Daily Devotional for Monday March 5, 2012
This is One of Those Days I Just Need to Talk to You
This is one of those days, I just need to talk to you, just like if we were sitting together having breakfast at a little restaurant. I have to be totally honest with you. I have dedicated, literally, the last 20 yrs of my life to serving the Lord. I have given all I have, sacrificed everything, taken every dime I ever made and poured it back into the ministry. I have mortgaged my house over 12 times to have the funds available to keep the ministry moving forward, most recently a few months ago when we had some serious monthly shortfalls. There is literally NOTHING I wouldn't do for the Lord, including putting my very life on the line which I literally have over the years. My time, my talent, and any earthly possessions are all His. I have but one life, and it is the Lord's!
You see, I have heard from God from the day He gave me the vision for Liveprayer 13 years ago. Everything He showed me has come to fruition, and so much more. God has shown me that He would use me, and His work at Liveprayer at some point to lead this nation back to His and His Truth. I shared that vision with you several years ago when I launched the Jonah Project, The Remnant, and our time to lead this nation back to God and His Truth is NOW!
I AM LOOKING FOR TRUE WARRIORS!!!
This message today is about 2012. What ever happened in years past is over. I am not interested in looking back, but looking ahead. God has showed me that 2012 is the year when the spiritual freefall in this nation can be stopped...and reversed!!! On May 1st, we will be unveiling the final ministry piece necessary to have the platform to share the Truth of God's Word on the issues of the day the world won't be able to ignore, while leading millions of lost souls to faith in Jesus Christ and literally changing the spiritual course of this nation!!!
Many called Noah, Abraham, other heroes of the faith down through the years crazy...and they were. They were crazy for God! God has always used men who loved Him and obeyed Him to do His work. Who else in the last 12+ years has reached tens of millions of lives around the world for Christ, answered over 70 million email prayer requests, has over 5 million praise reports archived, led over 600,000 souls we know of to faith in Jesus Christ? We have here at Liveprayer! Because of your prayers and support, because I heard God nearly 13 yrs ago and had the faith to trust Him, He has honored that faith!!!
(a few praise reports from today) "Praise the Lord. He answers prayer! I now have another job. Thank you for praying."
"I am sure you have no clue exactly who I am........But I opened my moms email today, and your words are .....how can I say it? I was moved.....BEYOND words whoever you are, KNOW you touched a life I have HIV/AIDS......and everyday I am facing death, and I am scared...but today you made it better...thank you"
"I prayed the prayer. I just want to thank you for writing every devotional. They are so inspirational and teach me so much! I went to the website and prayed the prayer to accept the Lord as my Savior. I pray that I can be strong and not give into temptation. It is hard as a young teenager, but I just pray that the Lord will help me each day."
I am challenging you today to stand with me. Not just stand with me, give your LIFE with me!!! Do you love Jesus enough to do that? It appalls me that a man like Warren Buffet give 3 BILLION to help kill innocent babies around the world. Or George Soros, who give hundreds of millions annually to fund his political agenda. Or politicians who will raise billions this year to advance their political ideology. WITH A FRACTION OF THAT AMOUNT, WE COULD TURN THE NATION, THE WORLD BACK, TO GOD AND HIS TRUTH AND SEE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF SOULS COME TO FAITH IN JESUS!!!
Liveprayer is not just another ministry. It is a unique work of God HE raised up 13 yrs ago for this moment in time to lead this nation back to Him and His Truth. Over those years, thousands have stood with me in this work to allow us to impact tens of millions of lives around the world. Today, I don't need millions of people, or even thousands, only several hundred SOLD OUT, COMMITTED, MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE WILLING TO SACRIFCE THEIR LIVES FOR THE LORD AND STAND WITH ME!!!
This is not about money, it is about COMMITMENT. The Bibles says, "Where your treasure is, there will be your heart." Today, I am in critical need of several hundred serious men and women of God who will sacrifice their lives, their treasure, and stand with me for the Gospel. My track record is for all to see. I do my best to be faithful to God's calling every single day. I have never wavered in 20 yrs of ministry, never turned back, never compromised, but have committed everyting I have and for this opportunity we have before us to lead our nation back to God and His Truth while saving lost souls in the process!
Out of all of the major ministries, why is NOBODY on secular TV each day sharing the uncompromised Truth of God's Word on the issues of the day? I could easily have sat back, worked in the comfort, ease, and profitability of the church and Christian media, built buildings, bought planes, had huge staffs, while living in mansions and driving new luxury cars. But that is not what I answered God's call for. I have pressed, over, and over, and over...put everything on the line... for one thing...TO SAVE SOULS!!!!
The book I have written will be an incredible instrument in what we are doing is going to be out May 1st. I purposely held it back so I could write two additional special chapters to win souls. The Daily Video Message I have been putting out each day is an incredibly personal few minutes with the viewer. Through the Liveprayer.com website, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, tens of thousands are tuning in each day for a personal word of encouragement, a daily challenge for their spiritual life, and an uncompromised look at the top issues of the day from a Biblical worldview.
May 1st, there will be an additional Daily Video Message strictly geared to those who will be standing with me and helping me as we lead our nation back to God and His Truth! At that time, we will be reaching several million more people worldwide each day. We will be bringing many Christians into the Liveprayer family who are tired of sitting back and watching, giving them the ability to use their God-given gifts and talents to help us in our efforts to save souls and change the spiritual course of this nation.
My biggest concern today as we prepare to aggressively begin this march to fulfilling the final work the Lord has for this ministry is keeping the ministry going until May 1st. It is only 56 days away, but we are facing some critical financial issues over that time. We ended February $25,000 short of covering all of our basic operations, and after the first few days of March still need $23,000 to pay off our February operations. Of course we than need the $40,000 for our March operations, and $40,000 for our April operation.
That is $103,000 we need over the next several weeks to insure the basic operations of Liveprayer are covered. When you understand the millions we reach daily, a 24/7 ministry that impacts lives worldwide daily, leading an average of 2,000 souls we know of to faith in Jesus each week, it is amazing we do it all for just over $1,000 a day!
A great burden would be removed from me if we could cover this entire amount over the next few weeks. I could focus 100% of my attention on our critical work in turning this nation back to God and His Truth and not have to spend so many hour praying for the Lord to move on hearts to help fund our efforts. Will you pray today about sending a special gift as soon as possible to help me?
--->Today, I am in great need. By 3pm, I need one friend who can wire or deposit into our Wells Fargo account $10,000 of our February shortfall that is past due. We need to cover the other $13,000 of that shortfall by Friday of this week. I need someone who has the liquid funds, who loves the Lord, and is willing to make the sacrifce and commitment to stand with me! It will be easy to dismiss this opportunity thinking someone else will step up. However, if God is speaking to you, it is you He is seeking to bless for your obedience! If God is speaking to you, please email me at: email@example.com and I will get you our bank wire info or our FedEx information.
Listen, I know everyone is busy living your own lives. It is easy to ignore this opportunity and let someone else make the sacrifce. The fact is, it is those God calls and are obedient that He uses to fulfill His plan and purpose. I understand not everyone can give tens of thousands, or even one thousand. But everyone can pray, and most everyone can SACRIFICE something, even if it is $5. In the end, God is not interested in the amount, but your heart. That is the issue. Jesus sacrifce all He had, including His life for us, are we willing to sacrifce what He has blessed us with for Him??? Will you help me today my friend?
***To make a special gift to Liveprayer, 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. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible
I love you and care about you so much. I know out of the 2.4 million people we send our Daily Devotional to each day, most won't respond. Less than 1/4 of 1% ever give for a myriad of reasons. However, I only need several hundred, sold-out, committed, men and women of God who are willing to sacrifce everything, including their lives and treasure, to stand with me. Our time is very short. 2012 is our opportunity to lead this nation back to God and millions to faith in Jesus. We have the pieces in place. I simply need the resources to make this bold, visible stand for God's Truth and our Lord that nobody else is willing to make.
WILL YOU HELP ME? WILL YOU STAND WITH ME? WILL YOU MAKE THE SACRIFCE TO STAND FOR CHRIST IN THESE LAST DAYS?
THERE ARE MANY THINGS YOU CAN GIVE TO THAT ARE "THE LORD'S WORK." HOWEVER, I GUARANTEE YOU, YOU WILL NEVER GET THE IMPACT OR BLESSINGS OUT OF GIVING AS YOU WILL TO LIVEPRAYER. THIS IS NOT ABOUT PAYING FOR BUILDINGS, STAFF, PRIVATE JETS, MANSIONS, OR ANYTHING ELSE, THIS IS ABOUT SOULS...AND TURNING A NATION BACK TO GOD AND HIS TRUTH...SOMETHING NOBODY ELSE IS DOING!!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,