May Your Truth be Heard in the Marketplace, Lives Impacted, Souls Saved!

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(Jonah Chapter 3)

Dear Lord! Today I come to you, asking you to bless the dear people who we faithfully minister to each day. I ask for your protection, that you meet their every need, and bless them and their families richly. As I have each morning for 17 years now, I commit YOUR work to you this day. May your Truth in the marketplace, lives be impacted, and souls saved….FOR YOUR GLORY! My life is in your hands and I simply ask that you use me so you are glorified!!! In the name of Jesus my Lord I pray….AMEN!!!

I want to thank those who were led and able to help God’s work here yesterday. Your love, prayers, words of encouragement were so special. I love each one of you more than you know. As you know Liveprayer is in a critical place financially. And $5,000 of the $30,000 we need immediately came in. I am grateful. That means $15,000 of our March operations has been received, leaving us requiring $50,000 to go on this final day!!!

*URGENT!!! THE $5,000 YESTERDAY MEANS WE STILL NEED $25,000 OF OUR MARCH OPERATIONS THAT ARE CRITICALLY PAST DUE!!! IT IS IMPORTANT TO COVER THIS AMOUNT IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS OR FOR THE FIRST TIME WE MAY FACE THE SHUTDOWN OF OUR DAILY MINISTRY OPERATIONS!!!

I desperately need $7,000 by 2pm TODAY!!! I need another $18,000 by Friday. That is $25,000 WE MUST HAVE BY FRIDAY TO SIMPLY TO OPERATE!

I AM KNEELING IN FAITH FOR THREE (3) OF OUR FRIENDS WHO GOD HAS RICHLY BLESSED TO ALLOW HIM TO USE YOU AS HE HAS USED SO MANY OF OUR FRIENDS OVER THE PAST 17 YEARS, OFTEN IN THE 11TH HOUR, TO MAKE A SPECIAL ONE-TIME GIFT TODAY OF $7,000, OF $9,000, AND $9,000.

PLEASE PRAY ABOUT SEEKING THE LORD AND ALLOWING HIM TO USE YOU TO BE ONE OF THE THREE I NEED TODAY! IF YOU HAVE A WELLS FARGO BRANCH CLOSEBY AND COULD GO THE EXTRA MILE BY DIRECT DEPOSITING THE FUNDS INTO OUR ACCOUNT, OR YOU CAN WIRE THEM TO OUR BANK, OR OVERNIGHT THE FUNDS VIA FEDEX, THAT WOULD HELP ME GREATLY!!! JUST EMAIL ME AT: bkeller@liveprayer.com AND I WILL GET YOU THE INFO YOU NEED!!!

I am asking everyone else to please pray about what God is calling you to do in these coming days to support His work here at Liveprayer! Your gift, $5, $50, $500, or $5,000 is an act of obedience and worship as our blessings flow from that obedience. Thank you for standing with me today as we take our stand for the Lord in these final days!!!

I have watched God work many miracles over these 17 years in the lives of millions worldwide, as well as many times to fund His work here at Liveprayer at critical times. Everyone can pray, and those who are able I need you to step up and help me.

We have several annual foundation gifts coming in May to help that month, but my first concern today is simply getting over this initial hurdle by Friday afternoon of $25,000. That means we would carry the final $25,000 of ojur March operations into April along with our April internet operations of $40,000 and the $25,000 for our April TV programs.

That is a total of $115,000 over these next 30 some days, certainly not an amount that should cause Liveprayer to go dark after 17 yrs of ministry to millions worldwide each day. Please be praying about what God is calling you to do to help me as we move this mountain and press forward to the prize. Satan is a LIAR and a LOSER and I am claiming VICTORY IN THE NAME OF JESUS TODAY!!! AMEN!!!

For 17 years now, I have faithfully come to my office, ministered to the lost and hurting worldwide, went into the marketplace with the Gospel without fear or compromise online and secular TV, and have never wavered or sold out our Lord for money.

I have openly bared my soul to you each day for nearly 20 years. You have bore witness to my heart day after day, month after month, and year after year. In this world of ministry, I am well aware of the proven formulas to generate tens of millions annually to enrich myself, but my calling is not to Bill Keller and building my kingdom, but to my Lord Jesus Christ and HIS Kingdom!!!

I have never griped or complained about the incredible public abuse I take daily for taking a stand for Christ and His Truth in the marketplace, nor backed down when my very life is threated 10-12 times each month. I have been publicly ridiculed, shamed, scoffed at, literally spit upon literally several times, yet my faith and commitment to our Lord has never been shaken.

17 years ago, Liveprayer was a vision from the Lord. I had no idea how to fund such a vision other than pray on the first of each month for God to provide what was needed to operate HIS work during that month, and stand in faith for the Lord to bring forth those to help me. We have always been challenged financially because this ministry has never been about money nor do I solely preach to the choir. On purpose, a high percentage of those we reach daily on the Internet and TV are non-Christians, since without Christ they will needlessly die and end up in hell for all eternity!

I HAVE WATCHED MONTH AFTER MONTH FOR 17 YEARS AS GOD HAS MOVED ON THE HEARTS OF THOSE IN THE LIVEPRAYER FAMILY TO FUND HIS WORK, MANY TIMES NEEDING REAL MIRACLES OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO INSURE HIS WORK HERE CONTINUED!!! GOD HAS ALWAYS BEEN FAITHFUL!!!

I can’t claim to know the mind of God, but I am as certain as I can be we are right where we are supposed to be, doing exactly what we are supposed to be doing, as we minister to hurting lives, lead lost souls to faith in Jesus, and bring His Truth into the marketplace. We are strategically placed with the proven ministry tools to lead this nation back to God and His Truth!!!

There are major ministries who generate tens of millions each year, yet there only goal is to perpetuate their ministry year to year. They have no “end game,” no “vision” of leading a lost nation back to God. Sadly, they are like the priests in the OT who only cared about the comforts of this temporal world!

In our 17 yrs, I have never been in such a critical place as I am today. Last week we finally covered the balance of our February shortfall last week, and with just today left in the month are now working on the $40,000 we require for our March internet operations and the $25,000 we require for our March TV programs.

So far, the first $15,000 of our March operations has been received, leaving us requiring $50,000 on this final day!!!

*URGENT!!! $25,000 OF OUR MARCH OPERATIONS ARE CRITICALLY PAST DUE!!! IT IS IMPORTANT TO COVER THIS AMOUNT IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS OR FOR THE FIRST TIME WE MAY FACE THE SHUTDOWN OF OUR DAILY MINISTRY OPERATIONS!!!

It is critical for us to bring in $7,000 by 2pm TODAY!!! I need another $18,000 by Friday. That is $25,000 we MUST HAVE IMMEDIATLEY SIMPLY TO OPERATE!

I AM KNEELING IN FAITH FOR THREE OF OUR FRIENDS WHO GOD HAS RICHLY BLESSED TO ALLOW HIM TO USE YOU AS HE HAS USED SO MANY OF OUR FRIENDS OVER THE PAST 17 YEARS, OFTEN IN THE 11TH HOUR, TO MAKE A SPECIAL ONE-TIME GIFT TODAY OF $7,000, OF $9,000, AND $9,000.

IF YOU HAVE A WELLS FARGO BRANCH CLOSEBY AND COULD GO THE EXTRA MILE BY DIRECT DEPOSITING THE FUNDS INTO OUR ACCOUNT, OR YOU CAN WIRE THEM TO OUR BANK, OR OVERNIGHT THE FUNDS VIA FEDEX, THAT WOULD HELP ME GREATLY!!! JUST EMAIL ME AT: bkeller@liveprayer.com AND I WILL GET YOU THE INFO YOU NEED!!!

I am asking everyone else to please pray about what God is calling you to do in these coming days to support His work here at Liveprayer! Your gift, $5, $50, $500, or $5,000 is an act of obedience and worship as our blessings flow from that obedience. Thank you for standing with me today as we take our stand for the Lord in these final days!!!

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

I love you and care about you so much. This ministry has always been in the hands of God from day one. I am but His servant. I can only continue as those who love the Lord and are committed to HIS work will help me. I have faithfully and without compromise led His work here over these nearly 2 decades, faithfully and obediently bringing his hope and Truth to a lost and dying world each day. That has only been possible because of your love, prayers, and generous sacrifice.

TODAY, I NEED YOU TO PRAY WITH ME FOR THE LORD TO MOVE ON HEARTS. I AM STANIDNG IN FAITH FOR NOT JUST THE $30,000 WE NEED IMMEDIATELY, BUT THE FULL $55,000 BALANCE OF OUR MARCH INTERNET AND TV OBLIGATIONS BY THE END OF THE WEEK!!! OUR GOD IS ABLE!!!

Also, be praying about making a commitment to God’s work here of $500 a month each month thru the end of the year. If only 130 people make that commitment, it insures that the work of Liveprayer is fully funded through the end of the year. I can’t begin to tell you the peace I would have for one of the few times, to totally devote all of my energy to ministering to the lost and hurting. Every minute I have to worry, pray over, and work on funding the ministry to simply operate, is precious time I could be standing with people in their hour of need and leading lost souls to faith in Jesus!

The funds we require are a drop in the bucket by the world’s standards. The number of people we minister to on a daily basis via the internet and TV based on the funds we require is truly a modern day fishes and loaves miracle!!! I think of the hundreds of millions already squandered by politicians who are no longer even candidates! If the world can fund its’ lies, why can’t people of faith fund God’s Truth!!!

I need my friends now more than ever to pray for me and to go the extra mile to help me. I can give 150% every day to minister to the lives of people in their hour of need, take all of the abuse I do for bringing God’s Truth into the marketplace to see one more souls saved, but I can’t do this alone. Each day I count on your love, prayers, and sacrificial support.

I am working each week to try and finalize a syndication deal for the TV program we have had in the works for the past 6 months. That would take the pressure off of having to raise the support we need to operate each month. I hate using valuable ministry time to deal with our finances, but the fact is if I don’t we will cease to exist. I will fight daily to bring God’s Truth to the lost and hurting until the Lord calls me home and am not ashamed to ask you to help me!!!

Together, we will continue to faithfully bring the hope of Christ to the lost and hurting masses, and HIS Truth into the marketplace while saving souls!!! Together, we WILL lead this lost nation 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.

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(John 3:16, 14:6)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Lord, thank you for meeting my daily needs as you have promised in your Word. I look to you and your alone for my sustenance through life, and thank you for your faithfulness. Please help me to be a good steward of the funds you entrust into my care during this life, and give me favor in my finances, and wisdom in my decisions. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

For 17 years now, I have faithfully come to my office, ministered to the lost and hurting worldwide, went into the marketplace with the Gospel without fear or compromise online and secular TV, and have never wavered or sold out our Lord for money.

I have openly bared my soul to you each day for nearly 20 years. You have bore witness to my heart day after day, month after month, and year after year. In this world of ministry, I am well aware of the proven formulas to generate tens of millions annually to enrich myself, but my calling is not to Bill Keller and building my kingdom, but to my Lord Jesus Christ and HIS Kingdom!!!

I have never griped or complained about the incredible public abuse I take daily for taking a stand for Christ and His Truth in the marketplace, nor backed down when my very life is threated 10-12 times each month. I have been publicly ridiculed, shamed, scoffed at, literally spit upon literally several times, yet my faith and commitment to our Lord has never been shaken.

17 years ago, Liveprayer was a vision from the Lord. I had no idea how to fund such a vision other than pray on the first of each month for God to provide what was needed to operate HIS work during that month, and stand in faith for the Lord to bring forth those to help me.

We have always been challenged financially because this ministry has never been about money nor do I solely preach to the choir. On purpose, a high percentage of those we reach daily on the Internet and TV are non-Christians, since without Christ they will needlessly die and end up in hell for all eternity!

I HAVE WATCHED MONTH AFTER MONTH FOR 17 YEARS AS GOD HAS MOVED ON THE HEARTS OF THOSE IN THE LIVEPRAYER FAMILY TO FUND HIS WORK, MANY TIMES NEEDING REAL MIRACLES OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO INSURE HIS WORK HERE CONTINUED!!! GOD HAS ALWAYS BEEN FAITHFUL!!!

I can’t claim to know the mind of God, but I am as certain as I can be we are right where we are supposed to be, doing exactly what we are supposed to be doing, as we minister to hurting lives, lead lost souls to faith in Jesus, and bring His Truth into the marketplace. We are strategically placed with the proven ministry tools to lead this nation back to God and His Truth!!!

There are major ministries who generate tens of millions each year, yet there only goal is to perpetuate their ministry year to year. They have no “end game,” no “vision” of leading a lost nation back to God. Sadly, they are like the priests in the OT who only cared about the comforts of this temporal world!

In our 17 yrs, I have never been in such a critical place as I am today. Last week we finally covered the balance of our February shortfall last week, and with just 2 days left in the month are now working on the $40,000 we require for our March internet operations and the $25,000 we require for our March TV programs.

So far, the first $10,000 of our March operations has been received, leaving us requiring $55,000 over these final 2 days!!!

*URGENT!!! $30,000 OF OUR MARCH OPERATIONS ARE CRITICALLY PAST DUE!!! IT IS IMPORTANT TO COVER THIS AMOUNT IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS OR FOR THE FIRST TIME WE MAY FACE THE SHUTDOWN OF OUR DAILY MINISTRY OPERATIONS!!!

It is critical for us to bring in $4,300 by 2pm TODAY!!! I need another $14,400 by Thursday and $10,800 by Friday. That is $29,500 we MUST HAVE IMMEDIATLEY. For the record, I have not taken a salary for over 7 yrs now and currently need $500 for basic living expenses.

I AM KNEELING IN FAITH FOR THREE OF OUR FRIENDS WHO GOD HAS RICHLY BLESSED TO ALLOW HIM TO USE YOU AS HE HAS USED SO MANY OF OUR FRIENDS OVER THE PAST 17 YEARS, OFTEN IN THE 11TH HOUR, TO MAKE A SPECIAL ONE-TIME GIFT TODAY OF $4,300, OF $14,400, AND $10,800.

IF YOU HAVE A WELLS FARGO BRANCH CLOSEBY AND COULD GO THE EXTRA MILE BY DIRECT DEPOSITING THE FUNDS INTO OUR ACCOUNT, OR YOU CAN WIRE THEM TO OUR BANK, OR OVERNIGHT THE FUNDS VIA FEDEX, THAT WOULD HELP ME GREATLY!!! JUST EMAIL ME AT: bkeller@liveprayer.com AND I WILL GET YOU THE INFO YOU NEED!!!

I am asking everyone else to please pray about what God is calling you to do in these coming days to support His work here at Liveprayer! Your gift, $5, $50, $500, or $5,000 is an act of obedience and worship as our blessings flow from that obedience. Thank you for standing with me today as we take our stand for the Lord in these final days!!!

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

I love you and care about you so much. This ministry has always been in the hands of God from day one. I am but His servant. I can only continue as those who love the Lord and are committed to HIS work will help me. I have faithfully and without compromise led His work here over these nearly 2 decades, faithfully and obediently bringing his hope and Truth to a lost and dying world each day. That has only been possible because of your love, prayers, and generous sacrifice.

TODAY, I NEED YOU TO PRAY WITH ME FOR THE LORD TO MOVE ON HEARTS. I AM STANIDNG IN FAITH FOR NOT JUST THE $30,000 WE NEED IMMEDIATELY, BUT THE FULL $55,000 BALANCE OF OUR MARCH INTERNET AND TV OBLIGATIONS BY THE END OF THE WEEK!!! OUR GOD IS ABLE!!!

Also, be praying about making a commitment to God’s work here of $500 a month each month thru the end of the year. If only 130 people make that commitment, it insures that the work of Liveprayer is fully funded through the end of the year. I can’t begin to tell you the peace I would have for one of the few times, to totally devote all of my energy to ministering to the lost and hurting. Every minute I have to worry, pray over, and work on funding the ministry to simply operate, is precious time I could be standing with people in their hour of need and leading lost souls to faith in Jesus!

The funds we require are a drop in the bucket by the world’s standards. The number of people we minister to on a daily basis via the internet and TV based on the funds we require is truly a modern day fishes and loaves miracle!!! I think of the hundreds of millions already squandered by politicians who are no longer even candidates! If the world can fund its’ lies, why can’t people of faith fund God’s Truth!!!

I need my friends now more than ever to pray for me and to go the extra mile to help me. I can give 150% every day to minister to the lives of people in their hour of need, take all of the abuse I do for bringing God’s Truth into the marketplace to see one more souls saved, but I can’t do this alone. Each day I count on your love, prayers, and sacrificial support.

I am working each week to try and finalize a syndication deal for the TV program we have had in the works for the past 6 months. That would take the pressure off of having to raise the support we need to operate each month. I hate using valuable ministry time to deal with our finances, but the fact is if I don’t we will cease to exist. I will fight daily to bring God’s Truth to the lost and hurting until the Lord calls me home and am not ashamed to ask you to help me!!!

Together, we will continue to faithfully bring the hope of Christ to the lost and hurting masses, and HIS Truth into the marketplace while saving souls!!! Together, we WILL lead this lost nation 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.

Dedication to Mother Mary Angelica the 92 Year Old Amercian Franciscan Nun

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(John 17:21; 2 Timothy 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Corinthians 1:10 )

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, I ask you today to open my heart and my Spirit to receive what you have for me today. Let me hear Your voice clearly and obediently follow You. Use me oh Lord, for your glory and to advance Your Kingdom! In the name of Jesus…AMEN!!!

This DEVOTIONAL is dedicated to Mother Mary Angelica,the 92 year-old American Franciscan nun best known as a television personality and the founder of the internationally-broadcast cable television and radio networks Eternal Word Television Network, who went to be with the Lord Easter Sunday. Mother Angelica was bolder and more fearless preaching the Truth of God’s Word than 90% of the pastors today. I, with the motivational preachers like “cotton candy” Joel Osteen, had a fraction of her courage to preach God’s Word. Of course, Mother Angelica wasn’t motivated by money but by her commitment to the Lord!!!

Without a doubt one of the things I am most grateful for is how God has used Liveprayer to bring unity to the badly divided Body of Christ. Over 1/3 of those who receive the Daily Devotional each day are not Christians. Of the 2/3 who are, they are equally divided among those who go to Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Pentecostal, Independent, and Catholic Churches. Ever since I started this ministry in 1992, one of my greatest “big picture” goals was to help bring the Body of Christ together as one as our Lord prayed in John 17 just hours before going to the cross. “Dividing the Body” is something satan has been doing since the first church in the Book of Acts and what Paul warned about quite often in his letters to the churches.

I purposely stayed away from any denominational affiliation, having my ministry credentials with an independent group of ministers. I also kept this ministry from any denominational affiliations so that nobody could try and label it as “Baptist,” even though I got my formal theological training at a Baptist Seminary, or “Methodist,” even though I was raised and saved in the United Methodist Church, or ”Pentecostal” even though I believe in the gifts of the Spirit. Without having a “label,’ during my first three years I was able to preach in over 500 churches of every denomination, racial and ethnic makeup, all over the country.

You see, my message then and my message now has really never changed. It is a universal message that plays to people in and out of the church. If you don’t know Jesus by faith you need to make the decision for Him today. If you do know the Lord, you need to fully surrender your life and allow Him to use you. No matter what problems you may be facing in your life today, Jesus is the answer!! As I have shared with you often, when you die, there will be only two lines in Heaven, There won’t be a line for Whites and one for Blacks. There won’t be a line for Catholics and one for Protestants. There will be one line for those who know Jesus Christ as their Savior by faith, and one for those who do not!

In dealing with a worldwide audience of over 2.5 million people every day, I am VERY well aware of the incredible divisions there are in Christ’s Body. Perhaps no division is as great as the one between Catholics and non-Catholics. I deal with this issue daily in individual cases but have never addressed it in the Daily Devotional. I want you to pray, open your heart to the words I am going to share with you, and hear the voice of God speaking to you today as I do my best to bring balance and clarity to this area of division within the Body of Christ.

Let me start right away and say that those non-Catholics who think the Roman Catholic Church is a cult and anyone who is part of that church is going to hell, could not be more wrong. I am very aware of those who teach this message of hate and division and they should be ashamed of themselves and will one day answer to God. On the other side, however, those Catholics who think that any non-Catholic has denied the faith and will go to hell for not being part of the Roman Catholic Church is just as wrong. Please, I am NOT interested in receiving your dissertations or your cut and paste emails from websites that try and support EITHER of these extreme positions so don’t send them!

The fact is, the Roman Catholic Church has a long and well-documented history. However, the reality is, it is simply a denomination or group of churches, no different than a group of Southern Baptist, United Methodist, or Assemblies of God Churches. Each group of churches or denomination has their own rich heritage, traditions, and leaders. The critical point is that while each group of churches or denominations have their own unique differences in regard to different doctrinal issues, what makes them CHRISTIAN churches is the foundational element of the Christian faith . . . who Jesus Christ is, that salvation is through faith in Christ alone, and the authority of God’s inspired, inerrant Word.

THE ONE TRUE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST IS NOT A GROUP OF CHURCHES, A DENOMINATION, OR A BUILDING. IT IS MADE UP OF EVERY PERSON WHO HAS ACCEPTED JESUS CHRIST INTO THEIR HEARTS AND LIVES BY FAITH

There is only ONE WAY to get to Heaven and that is by putting your faith and trust in Jesus Christ. My personal opinion is that he is. Not because he was the Pope but because of His faith in Jesus Christ. You see, the moment you die, who you were in this life isn’t important. As the old adage goes, it is Who you know! The only thing that matters the moment you die is, DO YOU KNOW JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR BY FAITH? God will reward us for our faithfulness in serving Him during our life but what we do during our life can’t get us to Heaven, only faith in Jesus Christ will get us into Heaven!

Now let me address some of the issues about the Roman Catholic Church that have led many who know the Lord to leave that church and has caused much of the division with non-Catholics. 3 of the 700+ retired ministers who serve the Lord by helping me each day respond to the over 40,000 emails that we receive are Roman Catholic Priests. Over my years of ministry, I have personally preached in over 1/2 dozen Catholic Churches (and I can assure you that I shared the unadulterated truth of the Gospel and gave an altar call as I do whenever I preach in public), and the best we can tell, approximately 200,000 of the 2-million plus subscribers to the Daily Devotional are Catholics. I have read and studied the Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church and as a student of church history am very well aware of what the Catholic Church teaches.

The problem most non-Catholics have with the Catholic Church is what I call their non-Biblical traditions, which by the way, ALL groups of churches or denominations have. I don’t have the time to go through a complete list but the main ones are how they deal with the mother of Jesus, Mary. She was a virgin when she was immaculately conceived by the Holy Spirit, however, she was a person of flesh and blood like you and I and was born with sin just like you and I were. She also had other children as we know from the Scriptures. There is nothing wrong with honoring her for the incredible role God chose her to play in her life but she is NOT a deity and praying to her is as meaningless as it is to pray to any other person who is dead (including those the Catholic Church has deemed to be “saints”) or alive. There is only ONE person we pray to and that is Jesus.

Another big issue in the Catholic Church is Communion. The tradition of the Catholic Church is that the wafer representing the body of our Lord and the wine representing His blood literally becomes the body and blood of Christ. That is a very real theological argument that Scripture does not support but I don’t see that as an area for major contention. The Bible exhorts us to take Communion often in remembrance of the sacrifice of our Lord and there are those who believe based on certain verses it becomes the literal body and blood of Christ. Another issue that I don’t think is that important is confessing your sins to a Priest. The Bible tells us to confess our sins one to another, so there is nothing wrong if it is your Priest you choose to do that with. However, please understand that NO MAN, only Jesus, can forgive you of your sins since it was only Jesus who died for your sins.

Another issue that is critical to talk about is salvation. The teaching of the Catholic Church clearly is that salvation is through faith in Jesus Christ alone. However, there are some who teach in error (just like some non-Catholic Churches do) that you can do enough good works to earn your way into Heaven which is clearly refuted by Ephesians 2:8-9. Those who teach this, point to the passage in James, “Faith without works is dead.” The fact is that passage was written to people who were already saved. The Bible clearly teaches that a person who is truly saved will have “fruit” or good works follow them. These good works do not save them but flow from their salvation.

Also, it needs to be addressed that many Catholics think that they were the “first church.” Actually, the first church is well documented in the Book of Acts and was in Jerusalem, not Rome. There was quite a network of churches in that part of the world before there was any church at Rome and those early churches in the city of Rome were offshoots of those other various churches who came to plant churches there. It was several hundred years later, with many well established churches all over that part of the world before what we know as the Romans Catholic Church really emerged.

Lastly is the Bible. The Catholic Bible has 6 historical books known as the Apocrypha that deal with those 400 years from the end of Malachi, the end of the Old Testament, to the start of the New Testament. These books were never found to be inspired or inerrant and thus are not part of the 66 books we call the Bible. The Bible is God’s inspired, inerrant Word, representing Absolute Truth and our final authority in all matters. It, and it alone is our authority and overrides any teachings or traditions of man.

Of course, there are many other non-Biblical traditions like purgatory and numerous others. Having said all of that, let me be clear. The Roman Catholic Church is a Christian Church and NOT a cult since the core teachings of the Church are salvation by faith in Jesus Christ alone and the Bible as God’s Word. Since the 1970?s, there has been a very active and growing Charismatic group within the Roman Catholic Church that is as Pentecostal as any Pentecostal Church you will ever attend. Also, in the past 10 years, there is a growing and strong evangelical movement within the Catholic Church. They are working within the Church to bring back a greater emphasis on the Word of God and on the message of salvation and less emphasis on the traditions of the Catholic Church.

Many people who know Christ as their Savior by faith have chosen to stay in the Catholic Church. They are just as saved, love the Lord, and honor His Word as much as anyone who attends a non-Catholic Church. Are there people in the Catholic Church who aren’t saved? Of course! Just like there are people in any church who are not saved. My friend, your Methodist Church can’t save you, your Baptist Church can’t save you, your Pentecostal Church can’t save you, only faith in Jesus Christ can save you! Being baptized can’t save you, the faith of your parents can’t save you, no amount of good works can save you. ONLY FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST CAN SAVE YOU!!!

I love you and care about you so much. I watch, daily, as satan works to divide the Body of Christ and perhaps there is no division as great as the one between Catholics and non-Catholics. Martin Luther’s break with the Catholic Church took place at a time when the Catholic Church was more of a political entity than a spiritual one. Luther wanted to get back to the foundation of the faith, that being salvation through God’s grace and our faith alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), or sola fides, the authority of God’s Word, or sola scriptura. Regardless of the man-made, non-Biblical traditions of the Catholic Church, we are bonded by the shed blood of Jesus Christ since what makes us a Christian is not the name of the building we choose to worship in, but our faith in Christ.

I will continue to do my part in helping to bring unity to the Body of Christ by keeping people focused on the fact our real enemy is satan and not each other. The universal message of the Bible is that God loves each of us so much and desires to have a personal and intimate relationship with us now and for all of eternity. However, it is our sin that is separating us from God, and it is only faith in His Son, Jesus Christ that can wash our sins away and reconcile us to a holy God. Even though we may disagree on some doctrinal issues, on how a worship service is conducted or any number of other issues, let us never forget that those who know Jesus Christ by faith will be spending all of eternity together so we better start learning how to live with our brothers and sisters in Christ now.

Let us pray in the coming days as the Roman Catholic Church elects the next Pope to head that great church’s 1.1 billion members worldwide. I have confided in some of my Catholic friends that one of my great wishes is to be Pope for a day. I would organize a 24-hour telethon to be aired around the world. It would be a special telethon since we would not be raising money but saving souls. It would be 24 hours of non-stop soul winning and with the power of the Papacy, I believe it would be the greatest harvest of souls the world has ever seen. Let us pray that the next Pope of the Roman Catholic Church will not only have a heart for the hurting but also the lost, and the boldness to stand and proclaim that Jesus Christ “is the way, the truth and the life and that no one comes to the Father except through Him!”

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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People are Still Calling for Barabbas Over Jesus Today

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

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Lord, help me to not be like the people who called for Barabbas. Give me the strength to live my life for you today. The greatest way I can show my love for you, the greatest way I can call for JESUS and not Barabbas, is to live my life for you this day. May my thoughts, words, and deeds be pleasing and acceptable to you. In the name of Jesus…AMEN!

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

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

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

I can’t even begin to tell you how heavy my heart has been about this nation, the world we live in, and so many people dying every day and spending eternity in hell. The fact is, this nation and world could be looking forward each day to God’s blessings, instead of awaiting His soon coming wrath and judgment. So many people die each day and end up in hell, when many of them would have accepted Jesus as their Savior and been spending eternity in Heaven if someone had only told them how to be saved. I have spent much of the past 8 years on my face before the Lord, asking for His guidance in fulfilling the ultimate plan and purpose for His work here at Liveprayer

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

In the Bible, we read about the religious institutions that became corrupt, were mostly about money, had become part of the spiritually bankrupt culture due to compromise and worldly motivations, and their leaders who lived a life of luxury off of the sacrifice of the people they were supposed to be guiding spiritually. Isn’t it amazing that in the year 2016 nothing has really changed? Most mainline denominations have bought into the perverted liberal theology of the day that accepts many sins and opposes Biblical Truth. They have embraced ecumenicalism, laying aside the absolutes of the Bible to fellowship with the cults and false religions of the world.

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

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

I don’t believe that the remnant needs to remain silent and sit back while our nation experiences the wrath and judgment of Almighty God. I believe that if the remnant will rise up with one voice, we can see God’s hand of judgment stayed for a season. However, we have no time left. As I told you 8 years ago, we would see God’s wrath and judgment begin to fall on our nation, and we have. Believe me when I tell you the current economic crisis has only just begun. We have a true enemy of God leading our nation. This is only the start of God’s judgment on this land. We must act now!

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

As for Liveprayer, God has uniquely positioned this end-days ministry to be a catalyst to rally and lead His remnant, to sound the trump of warning, in the marketplace and help guide His remnant to lead this nation back to God and His Truth for a season. It is amazing what God can do with only a few who are completely and unconditionally sold out to Him! In just 17 years, Liveprayer, one small work of God operated out of the back of a used car lot, has literally impacted tens of millions of lives worldwide through the Internet and secular media, responded to over 100 million emails for prayer, have over 10 million praise reports archived, and seen over 1,000,000 souls we know of come to faith in Jesus Christ.

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

God has opened several doors for Liveprayer to have a visible and prominent voice in the mainstream media. It is a needed and critical voice that will give one voice to all in the remnant as we take on the lies of satan and stand for Biblical Truth in the marketplace, something NOBODY is doing on a national secular media stage. Again, having a strong unified voice is the key for the remnant to be successful in helping to turn this nation back to God and His Truth while leading lost souls to faith in Jesus Christ. It will be the sacrifice of those in the remnant, the sacrifice of their time, talent, and treasure, that will give us the tools we need to see victory!

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

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

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

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

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

Who will you call for, Barabbas or Jesus?

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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Happy Ressurection Day!

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(Matthew 28:5-7)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, give me an abundance of your JOY this Resurrection Day! Let the “joy of the Lord” me mine on this day, and help me to share that joy with others. In the name of Jesus…AMEN!!!

HE IS RISEN!!!!!!!! Today, marks the greatest historical event in human history…the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The reason the resurrection of Jesus is the greatest historical event is because it is the absolute key to our faith. Paul said in his first letter to the church at Corinth in the 15th chapter, that if Christ did not rise from the dead, then we are still dead in our sin and most vain of all. However, if He did rise from the dead, then we have the assurance our sins are forgiven and of everlasting life.

You see, Jesus is either the biggest fraud in the history of mankind or He is exactly who He claims to be…the Son of God. The resurrection is the key event.

The historical evidence of Christ’s resurrection is irrefutable. The fact that he died on a Roman cross, the claims of followers seeing the risen Lord, evidence of the empty tomb, the inability of the Jewish leaders to disprove the resurrection claims in the very city Jesus died and was buried, and the radical transformation in the lives of His disciples are all well documented.

His disciples went from being normal men concerned only about their own welfare from the night Jesus was arrested, to bold preachers who were willing to die for their faith. You also have Jesus’ own predictions of His resurrection as well as the fact that soon after was the birth of the Christian church that started meeting on Sunday. That is significant since these were monotheistic Jews who were used to worshipping on Saturday.

My friend, the Christian faith has never meant to be a blind leap in the dark. God never asked His children to just believe without any evidence of what we believe in. He has given us plenty of tangible historical evidence to help us know without a doubt that what is in His inspired, inerrant Word is the ABSOLUTE TRUTH. Absolute truth that you can stake your very life on. Of course, once we get to the point we accept the resurrection as a fact, and we accept His Word as TRUTH, it then demands that we totally and unconditionally surrender our very life to Him.

That becomes the logical conclusion of this spiritual journey. Because you see, it is not our life any longer, it belongs to Him. Our purpose is to simply serve and glorify Him with our lives. I pray that on this day in which we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, you will recommit your life to Him. We can all do better. None of us have given it ALL to Him…we can give Him more. Make this day the day that you realize that Jesus rose from the dead, to insure that you will live for eternity with Him if you have accepted Him into your heart and life by faith.

I love you and care about you so very much. I pray you have a wonderful Resurrection Day. For those traveling to be with your family, you will be in my prayers for a safe journey. May you be richly blessed as we stand together to proclaim to this hurting and dying world that Jesus Christ is the Lord of Lords, and the King of Kings….HE IS RISEN!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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One of the Two Sundays Each Year that Many Go To Church

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(Hebrews 10:25)

***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!!!

During the Easter season, it is one of the two times a year that almost everyone who even professes to believe in God goes to church. Of course, the other is Christmas. I thought that this would give me an opportunity to address something that I deal with in the prayer requests I receive daily here at Liveprayer, and that is, how important it is to go to church. Not just on the special holidays, but to be actually part of a fellowship of believers all year long.

Let me make this point perfectly clear up front. Going to church and belonging to a body of believers IS NOT AN OPTION. Read today’s scripture from Hebrews. This is God telling you NOT to stop meeting together. Even in the early church this had become a problem. Never forget my friend, the church is NOT a man-made idea, it is a God-made idea.

This is another way God has provided for His children to remain strong, and live productive, victorious lives. Trust me, over my years in ministry I have heard every rationale for not going to church that there is and the only one that is valid is when you are physically unable to attend. By the way, sleeping in does not count as physically unable to attend. Not going to church is living in rebellion to God’s will for your life.

The reason God has made this part of our life with Him is, to stay on track. So, there are several basic things that we MUST do. We MUST pray and we MUST read the Bible every day. We also MUST be part of a fellowship because it is in that fellowship we are spiritually fed and nurtured. It is in that fellowship we make friends with other believers. It is in that fellowship we usually find ways to serve the Lord. It is in that fellowship we grow spiritually!!!

Before you say it, let me. There is not, never has been, and never will be a perfect church because a church is made up of imperfect people from the pastor on down. That is a fact. For those of you looking for a church home, the best advice that I can give you is to pray, find a place where the Word of God is preached in an uncompromising way, and find a place that is not operating in contradiction to the Bible (example: A church that promotes an unscriptural lifestyle such as homosexuality or a church that does not accept the basic tenets of faith such as the virgin birth, who Jesus is, and the work on the cross). Find a place where you feel that you can grow spiritually as well as serve the Lord.

I have found that after preaching in over 500 churches of every denomination, that the key to a great church is the shepherd, the pastor. I have so much respect for those God has called to be pastors. I honestly prayed that God would never call me to pastor a church. It is one of the most difficult jobs in the Kingdom. However, it is important to find a true shepherd as described in John Chapter 10.

I am praying today that during this Easter season, you will come under great conviction about becoming part of a fellowship if you are not already. It is important to your life and relationship with the Lord. You will never grow spiritually without this being part of your life. It is impossible. It is also a reason that many are struggling in their life. I realize that some of you have been hurt in the past by a church. DO NOT let your past experiences get in the way. That is a ploy of satan who wants you out there all alone so that you are an easy target. There is safety in numbers.

As I normally do, I am going to let you pray about this. One thing that I realized early in my ministry is that I cannot force someone to do anything. God didn’t make us that way. He gave us the free will to make our own decisions. My job is to tell you what the Word says, what God wants from your life, and how you can become all that He has raised you up to be. Like in everything, there are basics. Without doing the basics, it just doesn’t work. Going to church and being part of a local fellowship are just two of the basics that is critical to your spiritual health. I am praying in earnest that this message is finding fertile ground in the hearts that need to hear these words today. Make it a part of your life not just on Christmas and Easter but part of each week.

I love you and care about you so much. I am praying for you and trusting God that those who are not a part of a church, will make that commitment today. Remember, it is not an option but something that God requires. If you need a church home, let me encourage you to become part of the LivePrayer Church. In just a few months, it has become the world’s online cathedral, with over 10,000 joining our service each week. Each week the service is posted at 12:01 EDT and is up all week so you can worship on whatever day, whatever time is convenient to you.

LivePrayer Church: http://www.liveprayerchurch.com

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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

The Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross!

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(John 3:16, 14:6)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Lord, USE ME in these perilous, last days, as a messenger of your hope in Jesus. Father, make me aware of the people you have put in my life each day, many who will die and burn in hell for all eternity for rejecting Christ, and use me as a vessel of your love and hope. I thank you for sending Jesus to die for my sins that I might know the free gift of everlasting life, and I ask today that you help me to lead others to that wonderful eternal relationship with Christ. For it is in HIS name I pray…AMEN!

Today is the day that we celebrate one of the greatest events in human history, the death of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the cross!!! Today is truly a day of rejoicing. Because of the sacrifice Jesus made, giving His very life as the one-time perfect sacrifice for the sins of all mankind, we can be forgiven of our sins and reunited with our Lord for eternity. So much of what I deal with each day in this Devotional is to help you walk through this short journey here on earth victoriously while allowing God to use your life for His glory. However, we must never forget that this journey is very short and there is an eternity waiting for us when this life is completed.

I want to focus for a few minutes on this most sacred day to that split second when our life on this earth is finished and we are launched into eternity. Do you have the assurance this very moment that when you take your last breath that you will spend eternity in Heaven?

If the answer to that question is anything but a resounding YES, then let me just share this simple truth with you. You see, our God, our Creator so loved this world, so loved His creation, that He sent His Son, His only Son to be part of this world. Jesus had one mission in this life. It wasn’t to be a great teacher, though He was a great teacher. It wasn’t to be a great prophet, though He was a great prophet. It wasn’t to be a great miracle worker, though He did work many great miracles. No my friend, Jesus came to this world to perform only one job…to die!

You see, the reason it was vital for Jesus to be immaculately conceived and born of a virgin was so that He was not infested with the same problem you and I are born into this life with, sin. Otherwise, the best He could have done was to die for His own sins. Jesus lived on this earth for some 33 years before it was time to complete His work. That work was finished on a hill called Calvary and a cross where He hung, and then died as the perfect one-time sacrifice for the sins of this world. That is why whosoever believes in Jesus shall not perish, but is promised everlasting life!!!

Putting our faith in Jesus is the only way to be saved because it was only Jesus who died for our sins. There are no other ways to be saved, no other roads to God, there are no other plans of salvation!!! This is God’s one and only plan to reconcile His fallen creation back to Himself. This is the only way that you can escape eternity apart from the God who created you in His own image. It is through His grace and by your faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8,9)!!!

There are many incredible mysteries in the Bible. There are many doctrinal issues that will never be fully understood until we reach Glory. But God made the most important decision of this life very easy and simple to understand. He gave every person on earth the very same opportunity to have their sins washed away and be assured of an eternity in Heaven. That is why we put our faith and trust in Jesus Christ and why we celebrate Good Friday today.

The most important decision you will make in this life is not who you will marry, or where you will live, or what kind of job you will have. The most important decision you will make in this life is to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior by faith. If you have not done that yet, the Bible says that TODAY is the day of salvation.

I would invite you to go to, http://www.liveprayer.com/plan.cfm Pray to ask God to open your heart, read the words, pray the prayer, and accept today God’s gift to you this Easter season the gift of everlasting life through His son Jesus.

I love you and care about you deeply. For those of you who already know Christ as your Savior, I would encourage you to forward this email to someone that you know who is lost and without hope this Easter. What better gift to give someone than the opportunity to know Jesus as their Savior and God’s free gift of everlasting life when this journey through life is over. I pray that you will take time today to focus on what Jesus did on that cross some 2,000 years ago. Because of His obedience our sins can be forgiven and we can have everlasting life!!!

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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