Daily Devotional for Tuesday December 14, 2010
The Jonah Project
"Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me." Jonah 1:2
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.
After nearly 20 years of ministry, 11+ years 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!!!
40 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 19 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 nearly 20 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.
Several years ago, Liveprayer initiated the Jonah Project. You can visit the website at: www.liveprayer.com/jonah 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 will call this nation to repentance and to turn back to God and the Truth of His Word or face His wrath and judgment. We will make 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, is the new "9-11 Christian Center at Ground Zero." The internet site for the 9-11 Christian Center at Ground Zero is updated regularly to inform people about the Center as well as the truth about what Islam really believes and teaches, along with news from here in the United States and around the world how this "relgion of peace" really operates. You can visit the new website at: www.911christiancenter.com
The new 9-11 Christian Center at Ground Zero was set-up in two phases. Phase one. We have been holding services every Sunday at 11am at the New York Marriott (less than a block from ground zero) since September 5th, and will conclude on Sunday, December 26th. Phase two begin in January when we will move into a permanent facility within a block of ground zero. There will be services 7 days a week plus a "9-11 Memorial Prayer Room" for the many visitors who come to ground zero each day to stop in and pray. In addition, the Liveprayer TV show will start airing on a major secular station in the New York City market in January.
The need for the TV and radio presence is this. There is NO PERSON with a daily presence on secular TV 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 TV 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 while promoting the new evangelistic center and helping us build a base of new donors for God's work here.
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!
God has shown 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!!!
As I come to you today, I still need to raise $30,000 to cover the balance of our December operational costs.
We are also moving quickly on the opening of the permanent home of the new "9-11 Christian Center at Ground Zero." I still need 92 people, who by the end of the month can make a one-time sacrifice of $5,000 so we can cover the deposit ($45,000) on our permanent home for the "9-11 Christian Center at Ground Zero," the first month of airing the TV show ($32,000) , and the start-up costs, construction and the purchase of everything needed for the new center, so we can open in January.
--->Don't forget, for every $5k unit, we will have a special plaque in the lobby of our new center at ground zero with engraved leaves dedicated to the one you love and care about.
**Will you pray today about helping me with a special gift? Everyone can pray, and most everyone can sacrifce something. All I ask is that you take a few minutes and pray and be obedient to give as the Lord gudies you to. Plus, we have immediate needs totaling $20,000 that need to be covered by Friday. I am asking two or three person to please pray about making a special gift of $5,000 or more, and wire those funds to our account. Just email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will email you back with our wire instructions. These are critical needs so please pray about helping me today to take this burden from me today.
People assume that by reaching millions daily, money just flows. Sadly, that is not the case, and with the economic downturn the past 2 yrs, like many ministries, we have seen apx 50% of our annual donation wiped out. As I have shared, less than 1/4 of 1% ever give. So please, don't expect someone else to do what God is asking you to do! Please pray about making a special one-time, year-end gift to help me today.
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, email@example.com , 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.
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. The 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. Whoever is elected our next President will be 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.
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 many years 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 and deliver the word of the Lord!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller