Daily Devotional for Friday August 14, 2015
The Nation and God's People are Crying for A Real Leader
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Father, bless me this day to have the courage to stand up for YOUR TRUTH in my daily life. Give me boldness to proclaim YOUR TRUTH when I am with those who mock and demean our faith in Christ and for following the teachings of the Bible. No matter what they may say, let me be not afraid to stand for you. In Jesus name...AMEN!
"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 rise of Donald Trump shows the exact same problem that exists in Christianity today!!! It has been amusing watching the professional political pundits losing their mind over the candidacy of real estate mogul Donald Trump. They can't figure out how this narcissistic megalomaniac who has never held any political office could be currently leading 16 other Republicans for their parties nomination for President.
Everything Trump has done to date has been off the normal script of someone running for political office, and it is driving those in the political world crazy because they can't figure out how this "joke candidate" is still on top. The reason most people are lost for an explanation is because they live in the bubble of their political world and have NO CLUE what is happening in the real world! I can explain it very easy, since the appeal of Donald Trump is identical to the problem we have in Christianity today!!!
Trump has risen up because he understands people are sick and tired of the same old politics and the same old politicians. People spend their time, their money, their emotions in electing candidates they feel will represent their interests, and like Lucy pulling the football from Charlie Brown, they get disappointed EVERY TIME!
Republicans rebelled against Obamacare and the one trillion dollar stimulus in his first years as President, and thru the grass roots Tea Party movement, took over the House in 2010. In 2012, with the obvious incompetence and radical political agenda President Obama put forth in his first 4 years, with the economy still in shambles, the "establishment" or "puppet masters" gave the people Willard Mitt Romney. Romney is a 5th generation high priest in the satan worshipping Mormon cult, and as governor of Mass. gave the people $5 co-pay abortions, the fist state to legalize gay marriage, and was the founding father of what is now Obamacare.
After losing the White House for another 4 years, the Republicans turned out in 2014 to expand their majority in the House and take over the Senate. Now, finally, they would stand up to President Obama's radical political agenda and start reversing some of the damage he had foisted on the nation. Only one problem, not only did the leadership in the House and Senate refuse to use their power to overturn any of President Obama's damaging actions, they pretty much sat back and did NOTHING as he continued to ignore the Constitution, pick and choose what laws he would enforce and those he would not!
So along comes a self-made billionaire who despite having never held political office, had lived his entire adult life in the tough world of big time real estate as well as network television, being highly successful in both. He is braggadocios, arrogant, loud, and crude, but is also a true LEADER and someone who is used to solving problems and being successful. PEOPLE ARE DYING FOR SOMEONE, ANYONE, WHO WILL SIMPLY TAKE A STAND, LEAD THE NATION, AND NOT SETTLE FOR ANYTHING LESS THAN VICTORY! You see, in the world of big business losing means you are done. In the world of politics, losing means you lose NOTHING!
As you know, in 23 years I have NEVER told anyone who to vote for or not to vote for. I don't endorse political candidates. I am simply using the example of Donald Trump to show you that we have the same issue today in Christianity. The big time "establishment" churches, denominations, ministers and ministries, are no different than the Democratic and Republican parties. They control the bulk of the money, have the bulk of the earthly power, will crush anyone that dares challenge them, and in the end NOTHING CHANGES!!!
Well, I am telling you that for the past 16 years I have REFUSED to play the game of big time Christianity. I have refused to play their political games, their money games, or allow them to control me in any way. I have refused to be bought or compromised no matter what the personal costs have been. I can assure you, for 12 years, NOBODY has been on secular TV telling the masses the truth about the corruption of big time Christian ministries other than me! Like the OT prophets called out the corrupt priests of their day who were only there to build their own kingdom, I have exposed the hypocrisy and worldly agenda of the top "priests" of our day!
Most Christians are looking for someone to simply tell them the truth, who won't back down in the face of persecution, and who clearly has only one agenda...GOD'S!!! They are simply looking for someone who will truly care about THEM and THEIR needs in those dark moments of life. For 23 years, I have done my best to be such a person. Until the Lord calls me home, I will do my best daily to be that person, since in the end the only thing that matters for etenrity are the things we do for the Lord!!
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 political 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. The greatness of the heroes of our faith since the OT has been their LEADERSHIP! They had a vision from God, were able to articulate that vision, and the people followed them in ways of righteousness!
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
The REAL problems of this nation are not political, they are spiritual!. Now that the noise and distraction of the 2016 Presidential election is in full swing, I must warn you to not get distracted since the REAL problems in this nation 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, $6 BILLION will be spent over the next 15 months to elect our next President. Whoever gets elected, it won't matter since that person will have sold their soul 1000x over and ultimately worship the god of politics. In this current system, regardless the policy, Presidents have little ability to make any real change. My friend, the real changes necessary have nothing to do with political policies but have to be spiritual, something no politician, even the President, is qualified or has any motivation to change!
Saddest to me will be watching so many supposed "Christian leaders" compromising their faith for temporal politics, and in the end not only will their efforts be in vain, but in the process they will sell out their faith as they always do. They always end up with ZERO for their compromise. At least Judas got 30 pieces of silver. Why anyone would trust these supposed spiritual leaders who always sell out to the world of politics (Even if it means supporting a 5th generation high priest of a satan worshipping cult!) in the future is beyond me, since this is the very same political compromise the priests in the OT engaged in that ultimately led to God's judgment on the nation of Israel.
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! MEN OF GOD, LIKE THE OT PRIESTS, 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!!!
As long as I have breath I refuse to compromise the eternal Truth of God for a temporal institution like politics. I will continue to do my best 24/7/365 to LEAD the people in ways of righteousness and God's Truth. Waffling between this world and God's Truth may help you raise MILLIONS annually, but it is also leading tens of millions of souls to hell needlessly because they never hear the Truth about their sin and the One who die for their sins who they can have a personal relationship with!!!
I love and care about you so much. Never forget my friend, DON'T GET DISTRACTED BY THE POLITICAL STORMS THAT WILL BE FRONT AND CENTER OVER THESE NEXT 15 MONTHS! The problems in this nation are not political, they are spiritual! The only true answer and hope for this nation is turning back to God and His Truth. Along with our daily work in the lives of millions worldwide via our internet and TV platforms, our larger work is to be God's igniter for a true national revival. It is to save souls as we lead this nation back to God and His Truth!
For 16 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. God's wrath is imminent. We have already seen His judgment being 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!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller