Daily Devotional for Monday January 5, 2009
(Jonah 1:2 )
"Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me." Jonah 1:2
TONIGHT, ONE OF THE KEY PIECES OF THE JONAH PROJECT FALLS INTO PLACE AS WE DEBUT THE LIVEPRAYER PROGRAM ON SECULAR RADIO. WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WWBA AM820, A MAJOR 50,000 WATT NEWS STATION IN THE TAMPA MARKET AND HOME TO NATIONAL PROGRAMS LIKE BILL 'OREILLY, MY FRIEND DAVE RAMSEY, DENNIS MILLER, AND MICHAEL SAVAGE, WILL BE THE FLAGSHIP STATION FOR THE LIVEPRAYER RADIO PROGRAM. WE WILL BE AIRING "LIVE" EVERY MONDAY THRU FRIDAY FROM 11PM-MIDNIGHT EST. WE ARE ALSO MOVING OUR TV PROGRAM CURRENTLY SEEN EXCLUSIVELY ON LIVEPRAYER FROM 10PM-11PM EST TO THE 11PM-MIDNIGHT EST TIME SLOT TO SIMULCAST THE TWO PROGRAMS.
IN THE COMING WEEKS WE WILL BE ADDING MAJOR SECULAR RADIO STATIONS AROUND THE NATION THAT WILL CARRY THE LIVEPRAYER RADIO PROGRAM EACH NIGHT. THIS DOOR OPENING IS ALSO GOING TO FACILITATE HAVING THE LIVEPRAYER TV PROGRAM BACK ON MAJOR SECULAR TV NETWORKS WITHIN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. THESE ARE CRITICAL MEDIA COMPONENTS TO THE JONAH PROJECT AS WE LEAD THIS NATION BACK TO GOD AND TO BIBLICAL TRUTH. LET ME ENCOURAGE YOU TODAY. WHILE MANY CHURCHES AND MINISTRIES ARE STRUGGLING, CLOSING DOWN, GOD IS MOVING THROUGH LIVEPRAYER AND I WANT TO CHALLENGE YOU TO BECOME PART OF THE JONAH PROJECT AND THIS LAST DAYS MOVE OF GOD'S HOLY SPIRIT!!!
GO TO: www.liveprayer.com/jonah
The Jonah Project. My friend, I can't even begin to tell you how heavy my heart has been about this nation, the world we live in, and so many people dying every day and spending eternity in hell. The fact is, this nation and world could be looking forward each day to God's blessings, instead of awaiting His soon coming wrath and judgment. So many people die each day and end up in hell, when many of them would have accepted Jesus as their Savior and been spending eternity in Heaven if someone had only told them how to be saved. I have spent much of the past year on my face before the Lord, asking Him to forgive me and impart to me fresh vision and a fresh anointing.
After nearly 20 years of ministry, 112 months of Liveprayer, I have to take personal responsibility for the spiritual state of our nation, our world, and so many souls who needlessly ended up in hell. In spite of all that Liveprayer accomplishes each day for the Kingdom, the impact we have in so many lives, the fact is I have failed God because I should have been doing more, could have been doing more. I've recommitted my heart and life to the Lord and vowed I will not rest until my work is finished. I will not be satisfied until every effort has been exhausted to turn this nation back to God and His Truth, to bring that message to all the other nations around the world, and insure every breathing soul has had the chance to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior!
2,900 years ago, God called a man named Jonah to go to the city of Nineveh and warn the people of that great city of God's coming judgment if they didn't repent, turn from their sin and back to God. We know that Jonah ran from that call and God had to get his attention by sending a great fish after him. After that experience, Jonah decided it was better to obey God and went to Nineveh, delivered the message God called him to deliver to the people, and Nineveh repented, turned back to God, and was spared His judgment. As wicked as this nation is, I have hope that we can repent and turn back to God just like the people of Nineveh did!!!
38 years ago, at age 12 I accepted Jesus as my Savior and God called me to serve Him. At the age of 20 I ran from God and His calling. However, God sent a great fish after me as well. That "great fish" was the United States government. After 30 months in the "belly of the fish," I decided that it would be much better to obey God than to run. For the past 18 years I have been faithfully serving the Lord, declaring His Truth to this world and the hope we have in Christ to the lost and hurting. After 18 years of ministry, God is now calling me to deliver that message of repentance to this nation, this world, and to each individual like I have never done before.
On Monday, July 7th, 2008, Liveprayer launched the Jonah Project. The goal of the Jonah Project is to bring the Gospel to every soul on the face of the earth and give each person the opportunity to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior. In addition, we are calling this nation to repentance and to turn back to God and the Truth of His Word or face His wrath and judgment. We are making that call of repentance to the other nations of the world as well, warning them of God's impending judgment if they refuse.
The key to the Jonah Project will be a major daily presence on secular television and radio. The Lord recently brought together a small group of 21 people who have invested to fund the development of our 24/7 Internet TV and radio feeds. (*Note: In light of the economic crisis and the tremendous losses so many people experienced in their investments in 2008, I believe God soverignly protected those who were led and able to take part in this opportunity.)
We are light years ahead of anyone in broadcasting live video and audio on the Internet, and have already developed a presence that will do nothing but grow exponentially each month, which will generate advertising revenues to offset all of the operating costs. While the Internet is the worldwide communications tool of the future and the platform ALL broadcasting will be on in a few years, there is still a need for a national presence on secular television and radio because of the ability to reach the masses and the credibility it carries.
IT WILL BE A BOLD VOICE FOR GOD'S TRUTH THE WORLD WILL NOT BE ABLE TO IGNORE!!!
The need for the TV and radio presence is this. There is NO PERSON with a daily presence on secular TV and radio who is reaching the non-Christian masses, dealing with the issues of the day and in people's lives from a Biblical worldview and sharing the fact Jesus is the only hope for this life and for all eternity. This national TV and radio program will not only be used to call this nation to repentance and to turn back to God, but will be the only true voice in the market place for God's Truth. Like Liveprayer on the Internet, it will become a place for the remnant to gather and be mobilized to take action in these last days.
Let me be blunt with you. There is NO EXCUSE we still slaughter 4,000 babies in this nation every day. There is NO EXCUSE we have men marrying men and women marrying women in this nation. There is NO EXCUSE for the proliferation of porn and gambling. There is NO EXCUSE that the media puts out the unfiltered garbage it does 24/7. THERE IS NO EXCUSE THAT SATAN IS ABLE TO INFLUENCE THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THE MASSES 24/7 WITHOUT ANY OPPOSITION! I echo the challenge Elijah issued to the people of his day on Mt. Carmel, "How long will you waver between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him."
Here is the reality of where we are at today. We have forsaken God for the false gods and idols of the world. Our incoming President is no friend of God. The economy is not going to get better anytime soon, it is going to get worse. The heart of our society, marriage and the family, has been decimated. We are in all out rebellion to God and evil operates virtually unopposed throughout this nation and world. Our nation and this world is overdue the wrath and judgment of God for our gross wickedness. Now is the hour for the message of Jonah to be delivered to this nation before it is too late. Our time is up and we are currently operating on God's grace and mercy at this point.
There are many great ministries with incredible financial resources, however, their limited vision is to simply keep preaching to the choir that fills their coffers while the world around them perishes. There are many great organizations who focus on the social issues of the day, but they never succeed because they have no real voice or ability to mobilize the masses to achieve victory, and in some cases don't want victory since that would put them out of business. Too many of those in leadership have compromised the Truth of the Word and sold out for the comfort and trappings of this temporal world, having no real vision to influence the world for Christ, but allowing this fallen world to influence them.
A great example of that is Bishop TD Jakes. He appears often on his buddy Dr. Phil's program, and if you didn't know he was a pastor, you would never know it. He NEVER mentions Jesus. He NEVER gives advice from the Bible. He doesn't even identify himself as a pastor, but calls himself a "motivational speaker." He will soon be starting his own program, funded and promoted by Dr. Phil's production company, to help people deal with the problems of life. Another contrived talk show that exploits people for their problems, without offering them the only true hope and answer there is, JESUS! Sadly, to gain favor with the world and generate a huge payday, this supposed man of God decided to trade in the Truth of the Bible and the hope of Christ for the temporal fame and fortune this world offers.
A byproduct of the Jonah Project has been the Liveprayer Church, a global fellowship of Believers through the Internet. There is a weekly church service every Sunday morning that is archived for people to watch at their leisure. The focus of this new on-line church will be to preach the Truth of the Word, disciple new believers, and equip the saints to serve the Lord. The primary objective will be on evangelism, unleashing tens of thousands of evangelists on the Internet as well as in their local communities. In addition to the Sunday service, there will be a weekly discipleship classes for new Believers, a weekly Bible study, as well as evangelism training, and other resources for members.
I still pray for and support the local church, but after nearly 9 years of working with local churches around the country trying to place new converts, get them properly discipled in their new faith, trusting they would be fed the Truth of the Bible, and being let down over and over, I decided it was time to create a global on-line church where I knew people would be taken care of. It has already become a home church for those who have been hurt and disenfranchised by other churches, yet who still need to be fed spiritually. It has become a starting place for those who get saved through Liveprayer, since I know they will receive the critical discipleship all new Believers need, and a place where they will be fed each week from the Bible, learn to serve, and grow in their faith.
I'VE SINNED AGAINST GOD FOR EXPECTING OTHERS TO DO WHAT GOD HAS BEEN CALLING ME TO DO AND I HAVE ASKED HIM TO FORGIVE ME. NO MORE! THE JONAH PROJECT WILL ESTABLISH THIS POWERFUL VOICE FOR GOD'S TRUTH IN THE MARKETPLACE TO CALL OUR NATION AND THE WORLD TO REPENTANCE AND THE LOST TO FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST. IT WILL BECOME A VOICE FOR THE TRUE REMNANT AND MOBILIZE THE FAITHFUL TO WIN VICTORIES OVER THE SOCIAL ISSUES OF OUR DAY. TIME IS RUNNING OUT, THE HOUR IS UPON US, IT IS TIME TO ACT AND ACT DECISIVELY!!!
I love you and care about you so much. It is clear that over the past 6 years of ministering on secular television 5 nights a week, my numerous appearances on FOX, CNN, with Howard Stern, Bubba, and many other programs I have appeared on, the Lord has raised me up and prepared me for this hour. Please be praying for the Johan Project, and get on board. You can go to the Liveprayer.com homepage and click on the JONAH PROJECT icon. That will take you to the Jonah Project website. Watch the "vision video" and sign up to be part of this great last days move of God to call this nation and the nations of the world to repentance and to turn back to Biblical Truth.
I fully understand why Jonah ran from God's calling. Despite being faithful and bold, I too have been running from what I know God has been calling me to do. At some point you have to decide how committed you really are to serving the Lord. At some point there is no turning back. Over these past 16 months there has been many times when I wanted out. I was tired. I wanted my life back. I just wanted God to leave me alone so I could do what I wanted for the few years I have left.
But the Lord reminded me over and over during this struggle that it was no longer my life, it was His. I was his servant. Now it is time for this servant to step up to the plate and fulfill his calling. I have totally let go of this world and only seek to serve the Lord with whatever breath remains. It is time to go to this modern day Nineveh, the United States, and deliver the word of the Lord!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller