Daily Devotional for Wednesday February 5, 2014
Liveprayer has been Attacked by Every Major Hacking Group that has Ever Existed
(Jonah Chapter 3)
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I am trying to teach my teenage son about morals. He asked me: Where in the bible does it say that it is a sin to have sex before marriage? Please help because I don't know.
ANSWER: It is called FORNICATION. Sex outside of your marriage is a sin called adultery. Sex when you are single, not married, is called fornication. Both are sexual sins as God clearly states in the Bible.
Only one month into 2014 and we already can see this special Word being fulfilled!!! Less than two weeks into this new year, Liveprayer, who has been attacked by every major internet hacking group that has existed these past 15 years, has been the target of the infamous world-renown group "Anonymous." Google them if to see who they are.
This group has hacked into Pentagon and major government computers who have tens of millions of dollars of the world's best security software, have taken down websites of nation's around the world, stolen the encrypted credit card files of Target, Neiman Marcus, and host of major retailers and hotels. This is the group that is now focused on Liveprayer.
Be praying for us. THE BATTLE IS THE LORD'S, and it is only God who has kept us online these past 15 years from such groups. It is costing our techs thousands daily for additional help and literally 24-hour committments 7 days a week to keep Liveprayer up and running. *PRAY FOR THEM, FOR WISDOM AND FAVOR, AND HELP ME TO COVER THESE COSTS WE NEVER PLANNED TO INCUR!
Their main focus is the TV program which they attack nightly by trying to flood the phone lines to keep people from calling for prayer, as well as constant harassment on me through false reports to the FBI that I plan to blow up different targets, to general nuisance like calls to the local sheriff's office that I am being held captive to getting the SWAT team to my home or office under false pretenses.
Fortunately, because I have been the target of such groups for so long, receiving 8-10 death threats a month, I have a great working relationship witht he FBI, local Sheriff's office, who are well aware of these types of harassments. Again, we have been dealing with it in some form off and on for 15 years.
Very few know 1/100th of what I deal with daily, and have especially these 15 yrs of Liveprayer. This is not uncommon, it is more intense at some times than others, but what we have dealt with dozens of times over the years. The goal is simple. To destroy Liveprayer and silence me. Sad, but true. However, the Lord has watched over us, protected us, and kept HIS work moving forward.
Actually, God has used these attacks to bring countless thousands to us, legitimately, who were hurting, looking for hope and answers at this time in their life. Many have come to faith in Jesus. AMEN! Pray for these people. Even though many watch with impure motives, the fact is they are hearing God's Truth, the GOSPEL, that they would not be hearing otherwise. "God's Word will not return void!!!"
This is why I have always worked in the marketplace, despite all of the attacks it brings, much like Paul faced as he took the Gospel to the lost of his day. It is a tough way to live and I do understand why few have the courage to battle satan for souls in the marketplace, but it is God's calling on my life and this minsitry!
Also, we are one month into 2014 and the Liveprayer TV program is now on in the greater Chicagoland market as of last night. PRAISE GOD! What a blessing to be "live" 2 hours every Monday-Friday from 11pm-1am Central time on WJYS-TV62 reaching the 10 million people in that great part of the country.
***Our airtime cost is $25,160 per 4 weeks or $1,258 per night (2 hours live!). Our contract called for us to pre-pay the first 2 months, but they agreed to take the first 4 week payment that one of our dear friends covered already, as long as we get the balance of February's airtime, $18,870, to them by Monday Feb 10th, and the next 4 weeks of $25,160 by Monday February 24th!
***I am asking for 44 of our friends in the next week to make a special one-time gift to Liveprayer of $1,000 to insure this need is met. By the end of the 3rd month, local supporters from that station will be able to cover that monthly air-time expense. SO FAR WE HAVE HAD 4 RESPOND, AND I AM PRAYING FOR THE OTHER 4O GOD IS SPEAKING TO ABOUT THIS SPECIAL NEED!!!
I TOLD YOU 2014 WAS THE YEAR, AND THAT GOD WOULD BE USING LIVEPRAYER IN A POWERFUL WAY TO BRING HIS TRUTH TO THE LOST AND HURTING MASSES, HELPING TO USHER IN A TRUE NATIONAL REVIVAL DURING THE YEAR AND BEGIN TO TURN THIS NATION BACK TO GOD AND HIS TRUTH!!!
2014! Back around this time, almost 6 years to the day in 2007, I shared with you that coming in 2008 would be the very clear and visible judgment of God upon this nation for our sins, gross wickedness, and turning from our Creator to the false gods and idols of the world. In very early 2008, the real estate bubble burst draining trillions out of the economy and affecting a large percentage of people in this nation. It led to one of the worst economic downturns in our nation's history and we still have yet to fully recover from it.
Later that year, as I warned leading up to the 2008 Presidential election, we elected a true enemy of God who as I correctly identified, would become the most pro-death, leading advocate for the radical homosexual agenda, enemy of Israel President in history who opposes God on every major spiritual issue of the day! Throughout 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and this year, we have seen an incredible uptick in the number of natural disasters, the Supreme Court uphold the perversion of God's Holy Institution of Marriage and the Family, the continued economic hardships for tens of millions, a complete destruction of the health care industry that will end up affecting EVERYONE, and a rapid, visible decay of our society as a whole.
My friend, God's wrath and judgment is being poured out on this nation as we speak and it is intensifying with each passing day, week, month, and year!!! In the midst of this intense spiritual decline in our nation, I have been virtually alone in not just sounding the trump of warning that if we don't turn back to God and His Truth we are doomed as a nation, but in sharing a real plan to make that happen. Like Nineveh, the pronouncement of God's judgment which will destroy this nation has been declared as has the only way to avoid that judgment. The only thing that remains to be seen is if we, as a nation, will heed the warning and turn back to God and His Truth as the people of Nineveh did, or ignore the warning and be destroyed!
I come to you today to declare that I believe the year 2014 will be the year...we as a nation do wake up and do begin to turn back to God and His Truth! As a nation we are in a spiritual abyss, and as a people are lost, confused, sad, and hurting. There are enough people today looking for true hope and true answers to spark a true revival across our nation! Let me assure you that this revival will NOT come through the church initially, if at all! The church is too political, weak, apathetic, compromised, fragmented, lost in its' own agenda, and building their own fiefdoms to even care about building God's Kingdom or about the lost and hurting masses right outside of their very doors!
--->IT IS NO COINCIDENCE THAT JUST WEEKS AFTER I SHARED THIS WORD WITH YOU, THE WHOLE DUCK DYNASTY AND ROBIN ROBERTS COMING OUT ISSUES AROSE, CLEARLY DEFINING THE LINES BETWEEN THOSE WHO HOLD TO BIBLICAL TRUTH AND THOSE WHO REJECT BIBLICAL TRUTH!
No my friend, this revival is going to come through people who this very moment are drunk, high, in prison, and lost in the lies of the cults, false religions, and new age movement. It will come through people in bed this very moment with someone who is not their spouse, those looking to cheat their neighbor out of money, as well as those who have never given God a thought in their life. These are the people who will have their hearts softened to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ, who won't be bound by the shackles of the churchworld, who will be innocently on fire to tell everyone they know and those they don't about how Jesus changed their life and can change theirs too!
As the now 14+ years of Liveprayer have gone by, I have become more and more aware of God's plan to use this instrument He created in these final days to be the spark to this national revival. I never fully understood why God called someone who didn't even own a computer in late 1998 to begin an internet minsitry, especially since there was no such thing at the time. I never fully understood why God in 2003 called me to do a TV program, not on Christian stations, but secular stations. Not the typical pre-recorded preaching/teaching program, but a "live," interactive program dealing with the issues of the day from a Biblical worldview that most of the viewers were either ignorant of or had rejected.
During these many years and as we celebrated our 14th anniversary at the end of last August, the tens of millions of lives we had impacted online and through TV, the 100 million emails for prayer we had received and responded to, the 7 million praise reports we had archived, the 800,000 souls we know of who had accepted the Lord by faith, was what our work was about. During the past year, God assured me it has been, but an even greater work was still before us.
In 2008, God led me to start the Jonah Project ( http://www.liveprayer.com/jonah/ ), a vision to lead our nation back to God and His truth. It was too early, the people couldn't see 5 years ago how close we were to God's ultimate judgment on this nation. The people outside the four walls of the church weren't hurting enough, in enough pain, or really open to the REAL Truth and the REAL answers for their life. The nation is now ready, it is ripe for a real national revival. The people are ready. They are aware there has to be more to life than what they are seeing and living each day.
With our long standing internet presence, my many appearances in the secular media, bringing back the TV program was the final critical piece we needed. Last May, we re-launched the program on a small network with about 30-40 small markets around the country (http://www.liveprayer.com/liveprayertv.cfm ). Our goal was to have a large national footprint by the end of the first year back on the air. A presence around the nation "live" 2 hours a night, 5 nights a week, large enough the media and the world could not just ignore what we were saying.
A PRESENCE THAT WAS EMPOWERED BY THE HOLD SPIRIT TO OPEN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THE LOST WE WOULD BE REACHING THAT THERE IS TRUE HOPE AND REAL ANSWERS!!!
Will you pray about what God is calling YOU to do to help me in this effort to lead our nation back to God and His Truth in 2014? I need your support now more than ever. For every minute I have to spend asking people to help insure these basic needs are met, is one less minute I can spend with in the critical work the Lord has called me to as we work on different outreaches through the Internet and TV in the coming year to spark that national revival.
It was a few people God called to help us launch the TV program in 2003 and re-launch the program this past May. God will move on the hearts of those who have the ability to help me at this time. 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!!!
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
Thank you so much for your prayers, love, and sacrifice. In the year 2014, we will be doing something no other ministry is doing, using our 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! Thank you and know that you and your family are in my prayers each day. Together, in 2014 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,