Daily Devotional for Friday May 10, 2013
Liveprayer TV is Back
DAILY DEVOTIONAL FRIDAY MAY 10, 2013 (Isaiah 30:8-10, 2 Timothy 4:2-5)
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, Can you please explain the meaning of these verses and are they related? Romans 14:23-It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother to fall. 1 Corinthians 8:9-Be careful, however, that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak. Ephesians 5:3-But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people.
ANSWER: The first two are, in regard to being a stumbling block to others through our actions. The last is a warning to live our lives above reproach, again, that our testimony not be ruined and we can be a witness to the lost and hurting.
"Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever: That this [is] a rebellious people, lying children, children [that] will not hear the law of the LORD: Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits." (Isaiah 30:8-10)
"Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. (2 Timothy 4:2-5)
Do these passages sound familiar??? Blessings my friend. I pray you and your family are well. Know I am always here to stand in the gap for you in your time of need. I am excited. We cleared up all of our basic April operations in the first few days of this month, and with 20 days to go, have $4,000 of the $40,000 we need for this months operations. I am standing in faith for the Lord to move on hearts to bring in the final $36,0000 for May so that we end the month with all of our basic operations paid.
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This past Monday, after 4 years of being off the air, the Liveprayer TV program we re-launched. I knew several years ago, despite the incredible personal commitment it is to do a "live" 2-hour program 5 nights a week, this was the critical vehicle, the final piece, we needed to fulfill our final work for the Lord.
***LIVEPRAYER TV IS BACK!!! To view the program LIVE (Midnight-2am EDT), go to: www.thewalktv.com (under the WATCH tab), or www.liveprayer.com/liveprayertv.cfm The phone number to call for prayer or ask any question is: 727-614-0699. All programs will be archived for On-Demand viewing at: www.liveprayer.com/liveprayertv.cfm
Despite running from God, despite grudgingly warning the people of Nineveh of God's pending destruction, I have to believe Jonah took great personal satisfaction in seeing the people of Nineveh repent, put their faith in the God of Israel, and the hand of God's judgment stayed on that land for a season.
Sadly, other prophets like Ezekiel, Isaiah, and others weren't as fortunate. Most prophets never see the fulfillment of God's Words spoken through them. Read about the great heroes of the faith in Hebrews 11. Many never saw the fulfillment of their work in this life. However, they were great people of faith since they did what God told them to do and were faithful to the end despite not seeing the end result. God used their faithfulness to fulfill HIS plan!
I see the United States like Nineveh. We have become a secular nation, having forsaken God for either the false gods and idols of the world, or for just pure unadulturated sin. We are not due God's judgment and wrath, we are OVERDUE! It is only a matter of time, when God, like He did with the children of Israel, has enough and pours out his judgment and wrath up this wicked nation.
We have a precarious financial situation despite being the most affluent nation in human history. Don't let the record numbers in the stock market fool you. We already saw virtually everyone affected negatively by the real estate collapse over the past 5 years. It would not take much to destroy the current economic system!
God used Babylon as an instrument of His judgment on the children of Israel. I warned you years ago it would be very easy for Him to use the false religion of Islam in a similar way on this nation. Don't believe me? Islam has never been stronger on the world stage or in this country!!!
The point is, unless we have a "Nineveh moment" and turn back to God and His Truth, we are DONE! The problems in this nation aren't political, they are SPIRITUAL! God raised up Liveprayer in these final days to bring in one last harvest of souls and lead this nation back to the Almighty and Biblical Truth for a season.
I love you and care about you so much!!! Now, more than ever I need your prayers and support. We have plans over the coming months to add to our existing stations and platforms DirecTV, DISH, several major cable outlets around the nation for TV viewing, as well as many more digital platforms so people have numerous options to watch the program "live" or "on-demand" over their computer, phone, or tablet, which will be the main broadcasting platforms in the coming years.
I admit after 20 years on the front lines, the past 14 taking the slings and arrows DAILY for standing without compromise on the Truth of God's Word against the minions of satan, as well as the sell-out 'religious leaders" of our day who like the priests in the Old Testament are more concerned with building their kingdom and not God's, I am a bit weary.
However, God has re-energized me to fulfill this final work for the Lord and like Jonah see the fruits of that work in the saved lives of the lost and the change in the spiritual direction of this nation back to God and His Truth!!!
Stand with me! It has been the prayers of friends like you in the Liveprayer family who have sustained His work here for these past 14 years. That has allowed us to impact tens of millions of lives worldwide, respond in a personal way to over 70 million emails for prayer, and see over 700,000 we know of come to faith in Jesus!!!
Stand with me my friend. Together, we are going to see that last great harvest of souls before human history is finalized. Together, we are going to see the spiritual course of this nation changed and the hand of God's judgment and wrath stayed for a season of great blessings. This is our time to make our lives count for all eternity for the Glory of God and His Kingdom!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller