Did You Know that the Masses are Still Calling for Barabbas Over Jesus Today?

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(Mark 6:6-15, Romans 11:2-5)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, on the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing and so much media coverage surrounding this horrific act of terror, why haven’t you ever mentioned it at all?

ANSWER: Actually, you are wrong. I DID devote an entire Daily Devotional to the event when it happened. Here is the link to that Devotional ( http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=5144 )However, I am disgusted that in all the coverage, no media outlet has the guts to tell the truth that this is how Islam has operated around the world for the 1400 yrs it has existed. I am equally disgusted that as sad as it was for those 3 innocent people to lose their life on that day, the media refuses to acknowledge the apx. 4,000 innocent babies murdered in this nation EVERY 24 hours, WITH MUCH OF THAT SAME MEDIA ADVOCATING FOR, PROMOTING, AND CHEERLEADING FOR THIS ACT OF INFANTICIDE!!!

Did you know that the masses are still calling for Barabbas over Jesus today? As we approach the coming special days ahead, we will read some of those great passages in the Bible about the events of what we now call Palm Sunday through the death, burial, and resurrection of our Savior Jesus. One of the events that took place soon after Jesus was seized by the Romans was Pilate allowing the masses to vote for either Jesus or a criminal named Barabbas to be released as was custom during the Passover.

Pilate felt certain the people would ask for Jesus to be released, thus allowing him to escape being used by the Jewish religious leaders to put Jesus to death. After all, the crime Jesus was guilty of was stating that He was God, a non-violent theological debate that he really wanted no part of. Barabbas on the other hand was a violent revolutionary working to overthrow Rome. However, when Pilate gave the people their choice, Jesus or Barabbas, they cried out for Barrabas!

My friend, whether you understand this or not, the people today are still crying out for Barabbas. They have rejected Christ, His Truth, and in open rebellion to Almighty God are calling for sin so they can live in opposition to God and His Truth. Our society today has chosen to promote the agenda of satan while rejecting Christ and the Truth of God’s Word.

I can’t even begin to tell you how heavy my heart has been about this nation, the world we live in, and so many people dying every day and spending eternity in hell. The fact is, this nation and world could be looking forward each day to God’s blessings, instead of awaiting His soon coming wrath and judgment. So many people die each day and end up in hell, when many of them would have accepted Jesus as their Savior and been spending eternity in Heaven if someone had only told them how to be saved. I have spent much of the past 6 years on my face before the Lord, asking for His guidance in fulfilling the ultimate plan and purpose for His work here at Liveprayer

In the Bible, we read about the REMNANT. No matter how evil and wicked the children of Israel became, God always had a remnant of the faithful who refused to bow their knee to Baal. Throughout the ages, God has always had a remnant. Despite the spiritual freefall this nation is in due to its’ gross sin and wickedness, God still has a remnant today who refuses to bow down to the false gods and idols of this world, and have remained faithful to the Lord.

In the Bible, we read about the religious institutions that became corrupt, were mostly about money, had become part of the spiritually bankrupt culture due to compromise and worldly motivations, and their leaders who lived a life of luxury off of the sacrifce of the people they were supposed to be guiding spiritually. Isn’t it amazing that in the year 2014 nothing has really changed? Most mainline denominations have bought into the perverted liberal theology of the day that accepts many sins and opposes Biblical Truth. They have embraced ecumenicalism, laying aside the absolutes of the Bible to fellowship with the cults and false religions of the world.

Other churches have bought into the man-made marketing plans of our day like the seeker movement, the purpose driven church, the emerging church, and the prosperity gospel. So called Christian leaders sell out the Gospel for their own benefits. Many preachers think they are celebrities and use the sacrifices of the people they minister to to live like the ruler of a small nation. Is it any wonder why our nation is in spritual freefall when the very institution God created to lead our culture and the people to the Lord, has allowed itself to become part of this sinful and rebellious landscape?

Sadly, in the Bible, other than the prophet warning the people, the remnant was quiet never heard from until AFTER God’s wrath and punishment rained down upon the children of Israel. It was ultimately the remnant that led their nation back to God and His Truth during that time of punishment, and helped re-establish the worship of Almighty God and following His Truth in the aftermath.

I don’t believe that the remnant needs to remain silent and sit back while our nation experiences the wrath and judgment of Almighty God. I believe that if the remnant will rise up with one voice, we can see God’s hand of judgment stayed for a season. However, we have no time left. As I told you in November of 2007 years ago, we would see God’s wrath and judgment begin to fall on our nation very visibly starting in 2008, and we have. Believe me when I tell you the current economic crisis has only just begun. We have a true enemy of God leading our nation as President. This is only the start of God’s judgment on this land. We must act now!

This can not be a movement led by a mere man of flesh and blood, but must be guided and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Works of men are little more than fiefdoms, and we already have thousands of them in Christendom which is a major reason why the church has virtually no influence over our culture. This has got to be a movement of the remnant, God’s true and faithful followers. Those in the remnant refuse to bow their knee to the gods of this world, their goals and desires are heavenly and not earthly, and they seek to use their God-given gifts and talents to serve and glorify Him.

As for Liveprayer, God has uniquely positioned this end-days ministry to be a catalyst to rally and lead His remnant, to sound the trump of warning, in the marketplace and help guide His remnant to lead this nation back to God and His Truth for a season. It is amazing what God can do with only a few who are completely and unconditionally sold out to Him! In just 15 years, Liveprayer, one small work of God operated out of the back of a used car lot, has literally impacted tens of millions of lives worldwide through the Internet and secular media, responded to over 100 million emails for prayer, have over 8 million praise reports archived, and seen over 800,000 souls we know of come to faith in Jesus Christ.

Liveprayer has refused to get involved in the politics the big-time Christian ministries become ensnared in, stayed true to our mission to reach out to the lost and hurting masses in the marketplace despite knowing the road to comfort and prosperity in the minsitry is paved through the Christian media, and has never compromised the Gospel and God’s Truth found in the Bible regardless the personal consequences to myself or that it caused many key donors to stop supporting God’s work here. When I die it is God, no man, who I will stand before, just like you and every other man will!

Today, I am looking for just 7,000 who refuse to bow their knee to Baal and will go to their death faithfully serving the Lord. We have set up a special web page for “The Remnant” at: http://www.liveprayer.com/remnant.cfm . Please take a minute and go there, read what being part of the remnant means, and take your stand with others who over the years have committed to be one of the 7,000 who will make up the remnant in these last days!

The fact is, every person has gifts and talents God has bestowed upon them. Some have more than others, but everyone has something God has blessed them to be able to do. It is time for the remnant to rise up where God has planted you and take your stand for Him! Where you live, where you work or go to school, where you shop, where you recreate, none of that is by accident. God has placed you in strategic places in these last days to be His voice. Pray, seek the face of the Lord, ask Him for courage and boldness, and use your life to serve and glorify Him as He opens the doors, while without shame proclaiming to all he brings into your life that Jesus is their only hope and only answer!

I am also asking those 7,000 who become part of the remnant to pray about making a sacrifce of $300 between now and the end of March to God’s work here at Liveprayer. God has opened the doors for Liveprayer to have a visible and prominent voice in the mainstream media. It is a needed and critical voice that will give one voice to all in the remnant as we take on the lies of satan and stand for Biblical Truth in the marketplace, something NOBODY is doing on a national secular media stage. Again, having a strong unified voice is the key for the remnant to be successful in helping to turn this nation back to God and His Truth while leading lost souls to faith in Jesus Christ. It will be the sacrifce of those in the remnant, the sacrifce of their time, talent, and treasure, that will give us the tools we need to see victory!

I love you and care about you so much. While this nation calls for Barabbas, there is still a faithful remnant calling for Jesus! There is NO EXCUSE we still slaughter 4,000 babies in this nation every day. There is NO EXCUSE we have men marrying men and women marrying women in this nation. The is NO EXCUSE for the proliferation of porn and gambling. There is NO EXCUSE that the media puts out the unfiltered garbage it does 24/7. THERE IS NO EXCUSE THAT SATAN IS ABLE TO INFLUENCE THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THE MASSES 24/7 WITHOUT ANY OPPOSITION!

Today, I echo the challenge Elijah issued to the people of his day on Mt. Carmel, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.”

Here is the reality of where we are at today. We have forsaken God for the false gods and idols of the world. The leader of our nation is no friend of God. The economy is not going to get better anytime soon, it is going to get worse. The heart of our society, marriage and the family, has been decimated. We are in all out rebellion to God and evil operates virtually unopposed throughout this nation and world. Our nation and this world is overdue the wrath and judgment of God for our gross wickedness. Now is the hour for the remnant to rise up and be heard before it is too late. Our time is up and we are currently operating on God’s grace and mercy at this point.

THE FACT IS, WE CAN SEE POSITIVE MOVEMENT IN THE SPIRITUAL COURSE OF THIS NATION, A TRUE CHANGE IN THE SPIRITUAL LIFE OF THIS NATION IN A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. WE HAVE THE TOOLS, GOD HAS THE PEOPLE (HIS REMNANT), AND THE FUNDS NECESSARY ARE MINISCULE IN COMPARISON TO WHAT THE WORLD SPENDS TO LEAD SOULS TO HELL. THIS IS OUR OPPORTUNITY TO STAND FOR THE LORD AS THE REMNANT HAS ALWAYS STOOD. MAY HISTORY SHOW WE WERE FAITHFUL!

LIVEPRAYER WILL LEAD THE REMNANT AND ESTABLISH OUR POWERFUL VOICE FOR GOD’S TRUTH IN THE MARKETPLACE TO CALL OUR NATION AND THE WORLD TO REPENTANCE AND THE LOST TO FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST. IT WILL BECOME A VOICE FOR THOSE WHO ARE THE TRUE REMNANT AND MOBILIZE THE FAITHFUL TO WIN VICTORIES OVER THE SOCIAL ISSUES OF OUR DAY AND LEAD THE LOST TO FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST! TIME IS RUNNING OUT, THE HOUR IS UPON US, IT IS TIME TO ACT AND ACT DECISIVELY!!! WILL YOU BE PART OF GOD’S REMNANT???

My question for you today is simply this. Who will you call for, Barabbas or Jesus? To call for Jesus and take your stand with others who have made the commitment to the Lord as part of “The Remnant,” go to:
http://www.liveprayer.com/remnant.cfm

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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The Battle is the Lord’s

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(Jonah Chapter 3)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I am trying to teach my teenage son about morals. He asked me: Where in the bible does it say that it is a sin to have sex before marriage? Please help because I don’t know.

ANSWER: It is called FORNICATION. Sex outside of your marriage is a sin called adultery. Sex when you are single, not married, is called fornication. Both are sexual sins as God clearly states in the Bible.

Just under 6 months into 2014 and we already can see this special Word being fulfilled!!! Less than two weeks into this new year, Liveprayer, who has been attacked by every major internet hacking group that has existed these past 15 years, has been the target of the infamous world-renown group “Anonymous.” Google them if to see who they are.

This group has hacked into Pentagon and major government computers who have tens of millions of dollars of the world’s best security software, have taken down websites of nation’s around the world, stolen the encrypted credit card files of Target, Neiman Marcus, and host of major retailers and hotels. This is the group that is now focused on Liveprayer.

Be praying for us. THE BATTLE IS THE LORD’S, and it is only God who has kept us online these past 15 years from such groups. It is costing our techs thousands daily for additional help and literally 24-hour committments 7 days a week to keep Liveprayer up and running. *PRAY FOR THEM, FOR WISDOM AND FAVOR, AND HELP ME TO COVER THESE EXTRA COSTS WE NEVER PLANNED TO INCUR BUT HAVE TO PAY TO KEEP LIVEPRAYER UP AND RUNNING 24/7 AS WE HAVE FOR 15 YEARS NOW!

Their main focus is the TV program which they attack several nights a week by trying to flood the phone lines to keep people from calling for prayer, as well as constant harassment on me through false reports to the FBI that I plan to blow up different targets, to general nuisance like calls to the local sheriff’s office that I am being held captive to getting the SWAT team to my home or office under false pretenses.

Fortunately, because I have been the target of such groups for so long, receiving 8-10 death threats a month, I have a great working relationship witht he FBI, local Sheriff’s office, who are well aware of these types of harassments. Again, we have been dealing with it in some form off and on for 15 years.

Very few know 1/100th of what harrassment I deal with personally and corporately daily behind the scenes, and have non-stop these 15 yrs of Liveprayer. This is not uncommon, it is more intense at some times than others, but what we have dealt with dozens of times over the years. The goal is simple. To destroy Liveprayer and silence me. Sad, but true. However, the Lord has watched over us, protected us, and kept HIS work moving forward.

Actually, God has used these attacks to bring countless thousands to us, legitimately, who were hurting, looking for hope and answers at this time in their life. Many have come to faith in Jesus. AMEN! Pray for these people. Even though many watch with impure motives, the fact is they are hearing God’s Truth, the GOSPEL, that they would not be hearing otherwise. “God’s Word will not return void!!!”

