serious enough to seek out help, seek the Lord for the strength to live in freedom from their abusive ways, they are not going to change. Like any addiction, an abuser has to want to stop and then take the steps necessary professionally and spiritually to get victory over their abusive ways.

Only after time has passed and the abusive spouse has shown a track record of making changes in their life, should the abused spouse even think about moving back into the same home. What are they supposed to do in the meantime? Stand in the gap for their spouse. Pray for them to turn to the Lord and find His strength to turn from their abusive ways. Press into the Lord since they will need His strength and His presence to heal and move forward with their life. The biggest trap during this time is getting involved with someone else. Remember, you are still married! Did you really mean it when you made your vows to your spouse and to God, “For better or for worse?”

Now is the time to make your faith real, shun the wisdom of the world that says get divorced, find someone else, and move on. Take a stand for your marriage. God is NOT going to bless a relationship you get involved with outside of your marriage. As a matter of fact, it will only compound your problems. Remember, God will not and is not going to bless sin! We all come to those places in life when we have to put our faith to the test and really trust God. It is at those moments of our life that we find our faith, we learn how to depend on and trust in God with everything we have, and come to realize that the promises in the Bible really are for us and they are true! God will protect you, provide for you, care for you, love you, and keep you as you give yourself completely to Him!

I love you and care about you so much. This issue today only highlights again how critical it is to build a strong spiritual foundation with your future spouse over a period of time PRIOR to getting married. You can potentially save yourself so much pain and heartache if you do. Marriage is an incredible blessing from God, a wonderful journey through this life with the person God has given you to share it with. It should be the greatest relationship in your life outside of your relationship with Jesus Christ. To have this person you have committed the rest of your life to abuse you is so sad and tragic.

When we talk about the abuse issue, we normally think of physical and sexual abuse. However, the most common form of abuse in most Christian marriages is verbal, emotional, and financial. For you men and women who are currently abusing your spouse in any way, you know this is not how God has called you to treat your wife or husband. Out of the billions of people on this planet, this is the ONE PERSON God has given to you to share your life with. Why would you abuse that person in any way? God is speaking to you today. God is telling you today to get the help you need, professionally and spiritually. Being an abuser is no different than being an alcoholic, drug addict, or having any other bondage. You need God to set you free!

I will be praying for you today. Praying that the Holy Spirit will bring you under conviction and that you will fall on you knees today and ask God to forgive you. Then go get the help you need to find freedom from your abusive ways. I will also be praying for you wives and husbands who are being abused. I pray that God will watch over you and protect you, that He will give you the strength to stand up to your abusive spouse and hold them accountable for their abuse. That the Lord will help you to make whatever tough choices you have to make so that you are not living your life each day being abused. I will be praying for God to bring healing to your life, help you to forgive your spouse so that you can move forward.

In the end, this tragic issue like all boils down to Jesus. Those who live in rebellion to God and His Word, who have rejected Christ’s love in their life, will never understand why you need to be saved and marry someone who is also saved They will never comprehend why it is so critical to build a spiritual foundation to your relationship PRIOR to getting married. They have bought the lies of this world that sex is a sport to play with whoever is willing. They wake up one morning, their lives are a mess, they have been abused in every way imaginable, and they can’t understand why. For them, their only hope and answer is to know Jesus and allow Him to bring healing to their life and transform them into a new creature in Christ.

For those who know the Lord as their Savior, they have no excuse for not calling on His name. We all sin and do things we wish we didn’t do. The key, however, is recognizing our sinful actions, repenting, and asking the Lord to forgive us. We need to remember that when we are weak, He is strong, and to call upon His strength to live a life pleasing and acceptable to the Lord. God does not desire anyone to abuse their spouse but to love them like He loves us. God does not desire that anyone lives in an abusive marriage, but one of peace and love with Christ at the center.

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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