The United States is Begging God to Curse this Nation!

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(Genesis 12:1-7, 13:14-16, 15:18; Deuteronomy 9:4-6; Joshua 1:1-11, 21:43-45)

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

The United States is begging God to curse this nation!!! The promise God made to Abraham in Genesis 12:3 IS STILL IN EFFECT TODAY! God clearly told Abraham that He would bless those who blessed him (the children of Israel), and curse those who cursed him (the children of Israel)!

In addition to legally slaughtering apx. 4,000 babies every 24 hours in this nation, perverting God’s Holy Institution of Marriage, bowing down to worship false gods and idols man has created in his evil imagination, and being totally sold out to sin of every kind of sin you can name, this nation has also turned its back on Israel!!!

Secretary of State John Kerry, like ALL past Secretary of States, and President Obama, like all past Presidents, are literally fighting God Himself and inviting the Almighty to curse this nation as they attempt to give away part of the land God gave to His chosen people to the enemies of Israel!

Please, do yourself a favor right now and get your Bible and sit down and spend the next 10 minutes reading the anchor verses for today, Genesis 12:1-7, 13:14-16, 15:18; Deuteronomy 9:4-6; Joshua 1:1-11; 21:43-45. You could spend hours reading all the passages in God’s Word that confirm that modern-day Israel is the land God promised to Abraham and gave to His children.

You do not have to be a Bible scholar to quickly realize in just the few key passages I have given you today that the land of Israel is indeed the exact land God Himself promised to His children 4,000 years ago, and fulfilled that promise in 1385 B.C. when Joshua took possession of that land.

Having laid the Biblical case to support that the land of Israel belongs to the Jewish people, now you can see why giving away even one inch of that land to anyone else is going against God Himself. No person, no nation, has the right to give away what God promised and gave to the Jewish people. Those who do make themselves an enemy of God!

Over and over throughout the Bible and human history, nations have invaded this land, taken it over, only to be defeated in the end. The land of Israel is only 20,330 sq km, slightly smaller than the state of New Jersey. Out of the billions of square miles that exist on this earth, this is the only place on the planet God literally promised and gave to His children. For anyone to go in and try to give a piece of that land away is foolish.

*This Devotional is from the headlines of TODAY! Iran has the very real and stated goal, as does their proxy the Palestinians, of the total destruction an annihilation of Israel!!!

That is why the current “peace plan” Secretary Kerry and the United States are trying to broker, will never work and has actually put our nation on the opposite side of God again! Let me be clear. The Gaza Strip belongs to ISRAEL! The West Bank belongs to ISRAEL! Jerusalem, 100% OF IT, belongs to ISRAEL!

For this nation to be involved in any deals, even under the guise of “peace,” that involves giving away the land God gave to the children of Israel is taking on God Himself! Not to mention that this land is being given away to the ENEMIES OF ISRAEL!!!

My friend, one of the problems many have with the Bible is that they can’t understand why a God of love would command His children to go to war and “Kill every man, woman, child, and living thing” as He did many times in the Old Testament. The reason was this. God in His omniscience knew that the enemies of Israel, those who came to possess their land, had no desire for peace but the complete destruction and annihilation of the Jewish people. The complete obliteration of the Jewish people was their ONLY goal, not peace.

Israel clearly understands the reality that there are people and nations who desire their death and destruction. They don’t have the luxury of great oceans on either side as we do and their enemies literally live all around them. That is what makes this current “peace plan” so silly.

To actually take some of the small amount of land that belongs to Israel and literally give it to their enemies is absurd and ridiculous. It will only embolden and empower those who seek the destruction of Israel. Again, make no mistake about it. While we and others seek “peace,” it takes TWO to make peace. Despite the claims by the Palestinian leadership, their goal is NOT peace but the destruction of Israel!!

have always been amused at why anyone thinks it is necessary to give the little strip of land God gave to Israel away to her enemies, when Israel is surrounded by Arab nations with VAST AMOUNTS of land who could easily assimilate their Arab brothers into their countries. Why do the Palestinians have to live on the land God gave to Israel when there is plenty of land in neighboring Arab countries they could live on?

How about a “peace plan” that gave some of the land in surrounding Arab countries to the Palestinians???

I love you and care about you so much. I want to close today with a powerful promise God made to Abraham 4,000 years ago in Genesis 12:3, “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” This one verse of Scripture is why what is happening in Israel right now is so critical to THIS NATION!

