Are You Robbing God

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(Malachi 1:1-9)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, what are your thoughts on the “blood moons,” and is there really going to be a cataclysmic event in Israel as several well known pastors are saying will occur because of this?

ANSWER: Last year, I did a full Daily Devotional on this issue, here is the link: ( http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=5536 ). The “blood moons” is a wonderful cosmic sight but nothing more. Of course, those who have compromised themselves hyping this cosmic event as something more that that, will claim any big event in Israel over the next two years is because of the “blood moon.” In fact, there are ALWAYS big events occurring in Israel and the “blood moons” is simply the latest Y2K, Jesus is returning on this date, hype for those who promote it to sell books and DVDs. Please READ the Daily Devotional on this issue to educate yourself and not fall for the hype!

Are you robbing God??? Those who have put their faith in Christ, and accepted God’s free gift of everlasting life, understand that God has given His very best in offering Jesus as a sacrifice for our sins. He gave it all in order that we would have a way to be reconciled back to our creator and live for eternity with Him. God gave His very best, but do we give our very best to Him each day?

The priests in the Old Testament were often guilty of offering up to God during their sacrifices, the worst crops, the worst animals, the bare minimum they could. How often are we guilty of the same behavior. Today, we don’t follow the Old Testament laws, but our daily sacrifice is our lives . . . our time . . . our talents. How many days do we do the minimal amount for God, giving Him less than our best????

All I am trying to do is to get you to realize that God has done so much for us, and we get comfortable doing the least amount for Him in return. We grudgingly go to church to be fed spiritually, we complain about giving to those causes which God is using to bless people, we hesitate to volunteer our precious time to help others. We live our lives in a way to give God as little as possible.

Pray today, that you might begin to give God your very best. He has blessed many of you with incredible talents to do many things. Don’t hoard those talents for your own benefit, but use those talents for the benefit of the Kingdom. He hasn’t blessed you so you can hold onto those blessings, but that you might, in return, bless others. Give God your very best today.

I love you and care about you so much. I will be praying for you. Praying that you will spend a few minutes giving thought to how much more you could and should be giving God. He gave His very best for you, is it to much to ask for you to give your very best to Him? Trust me, you can’t outgive God. The more you give, the more you receive. Don’t hold back, don’t hang on, God gave it to you so that you could use it to give to others. After all, when this life is over, the only thing any believer should want to hear is, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant!”

May His richest blessings be with you today. I will be praying for you to open up and give your very best to God today and every day!!!

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

Bill Keller

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Taking Christ to the People

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(Acts 19:23-34)

***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I teach a class of children each week at church. My kids are second graders to 5th graders. They have asked me a couple of questions . And I’m not sure as how to answer them so they can understand what I’m saying . They two questions are does God die and was God born?

ANSWER: Great questions and here are the answers. God always was, God is, and God will always be. That means God has always been, is now, and always will be. He is from everlasting to everlasting!

I have been told by people in the ministry that I am not very smart, and they may be right. When I spent my first 3 years of ministry in the early 90s on the road, preaching in over 500 churches of all denominations, all over the country, I never sold books or tapes, and often got so caught up in ministering to the people that I forgot to take the offering. Professionals have asked why I don’t do what everyone else in the Internet world does and have special sections on the website people have to pay for, sell advertising, sell products, and rent out the names of those who subscribe to the Daily Devotional.

Theses professionals ESTIMATE Liveprayer could generate well over $15 million a year rather than struggle each month to meet our budget, trusting God to lay it on people’s hearts to give to support what we do. They can’t understand why I do a TV program that prays for people on secular television stations to an audience that is over 60% non-Christian, and on top of that, never sell anything or use the program as little more than an infomercial to raise money!

You see, God called me to the ministry to build the Kingdom of God, NOT my own kingdom. All I do is geared towards sharing the hope and love of Jesus Christ with people, NOT how to use Christ to turn a profit. My goal is to build people NOT buildings. I come each day to be a servant not to be served!

Several years ago, prior to our outreach in Ybor City (the famous club district of Tampa), I had many people ask why I don’t call on local churches to bring busloads of people to the event. I am very aware that most evangelistic events are planned months, even years, in advance. The formula is simple. Get a venue, contact all the local churches, and fill the venue up with people from those churches. Maybe I am missing something here, but what is the real purpose if all you are going to do is preach to the people in the church? Trust me, I am not naive. I understand that when you do it that way, everyone knows what you are talking about, they all say “amen,” you can sell products, AND, you can take an offering!!!

Again, I can’t speak for what God has called others to do, but He has called me to share the hope and love of Christ with this lost and dying world, and to do that, I must take CHRIST TO THE PEOPLE. I do that each day here on the Internet, I do that 5 nights a week on the “live” television program airing around the nation and online, and that is what we did at our outreach years ago in Ybor City.

That was an amazing night. We had a vacant lot right on the main street in the heart of the nightclub district. The lot was about 30 feet wide by 100 yards deep and could hold about 200 people, but thousands more could see what was going on from the street. We put up a stage, lighting grid, and brought in a monster sound system. Starting at 11 p.m. my dear friend, Ron Rosson, an extremely anointed Minister of Music, provided over 2 hours of great Gospel music. The music was incredible and many stopped on the street, many came inside to experience the power of God moving thru the music. It was a great contrast to the worldly music blasting from the clubs up and down the streets of Ybor.

At around 1:30 a.m. I came up on the stage. As I looked at the approximately 100 people inside the lot, and the thousands walking up and down the streets outside, I quickly realized, THOSE were the people I came to Ybor to minister to. I left the stage and set up OUTSIDE the lot right on the street. Those inside the lot moved outside, and for the next 30 minutes, I shared a message on “searching” using the story of the Prodigal Son.

Thousands of people up and down the streets of Ybor that night, could not help but to hear the fact that Jesus Christ loves them, He died for their sins, and that HE is what they were searching for. At the end of the message, I gave an invitation to know Christ and to be born again. With the monster sound system booming so that people for blocks and blocks could hear, I led people in prayer to ask Christ into their lives. Afterwards, I was honored to spend a good hour right there on the streets of Ybor, praying for people who wanted special prayer. It was a very special night and I was honored to be part of it.

In meeting with my staff, they had over a dozen people who filled out forms saying they committed their lives to Christ. As the Gospel was blaring throughout the streets of Ybor that night, only God knows the real number of hearts and lives that were changed. It is like what I do here on the Internet each day, and on the TV program each night. I share the truth of God’s Word, give an invitation to know Christ as your Savior, I challenge the people to surrender their lives to the Lord, and really only God knows the actual number of people that come under the conviction of the Holy Spirit. Never forget, all God asks us to do is to be faithful. He uses our faithfulness to change lives we will never see or know about.

The challenge for you today is this. There is a world outside the four walls of the church that is hurting and lost. They are looking for answers. They will not come to your church, they will not watch Christian television, they will not hear the message of Christ unless YOU BRING IT TO THEM. You work with these people, you go to school with them, you recreate with them, you shop with them. You don’t need a microphone to share Christ, you simply need to live a Godly life each day, and when the opportunities arise, tell people what Jesus Christ has done in your life.

I love you and care about you so much. God has commanded, not suggested, that we share the Gospel with this lost world that we live in. IT IS NOT AN OPTION. We are in the last days and there is one last great harvest to come in before Christ returns. The time is short and we must get serious about the job God has given us to do, working while it is still light. Again, this is a call God has given to ALL of His children.

I pray today that you will respond and do your part in helping to bring Christ to those who are lost and without hope. As that great song says, penned by the recently departed Gospel music great Andre Crouch, JESUS IS THE ANSWER, FOR THIS WORLD TODAY, ABOVE HIM THERE’S NO OTHER, JESUS IS THE WAY. Let us take Jesus Christ TO THE PEOPLE!!!

Everyone in Florida is getting ready for th upcoming hurricane in a few months. It always has the potential of generating a terrible disaster. Thanks to modern science and mass communication, people can be prepared in advance of such a terrible event and escape. Wouldn’t it be unforgivable is someone knew about such a pending disaster and didn’t tell anyone? How could you possess such knowledge and let people die, simply because they didn’t know?

Every day, those who know Christ as Savior and have the assurance of everlasting life, come across people in their daily life who are lost and facing eternal death. Our faith teaches us that those who die without Christ are lost forever. We know that, yet we fail to even mention that there is a way to escape. God will not hold you responsible for the free-will actions of someone else, but He does hold you responsible for at least sharing the Gospel and giving those without Jesus the opportunity to make that decision.

You don’t have to be a hellfire and brimstone preacher, just in normal conversation, let those in your life who need Christ know that there is a choice we all must make. Share how Christ has changed you. Let them know that this is a free gift from God available to all regardless of their past. God has only asked you to be a witness to others how He has changed your life.

There are so many needs. So many problems. Each day we get tens of thousands of prayer requests from all over the world. As great as the needs may be, the greatest need any of us have is to know Christ as Savior. Pray today for 3 people in your life that may not know Jesus. Make it a priority to talk to those 3 people in the next 7 days. Not preach to them, not condemn them, just share what Christ has done for you and that He wants to do it for them as well. God’s Holy Spirit can do the rest of the work.

I pray that you have a great day today! There is no problem that you are facing that God doesn’t know about and can’t overcome. Trust Him today. He told us to be about His business, and He would be about our business. Translation: bless others, and God will be blessing you!

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

Bill Keller

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The Greatest Tests of Faith is When We Pray about an Issue and Nothing Happens

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(Luke 18:1-8)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, I pray today that you guide my steps. Let me live this day in a way pleasing and acceptable to You! Let my voice not be silenced when I have an opportunity to take a stand for You and Your Truth. Let my love for You today be shown in my life, for Your glory! In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

One of the greatest tests of our faith is when we pray about an issue and NOTHING happens. We pray some more and still nothing happens. We pray until we simply can’t pray any longer. Let me say up front, there are some schools of thought that praying for something more than once shows a lack of faith. I disagree with that conclusion, since we have passages like today’s scripture that shows us persistent prayer is encouraged. There is no RIGHT formula for prayer. It is not magic or some sort of mystical formula.

GOD IS NOT OUR PERSONAL GENIE IN A BOTTLE WHO IS SIMPLY WAITING TO RESPOND TO OUR WISHES!!!

The fact is, prayer is simply a conversation we have with our Heavenly Father. It is like talking to our best friend, which He is. When we have a close relationship with someone, we may ask them to do something for us and it is done. We might only ask once and it gets done. There are some things, especially when it comes to husbands and wives, or children, that we have to ask 5 . . . 10 . . . 20 . . . even 100 times to get it done. I am sure we have all been there. So it is with our relationship with God. We may share a need with God and almost immediately it is taken care of; however, there may be some issues we pray about over, and over, and over, for a long period of time before it is taken care of.

But there are also some issues that we pray about for long periods of time that are NEVER resolved. It is at these times that we must allow our faith to become real and trust God. While the Bible clearly tells us to ask God for the desires of our heart, and we SHOULD do that, we must always pray with the heart Jesus did. He said, ?Yet not my will, but thy will be done.? Jesus understood that His life was totally surrendered to God. It was God’s life to use as He saw fit. God’s plans may not always be our plans. It is at those times that we MUST set aside our desires for His. As we grow spiritually, we actually come to the place Jesus was when we understand each day that our life belongs totally to God, and our desires must be His desires. Hear this one more time?

OUR DESIRES MUST BECOME HIS DESIRES!

I love you and care about you so much. I will be praying for you today, praying that when you have to, you are like the widow and not be afraid to remind God over and over of the great needs that you have in your life. There is nothing wrong with reminding God. I will also pray that you come to the place in your walk with the Lord where you can say, “Lord, not my will, but Thy will be done,” that place where we trust God enough to not worry when He is “silent,” but have a peace that what God wants is what we want. After all, God’s plans are ALWAYS better than our plans. While our plans don’t always work out the way we expect, God’s plans ALWAYS work out perfectly.

The fact is, God is NEVER silent or ignoring our prayers. He is simply waiting for His perfect timing to show you the right plan to meet your needs.

PRAYER (Psalms 91:15) God Answers Prayer . . . His Way. The Bible tells us to pray. It tells us to bring our needs and concerns to God. However, it never says HOW God will answer our prayers. We often get into the trap of telling God how to answer our prayers. We not only want our prayers answered, but on our time schedule, and our way. Let me help you today to grow spiritually as you better understand God. God loves us very much. He hears our prayers. He answers our prayers. What we need to realize is that His answers come on His schedule, not ours and are answered in His way, not ours.

What this means is that we need to pray in faith, then exercise that faith with the full confidence that God has heard our cry and is working on the answer. The Bible teaches us clearly that a thousand years are but a day to God. He is not limited in time/space as we are. Subsequently, while we have an urgent need that seems to go unnoticed by God, He will answer in His perfect timing. There is nothing wrong with repeating prayers. There are many great examples of repeating our petitions to the Lord. Just know that the answer comes on His time schedule.

The other factor to consider is how the prayer is answered. We always have it figured out exactly how God needs to answer. We have the perfect way our needs can be met. Almost always God has a better way. The question is do you want the prayer answered, the need met? If your answer is yes, then don’t worry how God chooses to do it, what method He may use, or how He chooses to work circumstances to get the need met. Rejoice that He has answered, and rejoice that when it is answered His way, it is the best way. Never forget that God has a perfect plan and will bring His plan to fruition.

I love you and care about you so much. I am praying today that you become more aware as you pray that God is hearing your prayers and that God is answering your prayers. You use your faith when you trust that God will answer in His perfect timing and in His perfect way. Try to get out of the habit of telling God how to answer the prayer. Pray and leave the answer to Him. He loves you and cares about you very much. He won’t let you down.

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

Bill Keller

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Our Blessings Come from Our Obedience

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(2 Kings 5:9-14)

So Naaman went with his horses and chariots and stopped at the door of Elisha’s house. Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, “Go, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed.” But Naaman went away angry and said, “I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy. Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than any of the waters of Israel? Couldn’t I wash in them and be cleansed?” So he turned and went off in a rage. Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, ‘Wash and be cleansed’!” So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy. 2 Kings 5:9-14

Our blessings come from our obedience. How often are we like Naaman. We have a problem in our life and go to God in prayer. He gives us the answer to our problem in His Word. We then have the audacity to not only complain about the answer, but the fact God didn’t just snap His fingers and fix our problem. Eventually, almost grudgingly, we follow God’s instructions and lo and behold, our problem is solved! Like I say so often, our way never works, but God’s way ALWAYS works! Rebellion leads to consequences and obedience leads to blessings!!! That is my message to you today, obedience brings blessings.

I have talked to you in the past about how to HEAR God. That is obviously very important. However, after we hear God, we then have to OBEY God! That can often be easier said than done. God speaks to us in many ways. Most times, He speaks to us through His Word, through our time in prayer, through others, and through our circumstances. As I have shard in the past, the more we practice “hearing God,” the better we become at hearing His voice. The key is, God will never contradict His Word. When God speaks to you, it will always be in line with His Word. That is the major test to knowing if it is truly God’s voice.

Again, hearing God’s voice is important, but after you hear His voice you then need to obey His voice. This is where our commitment to the Lord gets tested. Many time, we hear what God is saying to us but we don’t want to obey Him. This is usually the case when He is calling us to do something we dislike or calling us to make some sort of sacrifice. Sacrifice is really not something most people want to hear. We love to hear about blessings, but really don’t want to hear about sacrifice.

We claim to love the Lord, but the true test of that love comes when He calls us to sacrifice something for Him. Sacrifice calls us to give up something precious. That something precious can be money, it can be possessions, but in most cases it is OURSELVES! You see, the greatest sacrifice you can make to the Lord is YOURSELF! You have nothing more valuable to give to Christ than your life.

The fact is, when you accepted Jesus into your heart and life by faith, part of that process is the act of giving your life to Him. The Bible says that we have been bought with a price, that it is no longer our life any longer, but that we belong to Him. So when the Lord speaks to you and you are faced with the opportunity to obey His voice, you are really only giving Him what He already owns anyway . . . YOU!

I know that this is a very challenging word today. We are all called each day to obey God’s voice. Throughout the course of the day God will speak to us . . . and not just hearing his voice, but obeying his voice is what we are required to do as His followers. Obeying God often calls for sacrifice on our part. Whether it is sacrificing our time, talent, or treasure, ALL WE HAVE BELONGS TO HIM! So in essence, He is only asking us to give Him what already belongs to Him anyway.

I thank God for His Word that guides us through this life. One of the great challenges we have is obeying God’s voice. The fact is we have the free will to ignore God or listen to Him. I can tell you without any hesitancy that ignoring God is just stupid since we know it is only going to bring pain and heartache. The reality is God loves to bless His children and God will always bless our obedience! Let me say that one more time, GOD WILL ALWAYS BLESS OUR OBEDIENCE!

I love you and care about you so much. I am praying for you today, that as you hear the voice of God in your life, that you will not just hear His voice but obey His voice. God has a purpose and reason for what He asks us to do. Rarely do we fully comprehend that purpose or reason, but that is not our job. Our job is to simply be obedient and do what God is calling us to do, no matter what that may be. May you take time each day to not only hear God’s voice, but be faithful to obey God’s voice and enjoy His blessings.

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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For Better or Worse

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(Mark 10:9; Ephesians 5:25; Ephesians 5:22; Isaiah 41:10; 2 Corinthians 12:9-10)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Lord, USE ME in these perilous, last days, as a messenger of your hope in Jesus. Father, make me aware of the people you have put in my life each day, many who will die and burn in hell for all eternity for rejecting Christ, and use me as a vessel of your love and hope. I thank you for sending Jesus to die for my sins that I might know the free gift of everlasting life, and I ask today that you help me to lead others to that wonderful eternal relationship with Christ. For it is in HIS name I pray…AMEN!

Having had the honor and privilege to marry dozens of couples during my years in ministry, without a doubt the most critical part of the marriage ceremony is when the bride and groom make their vows to each other and to God. Often, the importance of those vows is underestimated, the words taken lightly. When I have the opportunity to counsel a couple prior to them getting married, I always make sure they fully understand what they are saying when they vow, “for better, for worse.” It means exactly that, “FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE.”

Marriage is God’s Holy Institution between a man and a woman for life. Other than your relationship with Christ, it is the most important relationship a person will have during this lifetime. God’s plan for marriage is one man, one woman, for one lifetime. Anything else is a perversion of that plan. That is why no matter how man may try, marriage will never be between two people of the same sex. God’s definition of marriage will always be a man and a woman.

Another perversion of God’s plan for marriage is divorce. The most important thing to understand about divorce is that it was never, is not now, nor ever will be part of God’s plan for marriage. God clearly expresses His feelings on divorce in Malachi 2:16 by simply stating that “He hates divorce.” Divorce is a sin — period. The biggest misconception about divorce comes from the poor teaching that there are Biblical reasons for divorce. This is mainly due to a misunderstanding of the passages in Matthew chapters 5 and 19 where it appears like adultery is a legitimate reason to get divorced.

Let me say this as clear and concise as I can. There are NO, ZERO, NADA reasons for divorce. Marriage is a LIFETIME commitment. In all of the weddings I have performed over my years in the ministry, I have never yet said “till death do us part… unless.” There are no “unlesses” in the marriage vows you make to your spouse and to God. The exception for adultery is NOT from God, it is an exception from man. It comes from the Jewish laws of marriage and divorcement and is a MAN-MADE reason for divorce. That is why Jesus said in Matthew 19:8, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning.”

That is why when you say “for better, for worse” you better understand the commitment you are making to your spouse and to God. Of course nobody ever has a problem with the “for better” part. We all look forward to and enjoy the “for better” days of marriage. A husband and wife sharing the accomplishment of doing well in their careers, making the home you live in a special place, taking time off to travel, the incredible blessing of having children, the joy of seeing each other grow in your relationship with the Lord, and just sharing your love with the one you have committed to spend the rest of your life with.

It is the “for worse” days that people struggle with. Nobody stands at the altar on their wedding day thinking for a moment that “for worse” will ever happen to them. I want to encourage you today that if your spouse has left you, if your spouse has committed adultery, if your spouse is in bondage to alcohol, drugs, pornography, gambling, or anyhting else, if your spouse has become ill and you are their primary care giver, if your spouse is not working and finances are a problem, if your spouse is not following Christ and living for Him, if the intimacy and love is missing from your marriage, if you and your spouse can’t agree on raising your children . . . these are some of the “for worse” days that you promised to endure when you made that vow to your spouse and to God!

It is during these “for worse” days that we need to find our hope and strength in the Lord and make our faith real since only He can sustain us. Let me share a powerful truth with you today. The same God who is God during the “for better” days, is the very same God who is God during the “for worse” days. The same God who sees you through the “for better” days, is the very same God who will see you through the “for worse” days.

I love you and care about you so much. This is why I have tried so hard in past Devotionals to share with you how serious the decision to get married is. It is for LIFE. You are making a lifetime commitment to your spouse and to God. That is why I encourage you to take it slow when you are in a relationship that may lead to marriage. Don’t rush into anything. First of all, don’t ignore God’s warning in 2 Corinthians 6:14 by getting involved with a non-Christian. Take the time to build a spiritual foundation to your relationship. Get to know the other person over TIME. So many of the problems I see each day in marriages could have been avoided if people would have only been patient and taken the time to get to know their spouse BEFORE they got married.

I am well aware that this does not insure you will have a perfect marriage. There is no such thing. People make choices every day. Sadly, even people who know the Lord make the choice each day to live in rebellion to God. You are NOT responsible for the choices your spouse makes if at some point in your marriage they choose to rebel against God. However, you can be much more assured of who your spouse is if you are patient and build a spiritual foundation to your relationship prior to getting married.

My heart breaks today knowing how many people are going through “for worse” days in their marriage right now. I will be praying for you. If you are having problems in your marriage today, please know that God is your hope and strength. He is still a God that changes lives and can bring healing and restoration to your marriage. It is satan who is lying to you, telling you to just give up. It is God who speaks truth when He says, “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” – (2 Corinthians 12:9-10 NIV)

May God’s blessings be upon you as you honor your vows “for better, for worse.”

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

Bill Keller

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The Sign of the Times

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(Matthew 16:3,4)

***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!!!

The signs of the times! As I have done faithfully for 16 yrs now, I have shared with you from the issues we face daily the spiritual state of our nation and what it means from a Biblical perspective. Jesus stated, “You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. A wicked and adulterous generation looks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.”

-President Obama hosted a meeting of “religious leaders” at Georgetown University on poverty. His view on the church is that it is to be a social agency more than a spiritual community, something he learned at Rev. Jeremiah’s church over 20 years and as a community organizer in Chicago. Sadly, that is where too many of our churches are at, focusing on social issues like poverty while neglecting the Gospel, and getting in bed with the government for the funds they can get.

Jesus told us that we would always have the poor, and part of the churches job is to care for the elderly, widows, orphans and poor amongst us. However, that is done in conjunction with the preaching of God’s Truth from the Bible and leading the lost to faith in Jesus! Too many pastors view themselves as “community leaders” instead of spiritual leaders!

NOT ONE WORD was mentioned about the real answer to the root cause of ALL of our societal ills, that being the breakdown of marriage and the family. This would require men of God to lead from the pulpit and teach what God’s plan for marriage and the family is, and that the government is NOT the answer!

During his comments, President Obama chastised churches for talking too much about abortion and gay marriage and not enough on poverty. First, he is as unqualified to tell churches what to do as he is in leading this nation. The reality is most churches DON’T talk about abortion and gay marriage! Over 50% of “churches” make a mockery of God and His Word by actually supporting the killing of babies and perverting God’s Holy Institution of Marriage!

-Pray for God to bring rain to California. They are in the midst of a 4 year drought and have a Governor who if pressed, would pray to a rock. I have no idea why the many pastors in California have not orchestrated a huge statewide prayer effort for the Lord to end that drought.

-As always happens in due time, one of the critical facts I have shared with you over these past 16 years now has been confirmed in a recent Pew Research study that showed a sharp decline in people who identify themselves as Christians. They show the percentage of Christians declined over the past 7 years from 76% to 70%. As I have shared with you in the past, anyone can claim to be a Christian, but as someone who probably has a better handle on this issue from the incredible numbers of people we have dealt with daily over the past 16 years, I believe apx. 5% of our population is truly born-again, Bible-believing followers of Jesus Christ.

THAT IS STILL NEARLY 3X THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO CHOOSE TO ENGAGE IN PERVERTED SEX WITH PEOPLE OF THE SAME SEX, YET THEY HAVE A VOICE AND HUGE PLATFORM IN THIS CULTURE WHILE WE ARE CONDEMNED, MARGINALIZED, AND PERSECUTED!

On the rise in this study are followers of the false religion of Islam and people who claim to be atheists or agnostics. All of these results simply give empirical evidence to what I have told you over the past 16 years that the vast percentage of the past 2 generations have never been to church, that Islam and cults are in the rise.

-The United States has been accused by the United Nations of human rights violations! We are accused of police brutality, using the Ferguson, Missouri incident as an example, discrimination against Muslims and stopping them from building mosques, discriminatory voter ID laws, predatory lending practices on mortgages, suspending blacks from schools, and underpaying women. All of these issues raised are absolutely not true!

We were applauded for promoting same-sex marriage, pushing for rights of transgendered people, President Obama’s illegal executive action on immigration, trying to close Guantanamo Bay prison that houses the worst terrorists, Obamacare, expanding food stamps, and fighting climate change. It sounds like President Obama will be the perfect candidate to run the UN when he leaves the White House!

By the way, the one thing this nation should be condemned for regarding human rights violations is the fact we slaughter apx. 4,000 innocent babies every day. However, that didn’t seem to be a problem for the UN, as it is not for the President, the vast percentage of the media, and most in this nation!

-The House of Representatives passed an anti-abortion bill banning all abortions after 20 weeks due to the “pain” science has proven the child feels from that stage on. Of course all of those in the baby killing business are outraged, and while the bill may get through the Republican controlled Senate, it is guaranteed to be vetoed by our “baby killer in Chief” President Obama.

-The only thing I have to say about the ridiculous “deflategate” controversy regarding Tom Brady and the New England Patriots is that it amused me the NFL has punished Brady primarily because he refused to turn over his text messages and emails in their investigation of what happened to the footballs used during the AFC Championship game versus Indianapolis the Patriots won handedly this past January.

Follow this with me on this. Attorney General Eric Holder became the first AG in US history found in contempt of Congress for not turning over documents subpoenaed by Congress, and suffered ZERO punishment. Lois Lerner of the IRS who punished conservative groups was held in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over her emails, and suffered ZERO punishment. Hillary Clinton ran a private email server as the Secretary of State in order to keep 100% of her emails from any sort of Congressional oversight, and will suffer ZERO punishment.

However, a stupid football player is suspended 4 games and will forfeit apx. $2 million in salary, his team is fined $1 million and 2 draft choices, when in the scheme of things their “crimes” are meaningless compared to the national security issues and lives lost and ruined by those in the government who will suffer no consequences for their “crimes!”

-The White House is advocating for men who choose to engage in perverted, unnatural, unhealthy sex with other men to donate their blood, ending a ban on blood from those who choose to engage in homosexual activity. These people are absolute fools! I guess they want the AIDS epidemic to spread to become an epidemic again?

-It is National Police Week. After the disgusting demonization of our police across the nation in the past year, please take a moment and pray for the Lord’s guidance and protection over the brave police officers who put their life on the line in your community.

I love and care about you so much. These are simply a few of the current daily signs to a lost and hurting nation in spiritual freefall to turn back to our Creator and His Truth, or we will face His ultimate wrath and judgment as the children of Israel did many times for their sin and rebellion!!! I wake up every day with the knowledge and understanding that we can still be like the people of Nineveh and that 2015 will be a year of victory as our verse for the year states, “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!”

Let me share the lyrics of this wonderful song of hope with you as my gift to you today:

I don’t know about tomorrow
I just live from day to day
I don’t borrow from its sunshine
For its skies may turn to gray
I don’t worry o’er the future
For I know what Jesus said
And today I’ll walk beside Him
For He knows what is ahead

I don’t know about tomorrow
It may bring me poverty
But the one who feeds the sparrow
Is the one who stands by me
And the path that be my portion
May be through the flame or flood
But His presence goes before me
And I’m covered with His blood

Many things about tomorrow
I don’t seem to understand
But I know who holds tomorrow
And I know who holds my hand

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

Bill Keller

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

I am Asking for Your Prayers for a Personal Matter

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(Job 13:15)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, my life is YOURS! No matter what, I will never stop praising you and giving you the glory! This life is but a moment. Let me use my moment to serve and glorify you! AMEN! In the name of Jesus…AMEN!!!

“Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face.” Job 13:15

In 16 years of Liveprayer, I have never done this before. Today, I am asking for your prayers for a personal matter.

By the grace of God the Lord has opened the door to finally secure a national syndication deal for the Liveprayer TV program starting this coming January! The program is currently airing on over 90 non-Christian stations each night, including WJYS in Chicagoland that is available to the 10 million people in that metropolitan market. We received news a few days ago from our satellite network the other day that another 40 stations around the country are coming on board July 1st, including the 2 TV market in the US Los Angeles.

That syndication deal will put the LP TV program on a major national cable and satellite carrier reaching the 90 million TV households in the nation “live” every Mon-Fri from Midnight-1am Eastern!

Just as exciting, this contract will pay the Liveprayer Church an upfront amount of just under $500,000 in December and a monthly payment which will virtually cover all of the ministries operating expenses! Liveprayer is still currently carrying just under $300,000 of debt left over from the nearly $1 million of debt we incurred in 2006 and 2007 as we took the TV program national independently, a move that failed when the financial meltdown hit the entire economy in early 2008.

This initial payment for the syndication in December will allow us to retire 100% of the balance of our outstanding debt! PRAISE GOD! Many professionals advised me over the years to simply bankrupt the ministry and walk away, but this is a MINISTRY, not a Trump casino, and I vowed not to rest until every dime had been taken care of knowing God would honor my heart and integrity!

As you know, the ministry has struggled to cover our monthly operations most every month since 2008, but the Lord has always brought dear friends like you to help at critical times to insure His work here continued and remained strong. I have had to cut staff to a bare minimum and have not taken a salary personally since early 2008, and through these personal scarifies we have been able to keep moving forward without any interruption in our daily ministry to souls worldwide literally 24/7/365.

In the midst we have been able to re-launch the Liveprayer TV program in May of 2013, an incredible minsitry tool that has only aired on non-Christian stations and networks since we debuted the program in 2003. It is still the ONLY “live” minsitry program on any television, and still continues to impact lives each night, save souls, and bring God’s Truth into a marketplace virtually void of that truth.

By His grace, the love, prayers, and INCREDIBLE FINANCIAL SACRIFICES of many in the Liveprayer family along with the personal sacrifices of hours and compensation I’ve made (Even though the additional hours have taken a bit of a toll on my health over the past few years, God has continued to heal me and give me the strength I need each day.), Liveprayer has continued to be the unique beacon of light to this nation, world, and so many lives each day!

I share all of this to say that today I am in desperate need of YOUR prayers today. I have never in all of these years shared my personal challenges or ever asked for anything for myself. In the course of sacrificing everything to keep the Liveprayer ministry operations going each day, I have sacrificed my personal financial situation to a place where I have a deadline this coming this Monday the 18th of $215,326.93. If I default on this balloon payment it will virtually ruin me from a personal financial standpoint.

These personal obligations have nothing to do with living a lavish lifestyle but are the accumulation of many years of daily living costs.I have pushed and consolidated my personal obligations to a place where I have no more time or maneuvering room. I have neglected my personal finances to insure the Liveprayer minsitry would remain strong, and no matter what happens in my personal situation, that won’t change. I had hoped to hold my personal debts off until December when I could take several years of back pay from the initial payment on the syndication deal, but sadly that is not possible.

I have sought the Lord over the past weeks, looking for a true miracle. I am at peace if one doesn’t materialize. Nothing I have ever done in 23 years of minsitry has been for personal gain, despite numerous opportunities to personally enrich myself greatly from the minsitry. I have only asked the Lord for my basic needs to be taken care of, and He continues to feed, cloth, and shelter me each day…and will continue no matter what happens Monday as will the work of Liveprayer.

I love and care about you so much. Please pray for me, and if there is one of our friends God has put in a position and with the heart to help me with this personal need, I am happy to discuss it with you. Feel free to email me at: bkeller@liveprayer.com Again, no matter what happens with my personal situation, Liveprayer has been structured to keep pressing forward with none of our daily ministry operations affected in any way.

For once in 23 years, this is simply a personal situation regarding my finances that I have had to sacrifce over the past 7 years to insure the daily life of this critical work of the Lord continues to impact lives worldwide each day, save souls, and be an instrument for God to lead this nation back to Him and His Truth. In the end, that is all I really care about.

Very few know of the many and incredible personal sacrifices I have made over these past 23 years to serve the Lord, the personal price I have paid in so many ways. I have never complained because it has been the highest HONOR to serve the Lord and give my life to you and all of those the Lord has brought to this ministry, many in their most critical time of need, over these many years. I am happy to undergo as many personal challenges as I need to until the Lord calls me home, knowing my rewards will not be in this life, but will come in Glory!

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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