Satan is a Liar and a Loser

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(1 Corinthians 15:57)

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

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

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

SATAN IS A LIAR AND A LOSER!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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God’s Watchman

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(Isaiah 62: 6-9)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Absolute Truth

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(John 8:32; 2 Thessalonians 2:10)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Lord, even though we have no right to ask, please continue to watch over this nation. Thank you for showing us the clear signs of destruction our sin and rebellion have heaped upon our land. I pray today that as a nation we will turn back to you and your Truth. Give me strength as days of persecution are upon us, and let me stand proud and strong for you and your Kingdom. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

My friend, one of the greatest concerns that I have about our society, is the failure to accept the fact that ABSOLUTE TRUTH exists. Life is NOT gray, it is black and white. It is either the truth, or it is a lie. That begs the question, where do we find ABSOLUTE TRUTH? Society will tell you that each person should each be able to determine for themselves what truth is.

That sounds wonderful, but practically speaking can’t ever work. Why? Well, what I feel is right, someone else might look at as wrong. What I think is wrong, someone else may think is right. To allow each one of us to determine for ourselves what truth is, can NEVER work since the standard for each one of us would be different.

That is why the ONLY source for ABSOLUTE TRUTH is God. God took the effort to give us His inspired, inerrant Word. That is where we find ABSOLUTE TRUTH. God also gave each one of us freewill. That means we are free to believe whatever we want. But what one person chooses to believe will not change or alter the TRUTH of God found in the Bible. It is immutable; never changing.

It is the foundation, the bedrock on which we can live our very lives. Again, you are free to accept or reject what God says in the Bible. Why do you think those who make choices in rebellion to the truth of God’s Word will ALWAYS dismiss the Bible as just a book of stories written by men who use it for their own purposes? Those who rebel against God have to deny His Word, or admit that they are wrong.

It is critical for each one of those who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior to stand up for the truth of God’s word in your day to day life. God has called us to be the defenders of His truth. Don’t be afraid to call sin sin. People will mock you, laugh at you, call you names, even strike you, but that will not change the truth. We live in a time when the LIE is glorified, proclaimed boldly every way imaginable, and told enough times that people actually begin to accept the lie as the truth.

Yet we, the people of faith, the people who possess the ABSOLUTE TRUTH of God’s Word, meekly and passively sit by, watching, keeping our mouth shut, satisfied going into our churches on Sunday and locking the doors so nobody will hear us!!!!

I WANT TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TODAY TO CHALLENGE EACH PERSON WHO READS THESE WORDS TODAY TO PRAY TO GOD, AND ASK HIM FOR COURAGE, BOLDNESS, AND OPPORTUNITIES TO BE ABLE TO SHARE WITH OTHERS THE TRUTH OF HIS WORD.

You don’t have to preach to do this, simply live your day to day life in an uncompromising way that lets the lost and hurting around you know your life is different. You don’t buy into the lies of this world. You don’t fall into the traps so many do because you are armed with the TRUTH. And when those opportunities present themselves, boldly speak up and let people know what God says!

God doesn’t call us to think for people. God doesn’t call us to save anyone. We can’t do that. What we CAN DO is share the truth of His Word with others, that is our job. What they choose to do with that truth, then becomes an issue for them and God.

***ALSO, I KNOW MANY PASTORS READ THIS DEVOTIONAL EACH DAY. TO MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO GOD HAS CALLED TO DO HIS WORK AND BE GENERALS IN HIS ARMY , LET ME SAY THAT I UNDERSTAND THE TRIALS THAT YOU FACE EACH DAY. BUT THE ONE THING THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE TO GOD IS COMPROMISE. HEAR THIS WORD FROM HIM TODAY! IN ALL THAT YOU DO, THE ONE THING THAT YOU MUST NEVER DO, IS COMPROMISE THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH OF HIS WORD. TELL IT LOUD, TELL CLEAR, TELL IT BOLDLY, TELL IT WITH LOVE, AND NEVER COMPROMISE THE TRUTH OF HIS HOLY WORD!

I love you and care about you so much. Your prayers, your love, your support means more then you will ever know. Never forget that it is friends like YOU that allow me to share the TRUTH of God’s Word each and every day with over 2.4 million worldwide. The Internet is perhaps the greatest vehicle ever known to man to share the hope and love of Jesus Christ with people.

Over 1,100,000 people that I know of have found an everlasting relationship with Jesus Christ through Liveprayer! We have over 12,0,00,000 praise reports from people that have contacted Liveprayer and God has answered their prayers. Your prayers and support have made it possible for us to be here the last 18 years for the lost and hurting in their time of need.

Together, we are making an impact in millions of lives by sharing with them the power of God. We are helping people find the ABSOLUTE TRUTH God gives us in His Word, since we know, the TRUTH shall set them free!!!

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

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Don’t quit on yourself and don’t quit on God!!!

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

***SOMEONE YOUKNOW, NEEDS TO HEAR THIS MESSAGE!!! PRAY, AND GET IT TO THOSE YOU KNOW WHO NEED ENCOURAGEMENT AT THIS TIME IN THEIR LIFE!!!
The real message of the book of Job is: 1)don’t quit on God, and 2) don’t quit on yourself! Job has always been the classic example that God gave to us, to help us deal with the very real trials and tribulations of day-to-day life that we all face. One of the great insights that God shares with us in Job is where these trials and tribulations stem from. When we sin against God, when we rebel, there are ALWAYS consequences. Sometimes those consequences are more severe than at other times. The important thing to never forget is that sin always has a price, a HIGH PRICE. Yes, we have the precious promise in 1 John 1:9 that when we sin, if we confess our sins to God, He will forgive us and bring us back into fellowship. But we still have to deal with the real life consequences of our rebellious choices!
However, what about when horrible things happen to us when we didn’t do anything wrong? What about the great question that is often asked, “Why do bad things to happen to good people?” You see, the “bad things” that happen in this world are a result of sin in the world. God is NOT the author of sin, rebellious man is. Satan is the cheerleader and encourager of man’s rebellion towards God. It is the sin in the world that is responsible for the evil and “bad things” that we experience in our life. We get an incredible transcript in Job chapters 1 and 2 of satan and God in conversation about Job. Note for the record, it is satan who has to get God’s permission in order to do anything! While God clearly allowed the horrible things that happened to Job to take place, He also stepped in and would not allow Job to die.
UNTIL THAT DAY WHEN GOD STEPS IN AND BRINGS THIS WORLD AS WE KNOW IT TO AN END, “BAD THINGS” WILL ALWAYS HAPPEN BECAUSE OF THE REBELLION AND SINFULNESS OF MAN!
There is little doubt to me that satan decided to “attack” Job because of his faithfulness towards and love of God. I am sure he took it as a challenge to try and get Job to curse and denounce God. Because of his dedicated life to God, Job was a “light” to those he encountered in his day-to-day life and the spiritual head of his family. Satan realized that by bringing down the most faithful, it has a domino effect. When people see a man or woman of God, someone that is in a leadership position fall, it can cause many of those who are not as strong in their faith to fall as well.
Let this be a lesson to not only prepare for, but EXPECT the enemy to attack you full force on every front that you can imagine, whenever you are walking close to God and allowing Him to use your life to bless others. When you are not doing anything for God, you are not a threat to satan. When you are serving the Lord, satan will do his best to bring you down. That is why the Bible clearly tells us that our battle is NOT of flesh and blood, but it is a SPIRITUAL BATTLE! Job gives us the road map to fighting whatever battles satan can throw us.
First of all, DO NOT GIVE UP ON GOD. When we are under attack, we have to press into God even more than we normally would. The natural reaction is to pull away from God, to question God, to grumble. THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT SATAN WANTS YOU TO DO!
The further he can get you from God, the harder he can hit you, and the more chance he has of taking you down. While we will never fully understand WHY God allowed the “bad things” to happen, know that He is not the author, and it is the sin in this world that is the genesis of all evil we face in our lives. Never forget that satan is NOT a cartoon character, but a very being that the Bible clearly tells us is here to KILL, STEAL, AND DESTROY. You don’t need much more warning than that. When the attacks come, DO NOT GIVE UP ON GOD!
Secondly, DO NOT GIVE UP ON YOURSELF. We still live in this real world. When I read the last chapters of Job and how God so richly blessed him with his family, a greater business then the one that he lost, one thing is clearly evident to me….AFTER ALL OF THE HORRIBLE THINGS HAPPENED TO HIM, JOB DIDN’T LAY IN HIS BED EVERY DAY HAVING A PITY PARTY FOR HIMSELF!
To have this great family, he was the spiritual leader of his home. To have this business greater than before he had to get out, work hard, make wise choices in his business dealings, and allow his business to grow just like any business does. While we read in the end how God richly blessed Job, it didn’t happen overnight, but over a period of time, and it happened because Job DID NOT GIVE UP ON HIMSELF!
I love you and care about you so much. My heart breaks each day as I get the breakdown of the 40,000 some prayer requests that we get each day. I personally still answer about 60 a day, and look over hundreds more. So many of the requests are from people like Job. People who have had horrible things happen to their marriage, to their children, to their jobs, to their health. They email me crying out for prayer, for answers, wondering where God is. Jesus said it best. Just hours before going to the cross, one of the last things He told those He was closest to was that in this world, you will have trials and you will have tribulation.
You see, Jesus didn’t want them to be fooled into thinking that just because they had a personal relationship with Him, that their life would be easy. As a matter of fact, quite the opposite would be true. So out of His love for them, He tried to prepare them for the battles that they would face because of the sin in this world and because of their faith in Him. But he also gave them these reassuring words, “”but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
So as you face the day-to-day trials and tribulations of this life, as the enemy attacks you, never forget the example of Job. DON’T GIVE UP ON GOD. DON’T GIVE UP ON YOURSELF. Most important, “be of good cheer”, for JESUS has overcome this world!!! In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller

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Mother’s Day

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(Matthew 15:21-28)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, please help me to live this day honoring you in my thoughts, words, and deeds. Help me this day to live my life pleasing and acceptable to Jesus. Allow me to use my life to help someone else during this day, and be kind to everyone I come across no matter how they may treat me. Let Christ shine through me throughout this day oh Lord, be glorified through my life! In Jesus name I pray…AMEN!

On this day that we honor our mothers, I thought it fitting to share with you this wonderful story from God’s Word that personifies a mother’s love. I have often said a mother’s love can be broken down into the 3 P’s. Pleading, persistence, and prayer. I can testify today that the only reason I am in the ministry is because my mother who is with the Lord now, pleaded, was persistent, and prayed. I have no doubt that many of you know Jesus as your Savior because of your mother’s prayers. So in honor of our mothers, let me break down the 3 P’s of a mother’s love for you.

A mother will plead for her child. It was the deep love for her daughter that drove the Canaanite woman in today’s scripture to Jesus, pleading for mercy for her daughter. In our time of despair, “something” pulls us to God. Many people, who openly reject God, will cry out in a time of need. Even believers will live apart from Christ, not giving Him much time in their daily life . . . until the trials come. This mother in her hour of need, knew where to go to plead for help.

Persistence is something that defines a mother. Moms have a God-given talent to stay on something, no matter how long it takes, to get the job done. Many times, God delays His answer to test our belief, much like He did in the parable of the persistent widow in Luke 18:2-5. Are you serious about the needs in your life? Then don’t give up . . . be persistent. Isaiah 65:24 gives us that special promise, “before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking, I will hear.” God has promised to hear and answer our prayers, but that does not always mean in our timing. Often, we need to be persistent, like this Canaanite mother who was not going to be denied the miracle she sought for her daughter.

If persistence defines a mother, then prayer is her greatest weapon. In verse 25 of today’s scripture we hear the simple prayer of faith, “Lord help me!” Moms are prayer warriors. Moms know that it is prayer that moves the hand of God. Moms know that prayer works because it demonstrates to God that we are powerless in our own strength, and have put our faith in Him. Jesus healed this woman’s daughter because of her faith!

I want to encourage you today to honor your mother, she is a great gift from God. It is also God’s commandment that we honor our mother. For those of you who have been estranged, separated from your Mom due to the events of life, please, swallow your pride and contact her today. No matter what may have happened in the past, tell her that you love her. I understand that many mothers have not been what God called them to be, but through your love, God can restore them.

For those like me whose Mom is with the Lord, let me suggest calling a local nursing home and finding out the name of a lady who has no family, no regular visitors. An inexpensive arrangement of flowers and 5 minutes of your day just to tell her she hasn’t been forgotten on this Mother’s Day will touch a life like you cannot even imagine. I am a firm believer that the little acts of kindness, even to strangers, are our most effective and powerful ministry. Don’t let this day pass without making it special for your mother.

I love you and care about you, and it is my goal each day to encourage you and challenge you to have that intimate daily relationship with the Lord that He desires to have with us. I know from years in the ministry, one of the biggest concerns for Moms is their unsaved children. Mom, let me stand in agreement with you today for your unsaved kids. I will pray in agreement with you for their salvation. It would be an honor and privilege to stand in agreement with you for the salvation of your kids, since I realize that is your number one prayer request. Millions will be in Heaven because of the prayers of mom!!!

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

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

Looking For Hope

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(Matthew 9:37-38)

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

I have a secret to share with you today. The people in this world are looking for hope. The people in this world are searching for answers. The people in this world as just waiting for someone to show them the way. THE PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD ARE HUNGRY FOR JESUS!!!

I can honestly say that never before in nearly 25 years of ministry, have I been as excited and encouraged as I am today. Each day, approximately 1/3 of the nearly 2.5 million people worldwide that we reach through Liveprayer.com are not Christians, or going to church. They are just normal people trying to get through the day to day trials of life, and realize that there MUST be more to life, and that something is missing.

They have come to Liveprayer through family members, friends, co-workers, or schoolmates. That is why during our 18 yrs of being online, over 1,100,000 people that we know of have accepted Christ as their personal savior. Keep doing your part and sending people the Devotional and telling them about Liveprayer. GOD IS USING YOU TO IMPACT THEIR LIFE FOR ETERNITY!

I told one of the ministers on my staff that the marketplace is like walking along side of a cornfield and the ears of corn are literally jumping off of their stalks and into our baskets!!! The reason I purposely chose to minister in the martketplace, outside the four walls of the church, is because THIS IS WHERE THE HURTING AND THE LOST ARE AT!!!!!

Here is my word for you today. THE HARVEST IS PLENTIFUL! There are two keys that I want to share with you. Key number one is that you have to go to the people. We have close to two full generations now that for the most part do not have any church in their life experience. They will not come to church, they will not turn on Christian TV or radio, they will not buy Christian music or books. The church needs to take the message to them instead of hoping they come to the message. Key number two is how you approach them. If you approach them with open arms, wanting NOTHING from them, only to minister to their needs, they are open to that.

I love you and care about you so much. Jesus not only cried out that the harvest was plentiful, but He added, “the workers are few.” I will be praying for you to meditate on these words today. There are many things that we can do with our life that would be considered “great.” But there is NO GREATER thing we can do than let God use us to help lead a lost soul into an everlasting relationship with HIM! With all of the turmoil in our world today, with the personal hardships many are facing due to the downturn in our economy, with just the normal trials of day to day life . . . never before in human history has there been such opportunities to see the lost won for Christ.

However, Jesus stated the problem. Even with such a great harvest just waiting to be brought in, there is a lack of workers to get the job done. I am praying for you today that YOU will answer this call that God has on your life to be a worker to help bring in this mighty harvest. As our Lord told us, we must work while it is yet light, since the darkness is approaching.

Jesus spoke in Matthew 24, Paul in 2 Timothy Chapter 3 about the signs of the last days. Only God knows the exact time and moment, but the signs clearly point to the fact that the hour is near. I want to encourage you today. THE TIME IS NOW, THE HARVEST IS READY, AND GOD IS CALLING YOU TO HELP BRING IN THE HARVEST!!!

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

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