The Evil that Exists in this World

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(James 1:17)

**DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, please help me to live this day honoring you in my thoughts, words, and deeds. Help me this day to live my life pleasing and acceptable to Jesus. Allow me to use my life to help someone else during this day, and be kind to everyone I come across no matter how they may treat me. Let Christ shine through me throughout this day oh Lord, be glorified through my life! In Jesus name I pray…AMEN!

Every time you turn on the television, pick up a newspaper, or go to an online news source, you are confronted with the evil that exists in this world. In dealing with the day-to-day issues of living in this world, the Daily Devotional often focuses on the evil we face in our lives. It is very easy to get so focused on all that is bad in the world, that we forget to take a moment and reflect on all that is GOOD in the world. Does evil exist? Absolutely. However, there is also much GOOD in the world we live in as well.

Sadly, we can fall into that same trap in our own personal lives. It is so easy to spend our time and energy focusing on all that is wrong with our lives. We rarely take the opportunity to sit back and see all that is right with our lives. Because our problems always seem to be before us and dominate our thoughts and prayers, we forget that there is also much good in our life as well. Today, I want to encourage and challenge you to take a few minutes and look at all the GOOD that is in our world and just as important, all of the GOOD that is in your life!!!

In discussing the evil in the world, I have shared with you that the root of evil is the hearts of men who choose to live their lives in rebellion to God. Evil is NOT from God but those who have chosen to rebel against God.The bible tells us, ?Every good and perfect gift is from above.?? (James 1:17 NIV) Whatever is good in this world comes from God. Let me put this in a very personal way for you. When you live your life in rebellion to God, you are contributing to the evil in this world. When you live your life in obedience to God, you are contributing to the good in this world. YOU, literally become a vessel of evil or of good.

That is a very heavy statement I just made so I am going to repeat it for you and I want you to take time to meditate on these words today and ask God to help you understand the power and importance of what this means. YOUR LIFE IS EITHER A VESSEL OF EVIL OR A VESSEL OF GOOD. When you live in rebellion to God, you are a vessel of evil. When you live in obedience to God, you are a vessel of good.

I want you to take some time today and really reflect on all that is GOOD in our world. Rather than focusing on all that is bad in the world, I want you to take some time today and simply look at all the good there is around you. Every day people all over the world are coming to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. So many people all over the world give of themselves to help others who are less fortunate. This planet has so many tremendous resources that allow the vast majority of the people to sustain a wonderful standard of life. We have many tremendous scientific and medical advancements that help us enjoy our life.

Most importantly, we have the incredible blessings of God that allow us to not just live our life but live it abundantly. He has given us His Word to guide us and direct us through this journey of life. We have the precious promises in His Word that we can count on to sustain us throughout our life.We have the incredible opportunity to not only have an intimate relationship with our Creator but to know His love for us. We can wake up each morning knowing that our life is not an accident or coincidence but God has a plan and purpose for each of us. My friend, there is SO MUCH good in this world if we will simply take the time to acknowledge it.

I also want you to take some time today to reflect on your own life. Again, it is so easy to focus on what is wrong with our life, we forget to focus on what is right with our life. Because we have to wake up and face the battles with our finances, with our employment, with our marriage, with our children, with our health, or whatever your battles may be, we tend to forget that there is actually much GOOD in our life. My friend, don’t let your problems keep you from your praise. Here we go again. I know many of you just missed that so let me say it again . . . slowly. DON’T LET YOUR PROBLEMS KEEP YOU FROM YOUR PRAISE!!!

I am not saying that your problems aren’t important or that you should just forget your problems. What I am saying is to not let your problems overwhelm you to the point you don’t take the time to give God the praise for all of His blessings in your life each day. We all have problems in our life. That is simply part of life. However, we all have blessings as well. As a matter of fact, we have blessings in our life that we take for granted and don’t even thank God for. That great old hymn said, “Count your many blessings, see what God hath done. Count your many blessings, name them one by one.” You need to take some time today and do exactly what that great hymn writer suggested and COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS!

I love you and care about you so much. It is so easy to fall into the trap of focusing only on the evil in the word, the problems in our life, that we lose sight of all the good in this world we live in and the MANY BLESSINGS God bestows upon us each day. I pray that today you will take a few minutes to reflect on the good in the world and the blessings in your life. God loves you so much. Jesus said, “He came to give life and give life more abundantly.” Sit back and look at all of the good in our world today. Take a few minutes today and reflect on all of the wonderful blessings God has given you.

I want to leave you with the words of our Lord, who just hours before going to the cross told His disciples that in this world they would have trials and tribulations but He also told them, “Be of good cheer for I have overcome this world.” Amen! One day the evil will be gone and all that will be left is good. If you know Christ as your Savior the Bible says that when this life is over, “There will be no more death, or mourning, or crying, or pain.” Take time today to acknowledge all of the good that is in this world and in your life!!!

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

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2015, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Are the Floods in Texas God’s Judgment

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(2 Chronicles 7:14; 2 Timothy 3:1-5; 2 Peter 3:3-4; Matthew 24:3-14)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, help me to draw near to you this day. I want to feel your presence in my life and your loving arms. I acknowledge that I need you every moment of every day oh Lord, and whatever I can do to enjoy that close, intimate relationship with you, let me do it! In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

In the past weeks, we have seen the horrible floods ravaging Texas. We have been praying for everyone affected by the rains and floods in Texas. Our prayers go out to those who have lost loved ones, who have had their property destroyed or damaged, as well as the millions of lives who have been affected by this massive storm. In the aftermath, a natural question becomes were these recent natural disasters God’s judgment being unleashed on this nation for our sins?

I was sickened to read the “faux rev” Al Sharpton claim the floods in Texas were “God’s will,” implying that because Texas is still one of the few states where most honor and revere God and the carnival act of two-bit race hustlers like him aren’t welcome. The fact is, Al Sharpton wouldn’t know God if he was alone with the Almighty in a room, and certainly has ZERO discernment to know the will of God!

There is no doubt that nothing happens apart from God allowing it to happen. While I don’t believe this was God’s judgment on this wicked nation, I can tell you with certainty that God allowed these acts to occur where they did, to try and wake people up! Did it work? Sadly no, very few people, even in the church, have any real discernment. We have eyes that don’t see, and ears that don’t hear. Let me open your eyes and ears today and tell you…God will not be mocked!!!

We are seeing so many tornadoes, forest fires, hurricanes, massive storms, and other acts of nature. Appalling is a media using these floods to advocate for the politics involved in climate change. As the debate over the scientific proven myth of climate change drones on, as we see more and more deadly and destructive acts of nature, it causes many people to question if we are starting to see God’s judgment on this nation. Is God starting to unleash His wrath on a nation who has turned its back on Him and His Truth.

What we are witnessing is fallen nature doing what it has done since man sinned in the Garden and will do until God ends this world as we know it. I’ve warned you in the past that with every destructive act of nature you will get emails, read and hear in the media, people claiming these acts of fallen nature are “God’s judgment.”

Every time we have a natural disaster, I have received emails from different people and groups claiming this was God exercising His judgment on our nation. I also get emails about “prophecies” that had been given weeks before in regarding a pending act of nature. A prophecy that fallen nature will do what it has done since man sinned in the Garden of Eden is like prophesying the sun will rise in the east tomorrow.

Let me once again put into proper perspective the natural disasters we see occur are simply fallen nature at work. To play the game of going back and trying to tie every act of fallen nature to sin in the area that was affected is a foolish game. If that was the case, cities like San Francisco and Las Vegas should have been raised to the ground a long time ago. Actually, you can make a case for gross wickedness in almost every city and town that would warrant God’s judgment and the death and destruction we see after each one of these events.

You see my friend, what is really happening is man KNOWS that he is living in rebellion to God and His Word and man KNOWS that God’s judgment is coming. Let me say that again because I don’t want you to miss this critical point. Man KNOWS that he is living in rebellion to God and His Word and man KNOWS that God’s judgment is coming! That is why man is trying so hard to explain a simple act of fallen nature as God’s judgment for our sin. Man knows that God’s judgment is not only due, but coming!

Listen, you don’t have to be a Bible scholar to read the words of Paul to Timothy in 2 Timothy Chapter 3, the words of Peter in 2 Peter Chapter 3, or the words of our Lord in Matthew Chapter 24 as they describe the signs of the “last days.” No man knows the hour the Lord will return but the Bible is clear He may come back at any moment in the “twinkling of an eye.” We are in the last days, Christ is coming back at any second, and because of our gross sin, wickedness, and rebellion to God and His Word we are DUE His judgment.

I laugh when some in the news media describe one of these natural disasters we witness are of “Biblical proportions.” Please know that when God does bring His judgment on this nation, whatever method He may use, you won’t have to wonder or speculate if this was God’s judgment or not. It will be death and destruction on an unprecedented scale and of a magnitude EVERYONE will know without a doubt THIS WAS GOD’S JUDGMENT!

When it is God’s judgment, you see unprecedented death and destruction in 20, 30, or 50 major cities involving 20 to 30 complete states and 80 to 100 million people! You will be looking at trillions of dollars of property destroyed, the complete infrastructure of transportation, electric, communications, water and sewage obliterated, hundreds of thousands of people dead, and the entire economy of the nation crippled and brought to a screeching halt.

My friend, there won’t be any response by all the governments of the world nor all the resources on this planet that will be adequate. Life as we know it today will cease to exist. Just like in the isolated tragedies we watch on the news after each one of these natural disasters, people’s lives will be reduced to simply trying to survive from one day to the next. Just living will be the biggest challenge each day for tens of millions of people.

