Daily Devotional for Sunday August 11, 2013
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I'm not sure if a loved one has ask our Lord to be his Lord and Savior. Would it be ok if I prayed to our Lord to be his Lord and Savior? Does the Lord need to hear it from each individual?
ANSWER: Unfortunately there is no such thing as "salvation by proxy." Just because your parents, a spouse, a friend are saved, can't make someone else saved. That is a choice each person has to make for themselves. All you can do is share the Gospel with this person, explain why they need a personal relationship with Jesus by faith, and encourage them to make that decision. In the end however, it is up to each individual to make the profession of faith for themselves.
WHAT DID I TELL YOU???
"Turkey's Islamist government is constructing a massive $100 million, 15-acre mosque in Lanham, Md., that is expected to "become the largest and most striking example of Islamic architecture in the Western hemisphere" by October 2014." "As the Clarion Project explains, mosques have been springing up all over the U.S. in recent years. As many as 80 percent of the mosques in America have been built in the last 12 years - since the 2001 terror attacks."
""These radical mosques often promote the installation of Sharia law, an extreme ideology that considers 'non-believers' to be infidels. According to Wahhabis, jihad or support of jihad is a Muslim duty. They believe that suicide bombers and martyrs are worthy of the highest praise and reward. And radicals are anticipating the day when an Islamic state will one day span the U.S."
"Pastor Keller: Thank you for your message each day. More importantly, thank you for all that you are doing at Liveprayer, to bring God's message of love and hope to the world each day. I have been reading your Daily Devotional messages since 2003. I read the Devotionals every morning, before I pray. The messages always help prepare me for my talk with God and time in prayer each day. Your daily messages have also been instrumental in helping me to maintain my Faith, to stay in prayer, lean on and refer to the Bible and God's Word, and not give up, as I have gone through some extremely difficult times over the last 10-years. I have given to Liveprayer over the years, in both good times and bad, when possible. I pray today that God will multiply my humble offerings, as only He can, so that you can continue your work at Liveprayer, now and in the coming years. Please know that your tireless efforts and work at Liveprayer for the Lord is greatly appreciated, more than you know. In the name of Jesus, I am praying for Liveprayer and praying for your continued health, strength, and well being. Be blessed, Pastor Keller and thank you for all that you do!"
"Bill, I just want to thank you! I've known who God and Jesus are. But I was just asked last night when was I born again. Truth is I didn't have an answer. I wanted to have an answer and came across your video and I accepted Him into my life. Now I can say when was I born without hesitating. Thanks!"
"Bill, Thank you for your thoughts and for caring. Every night when I kneel with my sons to pray you are lifted to God. You have been for so long that when these sons pray out loud, they speak to God of you by name. I know God will bless your ministry in the coming days. It is the only real hope I see."
May 6th was the re-launch of the Liveprayer TV program. In the first 13 weeks we have been excited at the positive response of those who have started to watch. So far, over 120 people we know of have come to faith in Jesus! 95% of churches in this nation haven't seen 100 souls saved in the past year!!! Every program is archived by date and the topic of that night's program for On-Demand viewing. This was the final piece we need to help change the spiritual course of this nation and bring our land back to God and His Truth while bringing lost souls to faith in Jesus!
***LIVEPRAYER TV IS BACK!!! To view the program LIVE Monday-Friday from Midnight-2am EDT on your TV, computer, SmartPhone, or tablet, or for an archive of previous programs you can watch On Demand, please go to: www.liveprayer.com/liveprayertv.cfm
We are all in now and it is critical that we keep our basic monthly expenses current. As we head into our anniversary month of August, it is imperative that we cover the final $17,000 of our basic July operations and start working on the $40,000 we need for our August operations. Please see what you can do over the next few days to help me at this critical juncture!
Liveprayer operates on a monthly budget of a bit over $1,300 a day, the same budget as a local church of 500 people who meet once a week has! For $1300 a day, we are able to reach more people in a day than most churches could reach in years!!!! PLEASE PRAY ABOUT A GIFT OF $1300 TO COVER ONE DAYS OPERATIONS!!!!!!
I know there are 17 friends who can make a one-time gift of $1,000 to help me today, insure that we won't have any financial concerns in covering the balance of our July operations!!! Please pray with me about a gift of $1,000 to be one of 17 I need today to help me!
I have taken my stand for the past 20 years. I have NOT compromised the Truth of God's Word for money as so many do. Liveprayer IS God's vehicle to lead this nation back to Him and His Truth and together we can see this happen over the coming months.
Friends like you have helped us impact 10s of millions worldwide the past 14 yrs, seeing over 700,000 souls we know of come to faith in Jesus. It will be friends like you who love the Lord and make the sacrifce to help us bring true revival to this nation, not a 2 week meeting in a local church, but a nationwide move of the Holy Spirit!!!
I need your help today. Over 14 years, I have only come to you when it was serious. We have done all we need to keep our basic operations current and get the TV program re-launched this month. In the coming months, we will be available on DirecTV, DISH, and several hundred new cities. The key is YOUR prayers and YOUR support to keep this ministry current so we can fulfill our final work in bringing this nation back to God and HIS Truth and leading lost souls to faith in Jesus!!!
Please take a moment and pray about what God is asking you to do in these next days to help insure we end the month with all of our basic operations met as we head into June and the summer months without any shortfall. Thank you for your love, prayers, and sacrifce as together we change the spiritual course of the nation while leading lost souls to faith in Jesus!
Don't think that someone else will do what God is calling YOU to do. It is YOUR blessings, your blessings and not those of someone else. All I ask is that you are obedient to give as the Lord is guiding you to give to support HIS work here.
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.
I love you and care about you so much. The time is short. Our time is now. Know that you and your family are in my prayers each day. Thank you for your love, prayers, and sacrifice to help me!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,