The Renewing of Your Mind

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(Romans 12:2)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, YOU are my provider. You know my daily needs. You promised to care what I need each day for life….food, shelter, clothing. I put my trust in you. You own the cattle on a thousand hills, and I come to you today to thank you for providing for my needs in the past, and knowing my needs today. Today, I come to you, asking you to meet those needs as I glorify you for your provision. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

The renewing of your mind. I am convinced that outside of John 3:16, the most important verse in the Bible is Romans 12:2. You see, the foundation of who we are and the decisions we make that lead to our actions come from our mind. This act of renewing your mind becomes the most important task a new believer has and not doing so is the number one reason people backslide.

Think about it this way. The things you see and hear go into your memory. The more you do something, see something, hear something, the more of your memory is taken up by those things. For example, those who are into pornography have a tremendous problem kicking that problem.

Why? Their memory banks are full of the images and sounds. Just looking at an attractive person can trigger those memory banks into full action. You see, before we get saved, most spent many, many years filling their memory banks full of ungodly content. When a person accepts Christ, those memory banks are still full of that content.

The renewing of a person’s mind needs to become one of the very first priorities in their new life with Christ. All of the ungodly content did not get there overnight, and it does not leave overnight. It is a process. The process involves replacing the existing ungodly content with new Godly content.

That is why reading the word is so important. God’s Word acts as a spiritual detergent as it replaces the garbage in your mind with God-inspired content. That is why it is so critical what you watch and what you listen to. What is in your mind ultimately manifests itself in your day-to-day decisions and actions. The reason most new believers fall away is that they never successfully clean out the old thoughts and information in their mind with clean, God-inspired information.

It is similar to programming a computer. The computer basically does exactly what the program says. Your mind reacts based on the program that is in your mind. If that program is full of ungodly information, you have a big chance of being involved in ungodly activities. If it is God-inspired content, then you are more likely to be involved in God-honoring activities.

This basic concept of renewing your mind is the most important process any believer can go through. Many have been walking with Christ for many years, yet have never really totally cleaned out their mind. They have learned how to compartmentalize their mind and keep the ungodly content in a back closet . . . hidden way in the back. But trust me, not dealing with that closet will ultimately result in major problems in your life at some point. I am praying and fasting today that this powerful message, straight from the throne room of God, will make an impact on your life.

This is a message that needs to be printed out and passed around to your friends, associates, schoolmates, bible-study, Sunday school, and hung on bulletin boards in churches. Not enough sermons are preached on this most basic issue that is the cause of so many of God’s people falling away. My prayer is that you will sit down after reading this and ask yourself what is in your mind that is not God-honoring, then make an effort to spend each day cleansing your mind.

Don’t forget, the cleansing process is only part of the problem. You then have to KEEP IT CLEANSED by not putting ungodly content back in. This battle is won or lost in your mind. Realize that your mind is the battle zone and treat it accordingly.

PROTECT IT!!!

I love you and care about you deeply. I am fasting and in prayer today, asking God to let this Word today find it’s way into many hearts and lives. This is critical to our ability to serve God and is a war that must be won. God will help you. God will strengthen you in this renewal process.

Recognize it’s importance and begin this process today of renewing your mind, so that you can be the best servant for the Kingdom possible and know the joy, peace, and blessings this life has to offer. It won’t happen overnight. It is a process . . . day by day. Your number one weapon is His Word. Start the process today . . . it will change your life.

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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God Still has a Plan for this Nation

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(1 Corinthians 15:57)

***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!

***PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT AND PRAY BEFORE YOU READ THIS MESSAGE. I AM ASKING YOU TO SHARE THIS SPECIAL MESSAGE WITH EVERY PERSON YOU KNOW, ESPECIALLY YOUR PASTOR AND THOSE IN YOUR CHURCH AND FRIENDS WHO KNOW THE LORD. I AM ASKING THE LORD FOR HIS PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO TAKE THEIR STAND FOR THE LORD IN THESE LAST DAYS AND WORK WITH ME TO HELP LEAD THIS NATION BACK TO THE ALMIGHTY AND HIS TRUTH WHILE SAVING SOULS.

AFTER THE DEATH AND RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD, IT WAS A HANDFUL OF MEN WHO WERE SOLD OUT, SACRIFICED EVERYTHING INCLUDING THEIR VERY LIFE, THAT GOD USED TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL WORLDWIDE AND IMPACT LITERALLY BILLIONS OVER THE PAST 2,000 YEARS.

IT IS CLEAR FROM WHAT IS HAPPENING IN OUR NATION THAT GOD IS PREPARED TO REMOVE HIS HAND OF PROTECTION AND BLESSING FROM THIS LAND AT ANY MOMENT. WE HAVE NO MORE TIME AND MUST ACT NOW. I AM ASKING THE LORD TO RAISE UP HIS PEOPLE IN THESE FINAL DAYS WHO ARE PREPARED TO SACRIFCE ALL THEY HAVE FOR THE GOSPEL, AND TO STAND WITH ME AS WE LEAD THIS NATION OUT OF THE SPIRITUAL ABYSS AND BACK TO HIS BOUNTIFUL BLESSINGS!!!

“But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!” 1 Corinthians 15:57

God still has a plan for this nation, and in operating by faith and trusting the Lord over many years, Liveprayer has been playing a role in that plan! Let me remind you of what God has had me show you since late November 2007 up until today, and how He has left the door open for the nation to turn back to Him and His Truth and be spared His ultimate wrath and judgment!!!

In November of 2007 I shared in the Daily Devotional that we would begin to see the clear and visible judgment of God falling on this nation for our sins and rebellion to our Creator. Only weeks later the housing bubble burst draining trillions from the economy and affecting tens of millions of people. The ripple effects of that housing crash are still being felt over 7 years later and has crippled millions who have been unemployed or underemployed, many losing all of their wealth that was tied up in their home equity, or others who have faced severe economic challenges.

Heading into the 2008 election for President, I warned you of the consequences this nation would face if they elected Barack Hussein Obama who was not just utterly incompetent and unqualified for the job of President, but worse, a true enemy of God. How else can a man who claims to be a Christian vote 100% of the time to support the legalized slaughter of innocent babies, fully support the radical homosexual agenda, embrace the false religion of Islam to the detriment of Israel, and oppose God and His Word on every spiritual issue of our day?

Since 2008, the Lord gave me the vision to establish the Jonah Project, the Remnant, and the Liveprayer Church. All of these ministry tools have been used to reach the lost and hurting for Christ and bring Biblical Truth into the marketplace, while helping to advance our ultimate objective in leading this nation back to our Creator and Biblical Truth! Jonah Project: http://www.liveprayer.com/jonah/ The Remnant:
http://www.liveprayer.com/remnant.cfm The Liveprayer Church: http://liveprayerchurch.com/

Of course, our two main proven and effective minsitry tools to lead this nation back to God and His Truth while ministering to the daily needs of people worldwide and guiding the lost to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, are the Liveprayer.com website and Daily Devotional daily for the past 16 years and the Liveprayer TV program over the past 12 years. Tens of millions of lives have been impacted worldwide, 100+ million emails for prayer have been received and responded to with over 9 million praise reports archived, and over 900,000 souls we know of who have accepted the Lord by faith.

Liveprayer.com and the Liveprayer TV program gives us a daily presence around the nation and world large enough and growing the media and the world can’t just ignore. IT IS A PRESENCE THAT IS EMPOWERED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT TO OPEN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THE LOST WE REACH THAT THERE IS TRUE HOPE AND REAL ANSWERS IN GOD’S WORD AND IN A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST!!!

One of the greatest walks of faith Liveprayer has taken was going into the 2012 Presidential election. I told you long in advance that election would be satan flipping a two-headed coin with his head on both sides! I warned Christians that as evil as President Obama clearly was, DO NOT buy into the lie of the “lesser of two evils” many Christian leaders more worried about politics than souls would try to sell people. Equally as evil as President Obama was a 5th generation high priest of a satan worshipping cult leading souls to hell with a false gospel named Willard Mitt Romney!

The Lord led me to establish the “Vote for Jesus” campaign ( http://vfj.liveprayer.com/ ), encouraging people to be good citizens and vote. However, for President instead of voting for evil, write in the name Jesus as a stand for their faith. 2,186,986 people committed to make that stand, and after the election many media outlets including Romney’s cult brother Glenn Beck on his national radio program, publicly blamed me for President Obama being re-elected. Also, as I knew would happen, Liveprayer had well over $100,000 of annual donations lost as many friends of Liveprayer put politics over souls and stopped supporting God’s work here.

The fact is, it is God, not Bill Keller who allows men to rise to power and takes men out of power. I have NEVER ONCE in 23 years of serving the Lord ever done anything for money. I am not stupid. I fully understand that by not dealing with certain issues, just making people “feel good,” I would never have to worry about raising the little we need each month to operate, and could actually generate millions of dollars of surplus annually. AGAIN, IN 23 YEARS OF MINISTRY I HAVE NEVER REFUSED TO OBEY GOD BECAUSE DOING SO WOULD COST THE MINISTRY DONATIONS!!!

Almost 3 years after that election, God has once again vindicated my faith!!! First, few people will ever be able to comprehend the spiritual destruction having a 5th generation high priest of a satan worshipping cult as President, and the millions, tens of millions of souls worldwide, who would have ended up in hell as this aggressive satanic cult gained worldwide credibility. After 23 years on the front lines, trust me when I tell you the spiritual consequences to this nation would have been devastating and we would have NEVER recovered!

As for the Lord allowing the evil President Obama 4 more years of power. Look at how God has projected the nation! Since 2010 he has not been able to get any of his outlandish legislation passed into law as the Lord allowed the Republicans to take the House, and in 2014, added to that a Republican Senate. His ability to legally pass any meaningful legislation to advance his radical political agenda have been neutered, leaving him only able to push his ideology through Executive Orders. To date, ALL of his Executive Orders that have been in front of courts, including the Supreme Court numerous time, have been struck down!

MY FRIEND, THROUGH DIVINE INSPIRATION, OUR NATION WAS ESTABLISHED TO WITHSTAND THE DAMAGE OF A ROGUE PRESIDENT LIKE BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA AND STILL REMAIN STANDING. WHAT OUR NATION CANNOT WITHSTAND IS TURNING AWAY FROM GOD AND HIS TRUTH!!!

Here is the bottom line to the Obama presidency. His destructive government take-over of the health care industry through Obamacare may totally fall apart when the Supreme Court rules on a major part of the act in a few weeks. If they do or don’t, a new President in 2016 will have the ability to rework much of that legislation in order to revive and repair the healthcare needs of this nation. His immigration orders are DEAD and can’t go forward. The economy is still a mess as is our non-existent foreign policy, but again, a new President will have the ability to put forth new polices for both the economy and our involvement around the world.

As for the social issues facing our nation. The fact is gay marriage was going to happen with or without President Obama. Abortion has been the law of the land since 1973, and even a pro-life President like George W. Bush did NOTHING to alleviate that scourge on our nation. The strained race relations exacerbated by this President is another issue the next President will have the opportunity to work on fixing. All in all, other than being the first black President of the nation, history will not be kind to President Obama since in the end he will have accomplished NOTHING and his 8 yrs as President will end up being a total zero in the history books.

For the record, the social issues of our day like gay marriage, abortion, even race relations, are not issues for the President, though it is nice to have that support, but are issues for the church. It is the CHURCH who has failed this nation on these issues, and only the church can be the answer to seeing a change in those issues!

I say all of that to say this. God has given this nation an open door to repent and turn back to Him and His Truth! In His grace and mercy, He has given us the opportunity to be like the children of Nineveh and not the children of Israel!!! I believe a byproduct of the upheaval this nation has experienced over these past 7 years, is that we are ripe and ready for a true national revival! In turning away from God, from Biblical Truth as a nation, the people are realizing that there has to be a better way. Don’t forget, the better percentage of the past two generations have never even been to church. There is a mighty harvest of souls that is ripe and waiting!!!

I love you and care about you so much. Our time is very short. Our only hope as a nation is to turn back to God and His Truth. We have been under God’s judgment for several years now, and as each day passes that we don’t repent, it will only get more severe. In addition to the soul of this nation, the eternal souls of men are at stake. I believe in my heart we can see one more great revival in this land before we face final God’s judgment, and millions, tens of millions of souls can be saved. In the end, that has always been what Liveprayer is about..SOULS!

The Spirit has shown me that our window of opportunity God has blessed us with is very short and closing rapidly. It is only a matter of time before God unleashes His wrath and judgment on this once Godly nation for turning our backs on Him and worshipping every fasle god and idol man has created in his rebellious mind, for slaughtering 4,000 innocent babies every 24 hours, for our gross sexual perversions, and embracing every sin imaginable. However, there is coming a season of repentance and a mighty harvest of souls that will be won to faith in Christ as we turn back to the Almighty and His Truth!!!

The prophet Jeremiah said in 15:16, “When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, LORD God Almighty.”

GOD HAS TOLD ME, “THE GOOD NEWS I HAVE FOR YOU THIS DAY IS THAT MY PEOPLE IN THIS LAND I HAVE SO RICHLY BLESSED WILL RISE UP ONE LAST TIME. WHILE MY WRATH AND JUDGMENT IS BEING POURED OUT ON THIS WICKED NATION, MORE AND MORE EACH DAY, IT WILL BE UNDER THE WEIGHT OF THAT WRATH AND JUDGMENT THE PEOPLE WILL RESPOND LIKE THE PEOPLE OF NINEVEH. THEY WILL GET ON THEIR KNEES, PUT ON SACKCLOTH AND ASHES, REPENT OF THEIR SINS, AND TURN BACK TO THEIR CREATOR AND MY TRUTH! THERE WILL BE A SEASON WHEN MY WRATH AND JUDGMENT WILL CEASE AND A GREAT HARVEST OF SOULS WILL BE WON TO MY KINGDOM!” THUS SAYETH THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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How to Help Someone Who has Lost a Friend or Loved One

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(Luke 7:13)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Father, give me a passion for your Word. Give me a desire each day to read and consume your precious Word that really is a lamp unto my feet and a guide for my life. I pray each day that I can not just be a consumer of your Word, but a DOER of your Word. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

One of the questions I get daily here at Liveprayer is how to help someone who has lost a friend or loved one. When dealing with any issue, I try to first go to the Gospels and see how Jesus handled a similar situation in His life. There are several occasions when our Lord was confronted with death.

The Bible says that “he had compassion.” That gives us a roadmap. The first thing we can do for someone is simply show compassion. It is not so much what we say, but that we let them know we care. Just being there is often the best thing you can do. Of course, praying for them is critical, as is sharing with them that the only source of real comfort comes from God.

In these situations, we are often faced with the most difficult question of all, why did God allow this to happen? We obviously have no answer. There are never any good answers. The only thing that we can do is try and help them understand that God is in control, and although we may never know why something happened, it is a time to exercise our faith and trust God. Often, these can be great witnessing opportunities for those who are not saved. This is a time when many people are most open to the spiritual side of their life and are looking for meaning and purpose.

I have a personal belief after many years of ministry that one reason some people die when they do is because the Lord uses it to break through to a hardened heart and allow many to know His love. Just sharing with them that there is a Divine plan and purpose for each of us, and God loves us, can often be the comforting words someone needs to hear to help them. Ultimately, it is only God who can ease the pain and heartache a person goes through during this tragic time.

Unfortunately, there is no exact formula since everyone handles grief in a different way. Having compassion, praying, sharing the love of God are the three things that can at least be a comfort to someone in that position. I wish there were better words, more definite instruction that I could share with you to help you as you face these times in your life. Know this, God is the only source of true comfort there is. Prayer does work. Showing people the love of Christ in these difficult times can be one of the strongest witnesses you will ever give.

I will be praying for you today, that as you have the opportunity in your life to help someone through this difficult time, God will use you in a great and mighty way. It is at these times when we can really fulfill our purpose of serving Him, to allow Him to use us as an instrument of comfort to someone who is hurting. Don’t run from these opportunities, but be ready for them and embrace them.

I love you, I care about you, and I am looking forward to one day meeting each and every one of you in this life or in Heaven. Death is part of life, but for those who know Christ as their Savior, everlasting life with our Creator is our eternal destination. It will be a great day when we have a Liveprayer reunion in Glory and I get to meet each and every one of you who have made my life so special by allowing me to share our Lord with you each day!!! May you be richly blessed this day as we work together for His Kingdom!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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How to Live in Victory Not Defeat

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(Psalms 51:11; Galatians 5:16-25)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, YOU are my provider. You know my daily needs. You promised to care what I need each day for life….food, shelter, clothing. I put my trust in you. You own the cattle on a thousand hills, and I come to you today to thank you for providing for my needs in the past, and knowing my needs today. Today, I come to you, asking you to meet those needs as I glorify you for your provision. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

“Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.” – (Psalms 51:11)

I believe in my heart that this word today is going to help many who read it stop struggling through life and start sailing through life! This message today is literally the difference between living in defeat and living victoriously. It is the classic battle of the flesh versus the Spirit, a battle that is impossible to win without Christ in your heart and His strength to see you through. It is sadly a battle too many Christians are losing each day, however, I am going to help you focus on this spiritual war we all fight and give you the key to insure you aren’t living your life in the flesh but in the Spirit.

On the day of Pentecost, the “promise,” the Holy Spirit of God fell and began to indwell men. From that moment on, every person who comes to know Christ as their Savior by faith receives the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. It is the power of God that resides in a Believer and enables men to do great things for God. The Holy Spirit is our guide throughout life, showing us where to go, what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. It is that presence of the Almighty that we must yield to afresh each day so that we are living our life “in the Spirit” and not “in the flesh.”

For those who know the Lord, there is nothing more comforting (the Holy Spirit is often referred to as “the Comforter”) or reassuring than knowing that the very presence of God is within you. It is the Holy Spirit that transforms mere men into powerful men of God. The Holy Spirit is what gives men the boldness to proclaim His Truth to a world that rejects that Truth. The Holy Spirit is what gives men the confidence to stand in the midst of an unbelieving world and declare that Jesus truly is “the way, the truth, and the life, and that nobody comes to the Father except thru Him.” It is the Holy Sprit that empowers men to literally give their own life for their faith in Christ.

When David cried out to the Lord for forgiveness in the powerful 51st Psalm, he begged God not to take the Holy Sprit from him. David knew that without the power of God in his life, he was nothing but a mere man of flesh and blood and that was all. It was the power of God that enabled him to be more than just a king, but an instrument of God to lead his people. Like David, when we sin and grieve the Holy Spirit we should be driven to our knees asking God to forgive us and cleanse us of our unrighteousness. Our sin hurts our relationship with God and neutralizes the power of the Holy Spirit, since for the Holy Sprit to be effective in our life we must yield to it, not rebel against it.

Today, I know many people reading this are simply struggling just to get through the day. God promised His children a life of abundance. That doesn’t mean everything will go perfect, or that we won’t have to face trials and tribulations along the way. What it does mean is that by fulfilling our purpose in serving and glorifying Him, we can know His peace and joy despite the challenges of living in this fallen and sin-filled world. Even in the midst of facing life’s problems we don’t have to struggle, but can live our life in victory. That is what I want to help you do today. I want to give you the key to not struggle through each day but sail through each day, and that is only possible by living in the Sprit and not the flesh.

(Note: This gets really good, so please pay attention. I am believing God that this special word is going to lead to a huge breakthrough in many lives today!)

Let me start by giving you a perfect contemporary example of what I am talking about. Back in the early ’90s, God raised up by His Spirit a life-changing movement that is called Promise Keepers. Through PK, tens of thousands of men worldwide have come to faith in Christ, millions of men have had their relationship with the Lord rekindled, tens of thousands of pastors have been impacted, something that could only happen by a sovereign move of God. There was a basic organization and structure, but for the most part it was simply a raw move of God’s Spirit in the hearts and lives of men across this nation and around the world.

In the late ’90s, due to its incredible success, Promise Keepers was transformed into this huge operation that took on a typical business model with district offices and representatives, a huge operations staff in Colorado, specialized people in every area, organizational flow charts, everything you would associate with a Fortune 500 company. Now please don’t misunderstand me, God calls us to be organized. We have to have some sort of structure just to operate. However, the classic trap Promise Keepers fell into is that they organized the Holy Sprit right out of the picture! At some delicate point, Promise Keepers went from being a sovereign move of God to a work of man, from being Spirit-led to being flesh-led.

PK is such a great example of what I am trying to share with you today because it still exists and still does a great work for God. Men are still being saved, lives are still being transformed, but it is no longer the Sprit-driven force it was in the beginning. It is now this very structured, polished, organized entity that has become part of the Christian landscape, doing God’s work but operating at a fraction of the effectiveness it once did. It is now more of a work of the flesh than of the Sprit. That is the point I am making. When we are being led by the arm of flesh instead of the arm of God, even when we love and serve God we rarely experience the raw power of the Holy Spirit since that is only possible when it is 100% HIM and none of US.

This is the same problem so many of our mainline churches experience today. Once great and powerful moves of God’s Holy Sprit, most have now become institutionalized monuments where everyone is welcome EXCEPT God’s Sprit! Churches that decades ago preached the uncompromised Truth of God’s Word, now openly accept, endorse, and condone sins like homosexuality and killing babies. Churches that were born out of the commitment of great men led by God’s Holy Sprit, are now led by men who know the name of Jesus but some don’t even have a personal relationship with Him. Most of our mainline denominations are classic examples of what I am talking about today in regard to being a move of the flesh as opposed to a move of the Sprit.

This is also exactly where the VAST MAJORITY of Christians are at in their life today. Their lives are led by the flesh and not the Spirit. They struggle because they operate in the flesh and not the Spirit. Life is hard because they are living in their strength and not His strength. They can’t get victory in their life because they are trusting in their self and not in God. This word today can literally transform your life if you will hear it. As long as you continue to operate in the flesh you will continue to live without the power that is available to you through the Holy Spirit. You will be like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, having the power of the ruby slippers but never using it.

A popular term in sports is “safe is death.” It simply means if you play safe, if you play not to lose, you will lose. You have to play to win. You have to give it everything you have and not hold anything back. Life is the same my friend. Only instead of “safe is death,” “flesh is death!” If you live your life in the flesh you can never win. You need to yield to the Holy Sprit and allow God to control your life. You need to get up each day, treat each day like the gift from God it is and give it everything that you have. You will never see victory in your life if you are operating in the flesh instead of the Spirit. Everyone wants to win, but the only ones who do are those who yield their life completely to the Holy Spirit. You will never win in the flesh, and you can’t lose in the Sprit!!!

I love you and care about you so much. I know the difference in many of you seeing your life change from one of constant struggles to constant victories is to stop living in your flesh and start living in His Spirit. You do that by making the conscious choice each day as you wake up to trust God with your life that day. You make the conscious decision that you will seek after HIS will and not your will. You give your life afresh to Him as you begin your day. You tell God that your life belongs to Him and to use you for His glory this day. This is not something that you do once at an altar and never do again. It is something that we have to do at the start of each and every day. The difference in a life of struggles and a life of victories is whether you are living in the flesh or in the Spirit.

I will be praying for you today. Praying that you will hear this message and apply it to your life. You have to practice at trusting God. Satan will tell you that you can do it on your own, that you only need God for the “big things.” LIAR! YOU NEED GOD IN ALL THINGS! The goal is to be yielded to His Spirit literally 24/7 so that it is not you, but Him. Yield yourself to the Spirit of the living God that resides within you, let the Holy Spirit have His perfect way with you, and you will know the true peace, the true joy, and the true abundance God has promised you in His Word. You can struggle through this life operating in your flesh, or you can sail through life operating in the Spirit.

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

Bill Keller

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The Real Message of the Book of Job

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(The Book of Job)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, as I face the trials of life today give me your strength. The world may come against me, try to beat me down, but my faith will not waiver. I will still praise you even in the valley. I will praise you in the morning, at noon, and during the night. Nothing can separate me from you and your love, and it is your love that will see me through the challenges I face today. In the name of Jesus…AMEN!

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 realizes 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. Let me repeat this, read it carefully. 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 a new family, a greater business than 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 new family, Job had to put the time and effort into building a new Godly family. 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. 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, you would have tribulation. You see, Jesus didn’t want them to be fooled into thinking that just because they had a personal relationship with Him their life would be easy. As a matter of fact, quite the opposite would be true. So, out of His love for them He tired 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, and as the enemy attacks you, never forget the example of Job. DON’T GIVE UP ON GOD and DON’T GIVE UP ON YOURSELF. Most importantly, “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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Following Jesus

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

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

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

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

Completely surrendering our life to the Lord is one of the most difficult things for any person to do. Our flesh says NO, it is MY LIFE. Satan is there with his lie that you can give God a little bit of your life, but also keep some for yourself. Jesus said that you can’t serve two masters, you have to choose who you will serve. The fact is, it is in LOSING our life that we find it. Many people have tried living with one foot in the church, and one foot in the world. I know I did for many years. I bought into satan’s lie that I could go to church on Sunday, give the church a big check every week, do a few things on the side for God, but still keep my life and do whatever I WANTED. I am ashamed to admit that it took going to Federal Prison ( http://www.weeklyplanet.com/2003-12-04/cover.html) before I finally surrendered my life completely to the Lord.

The rich young ruler came to Jesus and when Jesus told him to give away all that he had and follow Him, to turn from the things of this world and completely surrender his life to Christ, the Bible says he went away “sorrowful?” When it came time to choose following Jesus or keeping the things of this world, he decided he could not let go of the things of this world. As Jesus said, YOU CAN’T SERVE TWO MASTERS! You can’t serve God and mammon at the same time. God isn’t impressed with our “scraps of service,” God wants our life! You will NEVER be right where God wants you to be, doing exactly what God wants you to do with your life until you first surrender your life 100% to Him?not 70%, not 80%, not 90%, not even 99% . . . 100%!!!

Once you come to that place where you completely surrender your life to Christ, the challenge then is to find out exactly where God wants you to be, and doing exactly God wants you to do in serving Him. The starting place is to determine what you have a passion for and what are you talented in. It is God that gives each person a passion for those things we love in life. It is also God that gives us our gifts and talents. That is why those young adult years are so critical. It is during those years that as we are exposed to different things, we develop a like for some things over others, and start to understand the gifts God has given to us.

GOD GIVES EVERYONE GIFTS, NATURAL ABILITY IN CERTAIN AREAS, BUT WE STILL MUST DEVELOP AND PERFECT THOSE GIFTS OVER TIME. In addition to gaining an understanding about what things in life we have a passion for, finding our what our natural gifts are, God will open and close doors during our life to guide us where HE wants us to be. Remember, there are NO coincidences with God. Nothing happens by accident. God allows events to happen in our life, allows people to come into our life, to guide us to where He wants us to be, doing what He wants us to be doing.

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

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

I will be praying for you today. Praying that you will take time to meditate on these words. The last element is patience, WAITING ON THE LORD. Again, it is God who opens and closes doors in our life. There are times we need to be patient, wait on the Lord to not only show us a door, but open that door. The goal of every follower of Christ is to be where God wants us to be, doing what God wants us to do with our life. We achieve that goal by first surrendering our life completely to the Lord, by following those God-given passions while using the gifts He gives us, by staying in a close intimate daily relationship with Him so we can “hear” and “see” Him, and be patiently waiting on the Lord to guide us.

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

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

Bill Keller

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

Praise Reports

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(Psalms 91:15; Psalms 89:1)

One of the joys in my life is to look over some of the thousands of incredible praise reports we receive every day here at Liveprayer. Real people that had emailed us to pray about real issues in their life. It is a tremendous honor and privilege to be able to stand in agreement with people for the needs they face during the course of their journey through life. I am always moved to see God’s grace and mercy at work in the lives of people as He answers their prayers.

Several times each year, I like to share a sampling of those praise reports with you. I do this because so many of you are facing great obstacles in your life today, and need to know God is there. The Bible proclaims that God is no respecter of persons. That simply means what God has done for someone else, He will do for you. So I want you to know today that no matter what your need is, what your problem is, what the battle you are fighting may be, God not only hears your prayers, BUT HE ANSWERS YOUR PRAYERS!

Also, so many of you pray and sacrificially give to the work God is doing here at Liveprayer. I want to encourage you today as well, that your prayers, and your gifts to this work are not in vain. What we do each and every day for over 2.4 million people all over the world is only possible because you care, you pray, and you give. Let these praise reports be an encouragement to you that God is using you to make a difference in the lives of people. God is using your obedience, your faithfulness to reach those who are lost and hurting with His love and hope. May God use these praise reports today to be a blessing to you!

“I asked Brother Bill to please pray for my business. I had a lot of excellent blessings happen since then. The power of prayer is so amazing. I encourage all to pray. As it says in James, the effective fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”

“Brother Bill, Thanks for all your prayers. Things are looking up for me with my business. I found a new location with more foot traffic, and seems like a better place for me. I was struggling with not giving into worldly things, but I noticed since I’ve been taking heed to your devotionals and I’ve been aware of trying to be a better Christian, and spending more time in Prayer, my life has been more blessed and I’ve even been happier. Thank you for all you do, I don’t know if you hear that enough, but your ministry has changed my life as I’m sure it has for countless others.”

“Dear Bill Keller, I have just accepted the alter call to be born again.”

“CAMRYN IS DOING GREAT, BILL HAS PRAYED FOR HER TWICE SINCE SHE WAS BORN,SHE WAS IN HOSPITAL TWICE A WEEK BOTH TIMES. SHE GOT BACK A GOOD REPORT. SHE IS GOING TO BE FINE. PRAISE MY LORD..HE ALWAYS HEARS WHEN BILL PRAYS..THANK YOU BILL FOR PRAYING!”

“I just wanted to let everyone know that giving to the lords work really pays off. I have been giving to this ministry what little I can and every time I give the lord blesses me back ten fold.”

“I just said the sinners prayer and would like the info you talked about.”

“I got my miracle. Kodi’s brain tumour has completely gone as per a scan this afternoon. I cannot thank you enough for your prayers and healing. God bless you. One happy grandma.”

“A few weeks ago I asked for your help in prayer concerning a pension plan that I administer that was being audited by the IRS. On Friday, I spoke with the agent who told me that he had found no fault with what we had done, even though we had made some errors, and that I should expect to receive a letter saying that in a month of so. Praise God, in the name of Jesus, for protecting me and this pension plan!”

“Just wanted to let you know that God has ANSWERED our prayers and sent my husband back to me yesterday. I rejoice in this decision and praise God!! Thank You God, our most AWESOME, Heavenly Father for taking the devil’s hold off our marriage and my husband!!”

“Thank you Bill, Your mails really lifted me up when I was at a very dark place in my life some time ago!”

“Hello Sir. I like to thank you for all your prays over the past 3years and also when I was in Iraq 07-08, but now I’m heading back to Iraq in August so can you continued praying for me? Thanks Sir. Infantrymen 1st Infantry division 1-28IN Battalion(BlackLions),(Aco) Attack Company,(WarLions)2nd Platoon,3rd squad,Riflemen.”

“Thanks again for your prayers. I got the results from my surgery and they said the polyps were benign and my kidney’s looked fine. Praise God!”

“Hello my name is Justin, and I just prayed that prayer. Your video asked me to send you an e-mail telling you so, and now I have. Thank you!”

I love you and care about you so much. May these praise reports encourage you today that no matter what your problem may be, God is there for you. Also, thanks to all of my dear friends that so faithfully pray for this ministry each day and sacrificially give to keep us here. GOD IS GREATLY USING YOUR LIFE TO BRING HIS HOPE AND LOVE TO LOST AND HURTING PEOPLE WORLDWIDE EVERY DAY BECAUSE OF YOUR FAITHFULNESS AND OBEDIENCE!!!

All praise goes to our great God for His unconditional love for us and his endless grace and mercy. He is worthy to be praised!!!!

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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