In being part of a plan to give away the land God gave to Israel to anyone, especially her enemies who seek her destruction, puts us on the wrong side of God. We should be seeking the BLESSINGS of God, not His CURSES!

Know that I am praying for you today. Even though most Jewish people have rejected Christ as their Savior, blinded to the reality that He is the Messiah they were promised in the Old Testament, they were, are, and always will be God’s chosen people. The promise God gave Abraham in Genesis 12:3 is still in effect today.

Our Christian faith is traced back through the children of Israel. The last events of this world will be played out in Israel. That is why we need to pray for and support the Jewish people and God’s plan for the land of Israel. Our blessings in life come from following God not being in opposition to God!

Also, be praying for this special group of people God chose to reveal Himself to and carry His message to the world. It was through the Jewish people God brought His Son, the Messiah, the Savior of the world. Wonderful groups like Jews for Jesus have done a great work in bringing the fact the Messiah prophesied throughout the Old Testament, is Jesus!

Jesus is the fulfillment of all of those Old Testament prophecies, and despite the fact He was rejected by his own people, today millions of Jewish people have come to know Jesus as their personal Savior by faith. In Heaven there will be no Jew or Gentile, only those who have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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In the Valley!

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(2 Chronicles 20:22)

***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!!!

What are you supposed to do when you are down, when the walls of life seem to be closing in, and you have no joy in your heart? Praise God! In my darkest moments, in those times when I am most down, I have always found the express lane out of the valley back to the mountaintop is by praising God. Trust me, I know that it is at those moments in life we least feel like praising God.

Our natural inclination is to curse God. That is a human reaction. But it is in our praise that we recognize who God is. It is in our praise that we realize how much He loves us. It is in our praise that we understand God is on our side. The quickest way out of the valley is by praising God!

The way we usually end up in the valley is because of our rebellion. We usually end up in the valley because we have been disobedient and tried to do it our way instead of God’s way. Normally, there is no one to blame for being in the valley but ourselves. God understands our weaknesses. He understands our nature. He also loves us enough that even when we rebel and disobey Him, He doesn’t abandon us. We abandon Him…He never leaves us.

It is that unconditional love He has for us that we must tap into when we are down and need to get the joy back into our life. The way we tap into that love is through our praise. Our praise tells God that we acknowledge Him. We thank Him for loving us and not leaving us. We may try, but we can never live a successful, happy, blessed life without Him. Our praise is our recognition that He is God and we are His creation.

I want to encourage you today that no matter what may be going on in your life, no matter how difficult things may be…take some time today to Praise God. Praise Him for all the good things, all the blessings. As bad as things may be, they could be much worse. His love and mercy has kept you and helped you through the difficult times, now praise Him for loving you so much. Show Him how much you love Him this day by your praise offering to our God and Creator.

I love you so much. I really do care about you. I want you to know the great joy and peace and blessing of this life. Don’t let some bad decisions destroy the most important thing you have in this life..your relationship with God!!! You can reconcile that relationship right now, this very day. You can start on that road by simply giving God the praise He deserves.

Recognize Him for who He is…God Almighty…creator of Heaven and earth…your Father! Tell Him today how much you love Him through your praise. Remember, God is on your side and will restore your joy…your peace…your happiness, if you simply go to Him and let Him. Praise your way out of the valley and back onto the mountaintop today!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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

Death is a Very Real Part of Our Journey in this Life

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(Genesis 2:17)

***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!

Several times a year, I try to help you focus on the fact that death is a very real part of our journey in this life and is an event we will all experience one day. That is why it is an issue that we can’t run and hide from but needs to addressed. The fact is, by addressing death, it helps us to be much more focused and productive in our day to day lives. It helps us to better know the peace, joy, and abundance of these few years, while making us better servants of the Lord.

The one reality everyone who lives must face is that one day they will die. This is a fact everyone comes to understand at some point in their life regardless of their beliefs. Understanding death, accepting it as a part of this human experience, gives a person an incredible freedom and peace. The fear of death comes from the unknown. That is why God deals with death throughout the Bible. He does His best to help people understand what death is all about, not just to prepare them for that event in their life, but so they can have the most abundant and fruitful life possible.

