Daily Devotional for Wednesday November 5, 2014
The Real Problems of this Nation are Spiritual not Political
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, does God love everyone, that is, every human being ever born? I don't believe He does. In a multitude of occasions, God has directed His chosen instrument to destroy (kill) many peoples, including men, women, children, infants, and even their animals. God Himself, by His own Hand has destroyed a multitude of people (i.e. The Flood). So, "if" he does in fact love every human being, that would have to mean He destroyed/killed many of those whom He actually loved. I cannot begin to fathom that He would do that.
ANSWER: YES! We are created in His image and He loves each one of us. Sadly, it was man's freewill CHOICE to rebel against God, and thus, man who was created to live forever in fellowship with God not only had that bond broken, but would now experience physical death as well. In the cases in the OT where God directed His people to kill all men, women, children, and living things, it was because those were people groups who chose to live in rebellion to God and did not seek peace, only the destruction of God's people. Same with Noah's flood, it was to PRESERVE His people. Acts of nature are a byproduct of man's sin which also destroyed the perfection his environment. God loved each of us SO MUCH, that He actually sent His Son to die for the sins of ALL mankind.
"Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet. Declare to my people their rebellion and to the house of Jacob their sins." Isaiah 58:1
The REAL problems of this nation. Now that that the noise and distraction of the election is behind us, it is time to focus on the REAL problems in this nation which are spiritual, not political. Elections come and go, politicians come and go, and by the very nature of the corrupt institution of politics, nothing ever really changes. Case in point, over $4 BILLION was just spent and in the end, NOTHING will change.
I have been sounding this trumpet for over 15 years, educating people that whoever gets elected in the end it doesn't matter since those who worship the god of politics and are part of that inherently corrupt institution have no ability to make any real changes in this nation, especially since the real changes necessary have nothing to do with politics but are spiritual.
Saddest to me is to see so many supposed "Christian leaders" compromising their faith for temporal political power. IT WAS THE FAILURE OF GOD'S MEN TO LEAD THE PEOPLE SPIRITUALLY THAT LED TO THE SPRITUAL DOWNFALL OF ISRAEL!!! IT IS THAT SAME DEARTH OF SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP THAT HAS LED THIS NATION INTO THE SPRITUAL ABYSS!
TOO MANY MEN OF GOD, LIKE THE OT PRIESTS, ARE MORE WORRIED ABOUT THE TEMPORAL THINGS OF THIS WORLD SUCH AS MONEY AND POWER THAN THE ETERNAL SOULS OF MEN. MEN OF GOD, LIKE THE OT PRIESTS, MORE WORRIED ABOUT BUILDING THEIR KINGDOM THAN THE KINGDOM OF GOD!!!
People are looking for a leader. That is why the anti-Christ will amass such power, since one of his attributes is that he will be a true leader. The greatness of a Washington, of a Lincoln, of a Reagan, was first and foremost their LEADERSHIP! They had a vision, they were able to articulate that vision, and the people followed.
It is the exact same problem we have in the church. Men of God are happy to preach to the choir, stay in the confines of the four walls of their churches and ministries, and stay out of anything controversial since that isn't good for "business."
You can quote me on this one. "It takes vision to lead, it takes guts to lead, and it takes men with a higher purpose than themselves to lead!!!" Bill Keller, Founder of Liveprayer
I love and care about you so much. Politicians come and go, parties are in power and out of power, but in the end since the real problems in this nation are spiritual and not political. As Godly citizens of our nation we are required to vote for the most Godly men and woman who may help in some way advance Biblical Truth, but can never lost sight that only by turning this nation back to God can our nation be saved!
I am SICK each day that I have to waste even a few paragraphs of my time with you in the Devotional, an average of 2 hours a day on the phone and emailing friends, asking for your help. I don't need your money to pay for buildings, the operations of buildings, to pay for a huge staff of people and all of those associated costs. Nor do I need your money so I can live like the ruler of a small nation, flying around in a private jet.
I can assure you that over 93 cents of every dollar you give to Liveprayer goes directly to getting God's Truth into the mainstream and save souls! You would be shocked at how much of your donation to most ministries goes to "overhead." Anyone who understands the budget of your local church clearly sees how much of what is taken in goes to upkeeping buildings and other non-ministry operations. I certainly have no problem asking you to help me impact lives, save souls, and turn this nation back to God and His Truth!!!
I DO need you money to help me LEAD the people in these last days! I DO need your money to help me bring God's Truth into the marketplace the church has abandoned and left to the wolves of satan. I DO need your money to help me bring hope to the hurting and salvation to the lost.
For 15+ years now, Liveprayer HAS LED THE PEOPLE! We HAVE NOT compromised the Truth of God's Word even when it cost us tens of thousands in donations. We have NOT been afraid to take on the wolves of satan on their own turf to battle for souls. We have been shunned by the Christian "establishment" because we won't play their political games or be used by them to help them make money, much like the OT prophets were shunned by the religious "establishment" of their day.
I don't have time for the games they play, since we have precious hours left. In these final days of 2014 God's wrath is imminent. We have already seen His judgment unleashed in earnest and increase with each month. This is NOT a game. Sadly, most people ignored the warnings of the prophets, choosing instead to listen to the ear-tickling of the priests. The prophets had nothing to gain other than fulfilling their calling to God, while the priests were so lost in the temporal they couldn't see what was about to happen.
I am simply asking today for your prayers, and that you take your stand with me. Together, we CAN LEAD THE PEOPLE! Together, we can see this nation turn back to God and His Truth! We have no time left, and unless we wake the people up and deal with the REAL PROBLEMS THAT ARE SPIRITUAL, this nation will be lost and gone forever!
***OCTOBER FINANCIAL UPDATE: With the mail Tuesday, we still require the final $7,000 of our October internet budget, the $28,000 we are behind as of the end of September on our Chicago TV contract, plus the $10,000 we need for October's TV budget. That is a total of just $45,000, and than we can begin to work on the $40,000 we require for our November internet operations and the $25,000 for TV during November! We started last week requiring $100,000 by the end of this month to be totally current with our internet and TV budgets, and after the $55,000 we received over these many days that total is down to $45,000 ($38,000 for TV and $7,000 for the internet) required immediately!!! Please keep praying about the sacrifce God is calling you to make to help me insure we end this month with all of our ministry operations current!!!
--->I NOW REQUIRE JUST 45 OF OUR FRIENDS WHO WILL HELP ME TODAY WITH A SPECIAL ONE-TIME $1,000 GIFT OR MORE SO WE CAN CLEAR UP OUR OCTOBER OPERATIONS!!! Please pray about a special one-time year-end gift of $1,000 or more to help me insure Liveprayer continues to be a beacon of light to so many each day! Many will be getting a year-end bonus. Some of you have recently sold a home, some property, a business, stocks, or something else. Please pray about sending a portion of those funds to help God's work here at Liveprayer!!!
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Thank you and God bless you and your family as we press on towards the prize!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,