Today We Celebrate Father’s Day

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(Ephesians 6:4)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I am confused, please help me. The Bible says if you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth ‘Jesus is your Lord and Savior’ you will be saved. Then is there a second condition, that you must also surrender your life 100% in addition to believing to be saved?

ANSWER: NO! Salvation is by faith and God’s grace..plus NOTHING! Ephesians 2:8,9. The fact is you surrender your life to Christ when you make that decision by faith. That is what you are doing, giving your heart and life to Jesus. The Bible says we have been bought with a price. Surrendering to Christ is what happens when a person makes the choice to accept Jesus.

Today is the day the world celebrates Father’s Day. In our busy lives, it is good that we are forced to take a moment and recognize our dads. I had a wonderful father who unfortunately passed away when I was 16. Even though I missed sharing those young adult years with my dad, it was his love and nurturing in the early years of my life that helped build the spiritual foundation in my life. After praying about today’s Devotional, the Lord has directed me to use it as a special encouragement to the dads out there.

How often do we take what dad does for granted? There are Godly men out there who are the spiritual heads of their homes. They work hard to provide the income needed to sustain day to day life. They love and honor their wife. They realize their children are gifts from God and help nurture and mold their lives. These dads realize that serving God is their divine purpose and being the head of their home is their first and most important ministry.

Today is a day to make sure dad knows just how much we love and appreciate him.

For those dads out there that are working hard to be the kind of dad I just described, know that you are in my prayers. Know that each day as you spend that special time alone with the Lord, He will encourage you, prepare you, and make you adequate for that day. You are on the path God wants you to be on as you strive each day to serve Him, making your wife and children your number one priorities. Balance is one of the biggest hurdles you face each day, and I pray the Lord will help you find that perfect balance between work, home, serving Him, and relaxing.

The other big hurdle is being able to give God control. Having so much responsibility each day, letting go and really trusting God at certain time is not easy. Just remember, in John 15:5 it says, “Without me you can do nothing.” God has given you great talents, great gifts, but without the Lord’s strength, and He being in charge, it won’t make any difference. Make your faith real as you learn to trust Him more each day.

I recognize today that there are also many dads who aren’t the kind of dad I described. Unless someone is totally committed and surrendered to the Lord, overseeing the responsibilities of marriage and children often suffer. Without the Lord leading your life, getting caught up in all of the traps of this world happen frequently, and life really never makes much sense. The importance of being a husband or a father, doesn’t have the significance that it should. That is why so many men have left the home, abandoned their children, and continually are caught up in every kind of sin imaginable.

To those dads I want you to know that if you are tired of running from God, tired of the pain, tired of the heartache, tired of nothing working . . . this is the perfect day to turn it all around. Even though, this is a day we celebrate our earthly fathers, there is a Heavenly Father who loves you so much, and if you call out to Him, He will help you straighten your life out.

For those wives, ex-wives, and children of dads who haven’t been the Godly dad the Bible talks of, pray for your dad. Know that deep down he is hurting, and only surrendering to Christ will change that. God loves your dad more than you do, and He is the one who can change your dad’s heart. I’ ll pray with you for your dad.

I want you to know that I love you and do care about you. For you dads out there today, let me encourage you by telling you . . . if you keep Jesus first in your life, He will help you overcome the trials of this life, and allow you to see victories in every area of your life. In your marriage, in your children, in your career, in your service for Him….if you will simply trust Him and operate in His strength, you will know blessings and joy above and beyond anything you ever imagined.

Please know that I will be praying for you today, and if you need any special prayer to be the man, the husband, the father, the servant God has called you to be….please don’t hesitate to email me at:
bkeller@liveprayer.com . God has given us many great examples of how to be a true father. Follow Him each day and He will mold you and make you into the father He has raised you up to be.

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

Bill Keller

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

God’s Wrath Upon this Nation is Imminent

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(1 Timothy 4:13,16, 2 Timothy 1:13-14, 2 Timothy 2:15, Titus 2:1, 10, Jude 3, Mark 16:15)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I heard this week about a new “church” in Atlanta called the “National Church of Bey.” It is a “church” that worships the singer Beyonce. Is this a sign that the end is near?

ANSWER: Anyone reading the Biblical passages detailing the signs of the “last days,” knows we are clearly living in the last days! Sadly, men have bowed to worship other men and women since virtually the beginning of human history 6,000 years ago. So as blasphemous as it is, it is nothing new. Unfortunately, Beyonce has yet to denounce this “church, ” while her husband Shawn Carter, aka Jay-Z, is publicly supporting a black supremacist group known as the “Five Percenters,” also called the “white devils.”

While this nation, more critical the Christian community, continues to be distracted, God’s judgment is falling and His ultimate wrath and punishment upon this nation is imminent! Two weeks ago today I shared a powerful warning and wake-up call to Christians who as a whole are so spiritually weak and Biblically illiterate due to 4 decades of a declining church. The decline of the church is because of its’ compromise of the Scriptures and gutless pastors who have lost all vision for training and quipping the saints and reaching the lost and hurting with the Gospel! Granted not all churches and pastors, but the VAST MAJORITY, especially an overwhelming percentage of those who have been blessed with a large platform but choose to use it to build their own kingdom instead of God’s!!!

If you missed that critical word, please read it at:
http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=5529

What are the latest distractions occupying the little time most Christians pay attention to spiritual things? Wasting precious time and effort on the most recent Christian hype designed to separate you from your money, the “blood moons,” satan “masquerading as an angel of light” in the form of satanic cult member Glenn Beck, and the latest book about a person who “died” and claims to have gone to heaven/hell that has been made into a movie coming out this week to coincide with the Easter holiday.

As I am writing this Devotional late Monday (4/14) afternoon, 10 hours before the first of 4 “blood moons” over the next two years, San Antonio pastor and Christian TV “star” John Hagee is all over the media. Hagee is not offering help to the hurting through prayer or sharing the Gospel message so those who have denied faith in Jesus have the opportunity to escape an etenrity in hell, but is doing what all Christian “stars” do…HYPING AN OBSCURE PASSAGE OF SCRIPTURE TO SELL BOOKS!!!

Last week I warned you about the “blood moon” hype,” using passages of the Bible out of context to get people to buy a book or DVD. If you missed it, please read it at: http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=5536

Hagee smells HUGE DOLLARS and is all in on this one, putting himself in the company of those like Family Radio’s Harold Camping. Unlike Camping who claimed to know something only God knows, the exact date when Jesus will return, Hagee will have two full years to take every event that occurs in the world and claim it is because of the “blood moons!” Of course, this issue really concerns a major event in Israel, and I challenge you to go online daily and read any of the Israeli newspapers, since major events happen in Israel ALL THE TIME!!!

Like those who waited over and over throughout the years for Jesus to return on a specific date, those looking for a worldwide catastrophe on Y2K, in addition to all of the other warnings Bible prophecy preachers issue on a regular basis in order to sell their latest book or DVD, nothing will be happening because of the “blood moons” other than Hagee and others exploiting this cosmic wonder pocketing millions of dollars for his newest mansion, private jet, or Bentley for his son. That money, of course, will come from hyping people who will buy his books, give to his ministry, all because on his “predictions” that make him little more than a “Christian fortune teller!”

Glenn Beck, the cult member Hagee sold out the faith for years ago like a modern day Judas to help perpetuate Beck’s lie he is a Christian in order to make millions of dollars off of Biblically illiterate Christians, has now taken the mask off. How many Christians who give Beck money for ANYTHING, know that virtually everything he promotes has a MORMON tie? This Millennial Choir he has been hyping was founded by and is generating huge profits for…MORMONS. Most of his advertisers like Ancestry.com, the books he promotes (other than those from high-profile Christians who lie that Beck is a Christian so they can sell their books to his audience) such as author Chris Stuart…are MORMONS!

Cliven Bundy, the rancher who had the run-in this past week with the BLM…is a MORMON. Beck had to massage Bundy’s story during the two hours he was on Beck’s radio program Monday in order for Beck to re-write the fact that there were armed militia who had come from many different states preparing to have a shoot-out with the government agents. It was obvious the government agents were also ready for a shoot-out since they had a large contingent of armed agents along with snipers, commenting that the militia better have made their “funeral plans.” It was only after news surfaced Senate Majority Leader… MORMON Harry Reid was involved in the attempt to take Bundy’s land due to a solar field deal he had with the Chinese, that the Federal Government backed down!

