A Troubler in These Last Days

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(1 Kings 18:17-18)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Lord, even though we have no right to ask, please continue to watch over this nation. Thank you for showing us the clear signs of destruction our sin and rebellion have heaped upon our land. I pray today that as a nation we will turn back to you and your Truth. Give me strength as days of persecution are upon us, and let me stand proud and strong for you and your Kingdom. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

“When he saw Elijah, he said to him, “Is that you, you troubler of Israel?” “I have not made trouble for Israel,” Elijah replied. “But you and your father’s family have. You have abandoned the LORD’s commands and have followed the Baals.” (1 Kings 18:17-18 NIV)

A “troubler” in these last days. A few months ago, a man who had been reading the Daily Devotional emailed me a very hateful letter, outraged I would dare bring my “narrow-minded Biblical view of life” on his computer and told me to keep my “Jesus garbage.” Without knowing it, he then paid me one of the greatest compliments I have ever received in over 23 years of ministry, when he called me nothing but a “troublemaker.”

It immediately reminded me of King Ahab when he approached Elijah, calling him the “troubler of Israel.” Ahab was upset because Elijah was not part of the established religious community of his day. He refused to fall into line and become part of the priesthood that was more interested in having people serve them, than in serving the people. Elijah separated himself from the religious leaders of his day who were more interested in pleasing men than in pleasing God. He wanted no part of the religious establishment whose goals were building their treasury rather than building the Kingdom of God. (Excuse me, but doesn’t that sound like many of the religious leaders of our day?)

No, Elijah had been called forth by God to sound the trumpet of warning and call the people of his day to repentance and a holy lifestyle. Elijah heard from God and declared His Truth to the people of his day regardless how unpopular that truth was. Elijah had little interest in the things of this temporal world, focusing instead on being faithful to his calling to challenge the people to follow God and honor Him with their lives. He had no time for political correctness or playing games. Elijah had been called forth by God for that moment in human history and obediently fulfilled his calling.

This exchange with King Ahab preceded what to me is one of the most powerful passages in all of God’s Word, Elijah versus the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel. Elijah not only had the guts to call out the false prophets of his day and challenge them head on, but he had the bedrock faith that God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, would answer by fire. I have told you many times over the years that the only way God loses is if we don’t put Him in the game. When we walk by faith and put God in the game, He is UNDEFEATED!!!

MY FRIEND, DAY AFTER DAY I CALL OUT THE MODERN-DAY PROPHETS OF BAAL AND WATCH THEM DEFEATED AS OUR GOD ANSWERS BY FIRE!!!

Liveprayer has been a 151 month walk of faith. I have literally given my life to the work of God, surrendering my time, talent, and treasure to obediently follow Him. It has been the financial sacrifices of thousands and the prayers of millions over these last 17 years of Liveprayer that has sustained me and this work to boldly and without compromise declare to millions worldwide each day the Truth of God’s Word and the hope we have in Jesus Christ.

This journey has not been easy. We have had to fight for every inch of territory, as God has led me to use the very same vehicles satan uses to broadcast his lies to the masses 24/7, the Internet and television. Not just that, but use them in a way nobody else has ever done, as we have effectively married these two great broadcasting vehicles to not only reach millions of people worldwide each day with Biblical Truth and the love of Jesus, but provide each person we reach with a personal experience and the ability to interact with us one on one, so that we can minister to their individual needs.

Nearly 17 years ago people said I was crazy to minister to people over the Internet. Twelve years ago people said I was crazy to do a “live” TV program on secular television to reach unbelievers. IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW IT YET, I AM CRAZY! CRAZY ENOUGH TO TRUST GOD AND BELIEVE HIS WORD! I AM CRAZY ENOUGH TO BELIEVE GOD WHEN HE SAYS THAT ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH HIM! I AM CRAZY ENOUGH TO WAKE UP EACH MORNING, WALK IN FAITH AND TRUST HIM TO PROVIDE!!!

I love you and care about you so much. Like Elijah, God has set me apart and called me forth into this lost and dying world to declare His Truth and the hope we have in His Son Jesus Christ. I have done my best for 23 years now to be faithful to that calling on my life. For those who have been part of the Liveprayer family over these past 197 months, you have seen and heard my heart each day. I have always been open, honest, transparent, and up front with you about our work here, and you know by now that I have no earthly goals, only heavenly ones.

The Bible says “where there is no vision the people perish.” My job is to be faithful. I will continue to do my job as I have for nearly 23 years now. I have given all of my talents and energy to create the best vehicles to bring people to faith in Jesus Christ. No matter what happens, this is what I will be doing for the rest of my life until the Lord calls me home. God has shown me the power and impact Liveprayer has had in tens of millions of lives worldwide these past 17 years through Liveprayer.

God has also shown me the incredible power and impact Liveprayer can have in the coming months and years in hundreds of millions of lives worldwide should our Lord tarry, by making this bold and aggressive move to use the Internet and broadcasting to reach the hurting and lost masses who don’t go to church and will never turn on a Christian program. I need your prayers and support so that I can continue to be a “troublemaker” for Jesus!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2016, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

A Sad Anniversary!

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(Psalms 139:13-15; Jeremiah 1:4-5)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, I have strayed from you and want to come home. I have allowed the daily life in this world to lead me astray, to allow me to drift from you, and I miss you dear Lord! Today, I recommit my heart and life to you and to serve you. Use me for your glory Lord. Make my life count for your Kingdom. Above all, bring to me your PEACE and JOY! Give me the joy of my salvation again as I walk close to you each moment of each day. In Jesus name I pray…AMEN!

This week, President Obama, the most pro-death President in the nation’s history, leads the nation (with the help of the pro-baby killing media) in celebrating the 43rd anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. This is the Supreme Court decision that put the federal government in the business of legalized infanticide, with over 62 MILLION babies slaughtered in that time. Every 24 hours, apx. 4,000 innocent babies are “legally” murdered in this nation!

Abortion is a big deal. I am getting sick and tired of people telling me to stop talking about abortion. I am getting even more sick and tired of people like Rick Warren and others on the “religious left” who say talking about abortion is too divisive and that we need to stick to issues most people agree on like poverty and AIDS in Africa.

I fully understand why people don’t want to talk about abortion. INFANTICIDE is not a pleasant subject! But we can’t just be silent and act like it doesn’t exist, especially due to the FACT that in the next 24 hours, another 4,000 innocent babies will be slaughtered in this nation!!!

I would love to stop talking about abortion. Let’s get the US Govt out of the baby killing business and let each state decide whether they want to kill babies in their state. This will not end abortion, but it will at least not allow men and women treat it any longer like a trip to the dentist to have a cavity filled!

It will also cause the adoption industry to be reformed so adopting a child doesn’t require 5 lawyers, 6 years, and the amount of money it costs to by a small home. It will also cause the church to start taking responsibility for putting together programs to help deal with babies that need to be cared for and placed in the home of a loving mother and father.

However, until we get to that place, I refuse to be silent and it is a subject that MUST be talked about. Every time there is some sort of natural disaster with people dying, the news media is all over the story. Any death is sad, but it always makes me wonder why so much is made of 5, 10, 50 people tragically losing their life, and nobody even thinks about the fact that every 24 hours we murder apx 4,000 innocent babies in this nation.

I am virtually certain that there are only a handful of people out of the several million who will read these words today, that even stopped for a second to reflect that in the last 24 hours we killed 4,000 babies in this country. We have become so desensitized, have come to accept abortion to the point we don’t even think about it any longer.

Here is why abortion IS a big deal. Did you ever wonder if there is a correlation between the fact we started to legally kill babies in this nation in 1973, about the same time we began to see a massive spiritual decline in his nation? Coincidence? I think not! Just like in our individual lives, our nations blessings are tied to our obedience to God. Legally killing babies is a big deal since how can we ever expect God to bless a land that is flooded with the blood of incident babies?

I know that it is not politically correct to talk about abortion any longer. Sadly, very few nationally known pastors will EVER talk about this issue. It is bad for their business. Those who now make up this growing group known as the religious left who fill their churches with the seeker/purpose driven/emerging church watered down message don’t like this issue since it hurts their marketing efforts for warm bodies. Except for a handful of brave Catholic bishops and priests, you hear virtually nobody in the marketplace taking a stand against this blatant act of murder.

I have been saying for years that this one issue alone is enough to bring down God’s wrath and judgment on this nation. Sadly, President Bush squandered our last real opportunity we may ever have to deal with this issue politically. President Obama is a stanch defender of the practice of infanticide. He is a hero to those in the pro death movement. The business of killing babies around the world has flourished under Obama.

Those who defend him state that it is the law, that he is only upholding the law. The fact is, he has voted 100% of the time during his political career to uphold the legalized killing of babies. If he truly believed in life, he could have voted to make abortion illegal and work towards that end. I contend that any politician who votes to uphold abortion has the blood of innocent babies on their hands and is truly an evil person!!!

As a side note. For those in the pro death movement who want to make believe this is about women’s health rights, that is a bunch of garbage. This is about the LIFE OF A HUMAN BEING! I agree a woman has the right to do whatever she wants with her body, BUT NOT THE BODY OF SOMEONE ELSE! That baby may be inside her, but it is still a separate human life created by God!

I love you and care about you so much. I refuse to be bullied into silence on what is by far the most critical spiritual issue there is. You simply can’t close your eyes and act like this brutal act of murder doesn’t exist. I see the Hollywood crowd and people who normally spit in the face of God get so upset about the atrocities committed to on animals. Why aren’t these same people as upset with the fact every 24 hours we slaughter 4,000 innocent babies??? Where is their outrage about that???

On the Liveprayer.com homepage, we have a special 55 second video clip of an actual abortion being performed. If you have not watched it, YOU MUST! This is what happens to over 4,000 innocent babies EVERY DAY in this nation! Since God led me to get this footage and put it on the website nearly two years ago, we have had over 3,000 emails from women who were contemplating having an abortion, watched the video, and changed their mind (Watch the incredible testimony of baby Delilah also on that same link). http://www.liveprayer.com/aborsion.cfm

Despite the several death threats and scathing emails I get every month just from having that video on my website, I want the world to see what really happens to millions of babies here in the United States and around the world every year. Abortion is a big deal since it not only kills 1.5 million babies in this nation alone, but it is already bringing down the wrath and judgment of God on this nation for practicing infanticide, unless you are as spiritually blind as our leaders in Washington who think they can fix the problem.

The only way to fix the problem is to stop killing babies and turn back to God and His Truth!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2016, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Bible is Not a Book of Suggestions

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(Hebrews 4:12)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, give me a passion, a hunger for your Word. Let me wake up each day, excited what you will show me that day from that precious Word of God. Help me Lord each day to not just be a reader of the Word, but a DOER of the Word. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!!!

The bulk of the prayer requests we deal with each day here at Liveprayer are a direct result of people NOT taking the inspired words of the Bible seriously and not applying those words to their daily lives. God gave us those precious words so that we could live an abundant, fruitful life. He gave us those precious words so that we wouldn’t have to guess as to what we should do when we face different situations in our lives.

We read the words, but do we make them part of our life? Far too often, we read the Bible with a filter, taking in those things we want and disregarding the rest. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. We have to take the WHOLE counsel of God, and not cherry-pick those things that fit into what we want to do.

Much of this problem I have to lay at the feet of my brothers and sisters in full-time service to the Lord. Having preached in over 500 churches of every denominational, racial, and ethical make-up you can imagine, one of the things I know to be true is this. Those men and women of God who preach the unadulterated Word of God, challenge their people to believe ALL of the Bible, and challenge them that ALL of the Bible is true, are those fellowships where God is moving in a significant way in the lives of the people!

In the last 40 years, the liberal seminaries and Bible colleges that turn out so many of our pastors, have downplayed the importance of the Bible. Many have even questioned the inspiration and inerrancy of God’s Word. My friend, let me share this with you today. If the Bible is not the inspired, inerrant Word of God, then as Paul said, we are the most foolish of men, and all that we believe is in vain.

Knowing that many of those who read this Devotional each day are pastors, let me challenge my brothers and sisters today that we must NEVER allow people to compromise or minimize the Word of God, and ALL of the Bible is applicable to their lives. It is NOT a choice that we have, to choose what we want to follow and what we want to ignore.

I do love you so very much, and care deeply about your life. So much of the pain and heartache we face in this life is traced back to our failure to take all of the Bible seriously. We gloss over and ignore those parts that we are uncomfortable with. We minimize the significance of those passages that are opposed to what we want to do.

Satan is the great justifier. He will ALWAYS help you to justify why this doesn’t pertain to you, or that that passage doesn’t really mean that, or that this only applied to people in the time the Bible was written, and on, and on, and on. Trust me, you can always find an excuse to ignore what God is saying to you. But, my friend, you do that to your own peril.

It is so much easier if we just accept what God is saying to us, rather than trying to fight Him each step of the way. Again, like most things, it boils down to pride. It really boils down to His will versus our will. We pray, let thy will be done, but then we live, let OUR will be done! As I say often, if we do it God’s way it works; if we do it our way, it never does. God has laid out His way in the Bible; we don’t have to guess. We simply have to be obedient!!!

Know that I will be praying for you today. God has so much for your life. A perfect plan. A plan of good. He wants you to know the abundance this life can offer, the peace, the joy, all of the blessings this life offers. The key is, are you willing to lay down your life and follow Him? Are you willing to not only say, thy will not my will, but then live it? Will you accept ALL the Bible is God’s Word, not just the parts you like and are comfortable with?

I will pray today that you will open your heart to the truth, the absolute truth of God’s precious Word, that you will start today to not only read the Bible each day, but accept that God is speaking to you through it. It is not a book of God’s suggestions, but a book of His commandments on how we are to live this life. May you be richly blessed today as you open your heart to the truth, that God loved you enough to give you this wonderful blueprint on how to live this life to be all He created each one of us to be!

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

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2016, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

How Many Ways have the Followers of Jesus Found to Divide Themselves?

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(Mark 9:38-40, John 17:21)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, please help me today to be an active member of your body. I pray each day that I will be yielded to you and your will for my life. Let me remove all that is in my life keeping me from being the best servant I can possibly for you and your Kingdom. I love you Lord, and let my love be expressed in my daily life as I serve you. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!!!

The disciples of Jesus were concerned over a man casting out a demon in the name of Jesus, and told him to stop since he was not part of their group. Modern translation: he didn’t go to their church . . . they didn’t agree with his doctrine . . . he didn’t give to their ministry . . . any or all of the above. But what did Jesus say? He said, “DO NOT TRY TO STOP HIM.” He also said, “anyone who isn’t against us is on our side.” Let me repeat what JESUS SAID, “ANYONE WHO ISN’T AGAINST US IS ON OUR SIDE.”

I will open a can of worms today that is LONG OVERDUE and needs to be said. One of the things that grieves the heart of God more than anything else is the war within the Body of Christ. It is a prayer of our Lord, just hours before going to the cross that we find in John 17:21, that has yet to be answered.

An unsaved friend of mine once shared with me that over the years, he has been approached by many of the cults in addition to Christians. He said that if 10 members of the same cult talked to him, they always said the same thing. However, if 10 Christians talked to him, they were each more interested in “selling” their particular church and had reasons why the other churches weren’t as good as theirs.

Having personally preached in over 500 churches of every denomination over the years, I can attest that far too much time is spent condemning other churches and denominations. Liveprayer reaches over 2.5 million people worldwide daily, over 1/3 of those are not saved or in any church, and the other 2/3 represent every type of church and nationality that you can name. Sadly, too much of the email that I receive each day is in regard to the internal divisions within the Body of Christ.

ONE OF THE GREATEST WEAPONS SATAN USES IS THE WEAPON OF DIVISION!!! JESUS SAID HIMSELF THAT A HOUSE DIVIDED CANNOT STAND!!!

The wars, the way we have found to divide ourselves as the people of God are endless. Music. I personally love the old hymns, however, some people think that Contemporary Christian Music and Christian rock and rap are of the devil. The Bible. Some people say that you should only read the King James Version, others say that you should only use the Old Testament, while yet others say you should only use the New Testament. Race and ethnic origin. Too many churches are still segregated by race and ethnic origin. Denomination. Hundreds of denominations, and the now the ever popular non-denomination. Ministries. Para church ministries that specialize in every kind of need imaginable that people have.

ONE OF THE GREATEST WEAPONS SATAN USES IS THE WEAPON OF DIVISION!!! JESUS SAID HIMSELF THAT A HOUSE DIVIDED CANNOT STAND!!!

As for music, let me say that everyone has different tastes. God reaches some people thru the old hymns that would never listen to Contemporary Christian Music. God reaches others thru Contemporary Christian Music that simply don’t enjoy the beauty of the old hymns. Still others God reaches thru Christian rock and rap that would never be reached any other way. Arguing about versions of the Bible is foolish since to compare English TRANSLATIONS makes no sense, because they are all derived from the original Hebrew and Greek text. THAT is what they need to be compared to for accuracy, NOT each other.

I realize that many churches are NOT purposely segregated, that it is due to the surrounding community they are located. But it should be a goal of ALL churches to reach out to people of different races. The denominations are interesting, since if you really study their doctrinal positions, they ALL hold the basic tenets of the Christian faith which is what makes them Christian in the first place. Specialized ministries are necessary since they are meeting the needs of specific groups of people. It is these specialized ministries that are used by God to help lead many people to Christ that the church is simply not equipped or able to reach.

ONE OF THE GREATEST WEAPONS SATAN USES IS THE WEAPON OF DIVISION!!! JESUS SAID HIMSELF THAT A HOUSE DIVIDED CANNOT STAND!!!

What I am trying to say is simply this. It is ONLY your faith in Jesus Christ coupled with God’s grace that will get you to Heaven, NOTHING ELSE. The name on the church building that you go to cannot save you, only faith in Jesus can. There are people sitting in the pews of any Baptist church that are lost, just like there are people sitting in the pews of any Catholic or Assembly of God church that are lost. Their church membership can’t save them, ONLY faith in Jesus can.

You see my friend, when you die, there will only be two lines, one for the lost and one for the saved. There will be no line for Protestants and another for Catholics. There will be no line for Methodists, and another for Presbyterians. There will be no line for blacks and another for whites. There will be no Asian line and no Anglo line. When you die, the ONLY thing that will matter is whether you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.

ONE OF THE GREATEST WEAPONS SATAN USES IS THE WEAPON OF DIVISION!!! JESUS SAID HIMSELF THAT A HOUSE DIVIDED CANNOT STAND!!!

I love you and care about you so much. I say often that man really has not changed since the Garden of Eden. What a great example of this in today’s verses. The disciples of Jesus were concerned over a man casting out a demon in the name of Jesus, and told him to stop since he was not part of their group. Modern translation: he didn’t go to their church…they didn’t agree with his doctrine…he didn’t give to their ministry…any or all of the above. But what did Jesus say? He said, “DO NOT TRY TO STOP HIM.” He also said, “anyone who isn’t against us is on our side.” Let me repeat what JESUS SAID, “ANYONE WHO ISN’T AGAINST US IS ON OUR SIDE.”

I will pray for you today to really examine your heart in regard to this issue of division within the Body of Christ. I realize that by exposing this sin of division, I have opened myself wide open to be attacked. That is OK. It is a LONG OVERDUE word that needed to be brought. WE ARE ALL GUILTY OF BEING PART OF THIS DEVICE OF SATAN IN SOME WAY.

There is a world out there that is lost, hurting, and a large percentage of them are currently standing in the line marked “lost.” If we took all of the time, energy, and effort that we use to divide ourselves, and really came together as one unified BODY, we could make a global impact almost overnight that would be mind boggling. May the prayer Christ prayed in the Garden finally be answered, that we may be ONE!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2016, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Every Knee Will Bow and Every Tongue Confess that Jesus Christ is Lord

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(Philippians 2:10-11)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, this nation is under your judgment for our sin, wickedness, and rebellion. Help me to be courageous as I stand for you in these perilous times. Use me as a beacon of your light in the darkness of our world today. Though our enemies surround us, the world around me curses you, help me to stand for your Truth that will ultimately defeat the lies of satan. May the evil of this world become so apparent, people will begin to bow their knee to you in repentance knowing YOU are their only hope and only answer! In the name of Jesus…AMEN!!!

The Bible says at the name of Jesus EVERY knee should bow, and EVERY tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. The actual Greek in this passage says MUST bow. The fact is my friend, there will come a day in the life of EVERY living person when they will bow their knee to Jesus and confess Him as Lord! The only question that remains is WHEN they will do it.

God has given man the free will to accept His free gift of everlasting life through faith in Jesus Christ, or reject that gift. That is a choice each person must make during their life. The fact is, the Bible warns us that tomorrow is promised to none of us. That is why the Word says TODAY is the day of salvation. The reality is, you may not see tomorrow. So the ultimate choice each living person has to make is to bow their knee to Jesus and confess Him Lord and receive God’s free gift of everlasting life, or reject Christ in this life and spend eternity separated from God.

EVEN THOUGH A PERSON MAY CHOOSE TO REJECT CHRIST DURING THIS LIFE, THERE WILL COME A MOMENT WHEN THEY DIE AND STAND BEFORE GOD WHEN THEY WILL BOW THEIR KNEE TO JESUS AND CONFESS HIM TO BE LORD BEFORE THEY ARE SENTENCED TO ETERNITY IN HELL!!!

When Pontius Pilate died, he bowed his knee to Jesus and confessed Him to be Lord! When Nero died, he bowed his knee to Jesus and confessed Him to be Lord! When Buddha died, he bowed his knee to Jesus and confessed Him to be Lord! When Gandhi died, he bowed his knee to Jesus and confessed Him to be Lord! When Hitler died, he bowed his knee to Jesus and confessed Him to be Lord! When Madelyn Murray O’Hare died, she bowed her knee to Jesus and confessed Him to be Lord! When 9/11 hijacker Mohammad Attah died, he bowed his knee to Jesus and confessed Him to be Lord! When any person dies that has rejected Christ, before they are cast into everlasting darkness they will bow their knee to Jesus and confess Him to be Lord!!!

Sadly, there are many people walking this planet today that have chosen to live their lives in complete rebellion to God and to His Word. They have rejected Jesus Christ in their life and refuse to acknowledge Him for who He is. You can’t force anyone to believe, you can only share with them the Good News and the truth of God’s Word and pray for them to open their heart to that truth. But the fact remains, they will at some point bow their knee to Jesus and confess Him to be Lord.

I love you and care about you so much. For those who have already bowed your knee to Jesus and confessed Him to be Lord, you have the assurance of everlasting life with your Savior when this brief journey here is over. That is why no matter what may be happening in this world, we can never lose sight of the fact that our hope is in a better place. Like those heroes of faith we read about in Hebrews 11, we long for a better country, a heavenly one. A place where we will dwell with God our Creator for all of eternity.

For those who are reading this today that have not bowed your knee to Jesus and have not confessed Him to be Lord, I am praying for you. He loved you enough to die for your sins so that you could not only receive everlasting life, but know true joy, true peace, and true abundance in this life as well. I pray that you will take a moment right now and ask God to open your heart and then read the words at this link: http://www.liveprayer.com/plan.cfm

May God richly bless you today and let me leave you with this most beautiful passage of Scripture from the Book of Philippians, “Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death, even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:6-11)

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

(C)opryright 2016, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Standing with You in Your Time of Need!

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(Matthew 6:25-33)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Father, please help me to be more like Jesus each day. Help me to be kind to others, to care about others, to share the hope of the Gospel with others. I love Jesus and my greatest desire is to be more like my Savior each day. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!!!

Standing with you in your time of need! Out of the 40,000 prayer requests we get every day here at Liveprayer, the top three are always for healing, relationships, and finances. We pray every day for thousands of people in regard to their financial needs. Since the economic crisis hit this nation and the nations of the world a few years ago, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of people requesting prayer for financial needs to be met.

Since the birth of Liveprayer nearly 17 years ago, in regard to the finances I have only asked God to meet our monthly operational needs. For those who have been part of the Liveprayer family, you know that I have ZERO desire to put money into buildings or planes, but directly into the lives of people. I am not interested in having huge cash surpluses and stock portfolios, only that the needs of the ministry are met each month so we can reach the lost and hurting for Christ out in the marketplace who aren’t being reached. That is why for nearly 17 years now, several times during the month I share with you exactly what we need.

I have never played games just to generate money. My only goal is to see that our needs for the month are met and not one dollar more. I don’t ask people to make wild “pledges” they can never fulfill. I have NEVER twisted God’s Word to guilt-trip people into giving. I firmly believe like Paul, that you share your needs and stand in faith for the Lord to provide!

I know right now many of you reading this are at a point of great financial need in your life. As we are half way through January, you don’t know where your mortgage payment or rent is going to come from. Many of you have your home in foreclosure. You are wondering how you will pay your car note, your electric bill. Your phone is due to be shut off, insurance policies are ready to lapse. As you read these words, you aren’t looking for riches, just for your basic daily needs to be met.

In the 6th Chapter of Matthew, Jesus speaks to the basic needs of life like food, shelter, and clothing. He assures the people that God knows and understands we need these things to sustain our life on this earth. He then shares a powerful promise that is for YOU today. He says that we are to “seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” What are these “things?” The very necessities of life He had just gotten through speaking about in verses 25-32.

You see my friend, God knows about the needs we have in our life and has promised to meet those needs, IF, we will seek Him and His righteousness. This ties back to some Old Testament passages from 2 Chronicles where God promised success (26:5) and prosperity (31:21) for seeking the Lord and living in obedience to His commandments (God’s Word). So the key to having your needs met are seeking after God and living a life of obedience to His Word. If you do that, God will meet your every need. (Notice I didn’t say your every want, but your every need!)

I love you and care about you so much. I hurt knowing that many of you are struggling financially and that you are facing great needs in your life today. As I share the needs of this ministry with you on a regular basis, I want to do something different today that the Holy Spirit led me to do on the TV program many times over the years that is SO POWERFUL I had to share it with you. Just like you share my burden and pray for the needs of Liveprayer to be met, today I want to stand in the gap and pray for you and your needs.

I want you to email me ( bkeller@liveprayer.com ) the exact dollar amount that you need God to provide so that your immediate financial needs are met. That is all. I don’t need a breakdown of what it is or a long explanation, just the dollar amount. I am going to pray over each one of those emails and agree with you for God to meet that exact need. Our God owns the cattle on a thousand hills, all of the gold and silver belongs to Him. Just like you bear my burden each month in praying for me and the financial needs of Liveprayer, today I want to bear your burden and pray for your financial needs to be met.

GOD IS OUR SOURCE AND OUR PROVIDER. I PRAY EVEN NOW THAT FOR THOSE IN NEED TODAY, GOD WILL PROVIDE EXACTLY WHAT YOU MUST HAVE. HE IS ABLE!

Recently, we received the following emails:

“Dear Bill, Thank you so much for being so sensitive to the Holy Spirit. I have been battling with a secret sin for some time now and God has been gently speaking to me to get it right. My dear brother, as I sit here and type this. I know my God is Faithful and wants only the best for my life since He used a man who is on the other side of the globe to send me a Devotional that speaks so personally to me. Thank you for being faithful and being there for me and so many others!” “I prayed the Plan of Salvation prayer this morning……..”

Thank you for those friends who were able to help me with a gift during this financial emergency we are in. Each year, January is a slow month for donations as many people are dealing with taxes, end of your spending for the holidays, and other financial matters. With yesterday being a holiday, through the first 18 days, we are still just $3,000 short of covering the balance of our December operations, in addition to starting to work on the $40,000 we require for our January internet operations and the $25,000 we require for our January TV programs.

The $3,000 still left over from December operations and $10,000 of our January operations are required immediately! I am praying today for 1 of our friends who God has blessed with the ability to send a special one-time gift of $3,000 or more to insure these critical needs are met. Please pray with me for the Lord to move on hearts at this time. *Please take a moment today and pray about helping me today!!!

For those who can pray…PRAY! For those who can give…GIVE! OUR TIME IS NOW!!! IT IS TIME TO PUT A STAKE IN THE HEART OF SATAN AND CLAIM THIS NATION AND THE ETERNAL SOULS OF MEN FOR JESUS CHRIST!!!

For those who can give a gift of $5,000 or more, feel free to wire it directly to our bank, direct deposit it into our account at Wells Fargo if you have a branch close by, or use our FedEx account number to send your gift to us. Just email me at: bkeller@liveprayer.com and I will get you that information.

You can send your 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.

Thank you for your love, prayers, and sacrifice. Know that you are in my prayers as we move to the place God has called us to take in declaring to this dying nation and to the lost and hurting that Jesus Christ is our only hope, our only answer. He is the KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS!!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2016, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Dividing People has Been Around from the Very Beginning of Time

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(Genesis 1:27)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, this nation is under your judgment for our sin, wickedness, and rebellion. Help me to be courageous as I stand for you in these perilous times. Use me as a beacon of your light in the darkness of our world today. Though our enemies surround us, the world around me curses you, help me to stand for your Truth that will ultimately defeat the lies of satan. May the evil of this world become so apparent, people will begin to bow their knee to you in repentance knowing YOU are their only hope and only answer! In the name of Jesus…AMEN!!!

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Day yesterday, I want to share this special Devotional. Racism is not something unique to the black/white issues we have here in the United States. Those who live in other countries or who have spent time in other nations around the world, know all too well that racism is not exclusive to the United States and is sadly alive and well in most places today. Dividing people, due to whatever differences there may be, has been around from the very beginning of time and is one of satan’s most powerful weapons.

Most unfortunate is that the nation’s first black President has done more to set back race relations in the nation over his first 7 years than anyone could imagine. It is really sad!

Now, more than ever the Church must rise above these divisive tactics. Unfortunately one of the most glaring examples of racism occurs each Sunday morning at 11 a.m. in churches all across our nation. I applaud the many fine churches that have worked hard to tear down these barriers and are a snapshot of Heaven with people who are black, white, brown, red, and yellow all coming together to praise, worship, and glorify their God and His Son Jesus Christ.

I pray that as you read these words, you will ask God what role you can play in helping to tear down the walls of division. I am so thankful that Liveprayer brings together over 2.4 million people worldwide every day, bound only by the love of Jesus Christ. People of every color, from most every nation, from ages 12 to 96, from every walk of life, rich and poor, and FROM EVERY CHRISTIAN DENOMINATION AND CHURCH GROUP. They are all simply looking for the hope we all need in this life, the hope that can only come from knowing Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.

I guess I was very blessed growing up. My parents and church taught me at a young age that all men, that is ALL men, are created equal and in the image of God. Going to high school in the early ’70s, I was part of the new forced busing initiatives at that time in our country and ended up attending a school that was 90% African-American. I played sports, had a great time in high school and never even thought much about the skin color of the people who were part of my daily life.

After graduation, I went to college at Ohio State University which has a tremendous population of foreign students which made it possible to interact with people from many different cultures and backgrounds. I worked in high school and college in a Chinese restaurant and my best friend was Chinese.

After college, I married a woman from Korea and have totally enjoyed that culture, having visited Korea dozens of times. Currently 40% of the Board of Directors of my ministry are African-American. During the first years of my ministry when I was on the road holding evangelistic services all over the country, I preached in many Korean, Spanish, Romanian, African-American churches, as well as those of other ethnic backgrounds.

I have been blessed to have been exposed to many people of different races and cultural backgrounds in my life. That is why I have always been so disgusted when I see the racial divides in this country. You don’t have to be much of an historian to realize that the racial tensions in this country are no different, actually pretty tame, compared to the racial tensions in other countries in the world today and throughout time.

The Bible is full of stories of racial tensions. Unfortunately, one of the enemy’s strongest weapons is that of division. The ability to divide people by race, speech, skin color, finances, location, or anything else we can think of has been one of Satan’s most effective tools of destruction. In our weakness, we fall into this trap so often.

Let me tell you right now, there is only one distinction that is going to matter for eternity. That is whether or not you know Jesus Christ as your personal savior. There are not going to be lines for Japanese, whites, wealthy, those with blue eyes, or for Baptists, Pentecostals, or Catholics. My friend, there are only going to be two lines when this life is over. The line for those who know Jesus Christ and the line for those who have rejected Jesus Christ!!!

My Bible says that God made man in His own image. Not white men in His own image, or black men in His own image, or Asian men in His own image….MAN. We are ALL created equal. GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSON! I want to challenge you today to quit looking at why the person next to you may be different, and start looking at the person next to you as to whether or not they have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Their skin color is not important, but the condition of their heart is!!!

I love you and care about you so much. God sent His Son to die for the sins of this world, so that WHOEVER believes in Him may not perish but have everlasting life. Quit worrying about the nationality of your neighbor and worry about his eternal destination. Let me encourage you today to start looking at the people God places in your life in a different way. Don’t dwell on how they may be different, but see how God may use you to open their heart to knowing Christ as their Savior.

Racism is a tool that satan used to divide people. My prayer today is that you will open your heart and look at your fellow man as God does….as a human soul made in God’s image that has the same problem we all are born with, sin. Let God use you to reach people regardless of the differences there may be, because in the end all men will live for eternity. How they respond to this man called Jesus will determine where that eternity is spent.

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2016, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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