Of course the first question in talking about death is when will it happen. God gave us this life and only God knows when it will end. The length of our life is solely left up to God. Of course He has given us free will. We can exercise that free will and take our life, but that is NOT God’s plan and we are in rebellion to Him when we commit suicide. Again, it was God who gave us our life, and it is only God who has the right to take it. The Bible clearly teaches us in James chapter 4 that tomorrow is promised to none of us. Each day is a gift from God. While it is prudent and good sense to plan for the future, we must never lose sight that today is the only day we can be sure of. So in talking about when will we die, we must have the faith and assurance that only God knows for certain when that time is and today is the only day we can be sure of.

The next questions of course are where will I go and what will death be like. The Bible is clear on our eternal destination. Those who know Christ as their Savior will be forever “with God” in Heaven and those who reject Christ, will be forever “separated from God” in Hell. While the Bible gives us glimpses into Heaven and Hell, it is impossible with our finite minds to even begin to comprehend what they will be like.

One thing we do know, these will not be “places” as we know them since we will be in a spiritual state, no longer bound by space/time. Since in that state the reference points we used during this brief journey will no longer exist, God has done His best to give us images we can reference so we understand that Heaven, or being eternally with God, will be more magnificent than anything we could imagine, and Hell, or being eternally separated from God, will be more horrible than anything we could begin to comprehend.

Knowing that everyone will die one day and knowing the fate of those who die without accepting Christ, should be all the motivation a child of God needs to do everything they can to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with those people God puts in our path each day who are lost and without hope. Don’t let satan distract you from this mission. The enemy gets us so bound up in our man made divisions, squabbles over doctrinal and theological issues, that we forget the Gospel and that there are people dying and spending eternity separated from God EVERY DAY! Let us stay focused and never forget our most important job each day is to share the hope and love of Christ with the lost in this world.

I love you and care about you so much. I know the issue of death is not one that many people enjoy hearing about. But it is important for us to deal with death since it is an event we will all have to face one day. Death is not something we should fear, but realize it is part of this human experience. For the child of God, it is actually an event we should be looking forward to. Paul said to be “absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.” For the child of God death means our work in this life is over and we are onto our eternal home and rewards. The Bible tells us that there will be “no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

I pray today that you will treat each day as the gift from God that it is and make the most of it. I pray that you will realize God has a plan and purpose for your life, and that is to serve and glorify Him with each day that He blesses you with. Let me share this word with you today. If you are in your teens, God has something for you to do for HIM today. If you are a young adult in your 20’s and 30’s, God has something for you to do for HIM today. If you are middles aged, in your 40’s and 50’s, God has something for you to do for HIM today. If you in your 60’s or older, God has something for you to do for HIM today. No matter how old you are, what state you are in, GOD HAS SOMETHING FOR YOU TO DO FOR HIM TODAY!!!

Let me leave you with these words of victory today. The prophet Hosea said, “Where O death, is your victory? Where O death, is your sting?” Paul in His first letter to the church at Corinth gives the child of God the ultimate answer to death in chapter 15 verse 57 which is my personal life verse, “BUT THANKS BE TO GOD WHO GIVES US THE VICTORY THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.”

Plan of Salvation: http://www.liveprayer.com/plan.cfm

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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

When this Brief Journey through Life is Over

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(John 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!

***JULY FINANCIAL UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who responded these past few days in prayer and with your generous sacrifices! We have had $10,000 come in of the $40,000 we are still trying to cover from our June operations, and of course are nearly 3 weeks into July and have the entire $65,000 of this month’s operations still to cover.

Obviously, all $30,000 from June is seriously past due and $25,000 of July’s $65,000 budget is required. I am doing all I can to keep Liveprayer alive. I desperately need one of our friends to answer God’s call to help me….today!!

I am praying for one or two of our friends who God has blessed to step up at this critical hour to help me. After all of these years of faithful ministry, never compromising the Truth for money, satan cannot silence this voice over $30,000, what many ministries pay for the gas in their private jet!

***I desperately need one or two of our friends who God has richly blessed to send a special one-time gift to get this $30,000 from our June operational needs to be paid immediately! If you are able to the extra mile and wire the funds to our Wells Fargo account or drop by a branch in your area and deposit them into our account, it would take a huge load off of me.

Of course you can overnight a check today to our office or put the gift on your credit card or Paypal. I desperately need one or two of our friends in the Liveprayer family who God has blessed during this season to be able to step up and help me cover this $30,000 of seriously past due operational needs from our June budget immediately, along with $25,000 of our July operations that are due. Feel free to email me for any information at: bkeller@liveprayer.com

Everyone else, please pray about what God is calling you to do to help me in these coming days to insure we can bring in this final $30,000 we require to cover our June shortfall so we can begin working on the $65,000 we require for our July internet and TV operations! OUR GOD IS ABLE!!!

Over the years, God has raised up many different friends of His work here who at critical times made a special sacrifice of $20,000, $50,000, in one case $80,000, and several times $100,000. I am standing in faith that there is one of our friends who God has blessed to be able to send a special one-time gift of $30,000 to close out our June shortfall, or even the $95,000 to clear up the balance of June AND our July operations!!! HE IS ABLE!!!

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. *

All we have done has only been possible by dear friends like you who have prayed for me, and sacrificed to support me financially. 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. 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!

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 as we are on the verge of seeing our labors not just keep paying off in the lives we impact worldwide daily, but our ultimate work of helping lead this nation back to God and His Truth! There are enough people God has blessed 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. Less the 1/4 of 1% of those we minister to online and on TV EVER send a dime of support. But that is OK since 50% of those we reach each day are NOT Christians and we purposely reach out to the lost to bring them the Gospel to build God’s kingdom while virtually all ministries simply preach to the choir in order to raise millions to build their Kingdom.

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. 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.

Watch and Pray

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(Deuteronomy 8:19, 20)

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

“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” Matthew 26:41 (NIV)

“No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV)

Some days it is easy to dismiss what you read in the Devotional since it doesn’t directly apply to your life at that moment. That is a key point of this Devotional today. Satan is out to get YOU and you will be shocked at how he will try to accomplish that, and even more shocked when you wake up one morning and find yourself in one of his traps that you never dreamed you would be in.

Every day I read emails from people that start out, “I can’t believe I am in this situation.” Sin is so subtle, can start out so innocently. I don’t know how many people we deal with each day who became addicted to pain killers after using them legally under the supervision of a doctor. We deal daily with people who let a few glasses of wine with dinner enslave them to alcohol. Often I hear from dear people who went to play the slot machines at a local casino for a night of “fun,” and have now destroyed their finances due to gambling.

Over and over I hear of work friendships that turn into adulterous affairs. Sadly, I deal too often with pastors and men and women in the ministry who allowed themselves to get too close, too emotionally involved in the life of someone of the opposite sex, and it ended up destroying their marriage and their work for God.

Please hear me today when I tell you to NEVER, EVER, think you are above falling into any type of sin. Just because you may not have a propensity towards drugs and could never see yourself in that bondage, doesn’t mean one day you won’t. Just because you don’t have a propensity to drink and could never see yourself bound by alcohol, doesn’t mean one day you won’t. Just because you love your wife or husband and could never imagine in your wildest dreams having an affair, doesn’t mean one day you won’t.

The point is, NEVER, EVER feel you are above any sin, because you are not. In most cases, it is those areas of your life that you feel you are the strongest where you are most likely to fall!

Perhaps quicksand is the best example of what it is like to be in one of satan’s traps. You sink, slowly to your death in quicksand. If you try to get out by yourself, it only pulls you in deeper. That is exactly what it is like when you wake up one morning and find yourself in sin. For some of you, your quicksand may be drugs, alcohol, gambling, shopping, food, or any of a number of other addictions. For others, your quicksand may be a sexual sin. For still others, your quicksand may be greed and the lust of things this world has to offer. Regardless of what your quicksand may be, the question now is how do you get out?

The first step is to realize that you are in a situation that on your own you can’t get out of. If you were strong enough to get out, you wouldn’t have fallen into this trap in the first place. So now is the time you have to humble yourself before the Lord and come to Him for help. That begins with repentance and asking the Lord to forgive you. I’m not talking about that “I’m sorry I got caught” type of repentance either. But having a real, broken and contrite heart for sinning against the Lord and seeking His forgiveness for your sins. He knows your heart and He knows if you are sincere or just trying to use Him to get out of the trouble you are in.

The second step is to fully surrender yourself to the Lord and submit yourself to whatever His plan is for getting you out of the quicksand. We all want God to come swinging down out of the trees like Tarzan in the movies, grabbing our outstretched hand and pull us out of the quicksand, placing us on solid land. He may do it that way too. He also may take us out the slow way as well. We may have to stay in that quicksand for a while, simply being sustained by His grace and mercy. You are in no position to tell God how to rescue you, just be thankful that if you surrender to Him, He will.

Never forget that there are ALWAYS consequences for our actions. Once we are out of the quicksand, it is very possible that we will have to deal with the consequences of our choice to rebel against the Lord. The key is, Christ is our ONLY hope to get out of the quicksand and to eventually get our lives back on track where they need to be. We must surrender ourselves completely to Him and know that it will only be His grace and mercy that will see us through whatever we have to face in that process.

The third step is that time of restoration. After we have fallen, been rescued, we now need to have our relationship with the Lord restored. No doubt one of the greatest examples of this process is Peter being resorted by our Lord after he denied Jesus on the night He was taken in the Garden of Gethsemane. (Note: Peter is a perfect example of a man who fell into a sin he would have never expected to. Denying Christ is probably the last sin Peter ever expected to commit, proving my earlier point how we are immune to NO sin.)

The restoration of Peter is a powerful and encouraging message that even if you have failed the Lord, sinned against Him, He is ready to forgive you and restore you to fellowship. The Peter we read about in the Book of Acts after being restored by Jesus, is a powerful and bold man of faith who helped to lead the early church.

I love you and care about you so much. I realize that the today is not easy to read. I realize that it has caused many of you to literally break down in tears as you were reading these words, knowing that God Himself was speaking to you. Listen my friend, He loves you! He loves you more than you will ever know. God is there to try and protect you from satan and his traps. But you do have free will, and in exercising your free will you can choose to obey the Lord or rebel against Him.

Satan does not play by any rules and is out to destroy you. He will use whatever tricks and traps he can to accomplish that. That is why as I stated yesterday you must stay close to the Lord each day thru the Word and prayer, stay busy, especially finding ways to serve the Lord so that you aren’t as likely to dwell on your flesh and the allure of this world. The message today is that you are not above ANY type of sin, so you must always be on guard and don’t ever think you are immune from being tempted by the evil one.

We all sin, we all fail God at times. The key is if you wake up one morning and find yourself in the quicksand, realize you can’t get out without the Lord’s help. Humble yourself before Him and submit to His plan in getting you out. Lastly, allow Jesus to restore you to fellowship. Failure does not mean you are finished. Often your greatest works for the Lord come AFTER you have failed and have been restored to His fellowship.

Satan is out to get YOU. However, I want to leave you today with that powerful promise we have in God’s word, “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4 (NIV)

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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

Finding Contentment

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(Philippians 4:11)

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

For many, one of the greatest challenges of this life is finding contentment. For those who have bought into the world system, contentment is impossible!!! The world system teaches that happiness comes with being successful, being on top. The fallacy of that philosophy is that you are NEVER successful and NEVER on top. There is always someone more successful; there is always another rung on the ladder to climb no matter how high you may get. Chasing the things of this world, finding contentment in the things of this world is impossible, because there is always more and always someone ahead of you.

So many reading this devotional today are unhappy, bitter, and in many cases without any joy or peace in your life, because you are trying to find contentment in something that will never offer it to you. It will entice you and make you feel like you are almost there, but then the unquenchable thirst begins and you have to keep chasing, chasing, chasing until you get to a point you don’t even know what you are chasing any longer.

My friend, there is only one avenue to finding true contentment. That is in your daily relationship with Christ. You see, the short gratification this world can offer you leaves you only wanting more. Your relationship with Jesus give you all you need and then some. This is a very difficult and involved issue, because it is going to require a total re-prioritization of your life. That will take commitment. That will involve a conscious effort on your part to find contentment in something other than what you have been programmed to for most of your life.

It won’t be easy, and my main job today is to be a messenger and inform you that there is true contentment in this life if you are willing to get it. My prayer is that if this is speaking to your heart today, you will make that difficult decision to find the contentment only found in your daily relationship with the Lord.

I love you and care about you, and know many are struggling with this issue today. Open your hearts and let God speak to you today. It is not an accident that you are reading these words. I am praying for you and will stand with you and help any way that I can. Today is the day of decision, so why put it off? Make the choice today and find the true contentment this life can offer. Not in the things of this world, but in your daily relationship with 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.

Your Spouse

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(Ephesians 5:22-33)

**DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, give me an abundance of your JOY today. 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!!!

I have a question for you men. When was the last time that you told your wife how beautiful she looked? When was the last time that you told your wife that she was the most special person in the world? If your answer is anything but TODAY, you better stop whatever you are doing and tell her–right now! Do you remember when you were dating, and how you couldn’t wait to be with her? Do you remember how NOTHING in the world mattered but her? Do you remember that you would do ANYTHING for her? Do you still feel that way?

If the answer is no, you need to get on your knees and pray for God to restore those feelings. Just because you are now married, you should feel the same way and even MORE. After all, this is the woman that God gave you to share your life with! She isn’t like that putter you used to like, but now is somewhere in the garage–forgotten. You made a vow before your wife and before God to love her, and to care for her, and to nurture her, until death do you part. How can you take the most special person in your life, the one that God gave you, for granted?

Let me give you some advice. You better get on the phone and send your wife some flowers. Why? For no other reason but to let her know that you love her and care about her. You better quit ignoring her and her needs. You better start taking the same amount of time with your wife that you do with the other things that occupy your time. Women need to be reminded that they are beautiful. They need to be reminded that you care for them.

While saying it is necessary, you better prove it with your actions. You are so wrapped up in your career, in your life, in the things that you are interested in, you are neglecting your wife. You better start making TIME for your wife. Make the effort to spend TIME with her, and TALK to her.

Okay women, it is your turn. When was the last time that you told your husband how handsome he was? When was the last time you told your husband that he was the most special person in the world? If your answer is anything but TODAY, you better stop whatever you are doing and tell him…right now! Do you remember when you were dating, how you couldn’t wait to be with him? Do you remember how NOTHING in the world mattered but him? Do you remember that you would do ANYTHING for him? Do you still feel that way?

If the answer is no, you need to get on your knees and pray for God to restore those feelings. Just because you are now married, you should feel the same way and even MORE. After all, this is the man that God gave you to share your life with! He isn’t like that food processor you used to like, but now is stored away in the cabinet…forgotten. You made a vow before your husband and before God to love him, and to care for him, and to nurture him until death do you part. How can you take the most special person in your life, the one that God gave you, for granted?

Let me give you some advice. You better stop by the mall and buy your husband a special gift. Why? For no other reason but to let him know that you love him and care about him. You better quit ignoring him and his needs. You better start taking the same amount of time with your husband that you do with the other things that occupy your time. Men need to be reminded that they are appreciated. They need to be reminded that you care for them.

While saying it is necessary, you better prove it with your actions. You are so wrapped up in your job, in the home, in the kids, in the things that you are interested in, you are neglecting your husband. You better start making TIME for your husband. Make the effort to spend TIME with him, and TALK to him.

I love you and care about you so much. Satan has done such a masterful job of destroying the beauty and perfection of God’s institution of marriage. He does it in so many deceitful ways. I get thousands and thousands of emails daily from husbands and wives whose marriages are in trouble. It breaks my heart. I personally counsel couples all of the time in this area. Making two lives become one is probably one of the most difficult things there is in life. It is always magical at first, but maintaining that magic is not easy. Making it last over time is the goal.

That ONLY happens when Christ is the head of each one of your lives individually, and the center of your marriage. The greatest relationship that you will have in this life is with the Lord. After that, it is with your spouse. Just like you must take time to develop that close, intimate walk with Christ, you must also take the time and put forth the effort in your relationship with your spouse.

I will be praying for all of you today that are married. There are two key elements in a successful marriage. TIME AND TALK. You MUST take time to be together each day, and you MUST talk to each other. Never forget, God gave you this special person for the rest of your life. Take every second that you can to be with that person. Life is short enough, and when it is over, it is over. Don’t waste one second that you can be together. Talk to each other. Communication is critical.

Libraries are full of books on this issue, so let me close today with this simple word of encouragement. Take time today to make your husband or wife feel special. Let them know how much you care for them, and are thankful for them. MAKE THE TIME. Men, you better make sure every day that your wife knows how much you love her. Women, you better make sure every day that your husband knows that he is the most important person in the world to you. DON’T TAKE EACH OTHER FOR GRANTED! If you love each other as God calls you to in today’s passage of Scripture, your relationship with your spouse can be the most incredible thing in your life outside of your relationship with the Lord.

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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