Liveprayer is in YOUR hands

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(John 3:16, 14:6)

“Pastor Keller: Thank you for your message each day. More importantly, thank you for all that you are doing at Liveprayer, to bring God’s message of love and hope to the world each day. I have been reading your Daily Devotional messages since 2003. I read the Devotionals every morning, before I pray. The messages always help prepare me for my talk with God and time in prayer each day. Your daily messages have also been instrumental in helping me to maintain my Faith, to stay in prayer, lean on and refer to the Bible and God’s Word, and not give up, as I have gone through some extremely difficult times over the last 10-years. I have given to Liveprayer over the years, in both good times and bad, when possible. I pray today that God will multiply my humble offerings, as only He can, so that you can continue your work at Liveprayer, now and in the coming years. Please know that your tireless efforts and work at Liveprayer for the Lord is greatly appreciated, more than you know. In the name of Jesus, I am praying for Liveprayer and praying for your continued health, strength, and well being. Be blessed, Pastor Keller and thank you for all that you do!”

“Bill, I just want to thank you! I’ve known who God and Jesus are. But I was just asked last night when was I born again. Truth is I didn’t have an answer. I wanted to have an answer and came across your video and I accepted Him into my life. Now I can say when was I born without hesitating. Thanks!”

“Bill, Thank you for your thoughts and for caring. Every night when I kneel with my sons to pray you are lifted to God. You have been for so long that when these sons pray out loud, they speak to God of you by name. I know God will bless your ministry in the coming days. It is the only real hope I see.”

“Dear Bill, I’ve been the beneficiary of your strong, undiluted messages of truth for about seven years. During that time, you never waivered or hesitated to boldly share the truth of God.

It has been my privilege to help you financially as God has allowed me. I believe it might be easy for many of your Live Prayer recipients to fall into a state of complacency by thinking “some of the other millions of people will give … I don’t need to.” Well, we ALL need to give back! If every recipient gave $1 a month to receive the daily truth of God, you wouldn’t need to ‘beg’ each month for what is rightfully God’s money to support your ministry!

This month, I stepped out in faith to try to help ‘fill the gap’ for the January payment that threatened to shut down your ministry. Due to some clerical errors, my social security check stopped ($602/mo.) and I haven’t received a dime since last October! A supervisor at my local office went to bat for me in November but as yet, it looks like there will be no money forthcoming until March.

Fortunately I have been a good steward of what God has given me so I am able to pay my mortgage and other expenses. I know God will work all of this for His good but the point is … if I can give out of my circumstances, trusting God all the while, then others can surely give in their circumstances too!

Trusting in Jesus everyday!”

I am at a crossroads. God has always taken care of us over these 15 yrs. Without any support, I have to begin thinking that God is shutting the door, I have been wrong all along in simply telling the truth while those who compromise, sell false hope, were correct. I REFUSE to believe selling out is the answer!!!

In our greatest need, those who believe in the truth have rallied to keep us moving forward. NOW IS THE TIME!!! Without your help, Liveprayer will become dark! We have to bring in at least $35,000 in the next week just to continue!!!! This is no longer about me, it about YOU and what will YOU do to preserve one of the only places people can come to hear the TRUTH!!!

For those who have given, forgive me, since if we don’t bring in the minimal amount we need to continue, we will have to close down!!!

We are working hard on keeping the Liveprayer TV program on the air. In the next few months, the TV program will take away most of the pressure in raising funds each month. Along with the Jonah Project and the Remnant, it is the vehicle to help lead this nation back to God and His Truth!

In 2007, I wrote a Devotional stating that 2008 would be a monumental year, a year of great change. It was. We saw the financial crisis that has impacted tens of millions of people in this nation, hundreds of millions more around the world explode. We saw an election that no matter who had won, it would help to lead this nation deeper into the spiritual abyss.

While over 12,000 churches have shut down, 120,000 non-profit organizations closed their doors, and with the property of nearly 40,000 churches in foreclosure, Liveprayer has continued to press forward despite seeing a 67% drop in donations from 2008 and losing 29 of our core group of 30 people who had the ability in times of financial difficulty to be able to overnight or wire $10,000-$30,000 to help us over a rough edge.

That is why over the past years I have had to come to you more often than I would like to ask you to pray about supporting His work here. During the first 9 years of Liveprayer, we only had to share our needs 3-4 times a month. With the economic downturn in the nation, we now have to share our needs 11-12 times each month, though it is still less than 3% of the content we produce each month.

Due to our extreme financial crisis at Liveprayer, I have cut my personal salary from $36,000 to just $12,000 for the past 2 years, and that is only in order to pay the most basic needs to survive each month. I have poured my heart, soul, life, and even blood at times into God’s work here the past 15 years to reach the lost and see HIS Truth declared in the marketplace, something few are willing to do, to be a rare bold, umcompromised voice for Biblical Truth in this lost age.

As I type these words tonight, I am at the end. Simply sustaining our daily operations is now a daily task. Simply paying for basic personal needs is becoming more difficult. For 22 years, I have literally sacrifice my life, my time, my talent, and my treasure to bring the lost to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and HIS Truth boldly and without compromise into the marketplace, as very few are doing, virtually none at a national level in the secular media

Don’t think for a second I am not of flesh and blood and think about how I could have simply fallen into line like the rest. Gone on Christian TV, brought false hope into people’s lives, never talked about sin or the hell that awaits those who reject Jesus, compromise and take the money from cult members, and totally sold out the faith in order to be politically correct and generate tens of millions annually to live like a rock star.

However, at the end of this life, I will stand before God our Creator like each person will. I will give an account for my life. The one thing I can honestly say when I die is that I never wavered, I never backed down from telling people the raw Truth of His Word, and that I never hesitated to boldly declare the only hope for each man is faith in Jesus Christ. That my friend, will be my lasting testimony!!!

I come today asking you to help me. Over 15 years, Liveprayer has sent personal responses to over 100 MILLION emails. We still get over 40,000 a day. Tens of millions of live worldwide have been impacted. Over 800,000 we know of have come to faith in Jesus. THIS IS MY ETERNAL LEGACY AND MY TRACK RECORD OF SERVICE THESE PAST 12 YEARS!!! MY JOB IS NOT FINISHED!!!

All we have done has only been possible by dear friends like you who have prayed for me, and sacrificed to support me financially. In these 13+ years, I have never asked for anything for myself, and despite sacrificing the vast bulk of what little personal compensation I took for several years, leaving me over $50,000 in current debts, my only goal today is to cover the $60,000 I need to simply keep Liveprayer alive for one more month. This is the way we have operated each month for the past 15+ years. I have simply asked the Lord to provide what I need to get to the next month.

For those who have been part of the Liveprayer family for these many years, you know that I have never sent a Devotional like this unless it was an emergency. I don’t play games when it comes to the finances. I simply share our needs, get on my knees, and trust God to move on the hearts of people to provide for our needs.

My friend, I am counting on you today. I need to hear from you today. This is critical, and I desperately need your help. We are so close to seeing the fulfillment of all Liveprayer has been raised up to be. I can’t see everything stop now over a few thousand dollars, even if it was a million dollars. Somebody will lose that tonight in Vegas. Will you reach down, make the sacrifce, and help me today??? I desperately need you and will be in prayer for the Lord to move on your heart to help me!

The fact is, I need to bring in $60,000 to get our basic operational and TV expenses up to date! If you have the liquid cash to wire to our bank, please email me at: bkeller@livepryaer.com and I will get you the info. If you are able to send a gift of $2,000 or more, FedEx it to our office in St. Petersburg, feel free to mark “bill recipient” and they will be our special account. After 15 years of pouring out my sweat and blood, literally 24/7, I will not see God’s work here slowed down or thwarted, and definitely not shut down. There are enough people with resources who can help me.

WE HAVE THE ABILITY, BASED ON 15 YEARS OF PIONEERING THE INTERNET AND BRINGING CHRIST TO THE MASSES ON SECULAR TV, OF BEING GOD’S AGENT TO TURN THIS NATION BACK TO OUR CREATOR AND HIS TRUTH. THE TIME IS NOW, OUR OPPORTUNITY IS UPON US, AND NOW MORE THAN EVER I NEED YOU TO HELP ME!

Please don’t think that just because there are 2.5 million subscribers, someone else will take care of this. It has been friends like YOU over the years who God has spoken to, who have responded, who has made Liveprayer available to bring hope and salvation to so many. It will take someone like YOU today.

Also, I know there is someone reading these words who God has richly blessed, you have been praying about a place to use your resources where God can multiply them exponentially in the lives and eternal souls of men. THIS IS IT! CONTACT ME AND LET’S CHAT HOW YOU CAN HELP ME!!!

To make 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. One the credit card or PayPal form after your name simply mark (9-11). All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.

I love you and care about you so much. Do you want to do something great for God with your life??? STAND WITH ME!!! I CAN’T DO THIS ALONE!!! I am asking you today to simply pray about what God may be calling you to do to help me with this effort. I am also asking you to please forward this to every person you know, personally reach out to those who God has blessed with financial resources and encourage them to support this new work, and share this email with your pastor and ask him to pray about having your church make a special missions gift towards this effort.

When this brief journey through life is over, what do we have to show for it? The only lasting legacy we have are those things we did for the Lord. I have taken my stand and will proclaim His truth with my dying breath. Today, I am asking you to pray about joining me and let’s turn this nation back to God and His Truth!!!

Will you stand and fight 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.

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I am at a Crossroads

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(John 3:16, 14:6)

“Pastor Keller: Thank you for your message each day. More importantly, thank you for all that you are doing at Liveprayer, to bring God’s message of love and hope to the world each day. I have been reading your Daily Devotional messages since 2003. I read the Devotionals every morning, before I pray. The messages always help prepare me for my talk with God and time in prayer each day. Your daily messages have also been instrumental in helping me to maintain my Faith, to stay in prayer, lean on and refer to the Bible and God’s Word, and not give up, as I have gone through some extremely difficult times over the last 10-years. I have given to Liveprayer over the years, in both good times and bad, when possible. I pray today that God will multiply my humble offerings, as only He can, so that you can continue your work at Liveprayer, now and in the coming years. Please know that your tireless efforts and work at Liveprayer for the Lord is greatly appreciated, more than you know. In the name of Jesus, I am praying for Liveprayer and praying for your continued health, strength, and well being. Be blessed, Pastor Keller and thank you for all that you do!”

“Bill, I just want to thank you! I’ve known who God and Jesus are. But I was just asked last night when was I born again. Truth is I didn’t have an answer. I wanted to have an answer and came across your video and I accepted Him into my life. Now I can say when was I born without hesitating. Thanks!”

“Bill, Thank you for your thoughts and for caring. Every night when I kneel with my sons to pray you are lifted to God. You have been for so long that when these sons pray out loud, they speak to God of you by name. I know God will bless your ministry in the coming days. It is the only real hope I see.”

“Dear Bill, I’ve been the beneficiary of your strong, undiluted messages of truth for about seven years. During that time, you never waivered or hesitated to boldly share the truth of God.

It has been my privilege to help you financially as God has allowed me. I believe it might be easy for many of your Live Prayer recipients to fall into a state of complacency by thinking “some of the other millions of people will give … I don’t need to.” Well, we ALL need to give back! If every recipient gave $1 a month to receive the daily truth of God, you wouldn’t need to ‘beg’ each month for what is rightfully God’s money to support your ministry!

This month, I stepped out in faith to try to help ‘fill the gap’ for the January payment that threatened to shut down your ministry. Due to some clerical errors, my social security check stopped ($602/mo.) and I haven’t received a dime since last October! A supervisor at my local office went to bat for me in November but as yet, it looks like there will be no money forthcoming until March.

Fortunately I have been a good steward of what God has given me so I am able to pay my mortgage and other expenses. I know God will work all of this for His good but the point is … if I can give out of my circumstances, trusting God all the while, then others can surely give in their circumstances too!

Trusting in Jesus everyday!”

I am at a crossroads. God has always taken care of us over these 15 yrs. Without any support, I have to begin thinking that God is shutting the door, I have been wrong all along in simply telling the truth while those who compromise, sell false hope, were correct. I REFUSE to believe selling out is the answer!!!

In our greatest need, those who believe in the truth have rallied to keep us moving forward. NOW IS THE TIME!!! Without your help, Liveprayer will become dark! We have to bring in at least $35,000 in the next week just to continue!!!! This is no longer about me, it about YOU and what will YOU do to preserve one of the only places people can come to hear the TRUTH!!!

For those who have given, forgive me, since if we don’t bring in the minimal amount we need to continue, we will have to close down!!!

We are working hard on keeping the Liveprayer TV program on the air. In the next few months, the TV program will take away most of the pressure in raising funds each month. Along with the Jonah Project and the Remnant, it is the vehicle to help lead this nation back to God and His Truth!

In 2007, I wrote a Devotional stating that 2008 would be a monumental year, a year of great change. It was. We saw the financial crisis that has impacted tens of millions of people in this nation, hundreds of millions more around the world explode. We saw an election that no matter who had won, it would help to lead this nation deeper into the spiritual abyss.

While over 12,000 churches have shut down, 120,000 non-profit organizations closed their doors, and with the property of nearly 40,000 churches in foreclosure, Liveprayer has continued to press forward despite seeing a 67% drop in donations from 2008 and losing 29 of our core group of 30 people who had the ability in times of financial difficulty to be able to overnight or wire $10,000-$30,000 to help us over a rough edge.

That is why over the past years I have had to come to you more often than I would like to ask you to pray about supporting His work here. During the first 9 years of Liveprayer, we only had to share our needs 3-4 times a month. With the economic downturn in the nation, we now have to share our needs 11-12 times each month, though it is still less than 3% of the content we produce each month.

Due to our extreme financial crisis at Liveprayer, I have cut my personal salary from $36,000 to just $12,000 for the past 2 years, and that is only in order to pay the most basic needs to survive each month. I have poured my heart, soul, life, and even blood at times into God’s work here the past 15 years to reach the lost and see HIS Truth declared in the marketplace, something few are willing to do, to be a rare bold, umcompromised voice for Biblical Truth in this lost age.

As I type these words tonight, I am at the end. Simply sustaining our daily operations is now a daily task. Simply paying for basic personal needs is becoming more difficult. For 22 years, I have literally sacrifice my life, my time, my talent, and my treasure to bring the lost to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and HIS Truth boldly and without compromise into the marketplace, as very few are doing, virtually none at a national level in the secular media

Don’t think for a second I am not of flesh and blood and think about how I could have simply fallen into line like the rest. Gone on Christian TV, brought false hope into people’s lives, never talked about sin or the hell that awaits those who reject Jesus, compromise and take the money from cult members, and totally sold out the faith in order to be politically correct and generate tens of millions annually to live like a rock star.

However, at the end of this life, I will stand before God our Creator like each person will. I will give an account for my life. The one thing I can honestly say when I die is that I never wavered, I never backed down from telling people the raw Truth of His Word, and that I never hesitated to boldly declare the only hope for each man is faith in Jesus Christ. That my friend, will be my lasting testimony!!!

I come today asking you to help me. Over 15 years, Liveprayer has sent personal responses to over 100 MILLION emails. We still get over 40,000 a day. Tens of millions of live worldwide have been impacted. Over 800,000 we know of have come to faith in Jesus. THIS IS MY ETERNAL LEGACY AND MY TRACK RECORD OF SERVICE THESE PAST 12 YEARS!!! MY JOB IS NOT FINISHED!!!

All we have done has only been possible by dear friends like you who have prayed for me, and sacrificed to support me financially. In these 13+ years, I have never asked for anything for myself, and despite sacrificing the vast bulk of what little personal compensation I took for several years, leaving me over $50,000 in current debts, my only goal today is to cover the $60,000 I need to simply keep Liveprayer alive for one more month. This is the way we have operated each month for the past 15+ years. I have simply asked the Lord to provide what I need to get to the next month.

For those who have been part of the Liveprayer family for these many years, you know that I have never sent a Devotional like this unless it was an emergency. I don’t play games when it comes to the finances. I simply share our needs, get on my knees, and trust God to move on the hearts of people to provide for our needs.

My friend, I am counting on you today. I need to hear from you today. This is critical, and I desperately need your help. We are so close to seeing the fulfillment of all Liveprayer has been raised up to be. I can’t see everything stop now over a few thousand dollars, even if it was a million dollars. Somebody will lose that tonight in Vegas. Will you reach down, make the sacrifce, and help me today??? I desperately need you and will be in prayer for the Lord to move on your heart to help me!

The fact is, I need to bring in $60,000 to get our basic operational and TV expenses up to date! If you have the liquid cash to wire to our bank, please email me at: bkeller@livepryaer.com and I will get you the info. If you are able to send a gift of $2,000 or more, FedEx it to our office in St. Petersburg, feel free to mark “bill recipient” and they will be our special account. After 15 years of pouring out my sweat and blood, literally 24/7, I will not see God’s work here slowed down or thwarted, and definitely not shut down. There are enough people with resources who can help me.

WE HAVE THE ABILITY, BASED ON 15 YEARS OF PIONEERING THE INTERNET AND BRINGING CHRIST TO THE MASSES ON SECULAR TV, OF BEING GOD’S AGENT TO TURN THIS NATION BACK TO OUR CREATOR AND HIS TRUTH. THE TIME IS NOW, OUR OPPORTUNITY IS UPON US, AND NOW MORE THAN EVER I NEED YOU TO HELP ME!

Please don’t think that just because there are 2.5 million subscribers, someone else will take care of this. It has been friends like YOU over the years who God has spoken to, who have responded, who has made Liveprayer available to bring hope and salvation to so many. It will take someone like YOU today.

Also, I know there is someone reading these words who God has richly blessed, you have been praying about a place to use your resources where God can multiply them exponentially in the lives and eternal souls of men. THIS IS IT! CONTACT ME AND LET’S CHAT HOW YOU CAN HELP ME!!!

To make 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. One the credit card or PayPal form after your name simply mark (9-11). All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.

I love you and care about you so much. Do you want to do something great for God with your life??? STAND WITH ME!!! I CAN’T DO THIS ALONE!!! I am asking you today to simply pray about what God may be calling you to do to help me with this effort. I am also asking you to please forward this to every person you know, personally reach out to those who God has blessed with financial resources and encourage them to support this new work, and share this email with your pastor and ask him to pray about having your church make a special missions gift towards this effort.

When this brief journey through life is over, what do we have to show for it? The only lasting legacy we have are those things we did for the Lord. I have taken my stand and will proclaim His truth with my dying breath. Today, I am asking you to pray about joining me and let’s turn this nation back to God and His Truth!!!

Will you stand and fight 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.

As We Come into the Final 2 Days of May We are Still $25,000 Required to Cover May Costs

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(John 3:16, 14:6)

As we come into the final 2 days of May, we are still $25,000 required to cover our basic May operational costs for Liveprayer.com. We also require $31,450 due to the Chicago TV station this Friday for our June programs. That is a total of $56,450 required between now and Saturday to end the month with our basic operational needs met.

THANK YOU for everyone who has prayed, and for those who have been able to give this month, especially those who have helped us over the last few days. Your gifts have made a huge difference. I need EVERYONE praying today, and EVERYONE who is able to give “as you are able to give” as the Bible teaches.

I am also praying today about the $470,000 we require from June thru the end of the year to cover all of our basic Liveprayer.com and Liveprayer TV operations. The good news is, the TV program is being looked at by 4 national syndicators to air the first of 2015 which would pay Liveprayer enough for the rights to cover 100% of our operations each year without any donations!

*If 67 people will make the sacrifce to help me with a gift of $1,000 a month from June through December (7 months), that will guarantee we will be able to cover our required Internet and TV operations through the end of the year!!! Please pray about being one of the 67 to make the commitment!

MY FRIEND, THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY ULTIMATE GOAL FOR LIVEPRAYER, TO BE IN A PLACE WHERE WE NEVER HAVE TO RELY ON DONATIONS TO SIMPLY EXIST, BUT CAN HAVE PEOPLE HELP US FOR SPECIAL PROJECTS WE PUT TOGETHER. THIS IS A TRUE ANSWER TO OVER 22 YEARS OF PRAYER!!!

Here is what I am asking you to do. PRAY for the Lord to move on the hearts of those He has blessed to help me insure this final $56,450 required for May is taken care of over the next few days so we end this month with ALL of our .com and TV operations current!

I require $20,000 of our balance to make good faith payments TOMORROW for our TV program and to cover critical past due internet operational expenses. I am asking for 1 of our friends who can help me with that amount, or 2 friends who can help me with $10,000, to wire or direct deposit the funds into our Wells Fargo account no later than Friday, or overnight us a check that we can receive by Noon Friday, or put their gift on a credit card today. This would get us through the week and enable us to let everyone else mail or send via credit card the most generous gift they can to cover the $36,450 balance of our May operations.

Liveprayer has faithfully and without compromise brought God’s Truth to tens of millions over 15 years online, 10 years on TV via secular stations and networks, answering over 100 million emails for prayer and seeing over 800,000 souls we know of come to faith in Jesus. We have the proven ministry tools in place to lead this nation back to God and His Truth, to literally begin turning the spiritual course of this nation before the end of this year!!!

To my many friends and members of the Liveprayer family. You have prayed for me over these many years, faithfully and sacrificially supported God’s work here to make it available to the masses worldwide 24/7/365. I desperately need your help today! We are TOO CLOSE to being able to fulfill our ultimate mission for the Lord, which is to lead our nation back to God and His Truth, to allow satan to slow us down. PLEASE, STAND WITH ME TODAY AND HELP ME!

I have told you for years how critical TV was, and being on in Chicago “live” Mon-Fri from 11pm-1am is the key piece to our TV program becoming nationally syndicated. We can NOT lose that contract in Chicago, but without your help in the next 48 hours we will. God is greater than our greatest need, and God certainly is greater than the $56,450 we need in the next 48 hours!!!

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.

I love you and care about you so much. I am on my knees in prayer, in a place we have only found ourselves a few times over the past 15 years, totally dependant on our friends to be obedient and help me today. All I can ask is that you pray, and if God is speaking to your heart, be obedient and help me and today with the most generous gift you possibly can. Allow God to bless you and your family through your faithfulness to His work at Liveprayer as we press forward!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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

Naaman and Being Faithful

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(2 Kings 5:19-40)

So Naaman went with his horses and chariots and stopped at the door of Elisha’s house. Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, “Go, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed.” But Naaman went away angry and said, “I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy. Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than any of the waters of Israel? Couldn’t I wash in them and be cleansed?” So he turned and went off in a rage. Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, ‘Wash and be cleansed’!” So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy. 2 Kings 5:9-14

How often are we like Naaman? We have a problem in our life and go to God in prayer. He gives us the answer to our problem in His Word. We then have the audacity to not only complain about the answer, but the fact God didn’t just snap His fingers and fix our problem. Eventually, almost grudgingly, we follow God’s instructions and lo and behold, our problem is solved! Like I say so often, our way never works, but God’s way ALWAYS works! Rebellion leads to consequences and obedience leads to blessings!!! That is my message to you today, obedience brings blessings.

I have talked to you in the past about how to HEAR God. That is obviously very important. However, after we hear God, we then have to OBEY God! That can often be easier said than done. God speaks to us in many ways. Most times, He speaks to us through His Word, through our time in prayer, through others, and through our circumstances. As I have shared in the past, the more we practice “hearing God,” the better we become at hearing His voice. The key is, God will never contradict His Word. When God speaks to you, it will always be in line with His Word. That is the major test to knowing if it is truly God’s voice.

Again, hearing God’s voice is important, but after you hear His voice you then need to obey His voice. This is where our commitment to the Lord gets tested. Many time, we hear what God is saying to us but we don’t want to obey Him. This is usually the case when He is calling us to do something we dislike or calling us to make some sort of sacrifice. Sacrifice is really not something most people want to hear. We love to hear about blessings, but really don’t want to hear about sacrifice.

We claim to love the Lord, but the true test of that love comes when He calls us to sacrifice something for Him. Sacrifice calls us to give up something precious. That something precious can be money, it can be possessions, but in most cases it is OURSELVES! You see, the greatest sacrifice you can make to the Lord is YOURSELF! You have nothing more valuable to give to Christ than your life.

The fact is, when you accepted Jesus into your heart and life by faith, part of that process is the act of giving your life to Him. The Bible says that we have been bought with a price, that it is no longer our life any longer, but that we belong to Him. So when the Lord speaks to you and you are faced with the opportunity to obey His voice, you are really only giving Him what He already owns anyway . . . YOU!

I know that this is a very challenging word today. We are all called each day to obey God’s voice. Throughout the course of the day God will speak to us . . . and not just hearing his voice, but obeying his voice is what we are required to do as His followers. Obeying God often calls for sacrifice on our part. Whether it is sacrificing our time, talent, or treasure, ALL WE HAVE BELONGS TO HIM! So in essence, He is only asking us to give Him what already belongs to Him anyway.

I thank God for His Word that guides us through this life. One of the great challenges we have is obeying God’s voice. The fact is we have the free will to ignore God or listen to Him. I can tell you without any hesitancy that ignoring God is just stupid since we know it is only going to bring pain and heartache. The reality is God loves to bless His children and God will always bless our obedience! Let me say that one more time, GOD WILL ALWAYS BLESS OUR OBEDIENCE!

I love you and care about you so much. I am praying for you today, that as you hear the voice of God in your life, that you will not just hear His voice but obey His voice. God has a purpose and reason for what He asks us to do. Rarely do we fully comprehend that purpose or reason, but that is not our job. Our job is to simply be obedient and do what God is calling us to do, no matter what that may be. May you take time each day to not only hear God’s voice, but be faithful to obey God’s voice and enjoy His blessings.

***Over these past 15 yrs…God has used people like YOU to keep His work going here at Liveprayer..a few times every year we find ourselves in a place where the work here will end simply because we don’t have enough funds to cover the basic operational need..not for buildings..or to pay huge staffs…or for private jets..mansions..or Bentley’s..but simply basic operations…

….today is one of those moments..when I need..a few of our friends who God has blessed and enabled to help me at this critical time to step up….I am simply operating now by faith..praying for that several of our friends to hear God’s calling..and respond..it will be YOUR obedience today..that will enable another month of impacting lives and saving souls to continue..without your obedience..it can all end in a moment…

…please..will you pray..will you ask the Lord what he would have you do to help me..what He is asking you to SACRIFICE so others may find hope in their time of need and everlasting life through faith in Jesus……I am simply on my knees..trusting God..and the obedience of several of our friends to help me today…just as they have done each month over these past 22 yrs….blessings..bk

***MAY FINANCIAL UPDATE: As we are down to the final 3 days of May, we have taken in $12,000 of the $40,000 we require for our basic operations budget this month. $10,000 of our $30,000 balance are operational expenses from early in the month that are required to be paid immediately.

For Liveprayer TV, we are working on the $31,450 due next Friday May 30th for June’s programs, a 5 week payment because of the way the weeks fall this month.

I am praying for 7 of our friends God has richly blessed to help me with a special one-time gift. 2 with a gift of $5,000 that will clear up the $10,000 we require immediately for LP.com operations, and 5 who can send a special gift of $6,290 between now and the end of the month for our programs in June on the Chicago station.

For those who can’t send one of these 7 special gifts we require, if you will simply “give as you are able to give” as the Bible teaches I know God will come through as He has every month for 22 years and enable it to all add up to the $59,450 we require over the next 3 days to end May with our Liveprayer.com and Liveprayer TV budget’s current!!!

—>If there is ONE of our friends that may have had a windfall from selling real estate..a business..or has been praying about sowing a significant gift into God’s work..PLEASE PRAY about sending a gift of $59,450 to insure our required finances are current and we could use the gifts from the rest of this month to get a head start on June, a traditional slow month as the summer months are every year.

With the economic decline over the past 5 yrs, I have NOBODY I can call to help me would never share this need if it wasn’t so critical to simply being here 24/7. I am counting on several of our friend who God has blessed to can help me today and over these last few days of May.

Please pray, and if God is asking you to step up at this critical time, contact me at: bkeller@liveprayer.com and we can discuss the quickest way to get those funds into our account by wire transfer, or even depositing the funds into our Wells Fargo account if you have a local Wells Fargo branch.

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.

I love you and care about you so much. I am on my knees in prayer, in a place we have only found ourselves a few times over the past 15 years, totally dependant on several of our friends to be obedient and help me today. All I can ask is that you pray, and if God is speaking to your hear, be obedient and contact me and allow God to bless you and your family for your faithfulness as Liveprayer presses forward.

Thank you for being faithful and being OBEDIENT, since our blessings flow from our obedience!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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The Real Causes of the Mass Shooting in California

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(John 17:31; Romans 14:17; Nehemiah 8:10)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, what does the Bible mean by “filled with the holy spirit” in the Books of Acts?

ANSWER: It was the initial infilling of Believers with the Holy Spirit, “the Comforter” Jesus promised would come after He was gone. Now, ALL receive the Holy Spirit at the moment they accept the Lord by faith. Yielding to the power of the Holy Spirit to be guided “by the Spirit and not the flesh” is the challenge of every Believer each and every day.

The real causes of the mass shooting in California this past weekend. After listening to the tortured explanations the last few days for the horrific and senseless killings in California, let me share with you the REAL answers to the question people are asking. Why? That answer is simple. We are literally living in an environment that nurtures acts of violence like this, and I am shocked we don’t see them occur more often. For the past two generations, we have cultivated a culture of death. Couple that with the purposeful removal of God from every aspect of public life, is it any wonder why people commit these types of horrific acts of violence?

The media, Hollywood, TV, the internet, have for several decades now mocked and demeaned people of faith, and fought to exclude a Biblcial worldview of daily life. In its place, they have proffered every type of Godless act. God’s Holy Institution of Marriage and the family have been perverted and decimated. We have the better part of two generations who have never been to church and thus have no faith background. Those people have grown up from birth being exposed to every kind of evil in this world, and indoctrinated to believe everything God’s Word stands against. It is in this evil and sinful environment that diminishes the value of human life we are now living.

There is a culture of death hanging over this nation like a black cloud!!!

The other part of the answer is the role mental health plays in these mass killings. THIS IS NOT ABOUT GUNS, AS ANTI-GUN ADVOCATES LIKE PIERS MORGAN, SOME POLITICIANS, AND OTHER TALKING HEADS WANT YOU TO BELIEVE! THAT IS A RED HERRING FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO DESIRE TO DEAL WITH THE REAL ISSUE WE FACE AS A NATION WHICH IS MENTAL HEALTH! From Columbine, to Virginia Tech, to Tucson, to a movie theater in Aurora, Co, to Sandy Hook elementary, to the shooting in California over the weekend, those responsible were people with a long history of MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES that should have never even been walking the streets!

When I was growing up in the 60’s, there was a beautiful gated complex a few miles from my home that housed people with mental illnesses. These facilities existed throughout the nation. I am NOT in any way condoning the horrific things that happened in some of these facilities, but for the most part, they served a critical need for society by providing a place for those who were mentally ill, those whose families simply weren’t equipped to care for them.

During the 70’s, the majority of these facilities were closed due to the influx of liberal, privacy, and individual rights legislation passed during that era. It made it very difficult to identify or even treat those individuals who had legitimate mental health issues. Sadly, today the only institution in place to deal with these people is the prison system. The prison system was NEVER designed to be a defacto mental health complex, however, that is exactly what it has become. Over 60% of those incarcerated today in cities, counties, state, and federal jails have legitimate mental health issues.

Due to the breakdown of marriage and the family that I have been talking about for over 15 years now, we have an entirely new generation of people with mental illness brought on by the broken, blended, and destructive conditions they have grown up in. Exponential increases in sexual, physical, and emotional abuse of children has created a new generation of people who grow up with very real mental health issues! Factor in violent video games, a culture that fosters every kind of perversion and evil the mind can imagine, a society that devalues life, and you have generations now growing up with mental health issues our society is not equipped to handle!

What would be a legitimate plan to deal with this societal issue? You can make coffee with your cell phone today! With the incredible technology and brainpower that exists, the private sector (though they will have to fight the privacy advocates) needs to develop a mental health data base. Screen children when they start elementary school, junior high, senior high, college if a person enrolls, and during any job application. This would create a data base of people that need to be watched and insure they are getting the proper help and treatment for any sort of mental health issues they may have!

This is an issue the church and most people refuse to deal with. The mental illness and depression that so many suffer from is a legitimate issue! Let me say right up front. Mental illness is just as real as a broken leg. Just because it is not a visible illness, does not mean it is not as real as someone with a broken bone, a bad heart, or any other illness. MENTAL ILLNESS AND DEPRESSION ARE REAL!

I want to encourage anyone today that is suffering from any form of mental illness or depression to seek out the best professional help possible. God has raised up mental health professionals and given men the wisdom to create drugs to treat mental illness, so that you can live a normal and productive life. Just like there is no reason to be ashamed to see a doctor if you break your arm, just like there is no reason to be ashamed if you have to take medicine to treat a kidney problem, there is no reason to be ashamed to see a doctor or take the proper medication if you suffer from mental illness or depression!

I love you and care about you so much. With the culture of death hanging over the nation and a rise in people with mental health issues, we will sadly see these types of mass killings frequently. This is why taking a stand for LIFE is so important. I also realize many people suffer from some form of mental illness that is just as real as any other type of illness. I will be praying today that those who are suffering from some form of mental illness, will seek out the best professional help possible and take advantage of whatever medication that is prescribed to treat you. God is still in the healing business, and GOD CAN BRING HEALING TO THOSE SUFFERING FROM MENTAL ILLNESS.

I pray that this word today will help you understand the importance of standing for life. I also pray it will be a breakthrough in your life if you are battling with mental illness or depression. God loves you very much. He wants you to have joy in your life, despite whatever trials and tribulations you may be experiencing. That joy comes from knowing Christ as our Savior. When we know Christ, there is no such thing as being hopeless. It is through Christ that you can find healing from mental illness!

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

Bill Keller

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

Evil is Not a Fantasy

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(Micah 7:2; 2 Timothy 3:1-2)
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, is classical music or Christian music really my only options even if am old enough in the faith not let music lead my astray??

ANSWER: Absolutely NOT! Again, it is about our priorities. There is nothing wrong with enjoying music of many different genres. I would remind you that we do need to be cognizant of what we watch and listen to, so there are some “music” genres like “gangsta rap,” and other forms with disgusting lyrics people of faith should refrain from.

Most people want to dismiss evil as a fairy tale, but what happened in the United States on 9/11 was an example of evil. The young man this weekend who killed innocent people in LA was an example of evil. The 4,000 babies aborted each day in this nation is an example of evil. Men and women around the world who plot to kill other people for whatever reason are an example of evil.

EVIL IS NOT A FANTASY. IT IS REAL. IT IS A SAD PART OF THE HUMAN EXISTENCE!!!

First, understand that God is NOT the author of evil. Evil stems from the rebellious hearts of man. Man has to make choices throughout the day, to either obey God, or rebel against Him. Evil is a manifestation of that rebellion. Those who choose to follow God, make choices that build people up, advance the cause of God on this earth, are positive.

Those who choose to reject God, make choices that destroy people, oppose the plan of God for this world, are negative. To be blunt, those who follow God are good, those who choose to reject God are evil. This may sound harsh, but evil can ONLY come from those who are in rebellion to and reject God!

Satan is the embodiment of evil. He rejected God and was cast out of Heaven, and his entire purpose is to oppose the work of God. Satan is the poster boy for rebellion against God?.for evil! The simple fact is that any time that you rebel against God in your life, any time that you reject His way, you contribute to the evil that is in this world.

Evil ONLY EXISTS because of the rebellious hearts of man. As hard as this may be to accept, the fact is, every time that you reject God, every time that you choose to ignore God, YOU ARE SIDING WITH SATAN AND ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THE EVIL THAT IS IN THIS WORLD!

I love you and care about you so much. The motivation for this Devotional today was the way our society has tried to down play the existence of evil in our world. The way our society tries to make every excuse in the book to call evil anything but what it truly is?EVIL! The point I want you to understand today is that every time that you rebel against God, every time that you choose to reject God and not follow His way, YOU are contributing to the evil that is in this world.

I pray today that you keep your heart open to the Lord, and His guiding influence in your life. This is why I emphasize so often how important it is to read the Bible each day, since THAT is how we better understand exactly what God expects from us, how He has asked us to live our lives. That way, we can follow Him in all of our choices, and we don’t have to be in rebellion. We don’t have to contribute to the evil that already is rampant in our world today.

The good news is this. The Bible tells us that in the end, God will wipe out ALL evil from this world. It will no longer be part of this existence. But until this time, we have a responsibility as His children to not only fight against the evil that exists, but to not contribute to it through the choices that we make each day. God is greater than evil, and one day, very soon, He will wipe evil away!!!

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

Bill Keller

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

Don’t Let Anyone Steal Your Joy

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(Psalms 16:11, 126:5; Isaiah 12:3; Romans 14:17; John 16:33)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, Can you please explain the meaning of these verses and are they related? Romans 14:23-It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother to fall. 1 Corinthians 8:9-Be careful, however, that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak. Ephesians 5:3-But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.

ANSWER: The first two are, in regard to being a stumbling block to others through our actions. The last is a warning to live our lives above reproach, again, that our testimony not be ruined and we can be a witness to the lost and hurting.

I realize that as many of you wake up and read this message today, you have allowed people or the circumstances in your life to steal your joy. DON’T LET ANYONE OR ANYTHING STEAL YOUR JOY!!! If you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you have the assurance that when this brief journey here is over you will be forever with the Lord. That fact alone is the reason you should always have joy.

Do you know how many people are waking up this morning who will die and spend eternity in hell because they have rejected Jesus Christ? Many of those people have been deceived into following a false religion, many have simply chosen to live their lives acting like God doesn’t exist, and sadly, many simply don’t care. Let me assure you that no matter how deeply someone believes in a false religion, how great the material possessions a person may have, without knowing Jesus Christ by faith there can be no real joy in this life.

People choose to live every day without Christ and deal with the trials and tribulations of life on their own. Deep down they know something is missing. Deep down they know there has to be more to this life. No matter how wonderful your family may be, no matter how much wealth you can amass, no matter how successful you may become, the fact is living your life without Christ leaves you empty and void of true joy.

This is a simple yet very profound message for you today. Don’t let anyone or anything steal your joy. No matter how much someone you care about may hurt you, you can still have joy. No matter what someone you work with or go to school with does to you, you can still have joy. If you are fighting a health battle today, you can still have joy. If you are hurting financially, you can still have joy. If your marriage is in trouble, you can still have joy. If you need a job, you can still have joy. If you are battling an addiction, you can still have joy. DON’T LET ANY PERSON OR ANY CIRCUMSTANCE STEAL YOUR JOY!

I love you and care about you so much. I realize many of you are dealing with serious issues with people in your life today. I am fully aware that many of you are fighting great battles in your life today. The message that I want you to hear loud and clear is that no person or no circumstance can take away your joy. That joy comes from the promise Jesus gave His disciples and us just a few hours before His death. He said that in this world we would have trials and tribulations, but to be of good cheer, for HE HAS OVERCOME THIS WORLD.

That my friend is where our joy comes from. From that precious promise that no matter who or what may be going on in our life, because we know Jesus Christ by faith, we not only have the assurance of eternity with Him, but the promise of His strength, His peace, and HIS JOY during this brief journey! Because you know Jesus, you have the Holy Spirit that supplies you with God’s power. Because you know Jesus, you have the peace that passes all human understanding. Because you know Jesus, you have unspeakable JOY!

I will be praying for you today. As a child of God, a follower of Jesus Christ, that joy is yours always. It is like if someone gives you a car and adds on a top of the line stereo system. If you don’t play that stereo system it is YOUR FAULT. If you don’t have the joy of the Lord in your life today, it is YOUR FAULT. For those who know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior you should always have joy in your life. Don’t ever let anyone or anything steal your joy!!!

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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