Daily Devotional for Monday August 26, 2013
Blessings as We Lead this Nation Back to God and His Truth
(John 3:16, 14:7)
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, some people think God chose who he was going to be saved even before they were born. I tend to think He just knew who was going to follow him and who wasn't. What is your opinion?
ANSWER: It is the age old debate about "election." God in His omniscience knew before the foundations of the earth was formed who would accept Him and who would reject Him. Having said that, despite His knowledge, man has the free will to accept or reject Christ and God DOES NOT interfere with that free will choice, meaning each person is responsible for what they do with Jesus. Otherwise, there would be no need for preaching the Gospel, there would be no point in evangelizing, and all of the commandments regarding telling others (Romans 10) would be meaningless.
"My name is don,and i would like to thank you for what you are doing....i was seriously backsliding and looking at girly pictures when i got your daily devotional.....i prayed immediately,and god heard me,and i prayed some days after that,and i kept getting this message in my head, god doesn't want part of us....he wants all of us, we must commit to His will completely and totally....I have finally done just that,and i will be baptized in a good bible based christian church shortly....i feel happy for the first time in many years,because i never committed totally before,....I feel like i have come home! thank you bill...thank you jesus for bills ministry,and please bless it to continue and grow ,bringing the good news everywhere."
"Just today I told my Mom I just feel like quitting, commit suicide, go to bed and just lay there. I have sent you many emails and I'm sure you don't remember me because you probably get a lot of them. Your devotional today has lifted my spirits to not give up and trust in God. Thanks to you I am feeling better and am going to keep the faith."
"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."
"Good day,I found your website this morning browsing the internet looking for the definition of Prayer and I just prayed the prayer in Salvation."
Blessings as we lead this nation back to God and His Truth!!! Every day, no matter how many hurdles we face, no matter the financial pressures we are under, I realize that I can never give up or stop because we are reaching people daily the church and most ministries will never reach because these dear souls live outside the "Christian trough."
My friend, it is God who is our provider and has been for over 20 years now! God has brought millions of people through Liveprayer over these past 14 years who have prayed for me and the ministry, and thousands who like you, have selflessly sacrificed to support His work here. Together we have done an incredible amount of great work impacting tens of millions of lives around the world, with over 700,000 souls we know of who have accepted Jesus as their Savior!
May 6th was the re-launch of the Liveprayer TV program. Over the first 4 months we have been back on, the positive response of those who have started to watch has been exciting. 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!
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. Together we are going to help usher in a true revival across this nation, a bold and visible move of the Holy Spirit!!!
I need your help today. Over 14 years, I have never played games regarding the finances, simply shared our need to cover the basic operations for that current month. We have done all we can to keep our basic operations current since we have re-launched the TV program. The key now 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 while leading lost souls to faith in Jesus!!!
Liveprayer operates on a monthly budget of a bit over $1,300 a day, the same budget as a local church of apx. 700 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!!!!!!
We are all in now and it is critical that we keep our basic monthly expenses current. As we head into the final 5 days of our anniversary month, we are still $33,000 short of covering our basis August operations. $7,000 of that is critical past due. I am praying for 1-2 of our friends to help me with a special gift to cover that $7,000 immediately, and if everyone else will pray, give as God purposes in your heart, I know by the end of our 14th year all of our basic operations will be current! PLEASE PRAY ABOUT HELPING ME TODAY!
--->ANNIVERSARY!!! August is Liveprayer's 14th anniversary month. If Liveprayer has been a blessing to you, please pray about making a special one-time gift to Liveprayer for $14, $1 for every year online, $140, $10 for every year online, of $1400, $100 for every year online and the cost of one day of Liveprayer.com's operations!
If everyone will pray and than give as God leads you, $10, $20, $50, $100, or more, we can bring in the last $33,000 so all of our basic operational costs are current at the end of the month. 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. I desperately need your help today!!!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org , 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. Our time is now! The time is short, the spiritual state of this nation hangs in the balance, the souls of hundreds of millions of people are at stake. I have been on the front lines, taking the bullets, for over 20 years now. I refuse to retreat to the safety and profitability of the "Christian trough" while this nation is destroyed by satan and his minions and souls needlessly end up in hell.
I have but one life, and when it was over, I want to be able to stand before God and know that I gave everything I had for the Kingdom. I want to take my last breath knowing my life's work is complete and I held nothing back in my service for the Lord. I have only been able to fight this fight these past 2 decades because of dear friends like you.
Know that you and your family are in my prayers each day. Thank you for your love, prayers, and sacrifice to help me! Now more than ever I need you to stand with me. Pray, give as you are able in accordance with what the Bible teaches, and take your stand with me. It is time to act!!! THE ONLY WAY SATAN CAN KEEP LIVEPRAYER FROM FULFILLING OUR ULTIMATE WORK FOR THE LORD IS BY LIMITING OUR FINANCES!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,