Daily Devotional for Friday March 27, 2009
There is No Time Left, We Must Act Now
There is no time left, we must act now! I have never been closer to the Lord, more "plugged in" to God, than these last 18 months. I have openly shared with you how God told me during the last few months of 2007 that the year 2008 was going to be the most critical year in 6,000 years of human history, and by far the most critical year in the short 232 year history of the United States. Early in 2008 I shared what proved to be a very prophetic word with you as I made the case how God could easily judge this nation for its sins and wickedness through the economy.
I began telling you in 2007 that our next President would be no friend of God. In November of 2008 we not only elected an enemy of God to the Presidency, but a thoroughly wicked man who opposes God on every major spiritual issue of our day, while looking to destroy this nation from within like no outside force ever could with his socialist philosophy. One day next week I will make the case how we can easily see the rise of the anti-Christ, the reality of a one-world government, economy, and religion at any time. The rest of the world has been ripe for a while, with the United States being a major hurdle in seeing the Book of Revelation fulfilled. While President Obama is NOT the anti-Christ, he is certainly a tool satan is using to help set the stage for the rise of the anti-Christ.
Last September, the smoke and mirrors that is our economy was exposed. Just like when Toto pulled back the curtain to expose the "Wizard of Oz" at the end of that classic movie, the decades of inflated prices and debt in all major sectors of the United States economy and in economies around the world were laid bare for all to see. It forced the US government, as well as most major nations, to step in to keep the entire economic system from collapsing. In the wake has been tens of millions of real people who have seen a major percentage of their hard earned savings lost while millions are out of work. It is a crisis that has, is, and will continue, to affect everyone, rich and poor alike.
I have done all that I can over the past 6 months to help people understand that while we are in the midst of an economic crisis, the root cause is a spiritual crisis. God is judging this nation for our sins and wickedness, and this is just the beginning of His wrath being poured out on our nation. I have tried to warn people for years that just like God's patience eventually ran out when the children of Israel rebelled, so His patience has run out on the US due to our rebellion.
We have forsaken God for the false gods and idols of this world, we legally slaughter 4,000 innocent babies every 24 hours, we have perverted God's Holy Institutions of marriage and the family, and have sinned against God in every way imaginable. His judgment wasn't just due, it has been long overdue.
In addition to reaching over 2.4 million people daily through the Daily Devotional and our main website Liveprayer.com that is approaching our 10 year anniversary, the 6-year-old Liveprayer TV and radio program that airs "live" every Mon-Fri from l1p-Midnight EDT, available to the world through Liveprayer.com, as well as on major secular stations, last July, 60 days before the economic crisis hit, the Lord led me to start the Jonah Project ( www.liveprayer.com/jonah ), a move to lead this nation back to God and Biblical Truth.
The Lord also led me to create the LivePrayer Church ( www.liveprayerchurch.com ) last October, a 21st century online Cathedral to bring people worldwide a Biblically sound church home. Last December, we launched our cell phone outreach ( www.m.liveprayer.com ) to literally be able to invade people's lives anywhere in the world on a device hundreds of millions of people carry with them daily. All of this daily content is made available for FREE!
God has allowed Liveprayer to develop all of these cutting edge technology tools to literally reach the world 24/7/365. Despite the existence of many ministries with millions of dollars, huge staffs, there has not been one major Christian leader who is taking this mantle of leadership to lead our nation back to God and Biblical Truth while helping the lost come to faith in Christ. God has challenged me to step up and lead His people during this critical time and that is what I am doing today.
From a corporate structure, as of April 1st, the LivePrayer Church is acquiring all of the assets and debts of Bill Keller Ministries, Inc. and Liveprayer Productions, inc. We currently have apx $1.4 million in debt, $600k of that being debt from monthly shortfalls from the TV/radio program, and the last $800k of the $1.2 million we borrowed to establish the TV program on the Internet in preparation for all of broadcasting to be using that platform in the very near future which has put us far ahead of most everyone in that world. The economic crisis has dramatically cut advertising budgets, and the projections we and everyone else made have been severely thrown off.
From April 1 thru the end of the year we will have $700k in operating expenses for all of our ministry operations, and we need $900k, or $100k a month, for the syndication of the TV and radio programs into national cable and radio networks to expand that important nightly outreach to reach the masses in the marketplace.
So that is a total of $3 million we need to raise in the last 9 months of 2009. That breaks down to roughly $345k a month. Our normal monthly giving base is right at $45k a month, so I need to raise $300k a month for the last 9 nine months of this year. Today, I am asking 300 people to step up and make the commitment and sacrifice of $1,000 a month for the next 9 months. I realize that this is a huge commitment for many. For others, you might be able to commit $2,000, $3,000, $5,000, even $10,000 a month.
That will pay off 100% of the debt of the ministry, keep all of our current operations going strong, and allow us to create a base of several million people in the Jonah Project so that we can make our voice heard and lead this nation back to God and His Truth, while helping lost souls find faith in Jesus Christ.
I have literally given my life to the Lord's work these past 20 years. For nearly 10 years now, I have labored 7 days a week, mostly 16-18 hour days, as Liveprayer has been used to impact tens of millions of lives worldwide. I have literally given every ounce of my time, talent, and treasure to serve the Lord. My wife and I live in a modest home that is currently worth $250k with a $305k mortgage. Both of our cars have over 100,000 miles on them. We don't have any 401k or retirement plans. We literally live our lives daily for the Lord's work here and have sacrificed all we have to serve Him.
I realize that we have an asset 100 organizations would buy in a second, and that is our email database. It is worth a minimum of $4 million, and could go as high as $6 million. I have been tempted often to simply shut down Liveprayer, sell the data base, pay off our existing debt, pay myself a nice salary, write a few books, do some speaking engagements, and live a normal life again. To be very honest with you, I am tempted to do that about 10x a day, more on some days. Many have called me crazy for NOT doing just that.
HOW CAN I TAKE THE EASY ROAD, BE SO SELFISH, WHEN I KNOW THE ONLY HOPE FOR OUR NATION IS TO TURN BACK TO GOD, AND THE LORD HAS GIVEN ME THE TOOLS TO LEAD OUR NATION BACK TO RIGHTEOUSNESS WHILE HELPING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS, MAYBE MILLIONS OF LOST SOULS COME TO KNOW JESUS? MY LIFE IS NOT MY OWN, IT BELONGS TO THE LORD. I AM HIS!!!
I love you and care about you so much. No, my work here at Liveprayer is not quite finished yet, however I can't do this alone. I need 300 people who want to make an impact with their life for God by making a commitment to send in a gift of $1,000 or more each month for the next 9 months. I need everyone who is able to make the sacrifice to send the best gift you can for the next 9 months to cover that other $45k each month. This is the time for true men and women of God to step up. This is not a drill, the soul and future of this nation is hanging in the balance. God has given us the tools and the ability to lead this charge back to His Truth. I will pay the personal price to lead this charge, but I can't do it alone. I need you!
Just an thought. Despite my incredible schedule each day, I am willing to fly anywhere in the country on the weekend to speak at you church or in your home or other location to a group you assemble. Over these next 9 months, my only mission is to help lead this nation back to God and to Biblical Truth, and my life is His. I will do whatever I have to do to bring God's people together as we take our stand for Him. If you would like me to come speak at your church or to a group you assemble, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set that up.
Throughout these past 10 yrs, the Liveprayer family has answered the call, and because of our faithfulness tens of millions of lives around the world have been impacted for Christ and over 1/4 million souls we know of will be in Heaven. God has one last job for us before our work here is over, and that is to lead this nation back to God and to Biblical Truth. There is nothing we will ever do greater than to serve the Lord. This is our opportunity. This is our time. God is calling us. I have answered His call, will you???
I am asking you to pray about being one of the 300 people I need who will commit to send at least $1,000 a month for the next 9 months. Please email me at: email@example.com and let me know you will be one of the 300 I need. I will keep everyone updated on how many we need until we get those 300 people. I have struggled each month for 10 years to keep Liveprayer alive financially.
This is the one area satan has battled me fiercely, since he knows that with just a fraction of what most major ministries take in, we can lead this nation back to God and millions to faith in Jesus Christ. I can't tell you how much time and energy I have had to invest in keeping the ministry alive financially that I could be using to save souls! This is not the time to struggle financially, but to have an ABUNDANCE.
Our nation and the eternal souls of millions are counting on us. God is calling, I couldn't say no and I pray you won't either! I need you, God needs you! There is no time left, we must act now!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller