Daily Devotional for Wednesday January 14, 2009
Oprah is Depressed and Not Happy
(Deuteronomy 13:5; Isaiah 9:15)
Oprah is "depressed," and not happy. As her TV program began taping new episodes, the biggest issue addressed was the fact Oprah had gained over 40 pounds and was once again over 200 lbs. There were a variety of reasons given such as a potential thyroid problem, her hectic schedule and a lack of balance in her life, and that she was simply not happy. Here is a woman worth over 1 billion dollars, one of the most famous people on the entire planet, has everything anyone could ever dream of by the standards of this world, and she is not happy? Of course she isn't and here is why!
Oprah is not happy and never will be as long as she keep chasing the temporal things of this world. All the good deeds can't take the place of a real relationship with Jesus Christ. Sadly, Oprah has rejected that relationship for a perverted smorgasbord of Christian-light and new age teachings that allows HER to decide what she wants to believe. Over the past few years she has actually devoted a large portion of her fame and media infrastructure to selling people "spiritual crack" that is leading souls to hell.
OPRAH WILL NEVER FIND PEACE OR HAPPINESS UNTIL SHE SURRENDERS HERSELF TO JESUS CHRIST AND REALIZES SHE ISN'T THE ARBITER OF TRUTH, GOD IS!!! I PRAY FOR OPRAH DAILY AND ASK YOU TOO AS WELL, SINCE WHAT SHE IS LACKING IN HER LIFE, SOMETHING ALL OF HER MONEY AND FAME CAN NEVER BUY, IS TO KNOW THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST!!!
I've taken tons of heat these past 10 years for exposing Oprah as the most dangerous woman on the planet. Jesus said don't be afraid of those who can kill your body, but those who can lead your soul to hell. Oprah would never give a strong man or woman of God a forum on her program to share the Truth of His Word or look into the cameras and share the pure Gospel. However, she recently had a "gay pastor" on to make the case that God approves of his choice to engage in perverted sex with other men.
Whenever I take on Oprah in the media, something VERY FEW dare to do, I will get emails like this: "Dear Mr. Keller, I am responding to your recent comments on the Fox News Network regarding your opinion that Oprah is the "most dangerous woman in the world." I am a "Course in Miracles" student for some time now, a student of the "We are All One" philosophy. I was born and raised a Christian, but have in the past several years found much strength and faith in the belief that we are all from the same God. I am puzzled regarding your comments, since I am of the belief that one need not be a Christian to get to heaven. It appears that your strong public opinions create more divisiveness on this troubled planet at a time when we need to become more united...that is all humanity, everywhere, united in LOVE with the same God. I have found in my exploration of spirituality that I have gained much more peace than I ever found in my Christian based religion."
Oprah is selling "spiritual crack" and leading millions of souls to hell! After finding great success pushing the New Age agenda over the years on her TV program, New Age witch Oprah Winfrey is now clearly committing her vast resources to lead millions of unsuspecting souls to hell selling them the "spiritual crack" of the day, New Age teachings. Just like crack, these false teachings make people feel good for a moment but lead them on a path of destruction.
In January of 2008, Oprah began teaching a year-long course on her XM Satellite radio channel, "A Course in Miracles." A Course in Miracles is allegedly "new revelation" from "Jesus" to help humanity work through these troubled times. This "Jesus"-who bears no doctrinal resemblance to the Bible 's Jesus Christ-began delivering his channeled teachings in 1965 to a Columbia University Professor of Medical Psychology by the name of Helen Schucman.
Her most successful venture in New Age teachings was a 10 week seminar over the Internet when Oprah and best selling New Age author Eckhart Tolle taught from his new book, "A New Earth, Awakening Your Life's Purpose." Over 1 million people signed up for this 10 week web cast that led them away from Biblical Truth and faith in Jesus Christ through Tolle's perverted spiritual teachings. I have told you for years this is the most dangerous woman on earth, and she is clearly now being used as a tool of satan to lead millions of souls to hell with these false teachings she is promoting, while making millions of dollars doing it!
For the nearly 10 years Liveprayer has been around, I have continually exposed this New Age false-hope merchant and warned people of how dangerous she is. If Oprah Winfrey was simply another Hollywood entertainer I could care less about her. What makes her so dangerous is that while her program normally deals with the same subject matter the raunchy Jerry Springer program does, Oprah also deals with the very real day-to-day issues of life and uses her nationally-syndicated television program to tell people how to live. The authority she speaks from? Herself, OPRAH WINFREY!
This year she will take over the Discovery Health channel and it will be renamed the Oprah Winfrey Network. The programming? 24/7 NEW AGE TEACHINGS!!! We are living in a time where the better percentage of two full generations don't go to church. People still hit those difficult places in life and at those moments they are looking for help and for hope. Sadly, the Christian leaders of our day have abandoned the marketplace and secular television for the safety and prosperity of the "Christian trough." In so doing, they have left the lost and hurting masses looking for a savior, someone to come along and help them through the difficult moments of life, tell them how to live, and give them hope. To fill this void in people's spiritual lives, along comes Oprah!
People defend her by saying she is not a theologian or a preacher, she is a talk-show host and entertainer. I agree. However, that is not how she portrays herself or positions herself. She has eagerly cashed in to the tune of over $1 BILLION DOLLARS on being the spiritual guru to over 49 million people a week! The authority she speaks from is what she has determined truth to be, her views on right and wrong, her values and morals, as opposed to the only Truth and authority there is...God's Word!
It is clearly established that Oprah Wiinfrey views herself as some sort of spiritual leader, and based on the 49 million viewers of her TV program, you can laugh at that notion but can't ignore the fact she has an incredible amount of influence over tens of millions of lives. Let me be clear. The danger of Oprah Winfrey is that like any cult leader, her version of the truth and her final authority are not from God but from herself!
It has been clearly documented from transcripts that Oprah Winfrey may use the name of "God," and very rarely "Jesus," and use many "Christian" expressions, but so does the Mormon cult! While she was raised in the Baptist church, she has been a long-time member (though rarely attends) of a very liberal church in Chicago that mixes Christian faith with New Age spirituality, that also happens to be the church for 20 yrs of President-elect Obama pastored by the racist Dr. Jeremiah Wright.
Because she has never been married, choosing instead of live for decades outside the bonds of God's Holy Institution with a man who is not her husband, Oprah has a jaundiced view on this most sacred bond between a man and woman. Oprah embraces the New Age philosophy that there are "many roads that lead to God," a lie from the pits of hell itself. On her program she promotes and endorses cults like Scientology, Kaballah, those who speak to the dead, psychics, and people of ANY "spirituality." There is only ONE GOD, the God of the Bible, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and to promote the false gods of this world makes Oprah an enemy of God!
As for the social issues, Oprah condones and supports those who choose to engage in the sin of homosexuality. Oprah is on the record supporting a "woman's right to choose," code for slaughtering innocent babies. While she gives lip service to being pro-family, Oprah's definition of the family is whatever men want it to be, not what God says it is! Again, the truth Oprah espouses comes from her own imagination, not from the only authority and source of Truth there is, the Bible.
I could go on, but there is no reason to. Simply denying the Bible as the only Truth there is, God as the one and only God there is, and faith in Jesus Chris as the one and ONLY WAY to be saved, makes this woman dangerous and a false prophet in every sense of the word. What makes a person a false prophet is that they lead you AWAY from God, Biblical Truth and Jesus Christ. Sadly, those who follow this false prophet, this merchant of false hope, put their eternal souls in peril. That is why I have warned people for years about her and will continue to.
I love you and care about you so much. I know all the Oprah disciples who spend hundreds of dollars to go hear her preach the "gospel of Oprah" at her seminars, buy her books and magazine, watch her faithfully every day, hang on her every word, will run to her defense by pointing out all the good she does. I don't doubt for a second that Oprah uses some of her billions to help others. That is not the issue. The Mormon cult feeds the hungry, clothes the naked, and visits the prisoners, yet they are still lost and going to hell for rejecting Jesus Christ. The Mafia gives millions to worthwhile causes that help those in need, but that doesn't make them good people. God's Word teaches you can't buy your way into heaven!
So what is the answer to Rev. Oprah? She is locked in. One of the most powerful women in the entertainment business. She is not going away and now that she is at least being honest about her "spiritual guru" status, will become even bolder in trying to position herself as the spiritual leader of the nation. By the way, this is EXACTLY how the anti-Christ will rise to power and the one-world religion will come to be. A charismatic figure who can control the masses and fill their spiritual needs by feeding them a perverse theology that makes them feel good for the moment.
The answer is to take on Oprah just like Elijah took on the prophets of Baal, head-on! In the end, the TRUTH will always win out over the lie. False hope will always give way to true hope. The false prophet will always be exposed when confronted by a true prophet of God. I have told you many times that what we are dealing with is a battle for the souls of men. This is why I am so passionate about the work we do literally 24/7 here at Liveprayer. It is a beacon of light in the darkness of this world for Biblical Truth and lead people to the only answer there is..Jesus Christ!
The world has always had false prophets, merchants of false hope. Oprah, her creation "Dr. Phil," Montel, and Barack Hussein Obama, are simply some of the more notable ones of our day. I expose them for who they are, talk about them, because they are leading people AWAY from the only Truth there is and AWAY from the only hope there is. Pray for Oprah today. The fact is, Oprah could become a powerful woman of God if she would humble herself before the Almighty, get on her knees and confess Jesus Christ as Lord, and stop preaching the gospel of Oprah but the Gospel of Jesus Christ, stop selling people "spiritual crack," but give them the Truth of God's Word!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller