Don’t Push God’s Grace

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(Acts 5:1-11)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, help me to always be prepared to serve you in any way that I can. My life belongs to you. I am ready, willing, and able to answer your call as I go through my life each day. Use me for your glory. I am yours! In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

Don’t push God’s grace. I have heard many wonderful messages on “the God of the second chance”. I have to admit that in my life, it has been the God of the “I can’t count that high” chances. I have been guilty in my life of rolling the dice and counting on God’s grace to be there. Let me share something with you today that you MUST listen to. There is NO PLACE in the bible that promises you a second chance.

The messages on “the God of the second chance” are testimonies….NOT Biblical promises. Again, there is NO PLACE in the Bible where God promises you a second chance. However I do believe, that as long as you have breath, you can receive God’s grace. That is where you are playing spiritual roulette. The Bible does tell us that tomorrow is not guaranteed to any of us. Read today’s Scripture about Ananias and Sapphira.

The point of today’s Devotional is as a warning, a wake-up call to those who are living in rebellion to God’s will and plan for their life. Those who are betting that they can enjoy the fruits of sin and at some point “get right” with God…that may work…you may get lucky. But are you willing to bet eternity on a few moments of pleasure? Let me tell you the other fallacy in that thinking.

Once you are involved in sinful activities, it becomes like quicksand. You may want out, but at some point you realize that you can’t get out. Sin lures you in, like the Venus flytrap, and all of the sudden you can’t escape. You stop praying, you stop reading the Bible, you stop going to church, and you turn off any message of God. It becomes a slippery slope and each day you fall farther, making it harder to escape. I am speaking to many of you today, and you know who you are.

The answer? God sends His Word to you at various times to help you escape. He loves you! He has a perfect plan for your life. This message today is one of those times that God is speaking directly to your heart. This is not an accident that you are reading this today. The answer? Run from your sin and run to God before it is too late. The story of Ananias and Sapphira is NOT a work of fiction.

It happened. These were real people. They tempted God, pushed His grace, and lost! God is giving you an opportunity today to turn away from your sin. He will help you. He will strengthen you. Don’t miss this chance, because THERE IS NO GUARANTEE YOU WILL HAVE ANOTHER ONE.

I love you and care about you. These are tough words because I know so many are hurting and in the midst of great turmoil. However, I have to be honest with you, because you need someone to tell it like it is. You can count on my prayers, and if I can help in any way, don’t hesitate to contact me.

The most important question to ask yourself is this. am I really happy with my life, living in rebellion to God? If the answer is no, then find a quiet place right now, and simply ask God to forgive you, repent of your sins, and ask Him to help you come back to Him. He is extending His grace to you today. Don’t take that grace for granted.

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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Trusting Jesus

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(John 3:16, 146)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, help me to be a blessing to someone I meet today. Help me to not be so self-absorbed that I miss the opportunity to be a good witness for you. Today, I yield myself to you. Use me for your glory! In the name of Jesus…AMEN!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trusting in Jesus everyday!”

I am at a crossroads. God has always taken care of us over these 17 yrs. Without any support, I have to begin thinking that God is shutting the door, I have been wrong all along in simply telling the truth while those who compromise, sell false hope, were correct. I REFUSE to believe selling out is the answer!!!

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

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

In 2007, I wrote a Devotional stating that 2008 would be a monumental year, a year of great change. It was. We saw the financial crisis that has impacted tens of millions of people in this nation, hundreds of millions more around the world explode. While over 12,000 churches have shut down, 120,000 non-profit organizations closed their doors, and with the property of nearly 40,000 churches in foreclosure, Liveprayer has continued to press forward despite seeing a 67% drop in donations from 2008 and losing 29 of our core group of 30 people who had the ability in times of financial difficulty to be able to overnight or wire $10,000-$30,000 to help us over a rough edge.

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

Due to our extreme financial crisis at Liveprayer, I have cut my personal salary from $36,000 to just $12,000 for the past 4 years, and that is only in order to pay the most basic needs to survive each month. I have poured my heart, soul, life, and even blood at times into God’s work here the past 17 years to reach the lost and see HIS Truth declared in the marketplace, something few are willing to do, to be a rare bold, uncompromised voice for Biblical Truth in this lost age.

As I type these words tonight, I am at the end. Simply sustaining our daily operations is now a daily task. Simply paying for basic personal needs is becoming more difficult. For 25 years, I have literally sacrifice my life, my time, my talent, and my treasure to bring the lost to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and HIS Truth boldly and without compromise into the marketplace, as very few are doing, virtually none at a national level in the secular media.

I have never cared about money for myself other than to simply live, and as some have told me, foolishly have ignored my needs. Just like the ministries finances, I have only asked the Lord to meet our needs for Liveprayer and for my basic living needs for that month, standing in faith He would. HE HAS and has used my dear friends month after month to keep His work impacting lives around the world every single day!

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

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

I come today asking you to help me. Over 17 years, Liveprayer has sent personal responses to over 100 MILLION emails. We still get over 40,000 a day. Tens of millions of live worldwide have been impacted. Over 1,000,000 we know of have come to faith in Jesus. THIS IS MY ETERNAL LEGACY AND MY TRACK RECORD OF SERVICE THESE PAST 12 YEARS!!! MY JOB IS NOT FINISHED!!!

All we have done has only been possible by dear friends like you who have prayed for me, and sacrificed to support me financially. In these 13+ years, I have never asked for anything for myself, and despite sacrificing the vast bulk of what little personal compensation I took for several years, leaving me over $50,000 in current debts, zero financial safety net at age 58, since my only goal today is to cover the $65,000 I need to simply keep Liveprayer alive for one more month. This is the way we have operated each month for the past 17 years. I have simply asked the Lord to provide what I need to get to the next month.

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

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

The fact is, I need to bring in $35,000 just to get our basic operational and TV expenses from the first weeks of the month taken care of! If you have the liquid cash to wire to our bank, please email me at: bkeller@livepryaer.com and I will get you the info. If you are able to send a gift of $5,000 or more, FedEx it to our office in St. Petersburg, feel free to mark “bill recipient” and they will be our special account. After 17 years of pouring out my sweat and blood, literally 24/7, I will not see God’s work here slowed down or thwarted, and definitely not shut down. There are enough people with resources who can help me.

WE HAVE THE ABILITY, BASED ON 17 YEARS OF PIONEERING THE INTERNET AND BRINGING CHRIST TO THE MASSES ON SECULAR TV, OF BEING GOD’S AGENT TO TURN THIS NATION BACK TO OUR CREATOR AND HIS TRUTH. THE TIME IS NOW, OUR OPPORTUNITY IS UPON US, AND NOW MORE THAN EVER I NEED YOU TO HELP ME!

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

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

LET’S CHAT HOW YOU CAN HELP ME!!!

To make a gift to Liveprayer on your major credit card at our website http://www.liveprayer.com under the “Donation” button, or you can give from your PayPal account by using my email address, bkeller@liveprayer.com , or you can mail it to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33709. One the credit card or PayPal form after your name simply mark (9-11). All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.

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

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

Will you stand and fight with me???????

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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

Forty Three Years of Killing Innocent Babies is the Legacy of this Nation!

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(Exodus 20:13; Psalm 106:38; Jeremiah 1:5)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, thank you for your blessings. I admit so much of the time I take most of them for granted, but today, I want to acknowledge your love for me and the many blessings you bestow upon me each and every day. It is easy to say thank you, but more important to thank you in how I live my life each day. Give me your strength to live my life pleasing and acceptable to you during this day. In Jesus name I pray…AMEN!

43 years of killing innocent babies is the legacy of this nation! The Supreme Court has made it easier for a woman to kill her baby. This nation deserves God’s wrath and judgment!!!

Did you know that $300 MILLION DOLLARS of our tax money go to slaughter innocent babies last year? I read about the Old Testaments prophets lamenting the fact they faithfully deliver the word God has told them to deliver to the people and nobody listened to them. I fully understand the frustration they felt and can empathize with them.

For the nearly 17 years Liveprayer has been online, for the 10 years the TV program has been on the air, I have faithfully delivered God’s message that the legalized slaughter of over 4,000 innocent babies every DAY was going to unleash God’s wrath on this nation.

We will never forget 9/11 and the 3,000 innocence people who died that day. We will always remember the horror of Hurricane Katrina and how it virtually destroyed one of the great cities in our country, killing hundreds and displacing hundreds of thousands of innocent people. Yet, every 24 hours we legally slaughter 4,000 innocent babies and we never even give it a second thought!

*DID YOU THINK TODAY ABOUT THE FACT IN THE LAST 24 HOURS 4,000 INNOCENT BABIES ACROSS THIS COUNTRY WERE SLAUGHTERED???

The leading baby killing organization in the world is Planned “how to kill your baby” Parenthood. In their recent data, they brag that they performed apx 300,000 murders last year. During that time they received $345.1 million in clinic income, $212.2 million in donations, and $305.3 MILLION DOLLARS FROM US TAX PAYERS!!! Their total income was $902.8 million with expenses of $847 million, leaving them a profit of $55.8 million dollars!!! What a great business they have!!!

The fact that our Federal Government makes the practice of infanticide legal in this nation is sickening to me, and I can only imagine how it sickens God. The fact that the Federal Government takes $300 MILLION TAX DOLLARS and gives it to this organization to slaughter babies disgusts me more than I can even begin to put into words. The government not only make killing babies legal, they actually take our tax dollars and give them to the leading organization whose sole purpose is to slaughter innocent babies.

My friend, we not only are long overdue God’s wrath, but we deserve God’s wrath! Forget the fact we have turned from God to worship the false gods and idols of the world. Forget the fact that we live in total rebellion to God and His Truth. Simply the fact that we slaughter over 4,000 innocent babies every single day in this nation is enough for us to suffer whatever punishment God metes out!

I keep asking myself when will this nation wake up? I am afraid like the children of Israel so many times in the Old Testament, we have become so lost in our sin, so blinded by our rejection of and rebellion to God, that we no longer possess a conscience. Our hearts are so hardened and our soul is seared that we no longer care. Knowing that it is only a matter of moments before God says enough is enough and pours out His wrath upon this nation, it would be easy for hopelessness to set in and do nothing. That is the mindset satan wants us to have. Instead, now is the time to do more! We are the victors, it is satan who is defeated!

I love you and care about you so much. I have a renewed sense of purpose today, a new motivation, a new fire that has been lit inside of me. I will press on and keep giving everything I have each day to be faithful to the Lord’s calling on my life. I want this message today to encourage you as well. God needs all of His children, now more than ever, to rise up and take their stand for Him in these last days. Each of us have our own specific calling, our own special missions to perform for the Master. Now is the time to be more faithful than ever. Now is the time to work harder than we ever have. Now is the time for make even greater sacrifices, to make even more of a commitment to the Lord and His work.

Can we ever take the Federal Government out of the business of slaughtering innocent babies? I pray daily for that moment to come. We have to do all we can to at least get them to stop funding this private organization whose only business is killing innocent babies. In the meantime, as we fight those political battles, we have to keep fighting this issue on the ground by changing hearts and lives.

In just over a year since I put up the video of an actual abortion being performed on the Liveprayer website ( ttp://www.liveprayer.com/aborsion.cfm ), we have received emails from over 20,000 women who were planning on killing their baby, watched that video, and decided to let their baby live. I have no doubt many more babies are alive today because of that one video clip. We have to continue to speak out and not be silent, to let women know there are options to killing their baby, to educate young people on God’s plan for sex and relationships, and most important, lead people to faith in Christ and the Truth of His Word!

Planned “how to kill your baby” Parenthood is a sick and disgusting organization. How would you like to go to work each day at a place where their business is slaughtering innocent babies? They make their money by charging women to kill their baby. What a wonderful way to use some of what God has entrusted to you. They make their money through donations. How fulfilling it must be to go to sleep at night knowing that you sacrificed some of your hard earned dollars to help kill an innocent baby. They also are given hundreds of millions a year by the Federal Government to finance their baby killing business.

If people want to pay someone to kill their baby that is their choice. If someone wants to give their money to an organization whose business is killing babies, that is their choice. TO TAKE TAX DOLLARS AND GIVE THEM TO A PRIVATE ORGANIZATION SO THEY CAN SLAUGHTER INNOCENT BABIES IS UNCONSCIONABLE AND HAS TO STOP IMMEDIATELY!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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

The Fine Print in the Salvation Message is Not what We Get but what We Give!

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(Galatians 2:20; 1 Corinthians 6:20; Matthew 16:24-25)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, thank you for your blessings. I admit so much of the time I take most of them for granted, but today, I want to acknowledge your love for me and the many blessings you bestow upon me each and every day. It is easy to say thank you, but more important to thank you in how I live my life each day. Give me your strength to live my life pleasing and acceptable to you during this day. In Jesus name I pray…AMEN!

In our narcissistic, “What’s in it for me?” culture, we have learned how to market salvation to the masses like we do cell phones, cars, and hamburgers. In our zeal to win people for Christ, we have been very careful to focus on the benefits of salvation, making sure people understood all the reasons why this is a good choice, while being too afraid to tell them the WHOLE plan of salvation.

We sell salvation just like the late-night infomercials sell weight-loss pills, whipping people into an emotional frenzy by hyping all the benefits of getting saved, but never explaining to them the FULL COST of getting saved. The “fine print” in the salvation message is not what we get but what we GIVE!

I am saddened when I hear people share the Gospel, giving people an invitation to know Christ, but never really explain what a person is actually doing. Please don’t misunderstand me, I am grateful for everyone who shares the Gospel, gives people the opportunity to come to know Christ as their Savior, but my point today is that we MUST tell them the complete truth about what they are doing.

When a person makes the decision to accept Christ into their heart and life by faith, they are surrendering their life to Him. It is called giving your heart and life to Jesus because that is exactly what you are doing. From that moment on, your life no longer belongs to you, it belongs to Jesus. That is the critical part of the salvation message so many fail to tell people.

We are quick to point out that if you accept Jesus you will have the assurance of everlasting life with God your Creator. That is true. It is our faith in Christ, the One who died for our sins that allows us to be reconciled with a Holy God and know that when our brief journey through life is over we will be with Him for all eternity. We also make sure people understand the tremendous benefits of being saved.

At that moment, the Holy Spirit indwells a Believer to supply them with the power of Almighty God. By accepting Christ as your Savior you have peace and joy in your life that is impossible to know otherwise. You come to realize that your life has meaning and purpose and experience the abundance of this life that Jesus promised. All of these things are true and need to be pointed out.

It is easy to see why people would want to be saved. Most people on the planet can accept that there is a Supreme Being or God out there. It is not hard for anyone who is honest to admit they have sinned, so asking for your sins to be forgiven makes sense. Even the heathen with the hardest heart will admit that one day he will die.

Everyone knows that is a day each one of us will face. So, accepting Jesus by faith to have the assurance that when this life is over you will go to Heaven and not Hell is a logical choice to make. To also have the Holy Spirit living within you, know a special peace and joy, have a purpose in life and experience its abundance, all makes the decision to accept Christ very attractive and really something only a foolish person would turn down.

So people make that eternal choice to accept Jesus by faith and nothing really changes. They wake up the next morning in the same bed, the same house. They have the same family and friends. They go to the same school and have the same job. They have all the same problems they did the night before, and maybe even a few new ones.

They do all the same things. Even though the Bible proclaims that they are “Born again,” that they are a “New creature in Christ,” that the “Old has passed away,” their real, practical, day-to-day lives have not changed. This is why so many people who accept Christ are truly saved, but they never grow in their new faith and many of them see very little change in their life from BS (before being saved), to AS (after being saved).

The reason is when they got saved, what was left out or never really explained to them was the complete story of accepting Christ as their Savior. The part of the salvation experience that is often left out and never properly explained to people is the fact that when you accept Christ into your heart and life by faith you are giving your life to Him. It is an act of sacrifice and surrender, two words that most people want no part of.

That is why this most critical element of what it means to be saved is never really spoken about. The bottom line is, when you get saved you are surrendering your life to Jesus Christ. Your life no longer belongs to you, it belongs to the Lord. Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice when He literally gave His life in payment for your sins, and when you get saved, you are making a sacrifice of your life to Him.

This is so important since it goes to the very core of what being a Christian, a follower of Christ, is all about. We have sacrificed, surrendered our life to Jesus. Our life is no longer our own but now belongs to Him. All we do, where we go, everything regarding our life is now in the Lord’s control. When you get saved, you are literally giving Him your life.

That is why so many who know Christ live without His peace, without His joy, without any real purpose, without the victory, because they have refused to fully surrender their lives to Him. That is why most of the false religions of the world are so popular. You simply accept their false teachings but you can still live your life anyway you want to. When you become a follower of Jesus, your very life now belongs to Him.

I love you and care about you so much. That is why even though Liveprayer reaches a massive audience each day through the Internet and on t.v. and we have people accepting Christ as their Savior every single day, we do our very best to first make sure they understand that in asking Jesus into their heart and life by faith they are literally surrendering their life to Him, that their life now belongs to Jesus. We send them a booklet that helps guide them in the basics of their new faith, things like reading the Bible and praying every day. We do our best to work with local churches to get people plugged in so they can be properly discipled and start to grow in their new faith.

When a person is saved, there is a supernatural change that happens to them spiritually. It is now critical for that person to understand that their life will never be the same again, that they are different now, and to help them begin the process of transforming their mind and day-to-day life to be a true follower of Christ.

That doesn’t happen overnight, but over time. It is that process of sanctification, or becoming more like Christ, that begins at the moment a person is saved and continues to their very last breath. It is vital that each person who knows Christ is not only being discipled by someone more mature in the faith at all times, but that they are giving of themselves to disciple someone who is younger in the faith at all times. We can only grow in our faith as we are helped along by those who are more mature, and we have that same responsibility to help those who are younger in the faith grow in their relationship with the Lord.

I will be praying for you today. Praying that as you share the Gospel with people like our Lord has commanded all of His children to do, that you will clearly highlight the benefits of being saved, but not leave out the fact that being saved also includes surrendering our very lives to the Lord.

We are actually cheating people by NOT telling them the whole story, since our purpose in life, the fullness of our peace and joy in knowing Christ, the true abundance of this life, can never be fully experienced unless we have unconditionally surrendered our life to Christ. Getting saved is not just about what we get, but it is also about what we GIVE-our life to Jesus Christ!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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

Transgenered Children

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(1 Thessalonians 4:3, Romans 1:18-32, 1 Corinthians 6:9-1)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, thank you for your blessings. I admit so much of the time I take most of them for granted, but today, I want to acknowledge your love for me and the many blessings you bestow upon me each and every day. It is easy to say thank you, but more important to thank you in how I live my life each day. Give me your strength to live my life pleasing and acceptable to you during this day. In Jesus name I pray…AMEN!

TRANSGENDERED CHILDREN??? “God be with you today Bill Keller, I have a friend whose daughter wants to become a man. She is 14 now . Any suggestions to give to my friend and family?”

I wish I could tell you the number of emails like this we are now getting EVERY WEEK! LET ME CLARIFY, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A TRANSGENDERED PERSON, ONLY MEN AND WOMEN SO CONFUSED THAT THEY HAVE BOUGHT INTO A LIE THAT THEY ARE SOMETHING OTHER THAN WHO GOD CREATED THEM AS!!!

My counsel to parents in this situation is first, at 14, your child is just that…A CHILD! A child with a brain still being formed and who has obviously bought into the brainwashing of our society on this issue. They need professional CHRISTIAN counseling to help them understand God makes no mistakes and they are the gender HE created them to be. They need to understand the LIES of satan that has them in this confused state. It is a battle of the truth and the lie!

The advocates for these perverse lifestyles and relationships lashes out at people like myself and the church, saying that by denouncing homosexuality as a sin it creates an atmosphere for people to bully those who choose to commit homosexual acts and puts the lives of those who choose to engage in this type of sinful activity at risk.

WRONG! It is not those who call the sin of homosexuality what God calls it, sin, who are responsible for this confusion, it is the homosexual community promoting their unhealthy, unnatural, and perverted lifestyle t9 children! I have tried to tell you that for decades the homosexual community has targeted children as young as elementary school in order to brainwash them that there is nothing wrong with this sexual choice.

I also blame the media, especially high profile personalities like Anderson Cooper, Rachel Maddow, Don Lemon, Ellen DeGeneres, Rosie O’Donnell, and others who use their media platform to promote and glamorize the choice to engage in homosexual acts. Part of the blame also resides with those pastors who are too afraid to take on this sin, and those faux churches that actually promote and glorify acts that God calls sinful all throughout the Bible !

I get emails daily and calls on the TV program nightly from people who start out by saying, “I am a homosexual.” Whenever that happens, I immediately jump in before I allow them to continue to correct them. I point out the fact that there is no such thing as a homosexual, only a homosexual act. There are people who CHOOSE to have sex with people of the same sex, but that is a sexual act, not who a person is. I have to admit, the saddest calls like this are from young men and women, clearly in their teens, calling up and claiming to be “gay” or “lesbian.” These young adults have as much business engaging in any sexual activity as they do performing brain surgery!!!

I told you over and over once society crossed the line and accepted the perversion of same-sex relations as “normal,” it would open the door to additional sexual perversion. I warned you over a decade ago, the homosexual community was coming after your children. They have been patient and done a masterful job over the past 2 decades to indoctrinate from birth that homosexuality is a perfectly acceptable and even glamorous lifestyle. They have accomplished this through the schools, the media, and yes, even the church!

Well over 60% of young adults 25 and under see nothing wrong with this CHOICE of unnatural, unhealthy, and perverted sex. Worse, over 40% of young adults 25 and under who identify themselves as “Christians” have no problem with the sin of homosexuality!!!

Today, I want to expose this orchestrated plan by the homosexual community to brainwash your children that this sin is a perfectly acceptable choice and to warn those who are not aware to what extent the pro-homosexual agenda is being fulfilled, while hopefully wake up the bloated, weak, and apathetic church that has to bear much of the responsibility for the moral decay of our culture.

The goal of those who have chosen the homosexual lifestyle is to justify their sinful choice that is inherently destructive both to society and themselves. They are trying to force society to validate legally and ethically their choice of sexual behavior and relationships, and to enact laws that allow them to promote this sinful choice to our children as normal, even desirable behavior.

It is very disturbing to hear a 14-year-old boy, a 15-year-old girl claiming to be gay or lesbian, or now, so confused they think they are the opposite sex of how God created them! When pressed if they were actually having sex they usually say no. The fact is, a 14-year-old boy or a 15-year-old girl are no more gay or lesbian than I am a giraffe! Just because I call myself a giraffe doesn’t make me one.

They have simply bought into the “gay lie” that is being promoted by the pro-homosexual community and told loud enough, often enough in our society that these CHILDREN have this warped idea they are something other than how God created them. GOD DID NOT CREATE MEN TO HAVE SEX WITH MEN, OR WOMEN TO HAVE SEX WITH WOMEN! Those who do are committing unnatural acts in complete rebellion to God.

That is what is most upsetting to me. Whether you understand it or not, YOUR children are being targeted by the pro-homosexual community to indoctrinate them almost from birth that this choice of sexual relationship is normal, acceptable, and desirable. They have done this through infiltrating the school curriculum with pro-homosexual material, they have done this through the 3,000+ “gay clubs” in schools all over the nation, and they have masterfully used the media (TV, movies, Internet, music) to, day after day after day tell the world there is nothing wrong with this choice of sexuality.

Theologically this is not even a debatable issue. All through the Bible, from the Old Testament through the New, homosexuality is defined by God as a sin, PERIOD. God calls it an ABOMINATION! I have heard the tortured theological arguments homosexuals have made, but there is absolutely NO WAY to change the fact this act is a sin. Just because there is now a homosexual version of the Bible where they have literally changed the passages that call this act a sin, that does NOT change God’s inspired, inerrant Word.

The two greatest lies the pro-homosexual community has put out are that 1) homosexuality is something that you are “born with,” 2) 10% or more in our society are homosexual. First, modern science has CLEARLY rejected and been unable to prove that ANYONE is “born gay.”

TAKING YOUR PANTS OFF TO HAVE SEX IS A CHOICE!!!! GOD DID NOT MAKE ANYONE “GAY!” PEOPLE CHOOSE TO ENGAGE IN HOMOSEXUAL BEHAVIOR!!!! LIKE ALL SIN, ONCE YOU DO IT LONG ENOUGH, IT MAY SEEM ‘NATURAL’, BUT IT IS STILL A CHOICE THAT YOU MAKE. The “struggle” people who choose this sin speak of is the same “struggle” we all have, to obey God or to sin! Also, all legitimate studies done by the non-homosexual community clearly show that less than 2% of the population EVER engage in this type of sexual sin.

A foolish argument from those who choose this sin is that “why would anyone choose something that brought them ridicule, condemnation, and the hatred of so many?” People make that choice every day! I deal daily with men and women who CHOOSE to commit adultery and destroy their marriage, lose the love and respect of their children, in many cases ruin their career. People who choose sin choose to deal with the consequences of their sin.

Of course, anyone who dares to speak up on this issue is labeled as “intolerant” and a “homophobe.” So this group that calls for tolerance by others, is very INTOLERANT when someone opposes their views. They also use the word “homophobe” to intimidate people from speaking out against their sexual choice.

I love you and care about you so much. Pray for the parents of children like the email above, who have been confused and brainwashed by society on something as basic as their gender!. Parents, you need to wake up and be aware what other parents are teaching their children! There are endless numbers of parents “supporting” their child in trying to change their gender!

You better wake up and be aware that your daughters are being taught at school that it is “cool” to have sex with other girls, it is called “lesbian chic.” You also better be aware that your sons are being taught having a boyfriend is the “in thing.” Lastly, you better be VERY AWARE of what is on television, in music, and out in the culture that is constantly sending the message to your children that homosexuality is a normal and acceptable CHOICE!

The church better wake up and realize that while they have been building great buildings and getting fat, satan has been busy using the sin of homosexuality to destroy the lives of our children. As much of an abomination as homosexual churches are, equally as abominable to God are regular churches that accept homosexuality as a normal lifestyle!

We live in a free society. If people who have chosen to engage in homosexual activity want to have their own schools, their own churches, their own television network, they have every right to. It is about time the church wakes up and realizes that those who promote this sin are bold and are stopping at NOTHING to get their message out to the masses, and targeting the children!

THAT is why I am always talking about how the church, those who know Christ as their Savior, have got to quit preaching to the choir and start taking the hope and love of Christ to the world at large. As those who follow Christ, we also have a responsibility to pray for those who are in this bondage, for God to open their hearts to the truth of His Word, and to turn from their sin. Only God can change hearts, and for those who are in bondage to the sin of homosexuality, we must pray for them to open their hearts and turn from their sin.

Until Jesus returns, we will always have those who choose a perverted form of sex with those of their own gender, just like we will always have those who choose to pervert sex by having it outside of the bonds of marriage. While we can never accept their choice since it is clearly against God’s Word, we must pray for them, just like we must pray for everyone who is battling sin in their life.

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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Howard Stern, the Self-Proclaimed “King of All Media”

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(Isaiah 55:11)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, please be with me throughout this day and guide my thoughts, words, and deeds. Please give me the strength to live this day for you. Give me the wisdom, boldness, and courage to stand for you and your truth as the opportunities present themselves. Help me to be BOLD FOR CHRIST THIS DAY! In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

Howard Stern, the self-proclaimed “king of all media.” Not much surprises me any longer, so I wasn’t shocked at the number of people who chastise and lambaste me for going on Howard Stern’s radio program several times each year. I was told not to cast my pearls before swine, that I had no business being on such a vile and filthy program, that I was wasting my time talking to a man who has cast his lot with satan, that I would only embarrass Christ by associating with such a person, and on and on. These are the same people who still don’t understand why I “waste my time and lots of money” to air the Liveprayer TV program on secular stations and networks!!!

What these people forget or never understood in the first place, is that it is to the Howard Sterns of the world we have been COMMANDED to take the Gospel. These are the very people God has called us to reach out to with His Truth and the hope of Jesus Christ. What these people with no vision also never understood is that while I was happy to get a chance to witness to Howard, his on-air cohorts, and the behind the scenes production team, it was his 1 MILLION LISTENERS I was looking to reach!

Let me be very blunt with you. I would rather have 20 minutes on Howard Stern’s program, reaching his 1 million listeners, than preach to a stadium or arena full of people bussed in by the local churches. I am just being honest with you. The people in that stadium or arena will love the message I bring, give a great offering, and buy whatever resources I sell. In appearing with Howard, the message and me personally will be ridiculed and scorned, get death threats, there is certainly nobody who is going to give us any money. But it is to THOSE lost and hurting masses living without Christ and heading for the fires of hell that I live to reach each day as Paul did in his day!

Of course, it was the hand of God who orchestrated this great opportunity. Because of the sacrifice of many the TV program is on over 100 markets “live” for an hour every Monday thru Friday. One of Howard’s people began watching and recording the program every night. Even though he watched to mock, ridicule, and make crank calls to the program, HE WAS WATCHING! That is the whole reason I only do the program on secular stations and networks, to reach people like that!

I don’t care why they are watching. The fact is, these are mostly people who are never going to church, never going to read the Bible, and are living their lives void of God’s Truth and in rebellion to Him. These people are lost and heading to hell when they die, and most of them don’t even fully comprehend that fact! THOSE ARE THE EXACT PEOPLE I AM OUT TO REACH! GOD’S WORD WILL NOT RETURN VOID! Regardless of the motives of those who watch, they are hearing the Truth of God’s Word and they are hearing that Jesus loves them and without Christ, they will spend eternity in hell! Jesus is their only hope for this life and for all eternity!!!

“So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11”

Several years ago, I began getting emails from people who said they heard me on Howard Stern’s program. At first I thought they were confused or joking, but after several days of these emails I did some research and found out Howard was playing clips from my TV program of his people calling in with fake prayer requests, trying to see how I would answer their problems. I contacted my PR firm and told them to contact Howard’s people, that they are free to use clips from my program even though they are mocking and demeaning what we do, but they need to tell their audience where they got the clips from. I also instructed them to tell Howard’s people that he should invite me on his program.

Again, I could care less about being on Howard Stern’s radio program, but I did care about being able to reach the 1 million people who listen to his program every day!!! So that is how the appearance on Howard’s radio program came to be years ago, and I am on 3-4 times every years about the issues of the day. Nothing but the hand of God at work. If you have not heard the 20 minute interview, here is the link: http://www.liveprayer.com/stern1.cfm

I had no illusions about what the interview would be like, the filthy and very personal nature it would take, the foul language, since that is what Howard’s program is all about. He has made hundreds of millions of dollars by appealing to the lowest common denominator in men and women, reducing everything to sex. His program is about glorifying lives in complete rebellion to God and His Word. My conversation with Howard and his on-air cohorts was actually like the typical call I get every night on the Liveprayer TV program.

Howard and his people, the vast majority who listen to him, are simply people who live their lives void of God’s Truth since that would force them to be accountable to God and live by a higher standard. PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO BE ACCOUNTABLE TO ANYONE, NOR DO THEY WANT TO BE TOLD HOW TO LIVE!

It was instructive for many in the Liveprayer family to hear this interview. After much prayer, I purposely did not edit the interview, leaving the profanity in since people need to hear what much of the world finds acceptable conversation. There are too many who live sheltered lives, without fully comprehending that there are more people who believe like Howard Stern than believe like they do! In dealing every day with the lost and hurting outside the four walls of the church, people who love the Lord must understand this is where the vast majority of people in this nation and around the world live their lives.

They barely acknowledge, if at all, the existence of Gold. They thoroughly reject the Absolute Truth of Gods’ Word. The fact is, everyone has a family member, friend, or co-worker like this. Because they have rejected God’s Word they also have rejected Jesus Christ and whether they understand it or not, are going to die one day and spend eternity in hell!

This is why I preach to you all the time that we MUST get out of the comfort zone of our churches, quit doing nothing but preaching to ourselves, and get bold and aggressive in taking the message of Christ’s love to these lost and hurting masses. Howard takes his message of debauchery and rebellion to God to the masses every day. He has no shame, no fear, and is bold and aggressive in marketing his rebellion to God while influencing millions of lives to also live in rebellion to God and His Truth.

*I ask you this question often. If a person who serves satan like Stern can lead the masses to hell, why can’t those of us who serve God lead those same masses to an everlasting relationship with Jesus Christ? The answer is simple. Stern stops at nothing to reach the masses with his lies, while we do nothing to reach those same masses with the Truth! Pray about that statement today!!!

I love you and care about you so much. In the 48 hours after appearing on Stern’s program each time, we received a little over 3,000 emails from his listeners. 40% are from people who agree with Howard’s worldview and sent the same profanity laden, hate-filled rhetoric you heard in my interview. However, the other 60% are people legitimately reaching out for prayer and help. They are hurting, dealing with the problems of life, and very appreciative someone was there to pray for them and give them a word of hope and encouragement. When people are hurting, going thru a difficult time, that is when they are open to prayer and open to the Gospel. That is why just being there and available is so critical.

Every time I am on, over 1 million people hear God’s Truth and the fact Jesus loves them and He is the only way to be saved. Pray for those listeners as the seeds have been planted in their lives that there is hope and answers if they will turn to the Lord. Please pray for Howard, his on-air cohorts, the people who work behind the scenes on his program. The same Jesus who died for you and me, died for them as well.

Howard Stern may be the “king of all media” for the few years he is alive, but he will sadly find out when he dies there is only one King, His name is Jesus, and He is the KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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You are In Inspiration to All Belivers

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(Matthew 5:11,12, 1 Peter 4:16)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, I cry out to you today. I have no place to turn but to you. My life is yours. Do with it as you will and I will obediently serve you with my very last breath. IN the name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ..AMEN!

“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.” Matthew 5:11,12

Pastor Bill, I saw this quote and immediately thought of you and your ministry. God bless you for taking a stand against evil and for our Lord in this present age. You are in inspiration to all Believers!!!

“Someone, then, must undertake the ungracious task of probing and laying bare the evils of the age; for men must not be allowed to congratulate themselves that all is well. If others will not, he will. If others shrink from the obloquy of such a work, he will not. He loves the age too well; he loves his nation too well; he loves his fellow-men too well. They may upbraid him; they may call him a misanthropist, or a prophet of evil; they may ascribe his warnings to the worst of motives, such as pride, or arrogance, or self-esteem, or malice, or envy; but he will give no heed to these unjust insinuations. He will prefer being thus misunderstood and maligned, to allowing men to precipitate themselves upon a ruin which they see not. Rather than that they should perish, he will allow his own good name to be spoken against. He will risk every thing, even the hatred of brethren, rather than withhold the warning.” -Horatius Bonar (December 19, 1808 – May 31, 1889)

I am honored that this dear friend of the ministry who sent the above quote, would even think of me in these terms. Bonar was a Scottish churchman, poet, and hymn writer who lived a long and faithful life of service to our Lord. As I read the words he penned, it was humbling, since I could not think of a better epitaph when my work here is over and I am on to my eternal rest. It is the most accurate description of who I TRY to be each day and PRAY to be each day!

…I am most blessed among men to be able to wake up each day over these past 25 years of serving the Lord, especially the last 17 years of Liveprayer.com and 13 years of the Liveprayer TV program. As the great prayer warrior E.M. Bounds said, “Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men is greater still!”

…I am in awe of God since I could have never imagined how God would use my life. At the time Liveprayer.com began I didn’t even own a computer, yet over these years tens of millions of lives have been impacted, over 100 million emails for prayers responded to, we have an archive of just over 9 million praise reports, and now over 900,000 souls we know of have come to faith in Jesus. I did NOTHING but surrender my life completely to the Lord and He simply used my as His vessel!

…I am thankful daily for my dear friends who have faithfully prayed for me and those who have in many cases made great sacrifices for the Lord’s work here at Liveprayer. I never forget for a day that nothing I do is possible without the prayers and support of my dear friends in the Liveprayer family.

…My heart breaks daily as I see the tens of thousands of people daily who come to Liveprayer for prayer. So many hurting people, so many needs. Only a great and mighty God is able to give people the strength to live through their problems while imparting His peace and joy to them as He leads them to their answers.

…I HATE satan for how he purposely destroys lives and helps lead people’s souls to hell!

…Having lived long enough to remember when this nation mostly respected God and Biblical Truth, I can’t believe in my short life how far from our Creator and His Truth we have fallen. I fight daily to see this nation turn back to God and His Truth, yet so often feel like that fight is in vain.

…The “Church of Jesus Christ” has become weak and virtually useless for the most part in this battle for souls and the soul of our nation. The vast majority of churches are exactly like the 7 churches in Revelation. Sadly, it will only be when God’s ultimate judgment is meted out upon this nation that the church under great persecution will once again be the church.

…I praise God daily for those few churches who have not compromised the Truth, led by a shrinking minority of pastors who are true shepherds as described in John 10, and the remnant that exists today who won’t bow their knee to baal! This small minority of true followers of Christ is all that is holding this nation from seeing God’s ultimate wrath and judgment poured out for our sins, wickedness, and rebellion to God!

…I see so much so clear long before it actually happens. It is a wonderful gift from God, but a curse since few others see or understand what I am telling them and many simply write me off as another “religious nut.” Sadly, when it is too late, I am vindicated though I take little comfort or pleasure in “being right.”

…Few people will ever know or understand the personal price I have paid over these last 22 years. I have literally given my life to the Lord’s work, surrendering my life and the things of this world for His service. I am comforted by the words of Jesus when he said, “Whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”

…I despise having to raise money. I started the ministry 25 years ago with nothing personally, and today still have nothing personally. This has NEVER been about money for me, but MINISTRY. All I have ever asked God for was not personal wealth, but the funds required to do His work as each new month dawns.

…I have always told people to take care of their family first, to make sure they have food on the table and their bills covered before they ever send a dime to Liveprayer.

…Prior to the economic collapse 8 years ago, I only had to share our needs 2-3x a month because I had a small group of 20 people who I could always call or email that had the ability and willingness to help with a gift of anywhere from $5,000-$20,000. Many times over these last 17 years we have had friends who were able to send us $10,000, $20,000, even $50,000 at critical times so I never had to share those critical needs with everyone. Sadly, that group through the economic downturn in 2008 that hurt so many different businesses and people personally, through several going to be with the Lord, is down to only 1 who can only do so much so often leaving me with no choice but to share our needs with the entire Liveprayer family and trust in faith for the Lord to move on the hearts of those able to help me.

…From day one, I have refused to play the games most churches and all of the major ministries play in order to raise money. I have seen every fundraising gimmick known to man and find them offensive and refuse to engage in those types of games. I have never or will ever exploit people by LYING to them how they can have great wealth or other financial benefits if they simply send money to Liveprayer as the perverted “prosperity gospel” so many preach falsely promise.

…Many in the “mainstream Christian world” don’t even know about Liveprayer since I won’t play ball which always involves raising money. I simply don’t understand why churches and ministries with millions in real estate and other assets, continue to ask people for more. The heads of many of these ministries live in multi-million homes, often more than one, fly around in private jets, take in hundreds of thousands of dollars annually in personal income, yet still ask for more?

…Unlike the churches and major ministries, Liveprayer purposely reaches out to lost and hurting people OUTSIDE of the four walls of the church. Apx. 40% of those who get the Daily Devotional and 60% of those who view the TV program are NOT Christians. I am well aware that by going on the Christian networks, playing ball with other major ministries, we could raise virtually an unlimited amount of money each year. However, I am more worried about ministering to those the church and ministries have abandoned because they aren’t their “target audience to raise money from” and seeing the lost won to Jesus!

…I am amazed at how we do so much with so little. All we do daily online costs us just over $1,300 a day and on TV for right at $1,200 a day. I am proud that right at .93 cents of every dollar goes directly to ministering to people, while most churches and ministries eat up 40%, 50%, even more in overhead and fundraising costs.

…Less than 1/4 of 1% of the people we reach online and on TV EVER send a dime to Liveprayer. I pray daily that the Lord will move on the hearts of those who God has ministered to and blessed through Liveprayer will make the sacrifce to help me with a gift that enables us to minister to others who would not hear about the love of Christ otherwise. It has always been the “few who have fed the many.”

…When I ask God for the “desires of my heart,” I ask Him to send one person who could help me with a special gift of $12 million dollars! Within one year we would not just lead over a million plus souls to faith in Jesus, but could make an impact on the spritual state of this nation like nobody would believe by expanding our existing platform 15 fold creating a massive force of light the world would not be able to ignore or fight!!! For context, this is what a local church with only 3000 member would spend on a building!

I love and care about you so much! Thank you for taking the time to pray and feel my words today. As I do daily, I never hold back as I share with you God’s Truth on the issues of the day as well as my personal thoughts and feelings. Even though I speak daily to a mass worldwide audience online and over a hundred thousand people 5 nights a week on the TV program, I try to speak to the heart of each person I am able to reach.

Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. I pray daily for God’s protection, for His provision, and for His blessings to be upon you as together we press forward towards the prize, bringing hope to the hurting, salvation through faith in Christ to the lost, and use this platform the Lord has built to lead our nation back to the Almighty 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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