Daily Devotional for Tuesday April 29, 2014
A Day to Pray and See the Hand of God Move in Response to Our Faith
(John 3:16, 14:6)
*Brother Bill, Thank you for your sobering words in every Daily Devotional. I have been sharing the gospel with my dad for about 20 years now. Over the last 3 years he has spent most of this time in the hospital dealing with inner infections due to diabetes and the onset of gangrene. First his second-big toe on his right foot was removed. Then over time the middle toe, then his right foot, then his lower right leg, then his left leg as well. During these events I made sure he knew how sorry I was for the way I treated him and my mom while growing up and explained what Christ did for my salvation and what it meant to me.
Last week he fell into a coma with a 105.8F fever while at home. He was not responsive to my mom nudging him or calling him, his eyes were not responsive too. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital then given heavy sedatives and put on a respirator for a few days until he came out of this coma last Saturday. I visited with him last night (Wednesday) at the hospital for the first time during this bout. I was holding back the tears and staying strong for his sake. My dad cannot close his mouth, make any noises, or talk. His face, right arm and hand are very puffy and swollen. I tried communicating with him and thought about making a simple page with YES, NO and THINKING written on it, allowing him to point to the proper answer to the questions I asked.
I asked if he gave any thought to my summary of salvation. He pointed to YES. I asked if he considered his sins being forgiven. He pointed to YES. I asked if he asked for his sins to be forgiven. He pointed to YES. I asked if he considered Jesus as his personal savior. He pointed to YES. I asked if he asked Jesus to be his savior. He pointed to YES. WOW!! He will be 72 years old this year and is now a new child of The King! Thank you Jesus and thank you Brother Bill and Liveprayer and those who support you so you can be there each day for people like me and my father!!!
*Bill, I just want to thank you! I've known who God and Jesus are, but I was asked last night when was I born-again. The truth is I didn't have an answer. I came across your video for salvation on Liveprayer.com and accepted Jesus into my life by faith. Now I can tell people when was I born-again without hesitation. Thank you and God bless your work for the Lord!
*Thank You Bill for your honest interpretation of the Bible. This world is full of wolves and its nice to hear God's Word not being sugar coated. I am a fairly new Christian and you are the ONLY preacher on I've seen on TV who doesn't make promises that if you will simply send them your money your financial problems will be fixed over night. I've been delivered from drugs and alcohol and have such joy. Thank you for being the real deal.
*I prayed the salvation prayer, re-dedicating my life to the Lord on your website. Praise Jesus, and thank you Bill for your tireless efforts to minister to those of us who know the Lord and reaching the lost in this world. I am going through some difficult financial difficulties but I will make whatever sacrifice I can to help support your wonderful efforts!
My friend, this is one of those days I really hate, but one of those days that I have no choice to use this precious time to BEG you to pray for me and Liveprayer, and BEG you to take just 3 minutes, 180 seconds, to seek the Lord what He is leading you to do TODAY are before the end of the week to help me with the most generous gift you possibly can!
I DESPERATELY NEED JUST ONE PERSON WHO GOD HAS BLESSED AND HAS THE ABILITY TO TAKE A FEW MINUTES THIS MORNING OUT OF THEIR BUSY LIFE TO HELP ME BY NOON TODAY WITH A GIFT OF $8,0000! THIS IS FOR OPERATIONAL COSTS FROM THE FIRST OF APRIL THAT ARE ALMOST A MONTH BEHIND AND COULD AFFECT LIVEPRAYER.COM BEING ON THE INTERNET! IF YOU ARE ABLE TO HELP ME, PLEASE CONTACT ME FIRST THING TODAY AT: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE FUTURE OF LIVEPRAYER, OR AT LEAST OUR ABILITY TO KEEP MOVING FORWARD, IS SADLY HANGING ON WHAT OUR DEAR FRIENDS LIKE YOU DO TODAY AND BY THE END OF THIS WEEK!!!
In 15 yrs of Liveprayer, I have NEVER played games with you regarding the funds we need to simply operate. I have also never asked you to make a sacrifce I wasn't willing to make. I have not taken a salary from Liveprayer for the past 5 yrs, and even when I did, it was never more than $37,000. I have simply taken the bare minimum to pay my living expenses.
Like so many major ministries, even some church have done, Liveprayer has never created an empire to itself with buildings, real estate holdings, assets like planes, luxury cars, and mansions, stock portfolios, cash-on-hand bank accounts, offshore accounts like the ONE BILLION PLUS TBN keeps in numerous offshore venues while still never stopping for a second asking people to give them money, or anything else of value. For 15 years we have operated literally month to month by faith, simply sharing with our friends like you what our needs were to cover our operations for that month.
God has honored that faith month after month, using a few key people every month who He had blessed with the ability to send a significant gift, along with hundreds of dear friends giving as they were able like the Bible teaches. Many months, God moved on the hearts of one or two key people who made a significant sacrifce in the 11th hour, a few times in the 11th hour and 59th minute! Regardless, the needs have always been met because friends like you have prayed, and many have made sacrifices, often great sacrifices, to keep His work here at Liveprayer moving forward.
Here is where we are at this very moment!
I DESPERATELY NEED JUST ONE PERSON WHO GOD HAS BLESSED AND HAS THE ABILITY TO TAKE A FEW MINUTES THIS MORNING OUT OF THEIR BUSY LIFE TO HELP ME BY NOON TODAY WITH A GIFT OF $8,0000! THIS IS FOR OPERATIONAL COSTS FROM THE FIRST OF APRIL THAT ARE ALMOST A MONTH BEHIND AND COULD AFFECT LIVEPRAYER.COM BEING ON THE INTERNET! IF YOU ARE ABLE TO HELP ME, PLEASE CONTACT ME FIRST THING TODAY AT: email@example.com As we head into the final hours of April, we are working on the $40,000 we need for our basic internet operations this month. So far the first $15,000 is in leaving $25,000 to go. $8,000 of that is needed immediately, which would leave the final $17,000 of this months operations needed over the next few days. I am simply asking that you please be in prayer about what the Lord is calling you to give to insure we end the month with all of our basic operations current.
Also, please be praying about our next 4 week payment of $25,160 was due last Friday for May's programs in Chicago. $5,160 is in towards that! After just under 3 months we are already averaging apx. 200,000 viewers "live" every Monday-Friday from 11p-1a in that market alone, with a potential audience of 10 million who live in the greater Chicagoland area.
I MUST GIVE THE STATION AN UPDATE IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS ABOUT THE STATUS OF THIS PAYMENT! I am praying for 4 friends who can commit to send a special one-time gift of $5,000 to be received by this Friday to insure that our payment to the TV station for the programs in May are covered. IF GOD HAS BLESSED YOU WITH THE RESOURCES,PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO PRAY AND SEEK THE LORD IS HE IS ASKING YOU TO BE ONE OF THOSE 4 THIS MONTH!!!
That means I am asking for ONE person to help me with a $8,000 gift today by noon, FOUR people to help me with a $5,000 gift for the May TV programs in Chicago, and everyone else to give as you are able and God purposes in your heart to add up to the other $17,000!!!
Nobody else is going to do what God is asking YOU to do! It is YOUR obedience God blesses, and you can see the results of your faithfulness EVERY DAY in the Daily Devotional, 5 nights a week on the "live" 2-hour TV program, and in the lives impacted and souls saved around the world!!!
***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 and care about you so much! I deeply apologize for having to use this precious space to share these critical financial needs with you, but if I don't, we may not continue to exist. After 15 years of impacting lives worldwide daily for the Lord, bringing His Truth to the marketplace each day, seeing souls won to Christ each day, and being so close to being an instrument God can use to lead this nation back to Him and His Truth, we are praying for friends like you to help us at this critical moment.
I am not surprised satan is doing everything he can take us out. He knows I won't be silent, so the only way to shut me up is to cut off the minimal (in the scheme of the world's economy) amount of funds we need to simply operate!
Please pray, everyone can do that! Please help me with the most generous gift you possibly can, virtually everyone can give something, even if it is a few dollars! Those God has richly blessed, I am imploring you to take your stand with me today. There is nothing else you can invest your money in that has the proven track record of 15 yrs now in using virtually every penny of your sacrifce to reach those outside the four walls of the church, impact the lives of the hurting, and lead lost souls to faith in Jesus Christ!
Know that you and your family are in my prayers each day. Together, we have accomplished so much for the Lord over the last 15 yrs. Our time is not over just yet, our work not finished just yet. Satan is a LIAR and a LOSER, and this financial victory in the coming days will be another example of that fact! God Bless you and thank you for your love, prayers, and sacrifice as we stand for Jesus!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,