Need A Victory Today?

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(Psalm 44:4-8)

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

“You are my King and my God, who decrees victories for Jacob. Through you we push back our enemies; through your name we trample our foes. I do not trust in my bow, my sword does not bring me victory; but you give us victory over our enemies, you put our adversaries to shame. In God we make our boast all day long, and we will praise your name forever.” – (Psalm 44:4-8 NIV)

“Through your name we trample our foes.” I have a special message for each person reading these words today. It doesn’t matter how old you are, where you live, how much you have or don’t have, or what you may be facing in your life today, JESUS IS GOING TO LEAD YOU TO VICTORY OVER YOUR FOES! If your foe is sickness, Jesus is going to heal you! If your foe is divorce, Jesus is going to restore your marriage! If your foe is a lack of finances, Jesus is going to open the windows of Heaven and pour out an abundance of resources!

If your foe is alcohol, drugs, gambling, food, smoking, sex, shopping, or any other addiction, Jesus is going to set you free! If your foe is not having a job, Jesus is going to get you working. If your foe is your schoolwork, Jesus is going to help you with your studies. If your foe is losing weight, Jesus is going to give you the discipline to lose those extra pounds. If your foe is at your job, Jesus is going to give you favor and bless you in the work you do. If your foe is transportation, Jesus is going to get you new transportation.

If your foe is fear, Jesus is going to give you courage. If your foe is despair, Jesus is going to give you hope. If your foe is anger, Jesus is going to give you peace. If your foe is depression, Jesus is going to give you joy. If your foe is hatred, Jesus is going to give you love. If your foe is unforgiveness, Jesus is going to give you a forgiving heart. If your foe is worry, Jesus is going to give you that calm assurance.

If your foe is death, Jesus has come to give you life everlasting. My friend, whatever your foe may be, JESUS IS GOING TO LEAD YOU TO VICTORY OVER YOUR FOES!

I want to give you a word of encouragement today. You can either let the problems of life defeat you, or you can let the giver of life defeat your problems. I know too many of you missed that one so one more time. You can either let the problems of life defeat you, or you can let the giver of life defeat your problems. You see my friend, God’s Word tells us that the “battle is the Lord’s.” God’s Word promises us that at the name of Jesus our enemies will be defeated. It is time for you to quit going through life like you have are defeated when the Bible proclaims that because of Jesus you are the victor!

The problem for many of you however, especially those who by the world’s standards are “successful,” is that you put too much trust in yourself and not enough trust in the Lord. I am going to give you a glimpse into my past life for a minute.

One of the things that led to my rebellion against God during the ’80s was the fact He blessed me abundantly at a very young age and

I used the wonderful gifts and talents God gave me to build my own kingdom instead of building His Kingdom. You see, I became dependent on MY wisdom and abilities to get things done and left God out of the picture. When you are successful in this world, it is easy to get to a place where you think you don’t have to depend on God or anyone else but yourself. It is only a matter of time before your world begins to crumble when you are on the throne.

That is why God’s Word tells us over and over to not trust in our own understanding, to not trust in man, but to trust in the Lord. Joshua was a mighty military man. He understood the art of war. I have no doubt that he had a great plan for taking down the walls of Jericho. But when it came time to take that city, it was NOT the wisdom of Joshua that took down the walls of Jericho, it was the plan of God! It is not your bow or your sword that is going to give you victory over your enemies, it is the name of the LORD!

I love you and care about you so much. I pray today that you will be encouraged by this message and realize that Jesus has already defeated your foes, whoever and whatever they may be. The reality is, today, this very moment, you are in the middle of whatever battles you are fighting in your life. You are probably weary of fighting, wondering where God is, and can’t see how you will ever get victory. THAT IS WHY GOD IS SENDING THIS MESSAGE TO YOU TODAY! It is like the cavalry coming over the hill with their trumpets blasting!

God wants you to know that He has not forsaken you and that if you will simply trust in the name of the Lord, it is the name of JESUS that is going to give you victory over your enemies and put your adversaries to shame!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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

Praise Reports

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(1 Chronicles 9:1, 5:25)

One of the joys in my life is to look over some of the thousands of incredible praise reports we receive every day here at Liveprayer. Real people that had emailed us to pray about real issues in their life. It is a tremendous honor and privilege to be able to stand in agreement with people for the needs they face during the course of their journey through life. I am always moved to see God’s grace and mercy at work in the lives of people as He answers their prayers.

Several times each year, I like to share a sampling of those praise reports with you. I do this because so many of you are facing great obstacles in your life today, and need to know God is there. The Bible proclaims that God is no respecter of persons. That simply means what God has done for someone else, He will do for you. So I want you to know today that no matter what your need is, what your problem is, what the battle you are fighting may be, God not only hears your prayers, BUT HE ANSWERS YOUR PRAYERS!

Also, so many of you pray and sacrificially give to the work God is doing here at Liveprayer. I want to encourage you today as well, that your prayers, and your gifts to this work are not in vain. What we do each and every day for over 2 million people all over the world is only possible because you care, you pray, and you give. Let these praise reports be an encouragement to you that God is using you to make a difference in the lives of people. God is using your obedience, your faithfulness to reach those who are lost and hurting with His love and hope. May God use these praise reports today to be a blessing to you!

“Brother Keller, Recently I asked you to pray for Dillan who was abducted by his dad. His grandfather let me know that he drove to Ohio to pick Dillan up. Praise God. and Jesus. His grandfather extends his thanks to you.”

“Dear Bill, I prayed with you and am responding for information that will assist me in my new life in Christ.”

“The things you have written re: the “Christian trough” have really spurred me on to more of a reaching out to the lost mindset. Praise God! Last night my husband and I attended a Christian concert held at a local church. We paid $12 to get in. The musician was well known. But when they gave an invitation to receive Christ, not one accepted. It was nearly an all Christian crowd by the looks of things. I felt this grieving in my heart. I know the musicians have to make a living, and that it is fine for Christians to gather and have a time of praise and just enjoy a night out, but I couldn’t help thinking this guy could use his talent out on the streets too.”

“That show you did on strip clubs made it easy for me to resist temptation for me to go to them.”

“I sent an email to LivePrayer.com for healing. I was so very sick with fever and chills. My body was so weak that I could hardly walk. I was healed and I am so very grateful for Gods mercy and love for doing this for me. I want to express more praise because I am so thankful but do not know what to say other than thank you and Praise God.”

“Hello my name is Justin, and I just prayed that prayer. Your video asked me to send you an e-mail telling you so, and now I have. Thank you!”

“You could not possibly know how much you and your gift meant to us this Christmas season. My children would not have had their winter coats and shoes otherwise, and each were able to have 2 toys. We also enjoyed a Christmas meal and a couple of extra grocery items for the rest of the week. We are truly grateful.”

“About a year ago, I contacted LivePrayer to request prayer for transportation, as I had no way of getting anywhere, depending solely on others. Just recently, I was gifted with a next to new SUV truck, that more than meets my needs and is above and beyond anything I could ask or think! I cannot thank you enough for holding me up in prayer on this. This vehicle has been dedicated to our God to be used for His glory! God Bless my LivePrayer family!”

“Praise the Lord! I had asked for prayer that my mother’s house would be sold and it is. Praise the Lord and thank you for praying.”

“GOD IS SO GOOD………..THE DOCTORS SAY THAT IS WAS INFECTION……….THE TUMOR THEY SAW ON THE CAT SCAN WAS JUST INFECTION………I KNOW WITHOUT A DOUBT THAT GRACE WAS HEALED……THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS……….I GIVE GOD ALL THE GLORY……”

“Hi Bill. I emailed you about 10 days ago in regards to my getting a job. I’m very happy to report that God opened the doors to a good job with a very sound company. Thank you for your prayers.”

“I’m 72yrs old & this is the first time I’ve ever ask for prayer. I’m still not a saved person but if I could see that this prayer is answered could make a difference in my life also. My brother Robert has been sending your devotionals for about 2yrs.& I read them ever day. I also watch your first week on the Internet & I really think you’re a dedicated person.”

“You have prayed on my behalf for at least 3 years and I THANK YOU. My prayers have been answered! My husband and I have been reconciled for 10 months and things could not be better. The devil still attempts to manifest, but IS ALREADY DEFEATED in JESUS NAME. Thank you so much for the many reassuring thoughts, and words, and mostly deeds of prayer without ceasing on my behalf.”

“Praise God! My mortgage company dismissed its foreclosure action against me.”

“Bill, since I first began receiving your daily devotional I have been delivered from pornography, self-gratification, addiction to sleeping pills, the dating of a married woman, and the harboring of unforgiveness in my life. Of course sin still dwells “in my flesh” but everyday thru the spirit I allow Jesus to express his life thru me more and more. I now believe I am able to have a Christ centered relationship with a woman. Would you please pray that God will bring her to me?”

“I just said the sinners prayer and would like the info you talked about.”

I love you and care about you so much. May these praise reports encourage you today that no matter what your problem may be, God is there for you. Also, thanks to all of my dear friends that so faithfully pray for this ministry each day and sacrificially give to keep us here. GOD IS GREATLY USING YOUR LIFE TO BRING HIS HOPE AND LOVE TO LOST AND HURTING PEOPLE WORLDWIDE EVERY DAY BECAUSE OF YOUR FAITHFULNESS AND OBEDIENCE!!!

All praise goes to our great God for His unconditional love for us and his endless grace and mercy. He is worthy to be praised!!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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Why is Anyone Shocked about the Ongoing Acts of Terrorism in Europe?

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(1 Chronicles 9:1, 5:25)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, I know I have only one life, one life to live for you. This is my moment in human history. Please Lord, let me make the most if it. Use my life to do great things for you as I surrender it afresh to you each morning. When I take my last breath, let there be no regrets, no sadness, that I didn’t use my life fully for your Glory! In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

Why is anyone shocked about the ongoing acts of terrorism in Europe? As I have watched the events unfold in Europe these last few years, and the response by our government and others around the world, I can only wonder why anyone is surprised and how completely clueless virtually everyone who has spoken on this issue really is. Over these past 17 years everything I have told you and warned you about Islam has unfolded before your very eyes time and time again. What is happening in Europe today is simply confirmation.

Here are many of the issues that are relevant to the terrorism that occurred in Europe, in no random order, and the context people need to understand them.

-What is happening in Europe is the same thing that has happened for the 1400 years Islam has existed. These are not the acts of “extreme Islamists,” these are the acts of ISLAM…PERIOD! Those who practice Islam as their faith, no matter what part of the world they live in, ALL believe that Islam will one day rule all nations of the world through Islamic law, Sharia, and the earth will be cleansed of all “infidels,” or non-Muslims. There is no such thing as a “peaceful Muslim,” since ALL who practice Islam believe in the Islamic takeover of all nations and ruling them according to Islamic law. Of course, only in places where they can freely practice Islam, areas where they dominate the population and have control, will they tell you the truth since lying to advance Islam is a tenant of their false religion.

-President Obama was a Muslim by birth as all children who are born by a Muslim father are. He has never renounced Islam, as a matter of fact, has been a Muslim advocate and sympathizer. He also claims to be a Christian, yet has never been able to talk about his “born again” experience. Personally, I don’t believe he is of any faith. Having said that, to understand his failed and incompetent foreign policy, you have to understand he has plans to have some sort of global leadership position post-Presidency, and does not want to be seen as hostile to Islam, labeled as a man who sought to kill Muslims. These are reasons why he ridiculously refuses to call Islam what it is, and even refuses to admit we are at war with Islam even though they are at war with us! I still personally wonder who paid for his college education including his law degree from Harvard. I have always believed it was the royal family of Saudi Arabia. His pacifism towards Islam has put our nation and the nations of the world at risk for the type of terror attacks you saw in Brussels.

-For several years here and on the TV program I have warned people about the mass immigration by Muslims into Europe. They didn’t need to send an army from Syria or the Middle East to reek havoc on European nations, they already had Muslims in place to carry out those acts just like they are doing in the United States!

-This is why to even consider bringing Syrian refugees to this nation is pure madness. Most people don’t even know that during Obama’s reign, well over 100,000 Muslims from the Middle East have immigrated here or have come to our country via a refugee status. Virtually 100% are Muslims, ignoring the hundreds of thousands of Christians who have been exterminated because they had no place to escape. Despite not caring, a legacy of President Obama will be his refusal to do anything as the Coptic Christians in Egypt and some of the oldest Christian groups, dating back to the first churches 2,000 years ago were wiped out. Even if none of the Syrian refugees are ISIS plants, once here, how many will become radicalized as dozens of Muslims we know about have. Add to the porous, non-existent southern border and only God knows the number of Muslims in this nation ready, willing, and able to commit jihad on our soil. To that end, the FBI has over 100 active ISIS investigations open in all 50 states.

-The Muslim invasion of Europe was NO ACCIDENT but done by design. They were right next door to Saudi Arabia and many other Arab nations that would not require them going such a long distance. The fact is, despite the land Saudi Arabia and all of the Arab nations have, they allowed NO refugees into their nations. On top of wanting to bring hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees to our nation over the next few years, we have already sent $4.5 billion in aid, unlike the Arab nations with their coffers overflowing that have sent a fraction of that amount.

-Most Americans have been lulled to sleep on this critical issue due to a pro-Islamic media that sympathizes with the false narrative put out by Islamic advocacy groups like CAIR. Add to that the politics of not wanting to “offend” Muslims by telling the truth about Islam and their real and stated goals along with a President whose administration has put Muslims in every part of the government, the vast majority of people have no clue the real and present danger on our soil right now.

-Another myth is that Muslims hate us for our way of life, or because of Abu Grahb or GITMO, or anything else we might do that they find offensive. Get this straight, Muslims hate us because we are not Muslims!!! It is not any more difficult than that!! Again, people simply not understanding what Islam is about, makes them try to come up with logical excuses for such barbaric acts. They have perpetrated those barbaric acts for their entire 1400year history against the “infidels!”

-As I have stated many times, Europe is done. Europe left God decades ago, and between the financial crisis in all European nations, and the breaking of their infrastructures by this mass Islamic invasions from Syria and Northern Africa, Europe as we know it today is over. GOD IS JUDGING EUROPE AS HE HAS JUDGED MANY NATIONS OVER THE COURSE OF HUMAN HISTORY!!!

I love you and care about you so much. The answer is to send 50,000 troops to wipe out ISIS. It could be done in several weeks. Yes, many innocent civilians will also die, but that is war. However, you have to understand that would deal with the current blight on this world, ISIS, but won’t solve the problem since other Muslims will simply rise up to take their place in due time. This is what Islam has always done over the 1400 years it has existed. Until President Obama leaves office, this will never happen for the reasons I outlined about his relationship with Islam above.

For now, we must pray for our intelligence and law enforcement communities to have God’s favor in preventing attacks on our soil. This becomes difficult since we have forfeited His favor and protection due to our sin. Proactively as I have shared in the past, we should stop ALL immigration of people from Muslim nations. We should immediately close down all mosques as a matter of national security. We should profile and put our intelligence resources in Muslim communities. Or, we can do none of that and wait until we see how many of our citizens are killed when the next act of jihad is committed in our country.

For over a decade and a half I have been sounding this trumpet of warning to our nation. We are only a few decades behind Europe, but unless we wake up, we will be the next Europe. The only true answer and hope is for this nation to repent, turn back to God and His Truth…and that is the mission of Liveprayer!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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

Halloween – Part 2 of 2

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(Isaiah 43:10, Acts 18:9,10, Titus 2:15)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, give me your strength to stand for your Truth no matter what the cost. It is easy to call myself a follower of Jesus, but when confronted, when challenged, when faced with persecution, will I still say I am a follower of Jesus!!! I love you Lord and ask for your strength so no matter what I have to endure for my faith, I will stand firm. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!!!

Halloween – Part 2 of 2

A Christian’s response to Halloween. As I was in prayer last month about Halloween, and what God wanted me to share during this week, part of my focus was on satan and how he operates. The Bible calls him an “angel of light.” He is a great imitator. He takes the perfection of God and perverts it. So as I was praying, God poured into my spirit that it is time for Christians worldwide to rise up on the most important day of the year for satan, Halloween, and claim that day for God!

The first step, is to make it a special day for Christians worldwide. If Hallmark cards and candy companies can make up holidays to sell greeting cards and chocolate, why can’t the church? I am proud to announce that until our Lord returns, October 31st will now be “Witnessing for Jesus Day.” This holiday will be started by the 1.8 million worldwide who are part of Liveprayer, and there will be a full public relations and media effort around it next year.

The goal is for Christians to share their faith in Jesus Christ with at least 3 people during the day. If every Christian worldwide shared their faith in Christ with 3 people, it would literally turn the world upside down over night. The world will be “witnessing” their rebellion of God with their Halloween parties, their costumes, and satanic services. THIS IS THE PERFECT DAY for Christians to witness to this lost world that we live in, that Jesus Christ is “the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”

What else can Christians do on our new holiday? PLENTY! Every community needs churches to put on “Hell House” or “Judgment House” productions to counter the haunted houses of the world. Make sure your home is well lit and inviting for children out trick-or-treating. In addition to candy, give them a gospel tract or a little Gospel of John booklet. Also, pray with each group of kids before they leave. Your church should have the resources to get tracts and the Gospel of John booklets at a very low cost. NO CHILD SHOULD COME TO YOUR HOME AND LEAVE WITHOUT KNOWING THAT JESUS IS LORD!

For those with children, take them out trick-or-treating! Have them dress up as Bible characters. Let them go door to door for candy, BUT, in return for the candy, they should give the homeowner a tract or a Gospel of John booklet. GOD CAN USE THESE CHILDREN TO HELP SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF CHRIST TO PEOPLE THAT WILL NEVER GO TO CHURCH!!!

Churches, instead of holding an alternative to Halloween party at the church, should get the children involved in evangelizing their neighborhoods! They have the perfect excuse to go door to door on this night. God can use these children to share the hope and love of Christ with people that will never hear the message any other way. DON’T UNDERESTIMATE HOW GOD CAN USE THE CHILDREN ON THIS NIGHT!!!

So, let’s review. We now have a new Christian holiday. It is, “Witnessing for Jesus Day,” and will be celebrated every year on October 31st. It will be a day for Christians worldwide to witness to others what Jesus Christ has done in their life. We will have churches in every community putting on “Hell House” or “Judgment House” productions as an alternative to the haunted house productions of the world. Christians will make their homes inviting for children out trick-or-treating, and in addition to candy, give them a Gospel Tract or Gospel of John booklet. Children of ALL AGES will become mighty witnessing agents for the Lord. They will dress up as Bible characters and go out into their neighborhoods to get candy, BUT, will give the homeowner a Gospel tract or Gospel of John booklet.

I love you and care about you so much. There is no reason a Christian should have to fear Halloween, nor is there any reason a Christian should have to participate in the way the world celebrates Halloween. It actually is a perfect opportunity to go on the offensive and make this a day to celebrate witnessing our faith to this lost and dying world. What better day than the day the world celebrates rebelling against God, HALLOWEEN!!!

I will be praying for you. I pray that you become bold and part of the first annual “Witnessing for Jesus Day.” For the Christian, sharing our faith is not an option, but is a commandment from God. It is something that we should be doing EVERY day. But there is no better day of the year for Believers worldwide to share their faith in Jesus Christ with this lost world. THAT my friend, needs to be a Christians’ response to Halloween!!!

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

Bill Keller

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

Halloween – Part 1 of 2

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(Romans 12:1-2; Titus 2:12)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, give me your strength to stand for your Truth no matter what the cost. It is easy to call myself a follower of Jesus, but when confronted, when challenged, when faced with persecution, will I still say I am a follower of Jesus!!! I love you Lord and ask for your strength so no matter what I have to endure for my faith, I will stand firm. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!!!

Halloween – Part 1 of 2

Should Christians celebrate Halloween? No! What the world will celebrate on October 31 is not anything that a Christian should be part of. The origin of what we know of as Halloween began in 5th century B.C., Celtic Ireland as a holiday marking the end of summer on October 31 known as Samhein (sow-en).

The pagan Celts believed on that day, the disembodied spirits of all those who had died throughout the preceding year would come back in search of living bodies to possess for the next year. It was believed to be their only hope for the afterlife. The Celts believed all laws of space and time were suspended during this time, allowing the spirit world to intermingle with the living.

Naturally, the still living did not want to be possessed. So on the night of October 31, villagers would extinguish the fires in their homes, to make them cold and undesirable. They would then dress up in all manner of ghoulish costumes and noisily paraded around the neighborhood, being as destructive as possible in order to frighten away spirits looking for bodies to possess.

The Romans adopted the Celtic practices as their own. But in the first century A.D., Samhain was assimilated into celebrations of some of the other Roman traditions that took place in October, such as their day to honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees. The symbol of Pomona is the apple, which might explain the origin of our modern tradition of bobbing for apples on Halloween. The thrust of the practices also changed over time to become more ritualized. As belief in spirit possession waned, the practice of dressing up like hobgoblins, ghosts, and witches took on a more ceremonial role.

The custom of Halloween was brought to America in the 1840’s by Irish immigrants fleeing their country’s potato famine. At that time, the favorite pranks in New England included tipping over outhouses and unhinging fence gates.

Since the eighth century, the Catholic Church has celebrated All Saints’ Day on November 1 to celebrate the known and unknown Saints whom the Church has canonized. The night before the celebration of All Saint’s Day is known as All Hallow’s Eve (“Hallows” mean “saints” both mean “holy ones” as in “Hallowed be thy name”). So, Halloween means “the evening before All Saint’s Day.”

You can see from the pagan roots of Halloween why this has become the most important day to those who worship satan or choose to live in rebellion to God and the TRUTH of His Word. There is NOTHING about this day that honors God, remembers God, or has anything to do at all with God. It is, quite honestly, a celebration of those who oppose God and all that He stands for. THIS is why it’s a day Christians should NOT celebrate nor be part of in any way.

I love you and care about you so much. Tomorrow, Part Two of this series is titled, “A Christian’s Response to Halloween.” Do we hide in our homes with the lights off? Do we all go to church and hide in the basement so the devil doesn’t get us? What exactly should a Christian be doing on Halloween? I will give you a hint. It will be a bold call to action. I can think of no better night to see souls won for Christ than on Halloween.

DO NOT MISS PART TWO TOMORROW AS WE CELEBRATE A NEW HOLIDAY ON OCTOBER 31ST THAT WILL HONOR JESUS CHRIST, THE KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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

Many of You Today Need to be Encouraged and Reasurred that God has Not Left You

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(Isaiah 41:10)

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

As I was in prayer this morning about what God wanted me say to you today, He brought this powerful verse from the book of Isaiah into my heart and told me that many of you today needed to be encouraged and reassured that God has not left you. The Bible promises us that He will never leave us nor forsake us.

Let me say it this way, although you may have left God, God has NEVER left you! How can you fear anything, any person, any situation, or any circumstance, when God is there with you? When you are on the mountaintop, God is with you. When you are in the valley, God is with you. God is with you ALWAYS! But the promise of this verse doesn’t just end with His presence.

To me, the power in the verse is His promise to help us. Every morning, when I look into the mirror in my bathroom, the first thing I see is a Bible verse from John 15 that simply says, “Without me you can do nothing.” I never want to start the day trusting in my own strength or wisdom, but relying on the strength and wisdom God provides.

It is such a comfort to know that God is with me and that He is helping me. That is why I have such confidence, even in the face of what often appears to be overwhelming odds. God is with me, He is helping me, and the Bible says that if He is with me, who can be against me! That promise also applies to you!!!

I want you to put this truth in your heart today and start living a confident, victorious life… NOW!!! There is no better time than now to put God to the test. If He said it, believe it, and live it!!!

When you are driving down the freeway at 60 mph and there are cars all around you going just as fast or even faster, you are trusting those other drivers literally with your life. When you get on an airplane, you are trusting the pilot to get you up and down safely. There are so many times each day that you are putting your faith in trust in people you don’t even know.

If you are willing to blindly trust total strangers every day, why not put your trust in God your Creator? Not only the God who created you in His own image, but the God who loved you so much He sent His Son to die for your sins. The very same God who promises to never leave you and to help you!

I love you and care about you so much. I want to see you rise above whatever circumstances you are facing and live a victorious life. Not only do you become a living testimony of God’s grace, but it frees you up to serve Him without being so distracted by the events in your life. Overcoming the problems in your life gives you the freedom to help others overcome their problems.

I will be praying for you today as you pray and meditate on this wonderful promise from God’s Word, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Is. 41:10)

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

Bill Keller

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

God has Called Us to Live Above the Standards of this World

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(1 Chronicles 29:5; Proverbs 23:26; Romans 12:1)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, help me to stand strong in these difficult days. I know that in the end, YOU…and YOU alone will have the final word. Give me boldness and courage to stand for you as evil abounds. In the name of Jesus I pray..AMEN!!!

***GOD HAS CALLED US TO LIVE ABOVE THE STANDARDS OF THIS WORLD, NOT DOWN TO THEM!!!

You see my friend, God gave us free will to make choices. He decided NOT to make us simply robots who would love Him, serve Him, obey Him, but make that an act we choose to do on our own, out of our love for Him. It was this free will that God gave us that allowed satan and 1/3 of the angles to rebel against God. It was this free will that God gave us that allowed Adam and Eve to sin in the Garden of Eden. It is this free will that God gave you and me that allows us to make decisions throughout the day to obey, or rebel against God.

***GOD HAS CALLED US TO LIVE ABOVE THE STANDARDS OF THIS WORLD, NOT DOWN TO THEM!!!

The problem with free will is that it allows us to ignore the Absolute Truth God gave us in His Word. It allows us to ignore the black and white reality of right and wrong. The Bible in places refers to how we are left to our “own imaginations.” Those who choose to reject God’s Word and the absolute truth it represents, basically decide themselves what is right and what is wrong. That is fine, but since we all have free will, what is right to you may be wrong to someone else. And what is wrong to someone else may be right to you. Do you see the chaos this creates?

***GOD HAS CALLED US TO LIVE ABOVE THE STANDARDS OF THIS WORLD, NOT DOWN TO THEM!!!

Unless there is a standard, unless there is a guide, what is right and wrong becomes something each person decides for themselves. That is one reason God gave us His Word so that we would have the black and white of ABSOLUTE TRUTH to guide us in our journey.

***GOD HAS CALLED US TO LIVE ABOVE THE STANDARDS OF THIS WORLD, NOT DOWN TO THEM!!!

The issue that I want to deal with today, is that as Christians, as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, we have been called to a higher standard of living. When I deal with issues like sex, alcohol, forgiveness, serving others, so many just don’t realize that as Christians we have been called to live a higher standard of life. Those great heroes of faith recorded in Hebrews chapter 11 understood that we are NOT citizens of this country, but of another country!

***GOD HAS CALLED US TO LIVE ABOVE THE STANDARDS OF THIS WORLD, NOT DOWN TO THEM!!!

While for this season we are in this world, we are no longer OF this world once we commit our hearts and lives to Jesus Christ. I am in no way saying we are to separate ourselves from this culture we live in. Quite the opposite. Jesus said we were to be the “salt of the earth,” the “light of the world.” However, we must never forget that as believers we are called to a higher standard of living.

***GOD HAS CALLED US TO LIVE ABOVE THE STANDARDS OF THIS WORLD, NOT DOWN TO THEM!!!

Many scoff at the Biblical example Christ set when He said if we lust in our heart we have already sinned. My friends, yes, the sex drive, hormones, emotions are all very normal. But God created us above the animals. We are not to be slaves to our natural drives, but to be in control of them. God has given us the power over our flesh, over our natural, carnal desires. To deny this is to deny the power of God that resides within you.

***GOD HAS CALLED US TO LIVE ABOVE THE STANDARDS OF THIS WORLD, NOT DOWN TO THEM!!!

We can love others. Not in our own strength, but in the strength God gives us. We can forgive those who treat us wrong. Not in our own strength, but in the strength God gives us. We are here to serve others, not to be served as the world would like us to believe. We cannot do that not in our own strength, but in the strength God gives us. You see my friend, as a follower of Christ, as a Christian, we have not only been called to a higher way of living, but given the power to do it!!!!

***GOD HAS CALLED US TO LIVE ABOVE THE STANDARDS OF THIS WORLD, NOT DOWN TO THEM!!!

The fact is, when we surrender ourselves to live a higher life, a life God has called us to, we are blessed above and beyond all we could ever imagine. Not always in earthly blessings but in REAL blessings. Peace, contentment, joy. I promise you, I know people right now, with all the resources this world can offer, who would give a million dollars for just an hour’s worth of peace, an hour’s worth of real joy. You can’t buy these things. They are not for sale. And they only come from living a life God has called His children to live.

***GOD HAS CALLED US TO LIVE ABOVE THE STANDARDS OF THIS WORLD, NOT DOWN TO THEM!!!

So many are afraid of “missing out”. The only thing you gain from rebelling against God is some temporary pleasure, that always leaves you wanting more. Temporary happiness, that turns quickly to pain. You sell out the real things of God, for the momentary gratification of this world that quickly turns into dark despair. Blessings follow our obedience to God, pain and heartache ALWAYS follow rebellion.

***GOD HAS CALLED US TO LIVE ABOVE THE STANDARDS OF THIS WORLD, NOT DOWN TO THEM!!!

I love you and care so much for you. One of my goals each day is to help you live the high calling God has called each of us to. We must never forget that we are different. We are special. Our personal relationship with Christ is what makes us special. It is something the lost of this world cannot comprehend. Because of His love for us, because of that special relationship, we have been called to live a higher life during our brief journey here. We must never forget that it is NOT our life, but our life belongs to Him.

***GOD HAS CALLED US TO LIVE ABOVE THE STANDARDS OF THIS WORLD, NOT DOWN TO THEM!!!

We are called to die to self daily so that HE may live through us. This is a daily process that we all must go through. But it is because of this daily process of dying to self so that Christ can live through us that we can live the higher life He has called us to live. We don’t have to be like the lost of the world, but we can set the example for them. We don’t have to give in to the lusts and carnal pleasures that only destroy people’s lives, but live above them and enjoy the real blessings of God’s peace, love, happiness, and joy.

***GOD HAS CALLED US TO LIVE ABOVE THE STANDARDS OF THIS WORLD, NOT DOWN TO THEM!!!

know that I will be praying for you today. Praying that you will take these words seriously. Realize today, maybe for the first time how special you are to the Lord. Realize today, maybe for the first time that as Christians we are called to live a higher life than the lost around us. It is in living this higher life that the hurting, the hopeless, the lost of this world will ask us what is so different between our life and theirs. It is then that we can share with them the hope and love we have in Christ Jesus. As followers of Christ, we are called to a higher standard of living. Let us live for Him each day and proclaim to this world through our very lives that He is the way, the truth, and the life!!!!!

***GOD HAS CALLED US TO LIVE ABOVE THE STANDARDS OF THIS WORLD, NOT DOWN TO THEM!!!

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

Bill Keller

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