Major events and news stories in the United States and around the world that are shaping the culture we live in today!

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(John 15:19)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, open my eyes to see this world clearly, and show me what You want me to do to serve You in these times we live. You and You alone will have the last word Lord. Let me see this lost world through Your eyes and with Your heart and help to lead the lost and hurting to find Your hope, strength, peace, and salvation! In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: The theologically challenged Pope Pelosi stated in a talk to the largest abortion advocacy group, NARAL, that “abortion bans ignore basic morality.” So, this self-proclaimed Catholic who talks often of praying, the Bible, and “her faith,” is such a staunch supporter of the slaughter of innocent babies that she claims those trying to save the lives of innocent babies are ignoring basic morality. WHOSE MORALITY? Of course the hypocrisy is dripping since her church is one of the most staunch advocates for life and the Bibl! e she claims to
read that clearly calls abortion MURDER.

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***OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS, I HAVE A SPECIAL 3-PART DAILY DEVOTIONAL SERIES ON THE MAJOR EVENTS AND NEW STORIES IN THE UNITED STATES AND AROUND THE WORLD THAT ARE SHAPING THE CULTURE WE LIVE IN. IT IS CRITICAL FOR CHRISTIANS TO CLEARLY UNDERSTAND THE CULTURE AROUND US SO THAT CAN BE THE AGENTS OF CHANGE FOR CHRIST THAT GOD HAS COMMANDED US TO BE! PLEASE DON’T MISS THIS INFORMATIVE AND CRITICAL 3-PART SERIES!!!

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 is Part One of a very different 3-PART Daily Devotional series on re! cent 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!

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!!!

-Pope Francis, who I criticize for his focus on pushing socialistic political issues, made a great statement the other day that I rise to applaud. The Pope stated that an abortion is like hiring a hit man. Amen Pope! That is a perfect analogy, since that is EXACTLY what an abortion doctor is…A HIT MAN!

-We are currently in an all-out civil war between those who believe in God and those who reject the existence of God. This is not a new war, it has been going on since literally the creation of Adam and Eve. It is also not a new war fought here in the United States since it has been underway since the birth! of this
nation. What IS new, is that for the first time in our 243 year history, those who believe in God are now a minority. The “for God” versus “no God” civil war will be waged until the end of the world as we know it. It will never end in this nation. But once again it needs to be noted that those who believe in God are now in the minority and must speak up more often and more louder, and must work much harder!

-The reason the big names in Christendom RUN from the secular media were once again in full display recently. Prosperity pimp Ken Copeland recently bought a private jet that used to be owned by Hollywood icon Tyler Perry. It brought Copeland’s stable of private jets to 6. That raised some questions and the tabloid program “Inside Edition” asked Copeland about the purchase and why he needed a private jet, let alone 6. Copeland went into full “being attacked by satan” routine as he feebly tried to justify his private jets so he could preach the G! ospel. He melted down on
camera as his answers were met with more questions.

Listen, I’ve labored in the marketplace for 27 years, 20 years of that here at Liveprayer.com, and 16 years of that in the secular media world through the Liveprayer TV program. I am well aware of the hatred and mockery of Christ and His followers in the secular media. It doesn’t get any more real than Howard Stern! However, it comes down to motivation. For me personally, as someone called to lead the lost to faith in Jesus, preaching inside the 4-walls of the church and in the Christian subculture we have created for ourselves over the past 50 years can’t be fruitful since 95% of those you reach via Christian TV and radio are already Christians.

While claiming to be about winning souls, all of the major ministries stay behind the safe walls of the Christian subculture because it is where they can perpetuate ministries generating 10’s of millions annually and live like the rulers of small nations wit! hout any real
scrutiny. They have an unspoken deal with the world, you leave me alone and I will leave you alone. It is a pact mad in hell since to avoid the scrutiny of the non-believing world, they agree to leave the lost souls in the marketplace to satan.

(Note: After 27 yrs in the ministry, I have heard every tortured explanation prepared by the most gifted speakers on earth trying to justify spending $10-$60 million dollars of donor funds to buy themselves a private jet. IF, their various reasons are valid, and after 27 yrs in the ministry I haven’t heard one yet that was, those at that level of ministry have supporters with private jets. IF, flying to here and there was so critical to their ministry, I have no doubt that one of their richly blessed supporters would be honored to supply their private jet for the ministry to use when needed, and receive a very justified donation for the fair market value of that use.)

-An Iraqi Christian who was burned alive…THREE T! IMES…by
ISIS, lived and stated he saw a vision of Jesus. A great reminder of the 3 Hebrew children that were put in the fire to die by King Nebuchadnezzar in the Book of Daniel. Remember the King’s exclamation, “Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.” HE SAW JESUS JUST LIKE THAT IRQI BROTHER!!!

-With all of the hoopla surrounding the supposed invasion of Area 51 by sci-fi fans from around the world, I have received more emails than usual asking if aliens exist. I have to be honest, it is not a subject that I have really paid much attention to during my life. Of course I am well aware and read on the various “sightings” and theories about alien life. I honestly don’t know, but came to the place many years ago that if there is life outside of Earth, it was created by God like everything else was with a reason and purpose we may never know or understand. I basically leave it there, since I have! enough
challenges each day dealing with all of the things in this world we do know exists.

-I saw a new article the other day stating that women are not the only ones who get abortions. To be honest, very little surprises me any longer, but it did make me curious to see what lunacy called for this ridiculous claim. It was from pro-baby killers speaking of women who are mentally ill and even though God created them as a female, they are confused thinking they are a male. My friend, there are no great scientific breakthroughs, men STILL can’t bear children. It is only in the confused world of today where a female is mentally ill and believes she is a male that this ridiculous statement is made.

-The state of New York is pushing to legalize prostitution. They are not alone. Over 10 states currently have legislation moving in their statehouses to make prostitution legal. Because of the spiritual dearth in our nation, coupled with the irresponsible spending by most sta! te
governments, our states are being turned into crime syndicates.

States now are in the murder for hire business, whether it is innocent babies or older people. They are bookmakers, since all states have legalized casinos, poker, sports, horses, and the lottery. States are also drug dealers as they legalize marijuana. A great argument can be made most states are in the extortion business in their various taxation schemes. The only difference between the Mafia and the state is that the state has legalized their criminal enterprises!

I love you and care about you so much! 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!

DO NOT MISS PART TWO TOMORROW!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

The latest perverted doll for you children this Christmas!

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(Deuteronomy 6:7; Proverbs 22:6; Ephesians 6:4)

***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!!!

***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: How our culture and the media treats two teens very differently. In just the past few months there were two teens predominantly in the news, climate activist Greta Thunberg and Covington HS pro-life marcher Nick Sandmann. Sadly, Greta has been exploited by the worldwide, billion dollar climate hoax community. Much like the anti-gun lobby used the kids from Parkland HS after that mass shooting, so the climate activists have propped up the Swedish teen as the “face” of their movement. Nick was at the March for Life held in Washington DC every January on the anniversary of the R! oe v. Wade
Supreme Court decision to legalize the killing of babies. He was literally minding his own business when a group representing a black cult began swearing at him and his fellow students as they were wearing their red Make America Great Again hats. During this harassment, a Native American activist singled out Nick and got within inches of him as he banged his drum and chanted in a very intimidating manner. Nick simply stood his ground, said nothing, and smiled at the activist. While the media has fawned over Greta, they lambasted Nick. You see, Greta represented an issue the mainstream media promotes and advocated for. Nick however, represented a President and his supporters the mainstream media outwardly loathes and have worked tirelessly to destroy since election day in November of 2016. It is a great contrast since we are sadly living in a culture that promotes every evil imaginable, while rejecting God and the Truth of His Word!

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50 years ago Mattel created the worldwide iconic doll “Barbie.” This Christmas, the once great toymaker Mattel will be selling “gender inclusive” dolls. These dolls will NOT be male or female, but it will be up to the child to decide if they want their doll to be a boy or a girl, or even both. Of course all of the pro-LGBTQ groups are ecstatic about this new line of dolls. In a culture where children are being told from birth THEY can decide if they are a male or female, it is a perfect “grooming” opportunity to indoctrinate children from a young age to accept this perversion of the genders.

It was just a little over a decade ago that I warned parents about the hot new doll geared to promote overt sexuality to children! . That was the Bratz Dolls. I
can at least say there was no gender confusion with the Bratz dolls, which is how much further into the spiritual abyss we have sank in just the last few years! Hear the warnings I made regarding these Bratz dolls not that long ago, and now we are actually dealing with dolls without a gender!!!

Why would a parent buy a 6-year-old a doll that looks like a street walking prostitute? Soon will be the start of the Christmas shopping season. Many today may think I am kidding when I tell you that today I am dealing with the types of dolls parents buy for their children. I have no doubt many will never understand the points I will be making. I know that, because having talked to dozens of parents in and out of the church, I was told over and over, “What is the big deal?” Is the type of doll a parent buys for their little girl really the most pressing issue of the day?

No, of course not. However, it is very telling of the current mindset that exists in the world we liv! e in
since a toy company had to create and market these dolls and parents had to buy them. I can almost understand why a company would create and market these dolls, it is called MONEY. What I want to focus on, however, is why would a parent buy their 6, 7, 8-year-old daughter a doll that looks like a street walking prostitute?

In case you are totally out of the loop regarding the world of children’s toys, the hottest item for little girls from 6 and up are the Bratz dolls. MGA Entertainment is a California-based toy company founded in 1997 that manufactures and markets the Bratz dolls. The marketing strategy was to create a doll geared towards pre-teen girls since research showed most girls weren’t buying Mattel’s half-century old Barbie dolls after age 7.

The key to the Bratz dolls were the endless amounts of wardrobes you could buy for these dolls. The wardrobes represented the current trend of clothing worn by young girls from short shorts, to micro mini-skirts, t! o halter
tops, to silk negligee tops, right down to the high heels. It is the same clothing made popular by the singers, actresses, and other entertainers today who cater to pre-teen and teen-age girls.

The dolls themselves are made up to look like prostitutes. They have an African-American doll, a Latino doll, and several who are different shades of white. They have perfect bodies, come with wild hair, lots of make-up, painted nails, their lips are full and pouty, and once you add the trashy clothing accessories, you have a doll that is the likeness of a young woman who is walking the streets of some metropolitan city late at night looking to turn tricks.

Here is the problem. These “dolls” are being marketed to SIX-YEAR-OLD GIRLS! Why would any parent want their little girl to think this is what a girl should look like. Why would a parent want that their little girl to have this image imbedded in their mind? Our current culture is flooded daily to such an extent with ove! rt
sexuality that we have become numb to it, so numb that it has now trickled down to the dolls we buy for our little girls!

Listen, instead of buying into the gross sexualization of our culture, parents need to take a stand. You don’t have to buy your daughters Bratz dolls. You don’t have to let your 9- and 10-year-olds girls wear thong underwear. You don’t have to let your daughters buy the “fashion of the day” and look like they are going to work in a strip club. Parents, you can take a stand. It is no wonder why teen-age, even pre-teen girls are having sex. It is in their music, it is on their TV programs, it is in the movies they watch, it is in virtually every advertisement they see, it is pounded into their brains almost from birth and reinforced in all that they see…even the dolls they are bought to play with!!!

I love you and care about you so much. You know, when I was growing up just 50 years ago, being a “brat” was not a term of endearment. Being a br! at
actually carried a very negative connotation because it meant you were a bad kid. Only disobedient and rebellious children were called brats. Now, just a few years later, instead of a brat being something a child was taught not to be, it is something a child strives to be. From cartoon characters like Bart Simpson and that horrible Stewie on the Family Guy, children are told it is cool to be a brat. It is so cool, that this toy company is making hundreds of millions of dollars selling dolls called Bratz!!!

I am already prepared for the onslaught of emails from outraged parents that I would dare call them out for buying their little girl these Bratz dolls. I already know they will say I am making too much of this, these dolls are harmless, there is nothing wrong with them, only people with dirty minds think these dolls are overtly sexual, I need to mind my own business, and on and one it will go. I can tell you one thing, a doll like this would have never been seen the ! light of
the store shelf 20 years ago. You might say we have progressed as a society since then, I say to you that we have REGRESSED as a society.

I pray today that you parents will be aware of what is being marketed to your children. Out of all the things that you can buy your little girl is a doll that looks like a street walking prostitute really the best you can do for your child? Is that really the image and message you want to send to your baby? Don’t you know she is already being blasted daily, no matter how much you may try to protect her, by every kind of image no child should ever have to be exposed to? Why would you want to not only promote, but reinforce those sexual images by giving her a doll to play with that looks like and dresses like a women who sells her body for money?

Your little girl is going to grow up soon enough. As a matter of fact, much sooner than you or I did. You have to start having those adult conversations with your kids at a much earlier ! age,
since they are being bombarded every day with every type of image you can imagine. You have got to be involved in their life each day to help them understand what God says about all of these issues they are being confronted with at such an early age. It is a very difficult time to be a child, and it is also a very difficult time to be a parent.

Now, today, parents will be dealing with dolls for their children without a gender. As I have shared for 20 years, once you go down the road of sin, it never ends! I will be praying for you parents today. I will be praying for God to give you wisdom and direction as you do your best to raise your child in the admonition of the Lord and teach them His ways. I will also be praying for your children today. This is a very evil world we live in, with many dangers.

I pray today that the Lord will watch over your children, protect them from the evils of this world, and give them peace, joy, and a blessed childhood. May the Lord! bless
you and your children as you live your lives and take your stand for HIM!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

Sexual harassment and the “me too” movement!!!

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(Genesis 1:27; 1 Timothy 2:9; Proverbs 31:10; 31:30)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, Thank You for giving me another day of life. Let me use this day to bring glory and honor to You! You are the Creator, the giver of life. Never let me take even one day, one hour, for granted. Use me this day to bless those I come in contact with and the hope we have in You! In the name of Jesus I pray. AMEN!!!

***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: Religious persecution in China and secret re-education camps that many claim are the 2019 version of Auschwitz! I have been discussing the religious persecution of ALL faith groups in China. Our brothers and sisters in Christ in China are being jailed, beaten, tortured, sentenced to decades in work camps, and killed…simply for being Christians. The Chinese government has declared that one Chinese Christian is one less Chinese. While praying for our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ in China, I have also been disc! ussing
the fact of the Uighur Muslims in China. The Uighurs are a minority Turkic ethnic group originating from the general region of Central and East Asia. The government has systematically rounded up the Uighur Muslims living throughout China and put them in “re-education camps.” If this sounds familiar, it is basically the same thing Nazi German did to the Jews in Germany and European countries they invaded, ultimately sending them to camps like Auschwitz, Buchenwald, Dachau, Flossenbürg, and others. In the liberation of Europe, the world became aware of the horrors that took place in these camps, including the extermination of 6 million Jews! Because of the iron-fist rule of the Communist Chinese, we have little knowledge of what is happening in these re-education camps. Information coming out of human rights groups are chilling. One common report is that the Chinese are killing healthy Muslims for their organs. No doubt we will one day know the truth of what is happeni! ng in these
camps in China, but I ask you today to say a prayer, not just for our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ, but these Uighur Muslims, and that God will get the Gospel to these people. Pray also for their liberation!

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Sexual harassment has been one of the big news stories over the past several years after the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke in October of 2017. Subsequently, numerous famous, powerful, and influential men have been accused of taking advantage of their position in life to force themselves on physically. It has cost these men their marriages, families, careers, and in many cases millions of dollars! This spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace has given rise to the “me ! too” and “time’s up”
movements of women designed to empower women, primarily in the workplace on such issues as wage inequality with men and sexual harassment by men.

Much of this stems from a long held societal mindset that women were little more than sex objects. This has been a long-held belief in people groups throughout human history. Even in the year 2019 there are many places around the globe where women are treated as little more than cattle, and in many cases, worth much less. This is a predominant belief of those who practice the false religion of Islam.

The fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world today is the trafficking of women and children for sexual exploitation. There are 20 to 30 million slaves in the world today, with between 600,000 and 800,000 trafficked across international borders each year, 80% being women, half being children! Viewing females of any age as nothing but a sexual object is the driving force of this worldwide exploitation.

The enter! tainment
and advertising industries that play such a huge role in shaping our culture have made it clear that women are nothing more than sex objects. Through television, radio, movies, music, the internet, and advertising, women are portrayed as sex toys. Our culture today says that a woman has to have a great body, show off as much of it as possible, and is alive simply for the pleasure of men. I have been wondering when women will finally speak up and say , “NO MORE!!!” Well, today, I am!!!

Pop star Beyonce professes to be a Christian. Only God knows her heart, but what is the good of standing on stage and thanking Jesus one moment, then seconds later slithering on the floor with virtually nothing on, exposing her body to the world, and singing about illicit sex? Women like Beyonce have literally sold their soul to the god of this world for a few moments of fame and millions of dollars that can buy you whatever this world has to offer, but not the true joy, peace, and abunda! nce that
is only available when we are living our lives for Jesus.

Sadly, there is an endless supply of women more than willing to sell themselves to be exploited for their sexuality on television, in movies, in the music world, over the internet, and in ads!!!

Appalling to me has been the trend, especially in the last 5 years, in the Christian music world where young women, trying to compete to be “famous,” are being exploited by record companies in the same way women in the secular music industry are exploited. Young women who are singing about Jesus, yet dressing and dancing no different than Lady GaGa.

Also, Memo to Women: The church is not a nightclub! Please, when you dress for church, stop by a mirror before you leave the house and honestly ask yourself if you are dressed to attract men to your body or modestly as God’s Word instructs.

It is women as much as men who support the entertainment and advertising industries. Women faithfully watch the televis! ion
programs, go to the movies, purchase the music and concert tickets, visit the websites, and consume the products sold by advertisers that are exploiting women purely for their sexuality. Women as much as men have been brainwashed that they are nothing more than sex objects. They affirm this through their willing participation in, and support of, the entertainment and advertising industries that portray women predominantly as sex objects.

I am amused that on such a critical issue, the women’s rights groups have nothing to say. Rather than speak up on a legitimate issue like this, they are busy working for satan to insure women have the right to kill their baby if they want to. Rather than speaking out as women are sexually exploited by the entertainment and advertising industries, portrayed as whores, they spend their time and energy telling women that after you have exercised your “power” to have as much sex with as many people as you want, it is perfectly acceptable t! o go out
and kill your baby when you get pregnant from all of that promiscuous sex.

One of the things God has called me to do in these last days is to stand up in the town square and clearly, boldly, expose the lies of satan and share the truth of God’s Word with this lost world. Jesus identified satan as a liar in John 8:44, and one of satan’s goals is to tell the lie loud enough and long enough, that people believe the lie to be the truth. GOD IS TRUTH!

When the lie of satan is contrasted with the truth of God, it cannot stand. The truth will win every time. The only way the truth loses is when people are too afraid to stand up and proclaim it! Well, today I am without fear telling you that the lie says a woman is nothing more than a sex object, while God says a woman is created in His very image and has eternal value and worth!!!

Women, I am speaking to you today. It is up to YOU to stand up and say, “NO MORE” to this lie from satan. You are NOT a sex object, ali! ve simply
for the pleasure of men. For those who have been blessed and gifted by God to act, you have got to say NO to those roles on television and in the movies that portray you as just a sex object.

For those who have the gift to sing, you have got to say NO to singing songs that promote everything God is against. When you perform, don’t dress like you are working in a strip joint and don’t use choreography that makes it look like you are having sex. For those who have been blessed with what the advertising world considers beauty, you don’t have to allow yourself to be exploited sexually just to sell some product.

WOMEN IN THE ENTERTAINMENT AND ADVERTISING INDUSTRIES HAVE GOT TO DECIDE IF SELLING THEMSELVES IS WORTH THE FEW MOMENTS OF FAME AND LITTLE MONEY THAT IT MAY BRING.

All women can have a voice. You can say “NO MORE” by not watching television programs, going to movies, buying music, going to websites, purchasing products where women are being exploited sex! ually. As
long as you watch, as long as you listen, as long as you buy, the entertainment and advertising industries will continue to treat women as nothing more than sex objects!

Men, we don’t get a pass either, after all, WE ARE THE PRIMARY TARGET AUDIENCE! Between the confusion over our God-given roles, the lack of a strong male figure in the lives of many young men, the instant access of porn, we are the ones who have bought the lie that women are nothing more than sex objects, simply alive for our pleasure. Most men have no idea how special a woman is. They look at women simply as an object of lust and sexual desire. This is the lie the world has told us loud enough and long enough, that today we believe it to be true.

As long as men continue to be consumers of what the entertainment and advertising industries put out, these industries will continue to tell us that women are nothing more than sex objects. Remember this men, the woman you are lusting after is somebody’! s mother,
somebody’s daughter, somebody’s sister, somebody’s granddaughter! That woman was created by God, not for your lusts and desires, but to serve and glorify Him with their life.

I love you and care about you so much. MEN, SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN IS NEVER ACCEPTABLE! Women, you are NOT sex objects. You have been created in the very image of God and have eternal worth. He loves you, and you are His perfect creation. God did not create you to be a toy for men’s passions, but to serve and glorify Him with your lives. Regardless of what the world calls beauty, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL because of who you are in Christ!

It is Christ, not the world that makes you beautiful. It is the unconditional love God has for you that makes you special, not how many men lust after you. You are not on this earth to please men, but please God. Women, you are created in the image of God, daughters of a King, with an eternal inheritance worth more than all of the gold and silver this world can! offer.
Don’t sell your body for the scraps of this world when you already have the riches of Heaven!

I will be praying for you today. For those women gifted and fortunate enough to work in the entertainment and advertising industries, I will pray for you to have the courage to say no when asked to exploit yourself sexually.

For all women, I pray that you will be aware of how women are being sold to this world as nothing more than sex objects and that you will not support those entertainment and advertising entities that exploit women in this way.

For men: I pray that we will open our hearts and realize that women were not put on this earth for us to lust after and conquer sexually. THE ONLY WOMAN WE ARE ALLOWED TO DESIRE AND HAVE SEXUALLY IS OUR WIFE!!! ALL OTHER WOMEN ARE OFF LIMITS!!!

From the beginning of man, women for the most part have been treated as nothing more than sex objects. The entertainment and adverting industries of our day continue to explo! it women
in this way. The key is to see men and women saved and come to an understanding of who they are in Christ. A woman is not a sex toy, but an amazing creation of God made in His image. She has been created to serve God with her life. The lie of satan is that a woman is simply a sex object.

It is time for men and women who know the Truth to stand up and say, NO MORE!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

Are you ready to fight Goliath?

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(1 Samuel 17:11, 26, 34-37, 49-51)

***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!

***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: Millennials bold witness to the LGBTQ community in Orlando. It was refreshing to read the other day about a group of millennial Christians who have been boldly sharing Christ with the large LGTBQ community in Orlando. They have reported many conversions from people who were affected in some way by Pulse Nightclub shooting in June of 2016. A Muslim terrorist killed 49 innocent people and wounded 53 before he was killed by police. A group of passionate millennials who call t! hemselves
“overcomers” brought the Freedom March to Florida during the 3 year anniversary of the Pulse massacre to share how Jesus delivered them from the LGBT lifestyle. It is yet another reminder that despite a culture sinking deeper in sin each day, God still has a remnant, God still has a people. I wake up and faithfully put in my hours not just for the people God will use me to impact for Him that day, not just for those whose hearts have been softened and were ready to hear an invitation to know Christ as their personal Savior by faith, but for a nation I still believe is becoming more ready each day for a major Holy Ghost revival that will bring in a mighty harvest of souls for the Kingdom and bring at least one more season of God’s blessings upon our nation. AMEN!!!

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As you read these words today, I know that at some point in your life you will have to battle Goliath. One of the reasons I exhort you each day to stay close to the Lord through time in prayer and the Word, through being in church to get that spiritual nourishment, to be in fellowship with other Believers, to find ways to serve God, is because we all have those sentinel moments in life when we will have to fight Goliath. At that moment you will either cower in your tent and refuse to fight like the armies of Israel and let your fear defeat you, or you will confidently go onto the battlefield knowing that victory is already yours like David did.

The word I want you to hear for your life today is that you will one day have to fight Goliath. It is not a matter of if, only when. Listen to me very closely now. You don’t defeat Goliath when you actually fight him, you defeat Goliath before you ever step onto! the
battlefield. This is very deep so let me say it again and listen carefully. You don’t defeat Goliath when you actually fight him, you defeat Goliath before you ever step onto the battlefield! Let me explain.

When you step onto the battlefield to fight Goliath, you are not going to have time to learn how to fight, you are not going to have time to come up with a strategy how to defeat the giant, you are not going to have time to develop the faith and trust in God to lead you to victory. These are all the things you better already know and have. If you don’t, it is no wonder why you would be afraid and are defeated before your battle with Goliath even begins.

Look at David. When he walked onto the battlefield with Goliath, he KNEW he would be victorious. How did he know that? He had fought battles in the past and had been victorious. When he was guarding his father’s sheep, he battled with a lion and won. When he was guarding his father’s sheep, he battled with a b! ear and
won. David had been in battle before. He knew how to fight. More important, he had developed a great faith in God who gave him the strength to win those battles.

So when David was preparing to fight Goliath, he already knew that the same God who delivered him from the paw of the bear, the same God who delivered him from the paw of the lion, was the very same God who would deliver him from the Philistine giant Goliath!!!

This is why I stress to you so often how critical it is to be in the Word every day, to be in prayer every day, to fellowship with other Believers, to be in church and be fed spiritually, to find ways to serve the Lord. All of these things you do each and every day help build you up spiritually and strengthen your faith, while you fight the daily battles of life and God leads you to victory. That way when you have your showdown with a real giant like Goliath, you can go into that battle with the confidence and knowledge that the same God who has l! ed you to
victory in the past is the very same God who will lead you to victory today.

I love you and care about you so much. My word for you today is PREPARE! Prepare now for your battle with Goliath. It is not a matter of if that battle will happen, it is only a matter of when. The time to win that battle is now before it ever happens. Faithfully pray each day, faithfully read the Word each day, faithfully fellowship with other Believers, faithfully go to church to be fed spiritually, faithfully serve God. It is your faithfulness NOW that will lead you to victory when you fight Goliath.

I will be praying for you. Praying for you to know VICTORY in your life over those day-to-day battles we all face. It is watching God lead you to those daily victories that will give you the confidence and faith to trust Him when the major battles arise. God is a God of VICTORY.

Let me leave you with this Truth. The same God who led you to victory over your battles 10 years ago, the! same God
who led you to victory over your battles 5 years ago, the same God who led you to victory over your battles last year, the same God who led you to victory over your battles last month, is the VERY SAME GOD who will lead you to victory over your battles tomorrow and lead you to victory when you fight Goliath!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

Dying early from being overweight!!!

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(Romans 15:4)

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

***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: During a recent trip to San Francisco regarding the homeless epidemic, HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson was accused of being transphobic for raising the serious question of putting “big hairy men” in a women’s shelter. This is a legitimate concern when you are talking about the safety of this vulnerable population, since “God created them male and female.” THERE ARE ONLY 2 GENDERS..MALE AND FEMALE! If God created you a male, you are a male. If God created you a female, you are a female. Anyone who is confused about what gender they are have a legitimate mental health problem and needs to be separated in such settings as a ho! meless shelter for
safety reasons. Anyone who can’t understand this legitimate concern is the one with the problem, NOT Dr. Carson!!!

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A message of hope to those who are overweight. I have written many Devotionals in the past dealing with keeping our ‘temples” in the best shape possible and doing our part in being healthy so that we can serve Jesus at full strength. However, I realize that many are struggling with health issues beyond your control. Issues that in some cases are genetic in nature.

First of all, let me tell you that God loves you for YOU, not how you look! Even though our society has bombarded us through the media with what the “perfect” person LOOKS LIKE..society has failed to show us what ! the “perfect person” is
INSIDE!!!! To all of those reading these words today that are struggling with your weight and appearance, let me assure you that God is concerned about YOUR HEART…NOT…how you look.

My admonitions and encouragement in the past in regard to maintaining our bodies, our “temples”, has been from the basis that to serve Him the most effectively, and for as long as possible, there is a responsibility on our part to stay in the best possible physical shape. This is NOT to be adored by the ‘world” that we live in, but to be in the best shape possible to fulfill our purpose in this life, which is to serve and glorify God! Nobody will argue that the better you feel, the better you are physically, helps you to accomplish that.

However today, I want to speak directly to those who may have inherited through their genes a body size larger than others, or those who have legitimate medical issues that have caused them to be above the average weight. Never forget, these are is! sues that
you were born with and NOT your fault. This does not preclude you from working as hard as you can, probably harder than many others, to maintain your body in the best physical condition that you can. But it is NOT your fault that you are overweight! You can only do the best that you can!

In the end, never forget that it is not a person that you have to please, but God. God will not judge you by the scale, but by your commitment to HIM! Continue to work with your doctors, do the best that you can to maintain your body in the best physical shape that you can, but never forget, it is your heart…your walk with the Lord…..that is the most important to God.

I love you and care about you so much. From the tens of thousands of emails that I receive daily, I know that many of you are struggling today with the issue of your weight. First, the key is FORGET about pleasing ‘society”, and be concerned about pleasing God. I am not saying to ignore the problem that you are ! battling,
I am not saying give up. What I am saying is that you work first on your relationship with the Lord, THAN on your body.

There is so much great science today that God has given to gifted men and women in that area. I pray and encourage you to do all that you can to take advantage of the latest medical research to keep yourself in the best physical shape possible. But never forget that in God’s eyes, it is not your weight that HE sees, but your heart for HIM!!!!

I will pray for you today. Continue to do your best to keep yourself in the greatest physical shape that you can. God will guide you and help you in this area. The purpose of this is NOT to please society, but to be able to do our best in serving and glorifying God with our lives.

As I get older, I realize more and more that as important as physical appearance is to the world that we live in, God is mainly concerned with our service and commitment to HIM. Our health is important since it is our way of! doing
our best to serve Him as long as we can. So do your best in that area. But never forget, ***how you look may be important in this world that we spend a brief time in, but your relationship with Jesus is important for ETERNITY!!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

It is in LOSING our life that we find it!!!

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(Psalms 123:2, 40:1; Isaiah 40:31; James 1:4)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, give me Your strength today. Your Word says that when I am weak, You are strong. Strengthen me this day to live my life for You, to defeat my enemies, and see victory. You, and You alone are my hope and strength each day. Let the Holy Spirit rise up in me this day and guide my life for Your glory! In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!!!

***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: The religion of social justice. This past April, I shared with you a Daily Devotional on the different groups who make up the religion of social justice. Link: https://liveprayer.com/devotional.cfm?id=53986 One of the groups are those who claim climate change will destroy our planet in the next 12 years, even though these same people told us it would be 10 years until total destruction…in 2006! For those who didn’t believe me that this is a religion to its’ adherents, at the Union Theological Semin! ary in New
York City, founded in 1836 by members of the Presbyterian Church in the USA, students went to the schools chapel and prayed to plants. You heard me, PRAYED TO PLANTS! UTS has long been independent of any church affiliation and known as a bastion of progressive Christian beliefs. Translation, they reject the Truth of the Bible and embrace every theological perversion you can name. Also, NBC has a website where people can go to “confess their climate sins.” Like the children of Israel, Moses is not around for a few days and when he returned the people were worshipping a golden calf!!!

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No doubt one of the most difficult things we do in our journey with the Lord is follow Him to be where He w! ants us to be, and doing
what He wants us to be doing. I have no doubt that it is the ultimate goal of every follower of Christ, everyone that has surrendered their lives to Christ. Having that as our goal, achieving that goal is something EVERY Christian struggles with throughout their life. The million dollar question is how do we get to the exact place God wants us to be, doing the exact thing God wants us to be doing with our life each day.

To find the answer, we have to start with the big picture. Each person that lives was created with the same purpose. That is to serve and glorify God, in this life and for eternity. The starting point of being where God wants you to be, doing the things God wants you to do is in surrendering your life completely, unconditionally to Him. It is the one and only thing that God has ever asked us to do. The fact is, the Bible says that if you have accepted Christ as your Savior, it is no longer your life, it belongs to Him. So in reality, you are only surren! dering to
Him what is already His to begin with.

Completely surrendering our life to the Lord is one of the most difficult things for any person to do. Our flesh says NO, it is MY LIFE. Satan is there with his lie that you can give God a little bit of your life, but also keep some for yourself. Jesus said that you can’t serve two masters, you have to choose who you will serve. The fact is, it is in LOSING our life that we find it.

Many people have tried living with one foot in the church, and one foot in the world. I know I did for many years. I bought into satan’s lie that I could go to church on Sunday, give the church a big check every week, do a few things on the side for God, but still keep my life and do whatever I WANTED.

The rich young ruler came to Jesus and when Jesus told him to give away all that he had and follow Him, to turn from the things of this world and completely surrender his life to Christ, the Bible says he went away “sorrowful.” When it came ! time to
choose following Jesus or keeping the things of this world, he decided he could not let go of the things of this world.

As Jesus said, YOU CAN’T SERVE TWO MASTERS! You can’t serve God and mammon at the same time. God isn’t impressed with our “scraps of service,” God wants our life! You will NEVER be right where God wants you to be, doing exactly what God wants you to do with your life until you first surrender your life 100% to Him-not 70%, not 80%, not 90%, not even 99% . . . 100%!!!

Once you come to that place where you completely surrender your life to Christ, the challenge then is to find out exactly where God wants you to be, and doing exactly God wants you to do in serving Him. The starting place is to determine what you have a passion for and what are you talented in. It is God that gives each person a passion for those things we love in life. It is also God that gives us our gifts and talents.

That is why those young adult years are so critical. It ! is during
those years that as we are exposed to different things, we develop a like for some things over others, and start to understand the gifts God has given to us. GOD GIVES EVERYONE GIFTS, NATURAL ABILITY IN CERTAIN AREAS, BUT WE STILL MUST DEVELOP AND PERFECT THOSE GIFTS OVER TIME.

In addition to gaining an understanding about what things in life we have a passion for, finding out what our natural gifts are, God will open and close doors during our life to guide us where HE wants us to be. Remember, there are NO coincidences with God. Nothing happens by accident. God allows events to happen in our life, allows people to come into our life, to guide us to where He wants us to be, doing what He wants us to be doing.

I love you and care about you so much. After completely surrendering our life to the Lord, the most important thing we can do is spend time with HIM each day in prayer and the Word. God speaks to us through His living Word, through that “still small voice” ! as we
pray, in addition through other people and our circumstances. As our lives are yielded to the Lord, become empty vessels for Him to use, God WILL place you right where He wants you to be, doing exactly what He wants you to be doing.

Never forget, our life is made up of many seasons. Throughout the course of our journey God may have us doing MANY things for the Kingdom. That is why we must be close to the Lord each day, listening to Him with our spiritual ears and watching Him with our spiritual eyes. We are soldiers in HIS army, and as any soldier knows, your commander may have you fighting in one place today and somewhere totally new tomorrow.

I will be praying for you today. Praying that you will take time to meditate on these words. The last element is patience, WAITING ON THE LORD. Again, it is God who opens and closes doors in our life. There are times we need to be patient, wait on the Lord to not only show us a door, but open that door. The goal of every f! ollower
of Christ is to be where God wants us to be, doing what God wants us to do with our life.

We achieve that goal by first surrendering our life completely to the Lord, by following those God-given passions while using the gifts He gives us, by staying in a close intimate daily relationship with Him so we can “hear” and “see” Him, and be patiently waiting on the Lord to guide us.

The ultimate in life is to wake us each day knowing you are exactly where God wants you to be and doing exactly what God wants you to be doing with your life. I will be praying for you today as you come to that place in your life.

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

“Choose today who is going to be God of your life and follow him.”

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(1 Kings 18:16-39)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, Thank You for the precious promises in Your Word. Let Your Truth be the lamp unto my feet this day as I faithfully follow You. May my obedience be a sweet smell as I honor You with my life this day. In the name of Jesus…AMEN!

***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: A visual reminder of the evil we want to ignore! At the suburban Chicago home of a deceased abortion “doctor,” a gruesome discovery was made…the remains of over 2,200 dead babies!!! The “doctor” had operated a baby-killing clinic in South Bend, Indiana passed away in early September. As his family was going through his home they made the horrific discovery. It is a visceral reminder that every 24 hours in this country, apx. 4,000 innocent babies are slaughtered. Because this evil takes place out of the public’s site, it is a reality we don’t often think about. As the Bible teaches, God will bring to the light the evil men! do in the
darkness!!!

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At the time this Biblical account was happening, there was a famine in the land. People were starving, looking everywhere for food. I want you to know that we have a famine in our land today, only it is a spiritual famine. People are starving for the truth and looking everywhere for answers to deal with day-to-day life.

During Elijah’s time, God’s people were being blamed for many of the problems the people of that day were facing much like in our society Christians are fair targets for any kind of criticism. In this politically-correct time, it seems the only group you can get away with publicly condemning are those who profess Jesus Christ as their Savior.

The truth is, in Elijah’s! day, and in the age we
live, it is God’s people who keep society from completely melting down. We are the spiritual glue that holds society together. We would be living in total chaos without people who loved and served God.

Just as Elijah challenged the people to choose which God they would serve, we have that same decision to make today. The choice in this passage of the Bible was between the false prophets of Baal and the God of Israel.

Our decision today is the same. We can choose to serve the false prophets of this world or the Son of the living God, Jesus Christ. Let me warn you, this is not a game, it is a real life decision that determines where we spend eternity. The sacrifice is not a bull, but our very lives.

The false prophets of this world claim they have the answers. They have the answers in the psychic hotlines. They have the answers in alcohol and drugs. They have the answers in money and material possessions. They have the answers in illicit sex with many partner! s. They
have the answers in empty rituals, in idols. The only problem is, when you need them . . . there is no response. In times of trouble, these false prophets of this world are nowhere to be found.

Jesus Christ claims to be the way, the truth, the life. He claims to be God. JESUS PROVED HIS CLAIMS. THEY WERE VALIDATED BY GOD ALMIGHTY WHEN HE ROSE FROM THE DEAD ON THAT GLORIOUS SUNDAY MORNING!!!! When He rose from the dead, all He said and taught was validated.

He promised never to leave us nor forsake us and that promise was fulfilled on the day of Pentecost when He sent the Holy Spirit to indwell and empower believers. Millions of lives in the last 2,000 years have been transformed through a personal faith in Christ. Jesus is alive today and at the right hand of God interceding for those who believe in Him!

I love you and care about you so much! Elijah challenged the people, “Choose today who is going to be God of your life and follow him.” Jesus told us, “No ! man can
serve two masters.” There was only one winner that day on Mt. Carmel. The false prophets of Baal failed to produce their god, however, the God of Elijah, the God of you and me, answered by fire that day and is still answering the cries from His children today.

I will be praying today that you will make the only choice there is . . . Jesus Chris . . . .the Son of the living God!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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