My Calling from God is to be an Evangelist

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(John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8,9; Romans 10:9-11)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Lord, thank you for meeting my daily needs as you have promised in your Word. I look to you and your alone for my sustenance through life, and thank you for your faithfulness. Please help me to be a good steward of the funds you entrust into my care during this life, and give me favor in my finances, and wisdom in my decisions. In the name of Jesus I pray. AMEN!

My calling from God is to be an evangelist. Seeing the lost won to Christ is what God has called me to do with my life. Over these past 17 years I have had the joy of sharing the hope of Christ with millions of people in person, through radio and television, in various publications, as well as over the Internet. I am grateful to God for each day He blesses me with to serve Him and pray that I will be faithful to His work until the day He calls me home.

One of the biggest lessons I learned very early in my ministry was the importance of a person not making a decision for Christ based on sheer emotion, but to understand that the choice they were making to accept Jesus Christ into their heart by faith was a life-changing event. I have no desire to scare a person, manipulate them in any way, or use emotional tactics to get them to accept Christ. You see, if a person is not making that commitment from their heart by faith, they are simply saying some words and at best having an emotional moment.

For a person to be saved, or “born again,” they don’t need to understand systematic theology or to have even read the Bible. What they do need to know is that they are a sinner and that it was Jesus Christ who died for their sins. They need to understand that they are made in God’s image and will live for all eternity. The choice they have to make is whether they will live forever with God their Creator or apart from Him.

By asking Jesus to forgive them of their sins and asking Him into their heart and life, not only will their sins be washed away but they will have the assurance that when this life is over they will spend all eternity with the Lord. There are no magic words to save you. What we often call the “Sinner’s Prayer” is simply a guide for the person who is making that commitment to know Christ as their Savior. It is putting into words what they are doing in their heart by faith.

It is important for a person who makes that commitment to Christ to understand that they are not joining the Boy Scouts or becoming a member of the PTA. Getting saved is not like joining a club that becomes just one part of your life. When you get saved, Christ BECOMES your life. The Bible says that when you ask Christ into your heart and life, it is no longer your life, that it now belongs to the Lord. People have got to understand that when they confess Christ as their Savior, they are making an eternal commitment to the Lord. You are surrendering your life to Jesus Christ!

At the moment you are saved two wonderful things happen. First of all, you are indwelled by the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of the living God now resides within you. Your body literally becomes the temple of the Holy Spirit. Once you are saved, when you drink, smoke, do drugs, engage in sex outside of marriage, it is no different than if you were drinking in church, smoking a cigarette in church, doing drugs in the sanctuary, or having sex with a person who is not your spouse right on the altar. That is why we have to do all that we can to stay pure, since we are literally the temple of the Holy Spirit that indwells each Believer.

It is God’s Holy Spirit that empowers the Believer to live up to the standards of God and His Word. It is the power of His Spirit that allows the Believer to live a victorious and overcoming life. The Holy Spirit opens our hearts and minds to understand the Truth of God’s Word. It is the Holy Spirit indwelling every Believer that guides and directs our lives. Paul said that we have to “die to self daily.” What he is saying is that each morning we have to surrender our lives afresh to the power of God that is within us so that we can live a life that is pleasing and acceptable to the Lord.

The second wonderful thing that happens at the moment we are saved is we begin the sanctification process, or that process of being more like Christ each day. You see, that process can’t even begin until a person is saved, since you have to have the power of the Holy Spirit to give you the strength to begin transforming yourself from the old man into a new man. The Bible proclaims that when you are saved you become a “new creature in Christ.” This is the life-changing experience I spoke of. It doesn’t happen overnight but over time. It is a process.

The four critical elements to this process are reading God’s Word each day, praying each day, getting into a good Bible-believing, teaching church, and finding an older man or woman in the faith to disciple you. You have got to understand that after a person gets saved, the next morning they wake up in the same bed, in the same house, with the same family, and with the same problems. On the outside it looks as if nothing has changed, and it hasn’t. The change took place on the inside. The process of transforming the rest of your life is something that you will be engaged in until the moment you die.

Your spiritual growth or becoming more like Jesus, is dependent on you and how much time and effort you put into that process. That is why it is critical for all Believers to read their Bible and pray every day, to be part of a good church, and to have people in your life who are more spiritually mature to disciple you. As you grow and mature in your faith you begin to understand who God is and what He desires of you. You begin to realize that He has a plan and purpose for each one of our lives, and start to fulfill that plan and purpose in your life. It is an incredible life-long journey that makes waking up each day exciting and rewarding, and where the true joy, peace, and abundance of this life come from.

I love you and care about you so much. I will be praying for you today. If you already have made that commitment to Christ, I will be praying that you will continue to grow and mature in your faith, to be more like our Savior each day. That does not just happen by magic, it takes time, effort, and commitment. Let me remind you again, if you have accepted Christ as your Savior, the Bible says that it is no longer your life but it belongs to Jesus. So quit holding onto what isn’t yours and fully and completely surrender your life to Him today so that He can use you for His glory.

If you have never made the commitment to ask Christ into your heart and life by faith, let me tell you that the most important decision you will make in this life is not who you will marry, or where you will live, or what kind of job you will have. The most important decision you will make in this life is to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. God’s desire is that none be lost, that all come to repentance. He is speaking to you today. The Bible says that TODAY is the day of salvation.

I would invite you to go to, http://www.liveprayer.com/plan.cfm Pray to ask God to open your heart, listen to the words, pray the prayer, and accept today God’s free gift to you. Getting saved is not just an emotional moment, it is a life-changing experience!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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

An Emergency Study on Children from the Pits of Hell

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(Genesis 1:28, 2:24; Deuteronomy 6:7; Proverbs 22:6; Malachi 2:16; 2 Corinthians 12:14; Ephesians 6:4; Psalms 127:3)

***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!

“Children of same-sex couples fare better when it comes to happiness, physical health and social well-being than children in the general population, according to researchers at the University of Melbourne in Australia.”

I really dislike having to say “I told you so,” but, “I TOLD YOU SO!!! Sharing what is coming, often a decade in advance, I have gotten used to being scoffed at, ridiculed, called all kind of nasty names, but lo and behold as time unfolds the things I had warned people about years earlier come to pass. One of those issues I warned people about well over a decade ago was how a byproduct of perverting God’s Holy Institution of Marriage would be same-sex couple adopting children. It is physically IMPOSSIBLE for same-sex couples to procreate, only proving their choice of sex to not just be a perversion of how God intended man to engage in sexual relations, but it is UNNATURAL!!!

I went on to share how in order to justify this gross perversion of God’s plan for the family, you would get inundated with studies and people from the psychological community who support this perversion, telling people that children growing up in such a perverse environment with two parents of the same sex would actually be much better than children growing up with a mother and father.

Well, let the floodgates of propaganda to justify this perversion of God’s plan for the family open up! It has started! This new propaganda is to make people believe children of same-sex couples are actually happier, in better health, and more socially adjusted than children with a mother and father as God intended. Over the last decade, we have been bombarded with studies/propaganda justifying the CHOICE of men who engage in perverted sex acts with other men, and the CHOICE of women who engage in perverted sex acts with other women, stating that those who CHOOSE to engage in these perverted same-sex relationships are happier and more well adjusted than heterosexual men and women!

Any study or survey that make these claims about same-sex couple and children of same-sex couples are 100% LIES FROM THE PITS OF HELL! You can NOT operate in rebellion to God’s plan for marriage and the family and expect that rebellious choice to be better than God’s perfect plan. What do I tell you often? No matter what the issue is, when we do it our way it never works and when we do it God’s ways it always works! I have lambasted the homosexual advocates for 15 yrs now as they glamorize this perversion but never talk about the destroyed lives of those who make this sinful choice.

Sadly, we have dealt with tens of thousands of men and women in bondage to homosexuality over the last decade and a half, and like others addicted to alcohol, drugs, gambling, food, shopping, or whatever their bondage may be, it ends up destroying their lives in a multitude of ways. That is the sick part of same-sex couples adopting children. Due to no fault of their own, these children adopted into this perverted relationship can’t escape paying some price from being involved in such a family structure. Some will fare better than others, but to ever suggest those children are “happier, in better physical health, and more socially adjusted” is simply propaganda on behalf of those who advocate for and support this perversion of God’s plan for the family!

Without question, the number one problem in our society today is the breakdown of marriage and the family. God’s Holy Institution of Marriage between a man and a woman for life is His perfect plan for a man and woman to become one and share this journey through life. A husband and wife having children and raising them in the admonition of the Lord is God’s plan for the family. This plan was instituted in the Garden of Eden and has NEVER CHANGED throughout the generations. Regardless of how man has tried to redefine marriage, redefine what a family is, GOD’S DEFINITION HAS NEVER OR EVER WILL CHANGE!

The vast percentage of prayer requests we get each day are from people whose problems can be directly tied to issues in their marriage or family. For those who are single today, please hear my heart. I can never emphasize enough what a critical decision it is to get married and to whom you marry. This is a life-changing event and will not only involve you but your future children as well. Please, don’t ever underestimate the importance of marriage and how it will affect the rest of your life and the lives of your future children.

“That is why you cannot ignore God’s warning in 2 Corinthians 6:14, “Do not be unequally yoked with a non-believer.” Just saying they are saved is not enough. Do you actually see the fruit of their relationship with Christ in their daily life? Lastly, even if the person you are praying about marrying is a Christian and living their life for the Lord, you still need to take the time to build a spiritual foundation together and openly and honestly talk through all of the various issues of life. Through this process God will confirm to you both that this is part of His plan for your lives.

Also, this is a big reason why God designed sex FOR MARRIAGE ONLY! A natural by-product of sexual relations is a child. God never intended children to be raised by a mother alone. That is why sex outside of marriage is a sin and not part of His plan since it may result in having a child. It is God’s plan for children to be raised by a mother and father who are committed to each other for life through marriage. There can never be a better environment for raising a child than by a mother and father who are surrendered to the Lord and to each other.

As devastating and life changing as divorce is on the parties involved, as devastating and life changing as having a child outside of marriage is on the woman, it is impossible to ever comprehend the damage done to the children involved in a divorce or those born outside of marriage. In the past 40 years as more and more marriages have ended in divorce, as more women are having children outside of marriage, the negative effect on society is impossible to ignore. I would be willing, based on the 40,000+ prayer requests we receive every day here at Liveprayer, to boldly say without hesitation that the current breakdown of our society can be directly linked to the breakdown of marriage and the family.

An incredible number of children are growing up today in single parent homes or homes where their natural parent is on their second, third, even fourth spouse. Many children are growing up in blended homes where they have brothers and sisters by numerous mothers and fathers. It is common for many children to grow up today in several different homes, during the week in one home and the weekends in another.

Many children become pawns in hostile divorce cases where they are forced to choose one parent over another, in some cases being manipulated to lie about one parent, often being moved overnight from one home to another as different rulings come down from the courts. Physical, emotional, and sexual abuse are experienced by a growing number of children due to the fact they are living with adults who are not their natural mothers or fathers and the God-given natural love a mother and father have for their child simply doesn’t exist.

You can only imagine the damage done to children who grow up in these types of environments. Sadly, we deal daily with children as young as 12, all the way through adults who have never been able to get beyond their tragic childhoods. The results are an alarming number of children who need professional help and are on some sort of daily medication for emotional and behavioral problems. You have children and adults who have never known real love in their life falling, instead, for the love this world promotes through sex.

You have so many children and young adults who have never matured socially and end up with self-esteem problems, never fitting in with others their own age. You have so many children and young adults who have so much pain in their life they look to the world’s solution of escaping through drugs, alcohol, and food. The suicide rate of children and young adults is at an all time high. I could go on and on but I wish you could sit here in my office every day and read the stories of these children and young adults who live in great pain each day and have never known how wonderful this life can really be.

THE LARGER PROBLEM is that these children and young adults who have had their lives damaged are growing up and they are having children of their own. Since they have no idea what God’s plan for marriage and family is, they will now be bringing another generation of children into this world living in ungodly environments who are damaged like they are, and this cycle will simply continue with more and more people living their lives totally void of God and without any understanding of Christ, His love, or God’s Word. These people are also the prime targets for the cults and false religions of the world who aggressively market themselves as the answer to these people who are desperately looking for hope in their life, when the only true hope there is, is in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

I love you and care about you so much. The purpose of this message today is three fold. First, as a warning to those who are not married how serious and life changing that decision will be, and how it will not only affect the rest of your life, but the life of those children you will bring into this world. The second is to hopefully open the eyes of those adults who may be thinking about getting a divorce, and ask that you pray about humbling yourself before the Lord and asking Him to bring healing and restoration to your marriage, not just for your sake but for the sake of your children. Lastly, as a word of encouragement to you moms and dads who have gone through the pain of being divorced, to you moms who have had children outside of marriage and to the children and young adults who are currently growing up in homes without their natural mother and/or father.

For those who have been through the pain of being divorced, let me assure you that the Lord loves you and wants to help you heal. For those women who have had a child or children outside of marriage, I pray that you will find the Lord’s forgiveness in His promise to you in 1 John 1:9. God still has much for you to do with the rest of your life as well as many blessings for you to enjoy. If you are now married, God has given you a second chance to do it His way. Realize that you have made a lifetime commitment to your spouse and that if you will honor your vows to each other and to God, He will richly bless your both for many years to come. For those who are still single, I will pray today that in His perfect timing, He will bring into your life a Godly man or woman to share the rest of your journey with in His Holy Institution of Marriage.

If you have children, please don’t underestimate what they have lived through. They need your love and attention and nurturing now more than ever. The number one ministry you will ever have in your life is to your children. Raise them in the admonition of the Lord, pray with them every night before they go to bed, make sure they are in church. Laying a foundation of faith in their life will not only sustain them for the rest of their days on this earth but will help them to find the hope and strength to overcome whatever they have had to experience already in their young lives. God is a God of healing and He can bring healing to your children.

Also, know that God will make you adequate. If for this season you are not in God’s plan for the family, know that He will help you and meet your every need. I realize that it is not easy, but the Lord will give you wisdom, favor, encouragement, as you raise your child or children. Find your hope in the Lord each day and look to Him for direction and provision, He will not let you down. Know that I am praying for you and will stand with you as you raise your children for the glory of God!

Let me close with a word of hope and encouragement for you children and young adults that may be growing up with only one parent or in some sort of blended home. First of all, God loves you very much. YOU ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CHOICES YOUR PARENTS HAVE MADE. IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT.

Life can be very difficult at times, and sadly, you have found that out at a very young age but never doubt that Christ loves you so much and has a plan and purpose for your life. If you will take time each day to pray to Jesus, read the Bible, get to church each Sunday, and follow Christ, He will give you the strength to get through whatever you are facing in your life. I pray today that you will turn to Him and find His peace and joy in your life. Jesus is your hope and your answer

HE LOVES YOU! YOU ARE SPECIAL!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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

Persecution

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(Job 36:11)

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

“Now this is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘Give careful thought to your ways. You have planted much, but have harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it.’ ” Haggai 1:5,6

The economy continues to decline as Christians better prepare for real persecution. It is sad that you won’t hear the truth about the economy on Christian TV and radio. I understand they don’t want to talk about it, since they are afraid it will scare people into not giving them money. So they simply ignore the most important event happening in our nation today that is affecting most everyone’s life. I have also yet to see anyone in the Christian media with the foresight to warn the people about the existing and ramped up persecution of Christians. This is not something that may happen, this is something that IS happening!

Let me give you the bottom line on the economy and some counsel. I shared with you several year ago, that God could very easily use the economy as a form of His judgment on this nation for our sins and wickedness. Over the past few years, tens of millions of people have lost their jobs, and many have lost millions in the markets and other investments. I remember distinctly telling you that the reason all of the economists, business executives, politicians, and pundits had no answer since they were looking for an economic answer to fix a spiritual problem. Despite borrowing trillions of dollars, all of the governments efforts have failed. Once again, there are no real answers on the horizon other than to keep giving away money we don’t have to different sectors. Bank of America announced it is laying off 40,000 people. The US Post Office is billions in the red and most likely will be laying off tens of thousands. The fact is, a large percentage of the jobs lost in this country, are permanently gone! They aren’t coming back!

Over the course of the last 8 years, the United States Government has had an equity stake in the major banks, the auto industry, the largest insurance company in the world, the health care industry, as well as the real estate market which is the sector of the economy that started this economic disaster in 2008. Even though the government claims that these were only short term positions to help these various industries during the downturn, as I told you in an earlier Devotional, they are going to be in these equity positions for a long time because there are no signs of any turn around for quite a while in any of these sectors…and they have!

My friend, the Godless, the secular humanists, those who have rejected Christ and the Bible, see this as their big opportunity to silence once and for all those who still hold to faith in Jesus Christ and believe the Bible is the Word of God and our only Truth. As aggressive as they have been in the past, they will be even more aggressive in the coming months and years. Add to their efforts activist judges who legislate from the bench, and you have a climate ripe for real persecution of those who take their faith into the public square.

Please understand, most churches won’t be affected because they don’t speak up now, and if they do, it is behind closed doors. Those who will be the targets of this persecution are those who will dare to go into the public square and declare the Truth of the Bible. They will become easy targets as they will be labeled as hate mongers, purveyors of hate speech, intolerant, radicals, extremists, and find little sympathy from the Christ-less masses for whatever they have to endure.

I love you and care about you so much. Listen to me! As for the economy, there are incredible flaws in the business models of many of these companies that were bailed out. All the money in the world can’t make a bad business work. It only allows that business to stay afloat. That is why government intervening in the free markets is foolish, unless it plans to nationalize those businesses like the communist countries do. I don’t see anything positive happening in the economy for a very long time, if ever, if indeed this is one of the ways God is going to punish this nation.

For those who love the Lord, He will watch over you. You may lose your job, but God will give you a new job. You may lose money in the markets, God will insure your needs are met. You may be struggling right now, but don’t worry, God has not forsaken you and will provide. Many of you God will give great favor to and despite the economic downturn, you will flourish and prosper! You have a good job and are earning a good wage so that God can use you in a big way to help keep His work funded and moving forward.

I know the economy is a huge issue and is going to continue to be a huge issue. I pray today as God keeps you employed, keeps funds flowing through your home, and even in this downturn, gives you great favor and blessings in your finances. May He entrust in your hands resources, so that you can help employ those resources to further His work here on earth. The enemy is well financed in their quest to lead souls to hell. We need to be well financed as we fight satan for those same souls, helping to lead them to everlasting life with their Creator in Heaven!!!

As for the coming persecution. I refuse to change or compromise, even though I realize that I have a huge bulls-eye on my back. I refuse to be intimidated or bullied and will keep pushing forward to reach even more people with God’s Truth no matter what the obstacles may be. Now more than ever our work here is critical to insure God’s Truth is heard in the marketplace by the lost and hurting masses. Every day I hear of churches closing their doors, ministries having to shut down for a lack of funding. We have been down over 65% in our donations from just two years ago. However, God is our source and I continue to walk in faith each day, knowing that the Lord can raise up new people to support our work financially, and give favor to those in the Liveprayer family who faithfully support His work here!!!

***(From and email I received yesterday) “Bill, I wanted to add this word of testimony and encouragement. I am on disability for a sometimes severe and painful chronic condition. My husband got laid off two years ago and hasn’t found a job yet. I have been determined to keep up my support of Liveprayer, even though logically I didn’t know how I could. I still don’t know, but by God’s grace, I haven’t missed one month of my support of your critical work for the Lord. WHAT A BLESSING IT IS FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS! Thank you for the opportunity to be part of a ministry that is laying up treasures in heaven!!!”

So many like this dear friend, make the sacrifice each month to help me keep our work for the Lord moving forward. Please take a moment today and pray about what sacrifice you can make to help me. Liveprayer has cut back all we can to continue our daily operations, feeding over 2.5 million souls worldwide each day, sending personal responses to over 40,000 emails every day for prayer and counsel, all for free.

I am in prayer today, standing in faith for TWO OR THREE of our friends in the Liveprayer family God has blessed will step up TODAY with a special one-time gift of $5,000 or more to bring in the $28,000 we require immediately. That would leave the final $30,000 of our April operations to end the month with all of our daily operations current!

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

Know that you and your family are in my prayers each day. Thank you for your love, prayers, and support as we take our stand in these last days. The time is very short, Jesus is coming at any moment, OUR TIME IS NOW!!!

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

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

The Economy Declines as Christians Better Prepare for Real Persecution

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(Job 36:11)

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

“Now this is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘Give careful thought to your ways. You have planted much, but have harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it.’ ” Haggai 1:5,6

The economy continues to decline as Christians better prepare for real persecution. It is sad that you won’t hear the truth about the economy on Christian TV and radio. I understand they don’t want to talk about it, since they are afraid it will scare people into not giving them money. So they simply ignore the most important event happening in our nation today that is affecting most everyone’s life. I have also yet to see anyone in the Christian media with the foresight to warn the people about the existing and ramped up persecution of Christians. This is not something that may happen, this is something that IS happening!

Let me give you the bottom line on the economy and some counsel. I shared with you several year ago, that God could very easily use the economy as a form of His judgment on this nation for our sins and wickedness. Over the past few years, tens of millions of people have lost their jobs, and many have lost millions in the markets and other investments. I remember distinctly telling you that the reason all of the economists, business executives, politicians, and pundits had no answer since they were looking for an economic answer to fix a spiritual problem.

Despite borrowing trillions of dollars, all of the governments efforts have failed. Once again, there are no real answers on the horizon other than to keep giving away money we don’t have to different sectors. Bank of America announced it is laying off 40,000 people. The US Post Office is billions in the red and most likely will be laying off tens of thousands. The fact is, a large percentage of the jobs lost in this country, are permanently gone! They aren’t coming back!

Over the course of the last 8 years, the United States Government has had an equity stake in the major banks, the auto industry, the largest insurance company in the world, the health care industry, as well as the real estate market which is the sector of the economy that started this economic disaster in 2008. Even though the government claims that these were only short term positions to help these various industries during the downturn, as I told you in an earlier Devotional, they are going to be in these equity positions for a long time because there are no signs of any turn around for quite a while in any of these sectors…and they have!

My friend, the Godless, the secular humanists, those who have rejected Christ and the Bible, see this as their big opportunity to silence once and for all those who still hold to faith in Jesus Christ and believe the Bible is the Word of God and our only Truth. As aggressive as they have been in the past, they will be even more aggressive in the coming months and years. Add to their efforts activist judges who legislate from the bench, and you have a climate ripe for real persecution of those who take their faith into the public square.

Please understand, most churches won’t be affected because they don’t speak up now, and if they do, it is behind closed doors. Those who will be the targets of this persecution are those who will dare to go into the public square and declare the Truth of the Bible. They will become easy targets as they will be labeled as hate mongers, purveyors of hate speech, intolerant, radicals, extremists, and find little sympathy from the Christ-less masses for whatever they have to endure.

I love you and care about you so much. Listen to me! As for the economy, there are incredible flaws in the business models of many of these companies that were bailed out. All the money in the world can’t make a bad business work. It only allows that business to stay afloat. That is why government intervening in the free markets is foolish, unless it plans to nationalize those businesses like the communist countries do. I don’t see anything positive happening in the economy for a very long time, if ever, if indeed this is one of the ways God is going to punish this nation.

For those who love the Lord, He will watch over you. You may lose your job, but God will give you a new job. You may lose money in the markets, God will insure your needs are met. You may be struggling right now, but don’t worry, God has not forsaken you and will provide. Many of you God will give great favor to and despite the economic downturn, you will flourish and prosper! You have a good job and are earning a good wage so that God can use you in a big way to help keep His work funded and moving forward.

I know the economy is a huge issue and is going to continue to be a huge issue. I pray today as God keeps you employed, keeps funds flowing through your home, and even in this downturn, gives you great favor and blessings in your finances. May He entrust in your hands resources, so that you can help employ those resources to further His work here on earth. The enemy is well financed in their quest to lead souls to hell. We need to be well financed as we fight satan for those same souls, helping to lead them to everlasting life with their Creator in Heaven!!!

As for the coming persecution. I refuse to change or compromise, even though I realize that I have a huge bulls-eye on my back. I refuse to be intimidated or bullied and will keep pushing forward to reach even more people with God’s Truth no matter what the obstacles may be. Now more than ever our work here is critical to insure God’s Truth is heard in the marketplace by the lost and hurting masses. Every day I hear of churches closing their doors, ministries having to shut down for a lack of funding. We have been down over 65% in our donations from just two years ago. However, God is our source and I continue to walk in faith each day, knowing that the Lord can raise up new people to support our work financially, and give favor to those in the Liveprayer family who faithfully support His work here!!!

***(From and email I received yesterday) “Bill, I wanted to add this word of testimony and encouragement. I am on disability for a sometimes severe and painful chronic condition. My husband got laid off two years ago and hasn’t found a job yet. I have been determined to keep up my support of Liveprayer, even though logically I didn’t know how I could. I still don’t know, but by God’s grace, I haven’t missed one month of my support of your critical work for the Lord. WHAT A BLESSING IT IS FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS! Thank you for the opportunity to be part of a ministry that is laying up treasures in heaven!!!”

So many like this dear friend, make the sacrifice each month to help me keep our work for the Lord moving forward. Please take a moment today and pray about what sacrifice you can make to help me. Liveprayer has cut back all we can to continue our daily operations, feeding over 2.5 million souls worldwide each day, sending personal responses to over 40,000 emails every day for prayer and counsel, all for free.

I am in prayer today, standing in faith for TWO OR THREE of our friends in the Liveprayer family God has blessed will step up TODAY with a special one-time gift of $5,000 or more to bring in the $28,000 we require immediately. That would leave the final $30,000 of our April operations to end the month with all of our daily operations current!

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

Know that you and your family are in my prayers each day. Thank you for your love, prayers, and support as we take our stand in these last days. The time is very short, Jesus is coming at any moment, OUR TIME IS NOW!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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

God’s People will Prosper

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(Job 36:11)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Lord, thank you for meeting my daily needs as you have promised in your Word. I look to you and your alone for my sustenance through life, and thank you for your faithfulness. Please help me to be a good steward of the funds you entrust into my care during this life, and give me favor in my finances, and wisdom in my decisions. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

God’s people will not only have all their needs met, but many will PROSPER even as He judges our nation through the economy!!! I want to give you a word of great encouragement today. As God judges this nation through the economy, as more and more people lose their jobs, as more and more people face financial difficulties, I want you to know that the Lord will meet your every need. Not only that. God is going to PROSPER many of His children even in the midst of the economic turmoil.

We read about the judgment of God being poured out on the children of Israel for their sin and rebellion. However, even in captivity, even in the wilderness, God not only provided for their every need, but many prospered! My word for you today is that GOD IS GOING TO MEET YOUR EVERY NEED THROUGH THIS ECONOMIC CRISIS, AND MANY WILL PROSPER LIKE THEY NEVER DREAMED POSSIBLE!!!

Take a few moments right now and encourage yourself with these passages from God’s Word.

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalms 46:1

“You let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance..” Psalms 66:12

“For every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.” Psalms 50:10

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” Matthew 6:26

“The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.” Deuteronomy 28:13

“So I gave you a land on which you did not toil and cities you did not build; and you live in them and eat from vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant.” Joshua 24:13

“If they obey and serve him, they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity and their years in contentment.” Job 36:11

The promises in God’s Word are true and they are for you and me. Is God going to judge this nation? Yes! I believe His judgment has started. Can we avoid feeling His full wrath and punishment for our sin and rebellion? Yes! I know in my heart that if we will repent, turn our hearts back to God and follow Him, we can escape the full fury of His wrath and punishment. I also know that if we don’t turn back to God, we will continue to see his judgment unleashed on our nation.

For those who God has protected so far, praise Him each day, serve Him each day, follow Him each day, and trust Him each day to guide you through this time. God always has key people He has set aside to play a special role in the midst of His judgment. Through Noah He preserved mankind. Through Moses He led His people out of captivity. Through Joseph His people survived the great famine in the land. All throughout human history, God has had key people, most we will never know their names, who He has strategically used even as He poured out His wrath and judgment.

The Bible says it rains on the just and the unjust. The Bible also clearly teaches that even the faithful remnant suffers along with everyone else when God sends His judgment. However, for the people of God, we have the promises of God that even in the midst of His judgment He will provide for our every need, and many examples of God’s people who prospered. Even during His judgment, we can know His peace, joy, and abundance!!!

For many who have and will lose jobs, God will give you new and better jobs. For many who have seen their businesses close, God will give you wisdom and favor to start new and better businesses. If you have been affected by the current economic crisis, rather than look at your situation with despair, look at it with hope, knowing that God has promised to meet your every need. What you are going through is an OPPORTUNITY to trust God and allow Him to not only provide for your needs, but show you new paths to prosperity- spiritually and economically!

My word for you today is to quit looking back, and look ahead. Stop worrying about the season that was, and start to prepare for the season to come. Nobody likes change, but change is part of this life. Now is the time to trust the Lord and let Him guide you into this new season of your life. He loves you and cares about you and knows your every need. He wants to bless you above and beyond anything you ever imagined or thought possible. The key is for you to trust Him and move forward so that God can open those new doors, show you those new paths.

I love you and care about you so much. For those who God has spared thus far during the economic crisis, know how blessed you are and that God is blessing you so that He can use you to be a blessing to others during this critical time. The Lord always has key people He has protected to insure His work continues, and now is the time to realize that God can really use your life during this time of judgment. God’s people understand their blessings are from above, and they have been blessed to be a blessing to others!

I know many people are struggling right now due to the economy. I want you to know that I am praying for you. God’s promises are true and He will never leave you nor forsake you and will meet every need. Not just meet your needs, but He can prosper you as well. I am praying today that you will not be discouraged by your circumstances, but ENCOURAGED by them. Even though there may be many unknowns to you, there are no unknowns to God. He is still on His throne, still in control, and He loves you. He is not going to fail you.

The key now is to exercise your faith like never before. Be like Abraham and trust Him and His promises. Walk by faith and not by sight. Be faithful each day to serve and follow Him. As you do, the Lord will not only provide, but open wonderful new doors and take you down incredible new paths. Even as He pours out His judgment on this nation for our sins and wickedness, God is going to meet your every need, and in many cases, even prosper you in ways you could never have dreamed of!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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

My Faith Today is at An All Time Low

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(1 Corinthians 15:57)

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

Blessings my dear friend! After faithfully ministering to literally tens of millions worldwide over 24 years now, 17 years of Liveprayer online and on TV, I desperately need your prayers today. Despite this journey of faith I have been on for the past 24 years, despite knowing God is faithful having watched Him work in my life and the lives of millions and millions of people around the world each day over these many years, I am still flesh and blood!

My faith today is at an all-time low. Much of it is simple frustration. I “see” so much, and God has “shown” me so much. I do my best to convey this to you each day in our brief time together via the Daily Devotional and the TV program that impacts lives and leads people to faith in Christ each day.

I am thankful for that infrastructure that allows me each day to reach so many worldwide with His Truth and hope. Knowing how much more we could do for the Lord, the incredible numbers of people we could impact if we had the proper funding hurts. What hurts worse though is seeing our basic infrastructure and ministry operations currently at risk simply because we can’t pay our bills.

I know deep down that satan is doing all he can to slow me down, ultimately wanting to take me out. I realize the enemy views me as a HUGE threat because no matter what he has thrown at me over decades now I won’t be silenced, can’t be bought, and will look him in the eye and rebuke his lies. Satan also knows that people around the world find Truth here, find hope here, and find salvation through faint in Christ here!

I KNOW THIS IS ULTIMATELY A SPIRITUAL BATTLE AND I REFUSE TO QUIT OR BACK DOWN. LIVES, SOULS, AND THE SOUL OF THIS NATION ARE AT STAKE!!!

I am pouring my heart out to you today because ALL I have ever asked God for is to meet our basic needs. I have NEVER asked Him for personal wealth, or for power, or for prestige. I could really care less if anyone even knows my name. I have NO DESIRE for any legacy when I die other than the eternal legacy of those lives God has allowed me to impact for His Kingdom!

I am ashamed and hate to be to the point I have to even write a message like this, but if I don’t Liveprayer won’t see the rest of this year. I don’t cry wolf and would never waste your time sending you this urgent plea if I wasn’t at a place where I desperately need everyone’s prayers and help today! As the past years have unfolded with the economic struggle so many have faced, simply covering our basic operating expenses is a DAILY battle. Every minute I spend fighting that battle, is a minute I can’t be ministering to people’s needs.

IF THERE WAS EVER A TIME I NEEDED YOU TO HELP ME IT IS NOW! I NEED EVERYONE TO TAKE A MOMENT, PRAY, AND SEEK THE LORD WHAT HE IS ASKING YOU TO DO TO HELP ME. PLEASE, MAKE A SPECIAL YEAR-END GIFT TO LIVEPRAYER TODAY! I WOULD NOT ASK YOU IF I DIDN’T NEED EVERYONE TO MAKE THE MOST GENEROUS SACRIFCE THEY CAN TODAY! Donation: http://www.liveprayer.com/donation.cfm

I have no staff left other than my assistant and technical crew for the Internet operations. I haven’t taken a paycheck for nearly 8 years now, only my basic living expenses. I have cut and sacrificed to the point I am putting in incredibly long days, gladly so, simply to keep our basic infrastructure we must have to do the work God has called us to do. I am simply sharing this to let you know I would never ask you or anyone to make the sacrifice to help me if I wasn’t willing to sacrifice all I could first!

We still have $2,000 from our March internet operations that has to covered, along with the $65,000 we require for our April internet and TV operations. $25,000 of that is now seriously past due!

—>I DESPERATELY need $27,000 TODAY. That would leave $40,000 left to cover the balance of our April operations over the next 5 days. If everyone will pray, and if everyone who is able will give as you are able to give, I know by the end of the month in just 5 days we can be 100% current with all of our basic operations.

FOR THE PAST 17 YEARS, GOD HAS CALLED ON KEY PEOPLE EACH MONTH WHO HE HAD BLESSED AND GIVEN THE ABILITY TO STEP UP AND SUPPORT HIS WORK HERE AT LIVEPRAYER WITH A GIFT OF $5,000, $10,000, $20,000, AND SEVERAL TIMES $100,000, IN ORDER TO KEEP LIVEPRAYER FUNDED.

OUR DAILY PRESENCE AND FAITHFULNESS TO GOD’S WORK FOR OVER 15 YRS ONLINE AND 12 YEARS ON TV IS OUR TESTIMONY TO THOSE GOD HAS BLESSED WITH RESOURCES TO HELP US WITH A SIGNIFICANT GIFT IN THE PAST, AND THOSE WHO GOD HAS BLESSED AND IS SPEAKING TO TODAY TO HELP ME NOW!!!

*I AM PRAYING FOR ONE OR TWO OF OUR FRIENDS TODAY TO STEP UP AT THIS CRITICAL HOUR AND INSURE THE $27,000 WE MUST HAVE IS COVERED! IF YOU CAN GO THE EXTRA MILE AND DIRECT DEPOSIT YOUR GIFT IN OUR WELLS FARGO ACCOUNT, PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND I WILL GET YOU THE ACCOUNT INFORMATION. IT THAT ISN’T CONVENIENT YOU COULD WIRE THE FUNDS OR OVERNIGHT A CHECK TO OUR OFFICE IN ST. PETERSBURG. OF COURSE, YOU CAN ALSO PUT YOUR GIFT ON A CREDIT CARD OR SEND IT VIA PAYPAL ON OUR WEBSITE.

After 17 years of ministering to tens of millions worldwide, seeing over 1 million souls we know of come to faith in Jesus, Liveprayer is in a critical place. I will keep being faithful until we simply can’t operate any longer, but for what some ministries pay for to simply put gas in their private jet or maintain their many buildings for a month, we can continue to be here bringing God’s Truth and the hope and love of Christ to the lost and hurting masses worldwide each day!!! PLEASE, WILL YOU HELP ME TODAY???

I love you and care about you so much. I have poured my life into the lives of those people God brings to Liveprayer each day. I ask people for nothing other than to open their heart to God’s Truth and the love of Jesus. I don’t write books, sell trinkets, or play any of the plethora of games I could to turn Liveprayer into just another marketing organization masquerading as a ministry. EVERYTHING we do and make available is for FREE. It always has been and always will. I will close down before I sell out the Lord and His Truth!

Please, I am asking everyone to pray today. I am asking you to make a real sacrifice to help me at this desperate time, to pray about getting out of your comfort zone. I can’t continue without your prayers and your sacrificial support. I am not asking for anything for myself, only to be able to be here for so many lost and hurting people each day around the world who need God’s Truth and the hope we have in Christ.

LESS THAN 1/4 OF 1% OF THE PEOPLE WE MINISTER TO EVERY GIVE A DIME TO HELP LIVEPRAYER COVER ITS’ BASIC OPERATIONS. IT IS YOUR SACRIFICE THAT ALLOWS THAT TO HAPPEN, AS IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE FEW HAVE ALWAYS FED THE MANY!!!

Thank you for praying, and thank you for giving as you are able and making that sacrifice. Together, we CAN see this lost nation turn back to God and His Truth while leading millions of lost souls to faith in Jesus Christ!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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

I Had an Epiphany A While Back

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(Revelation 1:11-3:22)

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

I had an epiphany a while back. I am tired of having to pray every day for the finances of this ministry. I am tired of people sending me nasty and hateful emails. I am tired of warning people of God’s coming judgment. So I decided to start a new church. It will be THE best church man has ever known. You will be able to come every Sunday and never have to worry about feeling convicted because of the choices you are making. You will never have to hear about things like sin, service, or sacrifice. No, you just come each Sunday knowing that nobody will ever judge you or tell you how to live because you will be at . . . THE CHURCH OF ANYTHING GOES!

I’m going to start this new church in Tampa, Florida where I live. I was thinking about a good place to meet and realized The Church of Anything Goes is going to be so popular we won’t be able to hold services in a normal building. So I’m going to call the Glazers who own the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and rent Raymond James Stadium on Sunday mornings. RJ holds about 70,000 people and that may not even be large enough, since I have no doubt people will be running to attend services at The Church of Anything Goes. Within a year we will have branches of this new church in every city, town, and village in the U.S., and within two years, all over the world.

In planning some outreaches for The Church of Anything Goes, I came up with three right away. The first is an Adultery Pride Parade. I am so tired of seeing people who are only being themselves and have to have sex outside of their marriage being told they are wrong. After all, everyone knows 99% of the people who are married commit adultery. Everyone knows that people are born to have sex with multiple partners. I can’t understand why people are so intolerant, so judgmental of others who aren’t bothering them. Didn’t God say, “be fruitful and multiply?” God created people to have sex so why are people so upset with people who are married having sex with people who aren’t their spouse?

Those who have sex outside of their marriage have been made to feel shame long enough. It is time for them to “come out” and be proud of who they are. Why should anyone be ashamed of being an adulterer? A parade is the perfect answer. Marching up and down the streets of America, proudly proclaiming that, “I’m an adulterer!” Floats, balloons, marching bands, a real time to celebrate the joy of committing adultery. I can see this parade being broadcast on TV just like the Rose Parade on New Years or the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

The second outreach for the new Church of Anything Goes is going to be political. I don’t know about you, but I think it is a shame that in this great country of such diversity, people who enjoy having sex with animals are treated like second class citizens, denied their basic human rights, discriminated against. If you happen to love a pig and people at your job find out about it, you are most likely going to be terminated. If you try to buy a new home for you and your chicken that are in a committed relationship, chances are good that you will be denied. If your significant other happens to be a goat, they aren’t going to be eligible for the same benefits married couples receive. A man and his sheep should be able to adopt children! How dare states limit marriage to a man and a woman, when a woman and her horse have every right to enjoy the happiness and fulfillment and full legal benefits of marriage.

No doubt one of the first outreaches of The Church of Anything Goes will be to help insure the legal rights of those men and women, who by no fault of their own, were born to have sex with animals. In addition, we will start public awareness campaigns to help society be more tolerant. A good place to start will be in the schools, educating children through clubs and curriculum that there is nothing wrong with people who choose to have sex with animals. That is simply who they are, and just because you have a mother and father, some children have a dad and a goat.

The third big outreach we will have each year is Swap Days at Disney. The Church of Anything Goes will be a very popular church among those who like to trade wives and husbands. Swingers from all over the country can come to Disney one weekend a year and literally take over the facilities. They will book all the hotels and, of course, no need to close any room doors during Swap Days. They can go to the Magic Kingdom with their wife one day, visit the Animal Kingdom with their friend’s wife the next, go to Epcot the next day with someone else’s wife, the possibilities are endless. After all, even though Disney promotes itself as a “family friendly” theme park, we all know that as long as a group can bring them millions of dollars they welcome them with open arms.

Okay, I better stop before too many of you start heading to St. Petersburg to have me committed. Because I have been doing this for so long and know some of you may have taken me seriously, let me state for the record that I was being facetious. Let me now be very serious. As much as I wish The Church of Anything Goes was a fictional church, I am sad to say that it really does exist. Of course they don’t have the guts to use that name, but in essence that is exactly how they operate. You will never hear about sin, how God expects us to live according to His Word, or about surrendering our lives to Him. You will only hear about how “God is love,” and all you have to do is try, and that we all sin so don’t worry about it, and most of all, do whatever makes you happy.

These are the churches that treat God’s Word like a “nice book with some good thoughts,” but not something you should take seriously. These are the churches where you will find gross sins like homosexuality, murdering babies, fornication, people living together without being married, and many others accepted and tolerated because they don’t want to “offend” anyone. In these churches, Truth is not found in the Bible but is whatever you want it to be. These churches tell people there really is no place called Hell and there are many roads leading to God. Such churches are an abomination to God and a stench in His nostrils!!!

I love you and care about you so much. Sadly, too many churches have turned into The Church of Anything Goes. Once we compromise the Absolute Truth of God’s Word, once that Book stops being our final authority in all matters, it literally does become a church that anything goes because you are now left solely to the imaginations of men to decide what is right and wrong. There is only ONE TRUTH my friend, and that is found in the Bible. There is only ONE WAY to God, and that is through faith in His Son Jesus Christ.

You may have found the first 7 paragraphs somewhat humorous, but if you go back and read them again they are actually very chilling. All I really did was take the prevailing mindset of this world and how it actually operates. People who have chosen to live in gross sin DO have parades to express their “pride” in the sin they have chosen. People who sin DO make excuses for their sin to try and justify how they choose to live, even using God’s Word out of context despite the fact they live in rebellion to that very Word. There really ARE tremendous political efforts underway and programs that exist to indoctrinate children in an effort to force society to accept as normal the sinful choices certain men and women make.

May we pray that in these last days the CHURCH, the Bride of Christ and God’s number one instrument of change in our world will not be like those 7 churches in the Book of Revelation, but remain true to His Word and the work of equipping the saints and reaching the lost. Now more than ever the church must rise up to be all God calls it to be as we share the Truth of His Word and the hope and love of Christ with this lost and hurting world.

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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

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