This is why I have always worked in the marketplace, despite all of the attacks it brings, much like Paul faced as he took the Gospel to the lost of his day. It is a tough way to live and I do understand why few have the courage to battle satan for souls in the marketplace, but it is God’s calling on my life and this minsitry!

Also, we are 13 months into the re-launch of the Liveprayer TV program on dozens of stations around the country, and we have been on for the past 5 months in the greater Chicagoland market. PRAISE GOD! What a blessing to be “live” 2 hours every Monday-Friday from 11pm-1am Central time on WJYS-TV62 reaching the 10 million people in that great metroploitan area.

***Our airtime cost is $25,160 per 4 weeks or $1,258 per night. That is a really great deal when you consider I am “live” and able to tell the unadulturated Truth of God’s Word without being censored! We are currently $18,000 behind in our TV payments from May that is putting the continuation of the program in Chicago in peril, not to mention the $30,000 we require for our June program. We have until Friday June 27th to get $48,000 to the Chicago station which would bring us current!

***Each hour the TV program is on costs us $1,000. I am asking for 48 of our friends in the next 2 weeks to make a special one-time gift to Liveprayer of $1,000 to insure this requirement is met. We are seeing more and more financial support from the Chicago area and by the end of the year we will have enough new supporters from that station to cover that monthly air-time expense.

I TOLD YOU 2014 WAS THE YEAR, AND THAT GOD WOULD BE USING LIVEPRAYER IN A POWERFUL WAY TO BRING HIS TRUTH TO THE LOST AND HURTING MASSES, HELPING TO USHER IN A TRUE NATIONAL REVIVAL DURING THE YEAR AND BEGIN TO TURN THIS NATION BACK TO GOD AND HIS TRUTH!!!

In late 2007, I shared with you that coming in 2008 would be the very clear and visible judgment of God upon this nation for our sins, gross wickedness, and turning from our Creator to the false gods and idols of the world. In very early 2008, the real estate bubble burst draining trillions out of the economy and affecting a large percentage of people in this nation. It led to one of the worst economic downturns in our nation’s history and we still have yet to fully recover from it.

Later that year, as I warned leading up to the 2008 Presidential election, we elected a true enemy of God who as I correctly identified, would become the most pro-death, leading advocate for the radical homosexual agenda, enemy of Israel President in history who opposes God on every major spiritual issue of the day!

Throughout 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and this year, we have seen an incredible uptick in the number of natural disasters, the Supreme Court uphold the perversion of God’s Holy Institution of Marriage and the Family, the continued economic hardships for tens of millions, a complete destruction of the health care industry that will end up affecting EVERYONE, and a rapid, visible decay of our society as a whole.

My friend, God’s wrath and judgment is being poured out on this nation as we speak and it is intensifying with each passing day, week, month, and year!!! In the midst of this intense spiritual decline in our nation, I have been virtually alone in not just sounding the trump of warning that if we don’t turn back to God and His Truth we are doomed as a nation, but in sharing a real plan to make that happen.

Like Nineveh, the pronouncement of God’s judgment which will destroy this nation has been declared as has the only way to avoid that judgment. The only thing that remains to be seen is if we, as a nation, will heed the warning and turn back to God and His Truth as the people of Nineveh did, or ignore the warning and be destroyed!

I come to you last November to share that 2014 will be the year…we as a nation do wake up and do begin to turn back to God and His Truth! As a nation we are in a spiritual abyss, and as a people are lost, confused, sad, and hurting. There are enough people today looking for true hope and true answers to spark a true revival across our nation!

Let me assure you that this revival will NOT come through the church initially, if at all! The church is too political, weak, apathetic, compromised, fragmented, lost in its’ own agenda, and building their own fiefdoms to even care about building God’s Kingdom or about the lost and hurting masses right outside of their very doors!

No my friend, this revival is going to come through people who this very moment are drunk, high, in prison, and lost in the lies of the cults, false religions, and new age movement. It will come through people in bed this very moment with someone who is not their spouse, those looking to cheat their neighbor out of money, as well as those who have never given God a thought in their life. These are the people who will have their hearts softened to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ, who won’t be bound by the shackles of the churchworld, who will be innocently on fire to tell everyone they know and those they don’t about how Jesus changed their life and can change theirs too!

As the now 15 years of Liveprayer have gone by, I have become more and more aware of God’s plan to use this instrument He created in these final days to be the spark to this national revival. I never fully understood why God called someone who didn’t even own a computer in late 1998 to begin an internet minsitry, especially since there was no such thing at the time.

I never fully understood why God in 2003 called me to do a TV program, not on Christian stations, but secular stations. Not the typical pre-recorded preaching/teaching program, but a “live,” interactive program dealing with the issues of the day from a Biblical worldview that most of the viewers were either ignorant of or had rejected.

During these many years and as we celebrate our 15th anniversary at the end of last August, the tens of millions of lives we had impacted online and through TV, the 100 million emails for prayer we had received and responded to, the 7 million praise reports we had archived, the 800,000 souls we know of who had accepted the Lord by faith, was what our work was about. During the past year, God assured me it has been, but an even greater work was still before us.

In 2008, God led me to start the Jonah Project (
http://www.liveprayer.com/jonah/ ), a vision to lead our nation back to God and His truth. It was too early, the people couldn’t see 6 years ago how close we were to God’s ultimate judgment on this nation. The people outside the four walls of the church weren’t hurting enough, in enough pain, or really open to the REAL Truth and the REAL answers for their life. The nation is now ready, it is ripe for a real national revival. The people are ready. They are aware there has to be more to life than what they are seeing and living each day.

With our long standing internet presence, my many appearances in the secular media, bringing back the TV program was the final critical piece we needed. Last May, we re-launched the program on a small network with about 30-40 small markets around the country
http://www.liveprayer.com/liveprayertv.cfm ). Our goal was to have a large national footprint, a presence around the nation “live” 2 hours a night, 5 nights a week, large enough the media and the world could not just ignore what we were saying.

A PRESENCE THAT WAS EMPOWERED BY THE HOLD SPIRIT TO OPEN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THE LOST WE WOULD BE REACHING THAT THERE IS TRUE HOPE AND REAL ANSWERS!!!

Will you pray about what God is calling YOU to do to help me in this effort to lead our nation back to God and His Truth in 2014? I need your support now more than ever. For every minute I have to spend asking people to help insure these basic needs are met, is one less minute I can spend with in the critical work the Lord has called me to as we work on different outreaches through the Internet and TV in the coming year to spark that national revival.

It was a few people God called to help us launch the TV program in 2003 and re-launch the program this past May. God will move on the hearts of those who have the ability to help me at this time. We have the proven track record and I know with God ALL things are possible! I know the Lord has His people in the Liveprayer family to insure we move forward, basic operational expenses current, and the opportunity in 2014 to see the program syndicated nationally as an instrument the Lord can use to bring lost souls to faith in Jesus and spark a national revival!!!

TO GIVE A GIFT TO LIVEPRAYER, you can use your major credit card on our secure server at: http://www.liveprayer.com under the “Donation” link, you can give using your PayPal account using my email address: bkeller@liveprayer.com , or you can mail your gift to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Ave. North, St.Petersburg, FL 33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible

Thank you so much for your prayers, love, and sacrifice. In the year 2014, we will are doing something no other ministry is doing, using our internet and our TV platform to bring the Body of Christ together as one with one voice and literally change the spritual direction of this nation while bringing lost souls to faith in Jesus Christ!!!

I love and care about you so much. After over 15 yrs of ministering to the lives of millions worldwide, I fully understand the frustration of the prophets in the Old Testament. They lived and dedicated their lives to the Lord. They refused to compromise the Truth. They refused to sell out. Money was NOT their objective! Yet, they watched the priests of the day compromise and sell out and live lives of luxury while they had to beg for the crusts of bread!

I know this. God has blessed Liveprayer over these many years because we have NOT compromised or sold out. We have not raised money to buy private jets and buildings, only to share His Truth and hope with the lost and hurting. Liveprayer IS God’s answer for this nation. Friends like you have prayed, sacrificed, and stood by my side to help me accomplish all we have. I am asking you today, STAND WITH ME TODAY!

I will not let a few thousand dollars keep us from accomplishing our final work for the Lord. STAND WITH ME! Give the most generous gift you can. SACRIFICE if it is $5, $50, $500, $5,000, or $50,000! We are desperate and need to fulfill this final mission the Lord has called us to fulfill! Let’s see the Lord’s blessings poured out over the coming weeks! Thank you and know that you and your family are in my prayers each day. Together, in 2014 we WILL not only bring true revival to this nation and save many souls, but lead our nation back to God 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.

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