Satan is a Liar and a Loser

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(1 Corinthians 15:57)

Blessings my friend, I pray all is well with you and your family. Know that you and your family are in my prayers each day!!!
By the grace of God, we continue to faithfully provide personal ministry to people worldwide each day, literally 24/7/365, as we have for 18 years now!

As you know we have been dealing with financial shortfalls these past 8-9 months. It has been a real test of faith, with the enemy often whispering that God has abandoned me and this work.

SATAN IS A LIAR AND A LOSER!!!

Never forget that GOD IS FAITHFUL!!! Dear friends like you have enabled us to keep marching forward, taking His Truth to this lost nation and world while being here to pray for people in their hour of need. Most important however, is seeing lost souls every week coming to faith in Jesus Christ!!!

It has been YOUR prayers and YOUR generous sacrifices over the years that has made Liveprayer available tens of millions of people worldwide over nearly two decades. You will never know my gratitude in standing with me or the impact of your faithfulness until you get to Glory!!!

My friend, I am up against a major deadline of $30,000 that we MUST meet! These are payments on monthly operations that we are delinquent on and MUST cover in order to not jeopardize our daily ministry operations. That is $30,000 of the $120,000 we require to clear up all of our normal ministry obligations through the end of April.

*******Of that $30,000, I MUST HAVE ALL $30,000 of that in our account by 1PM EDT!!! I know this may be a great walk of faith for you, possibly an inconvenience to make it happen. I would deeply appreciate you taking some time out of your day and going that extra mile in order to help the Lord’s work here!!!

Many times over these nearly 2 decades of service to the Lord, God has moved on the hearts of those in the Liveprayer family at a time of great need to make a significant sacrifice to His work here at Liveprayer. In the past there have been critical needs of $50,000, $80,000, once $100,000, that the Lord delivered through the obedience of friends like you who He had blessed and enabled to make such a sacrifice.

*******Please, seek the Lord about helping me today. That most critical $30,000 could be wired into our account, or if you have a Wells Fargo branch nearby you can actually direct deposit that amount into our account. I have been on my knees in prayer over several days asking the Lord to send that “ram in the bush” as He has many times over these past 18 yrs!!! PRAY ABOUT BEING THAT RAM IN THE BUSH TODAY!!!

Feel free to contact me at: bkeller@liveprayer.com and we can work out whatever details we need to get this taken care of!!!

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

I love and care about you so much. God Bless you and his continued blessings on Liveprayer as together we take our stand for HIM in these last days!!!

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

***MAY FINANCIAL UPDATE: I am blessed that over last weekend we received the final $1,000 required to close out our February operational shortfall. AMEN!!! Now we can work on bringing in the $65,000 we required for our March ministry operations and the $65,000 we needed to cover our April internet and TV operations to at least be caught up to the first of May as we are already 22 days into this month! OUR GOD IS ABLE!!!

In the past few days, $10,000 of our March shortfall has been received!!

— $30,000 from our March shortfall is required immediately to cover basic daily ministry operations that are now 3 month past due!!! I am praying for one of our friends who the Lord has blessed over the years, to step up at this critical moment and make such a sacrifice for the Lord’s work here!!!

— Please, take a moment and pray, every can do that. Seek the Lord about helping me to cover the $37,000 we need ASAP in order to keep ministry operations going!!! God is able!!! He always has a ram in the bush. If you are led to help me and need any information, please email me at: bkeller@liveprayer.com

So many have prayed, many sacrificed, and by His guidance I have been able to take what has come in to keep our operations up and running. God has blessed me from day one over 18 yrs ago to be able to take a few “loaves and fishes” and multiply it exponentially to accomplish His work here.

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!

(C)opryright 2017, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Does God Exist?

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(Genesis 1:1; Nehemiah 9:6; Psalm 19:1; Romans 1:20)

***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!

Some of my fondest memories as a young boy growing up in the ’60s was getting up very early in the morning, turning on the television set, and watching the late Walter Cronkite announce the latest blast-off of a manned rocket into outer space. From the initial single man Mercury rockets, to the two-man Gemini missions, to the three-man Apollo series that was highlighted in July of 1969 by Neil Armstrong walking on the moon, to the current era of the Space Shuttle flights and a manned space station, the space program has been one of man’s great accomplishments.

I also remember the horrible reminders of how dangerous space travel can be. I remember watching in tears as a fire in the capsule of Apollo 1 that was still on the launch pad, killed astronauts Virgil Grissom, Roger Chaffee, and Edward White. I remember 23 years ago seeing the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger just 73 seconds after lift-off, killing all 7 aboard.

The past 50 years of the space program has been very exciting to witness, and has contributed greatly to advancing our existence in this life. No doubt in the future NASA will continue to help us find answers to some of the great questions that we have about our world.

Perhaps the greatest question ever asked is, “Does God exist?” With over 2.5 million subscribers and having many subscribers forward each day’s Devotional to their friends and family, having it posted on hundreds of other websites and across social media each day, I get asked hundreds of emails daily with that very question. Anyone that has ever taken a Theology 101 course knows that right after the Table of Contents, the very first chapter is on the “Existence of God”. I could spend hours proving the existence of God because belief in the existence of God is intuitive, it is assumed by the Scriptures, and it is corroborated by various arguments. But I am not going to.

Instead, when anyone asks me “does God exist?” I tell them ABSOLUTELY. When they ask me to prove it, I tell them to do two things. First, go look in a mirror, and second, go outside and look into the sky. When you look into a mirror and see yourself, YOUR EXISTENCE is one of the greatest proofs there is that God exists. After all, one of the questions all men throughout human history have asked themselves is, “where did I come from?” Evolution and other theories have all proven to be impossible. There is only one plausible, legitimate explanation, and that is GOD CREATED US. If God created us, then God must exist.

]When you go outside and look into the sky, the EXISTENCE OF THIS WORLD is one of the greatest proofs there is that God exists.
Man from the beginning of time has asked “how were the heavens and earth made?” There have been numerous theories put forth, but all have fallen woefully short of even coming close to explain how the world in which we live was created. There is only one plausible, legitimate explanation, and that is GOD CREATED IT.

Of course those who have put their faith in Jesus Christ and know that the Bible is God’s inspired, inerrant Word simply go to Genesis Chapter One. The existence of God is a given fact. Those who have made the choice to reject Christ in the their life, will in many cases also reject the existence of God. It is easier for them to live with themselves by believing that there is no God, that Jesus is a story like Santa Claus, and that the Bible is just a book of fables.

This way, they can live their life however THEY choose, free in their own mind from being accountable to anyone. These people will rely on incredible arguments, unproven scientific studies, and anything that they can find to deny God exists so that they can feel better in their rejection of Him. For people like this, you will never convince them God exists through arguments. The best thing to do is to pray for them, since the God they reject is able to open their hearts to His reality and love for them.

I love you and care about you so much. Only a fool would ever doubt the existence of God. As a matter of fact, it would take greater faith than I could ever dream of having, to even question whether God exists. Let me leave you with some quotes by former astronauts about the existence of God:

“I am convinced of God by the order out in space.” Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan:

“But when you leave the earth, in a spacecraft, I personally think there’s a real motivation to look toward God. After being in space, I certainly have a much greater appreciation for the world God has made, the universe He’s created. It’s very clear in my mind that this universe couldn’t have happened by chance.” NASA Astronaut Col. Jack Lousma

“To look out at this kind of creation out here and not believe in God is to me impossible. It just strengthens my faith. I wish there were words to describe what it’s like…” Astronaut John Glenn

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

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Freemasonry is a Cult

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(Matthew 7:21; Titus 1:16; 2 Timothy 3:5; Hosea 6:6; James 3:10)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Father, bless me this day to have the courage to stand up for YOUR TRUTH in my daily life. Give me boldness to proclaim YOUR TRUTH when I am with those who mock and demean our faith in Christ and for following the teachings of the Bible. No matter what they may say, let me be not afraid to stand for you. In Jesus name…AMEN

When this Devotional was originally aired, I was inundated with outraged Masons that I would have the audacity to call their secret society what it is, a CULT. I was prepared for the onslaught because I knew it has been a very deep stronghold IN THE CHURCH. Joe Smith, founder of the Mormon cult, was a Mason. He not only hijacked God’s Word to write his blasphemous Book of Mormon, but incorporated the secret rites of Freemasonry in his cult. All top leaders in the Mormon church are Masons! That means Christian men involved in this cult are in a blood-oath relationship, an unholy alliance with men in the Mormon cult.

The fact is, the ONLY oath we should ever take is to Jesus Christ. A top level Mason is called worshipful master, when Jesus Christ is the ONLY Master we are to worship. Lastly, Freemasonry operates in secret. Only evil operates in secrecy, in the darkness, while the things of God operate in the light. I am praying for those who have taken an oath to be part of this cult, this secret society, to leave immediately. As Jesus clearly stated, “You can’t serve two masters!”

Freemasonry IS a cult!!! The two people who God used to help shape my early faith in the Lord besides my parents were my father’s mom and dad. Grandpa and Grandma Keller were lifetime members of a little United Methodist Church outside of Columbus, Ohio. They never missed Sunday service; Grandpa was an usher, Grandma sang in the choir, and they were at the church for about every event that was held. As a young boy growing up, I spent two weeks every summer with them, and their church was a big part of my time there. Grandpa Keller was also a Mason and Grandma Keller was a member of the Eastern Star. It is hard to imagine that my dear, Godly grandparents were cult members, but that is exactly what they were.

Freemasonry and Christianity are incompatible. While most see it as a wonderful social, civic and philanthropic organization, in reality it is a secret religious society. Tracing its origins back to the stone masons who built Solomon’s Temple, the modern-day Masonic movement first appeared in Great Britain in 1717 and was first seen in the United States in Philadelphia in 1730. The terminology and symbolism of Masonry seems to come mostly from the actual craft of stonemasonry during the Middle Ages. The “free” in Masonry probably came from the “freestone” (stones that could be cut without splitting) with which Masons worked. Stonemasons had three classifications for workers practicing their craft: Apprentice, Fellow Craft, and Master Mason. This is also the terminology used for the first three degrees in Masonry today.

Masonry is not based on the Bible (referred to as “The Great Light”), but on the Kabala, the ultimate source of Masonic beliefs (Morals and Dogma), which is a medieval book of mysticism and magic. Masons require one to believe in God to be a member, but the candidate is never required to say what god he believes in. Masons commonly refer to their deity as the “Great Architect of the Universe” (G.A.O.T.U.) or the Supreme Being. The name of Christ is seldom referred to in Masonic literature, apparently due to the Masons not wanting to offend their non-Christian members. Freemasonry does not believe that Jesus Christ is God, nor that salvation is available only through Him. The reality of sin in the Biblical sense is denied. Masons think that any “shortcomings” can be overcome by greater enlightenment. Because they deny the reality of sin, Masons see no need for salvation in the Biblical sense. They see salvation as a step-by-step enlightenment which comes through initiation into the Masonic degrees and their mysteries.

Most Masons join Freemasonry to be part of what they view as a prestigious, socially-influential organization. However, their society is based on misrepresentations and false explanations. The symbolic physical penalties advocated by the Freemasons are violent and murderous. No faithful Christian can keep Freemason oaths, which endorse the death penalty for oneself and requires members to persecute traitors to the organization. Oaths also obligate lodge members to protect lodge criminals and keep their secrets. The fact is, like in all cults, most involved in Freemasonry have NO CLUE what they really believe in or the satanic roots of Freemasonry. To this day, I firmly believe my Grandfather saw it as nothing more than a social organization, as did my Grandmother who was part of the Eastern Star, the women’s organization of Freemasonry.

When was the last time you heard your pastor preach against this cult? Let me answer that, NEVER. A 1991 survey by the Southern Baptist Convention Sunday School Board found that 14% of SBC Pastors and 18% of SBC Deacon Board Chairs were Masons; it is also estimated that SBC members comprise 37% of total U.S. lodge membership. A 2000 updated SBC report found that over 1,000 SBC Pastors are Masons. As you get into the more liberal denominations, I am sure those percentages are even higher.

I love you and care about you so much. Satan is a master of deception and knows how to draw people into his traps of destruction. Nobody can ever deny the wonderful charitable causes the Masons (that includes the Shriners which are the highest degree of Masons) are involved in. But the Mafia also gives lots of money to charity. There is a local strip club that raises hundreds of thousands of dollars every year for a children’s hospital. Just because an organization does some “good works,” that does not make it an organization that you should be a member of. Jesus Christ gave us the organization to be part of that is to do good works, it is called THE CHURCH!

Know that I am praying for you today. I have no doubt that many who are reading this message today are in the Masons or the Eastern Star. I want you to pray, seriously today, about LEAVING those organizations. Freemasonry is NOT of God, but is opposed to God. I already know that this message today will cause some short term hardships to Liveprayer by those who will stop supporting this ministry because I have spoken out on this cult. But my job is to share the truth of God’s Word with you each day and shine the light on sin and expose deception. Man does not sustain this ministry each month, God does, and I do not have to answer to any man, but one day stand before God!

Jesus said, “You can’t serve two masters.” You cannot serve God and also be a Mason. You need to make a choice today which master you are going to serve, the cult of Freemasonry or God.

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

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Do We Give Our Very Best to God Each Day

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(Malachi 1:1-9)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, help me to get through this day and the challenges that I will be facing today. Guide me, strengthen me, and give me wisdom as I make choices throughout this day. Please watch over my family and those I love in this world, and keep them safe. I love you Lord, and depend upon you each moment of each day. Bless me as I go through the day, living my life for your glory. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

Those who have put their faith in Christ, and accepted God’s free gift of everlasting life, understand that God has given His very best in offering Jesus as a sacrifice for our sins. He gave it all in order that we would have a way to be reconciled back to our creator and live for eternity with Him. God gave His very best, but do we give our very best to Him each day?

The priests in the Old Testament were often guilty of offering up to God during their sacrifices, the worst crops, the worst animals, the bare minimum they could. How often are we guilty of the same behavior. Today, we don’t follow the Old Testament laws, but our daily sacrifice is our lives . . . our time . . . our talents. How many days do we do the minimal amount for God, giving Him less than our best?

All I am trying to do is to get you to realize that God has done so much for us, and we get comfortable doing the least amount for Him in return. We grudgingly go to church to be fed spiritually, we complain about giving to those causes which God is using to bless people, we hesitate to volunteer our precious time to help others. We live our lives in a way to give God as little as possible.

Pray today, that you might begin to give God your very best. He has blessed many of you with incredible talents to do many things. Don’t hoard those talents for your own benefit, but use those talents for the benefit of the Kingdom. He hasn’t blessed you so you can hold onto those blessings, but that you might, in return, bless others. Give God your very best today.

I love you and care about you so much. I will be praying for you. Praying that you will spend a few minutes giving thought to how much more you could and should be giving God. He gave His very best for you, is it too much to ask for you to give your very best to Him? Trust me, you can’t out give God. The more you give, the more you receive. Don’t hold back, don’t hang on, God gave it to you so that you could use it to give to others. After all, when this life is over, the only thing any believer should want to hear is, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”

May His richest blessings be with you today. I will be praying for you to open up and give your very best to God today and every day!!!

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

(C)opryright 2017, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Satan is a Liar and a Loser

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(1 Corinthians 15:57)

Blessings my friend, I pray all is well with you and your family. Know that you and your family are in my prayers each day!!!

By the grace of God, we continue to faithfully provide personal ministry to people worldwide each day, literally 24/7/365, as we have for 18 years now!

As you know we have been dealing with financial shortfalls these past 8-9 months. It has been a real test of faith, with the enemy often whispering that God has abandoned me and this work.

SATAN IS A LIAR AND A LOSER!!!

Never forget that GOD IS FAITHFUL!!! Dear friends like you have enabled us to keep marching forward, taking His Truth to this lost nation and world while being here to pray for people in their hour of need. Most important however, is seeing lost souls every week coming to faith in Jesus Christ!!!

It has been YOUR prayers and YOUR generous sacrifices over the years that has made Liveprayer available tens of millions of people worldwide over nearly two decades. You will never know my gratitude in standing with me or the impact of your faithfulness until you get to Glory!!!

My friend, I am up against a major deadline of $35,000 that we MUST meet! These are payments on monthly operations that we are delinquent on and MUST cover in order to not jeopardize our daily ministry operations. That is $35,000 of the $125,000 we require to clear up all of our normal ministry obligations through the end of April.

*******Of that $35,000, I MUST HAVE $24,000 of that in our account by NOON EDT and the other $11,000 by next Monday. I know this may be a great walk of faith for you, possibly an inconvenience to make it happen. I would deeply appreciate you taking some time out of your day and going that extra mile in order to help the Lord’s work here!!!

Many times over these nearly 2 decades of service to the Lord, God has moved on the hearts of those in the Liveprayer family at a time of great need to make a significant sacrifice to His work here at Liveprayer. In the past there have been critical needs of $50,000, $80,000, once $100,000, that the Lord delivered through the obedience of friends like you who He had blessed and enabled to make such a sacrifice.

*******Please, seek the Lord about helping me today. That most critical $24,000 could be wired into our account, or if you have a Wells Fargo branch nearby you can actually direct deposit that amount into our account. I have been on my knees in prayer over several days asking the Lord to send that “ram in the bush” as He has many times over these past 18 yrs!!! PRAY ABOUT BEING THAT RAM IN THE BUSH TODAY!!!

Feel free to contact me at: bkeller@liveprayer.com and we can work out whatever details we need to get this taken care of!!!

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

I love and care about you so much. God Bless you and his continued blessings on Liveprayer as together we take our stand for HIM in these last days!!!

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

***MAY FINANCIAL UPDATE: I am blessed that over the weekend we received the final $1,000 required to close out our February operational shortfall. AMEN!!! Now we can work on bringing in the $65,000 we required for our March ministry operations and the $65,000 we needed to cover our April internet and TV operations to at least be caught up to the first of May as we are already 19 days into this month! OUR GOD IS ABLE!!!

In the past few days, $5,000 of our March shortfall has been received!!

— $35,000 from our March shortfall is required immediately to cover basic daily ministry operations that are now 3 month past due!!! I am praying for one of our friends who the Lord has blessed over the years, to step up at this critical moment and make such a sacrifice for the Lord’s work here!!!

— Please, take a moment and pray, every can do that. Seek the Lord about helping me to cover the $37,000 we need ASAP in order to keep ministry operations going!!! God is able!!! He always has a ram in the bush. If you are led to help me and need any information, please email me at: bkeller@liveprayer.com

So many have prayed, many sacrificed, and by His guidance I have been able to take what has come in to keep our operations up and running. God has blessed me from day one over 18 yrs ago to be able to take a few “loaves and fishes” and multiply it exponentially to accomplish His work here.

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!

(C)opryright 2017, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

God’s Watchman

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(Isaiah 62: 6-9)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, please give me the strength to live today in your Spirit. I will no longer walk in the flesh, but live in the Spirit. It is the key to me living for YOU each day. In Jesus name I pray…AMEN!

When I committed my heart and life to go into full-time ministry nearly 25 years ago, I accepted God’s challenge to become one of His watchmen. In ancient days, the watchman was the person who occupied a tower overlooking the city and its walls. It was his job to announce to the city when the enemy was preparing to attack.

The majority of the Old Testament prophets felt as spiritual watchmen to the people, their warnings were for the most part ignored. They lamented the fact that the people never listened despite their prophetic insight and warnings from God.

I am sure that many of today’s spiritual leaders feel like those Old Testament prophets, as they sound the warning from God for people to turn from their sin and embrace God. That message of course is largely ignored. Early in my ministry, after feeling that same frustration, God showed me that it was not my job to “make people change.”

It was my job to share with them the fact that God loves them, that there is everlasting life through Jesus Christ, and that the answers they are seeking are found in Him. Period. I was to sound the alarm, blow the trumpet…that was my job. Only God can change a person’s heart. That is a divine work we cannot accomplish. It has to be Him.

Once I came to that realization, it became easier for me to focus on what my job was and to do it to the best of my ability. God told me that I was to be a loud, and bold watchmen in this new medium called the Internet that is able to reach more people, quicker, than anything that has been known to man.

My friend, I try my best each day to be a “watchmen” here on the Internet. I will continue to tell those on the Net that God is real, He is alive, and it is only through His son Jesus that we can enjoy a purposeful life here on earth and have everlasting life

I love you and care about you SOOOOO much!!!! Let me encourage you today. Everyone that knows Christ as their Savior has been called to be God’s watchman. Just remember, God has given you the job of sharing His love and message. That’s it. The changes, the miracles, those will all come from God Himself. You are His instrument to touch a person, He is the one that actually does the work.

Think about that today and take the pressure off yourself if the person you have been praying for isn’t getting healed, or saved, or their marriage isn’t restored. God is the one who will bring about the actual change. We are simply called to be faithful to share the message of faith, hope, and love in Jesus Christ. Be one of God’s watchman in these last days!

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

(C)opryright 2017, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Parents Who have Suffered the Loss of Their Baby Due to a Miscarriage

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(Genesis 33:5, Psalm 127:3, Proverbs 17:6, Deuteronomy 6:7)

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

One of the difficult things I deal with each day here at Liveprayer, are parents who have suffered the loss of their baby due to a miscarriage. Sadly, 15-20% of known pregnancies end in a miscarriage, so this is an issue that touches most families and something many who are reading this today have experienced. Of course the question each one who has lost a baby like this asks is why? There are simply some things in this life we will never know the answer to. Why God chooses to allow a baby to live only a few short weeks or someone to live to 90, is something only He knows. This is another classic example of the fact tomorrow is promised to none of us, regardless how old you are, and each day is a gift from God. The one thing we do know is that a baby who is lost while in its mother’s womb is forever with Jesus!

The greatest joy for any parent is to know that their child will spend all eternity with the Lord. A baby in the womb who has not had the opportunity to mature to the point of understanding sin and making a choice of faith to accept or reject Jesus is forever with the Lord due to His grace. As devastating as losing a baby is, I pray today that the assurance your child will be forever with the Lord comforts those moms and dads who have suffered this great loss in their life. I also pray that the Lord will help you heal and bless you with many more children in the future. He loves you!

While death is a sad part of this human experience we all have to deal with throughout our journey and one day face ourselves, today I also want to deal with the other end of that spectrum, when life begins. One of the great joys I have each day is receiving emails from people excited that they are going to have a child. It is one of those special moments in a person’s life that crescendos less than a year later with the birth of that precious baby. It has been an honor and privilege to pray for so many babies still in the womb and in a few months receive a picture of one of those babies that is truly a gift from God.

Having a child is one of the greatest responsibilities a person has during this lifetime. Raising that child is without a doubt the most important ministry a parent will ever have. The Bible claims in 1 Timothy 5:8 that if you don’t take care of your relatives, especially those in your family you have denied the faith and are worse than an infidel or unbeliever. There are no exceptions to this verse. It doesn’t say, unless you are a pastor. It doesn’t say, unless you are the head of a major company. It doesn’t say, unless you are too busy helping other people. The Word of God is clear that the number one responsibility of a parent is to your family and EVERYTHING else in your life is secondary.

*I want every parent to take a moment right now, pray, and ask God if your spouse and children are truly the number one priority in your life after your relationship with Christ. If not, NOW is the time to make whatever changes that need to be made to insure they are!

For every man and woman who is reading this today that is expecting a child, I want to encourage you to start praying over your child even know while that baby is still in the womb. Pray health over your baby. Pray protection over your baby. Pray God’s blessings over your baby. Pray that your baby will have a heart that yearns for Jesus. Even after that baby is born, you need to be praying over your baby everyday. God has entrusted this life into your care. Prayer demonstrates our dependence upon God. Never in your life will you be more tested and more dependent upon the Lord than in raising your child.

As your child begins to get older, teaching that child how to pray, reading the Word of God to your child, making sure your child is in church every week, are all ways to follow God’s Word and raise that child in the admonition of the Lord. GOD HAS GIVEN YOU THE RESPONSIBILITY OF RAISING YOUR CHILD IN THE FAITH AND WILL HOLD YOU ACCOUNTABLE. The Bible tells us in Proverbs 22:6, “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” *The greatest thing you will ever do for your child is to lay a foundation of faith in Christ and God’s Word in their life!

Listen moms and dads. As your child gets older they will begin to make their own decisions. At some point, you won’t be able to make their choices for them. That is why laying that foundation of faith is so critical. Let me make sure you understand something. You are NOT responsible for the decisions they make. Just like your mother and father were not responsible for the decisions you made, you are not responsible for the decisions your children will make.

That is why those early years are so critical, since what they learn in those early years will help to shape the choices they make as they get older. Know that even if they turn from the Lord at some point, when times get difficult it is that spiritual foundation you helped lay in their life that will sustain them. Just like the prodigal son made some horrible decisions, when he hit rock bottom he knew to “go home” to his father.

I know that many of you are in tears today because you so desperately want a child and for reasons only God knows, you have not been able to conceive. Why your prayers have not been answered is something only God knows for certain, but let me encourage you to continue to pray for a child, knowing that with God ALL things are possible. We have too many testimonies both from God’s Word and from so many people of how God allowed them to conceive later in life after many years of not having any children. Never forget that God may have a special calling on your life to be a mom or dad to a child by adoption. There are so many children who have been given up for adoption who need Godly parents, and God may be calling you to have a child by adoption.

I love you and care about you so much. For those who have suffered the pain of a miscarriage, I pray today that the Lord will be with you in a special way and that He will soon bless you with a child. There is nothing more exciting in life than finding out that you are going to have a child, going through those months of preparing for the birth of your child, and then that incredible day you will never forget as long as you live when your baby is born. Of course, that is also the start of the most important job you will ever have in this life, raising your child. Let me close today with a special prayer of blessing for your baby, whether this baby is still in the womb or recently born, and for you to be the Godly parents God has called you to be.

“Father, I pray today for those who have suffered the pain of having a miscarriage. Dear Lord, help them to heal and give them peace in knowing their baby is in Heaven, forever with you! Today, I pray for those precious babies who are still in the womb. I pray oh Lord that you will touch these precious lives and make their bodies healthy, their minds sharp, and their hearts tender towards the Lord. I pray oh Lord that you will bring forth these precious babies from the womb in your perfect timing and that these babies will grow and mature into mighty men and women of God should Jesus tarry in His return. For those babies and children, I pray oh Lord that you will protect them from the evils of this dark world. I pray oh Lord that they will be raised in the admonition of the Lord, in the strength of your Word, and become great men and women of God to lead your people in these last days. Father, I lift up the moms and dads of these children. Give them your strength, your wisdom, your discernment as they raise their children in the ways of the Lord. I pray oh Lord that you will guide them and help them to be the Godly moms and dads to their children you have called them to be. Bless their homes oh Lord, let the Sprit of the living God be present and make their homes and lives great beacons of light in this lost and dying world. I pray blessings on these babies and children, blessings on these moms and dads in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

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

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