Daily Devotional for Friday March 6, 2009
The fleece. I came to you last July with a vision the Lord gave me to lead this nation back to God and Biblical values. It is called the Jonah Project. To watch an 8 min. video of that vision, you can go to the Liveprayer.com homepage and click on the Jonah Project link. In addition to leading this nation back to God and His Truth, the Jonah Project is going to amass an army of 5-6 million followers of Christ to take decisive action and end abortion, gay marriage, cut back the availability of porn and gambling, as well as fight the other social ills of our day. I'm not talking about just making noise on these issues, but using our numbers and clout to see VICTORY over these issues! Along the way, millions will come to faith in Christ.
A byproduct of the Jonah Project has been the new Liveprayer Church, an on-line church that is like any other church except it does not have a building. The Liveprayer Church will insure we have a place to properly disciple new Believers, while offering an incredible array of outreach ministries and opportunities for people to be trained up to do the work of the Gospel. There are millions of people who have been hurt by the local church, disenfranchised from the traditional church for many reasons, and being online, we can offer a church home to people from all around the world making it a true snapshot of what Heaven will look like.
The key component to attracting the millions of people it will take for the Jonah Project to be effective as well as helping to populate the Liveprayer Church will be national TV and radio programs on major secular networks, live 5 days a week. The influence of Oprah over millions came 100% from her daily TV show. The influence of Rush over millions came 100% from his daily radio program. On a national scale, these two mediums can impact both now and for eternity millions of lives. I saw it for the 4 1/2 years we were on the CBS station in Tampa, the year we were also on all of the ABC stations around Florida, and the 10 weeks in 2006 we were on nationwide.
There are ministries with millions who could do this, but they have no vision to reach the lost and stay on the Christian networks because they have a model that makes them millions of dollars. On the Christian networks they can speak to an audience that is 98% Christian, and ask them to send money, buy resources, and come to events, thus being able to pay for the airtime. We were able to sustain our local TV program for years without ever asking for a dime, simply thru the sacrifice of those in the Liveprayer family. We were unable to make it nationally, because we could not get enough advertisers who were willing to be associated with a Gospel message.
However, this time we have the critical financial component through the Jonah Project and the Liveprayer Church. I have no doubt the Christians in the audience, and even many non-Christians who want to see this nation come back to traditional values, will not only sign up to be part of the Jonah Project, but support it financially. Also, many in the TV audience will be people who are looking for a church home, and no doubt many will become part of the Liveprayer Church. A portion of the donations to the Jonah Project and the tithes to the Liveprayer Church will go to pay for the airtime for the national radio and TV programs.
Here is the fleece I have laid before God and what I need you to pray for. There are NO major secular TV networks willing to air the Liveprayer TV program live, 5 nights a week. We were told by one network after another that air the most disgusting programs you can imagine that our "content was too controversial." A few will let us air a pre-recorded version of the program at 4 or 5 in the morning, but that is it. I was getting very discouraged when God opened a door with a major secular network who has agreed to air the Liveprayer program "live" every Monday-Friday from Midnight-1am EDT all across the nation.
It will cost us $45,000 per night for the airtime, and we have to pay each quarter (13 weeks, 65 programs) in advance. That is $2,925,000. We can start on Monday, May 4. This deal is only good thru the end of this month. My friend, I am certain that if we can cover this first quarter, we will be able to attract enough viewers to join the Jonah Project, as well as the new Liveprayer Church, to generate the funds we need to keep the program on the air.
Listen, you know my heart after all of these years. I could have taken the easy road and simply become another occupant of the Christian trough, generating millions of dollars, living a life of ease and luxury like so many others. I could have become part of the "Christian elite," played the political games, run around with the "giants" whose name everyone knows. I am not interested in fame, or money, only SOULS! I am not interested in talking about souls, but SAVING SOULS! I am not interested in acting like we are doing something while men are dying and going to hell because nobody reached out to them and told them how to be saved, while our nation is in spiritual freefall. I am only interested in making sure ALL hear the Gospel and in turning this nation back to God. I don't have any desire to be part of the religious establishment, only serve the Lord!
I am coming to you today to ask you to pray for God to move on the heart of one person, maybe two, maybe three or four, who have the resources and the heart for God to make a bold move and help me put together $3 million dollars by the end of this month. In addition to the airtime costs, we will need about $75,000 for the production costs for those 13 weeks.
The Liveprayer TV program is not some "good idea." We have done over 1500 programs over the past 6 years and have the track record to prove it is successful. We only need to have 100,000 viewers a night, a minimal number we averaged the 10 weeks we were on nationwide in 2006. Only 1% of those viewers needs to sign up for the Jonah Project and make a $40 donation, and only 1/4 of 1% need to join the Liveprayer Church with only 20% of those people tithing $100 a week, for us to cover our nightly airtime costs. That is why I am CERTAIN we now have the model in place to cover the ongoing costs of the program if we can raise the $3 million we need for the first quarter.
I know there are some very talented, gifted, and resourceful people who are part of the Liveprayer family. People God has gifted in the area of finances. I need your help! Some of you have the resources and contacts to put together a small group of 3, 5, 10, 20 people. Others have great contacts with people who love the Lord and would be excited about a real opportunity to make a difference with some of what God has entrusted into their care. IT IS GOING TO TAKE ONE PERSON GOD HAS GIFTED AND ORDAINED TO SHARE MY BURDEN, MAKE IT YOUR BURDEN, AND HELP ME PUT THIS $3 MILLION TOGETHER. PLEASE PRAY AND SEEK THE LORD IF HE IS CALLING YOU TO HELP ME!
I am well aware that $3 million is an incredible commitment, however money is all relative. President Barack Hussein Obama raised $66 MILLION IN ONE MONTH! There are people willing to pour millions into a political ideology, I know there are those who can make that same financial commitment for the eternal souls of millions and to help lead this nation back to God. The fact is, there is NOBODY that has a live daily TV program on secular TV. It is hard to put into words the incredible impact such a program can have in the hearts and lives of the millions of people who will view it each day. I assure you that this TV program can not only help lead millions of souls to faith in Jesus Christ, but be a loud voice in the marketplace of God's Truth that can lead this nation back to God and Biblical Truth.
I love you and care about you so much. I realize satan will stop at nothing to keep this program from airing and will cause many to dismiss this message. That is OK. It takes eyes to see and ears to hear. I am asking everyone today to please pray for the Lord to send the person or people who can help me put together this $3 million by the end of the month. Nothing on Christian TV is going to impact millions of lost souls or this nation because very few lost souls watch Christian TV, and after 40 years, the nation is in a worst spiritual condition than it has ever been in. It is clear that Christian TV has had virtually ZERO impact on our culture!
However, I know the impact the Liveprayer TV program has had over the years we have been on in Tampa and around Florida. Even in just the 10 weeks we were on nationally in 2006, we still hear from people whose lives were impacted. It is a simple, yet powerful vehicle that can literally turn this nation back to God and His Truth. This is no doubt the last window we will have, since as the culture deteriorates, the ability to do such a program will be lost. As much money as $3 million is, it is nothing in the economy of this world. That $3 million can be the seed that helps to turn this nation back to God while helping to lead millions and millions of souls to faith in Jesus Christ.
Again, please pray and please stand in agreement with me for the Lord to bring the right person or people to help me by the end of this month. If God is speaking to you about this opportunity to use your life and resources to do something great for His Kingdom, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
***As we are in the first week of March, let me ask you to please pray about making that gift to Liveprayer this month. I know many are facing difficult times, but I also know God has protected and blessed most through this economic storm. What better way to show your gratitude than by using some of those resources to bring His hope to so many lost and hurting souls.
Less than 1/4 of 1% ever give to Liveprayer. Many have been blessed by Liveprayer for many years and have never supported God's work here. It has been the faithfulness of many friends these past 114 months that has allowed us to be a blessing to millions. Now you can be a blessing to someone who needs Christ by sending the most generous gift you can today. The Bible teaches to give as you are able. For some that may be a gift of $20 or $50. For others it may be a gift of $100 or $200. Still others can give $500, $1,000, or even more. It is not the amount God sees, but your heart. Simply be obedient and give as the Holy Spirit guides you to give.
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: email@example.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.
Thank you for standing with me. Now is the moment, this is the time. It is a new year. We must forge ahead to lead this nation back to God and to Biblical values, and bring His hope to the lost. May you be richly blessed as you serve and follow Him. Together, God can use our lives to impact millions of souls in these last days for all eternity!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller