I have Refused to Sell Out to the Temptations of Great Financial Gain

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(John 14:6, Ephesians 2:8,9)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, how do you feel about the Pope confessing his sins to a priest? I thought Catholics believed the Pope was infallible.

ANSWER: First, it was refreshing to see the Pope admit he is a man, and like any man, he sins. First John tells us that if we say we are without sin we lie. The whole doctrine of Papal Infallibility is just one of numerous “man-made traditions” in the Roman Catholic Church that either has zero Biblical support or is in direct contradiction to the Bible. Romans 3:23 says, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

“Bill, our God is great and His people are wonderful! Program manager called. He apologized and said I still have my job. Thank you for praying!”

“Pastor Bill, on March 8th, 2014 my husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary!! We have been back together now for over 2 years! Our God is indeed a miraculous God! We have never been so close. Our love is stronger than ever! I knew God would bring him back to me if I was patient. I thank him every day for the strength he gave me and wanted you to know your prayers were heard and answered. You have made a huge difference in my life and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Continue in God’s work and may He richly bless you!!!”

“Your prayers for my lost cat helped bring her back home safe & sound! I know it may have sounded silly, but I love her like she were my own child. I live in the desert in Phoenix with coyotes & hawks and she could have been easily killed. Thank you so much for taking the time and praying with me for her.”

“Pastor Keller, my name is Bob. I’m a single parent raising my 6 year old daughter and 4 year old son. I’ve never been a very strong believer in religion, but my friend Tom sent me a copy of your Daily Devotional and I subscribed. I’ve never lived a very good life. I’ve been involved with alcohol and drug use in the past but am well past that now. My children’s mother only calls every five or six months or so and I feel that we all need something more in our lives. I don’t want them to miss out on anything, especially on something that will make them grow to be better people. I think I’m ready to accept Jesus in my life but I don’t know how. If you could help to show me how to start I would really appreciate it Pastor.”

“Mr. Keller, I wanted to send you a thank you for your Daily Devotionals. My father has been going through a difficult time and has just recently signed onto the internet. I decided that I would share the Daily Devotional with him as he is a very spiritual man. He sent me an email stating the Daily Devotionals could not have been a more inspirational and healing thing for him. Thank You, from a very appreciative Daily Devotional reader.”

“Pastor Bill, I’ve prayed the prayer and have received the Lord into my heart! I know with Jesus my life will be better and am looking forward to growing in my faith. I have read your Daily Devotional off and on for years when my mom sends them to me. Today, it came at the exact right moment for where I was at in my life and I want to thank you for being there and doing what you do.”

My dear friends and co-laborers in His work here at Liveprayer. The emails like the ones above we have received daily for nearly 15 years now, the real lives that have been impacted, many for eternity by our work here, is what has kept be going literally 24/7/365 through this last decade and a half.

The attacks are daily. Obviously some days much worse than others, but not a day goes by we aren’t dealing with some issues that are designed to slow down or ultimately end Liveprayer. I have learned how to live with the attacks, knowing that the “battle is the Lord’s” and He is there each moment watching over me and His work here at Liveprayer.

I have refused to sell out to the temptations of great financial gain, refused to compromise the Truth of God’s Word no matter how many donors quit supporting us, refused to be silent knowing it is easier to raise funds if I didn’t talk about the difficult issues, and refused to be part of the political games of big time ministry that enables them to attract multi-million dollar gifts.

I didn’t answer God’s call to the ministry 22 years ago for money, or for fame, or for any other reason than to serve the Lord who died on that cross for me, pray for people saved or not in that time of need everyone comes to in their lives, and boldly proclaim the Gospel as the only hope for this life and all eternity in order to see people come to faith and Jesus and be saved!

Trust me, over these many years I have had SCORES of opportunities to turn Liveprayer into just another typical ministry that generates millions of dollars allowing me to live like the ruler of a small nation by simply playing the games ALL of the major ministries must play to generate the kind of finances they do. In the end, I never forget I will die one day and want to be able to stand before my Lord and say, ” I was faithful, I never sold You out, and have given You everything I have!”

That is why Liveprayer has never needed huge buildings and staffs that need to be supported. We don’t ask people to help us so we can buy private jets, high-end luxury cars, and mansions. I have ONLY asked people to help me to bring the Truth of God’s Word to the lost masses in the marketplace, and to be here in able to minister to people worldwide each day and pray for their needs.

If Liveprayer just had the cost of what many ministries pay in gas for their private jets, what they pay in maintenance fees each year on their buildings, their annual AMX bills for staying in luxury while on the road, we would never have to worry about the funds we need to impact the lives of people worldwide living without Christ, most churches and major ministries have abandoned because those people aren’t likely to send them a “love gift!”

Look at what happened recently to World Vision. ONE BILLION IN DONATIONS ANNUALLY! Money is the only reason a Chrisitian ministry would even for a second consider hiring openly homosexual couples to work there in order to be politically correct! Like ALL major ministries, supporting such a huge operation is why these ministries end up putting money raising schemes ahead of ministry and why usually less than 50% goes to what their mission is once you work through their creative accounting. Sadly, ALL of these huge ministries end up compromising the Word, playing the political games necessary to raise the incredible dollars they need each year simply to self-perpetuate.

As we are at the final day of March, Liveprayer is in a desperate, critical situation financially. Over 22 years we have been at this place several times, and every time God has honored our faith by sending several key people with the ability to help us and hundreds of others being faithful to step up and be counted!

We need $27,000 to cover the balance of our March basic internet operations. *I need $5,000 of that by the end of business today (Monday). That can happen by wire transfer, or if you have a Wells Fargo branch near you, simply depositing the funds into our operations account there. I am asking ONE FRIEND of this minsitry to contact me ( Email me:
bkeller@liveprayer.com ) as early as possible today to get the information you will need to get that money into our account before 5pm.

I need the other $22,000 between tomorrow and Wednesday. I am praying in faith for 1-4 friends of Liveprayer who can overnight a gift (send it FedEx or UPS for 10:30 delivery and mark: Bill Receiver) of $5,000 or more, or you can put it on your credit card before NOON or as early as possible Monday. That would cover that final amount of our March operations which are critical to simply keeping Liveprayer going.

If everyone else who can make a sacrifce of $10, $20, $50, $100, $500, $1,000 or more will be faithful and obedient to send the most generous gift possible by mail, or put it on your credit card or give via Paypal ( http://www.liveprayer.com/donation.cfm ), that will enable us to get off to a positive start in covering the $40,000 we will need for our April basic internet operations so we aren’t in this place at the end of April.

*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.

—>The other immediate need is for the Liveprayer TV program. We were supposed to make a payment of $25,160 last week for our next 4 weeks programs (20 nights) starting tonight. The station has given us until this coming Friday to make that payment, or at least be able to send them a copy of a Cashier’s Check this Friday that they will get on Monday the 7th. Otherwise, we will lose our contract and this coming Friday will be our final program in that market. That would be an incredible setback!!!

Being on in Chicagoland, a market with 10 million people, “live” from 11p-1a CDT Mon-Fri is a HUGE part of getting a national syndication contract in the coming months. That would enable us to have a true national presence and real voice in the national secular media daily helping us to influence the spiritual course of this nation!

We have been on in Chicago on WJYS-TV62 since February, and after just 2 months are already pulling apx 200,000 viewers from that market each night. We are also seeing donations beginning to come in from the viewers in that market! By the end of the 6th month (July) we will have a large enough following and new donors from Chicagoland to see our monthly TV costs covered by the viewers!

I love and care about you so much! So, you have heard my heart. I have been obedient over these many years and never played games or insulted your intelligence by promising things Scripture does not just to get you to send a donation. I have simply prayed over this Devotional and asked the Lord to bless the words to open the hearts of those who can help me with His work here at Liveprayer at this most critical time in the spritual life of this nation.

As you know, Liveprayer is one of the very few ministries daring to constantly go into the marketplace, in the secular media, and boldly challenge the lies of satan with the Truth of God’s Word without compromise! Anyone who has lived 30 years or more can clearly see the spritual freefall our nation is in, and Liveprayer is the ONLY major ministry with the proven minsitry tools and plan in place to turn our nation back to God and HIS Truth!!!

The tens of millions of lives impacted, 800,000 souls we know of who have come to faith in Jesus over 15 yrs of Liveprayer.com and 10 years of Liveprayer TV have only been possible because of YOUR love, YOUR prayers, and YOUR generous sacrifce. We have come a LONG way together over these past 15 years, but our work isn’t over yet. Our greatest challenge is ahead of us as we help spark a true national revival while turning this nation back to God and HIS Truth!!!

I NEED YOU NOW MORE THAN EVER TO PRAY AND STAND WITH ME!!!

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

Bill Keller

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

The United States is the Greatest Mission Field in the World Today

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(Mark 16:15; 2 Timothy 4:2; Isaiah 43:10)

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

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

The United States is the greatest mission field in the world today!!!

I am grateful daily for the dedicated and faithful men and women of God, the tremendous organizations God has raised up, to take the Gospel into the far corners of the world. Never before in human history have we had such a tremendous effort to reach every human soul in the world with the hope of Christ, not just with traditional missionary efforts of sending people into each town and village on the planet, but also through the use of modern communications like satellite television, radio, and the Internet.

I am grateful for the small part Liveprayer plays each day with over 20%, or apx. 500,000 of our subscribers being outside the United States without ever having had any real strategy to reach people in foreign lands. That is one of our agenda items by the end of the year to have a more strategic plan to reach people in other nations by having the Daily Devotional available each day on the Liveprayer.com website in many foreign languages.

I am certain many people reading this are going to be puzzled how the United States of all places could be the greatest mission field in the world today. It doesn’t make sense. After all, so much of the history of this nation is tied directly to God and His Word. The message of Christ and His love has been declared here for nearly 400 years like no other place ever before. This nation has produced more missionaries and missionary efforts to the world than any other in the history of Christendom. There are more Christian churches, more para-church ministries of every kind, as well as Christian television, radio, music and publishing entities than ever. So how could the United States be the greatest missionary field in the world in 2014?

Despite all of the churches and all of the Christian organizations, the vast majority of the 330 million people living in the United States in 2014 do NOT know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. The largest percentage of the last 2 generations have never even been to church. There is obviously a major paradox here that must be understood since the eternal souls of people are at stake.

The church used to set the tone for the culture we lived in. That is no longer the case. The church has very little influence on our culture today. A great battle for the hearts and souls of men took place in earnest in the ’60s. Instead of standing firm and fighting, the church gave up. The church retreated to a corner and simply became a piece of our culture instead of being the dominant influence of our culture.

It was due to the church’s lack of effectiveness that gave rise over these past 50 years to what never existed before, para church ministries and entire industries created solely for Christians. All of the various specialized ministries that exist today were once ministries of the local church. Most churches quit visiting those who were in prison which gave rise to prison ministries like Prison Fellowship in the 80’s. Most churches quit ministering to their men which gave rise to men’s ministries like Promise Keepers in the 90’s. Most churches quit praying for the needs of their people which gave rise to ministries like Liveprayer in 1999!

There have been Christians on television since the beginning of TV, just like there have been Christians on radio since radio started, just like there have always been Christian books, magazines, and music. It has only been in the past 40 years or so that we have set up our own TV stations and networks, our own radio stations and networks, our own music labels, our own book and publishing companies, literally abandoning the mainstream secular vehicles that reach the masses daily to market directly to people who are already Christians.

Why? There is only one reason, MONEY. It became financially profitable to abandon the masses of lost and hurting people who needed the message of Christ the most and focus instead on marketing directly to those who already were Christians. If you are a business man who sells tires, you aren’t going to spend your time and money trying to sell them to people who don’t have a car. Rather than competing with the message the world was sending out to the masses each day, Christians abandoned the lost and hurting in the marketplace and set up their own industries to reach people who already were Christians because it was good “business.”

For the church to take back its rightful place as the dominant influence on our culture instead of simply being part of our culture, it has to do two things. First is evangelism. The church has got to get out of the maintenance mode it is in and start reaching the lost and hurting with the Gospel. Practically speaking, the old saints are dying and for the church to survive it has got to start reaching out to the lost and getting them saved.

The other thing the church must do is get back to the BIBLE. The Bible is God’s inspired, inerrant Word, representing absolute truth and our final authority in all matters. The reason you have churches that embrace sins like homosexuality and killing babies and many others is that they have abandoned the authority of God’s Word. Pastors don’t need to come up with clever sermons on Sunday morning to tickle the ears of the people, they simply need to preach the uncompromised truth of God’s Word!

I love you and care about you so much. The fact is, God has called each of His children to share Christ with the lost. Each person reading this today has people in your life that God has placed there for you to speak to about the Lord. They are not there by accident. I want to encourage you today to step up to the plate and fulfill that responsibility God has given you to share His love with others. The greatest way to witness to a person is simply to tell them what Jesus has done in your life. People may argue with you about the Bible and about who God is and many other things, but they can’t argue with you about what the Lord has done in your life.

You don’t need to be a theologian to witness to someone. Two facts nobody will dispute is that one day we will all die and that each of us sins. Through Christ their sins can be forgiven and they can have the assurance that when they die they will be forever with Him. All of the rest will fall into place over time as they grow in their faith and in the knowledge of God and His Word. It is a growth process but you can’t start that process until you are “born again.” That is the starting point. I will be praying for you as God gives you the boldness and words to share Christ with others in your life.

God has spoken to me often about the over 300 million who live in the United States, again, the vast majority living their lives without Christ. The Bible is clear that the person who dies without Jesus will be lost for all eternity. The ONLY way to be saved, God’s one and ONLY Plan of Salvation is faith in Jesus! Without a doubt, to get to the greatest mission field in the world today you don’t need to pack your suitcase and get on a plane to go to some far away land, simply walk out your front door.

“Then He said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” (Matthew 9:37 NIV)

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

Bill Keller

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

Jesus is Our Example

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(Matthew 9:36, 20:28; 2 Corinthians 4:2, 6:4; 1 Thessalonians 2:4, 5:14)

**ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, does God love [everyone], that is, every human being ever born? I don’t believe He does. In a multitude of occasions, God has directed His chosen instrument to destroy (kill) many peoples, including men, women, children, infants, and even their animals. God Himself, by His own Hand has destroyed a multitude of people (i.e. The Flood). So, “if” he does in fact love every human being, that would have to mean He destroyed/killed many of those whom He actually loved. I cannot begin to fathom that He would do that.

ANSWER: YES! We are created in His image and He loves each one of us. Sadly, it was man’s freewill CHOICE to rebel against God, and thus, man who was created to live forever in fellowship with God not only had that bond broken, but would now experience physical death as well. In the cases in the OT where God directed His people to kill all men, women, children, and living things, it was because those were people groups who chose to live in rebellion to God and did not seek peace, only the destruction of God’s people. Same with Noah’s flood, it was to PRESERVE His people. Acts of nature are a byproduct of man’s sin which also destroyed the perfection his environment. God loved each of us SO MUCH, that He actually sent His Son to die for the sins of ALL mankind.

During my “Arabian desert” experience from 1990-1992 as God was re-working me, molding me into the man He wanted me to be, I was immersed in the study of God’s Word for 12-16 hours every single day. I literally spent thousands of hours studying the life of Jesus in the Gospels, reading about His every move, paying close attention to how Jesus conducted His business. After all, He was the only one who lived this life perfectly. He is our example. He is the one we follow and are to pattern our lives after. The goal of every person who has accepted the Lord into their heart and life by faith is to become more like Him each day.

One area of Christ’s life that I studied endlessly was how He ministered to others. If I was going to serve Him, minister in His name, I wanted to minister to people the way Jesus did. The first thing that stood out about the way Jesus ministered was that He loved people, He had great compassion for them. You can literally feel His love for people as He ministered to their needs, no matter what those needs were. The second thing that stood out to me was that Jesus cared enough about people to tell them the truth. Even when it was not what they wanted to hear, even if His words hurt their feelings, Jesus loved people enough to tell them the truth.

The last thing that stood out was how ACCESSIBLE Jesus was to the people. How could you seriously minister to someone’s hurts and pains without having some interaction with that person? How could you effectively help someone through their struggles from a distance? Jesus got involved in people’s lives! Yes, there were those times when He spoke to large crowds like when he gave the “Sermon on the Mount,” but for the most part, Christ’s earthly ministry was one on one or to small groups of people. Jesus understood that to effectively minister to people’s needs, He had to be accessible to the people and he had to be involved in their lives. Sadly today, so much ministry is conducted “one way.”

In the 22 years now since I have been in full-time ministry, I have always done my best to follow the example of Christ and make myself accessible and available to the people who I was reaching out to. Without a doubt the biggest hurdle to overcome in any sort of media ministry, whether it be on the Internet, TV, radio, or film, through music, or in books and magazines, is to be accessible and minister to the needs of each individual you are reaching. This has also become a big problem in the new “mega-churches” where you have thousands and thousands of people in the congregation. People need someone to minister to them when they are hurting and need counsel and prayer.

That is why the commitment was made day one when Liveprayer started nearly 15 years ago that every email for prayer would be responded to. That was not such a hard commitment to keep in the first days when there were only a few dozen, but as Liveprayer has grown and there are now over 40,000 prayer requests daily, and with the help of our team of over 700 retired pastors, we have worked hard to keep that commitment and make sure each email for prayer receives a personal response. To date, we have responded to over 100 million emails for prayer! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

TV is a very difficult medium to make interactive since it is designed for one-way communication. However, through our existing Internet infrastructure, we have been able through email to make the TV program VERY interactive and accessible to anyone who watches.

Yes, Liveprayer reaches over 2.4 million people daily through the Internet, yes, Liveprayer reaches over 200 thousand people 5 nights a week on the TV program, but we have done our very best to insure that any person we reach has a way of communicating with us and most important, that we can communicate BACK to them and minister to their individual needs. I never forget for a second that each person who receives the Daily Devotional, I never forget for a second that each person who watches the TV program is a unique and special person that Jesus loves and died for.

Out of the billions of people on this planet, it is no accident that God allowed them to read that message or watch that program, and as they reach out for help it is my responsibility to be there for them and make sure they know they are loved!!!

I love you and care about you so much. The one thing that I thank God for each day is for a new heart that truly loves and cares for people. There is no way that I could do what I do 7 days a week otherwise. I can honestly say that I have not always had such a heart, and even now am often selfish and need to work on being more loving and compassionate towards others. But deep down, God has given me a desire to help those who are hurting and facing the trials and tribulations we all go through during our brief journey through this life. I have no doubt that the number one job God has called me to do is to share His Truth and be there for those that are lost, hurting, and looking for answers and hope in their life.

That is why I am driven to reach more people every day through the Daily Devotional and the TV program. It doesn’t equate to more money coming in as it would in a business. As a matter of fact it equates to more money going out since we have to pay to reach out to those we do and then bear the expenses to follow up and minister to them. However, there are billions of people living today without the hope of Christ. Billions of people hurting as they make their way through this life. It is my prayer daily for God to continue to give me the resources and ability to reach as many of those people as possible since I have the answer they are looking for, the hope they desire…JESUS CHRIST!

As impersonal as the Internet and TV can be, I will keep doing all I can to insure that Liveprayer is a very personal experience for each person we minister to. What has set this ministry apart from anyone else on the Internet or on TV is that we just don’t minister to people “one way,” but have made ourselves accessible so that those who are hurting, those who need God’s touch in their life, know there is a place to come where they will be prayed for and receive a personal response to guide them, encourage them, and walk with them.

One reason why I still answer app. 200 emails at random every day is because I never want to lose sight of what I am here for, and that is to minister to the needs of the dear people we reach each day through the Internet and on TV. The day I am too busy to minister to someone who is hurting, too important to reach out to someone who needs Christ’s love and hope, that is the day I need to leave the ministry and go do something else. God has called me to serve others, not have others serve me. I am grateful every day for God’s grace and mercy in my life. He never gave up on me even though I turned my back on Him. I am honored that He allows me the privilege to serve Him, and try my best each day to bring honor and glory to His name through my life.

I am praying for you today my friend. Praying for God’s blessings in your life and His strength as you faithfully follow Him. Please know that when you come to those rough places in life we all come to at times, I will be here for you. Never hesitate to email me at bkeller@liveprayer.com any time I can help you in any way. God has blessed me with the privilege of sharing His Truth with you each day, to encourage you in your relationship with Him, and to be here to pray with you and for you in your time of need. Jesus ministered in a very personal way to the needs of those He reached. I will continue to do my best to follow His example.

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

Bill Keller

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

The Queen of Spiritual Crack is Going on Tour

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(Deuteronomy 13:5; Isaiah 9:15)

***ASK BILL: My question is will God answer prayers for the salvation of another person by opening their minds or influencing their hearts even thought they have free will?

ANSWER: That needs to be our exact prayer for someone we know who is not saved. In the end, it still depends on each person making the decision for themselves, seeking forgiveness, repenting, turning from their sins, and accepting Jesus by faith. However, we need to pray that God will bring the right person across their path who can speak the words that they will at least hear and digest and open their heart to the love of Christ.

The Queen of “spiritual crack” is going on tour! That is right, Oprah, who has made tens of millions over the years selling New Age lies from hell like “everyone will get to heaven” is going on a national stadium tour. But wait, it gets better. It won’t just be Queen Oprah, but she will be joined by heretic pastor Rob Bell who also preaches the New Age lie that everyone will get to heaven, New Age author of “Eat, Pray, Love” Elizabeth Gilbert, and one of satan’s chief agents, New Age guru Deepak Chopra! Talk about a satanic group that will be helping to lead souls to hell with satan’s lies under the guise of “spirituality!”

After finding great success pushing the New Age agenda over the years on her TV program, New Age witch Oprah Winfrey is now clearly committing her vast resources to lead millions of unsuspecting souls to hell selling them the “spiritual crack” of the day, New Age teachings! Just like crack, these false teachings make people feel good for a moment but lead them on a path of destruction.

Over the years, Oprah has taught a year-long course on her XM Satellite radio channel, “A Course in Miracles.” A Course in Miracles is allegedly “new revelation” from “Jesus” to help humanity work through these troubled times. This “Jesus”-who bears no doctrinal resemblance to the Bible’s Jesus Christ-began delivering his channeled teachings in 1965 to a Columbia University Professor of Medical Psychology by the name of Helen Schucman.

Here is an email from a poor gullible soul buying into these lies as tens of millions worldwide have: “Dear Mr. Keller, I am responding to your recent comments on the Fox News Network regarding your opinion that Oprah is the “most dangerous woman in the world.” I am a “Course in Miracles” student for some time now, a student of the “We are All One” philosophy. I was born and raised a Christian, but have in the past several years found much strength and faith in the belief that we are all from the same God. I am puzzled regarding your comments, since I am of the belief that one need not be a Christian to get to heaven. It appears that your strong public opinions create more divisiveness on this troubled planet at a time when we need to become more united…that is all humanity, everywhere, united in LOVE with the same God. I have found in my exploration of spirituality that I have gained much more peace than I ever found in my Christian based religion.”

Oprah’s largest venture in New Age teachings was a 10 week seminar over the Internet when Oprah and best selling New Age author Eckhart Tolle taught from his new book, “A New Earth, Awakening Your Life’s Purpose.” Over 1 million people signed up for this 10 week web cast that led them away from Biblical Truth and faith in Jesus Christ through Tolle’s perverted spiritual teachings. I have told you for years this is the most dangerous woman on earth, and she is clearly now being used as a tool of satan to lead millions of souls to hell with these false teachings she is promoting, while making millions of dollars doing it!

For the 15 years Liveprayer has been around, I have continually exposed this New Age false-hope merchant and warned people of how dangerous she is. If Oprah Winfrey was simply another Hollywood entertainer I could care less about her. What makes her so dangerous is that while her program normally deals with the same subject matter the raunchy talk shows of the day do, Oprah also deals with the very real day-to-day issues of life and uses her cable network to tell people how to live. The authority she speaks from? Herself, OPRAH WINFREY! The lack of ratings of her OWN Network over the last few years has taken Oprah off the main stage, but the programming daily is heavily laden with…NEW AGE TEACHINGS!!!

We are living in a time where the better percentage of two full generations don’t go to church. People still hit those difficult places in life and at those moments they are looking for help and for hope. Sadly, the Christian leaders of our day have abandoned the marketplace and secular television for the safety and prosperity of the “Christian trough.” In so doing, they have left the lost and hurting masses looking for a savior, someone to come along and help them through the difficult moments of life, tell them how to live, and give them hope. To fill this void in people’s spiritual lives, along comes Oprah, Chopra and their ilk!

People defend her by saying she is not a theologian or a preacher, she is a talk-show host and entertainer. I agree. However, that is not how she portrays herself or positions herself. She has eagerly cashed in to the tune of over $1 BILLION DOLLARS on being the spiritual guru to millions, mostly women. The authority she speaks from is what she has determined truth to be, her views on right and wrong, her values and morals, as opposed to the only Truth and authority there is…God’s Word!

It is clearly established that over the recent decade, Oprah Winfrey views herself as some sort of spiritual leader. You can laugh at that notion but can’t ignore the fact she has an incredible amount of influence over tens of millions of lives. Let me be clear. The danger of Oprah Winfrey is that like any cult leader, her version of the truth and her final authority are not from God but from herself!

It has been clearly documented from transcripts that Oprah Winfrey may use the name of “God,” and very rarely “Jesus,” and use many “Christian” expressions, but so does the Mormon cult! While she was raised in the Baptist church, she has been a long-time member (though rarely attends) of a very liberal church in Chicago that mixes Christian faith with Black Liberation Theology. That is right, the 20 year home church of President Obama pastored by Dr. Jeremiah Wright!!!

Because she has never been married, choosing instead of live for decades outside the bonds of God’s Holy Institution with a man who is not her husband, Oprah has a jaundiced view on this most sacred bond between a man and woman. Oprah embraces the New Age philosophy that there are “many roads that lead to God,” a lie from the pits of hell itself. On her programs she promotes and endorses cults like Scientology, Kaballah, those who speak to the dead, psychics, and people of ANY “spirituality.” There is only ONE GOD, the God of the Bible, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and to promote the false gods of this world makes Oprah an enemy of God!

As for the social issues, Oprah condones and supports those who choose to engage in the sin of homosexuality. Oprah is on the record supporting a “woman’s right to choose,” code for slaughtering innocent babies. While she gives lip service to being pro-family, Oprah’s definition of the family is whatever men want it to be, not what God says it is! Again, the truth Oprah espouses comes from her own imagination, not from the only authority and source of Truth there is, the Bible. By going against God’s Word on the key social issues of our day makes Oprah an enemy of God.

I could go on, but there is no reason to. Simply denying the Bible as the only Truth there is, God as the one and only God there is, and faith in Jesus Chris as the one and ONLY WAY to be saved, makes this woman dangerous and a false prophet in every sense of the word. What makes a person a false prophet is that they lead you AWAY from God, Biblical Truth and Jesus Christ. Sadly, those who follow this false prophet, this merchant of false hope, put their eternal souls in peril. That is why I have warned people for years about her and will continue to.

I love you and care about you so much. I know all the Oprah disciples who spend hundreds of dollars to go hear her preach the “gospel of Oprah” at her seminars, buy her books and magazine, watch her faithfully every day, hang on her every word, will run to her defense by pointing out all the good she does. I don’t doubt for a second that Oprah uses some of her billions to help others. That is not the issue. The Mormon cult feeds the hungry, clothes the naked, and visits the prisoners, yet they are still lost and going to hell for rejecting Jesus Christ. The Mafia gives millions to worthwhile causes that help those in need, but that doesn’t make them good people. God’s Word teaches you can’t buy your way into heaven!

I have no doubt with the spiritual decay in the nation, Oprah and her gang of satan’s minions will pack them in. As one of the most powerful women in the entertainment business, she is not going away. The answer is to take on Oprah just like Elijah took on the prophets of Baal, head-on! In the end, the TRUTH will always win out over the lie. False hope will always give way to true hope. The false prophet will always be exposed when confronted by a true prophet of God.

*Since Oprah refuses to be confronted with her spiritual lies, years ago I took an interview she did IN FULL CONTEXT, put it in a debate format to help people understand her false theology. You can watch that video at: http://www.liveprayer.com/oprah.cfm

I have told you many times that what we are dealing with is a battle for the souls of men. This is why I am so passionate about the Liveprayer television program being on nationwide. It will be a beacon of light in the darkness of this world for Biblical Truth and lead people to the only answer there is..Jesus Christ!

(Sadly, many high profile Christians will go on Oprah’s programs and rather than confront her and challenge the false theology she espouses, say nothing so they can sell whatever book they are pushing. David had no fear in taking on Goliath on his own turf. David was a shepherd, not a great man of war like Goliath. I have no fear in taking on Oprah on her own turf. I am an evangelist, not a great television and entertainment celebrity like Oprah. David didn’t need the fancy armor of Saul, only a few pebbles. I don’t need fancy buildings and studios, only a few pebbles and that is why I ask you at this time to help me bring the REAL Truth of the Bible and Gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost and hurting!. Supply me with the pebbles I need and our God will do the rest!)

The world has always had false prophets, merchants of false hope like Oprah. I expose them for who they are, talk about them, because they are leading people AWAY from the only Truth there is and AWAY from the only hope there is. Pray for Oprah today. The fact is, Oprah could become a powerful woman of God if she would humble herself before the Almighty, get on her knees and confess Jesus Christ as Lord, and stop preaching the gospel of Oprah but the Gospel of Jesus Christ, stop selling people “spiritual crack,” but give them the Truth of God’s Word!!!

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

Bill Keller

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

A Close Call as God Interceded

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(Psalm 91)

Tuesday afternoon I was coming home from the groomers with our little Siberian kitty. A very aggressive driver was whipping in and out of lanes, and to avoid a slower car, turned right into mine. I had NO PLACE to go. I don’t remember much after that, other than being in the hospital and them running all kinds of tests. They finally let me go home about 8pm Wednesday.

I DEEPLY apologize that the Tuesday Daily Devotional was repeated Wednesday since I was unable to make the necessary switches in our system. It was another harrowing experience, but am grateful to God I am going to be fine, our kitty is fine, and the other driver was not injured. Cars can be replaced, people can’t!

Please pray for me as I get over the bruises and aches, and know that as for Friday, everything will be back to normal at Liveprayer regarding all of our various daily content. One or two times over 15 years isn’t a bad track record.

Also, after being on the front lines all of these years, facing all I have, satan has really ramped things up over the past year since we re-launched the TV program and boldly declared THIS YEAR, the year we begin to see a change in the spiritual direction of this nation. With Liveprayer leading the way on TV and over the internet, it is clear based on my first real health issue of my life last year, this accident that could have been much worse based on the fact my car was totaled, I tell you often satan plays for keeps and as the Lord told us, “comes to kill, steal, and destroy!”

We will press on, not deterred, and keep leading the charge with your love, prayers, and sacrifce. As we hit these final days, PLEASE pray about what you can do to help me. The numbers are below. Still a huge mountain to climb for our monthly operations to be current, and at this point, to keep going in Chicago, it is going to take one or two friends who have the ability to help us cover that $25,160 for our airtime the next 4 weeks, just like one dear friend without saying anything, made that sacrifice of $18,870 to keep us going!

GOD ALWAYS HAS A RAM IN THE BUSH!!!
***MARCH FINANCIAL UPDATE: As we head into the final 64 days of March, we got off to a late start on this month’s operational costs since we carried such a large shortfall from February into the month. So far, we have brought in $12,000 of this month’s $40,000 basic operations budget. $10,000 of that $28,000 balance left is over 2 weeks past due and must be covered immediately. Please pray, and for those few who have the ability to send a special one-time gift of $5,000 or the entire $10,000 to cover this critical need, and please pray about helping me. As everyone else gives according to their ability to give, it will all add up so that we can go into April with NO SHORTFALL!!! Thank You and God Bless!

—>LIVEPRAYER TV PROGRAM! Our airtime cost is $25,160 per 4 weeks or $1,258 per night (2 hours live!). When you consider we are paying a bit over $600 an hour to reach a potential audience of 10 million people on a major TV station aired on all of the major cable outlets, DirecTV and DISH throughout the greater Chicagoland market “LIVE” from 11p-1m 5 nights a week, it is an INCREDIBLE door the Lord has opened for us!

*Payment for the next 4 weeks of $25,160 is due this coming Friday, March 28th! I am praying for just 25 people between now and the end of the month to pray about sending a special one-time gift of $1,000 to insure that need is met, or two friends who have been blessed to cover half, $12,580, or one who can cover the entire $25,160! We are already seeing support from the Chicagoland audience, and as we get into our 5th and 6th month on the air, no dobut we will be supported 100% by those viewers!!!

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.

I love you and care about you so much! Know that I pray for you and your family daily. May God’s richest blessings be upon you as together we serve Him, and allow our lives to be used by the Lord to lead this nation back to Him and His Truth!!!

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

Bill Keller

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

Free Speech Under Attack

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(Luke 19:40)

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

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

Free speech under attack! I remember many years ago telling the readers of the Daily Devotional that it would soon be legal in this nation for men to marry men and women to marry women. I still remember the onslaught of emails telling me that I was crazy, that it would never happen. Well, it has happened in 20% of our states and more to come.

I have also been trying to warn you that our most basic freedom to proclaim the Gospel would soon be in jeopardy. Sadly, most people are so apathetic or simply out of touch that they don’t even realize that day is now upon us. We all assume that based on our Constitutional right to freedom of speech, we will never have to worry about having the ability to proclaim God’s Truth and the Gospel message. My friend, the very first group who will be targeted in an attempt to stifle free speech will be Christians because we are the weakest!

I realize that most people may think I am being paranoid and have lost my mind, but you haven’t lived, breathed, and operated 24/7/365 the last 10 years preaching Biblical Truth and the hope of Christ in the marketplace like I have. I’ve not only experienced the attacks each day, but see clearly how the world wants to desperately silence our message.

The fact is those who oppose God DO want to silence us. Now please understand me. As long as we stay inside our churches, as long as we stay in our own little Christian media world that NOBODY outside of a small minority of Christians pays attention to, we are fine. However, once we venture into the marketplace, into the mainstream media, we have problems. The new hate crime legislation is designed for one purpose, and that is to silence anyone from speaking out on the sin of homosexuality, even from the Bible.

The case will be made that anyone who calls this act a sin is spewing hate speech designed to incite people to violence against homosexuals, even though there will be no proof of that happening. This is the same tactic other groups like the Muslims, the baby killers, and others who oppose God will use to silence those who take a stand for God’s Truth in the marketplace. Calling hate speech the basic truths of the Bible is exactly how those who oppose God will seek to silence anyone who goes into the public arena to take a stand for Biblical Truth.

The reality is, we have nobody to blame but ourselves. We extracted ourselves from the marketplace a long time ago. Those who do venture into the public arena, are more concerned with being politically correct than Biblically correct. We have a generation of gutless pastors who have been weaned on these seeker/purpose driven/emerging church marketing strategies that are designed to put warm bodies in their pews at the expense of the Truth of the Bible and the Gospel.

It is no longer about sin, sacrifice, and service, but tickling ears, entertaining, and making people feel good. Church is no longer about preaching and teaching the Bible to equip the saints and save souls, but is little more than a social setting that is a big business fraught with politics and lots of flesh. The irrelevance of the modern church in the real daily lives of people is why you have the better percentage of two full generations who have never even been to a church in their life.

It is the weak, apathetic, and in many cases, apostate church that is largely to blame for the lack of courage most people have in sharing their faith with the world. The world is a bully. Like a classic bully, they smell fear and weakness. The world has intimidated most Christians into silence, and in so doing, has made it that much easier to now make a real move on taking away one of our most foundations rights in this nation, the freedom of speech.

I love you and care about you so much. This is a wake-up call today to all of those who love the Lord. You no longer have the luxury of being silent. The reality is, it will soon cost you to speak out for Christ. However, regardless of the personal consequences, you have no choice. Sadly, we are at a stage in this nation’s history where people of faith will pay a price for speaking out for their faith. It is a reality many of our brothers and sisters in other parts of the world face daily.

Regardless of the price, we can’t be silent and must speak out or the very rocks will cry out!!!

I pay a price daily to do what God has called me to do. I could have taken the same road most do, stay in the Christian trough, preach to the choir, build buildings and fly around in private jets. But that is the mindset that has put us in a position where in the very near future we won’t even be able to preach from the Bible without repercussions.

Our ability to freely share the Gospel will be gone one day very soon. We MUST make the most of what little time we have left. The window to turn this nation back to God and to His Truth, to freely bring the lost to Christ, is almost closed. Now is the time, this is the moment, while we still have it, we must exercise our right to free speech!

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

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

Free Speech under Attack

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(Luke 19:40)

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

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

Free speech under attack! I remember many years ago telling the readers of the Daily Devotional that it would soon be legal in this nation for men to marry men and women to marry women. I still remember the onslaught of emails telling me that I was crazy, that it would never happen. Well, it has happened in 20% of our states and more to come.

I have also been trying to warn you that our most basic freedom to proclaim the Gospel would soon be in jeopardy. Sadly, most people are so apathetic or simply out of touch that they don’t even realize that day is now upon us. We all assume that based on our Constitutional right to freedom of speech, we will never have to worry about having the ability to proclaim God’s Truth and the Gospel message. My friend, the very first group who will be targeted in an attempt to stifle free speech will be Christians because we are the weakest!

I realize that most people may think I am being paranoid and have lost my mind, but you haven’t lived, breathed, and operated 24/7/365 the last 10 years preaching Biblical Truth and the hope of Christ in the marketplace like I have. I’ve not only experienced the attacks each day, but see clearly how the world wants to desperately silence our message.

The fact is those who oppose God DO want to silence us. Now please understand me. As long as we stay inside our churches, as long as we stay in our own little Christian media world that NOBODY outside of a small minority of Christians pays attention to, we are fine. However, once we venture into the marketplace, into the mainstream media, we have problems. The new hate crime legislation is designed for one purpose, and that is to silence anyone from speaking out on the sin of homosexuality, even from the Bible.

The case will be made that anyone who calls this act a sin is spewing hate speech designed to incite people to violence against homosexuals, even though there will be no proof of that happening. This is the same tactic other groups like the Muslims, the baby killers, and others who oppose God will use to silence those who take a stand for God’s Truth in the marketplace. Calling hate speech the basic truths of the Bible is exactly how those who oppose God will seek to silence anyone who goes into the public arena to take a stand for Biblical Truth.

The reality is, we have nobody to blame but ourselves. We extracted ourselves from the marketplace a long time ago. Those who do venture into the public arena, are more concerned with being politically correct than Biblically correct. We have a generation of gutless pastors who have been weaned on these seeker/purpose driven/emerging church marketing strategies that are designed to put warm bodies in their pews at the expense of the Truth of the Bible and the Gospel.

It is no longer about sin, sacrifice, and service, but tickling ears, entertaining, and making people feel good. Church is no longer about preaching and teaching the Bible to equip the saints and save souls, but is little more than a social setting that is a big business fraught with politics and lots of flesh. The irrelevance of the modern church in the real daily lives of people is why you have the better percentage of two full generations who have never even been to a church in their life.

It is the weak, apathetic, and in many cases, apostate church that is largely to blame for the lack of courage most people have in sharing their faith with the world. The world is a bully. Like a classic bully, they smell fear and weakness. The world has intimidated most Christians into silence, and in so doing, has made it that much easier to now make a real move on taking away one of our most foundations rights in this nation, the freedom of speech.

I love you and care about you so much. This is a wake-up call today to all of those who love the Lord. You no longer have the luxury of being silent. The reality is, it will soon cost you to speak out for Christ. However, regardless of the personal consequences, you have no choice. Sadly, we are at a stage in this nation’s history where people of faith will pay a price for speaking out for their faith. It is a reality many of our brothers and sisters in other parts of the world face daily.

Regardless of the price, we can’t be silent and must speak out or the very rocks will cry out!!!

I pay a price daily to do what God has called me to do. I could have taken the same road most do, stay in the Christian trough, preach to the choir, build buildings and fly around in private jets. But that is the mindset that has put us in a position where in the very near future we won’t even be able to preach from the Bible without repercussions.

Our ability to freely share the Gospel will be gone one day very soon. We MUST make the most of what little time we have left. The window to turn this nation back to God and to His Truth, to freely bring the lost to Christ, is almost closed. Now is the time, this is the moment, while we still have it, we must exercise our right to free speech!

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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