I have warned people about this tool of satan Glenn Beck for nearly a decade, LONG before most ever heard of him, just like for over a decade I have tried to warn people about the advancement of the radical homosexual agenda and gay marriage, Oprah, cotton-candy Joel and the rest of the compromisers like Warren and the Christian TV’s prosperity pimps, WITH ALL WARNINGS TURNING OUT TO BE 100% EXACTLY AS I WARNED!

Beck has finally taken off his mask as he read on his national radio program Monday from the Mormon cult’s Doctrine and Covenants! The con-artist, racist, pedophile, polygamist, murdering founder of Beck’s satanic cult, Joey Smith, wrote the Book of Mormon, The Pearl of Great Price, and the Doctrine and Covenants, the three writings that Beck and his fellow cult members believe supercede what they believe is a flawed and incomplete book…THE BIBLE!!!

The last current distraction is the release this week of the movie, “Heaven in Real,” made from the book of the same title that has sold over 12 million copies since it came out in 2006. “Heaven is Real” is the latest book from someone who “died” and claims to have visited Heaven or Hell before they came back to life. This book and now movie, has drawn much attention since the person who “died” was Colton Burpo, at the time the 4-year-old son of a Nebraska pastor, Todd Burpo.

The movie coming out this week was produced by trinity-denier, senior pastor of Dallas’ The Potters House TD Jakes, who has been involved in many Hollywood projects over the years. The book’s main writer was Lynn Vincent, a best-selling author who works at the New York Times. Colton’s father compiled his son’s account of Heaven over several YEARS, and embellished the account as time went on.

The Bible clearly says in Ecclesiastes 9:5 that the dead no longer have part of this life any longer. I am not going to take the time to go detail by detail of what young Burpo claims and refute it Biblically. However, if you read the accounts of these various people like Burpo who claim to have “died” and went to Heaven or Hell, you can find contradiction after contradiction to the little we know of Heaven and Hell from what the Bible teaches, which is OUR FINAL AUTHORITY IN ALL MATTERS!!!

I have dealt with these “visions” of Heaven and Hell from people who have “died” in the past. The fact is, NONE OF THEM WERE EVER REALLY DEAD! Until your brain stops functioning, you are not dead!!! In NONE of these various books about going to Heaven of Hell did the author EVER become “brain dead!” The fact is, our finite minds that we currently possess have NO ABILITY to comprehend or remotely put into words what Heaven and Hell will be like since we will be in a totally different state of existence once this life is over!!!

I love and care about you so much. Please save the emails asking me why I have to rain on everyone’s parade and can’t just “get along.” THAT IS THE PROBLEM! Too many pastors and supposed Christian leaders are more interested in “getting along” than attacking the issues that are leading this nation to receive God’s wrath and judgment, since it makes it easier for people to like you and of course, TO RAISE MONEY! I refuse to live in fantasy land like everything is OK as long as the money is rolling in, which is sadly the measuring stick most churches and ministries use, when I see this nation in spiritual freefall and OVERDUE the wrath and judgment of God!

Paul was constantly battling the false teachings and doctrines that crept into the early church. PLEASE READ ALL OF THE ANCHOR VERSES FOR TODAY!!! The early church had to deal with the religious con-artists of their day looking to cash in on the Gospel and the power of God, such as Simon the Magician in the Book of Acts, just like we have to deal with those same types of people today! In their drive for money, we have people today who easily distract Christians from the hard spiritual issues of our day that must be dealt with if we are to escape the wrath and judgment of Almighty God.

Over 22 yrs of ministry, 15 years of Liveprayer.com and 10 years of Liveprayer TV, I have kept my eyes focused on the prize and refuse to fall for the never-ending distractions that have sidetracked so many pastors and Christian leaders, and thus Christians! Trust me, it is easier to focus on the latest “shiny thing,” than the hard work of reaching the lost and hurting, ministering to their needs, sharing the Gospel message to give those without Jesus a chance to be saved, and helping to bring God’s people together as one to lead this nation back to Him and His Truth. That has been my every heartbeat and breath for the past 7 years, and with Liveprayer.com and Liveprayer TV fully in place, NOW is our time to act before it is too late!!!

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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