Daily Devotional for Friday August 31, 2012
Thirteen Years of Liveprayer
(John 3:16, 14:6, 15:5)
Thirteen years of Liveprayer! It is easy to get discouraged today despite the wonderful milestone that 13 yrs ago at Noon, Liveprayer signed on and over the years has become the most effective interactive online ministry even, impacting tens of millions of live worldwide while seeing over 600,000 souls we know of come to faith in Jesus Christ. To God be the glory, and it will be the eternal legacy of myself and each member of the Liveprayer family.
The sadness I feel today is because I was unfortunately correct last November when I shared that if the November election came down to President Obama and Mitt Romney, it would be literally satan flipping a two-headed coin with his head on both sides. More important, it is a clear sign that the judgment of God is continuing to rain down on our nation. This November's election is about one thing, not the political issues our nation faces, but the furtherance of God's judgment!
Last night, I sat in horror as a 5th generation high priest of a cult that worships satan and propagates a false gospel leading souls to hell became the nominee of the Republican Party. Even more disgusting, a member of his cult opened in prayer to the mythical god their cult believes was once a man, while Bible believing Christians joined in!!! Nationally televised worship of satan!!!
Next week at the Democratic Convention, it will begin with a two-day Muslim prayer service. Their convention will glorify infanticide as they proudly declare their support for the slaughter of innocent babies. They will promote and glorify the perversion of God's Holy Institution of Marriage. President Obama will be nominated with the hopes of having 4 more years to defy God on every spiritual issue of the day.
My hope today comes from the fact that many of God's people are waking up! They are clearly seeing that it doesn't matter which of satan's sons God allows to rule the nation for the next 4 years, the problems in this nation are not political but spiritual. With Obama you will get 4 more years of Godless policies, and with Romney, you will get 4 years that will do irreparable spiritual damage as his cult becomes accepted in the mainstream of our culture leading countless souls to hell, just as killing babies and homosexuality are now accepted by our culture and will continue no matter who wins the Presidency!
As I type these words, I think back to the numerous times over 13 years I have exhorted people that our ONLY hope is to turn this nation back to God and His Truth. Liveprayer is the instrument that God has been using to impact individual lives, and as we continue to do that, our final work for the Lord is to lead the way for a spritual revival across this land. Unless that happens, unless we have a Nineveh moment where the masses get on their knees and repent of their sins, turn back to God and His Truth, this nation is finished. Only the arrogant and prideful will believe that the same God who judged his own children for FAR LESS sin, won't unleash His wrath and judgment on this nation!
Over the last 13 years, Liveprayer has become by far the world's largest interactive Christian website, ranked in the top 20 out of 117 million prayer sites by Google (without playing any of the 'positioning games). We helped to pioneer live video on the Internet. We've sent out just over 4,700 Daily Devotionals that began going out to a handful of people and are now are received by over 2.4 million people worldwide every single day. We have received and responded to over 90 million email prayer requests. We have accumulated a Praise Report archive with over 6 million testimonies of God's faithfulness.
We've broadcasted the uncompromised Truth of God's Word and the fact Jesus is the ONLY way on 1645 "live" TV programs on major secular network TV stations, seen by millions of people in Florida and around the nation since it debuted in March of 2003. Most important of all, over 600,000 souls we know of who have come to faith in Jesus Christ through Liveprayer!!!
Of course, ALL honor, glory, and praise goes to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Jesus said, "Without me you can do NOTHING!" That powerful reminder from John 15:5 is on the mirror in my bathroom and the first thing I see every morning. I have been most blessed of men to be given the honor and privilege to serve our Lord in such a meaningful way each and every day. It was 22 years ago this month that I sat in a Federal Prison cell and rededicated my life back to Christ and finally gave the Lord the one and only thing He ever wanted from me, and the one and only thing He ever wants from you...my life completely, fully, and wholly surrendered to Him!
Whatever has happened at Liveprayer these past 13 years is NOT because of Bill Keller, it is because of Jesus Christ. Bill Keller is simply a vessel God has chosen to use at this moment in human history in the fulfillment of His overall plan and purpose. All I did was give my life completely to the Lord and surrender myself to whatever His will for me is each day. I spent nearly 10 years PRIOR to the start of Liveprayer doing my best to serve and follow God faithfully. Whatever Liveprayer has become after these 13 years, is the result of serving and following Christ obediently and faithfully for nearly 20 years. It was God who has called me to do what I do today and I am simply doing my best to follow His voice as I walk by faith each day.
It is because of what we have done these past 13 years that I have the incredible passion for what we can do in the years to come should Jesus tarry. What drives me each day is the fact that I know Jesus may return at any moment, that tomorrow is promised to none of us and I need to be faithful each day to the work God has called me to do, and that every second of every day someone is dying and going to hell that could be in Heaven if we had been able to reach them with the hope of Christ. Thru the internet and secular television, we have the ability to reach the lost and hurting masses and not only help them find real answers in their hour of need, but the eternal hope we have in Jesus Christ.
Seeing the lost won for Christ is what I have given my life to do. With every waking moment, every breath until God calls me home, my only objective and goal is to reach the lost with the Gospel. That passion, that drive, that determination has not waned over these past 156 months, it has intensified. I refuse to let the personal abuse I take each day stop me. I refuse to let the continual threats on my life stop me. I refuse to let the daily challenges of living in this fallen world stop me. I refuse to let finances stop me. I refuse to let anything keep me from giving the Lord everything I have every day. I know that I fall short every day, fail the Lord every day, but I am thankful He knows my heart. Jesus gave His very life for me, how can I give Him anything less?
I LOVE YOU AND CARE ABOUT YOU SO MUCH! I really mean that each day! The greatest joy of all these past 13 years is this new family God has blessed me with. Every day I cry with those in the Liveprayer family who lose those they love, and I rejoice with those in the Liveprayer family as they bring new life into this world. I remember today the many dear and faithful friends who have been part of Liveprayer over the years, many who helped lay the foundation for God's work here who have gone on to their rewards in Glory. I also am excited by all the new additions to the Liveprayer family as they grow up to become the men and women of God He has called them to be.
It has been a privilege to stand with so many young adults as they have gone thru high school, college, started their first job, and gotten married. I've been honored to stand with those in the Liveprayer family who have lost their job, gotten new ones, faced health issues, struggled with their finances, gone through a divorce, had legal issues, bought and sold homes, moved, dealt with children and grandchildren living apart from the Lord, those how have battled with different addictions, and all the rest of the daily challenges we face along our journey through this life. I'm grateful to be here each day to help bear your burdens. It's an honor to speak to people about God, it's an even greater honor to speak to God for people.
All I can say in closing is THANK YOU! Thank you for your love. Thank you for your prayers. Thank you for your encouragement. Thank you for your financial support of God's work her at Liveprayer. I tell you often that without you there would be no Liveprayer. That is true. YOU make this all possible each day for millions of lost and hurting people worldwide. Your love and prayers and gifts have made an eternal impact in the lives of millions of people around this planet. Please continue to pray for me and for all those who labor here so faithfully each day to make this all possible. For those who God leads and have the ability, please continue to prayerfully give as the Holy Sprit leads you as we meet our financial needs.
I'm looking forward to the day my work here is complete and I am able to go to Heaven and hopefully catch up on some sleep. I know that at some point, there will be a great reunion of all those people who were part of the Liveprayer family. It is such an honor and great joy of mine each day to be able to actually meet those who are part of Liveprayer. Sadly, I know that I will never get that opportunity to shake hands and give a hug to the vast majority of those in the Liveprayer family during this life. So I look forward to that day in Glory when we will all be together.
In the meantime, God still has much for us to do. While it would be easy and tempting to sit back and be content with what we have accomplished these past 13 years, we can't because there is still too much work left to do. The first of the year Liveprayer will be seen around the nation on secular TV and heard on secular radio every Monday thru Friday. It will be God's voice for Truth in the marketplace that will be the catalyst to lead this nation back to God and His Truth, while seeing lost souls won to faith in Jesus Christ!!!
The Liveprayer Church, the world's online cathedral. The Jonah Project God's instrument to help lead this nation back to God and Biblical values. The "remnant" is about to rise up and be heard like never before! So it is time to keep pressing on towards that prize, being obedient and faithful each day to serve and follow the Lord, and declare to this lost world the Truth of God's Word and tell the lost of the eternal hope they can have in Jesus Christ. May God continue to pour out His favor and blessings on Liveprayer as we remain faithful to our calling!
*As we celebrate the 13 year anniversary of Liveprayer going online, we are still $36,000 short of covering our basic August operations. Since day one, I only asked the Lord to provide what we needed for that month, not a dime more. God has used friends like you to use this ministry to impact tens of millions worldwide, with over 600,000 souls we know of coming to faith in Jesus! I am asking that everyone in the Liveprayer family who is able, will send the most generous gift they can so that by the end of today the entire $36,000 will be met and we can start year 14 with all of our operational expenses covered. $20,000 of our August operations are now weeks past due and I am asking for 4 people who can make a special one-time gift of $5,000 to help me today so we can get our past due obligations caught up, as others send what they are able to make up the balance.
Each month for 155 months now, God has used the faithfulness of those in the Liveprayer family to help us cover what we need to operate for one more month. Each sacrificing what they are led and able to give to help us meet our needs. MOST EVERYONE CAN SEND SOMETHING. LET ME CHALLENGE YOU TO GIVE A GIFT OF $13, $130, $1300, OR FOR SOME, $13,000. THAT IS $1, $10, $100, OR $1,000 FOR EACH YEAR OF SERVICE. GOD WILL MULTIPLY YOUR GIFT EXPONENTIALLY IN THE LIVES AND SOULS OF THOSE WE REACH WITH HIS TRUTH AND THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST!
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.
God bless you! Thank you for your sacrifce and standing with me. Together we are making an impact in the lives of men and on this nation for Christ!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,