Daily Devotional for Thursday October 18, 2012
The Only Real Answer and The Only Real Hope
(2 Kings 17:23)
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I was in a conversation with a brother after our weekly Bible study and he tried to make the case that pornography is OK as long as you watch it with your spouse. I don't think what he said was correct, was it?
ANSWER: This is a classic example of what happens when you want to do something you know you shouldn't, but satan gives you all the justification you need. He is the author of compromise! The short answer is NO! Below are 3 critical Devotionals of many I have written over the years on this issue, the first deals specifically with the question you raise. My suggestion is to copy it and send it to your friend. http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=3952 http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=822 http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=3060
"...until the LORD removed them from his presence, as he had warned through all his servants the prophets." 2 Kings 17:23
Turning our nation back to God and His Truth...the ONLY REAL ANSWER AND THE ONLY REAL HOPE! As we have prepared for everything God is calling us to do through the final 74 days of this year and in the year to come, the biggest burden I carry is insuring that Liveprayer has the financial resources to get through until the end of the year. The people financing the TV program starting in January have built in the necessary operational costs for all of Liveprayer beginning January 1st. It will be an incredible joy for the first time in over 13 yrs to not have the daily battle of bringing in the funds we need to simply operate, and to concentrate 100% on ministry!
Today my back us up against the wall, but I have not waivered and my faith is as strong as ever! We are still $17,000 short of covering the balance of our September operations, and of course with less than 2 weeks in this month must take care of our $40,000 operating budget for October as well.
So my main focus and URGENT need at this very moment is $7,000 of September's budget that is desperately needed TODAY, and the final $10,000 of September and first $10,000 of October's budget that is also past due and needs to be covered by this coming Monday. That leaves the final $30,000 of October's operations by the end of the month, and the $80,000 for November and December's operations that I would love to have taken care of by the end of November.
Here is what I am standing in faith for today and asking you to pray with me about. First, I am asking everyone to take some time today and pray for these critical funding needs that we have. Prayer makes a difference and it is how we have walked this journey for the past 13+ yrs. No man-made gimmicks, no selling out just to make a buck, but sharing our needs with the Liveprayer family and simply standing in faith for the Lord to supply those needs. HE has used friends like you to honor our faith by meeting those needs!
***Second, I need ONE friend of Liveprayer who has the ability to wire to our direct deposit into our account, or overnight to us, a gift of $7,000 that I MUST HAVE covered by the end of business today. It is CRITICAL since this involves our bandwidth that keeps all of the Liveprayer websites up and running with full accessibility. Please pray about making a special one-time, year-end gift to help me insure this is taken care of today. Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know you can help me and I can give you whatever banking or FedEx info you need.
Third, I need EVERYONE who has stood with me and this ministry these many years to pray about what God is calling you to do to help me insure the $20,000 we need to bring in by Monday is taken care of. If everyone gives as they are able, for some that may be $5, others $10, others $50, still others $100, along with those who have the ability to make the sacrifce of $500, $1,000, $5,000, or more, we can insure these operational expenses are covered.
Fourth, for those who may not be able to send a gift immediately, pray about what you can do next week so that we insure the balance of our October expenses, the final $30,000, is taken care of before the end of the month.
Lastly, since our total need between the balance of September's operations and the $40,000 budget (Our operations budget that ministers to over 2.4 million worldwide daily, sends personal responses to over 40,000 emails for prayer each 24 hours, and provides unique content daily not found on any other site along with 13 yrs of archived Daily Devotionals, TV programs, special audio and video presentations, is the same as a local church with apx 500 members who meet once a week!) for October, November, and December is $137,000. Pray about being one of 137 friends to send a special one-time, year-end gift to Liveprayer of $1,000. That would clear the balance of our 2012 budget virtually overnight!!!
Back on the 14th of November, LAST YEAR, I wrote to you these prophetic words, "Most likely, the 2012 Presidential election just under a year from now, will pit satan vs. satan, a clear sign God has finally removed His hand of blessing and protection from this nation! President Obama during his nearly 3 years in office has proven by his words and deeds to be a true enemy of God as I warned you he would be if elected President. If indeed Romney does become the Republican nominee, remember that you heard it here first that not only will that election pit satan vs. satan, but it means God has clearly had enough of our sins and wickedness and is through with this nation!
Even since I wrote those words, I knew the time for the fruition of over 100,000 hours during 13+ years of ministering to tens of millions worldwide through the internet, through secular TV, and media appearances, was upon us. It would also be the fruition of the various projects the Holy Spirit led to me to put together such as the Jonah Project ( http://www.liveprayer.com/jonah/ ) in 2008 when God had me share with you that 2008 would be the year His judgment began to fall in earnest on this nation as it did. The Remnant ( http://www.liveprayer.com/remnant.cfm ) in 2010, as we prepared to bring into one group those who refused to bow their knee to Baal and would stand for the Lord and His Truth no matter what!
This coming January, the Liveprayer TV program will be back on the air 5 days a week accessible on secular TV throughout the nation as well as worldwide on any sort of mobile device. As the judgment of God accelerates on this nation through the economy, against our interests around the world, and most critically because of our gross sins and spiritual apostasy, very difficult days are ahead. If we have ANY hope of seeing a reprieve of God's wrath, we must like Nineveh turn back to Him and His Truth! That new TV program will become a place for true followers of Jesus Christ to gather and to come together as ONE as we call this nation to repentance, and share with the lost and hurting the hope they have in Jesus Christ!
*Starting next Monday, we will utilizing a special YouTube channel to do "live and interactive" programs as we prepare for the launch of the Liveprayer TV program in January!!! More to come this Friday!!!
Monday, November 5th, the day prior to the election, Liveprayer will have a special YouTube channel that will carry a "LIVE" 24 hour prayer meeting beginning at Midnight Monday the 5th and ending at Midnight Tuesday the 6th. This will be a live and INTERACTIVE prayer meeting available to people worldwide. We will of course pray for the election at all levels, federal, state, and local as the Bible instructs, but also praying primarily for this nation to turn back to God and HIS Truth. IT IS OUR ONLY REAL ANSWER AND ONLY REAL HOPE.
*If 8 million people can watch a man jump out of a spacecraft and freefall to earth, I believe there are 8 million true Christians who love this nation enough to take even 5 minutes out of that 24 hours to join us in praying for our nation to turn back to God and His Truth!!!
I love you and care about you so much! After 13 yrs of Liveprayer impacting literally tens of millions of lives worldwide for Christ, seeing over 600,000 souls we know of come to faith in Jesus, still averaging apx. 2,000 each week, we are about to take on the final work of this ministry and of my service to the Lord. At age 54, this will take me through whatever time I have left in this brief life.
I am a bit weary, but my resolve never waivers. Now more than ever I need my friends who have walked this journey of faith with me, those friends we have stood in the gap for during their darkest hours, those we have rejoiced with in the times of blessings, to stand with me and help me!
I will not back down, never compromise the Truth of God's Word, and have a 13 yr track record to prove that. There is only ONE THING I ultimately care about and that is the eternal souls of men. I can't be bought off since the value of even one soul is immeasurable. What price can you put on Jesus dying on that cross???
In this moment of great need, I am asking you to pray for me, stand with me, and help me the best you can. In advance let me say thank you, God's richest blessings be with you, and know you and your family are in my prayers each day!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller