Daily Devotional for Monday November 1, 2010
I am Excited to Announce that We have found the Permanent Home for the New 9-11 Christian Center at Ground Zero
I am excited to announce that we have found the permanent home for the new "9-11 Christian Center at Ground Zero," that will open as announced on January 1st. I will be holding a formal press conference on Wednesday, November 10th at the new location, but won't be announcing the address until the notice to the press goes out next Monday.
But I can tell you this! It is a ground floor location with 15 foot floor-to-ceiling windows that gives the new center INCREDIBLE visibility from the street. From the front door you can see the hallowed ground where the WTC used to stand, as well as the proposed victory mosque that terrorist Imam Feisal Rauf has no intentions of ever building.
The permanent "9-11 Christian Center at Ground Zero" will also have a 9-11 Memorial Prayer Room, dedicated to all of those who lost their lives on 9-11, as well as the thousands of first responders who have died over these past 9 years from 9-11 related health issues.
Back on July 12th, I shared with you the vision for this new evangelistic work at ground zero that will be a bold, HIGHLY VISIBLE, light for the Gospel and allow us to make an incredible stand for Christ as we lead the lost to faith in Jesus. We will have 13 services each week. Every Monday thru Saturday there will be a service at 12:15pm and 5:15 pm to take advantage of the incredible traffic in that area. It will allow people who live and work there to come in for a 30 min. service at lunch or after work. There will also be a full service every Sunday at 11am.
I will be using local NY/NJ/CT pastors and evangelists and musicians to conduct the 13 weekly services, and those who come to faith in Christ at the center will than be funneled into local churches to grow in their new faith. I AM STARTING NOT ANOTHER CHURCH! Our services will be like the old time evangelistic meetings conducted by DL Moody, Billy Sunday, and others who weren't interested in seeker/purpose driven/emerging church marketing strategies to fill buildings with warm bodies, but in simply preaching the uncompromised Truth of the Bible and leading the lost to faith in Jesus Christ!
In addition, the Liveprayer TV program will begin airing in the NYC market, the 1 media market in the nation, on a major local SECULAR station every Monday thru Friday starting Monday, December 6th. That formal announcement of the time and station will also be included in the press conference on Wednesday the 10th.
God showed me that the new "9-11 Christian Center at Ground Zero" is going to be the catalyst, the final piece to the many ministries of Liveprayer to not only continue impacting millions of lives for Christ each day, but exponentially expand all of our existing efforts to not just bring God's Truth to the national marketplace in a bold and visible way, not just see souls won for Christ, but have the ability to turn the spritual course of this nation and lead our great land back to God and His Truth!!!
The one component I need you to keep in your daily prayers is the financing. Between now and the end of November, I need to raise $500,000. As you know, we ended the month of October still right at $60,000 short of having all of our operational obligations for Liveprayer current. In addition, we have our November operational budget of $40,000 that we must raise.
For the "9-11 Christian Center," we need the $20,000 for our current weekly Sunday services at the New York Marriott during November. We need $50,000 to pre-pay the month of December's TV airtime and production costs. Lastly, we need $30,000 for the deposit on the permanent location immediately, and $300,000 by the end of the month to cover construction costs as well as everything we will need for the center from chairs to furniture to the sound system to the phone system right down to pens and paper clips.
That is actually just 100 people who could make a special one-time sacrifce of $5,000 between now and the end of the month. I need about 20 of those people to send that gift in right away since we need to cover off the balance of our October operational shortfall and the deposit on the permanent location.
Obviously, anyone who is able to give a gift of any amount is encouraged to do so. The Bible tells us to give according to our ability to give, and for some that may be just $5, for others it could be $50,000. I am asking everyone to do your best to help me between now and the end of November.
The reason the TV program component is starting in December is to not only bring God's Truth into the marketplace and bring answers and salvation to the hurting and lost who will watch, but help to get the word out about the new evangelistic center opening January 1st as well as find people who will financially support our efforts in NYC.
I see the ongoing funding of the monthly expenses for the new center at ground zero being covered by the many who will come to the services each day, but also through new fundraising efforts we will be initiating in the greater New York City area, in addition to new financial supporters from the daily TV program. So our goal now is to get the initial funding raised to launch the TV program and get the center opened. After that, it will give us incredible opportunities to raise all of the funds we will need for the center and TV program in New York.
For 20 yrs now, the last 11 years here at Liveprayer, we have proven to be a place people could give to the Lord's work in confidence, knowing their money wasn't going to be used to pay for mortgages, support huge staffs of people, buy private jets, or be used for the head of the minsitry to live like the ruler of a small nation. I have faithfully used your sacrifices to this minsitry to boldly and without shame or fear bring God's Truth to the marketplace and the hope and love of Jesus to the lost and hurting!
I have been telling you for 3 yrs now that our time is short, and our only hope is to turn this nation back to God and His Truth. There is a hunger in the nation for real hope and change. Tuesday, many will go to the voting booth to do their part to bring people into the political arena who will govern using Godly principles. However, as I have shared with you so often, there is no politician that can, or is going, to do what a man of God MUST DO.
The highly visible work of God at ground zero, coupled with the daily secular TV presence in the NYC market, along with Liveprayer.com, gives us the ability to reach and impacts tens of millions of lives every single day. It also gives us the highly visible pieces that the media and nation won't be able to ignore, allowing us to insure that in every national issue, no matter what the topic, the Truth of what God says in the Bible will be included.
I am sick of seeing radical homosexuals like Anderson Cooper and Rachel Maddow using their national media platforms to promote this sinful and perverted choice of sex. You have high profile people in the media like Dr. Phil who says there is nothing wrong with homosexuality. You have God-haters and mockers like Bill Maher, Joy Bahar, John Stewart, and most everyone else in the media using the air to denounce, mock, and defame Christians and the Christian faith. Of course you now even have the member of a satanic cult, Glenn Beck, using his various media platforms to promote the lie members of the Mormon cult are Christians as he spreads his apocalyptical theories thinking he is the fulfillment of Mormon prophecy that will end up with a Mormon theocracy!
WHY IS THERE NOBODY, OTHER THAN THE OPPORTUNITIES I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IN THE SECULAR MEDIA TO TELL PEOPLE THE SIMPLE TRUTH OF THE BIBLE THAT IS OUR FINAL AUTHORITY IN ALL MATTERS!!!
Do you want to do something great for God with your life??? STAND WITH ME!!! I CAN'T DO THIS ALONE!!! I am asking you today to simply pray about what God may be calling you to do to help me with this effort. I am also asking you to please forward this to every person you know, personally reach out to those who God has blessed with financial resources and encourage them to support this new work, and share this email with your pastor and ask him to pray about having your church make a special missions gift towards this effort. I will keep you posted how we are doing with our financial goals over the coming weeks and months.
To make a special gift to the 9-11 Christian Center at Ground Zero, you can send your gift to Liveprayer on your major credit card at our website www.liveprayer.com under the "Donation" button, or you can give from your PayPal account by using my email address, firstname.lastname@example.org , or you can mail it to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33709. One the credit card or PayPal form after your name simply mark (9-11). Also, in the notes section of your check mark (9-11). This will insure all of the gifts towards this special projects go to that cause. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.
I love you and care about you so much. I am asking you to do 3 things for me today. First pray for this effort. Trust me, we will be battling the forces of satan on this one every step of the way, but "greater is he that is in us!" Second, please forward this to every person you know. I need everyone's prayers and support in this effort. Third, seek the Lord about what He may be asking you to sacrifice towards this special project.
I am always challenged by the disciples of Jesus and how these few men, sold out for Christ with little money, no fame or reputation, just a desire to serve their Lord, literally turned the world of their day upside down and laid the very foundation of faith we enjoy today. Over these past 2,000 years of Christendom, many have sacrificed all they had for the cause of Christ. I have given my very life, all of my time, talent, and treasure to bring His Truth to this lost and dying world, and the eternal hope all men have through faith in Christ.
When this brief journey through life is over, what do we have to show for it? The only lasting legacy we have are those things we did for the Lord. I have taken my stand and will proclaim His truth with my dying breath. Today, I am asking you to pray about joining me!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller