Daily Devotional for Friday February 21, 2014
I Desperately Need Your Help Today
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, do the souls of aborted babies go to be with our Lord in heaven? Do the souls of children (ie: for example the ones at Sandy Hook school) who die before they are able to ask Jesus to come into their lives, or in the case of Noah Pozner (who was Jewish) get to go to heaven?
ANSWER: Yes and yes! Salvation is by our faith in Christ and God's grace, Ephesians 2:8,9. Babies and young children who die and aren't old enough to understand their sinful nature, will be in Heaven due to God's grace.
"Your life has great meaning, preaching the Word of God! Over six years ago, while watching your Live Prayer program on TV, I was saved! I spent my entire life in the Roman Catholic Church, but was saved watching your program! God Bless You and please continue to do your work for the Lord!"
"Well, let me start this off by saying that (and of all places) I heard of you in a trolling thread on an image-board. At first I thought it was funny, and was watching a stream, but by the end of things I started feeling bad for you and just wanted to say that I appreciate what you're doing and actually have a request for you. My grandmother is having surgery soon on THREE of her heart's valves. It could be anywhere from a few days to a week or so - I won't know the date until tomorrow. Sorry about having to deal with some of those idiots; just keep up what you're doing and please keep my grandmother in your prayers - her name is Mary."
"Thank you for all your years of service to the Lord and us hurting souls. With your encouragement I have been able to get through my valley. I have been unemployed for over three years and was on the verge of losing everything I had in my life. My finances were non-existent, my marriage was in trouble, my son was lost to drugs and I had no hope of keeping my home!!!! With your help and prayers I have now turned around all these hardships and made them into blessings by keeping my eye on the Lord. I have now started working again, I was able to save my home, my marriage has become stronger and my son has come back from the brink. With your teachings I was able to see that the Lord was refining me into pure gold using these hardships to make me a better person and strong in my faith!!! I have started spreading the WORD with all my friends and relatives and bring others to faith in the Lord through example. People keep telling me I should become a preacher because I state truth about the problems in the world and help them understand why people go through hard times. I owe this all to you!!!! Please keep up your work, it is making a huge impact with many lost souls."
I desperately need your help today!!!
In November of 2007, I wrote a Devotional stating that 2008 would be a monumental year, a year of great change. It was. We saw the financial crisis from the housing bubble being burst that saw trillions of real estate equity evaporate impacting tens of millions of people in this nation causing the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression with tens of millions losing their jobs that we have yet to recover from. We also saw the election of a new President who has spent his first five years in office as a true enemy of God and taking a stand for everything God opposes, helping to lead this nation deeper into the spiritual abyss.
However, starting this past May with the re-launch of the Liveprayer TV program, we have begun leading a very high profile and public stand to turn this nation back to God and His Truth! By the spring of 2014 all the pieces will be in place enabling us to have a large, visible platform to literally change the spiritual course of this nation with your help! My biggest issue today is getting through the end of this month with all of our TV and Internet operations current.
With the economic downturn that started in earnest in 2008, I have had to come to you more often than I would like to ask you to pray about supporting His work here. During the first 9 years of Liveprayer, we only had to share our needs 3-4 times a month. With the economic downturn in the nation, we now have to share our needs 10-11 times each month, even though it is still less than 3% of the content we produce each month and more lives are being impacted each day, more souls coming to faith in Jesus each month that we have ever seen!!!
At the end of this life, I will stand before God our Creator like each person will. I will give an account for my life. The one thing I can honestly say when I die is that I never wavered, I never backed down from telling people the raw Truth of His Word, and that I never hesitated to boldly declare the only hope for each man is faith in Jesus Christ. That my friend, will be my lasting testimony!!!
I come today asking you to help me. Over nearly 15 years, Liveprayer has sent personal responses to over 100 MILLION emails. We still get over 40,000 a day. Tens of millions of live worldwide have been impacted. Over 800,000 we know of have come to faith in Jesus. THIS IS MY ETERNAL LEGACY AND MY TRACK RECORD OF SERVICE THESE PAST 15 YEARS!!! HOWEVER, MY JOB IS NOT FINISHED!!!
Whatever has been accomplished here at Liveprayer has been because of YOU! Your love, your prayers, and your sacrifce, have made all of this possible for tens of millions around the world!!! For those who have been part of the Liveprayer family for these many years, you know that I have never sent a Devotional like this unless it was an emergency. I don't play games when it comes to the finances. I simply share our needs, get on my knees, and trust God to move on the hearts of people to provide for our needs.
My friend, I am counting on you today. I need to hear from you today. This is critical, and I desperately need your help. We are so close to seeing the fulfillment of all Liveprayer has been raised up to be. I can't see everything stop now over a few thousand dollars, even if it was a million dollars. Somebody will lose that tonight in Vegas. Will you reach down, make the sacrifce, and help me today??? I desperately need you and will be in prayer for the Lord to move on your heart to help me!
I still need to bring in $4,000 to cover the balance of our February shortfall! I am praying for one of our friends who God has richly blessed people who can help me with a special one-time gift of $4,000 to take care of last month's shortfall today. With just one week left in February, we still have to cover the entire $40,000 for our February operations, $10,000 of that is seriously past due! I am praying for 2 of our friends to help me with a special one-time gift of $5,000 to take care of that critical amount, and with others giving as they are able to, $5, $10, $20, $100, $1,000, whatever you are able and led to give, we will insure that we end the month next Friday with all of our operations current.
--->The other critical need is for the Liveprayer TV program that is currently airing "live" on a major station from 11pm-1am every Monday thru Friday in the Chicagoland market, with 10 million potential viewers! We are in in a prime time slot in the number 3 TV market on a major station carried by all of the Chiocagoland cable outlets and DirecTV and DISH. 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, as long as we get the balance of February, $18,870 to them by Monday Feb 24th, and the next 4 weeks of $25,160 by Monday March 3rd, which is $44,000.
--->I asked for 44 people to make a special one-time gift of $1,000 to cover this amount. So far, 6 have sent that special gift meaning we still need 38 more. I am asking for 38 of our friends by the end of the month to make a special one-time gift to Liveprayer of $1,000 to insure this need is met. By the end of our 3rd month on the air, local supporters from that station will be able to cover that monthly air-time expense. SO FAR WE HAVE HAD 6 RESPOND, AND I AM PRAYING FOR THE OTHER 38 GOD IS SPEAKING TO ABOUT THIS SPECIAL NEED!!!
If you have the liquid cash to wire to our bank, direct deposit a gift into our Wells Fargo account, or FedEx it to our office in St. Petersburg, email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. After nearly 15 years of pouring out my sweat and blood, literally 24/7, I will not see God's work here slowed down or thwarted, and definitely not shut down. without doing everything we can to do what no other ministry has the vision to do, lead our nation back to god and HIS Truth! I know there are enough people in the Liveprayer family with resources who can help me.
WE HAVE THE ABILITY, BASED ON 14+ YEARS OF PIONEERING THE INTERNET AND BRINGING CHRIST TO THE MASSES ON SECULAR TV, OF BEING GOD'S AGENT TO TURN THIS NATION BACK TO OUR CREATOR AND HIS TRUTH. THE TIME IS NOW, OUR OPPORTUNITY IS UPON US, AND NOW MORE THAN EVER I NEED YOU TO HELP ME!
Please don't think that just because there are 2.4 million subscribers, someone else will take care of this. It has been friends like YOU over the years who God has spoken to, who have responded, who has made Liveprayer available to bring hope and salvation to so many. It will take someone like YOU today.
To make a gift to Liveprayer on your major credit card at our website www.liveprayer.com under the "Donation" button, or you can give from your PayPal account by using my email address, email@example.com , or you can mail it to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.
I love you and care about you so much. Do you want to do something great for God with your life??? STAND WITH ME!!! I CAN'T DO THIS ALONE!!! I am asking you today to simply pray about what God may be calling you to do to help me with this effort. I am also asking you to please forward this to every person you know, personally reach out to those who God has blessed with financial resources and encourage them to support this work of God, and share this email with your pastor and ask him to pray about having your church make a special missions gift towards this effort. I will keep you posted how we are doing with our financial goals over the coming weeks and months.
When this brief journey through life is over, what do we have to show for it? The only lasting legacy we have are those things we did for the Lord. I have taken my stand and will proclaim His truth with my dying breath. Today, I am asking you to pray about joining me and let's turn this nation back to God and His Truth!!!
Will you stand and fight with me to help lead this nation back to God and His Truth????????
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,