Daily Devotional for Wednesday March 16, 2016

A Dedication and A Troubler in The Last Days

(1 Kings 18:17-18)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, this nation is under your judgment for our sin, wickedness, and rebellion. Help me to be courageous as I stand for you in these perilous times. Use me as a beacon of your light in the darkness of our world today. Though our enemies surround us, the world around me curses you, help me to stand for your Truth that will ultimately defeat the lies of satan. May the evil of this world become so apparent, people will begin to bow their knee to you in repentance knowing YOU are their only hope and only answer! In the name of Jesus…AMEN!!!

I want to dedicate today's Devotional to a special friend who God has used to further His work here at Liveprayer over the years, who went to be with the Lord over the weekend. His great sacrifices over the years have helped to fund Liveprayer.com and the Liveprayer TV program as a testimony of God's faithfulness in our effort to bring His Truth and the love of Christ to the lost and hurting masses throughout this nation and world. God is not impressed with the amount we give, God is impressed with the heart we give it with.

While they have given a significant amount of money to God’s work, it is nothing compared to the heart of this family to see the lost won for Christ. He understood that all we have is simply on loan from God, and that they can make no greater investment than in reaching lost souls for Christ. Like so many in the Liveprayer family, he has witnessed God moving in millions of lives every day through Liveprayer for nearly two decades now, and they have seen the vision of doing what nobody else is doing in reaching the lost and hurting masses throughout the nation "live" for an hour 5 nights a week on secular TV stations.

"When he saw Elijah, he said to him, "Is that you, you troubler of Israel?" "I have not made trouble for Israel," Elijah replied. "But you and your father's family have. You have abandoned the LORD's commands and have followed the Baals." (1 Kings 18:17-18 NIV)

A "troubler" in these last days. A few years ago, a man who had been watching the Liveprayer TV program emailed me a very hateful letter, outraged I would dare bring my "narrow-minded Biblical view of life" on his television and told me to keep my "Jesus garbage" over on the Christian station. Without knowing it, he then paid me one of the greatest compliments I have ever received in over 24 years of ministry, when he called me nothing but a "troublemaker."

It immediately reminded me of King Ahab when he approached Elijah, calling him the "troubler of Israel." Ahab was upset because Elijah was not part of the established religious community of his day. He refused to fall into line and become part of the priesthood that was more interested in having people serve them, than in serving the people. Elijah separated himself from the religious leaders of his day who were more interested in pleasing men than in pleasing God. He wanted no part of the religious establishment whose goals were building their treasury rather than building the Kingdom of God.

No, Elijah had been called forth by God to sound the trumpet of warning and call the people of his day to repentance and a holy lifestyle. Elijah heard from God and declared His Truth to the people of his day regardless how unpopular that truth was. Elijah had little interest in the things of this temporal world, focusing instead on being faithful to his calling to challenge the people to follow God and honor Him with their lives. He had no time for political correctness or playing games. Elijah had been called forth by God for that moment in human history and obediently fulfilled his calling.

This exchange with King Ahab preceded what to me is one of the most powerful passages in all of God's Word, Elijah versus the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel. Elijah not only had the guts to call out the false prophets of his day and challenge them head on, but he had the bedrock faith that God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, would answer by fire. I have told you many times over the years that the only way God loses is if we don't put Him in the game. When we walk by faith and put God in the game, He is UNDEFEATED!!!


Liveprayer has been a 17 year walk of faith. I have literally given my life to the work of God, surrendering my time, talent, and treasure to obediently follow Him. It has been the financial sacrifices of thousands and the prayers of millions over these last 17 years that has sustained me and this work to boldly and without compromise declare to millions worldwide each day the Truth of God's Word and the hope we have in Jesus Christ.

This journey has not been easy. We have had to fight for every inch of territory, as God has led me to use the very same vehicles satan uses to broadcast his lies to the masses 24/7, the Internet and secular television. Not just that, but use them in a way nobody else has ever done, as we have effectively married these two great broadcasting vehicles to not only reach millions of people worldwide each day with Biblical Truth and the love of Jesus, but provide each person we reach with a personal experience and the ability to interact with us one on one, so that we can minister to their individual needs.

Today, we are at a major crossroads in this journey of faith. 17 years ago people said I was crazy to minister to people over the Internet. 13 years ago people said I was crazy to do a "live" TV program on secular television to reach unbelievers. IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW IT YET, I AM CRAZY! CRAZY ENOUGH TO TRUST GOD AND BELIEVE HIS WORD! I AM CRAZY ENOUGH TO BELIEVE GOD WHEN HE SAYS THAT ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH HIM! I AM CRAZY ENOUGH TO WAKE UP EACH MORNING, WALK IN FAITH AND TRUST HIM TO PROVIDE!!!

I love you and care about you so much. Like Elijah, God has set me apart and called me forth into this lost and dying world to declare His Truth and the hope we have in His Son Jesus Christ. I have done my best for nearly 17 years now to be faithful to that calling on my life. For those who have been part of the Liveprayer family over these past 17 years, you have seen and heard my heart each day. I have always been open, honest, transparent, and up front with you about our work here, and you know by now that I have no earthly goals, only heavenly ones.

The Bible says "where there is no vision the people perish." My job is to be faithful. I will continue to do my job as I have for nearly 17 years now. I have given all of my talents and energy to create the best vehicles to bring people to faith in Jesus Christ. No matter what happens, this is what I will be doing for the rest of my life until the Lord calls me home. God has shown me the power and impact Liveprayer has had in tens of millions of lives worldwide these past 17 years, seeing over 1 million souls we know of coming to faith in Jesus Christ!

I need your prayers and generous support so that I can continue to be a "troublemaker" for Jesus!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller