God’s precious promises!

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(Numbers 33:50-56)

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

On the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho the LORD said to Moses, “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you cross the Jordan into Canaan, drive out all the inhabitants of the land before you. Destroy all their carved images and their cast idols, and demolish all their high places. Take possession of the land and settle in it, for I have given you the land to possess. Distribute the land by lot, according to your clans. To a larger group give a larger inheritance, and to a smaller group a smaller one. Whatever falls to them by lot will be theirs. Distribute it according to your ancestral tribes. ” ‘But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land, those you allo! w to
remain will become barbs in your eyes and thorns in your sides. They will give you trouble in the land where you will live. And then I will do to you what I plan to do to them.'” – (Numbers 33:50-56)

God’s Word is full of His precious promises. They are the words we cling to in our time of need, knowing they are true. God’s Word is also full of His warnings. I want to share with you today that the warnings in the Bible are just as true as the promises. We often like to ignore or skip over the warnings, but they are there to alert us to danger, to protect us. Today, I want to share with you a warning from the Word today found in the 33rd Chapter of Numbers. It is a warning for YOU today to drive out the sin in your life!

This passage of Scripture is actually a command from God to the children of Israel. He commanded them to drive out the inhabitants from the Promised Land and to destroy all of their carved images, idols, and high places. Why? The children of Israe! l had
just been in the wilderness for 40 years after leaving Egypt. They were spiritually “weak.” God knew they were not strong enough to co-exist with the unGodly inhabitants in the land and commanded His children to “Drive them out.”

This is a good lesson for new Believers. A person who comes to the Lord must be discipled, be accountable to an older man or woman of the faith who can help guide them in their journey of faith. It is critical for a new Believer to read and study the Bible, pray, be part of a solid Bible preaching and teaching church where they can be spiritually fed, and to fellowship with other Believers who can help them to grow as a follower of Christ.

God also instructed them to destroy the carved images, the idols, and the high places. These all represented Israel’s past sins. God was telling the children of Israel that the things standing between them and God had to go. The same is true in your life. The Bible tells us that He is a “jealous God.” ! If you
have a lust problem, destroy your pornographic magazines and tapes. If you have a problem with alcohol, pour the booze down the drain. if you have a problem dabbling in the occult, burn your Ouija board, tarot cards, and horoscope books. God has no desire to coexist with the sin in your life!

After the commandment God gives His children the warning. In Verse 55 God says, “But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land, those you allow to remain will become barbs in your eyes and thorns in your sides. They will give you trouble in the land where you will live.” He goes in in verse 56 to say, “And then I will do to you what I plan to do to them.” God was giving the children of Israel a clear warning about getting rid of the sin in their life. God is giving YOU that same warning today!

The question becomes, how bad do we want the sin out of our life?

When someone comes to me and asks me to pray for them to be delivered, I ask them point blank if they ! really
want to be delivered. That may sound like a stupid question, but it really isn’t. Do you know there are some people who really don’t want to be healed because it means their check each month will stop coming? Do you know there are drug addicts and alcoholics who really don’t want to be delivered because that would mean they could no longer get high or go out drinking?

Do you know I deal every day with people in bondage to gluttony, lust, smoking, gossiping, gambling, homosexuality, who deep down really don’t want God to deliver them because they love their sin so much. You may think I am being really insensitive, but let me ask you, how insensitive was it for Jesus to have to go and be nailed to the cross, bleed and die to break the bondage of drugs, to break the bondage of alcohol, to break the bondage of gluttony, lust, smoking, gossiping, gambling, homosexuality, and every other sin you can name?

God is warning you today to get rid of the sin in your life. Dri! ve it
out! The Bible says, “Resist the devil and he will flee from you!” That doesn’t mean you can invite him over once in a while and reminisce about old times! Resist means to have nothing to do this him. Period!

I love you and care about you so much. God has clearly commanded us in His Word to drive our the sin in our life and destroy anything that has to do with that sin. He warned us that if we don’t, our sin will be a constant problem in our life. The sad fact is, too many have learned how to co-exist with the sin in their life rather than drive it out once and for all. Their response is that if God wants to take that away He will. WRONG!!! God already took it away when He sent Jesus to die on the cross. SIN IS DEAD! It is only alive in you because you let it live!!!!

I tell you often, God can’t and won’t bless sin. God blesses righteousness! My word for you today is that it is time to get serious about the sin in your life. Heed the Word of God and drive it out ! once and
for all and destroy everything to do with that sin. God wants to bless you today, bless you above and beyond all you can ask or think. The choice is yours. Do you want your sin or do you want God? Heed this warning from God to you today and drive out your enemies!!!!

In His love and service,

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

Bill Keller

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Society has rejected that ABSOLUTE TRUTH exists!

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

***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!!!

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, ca! n 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 wor! d 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 COM! PROMISE
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 2.5 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 1,300,000 people that we know of have found an everlasting relationship with Jesus Christ through Liveprayer over these past 20 years! We have over 16,00,000 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 20 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, th! e TRUTH
shall set them free!!!

In His love and service,

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

Bill Keller

The lies you will hear about God this Easter season!

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(Deuteronomy 4:35; Psalms 83:18; 1 Corinthians 8:4; 1 Timothy 2:5)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: This is the day the Lord hath made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!!! Thank You for this wonderful day my Lord. It is a day like none other. There will never be another day like this day. Let me never take for granted even one day of this precious gift of life You bestow upon me. Let me do something this day to bring honor and glory to You. I love You Lord, my life is Yours, use it for Your glory. Thank You for Your many blessings, so many I can’t even begin to count them. In the name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ I pray…AMEN!!!

The media’s lie about God! During this Easter season you will see many special programs about Christians, Jesus, and our faith. Produced by secular organizations as “historical” presentations, you will hear one LIE over and over and over. The lie is this, “The three major religions of the world, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam,! all pray
to the same God.” LIE!!!

Christians believe in and pray to the God of the Bible. Jews believe in and pray to the God of the Bible, though they rejected His Son as the Messiah which is why even though based on the OT, individual Jews who reject Jesus will burn in the same hell as an atheist.

MUSLIMS DO NOT BELIEVE IN OR PRAY TO THE GOD OF THE BIBLE! THAT IS A LIE! THEIR FICTITIOUS “GOD” IS NON-EXISTENT. IN REALITY, WHAT THEY PRAY TO IS A BLACK MOON ROCK!!!

Forty years ago, there would have been no need to even write a Devotional like this. Not only does the need exist for me to have to address this issue today, but it is a message that the world AND the church needs to hear. You see my friend, there is only ONE GOD, and that is the God of the Bible. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. When we pray, there is only ONE GOD that we pray to, the God of the Bible. All other gods are false gods.

Praying to a false god is as productive as praying to a t! ree, your
refrigerator, or a toilet. There is only ONE GOD that hears and answers our prayers, and that is the God who created the heavens and earth, the God who created you and me, the God of the Bible.

It is critical that when we are talking with someone and use the name “God,” we call Him the “God of the Bible.” That way, there will not be any confusion to those we are talking to, who you are talking about. Because we are a nation where people are free to worship whatever god they want and with the influx in the past 100 years of people from every corner of the globe who have brought with them their false gods, not to mention the aggressive marketing and recruiting campaigns by every cult known to the world.

Simply saying “God” with all of the heresy that exists today is simply not good enough. That is why you need to start making it a practice in your day to day conversation to call God, the GOD OF THE BIBLE!!!

I am aware of the various names that the Bible call! s God by,
but there are many false religions in the world that use all of the various names we have for God. There is no way to say “God” and be 100% positive everyone understands which god you are speaking about unless you call Him the GOD OF THE BIBLE. Also, when you hear someone use the name God, DO NOT just assume they are talking about the God of the Bible!

Let me make this perfectly clear. Allah is NOT God! Buddha is NOT God! The god of Beck’s Mormon cult is NOT God! The god of the Jehovah’s Witness cult is NOT God! The god of the Kabbalh cult is NOT God! The god of the Hindu is NOT God! The god of Scientology is NOT God! The god of the Christian Science cult is NOT God! All of the gods of the false religions of the world are NOT God!

My friend, there is but ONE GOD, He is the GOD OF THE BIBLE!!!

I want to expose for you right now one of the politically correct traps that many Christians have fallen into, and it needs to stop now. It is a subtle trap of satan ! that they
have fallen into so they don’t offend anyone. I think it is comical that satan has no problem offending Christians every moment of every day, yet we are supposed to be sensitive to people’s “feelings.” Let me tell you right now, if you are REALLY sensitive to people’s feelings, you will tell them the truth of God’s Word so that they don’t perish for eternity.

Many high profile Christians that talk to large audiences of Christians and non-Christians, those in the public arena, will use the name of God. I have no doubt they are speaking of the God of the Bible. I have no doubt that their Christian listeners understand they are referring to the God of the Bible. But I also have no doubt that those non-Christians hear the name God and believe it to be whatever false god thy may believe in.

I can guarantee you when a Muslim hears the name “God,” he is thinking of allah. Allah is no more the God of the Bible than Mickey Mouse is. They are both fictional characters! I c! an
guarantee you that when a Mormon hears the name “God,” he is thinking of the god of Mormon theology. The god of the Mormon cult is no more the God of the Bible than Jesus and Lucifer are brothers as that cult believes!

This is serious my friend. As we prepare to celebrate the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, there is only ONE GOD that we will be praying to and that is the God of the Bible! When people pray or speak of God, they need to use the term “God of the Bible.” I realize that they are afraid of offending those who believe in the false gods of the world, but what is the use of praying to a false god that doesn’t exist?

I am challenging all of those involved to not worry about what people will say, but boldly proclaim God to be the God of the Bible, since He and He alone is God!!!

I love you and care about you so much. I realize that while we have been sleeping and not paying attention, we now have laws that take t! he God of
the Bible out of the public discourse. They have taken God out of the schools, removed Him from all public buildings, are trying to take His name out of the Pledge, working on removing Him from our money, and will continue to do everything they can to eliminate God. Now more than ever, those who know the God of the Bible must do everything we can to insure that HIS name is clearly identified and boldly proclaimed to this lost world since He is the only hope we have.

I will be praying for you today. Praying that when you say the name God, you identify Him as the God of the Bible so that those who hear you will have no doubt who you are talking about. In this lost and hurting world there are many false gods, but there is only ONE TRUE GOD. That is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God who created the heavens and the earth.

When we pray, there is only ONE GOD to pray to who hears and answers our prayers, that is the God of the Bible!!!

In His l! ove and
service,

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

Bill Keller

ARE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE IN BONDAGE TO PORNOGRAPHY? GAMBLING? IT IS NO ACCIDENT GOD SENT THIS TO YOU TODAY!!!

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(Psalms 19:12)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, please help me to keep my relationship with You the first and most important thing in my life at all times. Help me to never put anything ahead of YOU! Thank you for the gift of modern technology and the wonderful tool it can be. Protect me Lord from allowing the technology of the day to dominate my life or lead me into evil. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

Today, millions of men, women, and sadly young adults, are in bondage to gambling and/or pornography. We deal every single day with thousands of people all over the world who need the Lord’s strength to be delivered from their bondage to gambling and/or pornography. If YOU are one of those people, it is no accident or coincidence God is allowing you to read this today. God is trying to speak to you before you destroy your life and the lives of those around you. If someone you love and care about is in bondage to gambling and/or pornography, please! forward
this Devotional to them. It could be the word to help them seek God for the strength to quit before it is too late!!!

Just 50 years ago, if you wanted to look at naked women in magazines you had to consciously and purposefully go out and find those few places that sold pornographic magazines. Even more difficult to find was pornographic movies. Again, you had to seek out those who sold X-rated movies for the projectors of that day. Did pornography exist 50 years ago? Absolutely! However, you had to go to great lengths to find the people who were selling it. It simply was not something you could easily purchase.

Just 50 years ago if you wanted to gamble you had three options. One, you could take a trip to this new place in the desert called Las Vegas. Vegas was in its infancy and had not yet become the gambling Mecca of the world it has evolved into. Two, you could find the local bookie who took sports bets, action on the “numbers” (now known as the Lottery), ran ! private
casino games, and usually had some connections with organized crime since gambling was also illegal. Three, you could gamble with your friends. Did gambling exist 50 years ago? Absolutely! However, it was not something you could do without a real desire on your part.

Please do not misunderstand me. Pornography and gambling DID exist 50 years ago. However, there was a clear stigma attached to those who looked at pornography and to those who gambled. It was understood in our culture and society that pornography and gambling were NOT acceptable things for a person to participate in. Sadly, in my short lifetime of only 48 years, I have watched that stigma attached to pornography and gambling removed to the point now, in the year 2019, it is perfectly acceptable in our culture and society today to view pornography and to gamble.

While both industries in the past catered to a very small percentage of our society and were part of the underground economy primarily run by
organized crime, today, porn and gambling are both mainstream multi-billion dollar a year industries marketed to society as a whole and no longer controlled by crime bosses but by CEO’s of publicly traded corporations.

Today, pornography is easily purchased at your local bookstore, drugstore, or 7-11. You can go to your local video store and rent movies for children in one section, and go to another section and rent movies depicting every kind of sexual act you can imagine. If you want to gamble, just stop at any gas station and after you purchase your gas, play the lottery. If a lottery ticket is too tame, treat yourself to a night out of gambling at the local Indian reservation casino. Of course, you can always go to Vegas, Reno, Tahoe, or Atlantic City where gambling is glorified. Pornography and gambling is boldly, aggressively, and visibly marketed and advertised to the general public today just like any other product or service is.

The reason I am addressin! g this is
due to the fact that because of the explosion and now mainstream acceptance of porn and gambling, there is also an explosion in the number of people who have become addicted and living in bondage to porn and/or gambling. A big misconception is that these are problems faced only by men. I can assure you that there is an equal amount of women in bondage to pornography and gambling as men.

What has exacerbated the number of people living in bondage to porn and/or gambling has been the COMPUTER. Even with the mainstream acceptance in our society today of porn and gambling, it has been the computer that has added billions of dollars a year in revenues to these two industries.

Why? Simple. You no longer have to leave your home to look at porn or to gamble. You can do it in the comfort and ANONYMITY of your home or office and nobody will ever know. Nobody has to see you at the local bookstore buying Playboy magazine. Nobody has to see you in the local video store rentin! g an
X-rated video. Nobody has to see you buying a lottery ticket. Nobody has to see you in the local casino. No, you can sit in the privacy of your home or office, turn on your computer literally 24/7, and access all the porn you want in seconds or bet on anything from sports to horses to when Britney will have a baby. Nobody sees you, nobody knows, or so you think.

Before I bring this message home I want to say something. I realize that companies are in business to make money and that the bottom line is their only god. However, it is men of flesh and blood who run these corporations and make the decisions, and it is these same men who will die one day and stand before God and answer for their lives. The most viewed sites on the Internet by a HUGE margin are porn sites. The greatest two streams of revenue on the Internet are from pornography and gambling.

Major Internet Service Providers are publicly traded corporations. I can assure you today that if these ISP’s sh! ut down
all of their “adult” sections, their revenues would decrease by half if not more! They have created “communities” that are ideal for those who are looking for sex via multiple and anonymous email addresses, adult chatrooms, instant messaging, and very inexpensive live audio and video applications. Millions of their subscribers are using these “adult sections” daily and they know it!

Listen, I am well aware that those who built the Internet did not build it for the purpose of pornography and gambling. Sadly, like all things, satan has used the Internet for his perverted goal to “kill, steal, and destroy.” I am also aware that ISP’s did not start out to be conduits for porn, though they have willingly allowed themselves to be used by their subscribers for that purpose and due to the incredible amounts of revenues they derive from offering “adult areas,” have no motivation to do anything about it.

50 years ago it was easier to make the right choices. We lived in a ! culture
and society that called sin sin. Looking at pornography, gambling, were called what they were, sin. Sadly, today porn and gambling are no longer called sin by our society, they are called “businesses.” They are marketed and sold to the public like any other business, and run by men and women who have allowed money to take the place of their conscience. They are not going to change what they do. As a matter of fact, they will only get bolder and more aggressive in marketing and selling their “businesses” to the masses, not caring that they are bringing death and destruction to millions of lives.

It ultimately comes back to the fact each person who has choices to make. YOU HAVE THE CHOICE TO LOOK AT PORN OR NOT LOOK AT PORN. YOU HAVE THE CHOICE TO GAMBLE OR NOT GAMBLE. Being an Internet Ministry, we obviously deal with people who are part of the Internet world. Over these past 20 years, I have dealt daily with the very real lives that have been damaged and destroyed by p! orn and
gambling, especially over the Internet. I can’t even begin to tell you the number of suicides, broken marriages, destroyed relationships with children, legal and financial problems I have dealt with directly caused by pornography and gambling. Real lives left in a wake of destruction caused by pornography and gambling.

*THAT IS WHY YOU NEED TO STAY CONNECTED TO THE LORD EACH DAY THROUGH PRAYER AND THE WORD SO THAT YOU MAKE GODLY CHOICES WHEN FACED WITH TEMPTATION IN THE COURSE OF THE DAY!!!

I love you and care about you so much. I stated above that people look at porn and gamble on the Internet in private and in anonymity and they think nobody knows. Don’t forget that if you gamble online you have to set up an account at some offshore sports business and they know who you are. If you look at pornography on the Internet, despite all of the “free porn,” it is only a matter of time before you start to purchase porn and those you buy it from know who you are. But mos! t of all,
GOD KNOWS! There is nothing that you do in secret because God sees everything you do. You can hide what you do from your spouse, from your children, from your boss, from your pastor, but you can’t hide what you do from God.

***I KNOW MANY READING THIS TODAY ARE BATTLING WITH PORNOGRAPHY AND GAMBLING. IT IS NO COINCIDENCE THAT YOU ARE READING THESE WORDS TODAY. SATAN WANTS TO DESTROY YOUR LIFE. GOD IS SPEAKING TO YOU NOW TO DEAL WITH THIS ISSUE BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE. IF YOU DON’T, IT WILL DESTROY YOUR RELATIONSHIPS, IT WILL RUIN YOUR FUTURE, AND IT CAN LITERALLY KILL YOU. DEAL WITH IT NOW!!!

I realize this is hitting home with many of you. Nobody knows about the bondage you are in to porn and/or gambling but God. Let it be a special tap on the shoulder from God that NOW is the time to deal with this issue in your life. It isn’t going to change until YOU decide to change. The first step is admitting you have a problem. Once you admit you have a problem with porn an! d/or
gambling, then you have to deal with it. YOU CAN’T DO IT ALONE OR YOU ALREADY WOULD HAVE!

You need someone you can be accountable to on a daily basis. You can’t win this battle alone, you need someone to stand with you and to hold you accountable. You need the strength that you can only get from God. That comes from your daily relationship through prayer and the Word, from being in church, and finding ways to serve the Lord. All of these things working together will give you the hope and strength each day to walk in His victory. God is still a God of deliverance, and He can deliver you today from your bondage to pornography and/or gambling!

Since this is such an incredible problem so many face, this coming Friday I will be spending several hours praying for those in this bondage to pornography and gambling. I will be praying for those people fighting this sin in their life and believing God to touch their hearts, bring them under conviction, and help them to have! the
courage to take the steps necessary to walk away from this sin and live a victorious life. Pornography and gambling destroys lives, God has come to rescue YOU before they destroy yours!!!

In His love and service,

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

Bill Keller

“What man meant for evil, God meant for good!!!”

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(Matthew 24:24, Genesis 50:20)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, help us and guide us in this changing world we live in to be effective servants for YOU. I am so grateful that You never change! Throughout human history we have embraced the technology of the day in order to share the Truth of your Word and the hope and love of our Lord Jesus Christ. Grant us Your wisdom oh Lord, and help us to use all of the tools and technology we possess to get Your Truth to the masses,minister to hurting people, and lead lost souls to faith in our Savior Jesus Christ!!!

“For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” Matthew 24:24

Robot/AI (artificial intelligence) “pastors” and “spiritual leaders” are upon us! About a decade ago I made mention in the Daily Devotional and on the TV program about the future of “robots” replacing a huge percentage of minimu! m wage type jobs. I
spoke about this issue again numerous times in 2013, 2014, 2015 as that reality was coming to pass. It was just this past January 4th, that I talked about this issue in the Daily Devotional on that day. Here is a link to that Daily Devotional: https://liveprayer.com/devotional.cfm?id=53890

There was a specific line in the final paragraph that I want to share with you, “Let me leave you with this to start praying about. I can promise you as I am typing these words, it will not be many years from now that you will be able to go to a church with a “pastor” that is a robot. THERE WILL BE ROBOT PASTORS IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE!“

Hello “VERY NEAR FUTURE!”

Let me share with you 8 quotes from an article last Thursday by Rebecca Heilweil of the Wall Street Journal,

-Gabriele Trovato is worried about tomorrow. Or at least that’s what he confesses to SanTO, one of his religion-inspired robots. Just shy of 17 inches tall, SanTO resembles those ! small figurines of
saints often found in Catholic homes—except with a computer, microphone, sensors and a facial recognition-enabled camera. As Mr. Trovato touches and speaks to the machine, its deep, echoing voice responds with a Bible quote: “From the Gospel according to Matthew,” it says, “do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

-Mr. Trovato, a roboticist and assistant professor at Japan’s Waseda University, designed SanTO to provide comfort and assistance to the elderly. Interactive, social robots like ElliQ, a robot companion for seniors, or Sony’s Aibo robot dog are increasingly seen as a means to alleviate loneliness, entertain and provide information

-At the same time, a handful of religious institutions are developing robots to converse with visitors and share doctrine. These robots are not meant to replace religious leaders, but they can make religious information more accessible or spur att! endance to places of
worship. “Religion has evolved through history, from oral tradition to written tradition to press and mass media. So it’s very reasonable to think that AI and robotics will help religion to spread out more,” Mr. Trovato said.

-Eventually, says Robert Geraci, a professor of religious studies at Manhattan College, robots might become more than just tools. “One possibility is that religion gets radically reformulated in collaboration with the advancement of technology,” he said.

-Like any new technology, robotics raises ethical questions for spiritual institutions, especially as interactive machines get more sophisticated and mainstream. Robots are already able to share religious content and “recite” blessings, tasks traditionally reserved for faith leaders and adherents.

-Others are also trying to marry religion and robots. The Longquan Monastery, a Buddhist temple in Beijing with a reputation for embracing technology, deployed a 2-foot robotic ! “monk” that was named
and modeled after the rotund cartoon character Xian’er. It chants Buddhist mantras and answers basic faith-related questions. Its cute appearance and playful—often wise—answers have attracted curious visitors to the temple, according to online videos and social media posts.

-To mark the Protestant Reformation’s 500th anniversary in 2017, Germany’s Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau developed a robot that could “bless” humans. The machine, called BlessU-2, was built from the body of an automated-teller machine, and fitted with a touchscreen, arms and a face. BlessU-2 could communicate in seven languages in a man’s or a woman’s voice, and offered several different types of prayers, such as those focused on tradition or renewal.

-Roman Catholic priest Loys de Saint Chamas, who interacted with a prototype of Mr. Trovato’s SanTO, said that these types of robots will likely increase access to religious information. He compared the technology to t! he invention of the printing
press in the 15th century and the Catholic church’s embrace of television in 1963. “It is interesting to focus, to study, how this change of the medium is influencing the relation of people with God and the activity of religion,” he said.

In that January 4th Daily Devotional, I reminded people that robots and AI (artificial intelligence) were only capable of doing what the men who created them enabled them to do. Artificial intelligence is exactly that, artificial. It is simply man installing his intelligence into whatever device they have chosen to carry that intelligence. Having stated that, while evil men will ALWAYS find ways to use the creation of men to advance their evil agenda, there is no reason men and women of God can’t use the creation of men to advance the Kingdom! Example, the internet!!!

When Liveprayer signed on to this new medium the internet on August 31st at Noon, you have to remember there was no Facebook, or Twitter, or 99% of the ! websites that
exist today. At that moment in history, there were only a few dozen websites where live streaming video existed. Remember, most people were using dial-up connections and the speeds were slowwwww to be kind. So streaming video on a large scale really wasn’t very practical.

Like so many advancements in all kinds of inventions, men looking to use those inventions for evil purposes often pioneered much of the initial advancement. The internet was no different. You can thank the rapid advancement of speed and much of the technology for “live video” to the pornographic industry. When Liveprayer signed on nearly 20 yrs ago, the ONLY places on the internet that offered “live video” was on pornographic websites!

The initial vision for Liveprayer was to literally have a live person in a prayer studio 24/7 to pray for the needs of the people who came to the website. When I was starting to do the work necessary to create Liveprayer, I nearly gave up 4 or 5 d! ifferent times in
the year leading up to our launch. The reason was simple. It was going to take well over $3 million dollars to create the infrastructure for “live video.” Not willing to take “no” or “impossible” for an answer, Liveprayer literally ended up partnering with the leading operator of “live video” pornography sites to make Liveprayer possible.

I will never forget praying one night as I was close to admitting I had not heard God correctly about Liveprayer (don’t forget, at that time I didn’t even own a computer or really wanted anything to do with computers). The Holy Spirit reminded me of that powerful verse of Scripture in Genesis 50:20, “But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.” What man meant for evil, God meant for good!!!

SO FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS OF LIVEPRAYER, OUR 24/7 LIVE PRAYER FEED THAT WAS LITERALLY MINISTERING TO PEOPLE WORLDWIDE, PRA! YING FOR THE NEEDS OF THOSE WHO
CAME TO US, AND LEADING PEOPLE TO FAITH IN JESUS…WAS GOING THROUGH THE SAME INFRASTRUCTURE THAT WAS HELPING DESTROY LIVES, MARRIAGES, AND FAMILIES THROUGH PRONOGRAPH Y!!!

I love you can care about you so much. Over the years, many people have criticized me for using a network created for porn websites in order to operate the “live video” prayer at Liveprayer. I understand why some may feel that way, but why should men with evil in their hearts be the only ones to utilize such cutting edge technology when we could use it for the glory of God? Also, anyone who would ever try to tell me I am soft on porn has never read any of my Devotionals on the subject over the past 20 yrs. You can go to our Daily Devotional archives ( https://liveprayer.com/devo.cfm ) and type in the KEYWORD “pornography” and read them for yourself.

As a side, “live video” in those initial days was still quite expensive. Our agreement with the porn company as to pay them $! 10,000 a month, which
was a very fair price. I actually got them to make a monthly donation of $5,000 to Liveprayer, meaning we only had to pay $5,000 of actual dollars! After the first 6 months as more players go involved in “live video,” we were able to separate from that initial association with porn operators and partner for the next 6 months with another “live video” provider until we finally were able to move everything to our own servers in-house.

I am not sure what God is going to have us do, if anything, with the new technology of robots/AI. Trust me, I have been praying. My first response however has been to warn people of this technology since I have no doubt there are evil men who will try to use it in a religious context to lead the souls of people to hell. With so many cults that currently exist, this type of technology could be very destructive for those who seek to start their own religion, and I have no doubt it will play a huge role for the anti-Christ in c! reating a
“one-world religion.” It will be interesting to see what God has up His big sleeves!!!

In the meantime never forget, “WHAT MAN MENAT FOR EVIL, MANY MEANT FOR GOOD!!!”

In His love and service,

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

Bill Keller

Food is from God!!!

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(Genesis 9:3)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In His love and service,

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

Bill Keller

I want you to take 180 seconds today!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In His love and service,

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

Bill Keller

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