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Daily Devotional for Tuesday November 5, 2013
The Choice to Change the Spiritual Course of This Nation or Not
(1 Corinthians 15:57)
***ASK BILL: I found out the Sabbath day is on Saturday. Should we be having worship service on Saturday instead of Sunday.
ANSWER: It is a minor debate, primarily made from a legalistic perspective by those who have put themselves back under the Law we have been freed from.. It was actually the early church, made up mostly from converted Jews who were strict followers of the Law that began to worship on "the first day" (Acts 20:7), as a remembrance of the resurrection. The bottom line is that we should be worshipping the Lord EVERY day. The important thing is that we are in an active fellowship of Believers regardless of the day they meet, since I can assure you when we die and stand before God, He is not going to worry about the day of the week we chose to worship the Lord!
The choice to change the spritual course of this nation...or not! For over 14 years, Liveprayer has been a life-changing, soul-saving, vehicle of the Lord. The Daily Devotional has literally impacted tens of millions of lives, led over 700,000 we know of to faith in Jesus, because it is NOT like anything men have ever read. Instead of the "spirituality" other Daily Devotionals bring to people, the Liveprayer Daily Devotional doesn't mince words or pull any punches whether you are saved or not! We tell the TRUTH of God's Word on the issues of the day without compromise!
Over these past 14+ years, we have had over 15 MILLION subscribers "unsubscribe" from the FREE Daily Devotional, and thousands of donors stop donating. Why? Because I have refused to tickle ears or compromise the Truth of the Bible simply to make people feel good! Because I refused to back down on warning people about Rick Warren's compromise to further his own agenda as he was helping destroy many churches across the country who paid money for his "purpose driven" marketing strategy, a dear friend whose family sent us over $100,000 a year stopped supporting us.
Many donors who love the "ear tickling" messages of Osteen, many who put politics over the Gospel and souls last November, quit donating because I refused to look the other way while people were being distracted and worse, led astray from the Truth! But that is OK since people are giving to God's work, not me. I could have played the games all the major ministries do, preach to the choir on Christian TV, never deal with the real issues we face in our nation and as people of God, and as a result never worry about money other than buying a new plane, building, or Bentley!
However, in the end it is GOD and not man who I have to answer to, and the One I have trusted over these many years to move on hearts in order to supply the funds we need for HIS work here at Liveprayer!!!
Back in March of 2003, Liveprayer launched its "live" TV program for an hour every Mon-Fri. The program aired until the end of August 2007 on the CBS owned station in Tampa, the 12 TV market in the nation. We had better ratings in that time slot over major network programming with millions of dollars at their disposal, since our unique program was unlike anything on TV as we dealt with the issues of the day from a Biblical worldview while taking calls from viewers.
Hundreds of people literally got saved on those phone calls! Check out the following links: http://liveprayer.com/reasons.cfm , http://www.liveprayer.com/press.cfm (scroll down to Video Clips, LP Show highlights 1 and 2, and the Suicide Prevention clip)
In addition to Tampa, from June 2005 through June 2006, the program also aired "live" for an hour 5 nights a week on the ABC stations in Miami, Orlando, and Jacksonville. In July 2006, it was "live" for an hour 5 nights a week for 4 weeks nationally on ION (the old PAX Network) and another 6 weeks in December. Once the financial crisis hit in 2008, we were no longer able to sustain the TV program. I really had no thoughts of going back on TV, but the Lord kept talking to me that this was a true instrument He could use to help bring the remnant together as on and lead this nation back to Him and HIS Truth!!!
We had planned on this re-launch occurring this past January, but the secular media group we have been working backed out because of the shaky financial situation the ministry was in. But God always has a ram in the bush! A long time friend named Jim West who had been in television for decades, had a network called The Walk TV that aired "family friendly" programming.
Jim's network worked a very fair deal for us to be able to re-launch the program this past May "live" every Monday-Friday from Midnight-2am EST, airing in about 40 smaller cities around the nation. That also made it possible for us to have the program available digitally for anyone with an internet capable TV, computer, tablet, or SmartPhone anywhere in the world "live," or On-Demand in the archives at: www.liveprayer.com/liveprayertv.cfm
The Liveprayer TV program is much like the Daily Devotionals, where I take on the issues of the day that people would hear on FOX, CNN, or their favorite news sites, but from a Biblical worldview. The key to the program is that most of the time is used to take phone calls from the viewers on whatever they want to talk about. NO OTHER MAJOR MINISTRY HAS THE GUTS TO DO THIS! THEY ARE SCRIPTED, PRE-RECORDED, AND SAFE!
As those who have followed Liveprayer over the years, you know that my heart beats to bring God's Truth to the marketplace to reach the lost masses, pray for people in their hour of need, and see souls won to faith in Jesus Christ. In addition to Jim's network of stations, we have an opportunity to begin airing the program "live" every Monday-Friday from Midnight-2am EST on a major station that covers 10 million people in the Chicagoland area that includes northern Indiana and southern Michigan. This station is on every major cable outlet as well as DirecTV and DISH in that market.
I am sharing this with you since we have a tentative contract in place with this major station that we have until November 29th to execute, with the first 4 weeks of airtime, $25,160, due at the time of execution. We have worked out an incredible rate for the first year of the contract of $6,290 a week, or $1,258 a night. To have the ability to reach 10 million people across Chicagoland "live" for 2 hours, 5 nights a week for under $1,300 is an incredible open door.
A side benefit to being able to lock this in will the open doors it will give us as of the first of the year with media groups looking for existing programming with a track record to syndicate. Just like I told you in late 2007 God's judgment would begin to fall in very visible ways and we have been living through it for 5 years now. I also believe that the year 2014 is the year we are going to see a real national revival break out throughout our land, with Liveprayer.com and the Liveprayer TV program playing a big role in sparking that revival!!!!
Over the last 56 days of this year, we still have to take care of the last $15,000 of our October shortfall, the $40,000 we need for our basic November operations, $40,000 for our basic December operations, and the $25,160 the first of December to execute the contract for Chicagoland. That is $120,160 over these final 56 days to end 2013 with all of our operational obligations covered and have our contract in place to begin airing across Chicagoland in January.
We have the proven track record and I know with God ALL things are possible! I know the Lord has His people in the Liveprayer family to insure we move forward, basic operational expenses current, and the opportunity in 2014 to see the program syndicated nationally as an instrument the Lord can use to bring lost souls to faith in Jesus and spark a national revival!!!
(The sad fact is, for $12 million next year, 1/3 of what Hinn paid for his new jet or the cost of Osteen's new house, we could see MILLIONS come to faith in Jesus, the Truth of God's Word nightly on major media outlets against the lies of satan, and a nation that would be forced to choose like the people of Israel were forced to choose on Mt. Carmel when Elijah challenged the prophets of baal!!!)
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Thank you so much for your prayers, love, and sacrifice. In the coming months, we will be doing something no other ministry is doing or has their goal, using this internet and our TV platform to bring the Body of Christ together as one with one voice and literally change the spritual direction of this nation while bringing lost souls to faith in Jesus Christ!!!
I love and care about you so much. After over 14 yrs of ministering to the lives of millions worldwide, I fully understand the frustration of the prophets in the Old Testament. They lived and dedicated their lives to the Lord. They refused to compromise the Truth. They refused to sell out. Money was NOT their objective! Yet, they watched the priests of the day compromise and sell out and live lives of luxury while they had to beg for the crusts of bread!
I know this. God has blessed Liveprayer over these many years because we have NOT compromised or sold out. We have not raised money to buy private jets and buildings, only to share His Truth and hope with the lost and hurting. Liveprayer IS God's answer for this nation. Friends like you have prayed, sacrificed, and stood by my side to help me accomplish all we have. I am asking you today, STAND WITH ME TODAY!
I will not let a few thousand dollars keep us from accomplishing our final work for the Lord. STAND WITH ME! Give the most generous gift you can. SACRIFICE if it is $5, $50, $500, $5,000, or $50,000! We are desperate and need to fulfill this final mission the Lord has called us to fulfill! Let's see the Lord's blessings poured out over the coming weeks and the $120,160 we need by the end of the year!
Thank you and know that you and your family are in my prayers each day. Together, we WILL not only bring true revival to this nation and save many souls, but lead our nation back to God and HIS Truth!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,