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DAILY DEVOTIONAL FRIDAY AUGUST 1, 2014 (John 15:19-21; John 16:2-3; 1 John 5:19; Matthew 24:9; Acts 20:24)

***LIVEPRAYER'S 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY MONTH! Don't miss the special 15th Anniversary message on Friday August 29th! On August 31st, Liveprayer will celebrate 15 years of faithful service online. Tens of millions of lives impacted worldwide, over 100 million emails for prayer over and responded to, and more than 800,000 souls we know of who have come to faith in Jesus Christ. Liveprayer is a living testimony to the Lord and an eternal legacy to all of those in the Liveprayer family who have prayed and sacrificially given over the past 15 years to make this unique "last days" ministry possible.

As we are into our anniversary month, please pray about a special offering to Liveprayer of $15, $150, $1,500, or $15,000 in honor or memory of someone you love who has impacted your faith in Christ. What a powerful way to remember a person God has used in your journey, as they will live for all eternity not just in your life and others they touched along the way, but those lives your gift will impact for the Lord in their honor. God bless you for your love, prayers, and sacrificial giving as together we have begun a great work that will not be finished until this nation turns back to God and His Truth!!!

***JULY FINANCIAL UPDATE: Thank you to all who have been praying for Liveprayer and our financial need, and those who were led and able to help me with a gift in July. We ended July with a $26,000 shortfall in the required funds for our basic internet operations, and $44,000 from bringing our TV contracts current. I can only pray that as in the past, the Lord sends several friends with the ability to send a significant gift for us to first insure our Liveprayer.com operations are brought current, and if the Lord still wants the Liveprayer TV program to continue in the great Chicagoland market with 10 million people that has impacted tens of thousands of lives and seen over 4,000 souls we know of come to faith in Jesus during our first 6 months of programs, to enable us to pay half of what we owe immediately in order to continue.

Pray with me for the $70,000 we require immediately! I ask that you take a few minutes and pray today. List to what the Holy Spirit is calling you to do to help me insure these critical funds we require are received between now and the end of business Monday. God bless you for your love, prayers, and generous sacrifice to help me. Together we will NOT be deterred from fulfilling all that the Lord has called us to do at this critical time in the spiritual life of this nation as well as the apx. 7 billion souls alive at this moment

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: bkeller@liveprayer.com , or you can mail your gift to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Ave. North, St.Petersburg, FL 33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.

***SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM BILL KELLER: Blessings my friend! As we are in the final hours of the month, I am in a place we have been about a dozen times over the 15 yrs of Liveprayer and 10 yrs of the Liveprayer TV program. I knew when I answered God's call to the minsitry 22 yrs ago that it would of course take funds to be able to do the work I had been called to do for the Kingdom, but I also knew that I would NEVER put money over ministry or allow God's work to turn into little more than a "product" to generate dollars. I have been faithful from day one that MINISTRY has always been the focus over MONEY, and I know in my heart that it is the reason the Lord has blessed our efforts over the years and allowed us to see the incredible fruit of our work for the Kingdom!

Over these many months of serving the Lord, we have been at a place where we needed just under $100,000 one time, $80,000 one time, $50,000 one time, and $20,000-$30,000 many times, just to keep our basic operations in place and keep the platform the Lord has given us to share His Truth in the marketplace 7 days a week, pray for the needs of those who came to us with the challenges of life we all face during our journey, and lead lost souls to everlasting life through faith in Jesus Christ!

In those critical times, it has always been one, two, sometimes three of our friends who God has blessed and were able to step up to meet the large critical need we had in the 11th hour. I know that some of you have recently sold a home or property, possibly a business, have had a surge in your investments, or simply through good stewardship have been able to accumulate an amount of wealth the Lord has entrusted into your care.

The summer months of June, July, and August are ALWAYS difficult with people on vacation, the kids out of school, and many people focused on the summer and just not as plugged in as they are the rest of the year. In the midst of that annual slowdown we are battling to keep the TV program on in the #2 TV market in the nation, the 10 million people in the greater Chicagoland area, in addition to the monthly operations for Liveprayer.com.

I come to you today requiring at this moment $70,000 to have all of our Internet and TV accounts current as we head into the month of August. You can read the information below that details everything. $40,000 of that amount is CRITICAL simply to insure Liveprayer.com isn't interrupted and the TV program stays on for at least another 60 days as we continue to build a huge audience each night and from that audience, new friends to help fund the program.

Please, take a moment to pray. If God has blessed you with the ability to step up today with a gift of $5,000, $10,000, the $30,000 that is required IMMEDIATELY, or the entire $70,000 re require to be 100% current with our operations, PLEASE allow the Lord to use you like he has many other special friends over the years in a time of great need. I know that there are many things you could do with those funds, but assure you that there is NOTHING you will ever do that will have the impact on as many lives and their eternal souls!

Thank you for your love, for your countless prayers, and your faithful sacrificial giving over these past years together. Now more than every I need one, two, or three dear friends in a place to help me insure these required funds are taken care of as soon as possible. We are past the 11th hour, but I know the same God who brought one or more friends to help us when we needed that $100,000, the same God who brought one or more friends to help us when we needed that $80,000, the same God who has brought one or more friends to help us in our most critical hour of need, IS THE VERY SAME GOD WHO WILL MOVE ON THE HEARTS OF THOSE FRIENDS WHO HAVE THE ABILITY TO HELP US TODAY!

Thank you for standing with me, and all of this is critical to our having the operations of Liveprayer.com and the Liveprayer TV program at full strength as we head into the final 5 months of this year. I told you last November before 2014 ends we would see the sparks of a true national revival and the start of seeing this nation turning back to God and His Truth...with Liveprayer leading the way for the glory of God!!! Blessings on you and your family. You are in my prayers each day and for HIS richest blessings in all you do as God leads you and guides you each step of your journey!

How committed are you to Jesus? I think that is a fair question to ask since if you are saved, when you made that commitment to Christ, you literally gave Him your life. The Bible says that we have been bought with a price and that it is no longer our life. So I ask you again, how committed are you to Jesus? I would never ask you a question like that if I wasn't willing to ask myself that same question. The fact is, each morning when I wake up, I go through the process of surrendering my life afresh to the Lord. Even so, I have to check myself at times during the day by asking myself how committed I really am to the Lord?

I think about John the Baptist. He was called by God to prepare the way for the Messiah, the Savior of the world. Remember how his life ended? He had has head cut off for having the audacity to call sin sin. Think about Stephen in Acts 7. Remember how he died? He was literally stoned to death for simply sharing the Gospel, and may I remind you that he was speaking to the religious leaders of his day! Of course there is Jesus. I remember when he preached and people left because of what He taught. In John 6:66 the Bible says, "As a result of this many of His disciples withdrew and were not walking with Him anymore." Why? PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO BE REMINDED OF THEIR SIN, OF THEIR REBELLION TO GOD! Of course, our Lord was ultimately crucified for simply stating the fact that He was God!

I asked you today how committed you are to Jesus? Are you committed enough to be laughed at, scorned, ridiculed, and called every nasty name there is because you take a stand for Christ? Are you committed enough to be persecuted by family, friends, and strangers because you take a stand for Christ? Are you committed enough to die because you take a stand for Christ?

This has been a challenging few weeks for me personally, in my own journey of faith. I am no different than you. I am tempted by the things of this world like everyone is. I doubt God at times like we all do. I fail God too often. I try to do my best each day, but when the day is over I know I could have done more. Something is happening right now in the heavenlies regarding Liveprayer. I can only tell you it is my spiritual discernment telling me this, but something big is happening. I always know because when the battles are being waged in the heavenlies (Ephesians 6) because I get indications through the daily events that unfold in this world we live in and here at Liveprayer.

ALL of this is happening along with our daily work in ministering to over 2.4 million people worldwide every day through the Daily Devotional, responding each day to over 40,000 emails for prayer, the Liveprayer TV program "live" from Mid-2am EDT every Monday-Friday. Through those proven daily efforts we are seeing thousands of praise reports each week from people God has touched and apx 1,000 people every week giving their hearts and lives to Jesus by faith! I see enough happening in the natural to know there are some incredible battles over Liveprayer being waged right now in the heavenlies. God is up to something!!!

As I have answered God's challenge in my own life regarding my commitment to Christ, today I pass on that challenge to you. I am challenging those in the Liveprayer family to make an even greater commitment to Christ each day. This small group that God has sovereignly put together through this 21st century electronic marvel called the Internet, has already impacted tens of millions of lives worldwide and seen over 800,000 souls we know of come to faith in Jesus Christ since we began in August of 1999. God is calling me, and He is calling you, to now take our commitment to the next level!

The fact is, it is up to us each day just how much of an impact we will have for the Lord. We can do as little or as much as we want. For me, it took cleansing myself of earthy goals and setting instead heavenly goals. It took not being motivated by the temporal material things of this world but by the eternal spiritual things of God. You see my friend, the things of this world, money, possessions, power, position, all mean NOTHING in light of eternity. The moment you die, all of those things cease to exist or have any importance at all. The only thing left when you take your last breath are the things you've done for the Kingdom. Your only real legacy is in the hearts and souls of those lives you have impacted for Jesus during your journey here.

I love you and care about you so much. I have never asked you to do anything I haven't done. Before I ask you to sacrifice to give to this ministry, my wife and I already have made our sacrifice. Before I ask you to take a stand for Christ, I've already taken my stand. I have always believed that you lead by example. I would not be asking you today to make a greater commitment to Christ if I hadn't already done so. I am challenging you today to take some time alone with the Lord and let God show you how He can use your life as part of the Liveprayer family to help me make the impact, not on millions, but on BILLIONS of lives God has called us to make.

If you've been called to pray for me and this ministry, seek God how you can pray more effectively. If you've been called to sacrifice to give to support God's work here, seek God how you can make an even greater sacrifice. If you've been called to share Liveprayer with people you know, seek God how you can share this work with even more people. It is no accident that God has brought our lives together, and through the commitment to Christ we have each made, God has used our lives over 15 years to impact tens of millions of lives around the world.

GOD IS NOW CALLING US TO STEP UP, MAKE AN EVEN GREATER COMMITMENT SO HE CAN USE THIS WORK TO IMPACT HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF LIVES WORLDWIDE EVERY DAY!!!!

How committed are you to Jesus? The soul of our nation is hanging in the balance!!!

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