I love you and care about you so much! I assure you that I am not trying to scare you today, only be honest with you. If God spared not His judgment on His very people for their sins, why do we think He will spare us His judgment for our sins? We not only deserve but are due, no OVERDUE, the judgment of God for our gross wickedness. Unless this nation repents, turns back to the God of the Bible and follows Him, it is not a matter of if, only when God’s judgment will be unleashed on this nation.

*When it happens, there won’t be anyone speculating if or if not this was the hand of God!!!

Let me encourage you today. I tell you often that the only thing you will take from this life into eternity is your relationship with Jesus Christ.. You can lose your home and all your possessions, you can lose you business, you can lose your job, you can lose those you love so much, but the one thing that can never be taken from you is your relationship with Christ. That is the ONE THING that you can’t lose or have taken from you. That is why I stress so much each day how critical and important that relationship is to each one of us.

One of the shining moments throughout the aftermath of these natural disasters is the response of the church. GOD’S PEOPLE ALWAYS STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND ANSWER THE CALL IN TIMES OF CRISIS! It is no longer about being Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, or Pentecostal. It has been the Body of Christ reaching out to hurting people and bringing Christ to them in a real and tangible way. The church should be proud of the role they play in bringing hope and comfort to those who suffer such loss and devastation during these disasters.

Let me share this insight with you. When God does judge this nation and unleash His wrath upon it, it will be those who know Christ as their Savior who will rise up and be the lone beacon of light in the darkness. Gone will be the beautiful multi-million dollar churches, those who become the voice for God no longer will be living in mansions, flying around in private jets, and acting like Hollywood celebrities, all of the ways we have found to divide ourselves will no longer exist as the body of Christ truly becomes one, and the basic Truth of the Gospel will be the sole hope left for the people who will be looking for answers. It will be one of the greatest harvest of souls in human history as millions cling to the only answer they have left, JESUS CHRIST!

I will be praying for you today. Praying that you will take time to pray for this nation God has blessed us with. Sadly we have taken for granted and squandered our blessings. God is not going to sit back and watch us continue to slaughter over 4,000 innocent babies every day. God is not going to sit back and watch His Holy Institution of Marriage be redefined. God is not going to sit back and watch His plan for the family perverted. God is not going to sit back and watch the gross sexual perversion that exists today. God is not going to bless us for being involved in giving away the land He personally gave to Israel. At some point, God’s patience will run out and He will unleash His wrath on this once great nation that used to honor and follow Him.

Pray with me today that as a nation we get on our knees, repent, ask God to forgive us for our sins and that we will turn our hearts and lives back to Him. If we don’t then it is only a mater of time before we really do see the wrath of God poured out on this land and the life we know today will no longer exist. God is giving us one last chance. Will we take it?

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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God Still Has a Plan for this Nation

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(1 Corinthians 15:57)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, help me to get through this day and the challenges that I will be facing today. Guide me, strengthen me, and give me wisdom as I make choices throughout this day. Please watch over my family and those I love in this world, and keep them safe. I love you Lord, and depend upon you each moment of each day. Bless me as I go through the day, living my life for your glory. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

**PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT AND PRAY BEFORE YOU READ THIS MESSAGE. I AM ASKING YOU TO SHARE THIS SPECIAL MESSAGE WITH EVERY PERSON YOU KNOW, ESPECIALLY YOUR PASTOR AND THOSE IN YOUR CHURCH AND FRIENDS WHO KNOW THE LORD. I AM ASKING THE LORD FOR HIS PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO TAKE THEIR STAND FOR THE LORD IN THESE LAST DAYS AND WORK WITH ME TO HELP LEAD THIS NATION BACK TO THE ALMIGHTY AND HIS TRUTH WHILE SAVING SOULS.

AFTER THE DEATH AND RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD, IT WAS A HANDFUL OF MEN WHO WERE SOLD OUT, SACRIFICED EVERYTHING INCLUDING THEIR VERY LIFE, THAT GOD USED TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL WORLDWIDE AND IMPACT LITERALLY BILLIONS OVER THE PAST 2,000 YEARS.

IT IS CLEAR FROM WHAT IS HAPPENING IN OUR NATION THAT GOD IS PREPARED TO REMOVE HIS HAND OF PROTECTION AND BLESSING FROM THIS LAND AT ANY MOMENT. WE HAVE NO MORE TIME AND MUST ACT NOW. I AM ASKING THE LORD TO RAISE UP HIS PEOPLE IN THESE FINAL DAYS WHO ARE PREPARED TO SACRIFCE ALL THEY HAVE FOR THE GOSPEL, AND TO STAND WITH ME AS WE LEAD THIS NATION OUT OF THE SPIRITUAL ABYSS AND BACK TO HIS BOUNTIFUL BLESSINGS!!!

“But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!” 1 Corinthians 15:57

God still has a plan for this nation, and in operating by faith and trusting the Lord over many years, Liveprayer has been playing a role in that plan! Let me remind you of what God has had me show you since late November 2007 up until today, and how He has left the door open for the nation to turn back to Him and His Truth and be spared His ultimate wrath and judgment!!!

In November of 2007 I shared in the Daily Devotional that we would begin to see the clear and visible judgment of God falling on this nation for our sins and rebellion to our Creator. Only weeks later the housing bubble burst draining trillions from the economy and affecting tens of millions of people. The ripple effects of that housing crash are still being felt over 7 years later and has crippled millions who have been unemployed or underemployed, many losing all of their wealth that was tied up in their home equity, or others who have faced severe economic challenges.

Heading into the 2008 election for President, I warned you of the consequences this nation would face if they elected Barack Hussein Obama who was not just utterly incompetent and unqualified for the job of President, but worse, a true enemy of God. How else can a man who claims to be a Christian vote 100% of the time to support the legalized slaughter of innocent babies, fully support the radical homosexual agenda, embrace the false religion of Islam to the detriment of Israel, and oppose God and His Word on every spiritual issue of our day?

Since 2008, the Lord gave me the vision to establish the Jonah Project, the Remnant, and the Liveprayer Church. All of these ministry tools have been used to reach the lost and hurting for Christ and bring Biblical Truth into the marketplace, while helping to advance our ultimate objective in leading this nation back to our Creator and Biblical Truth! Jonah Project: http://www.liveprayer.com/jonah/ The Remnant:
http://www.liveprayer.com/remnant.cfm The Liveprayer Church: http://liveprayerchurch.com/

Of course, our two main proven and effective minsitry tools to lead this nation back to God and His Truth while ministering to the daily needs of people worldwide and guiding the lost to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, are the Liveprayer.com website and Daily Devotional daily for the past 16 years and the Liveprayer TV program over the past 12 years. Tens of millions of lives have been impacted worldwide, 100+ million emails for prayer have been received and responded to with over 9 million praise reports archived, and over 900,000 souls we know of who have accepted the Lord by faith.

Liveprayer.com and the Liveprayer TV program gives us a daily presence around the nation and world large enough and growing the media and the world can’t just ignore. IT IS A PRESENCE THAT IS EMPOWERED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT TO OPEN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THE LOST WE REACH THAT THERE IS TRUE HOPE AND REAL ANSWERS IN GOD’S WORD AND IN A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST!!!

One of the greatest walks of faith Liveprayer has taken was going into the 2012 Presidential election. I told you long in advance that election would be satan flipping a two-headed coin with his head on both sides! I warned Christians that as evil as President Obama clearly was, DO NOT buy into the lie of the “lesser of two evils” many Christian leaders more worried about politics than souls would try to sell people. Equally as evil as President Obama was a 5th generation high priest of a satan worshipping cult leading souls to hell with a false gospel named Willard Mitt Romney!

The Lord led me to establish the “Vote for Jesus” campaign ( http://vfj.liveprayer.com/ ), encouraging people to be good citizens and vote. However, for President instead of voting for evil, write in the name Jesus as a stand for their faith. 2,186,986 people committed to make that stand, and after the election many media outlets including Romney’s cult brother Glenn Beck on his national radio program, publicly blamed me for President Obama being re-elected. Also, as I knew would happen, Liveprayer had well over $100,000 of annual donations lost as many friends of Liveprayer put politics over souls and stopped supporting God’s work here.

The fact is, it is God, not Bill Keller who allows men to rise to power and takes men out of power. I have NEVER ONCE in 23 years of serving the Lord ever done anything for money. I am not stupid. I fully understand that by not dealing with certain issues, just making people “feel good,” I would never have to worry about raising the little we need each month to operate, and could actually generate millions of dollars of surplus annually. AGAIN, IN 23 YEARS OF MINISTRY I HAVE NEVER REFUSED TO OBEY GOD BECAUSE DOING SO WOULD COST THE MINISTRY DONATIONS!!!

Almost 3 years after that election, God has once again vindicated my faith!!! First, few people will ever be able to comprehend the spiritual destruction having a 5th generation high priest of a satan worshipping cult as President, and the millions, tens of millions of souls worldwide, who would have ended up in hell as this aggressive satanic cult gained worldwide credibility. After 23 years on the front lines, trust me when I tell you the spiritual consequences to this nation would have been devastating and we would have NEVER recovered!

As for the Lord allowing the evil President Obama 4 more years of power. Look at how God has projected the nation! Since 2010 he has not been able to get any of his outlandish legislation passed into law as the Lord allowed the Republicans to take the House, and in 2014, added to that a Republican Senate. His ability to legally pass any meaningful legislation to advance his radical political agenda have been neutered, leaving him only able to push his ideology through Executive Orders. To date, ALL of his Executive Orders that have been in front of courts, including the Supreme Court numerous time, have been struck down!

MY FRIEND, THROUGH DIVINE INSPIRATION, OUR NATION WAS ESTABLISHED TO WITHSTAND THE DAMAGE OF A ROGUE PRESIDENT LIKE BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA AND STILL REMAIN STANDING. WHAT OUR NATION CANNOT WITHSTAND IS TURNING AWAY FROM GOD AND HIS TRUTH!!!

Here is the bottom line to the Obama presidency. His destructive government take-over of the health care industry through Obamacare may totally fall apart when the Supreme Court rules on a major part of the act in a few weeks. If they do or don’t, a new President in 2016 will have the ability to rework much of that legislation in order to revive and repair the healthcare needs of this nation. His immigration orders are DEAD and can’t go forward. The economy is still a mess as is our non-existent foreign policy, but again, a new President will have the ability to put forth new polices for both the economy and our involvement around the world.

As for the social issues facing our nation. The fact is gay marriage was going to happen with or without President Obama. Abortion has been the law of the land since 1973, and even a pro-life President like George W. Bush did NOTHING to alleviate that scourge on our nation. The strained race relations exacerbated by this President is another issue the next President will have the opportunity to work on fixing. All in all, other than being the first black President of the nation, history will not be kind to President Obama since in the end he will have accomplished NOTHING and his 8 yrs as President will end up being a total zero in the history books.

For the record, the social issues of our day like gay marriage, abortion, even race relations, are not issues for the President, though it is nice to have that support, but are issues for the church. It is the CHURCH who has failed this nation on these issues, and only the church can be the answer to seeing a change in those issues!

I say all of that to say this. God has given this nation an open door to repent and turn back to Him and His Truth! In His grace and mercy, He has given us the opportunity to be like the children of Nineveh and not the children of Israel!!! I believe a byproduct of the upheaval this nation has experienced over these past 7 years, is that we are ripe and ready for a true national revival! In turning away from God, from Biblical Truth as a nation, the people are realizing that there has to be a better way. Don’t forget, the better percentage of the past two generations have never even been to church. There is a mighty harvest of souls that is ripe and waiting!!!

I love you and care about you so much. Our time is very short. Our only hope as a nation is to turn back to God and His Truth. We have been under God’s judgment for several years now, and as each day passes that we don’t repent, it will only get more severe. In addition to the soul of this nation, the eternal souls of men are at stake. I believe in my heart we can see one more great revival in this land before we face final God’s judgment, and millions, tens of millions of souls can be saved. In the end, that has always been what Liveprayer is about..SOULS!

The Spirit has shown me that our window of opportunity God has blessed us with is very short and closing rapidly. It is only a matter of time before God unleashes His wrath and judgment on this once Godly nation for turning our backs on Him and worshipping every fasle god and idol man has created in his rebellious mind, for slaughtering 4,000 innocent babies every 24 hours, for our gross sexual perversions, and embracing every sin imaginable. However, there is coming a season of repentance and a mighty harvest of souls that will be won to faith in Christ as we turn back to the Almighty and His Truth!!!

The prophet Jeremiah said in 15:16, “When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, LORD God Almighty.”

GOD HAS TOLD ME, “THE GOOD NEWS I HAVE FOR YOU THIS DAY IS THAT MY PEOPLE IN THIS LAND I HAVE SO RICHLY BLESSED WILL RISE UP ONE LAST TIME. WHILE MY WRATH AND JUDGMENT IS BEING POURED OUT ON THIS WICKED NATION, MORE AND MORE EACH DAY, IT WILL BE UNDER THE WEIGHT OF THAT WRATH AND JUDGMENT THE PEOPLE WILL RESPOND LIKE THE PEOPLE OF NINEVEH. THEY WILL GET ON THEIR KNEES, PUT ON SACKCLOTH AND ASHES, REPENT OF THEIR SINS, AND TURN BACK TO THEIR CREATOR AND MY TRUTH! THERE WILL BE A SEASON WHEN MY WRATH AND JUDGMENT WILL CEASE AND A GREAT HARVEST OF SOULS WILL BE WON TO MY KINGDOM!” THUS SAYETH THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY!!!

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

Bill Keller

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The Lessons to Learn from Josh Duggar

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(Hebrews 12:2)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, thank you for another day. Please let me never take a moment of this precious gift of life for granted. Grant me your peace, your joy, and enjoy the abundance this life can offer. Let me live this day for your glory. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!!!

The lessons to learn from Josh Duggar. Where do I begin? Prayer would be a good starting place, and I ask you to pray for the victims Duggar molested years ago, since that is a scar each one will carry in some form for the rest of their lives. Pray these girls get good, solid, Christian counseling to help them heal. Dealing pretty much every day with victims of sexual abuse, many as children, it is not a wound that heals itself and ignoring it will not make it magically go away. Please pray for the healing of these victims of Duggar’s sinful and CRIMINAL actions.

*This is a link to a Daily Devotional that specifically deals with this issue: http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=5879

As for Josh Duggar, pray for him as well. Pray that he gets the PROFESSIONAL CHRISTIAN COUNSELING to help in his healing. I don’t care he was in his early teens, molesting children is not just “innocent experimentation” as some of his defenders have stated. This is a pattern of deviant sexual behavior, and the fact it happened at such an early age is a HUGE warning sign. Much of our sexual life as adults is heavily influenced by our initial sexual experiences. Those first experiences often set a pattern of what we view as “normal” sexual behavior.

I understand his family covered up his deviant acts and had him talk to a “mature Christian” about what had happened in their desire to deal with such a horrific issue and get their son some sort of “help.” That is common since families rarely understand what had happened and do their best to minimize such acts as simply a part of “growing up.”

MOLESTING YOUNGER CHILDREN WHEN YOU ARE AT THE AGE OF 14, IF NOTHING ELSE, IS A CLEAR ACT OF POWER AND CONTROL. IT IS A SERIOUS ISSUE AND NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED PROFESSIONALLY! I HAVE ALWAYS ADVOCATED FOR PROFESSIONAL CHRISTIAN COUNSELING, BUT A LAYPERSON IS NOT ACCEPTABLE IN SUCH A CASE AS DUGGAR’S.

Having laid that foundation, let’s talk about the lessons we can learn from this sad and tragic episode. When Christians put themselves into the secular media, WITHOUT the control over the content of what they are producing, they become nothing but “dancing bears.” Very few have the ability to navigate those waters, satisfying their secular masters who pay them and are thus in control 100% of the content, and at the same time bringing forth a solid message representing the Christian faith and Biblical Truth.

I am as qualified as anyone today to address this aspect, having for the past 12 years aired the Liveprayer TV program ONLY on non-Christian stations and networks. I have had dozens of opportunities from various production and syndication companies over the years to generate millions of dollars from the program by giving up control of the content, instead of having to pay the stations and networks to carry Liveprayer in order to maintain that control.

The reason I have NEVER entered into any of those agreements is because by taking their money, I would give up all control over the content. While there is an entrainment factor to the program as with anything on TV, the power of the Liveprayer TV program has been my ability to boldly deal with the issues of the day and the problems the viewers calling in were dealing with from a Biblical perspective WITHOUT COMPROMISE AND WITHOUT BEING CENSORED IN ANY WAY!

*As I shared earlier in the month, Liveprayer has secured a national syndication deal for the TV program starting this January. We will not only be paid for the program, but I retain 100% control of all content!!! Please take a moment and read this exciting news I shared a few weeks ago at: http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=5940

The Duggar’s sadly sold out to the secular media and the problem you now have is that the same media who made them stars, will now destroy them in the end! Of course the cable news networks like CNN and MSNBC, along with left-leaning news sites like the Huffington Post are having a field day with this story. They LOVE when Christians publicly fall so they can in their self-righteousness, justify the fact they have chosen to live their lives in complete rebellion to God and His Word. They justify supporting sins like homosexuality, the perversion of God’s Holy Institution of Marriage and the Family, killing babies, and in the end feel vindicated that at least they aren’t a “fake Christian pedophile!”

The media will use stories like this to claim in the end, all of the “holier-than-thou” Christians who are so busy telling other people how to live, are nothing but hypocrites!!! It only re-enforces the narrative in the minds of those who have rejected the Bible and faith in Jesus that they made the correct choice in their rejection of the Gospel since Christian are no better than they are, and in many cases…worse!

Another lesson is that this will ALWAYS be the end result when you put mere men on a pedestal and make them “stars.” That is why I have fought so hard over these past 16 yrs of Liveprayer.com, the 12 years of the Liveprayer TV program, to over and over and over reiterate that I am nobody special, just a mere man trying my best to serve the Lord like all who follow Him, frail and prone to sin like everyone else, and while God can use me to bring His Truth to the people and minister to the needs in the lives of those we reach out to each day, that you should never put your hope and trust on me, but on Jesus!

Sadly, most in the world of the church, who watch Christian TV and entertainment, have a tendency to put the pastors or personalities on a pedestal. It is sadly not much different than people who idolize famous actors and musicians. Unfortunately, most high profile Christians do nothing to dissuade this adoration, some even foster it, since that is a big reason they are able to raise the tens of millions of dollars they do. I have seen sick examples of high profile Christians virtually equating themselves with the Lord in order to gain a following, which of course is about nothing but raising money.

WHY DO YOU THINK 99% OF THE BIG TIME CHRISTIANS NEVER VENTURE INTO THE MARKETPLACE (AND IF THEY DO IT IS WITH A COMPROMISED MESSAGE DESIGNED NOT TO OFFEND ANYONE), BUT SIMPLY SPEND THEIR ENTIRE MINSITRY CAREERS PREACHING TO THE CHOIR??? MONEY!!!

I love you and care about you so much. Again, pray for the healing of the victims of Josh Duggar. Pray for Josh Duggar to get the professional help he needs so he can live his life free from any sexual bondages and without hurting anyone else, and for his family. I could care less what the TLC Network or the Duggar’s do about their TV program. It was nothing but a watered down platform at best. I would think God has closed that door to allow the family to use their “fame” bringing people to faith in Christ. Josh Duggar, after getting the proper help, could be used in a mighty way to minister to people who have molested children as well as victims of child molestation, a HUGE problem in the church as it is in the world.

The greatest takeaway from this tragic story is for Christians to quit selling out to the world that is rarely going to give them a dime to deliver the pure message of Christ that needs to be delivered, and for people to STOP putting Christian pastors and high profile leaders on pedestals. How many more have to fall before people realize that like the great men in the Bible, God can use their lives to minister to the people, but they are still nothing more than frail human beings of flesh and blood. That is why I always tell you to always keep your eyes on THE MAN, and never A MAN!!!

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

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2015, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

When the Public No Longer Cares that They Were Being Lied To

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(James 5:12, John 8:44)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Father, help me to be a person of TRUTH. I know that satan is the father of lies, and you the father of TRUTH. Help me each day to be truthful in my speech, and bold in proclaiming YOUR TRUTH to those you bring into my life each day. I ask this in the name of Jesus…AMEN!

When the public no longer cares they were being lied to. A byproduct of this nation in spiritual freefall has been a complete erosion of personal morals, ethics, and…TRUTHFULNESS! Public figures have always lied to some degree, but no longer does the majority of people even care. Most people have simply accepted the fact they are being lied to in all sorts of situations.

I firmly believe that the sentinel moment of the public being lied to and accepting it was back in 1998 when than President William Jefferson Clinton looked into the TV camera, wagged his finger at the American people, and emphatically declared, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.” Despite the fact it would soon be proven he lied, the majority of the nation didn’t care.

Fast forward 17 years later to today. Hillary Clinton is running to be the next President of the nation in the midst of lying about the details of the attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya while she was Secretary of State, her use of a private email server in order to control what emails would ever see the light of day, and whatever deals were involved in here receiving astronomical speaking fees and donations to her family’s “foundation” that is nothing but a private bank account masquerading as a charity.

In a recent focus group of Iowa democrats, virtually all of the members of that focus group when confronted with these various scandals born out of Mrs. Clinton’s subterfuge, deception, and lies, stated they knew she was probably not being honest but didn’t care. As long as she won the White House, a few lies along the way to getting there didn’t matter!

How many lies has our current President told the nation? Probably a better question would be when does he ever tell the truth? From his never-ending lies in fraudulently selling Obamacare to the public, to his lies about racial issues in order to divide the nation, to his ridiculous lie that ISIS isn’t Islam in his false portrayal of the religion of Islam, President Obama has without conscious lied to the American people non-stop in order to advance his radical agenda.

Of course, while it is easy to target politicians as liars, so are most in the media. The “media liar in chief” is a tool of satan who in his audacity claims, “the truth lives here.” Of course that is one of the most dangerous men living today, a member of the satanic Mormon cult Glenn Beck. Mormon theology, like Islamic theology, both teach their adherents it is acceptable to “lie” in order to advance their cult/false religion. Beck, Romney, and members of their cult take advantage of this age of Biblical illiteracy to LIE that they are Christians, when Mormon theology is 100% inconsistent with Biblical Christianity and a Mormon is no more a Christian than a Muslim is! Sadly, the public has come to accept the fact that the media lies to them, and for the most part they are correct!

Worse however, is the lying that goes on in the church! Churches LYING to people that those who choose to engage in perverted sex with people of the same sex is acceptable to God. Churches LYING that there is nothing wrong with perverting marriage to include people marrying someone of the same sex. Churches LYING that it is a woman’s “choice” if she wants to kill her baby. Christian “stars” LYING as they take Scripture out of context and make false promises in order to get you to send them money!

My friend, a lie of this world is that there is something called “gray,” a place between the truth and the lie. The fact is, there is no such thing as gray, it is either the truth or it is a lie. There is also no such thing as a white lie, or a little lie, or a harmless lie. The Bible tells us that Satan is a liar, “the father of lies”. The Bible also tells us that God is Truth. So when you lie, you are acting like Satan, and when you tell the truth you are acting like God. There is no room for argument on this issue, it is black and white!

One of the things that we as Christians must continually guard against is allowing our conversation to be filled with lies, no matter what we are talking about. Most of the time we are not trying to be mean or hurt anyone, but when we lie we are hurting God. Telling the truth is one of the best ways that you can act like God. When you are truthful, you are acting like God.

Listen, I am not trying to lay a guilt trip on you. I am trying to make you aware of something many take for granted. Many lie habitually and don’t even realize it. It is part of their makeup. My goal today is to point out and make you aware exactly what you are doing when you lie. It is an area many must work on, much like an alcoholic or drug addict must work daily to stay clean.

I love you deeply. I really do care about you. However, sometimes the Word of God is painful and it does hurt. Pain has a purpose though, because it tells us that something is wrong. It is a mechanism that warns us when things aren’t right. As always, you can count on my prayers. You can count on me standing in the gap for you as you work to clean up this area of your life. Telling the truth, being a person of the truth is critical to our relationship and walk with Christ each day.

I pray today that He will impress upon you the need and importance of being a person of the truth in every aspect of your life. Oftentimes, the truth is difficult, but there is no choice to be made. Lying is not an option. One way that you can be like God is to be a person of the truth at all times, and I will be praying with you to achieve that in your life.

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

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2015, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Attacks are Daily

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

**DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, you are our provider for all of the needs in this life. Thank you for your promises and faithfulness. Today, I look to you for my daily portion as I do my best to serve you. Strengthen me adn guide me through this day, and may you be glorified through my life. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

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

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

“God bless you, Bill Keller. I wish you were on earlier so I could watch more of your shows. Just wanted to say thanks, and tell you that you have brought me closer to God and Christ. I have told other people about you and your show and I pray you do go national so you can help more people. I think what you do is unbelievable. I think you are very special. God bless Bill Keller!!!”

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

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

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

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

My dear friends and co-laborers in His work here at Liveprayer. The emails like the ones above we have received daily for nearly 16 years now, the real lives that have been impacted, many for eternity by our work here, is what has kept be going literally 24/7/365 through this last decade and a half.

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

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

I didn’t answer God’s call to the ministry 23 years ago for money, or for fame, or for any other reason than to serve the Lord who died on that cross for me, pray for people saved or not in that time of need everyone comes to in their lives, and boldly proclaim the Gospel as the only hope for this life and all eternity in order to see people come to faith and Jesus and be saved!

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

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

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

As we are at the final days of May, Liveprayer is in a desperate, critical situation financially. Over 23 years we have been at this place several times, and every time God has honored our faith by sending several key people with the ability to help us and hundreds of others being faithful to step up and be counted!

Having just covered our April shortfall last week, we still need $62,000 to cover the balance of our basic May internet and TV operations. *I need $22,000 of that immediately to cover operations from the first of the month. That can happen by wire transfer, or if you have a Wells Fargo branch near you, simply depositing the funds into our operations account there. I am asking one or two of our friends to contact me and I can give you whatever information you may need. Email me: bkeller@liveprayer.com

If everyone else who can make a sacrifce of $10, $20, $50, $100, $500, $1,000 or more will be faithful and obedient to send the most generous gift possible by mail, or put it on your credit card or give via Paypal ( http://www.liveprayer.com/donation.cfm ), that will enable us to cover the final $40,000 or our May operations so we end the month current.

*To send a gift to Liveprayer on your major credit card at our website http://www.liveprayer.com under the “Donation” button, or you can give from your PayPal account by using my email address, bkeller@liveprayer.com , or you can mail it to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.

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

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

The tens of millions of lives impacted, 900,000 souls we know of who have come to faith in Jesus over 16 yrs of Liveprayer.com and 12 years of Liveprayer TV have only been possible because of YOUR love, YOUR prayers, and YOUR generous sacrifce. We have come a LONG way together over these past 16 years, but our work isn’t over yet. Our greatest challenge is ahead of us as we help spark a true national revival while turning this nation back to God and HIS Truth during this year of VICTORY!

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

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2015, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

God is not the Author of Evil

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(Micah 7:2; 2 Timothy 3:1,2)

**DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, I pray today that you guide my steps. Let me live this day in a way pleasing and acceptable to You! Let my voice not be silenced when I have an opportunity to take a stand for You and Your Truth. Let my love for You today be shown in my life, for Your glory! In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

ON MEMORIAL DAY, I WANT TO DEDICATE THIS DEVOTIONAL TO ALL OF THOSE WHO HAVE BRAVELY AND HONORABLY SERVED OUR NATION. TO THOSE WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE, OUR NATION THANKS YOU! TO THOSE WHO SERVED AND ARE STILL ALIVE, NEVER DOUBT HOW SIGNIFICANT GOD USED YOUR LIFE IN HIS PLAN AND PURPOSE. TO THOSE WHO ARE SERVING OUR NATION IN THE ARMED FORCES, ALLOWING US TO ENJOY THE FREEDOMS WE OFTEN TAKE FOR GRANTED. THANK YOU!

YOU ARE REAL-LIFE HEROES AND WE PRAY FOR GOD’S RICHEST BLESSINGS ON YOUR LIFE! LIVEPRAYER EXISTS ONLY BECAUSE OF THE SACRIFICES OF THOSE WHO HAVE DEFENDED OUR NATION FROM DAY ONE!

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 recent home invasion in Washington DC where a father, mother, son, and housekeeper were tortured and killed was an example of evil. The tens of thousands of babies aborted each day worldwide is an example of evil. ISIS is 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 2015, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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