The Pope is Coming to America!

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(John 17:21; 2 Timothy 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Corinthians 1:10)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, I have strayed from you and want to come home. I have allowed the daily life in this world to lead me astray, to allow me to drift from you, and I miss you dear Lord! Today, I recommit my heart and life to you and to serve you. Use me for your glory Lord. Make my life count for your Kingdom. Above all, bring to me your PEACE and JOY! Give me the joy of my salvation again as I walk close to you each moment of each day. In Jesus name I pray…AMEN!

The Pope is coming to America! The nation will be inundated this week as Pope Francis come to the US, visiting the White House and speaking to a joint session of Congress, Philadelphia to hold a large mass, and end next weekend in New York where he will also hold a large mass plus address the United Nations. While the Pope is the spritual head of the Roman Catholic Church, that office is just as much about church and global politics.

As much as Pope Francis will use his trip to the US to push his very liberal political agenda, he will also be used by President Obama to advocate for his liberal political agenda. This Pope has focused much of his attention on what we would call “social justice” for the poor. Growing up in Argentina, his worldview was obviously shaped by that country’s three-time President, the Marxist Juan Peron. So this Pope is comfortable being an anti-capitalist in favor of income redistribution. In addition to the plight of the poor and decrying the evil of the rich, Pope Francis is also on board with the bogus climate change issue. His main advisor on the issue isn’t even a Catholic but an atheist!

*Note: Did you know that on the invited guest list for the Pope’s visit to the White House is a transgendered activist, a pro-abortion nun, and an openly homosexual Bishop in the Episcopal Church! And we wonder why this nation is under the judgment of God? What a mockery!!!

During his time in the US you will hear quite a bit from Pope Francis in support of the illegal aliens in this country. The motivation for the Obama administration to allow people from other countries to break the law and enter the country illegally without fear of deportation, is to create a new base of donors to the Democratic Party. He will get the full support of Pope Francis on this issue as he makes the case allowing people to break the law and come here illegally is the kind, compassionate, and loving thing to do. In addition, many will be part of the Roman Catholic Church in this nation!

Roman Catholic Bishops throughout the United States have had difficulties with the stance Pope Francis has taken on the issues of homosexuality and gay marriage. While the Pope has never endorsed either, he certainly has taken a very weak stand, confusing people with his various comments over the previous months.

The one issue the Roman Catholic Church has always taken a leadership role regards life, especially the life of the unborn. It will be interesting to see if the Pope says much about the slaughter of innocent babies during his public statements over these next few days. Just as interesting will be any comments he makes to President Obama and those in Congress who support the slaughter of apx. 4,000 innocent babies every day.

Sadly, the one thing I can assure you that you won’t hear at any time from the Pope this week is the Gospel! No different than “cotton-candy” Joel or the vast majority of pastors, nobody is going to hear the Pontiff tell people about their sins, how Jesus died for their sins, and if they will simply accept Christ by faith their sins will be forgiven and they will have the assurance of everlasting life with God their Creator when this journey through life is over.

I confided in some of my Catholic friends that one of my great wishes is to be Pope for a day. I would organize a 24-hour telethon to be aired around the world. It would be a special telethon since we would not be raising money but saving souls. It would be 24 hours of non-stop soul winning and with the power of the Papacy, I believe it would be the greatest harvest of souls the world has ever seen! Let us pray that Pope Francis will not only have a heart for the poor, but also the lost and proclaim that Jesus Christ is “the way, the truth and the life and that no one comes to the Father except through Him!!!”

*Many years ago during the reign of Pope Benedict, I created a special video during his mass in Central Park. Bill Keller as the Pope video:

Without a doubt one of the things I am most grateful for is how God has used Liveprayer to bring unity to the badly divided Body of Christ. Over 1/3 of those who receive the Daily Devotional each day are not Christians. Of the 2/3 who are, they are equally divided among those who go to Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Pentecostal, Independent, and Catholic Churches. Ever since I started this ministry in 1992, one of my greatest “big picture” goals was to help bring the Body of Christ together as one as our Lord prayed in John 17 just hours before going to the cross. Dividing the Body is something satan has been doing since the first church in the Book of Acts and what Paul warned about quite often in his letters to the churches.

I purposely stayed away from any denominational affiliation, having my ministry credentials with an independent group of ministers. I also kept this ministry from any denominational affiliations so that nobody could try and label it as “Baptist,” even though I got my formal theological training at a Baptist Seminary, or “Methodist,” even though I was raised and saved in the United Methodist Church, or “Pentecostal,” even though I believe in and have been blessed with many of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Without having a “label,” during my first three years I was able to preach in over 500 churches of every denomination, racial and ethnic makeup, all over the country.

You see, my message then and my message now has really never changed. It is a universal message that plays to people in and out of the church. “If you don’t know Jesus by faith you need to make the decision for Him today. If you do know the Lord, you need to fully surrender your life and allow Him to use you. No matter what problems you may be facing in your life today, Jesus is the answer!” As I have shared with you often, when you die, there will be only two lines in Heaven, There won’t be a line for Whites and one for Blacks. There won’t be a line for Catholics and one for Protestants. There will be one line for those who know Jesus Christ as their Savior by faith, and one for those who do not!

In dealing with a worldwide audience of over 2.5 million people every day, I am VERY well aware of the incredible divisions there are in Christ’s Body. Perhaps no division is as great as the one between Catholics and non-Catholics. I deal with this issue daily in individual cases but have never addressed it in the Daily Devotional. I want you to pray, open your heart to the words I am going to share with you, and hear the voice of God speaking to you today as I do my best to bring balance and clarity to this area of division within the Body of Christ.

Let me start right away and say that those non-Catholics who think the Roman Catholic Church is a cult and anyone who is part of that church is going to hell, could not be more wrong. I am very aware of those who teach this message of hate and division and they should be ashamed of themselves and will one day answer to God. On the other side, however, those Catholics who think that any non-Catholic has denied the faith and will go to hell for not being part of the Roman Catholic Church is just as wrong. Please, I am NOT interested in receiving your dissertations or your cut and paste emails from websites that try and support EITHER of these extreme positions so don’t send them!

The fact is, the Roman Catholic Church has a long and well-documented history. However, the reality is, it is simply a denomination or group of churches, no different than a group of Southern Baptist, United Methodist, or Assemblies of God Churches. Each group of churches or denomination has their own rich heritage, traditions, and leaders. The critical point is that while each group of churches or denominations have their own unique differences in regard to different doctrinal issues, what makes them CHRISTIAN churches is the foundational element of the Christian faith . . . who Jesus Christ is, that salvation is through faith in Christ alone, and the authority of God’s inspired, inerrant Word.


I was inundated years ago when Pope Paul died if he was in Heaven. There is only ONE WAY to get to Heaven and that is by putting your faith and trust in Jesus Christ. My personal opinion is that he is. Not because he was the Pope but because of His faith in Jesus Christ. You see, the moment you die, who you were in this life isn’t important. As the old adage goes, it is Who you know! The only thing that matters the moment you die is, DO YOU KNOW JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR BY FAITH? God will reward us for our faithfulness in serving Him during our life but what we do during our life can’t get us to Heaven, only faith in Jesus Christ will get us into Heaven!

Now let me address some of the issues about the Roman Catholic Church that have led many who know the Lord to leave that church and has caused much of the division with non-Catholics. 3 of the 700+ retired ministers who serve the Lord by helping me each day respond to the over 40,000 emails that we receive are Roman Catholic Priests. Over my years of ministry, I have personally preached in over 1/2 dozen Catholic Churches (and I can assure you that I shared the unadulterated truth of the Gospel and gave an altar call as I do whenever I preach in public), and the best we can tell, approximately 200,000 of the 2.5 million plus subscribers to the Daily Devotional are Catholics. I have read and studied the Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church and as a student of church history am very well aware of what the Catholic Church teaches.

The problem most non-Catholics have with the Catholic Church is what I call their non-Biblical traditions, which by the way, ALL groups of churches or denominations have. I don’t have the time to go through a complete list but the main ones are how they deal with the mother of Jesus, Mary. She was a virgin when she was immaculately conceived by the Holy Spirit, however, she was a person of flesh and blood like you and I and was born with sin just like you and I were. She also had other children as we know from the Scriptures. There is nothing wrong with honoring her for the incredible role God chose her to play in her life but she is NOT a deity and praying to her is as meaningless as it is to pray to any other person who is dead (including those the Catholic Church has deemed to be “saints”) or alive. There is only ONE person we pray to and that is Jesus.

Another big issue in the Catholic Church is Communion. The tradition of the Catholic Church is that the wafer representing the body of our Lord and the wine representing His blood literally becomes the body and blood of Christ. That is a theological argument that Scripture clearly does not support, but I don’t see that as an area for major contention. The Bible exhorts us to take Communion often in remembrance of the sacrifice of our Lord and there are those who believe based on certain verses it becomes the literal body and blood of Christ. Another issue that I don’t think is that important is confessing your sins to a Priest. The Bible tells us to confess our sins one to another, so there is nothing wrong if it is your Priest you choose to do that with. However, please understand that NO MAN, only Jesus, can forgive you of your sins since it was only Jesus who died for your sins.

Another issue that is critical to talk about is salvation. The teaching of the Catholic Church clearly is that salvation is through faith in Jesus Christ alone. However, there are some who teach in error (just like some non-Catholic Churches do) that you can do enough good works to earn your way into Heaven which is clearly refuted by Ephesians 2:8-9. Those who teach this, point to the passage in James, “Faith without works is dead.” The fact is that passage was written to people who were already saved. The Bible clearly teaches that a person who is truly saved will have “fruit” or good works follow them. These good works do not save them but flow from their salvation.

Also, it needs to be addressed that many Catholics think that they were the “first church.” Actually, the first church is well documented in the Book of Acts and was in Jerusalem, not Rome. There was quite a network of churches in that part of the world before there was any church at Rome and those early churches in the city of Rome were offshoots of those other various churches who came to plant churches there. It was several hundred years later, with many well established churches all over that part of the world before what we know as the Romans Catholic Church really emerged.

Lastly is the Bible. The Catholic Bible has 6 historical books known as the Apocrypha that deal with those 400 years from the end of Malachi, the end of the Old Testament, to the start of the New Testament. These books were never found to be inspired or inerrant and thus are not part of the 66 books we call the Bible. The Bible is God’s inspired, inerrant Word, representing Absolute Truth and our final authority in all matters. It, and it alone is our authority and overrides any teachings or traditions of man.

Of course, there are many other non-Biblical traditions like purgatory and numerous others. Having said all of that, let me be clear. The Roman Catholic Church is a Christian Church and NOT a cult since the core teachings of the Church are salvation by faith in Jesus Christ alone and the Bible as God’s Word. Since the 1970s, there has been a very active and growing Charismatic group within the Roman Catholic Church that is as Pentecostal as any Pentecostal Church you will ever attend. Also, in the past 10 years, there is a growing and strong evangelical movement within the Catholic Church. They are working within the Church to bring back a greater emphasis on the Word of God and on the message of salvation and less emphasis on the traditions of the Catholic Church.

Many people who know Christ as their Savior by faith have chosen to stay in the Catholic Church. They are just as saved, love the Lord, and honor His Word as much as anyone who attends a non-Catholic Church. Are there people in the Catholic Church who aren’t saved? Of course! Just like there are people in any church who are not saved. My friend, your Methodist Church can’t save you, your Baptist Church can’t save you, your Pentecostal Church can’t save you, only faith in Jesus Christ can save you! Being baptized can’t save you, the faith of your parents can’t save you, no amount of good works can save you. ONLY FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST CAN SAVE YOU!!!

I love you and care about you so much. I watch, daily, as satan works to divide the Body of Christ and perhaps there is no division as great as the one between Catholics and non-Catholics. Martin Luther’s break with the Catholic Church took place at a time when the Catholic Church was more of a political entity than a spiritual one. Luther wanted to get back to the foundation of the faith, that being salvation through God’s grace and our faith alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), or sola fides, the authority of God’s Word, or sola scriptura. Regardless of the man-made, non-Biblical traditions of the Catholic Church, we are bonded by the shed blood of Jesus Christ since what makes us a Christian is not the name of the building we choose to worship in, but our faith in Christ.

I will continue to do my part in helping to bring unity to the Body of Christ by keeping people focused on the fact our real enemy is satan and not each other. The universal message of the Bible is that God loves each of us so much and desires to have a personal and intimate relationship with us now and for all of eternity. However, it is our sin that is separating us from God, and it is only faith in His Son, Jesus Christ that can wash our sins away and reconcile us to a holy God. Even though we may disagree on some doctrinal issues, on how a worship service is conducted or any number of other issues, let us never forget that those who know Jesus Christ by faith will be spending all of eternity together so we better start learning how to live with our brothers and sisters in Christ now!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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Is President Barack Hussein Obama A Muslim, A Christian, Anything?

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(Ephesians 2:8,9)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Father, bless me this day to have the courage to stand up for YOUR TRUTH in my daily life. Give me boldness to proclaim YOUR TRUTH when I am with those who mock and demean our faith in Christ and for following the teachings of the Bible. No matter what they may say, let me be not afraid to stand for you. LET NO MAN EVER WONDER IF I AM A TRUE FOLLOWER OF CHRIST AND MY LIFE BELONGS TO YOU!!! In Jesus name…AMEN!

Is President Barack Hussein Obama a Muslim, a Christian, anything? During the current race to become the Republican nominee for President, the question has once again has arose if President Obama is a Muslim. First, in this questioning of the President’s religion, the question is being posed in a way that there is something wrong if he is a Muslim. I find that amusing since according to our politically correct world of today, I have been curious why none of the various Muslim advocacy groups have raised that question.

President Obama has actually been said to be the fulfillment of Islamic Prophecy as this video I created on this issue stated:

Let’s deal with this from a factual basis. The FACT is, President Obama’s father was a Muslim, thus, President Obama by birth is a Muslim. The FACT is, he spent the first 10 years of his life in the Muslim country of Indonesia where he attended Muslim schools. At 10, he went to live with his grandparents in Hawaii. Upon moving to Chicago where he began his career as a “community organizer,” he joined Trinity United Church of Christ pastored by the controversial pastor Dr. Jeremiah Wright who preached the perverted message of Black Liberation Theology.

Trinity UCC was known in Chicago as “the church” for upwardly mobile African-Americans for social and business connections. Upon moving to Chicago, Oprah was a member of that church for a while. Dr. Wright married President Obama and his wife, as they spent the next 20 years as members of Trinity. It was only during the 2008 Presidential campaign when the racist and warped theology of Dr. Wright became public that he severed all ties. In speaking of President Obama, Dr. Wright stated about Barack and Michelle Obama, “Church is not their thing. It never was their thing.”

Based on his attendance at Trinity UCC, President Obama has claimed to be a Christian. Another FACT is that for a Muslim to renounce Islam for another faith, they are worthy of death! Liveprayer has helped lead many Muslims to faith in Jesus Christ over the years, and in many cases they were never able to go back to their home country for fear of being put to death for their conversion, not to mention having their families shun them.

In the past, I have made the case that President Obama was NOT a Christian, based both on his own words about what he believes and just as important, his actions. You can go to the homepage and watch a very compressive video that outlines exactly why President Obama lies when he claims to be a Christian. The fact is, I can claim to be a giraffe, but that doesn’t make me a giraffe!!!

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In over 6 years, President Obama has been the most pro-baby killing, pro-homosexual, pro-enemy of Israel President in the history of this nation! He opposes God on every major spiritual issue of the day and is an enemy of God in accordance with James 4:4!

When asked why he was a Christian several years ago, here is how President Obama answered the question,

“I’m a Christian, uh, by choice. Um, you know, my family didn’t – frankly, they weren’t, uh, folks who went to church every – every week. Um, my mother was one of the most spiritual people I knew, but she didn’t, uh, raise me in the church. Uh, so I came to, to, uh, my Christian faith later in life, uh, and it was because the, the, the, precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead – being my brother’s and sister’s keeper, treating others as they would treat me … also understanding that Jesus Christ dying for my sins spoke to the humility we all have to have as human beings, that we’re sinful, and we’re flawed, and we make mistakes, and that we achieve salvation through the grace of God. But what we can do, as flawed as we are, is still see God in other people and do our best to help them find their own grace. So that’s what I strive to do, that’s what I pray to do every day. I think my public service is a part of that effort to express my Christian faith.”

It is clear that without a teleprompter, President Obama’s favorite word is “um.” However, let’s look at what he said in making his claim to be a Christian. The first thing that stands out is his claim that his mother was one of the most spiritual people he knew. President Obama’s mother was a self professed ATHEIST! In past interviews, he has claimed his mother was in heaven, despite the FACT she had rejected faith in Christ and because according to President Obama, there was no such place called “hell.”

He goes on to talk about how the precepts of Christ spoke to him in terms of the kind of life he wanted to lead, being his brother’s and sister’s keeper, and treating others as they would treat him. Sadly, that is what most Muslims say regarding Jesus, as well as people who follow Buddhism and other false religions, cults, and new age philosophies. Nothing he said here has anything to do with being a Christian.

The President stated he understands Jesus died for his sins and that humans are sinful and flawed. I was actually encouraged that he might actually get it, until he finished by saying that “we achieve salvation through the grace of God.” Mr. President, that is only half correct. We achieve salvation through God’s grace, PLUS, our faith! Again, as he has in many other interviews about being a Christian, at NO POINT has President Obama ever spoken of his personal faith in Jesus Christ and that moment when he made that personal commitment of faith through his freewill choice to surrender his life to Christ.

This is not a minor issue. The Bible says that without faith it is impossible to please God. We can’t be saved because we go to church, or because our parents were Christians, or by writing a check, or doing enough good works. The ONLY way to be saved is by exercising our freewill choice to accept Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior…BY FAITH!!! For my Catholic brothers and sisters, SOLA FIDES!

President Obama then distances himself even further from Biblical salvation by regurgitating that universalistic lie from hell he has spoken of over and over in past interviews on his faith, when he speaks of helping others “find their own grace.” Excuse me? I am sorry, but grace by definition is God’s unmerited favor. You don’t help other people find God’s grace, you help lead other people to saving FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST, since there is no other name by which men are saved!

Allah can’t save you, Mohammed can’t save you, Joey Smith can’t save you, Scientology can’t save you, Gandhi can’t save you, Buddha can’t save you, nothing can save you but faith in Jesus Christ!!!!! That is God’s one and ONLY plan of salvation!

I love you and care about you so much. Please pray for President Obama and his family to make a personal choice to accept Jesus Christ by faith and give their lives to Him. Please share this with everyone you know, since sadly, in this time where the better percentage of two full generations have never been to church and those who do, for the most part, are in Biblically illiterate congregations.

People need to understand that simply going to church and calling yourself a Christian doesn’t make you any more a Christian than standing on a runway makes you an airplane! You are a Christian because you have put your faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ, the ONLY ONE who died for your sins!!!

I would invite you to go to, . Pray to ask God to open your heart, read the words, watch the short video, pray the prayer, and accept God’s free gift to you today of everlasting life!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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The Good Samaritan

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(Like 10:25-37)

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

In the Bible, there is a great story of the Good Samaritan. This is the man who stopped to help a wounded traveler. There is much significance in this story, in that several religious men failed to stop and help, but kept on going. The racial division between the Jews and Samaritans was very much like the racial divisions we have in our society today, making it even more powerful that a Samaritan would stop to help a Jewish man.

It is easy to read that story and condemn the religious men for going on their way without stopping to help, but ask yourself this question, “How many wounded do I pass each day and fail to stop and help?”

I am not talking about someone literally laying wounded beside the road, but hurting and going through so much pain because of the events in their life. If you know Jesus as your Savior and understand the gift of everlasting life He has given to you, isn’t that information you want to share?

So many people you come in contact with each day are hurting and struggling with life, and God has placed them in your path to stop, reach out with love, and share with them that Jesus is the answer. It is easy to point the finger at the ?church? as it is the religious men in the Bible story, and say how awful for them to be so cold.

But God has done something wonderful in your life and has given you the commandment to tell others that He is real. It is not an option to stop and help!!!

I love you and care about you so much. I will be praying for you today to take advantage of the opportunities that the Lord has placed in your path. The people that are “wounded by the side of the road” waiting for a good Samaritan to come along.

They are not there by accident, and you are not walking on that road by accident. Take advantage of the opportunity the Lord has given you and share with them that Jesus is the answer!!!

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

Bill Keller

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The Time to Praise God

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(2 Chronicles 20:22)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Lord, give me the discernment I need today to recognize the traps of satan. Help me to see with spritual eyes and hear with spiritual ears YOUR Truth alone. In the name of Jesus…AMEN!

What are you supposed to do when you are down, when the walls of life seem to be closing in, and you have no joy in your heart? Praise God!!! In my darkest moments, in those times when I am most down, I have always found the express lane out of the valley, back to the mountaintop, is by praising God.

Trust me, I know that it is at those moments in life we least feel like praising God. Our natural inclination is to curse God. That is a human reaction. But it is in our praise that we recognize who God is. It is in our praise that we realize how much He loves us. It is in our praise that we understand God is on our side. The quickest way out of the valley is by praising God!

The way we usually end up in the valley is because of our rebellion. Not always, but we often end up in the valley because we have been disobedient and tried to do it our way, instead of God’s way. Normally, there is no one to blame for being in the valley but ourselves. God understands our weaknesses. He understands our nature. He also loves us enough that even when we rebel and disobey Him. He doesn’t abandon us. We may abandon Him..but He NEVER leaves us!

It is that unconditional love He has for us that we must tap into when we are down and need to get the joy back into our life. The way we tap into that love is through our praise. Our praise tells God that we acknowledge Him. We thank Him for loving us and not leaving us. We may try, but can never live a successful, happy, blessed life without Him. Our praise is our recognition that He is our God and we are His creation.

I want to encourage you today. No matter what may be going on in your life. No matter how difficult things may be…take some time today to Praise God. Praise Him for all the good things and all the blessings. As bad as things may be, they could be much worse. His love and mercy has kept you and helped you through the difficult times, now praise Him for loving you so much. Show Him how much you love Him this day by your praise offering to our God and Creator.

I love you so much. I really do care about you. I want you to know the great joy and peace and blessings of this life. Don’t let some bad decisions destroy the most important thing you have in this life–your relationship with God. You can reconcile that relationship right now, this very day. You can start on that road by simply giving God the praise He deserves.

Recognize Him for who He is–God Almighty Creator of Heaven and earth–your Father! Tell Him today how much you love Him through your praise. Remember, God is on your side and will restore your joy, your peace, and your happiness if you simply go to Him and let Him. To get out of the valley, praise your way out of the valley and back onto the mountaintop today!

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

Bill Keller

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The Day They Padlock the Doors of the Church is Closer than You Think

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(John 15:20, 16:2; 1 Timothy 3:12)

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

The day they padlock the doors of the church is closer than you think!!! Impossible you say? If you would have told someone just 50 years ago, that there would no longer be prayer in our schools, they would have called you crazy. If you would have told someone 50 years ago, that crosses and manger scenes would be banned from public buildings, they would have called you crazy. If you would have told someone 50 years ago, that it would be illegal to display the 10 commandments in a courthouse, they would have called you crazy. If you would have told someone 50 years ago, that there would be major efforts to take “under God ” out of the Pledge of Allegiance and “In God We Trust” off of our money, they would have called you crazy. However, 50 years later, these are all a reality!

Here is some more reality for you. Things are NOT going to get any better. I am thankful for all of those who love God and work so diligently in the public arena. We MUST continue to fight for the issues that support God’s Word. We must never vacate the political arena, and support those who are in public office that support the agenda of God. We have to maintain that voice. But here is the problem. Despite the numbers that Barna puts out, this nation is becoming more Godless every single day! It happened in Europe, it happened in Canada, and it is happening right before our very eyes here in the United States. We are fast becoming a Godless society.

There is now a large percentage of two full generations in our nation that do not go to church. The generation that is in their 20’s and 30’s has a large percentage that has never been to church. They grew up in homes void of God. They are now having children that are growing up in homes void of God, which means the coming generation will also grow up in homes void of God. On top of that, the vast majority of those in these two generations that DO go to church, are NOT in a committed 24/7 relationship with Christ. They range from the Christmas/Easter churchgoers, to those who simply put in their “hour” each week. Their day in and day out lives really are no different than those who don’t go to church at all.

So what is next for our nation? The false religions will continue to grow. The false religions are based on the writings of men and prey on the fact people are looking for God, but use man’s sinful condition to lead them into deception. They tell them they can buy their way into Heaven, they will have sex with virgins, they can work to become a god, and numerous other lies. Perverting the things of God that we used to honor will continue to get worse. Marriage has already become little more than a legal date to most people. Sex with people you are not married to, with the same sex, are now the mainstream norm. This will continue to destroy the family and simply create more generations of people totally void of God in their life, meaning the nation will adopt their Godless values and view of life.


The answer my friend is this. We still enjoy amazing freedoms in this nation to share the Word of God. WE MUST TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT! Jesus said that we had to work while it was still light because the night was coming. We have got to stop playing games and get serious, because we have a very real enemy who is deadly serious. Oh how I wish the church was as committed to building the lives of people, to building the Kingdom of God, as it is in building great structures of brick and mortar. It is amazing how a church can find 20 million dollars to build a new building, but not $200 to help pay someone’s rent! It is time for pastors to stop worrying about being politically correct and start being Biblically correct! Churches need to take out the theater seating and make people stand up in the presence of God. God’s church was never supposed to be a place where people are entertained, but a place where they are trained up to do the work of God.

I love you and care about you so much. The Holy Spirit has prompted me to give you this word. I sense in my Spirit a great sense of urgency, that the time is truly very short now. Jesus is coming back at any moment for His church. We are living in a very evil and dark world. This nation has rapidly deteriorated spiritually right before our very eyes over the past 50 years. BUT GOD HAS ALWAYS HAD A PEOPLE! GOD HAS ALWAYS HAD A REMNANT! I pray today that you will be part of that remnant God will use to bring in this last great harvest.

Now more than ever, those who refuse to bow their knee to Baal need to stand up and be counted. The Bible proclaims that the gates of hell shall not prevail against the church. That is because the church is not a building, it is all those people that have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and will follow Him to their death. THAT is the true church, and that is why they can padlock the doors of a building, but they will never stop the work of God!!! GOD WILL HAVE THE LAST WORD!!!

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

Bill Keller

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The Difference between Political Leaders and Spiritual Leaders

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(Ezekiel 3:17; 33:6)
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Please Lord, give me the strength that when tested, I will not be silent nor will I be afraid to tell YOUR TRUTH! Give me courage, give me strength, and let me stand strong for you no matter what the personal consequences! In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

I want to use this time today to help you understand the difference between political leaders and spiritual leaders. As we are in the heat of the election season despite the fact we won’t go to the polls to vote for the next President for another 13 months, it is a bit dismaying watching so many people putting their time, effort, hope, energy, and money into politicians.

Listen, as Christians, we have a responsibility as a good citizen to be involved in the political process and try to elect people who will govern according to our values. However, because of the corrupt nature of the institution of politics the best we can hope for are political leaders who won’t infringe on our faith beliefs and simply leave us alone to live out our faith in Christ.

I have received hundreds of emails about Donald Trump. I have no clue if he is saved or not. Based on his words and actions I doubt if he has had a “born again” experience. However, I doubt he would be hostile to Christians and our beliefs and would at least not try to hinder our freedom to worship and share our faith with others.

I understand from a political sense people’s frustration based on the hostility towards Christians the past 6 years of President Obama. When people who oppose the President’s agenda went to the polls, put in men and women who vowed to do certain things, and in the end didn’t even put a fight for the things they promised to accomplish, it gives people a bad taste in their mouth for all politicians.

Let me make two statements to set the tone for this Devotional. First, if you are looking to political leaders for spiritual leadership, you are doomed. Second, the problems that we have in our nation today, are spiritual problems and the result of a void of spiritual leadership.

In the Old Testament, there were the political leaders, the kings, and the spiritual leaders, the priests. These were two very separate offices with two very separate roles to play. The king was the political leader of the people, analogous in our society to the President. The priest was the spiritual leader of the people, which would be the same as the pastor of a local church. God clearly established these as two separate offices. The governing of a nation and the shepherding of the spiritual lives of people are two separate and distinct roles.


For some reason, many people in our nation look to our politicians for spiritual leadership. These men and women are NOT in office to provide spiritual leadership to the nation, but are there to govern our nation. It is a great blessing to have political leaders that have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and try to live their lives in accordance with God’s Word, but we can never expect them to be spiritual leaders, that is NOT their role.

Let me note that there are specific times when God WILL call upon a political leader to take a spiritual leadership role on certain issues, especially when the spiritual leaders have failed.

The role of spiritual leadership is one that God has given to those men and women He has called into His service. I want to tell you today that the problems we have in this nation today are NOT the fault of the political leaders, but are the fault of the spiritual leaders. The void of spiritual leadership in this nation is directly responsible for the state of the culture and society that we are living in today.

Today’s spiritual leaders hide behind the four walls of their churches where it is safe, and they preach their message to the choir through the Christian media where it is profitable. There is now a large percentage of two full generations in our nation who have never been to church. The fastest growing religious movements in this nation today are the cults and false religions of the world because they are bold enough to take their lies that are straight from the pits of hell, directly to the people the church ignores. Every day, more and more people are dying and going to hell, and God is going to hold accountable those He has called into spiritual leadership.

I love you and care about you so much. We are at a critical time in our nation. There are more churches, more ministries, and more resources than ever before. The paradox is at the same time we have more people living their lives void of God and a society operating in total rebellion to God’s Word. The blame has to fall squarely on those God has called into spiritual leadership. Contrary to popular belief, this is no longer a Christian nation. 50 years ago it was assumed most people were Christians. That is no longer the case.

We have got to understand that this is a war my friend, a war for the eternal souls of people. You simply can’t open the doors of the church on Sunday morning and expect the people to come. Most people don’t go to church and they never have, so why should they come? You can’t put a program on Christian t.v. and radio and expect people to tune in. There are hundreds of stations to choose from, so why would they want to listen?

That is why God will raise up NEW SPIRITUAL LEADERS in these last days; men and women with the guts to stand toe to toe with the world regardless of the consequences; men and women who can operate on a street corner just as effectively as they can behind a pulpit; men and women who will take the truth of God’s Word, the hope and love of Christ to the people through the same delivery methods the world uses to take its lies to the people; men and women who are not ashamed of the Gospel and are not worried about being politically correct; men and women who are not here to be served but have come to serve others; MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT BUILDING THE KINGDOM OF GOD THAN THEIR OWN KINGDOMS USING GOD’S NAME!!!

I pray, today, that you will not put your hopes in a politician when it comes to spiritual matters. That is not their role. I pray that you will find Godly men and women who He has called to lead the people in these final days. God always has a remnant, both of people and leaders. As these final days wind down, those true leaders will rise up and you will know who they are because you won’t be able to miss them. They won’t be hiding in a church or secluded on the Christian media, but they will be visible in this world we live in.

The world will scoff at what they have to say, they will be persecuted for their bold stand for Christ, but God will have His hand on them and their message will be heard by the masses. They will boldly declare to this lost, hurting, and dying world the TRUTH of God’s Word, that Jesus Christ is the “way, the truth, and the life,” and that He is the only answer for this world and each person.

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

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2015, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Don ‘t Let Anyone or Anything Steal Your Joy

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(Psalms 16:11, 126:5; Isaiah 12:3; Romans 14:17; John 16:33)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, thank you for JOY. Even in the midst of the challenges of life, I can still have JOY in my heart because of my Lord and Savior. Help me this day to pass that joy on to others who are hurting. May I never forget that regardless of the day to day issues of this life, because of you I will always have that JOY! In the name of Jesus..AMEN!!!

I realize that as many of you wake up and read this message today, you have allowed people or the circumstances in your life to steal your joy. DON’T LET ANYONE OR ANYTHING STEAL YOUR JOY!!! If you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you have the assurance that when this brief journey here is over you will be forever with the Lord. That fact alone is the reason you should always have joy.

Do you know how many people are waking up this morning who will die and spend eternity in hell because they have rejected Jesus Christ? Many of those people have been deceived into following a false religion, many have simply chosen to live their lives acting like God doesn’t exist, and sadly, many simply don’t care. Let me assure you that no matter how deeply someone believes in a false religion, how great the material possessions a person may have, without knowing Jesus Christ by faith there can be no real joy in this life.

People choose to live every day without Christ and deal with the trials and tribulations of life on their own. Deep down they know something is missing. Deep down they know there has to be more to this life. No matter how wonderful your family may be, no matter how much wealth you can amass, no matter how successful you may become, the fact is living your life without Christ leaves you empty and void of true joy.

This is a simple yet very profound message for you today. Don’t let anyone or anyhting steal your joy. No matter how much someone you care about may hurt you, you can still have joy. No matter what someone you work with or go to school with does to you, you can still have joy. If you are fighting a health battle today, you can still have joy. If you are hurting financially, you can still have joy. If your marriage is in trouble, you can still have joy. If you need a job, you can still have joy. If you are battling an addiction, you can still have joy. DON’T LET ANY PERSON OR ANY CIRCUMSTANCE STEAL YOUR JOY!

I love you and care about you so much. I realize many of you are dealing with serious issues with people in your life today. I am fully aware that many of you are fighting great battles in your life today. The message that I want you to hear loud and clear is that no person or no circumstance can take away your joy. That joy comes from the promise Jesus gave His disciples and us just a few hours before His death. He said that in this world we would have trials and tribulations, but to be of good cheer, for HE HAS OVERCOME THIS WORLD.

That my friend is where our joy comes from. From that precious promise that no matter who or what may be going on in our life, because we know Jesus Christ by faith, we not only have the assurance of eternity with Him, but the promise of His strength,, His peace, and HIS JOY during this brief journey! Because you know Jesus, you have the Holy Spirit that supplies you with God’s power. Because your know Jesus, you have the peace that passes all human understanding. Because you know Jesus, you have unspeakable JOY!

I will be praying for you today. As a child of God, a follower of Jesus Christ, that joy is yours always. It is like if someone gives you a car and adds on a top of the line stereo system. If you don’t play that stereo system it is YOUR FAULT. If you don’t have the joy of the Lord in your life today, it is YOUR FAULT. For those who know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior you should always have joy in your life. Don’t ever let anyone or anything steal your joy!!!

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

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2015, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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