Food is from God!!!

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(Genesis 9:3)

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

God, in His infinite wisdom, gave His children everything needed to sustain this life. I have always maintained that the Bible contains everything we need for every aspect of our life. That includes what we eat. In the study I have done in regard to Biblical diets, I have to admit that the dietary laws found in the book of Leviticus are perfect for sustaining our bodies and health throughout this life. God made us, He should know best what it takes to run these human machines we use during this lifetime.

Now, I have to be the first to admit that I DO NOT eat according to the dietary laws found in the book of Leviticus. I don’t see a trip through the McDonald’s
drive-thru, drinking a liter of Coke to wash down hot dogs and pizza, or even a pint of Haagen Daze ice cream anywhere in the Bible. I have made up my mind to do better. God has blessed me with great health throughout my life. I have been able to eat whatever I wanted whenever I wanted and never worry about gaining weight. I have just been blessed. That still gives me no excuse for abusing my temple the way I do at times and not taking the proper care of it that I should.

As you know from reading these Devotionals, our purpose in this life is to serve and glorify God. Only God knows when our work here is over and we graduate to Heaven. So it is our responsibility during this life to maintain to the best of our ability our bodies, so that we are at maximum efficiency in our ability to serve the Lord. That means getting the proper exercise, and eating the right foods. There is enough research on the books to tell us that how we feel each day, our immune system, many infi! rmities
we get, even major diseases can be greatly affected and influenced by our diet.

That being the case, it is then incumbent on us to research and discipline our eating habits so that we are putting into our bodies the best things possible. It is amazing how much more we can accomplish each day when we feel good, when we have energy. It becomes our responsibility to be the best we possibly can each day to serve God, and that means eating the things that will keep our bodies healthy and strong.

I really do love you and care about you. I have been involved long enough in the nutritional world through my study of the Word, to know that it does make a big difference what we put into our bodies each day. I received so many wonderful emails after my Devotional on Gluttony a while back, thanking me for talking about something that is clearly defined as sin in the Word, yet seldom discussed. While I do my best each day to prepare you and try to encourage you to be the best ! servant
of God you possibly can be, today it has been necessary to point out an obvious but often overlooked aspect of our service.

It is difficult for God to use us when we are always tired, when we are always sick, when we have neglected ourselves to the point we have trouble just getting around each day. I want to challenge you today to pray about this part of your life and ask God to help you to have the discipline to take control over your Temple. Ask Him to give you the discipline to exercise regularly and to eat the right things so that you are in the best health possible. I will be praying for you.

In closing, I have done much research in this area and have tried my best to help give you a push in the right direction. Now it is up to you. If you have prayed about this, and know God is calling you to take control over this aspect of your life, then NOW is the time. TODAY is the day!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend, brother, and co-labor! er in
Christ,

Bill Keller

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I want you to take 180 seconds today!

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(Deuteronomy 8:10; Psalms 100:4, 107:22)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, help me this day to be a great ambassador for You! Let my conversation and my actions today draw people to Your hope and love. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.” – Psalms 100:4 (NIV)

You cannot turn on the news or pick up the newspaper without being bombarded by all of the problems and evil that exists in our world. Each day you are confronted by family members, friends, those you work with or go to school with, that are hurting and going thru a difficult time in their life. 99% or better of the over 40,000 prayer requests that come into Liveprayer every single day are people who are in pain, fighting the battles everyone fights during the course of their life. The fact is, we are all dealing with problems every day, that is simply part of life.

The worst t! hing that
can happen is when we allow our problems to overwhelm us to the point we forget to be thankful to God. Never forget, no matter what your problems may be today, without God you would have no hope. He is your source of strength when you feel like you can’t go on. He is your source of encouragement when you don’t see any answers. He is your source of hope that tomorrow will be better than today. It is God who loves you when nobody else does, and it is God who will never leave you when everyone else has. In the midst of whatever your battles may be today, don’t forget to simply say, “Thank you God!”

I know this message today may seem very elementary, but it is amazing how when we are under the pressures of daily life, we can often forget the most basic truths. No matter what may be going on in our lives, God deserves our thanks because of who He is. He is God! He is the Creator of the heavens and earth. He is OUR CREATOR! He loves us unconditionally and cares about us so m! uch. He
has given us so many wonderful and special promises in His Word that we can count on. So never let the cares of this brief life keep you from taking the time each day to thank Him.

I realize today as you read this, you may be facing a serious health issue, or your marriage may be in trouble, or you are dealing with a huge financial problem, or you need a job, or someone you love has recently died, or you are battling with some sort of addiction, or a myriad of other problems. It doesn’t matter what your problems may be. Take a few minutes right now, forget about your problems, and simply focus on God. Now, say THANK YOU GOD! Say it again. Again. Again. Tell God you love Him. Tell God you worship and adore Him. Forget about everything else for a few moments and simply concentrate on God and thank Him!!!

Listen, thanking God is not going to make all of your problems go away. What it will do is bring joy to your heart, peace into your life, and give you a renewed se! nse of
hope as you face the day to day trials life may bring your way. Facing your problems, dealing with your problems become 100 times easier. You get blessed when you thank God! By getting so wrapped up in your problems and not taking the time to thank God you are missing blessings.

I love you and care about you so much. I am guilty so often of not taking the time I should each day to simply stop what I am doing and just spend some time thanking God. It is so easy to focus on what is wrong with our life, that we often forget how much is right with our life. We get so bound by our problems that we forget the simple act of saying thank you to God. Without Him, there would be no answers, no solutions to our problems and this life would have no purpose and be meaningless and hopeless.

I will be praying for you today. Do me a favor. No, do yourself a favor. Stop whatever you are doing right now. Take the next 3 minutes. That is 180 seconds. Use those 3 minutes to do nothi! ng else
but say thank you to God. Thank Him for His love. Thank Him for all the wonderful blessings He bestows on you each day. Thank Him for caring about you. Thank Him for all that He does for you each day. I can assure you that you have MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR! Take the next 3 minutes and spend it thanking God.

The Bible only gives us a brief glimpse of what our eternal existence will be like. One things we know is that we will be worshipping God our Creator. Now is a good time to start doing that . Each day, we must take time out of our busy lives and simply spend it thanking God. We will always have problems in this life. That is simply a fact of living in this dark and evil world where so many people live their lives in rebellion to God. But the Bible tells us that when this brief journey is over, “there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Make sure that no matter what your problems may be, that you never for! get to
take the time each day to say thank you to God!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend, brother, and co-laborer in Christ,

Bill Keller

The lie of the world says that there are many roads that lead to God!

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(Matthew 7:13 and 14; John 14:6)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Father, please help me to be more like Jesus each day. Help me to be kind to others, to care about others, to share the hope of the Gospel with others. I love Jesus and my greatest desire is to be more like my Savior each day. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!!!

I WANT TO MAKE SOMETHING PERFECTLY CLEAR TODAY. THERE IS ONLY ONE PATH TO EVERLASTING LIFE. THIS PATH WAS DESIGNED BY GOD HIMSELF. THE GOD OF THE BIBLE. THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB. NOT!!! ALLAH OF THE KORAN, THE JEWISH LAW, OR ANY OTHER ‘GOD’. THE FACT IS, THOSE WHO REJECT GOD’S PLAN OF SALVATION WILL DIE IN THEIR SINS AND BE ETERNALLY LOST. THERE IS ONLY ONE ROAD TO EVERLASTING LIFE, I PRAY TODAY THAT YOU TAKE IT! TO BE SAVED, SIMPLY GO TO: https://liveprayer.com/salvation-plan.cfm

A byproduct of the horrible events of September 11, 2001, was a more unified country. People like never came together in a unified m! anner,
ignoring the racial, ethnic, and economic barriers that normally divide us. It is good to see our nation stand together as one. Jesus even said, a house divided cannot stand. Today, I want to share something I have seen over these many years that has always disturbed me.

While I believe in my heart that we as Christians should love and care for those of other faiths, while we should be kind to them, we must NEVER compromise the Christian faith just to be politically correct!!!

The fact is, God’s plan clearly says that there is only ONE road to salvation, there is only ONE road to Heaven, and that is through faith in His Son Jesus Christ. THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO ETERNITY WITH GOD. One of the byproducts of all of inter-faith gatherings and prayer services is the appearance that anyone who “has faith”, is “spiritual” will be in Heaven. MY FRIEND, THAT IS NOT TRUE!

God’s Word clearly tells us that those who reject Christ as their personal Savior in this life w! ill be
eternally separated from God their Creator. That means those who have CHOSEN to follow the teaching of Islam, of Judaism, or Buddha, or anything other than the inspired, inerrant Word of God will be eternally separated from God when this life is over. As wonderful as other religions may be, they are just that, religions. Christianity is much more than a religion, it is a relationship. A personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Many can’t quite grasp how a loving God, a God of grace and mercy, would let “good people” die and be eternally separated from Him. It is because of sin. You see my friend, sin is something we are all born with. It has been part of the human condition since man sinned in the Garden of Eden. There is only one answer to sin, and that is the answer God put forth.

He sent His only Son Jesus to this earth to die for the sins of all men. It was God’s plan that Jesus, who was born of a virgin, thus without sin, who lived a sinless life, would die ! on
Calvary’s cross and pay with his blood for the sins of all mankind. THAT my friend, is why it is ONLY our faith in Jesus Christ that can wipe away our sins.

It is ONLY faith in Christ that can allow sinful man to have his sins wiped clean so that upon death, he can spend eternity with a holy God. Those who never accept Christ, who reject Him, die in their sins, and thus are not able to be reconciled back to God their creator. This was God’s plan that He gave us because He loved us so much.

There is a unity, however, that we as Christians should be embracing and working towards. That is unity within the body of Christ. A prayer our Lord prayed just hours before going to the cross is still yet unanswered. In John 17:21, Christ prayed for the body of Christ to be one!

One of the goals of Liveprayer when we began 20 years ago, was to do what I could do to bring unity to the body of Christ. In some of my postgraduate theological studies, I did extensive research! on over
150 mainline Christian denominations, what they believed, and what separated them. The fact is, they all hold the basic tenants of the Christian faith. It was usually on a wide array of theological issues, that made no difference to the main body of our faith, that there is disagreement and division.

I had the wonderful joy the first 3 years of serving the Lord to preach in over 500 churches of most every denomination and ethnic make-up. The fact is, the common bond amongst every church was people who were hurting, going through the trials and pains of life, and looking to God for help and answers. Now more than ever, this is a time for Christian churches to come together as one.

Never forget, it is NOT your church that saves you, but a personal relationship with Christ. So whether you are Baptist, Catholic, United Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Assembly of God, Independent, Pentecostal, or whatever denomination your church belongs to, the most important thin! g is not
the name of the building you choose to worship in, but your relationship with Christ.

I love you and care about you so much. Please don’t misunderstand me. I have many dear friends who are Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and many other faiths. I care about them very much. I pray for them daily to allow God to open their hearts to the truth of His Word. These are good people. They do many good works here on earth.

However, the Bible tells us in Ephesians 2:8,9 that it is NOT of works that we are saved, but through faith in Christ. Period. I have agreed over the years to appear in several interfaith events and used my time to not only pray for the concerns being addressed at the event, but share how God so loved this world that He gave his only son, whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life!

We must NEVER compromise the truth of God’s Word just to make people feel better. Actually, it is better to offend someone than fail to share with the! m the
keys to eternal life. The Bible says that the Gospel is offensive to those who don’t believe. Our job is not to make people feel good, but to share with them the truth of His Word. What they choose to do with that information is between them and God. We have done what God expects us to do.

I pray today for those people of other faiths, that they will open their hearts to God’s love, and come to know His Son by faith. I pray for Christians, both here in this country and worldwide. I pray that we will not only be bold in sharing our faith with those of other faiths, but that we will become one, just like Christ prayed in the Garden over 2000 years ago.

Now more than ever, the body of Christ needs to stand together, in unity, no longer identified by the local church we attend, but by the faith in Christ we share. A faith that is the only hope for this world. A faith that is the only hope for each person. A faith that is the only road to everlasting life with God our
Creator!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend, brother, and co-laborer in Christ,

Bill Keller

Why a baseball game?

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(Matthew 5:14-16)

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

As spring season is winding down and we begin another baseball season, properly referred to as “America’s Pastime,” I was thinking back to a wonderful evening in May of 2005 when Liveprayer was the title sponsor for a Major League baseball game between the Tampa Bay Devil Rays (a year later the name was been changed to simply the “Rays”) and the Minnesota Twins. It was a wonderful opportunity to reach out to the world, those who enjoy baseball, and make people aware of this oasis of hope called Liveprayer.

I remember receiving many emails in the months prior to the event after announcing that Liveprayer would be sponsoring the Tampa Bay Devil Rays baseball game with the! Minnesota Twins on
May 7th (2005) at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, asking why Liveprayer was sponsoring a baseball game. It is the same reason Liveprayer.com has purposely used our internet presence for the past 20 yrs, not to strictly reaching out to Christians, but to the lost and hurting masses outside of the four walls of the church!

In the 15 years of the Liveprayer television program, we have NEVER aired on Christian networks or stations. Instead, we aired the program on regular secular TV stations and networks to reach the better part of the past 2 generations who don’t go to church. We re-launched the TV program after a one-year hiatus last Thanksgiving strictly on major non-Christian streaming platforms in keeping with our mission to reach the lost and hurting with the Truth of the Bible and the hope and love of Jesus Christ!

Why do you see Coke every time you turn on the TV or go anywhere? Why do you see Ford every time you turn on the TV or go anywhere? Why do yo! u see
McDonald’s every time you turn on the TV or go anywhere? Why do you see Levitra every time you turn on the TV or go anywhere? Why do you see GEICO every time you turn on the TV or go anywhere? Why do you see Visa every time you turn on the TV or go anywhere? Every time you turn on the TV, the radio, go to a sporting event, go to a movie, open a newspaper, read a magazine, just drive down the street, you are inundated with messages from companies reaching out to the masses with whatever their product is.

What we are actually dealing with is the basic, foundational philosophy of what Liveprayer is all about. We are not here to preach to the choir, but to reach the lost and hurting in this world who don’t go to church, will never watch Christian television, listen to Christian radio or music, or buy Christian magazines and books. These people all have 3 things in common. First, one day they will die and at that moment they will either spend eternity WITH God their Creator! or
SEPARATED from God their Creator.

Second, Jesus died for their sins just like He died for your sins and mine. Third, like everyone who lives they have to deal with the trials of this life such as finances, health issues, relationship problems, people who die, and all of the other trials of going through this journey called life.

Since prayer is a universally accepted concept that people worldwide understand, Liveprayer is the perfect vehicle to reach people at those times in their lives when they are dealing with the problems of life and looking for answers, looking for hope. They don’t have to come to a church, attend an event, or buy a book or tape. Liveprayer is there to pray with them and give them the hope they are looking for with no strings attached. The prophet Isaiah said, “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come buy wine and milk without money and without cost.” (Isaiah 55:1 NIV)

You se! e my
friend, what the world is really looking for is the same thing each person is really looking for and that is truth and hope. That is why so many people follow the cults and false religions. People are searching for truth and people are searching for hope. There is only ONE TRUTH, and that is found in God’s Word. There is only ONE HOPE, and that is found in Jesus Christ. If Coke reaches out to the masses to sell people a soft drink, if Budweiser reaches out to the masses to sell people beer, if Ford reaches out to the masses to sell people a car, if McDonald’s reaches out to the masses to sell people a hamburger,

WHY SHOULDN’T LIVEPRAYER REACH OUT TO THE MASSES TO GIVE THEM THE TRUTH AND HOPE THEY ARE LOOKING FOR???

I love you and care about you so much. I want to encourage you today to open your heart and understand that Jesus told those who follow Him to NOT hide their candle under a bushel. Sadly, that is what the church has done for too long. We have created t! he
Christian trough and hide in our own little subculture that is comprised of the church, our own TV stations, our own radio stations, our own music, our own books and magazines, and left the masses outside of the trough for satan to destroy.

That was NOT God’s plan! Jesus took His ministry directly to the lost and hurting. Paul spent his entire ministry taking the Gospel to the lost and hurting in the world of his day. The Great Commission to reach the far ends of the world for Christ has not been changed or repealed.

I want to encourage you today to do your part. You don’t live where you live, work where you work, recreate where you recreate, shop where you shop, have the hobbies you do by accident. Every single day God brings people into your life, across your path that are looking for His Truth and hope. It is no accident or coincidence you meet the people you do.

If you knew there was a store where people could go buy a new plasma screen television for $! 50 you
would tell everyone you know about that great deal. If you would get so excited and tell everyone you know about a great deal on a television, why can’t you get even more excited to tell everyone you know how they can have tremendous peace, joy and abundance during this life AND be assured of living forever with God their Creator when their life is over?

We had a great evening that night at Tropicana Field. Many friends of Liveprayer took advantage of several hundred free tickets we gave away and were able to come to with their family and have a nice night at a baseball game. Sadly, the ownership of the Tampa Bay Rays changed hands that offseason and the new ownership group refused to allow us to be the sponsor of any games due to the “controversy religion causes.”

That didn’t stop them from having “gay night at the ball game,” or any number of other promotions, but a Christian ministry was deemed too controversial. To many not such a big deal, but i! t was just another
example of the culture trying to remove God, the Truth of the Bible, and the Christian faith. So we continue to find other opportunities to reach the lost and hurting with the only Truth and the only hope there is for each person…Jesus Christ!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend, brother, and co-laborer in Christ,

Bill Keller

Spring Break…a must read!!!

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(1 Corinthians 6:18; 2 Timothy 2:22; Ephesians 5:18; James 4:7)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, please watch over me today and keep me from all harm. I look to you for protection from the evil in this world. Father, you know my challenges today. I give them to You. Let me be about Your business today, as I know You will be about mine. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

It is spring break. Young men and women are flocking to places like South Padre Island in Texas, Panama City in the Florida Panhandle, Daytona Beach in Florida, various hot spots in Mexico, as well as places like Jamaica and other beach-front destinations in the U.S. and abroad. While the official reason for these few days away from family and school is “Spring Break,” the real reason for going is to let loose and party. Young adults go to Spring Break for three things, SEX, ALCOHOL, AND DRUGS, or what I simply call SAD.

Is it unfair to say that the only reason young adul! ts go to
Spring Break is to have sex, drink, and do drugs? Yes, but sadly the statistics over the past decade clearly tell us that is what the vast majority end up doing whether that was their initial goal or not. Even “good kids” who would never think of having sex until they get married, who don’t drink, who would never do drugs, find themselves away from home in a far-off place where nobody really knows them, being immersed in a scene that is promoting sex, alcohol, and drugs non-stop, and around other kids who have clearly come to have wild uninhibited sex, drink until they pass out, and take illegal drugs.

It reminds me of that passage of Scripture that says to “flee from temptation.” If sex, alcohol, and drugs are not your goal during Spring Break, why would you ever want to put yourself in an environment and around others who clearly have that as their stated desires? Can a young adult go to Spring Break and not have sex, not drink, not do drugs? Of course! However, know! ing that
is what Spring Break is all about, knowing that is what most young adults go to Spring Break for, if in fact you are not interested in those things why would you go to begin with?

Joseph didn’t stand around in the presence of Potiphar’s wife who came on to him and wanted to have sex with him. He literally RAN from her. Let’s be honest. Joseph was a man of flesh and blood. My guess is Potiphar’s wife was probably a gorgeous woman. On top of that, this gorgeous MARRIED woman made it very clear that she wanted to have sex with Joseph. At that point he really only had two choices. Stay and probably fall into sin with this woman, or run from her and honor God. Could Joseph have stayed, tried to reason with her, and not had sex? Of course! However, Joseph knew that he was weak, and rather than try to see how strong he was, got up and ran from temptation.

Listen, every year after Spring Break I get deluged with emails from young men and women who are back home or back i! n school
after Spring Break. Some know the Lord, others don’t, but the emails every year are the same. They are riddled with guilt because they ended up having sex with someone. Oh, and this just in, oral sex is sex! Many drank for the first time or did drugs for the first time. Those who have drank and/or done drugs in the past, drank more than ever and did drugs they have never used before while on Spring Break.

It would be bad enough if some guilt and shame were the only aftermath of Spring Break, but those are the ones who got off the easiest from their time of rebellion by indulging in the pleasures of the flesh. Most were dealing with more dire consequences from their sins. Things like unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases (some that they will have the rest of their life), girls who had pictures or videos taken of them flashing their bodies, men and some women who got into fights, finances ruined by maxing out credit cards and using funds needed for school, ! various
injuries, auto accidents, are just a few of the real life consequences many young adults had to face after Spring Break.

What clearly drives this sinful, hedonistic behavior during Spring Break is alcohol and illegal drugs. As a matter of fact, let me tell you that well over 90% of the sins I deal with each day in people’s lives involve alcohol and/or drugs. Most young adults are not experienced at drinking, and under the influence of alcohol make choices, do things they would never dream of doing while sober. The same goes for the use of illegal drugs. Each drug affects a person in different ways, and young adults on Spring Break using illegal drugs recreationally will have their minds altered to the extent they will make choices, do things that they would never even consider doing if they were not high.

IT IS THE CHOICES YOU MAKE, THE THINGS YOU DO WHILE DRUNK AND/OR HIGH THAT CAN CHANGE THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, OR LITERALLY COST YOU YOUR VERY LIFE!!!

*I can
guarantee you that almost 100% of the people who email me for prayer each year after Spring Break would not be in the situation they were in if they had not been drinking and/or using illegal drugs.

For those of you who are laughing right now, thinking that I am making a big deal out of nothing, that Spring Break is just harmless fun, let me share with you a recent example from the news to drive home the point that we are talking about something that could literally cost you your very life. A couple weeks ago, a 24-year-old grad student in New York went out on a Saturday night drinking. A few days later they found her dead body in a garbage dump. She had been sexually assaulted, tortured, butchered, killed, and her dead, mutilated, bound body discarded in an empty lot like an old sofa.

As this tragic story has been unfolding, what is known is that this young woman began the last night of her life out drinking with friends. As one bar closed, she went by herself t! o another
bar and was there drinking until it closed at 4 a.m. At some point after leaving the bar in a highly intoxicated state, she was abducted by a sick and demented predator, sexually violated, tortured, and killed. Does a woman who uses poor judgment by getting drunk and being alone at 4 a.m. deserve to be killed? Am I blaming this woman who was killed? Absolutely not! However, they become the easy prey these sick and demented predators are looking for.

It is dangerous enough for a woman to be out alone at 4 a.m. When you add being intoxicated or high on drugs, you now have a very dangerous situation where someone could easily lose their life. Young women and men in a strange city or even strange country for Spring Break that are out in the bars in the early morning hours become easy targets for rapists, robbers, and predators of all kinds who are looking for people in a vulnerable state to take advantage of. Being out in the early morning hours, especially drunk and/or hi! gh, is
very dangerous and can even cost you your life.

I love you and care about you so much. What I am sharing with you today is not meant to keep people from having fun in their life, it is to insure people have fun in their life. Don’t ever forget, satan is a liar and his goal is to kill, steal, and destroy…YOU! Satan says having sex outside of marriage is fun. Tell me how much fun it is to be young, not married and having the responsibility of caring for and raising a baby, or how much fun it is to have a STD for the rest of your life, or how much fun it is to deal with all the emotions of being involved with a person sexually you are not committed to for life in marriage, or how much fun it is to carry the guilt of knowing you are living in rebellion to God by having sex outside of God’s plan for marriage.

Satan says getting drunk and high are fun Tell me how much fun it is to drink or get high and start saying and doing things you would never do with a clear min! d, or how
much fun it is to have a hangover or the hard “down” from being high, or how much fun it is to get a DUI, or how much fun it is to get sick and throw up all over the place, or how much fun it is to wake up and not remember what you did the night before, or how much fun it is when you get into bondage to alcohol and/or drugs and need it every day.

Satan uses illicit sex, drinking, and illegal drugs to destroy lives at every age, especially young adults who get caught up in these activities before they really understand life or how dangerous they are. Spring Break has become that time of the year when satan tempts many good kids who are away from home and in an environment where they can easily have sex, drink, do drugs without anyone knowing. Another lie, since God knows! Spring Break has become a trap to lure young adults into the world of illicit sex, alcohol, and drugs under the guise of just having fun when engaging in these activities can bring you great harm, dest! roy, and
even cost you your life.

I will be praying for you today, especially those young adults preparing to go to Spring Break in a few weeks who are reading these words. God loves you so much. He only wants the best for your life. He has a wonderful plan and purpose for your life. That plan and purpose will only unfold as you yield your life to Him. God gave you life and life abundantly. The lie of this world is that to have fun you have to engage in acts of rebellion to God. In reality, those acts of rebellion aren’t fun at all, they are harmful.

There are tons of things young adults can do to have true fun that don’t include acts of rebellion against God. In these last days when the lie has been told so long and so loud, and most young adults have fallen for the lies of the satan that enjoyment is found in sex, alcohol, and drugs, I am praying that those young men and women who know the Lord will take a stand for Christ this Spring Break. You can show your peers tha! t you can
still have fun without having sex, you can still have fun without alcohol, and you can still have fun without doing drugs. This Spring Break, I pray there will be plenty of girls (and guys) gone wild for Jesus!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend, brother, and co-laborer in Christ,

Bill Keller

Recent major events and news stories in the United States and around the world shaping the culture we live in! Part One of Three

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(John 15:19)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, help me to never forget how each life is from You and precious. In this culture that puts little value on a human life, let ME stand for You and the fact ALL LIFE IS FROM GOD! May I find courage and strength to never waiver or fail to speak up for this most precious of all gifts! In the name of Jesus I pray. AMEN!

Part One of Three

“…but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world…” John 15:19

The world we are living in for this season. Today starts a very special 3-PART Daily Devotional series on recent major events and news stories in the United States and around the world that are shaping the culture we live in today. DO NOT MISS PART TWO TOMORROW AND PART THREE ON THURSDAY!

It is critical for Christians to clearly understand the culture around us so that we can be the Lord’s agents of change as He has commanded us to be. May the Lord guide us ! each day by His
Spirit as we faithfully serve Him!!!

*Percentage wise, do you know what the fastest growing “church” in the United States is? Churches that worship satan! A man in Washington state decided as a joke to set up a telephone “prayer line” for people to pray for their needs to satan. The sad reality was, the phone line was lit up with calls virtually 24 hours a day. Women who identify as Christians also claim to be “witches.”

THIS IS NOT A JOKE, but a sad byproduct of a nation where the greatest percentage of the past 2 generations have never been in church. Because evangelism is no longer a priority, as older saints go home to be with the Lord they are not being replaced. Filling the spiritual void so many have is literally, without any disguise, satan!!!

*During the passing of Obamacare in 2009, I shared both in the Daily Devotional and on the TV program many times that this was simply phase one towards government run socialized medicine. Pres! ident Obama
understood the nation would never go for socialized medicine, so as one of Obamacare’s architects, Johnathan Gruber arrogantly bragged years later, they had to lie to the gullible public to get the law passed.

As I warned, it was simply designed to destroy the existing healthcare infrastructure (by the govt. covering any losses insurance companies suffered for the first 8 yrs), leaving ONLY the government left to provide healthcare coverage. As in other countries with socialized medicine, it would also end up with panels of human beings deciding who lives and who dies, further feeding into the growing culture of death that hangs over this nation.

*There was a recent 4-day conference at the Vatican with all of the bishops in the Roman Catholic church from around the world in attendance. It was a conference dealing with the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic church. The very first thing that took place, was taking off the table any discussion of the only solutio! n to the
problem, removing the man-made UNBIBLICAL tradition of priests and nuns taking a vow of celibacy.

Obviously, despite whatever decisions were made over those 4 days, NOTHING will change. Last August I addressed this issue in detail, sharing the truth about this issue and how to solve it. Here is a link to that Daily Devotional: https://liveprayer.com/devotional.cfm?id=53762

*The great state of New Jersey has joined a growing list of states where birth certificates now offer a gender choice of male, female, and undesignated. I am truly amazed at how people of faith are mocked and ridiculed for not believing in science due to our belief in the existence of God, creationism, Christ and his resurrection, and other truths found in the Bible.

Those who choose to reject climate change due to the false premise on which it is based are also laughed at. However, it is these same people who claim to be disciples of science who want people to believe there are ! more than
two genders despite the scientific FACT there are only two…male and female!!!

*Sarah Huckabee Sanders, daughter of former Baptist preacher and Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee, is a solid Christian woman. You really need very little discernment to realize that fact. She of course caught the wrath of the Christian haters when she proclaimed that God had put Donald Trump into the Oval Office as President of the United States. Of course we know that to be true since it is the Bible that proclaims God is the one who puts men in power and takes men out of power.

It is actually a bit amusing that this man who lived his life for 40 years in the public eye, a true narcissist whose god was fame and money, a hedonist with three wives and an unknown number of adulteress trysts, who never held public office would run for the Presidency and WIN!

More important, God would use this flawed man to be without any question the most pro-life President ever due to hi! s deeds,
arguably the most pro-Israeli President ever due to his deeds, a defender of religious liberties, used to change the make-up of the Federal judiciary and Supreme Court for a generation, and a man who has embraced and has committed to being part of the Christian community. MY FRIEND…ONLY GOD!!!

*The coming of a one-world religion. When the anti-Christ comes on the scene as the final days of human history play out, we know this person will rule of a one-world government, a one-world economy, and a one-world religion. During my theological studies 30 yrs ago, I really could not see a person, no matter how intelligent and charismatic, could pull all of the governments, economies, and religions of the world together.

In the past 20 years, the ability now clearly exists for such a person to make a one-world government and economy a reality. With various unions like the EU, various trading pacts involving countries from around the world, clearly make the logistic! s for a
one-world government realistic given the right set of events. Also, the pieces are clearly in place with the existing global economy for financial issues to unfold that would create a one-world economy.

Until very recently, I still couldn’t see how a one-world religion would be possible. The fact is, much of the globe is dealing with a sharp decline in faith beliefs. As older people die out, they are being replaced by generations of people, the largest percentage having little to no faith at all. With the advent of AI technology, it is now very possible for people seeking faith in their lives to find that faith from AI hosts who of course have that intelligence programmed by humans. I actually did a Devotional months ago about this very issue that you need to read and share: https://liveprayer.com/devotional.cfm?id=53890

*KILLINGS AT THE NEW ZEALAND MOSQUES EPILOGUE: Here are some random thoughts in the aftermath of the killings at the mosques in New Ze! aland. New
Zealand, which has some very strict gun laws, will pass by emergency action new and more script gun laws. The details are not public as of yet, but look for actual confiscation to be part of whatever new actions they pass.

The killer clearly understood US politics and the US media, since his manifesto stated a goal of dividing people in the US by race, the 2nd Amendment, and the immigration issue. Watch for the social media giants to clamp down on what they deem to be anti-Muslim speech, even if that speech is the truth! Twitter will already ban people for “blaspheming Islam” based on Pakistani Islamic blasphemy laws. A US company, banning US citizens, for violating sharia law in Pakistan! That was in effect prior to the incident in New Zealand!

Of course CAIR and Muslim activists have been paraded in the media to sell a narrative that Muslims are the most likely victims of hate-crimes when that is 100% false. Jewish people by far have always been the lar! gest group of
people targeted by hate crimes. The other big lie the media is spreading is that there is a world-wide epidemic of white nationalist terrorism, especially here in the United States. As much as the race-baiters on CNN and MSNBC wish that was true, it is not!

In my Daily Devotional on this issue Monday, March 18th, I stated that it would be less than 30 days before there is Muslim retaliation for the killings in the NZ mosques. We haven’t had a definitive “reason” yet from the Muslim who shot and killed 3 people on a train in Holland, but the fact is throughout the world never a day goes by without Muslims killing innocent people. This is not only consistent with their true beliefs, killing infidels (non-Muslims), but their documented 1400 year history! Daily Devotional Monday 3/18/19: https://liveprayer.com/devotional.cfm?id=53963

I love you and care about you so much! Please, don’t miss Part Two tomorrow and Part Three Thursday where I will be dea! ling with a whole
range of issues currently in the news that are shaping this culture we are living in. This is a challenge to stay educated about the world we live in but are not part of, in order to the best ambassadors of Christ we can be as we share His love and hope with this lost and hurting world.

Don’t miss Part Two of Three tomorrow!

In His love and service,

Your friend, brother, and co-laborer in Christ,

Bill Keller

Our way doesn’t work, God’s way does!!!

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(Exodus 19:5; Deuteronomy 5:29; 1 Kings 3:14; Revelation 22:14)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, help me to do whatever part You are asking me to play in helping to turn this nation back to You and Your Truth! I know that Your judgment is upon our nation, and that our time is very short. Leading our nation back to You oh God can bring a “stay” of your hand of judgment for a season and we can see a mighty harvest of souls for the Kingdom here and around the world. In the fact of such blatant evil that exists, show Yourself strong oh Lord, rise up, use me and those who will not bow our knee to baal for Your glory. May this world see the power, might, and majesty of Almighty God, a God who will not be mocked! USE ME OH GOD…USE MY LIFE! In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

One of the things I say so often in the Daily Devotional and on my television program is that our way doesn’t work, God’s way does. I know this may sound very basic, but the reality is! , it is a
very profound truth that is relevant to the sinner and the saint alike. It is a truth that needs to be reinforced often, because even someone that has been walking with the Lord for many years, someone who is spiritually mature, can fall into the trap of “doing it my way” and have to deal with the consequences of not following God’s way.

Every day we receive over 40,000 prayer requests at Liveprayer. I take dozens of “live” phone calls on my television program during the course of a week. I see the consequences of those who have decided to live life “their way” instead of “God’s way” daily. Let me say this again so hopefully you will never forget it, “YOUR WAY DOESN’T WORK AND IS NOT EVER GOING TO WORK. GOD’S WAY WORKS AND WILL ALWAYS WORK.”

There are probably not many people on the planet today as qualified to make that statement as I am, due to the work God has called me to do. Every single day we are dealing with tens of thousands of real lives struggling with! every
kind of problem you can imagine, and I assure you, many you would never imagine. No doubt, some of these people are simply those who have been caught in the ripple effect of the sins of others. However, the vast majority are people whose lives are in trouble because they were living in rebellion to God.

I hear all the time that the Bible is simply a book of don’ts. Don’t do this, don’t do that. I hear people complaining that God wants to take all the fun out of life. Actually, the exact opposite is true. God warns us in His Word, tells us how to live in His Word, not to take the fun out of life, but to INSURE you have fun in life.

I have yet to see someone having fun who is going through a divorce because they married someone who was not a Christian. I have yet to see someone having fun who is in bondage to drugs or alcohol. I don’t see young men and women having fun when they find out they have a lifetime STD, or are going to be parents and aren’t even 18 years ! old. I
have yet to see someone having fun as they refuse to forgive someone that has wronged them and the bitterness begins to eat away at their life.

No my friend, the warnings in God’s Word, the “don’ts” in God’s Word are not to stop you from having fun in life, they are there to INSURE you have fun in life.

I love you and care about you so much. This may be a very simple word for you today, but there are few things that I can tell you that will have as much impact on your day to day life. YOUR WAY DOESN’T WORK, GOD’S WAY DOES. God wants you to know the peace, the joy, the abundance this life can offer regardless of the trials and tribulations that we all face simply by living in this sinful and evil world. When we ignore God’s way and do it our way, we end up bringing unnecessary pain and heartache into our life and miss that peace, that joy, and that abundance.

I will be praying for you today. Praying that today you take a moment to do an inventory of your l! ife. Are
you living your life your way or God’s way? That is why the Bible is such an important part of our daily lives. God’s Word is our final authority in all matters. If we will simply read the instruction manual, and more importantly follow it, it is amazing how simple life becomes. WE cause most of the drama we face in our life due to being ignorant of God’s Word or by simply choosing to ignore it.

My desire, more importantly God’s desire, is for you to live your life in peace, with the joy of the Lord, and enjoy this journey called life. Let me leave you with this personal testimony. After coming to know Christ as my Savior as a young man, living my life for him during my teen years with the expectation of serving God with my life, at the age of 20 I decided I wanted to live life my way.

For the next 12 years I did just that. I had much worldly success during those 12 years, but never had any real peace or joy in my life. It was only after my world came crashing do! wn and I
finally gave God the one and only thing He ever wanted from me, my life, completely surrendered to Him, did life make sense again. Nobody tried as hard as I did to live life “my way” and make it work. I learned the hard way, MY WAY DIDN’T WORK, GOD’S WAY DID!

My theme song during those years of rebellion was Frank Sinatra’s hit My Way. As wonderful as that song may be, the message of that song is a lie from the pits of hell! The fact is, if you replace “my” with “God,” it is now a 100% accurate message. Let me leave you today with this one simple truth that I pray you will never forget, YOUR WAY DOESN’T WORK, GOD’S WAY DOES!

In His love and service,

Your friend, brother, and co-laborer in Christ,

Bill Keller

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