DAILY DEVOTIONAL THURSDAY JUNE 28, 2012
(Job 17:9, Galatians 6:9, Revelation 3:11)
***JUNE FINANCIAL UPDATE: As we are down to the last 3 days of June, please
be in prayer with me for the operational finances we need to bring in right
away. We still need $36,000 to cover the balance of our June operations.
$15,000 of that is several weeks past due, and I am praying for 2-3 people
who can make a special one-time gift to insure that amount is taken care of
right away. Please pray and than give as the Lord purposes in your heart,
even if it is only $10, $50, or whatever you can help me with. Never forget
that God will honor your heart as you obey His voice. Will you help me
today? Will you please take a minute today, and pray, seek the Lord what He
is asking you to sacrifce to help me?
TO GIVE A GIFT TO LIVEPRAYER, you can use your major credit card on our
secure server at: www.liveprayer.com under the "Donation" link, you can give
using your PayPal account using my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org,or
you can mail your gift to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Ave. North, St.Petersburg,
FL 33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, the United States is struggling with drought,
flooding, and forest fires. Is this God's judgment?
ANSWER: A byproduct of man's fall, is the fall of nature. In the
beginning, everything was created in perfection. All of the natural
disasters we see around the world are a result of fallen nature. While it
is impossible to call any one natural disaster God's judgment, all natural
disasters are part of a form of His judgment and as we know from the book of
Revelation, in the final days God WILL pour out His judgment on this world
in the form of major natural disasters that will affect the entire earth.
"He replied, 'This kind can come out only by prayer and fasting.' " Mark
I'm going to give you a heavy spiritual lesson today. I'm going to be very
blunt with you. Most people are so bound up in their own weaknesses, get so
distracted each day by the blowing winds of life, or just won't make the
sacrifice to pay the price to ever get to a place where they can even
understand this message. However, for those who do want more of God, do want
all of God they can get, are willing to literally lay down their very life
and give everything they have to the Lord, this word is for you today!
The word today is PERSEVERANCE. After serving the Lord for 2 decades, I can
tell you that it never gets any easier, the battles only intensify as time
goes on, and the more you are doing for the Kingdom the more you will have
to endure, and the more you will have to persevere. Why do you think so many
opt out or take the easy road? Very few people enjoy pain, conflict, being a
target and attacked constantly day after day, and run when confronted with
these things. That is why most of the Lord's work is done in the safety of
the Christian subculture we have created, behind the 4 walls of the church.
That is also why we are having very little influence, and very little impact
on this world we live in!
Look at the life of Paul. It would have been easy for Paul to sit back in
the comfort and safety of the churches he pioneered and take on that
apostolic role and live a life of honor, ease, comfort, and luxury. While
Paul did oversee the churches he founded, he never stopped or slowed down in
fulfilling God's mission for his life to take the Gospel to the lost and
hurting outside the four walls of the church. He pressed forward,
tirelessly, until the very end when he was martyred for his faith in Jesus
Christ. Despite the great personal sacrifices, putting his life on the line
each day, fighting all of the obstacles he had to face each step of the way,
My word for you today is this. You are not going to ever fulfill God's plan
for your life in serving the Lord without being able to persevere. That is
because the things of God don't come easy, and won't come without a fight.
There is a very real enemy who will do all he can to stop you. As I share
with you often, this is ultimately a battle for the souls of men, and sadly,
satan is willing to fight harder for souls than most of God's people. You
can't persevere by giving God 25%. You can't persevere by giving God 50%.
You can't persevere by giving God 80%. You can't persevere by giving God
even 95%. TO PERSEVERE, YOU HAVE TO BE SOLD OUT, 100% TO THE LORD!!!
The fact is, it doesn't take too many men totally sold out for Jesus to turn
this world upside down. The work of one man, Paul, is still being felt
today. The disciples of Jesus, who after his resurrection and being filled
with the Holy Spirit, were totally sold out of the Lord and laid the
foundation that the Christian faith has been built upon these past 2000
years. During that time, it has been men and women of God who were sold out
for the Lord, 100% committed to Him, men and women who PERSEVERED, that has
brought the Gospel to the world and helped millions of people find
everlasting life through faith in Jesus Christ.
I love you and care about you so much. We are in the last days and now God
is calling on men and women like you and me to stand up, be counted, to sell
out for him, and to persevere as we bring in that last great harvest of
souls before our Lord returns and the last days of human history unfold.
This is a clarion call to those who have ears to hear, that the time for
playing games is over, the time for playing church is over, the time for
being satisfied to live in the comfort of the "Christian trough" is over,
the time for using the Gospel simply to generate money is over, IT IS TIME
TO SELL OUT FOR THE LORD AND LET GOD USE OUR LIVES TO BRING HIS TRUTH AND
THE HOPE OF CHRIST TO THE LOST AND HURTING MASSES WHO WILL DIE AND GO TO
HELL FOR ALL ETERNITY WITHOUT JESUS!
To accomplish that, you will have to persevere. You will have to face the
trials, the tribulations the hardships, the attacks, the scorn, the daily
battles, but it is the power of the Holy Spirit that will embolden you and
strengthen you and allow you to PERSEVERE! When you get down and
discouraged, the Lord will pick you up and give you all you need to keep
pressing forward. The Bible tells us that many are called but few are
chosen. The chosen are the ones who are willing to pay the price, do
whatever it takes to persevere! The deep things of God will never come easy.
They require a total and complete sacrifice to the Lord. But when this life
is over, the things of this temporal world will pass away and all that will
be left are the things we did for Jesus!
Let me share with you my great battle and ask that you pray and fast, as God
helps us to persevere and see victory. I have had the answer to leading this
nation back to God and HIS Truth for years. This is the ONLY hope for our
nation, since the problems really aren't political, or economical, they are
For many years before starting Liveprayer.com in 1999, I was heavily
involved in the Christian television world. Hosting programs, producing
programs, my goal was to attract younger, non-Christians to watch Christian
TV since over 95% of the viewers were already Christians and over 80% of the
audience are over the age of 55. Those who own the Christian television
stations and networks had no interest in changing anything since they were
making a fortune selling air time to ministries and doing their telethons.
The ministries who air on these networks had no interest in changing what
they were doing since the teaching/preaching/ sell and beg format was a
highly successful model that brings in tens of millions of dollars to the
top TV ministries every year. God told me to leave the Christian TV world as
He led me to start Liveprayer.com in 1999, and 4 years later, told me it was
time to get back into television. Only this time it was to bring His Truth
and the hope and love of Christ in a unique and "live" hour-long daily
program that personally ministered to and interacted with the viewers and
would only air on SECULAR TELEVISION STATIONS AND NETWORKS.
The Liveprayer TV program launched on March 3, 2003, airing in the Tampa
market ( 12 TV market in the nation) "live" every Monday-Friday from 1-2
a.m. We were on for 4 1/2 years and it was the highest rated program in the
Tampa overnights (Midnight-6 a.m.), and ministered to hundreds of thousands
of people over the years. From July 2005 through June 2006, we were also
seen "live" from 1-2 a.m. on the ABC affiliates in Jacksonville, West Palm
Beach, and Miami, as well as independent stations in the Orlando and Ft.
Myers markets. Again, great ratings, reaching tens of thousands of people
every night in each of those markets.
In 2006, for 4 weeks in July and 6 weeks in November and December, we were
seen "live" for an hour 5 nights a week all over the nation on the "i"
Network, formerly Pax TV, with apx 250,000 viewers each night. From January
2008 though June 2009, the Liveprayer program was aired nightly on the
Internet, attracting tens of thousands of viewers a night as we pioneered
doing live programming on the Internet.
The key to the TV program is that we were highly successful in reaching a
non-Christian audience on major secular broadcast affiliates and networks.
By never asking for money, I have gained incredible credibility with a
non-Believing audience that would never watch a Christian program. These are
people for the most part who don't go to church, don't read the Bible, and
never watch Christian TV, listen to Christian radio, or read Christian
books. They represent the lost and hurting masses out there that the church
and most major ministries have abandoned but the world is reaching every day
with its lies.
We reached millions of people throughout the nation, took over 10,000 calls,
answered over 1/2 million emails, and saw over 50,000 people come to faith
in Christ just through the TV program. We invested nearly $5 million dollars
on the TV program over those years (most secular production companies invest
that and more in pilots that never even get on the air!) to create a highly
successful broadcast tool that created a track record of great ratings and
most important, very successful ministry results. This nation, now more than
ever needs a program that will boldly, without shame or compromise, declare
the Truth of God's Word, deal with the issues in our world and people's
lives from a Biblical worldview, and tell people their only hope for this
life and all eternity is a relationship with Jesus Christ! LIVEPRAYER HAS
BEEN THE ONLY "LIVE," DAILY PROGRAM ON SECULAR TV TO DO THAT!
Despite all of that, I have failed God in the job He has given me to do
since I have been unable so far to come up with the right people or plan to
get the highly successful TV program back on nationwide. I know I am doing
something nobody else is doing, something that a small Internet ministry
operating out of the back of a used car lot in St. Petersburg with no assets
should even be trying to do, competing in a world with multi-billion dollar
entertainment companies, but MY GOD IS BIGGER THAN ALL OF THE ABCs, CBSs,
NBCs, AND FOXs OF THE WORLD, BIGGER THAN THE ORPAHS, DR. PHILS, AND
PROGRAMMERS POLLUTING THE AIRWAVES OF THIS NATION WITH THEIR ANTI-GOD,
ANTI-BIBLE, ANTI-CHRISTIAN SHOWS 24-7!!!
Let me share with you where I am at. We have an opportunity to get back on a
national secular cable network in September. We have worked out a rate of
apx $36,000 a program, which to reach 90 million of the 100 million TV
households is a very reasonable price. To do the program for 6 months would
cost us $4.6 million in airtime and $400,000 in productions costs. Bottom
line, $5 million dollars to reach the nation for an hour a day, 5 days a
week, for 26 weeks.
I am convinced that if we can have an unabated run of 6 months, we will get
the ratings and attract the attention necessary to bring on board the right
commercial sponsors who will see the great value in reaching the Liveprayer
TV and Internet audience to keep the program going past the initial 6
months. The biggest problem in TV is finding a program people will watch. We
have a very unique problem, since we have created a very successful program
that people love, but due to the content (the Biblical worldview I take), we
have to find the right companies who care about seeing the Kingdom advanced,
have the money, and almost as important the guts to stand with me.
I will not stop fighting, or stop persevering until I have fulfilled this
job God has called me to do. I could really use your prayers and help. Pray
that we can find the right person or group who will invest into the Kingdom
the $5 million we need to get the program back on nationwide. Pray that the
Lord will bring the right companies and businesses who would benefit from
advertising to the Liveprayer TV and Internet audience and has the resources
and vision to be part of this unique move of God to bring His Truth and the
hope of Christ to a nation who so desperately needs Him today. In the
world's economy, $5 million is very little. There are people reading these
words right now who have the ability to write a check for that amount.
Please pray about who you know who might be able to help me.
If God is leading you to help me with this effort, please contact me at:
Satan does not want the Liveprayer TV program on across this nation. The 6
years we were on, especially the 10 weeks we were on nationally in 2006,
showed God's incredible life-changing power and what He can do with a
one-hour program that simply proclaimed His Truth without wavering to this
lost world. This is an all out war for souls and the war centers on money.
We all know God owns the cattle on a thousand hills, that all the gold and
silver is His. Please be in prayer, fast, that God brings the person, the
people, or the company along side who will find their blessings by being
part of this unique and powerful vessel to bring this nation and the lost
and hurting masses back to Christ. Pray for me to know His strength, wisdom
and favor to PERSEVERE!!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,